There were bright blue balloons, bubbles being blown, and, of course, a beautiful bench in a sunny spot of the playground.
And it was all for Bronnie.
Bronwyn Cooper, who died on March 7 due to complications from a congenital heart condition, was honoured on Monday morning for her almost-39 years of volunteering at Goulburn's Early Childhood Centre.
Centre director Amy Kolosque said that the small gathering - in line with COVID-19 restrictions - was a chance to celebrate the life of a much-loved part of the pre-school for almost four decades.
"It's National Volunteers Week, and normally all the educators would bring in chocolates and flowers for Bron," said Ms Kolosque.
"That's why we wanted to do it on Monday. And also because it would have marked 39 years since she started volunteering here."
Bronwyn's older sister Janelle Storm unveiled the bench with a plaque that reads: "In loving memory of our darling Bronnie. In case you need a Bronnie cuddle."
"In loving memory of our darling Bronnie. In case you need a Bronnie cuddle."Memorial plaque
Ms Kolosque explained that hugs and cuddles from Bronnie were much treasured by the staff and children.
Staff member Chelsea Leonard, who organised the making of the memorial, spoke as well, then another educator played "You Raise Me Up" on her flute while children released balloons and blew bubbles.
"She always said if she was having a stressful day that she was going home for a glass of bubbles - but of course we couldn't have them yesterday!" said Ms Kolsoque.
The bench will be a permanent reminder of a warm and generous soul who was well loved by all.
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