Wanneroo: Jacaranda Lodge pays tribute to long-term manager

Ken Russell (Darch) husband of Trish Russell. Photo: Martin Kennealey
Ken Russell (Darch) husband of Trish Russell. Photo: Martin Kennealey

WANNEROO’S Jacaranda Lodge paid tribute to two women this week.

Patricia Russell was the hostel manager from 2008 to 2017.

“Trish was highly regarded by all her staff,” facility co-ordinator Helen Ainley said.

“Her work as a care manager was her greatest passion and she put in tireless hours to make sure the residents got the best possible care.

“Her dedication, compassion and respect of those in her care was unwavering right up until her retirement due to ill health in October 2017.

“Trish fought cancer with grit, determination and dignity, sadly passing away in June 2018.

The memorial plaque for Trish Russell.

“Though Trish is no longer with us, her spirit very much lives on in the hearts and minds of the staff and residents.”

In honour of her birthday on December 21, the lodge unveiled a memorial plaque to commemorate her “time, love and commitment to us all”.

Just days before the ceremony, the lodge also lost 107-year-old resident Dorothy May Jamieson.

Mrs Jamieson had lived at the facility since 2009.