"She went to ballet and in her teens did karate, reaching her third belt. At school she loved reading. She wrote poetry and stories. She was always good company and her sense of humour always had us and others laughing. The sense of the ridiculous stayed with her. She had such life and vitality and made friends wherever she went. Meredith really enjoyed Halloween. As a youngster she would make a costume from bin liners, put candles in the pumpkins with faces, tie them to sticks and then we would visit neighbours. t is ironic and tragic that she would die so terribly only one day after Halloween.
"Meredith leaves a void that can never be filled. But wonderful memories of her live on in our hearts. All of us who knew her know what we lost."
Meredith's brother John,
“Everyone associates her with a tragic event. We would prefer not to think of her in that way. We prefer to concentrate on the 21 years that we did have with her.”
Meredith's brother Lyle,
“Her presence is missed every time we are together as a family.”
Meredith's sister Stephanie,
“one of the most beautiful, intelligent, witty and caring people you could wish to meet. A 21-year-old student who was into her studies, worked hard, and enjoyed spending time socializing with her friends and family. We feel it is no exaggeration to say that Meredith touched the lives of everyone she met with her infectious upbeat personality, smile and sense of humour.”
“Mez was so important for so many people for her spontaneous, smiling and altruistic personality. We are trying to understand with great difficulty why she was taken away in such a cruel way.”
"As anyone who had been lucky enough to have known her would testify, she was one of the most beautiful, intelligent, witty and caring people you could wish to meet. Nothing was ever too much effort for her - a loving daughter and sister and a loyal friend."