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in memory of

Norma Beryl Pritchard (nee Pellas)

Norma Beryl Pritchard (nee Pellas)

12th November 1939 -14th September 2021

Our dear mum passed peacefully in our arms on Tuesday 14 September. 
After a life full of love and happiness, married 58 years to her much loved husband Doug,
will be so missed by children Trudi, Tony & Sonya,
with her 6 broken hearted grandchildren Bryce, Jarryd, Luke, Karlee, Hayley & Demi. 

It is sad to walk the road alone,

instead of side by side,

but to all, there comes a moment,

when the ways of life divide.

You gave me years of happiness,

then came sorrow and tears,

but you left me beautiful memories,

I will treasure through the years.

Your loving husband Doug.


Mum, our Ma, 

We cannot imagine life without you, so you will never be far away. 

You bought me into this world, and gave your life to me, and I gave you my three children who absolutely adore you,

and you shared a special bond with all three. 

You supported us, never judged and showed love and kindness every day. 

A wonderful role model, I only hope I can be the woman you were. 

Night night mum, have a good sleep, see you in the morning.

Love Trudi. 

Our Ma always,

love Bryce, Jarryd and Karlee. 

and your best little mate Gracie x

Mum, our Ma. 


You meant so much to all of us,
you were a very special part of our lives,
your heart was kind and true,
the love you gave the way you cared,
we could always count on you. 
Tenderly we treasure the past,
with memories that will always last.
In our hearts you’ll always stay,
loved and remembered every day. 
Tony and Sonya, Luke and Jess, Hayley and Lachie, Demi and Brodie.


A private family service was held for Norma in Castlemaine on Friday 17th September

followed by a burial at the Harcourt Cemetery.

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11 responses to “Norma Beryl Pritchard (nee Pellas)”

  1. Pati and Ian Devereaux says:

    A wonderful lady,
    A friend to so many.
    We have had so many years of laughs and friend ship.
    We will treasure our drawer of memories…Thinking of Doug, Trudi, Tony and families.
    From Pati and Ian Devs.

  2. Jan Pritchard says:

    Oh how we wish we could have been there to celebrate Norma’s life and memories.
    She will always have a place in our hearts.
    A wonderful smile, a huge heart and a gentle spirit which will be missed.
    Castlemaine will seem a little bit colder for her leaving but family awaits her at Harcourt, she will not be alone.
    Our hugs and love to all the family.
    Thinking of you all and a hope to see you all soon.
    Love Jan, Mark and Robin

  3. Marilyn Bennet says:

    I am so sad to read of Norma’s passing. I spent time with her when she was helping out at CHIRP when I worked there and always enjoyed catching up with her afterwards and having a ‘chat’. She was a lovely person. My thoughts are with all of her family at this time. Marilyn Bennet.

  4. Judy Hall and Ken Delmenico says:

    A lovely lady, our thoughts are with the family.
    – Judy Hall and Ken Delmenico

  5. Kathy and Brian Payne says:

    A lovely lady that will be truly missed, always a kind word and a smile.
    All our love to Doug, Trudi, Tony And Sonya and families.
    – Kathy and Brian Payne

  6. Barbara Ryan says:

    To Sonya, Tony & families,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved mum & grandma.
    My heartfelt thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    – Barbara Ryan

  7. George Milford says:

    Very sad to learn of Norma’s passing. Always a sweet lady. I always looked forward to our annual get-together. Sincere sympathy to Doug.
    – George Milford

  8. Chris Anderson says:

    I was so sorry to learn of the passing of Norma – a beautiful lady. Norma volunteered at CHIRP for many years and was so lovely to everybody and held in high regard.
    My sincere condolences to Doug and their family.

  9. Gail Cox says:

    We were sorry to hear about Norma’s passing, such a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed. Sending condolences to all her family.
    Denis & Gail Cox

  10. Peter Bower says:

    It was an honour and a privilege to have known both Norma and Doug, primarily through the Wesley Hill Football Club, but also because of life in Castlemaine in general.
    Always at the games, cheering their Grand Children on and earning the admiration and respect of all.
    Deepest sympathy to Doug, Trudi, Tony and their families.
    A part of life in Castlemaine has sadly slipped away, but admired and remembered by Peter Bower and family.

  11. Betty Morris says:

    Our memories of Norma … a truly gracious and beautiful lady.
    Always happy and enjoying life.
    Our love and prayers to you all.
    from Betty and family

Funeral Details

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