Enid passed away peacefully last Friday 11 July in the Embracia Home, Lynbrook, Melbourne after suffering two falls that resulted in a broken arm, wrist and collar bone.
Enid provided us all with an extraordinary example of dedication and community service. As Secretary at O’Briens Electrics for over 50 years her exceptional contribution was specially acknowledged. In the mid 1970s she accompanied Jean Herriot on a visit to the Developmental Music Project in the Metropolitan West Region of Sydney and this visit set a new musical direction in Enid’s life.
Enid won a doubles championship for Australia as a Badminton player and later went on to be involved with the Australian Badminton Association of which she was a life member. Her first experience of music making was with the St Andrews youth choir which she managed for 14 years. Enid then went on to manage the library of the Berwick Youth Choir. She was the organiser of the first Kodaly Summer Schools in Victoria, an executive member of the Victorian Branch of the Kodaly Society and Secretary of the national body of the Kodaly Music Institute of Australia for almost 40 years. Enid provided an extraordinary example of the way in which volunteers can support music education for children and teachers across Australia. She became very well known to all those attending Kodaly national conferences during all of that time. Enid was a life member of KMEIA and the Berwick Youth Choir.
“Scotty”, as she was affectionately known, only retired when she went into the Embracia Home four years ago. Her great service to the Kodaly musical fraternity will be long remembered and admired.
Dr Deanna Hoermann
Kodály Music Education Institute of Australia Inc.
Affiliated National Institutional Member of the International Kodály Society