Have a roll on the green for Dawn
FAMILY and friends all had a roll on the green in a game of bowls, to honour the memory of Dawn Ezzy.
An avid bowls player, community volunteer and respected woman in the Gayndah community, Dawn died unexpectedly in 1998 at the age of 58.
For a way to keep the family together, a memorial bowls day was created at the Gayndah Bowls Club, occurring on November 2 this year.
Dawn’s daughter Pam believes the bowls day, which has now been running for more than 20 years, gives the family a chance to reunite every year and keep her mum’s name alive in the community.
“We always try to have it on her birthday which is November 3, and she would’ve been 80 this year,” Pam said.
Given there can be differences within families, this day gives everyone a chance to reunite at least once a year.
“We all have our distance from each other with families, and we can have members fall out, but having this each year gives people a chance to come back together,” Pam said.
Being a club regular, Dawn could be seen at the Gayndah Bowls Club anywhere between two to three times a week.
“She was a champion bowler, and a well respected woman, who died way too young.”
This year more than 30 bowlers came to the memorial day, coming from Rockhampton, the Gold Coast, Bundaberg, and Gayndah.
Each year there is a trophy up for grabs, with Steven Zahl, Shaun Ezzy and Dwayne Stanley being victorious this year.