WIGHTMAN, Mavis Myrtle (née Maxwell)

Born on July 29, 1923. Passed away September 19, 2021.

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.

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Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Mavis Myrtle Wightman will be held on Monday 27 September, 2021 at 11:00am. The Service will be livestreamed to view please click here
  1. Loved sister in law and wonderful friend of Aileen and Jack(dec). Much loved aunt of Scott, Brett and Lynda.
    Treasured memories

    Aileen Wightman September 21, 2021
  2. Dear Mavis.
    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

    J ward September 21, 2021
  3. Dearly loved Auntie of Lynne and Vicki (Maxwell), you will always be in our hearts.

    Lynne Maxwell September 21, 2021
  4. 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 family

    mick howden September 21, 2021
  5. 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.
    Elaine, Graham , Tony, AlPal, Steve and families.

    Elaine Fixter September 21, 2021
  6. 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,
    Peter and Sonja Gili

    Sonja Gili September 21, 2021
  7. Condolences to the Wightman and Maxwell families on the passing of the lovely Mavis. Love to you Jenny and to Max.
    Love from Leila (White) and all of my family xoxox

    Leila Wilson September 21, 2021
  8. 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.
    Trev, Julie, Wade, Dan & Cam Maxwell.

    Trevor Maxwell September 21, 2021
  9. Long time friend of the Kuhne family. Thanks for your beautiful floral arrangements over many years. Fondly remembered. Keith and Pat

    Keith and Pat KUHNE September 22, 2021
  10. 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 Mavis
    Chris, Kee, Alison, Fiona, David, Katrina and families.

    Kee Chiam September 22, 2021
  11. Dearly Loved Aunty,
    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.).
    Thank You.
    Clint & Lou

    Clint Maxwell September 22, 2021
  12. To Heather Jenny Max and Family on the loss of your Dear Mother Mavis.
    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.
    Thanks Mavis.
    From the Woorayl C.W.A. Members

    Evelyn Stephens September 22, 2021
  13. Dear Heather, Jenny, Max and families,
    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.

    Brendon Maxwell September 22, 2021
  14. 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.

    Ruth Chilver September 22, 2021
  15. 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 memories
    Maree, Jo, Matt, Brett & Cobie Crofts

    Maree Crofts September 22, 2021
  16. 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.

    Pat Kuhne September 23, 2021
  17. Loved Neighbour and Friend of
    Therese and Michael Bourke & Family.
    Now at Peace

    Therese Bourke September 23, 2021
  18. I was so very sorry to hear of Mavis’s passing – she was a wonderful woman – Kerry Hogan & Family

    kerry hogan September 24, 2021
  19. Dear Max, Jen, Heather, Lester(dec), Allen( dec)
    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.

    Annie Maxwell September 26, 2021
  20. 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 Chiam

    alison chiam September 26, 2021
  21. A much-loved member of our Uniting Church family. Always cheerful and smiling, making others feel happy too.
    You will be very much missed.
    Love from Wendy and Graeme Evans

    Wendy Evans September 26, 2021
  22. Loved Aunty of Lynda.
    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

    Lynda Wightman September 26, 2021
  23. 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.
    Sue Cashin

    Sue Cashin September 26, 2021
  24. 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)

    Tim Maxwell September 27, 2021
  25. Farewell beloved Mavis
    A lifetime of giving for our lifetime of memories
    We will miss you in so many ways
    Tim & Elaine

    Tim Maxwell September 27, 2021
  26. 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.

    Di Turner September 27, 2021
  27. 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.
    Your cheery smile will be greatly missed. xx

    Rebecca Bond September 27, 2021
  28. 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. Jim

    Rev Jim Murray September 27, 2021
  29. Mavis will be greatly missed by all. A lady who did so much in the community. My condolences to the family.

    Ruth le Serve September 27, 2021
  30. 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 .
    Arthur and Jude Cayzer. (Sydney)

    Judith Cayzer September 27, 2021
  31. 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.

    Ingrid ten Hoopen September 27, 2021
  32. 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.

    Dawn, Ken and family September 27, 2021
  33. Thank you
    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

    Heather Maybury September 28, 2021
  34. 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.

    Victor Ng October 24, 2021