Ginnivan – Mary Ellen (née Bourke)

Born on December 5, 1935. Passed away September 27, 2021.

Formerly of Coombe Park, Samaria and late of Benalla.

Dearly loved wife of Leo – married 55 years, mother of Helen and John, mother-in-law of Tony and Emma. Mama Mary to Jack and Molly.

Daughter of Jack and Eileen Bourke, sister and sister-in-law of Eileen & Peter (dec) Kealey and John & Colleen Bourke. Sister-in-law of Kathleen & Stuart (dec) Towers and Janet & George Bobin.

Wonderful aunt, cousin, godmother and friend to many.

Rest In Peace.

Private family funeral service due to Covid restrictions
Funeral Service will be livestreamed please go to the N J Todd website
on Friday 1st October 2021 at 1.45 pm and follow the links

Funeral Notice
  1. Mary was a dearly loved sister in law of Janet & George Bobin and much loved aunt of Jo, Steve, Susie and their families. We have many happy memories of family celebrations with Mary being the perfect host. Our love to Leo, Helen, Tony &Jack, John, Emma and Molly.

    Janet Bobin September 29, 2021
  2. It is with great sadness I read of Mary,s passing. She was a wonderful and supportive work colleague and set a great example to me during my time in the disability sector. My condolences to Leo, Helen and John. Penny Bristol-Jones, ex Lima East.

    Penny Bristol-Jones October 1, 2021
  3. Such great memories of our time at the farm as kids, Aunty Mary always being so stylish and welcoming, keeping us entertained & fed well.
    Fly High Aunty Mary & watch over us all.

    Jo Lythgo (Bobin) October 1, 2021
  4. Our family have known Mary for many years as a work colleague, long term neighbor, and friend . Lots of memories, a pioneer in the disability field and supported many families and carers over the years.
    Thoughts are with you all today snd beyond
    Love to Leo, Helen & Tony & Jack and family
    Love Treena, Darren, Ellexandra & Zakkary Best x

    Treena Best October 1, 2021
  5. Sincere condolences to Leo, Helen & John and families.
    Mary was our first and cherished Coordinator of Carers & Parents Support Group Inc. who supported, informed and advocated for all families with an adult with a disability continuously for many years. Mary has remained a wonderful support and advisor to our Group since her retirement. Many members have sent their condolences and treasured memories of their time with Mary. RIP

    Sally Martin - Coordinator Carers & Parents Support Group Inc. October 1, 2021
  6. A lovely lady and friend for many years. Mother-in-law to our daughter Emma and very dear member of our family.

    Warren and Di Garrett October 1, 2021
  7. Warm kind soul you leave us all with beautiful memories.

    Fi Fi Stirling October 1, 2021