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31 comments on “Merle Palmer”

  1. What a beautiful service for a lovely lady. I knew Merle through her tireless work at the Pine Cres. Wesleyan Methodist Church. I was involved with the Boronia Calisthenics College and we spent many years at that church as our practice hall(s). I also knew Merle through my association at the Knox Leisureworks Pool in Boronia where Merle and I would always wave to each other and smile and say hello. Merle was such a beautiful lady, tireless worker who would put herself out to help anyone in need or distress. Merle was known well by everyone who met her, even though, sometimes Merle didn’t quite remember how she knew me. I did get the opportunity to explain it all to her one morning at the pool. She had so many wonderful friends
    The service was a very fitting tribute to such a fine lady and both Rev Beryl and Rev Ann did such a beautiful job in explaning so much about Merle’s wonderful life.
    Merle will be greatly missed and I extend my deepest sympathies to her family. May Merle rest in peace

  2. A Beautiful service for your precious mum.
    Merle would be so proud of you all, for giving her such a wonderful send off.
    Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time
    Lots of love xxxxx
    Pamela & Russell Kelly

  3. Thankyou for allowing me to join the service. It was very moving and a beautiful tribute to Merle Such a beautiful lady always around and with a smile. Condolences to all the family from myself and all at Boronia Calisthenics’s College.

  4. Dear Wendy, John and Mark, sincere condolences on the passing of your Mother Merle. I have fond memories of Merle coming to Geelong visiting Auntie Ida and my mother Joyce Dixon. Always with a fancinating story of her adventurous travel. Thankyou for providing the link for us to watch the beautiful send off.
    Kind regards
    Nola Fort (nee Dixon)

  5. Posted on behalf of Christine Scott

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching the service for Merle. When I was growing up at Boronia Uniting, she was one of those ladies that never seemed to age, always had a cheerful smile and always willing to serve.
    Fond memories of the Palmer family
    Warm regards
    Christine Scott (née Jenkin)

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the service for Merle. When I was growing up at Boronia Uniting, she was one of those ladies that never seemed to age, always had a cheerful smile and always willing to serve.
    Fond memories of the Palmer family
    Warm regards
    Christine Scott (née Jenkin)

  7. I was there with you and the family today Wendy to say goodbye to Merle. She would have been smiling down seeing you all sitting there, celebrating her life and giving her a beautiful send off.
    Mum has treasured memories of her cousin and will miss their phone calls along with Merle’s occasional visits she still made all the way to Geelong. Thinking of you x

    Rest In Peace Merle

    1. A Beautiful Service for gorgeous Mum, Gran and G/Gran.
      Our love and thoughts are with you all at this very sad and difficult time.
      Thinking of you always Janine & Alicia xxx

  8. My parents are Robin and Lorna Butler. Our families have a long history and great memories through the church community and family. Holmwood Aged Care where Dad now lives were to assist him to share today in the celebration of Merle’s life.
    My family relationship with Merle has continued as part of the Balnarring Beach camping family over many, decades of years. Merle will be greatly missed as a matriarch of that community. A chat, a catch up, and a laugh on the beach and in the water are treasured memories. We were able to share that last swim with her and she takes the best wishes and love of all with her.
    Rest well Merle.

  9. To dear Wendy, John and Mark
    I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for letting us share this service.
    Sue (Barbara Taylor’s daughter)

  10. Great service and a great tribute to Aunty Merle. We were with you all in thought, prayers and memories.
    Peter, Julie, Lauren and Clive Stebbins
    Thanks for allowing us to share in this sad but special time

  11. What a wonderful lady she was and so many memories. Thank you to the family for sharing this service with us.

  12. We have just watched Merle’s funeral service, conducted with such dignity by the 2 Ministers. We felt so privileged to be a part of the ceremony, so special as was Merle.
    Martine and Malcolm

  13. That was a lovely service and l was so glad to be able to watch it and be with the family
    My thoughts are prayers are with you all, Wendy your mum was a special lady and many people will miss

    Love Rhona xxx

  14. What a beautiful send off for Merle. Memories are ours to treasure.
    Thinking of you all at this time.

    Pauline Salter
    Jenny Free (nee Thomson)

  15. It was a lovely tribute to your mum Wendy I felt like I was there with you. She would be very proud take care

  16. A lovely lady who enriched our lives in so many ways.
    Merle was also very supportive of us both during divorce and our marriage.
    We will miss her so much in so many ways.
    Love to Wendy, Greg, John, Mark and the extended family.

  17. To The whole family, we are So sorry for your loss, and you are in our prayers at this time. Merle was an inspirational person who lived life to the full and didn’t allow age to slow her down. Much love from the Warrnambool Snook family

  18. We would look forward to seeing Merle at Balnarring each year. And the wonderful Christmas presents she would give my parents each year.

  19. I always expected Merle’s Christmas card like the first robin in winter. My sympathy to her family at this time, but I believe you have much to rejoice in, in her long life. Keep the good memories, as I do of my mother, her Aunt Beryl. Cyril’s sister.

  20. My mother was Merle’s father’s sister.
    I attach a scan of an old photo I took many years ago of Merle and her father, Cyril Christie, driving down St Kilda Rd in a 1904 International Harvester car at a car rally.
    Cyril worked for International Harvester.
    (I hope this works – if not, email me and I will reply.)

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