It’s tea time

Marie Heinrich and Father Steven de Kleer enjoyed a cup of tea and some delicious treats at Cancer Council’s biggest morning tea in Zion Hall at Angaston last Wednesday to remember Joan Habermann.

Last Wednesday Zion Lutheran Church fellowship members were bought together for a biggest morning tea as part of the nationwide Cancer Council event at Zion Church, Angaston to pay tribute to former member, Mrs Joan Habermann.

Mrs Habermann sadly passed away last year from cancer at age 81.

About 75 people attended the event and wore a splash of pink as they spent time remembering Mrs Habermann over a cup of tea. 

Mrs Habermann’s daughter, Mrs Karen Bates said the morning tea was a great way to remember her mum.

“It was a fantastic morning and I felt priviliged that people could be there to honour her.”

The morning included a competition table with raffle prizes and guest speaker, Dr Judy McDonald who spoke about the importance of raising funds for cancer research.

Guest speaker, Dr Judy McDonald who retired from Angaston Hospital five years ago, said holding this event to raise awareness for cancer research is crucial.

“The day was important to pay tribute and remember Joan as well as raising vital funds for a great cause,” she added.

“I spoke about Cancer research and how it has adapted over the years.

“Due to COVID-19 last year not everyone was able to attend Joan’s funeral so it’s nice to be able to have this event to honour her.”

According to Cancer Council, one in two Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85.

Hosting a morning tea assists with raising vital funds to invest in research as a step closer to a cancer free future.

Devoted and cherished member of the community and wife to Reg, Mrs Habermann will always be remembered for her bright smile and can-do attitude.

Mrs Habermann who had a caring nature, was known for cooking fresh scones each week for Tanunda Lutheran Home, where she volunteered frequently.

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