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Glenys Downing

Glenys Downing

30th April 1945 - 3rd September 2023


Glenys passed away suddenly in the loving care of Penhall Hostel at Dhelkaya Health, Castlemaine.

Daughter of Reginald George Hitchcock (dec) and Gladys Victoria Hitchcock (dec).  Younger sister to Douglas (dec) and sister-in-law to Barbara (dec).

Adoring wife of Christopher (dec), devoted and loved mother to Augustine, Georgia, Ginevra and Amy, and their partners Chris, Chris, Travis and Andrew.

Tender and loving ‘Nan’ to Joshua, Thomas, Isabella, Austin, Matilda, Harry, Harvey and Alfred.


A celebration of Glenys’ life will be held at the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Monday 18th September 2023 at 1.30pm. 

Glenys’ family would be delighted for you to join them afterwards “to party” (at Glenys’ request)

at the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens Tearooms, Downes Road, Castlemaine.

A private cremation has been requested by Glenys’ family.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.


Instead of flowers, friends are invited to make a donation to the Mount Alexander Animal Welfare,

which would be greatly appreciated.  Donation envelopes will be available at the service.


Glenys’ family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all of the staff at Penhall Hostel, and Dr. Richard Mayes.

A beautiful and vivacious woman, reunited with her beloved ‘Mr. D’.

Funeral Livestream


12 responses to “Glenys Downing”

  1. Jo Willen says:

    Glenys was a beautiful soul will be sadly missed.
    Thinking of her family at such a sad time 💞💞💞
    – Jo Willen

  2. Maxine Tester says:

    We were sad to hear of the passing so suddenly of Glenys.
    “A fun lady who told a great story.”
    Condolences to all the family.
    Steve and Maxine Tester

  3. Pam Godena says:

    Glenys and myself had a love of Great Danes.
    We owned many over the years.
    Glenys will be sadly missed.
    Even though I live in Melbourne, Glenys was always in my thoughts.
    Love to Gus, Georgia, Ginny and Amy.
    – Pam Godena

  4. Richard & Sandra Rofe says:

    A dear and lovingly generous lady, forever optimistic and giving, was proud and loving of her children …
    We hold some great memories in our hearts, almost 50 yrs of knowing each other.
    You will be very sadly missed my darling Glenys.
    Love always Richard & Sandra. ♥️

  5. Anita Sheppard says:

    Glenys had a fabulous personality & it was a pleasure to have met her.
    Anita x

  6. Faye and Doug Conn says:

    We are sorry to hear Glenys passed away.
    Sincere condolences to the family.
    Fond memories.
    Faye and Doug Conn

  7. Cath Collins and family says:

    Glenys may you rest in peace with your beautiful family. Your earthling family will miss your beautiful smile, your awesome sense of humour but mostly your loving hugs, kisses and laughter.
    Sincere condolences xxx 🍷💐
    Cath Collins

  8. Ken Lambert says:

    Saddened to hear of the passing of Glenys.
    Sister to my life-long best mate Doug. Condolences to her girls, partners and children. And also, to the Hitchcock/Ryan clan.
    Fond memories of her and Chris’s wedding day which we were lucky to attend.
    Sorry I won’t be there, but as one of my son’s said, it’s too far for you to drive Pop.
    Will be watching the live feed.
    Love to all
    Ken Lambert

  9. Gail Williams says:

    Glenys was a valued colleague to Laurie during the L.J.Hooker days. We could count on Glenys & Chris to liven up the awards nights.

    Memories are precious.

    Love to all Glenys’ family & friends.

    Gail & family

  10. Frank Carroll, Lisa, Daniel, Jyanni & Angelique says:

    To Dear Georgia, Gussy, Ginevra, Amy & extended family, Our very deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of not only your gorgeous mum & nan but best friend, strongest supporter & advocate. What an immense loss for you all, Glenys has battled so hard & the only consolation is she is at peace & reunited with her beloved Chris. We will miss her friendship & always remember her smile & wonderful sense of humour. You will realise, Glenys was so proud of you & absolutely adored you all. Was lovely to hear her speak of you all with such fondness. Thinking of you all & with love. 😘😘😘💕💕
    Frank Carroll, Lisa, Daniel, Jyanni & Angelique

  11. Kelda Murray says:

    Through all Glenys’ vivaciousness and outgoing personality she had an amazing ability to ‘really see people’ and know what they needed.
    Thank you for seeing me Glenys and giving me what I needed. So much love.
    Kelda Murray

  12. Rebecca Buchanan says:

    A big cheers to you Glenys, you always gave us words of knowledge and definitely a good giggle and enjoyed a good drink with your cheese. Loved spending time with you.
    May you rest in peace Glenys.
    Rebecca Buchanan

Funeral Details

Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

18th September 2023 at 1:30 PM

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