Passionate volunteer remembered at local service
IT WAS Anne Guascoine's life duty to give to those less fortunate.
She and her husband Andy moved to Gladstone in 1983 and it was here that a love of volunteering took off.
She lived in Gladstone for 30 years, throwing herself into lending a hand wherever she could.
The 77-year-old passed away on October 29 in Cairns after a battle with cancer. But her legacy won't be forgotten.
She was born on February 28, 1937 in Victoria.
She has five children. That grew into 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren who all remembered her at a memorial service in Gladstone on Monday.
Mrs Guascoine's granddaughter Di said volunteering was something her nan had thrived on.
"She did quite a lot of community work and got a lot of enjoyment out of it," she said.
"She was never home and was always out doing stuff."
Mrs Guascoine was a volunteer for the Red Cross, Telecross, Hibiscus Gardens Aged Care Facility, Driver Revivor Program, Girl Guide and Scouts.
"Nan was also active in other areas of the Red Cross, helping with the hire of medical equipment, and the assembly of trauma teddies," Di said. "At Hibiscus Gardens Aged Care Facility she did social activities."
Her efforts for volunteer work did not waver despite a diagnosis with breast cancer in 2007.
She remained active in the Gladstone community while undergoing treatment until she moved to Cairns in 2013 after being diagnosed for a second time.