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Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Megan Jackson

Megan Jackson (nee Heller) was a camper and counsellor in the 1970s. Like most people, she'd lost touch with the gang - but synchronicity was at work: she bumped into Kiff on the Blue Train when he visited SA back in 2002. And that brought her to the reunion event at Liz Palthe's BushTrails the same year.

Megan fell victim to Guillain-Barre Syndrome in May 2008, and passed away. She left her husband Eddie and daughter Kirsty. According to Kirsty, Megan "really enjoyed chatting about her times spent at Happy Acres. Her absolute favourite was to burst into song and sing 'my high silk hat' at the top of her lungs."

I remember Megan as an unforgettably vibrant person, with a real zest for life. A person who was very kind and considerate, and who exhibited the Happy Acres spirit of making a meaningful life for yourself. Go well, Megan.

Guy Berger

Megan and Kirsty at the reunion, 2002