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Eva’s Last Wish Becomes A Reality

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Members of the Stephenson family - relatives of the late Eva Cameron - travelled from Moura for the official opening ... from left, Annie, 15; George; Claudia; Helen; Ken; David, 13; and Peter, 9; with Bradley Frohloff, from Yarraman - a representative of the Cameron estate - and Toowoomba Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor

Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor and Bradley Frohloff cut the celebratory cake

November 29, 2016

SBcare’s new respite centre in Yarraman is a tribute to the generosity of a former resident, the late Eva Cameron.

Eva Lorna Cameron lived at Upper Yarraman and died at age 89 on December 29, 2011.

In her will, she left a bequest for “Yarraman and District Aged Care”.

The executor and solicitors looked around for a like-minded organisation to fulfil the request.

SBcare CEO Cheryl Dalton said two properties were eventually transferred to SBcare, who had been running aged care respite activities in Yarraman and / or  Blackbutt for some time.

One property was sold, and the money reinvested in renovating the second property to develop a Day Respite Centre in Douglas Street, Yarraman.

A small crowd gathered at the new Eva Cameron Centre on Monday morning for the official opening.

Amongst the guests was a group of Eva’s relatives who travelled from Moura for the occasion.

The new centre features a large, air-conditioned activities room

SBcare Board members, back row, from left, Paul Laurentiussen, Des Crane, Bruce Jay, Ralph Masters and Craig Lucas; front row; chairman Doug Henderson and CEO Cheryl Dalton with Toowoomba Deputy Mayor Carol Taylor and Brad Frohloff

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One Response to Eva’s Last Wish Becomes A Reality

  1. Susan Reilly

    What a wonderful event, the wishes and the Will of Eva Lorna Cameron have been honored. SBcare and their clients, Yarraman and the Toowoomba Region are now the proud beneficiaries of this wonderful bequest. Thank you Eva and the Cameron family for your generosity, all who live in the Yarraman region will benefit from your vision. The Friends of Yarraman Creek Inc. look forward to continued rich interaction with our local SBcare facility, and many more Friendship Bus morning tea/lunch visits to the Yarraman Creek. Congratulations and thank you to all who made this beautiful action a reality for our small town.