The woman who provided a safe haven for some of the region's most vulnerable four-legged friends has passed away.
After a year-long battle with breast cancer Gina Fallon took her last breath at 6.04am on May 14.
She leaves behind daughters Becky and Tracy, and son Leighroy and four grandchildren Starleah, Wynter, Dagan and Lexy.
The passing of the founder of the Golden Oldies animal rescue will also be a huge loss for her four-legged fur babies.
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For more than six years Gina had selflessly given her time, money and energy to helping 'golden oldies', older dogs that had been surrendered or rescued and were in need for a fur-ever home.
Little over a year ago, she learned that she had triple negative breast cancer.
But even through some of her toughest days Gina selflessly continued to care for her adopted fur babies.
As her daughter, Becky, described her recently "she puts everything - not just animals - but people too, before her own needs."
Gina will now rest in peace.
The devoted, mother, grandmother and compassionate carer of her fur babies was born in Liverpool, England, on November 11, 1955.
She moved to the Southern Highlands 2002 living in Welby until her last days.
Her daughter Becky said it was a location she truly loved.
"She finally felt at home here, and she loved the community support," Becky said.
The Fallon family will celebrate Gina's life with a private funeral service for the family.
Her work with Golden Oldies will continue under the watchful eye of her son Leighroy, daughters Tracy and Becky and her grandchildren.
Becky said they would be assisted by Tony Wilmont, some original volunteers with Golden Oldies and Highlands vets in Braemar.