REMEMBERING: These are some of the memorial plaques embedded on the breakwall at Evans Head.
REMEMBERING: These are some of the memorial plaques embedded on the breakwall at Evans Head. Samantha Elley

Families make Evans Head breakwall a walk of remembrance

TAKE a walk out along the northern breakwall at Evans Head and you'll notice a number of plaques embedded on the rocks.

These memorials are tributes to loved ones who have passed on and who considered Evans Head a special place to be.

One such memorial is to Gweneth Irene Threlfo, who died nearly eight months ago.

"She was a pretty special person," her husband Ross Threlfo said.

"We came to live here from Brisbane in 2009, but before that we came down and visited here plenty of times.

With eight children between them, 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, Gweneth, better known as Irene, left a huge hole in her family's life.

"We only put the plaque up on Mother's Day which was on May 12 this year, a day before her birthday," Ross said.

"The grandkids and great-grandkids had balloons with notes inside them to her, and we let them go up in the air, where we put the plaque.

"We put it where we used to always walk.

"Her daughter Sonya picked that spot."

Other plaques along the walk include a memorial to Cr Ray Jeffery, who was tragically killed in a car accident in 2008, another to a good fishing mate and two to parents, nestled side by side on the same rock.



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