An­nette re­mem­bered for love of fam­ily

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A DED­I­CATED wife to David, a lov­ing mother to her chil­dren and a life­long friend to many are just a few of the things that made An­nette Knowles the woman that she was.

An­nette’s sud­den pass­ing on Septem­ber 13 at the age of 74 has been a shock to all who knew her.

Her fu­neral was held on Septem­ber 25 at St Paul’s Angli­can Church, where hun­dreds gath­ered to pay their re­spects.

❝She will live on in their hearts as a lov­ing woman with a gen­eros­ity of spirit... — Rick Grin­sell

An­nette Hazel Knowles, nee Rear­don, was born in Roma in Jan­uary 1945. She at­tended board­ing school in Toowoomba and went on to study teach­ing.

Her teach­ing ca­reer spanned more than 50 years, all of it spent in Roma schools.

In 1964 An­nette met the love of her life, David, at the age of 19 when he was work­ing at Brandts Elec­tri­cal Store. Their moth­ers started them on the road to ro­mance by hav­ing David take An­nette to judo lessons.

They were mar­ried on De­cem­ber 31 of the same year and had two chil­dren, Ja­son and Danny.

Their fam­ily home in Pow­ell St was built in 1967 and it is where the fam­ily has lived to this day.

An­nette sup­ported David by be­ing heav­ily in­volved as a Lion’s Lady. To­gether with David, she spent 42 years as part of the Lions fam­ily.

One of An­nette’s great­est joys was spend­ing time with her grow­ing fam­ily as both Ja­son and Danny mar­ried and had their own fam­i­lies.

“She will live on in their hearts as a lov­ing woman with a gen­eros­ity of spirit, who never waned in her sup­port or love for her fam­ily and friends,” Lions mem­ber Rick Grin­sell said.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TRIB­UTE: An­nette Hazel Knowles touched the lives of many be­fore her sud­den pass­ing on Septem­ber 13 at the age of 74.

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