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in memory of

Helen Lindsey (Lin) Macdonald

Helen Lindsey (Lin) Macdonald

16th November 1924 - 16th June 2022


Lin passed away peacefully at Penhall, Castlemaine on 16th June 2022 aged 97 years. 

Dearly loved wife of Don (dec).

Loving mother of Ross and mother-in-law of Sharon.

Much loved Grandmother of Alice and Charlie.

Dearly loved and sadly missed.


Special thanks to the kind and caring staff at Penhall.


A service of Thanksgiving for Lin’s life will be held

in the Uniting Church, Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine on Thursday (June 23) at 2.00pm.

A private cremation will follow.


Following the service you are warmly invited to stay for light refreshments in the church hall.


10 responses to “Helen Lindsey (Lin) Macdonald”

  1. Maria and Tony Derrett says:

    Success a lovely lady.
    Will be dearly missed.

  2. Joyce Rochek says:

    I have such fond memories of my visits with Auntie Linn.
    Roy and I would visit every time we traveled to Australia.
    It was a highlight of my trip to sit on her front patio and look out over her pride and joy “her garden”, talk for hours while sipping wine.
    Many people don’t realize their simple gestures make an impact.
    Thank you Auntie Lin.
    Now you can create another gorgeous garden while enjoying your dearly missed family and friends.
    – Joyce Rochek

  3. Lyndal & Gary McClure & family says:

    Lin was our wonderful neighbour and we loved her dearly.
    We enjoyed learning from her about plants, especially roses.
    A kind, friendly and caring person.
    Sincere condolences to the family.
    Lyndal & Gary McClure and family

  4. Mel Taylor says:

    Lin oozed poise & grace & was always so interested in the lives of others.
    A life well lived.
    – Mel Taylor Xx

  5. Lisbeth Davies says:

    Sadly we farewell our beloved Auntie Lin after a long and interesting life.
    I will forever have fond memories of spending time with her on our visits to Castlemaine.
    Later, there was always a cup of tea and something home baked when we called in on our travels to or from Bendigo.
    I always looked forward to our regular phone chats as we shared our news.
    Lin was always very interested in all the family and loved to get updates on the achievements of our children and grandchildren.
    Lovingly remembered by Lisbeth, Andrew, Christopher, Laura and Jonathan.

  6. Alison Besselaar (Lindsey) says:

    Ross and family, pleases accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Lin.
    She was a wonderful lady who enriched my family with her engaging stories, great sense of humor and amazing memory for fine details.
    We always looked forward to her animated chats and welcoming cuppa.
    Time spent with Lin was always a joy, whether it was an ramble around her garden or just sitting and chatting and hearing about what she was up to at the nursing home.
    She knew everyone and was obviously loved by all the staff as they would always stop by to say ‘hello’. She never missed asking about a family member and readily recalled details of their lives – young and old. What an inspirational lady.
    – Peter, Robyn, Thomas and Alison Lindsey

  7. Laurel and Colin Trevena says:

    Colin and I were close friends of Don and Linnie for 46 years.
    We loved them both dearly.
    Linnie was a beautiful, kind, warm lady and the world we not be the same place without her, we are very sad at her passing.
    – Laurel and Colin

  8. Robyn Lindsey says:

    What a special lady!
    Strong, intelligent, caring, warm and loving.
    Always in the moment with you, interested and interesting, engaged and engaging.
    And WHAT a memory! Oh, if only we could have bottled that.
    Every conversation with her I wanted to record, so I could re-wind and listen to it over and over again.
    It was rich with humour, detail, candour, colour, she painted pictures with words, in her unique, glorious way, recounting extraordinary detail.
    Many will miss that.
    She is an icon in our Lindsey family and leaves an indelible mark.
    A remarkable, wonderful, beautiful lady.
    – Robyn Lindsey

  9. Sylvia Simmons says:

    Lin was a loyal, lovely client for many years.
    It was always a pleasure to cut her hair during which we enjoyed many interesting talks .
    I will remember her as the elegant, strong and dear lady she was.
    A life well lived.
    Sympathy to the family .
    – Sylvia Simmons

  10. caroline berg says:

    What a lovely warm and fun person!
    We enjoyed her visits to the UK especially to the Highlands of Scotland which she loved so much and we have wonderful memories of our visit to Castlemaine.
    She certainly lived a rich life & will be much missed.
    Caroline & Barry

Funeral Details

Uniting Church
24 Lyttleton Street

23rd June 2022 at 2:00 PM

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