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In memory of Milli O'Nair

In memory of Milli O'Nair

Milli the Fairy at The Brunswick Valley Nature Festival 2008. Photo by Jenni Cargill-Strong

Milli O’Nair, a local woman, was tragically killed in an accident last Sunday 10 May whilst riding her bike on the Pacific Highway. A celebration of Milli's life will be held on Monday 18 May at Kohinor Hall, Upper Main Arm at 1 pm (10 am for her closest friends).

Milli had been involved in MCAN’S quest to keep Mullum local. She had been a member of the Education Committee and volunteered to do the rosters for the public information table which was on the streets of Mullum for many months.

Milli was a passionate woman involved in many things; Non-Violent Communication (NVC), co-counselling, laughter yoga, life coaching, fitness instruction and being a fairy at the markets and children’s parties. She used to make fairy wings and crowns for children. Regularly attending events such as the Brunswick Valley Nature Festival and the New Brighton Farmers Market as Milli the Fairy, Milli loved to tell stories and play games with children.

An enthusiastic cyclist and member of the local cycling fraternity, Milli used to organize group cycle rides for local people each week for years.

I have known Milli for about 10 years, and traveled with her each day to Kingscliffe Tafe when we both attended Fitness Instruction training. I saw how she grew over the years, overcoming trauma and courageously facing her difficulties in life, which led to her becoming involved in NVC. Milli had enormous faith in the power and potential of NVC and she shared of her knowledge generously.

I have great respect for Milli’s achievements, her dedication and persistence. Milli called herself Milli O’Nair as she aspired to becoming a millionaire, and with her energy and zest for life she might have become one. One dream that did come true for Milli was that she found love and happiness.

Many of us will miss Milli’s creativity; she was a unique Mullumbimby identity. Thank you Milli for the sparkle you added to our lives.

Vale, Milli.

Deborah Lilly


 




 

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