Well-respected lady sadly missed
THE name Lahiff has been synonymous with the Kilkivan area for more than 100 years and yesterday the region united in its grief to farewell the family matriarch.
Faylene (Fay) Beverley Lahiff (nee Pearce), was tragically taken from those she loved in a road crash on Monday, November 7.
More than a 1000 people spilled onto the grounds of St Matthew's Anglican Church in Kilkivan to pay their last respects to a woman who was well respected and loved by the community.
"You won't believe how many people are here Mum," an emotional son said as he helped deliver his mother's eulogy.
Fay's life was hard work, family and community and she gave tirelessly of herself all her life.
Her competence knew no bounds and she was as comfortable in the saddle or mending fences as she was in a formal gown at a ball.
Apart from working hard and raising her family, Fay was dedicated to her role as mayoress of the former Kilkivan Shire Council for the 20 years her husband David was mayor.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.