We are sad to report the passing of Helen Bruinier (nee Cohn).
Helen was a graduate of the Bendigo Teachers College in 1951, later graduating with a Bachelor of Education from Bendigo College of Advanced Education. Helen was a member of the third of four generations of her family to have attended La Trobe's predecessor institutions during the past 120 years.
She will be remembered for her enduring contribution to the Bendigo Art Gallery, Soroptimists International, local history, arts and the environment and regional education in Victoria.
Helen also established a prize for Bendigo pharmacy students, through the Bendigo Tertiary Education Anniversary Foundation, in 1998 in recognition of her aunt, Lorna Cohn (Pharmacy 1909 BSM).
Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this sad time.