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Samantha Farrimond (Breese) - Children's education fund

Cause page created in the Education category by Jane Lewis for "Austin Breese & Thea Breese"

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Given by 228 generous donors in 7 weeks

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Samantha Breese tragically lost her life on Wednesday 28 August 2019, after a post-operative complication causing an unsurvivable stroke.

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This fund is to help promote and support her two much loved beautiful children, Austin (8) and Thea (6), with their future education.

Austin loves to read, play soccer, and run. Thea loves to dance, perform, and draw.

Samantha was an inspirational women, wife to Hayden, mother, Doctor of Psychology, University Lecturer, and a true heroine.

Education has been a major part of Samantha's life. Since school she continued and achieved her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Otago. She had her own private practice as a Clinical Psychologist in Dunedin. She was a Professional Practice Fellow in the Department of Psychological Medicine at University of Otago. Also a tutor of early learning Medicine. Recently she was Chairperson of Otago/Southland NZ College of Clinical Psychologists. Her community involvement extended to President of Arthur Burns Pre-school Mosgiel & President of Friends of Fairfield School.

She was loved and respected by so many people and will be a massive loss.

Her legacy lives on in the knowledge that after her tragic death, she donated her organs, to help others to have hope for life and wellbeing.

Austin and Thea would love your support in their future education.

Jane Lewis' involvement (page creator)

Great Aunt of children

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This fund is to help support her two children, Austin and Thea, with their future education.

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Deepest thanks!  3 September 2019

Austin and Thea, Hayden and Family are comforted by the overwhelming generosity and lovely messages. I have placed a few photo snippets of the activities that Thea and Austin get up to and love to do in the Gallery.

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  • Michael W

    Michael W on 09 Oct 2019


    Hope this helps with the education kids!


  • Jo

    Jo on 24 Sep 2019



  • Kirsty Everett

    Kirsty Everett on 22 Sep 2019


    Dear Hayden, Austin, and Thea, sending you lots of love and hugs at this sad time. We were truly lucky to have known Sam and experienced her fabulous personality. So many laughs and great memories! Austin and Thea, you are a wonderful legacy to her. Lots of love, Kirsty, Rob, Madeline, George, and Cormac Everett xx


  • Emily

    Emily on 21 Sep 2019



  • NZCCP Otago-Southland

    NZCCP Otago-Southland on 18 Sep 2019


    Dear Hayden, Austin, and Thea, Please accept our condolences on behalf of the local NZCCP members. Sam was a loved and respected friend and colleague to many of us and we will miss her. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you all.


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