In Memory of Rose Lingard


With great sadness, the Mito Foundation learnt of the news of the passing of Rose Lingard on Friday, 9 June 2017.

Rose was the youngest daughter of the Mito Foundation Chairman and Founder Doug Lingard and his wife Margie. The Mito Foundation board, members of its Scientific & Medical Advisory Panel and its Mito Community Advisory Panel extend their deep sympathies to Doug and Margie and to Rose’s family and friends.

We acknowledge that Rose was the inspiration behind the creation of the Mito Foundation which was officially established in 2009. Since that time both Doug and Margie, with the support of their family and friends, have been the driving force behind the foundation’s efforts having positively impacted the lives of thousands of Australians touched by mitochondrial disease.

Rose was 29 years old and had been battling mito for the past ten years during which time her cheeky sense of humour and sharp wit impressed many of us involved in the foundation and the mito community. Rose will be fondly remembered and dearly missed.