Vale Kay Dufty
With great sadness, we share the news of the passing of former LiverWELL staff member Kay Dufty. Kay passed away in September after an illness.
Kay joined Hepatitis Victoria in October 2018 and was a very passionate LiverWELL staff member, with an irrepressible spirit for working with our community. In particular, she loved her work with youth and coordinating our StreetShot program. Kay organised a number of successful StreetShot Art exhibitions, including two during lockdown, and her final StreetShot exhibition was held in 2022.
Kay also worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders living with, and at risk of viral hepatitis. Her work was central to LiverWELL’s Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan in 2021, which is still active to this date.
Staff from LiverWELL and partner organisations have contributed their thoughts on Kay as a colleague, collaborator and friend. It was universally agreed that Kay was kind, warm, caring and compassionate.
We convey our deepest condolences to Kay’s family and dear friends.