“We were very proud to be part of the farewell for CFA member Julie Wilson-Annan from Woodend on the morning of Saturday January 23,” said Woodend CFA Captain Mike Dornau, “with all Woodend CFA vehicles (fully crewed) taking part in the emotional parade along the Avenue of Honour, flanked by what seemed like half the town on either side of the road.“It was an amazing and emotional experience to be driving in the lead vehicle, with husband Andrew leading on foot behind us as the enormous crowd showed their respect and released special balloons as we passed.“I would like to pass on a special thanks to the Macedon Ranges Police for their co-operation, especially Woodend Sergeant David Arnold, and also to the Woodend CFA volunteers for their strong show of support.Julie was a long-term member of the Woodend CFA, who tragically died Thursday January 14.She joined the CFA as a volunteer soon after husband Andrew, which was not long after they both arrived in Woodend.She was an important and active member of the brigade for many years, until her health did not allow her to continue.In fact, this year would have been her 17th year as a member of the CFA.Her commitment as a volunteer fire fighter is just one example of the significant contribution she made to our community.Julie will be greatly missed by all of her mates at the Woodend CFA.The Brigade’s thoughts and wishes are with Andrew, Liv and Lottie at this difficult time.


  • Published: 1 month ago on January 24, 2021
  • Last Modified: January 24, 2021 @ 12:13 am

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