BRUCE-MULLINS, Rosemary Grace (née Downham)

Rosemary passed away at her home in Wentworth on Saturday August 6, 2022, aged 65 years. Together for 45 years, married for 42 years and 10 months; loved and loving  wife of Tony.

Born in Tasmania, loved daughter of Noel and Valerie Downham (both dec), eldest sister of Patricia, Lynette, Jennifer and John. Rosemary was a much-loved aunt and great aunt to many.

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596-610 Deakin Avenue, Mildura Vic 350View Map

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Rosemary’s funeral service in the Chapel of North West Funerals, 596 Deakin Avenue, Mildura on Tuesday August 30,2022 commencing at 10:30am. A private cremation will follow.

Watch Rosemary's funeral service here
  1. Dear Rosmary, you were a great friend for over 23 years. So caring, so helpful and so beautifully talented in everything you touched. One of the kindest people I know. You tried so hard to teach me cake decorating. Your cakes were beautiful, my father in law kept his topper from his 80th birthday till the day he died 10 years later. Your cardmaking and Scrapbooking were so beautiful. You are greatly missed by all your Heart Sisters and by me, your purple friend .

    Carolyn Hayes August 15, 2022
  2. A loved family member. Dearly loved and sadly missed. Many memories of a sweet little third grade pupil. Loved her dedication to our family history and to historical societies in general. Perfect rest sweet lady. ❤️

    Bev Butterworth August 19, 2022
  3. Dearest Rosemary
    We enjoyed your knowledge and your willingness to share with others, but most of all it is your kindness and concern that we will cherish forever.
    We had so many laughs and you made everything seem possible. Enjoy your next chapter, I hope it involves Cake decorating because you were the bomb! All our love Heather and Annette xx

    Annette Rooke and Heather Morton August 22, 2022
  4. Oh Rosemary. Devastated to hear of your passing and heartfelt condolences to Tony and your family.

    Ever since we met 9 1/2 yrs ago when I did a thermie demo for you, you have treated me with love, kindness and generousity .. we were instantly friends and understood each others hearts. You fell in love with tm31 and was so committed to continue your love of cooking and cale making and convert your recipes for the thermie.

    You instantly starting sharing the magic of the thermomix with your work colleagues and family and a selfless advocate for my business and family.

    Each model of the thermimix enhanced your life and brought you joy, and each time thinking who you could generously give your older model too.

    You and Tony have been like family to me and your live and spirit will be with me always .. i hope I’m just like you when i grow up .. full of life, humble, kind and generous 💕💕

    You will be so missed in this world and i know i’ll feel your beautiful energy and spirit around me always xx

    Genevieve Ettia August 22, 2022
  5. Dear Rose,
    You were an intelligent and talented sister and aunt in so many ways.
    Your time in this world was too brief, but you used your time wisely – travelling widely and living a full and interesting life.
    Good memories of times spent with you.
    RIP. Love from Anthony, Jenny, Chris and Tim

    Jenny Davis August 23, 2022
  6. I am still in shock at the heart breaking news that you passed so suddenly and way too soon 💜💜. From the moment we first met 17 years ago our friendship blossomed through our love of papercraft, history and community. I loved our lunch time catch ups when you worked in the city and am sad we never got to have that cuppa together out of your beautiful kind gift to me that I will treasure always. 💕. You have always been so gracious, kind, supportive and encouraging and were a wealth of information and offering helpful advice (I can see you give me that look whenever I told you I was late lodging my tax). Thank you for being a treasured part of my Close To My Heart Shelley’s Heart Sisters team for the past 9 years, we have had some fun times together and even though you would hide in the back when I took team photos I am so grateful to have these precious memories and your beautiful message in my album will be treasured always . You had such a giving heart and gave generously your time and expertise to so many in your community. Sending Tony and family love and hugs. Rosemary will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. May you find strength, peace and love in the memories you cherish. Rest peacefully my dear friend xx

    Shelley Harwood August 23, 2022
  7. Dear Rosemary, you are a truly wonderful and kind person. I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with you. I will always remember your great generosity and sense of humour. Deepest condolences to Tony and your family.

    Ivica Bolonja August 25, 2022
  8. May your beautiful soul rest in peace.

    Patricia Wang August 25, 2022
  9. Dear Rosemary,
    You were one of the most generous souls I know, always looking out for others, supporting charities and those in need. Thank you for sharing you craft and cooking insights and ideas, and your sense of humour and beautiful smile.
    My sincere condolences to Tony and family.

    carolyn sallis August 25, 2022
  10. Dear Rosemary,
    I was devastated to hear of your passing and will be eternally grateful for the time I had working for you, you were the best Manager I ever had during my working career. I will cherish our coffee catch-ups and the kind, thoughtful support you gave me during my family emergencies.
    My deepest condolences to Tony and your family.

    Sue Johnson August 25, 2022
  11. Dear Rosemary,
    I was devastated to hear of your passing and will be eternally grateful for the time I had working for you, you were the best Manager I ever had during my working career. I will cherish our coffee catch-ups and the kind, thoughtful support you gave me during my family emergencies.
    My deepest condolences to Tony and your family.

    Sue August 25, 2022
  12. I remember your lovely smile and the twinkle in your eyes and the chats we had. You were always supportive and kind and you will be greatly missed. Deepest condolences to Tony and your family.

    Audrey Miller August 26, 2022
  13. Sympathy to Tony and family at this sad time a loving lady leaving us too soon Harold and Desley Cattermole

    Desley cattermole August 26, 2022
  14. Dear Rosemary respected colleague, wonderful team member of our Relay for Life team, and friend. The world is a lesser place without you. Our thoughts are with your Tony and family.

    Diana and Colin West August 27, 2022
  15. Our sincere condolences to Tony and extended families.

    Rosemary, why am I not surprised to learn your middle name is Grace. You my friend were the epitome of Grace.

    Caring for all and generous to a fault. You are missed xx.

    Sandra Prairie August 29, 2022
  16. Rosemary, you were a pleasure to work with. I’m grateful for the effort you made to make my work easier. Always caring and considerate. May you rest in peace.

    John Sourbis August 29, 2022
  17. Our sincere condolences to Tony and family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Barb & Wal

    Barbara & Wal Banyard August 29, 2022
  18. Rosemary,
    Thank you for introducing me to cake decorating and teaching me an absolute world of knowledge. Not only were you my teacher, but a friend and someone who cared for and believed in me. I will never forget my time with you at Rosny Library, and the joy and excitement that sparked in me.
    Fly high lovely one,
    You will be dearly missed by many

    Emma Sterta August 29, 2022
  19. I was so shocked and sadden to her of your passing. You were a huge support to me in setting up our team and nothing would have happened without your dedication, passion and commitment. My condolences to Tony and family.

    Keiron Foley August 30, 2022
  20. A wonderful service for Rosemary. What a busy talented popular and community minded lady she was. Tony and Rosemary you had a great life together with so many exciting travels by bike and caravan. Never a dull moment. You will be sadly missed.

    Monica Vincent August 30, 2022
  21. Dearest Rosemary

    I like to send My love to Tony and family you we a lovely lady and a good friend greatly missed by all your Heart Sisters and by me,
    Rhonda Foster

    Rhonda Foster August 30, 2022
  22. Dear Rosemary you were a fabulous friend from the time I met you in GST until you retired from the ATO. You were always generous with your time; always positive and a good listener. You spoilt us rotten with your magnificent cooking creations as well as sharing tips on baking successfully.
    We will miss your loving smile and kindness.
    Rest in peace.
    Our sincere condolences to Tony and family.

    Nigel Andrews September 16, 2022