Emma Woods

My first memory of Heather was that there was a person that looked exactly like mum... But much more fun.... (Sorry Mum) I remember going to Roy and Heather's apartment in Darwin and thinking here are people that are supposed to be adults... but they don't act like it. I remember dragging Sybil my poor stuffed skunk around the foreshore because they had convinced me the poor thing required a walk.

I remember visiting Heather and Roy in Adelaide when Nan was there at the tender age of 12 and Heather encouraging me to buy an Alice Cooper top just because she wanted to see the reaction on Nan's face...

I remember visiting Roy and Heather when Dylan was tiny and going to reaturant that was absolute chaos. Dlyan was perched on a window sill singing his little heart out and Roy was showing us how the Chinese really ate while Heather was laughing her arse of alongside encouraging them both.

Last time I spent with Heather was a restaurant in China town in Sydney, both Roy and Dylan were much older, but no better behaved. I remember Roy pointing out with great glee that the food was coming out of the place he used as a bathroom when he was a child and Heather laughing wildly at my distaste.I remember watching both of them and hoping that one day I would find someone who I could constantly see in that childlike first stages for the rest of my life and I think they managed it.

My only regret is that I did not get the chance to experience any more memories with Heather. She was a truly special and I am glad she can be remembered with her zest for life by all. I think if that there is anything that can be learned is that you need to live life to the fullest and never let that child inside be tamed...