FAREWELL TO DR. TECH THIA AFTER 38 YEARS OF SERVICE
In 1977, a young Dr.Thia joined the Northcote Medical Group and became part of the devoted service that this group has given to St. Joseph's home for 50 years.
Sisters, staff, residents and families joined together to thank Dr.Thia for his service to the Home. Following Mother Angela's welcome, Sister Winefred, a former Director of Nursing, spoke of Dr Thia's availability to come whenever called, his care and attention in diagnosing, and never tiring in his effort to bring comfort and relief. His sense of humour in difficult situations was greatly appreciated.
Dr.Thia has retired in order to travel and to spend more time with his grandchildren. In his farewell speech he said that St Joseph's Home had become so much a part of him that he thinks he will probably have to return in a volunteer capacity, even if it is just to wash the dishes!