Member Stories

The Lawn Family

On the 9th of December 2017 we got the dreaded and unforgettable phone call saying my husband Jimmy and father of our three children, Aaron (28) Nicole (20) and Jamie (16) had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from a heart condition. We lived 700kms away from where he worked and as soon as we heard ...
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The Late Andy Van Dijk

It was the 13th of January 2018 when we received the call that our father had passed away very unexpectedly from a heart attack. Dad was an employee of BHP and a member of Miners’ Promise. It wasn’t until a few weeks after his passing we found out he was a member of Miners’ Promise ...
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Candice and David Burvill & Family

Our life changed on Monday 7th August 2017.  Daniel took his life 17 days before his 22nd birthday. Daniel was my stepson, one of five children, all in their twenties, with my husband David.  Both David and I were members of Miners’ Promise after a colleague had passed away at site a few years earlier ...
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The Hall Family

Kylie and Peter’s story is one of both tragedy as well as joy. On Sunday August 30th, 2015, at almost 34 weeks pregnant, Kylie suffered a placental abruption at home. By the time she reached the hospital just 45 minutes later, baby Lexi had lost her fight for life. Lexi was laid to rest the ...
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Matt Johnson

Matt Johnson was a 31 year old Machine Operator for BGC Contracting in Koolyanobbing. He’d been working for the company for three years, the last two years on a two week on, one week off roster, and regularly drove to work in the Wheatbelt from the South West home he shared with his wife Kelly, ...
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Rob Frahm

The devastating bushfires in Esperance in November 2015 resulted in the loss four lives and thousands of livestock. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in affected areas, and more than 500 residents lost essential utilities including water and power. Rob Frahm, his wife Pixie, and their boys, Ben and Declan were unable to ...
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Jeremy Crotty

On New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2015, Jeremy Crotty and his partner Chantelle, along with their neighbours at Midland Caravan Park in Middle Swan Western Australia, found themselves victims of a random arson attack that threatened to destroy their homes. It was 30 seconds to midnight. Jeremy was at work in the nearby Westrac warehouse, ...
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The Paki Family

February 24th, 2014 changed my family’s life forever. I lost both my husband Kevin and son Brian in a traffic accident, as they were returning to Kalgoorlie from dropping our other son Joshua off to start his University course. My four remaining children lost their Papa and much-loved brother. Kevin worked for Norton Gold Field’s ...
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Steve Johnson

Whilst moving house in late January, I noticed a dry cough coming on, discounting it as sensitivity to dust while cleaning, I paid no attention. By the first week of February, I was in a worse state, coughing regularly and it was now interrupting my days. My wife Niomi urged me to go to the ...
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Cheryl Lyle

Cheryl Lyle was a well-known member of the community in Newman, working in administration for BHPBIO. When she did not turn up for work on a glorious May morning in 2011, concerns were raised. Tragically, Cheryl had passed away at her home, from a heart attack. Her brother John, while sorting through her paperwork, found ...
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