On Saturday, hundreds of people lined the streets of Lismore to say goodbye to a much-loved and admired friend, Peter Jackson, a.k.a Pete Roa Dart, a.k.a Pothole Pete, who died tragically at his property earlier this month.
The cavalcade then wove its way up to the ridge where the small Koonorigan community, devastated by the loss of their friend and neighbour, came out to say goodbye to Pete and pay their respects to his family.
If you have driven in the Northern Rivers you have probably had your tyres and axles saved by Pete who spent immeasurable hours at great risk to himself, painting colourful, insightful and always thoughtful patterns around the cavities in our roads, warning drivers of danger ahead.
Pete was also a major artivist in the gas fight in the Northern Rivers spreading his love via colourful hearts, across the landscape.
He and his Heart will be sorrowfully missed.
RIP Pete – Forever In The Light
Photos and Video by sad neighbours David Lowe and the Tree Faerie.
(Photo of the Bentley Angel, by Benny Zable)