Family and friends to mark a year since Megan's death

On Saturday 13th July this week, it will be the first anniversary of the passing of Megan Jones/Bell whose life was tragically cut short whilst in her prime, due to suicide. Megan's passing is in a small way, the result of the war in Afghanistan, as her partner had just returned from there after serving for 6 months, maybe the long separation or maybe some other reason, but she was left with little in her thoughts to live for. Photo: Contributed
On Saturday 13th July this week, it will be the first anniversary of the passing of Megan Jones/Bell whose life was tragically cut short whilst in her prime, due to suicide. Megan's passing is in a small way, the result of the war in Afghanistan, as her partner had just returned from there after serving for 6 months, maybe the long separation or maybe some other reason, but she was left with little in her thoughts to live for. Photo: Contributed Contributed

NOBODY will ever know why Megan Jones decided to take her life a year ago.

 

Her friends described the 30-year-old Goodna woman as being a lovely, friendly person, adored by those who knew her.

Tomorrow at 11am, 100 helium-filled pink balloons will be released from Evan Marginson Park at Goodna in her memory.

Before her death, Megs, as she was known, had just been promoted to joint-assistant manager of the Goodna RSL Services Club.

President of the club and close friend David Christie said he would always remember Megs for her sense of humour and her ability to get on with everybody.

"When I received word of her sudden death, it came as such a shock you could have knocked me over with a feather," he said.

"It was very difficult having to relay the news to her work colleagues who were left shattered by the loss."

To pay their respects and keep Megs' memory alive friends and family will gather in Goodna tomorrow for a ceremony to mark the anniversary of her death.

The pink balloons - Megs' favourite colour - head skyward at 11am.

Friends and family will be able to share some of their memories of Megs.

Mr Christie said he hoped those experiencing suicidal thoughts knew there was always help available.

"As we go through life, we come up against problems which create stress and depression," he said. "But people need to remember that there are always councillors, organisations, friends and family members who can offer support."

Among such organisations are R U OK? Foundation, beyondblue and Soften the Fck Up.



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