Mavis Marion Francis (15 May 1924 - 27 Jul 2022)

Funeral Service

East Geelong Uniting Church 124 Boundary Road East Geelong 3219
8th Aug 2022
Funeral Director
Jonathan Hepner Funerals

Mavis passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family.
Beloved wife of Bob.
Much loved mother of Lindy and Andrea.
Mother-in-law and friend to Rohan.
Proud Nan to Lisa-Marie and great-grandmother to Kaaly, Shayla and Ramaya.
Forever in our hearts.
Rest in peace.

Relatives and friends of Mavis Francis are invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held at the East Geelong Uniting Church, 124 Boundary Road, East Geelong on MONDAY (August 8) at 11:00am, followed by a private cremation.

In lieu of flowers you are invited to make a donation to Dementia Australia. Envelopes will be available at the service or please use the following link to donate:


If you are unable to attend Mavis' funeral service in person, you can view her service live in your home. To do so, please use the following link:


Olwen Smillie wrote

To Uncle Bob, Aunty Mavis and Family
Thanks for coming to the UK and spending time with us and now we have lots of wonderful memories.
Hamish and Olly

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Dady Mody wrote

A beautiful service befitting a lovely lady, a devoted wife & a wonderful "Miss" who was so involved in the School play for the Prize Distribution day together with her beloved husband "Bob" who was the dynamic leader of the Senior school plays. My deepest condolences to the family. May God in all his Mercy give you the courage to bear this great loss. May her good soul Rest In (eternal) Peace.

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Roger Carey wrote

Condolences and love to the Francis family - Bob and Mavis were dear to me while I was at Bisops …left in 1961….and Bob was a huge supporter when I decided to be an Actor in London…..such terrific memories!

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Cynthia and Stetin Barrow wrote

Our heartfelt condolences to dear Uncle Bob, Lindsey, Andy and family. The matriarch, Aunty Mavis, in her own way showed how to live a simple and godly life. Treasure all the wonderful moments shared and it will help bring peace in spite of your sorrow and grief. May her soul Rest In Peace.

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Anita Alexander Healey wrote

I remember Aunty Mavis for her beautiful smile and warm, loving nature. I loved the family picnics and catch ups at Grandma Pat’s house. Sending love and light to Uncle Bob, Lindy, Andy, Lisa and family. May her spirit Rest In Peace with her niece, Colleen. Love Anita

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Lynn Lovery wrote

Beautiful and touching service.

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Dear Uncle Bob, Andy, Lindy & family, We were truly saddened to hear about Aunty Mave's passing. She was such a loving, kind and gentle lady who always had a smile on her face. She will be missed by her devoted husband, Uncle B.,her children and all who knew and loved her so much. I'm so grateful that Mum and I were able to spend time with her during our 2014 trip. Uncle Bob and Aunty Mave helped make our trip full of fun and adventures along the Great Ocean drive! Lots of love Gillian and James, Madison Heights, USA

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Gillian Harris wrote

Dear Uncle Bob, Lindy, Andy and Rohan. Our love and heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your dear Mum Mavis. Christine, Hugh, Gillian and Michael the Torricks.

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Ian White wrote

To all the family, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Mavis. please accept my deepest sympathies. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Toy Valles wrote

Our hearts go out to you Uncle Bob, Lindy, Andy & family. May the Spirit of comfort be with you as you reflect on and celebrate Aunty Mave’s life.

Long after our time together at Bishops, I will never forget the kindness and generosity shown to us by the Francis family when we first came to Australia. Aunty Mave and Uncle Bob visited often, always armed with goodies to help us build our new life here.

Aunty Mave, my loving Aunty, my mum’s best friend, God’s devoted child, we have the blessed assurance that we shall all meet again on that beautiful shore.

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Heather Dinse wrote

To Bob, Lindy, Andrea and family,
We were saddened to read of Mavis' passing. We remember Mavis cheery smike and caring nature whilst neighbours in Lansell Dve. We would attend her funeral but are on holiday in Qld.
Remember the happy times.
With heartfelt sympathy and love Hea, Rod, Hayden and Lainie Dinse

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Peter & Lynn Lovery wrote

Aunty Mave has fought a good fight, finished the race, kept the faith and received the crown of righteousness. Uncle Bob, Lindsey, Andy, Rohan, Lisa, Kaaly, Shayla and Ramaya, we send our love and pray for God’s abiding peace to fill your hearts in your time of grief.

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  • Extending our condolences to Bob, Andy, Lindy and families. In our thoughts during this sad time. Special memories of Mavis are with you to cherish. Trevor Ros

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