5 August, 1940 – 19 June, 2020> FUNERAL DETAILS
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Dawn you will be sadly missed. You made the world a beautiful coloured place with your enthusiasm and love to everything and everyone around you.
I had the pleasure of knowing you for 40 years. I always looked forward to celebrating Birthdays and holidays with you and your beautiful family.
Love you with all my heart.
Auntie D, I’m at a loss for words. I love you more than I’m able to express and I hope you knew how much that is. My love for you will be eternal as we are kindred spirits. Parts of how we were made were cut from the same cloth. Perhaps you just rubbed off on me in a big way as my childhood is filled of memories with you. Our awesome foursome is now unbalanced and I don’t know who I’ll share my secrets with anymore. I don’t know who will sympathize with me when I make stupid decisions or mistakes because my heart is to big and my logic is too small. The stories you shared about your partner in crime Jackie, inspired me to find my great love, helped me to continue to believe in soulmates, and you showed me that under the circumstances you did everything in your power to come back from such a tragic loss. I appreciated that while your life was not perfect, your compassion for others, your love for life, your beaming smile and the way you shined never changed for all of my life. You were one of a kind. The very definition of the phrase. You were a beautiful woman inside and out. You were so loved, and the love you gave to those lucky enough to know you were extremely lucky. Thank you for teaching me the value of kindness, forgiveness and unselfishness. Thank you for always making me feel like the most special and beloved red hot chili pepper in your life. I will cherish the memories we shared and I will ensure that my children know just how much their auntie would have loved them and how magical she was, just as you did for me as you shared Jackie’s legacy and love without me ever having the opportunity to meet him. I hope you are having a drink with jack, not worrying about a soul but each other. Your reunion is the only comfort I find in your absence. You will always be one of my favorite people and I love you. Thank you.
My dear sister, I hope I did everything you asked for, sending you home to your beloved Jack. I am so sorry we didn't realise our plan to move to Phillip Island together. Circumstances were against us. I am so sorry you were so unhappy for the past 20 years, and so ill for the last 10. I will miss you terribly til the end of my days. I am sorry I couldn't speak for you today, but distress wouldn't allow it, but Dani did you proud. I will love you and miss you always. Your sister, Muriel
“Thornton knelt down by Buck’s side. He took his head in his two hands and rested cheek on cheek. He did not playfully shake him, as was his wont, or murmur soft love curses; but he whispered in his ear. ‘As you love me, Buck.‘”
Dawnie, thank you for sharing a love of language, arts, and life with me. Forever in my heart. Forever missed.
All good things come to an end... Except for my cherished memories of my Name Sake. Born on your 21st birthday, the decision to name me was finally made.
My mentor for so long. Perhaps Dawny was the first life coach.
I've always loved you, and smile when I know you are now with others who love you too.
See you on the other side
Dawn was my closest and dearest friend.
Whilst there were times when we hadn’t seen or spoken in a while, we were always there for each other when it counted.
She was the most selfless and genuine person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The world needs more people like Dawn.
Whilst it breaks my heart for her not to be here anymore, I will cherish our time together forever.
Bye-Bye Dawny. xoxo
Dawn was a treasure; beautiful and rare. She was a wonderful friend and mentor for my three children, Ophelia and Misha and Pearl. Christmas will never be the same but we will always read The Night Before Christmas and think of Dawn and her generosity and kindness, her sense of humour and her gift-wrapping. We loved Jack, too, and they were true soul-mates. Dawn and I shared many tears, much laughter, many drinks, and I loved and respected her immensely.
Forever missed but never, ever, forgotten.
We all called Dawn “Aunty Dawn”. She wasn’t our actually aunty truth be told be she was as close as family, so we bent the rules a little!
I will always remember Aunty Dawn for her effortless style and grace. As a child this fascinated me. She was like some kind of movie star. She was very different to all my parent’s other friends. She dressed differently and seemed to stand out from the crowd. She spoke softly and eloquently and in such a way that made you feel that you were her only focus. She made me feel special.
Memories of her and Uncle Jack stay with me still today and I love the idea of them together again, hanging out and laughing loudly.
I’m very sad that she’s no longer with us and that mum has lost her best friend, but we are all blessed for having her as a part of our lives.
Rest in peace aunty Dawn. OXOX
Much love and respect.
A true lady and a true friend. So glad we have had the pleasure of knowing you for over 28 years.
We will always treasure the memories we have of you.
You will be sadly missed.
Rest in Peace
Yvonne & Wolf Flanagan
Dawn, for 27-28 years we shared our lives together.
You were a mirical given to me by God, placing you in my life.
You were so protective of me, concerned about dying before me, "who would look after you she said".
Dawn had R.A-Osteo and suffered with both for several years.
This was Dawns 2nd heart attack, her last, her heart ballooned out.
Dawn was my life, my tutor, my medical adviser, my lover, my everything, a woman everyone loved.
Dawn, I so love you darling, I'm in tears, my heart is broken at your passing.
I can't wait soon enough to pass myself, hoping we may meet up again very soon.
Nothing left for me to live for now.
With all my heart, I prayer for you, Dawn, every day and night with sadness in my heart.
I pray to God and (Jesus and Mary)for you to come home as-you-so-wanted-too.
RIP my beautiful, honest, caring loving partner. Bye for now.
Your Loving Partner.
Brian Flanagan. (CHILLI and TILLEY, our much loved dogs.
Dear Family. My thoughts are very much with you. I regret I didn't keep in touch more often as Dawn and I were very close for many years. My daughter was born on Dawn's 21st birthday and is named after her.
For 52 years, my Auntie has been an influential and important part of my life. I give thanks for the life of a woman I am so proud to be able to call my Auntie, the unique, the complex, the extraordinary and irreplaceable Auntie D whose beauty, both internal and external, will never be extinguished from my mind. You are with Jackie now. I love you xx
Sproal as l only called her. Is a memory that will last with me forever. She was the most craziest fun loving person l will ever know and throughout the years to follow l will remember the laughs the cries and the special moments we had together/ Rest and be happy. Love you Sproal. Steve
Thoughts of LOVE and true companionship is how I feel about your family. To each of you, I have special memories and of Dawn, you are all so very special and I know you will miss Dawn very much.
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