Crash victim honoured
THE self-portrait sketch Carol Ann Davison drew in the weeks before her death shows how her friends and family will remember her.
The sketch shows a happy woman with a friendly face and a big smile.
Good friend Helen-Maria Sant says that is exactly what the 63-year-old was like.
Mrs Davison tragically died when a car driven by her husband and in which she was a passenger crashed in Dry Dock Road, Tweed Heads South, on Thursday last week.
She will be farewelled by family and friends today at Melaleuca Funeral Centre, where the self- portrait will take pride of place next to her casket.
“I had great fun with her, she was a fun person.
“She was a boisterous, happy person and she always had that smile,” Ms Sant said.
“If everyone was like Carol, there would be no wars.”
Mrs Sant knew Mrs Davison for four years after they met at lifeball and became good friends.
She said she was a popular, happy person who was a great organiser and had a way with people, but was also sensitive and aware of people around her.
Mrs Davison was a founding member of the Banora Point Lifeball Club and will be sorely missed as a bingo player at Club Banora.
A minute's silence was held at bingo last Friday in her honour.
Her son, Travis Grass, said she was a “beautiful person”.
“She always stuck by me and would have done anything for me; she was always my backstop,” Mr Grass said.
She was also a larrikin; Mr Grass' fondest memory of his mother was seeing her at the snow, hurtling down a hill on a toboggan, then taking out another woman as the sled rocketed out of control.
Mrs Davidson leaves behind her two sons Travis and Gavin and her husband Robert.
She was born in Dalford in Victoria and moved around the state with her parents before settling in Geelong where she brought up her two boys.
In 1996 she met Robert after her previous, dearly loved, husband Bill died and they moved to Tweed Heads.
Mrs Davison worked as a hairdresser, owner of a general store and a cafeteria manager.
Mr Grass said Robert remained in hospital yesterday, with “a bit of a recovery to go”.