It is with great sadness in our hearts that we announce the loss of Helen Walker, founder of Great Community Transport and General Manager for over 30 years. Helen tragically passed away on September 14 due to complications following an operation earlier in the week. Our deepest condolences and thoughts are with her partner Phillipa, her sons and their families, and all those who knew, worked with and cared for her.

Helen was a beautiful, generous and humble woman who struggled with ill health most of her life, yet gave selflessly to anyone and everyone who needed her assistance. Her tireless contributions over the years to the communities of Penrith and the Blue Mountains have had an immense positive impact on so many people’s lives. Winning several well-deserved awards such as the Women of the West International Woman of the Year and the Order of Australia Medal.

Having recently retired from her role at Great Community Transport, Helen’s incredible legacy will be honoured and remembered always. She will be dearly missed by all.

Helen Walker

Helen Jean Walker OAM

27.04.1951 – 14.09.2017

The family and friends of Helen Walker, are coming together to celebrate her wonderful, caring life on Friday, 22 September at Leura Memorial Gardens at 11am.


2 Responses to Vale Helen

  1. Nepean Volunteer Services Inc. says:

    All staff members at Nepean Volunteer Services Inc. were saddened at the news that Helen had passed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. Helen will always be remembered for the wonderful work she did in the community.

  2. David Skidmore says:

    I only found this out and it is so sad. I met Helen a number of times in the course of my work and she is a giant in the field of community transport. My belated condolences to family and friends.

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