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25 comments on “Margaret Nilsen”

  1. A beautiful woman and a faithful servant of our Lord Jesus, aunty Margaret, you will forever be remembered for that good life lived.

  2. Aunt Margaret was a loving and caring lady to all who came to our home and those she greeted in the street. Locals who have asked after her in recent days are shocked to her of her sudden death. I had the privilege to care for her in her later years at home. We had many chats together. Topic was often about Norway, or things she did in her younger years. She liked me to read from the Bible, this we did often. As time went by it was time for her to move to Westhaven in Footscray where she was given wonderful 24 / 7 support. I was glad for the times we could meet up at the nursing home. Often asked about how various friends were doing. Very little about her own concerns. I look forward to the reunion that we will have when we meet again. Forever with the Lord Jesus Christ whom she loves and served whilst here with us.

  3. I met Aunty Margaret end of 1995, and moved in to stay in Howard street for 4 years after that.
    She always have time to chat with us when she sees us around. Her attention to people, her care for the wider community (whether its the old lady down the street or the new international student she met in the QV Market), has been exemplary. I have not met someone quite like her. She has been a servant of God and have blessed many.
    Sad not to be able to see her again, especially since we were not able to see her the past one year plus because of the pandemic.
    Yet glad that she is free from her physical sufferings, and that one day we will see each other again in much better circumstances.

    Our condolences to you, Neil and family, as you grieve in this time of loss. I pray that God’s comfort will be with you.

    Love: Kelvin and Yen Ping

  4. Aunt Margaret always so kind ,lovely and helpful. I still keeping the koala toy you gave me.I will miss you so much and my condolences to the family

  5. When I met Aunt Margaret, it was in Victoria market, November 2010.

    I can never forget her genuine interest and liking to others including strangers. She introduced me to her nephew Neil, and we have become friends since.

    She was a very intelligent woman who’s interested in many topics and enjoyed talking many of her beautiful memories and knowledge. She was also kind of a protester who believes in and fights for things that have good values.

    My deepest sorrow for Aunt Margaret but I believe she finds her peace and rest in the name of God she believed, Jesus Christ.

  6. Auntie Margaret was a very special person for us , i knew her since 1998, when i was a overseas student .she is is very kind , helpful to all of us , she always help us and correct our English . she is very patient and always encourage us to learned , Thank you Auntie Margaret ,we will always miss you !
    from Barry

  7. Many thanks for such a beautiful service and such kind words. There is indeed so much good to say about Margaret, and much good that she did for so many, touching our hearts and making our worlds better. To hear of her early years, in particular, in such a genuine eulogy was very much appreciated. Sending our sincerest condolences to the family.

    Linda, Geoff, Madeleine, Oliver, Bridget and Angus

  8. A loving and compassionate lady till the very end. She is a blessing to all who knows her, of God’s perfect love for all, and she reminds us to always be kind and charitable. Love and misses you, Margaret. You are Home.

  9. A faithful servant and witness of the Lord, at rest from this world and now in His presence.

    Condolences to all of Margaret’s family; may you experience God’s perfect peace and comfort.

  10. Dear Neil
    I pray God’s love and comfort may enfold you in this time of sadness. May the assurance of your Aunt Margaret’s salvation also prove of comfort as you remember her with fondness.

    Psalm 18:2

    Sincere sympathy
    Ros. McKnight

  11. You will be dearly missed by us and I will never forget your kindness and love that you have shown me from the first day I met you.
    Our deepest condolences to Neil and family.

  12. The world was a much lighter place with Margaret in it. Her charitable and generous spirit will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    My deepest condolences and best wishes to her family.

  13. A beautiful service for a beautiful lady. Sad we couldn’t be there today. We have so many memories of such a selfless aunt. Auntie Margaret will be greatly missed

  14. Sorry we couldn’t get there. Looking forward to meeting up with Aunty Margaret again in heaven.
    Lovely service.

  15. Auntie Margaret is the first few people I met when coming to Australia 10 years back. She’s part of my early journey in Melbourne and always special to me. RIP Auntie Margaret and I will miss you. Deeply sorry for your loss.

    Janus(Yan Le)

  16. Our deepest condolences and sympathy on the passing of our dear Margaret.
    My prayers with you Neil and the rest of your family.

    Marites RN1

  17. To all of Margaret’s family my deepest sympathy to you all. It will be a huge wrench in your lives. May your memories of Margaret give you heart in the coming days.

  18. We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. Joe & Diana

  19. My prayers and thoughts are with Neil and Margaret’s loved ones at this sad time. I pray for God’s presence and comfort be upon you.
    May Margaret rest in peace.
    God bless.

  20. A very sad day for the whole community, farewell to a lovely caring lady. She will be long thought of fondly and missed by all who knew her.

    Our sincere condolences to the whole Nilsen and Hawthorn families.

  21. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”


    I remember that the night when Neil invited my wife and I to Aunt Margaret’s 86th birthday party,
    we were sitting altogether celebrated her birthday. She’s such an angel who brought a lot of joy, lighted my way to Jesus, now she lives in
    heaven with God.

    RIP Aunt Margaret

  22. Aunty Margaret was a strong woman with a passion for all things new and old. Always up for a chat and happy meet new people. She will be dearly missed and my condolences to the family.

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