WIGHTMAN, Mavis Myrtle (née Maxwell)
29.07.1923 – 19.09.2021
Passed away peacefully at Koorooman House, Leongatha.
Much loved wife of Ken (dec.).
Loved mother and mother in law of Max and Sandy, Jenny and John, Lester (dec.), Heather, and Allan (dec.).
Beloved Nan to Lochy.
Forever In Our Hearts.Funeral Notice
Loved sister in law and wonderful friend of Aileen and Jack(dec). Much loved aunt of Scott, Brett and Lynda.September 21, 2021
Dear Mavis.September 21, 2021
So sorry to hear you’ve left us.
You were such a kind and giving lady.
A great friend
You will be sadly missed.
Sympathy to all Mavis’s family and friend , from Jennie Ward
Dearly loved Auntie of Lynne and Vicki (Maxwell), you will always be in our hearts.September 21, 2021
Max. Sandy and family
We send our sympathy on the sad passing of your mother Mavis
of whom we have fond memories and always made us welcome
Mick, Lorraine and familySeptember 21, 2021
Dear Mavis was our neighbor and friend for 46 years, lots of laughs, and companionship. Thank you for that trip in time, and cuppas. To all the Wightman and Maxwell families, our loving thoughts on the loss of Mavis (Mavo) RIP dear friend.September 21, 2021
Elaine, Graham , Tony, AlPal, Steve and families.
Our sympathies to Heather, Jenny and all of Mavis’ family. Mavis was a very special, generous, funny, loving, giving person with twinkling eyes; now peacefully sleeping. We will miss her,September 21, 2021
Peter and Sonja Gili
Condolences to the Wightman and Maxwell families on the passing of the lovely Mavis. Love to you Jenny and to Max.September 21, 2021
Love from Leila (White) and all of my family xoxox
Such a sad loss of our beloved Auntie Mavis. Puds’ much loved sister. A family matriarch who overcome tragedy to inspire us all with love, humour and charity.September 21, 2021
Trev, Julie, Wade, Dan & Cam Maxwell.
Long time friend of the Kuhne family. Thanks for your beautiful floral arrangements over many years. Fondly remembered. Keith and PatSeptember 22, 2021
Our condolences to the Wightman and Maxwell families on the passing of dear Mavis. You were very generous with your love and time for our family. These precious memories will be with us forever. You will be greatly missed. RIP MavisSeptember 22, 2021
Chris, Kee, Alison, Fiona, David, Katrina and families.
Dearly Loved Aunty,September 22, 2021
Who embraced two little boys into her family and gave them a loving home and upbringing.
Words could never express the love and gratitude I feel for all you have done.
To Uncle Ken (dec.), Max, Jenny, Lester(dec.), Heather, Al (Allan) (dec.).
Clint & Lou
To Heather Jenny Max and Family on the loss of your Dear Mother Mavis.September 22, 2021
So many lovely memories of a wonderful C.W.A.member.Your input into our horticulture displays, performing arts & market stall was invaluable. We will miss your sense of humour and great outlook on life a truly inspiring woman.
From the Woorayl C.W.A. Members
Dear Heather, Jenny, Max and families,September 22, 2021
Saddened by the news of Aunty Mavo’s passing. She shared her love generously, and effortlessly, and she was loved by all who knew her. Our thoughts are with you and we hope you are all OK.
Love from Bren, Ange, Angus and Tom Maxwell.
I only knew Mavis for five years, she was such a sweet lady, made us laugh, told us stories of her former days, she was such a treasure, we will surely miss her.September 22, 2021
What an amazing, beautiful, lovely friend & neighbour to myself my children. You always made us feel so welcome with a cuppa, bikkie and a cutting from your garden. Thanks for the beautiful memoriesSeptember 22, 2021
Maree, Jo, Matt, Brett & Cobie Crofts
Mavis was a staunch supporter of netball. She began playing in the 1930’s, and was a very valued member of the Mount Eccles Club in the 1960’s. Thanks Mavis for your friendship and support over many years. “Now arranging flowers in heaven” Members Leongatha & District Netball Association.September 23, 2021
Loved Neighbour and Friend ofSeptember 23, 2021
Therese and Michael Bourke & Family.
Now at Peace
I was so very sorry to hear of Mavis’s passing – she was a wonderful woman – Kerry Hogan & FamilySeptember 24, 2021
Dear Max, Jen, Heather, Lester(dec), Allen( dec)September 26, 2021
You had an amazing mum whose love and generosity was overwhelming. With a heart that was pure Mavis was loved by all. Leongatha will not be the same without Mavis Wightmans huge smile and laughter. Our love to you all
Annie, Zoe,Dana and Sammy.
Thank you Mavis for your love and care over the years. You were our very special “Aussie” grandma and a huge part of our lives. You have left me with lots of fun filled memories to smile about. My condolences to your family. You will not be forgotten. Much love Alison ChiamSeptember 26, 2021
A much-loved member of our Uniting Church family. Always cheerful and smiling, making others feel happy too.September 26, 2021
You will be very much missed.
Love from Wendy and Graeme Evans
Loved Aunty of Lynda.September 26, 2021
Aunty Mavis, – always unfailingly kind, cheerful, welcoming and constant. I’m so glad I had you all my life from childhood to now.
Loving thoughts to Max, Sandy, Jenny, John and Heather
I was sad to hear of Mavis’s death. My condolences and prayers for her family for their loss. She will be sadly missed by many. She was a lovely , friendly, talented inspiring lady and a very valuable volunteer, pre Covid as part of the bingo helpers. The residents and other members of bingo helpers will miss her help and company. R I P Mavis. It was a privilege to know you ànd volunteer alongside you.September 26, 2021
Wightman Mavis Myrtle (nee Maxwell) 98 years
Our dearest Auntie Mavis
Your diamond was not material
Now one we‘ll look to in the sky
For memories of you precious life
An enrichment that will never die
Trev, Bren, Tim, Annie, Clint (Cam deceased)September 27, 2021
Farewell beloved MavisSeptember 27, 2021
A lifetime of giving for our lifetime of memories
We will miss you in so many ways
Tim & Elaine
Thankyou Mavis for coming into our lives. Our once a year Christmas time together at Devon North. All the laughter, fun times, flowers, your smile, your singing, your jokes and stories has touched us all. Christmas time won’t be the same without you. Our memories will live on. Our condolences to Mavis’s family. Much love. Diane, Wayne, Alison, Anne and Barry.September 27, 2021
Aunty Mavo, I’ll always have fond memories of exploring the hidden secrets of your garden as a kid whenever visiting for a cuppa with Mum or Nan.September 27, 2021
Your cheery smile will be greatly missed. xx
Gone but never forgotten, you always had a happy smile and cheery word to share. I never grew tired of hearing your recollections of days past . You helped often when I had to conduct a funeral to fill in the blanks on someone’s life. Now at rest with her Lord. JimSeptember 27, 2021
Mavis will be greatly missed by all. A lady who did so much in the community. My condolences to the family.September 27, 2021
A lovely Service for a lovely lady . Remembering Mavis’ connections to Cayzers long ago and also her wonderful friendship with her cousin Verna (Maxwell) Anderson , also deceased . With love .September 27, 2021
Arthur and Jude Cayzer. (Sydney)
I praise the Lord for you Mavis, for the joy and encouragement that you shared with others through what you said and lived. Your work on earth is done. To God be the glory.September 27, 2021
Mavis, you were such a good friend to both of us and our family over many years. Bright and cheery, good company and fun to be with. We will remember our good times together, especially our cuppa’s with sausage rolls or shortbread. We always shared a love of gardening and working with flowers creatively. We will miss you dearly.
Our sincere sympathy to Max and Sandy, Jenny and John, Heather and Lochy and Aileen.September 27, 2021
Thank youSeptember 28, 2021
To the friends, neighbours and family members who have supported Mavis through her long and happy life, we as a family wish to extend our thanks and gratitude to you all. You have enriched Mavis’s life by providing transport, running errands, assistance with gardening and many other deeds. You offered her so many opportunities to be involved in the many activities she enjoyed. We thank you for your generosity of time and spirit.
Koorooman House staff, we thank you for the professional, empathetic care and kindness given so easily to Mavis. This same courtesy and kindness was extended to us as a family. You are truly amazing.
Thank you all for your condolences offered to us as a family and all the lovely messages you have posted on the website about Mavis. She was blessed to have known and befriended you all.
From the Wightman Family
Mimmie and I were so blessed to know Mavis from the Uniting Church in Leongatha, particularly before we got married in 2013. Her skills in cooking, serving, energy and smile, even in her nineties, were truly impressive and remind me of the character of many in her generation. Yet she was always unique and she welcomed me to the church family. I will always remember the times I saw her on the street as an active, positive community member showing us what Christ is like, embodied in Mavis as the epitome of a CWA lady.October 24, 2021