The Parkes community united in love last Thursday morning to form a colourful guard of honour for Lindy Farrant at the lower end of Orange Street.
Lindy (64) passed away in the early hours of Friday, 25th September with her husband Bill Jayet and her children Hannah and Drew by her side following her battle with cancer.
The much-loved Director of the Parkes Early Childhood Centre for 33 years touched the lives of thousands of children during her career with her passion and commitment. The ripple effect of her love and compassion was clearly felt last week when a few hundred children, parents, friends and supporters dressed up in rainbow colours to remember her and support her family in a very poignant and special way.
People lined Orange Street holding colourful umbrellas, banners with messages of love, balloons, rainbow flags and even a painting created specially for the occasion.
People remarked on what a special and extraordinary way it was to celebrate someone so beloved in the community during a time of COVID regulations. “It was an amazing morning for lovely Lindy,” said one. “Such a beautiful gesture,” said another on Facebook.