Naomi breezed into my life when we were both 12 years old and, miraculously, our friendship thrived and deepened through all of life's stages -- adolescence, young adulthood, marriage and family, retirement. Her endless capacity to love and care, her courage in seeking out and embracing challenges, her crazy sense of humour, and, of course, her bone-crunching hugs all became her trademarks not only for me, but for my daughters and husband as well. I find it very hard to fathom a world without Naomi in it. But I know that she is resting in the eternal peace that she deserves. My heartfelt hugs to Simon, Emily, Yael, Eleanor, Ilona and the rest of the family and other dear friends.
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I’m so terribly sorry to hear of Naomi’s passing. We worked together at the Royal Vic in the 1980’s (and 90’s?) where I worked as a music therapist in palliative care. Over the years we were always happy to bump into one another, whether it was at a conference, the Vic pool with our kids, or just last year, on the street, and we always had lively discussions. Naomi had such integrity, and an easy capacity to connect deeply. My sincere sympathies to her family, and all who will surely miss her.
We extend our deepest condolences to the Kogan-Young family at this time. We are deeply saddened by the news of Naomi's passing. It was a honour and a pleasure to know Naomi, our lives more rich for it.
With respect and love,
Colleen & Ashley Emery