McColl – Barbara May (nee Callister)

Born on December 1, 1942. Passed away February 15, 2023.

With great sadness, her family announce that Barbara passed away peacefully at Leongatha Hospital, following a short illness which she fought with grace and dignity.

Loving daughter of Mabel and Claude Callister (both dec.), dearly loved sister of Margaret Campbell (Mardan), Ken Callister (dec.) and John Callister (dec.)

Devoted and loving wife of John McColl (Mardan) for 59 glorious years.

Beloved mother of Damian, Andrea, Grant and Bradley: we will always honor your memory Mum. Treasured Gran to Noah, Abbey, Sam, Anais, and Clove; her love will be felt in their lives always.

Caring mother-in-law to Tracie McColl, Timna Dunn and Bruce Beacom and loyal sister-in-law to Robert Campbell (Mardan) and May Callister (Leongatha)Cherished Aunty Barb to Darren, Dean, Nicole, Janet, and Barry.


Gardening the heavens forever


Funeral Notice
Mardan Hall Coulters Road, MardanView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs. Barbara May McColl will be held at the Mardan Hall, Coulters Road Mardan on THURDAY (February 23, 2023) commencing at 2.00 pm. Barbara's service has been recorded. To view the service Click here.   In lieu of flowers, donations to the Red Cross Australia would be appreciated, envelopes available at the service.
  1. Deepest sympathy to John and family. Barbara was a lovely lady and a good friend to all. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Sincerely , Lois & Graham Young

    Lois Young February 16, 2023
  2. Sincere sympathy to John and families on the loss of Barbara. Marlene (Crawford)

    Marlene February 17, 2023
  3. A lovely lady , sympathy to John and families ..
    A loving sister of Margaret .. My thoughts are with you all .. Marion Oldham ..

    Marion Oldham February 17, 2023
  4. My Deepest Sympathy to John and family. Also her sister dear sister Margaret. Barb and I were great friends at High School. I will miss our chats Barb.

    Rhonda Debenham February 17, 2023
  5. To Margaret & family sorry to hear about the passing of Barbara our thoughts are with you at this sad time . Marlene & Allan Rayson

    Marlene Rayson February 17, 2023
  6. John and family sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing our sympathy and love go out to all the family

    Love Len and Carol Hoober

    Carol Hoober February 17, 2023
  7. Our sincere sympathy to Barbaraโ€™s family. A beautiful lady who will be missed so much. Jeanie and Ron Funnell. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

    Jeanie Funnell February 17, 2023
  8. Thinking of Barb’s family at this very sad time. A kind and gentle lady at rest.
    A breeze will touch your check as she leaves a kiss when she passes by, the sun the stars and the moon will shine bright to remind you of her beautiful smile. RIP Barb

    Evelyn Indian February 17, 2023
  9. Rest In Peace Barbara in Gods tender loving care no more suffer bless to the family from Richard and Margaret Denbrok

    MARGIE DENBROK (Warren)๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŒน Love Being a Wife ,Mother And Grandmother February 18, 2023
  10. Barbara was such a lovely , caring ladyโ€ฆ
    So kind. Always interested in how you are.. always enjoyed nice chats when come across each other.
    A beautifull lady who will never be forgotten.
    My thoughts are with her family at the loss of a wonderfull person.
    Marjie Pearson.

    Marj Pearson February 18, 2023
  11. To John and family so sorry we canโ€™t be with you on Thursday.
    Barbara was always such a beautiful,caring lady and will be sadly missed.
    Marg and Rod Cantwell and Hec and Elaine Opray.

    Marg Cantwell February 18, 2023
  12. Very sad news. A very special Kindergarten Teacher, so caring. Mrs McColl would always say hello and know my name if I saw her up the street, so friendly. Much love to Brad and all of the family at this sad time x

    Michelle Allen February 19, 2023
  13. Condolences to John &family. Barb a kind and gentle lady with a big heart โ™ฅ๏ธ Always friendly.

    RIP Barb. Stella & Joe Cannata ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’

    Stella cannata February 19, 2023
  14. Deepest sympathy to John and fam from the Smits fam, great memories from our time in Mardan as a neighbour and friend. So sad to hear the news.

    Bill and Ita Smits February 19, 2023
  15. Our sincere condolences to John and family on the passing of Barbara. She was a lovely lady, loved her family. Sorry we cannot attend her memorial service on Thursday. Sue and Eric

    Sue Miles February 20, 2023
  16. Will miss the chats when meeting in the street. A wonderful kindergarten teacher, who was always interested in what her past students were up to. Such a lovely lady

    Kathryn and Greg Davis February 20, 2023
  17. Always ready for a good chat will be sadly missed .Graeme and Maureen .Lifetime friend and neighbour of Coulter family

    Graeme Coulter February 20, 2023
  18. John and family, so sorry to hear of Barbaraโ€™s passing. Thinking of you all Julie Boyd

    Julie Boyd February 20, 2023
  19. Deepest sympathy to Barbara’s family, she was a lovely lady, I always enjoyed meeting her, she always had time for a chat.

    Elizabeth Dunlop February 20, 2023
  20. Deepest sympathy to John and family. Barb was a lovely lady . ๐Ÿ’

    Michele Dwyer February 20, 2023
  21. Cherished memories of a beautiful lady with a lovely garden full of flowers. Sending love to the McColl family xx

    Marjorie Holmfield (nee Smits) February 20, 2023
  22. Always remembered as a beautiful, kind and caring lady. Admired for her grace and the deep love she had for her family and community.

    Jen Hoy February 22, 2023
  23. Dear John & family my deepest sympathies. Barb was such a special person, she will be sadly missed by so many, The Ladies Guild of St Peterโ€™s would always look forward to her beautiful Floral Arrangements she would so willingly do for the Flowers in Praise display held during the Daffodil Festival. Rest in Peace Dear Barb ๐Ÿ™ Coral Johnston

    Coral Johnston February 22, 2023
  24. Loving wife, mother, sister and family member. Fond memories of childhood visits. Loved niece of Bert and Joyce (dec) and cousin of Marilyn, Valerie, Lois, Max (dec) and Lois Callister. Deepest sympathy.

    Valerie Callister February 22, 2023
  25. Condolences to John and family. Barbara was a lovely lady who was always willing to stop and chat. Will be sadly missed. Geoff and Bev Coulter.

    Geoff and Bev Coulter. February 23, 2023
  26. Our deepest sympathy to John and families on the passing of Barbara. Barbara will be surely missed, such a lovely lady. May your loving memories help you through each day.
    Pam and Rod

    Pam Bethune February 24, 2023
  27. Apologies for my belated message – have just heard this very sad news. I have such lovely memories of Mrs McColl as the kindest kinder teacher who my mother says still asked after me every time they saw each other in the street. Sending sincere sympathy to you all. She will always be remembered so fondly.

    Kristy Lawson March 26, 2023