Gayndah loses an icon
BOWLS tournament wins, hundreds of family and friends and more sherry wine and lemonade mixers then you could count, Lena Kane sure fit a lot into her 100 years.
Her long life never wearing on her sense of humour, the charismatic Ms Kane sadly passed away on Monday at her home at Gunther Village.
Adoptive brother and dear friend, Tom Dobson, described Ms Kane as a strong and loving person who always gave more than she received.
On Tuesday morning a wake will be held for Ms Kane at Gayndah Bowls Club, a place she made many fond memories.
Ms Kane's close friend and bowls buddy, Helen Walker, had visited her at Gunther Village only on Sunday.
She would regularly take Ms Kane down to the pub for lunch and joked that the walk would be tedious because they could never get more than a few metres before Ms Kane would bump into a friend.
Mrs Walker said her passing will hit the town hard.
"She was just such a gorgeous person," Mrs Walker said.
"As far as I'm concerned she was an icon to Gayndah."
Gunther Village manager Vicki Boyd announced, with a heavy heart, the death of beloved Ms Kane.
She said the memories of her 100th birthday celebration will be cherished.
"Whilst we have a heavy heart we should remember her beautiful smile, her wit and the twinkle in her eye," Mrs Boyd said.
"We will miss her but have some lovely memories that will stay with all us."
North Burnett Mayor Rachel Chambers said Ms Kane made other people's lives better just by being a part of it.
"You were a person who touched anyone who spent any amount of time with you," she said.
"My heartfelt condolences to Lena's family and friends."