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74 comments on “Alison Mackay”

  1. Dear Alison, You were a great Bridge Partner.You made it fun, even though some evenings you were not at all well, your courage driving to Sweetwater was admirable. I will miss you.Joan Dwyer.

  2. Dearest John, and family.
    A beautiful, moving tribute. Your mum would be so proud. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mum in the 80’s, when we were young. She was a very funny lady, uplifting and kind spirit. It is so rare. Warmest regards, Jodi O’Donnell.

  3. A beautiful tribute to an amazing woman by the family she created
    – her love & light shines on . Blessings to you all at this sad time. Extra specially to my dear friend Kathleen , Mac xo
    PS I wasn’t able to attend the livestream on Thursday , I truly appreciate the opportunity to pay my respects later & hear your heartfelt tributes to your mum, granny & friend.

  4. My dearest sister in law Alison, “Once sisters, always sisters”.
    You shared your life & friendship with me when we were so young.
    My thanks to you for embracing the changes in our lives, and our friendship endured.
    Fondest love Gaybo

    1. Hello Len and Jenny
      Alison was so grateful that Len always seemed to be available to help with the inevitable Maintenance issues she faced whether a possum in the walls, blocked gutters, electrical wiring under under the house, endless really. I enjoyed an evening chat with Len when Al and I walked down with The Age
      Kind regards
      Moya Dickson

  5. I knew Alison at the Occupational Therapy school. I can say that Alison was a very beautiful person and I can see that she has created a very beautiful family . Her children and grandchildren can attest to that.
    Vale Alison.

  6. I spent a couple of years one day a week in a art class in Dromana with Allison. I can honestly say her presence there and talent lightend the room. Will ever be changed and inspired for knowing her. Love always. Gavin

  7. Alison was a joyfully beautiful person who radiated love for all around her. Such a loving tribute to her and we send our heartfelt love to you Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel. Catherine, Laurie, Bella, Steph and Charlotte.xxxxx

  8. My thoughts are with you all…a truly wonderful service, with Alison’s beautiful & radiate smile in the picture behind. We will all miss those unbelievable fun & wild parties she held. Lots hugs & Love Lou Griffith

  9. Wonderful tribute to your Mother and Grandmother a lady with a wonderful smile and big heart. Thank you for live streaming enabling us all to attend from the west.

  10. A beautiful tribute to a very special person. Fond memories of Aunty Alison with wonderful words and photos. Much love to cousins Kathy, John and Rob and your families.
    Steve x

  11. Dearest Cousins Kathy, John and Rob and all your families. What a moving service. I loved my Aunt and God mother and will miss her smile, cheeky personality and warmth. Long live the Inglis clan. Lots of love, Mike x

    1. Hello Michael,
      Alison often spoke of you and she was devastated when Lucy died and she was not able to come up to Sydney to visit before she died. We were all so pleased that Alison was able to visit Janet and Tom in Canberra. These Covid times make everything so unpredictable.
      Kind regards
      Moya

  12. RIP my dear friend Alison. Sometimes we were close sometimes very far away. I wish this year had not been the latter.
    Watching all your beautiful family today I realised that I had only maybe met one or two but over the years heard many many stories of you.
    Alison and I met in1959 at the Lansell Road Occupational Therapy School. Her friends from Korowa and the non OT ones became part of a close knit group on and off over the years. Especially. for me Cherry and Sandy.
    goodbye darl.I will miss you.
    Sara Simpson
    Sydney.

    1. You were always the link to keep the OT/Korovian people in touch. We were so sad when Cherry died, such a sad lonely end to her life. There could not be two more different last few years. I visited Cherry in her Aged Care place. It was quite nice and I think she was quite content. Al and I had lunch with Fiona Rowland who has born the brunt of family tragedies.
      We were fortunate to see Sandra at a 60th school lunch in 2018.
      Hope all is well with you, Sara
      Kind regards
      Moya

  13. Alison’s love of life and big smile will always be with me. I will never forget our cryptic crossword endeavours together over coffee. My love to you all, Lana.

  14. Dearest Cousin Kathy, John and Rob……and Freddie, Jeremy and my God daughter, Annabel. What a beautiful and moving service. I will miss my beautiful and cheeky God mother and Aunt, Alison. Long live the Inglis genes. Lots of love, Mike x

  15. Dearest Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel, what a truly amazing woman Mutti was. So much fun, style, adventure and grace all wrapped up with a big heart warming smile. Thinking of you always. Anni and Brendon xo

  16. The most wonderful woman, was a true pleasure to have known and been apart of her life. We will miss you dearly Alison!
    Will think of you whenever the silver princess are flowering, the foxtails are blowing in the wind, may the sun continue to shine on your beautiful garden.
    Sending all our love to the family
    Jade, Will & Sunny

    1. Alison was so happy to have you two tending her Garden and Will’s wooden structures. I’m sure you will be able to keep it looking wonderful now that spring :is nearly here.
      Kind regards
      Moya (old friend)

  17. Thank you for this beautiful time of reflection of our beloved Alison’s life with us. What a wonderful time of sharing to farewell such a loving, capable and dearly loved mother and grandmother – I’m sure Alison is not too far away and may her love continue to envelop you all in the years to come. It was good to see Kathleen, John and Robbie and their families after all these years – we live too far away!

    There were a few glitches with the streaming, so I will look forward to seeing the finished copy in a couple of months’ time – amazing technology indeed!

  18. Avery special person and she was so much fun! What a fantastic life she had and accomplished so much. She adored her family and what a family – you all did so well today – it was very moving and very beautiful and such a tribute. John and I were in tears too!

    Her smile was amazing and I think many of you inherited it – it certainly lit up a room and made you happy just to see it. Allie will live on forever in my memory – we shared so much!

    Deepest sympathy and love to you all
    Carrie & John Righetti

  19. We enjoyed the speeches and learned alot more about Alisons life.
    We certainly have lost a very good friend.

  20. To dear Mac and family,
    So lovely to feel like I was there with you all at the funeral.
    You all spoke so well at a very sad time.
    Much love to you all.
    Ju xo….

  21. What an honour it has been to be part of Alison’s life. Truly dignified and such a strong, fiercely independent lady. I looked forward to our visits every week, her love, wisdom and friendship will be greatly missed. So inspiring in so many ways. Sending love and strength.

  22. An exquisitely beautiful service for an inspirational lady! Love you all so much xxx love from Sarah and India Dempsey xxx

  23. Alison a special friend who I had much fun & wine during painting classes at Dromana. Now at peace will be remembered by all she meet& laugh with.

  24. All our Love to you all at this time. Alison was a wonderful woman and mother to a beautiful family, what a magnificant spirit she leaves in us all who were lucky enough to have spend time with her.
    R.I.P Alison thank you for your wonder wit an style ! n Go Dee’s 😉
    Love Adam, Elizabeth n Lachlan.

  25. Alison was such a bright and beautiful member of our OT course. We will remember her fondly
    My condolences to her family , some of whom it was good to see at her service today.

  26. What a beautiful send off for a truly wonderful lady. She will be so very missed. It was always such a pleasure to be in her presence. By far one of the most admirable and dignified woman I have ever met. She held a very special place in our hearts. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. RIP Alison x

  27. Alison radiated warmth and love from the moment she stepped into a room. She was a beautiful woman who could make me laugh in an instant. We could not even imagine your feelings of loss at this very sad and difficult time. All our love to the families. We are thinking of you all.
    Love from Joanne, Stephen and Lachlan Woods

  28. A beautiful service during such a difficult time. Alison was a truly remarkable woman.
    Sending love to dearest Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel; and all other family members. You’re all in our thoughts.
    Lots of love Emily, Jacqueline, Richard and Thomas Palmer xx.

  29. Lots a happy memories of all us together having so much fun with your lovely, beautiful mother Mac … sending lots of love xxGwen

  30. Deepest sympathy to Kathleen and family. It was a pleasure to work with and know Alison, who was such an incredible, positive, beautiful person. Thinking of you, Joan and Russell (Russell Barrett Architects)

  31. Sending love to you all as you farewell Mutti. Her smile, warmth, radiance and zest for life were contagious. You were blessed with a wonderful Mum and Grandmother. As Annabel spoke of, she is within each of you. Keep her spark alive wherever you go. Big hugs, Pippa xxx

  32. Sending our love to you all today and remembering Alison. Such a beautiful woman in every possible way. Can only imagine your feelings of loss for your darling mum and granny. It’s hard not to think of her and smile. Love Kate, John, Maxine, Sophie & Imogen xxx

  33. Dear Alison’s family, my dear love to you all. Gosh you will miss her! Love to you all from Sarah and the Dempsey family. Here’s to rainbows!

  34. Alison was so generous of spirit that to love her was easy. She was engaging and beautiful in every way and for the years of wonderful friendship that my mother and all who knew her had; I give thanks. We were blessed. Alison and I shared tales of the high country, horses, cattle and almost any subject imaginable. A remarkable life well lived. A woman of spirit. My love to her family at this sad time.

  35. Dear Kathleen, Freddie, Jeremy, Annabel and family
    Your Mum/ Grandmother was an inspiration to all who touched her life. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tribute to a special woman.
    Treasure your memories
    Sending big hugs and Love Gail, Lara and Emily x

  36. Dear Kathleen (Mac/twinny), John, and Rob,
    What a wonderful life Alison has had, and I am so thankful that our family have had the privilege of being apart of the Mackay family journey. Fondest memories I will cherish always.
    Lots of love to you Mutti , Mac, John and Robbie.
    Love always
    Tessa Blackman

  37. Alison reflected endless kindness to all, with her amazing smile and wonderful personality. She will be much missed. So dearly loved. A life well lived, survived. Dearly loved by her wonderful children, family and friends!

  38. A wonderful celebration of a life lived to the full. I’ll miss seeing her in the MCC cheering for our Dees with my Mum (Helen Begg)! Here’s to you Alison. Go Dees ❤️
    Fiona Begg

  39. Such a beautiful service for an extraordinary woman. I have so many fond memories of my time down in McCrae with Alison. Sending all my love to you Mac, Annabel, Freddie, Jeremy and family. Charlotte xx

  40. Dear Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel,
    A beautiful tribute to a remarkable woman.
    Thinking of you all and sending love and hugs,
    Love Sue, Richard, Ellie, Harrison and Olivia xxx

  41. Always willing to help and support her friends.
    Such a warm beautiful smile…
    Alison will be sadly missed by all of us on the Peninsula X

  42. Dearest Kathleen and family,
    Sending you much love and heartfelt sympathy at this very sad time. It has been beautiful to share today with you, thank you.
    Much love
    Dayle Townsend xx

  43. Mutti will be so missed. She was a wonderful, fun amazing person. My thoughts are with you Mac, Freddie, Jeremy, Annabel and all the family. You were all so lucky to have a mother/grandmother like Mutti. Love you all
    Al, Mike, Em and Jack

  44. Very sorry that Alison has passed away and that she was so sick. I have known her since early school days at Korowa. We kept in touch after leaving school and visited Alison and family at Humula, of which we have two photo’s. One photo was of Kathleen on her horse. She was very hospitable and made us quiches for lunch. We were very good friends with Alison’s mother attending St Oswald’s church Glen Iris together.

  45. A wonderful Woman My Love and respect to John Genii and the Mackay family

    Gerard Foley. and Alison’s friends from Opera Australia.

  46. My sincere sympathy to all the family. Many people will miss our lovely friend.
    I feel privileged to have known Alison..
    I have so many happy memories especially of our times at the MCG watching our Dees.
    Love to you all.
    Robyn Morrison
    McCrae

  47. Lovey tribute to an amazing lady. Even though we only got to know her for a short period of time I enjoyed the stories she told of a life well lived over a glass of wine.
    Alison, you will be missed by our family

  48. Such happy memories with the beautiful Alison: OT, the painting trip, a visit to McCrae with her house so perfectly designed for her living requirements: all one level, the “grazing“ kitchen, the studio, and wonderful views, all with accomodation for the family to visit. Vale Alison, and Rest In Peace.
    Liz Montgomery.

  49. Dearest Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel, thinking of you all at such a sad, sad time. Beautiful recollections shared. Love to you all xxx
    Kath Greg Conrad and Yvette

  50. This celebration of Alison’s life brought back many memories of our occupational therapy student and working years at the Alfred Hospital. New graduates working in mental health we shared diverse experiences. A stay at Humula was challenging and special.
    Thank you Alison for friendship, warmth and sharing time.

  51. Sending my love to you all its was a pleasure looking after Alison and meeting such a wonderful family. I will Miss Alison may she rest in eternal peace ❤

  52. Darling Mac, thinking of you John, Robbie and all the grandchildren at this very sad time. I vividly remember Mutti’s fabulous smile, a wonderful trait that fortunately has been passed down to her family. I know you will all carry her with you, in your hearts and thoughts forever. All our love, Chook, Pete and Louise.

  53. Dear Alison, such a personality, free spirit and a smile as big as the outback. You were so loved and will be hugely missed. God speed.

  54. Dearest Mac, Freddy, Jeremy, Annabel and family. What a wonderful woman and a great tribute to a her and her tremendous impact on so many. Love to you all at this sad time, Deb, Chris, Tom & Joey xxx

  55. Dear John Genie & families
    Sorry for you loss of a very special lady. Thinking of you all today
    God Bless

  56. Such a beautiful positive lady with the biggest smile. A beautiful Aunty and very loved sister to my mum, Janet xxx

  57. Much love to you Mac, Jeremy, Annabelle and Freddy on the loss of your lovely Mum and Granny.
    Jude, Mitch and Lewis xx

  58. Dear Mac, Freddie, Jeremy and Annabel and family,
    Sending love to all of you. Life is never quite the same without your mother/grandmother.
    Thinking of all of you.
    xxxxx Kate

  59. Dearest Alison for whom I was named, I will miss her and her beautiful smile, her sense of humour and resilience, and wonderful conversation, so very much. Through my mother Sue, I had a very special bond with Alison and with Kathleen, John and Robbie. So much love to all of you at this time of sadness and loss. Love Alison Sanderson (Hassell)

  60. Your beautiful warm smile, your stunning artwork, kind loving personality & generous hospitality. The Peninsula has lost a very special person. We’ll miss you, especially Pete and your hugs. R.I.P. Alison. Xx

  61. I have many fond memories of Alison from Gillman Street. Always so welcoming, kind and interesting. Love and prayers to Rob, John, Cathy and all the grandkids.

  62. Alison will be so very dearly missed but so fondly remembered. Such a special person, her smile light up a room, such a beautiful person inside and out. Much love to you all. Celia, Will, Coco, Willow, Banjo, Isla. x

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