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21 comments on “Max Barton”

  1. What can I say but that I lost my second mother on the passing on Auntie Max. I her dearly. She was always there for me. So many memories of the wonderful times spent at ‘“Crossflat”, during my holidays as a young girl. Auntie Max and Uncle Ken were so good to me. It was there where I discovered what was to become my second family. I have been so blessed. Our trip together overseas- what a great experience! We laughed our way around Scotland and behaved like naughty school children at times. I was so lucky to have been given that opportunity to spend such a special time with her. I will miss her love, her smile and her humour. Vale my darling Auntie Max.

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Aunty Max was a much loved member of our family and always thought of my Dad as an extra child of hers. Dad loved Aunty Max dearly and they will both love seeing each other again – this makes me happy. Much love to all of you from your Armidale family

  3. Beautiful service for a beautiful lady.
    Thinking of you all.
    Merryn, Alistair, Harley Darcy and Mason.

  4. I can only remember meeting her once, so did not really know ‘Max’, but I did know, and admire her sister Mary very much.
    What a beautiful final ‘resting’ place.
    Loving thoughts,
    Ruth Chamberlain….Douglas Milne’s daughter.

  5. A fitting tribute to a special lady.
    Remembered for that winning, warm and welcoming smile. Always a delight to talk with.
    Interesting and interested, intelligent and with that great laugh and sense of humor.
    An inspiration.
    Love to all the family.
    Lindy and Graham

  6. A Gordon for me, a Gordon for me,
    If ye’re no a Gordon ye’re no use to me.
    The Black Watch are braw, the Seaforths and a’
    But the cocky wee Gordon’s the pride o’ them a’.

  7. What a lovely burial setting! Your service brought back such memories of Auntie Max, such fun, such generosity of spirit, and so many qualities and skills, all constantly used for the benefit of those around her. She will always be remembered with great fondness by our family.

  8. Such a beautiful thing to hear stories of Max’s life, Reuben enjoyed them very much Ruth, Thank you for generously recounting some. We wish we could have been there with you today but very much there in spirit and sending love across land and sea to all the family. Love Maddison and Reuben

  9. Thank you for streaming that. I so much appreciated it, particularly as we couldn’t attend. In tears for much of the service.
    Family means so much, and Aunt Max represented that.
    A little anecdote. When Aunt Max came up to Glen Innes for Mum’s 80th birthday, I asked her, how come Grandfather sent Dad off the Naval College at 14. After all, there was no naval tradition in the family.
    The response – “one less mouth to feed”. Tough family.
    So much to remember and cherish.
    Go well my family.

  10. Beautiful service for an amazing lady. Max taught me so much. I will always remember the fun times at the Kyneton Hospital. Thinking of all the family. Beautiful memories are yours to keep. XO

  11. Our fondest love and thoughts are with the Barton family and relatives. We were very moved by the service today which reflected the magnificent life of Aunty Max. We have our own special memories of her and especially her love and support of our mother after the death our father and Aunty Max’s brother Gilbert.

  12. A lovely and fitting tribute. Our thanks to the Barton family for allowing us access to the service during these difficult times.

  13. The best midwife! A beautiful lady who put her life into our community.
    Thankyou to the Barton family for sharing your mother with us all. Max will always be remembered fondly.
    Deepest condolences
    Beverley (Baeck) and Clem Peeler.

  14. What a lovely peaceful tranquil setting for Max at Greenhill. My deepest love and thoughts to all the Family.
    Pleased to see that Ken and Peter behaved on this special day and didn’t interrupt.
    Special Lady and the end of an Era but what lovely memories, laughs and stories shared that we all have to treasure.
    Joy H

  15. Aunty Max.
    A woman of so much laughter and life! You will always be in my heart. The three formidable sisters are all together once again. Rest in peace. With love and support to all of Aunty Max’s family.

  16. We watched the service – what a beautiful setting. Just the right spot. Wish we could be there with you.
    Lots love Huntly & Cath & family

  17. Away
    By James Whitcomb Riley
    I cannot say and I will not say
    That she is dead, she is just away.
    With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
    She has wandered into an unknown land;
    And left us dreaming how very fair
    Its needs must be, since she lingers there.
    And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
    From the old-time step and the glad return-
    Think of her faring on, as dear
    In the love of there, as the love of here
    Think of her still the same way, I say;
    She is not dead, she is just away.

    Auntie Max was such a kind, supportive and humorous person that all those who met her along life’s journey, even for the briefest of times, remembered those qualities.

    Auntie Max was a much-loved figure in the lives of the Lang’s, and a visit to Florence Vale by Uncle Ken and Auntie Max resulted in great conversations and much mirth. Auntie Max will be remembered with love.

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