02 June 2018

Vale Terry Miller OAM Asbestos Victims Assoc

31/5/2018 – It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to one of the good guys – Terry Miller OAM former President of the Asbestos Victims Association of SA passed away surrounded by his family. Terry had severe Asbestosis that he contracted working at the James Hardie pipe factory in Elizabeth West South Australia – conditions at the factory were awful according to Terry and he described coming home covered in asbestos dust, which stuck to his clothes, skin and hair. We first met Terry with the start of the James Hardie campaign back in 2004 – by then Terry had been a part of a small group that formed AVA in 2000. Our friendship grew over that time and we formed a strong bond that lasted the test of time. Many phone calls – many meetings and a lot of good will from our friendship with Terry and the AVA gang saw us united in changing the face of asbestos in Australia. Terry devoted himself to helping others as he knew only too well what this disease could do to you. He was a true blue Aussie and we will miss him very much. Our sincerest condolences go to his family, his children, Karen and Scott, two grandchldren and two great grandchildren. Terry may you RIP, your struggle is over mate and you did mighty effort. It was an honour and privilege to have known you and call you friend.