In memory of Peter Dee - Gone too soon to MND

By Ailsa Dee

In memory of Peter Dee - Gone too soon to MND

My husband Peter, father to Brett, Kelly & Alexander was diagnosed with MND less than 2 years ago. Sadly now he has passed away after a tough battle with this horrible illness. 
 
The purpose of this page is to fundraise to help MND NSW help other families who will have to endure what we all went through. 
 
Peter was a happy, healthy & active person not so long ago, but then MND brought about a consistent decline in his health over such a short period. It was especially hard as he knew what was ahead of him and that there was no cure. He just didn't know exactly which part of his body would be affected next, or how long his decline would take. As it turns out, Peter lost his voice and ability to eat and drink quite early on, while his inability to walk progressed more slowly. 
 
It seems that everyone who has MND has a different experience. 
 
We are thankful that we had each other + extended family + friends + amazing therapists and doctors for support and that Peter could spend his final months at home. However, we are  aware that other families affected by this awful disease need much more external support.
 
It is hard for doctors to predict what's next in an MND patient's journey. So the needs of sufferers in terms of support and equipment (walking frames, iPads for speech, wheelchairs, electronic beds, commode chairs, bed rails etc) differs considerably from one person to the next.
 
MND NSW supports sufferers by providing them with equipment, and their carers with practical advice and a sympathetic ear. 
 
Therefore, besides the obvious need for more funding towards research to find a cure for MND, we think it's important for more fundraising for the flexible provision of equipment and support staff to help MND sufferers & their families make what's left of their lives as comfortable as possible. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Judith Chiddy

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Noel Oxley & Maria Szewczyk

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Peter

In memory of Peter and his always cheery smile. Condolences for your loss.

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Nikki Taylor

Dear Ailsa, Brett, Kelly and Zander, I am so sadden but Peter’s passing. A tragic loss to the family and to all. I have found memories of Peter during my visits to Sydney. Always with a smile, fun and wonderful person. My condolences, may he Rest In Peace. Xxxx

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Stephen & Wendy Myers

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Wayne And Jill Grundy

In Peter's memory. A friend and colleague over many years. Wayne and Jill

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Anonymous

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Peter Hitchiner

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Anna Kelly

With love from Anna, Matt and Fern.

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Bob & Margie Pearce

We will always remember Peter with admiration and affection.

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Kyra, Rachid, Nora And Ali

We are so sorry for your loss. We have heard lovely stories about Peter from Brett, Rachel and the rest of our family and send all our love and support.

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Aine And Gordon Campbell

We had such a short time to get to know Peter and we will treasure the memories of those meetings. He was a lovely man and showed such courage throughout his illness

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Anonymous

In memory of Peter, a kind and dear friend of days past.

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Chris Vonwiller

With warm memories of Peter

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John Hibbard

I always enjoyed working with Peter. With his personable nature, he was always able to find ways to resolve negotiation issues and was great to have in the Global Wholesale team.

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Gregory Sachs

In Peter's memory.

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Anonymous

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Marian Donnelly

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John & Ruth Mattes

Peter was a great friend to us and greatly admired for his happy personality and concern for others. So many times we all enjoyed together.

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Geoff Brann

I remember Peter well both from OTC and after

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Anonymous

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Greg Edwartds

I worked with Peter Dee at OTC in the period 1976-1979. It's very sad to see him go so young. I wish his family all the best.

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Peter Shore

Our sincere sympathies Peter and Di

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Anonymous

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Paul And Rose Weirick

Peter was a great friend and we will miss him dearly. Please remember we are here to help in anyway you need. Don't be afraid to ask. Love Rose and Paul