In October 2022 we were heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved committee member and Metavivor Terre Nicholson on 16 October 2022. Terre was an invaluable organiser and empathetic moderator of Metavivors. A courageous and inspirational leader who took responsibility and fought for the welfare of others. She initiated the Ibrance petition, combined it with Sue Wall-Cade’s Kadcyla petition and took these to Parliament and the Health Select Committee along with her Metasisters. Terre was an agent for positive change. A valuable, active member of the BCAC Committee.

An engineer by profession, she was highly intelligent, a great analyst of complex situations and a solution finder. We loved her razor-sharp wit, her hilarious, irreverent sense of humour.

Terre was a cat-lover and rescuer extraordinaire. A community garden trustee in Te Kuiti, helping to get locally grown food to needy people in her community.

Terre was a dear friend, a wise advisor and mentor, and a supporter through thick and thin. We have huge love and respect for the amazing person she was.

Fellow Metavivors organised a unique and fitting celebration to commemorate Terre on 31 October 2022. You can read BCAC Chair Libby Burgess’ eulogy to Terre here.

Article Type