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in memory of

Zena Olive Coad

Zena Olive Coad

6th October 1935 - 20th December 2021


Loved and loving wife of Frank (Dec) for 67 years.

Loved and loving mother of Susan, Julie and Vicki.

Loved mother-in-law of Lynn.

Adored Nan of Natalie, Megan, Zena, Corey, Denika and Machial.

Nan-in-law to Andrew, Daniel, Louisa, Daniel and Ainslea

Great Nan of Brody, Harry, Ethan, Wesley, Jordan, Archie, Layla, Ivy, Leo, Beau, Noah and Zak.

Great Nan-in-law of Ebony

Great Great Nan of Takaya and Lennox


You were always a true lady, someone held dear by all

the fabric of our family, an example to us all

you gave us beautiful memories, your love and strength our guide

although we cannot see you, you are always by our sides.

Reunited with Dad


Mum you gave so much to so many. I know you are in a better place now, your pain has gone and you are at peace.

I want you to know that I will miss you every day and I am so thankful for you being my Mum




My Rock  My Angel 

Words will never describe how thankful and grateful I am to you.

You were my guiding light with a heart of gold, devoting yourself to family and never putting yourself first. 

Fighting hard to the very end, showing me to never give up.

I will treasure our memories

Zena my Nan my Warrior 



Nan I remember all the Christmas’s we had at yours and Grandad’s house, everyone there a big roast and lots of smiles.

Now we lay you to rest you’ll be up there with Grandad watching over us all. Rest easy Nan

Love Brody, Ebony, Takaya and Lennox


I remember all the cheese and bikkies you gave me and the cups of tea I used to try.

Your in a better place now watching Grandad racing again. Love you always Harry


We want to send our love to the rest of the family with the passing of Nan in this time where you all are feeling the loss of a mother,

a grandmother, a great grandmother and great, great grandmother.

She was my Nan who I looked to over the years as an example her and Grandad, for the stable household they provided,

when I was a child and then an adult.

I could even borrow clothes off Nan when I was in university, and she wouldn’t say no.

Nan was always right behind Grandad as that loving wife.

Ethan, Wesley and I were very glad for the opportunity 3 years ago to spend time with Grandad and Nan,

where they boys could play the piano for you, which brought them both much joy.




We are all saddened by the news, this sadness will pass as you have taught us how to be resilient over the years.

I hope you enjoy your peaceful time now resting with grandad. Thank you for everything.

Corey, Louisa, Archie, Ivy and Leo


Nan. You were one in a million. I feel blessed that you and Grandad shared your life and love for each other with us.

You were the back bone to our family. Thank you for all your love support, encouragement and positivity.

You never had a bad word to say about anything or anyone. Your elegance and beauty will be with me forever.

We love you nan. Even though I miss you so much already I'm happy that you can be at peace now with your soul mate.

Love always and forever Denika Daniel Beau and Zak xx


Mum you have always been the solid foundation and calm behind the scenes.

I was so often told that ‘if you are half the lady that your mother is ….’ and a true lady you were. 

You meant the world to me, and it was so hard to see you struggle, but it's even harder to let you go. Reunited with dad.



Nan – I learnt so much from you, hospital corners, baking scones, the way you kept your house, and everything in between. The way you would call out to Grandad will forever be etched in my mind. You will always be remembered for being a true lady, but what I will forever have with me, is your name - Zena


I don’t really know where to start.. You’ve been the back bone and matriarch of our family for a long time now. Whilst this isn’t easy to say your in a better place now with Grandad.. rest easy Nan you were a beautiful lady, we’re going to miss you!

Love you! 

Machial and Ainslea. 


Nan we will miss the wonderful Christmas dinners you always did and how special you made us feel.

Jordan and Noah.


A service of Thanksgiving for the life of Zena will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church, 195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat

on Wednesday (December 29) at 1.30pm. 

Following this service light refreshments will be served before we travel to the Bendigo Crematorium for a committal service.

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7 responses to “Zena Olive Coad”

  1. margaret beechey says:

    We send our sincere sympathy and condolences to all the Coad family at this saddest of times.
    Norman and Margaret Beechey.

  2. Bruce & Tricia Pollard says:

    Zena, we have had so many special times. You were such a gentle, gracious, caring and loving friend.
    United with your beloved Frank. RIP.
    Bruce and Tricia Pollard

  3. Margaret Commons says:

    Zena of days long passed we shared a bed room after your dear Mother passed away. Over the years we have only made contact on a few occasions with you and Frank but memories are long of schooldays and other specials days when we were able to meet. My deepest sympathy to all the families.
    Margaret Commons [Roache]

  4. Judi & Wayne McKail says:

    Our thoughts and sympathies are with you all. Zena was a lovely lady – much loved and respected by so many.
    She and Frank were always so welcoming to me as a young girl during our years in Sea Lake. My parents John and Dot Evans always thought highly of both Zena and Frank.
    Judi and Wayne McKail

  5. Layla Fitzpatrick says:

    Oh Nan
    As I remember the memories we shared together I cry myself to sleep missing you.
    But I know you will always be in my heart FOREVER, we miss you Nan.

  6. Layla Fitzpatrick says:

    She loved us, we love her and her memories with the family and friends will never be forgotten.
    Nan was the most loving person I have known and I will never forget her.
    Layla Fitzpatrick

  7. Glenys Williams says:

    Each generation of our family have special memories of Aunty Zena.
    Watching our family grow and grow up, family meant everything to her.
    – Glennie and Gary.

    Visiting Great Aunty Zena when quite young and finding a Pomegranate tree in the yard with this strange fruit on it.
    – Katie and Tracey

    Seeing Great Great Aunty Zena and Great Great Uncle Frank in their special car at the Easter Fair Bendigo and then being allowed to have a sit in it.
    – Mitchel and Amy.

    To Susan, Julie and Vicki,
    we send our love and condolences.
    – Williams Family

Funeral Details

St Mary’s Anglican Church
195 High Street
Kangaroo Flat

29th December 2021 at 1:30 PM

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