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in memory of

Elizabeth Ann Hatchard

Elizabeth Ann Hatchard

21st April 1940 - 8th August 2021


“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count; it's the life in your years.”


It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our much-loved Mother,

Grandmother and Great-Grandmother Elizabeth Hatchard, aged 81 years young.

Affectionately known as Mummy Darling, Mum and Nana. 


Beloved wife of Dr. Desmond Brian Hatchard (RIP)

Three children survive Elizabeth; Paula, Damien and Ursula

Son-in laws; Isileli and Gary

Grandchildren; Madeleine, Helen, Alyssa and Loviana. Partners; Cane and Leroy

Great Grandchild; Aurora

Sister; Penny (partner Terry)

Nieces; Melinda and Vanessa (family – John, Lucy and Kade)

And all of Elizabeth's dear family and friends.


A private cremation will be held at RPCV Crematorium, Eaglehawk, Bendigo

on Friday 20th August at 10.30am.

To join us at the service via live streaming please use the following link:

Username: RPCV

Password: EH18


15 responses to “Elizabeth Ann Hatchard”

  1. gary davies says:

    To know Elizabeth was an honour and a pleasure.
    I have only the greatest respect and admiration for her perseverance and strength in the last few years.
    She may have been of small stature but housed the heart of a lion.
    Please or offend she was a direct speaker, however if you listen carefully it was always for our well being.
    It came from a place of loving and caring for those that mattered most to her.
    I didn’t know you for many years Elizabeth but felt like I knew you for a lifetime.
    You will be missed .
    We love you.
    Rest in peace cariad. GARY

  2. Judy Swift says:

    Our years of friendship will hold dear to me forever.
    We shared so much even our birth week, month and year and travelled the world together creating wonderful times and memories.
    Missing you and our chats and texts already dear Liz.
    Remembered with love always my friend.

  3. Penny (Judy) Fontaine says:

    My darling only sister, you will never be forgotten.
    You lived a full life,& faced the end with courage & dignity.
    I will do my best to fill the gaping whole in my heart with the many happy memories of the past.
    R.I.P sister dear

  4. Madeleine Hatchard says:

    My dear Nana,

    My heart aches but I am so incredibly grateful to have spent so much with time with you and feel so blessed you were able to meet Miss Aurora before you left this world.
    You have always been there for all of our milestones and supported us wholeheartedly.
    It has been a privilege to be your granddaughter.

    I will miss you Nanny, I love you dearly. xoxo

  5. Sandra N Tunley-Cooper says:

    Dear Dear Elizabeth, our friendship spanned 40 years.
    You (and Des) were there with me in some of my dark moments and then when the light shone you were there then.
    Thank you so much for your love and friendship and fun times.
    I loved your forthrightness and honesty both pretty much always expressed with love.
    You will always be remembered dear friend.
    Love Sandra xxxx

  6. Urs Davies says:

    No one can ever prepare you for when you lose a parent.
    There’s no rule book of how to grieve or deal with your emotions.
    But what I do have are memories, long, lasting and beautiful memories that are personalized, only known between my Mum and I.
    Mum was a loving, strong, stoic, dependable, kind, generous and intelligent lady.
    She was my life.
    My heart is broken into a million pieces, and the pain of knowing she will never call, text, or that I cannot sit and have a conversation with her again is soul-destroying.
    But I know I will see my Mum in many different ways throughout the remainder of my life.
    Through my travels, work, when I hear a song or smell a scent of her favourite perfume or flowers, she will be there; our souls will connect.
    I know she will be my guardian angel looking out for me, and I promise to talk to her every single day that I live and breathe on this earth.
    Mum, I love you unconditionally.
    Love Ursi xx

  7. Denise Main says:

    A loving tribute to a special friend for over forty years.
    Not only a friend but a a nursing colleague in community health in which she made her mark.
    Her heart was in caring and social justice.
    I will treasure the memories.
    I will miss her.
    – Vale Elizabeth.

  8. Felicity Head says:

    A tribute to my dear cousin. You had such a big heart and always thought of, and gave love, and support to others. You were a loving Mother and adored all your family. Even though we were living a long way from each other we still connected regularly for chats which I will sadly miss.

  9. Vanessa says:

    My dearest Aunty
    You will be greatly missed and always remembered. I can always hear your clear voice and wise words.
    I mourn with grief your exit, but I celebrate your life and the honour of being your niece.

  10. Tracy says:

    Sending my love to Helen & family ❤❤

  11. Paula Hatchard says:

    Mum, I miss you and think of you everyday. There are reminders everywhere. The day you left this world it felt like the world was in slow motion. Everyone was going about there normal day. I felt like I wasn’t a part of it, light headed, sick to the stomach, sad, so sad and a little bit angry too. But to comfort myself and my girls, I had to think of what I was blessed with. I was blessed with the chance to hold your hand and to say goodbye. The moments we cried, laughed and said all we needed to say. Blessed to have a mum like you, my children to have a loving grandmother/ great grandmother. Wonderful and happy memories. There were many hard times too, but that made our bond stronger. Love you Mumma.
    Give Dad and Nanny a hug and tell them I love them.
    Rest now. You we re so loved . ❤

  12. COLIN and LEONIE WATTS says:

    We looked forward to Elizabeth’s “walk by” visits, they will be sorely missed.
    A lovely lady.
    Thoughts are with the family.
    Leonie and Colin Watts, Ruby St (over the back fence)

  13. Emma Lowther says:

    Dear Urs and family,
    We are so saddened by the loss of your darling Mum and sending you loving prayers and thoughts.
    I have lovely childhood memories of you dear Mum and Dad.
    What brilliant parents they were to you.
    Take care and go gently Urs.
    Rest In Peace Mrs Hatchard.
    Love Emma and John

  14. Helen Anderson says:

    Dear my beautiful Nana,
    Today we say our final farewell to you, we feel it in our hearts that you are still with us and watching over us.
    I can’t put into words how much I miss you, Nana. I’d give anything to to cuddle you and talk to you again. Although it doesn’t make it any easier, I was very lucky to have spent the time with you that I did. You fought so hard until the end and now you can rest peacefully.
    Thank you for everything you have done for me and the family.
    You were truly an amazing woman.
    I love you so so much and I miss you dearly ❤️

  15. Ann Clancey says:

    Dear Ursula,
    My loving thoughts & prayers are with you on this difficult day.
    Many happy memories of many years ago with your dear Mum (& Dad)
    Many fun times when you visited &:stayed with us.
    Love from Ann & fam Xx

Funeral Details

20th August 2021 at 10:30 AM