Melanie Zelda Browne (6 Feb 1929 - 16 Mar 2016)

Funeral Service

Location
Beenleigh Cemetry Brigade Drive Eaglby 4207
Date
21st Mar 2016
Time
9.30am
Funeral Director
Academy Funerals

Burial Details

Location
Beenleigh CemetryBrigade DriveEaglby4207
Date
21st Mar 2016
Time
9.30am

In loving memory of Melanie Zelda Browne who sadly passed away on 16th March 2016

Betty and John wrote

To the Browne family
deepest sympathy, thinking of you
with love and sorrow
from Betty and John

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Ray and Ann Cobb wrote

With Deepest Sympathy
A word of comfort
To let you know
That others are thinking of you at this time
Forever in our thoughts, forever in our hearts
Deepest Sympathy to the Browne families
From Ray and Ann Cobb and family

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Megan McMillan wrote

Sending our love and thoughts to all of you at this sad time. <3
Deepest sympathy from your Tasmanian family xoxoxoxo
Aunty Zelda you will never be forgotten. Even though it has been some years since we seen you last, we think of you often.
Lots of Love Always and forever xoxoxoxo

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Richelle Browne wrote

As we all said our goodbyes ,
Our hearts still active with sadness , and silent tears still flow,
We have so many beautiful memories in our mind, and so much love in our heart forever and always nan ????

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Jean Taylor wrote

Cups of Tea with Melly
For over thirty years I was Melly's neighbour
an era that has sadly come to an end
I've gotten to know many who came through her door
but no more time with Melly I will spend.

I came to know her eight sons
of whom she was very proud mother
through good times and bad, happy and sad
we shared our lives with each other

How many hours I was forced to listen to
country music, I can not tell
singers like Jim Reeves, George Jones
Merly Haggard and Lefty Frizzell

Many many hours we played cards, filled in
crosswords or simply watch telly
but the times I miss most are when
I had cups of tea with my friend Melly

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Brooke Browne wrote

This morning we laid our dear Nan to rest on top of her beloved husband and father of their eight children.
I am so incredibly proud of my dad Aubrey, for organising the funeral and delivering a beautiful eulogy which was hard for him. On one of the toughest days of his life.
I cant imagine the strength it would take to lay your mum to rest with your dad, just a mere 20 metres from your first wife Eileen, your three children, Donna, Tyrone and Dion as well as one of your oldest and best mates Neil Gibson. And still remain strong and focused for your younger brothers and family.

Your an exceptional human Strawb' . Rest easy Nan xxoxo

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  • Well said Brooke Your father is a loving dedicated father and wonderful caring husband. we all love him very much and are extremely proud of him today.

    Posted by Donna on 21/03/2016 Report abuse
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Leisa Browne wrote

Losing a mother is a pain that cannot be described in words. It is impossible to move on from the memory of losing the woman who sacrificed happiness in her own life so that her family could have a better one. You left Tasmania headed for Melbourne with all that water around you who would of thought that you couldn't swim nor float for that matter, I had to watch you in the baby's foot deep swimming pool more so then the baby's . You joined the carnival and meet the man of your life, I remember you telling stories of how you made Aubrey sell and leave so that you could build a better life for your boys, riding the thunder done with snakes wrapped around you was never to be anymore... Who would have thought Zelda the snake women would hang up her snakes, and replaced those snakes with 8 sons wrapped around her. I was was nearly 12.5 and you welcomed me with open arms , having 8 boys you always knew there would be eight daughter in laws and actually across your grandchildren and great grandchildren there are more girls then boys and that put a smile on your face. When I was sixteen I seen you go through some tragic times, the accident that killed your daughter in law Donna, and three grandchildren, and Lesley which was to be your next daughter in law.
Then the death of the man that you held close to your heart, the brain tumor your youngest child endured and all his health issues that followed.He has your genes and the will to live. The loss of your second youngest son last year, and with your own health issues plummeting , you never dropped the ball you fort till the end, with great strength and determination to be here , every-time we were told it was time you raised the bar. Your generation was / is a force to be reckoned with and I have the up most respect for you all.
While words can never fully express how much a death of our Mother / mother in law means to us, writing this I found comfort, solace, hope and even inspiration.

Robert Browning, English poet wrote,
Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.
Truer words couldn't have been written.

Last Wednesday Aubrey, and Gavin paid you a visit and extended their arms out to you, this time you closed your eyes and followed. While we find comfort that are you are all together we love you and will miss you all dearly.
Dean , Leisa,
Clinton Toni, Indie Austin
Krystle and Jaxson.

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Erin Browne wrote

We had so many good memories that will never be forgotten, I am sending you my love you will always be in my thoughts.It's not always the goodbyes that hurt, it's the flashbacks you get with that person, I love you nanny forever...❤️

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Amy Browne wrote

Knowing that you're up there with Uncle Gav, having a beer and keeping each other company makes it hurt a little less. I'll miss you and love you everyday, I always have and always will. I'll see you again one day.
Love you always, your Granddaughter Amy x

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Bonita Browne wrote

Mum your generosity of spirit will never be matched
We love you truly and miss you every day

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Tayla Browne wrote

"Listen Listen" - Nana Browne
You've been an inspiration to all, and you've made a massive impression on all of our lives. You're in a good place now, and I know you'll be watching over us. Love you Nana, be peaceful and graceful, you're missed greatly ❤

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  • Loving u always your great granddaughter Tayla Browne x

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Portia Browne wrote

Dear Nana, I will always remember you and always have u in my heart, u lived such an amazing life with the most amazing family

Love you lots, great granddaughter Portia

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Jodie McPhail wrote

Nana, I have so many memories of us, of you, mostly hysterically funny memories and then memories of your words of wisdom and kindness. You were the glue that held us all together and pray we will continue in your memory, as you are the meaning of family for me. I hope God has a comfy lounge and a beer waiting for you, ready for State of Origin, love you always, your granddaughter Jodie xoxoxo

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Amanda Browne wrote

I ? you Nana Browne I will miss you but the memories will always remain. You are one strong lady ?

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Leisa Browne wrote

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” You will always be in our hearts , Leisa Dean and Familly xxxx

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Jill Percey wrote

Our love and thoughts are with all of you at this very sad time. Deepest sympathy from your Tasmanian relatives.

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