A lantern will be lit, prayers will be said, tools blessed and colleagues honoured as part of this year’s Miners’ Memorial. The annual service provides a moment to remember those who have been killed while mining in the region and forms part of the St Barbara’s Festival program. The service will be on November 30 from 6.30pm at the Museum of the Goldfields. During the service, family members, mine management, mine rescue personnel, and the community will gather to reflect on and remember those lost while mining in the Goldfields. Two new names now appear on the Miners’ Death Register, one of them 37-year-old Terry Hogan. Mr Hogan was working underground at the Hamlet mine at Gold Fields’ St Ives operation at Kambalda on October 11 last year as a contractor employed by RUC. He had been working on a vent rise some time in the afternoon when a fatal rockfall occurred at the site. In a statement his wife Amanda wrote for last year’s service he was remembered as a dedicated father and loving husband. “This should never happen to anyone. The loss his six children and I are enduring day-by-day is not able to be put into words,” she said. “I can’t express our grief as we try to rebuild our shattered hearts and lives. I live now in honour of Terry’s legacy, his courage, dedication and determination for his family.” Paorate “Paul” Tamati Ereka Martin — a miner from Daisy Milano Gold Mine who died on June 10, 2021 — has also been added to the register. The two men, along with thousands of others, will be honoured at the service.