It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Mrs Jess Taylor the Secretary of the Hackett Primary School in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Jess was a real Hackett identity, the right hand to four School Principals, confidante to staff and parents and the ‘face’ of the school – the first person to greet visitors and parents. She knew every child in the school and would be fondly remembered by many thousands of children.
But it wasn’t just the Hackett Primary School family who remember Jess with love and gratitude. She entered into many other community activities, going well and truly above the call of duty, especially with the assistance she gave to the Hackett Art and Craft Exhibition – the joint venture of Rosary Demonstration School and Hackett Primary.
Jess kept in touch with the Hackett Community, even after the school closed and retired to her garden down south. Members of the Art Show Committee were delighted to see Jess and her late husband Jack at the Art Show reunion some five years ago, and many residents had a chance to catch up with her at the Hackett 50th Anniversary celebrations.
We say farewell to a resourceful and gracious lady and pass on our condolences to her children and grandchildren.