Jill and Roger will always be in our hearts. We are so thankful for their immense love for their family, neighbours and friends; their passion for public health, nature and science; and their compassion for everyone around them. They lived wonderfully full lives but had so much more to give, and were taken from us far too soon. They lost their lives along with 296 others in the MH17 tragedy.
Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy and the surrounding conflict in the Ukraine. We hope that this tragic event may act as a catalyst for peace, and we call on those who are continuing to commit violent acts in the Ukraine to put down their weapons and seek a political solution to their problems. Violence is not the solution.
Jill and Roger were both dedicated doctors and believed deeply, like MSF, in upholding the humanitarian principles of medical ethics and impartiality. Given the circumstances of their deaths, we believe that Jill and Roger would have wanted us to support this worthy cause in their memory.
If you would prefer to make a contribution to a local cause, please donate to the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation:
Roger and Jill's son Paul has established a website in their memory: