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in memory of

Marlene Joy Dewhirst (nee Barr)

Marlene Joy Dewhirst (nee Barr)

18th June 1947 - 25th May 2021


Marlene passed away peacefully in Palliative Care at Olivia Newton John Centre, Heidelberg. 

Dearly loved wife, friend and companion of David for 53 years and 105 days.

Loving  Mother, Mother in law and Grandmother to Mark and Brigitte, Kim and Jason,

Shaun and Danielle, Ashley, Rhiannon and Erica, Jessica and Alexandra, Oscar, Leah and Alyssa.

After a hard battle, finally at peace.


Due to the current covid restrictions, a private family service will be held for Marlene

on Wednesday (9th June) commencing at 2.00pm.


You may wish to join us by watching the service via livestream.  

To do this, 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.

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23 responses to “Marlene Joy Dewhirst (nee Barr)”

  1. Lyn Smart says:

    To David and families
    So sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing.
    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    – Lyn Smart

  2. Barbara Templar says:

    To David & Family my deepest sympathy to you all.
    – Barbara Templar

  3. Marion & John , Mandy & Simon Sykes says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife & mother.
    Lovely lady, second mum to Simon in his teenage years.
    Now at peace no more pain.
    A woman who had so much love for her family.
    Heartfelt sympathy to you all.

  4. Marion & John Sykes says:

    Condolences 💐 to all the Dewhirst family.
    Marlene was a lovely lady.
    A woman who loved her family .
    Free from all pain
    – Love from the Sykes family

  5. Gaye Jones says:

    Our thoughts are with you David, Shaun and family.
    A beautiful, caring lady now at rest.
    – Gaye, Brenton, Davin, Simon and families.

  6. Susan Tribe says:

    David and family
    Ken and l were saddened to hear of Marlene’s passing.
    A brave fighter at rest.
    Thinking of you.
    Sue and Ken

  7. Flo Simmons says:

    Thinking of you all on the loss of such a special lady. A kind, caring and always giving person who helped so many people.
    Flo Simmons

  8. Karen & Dale Burton says:

    Dear David, Mark, Kim, Shaun and families
    So sorry to hear of Marlene’s passing.
    Farewell to a special lady. An awesome neighbour to us and our young family all those years ago. Her kindness, friendship and support has never been forgotten.
    Thinking of you with heartfelt sympathy.
    – Karen, Dale and family xx

  9. robin taylor says:

    Dear David, Shaun and family
    Sorry to hear of Marlene’s Passing … Thinking of you all.
    – Robin Taylor and Glenda Charles

  10. Denise Woods says:

    Dear David, Mark, Kim, Shaun and families,
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    – Denise, Donna and Aaron Woods.

  11. Nicole Douglas says:

    Dear David, Shaun and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Marlene.
    She was one of the kindest souls I have ever met.
    Alyssa adored her grandma and will hold special memories of her that she will remember always.
    – Nicole Douglas

  12. Geoff Adamson & family says:

    To David and family,
    Our deepest condolences to you all on the saddest of occasions.

  13. Allison Lang says:

    Dear David and family
    My deepest sympathy to you all.
    Marlene was a woman with a huge heart.
    Full of generosity and a desire to make things happen.
    I’m fortunate to have known Marlene and will never forget her.
    Love to all,
    Allison Lang xo

  14. Dawn Henderson says:

    Deepest Sympathy to David and family, our thoughts are with you all. Fond memories of a special lady, love to all – Graeme & Dawn 💐

  15. Glenn and Helen Butterworth says:

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

  16. Darren and Dave says:

    Dear David and family,
    Our thoughts are with you all during this time of sad loss.
    Our mate, ‘Marlsie’ was one of a kind.
    Thoughtful, caring and always put others first.
    We’ll miss her greatly and will forever hold on to the many happy memories that we’ve shared.
    – Darren and Dave

  17. Jo Willen says:

    My thoughts are with David and his family a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed.
    – Jo Willen

  18. Dianne Hooper says:

    Judy and Family, David and Family.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Many many happy memories come to mind of our days growing up in Maryborough with you Marlene.
    – Gayee Minotti and Dianne Hooper. [Nee Yeoman]
    Shaun and Family,
    The love and memories of a Mum never fade.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time. – Dianne and Glenn Hooper. ‘Hoops’

  19. Annemarie Borg says:

    With you from Melbourne. Much love to you all. Especially thinking of all of Grandmarlene’s grandchildren. x x

  20. Mel & Mark Brown says:

    Dearest Kimmy, David and families, our love and thoughts are with you as you grieve the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend to many. What an incredible woman your Mum was Kimmy. Love you xx

  21. Andrew LeMaistre says:

    Mark, Brigette and family.
    Thinking of you all with the passing of your Mum Mother in-law and grandmother
    Andrew, Tracey LeMaistre and family. Xxx

  22. Julie McIntyre says:

    Dear David, Mark, Kim, Shaun and Families, Judy and Family, David and Family
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you’s all especially today, and the coming days and months and years ahead.
    I have so many wonderful memories of you Marl’s from when I was a small girl to the present day, you were like a second mum to me, my family and I will never forget you.
    I will so miss the phone catchups which regularly happened, life won’t be the same. Missing you already.
    God bless you. Julie, Phillip and family xxx

  23. Robyn and ron brain says:

    Our deepest and sincere condolences to david and your family at the loss of such a beautiful wife mother and grandma. Marls you were a breath of fresh air with your laughter and your kindness. We will miss you so much marls. You were such a beautiful human being and we will miss you greatly. Love in our hearts forever. Ronny and robyn brain

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.