10 May 1948 – 14 September 1998

23 September 98

Dear Zoë, Joshua, Robert and Pat,

I am thinking of you all at this sad time. I have very fond memories of Hazel too! Yes, she was a truly elegant and strong lady. I remember her lyrical voice and her memorable laugh. She had a great willingness to help out a school. Ms Vivian and I were recalling her profitable fundraising for the school piano. (She raised $500.00 from a walk through the Balmain shops) and I remember her constant help with the reading at school.

Hazel always had a welcoming smile and hello that made me feel good about myself.

The service last Monday was truly moving: the music, the singing, the words and the bravery of you all!

I’m sure the happy memories of Hazel, her strength and creativity will be with you all forever.

Thinking of you all

fond regards


Robbie was Zoë’s class teacher in 1998 (Year 2), and Josh’s in 1996 and 1997 (Years 1 and 2).

Last Updated 19 September 1999