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  1. Thank you everyone for your beautiful words. We were delighted that so many people were able to join us on this live stream to farewell our darling mum in such strange circumstances. Thanks so much to Belinda for such a quality production.
    The Egan family.

  2. Dear Margaret and Alan, Josie, Brendan and families, A really beautiful tribute and farewell to your mother and grandmother. We were so pleased to learn more about Elaine’s early life and her gifts of love and hospitality. Thank you too, Father, for helping us to reflect on how her suffering had been transformed into action on behalf of others whose needs were great.The peaceful music contributed greatly to the memorable service which had been so lovingly and thoughtfully compiled. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all and to the extended family and thank all who enabled us to share in the celebration of Elaine’s long life. May she rest in peace with Basil and their loved ones.

  3. What an inspiring woman! I wish I’d had the chance to learn more of her and witness her example under different circumstances. Sending so much love to you all xx

  4. Dear Brendan, the eulogy was a beautiful tribute to your Mum; what a great life! Vale Elaine, and condolences to you and yours. With love, Derek and Tiago xx

  5. Dear Brendan, Margaret, Josie and extended families, A beautiful celebration of your dear mum. What a lady! Such wonderful stories in the eulogy and lovely photos of family life. Thinking of you all and knowing how sad you will all be. Hers was a life well lived. She will be in God’s embrace now. Blessings to you all. Moira

  6. Dear Margaret, Josie and Brendan
    Elaine’s funeral Mass was a beautiful tribute to a very gracious lady.
    Love to you all
    Pat and George Cooper

  7. A beautiful farewell for Aunty Laine.
    May she now rest in peace as we treasure her memories.
    Love to you all at this time.

    Renee x

  8. Dear Margaret, Josie and Brendan, Our love, prayers and condolences to you all. It was lovely to be with you with the livestreaming – it was a very fitting tribute to your dear Mum and the eulogy was wonderful Brendan. We have many happy memories of times spent with our loved Aunty Elaine and Uncle Bas. May she now Rest in Peace. God bless, Kevin and Maureen xx

  9. Dear Jose, Margaret and Brendan and all the children and partners.

    We are so pleased that ‘Little Miss’ got up and kept on going despite all the hard times she experienced.

    Today was a beautiful tribute to an amazing woman.
    Thank you for allowing us to share the service.. it was beautiful.

  10. Dear Brendan and family, we offer our sincere condolences on the sad death of Auntie Laine. It was a beautiful service and it was lovely to hear more about her life. Thank you so much for sharing the funeral online. Glad she is now with Uncle Bas.
    Sending all our love, Rebecca, Richard and Emily Colclough xx

  11. Dear Brendan Margaret Josie, what a lovely Celebration of your Mother Elaine,s life and Brendan the Eulogy was Fantastic (a few little memory lane laughs) loved it Thinking of you ALL Take Care

  12. Dear Bren, Margaret, Josie and all the families – what a privilege to be able to have been at St Mary’s Thornbury, in solidarity with you as you farewelled your dearest Mum today. Receive my blessings and prayerful wishes and hear your Mum saying: TO LIVE IN THE HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND IS NOT TO DIE!”
    Bren your eulogy was just so beautiful and fitting, I could see your Mum’s face beaming as she listened in to the tributes: she and Bas would have been so proud of you. Thanks to you too Fr Gerry for your words of comfort and hope.
    Sending love and hugs and a word of hope from St John Chrysostom:
    PAX! Carmel

  13. Dear Marg, Josie, Brendan and all the family,
    We feel very privileged to have been able to watch and virtually be part of Elaine’s service today. You captured the essence of your Mum beautifully and really honoured her with your words, choice of music and readings. We loved listening to the eulogy Brendan – and we are so glad you’let it rip’ so that we could learn more about your Mum, mother in law, grandmother, great grandmother and quiet support to so many. We loved the story around her ‘penchant’ for pearls – and took particular note of the fact that Hannah was wearing pearls today to honour her Nana.
    Your Mum was a remarkable soul. Such a combination of joy, sorrow, compassion, stoicism, mischief and loyalty. Fr. Gerry spoke so well about her. We felt that he really knew both your Mum and Dad.
    We hope we get the chance in the future to see you in the flesh and honour the life of your Mum. Our thoughts are with you all today.
    Rest in peace Elaine.

  14. Dearest Josie,
    Our love to you, and to the memory of your mum and to your family. It was a beautiful service, and we were so moved to be there beside you via video link. Your mum left a beautiful legacy, that we see in your own generosity of spirit, compassion, and also in your music.
    Prue and Laurence.

  15. Dear Josie and family, my heart goes out to you all at this sad time. I am sure your mum would have felt and is feeling your presence and love. Hugs to you all.

  16. To Margaret, Josie, Brendan and the extended family, we send our love and condolences to you all. Your mum was a caring and compassionate woman who was devoted to her family, friends and the church. May she be at peace.
    Roselie(Leavold), Rob and Rebecca Sinclair

    1. thank you so much for joining us. Were pleased to be able to link into your own dear mother’s farewell not so long ago.

  17. Dear Brendan, Margaret and Josie, sending thoughts and prayers to you all on the loss of Aunty Elaine.
    Now at peace with Uncle Bas. A lovely reflection on your Mum’s life and a beautiful service. God bless.
    Love Joanne Naqash (nee Cooper)

  18. From all your Tuohey cousins in Colbo ‘Rest In Peace’ Elaine and our sympathy and thoughts to Brendan and families

  19. Dear Josie, Margaret, Brendan and Families. Our love to you all on the passing of Elaine. Jan has many happy memories of the many times she was welcomed into your home along with others from the youth group. One of my favourite memories of your mother was ringing up one time to ask if Josie was going out with the group to be told no. Elaine then said I probably thought she was a dragon, caught on the hop I had to say yes. I’m sure she had a quiet chuckle about that.
    You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
    Love Jan and Stephen Nash

  20. Beautiful service, especially under the circumstances. I will always have strong memories of visiting Bas and Elaine, and Elaine’s generosity and hospitality. Spending time with her always brought back some of my best memories of Pat. Hope all her family is keeping well.

  21. Thank You To Everyone.

    Lovely Service only the Crowd numbers missing !!
    Thanks Bren for reminding us about all those things we shared as Cousins in Auntie Elaines presence !
    The tales of a remarkable woman,

  22. Dear Josie and family. Thank you for sharing this special day on video link. The service was a wonderful tribute to your mum. Love Myra

  23. Dearest Josie and family, A beautiful tribute to your wonderful Mum and Nanna. We are all thinking of you and pray for your mum’s eternal rest. Love Giulietta, Scott, Lorenzo and Ottavia Xx

  24. Margaret, Jose and Brendan while sad that we were unable to attend Elaine’s funeral in person we were pleased to be present on line. We have very happy memories of our time spent with your dear mother, Basil and you all. Assuring you of our prayers and condolences to you at this time. We also appreciated the opportunity to hear Brendan’s tribute. Sally and Francis Moore

  25. Dear Margaret and family, what an extraordinary woman your mother was. I remember her and Maureen with such fondness. Maureen was very witty and your mother more severe but had a very dry sense of humour and they were both such lovely women. I loved playing with you and Elizabeth at 22 Flinders Street Thornbury when Mum would take the trip from Westgarth. Brendan’s eulogy was absolutely wonderful.

    1. thank you Claire on Margaret’s behalf. We remember your mother Felicia and her friendship with Mum and Maureen.

  26. Margaret, to you and all of your family, condolences from Chris and Kevin. Our Children also send their best wishes at this time.
    Brendan your Eulogy was a great insight to Elaine and a fitting tribute to a strong woman

  27. Dear Brendan
    A wonderful celebration of Elaine’s life.
    A perfect tribute to your mother.
    You are all in our thoughts today.

  28. Dear Marg and family, sorry to hear of your sad news and thinking of you all today. Love Kate Jamie Bowie and Edie

  29. A beautiful tribute to your mum Josie, she was obviously a devoted servant to her Lord, her church and her family. Blessings and sympathies go to you and all you family. Love Lorraine & Rob

  30. Dear Margaret, Josie and family, a wonderful, warm farewell for your dear mother. The euology was enlightening and helped me know her better. It was always evident to me what a great family you are and how much you loved your parents.
    Thinking of you all during this sad time.

  31. Dear Brendan and family,
    It was an honour to view your mother’s service and to learn more about her.
    Brendan your eulogy was so lovely and the choice music was beautiful.
    We wish you all strength during this very difficult time and know that you are thought of fondly.

    Sending love from Michelle, Felicity and Warrawee Community

  32. Thankyou Margaret, Brendan and Josie that we could share in the beautiful farewell for your mother. She was an important and very special person in the life of our family, Elaine and our mother Elva Noonan being lifelong friends. I have such good memories of her as a strong and valiant woman, so hospitable and generous. And she would have been very happy with her wonderful family farewell. Gone to her dear Basil. Vale Elaine

  33. Dear Egan family, lots of love to you from Jeff and Julie Gunn.
    Brendan we could see Elaine clearly as we listened to your eulogy. Her hospitality, strength and compassion. What a life full of generosity!
    (Always made the best strong cuppa and accompanied by her amazing raspberry slice). So apt that she had such beautiful singing today.
    With lots of wonderful memories of her welcoming home in Flinder’s St.

  34. Dear Brendan, Thank you for giving us a window into Eilene’s service. Your eulogy was beautiful and she and Basil would have been proud. The truck and driving licence stories bought a smile. Sending you big love and hugs today, a lovely sunny send off to a life well lived. xx

  35. Dear Brendan and family, our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear mum. Thank you for all the love and care you show to other families’ mothers and fathers, it is a testament to the beautiful influence your mum, Elaine, has had on this world. All our love, the Hunt family at Rosstown.

  36. Dear Margaret, Josie, Brendan and families please accept our sincere condolences. Our dear Aunty, like our dear Uncle were too loved to ever be forgotten
    Love Bernadette (Egan) & Michael Shelton xx

  37. Dear Brendan and families, we would like to convey our deepest sympathy to you all on the sad death of your beautiful mother . A great age, a life well lived, plenty of memories left for the family. Now with her beloved Basil.

    1. Dear Brendan, Margaret and Josie. Anne Bugden my Sister sent me the link so Barry and I could watch the funeral on line. ……….What a privilege to listen to the liturgy so beautifully prepared by you all…… has been a wonderful compliment having been part of your family for so long….I know I was named after Elaine.
      Thank you for mentioning my mum Elva Margaret to you all. Let’s stay in touch.

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