Community Lose Courageous Mum

Kelly was a hero to many

Community Lose Courageous Mum

Inspiring others isn't what she set out to do, but Townsville school teacher Kelly Buttigieg has left a lasting impression on thousands of lives. 

Following a diagnosis of stage 4 Gall Bladder Cancer in mid 2016, Kelly created a bucket list and a Facebook page to collate her adventures. 

On the page she wrote:

"Well there's nothing like stage 4 gall bladder cancer to make you start your bucket list. Follow my journey through life and living the best I can."

Kelly set the bar high and managed to accomplish the majority of her bucket list. Throughout 2016 she ticked off:

Paronella Park
Paddle boat in Murray River ✔
Australian Outback Spectacular - Gold Coast, Australia
Trip to Tasmania ✔
Whale watching ✔ Townsville Whale Watching
Sing on stage solo✔

And many more! 

Kelly's achievements and cancer ups and downs were followed by thousands. 


Sad news broke recently that Kelly lost her cancer battle.

A post appeared on the page on Saturday, that broke the hearts of all who had the pleasure of knowing Kelly. 


Our thoughts are with her family.