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  1. My love and thoughts with Uncle Neil, Alan, Rowan, Chris, Jeremy, Aunty Margaret and Dad.
    A beautiful service honouring a wonderful person.
    What a brilliant and full life Aunty Joan lived.
    You will be dearly missed.
    All my love

  2. Dear Joan,

    Remembering you as a graceful lovely lady. Will miss you at our January Luncheon.

    Deepest condolences to Neil and family.

    Trish Blain

  3. Our deepest condolences to Neil and the family. Joan would have been very proud of her grandsons.
    Our family will always cherish our time together with Joan and Neil in Malacca especially our card nights. Some of us were more serious than others but Joan’s there for the chats and company.
    It was a time when Joan’s friendship meant so much to us as we settled into our new life with our little family in Malacca. Thank you to the special “First Lady” of Ansell Malacca.
    With love,
    Hian and Mariette.

  4. What a Beautiful Service. Thank you Joan and Neil for allowing me to be part of your wonderful family.

    Thank you Neil and Alan for allowing me to share in what is a very sad time, but how lucky we are to have such lovely memories of Joan.

    You are All in my thoughts at this time

    Lynn McMurray

  5. Send my love and thoughts to the whole Thompson family Peter and grandmas and grandpa. Joan was such a wonderful woman and I’m so glad I got to shear memories with her growing up as a child lots of love lyana

  6. farewell Joan, rest in peace. Your grandsons are a credit to you and life will continue on through their lives. Thank you for all the work and support you have been to all of the members and supporters of Trigeminal Neuralgia Australia Melbourne support group. You were the first leader and a trustworthy member of the group for many years. Neil, thank you also for your support and help. Joan will be sorely missed by us all. Nita and Robert McKay,

  7. Alan
    We have just finished watching the funeral service for Joan. Sorry you were unable to be there. Your boys expressed your thoughts and theirs with pride. You are no doubt very proud of them. You’ve done a great job.
    We remember Joan as an interesting and interested woman who always love a chat about almost anything. When Joan, Cathy, Renee and Margaret got together there was never a topic untouched and lots of laughter.
    Joan will be sadly missed and we’re sure she’ll be in your thoughts most days.
    We’d all love to keep in touch Alan and hopefully we can all meet up post Covid.
    Keep in touch
    Hugh & Dean.

  8. Deepest condolences our thoughts are with you. What a beautiful service and you must be so proud of your sons Alan and your grandsons Neil.

    1. Sending my condolences to all family members at this very sad time in Aus.
      Sadly I only meet my cousin Joan once in London some years ago, when she came to visit her uncle Dave my Dad. It was a beautiful service and Joan lived life to the full. My thoughts are with you at this time of loss.

  9. Mick and Anne says what a beautiful service love and thoughts are with you Neil and Allen how proud you both must have been of the boys

  10. Farewell to our treasured friend, Joan Thompson. Our deepest condolences to Neil, Alan and family.
    Also our children send their condolences to Uncle Neil.
    With all our love
    Frank, Jessica and Family

  11. A lovely tribute for a lovely lady, Joan, who we regarded as a friend, in our membership & fellowship with the Melbourne Support Group of Trigeminal Neuralgia Association Australia.

    Love to Neil & family,

    Joy & Alan Collard

  12. Lovely service. Joan really lived life to the fullest, a very interesting lady. We enjoyed many discussions on our weekly walks over many years that I will continue to recall, as will many within our group.

  13. Deepest sympathy to Neil, Alan and other family members on the loss of your dear Joan.
    My mum (Renee was very close) with her cousins Cathy and Joan, and they were all very positive, ebullient, bright, questioning and chatty. They made the very most of whatever life offered to them. My mum came here to Adelaide after her marriage, so I did not see Joan very often, but I was always entertained when the cousins got together to hear them reminisce and talk about everything under the sun. I enjoyed Joan’s warm character and genuine interest in everyone’s lives.
    That was a lovely funeral service, thanks. Joan had a long life, and it was very well lived.
    Love from Sue (nee Gaetjens) and Richard Geytenbeek

  14. That was a beautiful tribute. Grandma would be so proud of her grandsons and the way you can put words together. I know I am. You’ve made this a good-bye that helps us honour and remember all the best of Joan.

  15. Condolences from our familys to your during this time.
    A very beautiful farewell service.
    Love to all
    From the Cafferkey/Muscats

  16. Rick and Robyn Thompson say.
    Deepest condolences to Uncle Neil and family
    The legacy that Auntie Joan has left behind was on display today for all to see.
    To Alan
    In your unfortunate absence your Family did you proud.
    Love to all
    Rick Robyn and family

  17. Dear Mr Thompson, Alan, Hanka, Chris, Jeremy and Rowan,
    Sending my deepest and most sincere condolences on the passing of Mrs Thompson. Always the best of friends with my parents since I was in primary school and together they served on the school committee. A lifelong friendship ensued. I remember much laughter and that genuine love of the environment and its inhabitants. I have no doubt that I was influenced by this in no small way. Rest in peace Mrs Thompson and say hi to mum and dad when you’re having a cuppa and a chinwag with them in heaven. Much love, Gwen

  18. Dear Neil and family. What a beautiful service commemorating a full and happy life well lived. Best wishes Phil and Gail

  19. Oh wow – what a gorgeous service. Thank you all! I learned so much about Joan and her other hobbies, and what an expansive, rich life she managed to squeeze into her 93 years. I loved hearing from the grandsons about their funny stories, like ‘helping’ Joan in the garden (hehe), and how she created 3 enthusiastic amateur bakers! And I’m not sure that I had heard about young Neil having a motorbike! How delightfully dangerous he must have seemed. 🙂 What an amazing couple, a beautiful marriage since 1957 and a life packed with adventure, love and learning.
    Joan, I will miss you and your knowledge sharing at the TN meetings (so much!), and I’ll miss our hugs and our friendship. Thank you for everything you gave to the TN community, and to our little group!
    Lots of love. I’ll be seeing you,
    Em. xox

  20. A beautiful service. Our deepest condolences to you, Neil and your family.
    Brian, Hong Kwee and Melissa.

  21. My deepest love to you Neil, Alan, the boys, Grandma and Peter and the rest of the family today. It was a beautiful service and I am honoured to be able to be there with you all from afar. She truly was a remarkable human being and I feel blessed to have shared some precious time with her and this family. With all my love and warm hugs. Nivana

  22. To Neil and family
    So sorry for your loss
    Sending you so much love and light!
    Big hugs to you all
    Love from myself and family

  23. Thinking of all Joan’s loving family at this sad time. My memories of Joan were ones so well described by Alan and her grandsons .. lots of laughter, plenty of talking and listening.
    My mum Cath ( Joans cousin) would often recall fun times in their earlier years. They remained in contact throughout their long, well lived lives.
    Joan’s funeral service described Joan’s life so well. Thanks Alan.
    Yvonne Tighe (O’Reilly)

  24. Joan was always kind and friendly and a loving cousin to my mother Cathy Boyd.
    My thoughts are with you, Alan, Neil and family.

  25. Joan I remember comming up to your place so many times for tea in fact that’s where I listened to for the first time “WAR OF THE WORLD” the nights where we all would sit around n talk I will miss your sence of humor n your knowledge that I always learnt something from you 93 is a great innings
    To my Neil Allen and the rest of the family we are with you though this service rip lovely women love you deeply Sandra n Rob

  26. All our love
    Neil, Alan, Jeremy, Chris, rowan
    Mum and dad and Peter We are all thinking of you and we will never forget what a wonder aunty joan was ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Loraine, ketut, nivana and jaryn

  27. I have known Joan when I first came to Melbourne to live in 1975. I’ve known her as a lovely and friendly person, very kind and generous and in fact she encouraged and comforted me at the time when I was lonely and missing my family in Malaysia. She and Neil together with her family provided me with strong support and encouragement to live in Australia. I’m very grateful to her kind generosity and lovely friendship throughout my stay in Melbourne. I shall always treasure the fond memories of her goodness and friendship. May her Soul rest in peace. From Kim

  28. Dear Neil, Margaret, Peter & Allen and family ❤️
    Sending you all my deepest condolences and a big warm hug to each and everyone of you! Joan will always be remembered as a beautiful kind soul & will be dearly missed but always remembered. We are all here for you, as family should be!
    Love to you all x o x o

  29. Condolences to Neil & Alan and the extended family.
    I have very fond memories of Joan, who along with Margaret & Renee, seemed more like Mum’s (Cath) sisters than cousins. My first memory of Joan, Neil, Alan & Janice was when they visited our place in Noble Park, probably just after we moved from Moe. I would’ve been about 5 years old.
    Joan always took an interest in what we as kids were doing, and I remember having conversations with her about birds and scrabble, over the years. Funny what you remember. I will always remember Joan really enjoying life. She was loving, smart and funny, and will be sadly missed.
    Thinking of you Neil & Alan.
    Terry, Linda, Max & Maggie

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