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Sally Marshall on 6 July, 2020 at 10:07pm

Michelle, you will always be in my heart. I wake every night and see your face. Work will never be the same. It was a privilege and honour to have worked with you. To your beautiful family, my deepest thoughts. Please know that Michelle was the most beautiful, professional and caring person to be around. Xx

Loren Pettigrew on 1 July, 2020 at 7:13pm

This is late as I didn’t have the words and I’m still not sure that I do. You were known to me as Shelly my stunning cousin. We first met when I only reached your knee. Your blonde curls, vibrant smile and a little rock’n’roll dancing are what I remember. Jump 30 years later and that smile when you shared it still brightened any room. It was a privilege and a blessing to know you and meet Gerald and your amazing children. My humble, kind, softly spoken cousin I will miss you and I can’t believe I won’t see you again. I hope from the bottom of my heart you have found your peace and Billy’s arms.

Leah, Meg,Jack and Abby McDornan on 28 June, 2020 at 9:03pm

Gerald, Ebony and Will,
Sending you our deepest sympathy . We are so sorry for your loss and our hearts go out to all of you.
You are in our thoughts,
Leah, Meg, Jack and Abby

Karinda Rosella on 27 June, 2020 at 2:20pm

Michelle, throughout the ‘journey’ with our first Saint, you were always so very kind, encouraging and supportive. Your messages always left a smile on my face and hope in my heart. My deepest condolences to your family and friends <3.

Megan Harrison on 27 June, 2020 at 9:56am

RIP beautiful Michelle xx

Peter & Cheryl Grimshaw on 26 June, 2020 at 10:50pm

Gerald, Will and Ebony
Such a beautiful girl, inside and out, left us all way to early.
Michelle was there for us in our darkest hours and also there in our best hours xx
She will be always loved and forever missed xo
Love Peter & Cheryl

Cindy Campton on 26 June, 2020 at 9:14pm

Sending all my love to everyone Geralrd Ebony and Will you all made her so proud please remember all the special times. Michelle was such a kind hearted lady when i first met her in Howlong thru Ebony and Thomas at pre school you could not love her friendly loveable nature. We had some great memories together in Howlong always in my heart forever and always <3<3 ps i still have her fridge that she gave me which is painted like a black and white cow just liked i promised :-)<3

Kim Jennings on 26 June, 2020 at 4:17pm

Deepest sympathy to Gerald, Ebony and Will.
I have many fond memories of Michelle when she was much younger.
Thinking of you Beck, and your family at this very sad time.
Much love from my family to yours

Lucia Agati on 26 June, 2020 at 2:30pm

Lovely Michelle. Your beautiful soul and calm nature is missed by us all here at BC BoxHill. We were all devastated to know we won't have that beaming smile to greet us any longer. No-one can wear a messy bun like you Michelle and still looking exceptionally stunning. Much Love from the team and residents to Gerald, Ebony and Will.

Lachy Mansell on 26 June, 2020 at 12:27pm

Dear Gerald, Will and Ebony,

I will always remember Michelle as a loving and caring wife and mother, who unwaveringly supported you in everything you did.

While the pain of Michelle's loss will be extremely tough to endure, I encourage you to keep thinking about the good times and happy memories, so that you remember her with a smile. Michelle may be gone, but her legacy of selflessness, kindness and compassion will continue to live on.

Lots of love from Lachy xoxo

Alicia Benn-Lawler on 26 June, 2020 at 10:08am

To Ebony and Will, my prayers, blessinga nd hugs extend to you both through this difficult time and as you get older and continue to experience the many firsts of adulthood. Know that your Mum is there. In your heart and memories.
To Gerard, sending prayers of strength to you as you move through these moments. Remember Shell's lightness, her smile, her compassion for others.
I've attached an old photo of her and I about 13 beside the Murray.

Fazzino Family on 26 June, 2020 at 7:38am

Sending all our love on this special day to Gerald, Ebony, Will and family. Our thoughts are with you guys.

Danielle, Darren, Taylah, Jake & Alec on 26 June, 2020 at 2:10am

To my beautiful friend ~ Michelle

I'd give anything to be sitting across from you right now, on this day your birthday, enjoying our usual non-dairy latte's, seeing your lovely face break into that brilliant smile, hearing your warm voice and super cute laugh. I'd remind you again of your beauty, inside & out, and that your gentle nature is not only unmatched but sorely missed ... and so desperately needed here, in this crazy inhumane world that we all find ouselves in right now. Your thoughtful, kind and generous ways were a breath of fresh air ... you always gave more than you ever took.

I remember the first day you spoke to me in the school hallway, Ebony & Will by your side ... you cast aside your shyness, as difficult as that must have been, to introduce yourself ... and you invited me and my kids around to your home ... from then on we formed a strong friendship and shared many happy moments with our kids. I'll be forever grateful.

I'm heartbroken for all you endured, and that leaving this earthly plane was the only way you could find some relief. So, instead I imagine you sitting beside your dearly loved dad, William, pain-free and at peace, forever looking over and protecting your beautiful children, Ebony & Will, with the same immense motherly love & pride that I always saw in your eyes when you spoke about them.

It has been said that when someone passes there are two deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function, the second is that moment, sometime in the future, when that person's name is spoken for the last time. As long as I remain on this earth Michelle, I will never stop speaking your name and the good you brought into this world.
You will live on in our hearts forever, Michelle <3 We will never ever forget the gift of you.<3

Tom Worsley on 26 June, 2020 at 1:09am

I have nothing but fond memories of Michelle. Always smiling, a wicked and sly sense of humour, and one of the most caring and genuine people you could come across.

She always showed an interest in those around her and loved to share in the celebrations of the small Veracity Media wins like a strong performing social media post or landing some coverage, as well as the big ones like a Holden win and generating strong mainstream coverage.

Dee's and my thoughts are with Will, Ebony and Gerald in this difficult time. There is no doubt Michelle's virtues live on through Ebony and Will, and she will never be forgotten by Gerald.

Rest in peace, Michelle.

Rachel & Ben Mudford on 25 June, 2020 at 10:56pm

Dear Gerald and family
We are so very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Michelle. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful soul. May you carry all those beautiful memories made together, forever in your heart.
Speak of her often, keep her spirit alive and know that loved you all till the end .
Sending you all our most sincere condolences

Robyn, Michael, Ben and Jack Geshev Xxxx on 25 June, 2020 at 6:37pm

More memories from your friends and neighbours xxxx

Robyn, Michael, Ben and Jack Geshev on 25 June, 2020 at 6:28pm

Farewell to our beautiful friend Michelle. We have many fond memories of wonderful fun times and laughter together with both of our families to treasure. We would much rather you were still here with us sharing our traditional birthdays, grand final day and cup day.
Among so many other things, whenever I open the letterbox, burn garlic bread and throw it on the lawn, make lumpy mousse or see anything to do with a horse I will think of you and smile.
Michael, Ben and Jack will think of you whenever there is birthday brownie, cup cakes and the cup sweep and we will all miss your friendship, kindness, warmth and sincerity.
You were a beautiful kind and caring soul, with an infectious smile and laugh and there is a hole in our hearts now that you are gone. Rest easy now with your dear Dad, I know you missed him very much.
Forever in our thoughts and hearts, sincere condolences, sympathy and friendship to Gerald, Ebony and Will, we are always here for all of you.
Lots of Love always Robyn, Michael, Ben and Jack xxxx

Kylie Smyth and Matt O'Brien on 25 June, 2020 at 3:10pm

Dearest Michelle,
We have such wonderful memories of you, your stunning smile, cheeky laugh and the fun we had as young adults that will be cherished forever. Your beautiful soul will be missed by everyone who knew you. Rest peacefully gorgeous.

To Gerald. Ebony and Will,
We are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met, our love and thoughts are with you. xx

Simon, Jenny, Flynn & Jensen on 25 June, 2020 at 2:45pm

Gerald, Ebony and Will our deepest condolences for the loss of your wonderful wife and Mum.
We only ever saw Michelle smiling and enjoying herself when we got together.
Michelle we all saw the happiness you brought to Gerald (somehow you reduced the level of cranky !) and to thank we thank you.
You are very much missed by all.

Shaz Hutson - Blue Cross Box Hill on 25 June, 2020 at 4:07am

Michelle you are sooooo missed here at work... I miss the chats and your
beautiful smile and our giggles we had in the corridors!! The place just isn't the same without you!! I hope you are at peace with yourself now and continue to watch over your loved ones. Sleep peacefully lovely. I really am missing you! Lots of love Shazzy.xxxx

Dianne, Heather, Kate and Paul on 24 June, 2020 at 4:28pm

Dear Gerald, Ebony & Will

She Is Gone
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Poem by David Harkins

Dearest Michelle,

No words can capture the depth
of sadness in our hearts.

Our arms are open wide with
unconditional love and support for
your children Ebony and Will.

We know you are surrounded by
loved ones in the heavens above.
And we send all our love up to you
and trust you find peace.

You are truly loved, gorgeous one.

Dianne, Heather, Kate and Paul

Sharnie Maracich on 23 June, 2020 at 12:32am

Michelle your friendship meant the world to me, Your smile always lit up the room and I don't think you ever realised that, and though we were limited to phone calls or messages over these last year's, you were always there, for the good and the bad your voice was the calm when I was in a storm. I wish I could of been your calm in your storm.
I often think back to when the kids where little and our weekly dinners /lunches or our big nights out to the commercial club for dinner lol so simple but such great memories. You often bought your rainbow cake when u came for dinner (I admit I requested it alot lol) so on this Friday i am going to make your rainbow cake for your birthday and say a silent farewell. I will never forget you and always cherish our friendship and miss you greatly
Gerald, Ebony and Will I am thinking of you all and send you love and strength as you grieve your beautiful wife and mother my thoughts are with you always xx .

Beck Groten on 22 June, 2020 at 10:33pm

Your sister is the first best friend you'll ever have. I don't know how to be a big sister without you here. Love you forever. Your big sis.

Jan hutchins on 22 June, 2020 at 9:24pm

Thinking of you Gerald , Ebony and Will .
Beautiful Soul ... R.I.P Michelle xox

Jack Perkins on 22 June, 2020 at 4:44pm

Gerald, Ebony and Will, my heart aches for you all. My thoughts are with you and I trust you can remember the good times and wonderful memories you have.

Colin Russell on 22 June, 2020 at 2:44pm

Gerald, Ebony and Will Merle and I are deeply saddened by your loss. A beautiful soul has left us but her memory will live forever in all our hearts

Ally Turnbull on 22 June, 2020 at 7:01am

We are joined by our love for our Saint Bernard dogs. We will always be joined by that love. I know, my Saints in heaven are beside you.

One light has gone out in our World. Heaven has lit up with a Beautuful Soul

Psalm 23; offers words of comfort, for All.

My deepest condolences,


P Crea on 22 June, 2020 at 12:13am

To Becky and Family I am deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful sister , may you find solace in knowing she is at peace in arms of God and gain strength day by day knowing she is watching over you and your families and at this moment I would only want hug you tight and tell things will be alright in time Love you Beck from Philomena Crea

Tanee Vincent on 21 June, 2020 at 10:30pm

My heart goes out to you all, thinking of you during this very sad time.

Warren Luff on 21 June, 2020 at 9:51pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. So sorry I can’t be there to remember Michelle with you.

Kind Regards


Paul Gover on 21 June, 2020 at 9:42pm

You were cooking and Gerald was chatting with me. An-old school scene with a modern twist. Your house and your lives, wrapped together. Happiness and love all around. The memory has always stayed with me.

Julie and Michael Ross on 21 June, 2020 at 9:29pm

Deepest condolences to you Gerald, Ebony,Will, extended Family and Friends. Michelle will be missed by many. She was always so caring towards people and animals. Rest in Peace dear Michelle<3. x

Cheree Dodson on 21 June, 2020 at 9:29pm

We are so so saddened to hear of Michelle’s sudden passing. Tears have flowed since we heard the sad news.
Michelle - you were a wonderful and caring person and we thank you for your friendship and also your welcoming hospitality when we visited after the Sandown races
You are now one of Robbie Williams’ Angels in heaven (I will always think of you whenever I hear that song and shed a tear for you).
Our deepest condolences go to Gerald, Ebony, Will and Dulcie McDog on your loss.
Cheree and Adrian xox
Rest in Peace Michelle <3?

Karen Oberg on 21 June, 2020 at 8:02pm

Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that you feel for the passing of Michelle. Remembering Michelle’s wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in your hearts. May she now rest in peace!

Victoria & Che Ridland on 21 June, 2020 at 6:36pm

Michelle was a beautiful human being, so caring from the moment we met, who did so much for us. It's so hard to believe we will never get to visit and see her in person again in all her shining light. I take comfort in the fact that her spirit still lives within her beautiful family. Take care Gerald, Will & Ebony. I'm so sorry for your loss and happy you have eachother in this time.

Peter Harker on 21 June, 2020 at 5:29pm

Our sincere condolences to Gerald, Ebony and Will. We fondly remember Michelle’s brilliant smile and fun nature on our outings. Rest In Peace dear Michelle, love Mr and Mrs Chubbs

Tarek Elgammal on 21 June, 2020 at 4:38pm

My sincerest heartfelt condolences to the family and friends. May she rest in eternal peace.

Lindsay G Whitchurch. on 21 June, 2020 at 4:35pm

My sincere condolences to you Gerald, Will and Ebony. May your
Angel rest in heaven, and your sorrow ease as time passes, Gone from you in body, but never forgotten, and in your hearts forever. RIP Michelle

Dee Jupi on 21 June, 2020 at 4:13pm

Such a lovely lady with a beautiful smile - sleep peacefully Michelle <3?
Condolences to Gerald, Ebony and Will

Carolyn Sadler on 21 June, 2020 at 3:12pm

Gerald, Will and Ebony. I am so sorry for your loss. Michelle was a wonderful person and will be missed by all that knew her. My thoughts are with you all

Denny Hill on 21 June, 2020 at 12:47pm

Oh Michelle, you were so much part of our family , from mother to Dulcie , to helping me with my Business and rescue Saint Bernards .

You had a huge heart and I was proud to be your friend . Everywhere I look I see your messages and customers asking after you , I don’t know what to say . It was always Michelle will fix it , and you did .
You were the best .
I know for sure that when our Saints leave this world you will be greeting them with open arms . Rest easy my friend with Claude and Brian
With all my love Denny X

Melissa Keyhoe on 21 June, 2020 at 11:08am

My dear friend Michelle. I know we hadnt spoken for several years. I will always remember fondly Will & Tom as primary school buddies. Taking them to chess club and gateways together. Talking over a cuppa in your kitchen & our dreams for our kids futures. Your cheeky smile and quiet laugh. Your kind and caring nature. The love you had for both your kids.

Your yukka plants are growing strong in my garden. When i walk past them i will remember our happy times together, an easier time. I did not know of your struggles. I wish we had caught up in the last few years. I hope you have found some peace my friend xx

Gerald McDornan on 21 June, 2020 at 9:52am

My heart is broken, the most beautiful, caring person I could have ever have wished for as a wife, partner, and best friend, is gone. My love for you will never waiver and I always remain by your side.

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