ANNALISE Eyles lived for her family, especially her beloved nephews Oliver and Felix Goff.
She is survived by the rest of her immediate family, mother Mary, father Gerry and three sisters Simone, Megan and Stephanie.
Sister Simone told Port News her two toddlers were the apple of Annalise's eye.
It made for one big play time whenever the smitten aunty would visit her young family in Sydney. Simone said her late sister would spend every waking hour with the two boys during her visits.
"From sun-up to sun-down she would be with them," Simone said. "Family was a huge part of her life, but she was fanatical about the two boys, they meant the world to her."
Simone, and the rest of the family is buoyed by the belief, they all, especially Oliver and Felix, now have a guardian angel watching over them.
Annalise's mother, Mary, agreed her eldest daughter had many passions throughout her life, but none rivalled the love she had for her two nephews.
“She would do anything for her family, especially her two nephews who also think the world of her,” she said. "If they wanted to do something it was guaranteed she would agree to it."
The grieving family said Annalise approached most things in her life the way she did herself.
"She was always immaculately dressed and always presented herself perfectly," they said.
She extended this attitude to her surroundings, in particular her garden, and as a result, sprouted a green thumb.
The 48-year-old's small courtyard garden was transformed into a flawless horticulturalist's dream.
"It looked so perfect because she would spend hours in that garden," Mary said. "It was only a tiny little area that would normally take a few minutes to tidy, but she got right into it, and it was kept immaculate."
Fitness and travelling were also high on Annalise's priority list according to her tight-knit family.
They told the Port News ahead of today's funeral service they have been overcome by community support and thanked everyone for their kind words. Friends, acquaintances and former colleagues of Annalise have bombarded the family with touching testimonials and tributes.
One of the more moving was from a patient of Mid-North Coast Diagnostic Imaging, where she worked for nearly a decade. The author thanked Annalise for her kindness during frequent visits over the years.
Annalise Eyles was tragically killed last Wednesday about 6pm on Hill Street, Port Macquarie.
Police charged a 53- year-old woman with failure to stop and render assistance following a vehicle impact causing death. Investigations continue.