The Funeral Service
Dear Doug, Libby, Jocelyn, Lisa, Catherine, Janet, and your families,
A loving and embracing service.
May Deborah rest peacefully in the sunshine.
Our deepest sympathies.
Bronwyn and Andrew xx
Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments and for joining us in celebrating Debs life. We very much appreciate it xx
Such a warm and loving service for a special, caring person.
With deepest sympathy for the whole family. Pru Leone
Thank you all for watching and sending such thoughtful and kind messages. It means a lot to all of us and gives us joy that you also remember her lovingly xx
I am overwhelmed by the love shown today, it’s a testament to Deb’s fierce heart and extraordinary compassion.
We grieve in direct proportion to how much we love, Deb was very lucky to have so much love in her life.
Kim, Carole and I extend all sympathy for your loss, a loss that defies written capacity.
Our hearts are with you today.
Such a beautiful, loving and moving tribute to Deb.
My heart goes out to each one of you.
Love from the Peter Coffey family
Love to you all. Thanks for mentioning those great times in Perth, so great to see Deb for a gorgeous winery lunch and of course the whiskey bar dinner! She was in her element.
I look forward to a memorial when we can all have a champy to Deb together xx
Lisa Speakman (the first)
Our deepest sympathy and loving thoughts to all Deb’s family,
from Vicky and Andrew.
Thank you for the link. A delightfully open, enlightening service for a strong, gorgeous, dedicated and very gifted woman. Lovely and uplifting to hear the love and pride in which Deborah ‘s life is held.
Thoughts and prayers for you all.
So beautifully spoken by everyone, you reminded us all how wonderful, loving and loved Deborah was. So sad we couldn’t be in the room to give you all a big hug. Much love from the Adam, Rebecca, Franny and Thea
Dear Rutherford Family,
Our deepest condolences,
it was a loving tribute and service to Deborah.
The Ranaweera family
Debbie, I’ve been thinking the last couple of weeks about our car trips to Bendigo, in our late teens, to visit our roommate boyfriends. I always looked forward to the drive up with you, there was so much laughter, coffee and chatter during that car ride. You had such a great laugh. It was great to hear today all the significant things you did with your life since then, none of it surprising considering how smart you were and always such a good listener. I hope you’ve finally found peace. Sandra
Such a blessing To be so close to you all even from such a distance away. Great memories brought to mind again. Shall keep you in my prayers. Anita Lane.
What a beautiful farewell to a person who brought so much joy to my life. I enjoyed the wonderful photos with all the smiles and fun. It was lovely to see all of you even though it was through a screen. Jocelyn – you did that letter to Deb great justice and captured all the nuances that I felt when I wrote it! – thank you! And thank you for including it in the service – it means a lot to me. Lisa – what a great eulogy, funny, candid and heart felt. What great older sisters/second mums you were.
It is so sad but today’s celebration and farewell to Deb was beautiful.
She and you are all in our hearts.
With all our love,
Rae, Bruce, Mike and Greg
Such a lovely service for a lovely lady. Condolences to all the family xx
Uncle Doug, Aunty Lib, girls and extended families. Thank you for allowing us to share this time with you. Condolences and love to you all. RIP Deb xxxx
That was so lovely. I send you my love and prayers.
Very moving and thoughtful. We’re very sad and thinking of you Liz and Max.
Liz, Doug and Max
We send our love to you and your extended families, remembering the wonderful times we shared with you over the years.
Thoughts and condolences to the family, may you find strength in each other and in sharing your memories of Deb.
To the dear Rutherford clan, What a wonderful, gentle, loving tribute you gave to Deb today. She was so loved by you all and gave love in return. We are thinking of you and sending our love. Sue, Steve, Riley and Ben Chamberlain-Ward
A beautiful service to remember Deborah. Love and hugs to you all.
Love to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time. Take care.
What a wonderful human being you all contributed in making! Our love, congratulation and condolences go out to you all. Peter & Judy.
Jean Simpson, a very loving service
Beautiful ceremony for a beautiful person. The spirit of who she was captured so thoughtfully by everyone who spoke and sent reflections and letters. Sending all my love to the Rutherford family xx
Thank you for the wonderful service for our beloved Aunt. We love you Deborah forever and always.
Michael and Tom.
Our hearts are with you, from near and far. Sorry for your loss. The Lewis family.
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