Obituary: Beverley Anne Flood remembered as a "super mum"

Wonderful: Beverley Flood is being remembered as a
Wonderful: Beverley Flood is being remembered as a "super mum". by her family.

Beverley Anne Flood is being remembered as a "absolute super mum" and a supporter of the creative and performing arts.

Beverley passed away on June 11, 2020.

She was aged 81 years.

Born on October 29, 1938, Beverley was originally from Ballina (Broadwater) before moving to Roseville, Bilgola Plateau, Dunbogan and, finally, Forster.

She provided unwavering support and love for husband Colin (deceased) and was a regular traveller with him all over the countryside, according to son Bruce.

"She was an outstanding homemaker who never failed to whip up a meal for the whole family often, seemingly, from next to nothing," he said.

"That ability was often on a camp stove, in a tent or even in the pouring rain.

"She could sew up a costume for the end of year school play or repair worn clothes - home was always safe, clean and pleasant.

"I would describe her as an absolute super mum. She was no nonsense, tough when needed, strong, independent, fair, loving, gentle, always kind and always positive.

"She taught about kindness and consideration for others," he said.

Bruce said his mum loved the coastline, its beaches, ocean and waterways while she also favoured her garden, and animals of all types from possums and bandicoots in the backyard at Bilgola Plateau to dolphins in the river at Dunbogan.

Her favourites were always the birds, singing magpies, colourful lorikeets, willy wagtails, laughing kookaburras and fairy wrens to name a few, he added.

"Mum was also a blood donor to the Red Cross making some 30 donations a year between 1984 and 1995 while also inspiring others to donate.

Volunteer work

"She was awarded a life time membership of the Camden Haven Neighbourhood Centre in 2014 for her community volunteer work.

"As well, she was a supporter of creative and performing arts, regularly attending the ballet and introduced the family to the classic musicals - Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, the Mikado, the Pirates of Penzance, and others.

"As an avid clay potter, she produced a wide range of works, trying her hand at crockery, teapots and plates.

"However she eventually settled on vases and ornamental pots, experimenting with saw dust firings, stone burnishing, twigs and leaves from the garden, seed pods collect from her travels and different clays."

Bruce said his mum would also often delight in the many simple things of the world and life; sights, sounds, tastes, and encouraged others to share in her delight.

"Sadly missed by her family and friends," he added.

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