Marriott – Maxwell Thomas & Kristin Sarah (née Arnold)

Late of Tatong Estate
15/02/1940 – 08/02/2023
Passed away at the Royal Melbourne Hospital,
Aged 82 Years.
Loved and loving Husband of Evelyn and Kristin (both dec).
Much loved Father and Father-In-Law of Andrew and Jane,
Julie and Stephen (Roe).
Loved and adored Pa to Claire, Mark, Adam, Jess and Nick.
Loved Brother-In-Law of Julia.
Reunited with Evelyn and Kristin.

Died suddenly on 20th January 2023 as a
result of an accident. Aged 66 years.
Beloved wife of Max, cherished sister of Julia, loved second mother of
Andrew and Jane, Julie and Stephen.
Loving grandmother of Claire, Mark, Adam, Jess and Nick.
Loved, respected and sorely missed by her colleagues, fellow musicians
and teachers, extended family, and so very many friends.


I love the time we spent together and the stories and wisdom you shared.

In the years of knowing you, I can confidently say that you have helped to shape me in becoming the person I am today.

You will always be one of the most influential people in my life; someone I will continue to look up to and aspire to be on a daily basis.

You had so many dreams for our little Max, he will always know who you are, and Grandma K will forever have a special place in his heart.

Lucy, Brent and little Max Hansen

Funeral Notice
Glasshouse - Benalla Lakeside Community Centre Arundel Street, Benalla, Victoria 3672
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Lives of Mr Maxwell Thomas Marriott and Mrs Kristin Sarah Marriott will be held at the “Glasshouse”, Benalla Lakeside Community Centre, enter via Arundel Street, Benalla on Friday 17th February, 2023 commencing at 2.00 pm. To Livestream Funeral, go to the N J Todd Website and follow the Links. Private family Burial’s will have preceded the Memorial Service.
  1. Kristin
    A beautiful soul that has left way too soon. You will be sadly missed by this old friend from our teenage years when you visited your family’s holiday home that was the old Bucca Wauka School.
    Muriel Plater née Green

    Muriel Plater January 25, 2023
  2. A queen 👑 We will miss you, and always have the highest respect for your legacy. You and Max are epic examples of what family is meant to be, and we will forever let the memory of you guide us through life. We are so very grateful for the gift of knowing and loving you in the years you were in our lives. We are at peace knowing you are still present in so many ways. All the love and prayers for your family and friends, may they find peace and comfort in the memories of you 💙
    Matthew, Caryn, Jasper & Leni De Fazio

    Caryn De Fazio January 25, 2023
  3. My Dear Kristin my life was enhance by knowing and the hours we spent each Monday which I will miss. May you rest in peace.

    Maria Burns January 25, 2023
  4. So sorry for your loss. A true lady respected by all those she met. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

    Leon and Gillian Meyer January 26, 2023
  5. A wonderful lady respected by all those she met. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family

    Leon and Gillian Meyer January 26, 2023
  6. Such an amazing human. I am grateful for your friendship over the last 30 years. It always made my day when I listened to you play the fiddle. Thanks for always smiling and always offering help with care and kindness. A truly remarkable woman.

    Sue O'Brien February 3, 2023
  7. The saddest news to hear of Kristin passing. A beautiful talented woman with the kindest heart. I will so miss her generosity – always available to give advice on stock issues and play her music at events. She is irreplaceable in the Tatong community and I am sure further afield. My deep condolences to her family.

    Robyn Hughan February 6, 2023
  8. So sorry for the loss of Kristen. Our condolences & thoughts are with the Family.
    Sandra & Neil French

    Sandra French February 6, 2023
  9. I only knew you briefly but it left a lasting impression. May you both Rest in Peace.

    Amber Lavery February 11, 2023
  10. Our Heartfelt thoughts and Condolences to the entire Marriott family.
    Massive Heartbreaking loss of two wonderful people, due to a tragic accident.
    Dearly Loved, Greatly Respected and Will be Sadly Missed.
    R.I.P Max and Kristen, forever in our hearts ♥️
    Jeanette & Ian Hodgetts

    Weetreeda Clydesdale Stud February 13, 2023
  11. Andrew, Jane, Julie,Stephen and family. Sincere sympathy at this very sad time. from Ian and Judy Dahlenburg

    Ian & Judy Dahlenburg February 13, 2023
  12. Max . . . Remembered by all from the Bentleigh Methodist era. A tragedy.

    Dawn Hall February 14, 2023
  13. My heartfelt condolences to the Marriott family on the tragic passing of Kristin and Max. I always looked forward to their coming to see me in Melbourne and Kristin’s e-mails keeping me appraised of hers and Max’s progress. As a Physio, I often get attached to my patients but Kristin and Max were just so special. I, like many, miss them dearly and send my love to all the family. Be at peace together.

    Charlie Kornberg February 14, 2023
  14. Saddened by the loss of Max and Kristin. My heart felt Sympathy to Andrew and Jane, Claire, Mark and Adam- Julie and Stephen, Jess and Nick. Love and hugs to you all. xo 💐💐
    Such a tragic loss to all who knew them.
    May they be resting peacefully.
    Debbie Hamilton and family Castlemaine Vic

    Debbie Hamilton February 14, 2023
  15. The Castlemaine and District Agricultural Society Committee and Members express sincere sympathy to Andrew and Jane, Claire, Mark and Adam. Julie and Stephen, Jess and Nick.
    A tragic loss to all who knew them.
    Lovely Show days over many years and fond memories.
    Resting Peacefully Together 💐💐
    Missing those smiles and the thought of fish n chips on your way home.
    Forever in our thoughts 🙌🙌

    Castlemaine and District Agricultural Society February 14, 2023
  16. We will miss Max and Kristin being in our lives, we will remember the lovely times spent together.
    Such special people.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Cathy, Michael, Amanda & Elisha Catlow

    Catherine Catlow February 15, 2023
  17. The Marriott Family History Committee send their sincere condolences.
    Max and Kristin were wonderful people, both lived their lives to the full and touched the lives of everyone they met, their memories will remain in our hearts forever. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    Catherine Catlow February 15, 2023
  18. Max and Kristin,
    Melbourne Royal Directors, management and staff are deeply saddened by the passing of Max Marriott and his wife Kristin. Max was a Melbourne Royal Life Councillor, Honorary Life member and President’s Medal recipient. Max and Kristin will be fondly remembered as long-time supporters of Melbourne Royal and in particular the Horses in Action competition at the Melbourne Royal Show. Our sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to Max and Kristin’s family and friends.

    Matt Coleman and Brad Jenkins February 15, 2023
  19. My tribute:
    Don’t think that Max and Kristen have gone away
    their journey’s just begun,
    life holds so many facets
    this earth is only one.
    Just think of them as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.
    Think how they must be wishing
    that we could know today
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.
    And think of Max and Kristen as living
    in the hearts of those they touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost
    and they were loved so much.
    R.I.P Together forever.
    Thank you for your kindness and friendship.
    My heart felt condolences to all the Marriott family and friends.

    Kathryn Potempski February 15, 2023
  20. Our deepest condolences to the Marriot family and Julia from the Walton’s of Tolmie. Kristin was our vet for many years until she relocated to the other side of the mountain range to follow her dream and passion. Such a wonderful , bright, passionate and compassionate person always, regardless of the time of day, or ridiculous weather. So very very sad to hear of this tragic loss to your family and community.

    Janet Walton and Graeme Walton February 15, 2023
  21. Kristin, so many happy times spent together as children, often with our grandparents also. You were a little ray of sunshine then and as an adult you continued to bring life and laughter to a room.I will miss seeing you. Many condolences to your sister, dear Julia, and to all the members of dear Max’s family. xx

    Tricia Pooley(Kristin's cousin) February 16, 2023
  22. Dear Julia, I hope the Lord will hold you in his every arms of everlasting love.x

    Tricia Pooley(Kristin's cousin) February 16, 2023
  23. Love strength and support to Andrew Jane Julie Stephen and children. I can’ only imagine the pain and stress following the loss of max and Kristin. They were such beautiful kind people that touched my family’s lives in such a special way. I hope you find great comfort knowing their spirit and legacy has made Benalla and the world a better place
    Love Charlie Declan Jaimie and Serena
    I am so sorry I can’t be there to commemorate their lives with all on Friday

    Charles Elhage February 16, 2023
  24. We wish to pass on our condolences to the family and friends of Max and Kristen Marriott. We are so sorry for your enormous loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    John and Sandy Hunter.

    John and Sandy Hunter February 16, 2023
  25. To The Marriott family our deepest sympathy at this sad time .
    From Newmarket , Melbourne Show RAS Council and Horse Committee it was always a pleasure and privilege to be involved with both Max and Kristin and be able to call them friends
    Our apologies for not being able to be in Benalla Friday will be thinking of you all . Redda & Jane

    Bruce Redpath February 16, 2023
  26. To The Marriott Family Our Deepest Sympathy to you ALL at this very sad time .
    From Newmarket ,Melbourne Show ,RAS Councii & Horse Committee it was a privilege & pleasure to be able to call you our friends .
    Our sincere apologies for not being able to be in Benalla Friday
    Our thoughts will be with you ALL Redda & Jane

    Bruce Redpath February 16, 2023
  27. Peter and Jill Lloyd of Karn Station wish to acknowledge both Kristen and Max Marriott as nature’s gentle people who displayed love humility with friendship and a sense of fun. We are sorry not to be personally there for your farewell.

    Peter and Jill Lloyd February 16, 2023
  28. Peter and Jill Lloyd of Karn Station wish to acknowledge both Kristin and Max Marriott as nature’s gentle people who displayed love and humility with friendship and a sense of fun. We are sorry we cannot personally be at your farewell.

    Peter and Jill Lloyd February 16, 2023
  29. Max and Kristen you be sorely missed, not just as an awesome couple, but as Legendary Breeder’s of the Clydesdale horse.
    I relish both of you in very high regard and respect you indefinitely.
    Deepest Sympathy to all of the family.
    Steve Muggeridge
    New Zealand Clydesdale Horse Society Inc

    Steve Muggeridge February 17, 2023
  30. Many condolences to the Marriott family on the loss of Max & Kristen, such wonderful people
    We will forever remember them and there amazing contributions.

    Sal Adams February 17, 2023
  31. Our sincere sympathy to the Marriott family on the deaths of Max & Kristin. A real tragedy. They will be forever missed in so many ways. Max’s service as a Justice of the Peace was very much appreciated.

    Joy & Vaughan Poole February 17, 2023
  32. Sincere sympathy to the Marriott family on the deaths of Max & Kristin. A real tragedy. They will be so missed. Max’s service as a Justice of the Peace very much appreciated.

    Joy & Vaughan Poole February 17, 2023
  33. Our heartfelt condolences to Andrew, Jane, Claire, Mark, Adam and families. Max and Kristin always made time to say hello when they were at ‘South Caramut’. Sorry we couldn’t be there today. Sending love and strength for today and the weeks ahead. Love Matt and Ros Russell and all at Nevflo.

    Matthew and Roslyn Russell February 17, 2023
  34. Sincere sympathy at this very sad time. John & Margaret Nolan

    John Nolan February 17, 2023
  35. To the Marriott Family and Julia.Our sincere condolences for the loss of Max and Kristin..absolutely a beautiful couple.
    In Gods care now
    Royce Bev and Sally Adams.Tahmathor Park

    Beverly adams February 17, 2023
  36. I was saddened to hear of Max and Kristin’s passing, and sorry I was unable to attend their memorial service today. From our time working together in the horse section of the the Royal Melbourne Show they became mentors and friends who will be missed and for their tireless work in community. My condolences and thoughts to the family at this sad time.
    Elizabeth Porter

    Elizabeth Porter February 17, 2023
  37. My heartfelt condolences to all the family on your loss.
    Unbeknownst to Max, as a little girl I would go into the paddock behind your Chandler Rd home and feed the Clydesdales some carrot and apple. Alfred? Albert? They would come thundering up and stop directly in front of me. I barely made the top of their legs in height. On one occasion Max saw me there and was so panicked as I was in the paddock with them thundering towards me. He allowed me to continue giving them treats if I promised to stay behind the wire fence. Max was such a lovely man. So very tall! He hasn’t changed over the years. I remember he became a father whilst living there. It must have been Andrew.
    I have memories of seeing the horses pulling the market garden cart in the Moomba procession also. Special memories.
    Vale Max & Kristin

    Shae Biddell February 17, 2023
  38. To the Marriott family,
    It is with great sadness we hear of your tremendous loss.
    Max and Kristen where two of the most loveliest of people we have had the pleasure of meeting and to deal with.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Brett and Isla Bingham
    Almost Heaven Clydesdales

    Isla Bingham February 18, 2023
  39. Beautiful family, loved from afar, enjoyed when we were together and held fondly over the years in my heart.

    The tragedy has hit me and I am knocked by it so Julia and Max’s family, I know you will be overwhelmed with shock and grief.

    Praying for you.

    Rachel Watson February 19, 2023
  40. Our horses’ and our own lives have both been much changed and enriched by knowing Kristin and Max. Generous souls always there for support, help, advice and music.

    Heather Andrew Clomp Harvey Mabel Wally, Angel February 20, 2023
  41. Once met, never forgotten. They were kindness personified. Pure brilliance. In celebration of the gift they were to this world and the love and passion they shared with all who knew and loved them. Sending our
    love to their loved ones.

    Tina Owens February 26, 2023
  42. To the Marriott family our sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Max and Kristin from the Board and Staff of Marriott Support Services

    Ann-Maree Colborne February 28, 2023