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in memory of

Wendy McClelland

Wendy McClelland

6th September 1938 - 10th September 2023


Wendy passed away at Penhall Hostel, Castlemaine on September 10, 2023 aged 85. 

Much loved mother of Amanda and Michael Wright, 

‘Grandma Wendy Nana’ to Nikola, Olivia, Jamil and Aliyyah, 

mother-in-law to Michael Sarbinowski and Catherine Rush. 

She survived former husbands Courtney Wright and Peter Wallace 

and is missed by former partner Brenda.


Family and friends are invited to attend Wendy’s funeral service in St John’s Anglican Church, Fryers Rd, Chewton

on Tuesday 19th September at 1.30pm. After the service we will make our way to Chewton Cemetery. 

Her wake will be at The Taproom, The Mill at 3.45pm.

Dress: colourful. Do check the weather.


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.


Bring a sprig of wattle, some everlasting daisies or eucalyptus leaves if you wish, otherwise no flowers by request.

Friends and family are invited to make a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation at


Wendy’s family send heartfelt thanks to Penhall staff and to Dr Louisa Hope who all went out of their way to care for Wendy.

Funeral Livestream


4 responses to “Wendy McClelland”

  1. Sally and Rod Knowles says:

    Wendy you were a wonderful neighbour at Barkers Creek.
    Always happy to have a laugh and champion a worthy cause.
    Rest in peace now surrounded by wattles and gums.
    Sally and Rod Knowles

  2. Kaye Bourke says:

    A long time friend and lots of memories made of the years..RIP Wendy.
    Sincere condolences to Mandy, Micheal, Nicki and Olivia.
    Micheal, Catherine, Jamil and Aaliyah.

  3. Rebecca Buchanan says:

    Truly blessed to have you in our lives. Wendy I will miss our daily chats and definitely happy hour together. I loved and respected your fierce passion, drive, determination and valued your progressive thinking and movements. May your pain be taken from you and rest easy. Love to your all family.
    Rebecca Buchanan

  4. Kerry Hansford says:

    Condolences to Wendy’s family and close friends. A knowledgeable and loving person to all she meet.
    Wendy was a great nurse and a caring neighbour at Strangways. I also loved the little chats we had in Penhall when I happened to be working there.
    She always remembered all the family.
    Kerry Hansford

Funeral Details

St John’s Anglican Church
Fryers Road

19th September 2023 at 1:30 PM

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