The Funeral Service

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21 comments on “Carmel McKenna”

  1. Vale dear Carmel. You inspired me over 30 years ago. A mighty wife, mother, friend, mentor. A lady before her time. Now reunited with her beloved man. The race well run. Your deep faith, and complete love is a beautiful legacy you leave with those you loved most. RIP

  2. To our gorgeous friend Bernadette, her brothers and extended families.
    What a wonderful farewell to and honouring of Carmel, what an amazing woman who touched so many lives.

    Thinking of you and sending all our love
    Kaz, Dean, Ronan, Jack and Callum

  3. Dear Bern & McKenna clan, so sorry I couldn’t make it person to pay my respects to Carmel but my thoughts have been with you. Your treasured mum was such an icon in the community and a warm, influential presence to so many. Vale. Love to all xx

  4. What a beautiful farewell. Many fond and happy memories at the Mckenna household. Carmel was always warm, kind and lots of fun. Love to you all xxx

  5. To Paddy, Ant and all the McKenna family,
    A beautiful service and very fitting for a wonderful Lady, may she rest in peace knowing she has raised a loving family, her time on this earth is now complete.

  6. Such a beautiful heartfelt tribute to Carmel from her gorgeous family. I remember such happy fun filled days in Upper Beaconsfield when the McKenna and Dunlop tribes got together with the kids running amok in the bush only to return to base when hungry when the lure of a bbq beckoned. Des, Maureen and Reg enjoyed many a beer whilst calm Carmel always made sure we were well fed and looked after. Maureen and Carmel were great friends sharing the same birthday and many pregnancies in tandem. It was my great pleasure to have kept in contact with Carmel and Des after Mum and Dad passed. Carmel had an infinite amount of love to share. She was an absolute treasure and will be missed deeply.

  7. A beautiful service. What a wonderful family. Such good memories of both Carmel and Des and St. Francis Xavier College. Deepest sympathy to the family. Rest peacefully Carmel and Des.

  8. Lovely farewell for special lady . Fond memories of times & functions at St. Micheal’s Berwick & St. Francis Xavier Beaconsfield from its origination. Sincere condolences.Win Harrison

  9. Such a beautiful send off you have given your Mum and what a very caring family she has left behind. Carmel was a blessing and a gift whose memory will be cherished forever, a beautiful friend to have. Deepest symphathy to all the family

  10. To all the McKenna Famlies, what a beautiful tribute to a beautiful woman. Aunty Carmel was one very unique special person who left her love with whomever she met. Forever in our hearts. RIP with Uncle Des, dad, Kaz and all the other greats up there in heaven. Love alway Maureen (nee Pearce)

  11. Such a lovely, lovely farewell to Carmel McKenna!
    My very best wishes to all her beautiful family.
    Terry Moodie

  12. Dear McKennas
    I am sorry I couldn’t be there today with you all. What an incredible send off you gave your mum today. To have you all together to celebrate her life as beautifully as you did, capturing the true essence of who she was and what she meant to everyone was very special to watch. I remember meeting her for the first time, her warmth, her laugh and deep love for her kids. An inspiration. What a legacy she leaves. My thoughts are with you all
    Love Mandy hill and family
    (Friends of Matt, Ginny and family )

  13. Dear Paddy and the extended McKenna family, my thoughts are with you as you farewell your much beloved mum. It was a beautiful and joyous celebration and the legacy of love, care and service to others lives on through you all. Rest in Peace Carmel now with her beloved Des.

  14. To The McKenna Family,
    Congratulations on a perfect send off for such an incredible person. We shared your laughter and your tears as you remember your dear Mum and Grandma. Her beautiful soul lives on in each of you- Des and Carm shine down with the proudest eyes today and always.
    Sorry we couldn’t make it today, sending love and strength.
    Loz, Luke, Lenny and Archie

  15. to my beautiful friend Bernadette and all her brothers and their families – what an honouring of your mum and grandmother and great-grandmother. I hope everything you’ve been and will be a part of today will be a comfort to you. Holding you all in my heart.

  16. Dear Paddy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family today. Sorry we couldn’t be there in person today but I’m sure with all the many family and friends there you will have plenty of love
    Stay strong
    Willow & Kell

  17. Dear Paddy and family,
    Our thoughts are with you today as you celebrate the life of your beloved mum. To successfully raise ten children, your mum and dad have achieved legendary status.
    Mary and Bruce Rush and family

  18. A very special lady has moved on to be with her very special man. My thoughts and prayers are with the McKenna family today. Sorry I can’t be with you in person. A caring, wise and faith filled person. Rest in peace!

  19. Deepest sympathy to Bernadette, Michael and all the McKenna family. Carmel loved Malmsbury and gave so much support to me for the Malmsbury Mail. After a few years break I am happy to say that the Malmsbury Mail has just been reborn (under a new editor and committee) with first issue coming out recently. She (and Des) supported any contributions to the social and cultural development of the town. Carmel and I shared our experiences volunteering with Meals on Wheels. Her heart was always in the community and was really proud of the Preloved Pedlar Opportunity Shop which she and Des were instrumental in getting started. Molly the Wombat still stands sentinel on the Village Green (in need of a spruce up). I would like to attend the service online.
    Love Nea

  20. My thoughts and heart are with you at this sad time the broken hearts of Bernadette and the Boys, of Kevin Talullah Annan, all of the MKenna family. I am remembering the years of the McKenna Family and the Foley Family united by such love. I send hope for love and healing in your loss of beautiful Carmel – my words at this moment in remembering me, mine, my Mother and your Mother… I AM WOMAN
    RIP Carmel with Des and Olive&Bernie…
    With Love Always&Forever
    Danielle and The Foley Family

  21. Hi,
    It is so sad that Aunty Carmel has now left us. As one of her McKenna nephews, my fondest memories of her was her generous hosting of the Christmas extended family gatherings at her place in Upper Beaconsfield for many years.
    She always made our family feel so welcome and it was always a wonderful time.
    In later years I always enjoyed welcoming visits to Carmel and Des’ place in Malmsbury, where family was always at the centre of our conversations. And as always they were both heavily involved in helping their community.
    Dear Aunty Caramel was a wonderful woman.
    Unfortunately I can’t make it to the funeral or to the online event. Vale Carmel.

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