In loving memory of Fiona

By Fiona Hinchliffe

Our father, Dr Paul Fitz Gerald (Dr Fitz) joined the Mater Adult Hospital in 1978 after many years in general practice and surgical service. He directed emergency services at the Adult Hospital for 18 years, retiring in November 1996. 

The Fitz Gerald family sincerely thank you for your condolences and your contribution to the Mater Foundation in memory of our much-loved father, Dr Paul Fitz Gerald

 “…I have been and am grateful for being given the opportunity to engage in an occupation which has been worthwhile in itself and has enabled me to make some personal contribution to the work of the Mater and its Mission…There is indeed a Mater Family, and a spirit within that Family to support Mater’s Mission. I pray that this spirit will continue to be nurtured…”

 Extract from a letter from Dr Paul Fitz Gerald to the Mater Board on his retirement, December 1996.

Thank you to my Supporters



Dearest Fitzs Your Dad was such an intelligent gentle empath who loved Robyn and all of you so much. He was also an advocate for the best in literature, music and fine libations - particularly single malts and fine reds - as well as an expert kind doctor. I know from the sad experience of losing my dad it is like losing the family Northstar. He would be so proud of how you have all worked to support your mum and him, keeping them safe and together. He led a rich and happy life leaving many legacies but his greatest legacy is all of you. As I said to J I like to think of him and Don sharing a large glass of Grange wherever they are. Much love


Kate Davison


Julie Mcmahon

"Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day." Dear Fiona from the moment I began working with you I saw the same qualities that had I seen working alongside your Dad. He will be forever remembered by all for his kindness and compassion.


Mater At Home

To dear Fiona and the Fitzgerald Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. You must all be so proud of the amazing legacy that your wonderful father has forged over his long life and career. With love and best wishes from all of the team at Mater at Home


Lesley Ray

My sincere condolences Fiona, Jacquie and family. Sister Angela Mary has told me wonderful things about your dad - you should be so proud.


Richard Waller (and All The Wallers)

To Jacquie, Fiona, James and Tom and Families, All my Love and Prayers at this very sad time. Your dad was an incredible man. And a wonderful husband to Robyn and marvellous dar to you all. I have so many happy memories of spending time with you all, in Brisbane and up at Caloundra. I’ll always be eternally grateful for the ‘safe haven’ your home at Balmoral Terrace was for me growing up. I always felt so welcome there and I respect and admire you all tremendously. Much love, Richard Waller Xxoo With love from mum and dad, and all the siblings - Catherine, Jane and Douglas - as well!


Caroline Carter


Antonio Tolo


Sheila Woolf. (née Kruger)

Sincere condolences to the family, many very fond memories of so many years ago.


Kylie Allen