Dr Catherine Hamlin

January 24th 1924 –

It is with deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Dr Catherine Hamlin, co-founder of Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia.

On Wednesday March 18th Catherine passed away peacefully at her home on the grounds of the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia where she has lived for 61 years.

Spirit Sister

By Developer,

Fly on, sweet angel of Earth. May your forever dimension embrace you with eternal love and light, the same way you embraced life here on earth. You will always be remembered. Thank you so much Catherine. Rest easy.

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Quentin Bryce

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I loved her and all she stood for.
Faith hope and charity; a golden life of
Service, selflessness, accomplishment

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Heather Oneill

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The world has lost an absolutely amazing woman. Thank you for your wonderful years of service to Ethiopian women. You will be missed. Rest in peace

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Sarah Dingli

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Catherine,

I read your book 20 years ago then went onto study Community Development. You were such an inspiration As such I wrote about your work many times in my university papers. 10 years down the track I thought I saw someone in the foyer at my workplace that looked just like you. Turns out it was you! I often kick my self that I never said anything to you, but then again I probably would have been lost for words. What can one say when they meet their hero.

You were the one of the best humans to ever live. Truely, gone to soon but your amazing work will live on forever.

Sarah.

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Veronica Hendrickson

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Dear Catherine,
You have more than earned your rest with your God. The world deeply mourns our loss. The world will always celebrate you, extraordinary you, intelligent, compassionate, and humane you. Rest peacefully, Catherine, knowing that the world will carry on your work and fulfil your wishes to end fistula. I am forever yours in sisterhood.

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David Bailey

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What a remarkable woman! First heard about her from a friend who went to Frensham – thanks Chris – then she became a regular topic of conversation among my international development cohort. Just shows what a person with focus, passion and compassion can do – change the world for many many people!

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Kate

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Thank you for making it okay to consider the health needs of women.

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Mikaela

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The most amazing woman, forever treasured xxx

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Delia Dowsett

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Vale, Dr. Catherine Hamlin – a truly magnificent human being! 🙏🥀💔

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Ann Emery

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It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Dr. Catherine Hamlin. She was a wonderful person devoting her life to the care of young mothers in Ethiopia. I sincerely hope that her life’s work will continue for many years to come.

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Dr Jude D’Cruz

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What an amazing life and inspiration to all, dear Catherine.
You and Reg have left a lasting legacy to the power of Faith and commitment to improving the lives of those in need. You are a beacon of light for all, especially those who wish to follow.
God bless you.

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Jessica

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I never met you, nor heard about you until this day. Reading just a short writing about you makes me feel so inspired. In this day of great fear amidst a viral outbreak and lockdowns, you bring light even in this darkest hour. We will see the ripples of your legacy forever more. Thank you for being the person that you were and continue to be wherever you may be hereon.

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Katrina Corcoran

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Rest In Peace Catherine, you truly were an angel placed on earth. It was an honour and privilege to have met you. Long live your legacy!

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Robyn Fuller

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Vale Catherine Hamlin. Simply a wonderful woman.

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Araxi Tarpinian & Rosemary Dowling

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My Armenian friend Araxi was Catherine’s dressmaker in Addis Ababa until Araxi came to Australia following unrest in Ethiopia in the early 1970’s. Araxi always spoke very fondly of Dr Catherine Hamlin. I am a midwife & I have been interested in the wonderful work Dr Hamlin & her husband have done in Ethiopia. Araxi is 96 now, the same age as Dr Catherine. Many years ago I took Araxi to a lunch in honour of Dr Catherine & they met again which was lovely. I met Araxi when her grandson attended kindergarten with my daughter. Vale Dr Hamlin, a true Christian, a very special person.

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Catherine M

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For me, Dr Catherine was one of those rare souls whose life is dedicated to helping others. Her strength, perseverance with medical innovation and her love of these young suffering women will be forever cherished.
Rest In Peace

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Beth Schiller

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What a wonderful and selfless woman who has used her career skills to make such a huge difference to the quality of lives for other less privileged women.

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Eyob Solomon

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I learnt Catherine’s death with deep sorrow. She dedicated her live for women who suffer from fistula pain and other birth related deseases. Cathrine was the one who saved the life of thousands of Ethiopians, who might ended up dead.

Death is human fate. No one can scape it. Catherine herself didn’t scape it. But only very few people like Catheine, can root their positive footstep on earth.

Only very few people like Catherine can serve humanity with passion and commitment. Catherine teachs us the meaning of life is to serve others, which she had been peacticed so adamantly for decades.

RIP Catherine!!!:church:
#ThankyouCatherine

2 Samuel 2:6
“May the LORD now show you kindness and faithfulness, and I too will show you the same favor because you have done this.”

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Robyn Grieve

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I’m an Australian who lived in Ethiopia for 12 years. Every one of us knew of Dr Hamlin and her work. We know the worth of her Foundation and the work they continue to do even now, despite the difficulties. God bless Dr Catherine.

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Jill Bowyer

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In 1982,myself and two friends were travelling to London via Africa.
I told my aunt Dame Ella Macknight in Melbourne,that we were going to Addis Ababa for about 4 days and she suggested we called in to see Catherine and Reg Hamlin,who she knew in the medical world.
So we called in ,without notice,introduced oirselves to Catherine,who showed us around the hospital and then took us to her house for afternoon tea. She couldn’t have been more caring and thoughtful-unfortunately we didn’t meet Reg as he was working from memory.We did get to see a farewell ceremony though while we were at the hospital,which was very moving. Everyone was so happy. Then Catherine drove us around Addis Ababa on a tour,told us to go to the Royal stables and we could see Haile Selassie very morning going up to his offices ,and told us where to stand.
I have never forgotten her humility and friendliness and only
learnt so much more in the following years after our visit unfortunately
What a remarkable,humble woman who changed so much for the women in Ethiopia. She was so loved.
Vale Catherine and Thankyou 🤗

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