Patricia McConnachie

Patricia McConnachie
Also known as: Pat
Date of birth: 18 December, 1930
Date of passing: 02 September, 2021



(nee Kelly)

Patricia Mary

18/12/1930 – 02/09/2021


So, Mum’s time in this place has ended. Her journey to be reunited with her precious Steve commenced on Thursday 2/9/2021. She is now catching up with those who left her earlier, especially her precious Steve (Dad). She was a devoted Mum to Marianne & Colin, Sue, Anthony, Paul & Lisa. Adored Nanna Pat to Jodi & Russell, Dru & Kellie, Nathan & Sandra, Sophie & Jacob, Liam, Jac, Mia & Ollie, and Bronte’. Much loved Great Nanna Pat to Jaimi, Zoe, Darci, Xanthia, Willow, Jade, Regan, Mikayla, Tristan and Madeline.

Her presence in our family was strong, her love was palpable and her absolute commitment to each of us was enduring – and it will continue, not directly from her now, but through every one of her children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She married in 1952 and left her job at the Plaza Theatre in Bendigo to become a fulltime housewife as was the norm. She worked diligently, doing her best in that role as a Wife and Mum – she & Dad nurtured us to be a very close family.

In the 1970’s significant change emerged for her generation of women. Consequently, when in her 40’s, she started a career outside of the family home. She commenced training as an EN, then started her independent (wage earning) career at an organisation now known as Scope.

She was part of that trail blazer generation of women that helped pave the way for greater gender equality for the generations of women to follow.

Mum dedicated herself to her family, her faith, her friends and to those where she was employed. Since retiring she has maintained numerous enduring relationships with co-workers and clients, while also being a wonderful Mum, Nanna and Great Nanna.

We, her kids, her Grandkids and her Great Grandkids, all know she loved us, and we know she wanted only the best for us. Her favourite times were when we were all together. She particularly loved celebrating birthdays and Christmas and Friday Night Family nights. Her presence will be missed.

So Mum, now it’s time to enjoy being in Dad’s company and having the freedom to walk strongly beside him once again.

RIP Mum – enjoy the reunions.

Funeral Notice

Funeral Details


(nee Kelly)

Patricia Mary ‘Pat’


Mass of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of the late  Mrs Patricia Mary ‘Pat’ McConnachie will be held at the Bendigo Funeral Centre on TUESDAY (September 14th, 2021) commencing at 11am.

A Private Cremation will follow.

Due to Covid restrictions attendance is by invitation only.

You are invited to view the service via Live Streaming at

To sign the condolence book scroll to the bottom of this page.


Simon Mulqueen(Prop.)

Tel. 5444 0400

Service Booklet

Jayne Lahtz shared

Pat a most beautiful lady now at peace. Love, hugs & prayers to all the McConnachies.

Lauren Howie shared

To our beautiful Aunty Pat…

We are so blessed to have had you in our lives, filling it with an amazing love that can’t be described.
I am forever grateful for everything you did for us.
Our rock, eternally strong for us… and always will be.

Will be having a Pink Mook with you again.
Love you xo

A Tribute for Patricia McConnachie by Lauren HowieA Tribute for Patricia McConnachie by Lauren HowieA Tribute for Patricia McConnachie by Lauren Howie

Don and Glen Swiney shared

A truly great lady and fondly remembered by so many members of the Survey Corps

Brenda Young shared

Dear Auntie Pat, it was at your home that cousins became friends . Thank you.

Mark Kelly shared

Lovely mass and tribute to a beautiful lady. RIP Aunty Pat. Mark, Kathryn, Angus & Bella.

Sign the Book for Patricia McConnachie

  1. Jayne Lahtz
  2. Lauren Howie
  3. Don and Glen Swiney
  4. Brenda Young
  5. Mark Kelly
  1. Amanda Coghill
  2. Kristin Nelson (nee Bolding)
  3. Ann Clancey
  4. Lynne and Les Crichton
  5. Jason, Heather, Laura & Andre Lea xo
  6. Helen Gallagher
  7. Phil Billington
  8. Tim & Cindi Bruechert
  9. Trish Shelton & Val McCarthy
  10. Maureen & Geoffrey Nelson
  11. Kristin, Phillip, Jesse & Casey Nelson
  12. Ann Donaldson
  13. Mary Cuskelly
  14. Roger, Kym, Madeline, Tayla & Chelsea Kelly
  15. Veronica & Tom Murphy
  16. Michelle Kelly
  17. Brian/Ruth Cuddihy
  18. Linda Elliott-Loader
  19. Kirsten, Ben, Mason & Ryder Galea
  20. Tom and Wendy Royle
  21. Lauren & Gavin Howie
  22. Kelly Mitchel l
  23. Anthony Chalkley
  24. Stephen Kelly
  25. Dot and Brian
  26. Erin Mitchell
  27. Robyn, Eva and Saxon
  28. Sonya, Tony, Joel, Max &Dean Vlaeminck
  29. Wayne, Gry, Runa, Loke, Jove and Eira
  30. Louise McNair
  31. Helen & Mick Cuskelly
  32. Megan Bowles
  33. Michelle Ozanne
  34. Sam Crichton
  35. Michelle & Harry Verbeek
  36. Sue & Ian Dempster
  37. Fay Kelly
  38. Rachel Gardiner
  39. Adele Tammer
  40. Carol Rettie
  41. Carol & John Adams
  42. Jason & Sue Pearse & family
  43. Graeme and Gladys Allen
  44. Ria Mitchell
  45. Lyn Burns
  46. Christopher & Micah Young
  47. Willow Bingley
  48. Mathew, Jennie, Matilda and Lewis
  49. Brenda Young
  50. Lisa Paul Mia and Bronte
  51. Jac McConnachie
  52. Wally Connors
  53. Jo Kelly
  54. Denis & Maree Cooper
  55. Hannah Andrews
  56. Tracey Rogers
  57. Theresa goehler Dockter
  58. Wilma Thorpe