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In Memorium

Due to complications that can be presented by Angelman Syndrome, there are families in NZ who have faced the tragedy of losing a loved one. These family members are never forgotten; we celebrate their lives and remember them in this gallery. We also honour them each year on Feb 15th, as we observe International Angelman Day.

“What we have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply

becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller


Suzanne Austin (1980-2002)

Elijah Humphries (2003-2007)

Oliver Lowry McWilliams (1966-2012)

Felicia Porter (1994 - 2017)

In loving memory of Felicia Porter


From Pukekohe: 1994 - 2017

Felicia's life was cut short by cancer. She lived her life to the fullest, supported by a loving extended family and community of carers. Felicia and her family were avid supporters of The Angelman Network and regular participants at all our fundraiser events and family gatherings around the Auckland region. 


Her bright smile and sociable personality will be greatly missed. 

In loving memory of Oliver Lowry McWilliams

From Orewa, Auckland: 46 years old - 23 February 1966 -30th September 2012

 “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance….” Ecclesiastes Ch3 

In loving memory of Elijah Humphries


From Christchurch: 2003-2007

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light

Read more about Elijah’s Story here: –

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