It is with great sadness we share the news of the passing of Mrs Doreen Todd OAM, immediate past President of GW-NSW, President of North Shore Branch, and valued member of Graduate Women NSW.

Doreen was recently acknowledged by GW-NSW at the Jean Arnott Celebration held by National Council of Women NSW, where she has also played an active role, in the Jean Arnott Recognition of women post 90 years of age who have served their community with distinction. Dr Jane Baker, Chair of the GW-NSW Education Trust toasted Doreen and the other inspirational women being recognised. Please take the time to read about Doreen’s contribution to her community.

We are saddened by this news but glad that Doreen’s family were with her at the end.

The funeral to celebrate Doreen’s life will be held at:
2.15pm, Tuesday 23 August
The North Chapel at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium
199 Delhi Road (southern side of Delhi Road nearer Chatswood)

If anyone was wishing to offer messages of condolence, you can send these to Doreen’s family via her daughter Kirsten: 4 Nentoura Place, Forestville NSW 2087, or at

Dr Jane Baker will be speaking at the funeral on behalf of GW-NSW, NCW-NSW and The Women’s Club Crime Book club, so if you have anything you’d like recalled about the memories you have of Doreen, please send them to

  GW NSW President, Awardee and Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley QC.  .