Tsunami victims life a celebration
By SAMANTHA TURNBULL
JOY Vogel wants her daughter Moi's farewell to be a celebration of her passion-filled life rather than a depressing funeral.
Moi, formerly of Mullumbimby, and her husband Christian Nott, of Sydney, were killed in the Boxing Day tsunami when they were honeymooning in Thailand.
Farewells for the couple, who had also been expecting their first child, will be held at Sydney's Garrison Anglican Church this Sunday from 9am and at Torakina Park in Brunswick Heads on February 26 from 5pm.
"They had such a wonderful life that we shouldn't feel sad for them," said Joy.
"They are in a perfect place and have gone from glory to glory."
Anyone who knew Moi or Christian has been invited to the farewells and asked to wear red, orange or pink.
"Those colours are festive, celebratory and depict passion, which is what Moi was all about. She had a passion for people," said Joy.
"They're also Spanish colours. I met Moi's father in Spain and when I found out I was pregnant with Moi we were in Spain staying near a gypsy camp. A group of gypsy women passed on their bless- ing for my new 'bambino'."