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Friday, 9 November 2018
My deepest condolences to the McLeod and Young family on the passing of Vicki. I spent two years as a teenager being mentored by Vicki to overcome family violence. I was so lucky she was temporary appointed guidance councillor at TGHS as this changed the course of my life. Without her help, kindness, empathy and wisdom I would not be the strong independent woman I have become. I will always remember her smile and the effortless way she provided warmth, security, inclusion and acceptance. Until we meet again...thank you.
Thursday, 8 November 2018
I loved learning to sing with Vicki. My lessons were part therapy also! Such a great teacher, mentor and friend. You were a very important role model for me Vicki. Striving for excellence and not accepting anything less! My year at TGHS was life changing and I loved being part of Chorale being taught by you. Thank you xx never forgotten
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Over 30 years have past since I sang and performed under Vicki's guidance. Oh the times we had! They were the times of our young lives. How we loved & feared her! She opened her home & her heart to so many of us. She gave us her all and expected the same in return. I'm a better person for what she taught me and am so grateful. Music, laughter & a good glass of wine will always remind me of her. Thank you Vicki & love to your family. May you shine on...
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Our deepest condolences to the McLeod and Young family on the passing of Vicki. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Rest in Peace Vicki.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
As Vicki's second piano student, I still remember excitedly riding my bike to my piano lessons with her when she lived on College Road. Occasionally I'd beat her home from TGHS, but her mum would always greet me warmly and sit me in the lounge to await her return from school. As soon as Vicki was home, she would get stuck right in - always focused and always reminding me to practice! Even at that early age she was looking to inspire a love of music and perfection. I still hold and treasure the books on music she gifted me with their special messages.

She continued to encourage and inspire me right until she left for university where we had a break in lessons while she adjusted to university life. This didn't last long though. She was soon back and planning participation in competitions on top of music exams and the dreaded theory! Always one to provide opportunities for growth, she was keenly aware of the lack of opportunities in music at TBHS in those days. I was fortunate to be provided the opportunity to play the piano for the combined school musicals of Dracula Spectacular and Oliver where she was musical director. These opportunities were not just handed to me. I had to meet her exacting standards before taking them up and then she would watch me like a hawk ensuring everything was perfect. She certainly was not afraid to call me out in front of my peers.

Holding such high standards did mean a piano lesson with Vicki was never the same, especially if you hadn't achieved what she wanted that week. I don't know whether I drove her to smoking or if she just needed one after a day at TGHS. Whatever the reason, I always left with my TBHS uniform reeking of smoke and wondering what will happen if I get caught on the way home.

Vicki was a gifted pianist and musician who chose to share her passion through teaching rather than performing. She could easily have followed Michael Houston and achieved similar accolades. She shared this with me on a number of occasions, so there perhaps was some regret, but nothing will take away what she achieved herself and through so many others. She really did take great pleasure in seeing people succeed and develop a passion for music.

Deepest sympathy
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
to the Family of Vicki
we are so sorry to here of your
lost of Vicki
Mary and Joss,Nikki
Head over Heels
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
My deepest sympathy to Tim and Kendra and all Vicki's family. I remember Vicki was always a standout at TGHS musicals.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Vicki was a beautiful person.Deepest sympathy to Tim and Kendra,Steven,Tony and family.Our thoughts are with you.The Lowe Family.
Tuesday, 6 November 2018
Tim and Kendra our thoughts are with at this very sad time Vicki was an amazing lady and will leave a huge gap not only in your lives but the wider community Sorry we cannot be with you on Thursday
Heartfelt Sympathy
Ken and Mary Mitchell
Monday, 5 November 2018
Vicki was the driving force behind my decision to take on high school music teaching as my career and by far my best memories from high school are of the music we made in the T.G.H.S Chorale and school shows. R.I.P. Vicki - Much love to Tim and Kendra.
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