The Board, Executive and Staff of Goulburn Valley Health are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of GV Health Companion, Chris McPherson.
We wish to extend our sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.
For more than 40 years Chris was a passionate and committed advocate and a tireless worker for his community and the broader media industry. His leadership was evident in many facets of the community having served on the Boards of Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE, the Goulburn Valley Grammar School Foundation, the Melbourne College of Printing and Graphic Arts, and the Shepparton Apex Club. Chris was also awarded the prestigious Rotary Paul Harris fellow award in 2014.
His dedication to raising funds for prostate cancer resulted with his vision for the “Biggest Ever Blokes Lunch.” In 2008 the inaugural lunch was attended by 600 blokes in Shepparton and raised $144,000. Since then these annual events have raised almost $1 million. In 2015 Chris and his team donated the lunch proceeds to GV Health to enable the employment of a Prostate Cancer Support nurse.
His extraordinary efforts have helped to make a difference in the lives of many people – and will continue to do so.
He will be dearly missed.