Vale Trisha Kotai Ewers

It is with great sadness that we bring you news of Trisha Kotai-Ewers's passing. Trisha died peacefully on Sunday 17th January 2021.


Trisha was the driving force behind the relocation and restoration of Tom Collins House and Mattie Furphy House, which serve as administration and events space for FAWWA.   She was President several times between 1988 and 2013, and was central to the administration of FAWWA's during this time.  An author in her own right she supported and encouraged many of us during her long involvement with FAWWA.


While Trisha has stepped back from FAWWA activities in recent years, her contribution through the late twentieth century, and first decade of the twenty-first, have given us a solid base on which to build a vibrant and independent future.  A dynamic personality, renowned for her generosity and warmth, Trisha will be sorely missed.

Trisha's daughters Haede, Kate and Clara, have posted a tribute to Trisha on her Facebook page (Trisha Kotai-Ewers).  Condolences may be left there.  The funeral will be held at Karrakatta Cemetry on Wednesday 3rd February starting at 10.30am, followed by a Wake at Mattie Furphy House, corner Kirkwood Ave and Clare Copse, Swanbourne. 

Trisha Kotai Ewers receiving heritage funding to restore Mattie Furphy House in 2011.

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