Congewai resident Annette Rees has been remembered as a wildlife warrior, a friendly face at the local pharmacy and post office, a keen historian and the linchpin of her family.
The Hunter Wildlife Rescue life member and long-serving West Cessnock Post Office manager passed away suddenly on January 9, the day before her 67th birthday.
Annette was the daughter of Sheila and Ted Cook; an older sister to Gary. She began her life on the farm in Congewai, before the family moved into Bellbird in 1959.
She developed an interest in native wildlife at a very young age, giving her brother the nickname ‘Joey’ after…