The Funeral Service

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25 comments on “Helen McGeachin”

  1. Another taken too soon.
    Though Roddy’s been waiting a while & Gordo’s there now too.
    Miss you so much, Helen.
    But it’s been a great privilege to have known you over all these long years.
    Ciao, bella

  2. Pip and family, and all her fiends, I am so sorry for your loss. I was 6000 miles away most of the time since I met Helen in 1970, and never missed an opportunity to catchup every time I was back in Australia. She lived life well. God’s speed sweet lady.

  3. Helen was such a beautiful, passionate person – a life well lived and a fitting send off RIP
    Condolences to all with love from the Robin Just clan – Gabrielle Baker, Adrian Just, Angela Steinmann & Morrison Just.

  4. Condolences to all of Helen’s family. Sorry I missed the funeral.
    Would love to receive a password.
    Ex Gisborne days – late 1960’s
    David Wolfenden

  5. So sorry I could not be there in person. A beautiful, humble ceremony set amongst nature, just how I anticipated it to be, and just like dear Helen. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be there from a distance. Helen, and all things Helen was a huge and wonderful part of my life in Chewton in the 80’s. I feel privileged to have known her and experienced such wonderful times with her….some even outrageously funny and hilarious, some quiet and unique, and all an observer of her kind, gentle, humble and yet strong independent being….such a very special human being. My brother Ian, who is also no longer with us thought the world of Helen also,..and I’m sure he would like me to mention how wonderful she always was to him.. they were road bowls buddies, neighbors,(the not so Paris end as some would say)….and so much more, doubt they will be catching up again. xx
    Much much love to you Pip and family,…so sad,..but a ceremony so very beautiful, so natural, so humble, with such gentle grace and dignity,…so Helen…Love to you all…
    Lee xxx ( Lee Harris)

  6. I’ve just watched this beautiful service for Helen, such a special human being. Deepest sympathies to Pip and all of Helen’s loved ones. xxx

  7. Thank you Helen for your friendship, love, and generous help in my garden. Every planting reminds me
    of you and always will. Truly missed.

  8. Helen,
    Was and will continue to be for me, such a beauty full of echoing laughter and utter joy.
    Will always be a great inspiration.
    Tipplers all was when I met her, we danced our feet together.
    Thank you both
    Helen and Pip.

  9. A fitting and very moving farewell for dear Helen who gave so much to the world around her. Seeing the photographs took me back to the earliest years of the Maldon Folk Festival and that young girl playing the tin whistle. She later made sure that the Festival survived and flourished. That was only part of a life encompassing so many interests and concerns. There was the bushland and her wonderful home and its beautiful garden. Her joy in her animals, her beloved family and so many friends. Through all the years that love of music – all kinds of music but especially Irish music.

  10. What a woman, what a full and expansive life to celebrate having touched the lives of so many, so very special.
    A privilege to have been a small part of Helen’s magnificent journey, a life-long legacy we treasure.
    Eternally grateful, forever inspired and never forgotten – how could we have known what was instore for us the day I picked up her business card!
    A truly beautiful farewell recognition of a superbly creative, compassionate, loving woman who lived an indelible life.
    Our love to Pip, Meg, Henry and of course Finn, as well as Helen’s extended family and devoted friends.
    The Tudors in Maldon

  11. Helen had the most amazing soul , her laughter & smiles , will always be cherished, so many happy memories . Condolences to Pip & her loved ones , Love & light from Marlene & Mick

  12. Thank you for the opportunity to join with you today. Beautiful memories of Helen. Love to all the Family xxxx

  13. You but together a really beautiful service Pip. Your mum was treasured by many. Sending you, Meg and Henry lots of love and my thoughts during this time of grief. Xxxx

  14. What a beautiful setting and ceremony. Vale Helen from your cousin in Queensland. Laurie Dowling (Una’s sister Muriel’s daughter)

  15. I really wanted tp be with you so l might share with others -:your friends – the bits and pieces that make up such a full and interesting and productive life.
    You Helen are no longer with us – your family, your friends of past and present . . . but rest assured your legacy and memory live on . . .
    Fare Thee Well

  16. Soo much more to say. But i wanted to hear from those gathered with you this morning – but, I’ll have to wait.
    So i send my heart felt wishes and condolences to you all and am re assured that Helen is in gpod hands, the best of hands . . . . because you’re there!!!

  17. So sorry I could not be present today Pip, Helen would understand. I am so glad the rain is holding off for you Pip. Your mum would have loved this setting. Helen was one of the best friends I have ever had, a beutifuIl, caring soul. Like all who knew her I will miss her terribly but she lives on always in my garden which so lovingly cared for for many years. Thinking of you all today Pip. xo
    Jeanette Johnston

  18. Helen my beautiful friend. Your laughter , joy, enthusiasm, compassion for others and fun way of living in the world have been wonderful gifts for the world. May you rest happy and free. Love to Pip and family

  19. Helen will be sadly missed by Edna Preece & family. They spent a great deal of time together in Edna’s garden – discussing all things Chewton & would then continue over a cuppa afterwards. Our condolences to Helen’s family and friends at this sad time.

  20. Helen was a vibrant yet humble person and very important to me as a dear comrade in the early 1970’s in Gisborne.
    My condolences to her family at this sad time ~
    With love from Jenny (Orford) Hill.

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