Honouring the memory of Dawn
LAWN BOWLS: More than 15 years after she passed away former Gayndah resident Dawn Ezzy is still remembered by the Gayndah Bowls Club.
Dawn Ezzy’s daughter Pamela Ezzy is grateful for everything the club does.
“It is a really great thing and important for us that this day is still going,” Mrs Ezzy said.
The Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day is an annual event for the Gayndah Bowls Club and began only a year after Mrs Ezzy died.
“My mother passed on 18 years ago and we started this event one year after that,” Mrs Ezzy said.
Mrs Ezzy said during the past 17 years she’d been able to see the memory of her mother kept alive at the event.
“What it has really become, more so than just me and my five brothers, it’s our children wanting to keep the day alive,” she said.
“That’s what makes it so special and it really shows.”
The annual memorial day is a fitting tribute to Dawn Ezzy who was an avid lawn bowler.
It shows how much Mum was loved here: Everybody loved her. — Pamela Ezzy
“It shows how much mum was loved here: Everybody loved her,” Mrs Ezzy said.
“It also keeps the friendship with the bowlers that were mums’ friends.
“Unfortunately some of them have passed on now too but there are still dear friends of mum’s who are still here playing.”
Seeing younger generations embrace the day and honour the memory of her mother warms Mrs Ezzy’s heart
“The kids all play and now all the grand kids come down and play too,” Mrs Ezzy said.
“And they bring their mates with them and their new partners.
“It’s great for the club as well and the whole day is just a lot of fun.
“It’s a way of having fun together in mum’s memory,” she said.
NEXT GENERATION: Youngsters like Wyatt Martin embrace the Dawn Ezzy Memorial Day.