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in memory of

Louise Layne

Louise Layne

5th November 1980 - 13th December 2021


Our beautiful Louise passed away on Monday the 13th of December. By far the best mother, daughter, sister, wife and friend.

She fought so strongly and ensured that she was with us as long as possible.

"Mumy you are the best mumy in the uenyvers I LOVE YOU!!!"


A service to celebrate Louise's life will be held in Holy Trinity Anglican Church, High Street, Maldon 

on Wednesday (December 22) commencing at 11.00am (please wear colourful clothing).


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.


Following this service have some free time in Maldon. 


Party: 2:00pm til late at Coconut Island, 38A Franklin St, Maldon (please leave your car on the street).

Food and drinks, jumping castle, ice cream cart and mobile zoo.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Louise to Camp Quality,

by visiting and clicking on 'Donate' .

Envelopes will also be available at the service on Wednesday.

Funeral Livestream


27 responses to “Louise Layne”

  1. Lisa jennings says:

    Louise, you were truly one in a million and I am so grateful I got to call you my friend.
    Your beautiful family have gained a beautiful guardian angel and I know that you will be watching over them all everyday x
    Sending all my love to Nick and your beautiful babies, I will miss you always and your beautiful smile xxx
    Lisa Jennings

  2. Louise ward says:

    My beautiful cousin and friend Louise.
    From when you were a tiny baby I vowed that we would be a friends for life, and we were.
    You are more like a sister to me and I will always cherish our memories.
    Your life and love will live on and shine through your amazing children.
    “We are born of love;
    Love is our mother.”
    You will always be in my heart and have always inspired me to be more like you.
    Beautifully kind and thoughtful.
    You were always making someone’s heart smile.
    This is the gift you gave us, the power of showing there is still true kindness and selflessness in this world.
    I will miss you so much but comforted to know you will never leave me in my heart, your locked in.
    Thank you for being you and for all the love and happiness you gave us.
    Gary, Lucia and Remy send you their kisses.

  3. Sonny Roe says:

    Dearest Louise,
    I’m incredibly proud and grateful to have known you.
    You were a shining example of compassion and selflessness; always placing others before yourself, regardless of the sacrifice.
    Perhaps the biggest testament to your character is your larger than life family that will no doubt continue to embody your remarkable strength of character.
    Surely nothing can speak more of a person than the legacy that they leave behind.
    Yours is truly beautiful.
    All my love, Sonny.

  4. Mark Mans says:

    Louise you were a wonderful person – always kind, caring and unselfish.
    We have so many happy memories and you will forever be in our hearts.
    – Mark Mans

  5. Lesley McCann says:

    God needed an angel – He searched the earth and He found YOU Louise.
    You will shine forever brightly in our hearts.
    With love from me and with gratitude to you for your love and friendship.
    – Les (Lesley McCann)

  6. ABA Victorian Branch says:

    Dearest Louise
    We, at the Australian Breastfeeding Association had the utmost privilege to have you as a wonderful volunteer. Thank you for giving us your time, love, energy to helping support the organisation as well as families across Australia for over 12 years.
    You will be missed especially by your dear group Castlemaine & District and also by your Victorian Branch colleagues and friends.

    Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    – A.B.A. Victorian Branch

  7. Pauline Roberts says:

    Dearest Louise
    I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for being such a wonderful, loyal and constant friend all these years. You’re an amazing person; so kind, loving, generous and selfless and I’m so proud to call you my friend. I will miss you terribly but will take comfort from all the special memories we share. Your loving nature and approach to life will always be an inspiration. Sending all our love to Nick and your beautiful family.
    Love forever, Pauline (Chris & Oscar) XXX

  8. Shelley Carmichael says:

    What an inspiration you are to all of us… you were one of the strongest, kindest, most loving people I have ever known. What an absolute privilege it was to call you my friend.
    Fly free beautiful angel xx
    – Shelley, Ben, Tayah, Brodie & Peyton xx

  9. Felicity Sasada says:

    Dear Louise,
    You were so special to so many people, your grace, your smile, your calmness and serenity are a constant inspiration. I feel so lucky to have known you and fortunate to have had you as a role model growing up. I think about how incredibly brave, selfless and strong you were and how it’s just so unfair that you are no longer with us. Your dedication to your children’s lives is your legacy as well as all the other lives you touched with your gentleness.
    Love you always, your cousin Felicity with love from Blair and Beatrice xxx

  10. Michael McCann says:

    Dearest Louise
    You showed so much courage and determination with your terrible illness. An inspiration for us all. Your love and devotion to your little family was always first in your heart. We remember you and Nick sailing with us and we look at the photos of you often. You will be missed by all who crossed your path.
    Your Uncle Michael

  11. The Australian Breastfeeding Association, Castlemaine and District Group says:

    Dearest Louise,
    From all the breastfeeding families across Castlemaine, Maldon, Maryborough and surrounding districts we humbly thank-you for your kindness, support and friendship. You attended your first meeting with your precious 6 week old baby and continued to be a central part of our small group for the next 14 years. When you moved interstate for a few years you were still trying to find ways to support breastfeeding families. Your calm, down to earth parenting helped so many of us. Words cannot express the gratitude we hold in our hearts for having known you. Your wise words will live on as we continue to support families and new parents.
    We will never forget you. You will be forever in our hearts.

  12. Aimee says:

    What a beautiful and kind person. I will always have happy memories and I will always have a smile on my face when I think of you. Rest in peace Louise.

  13. Lance Mans says:

    Louise, our unforgettable and so loving niece and cousin. You are the kindest, and provided the warmest, calmest, most unique presence above others. You have a grace that would light up the room, and the memories you have left are so valuable they will last for our whole lifetimes. They will continue to shine through your amazing family whenever we meet, a family that will have your beautiful spirit ever-present in them. You will always have our strongest love and deepest gratitude for so enriching our lives, and the lives of so many others. Whenever we remember being in your company, we will smile.
    Lance, Nikki, Jack and Ellie

  14. The Winfield Family says:

    Dearest Louise – You breezed into our lives like Mary Poppins when you were studying at St Mary’s and cemented yourself in our family as “Wheeze” as the children couldn’t pronounce Louise. Your love, patience, innovation, craft and kindness sewed you into the fabric of our family. To watch you grow into Motherhood have been a privilege and your wonderful children are your legacy. You are in our thoughts and prayers and for now those thoughts are those that words will never adequately express.
    Rest In Peace Wheeze.
    The Winfield Family

  15. Aislinn Bradley says:

    Dearest Louise,
    It was a gift having you beside me throughout university. You were always such a kind and calming influence and I relished being in your company. I am so lucky to have shared many happy memories with you – our holiday in Thailand, your new adventure in Australia and when you came to visit me in Ireland.
    You truly were one of life’s earth angels, always thinking of the greater good. I know you will live on in your beautiful children.
    I will remember you with love, forever.
    Aislinn x

  16. Kitty Winfield says:

    Louise, I am so fortunate to have known you and to have you impact on my life. I was not only lucky enough to have you as a nanny but then to also stay with you when I visited Australia. Both these times I remember being in awe at your patience and way with children.. myself and my brothers (and you really did need patience here!) and then being lucky enough to see you as a mother to your 5 incredible children.
    When I stayed with you, those days were beyond special and really made my trip. I often think and refer to you as my Australian family and look forward to the day I can make your children feel as special as you made me feel when they come to London.
    Big love to every single one of you. Thank you for the difference you have made to me! 🤍
    Kitty Winfield

  17. Jane Mans says:

    Dearest Louise
    You brought joy, happiness and laughter to all who knew and loved you. I am so lucky to have so many memories of your care, love, humour and strength.
    You will always be remembered as a beautiful person – inside and out – and will be in our thoughts always.
    So grateful to have been part of your life and to watch you grow into a wonderful daughter, sister, wife and mother.
    Jane Mans x

  18. Tom Mans says:

    Dear Louise,
    You were such a special person and an inspiration as an older cousin. There were so many wonderful memories of all of us as kids. You leave behind a such a beautiful family, and will be sorely missed.
    Love Tom (& Sarah) x

  19. Claire Howe says:

    Dearest Louise
    You were one of the world’s best, an incredible, beautiful, caring and selfless person. We are so incredibly lucky and proud to have called you our cousin.
    You’re an inspiration and I will always look up to you and how incredible you were as a mother, honestly the best.
    We will miss you so much.
    Love always
    Claire (Tom, Rafe and Maggie) xxxx

  20. Charlie McCann says:

    Dearest Louise

    I’ll always remember the many happy family memories we spent together. For me the walks in the New Forest you used to take Rosie and I on are a
    special memory that I’ll particularly cherish. I always looked up to you Louise and always will.
    I feel truly blessed to have had you as a part of our lives.

    Thank you for always looking out for me and being the best Godmother I could have asked for.

    All our love,
    Charlie and Harriet xxx

  21. Rosalie McCann says:

    Louise, I will forever rememer your kind, caring and patient personality. My most precious memories are of when we were together as a big family at christmas and you walked myself and charlie everywhere when we were small. Thank you for walking these children in nature. We will always remember your stories from your travels and adventures overseas. I am so glad that we were able to enjoy our spa weekend as cousins too ❤.
    Mother, teacher, friend and explorer.
    We will miss you but you live on through your wonderful family.
    All our love forever,
    Rosie & Dan xxx

  22. Bryan Powell says:

    Dear Louise,
    We met you on Horn Island. Your love, calmness and kindness was amazing and we became friends. How lucky were we that your family came into our lives.
    You will always be loved by us. Thank you sweet lady.
    Love always
    Janet and Bryan Powell xxxx

  23. Victoria Jimenez McCann says:

    Dearest Louise,
    We have so many wonderful shared memories growing up, you were always there for me as a cousin and a true friend who really knew me.
    I smile when I remember the happy times, the laughter and the fun we have shared together.
    I miss you. You have been so brave, you showed us what true strength and courage is.
    I know your spirit, kindness, loyalty and grace will live on through your beautiful children. I want them to know they always have a home in my house.
    I love you. Thank you for being a part of my life and you will continue to be.
    Your cousin, Victoria xxx

  24. Cate Wotley says:

    Thank you dearest Louise for imprinting on me forever your beautiful smile, calm, sharing, mothering and t inspiring me to grow into a better midwife. We met at first at your home after the birth of Angus, then again and again and again and again. Thankyou for sharing you with us and stiring the waters of the hospital bath policy! So much love and peace to you, Nick and your beautiful children, Cate🙏

  25. Peita Cryer says:

    Dear Louise,
    How lucky I am to have had you as my friend. So many special memories with you and Nick and now your beautiful children.
    You were always sweet, calm and kind in everything you did. Your sense of adventure always so much fun!
    I’ll miss you Loui and your beautiful smile.
    Love always Peita, Ash, Leila and Gracie Cryer.

  26. Deanne Greenwood says:

    Dearest Louise,
    I was so privileged to meet you at a local ABA meeting so many years ago now. I remember thinking you were the most relaxed and calm parent I had ever meet, nothing seemed to frazzle you. You will always be remember by our group. Thankyou for the difference you made to all of our lives here in Castlemaine.
    Deanne Greenwood

  27. Anna Robertson says:

    Dear Lovely Louise, loved and missed by all. Sending all my love with you, and kindest wishes for your wonderful family and friends. Remembering aways your strengths.
    With love, Anna xxxx

Funeral Details

Holy Trinity Anglican Church
50 High Street

22nd December 2021 at 11:00 AM

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