Memorial service for missing Byron woman Natalie Perkins
A MEMORIAL service to celebrate the life of Byron Bay resident Natalie Perkins will be held at the Butler St Reserve in Byron Bay this Saturday from 4pm.
Memorial service organiser Cory Forsyth said her friend was bright, big-hearted and loved by everyone who knew her.
"Natalie was a bright, vibrant, big hearted and funny girl," she said.
"She loved everyone and everyone loved her.
"If only she could have truly known that perhaps we wouldn't be having to celebrate her life with only her spirit present."
Ms Forsyth said the memorial service would be open to all friends of Ms Perkins.
She said anyone seeking further information about the service could contact her via Facebook messenger.
Ms Forsyth said friends and family were still awaiting the release of the coroner's report.
Ms Perkins, a 35-year-old Canadian national who had been living in Byron Bay for about three years, was last seen leaving a doctor's appointment on Fletcher St on Monday, February 15.
A week later, police issued a public appeal for information about her whereabouts after she was reported missing.
On Wednesday March 2, police and SES discovered the body of a woman in bushland near Wordsworth St and Sommerset St in Byron Bay, believed to be that of Ms Perkins.