Sunday, 11 October 2009


"Aunty" was actually my partner's, mother's Aunty Vera. She was so much more than that though....

Aunty was heavily involved in the community, including the Girl Guides, was District Commisioner and received an award for 50 years of Long Service. She was also involved with the Red Cross and the CWA. Aunty also played tennis, and later bowls.

Aunty never had children of her own, but she raised four of her brother's children as if they were her own. Aunty looked after her mother in law when she was sick, her husband when he became unwell, and then later, her own mother.

Aunty turned 100 in March and received her letter from the Queen. She lived in her own home, before she moved into the Nursing Home after a fall the day before her 99th birthday.

Aunty passed away on Tuesday night at 9:30pm, peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 13 Great Grandchildren.

Rest in Peace, Aunty. You were a fine, strong woman, who will be remembered and loved always.


  1. This is a beautiful post Carmel. We can only hope that after we have lived our life, someone writes something so beautiful about us.

  2. Thank you for the kind words about Aunty. I thought that you might like to know that she was a keen sewer and sewed all my sister and my clothes when we were young. She also started me on the road to dressmaking.


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