Funeral Notices

Not all funerals are displayed on this page. Please contact us on 1300 008 037 if you have any queries or would like more information.

Please note that for privacy reasons and restrictions on COVID-19 attendee numbers, we may not be permitted to provide details of where a service is being held. If you would like to send a card to a family, please send it to us with the family name on the envelope, and mail to PO Box 200, Woodend VIC 3442. We would be pleased to forward this to the family.

For notification of a memorial that families have indicated will happen later, please go here: Memorials

COOK, Craig Kenneth
(13 January 1947 – 7 September 2020)

Craig died peacefully, surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a lover of great wine and food, meaningful conversations, intrepid travel, ripping leg spinners and, most of all, his family.

Survived by his loving wife, Ann, sons Calum, Lachlan and Stuart, daughters in law Dana, Vicky and Rose, grandkids Sasha, Ollie, Harriet, Penny and Pia, and brother Ross.

Always in our hearts.

His funeral will be on Monday 14th September 2020, 1:15pm. Click here to view and be part of his funeral, online. http://bit.ly/FuneralCraigCook

PARTRIDGE, Anne Jillian
(formerly Remato)

16th August 1936 – 27th August 2020

Passed away peacefully at home, with family present. A creative writer and artist, loved by family and friends.

Loved and loving daughter of Archibald (Gerald) and Gladys Partridge (both dec.) Sister to John, Keith and Adrienne (dec.) Wife to Giuseppe Remato (dec.) and partner to Tom Baker (dec.)

Mother to Catina, Stephen and Richard. Mother-in-law to David, Lisa and Liz. Grandmother to Alexander, Julian, Patrick, Verity, James, Samuel, Riley and Pippa. Grandmother-in-law to Bianca, Kathryn, Cassie and Leah. Great-grandmother to Ari.

With thanks to the wonderful staff at Leith Park and Liscombe House, their loving care keeping her and other residents safe at these times.

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The funeral for Anne will be held on Monday 7th September 2020 at 12.30pm and will be livestreamed. A private cremation will follow.

To access the livestreaming (that will begin at 12.15pm) click here: http://bit.ly/AnnePartridge.  If you are unable to join at that time, this same link can be used to watch at another time.

Anne’s family invite you to make a donation in lieu of flowers and in memory of Anne to The Tree Project – a cause close to Anne’s heart. Donate here: https://treeproject.worldsecuresystems.com/give-a-treeproject-gift

LANG, Peter Hill

Peter passed away surrounded by family on Saturday 22nd August at St Vincent’s hospital aged 82.

Cherished brother to Tony, Betty and Bill. Loving partner of Mary (dec), and stepfather to Sharon and Graham. Devoted Uncle to Robina, Dave, David and Jess, and Great uncle to Maddy, Taisy, John and Clara.

Heartfelt thanks to Mercy Place Abbotsford for all the wonderful care given to him, and especially for his special friendship with Sister Margaret.

A man with a dry wit who showed great tenacity by never giving up, and who enjoyed horse racing and ice cream right to the end. Missed but never forgotten.

A funeral service to honour Peter’s life will be held on Friday 4th September 2020 at 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome to participate via the livestream link http://bit.ly/PeterHillLang

BROOKS, Leonard Ridley

Loving husband to Glennis, devoted father to Mandy and loyal friend to Fiona and Tim. His laughter will be missed.

A funeral service to honour Lenny will be held on Tuesday 1st September 2020 at 12noon.

Link to livestreamed service http://bit.ly/LennyBrooks

PETERS, Joan Frances

The Requiem Mass to honour the life of Joan Frances Peters will be held on Wednesday 26th August 2020 at 11:00am.

You are warmly invited to participate in the Mass online via the livestream link: bit.ly/JoanPeters

Please find the Order of Service booklet here.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Down Syndrome Australia (donation page can be found here: bit.ly/DownSyndromeDonate)

The livestreaming link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

FARHAT, Pierre Louis

The Requiem Mass to honour the life of Pierre Louis Farhat will be held on Tuesday 25th August 2020 at 12:30pm. 

You are warmly invited to watch a replay of his funeral – please click here: http://bit.ly/PierreFarhatfuneralreplay 

His Order of Service can be downloaded here: Booklet – Pierre Farhat

In honour of Pierre, please consider a donation to the Pancare Foundation.

COX, David Lionel

27 September 1934 – 9 August 2020.
Formerly of Sydney, latterly of Healesville.

Died peacefully on a sunny morning.

Loving brother of Marian, uncle of Mette and Kirsten, great uncle of Pia, Leila, Millie and Isabel. A devoted environmentalist who quietly contributed much to his local community. Ardent supporter of the ballet and of First Nations paintings. He was loved and will be missed.

Donations in memory of David can be made to Healsville Hospital (Eastern Health Foundation).

A funeral service to honour his life will be held on Tuesday 20th August 2020 at 12pm, followed by his burial at 2pm.

To view the livestreaming of both, please go to https://bit.ly/DavidLionelCox.

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

SEXTON, Mary Teresa
Died peacefully at Nazareth Care Camberwell on 6 August 2020.

Beloved wife of Tom (deceased), dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Paul & Beate, Kevin & Ann, Lynne & Graham, Peter & Kaye, and Brendan & Kerry. Loved and loving grandmother of Kaitlyn, Olivia & Madison, Christopher, Melanie & Daniel, Cameron, Georgia & Angela, and Scott & Lucas and great grandmother to Charlotte, Emma and Elliott.
We are grateful for the wonderful memories we will always treasure.

Deep thanks to the Sisters and Staff at Nazareth House for their compassionate care over the last two years.

The life of Mary will be honoured with a private family liturgy on Wednesday 19th August 2020 at 11.15am.
You are warmly invited to join us online. Mary’s Order of Service booklet may be accessed here: Mary Sexton – Funeral Order of Service

Please follow the link for the live streaming service. https://bit.ly/MarySexton

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

Di COCCO, Maria

A funeral service to honour the life of Maria Di Cocco will be held on Tuesday 18th August 2020 at 1pm.

There will be candle lighting as part of the celebration and if you would like to be part of this, please have a candle ready to light.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to the Austin Health who provided Maria with wonderful care.

Please click on the link here for the live-streaming: https://bit.ly/MariaDiCocco

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace on 5427 3112 if you need any assistance in viewing.

BOWEN, Kylie Eloise

Kylie passed away peacefully on 1st August 2020.

Much loved sister of Rachel and dearly loved daughter of Helen (dec) and Tom (dec).

Our beautiful brave girl Kylie will be sadly missed by Rachel and all her family and friends.

Many thanks to all at Uniting, Burwood who showed such kindness to Kylie and family

Private family funeral however it will be live-streamed at 12:15pm on Monday 17th August 2020

Please click on the link here: https://bit.ly/KylieBowen

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

HAWKINS, Maxine Agnes

1957 – 2020

Much loved wife of Donald (Don), loving Mum to Rhonda and wonderful Grandmother to all nine grandchildren.

Deeply loved and will forever be missed.

A private cremation will occur.

Maxine’s memorial will be live-streamed at 10:15am, Thursday 13th August 2020

Please click on the link here: https://bit.ly/MaxineHawkins

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

MACKAY, Alison Jean
(nee Inglis)

29.05.1941 – 05.08.2020

Passed away peacefully at her home in McCrae. Cherished daughter of John and Dorothy Inglis (dec) Little sister of Janet and Lucy (dec). Loving and much-loved mother and mother-in-law of Kathleen, John and Genii, and Rob and Shari. Proud Granny of Freddie, Jeremy, Annabel, Flynn, Will and Milla.

Korowa school girl, occupational therapist, farmer, drover, home builder, gardener, tragic Dees supporter, artist, opera and MTC enthusiast, cryptic crossworder, and a loving guardian of all her furry and feathered friends. A dear friend to all those so fortunate to have been in her life and share her passions. . .

Adventures followed her wherever she went, from droving cattle in the hills of Tumbarumba, crossing the Nullarbor, to plunging into Antarctic waters.

Alison was determined to never give up, no matter the challenges she faced in life and did so with timeless style and beauty.

Forever in our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to either MS Research msra.org.au or Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation foundation.petermac.org

Alison’s funeral will be live-streamed from 12:30pm on Thursday 13th August 2020.

Please click on the link here for the live-streaming: https://bit.ly/AlisonMackay

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

TRELEAVEN, Elaine Ruth

A funeral service to honour the life of Elaine Ruth Treleaven will be held on Monday 10th August 2020 at 11:15am.

Please click on the link here for the live-streaming: https://bit.ly/ElaineTreleaven

The link will be valid for up to 30 days to watch the service again, and there is the opportunity to leave a message for the family on the link page after the service has begun. No audio will be available until the start of the service for privacy reasons. Please call Natural Grace if you need any assistance in viewing.

McCUTCHEON (nee Penington), Vivienne Frances.

Vivienne Frances McCutcheon, OAM, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 28th July 2020 at the age of 87. She was much adored by her (late) partner Andrew, four children: Louise, Kirsten, Simon and Nicola and their partners; six grandchildren; sister Margaret and many, many more family and friends.

“May flights of angels sing her to her rest…”

Her life will be celebrated on Wednesday 5th August 2020, at 3:30pm.

There will be a candle-lighting as part of the celebration and if you would like to be part of this, please have a candle ready to light.

Please click onto the link here for the live-streaming: https://bit.ly/VivienneMcCutcheon This link will be valid for up to 30 days.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation to SisterWorks or the Indigenous Literacy Foundation.

The McCutcheon family will also be holding an informal Zoom event for those who wish to share memories with friends and family. Please feel free to join us!

  • Topic: Vivienne McCutcheon Celebration Zoom Meeting
  • Time: Aug 5, 2020 6:00pm Melbourne
  • Please note we intend to record this session.

CHILVERS, Adam Stewart
Born 13 February 1968 in Orbost Hospital, in country Victoria. Passed away peacefully at Ringwood Private Hospital on Wednesday the 8th of July 2020 at 4.10pm.

Much loved husband of Paul Chilvers. Loved son of Clive & Marian, younger brother to Craig (dec) and older brother to Katie Patterson; brother-in-law to Simon and much loved uncle to Mason.

A smile to hide our sadness,
A laugh to hide our tears,
But we will never stop loving you
And wishing you were here.
Sleep and rest peacefully our beloved Adam.
Deeply missed by your loving husband Paul, and all your family and friends.

Donations can be made to Bowel Cancer Australia in memory of Adam. A private family service will be held at Lilydale Memorial Park but will be live-streamed on Friday 17th July at 11:30am. Please view by going to this link. https://bit.ly/AdamChilvers

ANTOINETTE AOUEISS – 

On July 1st 2020, we said a peaceful farewell to the matriarch of our family, Antoinette Aoueiss. She was surrounded with love and respect throughout her life and at her passing, both beside her and from afar. Generous to a fault, forever the pinnacle of fashion and the confidante of so many. There was no one quite like our Mum, our Nana and our Great grandma. You have left a huge void in all of our lives.

Rest in Peace

A funeral service to honour the life of Antoinette will be held on Monday 13th July 2020 at 11.15am.

Please click the link below to view live: https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/antoinette-aoueiss/

ELSA BERNADETTE GALBALLY –

Elsa Bernadette Galbally passed away peacefully on Friday 12th June, 2020 with her partner Greg by her side.

Loved for her generous and beautiful heart and her irrepressible spirit, she will be missed dearly.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private service will be held at 1:30 pm on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 that will be live-streamed.

Please click the link below to view live: https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/elsa-galbally

PAUL ANTHONY MUTIMER –

Treasured and beloved husband of Maureen. Devoted and most loving father to Kate and Henry and father-in-law to Elissa. Much loved brother of Kieran, Anne, David, Lisa and Helen. Son of Kevin and Pat (both dec). Paul was deeply loved by all his family, like a brother to his in-laws and cherished by his nieces and nephews.

Private funeral, 11am on Friday 29th May 2020 that will be live-streamed. Please click the link below to view live:

https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/paul-mutimer/

To register for details of the memorial service to be held later in the year, please go here: https://naturalgrace.com.au/memorials/

GRAEME ALEXANDER LAWLER –

Passed away suddenly at home in Woodend on 9 May 2020.

Much loved husband of Amanda. Father of Tom, Alex and Ellen, father-in-law of Ina, and Grandpa of Adelia. We are devastated by our loss.

He will be greatly missed by all of his extended family and his Leed Engineering family.

To register for memorial details to be held in Adelaide later in the year, please go here: http://www.naturalgrace.com.au/memorials

JOHN STEPHENS BALLANTYNE –

We have lost the most genuine, honest and generous of gentlemen, surrounded by his family. Loving husband of Jackie for 52 years, guiding father of Jon, Matt & Mia, admired grandfather of Tyson, Connor, Jack, Shama & Caine, best mate of Mr Darcy Dog, beloved sister of Anne and Trish (dec).

Private family funeral, 11:15am Friday 8th May 2020 that will be live-streamed. Please click the link below to view live:

https://www.belindajanevideo.com/client-video/john-ballantyne

To register for memorial details, please go here: http://www.naturalgrace.com.au/memorials