Oenone, For me you will always be known as the Australian who found a home in Wales. From the moment we first met I knew you were certainly a special person, like a whirlwind you arrived at Severnside but instead of destruction you left knowledge and experience in your wake. Your opinion on any situaion was loudly voiced and always heard by anyone present. I gained so much from the time and effort you put into the novice handler of the club, with your heart of gold you were always there to lend a hand and to give advice I know you saw something worthwhile in me and I hope that I will do you proud one day. Your whole life revolved around your dogs, your friends and your dog club and I know exactly how much they all meant to you, you trusted me to continue part of your life when you asked me to take Beena and you can rest assured that she will always be safe with me and I will endevour to do both you and her proud. Thank you for everything Oenone, you will be missed by all but I'm sure that you've gone on to bigger and better things with your usual enthusiasm. Rest in Peace mate Love Evie
Oenone, We were deeply saddened to hear of your passing. We will both fondly remember your drive and persistence as well as your willingness to encourage others. Our sincere condolences to all of your family and friends
Oenone, you were part of my life for a short time only, but it was long enough to make a big impression. Like a little dynamo, you were packed with energy and enthusiasm, which it seemed was always bursting to get out. Always more than happy to help others and share your knowledge, I learnt so much because of your generous spirit. You chased your dream and turned it into reality and you did it with style. A class act all the way.
REST IN PEACE
Well I never thought I would be writing something like this but it just goes to show that life will always surprise you so never forget how special and short our time is. I know you're still out there, probably with your thumbs in your pockets and pushing out your belly showing how Australian and countrified you are. All you needed was some grass between your teeth and you would fit into any central Australian farm. You lived life to the fullest with only your kind of flair and no matter what you always left an impression. For a friend you drove me nuts, and you were so happy to keep provoking but that’s what life’s about and you need to push and keep moving forward. I loved the peace and quiet when you would go back home but I also missed the life you brought whenever you were around. You loved your animals and had high expectations of yourself and your training. So it kept us on our toes taught us how resilient dogs and people can be. You had a heart of gold that I will forever respect and appreciate and I can only aspire to be able to give and share how you did for all of us. You were like a bee in a bottle and maybe you knew that life was to be lived. You always had special words and thoughts of Terry and life can be so tragic separating the tow of you so early. I hope you are now at peace and finally side by side again doing what you both loved. Who knows they may have an annual muster up in heaven? Punctuality was not your signature but at least I learned to gain patience by waiting however this was part of who you were and if you weren’t late then you were not living life to the fullest. Thank you for the life and happiness you brought to my life, your kindness and the memories will always last. Work hard, play hard and don’t sweat the bills, at least you had fun and did what you wanted. You showed Australia anything is possible and you achieved your dream of being the first Australian to compete at the World Championships with class. We all celebrated your achievements and thank you for the feelings you left us with. You made me cry when you got your FH and so many titles because I know the love and sacrifice you paid for the result. But most of all, I will miss my friend, and will never forget all the great times we had together even though there are times in Canada I wanted to lose you there. We experienced many things together, even when I felt I had to do a job interview to become the training director for Eagle Heights, there was good and bad, but both came out the other side better people and closer friends. You were beautiful and caring, funny and annoying. I will miss my friend and never forget. Rest in peace and reap the rewards of living a good life. I love you Oenone.