Also known as: Pat
Date of passing: 02 September, 2021
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.