Yvonne leaves a legacy to Phillip Island community


Throughout her life Yvonne Morgan gave to the Phillip Island community and continues to do so even after her recent passing. 

Last weekend, her family held a gala garage sale at which they sold the contents of her home, with all proceeds going to Bass Coast Health (BCH), as per Yvonne’s wish. 

Yvonne was a passionate member of the Phillip Island Health Hub Auxiliary, which raises funds to support healthcare delivered from the Phillip Island Health Hub operated by BCH. 

BCH CEO Jan Child said Yvonne’s contribution to enhancing healthcare services on the Island would never be forgotten. 

“Yvonne was such a hard-working member of the Auxiliary, so driven to do all that she could to ensure the community she loved had access to the best healthcare services possible,” she said. 

“She raised funds at every opportunity for the Health Hub and while illness led to her reluctantly resigning from her role as Treasurer of the Auxiliary, she was still selling raffle tickets just months before she passed away. 

“Bass Coast Health was so fortunate to have a woman as lovely, kind and committed as Yvonne serve on its Auxiliary and serve her community.” 

The two-day garage sale in Cowes was popular with shoppers, with the contents of a five-bedroom house appealing to people of all ages. Among the items sold were furniture, fridges, artwork, tools, 63 pot plants, crockery, cutlery, silverware and computers. 

Auxiliary member Louanne Caldwell and Sue Denny, a friend of Yvonne’s, said the sale was a success and Yvonne would have been proud of the result. 

“The garage sale was so well supported and we were fortunate to have the committee of the Health Hub Auxiliary assist at the sale, as well as family, friends and neighbours of Yvonne’s,” Louanne and Sue said.