BELLOTTI Louise Bernadette

BELLOTTI Louise Bernadette
Late of Morningside, most of Australia and the Internet.
Louise passed away peacefully after a short illness in the St Vincent’s Hospital Kangaroo Point (Brisbane) on Saturday 18th January 2020.  At the time of her passing Louise was only 65 years of age.
Louise leaves behind her loving children; Katie, Michael, Patricia, Sarah and their partners.
Louise will also be sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren Jamie, Brayden, Crystal, Erin, Sam, Tony and Luke, each of whom will miss her for that special bond that is always present between a grandmother and grandchild.
‘Aunty Lu’ as she was better known, will also be greatly missed by her siblings, many nieces and nephews and friends.
At this point Louise’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Support staff of St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kangaroo Point Brisbane for the care and attention that they so freely gave to Louise and her family that made her final days as peaceful and happy as possible.
Louise’s family and friends are invited to her celebration of life service that will be held in the chapel of the Mt Gravatt Crematorium on Tuesday 28th January 2020 the service will commence at 1:00 Pm

BLACK Patricia Mary

BLACK Patricia Mary
Late of Gordon Park and Aspley. Passed away peacefully Wednesday 15th January 2020. At the time of her passing Pat was only 80 years of age.
Pat has now re-joined her loving husband David who passed before her. Pat also leaves behind her loving children; Debbie, Jim, Peter, Terry, Lynne and their partners.
GRANDMA or GG. will also be sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren (Matthew, Bree, Erin, Michael-John, Benjamin(deceased) Ashleigh, Daniel, Joshua, Samuel, Tyler. Each of whom will have fond memories of their grandma. (Great grandchildren – Aaliyah, Chloe, Jayden, Mason, Noah, Ashton, Ryder, Lloyd, Koby, Corbyn, Levi, Mackenzie, and Kaison) because of that special bond that can only exist between a grandmother and grandchild.
Pats family and friends are cordially welcome to attend her celebration of life service that will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Albany Creek Memorial Park Crematorium. Wednesday 22nd January 2020 commencing at 12:00 Noon

TUNNEY Craig Anthony

TUNNEY Craig Anthony
Went to be with the Lord and saviour on Thursday 16th January 2020 after a short battle with cancer.
He lived a purpose filled life filled of helping others globally. 
His wife, sons and daughter and families remember him as a faithful and strong man of God.
His celebration of 63 years of Life will be at 10:00 Am on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 at “Life Church” 109 Golda Avenue Salisbury Queensland 4107.
All of Craig’s family and friends are welcome.
Further details are available from Alan Tunney 0422356622

LIM Yeen Yeen

LIM Yeen Yeen
Late of Calamvale, passed away peacefully in St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kangaroo Point Brisbane
On Friday 10th January 2020.  At the time of her passing Yeen Yeen was 72 years of age.
Yeen Yeen leaves behind her loving husband and soulmate William and devoted children Selina, Samuel. Sorenson and their partners.
Yeen Yeen who was better known as “Poppy’ will also be sadly missed by her adoring grandchildren, Lauren, Sean, Evan and Savannah.  Each of whom will remember her for that special bond and unconditional love that they shared.
At this time Yeen Yeen’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and support staff of
St Vincent’s Private Hospital Brisbane for the love care and attention that they so freely gave to Yeen Yeen and her family that made her final days as peaceful as possible.  A special thanks also to Doctors, Nurses and support staff of the Oncology Department of Sunnybank Private Hospital.
Family and friends are warmly invited to attend Yeen Yeen’s celebration of life service that will be held in the Chapel of the Mt Gravatt Crematorium within the grounds of the Mt Gravatt Cemetery 582 Mains Road Macgregor on Tuesday, 14th January 2020 commencing at 11:00am.  Followed by a wake at Sunnybank Community & Sports Club, 470 McCullough Street, Sunnybank.


Christopher Dunsan Rumel
Cary Alfred Pratten
Husheng Zheng
Monica Roberts
John Mark Spann
Scott Fraser Dibble
Bernadine Fredriek Neirinckx
Mauricio Milne-Jones
Roslyn Adele Pearson
Yvonne Gladwell
Isla Rose Sanson
Marie-Ange Flitcroft
David William Rose
Walter Paul Harvey
Noel Bruce Smith
Brian Joseph Hansen
Frances Cecelia Filer
Nofoasa Palu Lupeamanu
Pepe Kalapu
Ioane Maulupe Tolu
Saoma Pisia Asiata
Robert James Kaumoana
Tossy Sunny Edward cooper
Phyllis Mareta Masoe
Siaki Autagavaia
Tugi John Malopito
Phillip John Gilbert Clark
Manutala’aho Tongia
Fredrick Boaza Kekena
Sidney Stainton
James Makeke Mahia
Shelby Rose Tetomo-Taniwha
Enoka Fiaii
Edward Edwards
Leo Raymond Niko Toleafoa
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Unaiki Kate Pivac

MCATAMNEY Raymond William “Ray”

Late of Coorparoo.  Ray passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday the 12th December 2019.  At the time of his passing Ray was just 74 Years of age.
Ray leaves behind his loving children Donna-Kaye, Robyn, Glenn, Raymond, Scott, Brett, Brendan, Melissa, Carl and their partners.
Ray will also be deeply missed by his grandchildren who will always remember him for his constant teasing, tickles and loving advice.
Ray’s family and friends are warmly invited to attend his celebration of life service that will be held in the East Chapel of the Mt Thompson Memorial Park Crematorium 329 Nursery Road, Holland Park. Tomorrow 18th December 2019 commencing at 10:30 Am
Ray has now gone Golfing


So many are experiencing loss at this time of year especially as emotions are high and can come to us when we least expect it.  We can quickly become overwhelmed.  Since my brother died, I have learned a couple of things that have helped me deal with grief.  Grief comes in waves lasting 20 to 30 minutes because our bodies can’t sustain such strong grieving for much longer than that. In time it will be less and less, they’ll be smaller and further apart.  Don’t resist these waves, it’s a part of your healing. Allow yourself to flow through them and be patient with yourself.  Feeling helpless and broken, as others celebrate the holidays… and pretending and putting on that brave face for everyone around you is exhausting.  Christmas is a time for memories.  All of our senses move us backwards in time, with the lights and foods, the smells and songs. It’s easy to say ‘be thankful for what you have’ or ‘they’d want you to be happy at Christmas’… it’s another to accept it.

I know it’s OK to ‘pass’ on Christmas, to stay home and say no thanks to festivities. I just don’t feel I should.  By being around others and not wanting to spoil their holidays, forces me to wait to deal with how I feel.

So, for me I push these waves back as best I can knowing that I’ll make time for it later. I’ll wait until I’m alone and I’ll cry, write, talk to them. I’ll look at pictures, and just miss them. I know if I don’t allow myself this time, I won’t be able to continue through the holidays without them, with any strength I’ll surely fall apart.  As you continue through the process of grieving, as you make your way through the sadness, I believe every day is a day closer to some peace of mind.

Some suggestions I found that may help you get through the holidays…

* The anticipation of the day will probably be much worse than the day itself.

* Take a flask of soup and some sandwiches and GO WALKING ON CHRISTMAS DAY.

* Be prepared to weep as you get out the decorations. Set aside a time to do this as a family or on your own.

* Make a Christmas wreath or decorations you could place on their grave.

* ACCEPT ANY OFFERS OF HELP and don’t feel like a failure for doing so.

* For the first empty Christmas, don’t try to recreate old rituals. DO SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. If possible,

get away somewhere and begin to create some new special memories Even if it’s a disaster, it will be a different sort

of disaster!

* Try to find very good friends to spend _me with, where you can really be SAFE and you can all cry, laugh, whatever.

* Try to spend at least a short time, just as a family, to allow each person to remember or share something about how

they feel. Be careful not to spend too much time on this as it may be too heavy.

* LIGHT A SPECIAL CANDLE on Christmas Day.

* Avoid the shops as much as possible – it can make Christmas feel more empty and shallow than it already feels.  Don’t be pressured into feeling you HAVE to do anything – remember you only have to do as much as you want to do.


Reprinted from “The Compassionate Friends” December Newsletter

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Passed away peacefully on Monday 9th December 2019 at Wesley Hospital

Much loved husband of Valerie, father of Philip, Edwina, Howard and Andrew and grandfather to Louis, Tom, Phoebe, Hannah, Alec, Jimmy, Sarah, Jack, Zoe and Liam

A life lived with a cheeky grin and ready with a helping hand for others.

Family and friends are invited to a service at Centenary Memorial Gardens, 353 Wacol Station Road, Sumner, Brisbane on Tuesday 17th December 2019 at 3.00pm


Yvonne Violet McKenzie
William Kedron Wakerley
Lilly Brosnan
Catherine Louise McDonald
John Jerrad Burke
Dorothy Evelyn Peck
Aubrey James Cox
James Kenneth Nowlan
William Charles Hunt
Cyril Victor Robson
Evelyn Isobel McHugh
Winnie Coral Westbrook
Joseph Pearson
Bruce Brian Calder
Evelyn Jaskiewicz
Jozsef Rakosi
Elijah Lancashire
Mary Elizabeth Martell
Tihomir Ignjatovic
Brian Michael Southern
Dorothy Beryl Inglis
Graham Noal Martell
John William Tickner
Roderick Stephen  Taylor
Rudolf Burkhard
James Thomas Daley
Timothy Andrew Gilchrist
Glenn Linden Austin
Joyce Eliza Rosenberg
Maria Borka
Elizabeth Eden Perkins
Margaret Anne Biancofiore
Suzette Merrelle Amanda Fraser
Aaron Brian Lergessner
Lorraine Joy Morgan
Sidonia Mikac (KA Sonia)
Doris Gladys McGrath
Bernard  Joseph Mawn
William James Sheehan
Joseph Patrick Roche
Norman Frederick Chart 
Eva Millicent Bauers
Desleigh Ann Watson
Gwendolyn Joyce Bannin
Beth Jane Anne Casey
Joyce Alice Forrester
Lorna Helen Little
Enid May Blake
Ronald Albert George
Dianne Maria Jannes
Tan-tho Nguyen
Kathleen Joan Shkardoon
Kyle Leslie Canisi
Terry James Willshire
Stewart Owen O’Driscoll
Augustus James McDermott
Douglas John Arthur 
Helen June Christ
Eric Arthur Thew
Eleuterio Vargas Gallardo
Toni Maree Condon
Tomoko Kawada-Brown 
Peter John Brownlie Henderson
Lois Fay Cordell
William Paul Beebe
Beverley Ann Burton
Harmony  Jade Hanton
Albert Arthur De Salvo
Graham Frederick Tyford
William Paul Engris
Pamela Irene Hammond
Wayne Victor Sims
Douglas Roy Martin
Robert Alexander Bulloch
Lawrence Hugh Smith
Bradley  David Rowe
Robert Alexander Brown
Sylvia Hazel Mary Orr
Jasmin Nichole McDougall
Leonard John  Franklin
John Edward Murphy
Desmond John Wilkinson
Leon Barrie Gourlay
Thomas Stuart Thring
Stephen Michael Manning
David Robin McFarlane
Mervyn Keith Thomas
Simon Hogarth MacDonald
Peter Kenton Clements
Giuseppi Canisi
Geoffrey William Moy
Salvatore La Spina  (SAM)
Peter Choi Pawuoi   (From Kenya)
Shirley Ruth Stone
Jo Anne Theresa Haywood
Sohan Lal
Audrey Leah Arndt
Geoffrey John Pearce
John Owen Walter Gerard
Julie Anne Henderson 
Annabel Marjorie Rowley
Christian Van der Hulst
Denis Alan Crisp
Donna Lorraine Nicol
Beatrice Larder
Phyllis Rhoda Adams
Rosalind Mary Alexandra Blair
Gary Edward Smith
Tanya Marie Mageean
Doreen Valerie Farrar
Margaret Yvonne  Fowke
Allan Steward Timms
Irene Mary Green
Paul Gerard Nuttall
Eithne Mary Campbell

YOUNG Joyce Watkins

YOUNG Joyce Watkins
Late of Sandgate, however, better known from Morven and Deagon.
Joyce passed away peacefully on Sunday 24th November 2019.  At the time of her passing Joyce was only 92 years of age. 
Joyce has now re-joined the love of her life and soulmate Kevin who passed before her.  Joyce leaves behind her loving son’s John and Paul whose lives will forever be diminished by her passing.
Joyce or Grandy as she was better known will also be sadly missed by her daughter-in-law Sharon and her grandchildren Ellie and Jack who will always hold there Grandy in their hearts because of that special bond that can only exist between a grandchild and a grandparent. 
At this time Joyce’s family would like to thank the doctors, Nurses and Support staff of Regis Sandgate “Musgrove” for the care and attention that they showed to Joyce and her family that made Joyce’s final days as happy and peaceful as possible. 
Joyce’s family and friends are invited to her celebration of life service that will be held in the Garden Chapel of the Albany Creek Memorial Park Crematorium, 400 Albany Creek road Bridgeman Downs on Thursday 28th November 2019.  The service will commence at 12:00 Midday
Also check out Joyce’s Funeral Zone Memorial Page on our website.  Please leave a message or light a candle in memory of Joyce