Dareton community sends strong message: United in grief

FIVE years on from the death of Cheree Lawson as a result of family violence, her heartbroken family says they’ll “grieve forever”. 

The family of Cheree Lawson, including niece Jenivia Lawson, 5, mother Raylene Lawson, daughter Jasmine Lawson, 7, niece Jennifer Moore, 8, sister Natalie Lawson, niece Maya Moore, 9, daughter Jamie-Lee Lawson, 9, niece Cheree Moore, 3, and nephew Robert Hudson, 4, yesterday took part in a march in her memory.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

The family of Cheree Lawson, including niece Jenivia Lawson, 5, mother Raylene Lawson, daughter Jasmine Lawson, 7, niece Jennifer Moore, 8, sister Natalie Lawson, niece Maya Moore, 9, daughter Jamie-Lee Lawson, 9, niece Cheree Moore, 3, and nephew Robert Hudson, 4, yesterday took part in a march in her memory.Picture: Carmel Zaccone

Yesterday, the Dareton community came together to honour the memory of Cheree and raise awareness of family violence by taking part in a memorial march. 

On March 11, 2013, Cheree intended to break up with her abusive partner, Dale Ryan Johnson, to start a new life for herself and her three children in Bendigo. 

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