Town in mourning

Ocean Grove is mourning the death of Dawn Webster.

By Justin Flynn

An Ocean Grove woman who died in a house fire last week is being remembered as a dedicated mother who brightened the lives of everyone she met.

Dawn Webster died when flames engulfed her Arcturus Road home on Monday night.

Ms Webster’s 16-year-old son Xepheren described his mother as “a mystical, marvellous and absolutely ace woman who will remain in the hearts and minds of those she loved and those who loved her.”

“The world is now a whole lot less glittery,” Xepheren told the Voice.

Xepheren, a student at Bellarine Secondary College’s Drysdale campus, posted a picture of his mother on his Facebook page as a tribute.

“Always. RIP my dear sweet magical beautiful Dawn!,” one poster replied.

“She was an amazing woman,” another wrote.

The Ocean Grove community is mourning the mother and grandmother, who was a drama and psychology teacher at Bellarine Secondary College’s Drysdale campus.

Police are not treating the fire as suspicious, but are yet to determine the cause.

More than 20 firefighters were called to the property.

Mourners placed floral tributes to Ms Webster outside her Arcturus Road rental home.

One local decided to pay her own tribute to Ms Webster on her Facebook site by tying a yellow ribbon outside her home and business.

“Yellow ribbons are a sign of remembrance,” she wrote.

“I will be tying a yellow ribbon at our home and business to let the family know that we are thinking of them.

“I do not know the family, but I want to let the family know that we care, that we are sorry and we acknowledge someone has passed.”

 

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