A colourful commemoration

Tessa Randello

Traralgon mother and son Bernadine and Rob Timmers added a personal touch to their Anzac Day service at the weekend.

Ms Timmers, 83, displayed her artistic skill by colouring in a wreath which was printed by The Express in conjunction with Latrobe City Council last week.

Ms Timmers said Anzac Day has always held a special place in her heart.

“Rob is an ex-Sergeant and our big family usually always gets together to pay our respects on Anzac Day,” Ms Timmers said.

“This year was a little bit different but we stood in the driveway with candles and played The Last Post at dawn.”

Ms Timmers said she heard about the wreath through her local seniors group.

“We usually meet once a week, but that is not possible anymore, so one of the members came to my house and dropped the page off for us to display in the window on Anzac Day,” she said.

“I have always been quite crafty, I enjoy a lot of creative things so I thought it would be a good idea to colour in the page.”

Ms Timmers said despite this year’s unique ceremony she is looking forward to a return to normal in 2021.

“We are very excited for the Anzac celebrations next year when the family can come together again,” she said.

Instead of his yearly Anzac Day march, Mr Timmers drove past the Traralgon cenotaph with his mother to pay his respects.