It is with extreme sadness that the club advises members of the passing of Mineko Kearns, the wife of ANSW & Illawong Athletics Life Member, former President and club stalwart, Ian Kearns.
Mineko passed early on Wednesday after being diagnosed with a serious medical condition in 2012.
On behalf of all members of the club, the Committee has expressed their deepest sympathies to Ian and Mineko's family, and that our thoughts are with them all at such a sad and distressing time.
All those associated with Illawong Athletics who know Ian and Mineko that would like to pay their respects are advised that a service will be held this coming Wednesday, 22 July at 11am South Chapel, Woronora Cemetery (Linden Street, Sutherland).
For the past two years Mineko had been a palliative care outpatient at Calvary Health Care at their hospital at Kogarah and received exceptional care.
For this reason it is Ian's wish that any of you who feel so inclined make a donation to Calvary (see http://www.calvary-sydney.org.au/support-us.html) rather than sending flowers. We believe that there will also be an opportunity to donate money at Mineko’s service.
Rest in peace, Mineko.