That's beautiful Dad, I just read it out to Stephen and we both got teary. We had good times at Ashmore, when you & mum used to pick me up from the airport I couldn't wait to get back to the house to see Max. I miss seeing mum's smiling face at the airport and still can't believe she's gone. I Love all 3 of you. Carolyn xxx.
Kathy there's not been a day go past that I've not thought about you and shed some tears,sometimes a lot of tears. I loved you so much. They say 'you' [me] have some beautiful memories, Yes, they are beautiful memories but now so very sad to recall on my own. You often said at those times which we knew were precious "If only we could bottle this moment" again how true. You, me and Max. The 3 Caballeros at our 'Happy Hours' -- remember how I'd clink the glassesand Max would know what it meant. The cat who laughed you called him. God I never knew how much I'd miss those times. They can never be, You've both gone and I'm trying to move on with my life. I love you so much my beautiful girl
Aunty Kath has been a great friend to my Mum and Dad for more years than I think any of them would want to admit, although my Dad did give it away. I haven't had a chance to see any of the Parkers for way too long but my childhood memories are still with me. Kath once drove with Uncle Nev to deliver a very homesick little boy from Port Macquarie to Newcastle a matter of hours after I had arrived, without complaint. I think my best testament to the kind of person Aunty Kath will always be to me is that she allowed the purchase of a rubber chicken for me as a 21st Birthday present. I named that chook Morton Australorp and he traveled far and wide in a backpack all over Europe and the US. I think it safe to say that chook was the best travelled on the planet. Aunty Kath was always so kind to me and although I hadn't seen her in a very long time I remember the fun and welcoming family I was always happy to visit as a kid and that Kath was the heart of that family. Uncle Nev, Gail and Carolyn, my thoughts are with you. Love, Anthony
Kathleen, gorgeous angel sent from heaven with all her knowledge and love. From the first time we met our friendship grew, I learnt many things from you, You were the mum I never had. Now that you have returned to heaven, I feel you watching over all who were close to you, i will remember you always in my heart. Love, Les.
That was beautiful Les and I know it comes from the heart
A wonderful friend of 50 plus years. One which cannot replaced or repeated. A friend to me and my family who share with me the sense of loss felt by all who met her . I loved you Kathleen Veronica and will truelly miss your mateship. Russell
Russ, we go back a long way and have seen many good times, thankyou Nev
Kathleen will always be loved and remembered as a beautiful, kind and generous friend. Her courage and dignity will be an inspiration to me for ever. She loved people, especially her husband and girls, her family and friends and embraced us all with her own special qualities. Our lives will be forever enriched by her graciousness. Thank you for your love to us all. Shirley
My Dear Shirley, Thankyou for your lovely and thoughtful comments, Whenever you and Es left after visiting us, Kathy never failed to comment about what generous, loving gentle people you both were, Love Neville
Kathleen has been greatly loved and admired from that cold Blayney day when she and Neville stood by the warm stove in Mum's kitchen and he introduced his beautiful young girlfriend from Sydney into the lives of his country cousins. Everyone rejoiced at their marriage when a lovely jewel was added to our family treasures. We who are left with time to run shall go on remembering. An always beautiful wife, a diligent, hard working, loving mother; gracious and proficient in homemaking, multi-skilled in her delicious cooking, generous in her hospitality and continuing care for others. Mostly, my beloved cousin will be remembered for her courage, bravery and kindly thoughts for others through the great struggle and trials of her life. Kathleen will be sadly missed and ever remembered whilst we who loved her wait for that timeless union way beyond all grief,caring and loss. Cousin Esma -
My Dear Es, That was a beautiful recollection and testament, I'd certainly forgotten our first meeting, but the memory of your Mother's kitchen stove have made me recall many other wonderful experiences in that kitchen and the Blayney of my childhood Neville
Some people are friends, other are treasured special friends. Kath and Neville you have been there for over thirty years, The great times I had while Kath and I worked were the best years ever, we had so many happy times then and we have certainly all had a lot together since then. Kath made every day, not good but great, Kath will never be forgotten by Allan and Leonie but we will miss your lovely face and happy smile. ."You were the best of the best" Leonie/Allan.
You are two very dear friends, thankyou for your kind words and the sharing of memories and photos Nev
You were my inspiration as a wife and mum who achieved the satisfaction of both a close family and a career. I can't remember a time that I thought that you and uncle Neville did not love each other more than the day you married. You have raised a wonderful family, developed your career and you were still able to give to others. I will remember you with love and awe. Your niece, Anne
Anne, That was a lovely recollection, my wish for you would be that your marriage will be as good as ours Nev
To Kathleen, my beautiful wife, If we should meet again in that promised paradise, we will laugh and talk about the wonderful life that we've had together, the joys and the million laughs that were always greatest because we shared them and any sadness that was greatly lessened because these were also shared. I'll recount our lifetime of happiness as one and how the challenges that once came, now seem distant and unimportant You've made my life perfect, I always tried to make yours also perfect and happy and hope that I mostly succeeded. If our hands should meet in that dream, I'll hold yours tightly and never let you go. I know we'll spend eternity as one and I will love you until my dying breath Your doting husband, Neville
Kath was the definition of the saying "salt of the earth". I was very fortunate to have known this great lady for more than 20 years, a time made much too brief by an illness which she fought with great courage and dignity, which of course was typical of how she journeyed through life. I was made richer for having known you gorgeous and miss you terribly, you live on in all our hearts. Love Stephen xx
Stephen, Thankyou for your generous comments and the many laughs you gave both of us.and our times together were much too brief. You can give us no greater tribute than loving our daughter as much as we loved and cared for each other
Such a beautiful lady inside and out, so caring and thoughtful to everyone she knew and such a strong and guiding presence in my life. I was honoured to have her as my mother and will always cherish my time with her and the wonderful memories I have. Miss you always mum, love Carolyn xoxo
My beautiful mother who tried to please everyone, was a very hard worker and a wonderful devoted mother. She knew what she wanted and strived for it, very strong and capable woman. I will always love you Mum. Your daughter always Gail xxx
Thankyou Anthony, they were lovely sentiments and memories Nev