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55 comments on “Muriel Povey”

  1. There is a new star above that outshines all the others.
    Its brightness contains all the love, joy, grace, colour and compassion that was Muriel.
    To know her was a privilege, she enriched the lives of all who entered her sphere.
    Condolences to her family whom she loved so dearly.

  2. Condolences to all the Povey family on the sad loss of Muriel. I knew Muriel through Probus and always found her to be a bubbly, happy and lovely lady. She always enjoyed telling me of her travels to Coldingham, Berwickshire, which was an area of Scotland very familiar to me as I have family there. Her beautiful smile and outgoing personality will be sadly missed.

  3. To the beautiful Povey family, our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. We really appreciated Muriel’s final farewell in Martha’s Point today and being able to share the service with the family, thank you. Muriel was gracious, generous, hilarious, so very clever and the most loving person we’ve known. It was such a privilege to call her a friend and neighbour. Our love, God’s garden is really going to be picture perfect with Muriel’s touch. Gone but will never be forgotten. Big hugs to all the family. Bob & Verley

  4. Muriel loved everyone and everyone loved Muriel. A beautiful goodbye to treasured friend.
    Love and condolences to her wonderful family.
    Jose and Mike Wensley

  5. Thank you for the opportunity to share the beautiful service for Muriel. She was a dear friend, full of fun and joy. She will be sadly missed

  6. Jane and Chris, Neil and Kirsty and all your beautiful family

    Thank you for a wonderful tribute to Muriel ,your Mum and Gran and dear friend to so many.

    She will greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts.

    Vale Muriel our friend

    1. Thank you Judy and Martin for your kind words,

      So glad you were able to participate in saying farewell to our lovely mum.

      As she used to say frequently Judy – as you well know Thank God for the Coal Board.

      Best to you both

      Neil Povey

  7. Dear Neil, Jane and Family,

    Thank you so much for sharing your moving celebration of dear Muriel’s life. She was indeed a ‘special’ lady who will continue to occupy a place in all of our hearts.

    Her kindness, wisdom and zest for life touched us all at Beleura House and Garden. I especially enjoyed my mornings in the kitchen when Muriel would volunteer in hospitality, those mornings were always such fun and I keenly missed our time together when I moved to a different department.

    Never one to turn down a glass of champagne, she was always so happy and vibrant with a wonderful sense of mischief.

    Our thanks go to her for all that she gave…

    Monique Bladen

    and on behalf of Anthony Knight and the staff at Beleura House and Garden.

  8. It was a privilege to have known this lovely happy lady. She was the brightest flower in the garden. My condolences to the Povey family of whom Muriel was so proud.

  9. Neil, Jane and family,
    Thank you so much for enabling us to say goodbye to a very special lady at Martha’s Point this morning. It was very moving, as was the shared service. Apart from all her qualities talked about today, I will particularly miss her cheeky Geordie accent, which constantly reminded me of many happy memories spent in Whitley Bay in my childhood. Muriel, you can rest in peace now, pet.
    Much love, Cindy

  10. Thank you for sharing the moving and informative memorial service of our beautiful friend Muriel with us.
    It was our privilege to be among her large number of friends. As said in the service Muriel was indeed “special” and we will always remember her attitude to life, her love and caring nature and her ability to keep us smiling.
    Our condolences to all of the Povey clan, she was extremely proud of you all.
    Margaret & Jeff Welch

  11. Today the sun shines brightly to cherish and celebrate a beautiful, funny, elegant and wonderful lady who has touched the lives of an extraordinary amount of people. It was an honour and privilege to have met such a beautiful human being. Radiating love and positivity to an inspiring and infectious degree. To all of Muriel’s family, today my heart is with you all. Sending my love and condolences. All my love, Belle (and I am certain, my dear mum looking down) xo

  12. To all Muriels Family.
    I would like to thank Muriel for all the beautiful scent coming over the rear fence from the
    gorgeous roses she grew. Thanks to a wonderful lady. Roy x.

  13. To all the family,

    What a beautiful and moving service, and a fitting farewell for such a special person as Muriel.

    One of her greatest legacies she leaves for all of us, is the importance of listening and sharing love, laughter, understanding and friendship.

    With love and deepest sympathy to you all,

  14. Rod and I and Caroline and Malcolm and Susan shared a zoom meeting and screen shared the service so we could see you and each other. It was a lovely tribute to Muriel and heartrending to see you all so separated and masked. She would have been very proud of you all. All of our thoughts are with you and we shared some happy memories with each other.
    Lots of love from us all

  15. Muriel will be sadly missed by Mt Eliza Morning Garden Club. Her friendly manner and happy personality plus all her encouragement and huge contribution made to the Club over 34 years of membership is so much appreciated. On behalf of the Committee and Members, thank you Muriel.
    Thank you to the Povey family for allowing access to her Service, wonderful memories of happy times.

  16. Dear Neil & Jane,

    Thanks for inviting me today. You did your Mum proud…in all respects today.

    Dear Kirsty and Chris,

    As an ‘in-law ‘ also, I know how you are both working hard to support the family and yet grieve also. You are doing great job. The Craven’s are great characters in our world.

    Love Dan

  17. Life here at the village will not be the same without your beautiful presence Muriel.
    We could never wish for a better next door neighbour! To all Muriels family we send our deepest sympathies as it is obvious she will be very sadly missed.
    Pam & Roy

  18. Sincere condolences to all the family. A beautiful tribute and farewell.
    It was a pleasure and privilege to call Muriel our friend.

  19. Your sunny attitude will be sadly missed,remembering you as bubbly and fun loving and a friend of my Mum when in Herbert St.. Condolences to family,rest in peace Sue and Terry Spencer

  20. A lovely farewell to a lovely lady. She will be greatly missed especially at our garden club meetings. My love and best wishes to the family she has left behind, you were so lucky to have Muriel, as we all were.

  21. To the Povey’s and Breedon’s in Melbourne, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Muriel and know you all will miss her dearly. Best wishes,

    Ryan Kearns

  22. To the Povey family.
    Our condolences for a lovely lady, and may she rest in peace.
    We were so happy that she was able to be at our wedding in March.
    Her beautiful smile will always be remembered.
    Hank and Brenda

  23. Christine and Philip Manktelow say:
    To all the Povey family, who spoke beautifully and gave us a wonderful insight into Muriel – we are very grateful to have had the opportunity to be with you for her funeral service. Seeing Muriel at church on Sunday mornings was always a delight, with that big smile and her warmth. We will treasure our memories of her, and extend our sympathies to all who are mourning her loss.

  24. Dear Muriel & Family,
    The loss is immeasurable.
    But also immeasurable is the love you have left behind.
    The beautiful stars in our heaven are the peepholes for
    our loved ones that have gone on before us to look down
    and watch over us.
    You were so SPECIAL…..
    Much love always…
    Helen Luxton & Ian MONTGOMERY

  25. We were honoured to be part of Muriel’s beautiful funeral service although from a distance. Muriel would be very happy . a great send off . Louise & Michael Kesik distant relatives of Muriel.

  26. Muriel will be sadly missed by all who knew her, she was a beautiful and loving person with a kind nature. RIP Muriel. Condolences to her family and close friends. Love from Jean and Barry Firth (Martha’s Point)

  27. Dear Neil and Jane,

    It was a privilege to join you today and share your celebration of your Mum’s life and her gifts to the world, to her grandchildren and to me , her niece.

    I miss you terribly at this time and so want to hug you both. I promise to come down as soon as possible and do so.

    Love JIll

  28. Our love and support to you all always.
    A beautiful woman who you all honoured with love and joy.
    She would be so very proud of you all.
    The Chalmers xx

  29. Sincere condolences to all the family of dear Muriel, a much loved Mt Eliza Ladies Probus member, many lovely memories….Ann Downey….

  30. To the Povey family
    A very moving and heartfelt service celebrating the life of a remarkable, warm, giving lady and friend, who will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her many friends at Dromana Valley Probus

  31. I only had the pleasure of talking with Muriel a handful of times. What struck me was her kind giving nature, a warm smile and her words of encouragement on every occasion.
    I’m yet another who she’d made a deep impression on in a short space of time.
    My sincere condolences to you all and may the pain of losing her soften in time and leave you with wonderful memories.

  32. There are so many positive adjectives to describe Muriel, loving, kindly, vivacious and loyal to mention a few.
    How we all will miss her. We are all so much better off for having Muriel in our lives.
    Our condolences to Muriel’s beautiful family.
    All our love,
    Elizabeth & Bill xx

  33. Such a beautiful service, she really was special. I have so many fond memories with Muriel and think of her every time I see pink lilies. She would buy these for me on my birthday and always made me feel special. We had these in my bouquet at my wedding to honour her. Muriel gave me a beautiful crystal vase which always sits full of flowers in my kitchen. This reminds me every day about Muriel and the joy she would bring to others. Much love to all, Tara x

  34. It was an honour and a privilege to have known such a great lady. Muriel had an enormous heart, the most beautiful smile and a infectious laugh that I will never forget. I will miss her terribly.
    My heart goes out to her family at such a sad time. Muriel had such love for her family and I know she will leave a hole in all our lives.
    With deepest sympathy
    Debbie Taylor

  35. Good-bye Dear Muriel, my “Butterfly friend”. You have always brought joy and laughter. You’ve brighten the day and your positive attitude was an inspiration to us all.
    Condolences to the family. The beautiful memories will sustain you.

  36. Sam, Chris & the Poole family Sydney

    Muriel we were able to meet the Povey family through you. Thank you and how wonderful you all are.
    Truly a nice lady and awesome legacy of family as it should be.
    On the occasions we joined with Muriel she always gave us a smile and a story or too.
    Thank you Muriel for fond memories and the future of those that you gave life to and who have joined in our family life.
    Thank you all for the happiness you give.
    Love to all in Melbourne.
    Love to Ellen and Josh

  37. A sad day. Muriel was a special lady with a wonderful outlook on life. She was always busy but never that busy to chat with you and participate in all kinds of social outings. We will miss her at the bowls club and having catch up lunches with her.

  38. To Muriels family,

    She was a lovely woman, warm and a great sense of humour. I will greatly miss ‘bumping’ into her at the Mt Eliza gardening club meetings.

    My best wishes to you all

  39. Love and best wishes to all Muriel’s family. This lady will be sadly missed here at the village and at the bowls club. It was a privilage to have known her, with her beautiful smile and her great outlook. Thank you for being you Muriel. Love and wonderful memories. Lesley and Ernie Eade.

    1. I knew Muriel through Probus and we often shared a laugh together.She did not let age and tradition determine her wardrobe and always looked lovely in her colour choices and special pieces of jewellery.She could engage with anyone with a warmth and sincerity l will always remember.Margaret Beale

  40. I remember Muriel so fondly.
    She was so warm, so lovely and so spirited.
    I am very glad to be here with you today and to celebrate this very special woman.

  41. Dear Povey family,

    My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. We shall always have fond memories of Muriel both on and off the greens. To sum up Muriel she was “once, twice, three times a lady”.

    Susan and Mavis Hand

  42. To all of Muriels’ loved ones,
    family and friends, may your memories of this lovely lady keep you strong during this sad time
    Love to you all
    Heather xoxo

  43. To all the Povey Family
    I send you our deepest sympathy in the passing of Muriel. We only knew her for a short time but in that time she became a dear friend to us here in the Village. Her friendliness, captivating humour and infectious laugh will live long in our memories. May she rest in peace and you all be blessed with having her in your life too.

  44. Vale Muriel, a very special, wonderful lady, who will be sadly missed. My condolences to her family.
    Heather Nottingham

  45. Muriel’s love and warmth for others will be sadly missed. Condolences to her family. Thank you so much, Muriel for ‘being there’.
    My prayers are there for you. Gwen

  46. To All the Povey’s,
    Our condolences on the passing of your dear beloved Muriel.
    May all the good times and memories bring a smile to your face on this very sad day.
    Love to you all.
    Norvena and John

    1. Our dear Muriel , a dear friend for over 20 years, loving thoughts always. A lady with a big heart.
      Wonderful memories Muriel, Sincere condolences to all the Povey family..
      Marion Donovan

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