04 June 2024

Mr ANOULACK CHANTHIVONG (Macquarie Fields—Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading, Minister for Industry and Trade, Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology, Minister for Building, and Minister for Corrections) — Marie was a dear friend and lived in Glenfield on the same block of land all her life – for 84 years. A fiercely independent woman, Marie was renowned for her generosity and willingness to help others. Marie was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2002 for services to children with disabilities through the teaching of handicrafts and through the Guiding and Scouting movements. Marie was named Campbelltown Citizen of the Year in 2000 for her community activities since she was eight. She said it was her upbringing that fostered a sense of helping those in need. A quiet achiever, Marie had a 45-year long association with Glenfield Park School and was a much-loved and devoted member of the school community. Marie was an avid collector and reused everyday items to make handicrafts. Many of her handicrafts won awards at the Sydney Easter Show and Camden Show. Marie loved sharing her skills with others, and her collection of handiworks was her pride and joy. Marie will be greatly missed. May she rest in peace.