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67 comments on “Tamara Burns”

  1. Thank you for this chance to see, attend this service. We all must be in touch and close as much as possible regardless of any distances between us.

    Malakhovs and Elizarovsky

  2. Beautiful Service. What an amazing and generous woman she was may she rest in peace.. I only had the privilege to meet Tamara for about the last 10 years, so to watch her incredible life played out in pictures was insightful and inspiring. My thoughts and prayers are with you;
    Much love Das

  3. Dear David, Tatyana and family,
    Although we never had the privilege of meeting Tamara, we are very sorry for your great loss. The lovely funeral service gave us a glimpse of the talented, vivacious lady and her full and happy life.
    Our sincere condolences.
    Ralph and Pamela Cleary (Mordialloc U3A)

  4. We watched from afar and shed tears for a beautiful soul. She was very special and will always hold a place in our hearts. I have fond memories of singing ‘who was born in January…” around the table in Burwood and laughing so much my stomach hurt. I wasn’t allowed Vodka at home so it was naughty and loads of fun. When Baba Tamara stood up at my wedding to take the place of my own mum who had died years earlier, I was so touched. I feel we had an unspoken love. One Christmas I remember looking at her and we both burst into tears and hugs. No words were spoken- there was no need to.
    Love from Nerida, Nori Jack and Charlotte x xx x

  5. Dearest Nina, sending you, Sami and Krisi lots of love and virtual hugs and kisses. Thinking of you at this sad time. It was a beautiful service and a lovely send off for Tamara.

  6. Sending my love to the whole family – what a beautiful service. Tamara lived such a full, rich life and she will be missed. x

    1. Thank you for joining in to watch Mum’s service Stefanie and your kind words x Nina

  7. Dear David, Nina, Tatyana & Family,

    Fond Memories of you dearest Mum – Tamara of Ballet Days In Burwood
    Heartfelt Sincerest Condolences to You All at this sad time!!
    Sending you LOVE ~~~

    Lesley & John Thrum – Burwood

    1. Dear Lesley and John, thank you for watching Mum’s service and mentioning your beautiful memories. x Nina

  8. Rest in Peace dear Tamara. I remember you and your family so extraordinary hospitable as host from Servas. You and your familiy gave me such a good time back in the 1990s, when I stayed at your place.
    Dear Tatyana, my friend, THANK YOU for let me participate from the other end of the world. It is 7 o’clock in the morning here in Vienna. The ceremony brought up so many good memorys. Tamara loved the way you organised everything, I am sure. Lots and lots of Love to you and your family

  9. Dearest Nina & Tatyana, Sami & Krissi,

    Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Send Off for your Gorgeous Mother Tamara. You all did a wonderful job, she would be so proud of you all now & she will be forever in your hearts. Thinking of You All & Sending you Strength

    Love Always Helen, Michael & James Wilkinson XXX

    1. Thank you Helen, Mike and James, thank you for watching Mum’s service for your kind words card and flowers. x Nina

  10. Condolences from the Dudgeon family,
    Greg, my mum Miree, and Danita.
    A touching service for your mother who was obviously very special to
    her family and friends.
    It was so very good to hear about her wonderful life.
    I now know where Tatyana get’s it from,
    Thoughts are with you all,
    The Dudgeon’s

    1. Thank you for joining us for Mum’s service and your kind words, especially at the sad time for your family. x Nina

  11. Nina and family. May your rich, abundant and deep love and happy memories of your beloved Tamara be with you and comfort you at this sad time of loss and moving forward throughout your own lives without her physical presence. She is always with you in your hearts. Memory Eternal. Kingdom of Heaven. Rest in Peace Tamara. Deepest condolences. Love and prayers for Tamara and you all. Love Alla and Michael xoxoxo

    1. Thank you for watching Mum’s service Alla and Michael and all of your love and support. x Nina

  12. My love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Tamara was a very important part of our lives as a teacher and friend. I spent many hours sewing costumes etc, for her concerts. Tatyana and I have remained in touch over the years and she has brought Tamara to visit over the years. Lots of memories of a lovely lady. Joan Botham

  13. My dear friend Nina, what an amazing life your mother Tamara had and how similar you are to her in so many ways. You gave her a wonderful farewell in difficult circumstances and she would be very proud of you! My deepest condolences to your family at this sad time. May she rest in peace in the arms of angels. Much love Chezza xxx

    1. Dear Chezza thank you for your beautiful words and chats, thank you for watching Mum’s farewell. x Nina

  14. Auntie Tamara was a very strong positive influence in my life. She demonstrated courage and fun. My husband, her nephew John, often shared humorous stories of being a boy ballerina. I loved the traditional Christmas Eve celebration in her home and her wonderful meals. We were always made to feel welcomed and loved. I’m sure you are dancing up a storm on the other side and having a wonderful reunion with those loved ones you missed for so many years.

    1. Thank you for sharing your and John’s beautiful memories Glennis. Thank you for joining us watching Mum’s service. x Nina

  15. Thinking of my dear childhood friend Nina and her girls Chrissi and Sami and Ron, Our thoughts are with you all , what an amazing life your mum and baba had ,she certainly made the most of it. Remembering happy times , With lots of Luv Jennie and steve xx

    1. Thank you Jennie and Steve for joining us for Mum’s farewell. Thank you for your support, chats, card and flowers. x Nina

  16. Dear Tatyana…..I am Danita Watupongoh, Greg’s best friend….I have only met you a few times…it was especially lovely singing with you a year or so ago:-) all together at your bbq.
    I am touched about the link you and Greg have had since primary school:-)
    50 years or more now….your mum was there with you as you all grew up…I see what creativity your mum carried….you too.
    I was mesmerized by the Russian language today…xx beautiful.x
    Condolences… Danitaxx

    1. Thank you Dallas, Karen and Gang for joining us for Mum’s farewell, beautiful words. x Nina

  17. What a beautiful service, may you rest in peace Tamara. Sending all our love Nina and family. Ally, Andy, Mia and Jack xx

    1. Thank you for joining us Ally farwelling Mum, thank you for the chats, beautiful words, card and flowers. x Nina

  18. Uncle Davey, Nina and Tanya – a lovely service depicting a full and good life

    We are thinking of you in this difficult time

    Callum & Penny

    1. Thank you for joining us to celebrate Mum’s life Callum and Penny and for the kind words and lovely chat. x Nina

  19. Our thoughts are with you all today. Many wonderful memories shared of a life well lived, Debbie and Peter Washfold

    1. Thank you for joining us for Mum’s service Debbie and Pete, beautiful sentiments and chats. x Nina

    1. Thank you Ellen and George for joining us farewelling Mum, thank you for all of your support, chats, beautiful card and flowers. x Nina

  20. Love and hugs from Lisa and Vilani. So grateful to Aunty Tamara for so many wonderful memories. xxxooo

    1. Thank you for joining us Lisa and Vilani for Mum’s service, your support, beautiful words and sharing wonderful memories. x Nina

    1. Thank you for helping us farewell Mum Isabel and beautiful words and memories. x Nina

  21. What a beautiful service for a beautiful woman. Thankyou for sharing so many wonderful memories and photos. Vale Tamara. Rest in Peace.

  22. She was a beautiful woman . She was always welcoming when I visited in Burwood .. a lovely mother and grandmother.. at peace. Love and thought to all the family and extended families.. the bowd family

    1. Thank you for joining us to farewell Mum, your support beautiful words and memories. x Nina

  23. My love and thoughts are with all the family. So many wonderful memories from growing up with Tamara who never missed giving us a laugh even when we were in trouble. A beautiful celebration of a wonderful life. xo

  24. A beautiful service for a beautiful person. So many wonderful memories of those ballet years, especially the concerts. You’re right Nina – they were spectacular….. and the costumes – amazing!! Such a photogenic person in all those beautiful pictures. It’s clear she left her legacy in her family. Rest in Peace Madam xx

    1. Thank you Robyn for helping us send off Mum, thank you for your beautiful words, support and sharing your beautiful memories. x Nina

  25. May Tamara rest in peace and the angels watch over her dear soul. Sending you lots of love & hugs from afar Nina, Krisi and Sami. May you find consolation in the happy memories you shared together with your lovely mum and babushka. Love to you all.
    Vera xxx

    1. Thank you Vera and Paul for your beautiful words, card and flowers and joining us for Mum’s service. x Nina

    1. Thank you for joining us to help celebrate Mum’s life, thank you for your support, beautiful card and flowers. x Nina

  26. Dearest Nina sending love and best wishes to you and your family on this sad occasion: you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love Joy Ed and Mark xxx

    1. Thank you Joy, Ed and Mark, for joining us in Mum’s service and celebration of her life. Thank you for all of your kind words, chats and support. x Nina

    2. Dear Joy, Eddie and Mark, thank you for attending Mum’s service, the chats and beautiful words. x Nina

  27. Dear Nina sending our love to you and your family on this sad occasion. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love Joy Ed and Mark xxx

    1. Thank you for joining us for Mum’s service, the trip down memory lane, beautiful words and chats. x Nina

  28. Love and best wishes to our friends Nina, Sami and Krisi. RIP Tamara, the beautiful ballerina. Much love from Rhonda, Stu, Kirsten and Rachel xxxx

    1. Thank you to all of you for your beautiful words, chats, card and flowers. Thank you for joining us for Mum’s service Rhonda and Stu. x Nina

  29. Dear Tatyana, David, Nina and family. What an amazing woman you had in your mother and wife. Such a significant influence on me as a teenager, a strong woman with an amazing life story. Thank you for sharing this day with us. Rest now Tamara – Bon Voyage and thank you. Love Peta, Dylan and Georgia.

  30. Sending much love and cyber hugs and kisses to our dear uncle David and “cousins” Nina and Tatyana and to the grandkids, Sami and Krisi, at this very sad time. Remembering all the fun times we’ve had with our beloved aunty Tamara and hoping that she and mum are kicking up their heels and indulging in some heavenly ballet.
    Love you all
    Mindi Bakopanos and Hari Sinha xxxoooxxx

    1. Dear Mindi and Uncle Hari,

      Thank you for joining us for Mum’s service and tribute. Thank you for sharing so many memories with our family, the lovely words and beautiful flowers. x Nina

  31. Rest in Peace dear Friend Tamara, my memories are full of wonderful, happy, and fun moments that we have shared over the years. Particularly at the Wapiti Ski Club at Mt. Buller, what great times we had! Lately it was the Ladies Luncheons with lots of laughs. You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers Memory Eternal Sika Kerry OAM

    1. Thank you for joining us celebrating Mum’s life and her beautiful service. Thank you for the chats and wonderful memories. x Nina

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