Strong mum Leighanne Ward lives on in faces of 10 kids left orphaned

Angela Thompson
March 23 2023 - 4:00pm
Koonawarra mum Leighanne Ward leaves behind her children Kirsten, Kasey, Bradley, Jermain, James, Bridgette, Damian and (front row) Kyle, Declan and Reid, pictured with grandson Logan (back left). Picture: Robert Peet
Koonawarra mum Leighanne Ward leaves behind her children Kirsten, Kasey, Bradley, Jermain, James, Bridgette, Damian and (front row) Kyle, Declan and Reid, pictured with grandson Logan (back left). Picture: Robert Peet

Only three years ago, the five youngest Desnica kids lived at the heart of a traditional nuclear family, with a dad who firmly guided them and a mum who made them the centre of her world.

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Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Journalist

Proudly Illawarra Mercury since 2008; these days covering crime and justice issues. UOW alum. Thrilled by the chase and sobered by some of the things I see and hear when I stand still - sometimes in the same day. ang.thompson@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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