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31 comments on “Denis Hitchens”

  1. To Mary, Richard, Gen, Emma and Caz, thank you for giving us the opportunity to share in Denis’ farewell Mass. A beautiful and fitting service.
    Love from Maureen and Adrian and family.

  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Mary, Richard Genevieve, Emma and Caz. A beautiful service for Denis.
    Love from Mary, Trevor, Martina, Colin, Peter, Jane and families.

  3. Love and Condolences to each of you Mary, Richard, Gen, Emma & Caz and to your families also – I have such fabulous memories of school holidays at Templestowe with each of you and of Denis’s infectious laugh – that and his love of Red Wine … tonight I will raise a glass in honour of Denis – all my love Fiona xxx

  4. Our heartfelt condolences to Caz and the Hitchens family. Thank you for letting us share such a beautiful service – lovely music, photos, prayers and words shared by Mary, Richard and your family. Denis was a remarkable man with a love for learning and life. Sending our love to you all, love Lauren, Michael, Annabelle and Sophia Daly xox

  5. Deepest Sympathies extended to the Hitchens Family.
    Gen, Ross, James, Sam and Ivy, So Sorry that we could not be with you today.
    All our love Danielle, Rob, Alexandra, Lachlan and Sophie -xox-

  6. To Mary and the family. Our condolences on Denis’ passing. It was pleasing to see you could all join together in these challenging times.

  7. Thinking of you Caz and your family today.
    Caz, sorry I am unable to be there to support you, but just know I am holding your hand from a distance.
    My memories of Denis, were of a very knowledgeable, proud, cheery man with a quick wit who adored his family.
    He will be sadly missed, but as Rich said he lives on in all of you and your children.
    May you now rest in peace Denis.
    Heartfelt wishes to you all,
    Kate, Craig, Alfie + Charlie xx

  8. Sending my love and condolences to Caz, Mary, Richard, Gen, Emma and all your beautiful families. I just want to hug you all. It was a lovely service for Denis. I will remember him fondly.

    Love,
    Amy, Josh, Anna and Leo Langelaan

  9. A beautiful service.
    Our thoughts have been and will continue to be with you all during this time.
    Mel, Michael, Jas & Josh ‘Thommo’ Thomas xxxx

  10. To dear Mary, Richard, Genevieve, Emma And Caroline,
    We have been privileged to join with you in celebrating Denis’s life from here in Queensland. It brought back so many happy memories of our Templstowe days and family times shared with you.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Take care,
    Barb and John Waters.

  11. A beautiful service, thank you for sharing it online. Lovely stories from Mary & beautiful words from the kids. I noticed the drawings too. What a beautiful family Denis created. Thinking of you all, lots of love from Jess & Harry Smyth xxx

  12. Mary, Gen, Ross, James, Sam & Ivy, Richard, Emma & Caz & families.
    Thinking of you all today with love & giving you all a virtual hug.
    Love & sympathy too from the Mildura, Lorne & Benalla families who send their condolences.
    Love Wendy & Doug Hammerton

  13. Thank you Mary for the chance to be with you and the families and particiapte in the service for Denis who is now at peace. Blessings to you all for the future.

  14. A beautiful service, what a wonderful man Denis was. Sending all my love to Mary, Caz, Richard, Gen, Emma and family. I wish I could have been there with you all today.
    Rest In Peace Denis
    Sarah Fitzgibbon and family x

  15. My heart is with you all, tears of sadness.
    Thank you for allowing me to share with you.
    Many beautiful memories to keep.

  16. A beautiful farewell for Denis.
    It was a priviledge to be part of it.
    Lots of love to you Mary and your family.
    Maeg and Gerard

  17. Beautiful service, I appreciated that I could attend virtually. Thank you Mary and Richard for sharing some memories, lovely words. I loved the photos. Denis definitely rocked the 70s look. My thoughts are with you Mary, Richard, Genevieve, Emma, Caz and families. Jane Northey

  18. To Mary and family our deepest condolences and sympathy for the loss of Denis.
    Our prayers are with you and the family.

    Paul and Nilda Dalle Nogare
    (Buttercups Group members)

  19. A great farewell! That I can clearly remember my very first conversation with Denis in 1965 is indeed a measure of someone larger than life. Denis followed me to become President of the Student’s Representative Council at RMIT, two presidents later, so we shared much in common, including appreciation of then RMIT Catholic Chaplain Fr Brian Bainbridge, who later celebrated his marriage to Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and all of his loving family. John Costa

  20. A lovely service. Sincere condolences to the entire Hitchens family.
    Gen, Ross, James, Sam & Ivy – we are thinking of you. xx

    Big love Jennie, Ryan, Jack & Nathan

  21. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Hitchens family. Denis is a remarkable man with a great heart. it had been a great pleasure working with you. Rest In Peace Denis.

    Cheers
    Fernando

  22. Our thoughts, love and support are with you. Here for you in any way we can be through this difficult time. with much love from the Grix family xxxxx

  23. My condolences to the Hitchens family. I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Denis was a brilliant individual and I’ll will miss working with him and exchanging ideas. He had a great problem solving skill which never failed to amaze me. He was a generous person and has helped me through some difficult times.
    Rest in Peace, Denis

    Regards
    Ishti

  24. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Hitchens family. May the love and care of those around you provide some comfort at this time. Much love to you all. XX

  25. Dear Mary, Richard, Gen, Emma and Caz, so strange to see you all on screen right now.
    Sorry I can’t give you all a hug.
    Denis would be so proud of you all – gorgeous song choices.
    Sending you all my love and strength.

  26. Thinking of you today Hitchen’s family.

    Gen, Ross, James, Sam and Ivy – We wish we could be there to support you at this time.
    All our love Meg, Rob, Georgia and Luke

  27. Thinking of you Gen & your family today. Sorry we can’t be there to support you today. You are all in our prayers.
    Rest In Peace Denis.
    Shannon, Dale, Ned & Noah xxxx

  28. I am so sorry to hear of Denis’ passing. He has made a big difference in my life and I will never forget him and will miss him dearly. My condolences to Mary and her children and grandchildren.
    cheers
    Nigel

  29. My condolences to Mary and to her four children
    A sad loss indeed. I have many happy memories of Denis & Mary in the late 1960’s leading to my being the best man at their wedding
    Others have communicated similar thoughts to me and I’d like to pass them on to say Genevieve if someone could please give me an email address that I could use
    Robin Hunt. Melbourne. rvmh@clearwood.net.au

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