Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Good news and sad news from Australia

I was pleased to see that Prof. Alban Lynch was inducted into the Australian Prospectors & Miners' Hall of Fame earlier this month (MEI Online).
This good news was tempered, however, by the sad news that Alban's wife, Barbara died just a few days later. All of us at MEI offer our sincere condolences to Alban and his family on their loss.


  1. Yes, recently when I was in Brisbane, we were all excited that Dr.Lynch would be inducted into Hall of Fame; a unique and rare honour given to a Mineral Engineer..
    Mr's.Lynch death was a sad news; I was not only the Ph.D. student of Dr.Lynch but was also like a member of Barbara's Family.Though a stranger to the style of life and habits (I was around 21 years of age and first International student at J.K.), I used to feel so comfortable with all the affection I used to get from Barbara and children, I never felt a stranger.
    Whenever I used to feel homesick ,I used to visit Dr.Lynch's house and Barbara was such a nice and gentle person with that smile on her face, I used to feel that I was with my own family.
    May God Bless Her Soul to Rest in Peace and also give strength to Dr.Lynch and Family to withstand this sad part.

  2. Thank you very much, Barry and Rao, on behalf of the Lynch family. It was indeed a week of highs and lows in the Lynch family. We are all very proud of Dad’s latest achievement with his induction into the Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame, and at the same time very sad to lose our dear mother, Barbara Marie Lynch, only a few days later. We also had the pleasure of my parents first grand-daughter, Emily, being married in the same week.

    Rao was indeed part of the Lynch family. I can honestly say he has always been one of us, and I do not recall a time when I did not know his name. My mother welcomed him, as well as other students of my father, into our home with kindness at a time when they were far from their homes and families. This was part of her contribution to the mining industry, as partner to my father for 62 years. She was a loving and loved mother of 7, grandmother of 21, and great-grandmother of 1 (with another on the way).

    We also congratulate Rao, who was in Australia to receive his “International Alumnus of the Year” award from UQ. It means a great deal to my father to see his long-time colleague and friend receive such a well-deserved award.

    Many thanks, Suzy
    Suzanne Lynch-Watson, Global Consulting & Labs Manager, Metso Australia Limited


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