Allan Byrne and Jiggy 'Brent' Johnson on a New Zealand surfing trip in the 90s.
Allan Byrne and Jiggy 'Brent' Johnson on a New Zealand surfing trip in the 90s. craig levers

Memorial to remember the multi-talented Jiggy Johnson

AN artist, musician, surfer, skater, craftsmen, husband and father will be remembered on Saturday January 11 at Gettin' Jiggy - an event to celebrate the life and creative achievements of Jiggy "Brent" Johnson.

Mr Johnson, 46, passed away just before Christmas after a heart attack leaving behind his wife Heather and two young sons Kaitou and Che.

Now, in support of his devastated family, Gettin' Jiggy will remember Mr Johnson's passionate life.

Organiser Carolyn Emge said the night could be sold out, after a strong community response.

"He was definitely very well loved," Ms Emge said.

"That's become really clear since his passing."

Ms Emge, a long-time family friend of the Johnson family, said she held another fundraiser to cover the immediate costs involved with Mr Johnson's tragic passing.

"Within the 24 hours people had donated $7000," she said.

Ms Emge said giving people a platform to help someone out was all it took to attract a huge amount of support.

For more information visit facebook.com/pledgeforjiggyjohnson.

Tickets to the event are $25 and available at eventbrite.com.au.



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