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47 comments on “Elaine Treleaven”

  1. A beautiful service to remember Elaine. In particular, her kind and generous heart, her beaming smile, and her infectious joy and laughter. I send my love to all her family and friends, who she loved so dearly.

    Thank you for being part of my life, Elaine. May you rest in peace.

  2. Sad that we were in lockdown with only 10 people able to attend, yet the service was a fitting tribute to a beautiful soul, the mother of my darling departed Jane, and a lady of great charm and generosity.

    Elaine was loved by all who shared her life, a lovely lady with a legion of friends. Mothers in law and sons in law are not supposed to get on, but Elaine was one in a million, and a dear friend.

  3. Yes we have all gained so much for knowing beautiful Elaine. Although we all couldn’t be there to farewell Elaine and celebrate her life here, Elaine is forever in Eternity celebrating God’s Glory.
    Sincere sympathy to all her family and dear friends.

  4. What a privilege to be able to be and feel apart of our darling Elaine’s service. Thank you John, it was very special indeed, as she herself was. Very much missed already. Our thoughts are with you and your extended family. Love Essie and family.

  5. What a wonderful lady, and I feel blessed to have known Elaine. May God be especially with her family and close friends, in their moments of sadness.

  6. Holding close some treasured memories of barging together in 2008, and your kindness, compassion and thoughtfulness. My love to all of your dear family and close friends, especially to John, Symphony, Jo and my dad Michael.
    Your example of deep care, resilience, faith and fun will not be forgotten. I can still hear your laughter, and it brings me some comfort on this very sad day.
    Thank you Elaine.
    Much love, Carmen

  7. Dear Elaine will always be remembered by me as welcoming and warm with a bright smile when I first came to worship the Lord at Oaktree, St. Mary’s. I am so sad that I shall not see you again in this life, but we shall meet again in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus. It was a blessing to have known you, Elaine, and I thank God for your life and faithfulness.

  8. It is with great sadness to farewell our very very longtime friend Dear Elaine. At St Mary’s our family shared so many happy fun times with Elaine during good and tough times, but she was always a bright and happy very engaging person who enjoyed a Red wine, chat , laugh, travel and greatly cared, shared , enjoyed and supported Jane and John thru their lives. A great carer and supporter of so many. You will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to John and Michael. Rest in Peace with our Lord. Peter Hurst and Family.

  9. Farewell Elaine
    Fond memories of our often hectic time working together at that US Consulate about 55 years ago! Your diligent example and guidance set a standard for newbies like me in the early days of our work life practice.

  10. Dear Elaine, we have all had a wonderful time at bible study for 20 years now. We will all miss you dearly.
    You were a lovely friend & fellow christian . thank you for being my friend & being there for us all. Jaz

  11. Thank you Elaine for you lovely smile, cups of tea and words of wisdom and encouragement. I always left your place feeling encouraged and uplifted.

    With love and blessings

  12. Please pass on our condolences to John and family.
    Aunty Elaine was a life long friend to our parents Murray and Betty Wood and was bridesmaid at their wedding in 1958 at St Mary’s church. She always had a smile and brought a lot of joy and fun to our gatherings.


    Diane, David and Douglas Wood

  13. My thoughts are with Elaine’s closest friends and family, she was incomparable. Her upbeat attitude and always friendly smile will be sorely missed.
    We have all been blessed to know and be loved by her. Thank you Elaine for sharing your life with us

  14. I will miss your beautiful smile Elaine. Even in lockdown I honour you by wearing my black beret and red lipstick, knowing that now you are wearing a crown.
    Until we meet again…

  15. I thank God for Elaine. What a wonderful example to us all of friendship and kindness. Elaine was such an important part of the St Mary’s church family – young and old. We will all miss her!

    Love Anita, Sarah and Robert Lawrence

  16. Elaine was a truly beautiful lady and a wonderful friend. She radiated joy and the love of Jesus to all around her. I loved laughing with Elaine! She will be so sadly missed. What a wonderful blessing to have known her. My prayers are with her much loved family.

  17. Mount Morgan produced GOLD in many forms and Elaine you were one.
    A life well lived and a wonderful friend, at peace with her GOD.

  18. That was a beautiful service for Elaine. I have known Elaine at St Marys for many years and will so miss seeing her at each nine o’clock service. She was so bright, bubbly and friendly with a great sense of humour. We used to email jokes and stories to each other.
    I was very privileged to have had her as a friend for so long.
    Rest In Peace Elaine.
    Sue Bishop

  19. Elaine was a remarkable lady. Elegant, gracious, full of life and a joy to be around. She radiated love and her smile could transform your day. Her deep abiding faith and genuine warmth for all endeared her to so many and her presence on Sunday mornings at St Marys will be deeply missed. We mourn your earthly passing but we know you are home in the arms of the God you loved so much. Vale Elaine.
    Erin, Matt, Teddy and Dominique

  20. Our dear Elaine,
    We still can’t believe that you are gone, but we know that you are in a far greater place, with the Lord. We will miss your happy disposition, your inquisitive mind and your sense of cheekiness. May you rest in peace and rise in glory. All our love, Susan & Chris Foley

  21. Your elegance and kind loving heart will be with me forever. Thank you for always loving me. I will cherish you and always love you.
    Send my love to granny also.
    When I look up at the stars I will always think of you.
    Love Brooke and Mark

  22. In loving memory of my dear Elaine whose friendship of 40 years meant so much to me. I will miss our fortnightly lunches at her favourite eatery, Your beautiful smile and spirit will live on in my heart and memory.
    My love and condolences go out to John and the family and Elaine’s many friends in our shared grief.
    Vale dear friend.

  23. John Michael Symphony and Jasmine, Our heartfelt condolences, Elaine was a wonderful, kind and loving person. We will dearly miss her presence at Oaktree and in our midst. May God comfort you with in the days ahead.

  24. Elaine was a wonderful friend. I am very grateful to God to have known her, to have studied the Bible with her and to have observed her faith in action. She is with Jesus now and for that I am so very grateful. Coralie.

  25. Our condolences to Elaine’s much loved family and friends.
    A lovely service to fittingly commemorate a lovely soul.
    Elaine will be dearly missed by us. She was always so welcoming at church, watching our children grow and encouraging us along the way.
    With our love and blessings.

  26. Such a beautiful person inside and out – you lived life to the fullest Elaine, and your radiant smile brightened all those upon whom it fell. I am so grateful to have known you, and to have shared the journey of faith with you.

  27. My dear Elaine, you were the first to greet me as I came to Oaktree (it will always be St Marys to me) nearly three years ago – the beaming smile that we’ve all experienced a lasting memory. You organised my name badge, which I’ll hold dear. You listened and prayed, for my travails, as if you’d not had your own. You are wonderful and we thank God for your earthly walk.

  28. It’s such a privilege to have known you, Elaine. Blessings, comfort and peace on all your family and friends who will miss you’re wisdom, laughter and presence.

  29. Giving deep thanks to God for Elaine’s beautiful life and friendship. Praying for John, family and friends that you will know God’s powerful love and comfort always.

  30. I thank God for Elaine’s life on earth with us and for the blessing that she was to all who knew her.
    Now in paradise with our Lord.
    May all who witnessed her life also join with her faith and be saved.

  31. Thank you John and Michael for arranging this service so we could be part of this lovely celebration of Elaine’s life!! What a vibrant and loving person she was! We will miss her!! Helen and Ernst, Alison and Andrew

  32. What a privilege and faith inspiration to have known Elaine at St Mary’s. I am so grateful to her. My condolences to her family and many friends. With love and blessings, Susannah

  33. We are thankful for Elaine’s many years of lovely friendship through St Mary’s, and will miss her cheery face and many laughs we shared. We will also miss playing Words with Friends with her, even when she usually won the games! Love from Penny, Andrew, Georgia and Aimee Stewart xx

  34. A beautiful service for a beautiful person. Will miss you Elaine and your sweet smile. But we shall meet on that beautiful shore. What a wonderful promise in Christ. Your church friend Asha.

  35. Dear Elaine, you were an absolute ray of sunshine! We are grateful for having met you, you will be deeply missed!
    Rene & Ina

  36. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Elaine.
    She was a dear, lovely lady who we always enjoyed lovely conversations and hugs with at church.
    She loved her Saviour dearly and will be rejoicing with him now.
    Gods peace to all, Russell and Chris Thompson and family

  37. Such a blessing to have known you, Elaine.
    Your friendliness and enthusiasm for life was a gift to share and you did.
    We are full of sadness in your passing, but it is your time to be called home, knowing you are with your beautiful daughter, Jane and your loving God.

    1. Elaine was such a lovely woman. I feel privileged to have known her. She will be missed.

  38. Dear Elaine we will miss you but above all our granddaughter SYMPHONY_GRACE will miss you the most she was very sad and tearful on 08th August. So God will keep you safe n peaceful. Edgar n Beaulah

  39. Dear Auntie Elanie ,May your journey to Heaven be supported by Angels and Jesus at the gate to greet you with open arms!rest in peace all our Love Danielle,Brooke,Aydan, Imani,Marl,John

  40. Thank you. I actually have a dental appointment for a broken tooth but would love to watch later. Thank you for going to all this trouble. Elaine was a wonderful woman, and I was So Blessed to have her as a friend

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