It is with a great sense of loss that I read only yesterday of Stella's passing. We walked many paths together over the past 20 or so years, which I am greatly privileged to have travelled for a while with her. As a colleague and trainee of The Conflict Resolution Network I have been able to pass on her wisdom to thousands of patients over the years, to enable them to move out of turmoil to find peace in their lives. As her wholistic physician I am sure I received more from Stella than I ever gave her in knowledge, especially to prioritise one's own health and emotional wellness to enable one to effectively and authentically help others. As a friend in spirit Stella often attended the International Day of Peace services at my Baha'i temple in Ingleside, giving readings from the Old Testament with great fervour. She showed open acceptance of all faiths and peoples. You will remain my ever-present role model, Stella, a brilliant star (in name and nature) of hope for this world. We will endeavour to carry out your mission for global harmony and enduring peace. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Rest in paradise now that your work is done here.
I have been privileged to work alongside Stella in many capacities. As her colleague I passed on her wisdom to hundreds of my patients with my training in the 80's by of The Conflict Resolution Network and Helena & Shoshana's book, "Everyone Can Win". As a friend in spirit we shared many deep and precious conversations, from which I learned much women's wisdom. She attended my Baha'i Temple for the International Day of Peace celebrations on several occasions and gave readings from the Old Testament with great fervour. As her natural physician she taught me more than I taught her, I am certain, particularly about the placing highest priority on our own health and happiness before we can help others. Always deeply thoughtful, wise, kind and patient, you will remain a significant and ever-present role model for me, Stella. Thank you with all my heart.
In 1986 the International Year of Peace Stella's grant to the Australian Children's Foundation allowed the International Children's Peace Prize to be run in all Australian Primary Schools. The 8 year old Cremorne winner Jeremy Heimans went on to co-found GET UP giving all Australians a conscience voice for Good.
Stella - your grant in 1986 - the International Year of Peace to run the International Children's Peace Prize in all Australian Primary schools resulted in the 8 year old Cremorne winner Jeremy Heimans. He went on to co-found GET UP - to give all Australians a conscious voice for Good. With love & deep respect
Stephen Berry - Founder & President - Australian Children's Foundation 1983-2010. International Childrens Peace Prize Australian organiser 1984 - 1988. In 1986 - the International Year of Peace Stella awarded us a grant to run the International Children's Peace Prize in all Australian Primary Schools. The 8 year old Cremorne winner Jeremy Heimans went on to found GET UP - giving all Australians a conscience volice for good. Stella touched so many of us and throught GET UP her work continues.
Stella’s personal friendship that continued through these many years and her support for social justice for our people has been one of the rocks that have been a foundation for my own endeavours.
Stella will always be remembered as a woman of PEACE Her contribution to a better world was much appreciated
Stella was an inspiration to us all - always gracious and willing to share her knowledge and skills - she will be missed as a friend and mentor - fellow Mediator
Dear Stella, I will miss you sorely. You were for so many years my mentor, guide and friend. You taught me to speak directly and memorably to others, and to find a place for any person who wished to support human rights for all. Truly there is always a place at the table.
A warm, gracious and generous woman who touched the hearts of many and sought to bring peace into their world.
We met and touched each other hearts and minds as friends and as co-conspirators in her great mission to bring about a peaceful and just world. I trusted her implicitly, loved her deeply - and miss her - intensely.
A gracious lady who, along with Max, helped our family in a time of trouble. Rest in Peace.