CHAIR TRIBUTE: A chair has been unveiled at the Laidley Central Child Care Centre in memory of Josh Adam Ross who died in the 2011 floods. His auntie Bess Fraser and former centre director Tonya Piper unveiled the seat.
CHAIR TRIBUTE: A chair has been unveiled at the Laidley Central Child Care Centre in memory of Josh Adam Ross who died in the 2011 floods. His auntie Bess Fraser and former centre director Tonya Piper unveiled the seat. Amy Lyne

Our seat for Josh

Josh Adam Ross will forever be a part of his former work place after they unveiled a chair in his memory.

On Sunday, Laidley Central Child Care Centre held a memorial for Josh who passed away in Grantham flood waters on January 10, 2011.

Mr Josh as he was known at the centre, was remembered by centre director Kylie Kajewski as a truly remarkable person who was taken in the prime of his life.

"Josh was loved by everyone who met him," she said.

"He was an exceptional soul, who loved a good fancy dress party.

"Josh was an amazing educator who was loved and respected by children and their families."

Former centre director Tonya Piper and Josh's auntie Bess Fraser unveiled the chair.

Ms Fraser said Josh started volunteering at the centre, before he was offered casual employment and eventually a fulltime job.

She said her nephew never looked back since starting at the centre and he loved the kids he worked with.

"Even in his own private life he would take kids from Grantham and take them to Movie World and places like that, all out of his own pocket," she said.

"He was just an amazing young man, what you saw was what you got."

 


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