Becky and Rory O’Halloran
If you lived in Byron in the nineties, the name Annie O’Halloran would have been familiar to you.
Annie was the driving force in creating a safe NYE community celebration leading up to the millennium 1999 NYE event. This model became best practice and was used throughout the country to help create positive community celebrations.
At the same time, Annie worked at Byron Hospital as a night-shift Emergency Room nurse. Many patients will remember her kind, professional way.
Annie was also instrumental in the creation of a ‘safe room’ at the hospital at the beginning of the ice epidemic and worked tirelessly behind the scenes for the new Byron Hospital and the detox unit at Lismore Base Hospital. She was a part of the Byron Town Centre Committee for many years and worked energetically for the betterment of the community.
On Tuesday May 21, Annie died peacefully at home with her loving family by her side