Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Vale Lynn Larkin

Kind-Hearted School Staff Member Remembered

The Proserpine community is mourning one of its own following the passing of much-loved mother-of-three, Lynn Larkin, who will be remembered as a caring person who was highly respected for her work at the local State High School.

Lynn was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer seven years ago and fought a brave battle which involved numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation.

She passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on February 18, aged 60.

A service was held at the Showgrounds Pavilion and the ceremony was led by Reverend Suzy Sitton of the Uniting Church.

Lynn enjoyed a very modest and fulfilling life, she was born in Proserpine, and lived there all her life.

Born to Reg and Ethel Muller she was the second child of four.

After school, Lynn was employed by National Australia Bank, then Blue Nurses and Proserpine Hospital.

She went on to have three children – Jack, Hannah and Darcy – and for the last 10 years she worked as part of the Administration Team and Uniform Store at Proserpine State High School.

Lynn will always be remembered for her smile and highly organised workspace with great attention to the smallest detail; her positive outlook; loving personality and fantastic memory for creating procedures and implementing them.

Lynn was baptised and married in the local St James Uniting Church.

Her faith, empathy and compassion for others meant she was a tireless worker in our community.

A dedicated team member at Proserpine State High School, Lynn’s pride and passion for the job and broader community could never be questioned and she made it her business to welcome new families to the school.

“As a school community we extend our sincere sympathies to her family friends and loved ones at this difficult time,” said Principal Don McDermid.

Please remember that breast checks for anyone over 40 are free and can be arranged with Breast Screen Queensland by calling 13 20 50. Early detection can save lives. If you are worried about any changes in your breasts see your GP straight away, no matter your age.

Lynn Larkin with her three children, Jack, Hannah and Darcy. Photo supplied

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