Final moments of comfort

They shared a lifetime of memories together, raised two children, became grandparents and were married a remarkable 54 years.

Richard Barr, a patient of Blacktown Hospital, was relocated from the cardiac ward to join his wife Lorraine Barr in the cancer services and renal ward for her final moments.

They held hands as Lorraine, comforted by her husband and family, passed away on 28 May.

Lorraine’s daughter Karen Vella, a domestic violence specialist and social worker, shared her gratitude and appreciation for the care and kindness shown with fulfilling her mother’s last requests.

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