WINTER – Maria (Mary) (née Saik)

Born on April 18, 1949. Passed away August 30, 2020.

Passed away with family by her side on Sunday August 30, 2020. Loved and loving wife of Ray. Beautiful, caring Mum of Shelley and Craig, Carli and Travis. Doting gran of Bayley, Matthew and Nicholas.

A Lifetime Of Beautiful Memories

Forever In Our Hearts

Rest In Peace





Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service of Mrs Mary Winter will be a private funeral, by invitation only.

A Service to celebrate Mary’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Traralgon on FRIDAY (September 4, 2020) commencing at 10.30am.

To view the live stream, Click here.
  1. Mary, I can not believe you are gone. I miss you already. I realize now how much i love you and it just breaks my heart. You were the best mum and grandma in the world. We will think of you every day. Carli, Ray and shelley i love you all so much.

    Trav September 1, 2020
  2. Mary, may the soft breezes of heaven always carry you gently.

    Fondly remembered always.
    Jim, Monica, Brittany, Madelaine & Matthew Huntly

    Monica Huntly September 1, 2020
  3. Mary, you were truly a beautiful lady.. we will miss our Boxing Day lunches with you and Ray every year, and all the delicious foods you brought to the lunch, You were loved by Barry and I both and we will miss you.. Love to Ray, Carli, Trav and Bayley, Shelley and Craig, Matthew and Nicholas xxx

    Janice Sharp September 1, 2020
  4. Mary we were so saddened to hear of your passing. Many wonderful memories with you over 20 years of Confusion Rallies in Licola. Much love to Ray Shelley and your family
    May you rest in peace
    Nicole and Phil Turner
    Eastern Suburbs Motorcycle Riders Inc

    Nicole Turner September 1, 2020
  5. mary you will sadly missed having many happy memories of you and our girls always remember you individual lollie bags you would do for them may you be given most beautiful angel wings to rise above us and watch over your family you will be remembered forever .
    jamie sandra tayhla jorja ava cienna macaulay

    jamie macaulay September 2, 2020
  6. I have incredibly fond memories of travelling to Confusion Rally at Licola and popping in for a chat or two! I have to say the funniest time was Ray & yourself playing hookie from the store to come with Ched, Nic & I to check out Terry’s property for our Rally. Remember the cows stampeding down the hill and we had to make a bolt to close the gate? It was hilarious! You always greeted us with a big smile & hug. We miss you gorgeous lady! Thinking of you Ray, Shelley, Craig, Carli, Trav & the boys. Much love Chez & Ched xxx

    Cheryl McKinnon September 2, 2020
  7. I love you, Granny. I know you’re flying high right now, watching over us, and catching up with those who passed before you. In some way, I’ll be taking you with me on my travels through life, and as such I endeavour to honour you and make you proud every step of the way.

    Rest easy, our angel,

    Bayley September 3, 2020
  8. We have many fond memories of Mary. We brought our caravan at Licola shortly after Ray & Mary took ownership of the Licola caravan park and we as a family established a very strong bond with all of the Winter family.
    Many nights were spent around the fire with a beer or two and of course Mary enjoying a whiskey or a UDL of her choice.
    We always looked forward to those extra days at the end of a long weekend and everybody had packed up and gone home and our tradition became to have a few cold ones out the front of the shop – just the four of us.
    Our group loved music – but LOUD music so after enjoying a few quiet drinks over a period of a day of course the music eventually got louder and poor Mary would leave her home after a busy day in the shop to tell us to turn the music down, sorry Mary x
    Our kids Lachy & May always loved going to Mary’s shop – sorry Ray it was never your shop according to our kids it will always be Mary’s shop!
    They would choose an icecream or lolly of some sort, Mary was always very generous.
    Ray would quite often sneak around to our caravan during the day when we were at Licola, so it was a regular thing to hear Mary calling his name on the radio because someone wanted fuel or the shop was busy and of course Ray pretended the radio was turned off while having a sneaky beer with us.
    Mary you will be greatly missed, always a generous and caring person and a great family friendship was formed through all of the fun times that we had at the caravan park and after.
    RIP Mary
    Love The Harris Family x

    The Harris Family September 3, 2020
  9. Our deepest sympathy to Ray Shelly Carli and families a beautiful and caring lady gone to soon RIP Tina and Dave

    Tina Musgrove September 4, 2020
  10. Mary you were so loving, thoughtful and kind. What beautiful memories I have of you and will hold in my heart until the end of time. Your beautiful smile, always welcoming and oh how I enjoyed catching up with you over at Carli’s. My heart just aches for Ray, Shelly, Carli, Trav, Bay, Mathew, Nick and Carig and how devastated I know they are at your sudden passing. My deepest sympathy to you all.

    God broke our hearts to prove to us that he only takes the best Mary. Rest in peace.

    Tricia King September 4, 2020
  11. Such a beautiful lady
    Thinking of you all
    Nellie , john , Ricky & Katelyn

    Nellie Cunico September 4, 2020
  12. Beautiful Mary, how lucky we were to have known and loved you. You were always smiling, always helping others and always working hard. We have many fond memories of our friendship and the wonderful times spent together. Ray, Carli, Shell and families – may you find peace in your beautiful memories of such a wonderful and loving lady. Please know that you are in our hearts.
    With all lour love,
    Elsie, Chris, Sharon, Tracy and families xxxx

    Olivier Family September 4, 2020
  13. Carli, Travis, Bailey and all the family. Thinking of you and sending all my love.

    Cath Hill September 4, 2020
  14. Mary, we have known you for a very long time and will always be part of our Licola Family, we will miss you dearly, our sneaky chardy’s and the bond we all share. You kept us all in line on many occassions and for that we are grateful. I have seen your family grow and you lead them to be who they are today. I can say with a heavy heart, you will be sadly missed, You will always be in our hearts, Our Love to Ray, Shelley, Carly & family. Lots of Love Stuart, Kate & Family xxxoox

    Kate McIntosh September 4, 2020


    Palmers Bush Crew

    Jim Palmer September 4, 2020
  16. Ray and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. We will always keeps with us the amazing memories of our time knowing her. I’m sure her and Dad are catching up over a long overdue beer.
    Love to you all Mel, Trav, Caleb and Amelia.

    Mel Riddle September 4, 2020