PARER – Marlene Patricia (née Smith)

Born on July 12, 1934. Passed away March 18, 2021.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday March 18, 2021. Much loved and cherished wife, mum, granny, great granny and friend.




Funeral Notice
Lumen Christi Catholic Church Williams Ave, Churchill
Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Mrs Marlene Parer will be held at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, Williams Street, Churchill on Tuesday March 23, 2021 commencing at 11.00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Dementia Australia would be appreciated.

Envelopes available at the service.

Private Cremation to Follow.

The Service will also be livestreamed, to view the live stream, please click here.
  1. Dear Mrs Parer , I’ve never been able to call you anything else. I always remember, that rather than growl at us boys and our antics, you would with the kindest and most caring eyes say “ohh Vandy”.
    I can still right now hear your voice and see your face as you say this.
    Along with your beautiful family I will miss you

    Paul van den broeke March 19, 2021
  2. Dear Michael and family

    Sorry to hear the sad news of Malley’s death. She will be very, much missed by all of us who knew her and loved her.

    Pam Crowley March 22, 2021
  3. Dear Michael and family,

    A life well lived was our Malley. Her kindness, gentleness and patience knew no bounds.
    Our heartfelt sympathies to you all at this sad time. May God strengthen you and be with you all.
    With fond memories,
    Yvonne and Michael Matthyssen

    Yvonne Matthyssen March 22, 2021
  4. Dear Malley..I remember your wedding to Michael….so beautiful you found each other….and have had a wonderful life together. So many memories…..go and rest in peace…with love Jenny (Parer) x

    Jenny Parer March 22, 2021
  5. Dear Uncle Michael, Marta, Ben, Jon and Zorba.
    Precious Mally has gone on to shine on us and inspire us. I’m sure she’s up there with Bill looking out for us.

    Of course words are not able to say all that is in my heart but I want you to know that I’m a better person for having had Mally’s gentle words and manner be a source of love in my life.
    She could always warm up a room with her smile and her soft-hearted presence.

    Please know that I’m with you in spirit today and always as you celebrate the life of Mally.

    Catherine, James, Jayden and Davey Grimwood

    Catherine Grimwood March 22, 2021
  6. Oh Mally – what a short but profound time we have had. May your spirit fly with your angels to the cosmic universe & beyond! We are waving & smiling with you, free like a dragonfly…fly, fly, fly away, mama-bear. There is no anguish in this world filled with love & the glory of your eternal presence.

    Remie Fujiwara March 22, 2021
  7. Malley a beautiful soul like you must be needed somewhere else. Our lives are richer for having known you.XxOo Mike and Gail

    Mike and Gail March 23, 2021
  8. Dear Mallet a beautiful soul like you must be needed somewhere else. Our lives are richer for having known you.XxOo Mike and Gail

    Mike and Gail March 23, 2021
  9. Farewell mum. It’s difficult not to be at your funeral and wave you off on your grand voyage. We are all hovering around the screen in England and looking forward to a special send off full of wonderful praise. Your finish was a release in the end, but you led a wonderful life and know that your impact will continue through the generations as we teach our children in your kind and considerate ways and they teach theirs. The memories bring tears, but we know it was your time. Love you always.
    ben, Paula, Stephanie, Anaïs and Eliana

    Ben Parer March 23, 2021
  10. Godspeed Mally , my longest friend spanning a-lifetime . So many memories and cherished moments. You were one in a million and now you light up the millions ..I shall be looking for the light of your star..All my love Cait.

    ^‘Fear no more the heat of the sun,
    Nor the furious winter rages.
    Thou thy worldly task has done,
    Home art gone and taken thy wages:
    Golden lads and girls as must.
    As chimney sweepers return to dust ,”
    I.’ll be looking for that sparking light Mally xoxox

    Cait Buckley March 23, 2021
  11. Mally, you shared some wonderful times at our house, l.You and Edna were such a fine pair and you knew how to grace or home with a humour in its most mercurial moments .
    Be free to move on .Godspeed on your journey.All our love Brigid and Cait xoxox

    Cait Buckley March 23, 2021
  12. Our Dear Mike Marta Ben Jon Zorba & all your extended family.Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Beautiful Mally was an angel on this planet earth. Now she is surrounded by all the other angels in Heaven she is at peace.All our love Ann & John Parer.

    ANN PARER March 23, 2021
  13. Mally……the wind and rain took you home over the rainbow……

    Mike and Linda x

    Mike O'Neill March 23, 2021