Every untimely death on Illawarra beaches, on Illawarra roads, is a tragedy. There's no denying it.
Though it's hard to argue that any loss compares to the loss felt by the Grimmer family.
Three brothers have lived the best part of their lives with no idea what happened to their three-year-old sister.
The three brothers have lived with the guilt and pain and shock of the reality their little sister will never grow up. They spend their waking hours wonder what Cheryl would have grown up like. What job she would choose, what kind of mother she would be.
Yet they have nothing, no answers, no closure. They never got to have a funeral, to say goodbye. They never got closure.
Cheryl's three brothers have sympathy for all those who have lost lives in the surf at Fairy Meadow. For all those left behind after an untimely death.
Though they feel their case has special circumstances - one that council should consider separate to the rest.
They believe their sister should be remembered forever. And her death serve as a reminder to all that children need to be watched and protected.
Like Mr Nash, Cheryl's eldest brother says: "It's sad to read about the drownings on Fairy Meadow beach and surrounding beaches, but abduction, murder and never knowing what happened to Cheryl is another thing.
"Our family have nowhere to pay our respects and acknowledge Cheryl's life this is why we would like to see the memorial erected," he said.
Let's hope that Wollongong City Council agrees and works with the Grimmer family to build a memorial for Cheryl, who disappeared back in 1970.
Our hope is that something positive can come from a little girl lost - and all the heartache her disappearance has caused over the last 50 years.
A plaque, a memorial, a chair to sit on and remember the little blonde girl who never got to grew up. Anything to give the family some peace.
They are even willing to pay for it.