Wednesday 16 January 2013


A very special friend died on Friday after battling cancer for many years. Fiona was sparkly bright, compassionate, giving, intelligent, caring and creative, a mature age qualified teacher who sadly never got to practise her skills with her own class.

Fiona quickly offered me a room in her home when my first marriage ended and always asked how I was over the following years. We worked together as teachers' assistants for one wonderful year, she lit up the room with her enthusiasm and her special needs child, Kye, had every advantage available as Fee learned more about his condition and put recommended practices into place.

When I told her I had "met" Joe on the internet she quickly 'checked him out' and they became great friends. On our wedding day she borrowed the school camera and took most of the photos of our special day. I took the camera off her and took this beautiful photo of Fiona and her husband, Wayne...

Then she went to our house and decorated the garden for our reception with candles and stars and set out tables and chairs. Fee had already painted these beautiful glasses for our gift, they only come out at Christmas so highly are they regarded...

Fiona belonged to a Medieval Society and enjoyed re-enacting life from days of yore. She made her own costumes and loved to get away for a few days to Balingup to join in the festivities there. This photo was taken at the Rockingham Foreshore 3 years ago...Fee in sunglasses and the red and black costume was the marshal as the knights battled...

It's taken 5 days for it to really sink in that she's gone, only 47 yrs of age, wife, mother of 3 young adults and Nan to 2 little boys. How can it be true?
A glamorous photo as befits some-one who will be forever young, R.I.P. We love you so.

13.12.1965 - 11.01.2013 Passed away peacefully at home. 


  1. {{{hugs}}} So sorry for your loss

  2. I'm so sorry you've lost your dear friend. It must be a hard time for you so take care.


  3. I am so very sorry, Sue XO Fiona seemed like a wonderful lady - you will miss her terribly :(

  4. I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful friend. She sounds like a very dear and special lady. The friend that everyone would be so thankful to have. Thank you for sharing about her here so that we too can appreciate her. Hugs

  5. Sorry to hear of your loss Sue. Fiona sounds like a wonderful friend, you will miss her always.