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in memory of

Norma Doreen Hood (Nee Franklin)

Norma Doreen Hood (Nee Franklin)

18th March 1927 - 25th May 2021


Passed away peacefully at Ellery House.

Loved daughter of Jack and Irene Franklin.

Loved and loving wife of Cliff.

Loved and caring sister of Kevin (dec).

Treasured mother of Gary, Graeme and families.


Dearly loved mother of Gary and Bev.

Loving Grandma to James, Paige, Jackson and Megan.

Adored Great Grandmother of Audrey, GG’s "Sweet little girl".

May the winds of love blow softly,

and whisper for you to hear. 

That we will love and remember you,

and forever keep you near.


Dearly loved mum of Graeme, loving mother in law of Joanie,

adored Grandma of Kate and Ash.

Cherished forever.


Due to current Covid restrictions, a private family funeral service was held

for Norma on Saturday (May 29) in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals and was

followed by a burial at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

You may wish to visit Norma's grave and place a flower to say your personal farewell,

once covid restrictions have been lifted.


To watch Norma's service, please see the link below.


A public memorial service will be held for Norma once Covid restrictions have been lifted.

Funeral Livestream


11 responses to “Norma Doreen Hood (Nee Franklin)”

  1. Maree Dowler says:

    Norma, our dear, kind, gentle and loving cousin, lost to us all.
    Sending our heartfelt sympathy to Gary and Bev, Graeme & Joanie and families.
    We hold you all in our thoughts and hearts.
    Much love,
    John & Maree and family xx
    And the extended Gaulton Family xx

  2. Rachelle McNamara says:

    Thinking of you all.
    – Rachelle McNamara xo

  3. Lyn Retallick says:

    To Gary, Graeme and families
    Sincere condolences upon the loss of your mother Norma.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time
    From Joy Wilson and family

  4. Christine Steiner says:

    Rest In Peace beautiful Norma, thank you for decades of friendship to Tony, Christine and the Steiner family xx

  5. Denise Lavery says:

    Lovely service, beautiful memories shared. Wished we could have been there with you all. Love and best wishes to all. Denise & Tosh.

  6. Kris Feigl and family. says:

    What a wonderful woman who had an even more wonderful life.
    I will always remember her, Cliff and Kevin, all smiling together during our many visits to Castlemaine.
    Our thoughts are with Graeme, Gary and family at this difficult time.
    So lovely that she could have witnessed her Great Grandchild’s arrival just before the very end.
    – Kris Feigl and family

  7. Gavin Franklin says:

    Heartfelt thanks to all the family members who took part in Norma’s service. She was very special to all of us and will be remembered for her many acts of loving kindness felt by everyone she knew. Visiting Norma last week was a special privilege that I treasure. Thank you all.

  8. McCracken Family says:

    To Gary & Bev and Graeme & Joanie and families
    Our deepest sympathy on the very sad loss of Aunty Norma, a beautiful loving and kind lady.
    We enjoyed our many times of catching up and sharing stories over the years.
    Aunty Norma would of been very proud of the wonderful farewell service you all provided.
    You are all in our loving thoughts and prayers.
    Much love
    Val, Kerrie, Janine, Lynne & Paul and family xoxo

  9. Diane Clark says:

    We are with you in thought and heart today Gary and Graeme and families.
    I felt I was there with you as I sat watching the live stream.
    My beautiful cousin Norma would have loved it, a great reflection of her long and happy life.
    You did her proud.
    With love Diane, Barry, Peter and Chris Bishoff

  10. Sue Elliott says:

    To Gary & Bev, Graeme & Joanie and families:
    My love & thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    I will treasure the many memories I have of time spent with Norma.
    She was a very special lady & will be greatly missed.
    “Your wings were ready, but our hearts were not.”
    Now at peace.
    – Sue Elliott

  11. Jan Sheppard says:

    To Gary and Bev, Graeme and Joanie and your families.
    Our deepest sympathy.
    Your mum (Grandma) was a wonderful, gentle person.
    A very lovely fitting service it was for Norma.
    Will miss visiting her. The joy that Audrey bought to her in her final weeks was a pleasure to see.
    The smile on her face when showing me the photos of her l will treasure (Jan).
    Loving memories of our dear Cousin. Jan and Stan.

Funeral Details

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