SARAH, Lyn –  (neé Bray) 1941–2022

Beloved wife of Ian, mum of Jan & Mike, mother-in-law of Liz, Nanny to Lily & Liam.

     Forever in our hearts.

    Joyful now in the arms of Jesus.

Lyn’s relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend her funeral to be held at the Anglican Church of Ascension, Batemans Bay, with a service commencing at

10:00 am on Tuesday the 15th of February 2022.  A private burial  will take place.

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  • Doug Newman

    As the Deer pants for the water so my soul longs after you. I learnt that hymn as a brand new Christian in Lyn and Ian’s house as they nurtured Julie and I in our new faith and ministered deeply to our young family. Lyn’s heart was always seeking after God and placing her trust in him despite, even then, serious challenges to her health. She was a woman that lived her life consistently with her faith and had the courage to say yes to the various calls of God to her despite sometimes feeling and knowing the inadequacies of her own abilities. She gathered others around her and nurtured them deeply because she trusted God and His love always shone through her in whatever she was doing. These last several years have been physically difficult but whenever I visited to encourage Lyn it was I that left the one encouraged – that is a rare gift and I will forever be grateful for having known and loved Lyn.

  • Cherie Hall

    Rest in peace Lyn special thoughts for your family

  • Frank and Margaret Phillips

    Dear Ian, Jan, Mike and Family, 15.2.2022
    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you in the loss of such a very special lady.
    Lyn Sarah has been a wonderful friend, counsellor and sister-in-Christ who has brightened the world around her with her loyalty and dedication. She often questioned herself and her ability to serve her Lord sufficiently, but just to be around this humble and wise lady was such a blessing. She reached out to many hurting people even while she, herself, was in much physical pain. We know that for her she is literally in Heaven with our Lord but we will all miss her so much, just knowing we will not see her earthly face again. Thank you, Lord, for the blessing Lyn was to us and to many.
    Rev.Frank and Margaret Phillips.

  • Jenny

    Dear Ian & Jan, Micheal, Liz, Lily & Liam,

    My deepest & heartfelt sympathy is with you all, as we share the loss of our beloved Lyn, although we have faith that she is with our Lord, no more suffering, no more pain.

    It is hard to put into words just how much dear Lyn meant to me. From the days of Cursillo, in all my ups & downs, she has always been there to encourage me with her wisdom and her unconditional love.

    The way that Lyn battled through her illness, still with that beautiful smile, was an inspiration to us all. Her smile always like a ray of sunshine from God.

    The trip to Broken Hill (thank you, Jan, for getting us to the train to Sydney, where we saw the stage show ‘Mama Mia’ and loved it!) was such a special time with Lyn & Ian—so many beautiful memories with Kaye and myself.

    May your memories keep you smiling. — ‘To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.’

    My love & prayers are with you all. Farewell from this life, Lindy Lou! Love forever from Jenny Wren.

  • Julianne Schwenke

    I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Lyn – wife, mother, mother-in-law, nanny, and friend and support to so many. I hope that your mourning is made a little easier by the beautiful memories you each have and share of her.

    As a teenager I remember Lyn (Mike’s Mum, as I knew her) sitting at the table with Mike’s friends, being keenly interested in who they were and what was going on in their lives. I remember thinking at the time it was like they were her friends too, and I have taken that into my own role as a mum to my two boys.

    I also remember when I was away, her writing me a letter (something Mike was not good at doing!) which was very special to me.

    I wish I had know her better. Mike, Liz, Ian, Jan, Lily and Liam I am sending you all love, and wishing you peace in your hearts til you all meet again.

  • Jo Parker

    Dear Ian, Jan Mike & Family,

    My heart goes out to you all, & my thoughts & prayers re very much with you all.

    Dearest Lyn, please polish your “iron fist in your beautiful velvet glove” & have it ready for me for when I see you again.
    To know you & Ian both is to love you both!
    And our Blessed LORD says to you Ian & to You dear LYN:-
    “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness I have drawn thee.” Jer. 31: 3b KJV

    Dearest Lyn, forever in my heart & sadly missed !
    Much love always, Jo

  • Geoff & Poss Weingarth

    Yes such dear friends and our brother and sister- in Christ- Ian and lovely Lyn Sarah… It is so hard to put into words all you and your family have meant to us in our spiritual lives over the 40 years we have known you. Meeting through Cursillo in 1982, on team at Bishopthorpe 1983 then up to Rockhampton in 1984. Then Canberra at the start of VMTC there and so many other amazing adventures together over the years. Beautiful Lyn with her sure faith and gorgeous smile, words of encouragement and gentle disposition just radiated the love of God. It was always such a joy to see Ian and Lyn each time we visited family down the coast. Sadly it has been two and a half years since we last called in on the Sarahs. Far North Queensland may be a long way from you Ian, Jan, Mike, Liz, Lily and Liam but we hold each of you so close in our hearts.
    Ian you are a true soldier of Christ.
    May you find comfort knowing your very precious and beautiful Lyn is now at Home in the very presence of Jesus and that you and we will meet again.
    All our love and very precious memories . . . Geoff & Poss Weingarth

  • Keith Julie Sutherland

    Lyn was a wonderful, gracious and welcoming person.  A friend to all.  She was such an encouragement to the Worship Team and we are grateful for that.  Julie and I will miss her greatly and she will be missed by so many, if not all!  A wonderful welcoming face and greeting as we came into church.  She fought long and hard as disease racked her body.  She fought the good fight on all fronts.  Lyn is at peace now and in a much better place.  Our condolences to Ian and the family as they re-adjust.Blessings and love,
    Keith and Julie Sutherland

  • Bob and Kim Dening

    Bob and I are deeply saddened by the loss of Lyn and our hearts go out to Ian, Jan, Micheal and his family.

  • Susan and Ross Phillips

    To think of Lyn Sarah invariably brings warmth and kindness and light to mind. Lyn’s smile and loving welcome made you feel special no matter who you were. Everyone that came to Lyn and Ian’s door knew they had entered a home where Christ was present. This presence enfolded you, embraced you. You left, lighter, blessed, feeling deeply loved and prayed for, even if Lyn needed to give you a stern word. There was inner steel, and if you needed a timely word, you would hear it given, with love.
    We became friends as soon as Lyn and Ian joined St Simon’s, a friendship that has continued for over 40 years. We shared sewing projects. We became Christians together, and with much trepidation joined Women’s Aglow, feeling very liberated and radical as we attended meetings at the Ainslie Hotel. We weren’t tempted to lean on the bar.
    Along with other St Simon’s members, we became Charismatics, attending Christian gatherings and conferences, reading all the Christian books we could find. Lyn and Ian even helped a Christian bookshop open in Belconnen. We became one of the first homegroups in St Simon’s together with the Davies and the Habibs. Under Frank Phillips leaderships, we were pressed into attending Prayer Counselling Schools in Canberra. Lyn and I felt very inadequate to this. Nevertheless we persevered. Lyn and Ian became wonderfully experienced counsellors who helped many over their years of this ministry. Lyn went to Cursillo, giving talks, and becoming a leader to her great astonishment, and horror. She always preferred the kitchen to being up front, leaving that to Ian.
    As Lyn’s faith grew, so did her wisdom. Love for Jesus, and modelling his grace transformed Lyn into his likeness, though she could never see it, always seeing herself as lowly and poor.
    As Lyn’s many illnesses and increased suffering took hold, she became more and more transparent – with Jesus shining through her eyes and spirit. Ever more restricted by her painful and failing body, she became more and more powerful in faith, prayer and holiness. No bitterness, no self pity, no – ‘ why me’, just grace upon grace. Her letters and cards became her way of ministering. In hospital, or Nursing home, Lyn became the minister of grace.
    Lyn often spoke of heaven, declaring she had a few questions for up there, when she arrived. Lyn, I am sure you have already asked those questions. Jan felt the Lord might be wishing He could send you back, there were so many! I need to end with laughter, because Lyn, laughter and humour were your greatest gift. You have deeply enriched my whole adult life. Thankyou for your unfailing, constant love and friendship. I know the angels in heaven are rejoicing with you now dear friend.
    Susan and Ross

  • Hilary Smillie

    Lyn was a gracious and gentle lady. The peace and joy of Jesus always shone from her. Heaven no doubt is still rejoicing as they welcomed her home.

    May God continue to comfort Ian and their family.

    Hilary Smillie

  • Liam Sarah

    Lyn, (Nanny) as we liked to call her should be a role model to all. The energy and happiness that shone from her soul reflected in everyone who met her. Her smile was contagious and she lived her best life loving the Lord till the end. I am so grateful to have shared time with her on this planet as she will always be one of the greatest people I have ever met in my 18 years on this earth. I’m proud to call her my Nanny.

  • Lily Sarah

    If I were to describe my Nanny in one word, it would have to be: Remarkable.
    My Nanny lit up any room she was in, and radiated pure joy, kindness and love. She was, and will continue to be, my inspiration. Although she suffered pain, she had such steadfast faith and hope in her God, and this I believe is what helped her to smile her beautiful smile each day, to put other’s needs above her own, and to be a source of comfort and light to all. You mean the world to me Nanny and I’m so grateful for the memories we’ve shared, the stories you told and for every one of your hugs.
    I love the story you told me of your father, who made a heart-shaped flower garden with rocks in the backyard for your mother, daisies around the edge and forget-me-nots on the inside. I will forever treasure the first letter you wrote me. And I will never forget the way you looked at me, your eyes an ocean of love. I know you are with the One who loves you most, truly free and at peace, and that you will be with me always.

  • Bronwyn Blake (Phillips)

    Dear Mr Sarah, Janet, Michael and Liz,
    I am sorry I can’t be there tomorrow. Mrs Sarah was loved by so many and she adored you all. She always shone with dignity, love and warmth.
    I will never forget her attempting to scold Michael whilst hiding her pride, as he ate a whole saucepan of freshly cooked mashed potato with a soup spoon in front of my sisters and I who watched every mouthful in awe. Or her beautiful morning teas in the Burrill Pines ‘taj mahal’ caravan where she treated us sandy, sunburnt, smokey smelling kids like princesses to ginger sponges, tea in tea cups and saucers on a table dressed with napkins, a flower posy and cake forks.
    Mrs Sarah was a special angel on earth and will be a magnificent angel in heaven.
    Lots of love to you all.

  • Fran Steel

    We have so many memories of Lyn spanning a nearly 40 year friendship. It all started with a giving Lyn a ride to Belconnen after a Ladies Military Christian Fellowship morning tea … that simple car ride changed our lives forever. We were welcomed into Lyn and Ian’s home and became ‘part of the family’ as did many others. We shared Bible Studies and Christian Conferences together . Lyn became Fran’s closest friend and confidant – listening, encouraging and giving advice over the years. We had a lot of laughs. Lyn’s health struggles over the years were distressing to watch but she never complained ‘why me’ and even in her suffering, she managed to ‘give cheek’. Military postings kept us apart a lot – during one of those goodbyes Lyn and Fran couldn’t stop crying until Ian finally said: “Is eternity long enough for you two to spend together?” … well mate I guess it will have to do! Love you heaps … Fran and Ian

  • Megan Sypek (Phillips)

    Dear Ian, Jan, Mike and Liz, I’m sending you all my love today.
    Lyn is one a few people from my childhood that are surrounded by a golden glow of love and fun memories.
    Memories of many dinners at Lyn and Ian’s house, the loving hugs of welcome from all the family, sitting with Lyn on lake shores watching my dad and Ian get blown away on windsurfers, and of course visits to the amazing caravan while camping at Burrill Pines.
    She holds a very special place in my heart and will be missed. XXX Megan

  • Ian and Jill Lambert

    Dear Ian, Michael, Liz, Jan and family, our hearts are heavy and grieve with you on the passing of Lyn, however, we rejoice that her suffering has ended and remember with grateful hearts that we had the gift of her influence on our lives. Her quiet prophetic voice, a word in season and her gentleness, warmth and care we will always treasure. May your hearts be engulfed in the love of God and may you know His presence with you as you journey through your own grief. Blessings and prayers Ian and Jill

  • Owen and Margaret Cook

    Margaret and I are saddened to hear of Lyn’s passing and wish you the best for the future.

  • Fiona & David Hawdon

    Lyn Sarah ….. a most gracious and beautiful woman of God. The light of Christ truly shone through her smiles and kindness to all. Ian and Lyn were always welcoming and offered wise counsel to all. Farewell Lyn and our condolences to Ian and all the family. May you find peace in knowing Lyn was surely an angel sent to bless us all. Fiona & David Hawdon

  • Sue & Peter Rowland

    Our condolences to you all at this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you too.

  • Dot & Family

    To dear Ian & all the family,
    Love & special thoughts always.

  • Wendy & Chris Berger

    Ian and family,
    Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lyn was our inspiration as we struggled with pain. Peace be with you.

  • Chris, Brian, Tim & Amelia

    To dear Ian, Jan, Mike, Liz, Lily & Liam,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Love & Blessings.

  • Ken & Noelene

    To Ian & Family,
    We have wonderful memories of a wonderful person. I am so grateful for the teaching that Lyn imparted to me over the years. With our love,

  • Claire & Linten

    Ian & Family,
    Lyn is at peace. Let the Lord give you courage and hope as you grieve.

  • Elizabeth Dean

    Dear Ian, Jan, Micheal & Liz & family,
    Sorry for your loss of Darling Lyn. Lyn will be sadly missed. Lyn was loved so much by all. A wonderful wife, motherT & grandmother. Love & blessings!

  • Kaye & Barry

    To dear Ian, Jan, Mike, Liz & family,

    God called home another faithful servant. He will also embrace you with His love as you grieve for the loss of Lyn.

    We were so sorry to hear of Lyn’s death. We know her suffering is over and she is in a better place. You are all in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve.

    Fondest love,

  • Linda

    Dear Ian & family,

    My sincere and loving sympathy at such a sad time. It was a joy to share a little of Lyn’s courage and love for our Heavenly Father all these years. x

  • Deanne & Graham

    To Ian, Jan, Mike & family,

    Lyn will be remembered for her unfading beauty of a gentle & quiet spirit which is of great worth in God’s eyes. 1 Pet 3:4

    She has fought the good fight, she has finished the race, she has kept the faith. Now she is wearing the crown of righteousness. 2 Tim 4:7–8

    She always had a beaming smile and a word of encouragement & appreciation. One of a kind! So hard to let go. Our deepest sympathy to you all.

  • Bert & Joan

    To dear Ian & family,

    Our loving thoughts & prayers as you work through the difficult days of loss.

    We will miss the pesence of the gentle Lyn. Her beauty was so much more than the warm smile—it shone out to us all—her faith so deep & comforting in her interest & care for all who had the joy of knowing her. What a celebration in heaven to welcome Lyn home.

  • Therese & Mike Lewis & family

    Dearest Ian, Jan, Mike, Liz & kids,

    Lifting you up to the Lord as you mourn the death of your beloved wife, mother & grandmother. I am sure she is rejoicing in heaven now, set free from all the limitations of this earth. May you all experience the grace, comfort, strength and unfailing love of the Father at this time.

    With love and prayers,

  • Lyn Brown & U3A Singers

    Dear Ian,

    We are sad to hear of your dear wife Lyn’s passing. All your friends at Singers are thinking of you and we send our condolences to you and your family.

    If Barry & I can help in any way, please call. Your friends are here for you. With our love,

  • Ken & Margaret Foster

    Dear Ian,

    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Lyn. She, & you, have fought a long and difficult journey with great faith & reassurance.

    It was a privilege to have known her, and whilst her passing is a deep sadness, that sadness is mingled with great thanksgiving in knowing she is now at peace in the presence of Jesus.

    We pray that you may find comfort and peace in your move forward. Our love in the Lord.

  • Terry & Ros

    Dear Ian & family,

    We love you guys to the moon and back and will miss Lyn ‘oh! so much’ but we know we will see her again in paradise where there is no more suffering.

    ‘Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.’ 1 Corinthians 2:9 KJV

    Love & blessings always

  • Lorna & John

    To Ian, Jan, Micheal & Liz, & kids,
    With deepest sympathy.

    We are so saddened to learn of the passing of our much loved and precious sister Lynette. God has gained another angel and Ian, you have lost your soul-mate.

    To Jan, Many special thanks to you for all your love and caring to my precious little sister.
    To Ian, We cry & cry until there are no more tears. Then we think back & I remember we NEVER had one cross word with each other. I will remember that until the day I die.

    Love xxxx

  • All your Church friends

    Dear Ian & family,

    We surround you all in prayer, smother you in love & offer our support at all times and in all things.

    We love you heaps & our lovely lady will be greatly missed.

    Love & blessings

  • Lyn Forsyth

    To dear Ian & all your family,

    I was so saddened to hear of dear Lyn’s death & want to send my sincere condolences, love & prayer to you all, at this time.

    What lovely memories I have of times spent with you and Lyn—at Cursillo, at Gippsland & at Batehaven—I thank God for Clive’s and my friendship with you both over so many years. Many blessings! May God bless & comfort you all. xx

  • Sue, Phillip & family

    To Uncle Ian, Jan & Mike & family,

    We were so sad to learn of the passing of Aunty Lyn my ‘Fairy Godmother’. We think often of the time we stayed with you in Canberra and other times when Karen and I stayed with you in other places.

    Our love to you all, our hearts are breaking.

    Love from

  • Eurobodalla Vietnam Veterans Peacekeeps & Peacemakers PSS

    To dear Ian & family,

    Praying that your heart will be lifted by the many loving thoughts that surround you today. Sending heartfelt thoughts.

  • Robin Hay

    Dear Ian,

    It’s been many years of illness for Lyn. Thank God for the hope that we have in Jesus.

    May God comfort & strengthen you in the days ahead. 1 John 5: 11–13

    With love

  • Veronica

    My deepest sympathy to the family of Lyn Sarah, who will be sadly missed by members of her family and our church.

    May God bring peace & comfort to the minds & hearts of all who knew Lyn and worked with her at some time during her life in Batemans Bay.

    Love from

  • Marg, Basil, Tony, John, Jack & family

    Dear Ian, Jan, Mike, Liz, Lily & Liam,

    Sorry to hear of Lyn’s passing. We are thinking of you all.


  • Jane

    To Ian,

    May God’s LOVE surround you, may HIS peace sustain you, may you rejoice in the knowledge Lyn is safely entered int GOD’S GLORY and HIS REST.
    GOD’S richest blessing to you at this sad time, HOLD onto the promise we will be with our LOVED ones soon.

    Thank you for your amazing support and LOVE to my Mum, Shirley.

    Wtih love,

  • Charles & Robyn Body

    Dear Ian, Janet, Micheal and family,

    We were very sorry to hear of Lyn’s death.

    Please accept our deepest sympathy.

    With love

  • Lesley & Richard

    Dear Ian, Jan & family,

    We share deeply in your grief. Our love surrounds you alll at this time.

    Love, blessings of peace & comfort.

  • Jean Steendam

    Dear Ian & the Family,

    Deepest sympathy. Your loss in my heart. Lyn was a beautiful, spiritual loving woman and her soul & spirit have now been released. Am sure you will miss her, grieve for her but know she is in the hands of her beloved Jesus.

    By His Grace, with love and blessings,

  • Barbara Day

    Dear Ian and family,

    Sending Christian love and praying for you all at this sad time.
    Lyn was such a beautiful lady. I shared four Cursillos with her and always appreciated her grace, her wise counsel and, of course, her encouraging smile.
    Now she is with the Lord, where there is no more pain, only joy..
    With heartfelt sympathy,

  • The Doumos'

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you comfort now Lyn is out of pain in a better place. All our love and prayers.

  • Stephanie Pedcock

    Dear Ian & family,

    Deepest sympathy and lots of prayers for the loss of Lyn.

  • Denise & John Pratten

    My dearest Ian,

    How sad it was to hear of Lyn’s passing, yet knowing how difficult the struggle of keep on going with such dreadful physical issues of this Crest’s disease.
    I loved Lyn for her cheery disposition in spite of all, that deep joy and peace she had. No bitterness, no anger about her condition as it seemed to me.
    I thank Lyn for her mentoring, her listening and her wisdom and yours as well, when we popped in to see you both.
    I will miss her. I thank Father God for having known such a beautiful lady.
    Lots of love & Blessings xxoo

  • BBECET Board

    Dear Ian & family,

    Sending our sincere sympathy on the passing of Lyn. Your support of teh SRE BBECET Programme has always been a blessing to us.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    We pray that the strength of the Lord will continue to be your portion.

    May God’s peace be upon you and your family.

  • Karen Mutch

    Dear Jan,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mum’s passing, she will be deeply missed. Please accept my condolences and pass on my condolences to your dad as well, I am thinking of you all at this sad time.

    I remember your Mum very fondly as she welcomed me into your home when we were all growing up together, and I remember how she cared for you all and her friends, so much so that when I had my own children, your mum was the role model I remembered, so she had a major influence in my adult years as well.

    I hope you are doing ok at this difficult time and my thoughts are with you and your family.

    best wishes,

  • Tam Obeid

    Dear Jan,

    I just wanted to say how sad and sorry I am to hear about your mum. She was such a beautiful, gentle and loving mother and I remember all those amazing times in our childhood spent at your house. Such wonderful memories of cooking disasters, much laughter and her gentle presence in the home. I have always respected and valued your mum for her gracious welcome, strong sense of family and faith, tolerance and compassion, seeing that very much in you and I know the two of you were the best of friends. It was a very special relationship that many of us don’t have the privilege of ever experiencing but I saw this love and the joy it brought to both of you. I am thining, praying and hoping that you, Micheal and your father find a way to get through this grief and challenging time ahead.
    Love always

  • Michelle & Peter McNiven

    To Lily and family,
    Condolences on the loss of your grandmother. Thinking of you and your family.
    Lots of love,

  • Sue (formerly Poultney)

    Dear Ian,

    I was so very sorry to hear about Lyn. I have so many memories of our times together, in Melbourne when we were all newly married and later times including the one visit at Mossy Point. I think of Lyn always with her lovely smile and uncomplaining about her health issues. She was a kind and generous friend.

    Unfortunately I wont be able to make it to the funeral, but I will be thinking of you Ian at this sad time.

    You may know that my beloved Alan died 2 days after a dreadful single car accident in July. We had nearly 35 years of great happiness together.

    With love and warm regards,

  • Joy and John Griffin

    In 1984 when my mother died suddenly Lyn and Ian sent us a beautiful card. Lyn had written ‘There is very little we can say except that we understand your grief and we are praying for you. May God shelter you, Joy, underneath the wings of the Almighty and grant you His wonderful peace.’ The message on the card read, ‘May new strength come with the quiet comfort that memories can impart, May the light of love keep your dear one close forever in your heart.’ We pray this for Ian and family now.
    One Saturday night around the organ practising the music for Sunday, Lyn was
    standing beside me as we sang ‘My Jesus I Love Thee’, and said, that is a favourite of mine.
    ‘In mansions of glory and endless delight
    I’ll ever adore thee in heaven so bright,
    I’ll sing with a glittering crown on my brow
    If ever I loved Thee, my Jesus ‘tis now’.
    Praise God!
    Love to Ian and family. Joy and John Griffin

  • Marcus & Sonja

    Dear Ian & family,
    We were all blessed though Lyn’s friendship. Hopefully, the little plant we left for you will flower each summer and bring you pleasure.

  • Wilma McKeown

    Dear Ian,
    I am sad to hear just now that Lyn has passed away.
    She was a lovely, gracious woman and her absence will be felt by many who knew her.
    Please accept my sincere sympathy on your great loss.

  • Len, Pam Bray & family

    In loving memory of Lyn from Len & Pam Bray and family. R.I.P.

  • Liz, Mick & Luke May

    Dearest Ian & all of your precious family,

    When I think of Grace, Dignity, Fortitude, Faith, Gentleness, Kindness & Empathy… I think of Lyn. No other woman has inspired me more. With you beside her, God’s strength prevailed. Peace & love to you Ian. Liz

    Our deepest sympathy and warmest love are with you as you grieve the loss and yet, celebrate the joy, of Lyn, now wrapped in the loving embrace of our Lord & Saviour. Peace be with you all. More love.

  • Pauline & Bob Brook

    To dear Ian & family,
    We are so sorry we are unable to attend Lyn’s service but will certainly view on line.
    We feel blessed having known such a special lady and rejoice in knowing that she is now feeling peace, love & joy with her heavenly Father.

  • Megan Phillips

    Dear Ian, Jan, Micheal & Liz,
    I’m so sorry for your loss and sadness. I have lots of golden memories of Lyn (and all of you), from visits to your house or time spent in your van whilst camping at Burrill Pines. And I will never forget the hugs of Mrs S.
    My love & thoughts are with you all.

  • Christine & Murray

    To Ian and the family,
    Rest in God’s care.
    With love

  • Lyn & Mal

    To Ian & family,
    We were so sorry to hear that Lyn had passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
    Lots of love, xx

  • Di & Gary Ellis

    To dear Ian & family,
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the loss of Lyn. The long and painful journey to this point must have been very difficult. Our consolation is to know that she is now at rest in the love and care of our heavenly Father. Peace be with you.
    Love from

  • John & Fay Ulph

    Dear Ian & Family,
    Lyn shall certainly be missed. She was such a gracious lady. Much sympathy.

  • Lyn & Frank Reid

    Dear Ian & family,
    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Lyn.
    You were both good to us and our memories of Lyn are of a lovely lady, in every respect, always with a ready smile and a cheerful word.
    ‘May she rest in peace.’

  • John & Gaye Wade

    Dear Ian and Family,
    Thinking of you…

  • Bob and Deanne Bonning

    Words are never enough at a time like., Please know you are in the thoughts of those close to you.

  • Rose & Rodney

    To dear Ian, Jan, Micheal, Liz & family,
    May the Lord enfold you all in His love, you are in our hearts and prayers.

  • Helen Walker

    Dear Ian, Jan & family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the love and support from family and friends bring you comfort at this sad time.
    With love and deepest sympathy.

  • Lynn Heywood

    Dear Ian,
    Thinking of you at this difficult time and praying for you and your family.
    I am in Victoria for another two weeks, so unfortunately won’t be able to attend the recognition & celebration of Lyn’s life on Tuesday.
    Love and blessings,

  • Tracy & family

    To dear Ian and family,
    Thinking of you.

  • Lois & family

    To Ian and family,
    Thinking of you at this very sad time.

  • Gayleane Overy

    Dear Ian and family, sending prayers and hugs. I loved Lyn and she gave me so much love and prayers, she was one of the most caring ladies I have ever met, you would ring her up to see how she was and she would turn the conversation around so quickly and effortlessly that she was then praying for you. I am sure Heaven has gained an Angel because she was an Angel in training on Earth. R.I.P lovely lady and I look forward to seeing you again.
    Love Gayleane

  • Lorraine Petzl

    Dearest Ian & family, Home at last! In His everloving arms! Lyn’s welcoming smile and softness have been etched in my memories of her! Only knowing her for a short time as been a wonderful encouraging privelege! With love & sympathy

  • Tina, Bruno, Rosemary & families

    To Ian,
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of your wife.

  • Isabelle, Bronwyn, Jenny & Ashlee

    Dear Ian,
    I was sad when I read of Lyn’s death last Saturday in the newspaper.
    I am so sorry not to have been in touch in recent years. I have such wonderful memories of a caring and loving woman who clearly and lovingly showed me compassion in my hour of greatest need.
    I am thinking of you and your family with love and so many fond memories.
    I may possibly be at the coast some time and would love to catch up with you.
    Love and kind thoughts to you all.

  • Jen Mathieson

    To Ian and family,
    I was so sad to hear of Lyn’s passing. She was such a beautiful person and a wonderful witness for our Lord.
    I am praying for you as you learn to live life alone, Ian. Much love and blessings to you all.

  • Rob–Joy

    To Dear Ian–family,
    With quiet Grace a Beautiful Spirit takes wing.
    And though it leaves our sight we hold its Beauty in our Hearts Forever.
    May the Lord uphold you all in His Loving Arms. His Peace fill your hearts. His Holy Spirit surround you and Bless you.
    Lyn will always be our Beautiful Rose of Sharon.
    Love–Blessings xx

  • Peter, Angela & Alicia De Haas

    To Ian, Jan, Mike & family,
    Angela & I were saddened to learn of Lyn’s death from Ian & Fran. Although we lost contact over the years, we also remember Lyn as a beautiful, loving soul who, together with you, Ian, greatly inspired and helped launch our journeys as a Christian couple and family. For this we are eternally grateful.
    May Lyn now rest in peace in His love and may the memories of life, love and laughter shared, bring you comfort at this time. Blessings always!

  • John & Denise Pratten

    Dear Ian,
    A book that Lyn gave to Denise years ago called Smith Wigglesworth devotions has been a great blessing and encouragement over the past few weeks. It means even more to us now.
    We were blessed attending Lyn’s celebration of her life. Thank you for sharing the painful as well as the good times of your life together as it really helped us understand Lyn much better.
    Love & blessings to you and Jan. xxx

  • Laurie & Cheryl Towers

    So sad to hear the news about Lyn. You have my everlasting well wishes.

  • Katy Lambert

    Dear Ian and Family,
    Sending you my love and prayers at this sad time. Lyn was an amazing woman who brought life, light and love to so many. Her faith was inspiring and her prayers will continue to have impact for generations. I give thanks to God for her life and the privilege it was to know her. May you know God’s peace and comfort at this time.
    With love and prayers.

  • Bob, Christine, Jean & the remainder of the Patrech family

    To Ian,
    We are sending you our condolences on your sad and great loss.

  • Janneane Robinson (Wagga Wagga)

    Dear Ian,
    Thinking of you and have been praying heaps for you over the death of your beautiful Lyn. She has ‘gone home’ to our Loving God and we can be assured that she is at peace & free from all pain.
    I remember her lovely smile and gentleness and her love of Jesus just radiated from her. I have been blessed to know you both through Cursillo (1982 L.D. 1989) & secretaries for many years.
    Well done Lyn, good & faithful servant. Much love and prayers.

  • Lorna Gray

    My neighbours for 17 years. So lovely and cheering to hear Lyn laugh. I will miss that. Disabled myself, I only got to visit Lyn and Ian in their home once, but I was so impressed by the feeling of God’s Holy Spirit ruling over our time together. A wonderful lady who has kept the faith with grace.

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