Hon­our­ing the mem­ory of Dawn

Central and North Burnett Times - - JUNIOR SPORT - Adam McCleery Adam.McCleery@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: ADAM MCCLEERY

NEXT GEN­ER­A­TION: Young­sters like Wy­att Martin em­brace the Dawn Ezzy Me­mo­rial Day.

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