Farewell Hannah

Paul Prudhoe2019 Archive, News

Hannah Goddard

Hannah Meg Goddard

24.7.1997 – 7.12.2019.

Forever in our hearts.

Orienteering Australia was very sad to hear of the passing of Hannah Goddard (EVOC) after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Hannah was a wonderfully gifted all round athlete in orienteering, netball and rowing. She was a member of Tasmanian schools orienteering team for many years; a member of the Australian Schools team in 2013 which travelled to New Zealand; a member of the 2015 Australian Schools team and a member of the 2015 Junior World Orienteering Championship team which competed in Norway. She was a wonderfully warm friend to many young orienteers all over Australia and New Zealand.  After her initial diagnosis on her return from JWOC, Hannah showed great courage and determination throughout her treatment and provided a lasting legacy for all orienteers because of her selfless attitude and positive and caring nature. At this very sad time, everyone at Orienteering Australia would like to send our love, thoughts and prayers to her parents Jenny and Rob, brother Tom Goddard and their extended family and friends after the passing of their daughter.

Hannah will be privately cremated at her own request and a celebration of Hannah’s life will be held in ‘Our Olive Grove’, 121 Saunders Drive Hadspen, on Sunday, 15th December 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Hannah’s life will also be celebrated at St Mary’s College, Melbourne in January 2020.