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Something for Mother’s Day

To celebrate moms this Sunday, we’re sharing some of the touching tributes we received and the heartwarming photos we took as part of this year’s Tribute Tree campaign. Thank you to the mothers of the world who encourage our girls to believe in themselves, to try their best and to make their wildest dreams come true.

Happy Mother’s Day to you all.

Di Culver
honoured by Nancy Laughton
“My dear Mother, who encouraged me to be independent, to have a career that I love, and to always give back. Thanks for being such a wonderful role model, Mum.”

Mohinder Kaur Singh
honoured by Bal Pawa
“Mom, words cannot express the impact you have had on my life. Your courage, strength and adaptability have been inspiring. I admired your ability to find humor and take life less seriously. Forever grateful for your support and guidance.”

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Peggy Stevens
honoured by Elaine Stevens
“My mum, whose unwavering love and support gave her children and grandchildren the courage to meet life’s challenges head on, and pursue their own hopes and dreams.”

Irene Leversage
honoured by Jill Leversage
“In honour of my dear mother, Irene Leversage and her unquestioning support and encouragement. Even though Alzheimer’s is gradually taking her away she still shows us her love and thankfulness.”

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Anne Livingston
honoured by Barbara Livingston
“In honour of my mother, Anne Livingston, as she rounds her “diamond jubilee” year of celebration….75 years and still living a life full of creativity, resourcefulness, caring, wit, giving and standing on her own two feet. You are still my inspiration!”

Marjorie Elton
honoured by Bob Elton
“My mum is brave and inspires me with her resilience.”

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Gwen Smith
honoured by Carolyn Tuckwell
“To my mum, who is brave and strong, having battled arthritis and cancer with grace, while always encouraging us, her 3 kids, to care about and for others and hold high standards for ourselves. Inspiring.

Ruth McBride
honoured by Gail McBride
“My mother who gave from the heart and inspired me with her compassion, patience, tolerance and beautiful spirit.”

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Lillian Hickman
honoured by Meeka Cassie
“Mom you are my inspiration. A stunning woman with a kind gentle heart. A free spirit who loves unconditionally and bravely faces adversity with a smile. An example of sacrifice, strength and of what is possible when we persevere. I love you and I thank you.”

Susan Lai Jeng Chan Louie
honoured by Michelle Louie
“To my incredibly positive and sacrificial mother, my eternal gratitude, love and respect.”

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