CHISWELL, Margaret Curtiss (née Duprez)

Passed away March 28, 2022.

Passed away peacefully at Oasis Aged Care, aged 95 years.  Beloved wife of George Colgan, Alan Chiswell (dec), Harry Dobbyn (dec).
Loving and proud mother of Helen Dobbyn, Jill Carrodus, Mary Wooden, Lisa Homfray and Sally MacKay.  Loved mother-in-law of John, Michael, Dennis and Kevin.  Loving stepmother of Rikki Timmins, Garry Chiswell, Shirley Semrani and families.  Loving grandmother of Xander and Anna; Tess and Sam; Andrew and Thomas; Reece, Abbey and Sophie; Luke and Mark; and their partners. Great-grandmother of Arthur, Eugene, Leo, Isla, Isobel, Evelyn, Lucinda and Angus.

A loving mother and friend and a support to many families.

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596-610 Deakin Avenue, MilduraView Map

Family and friends of the late Mrs Margaret Chiswell are respectfully informed that a memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at the Chapel of North West Funerals, Deakin Avenue, Mildura, on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 2.30pm.  Attendees are encouraged to wear bright colours.
In keeping with Margaret’s wishes, a private burial will be held.

  1. The members of Mildura District Nurses’ Association were saddened to hear of the passing of one members. Marg was a beautiful gentle nurse who was very willing to mentor her young colleagues. Deepest sympathy to all of Margaret’s family.
    RIP Margaret.

    Jenny Gledhill March 28, 2022
  2. Margaret was my step-mum for the best part of my life, being married to my Dad Alan Chiswell. I loved her dearly and will miss her greatly. Rest In Peace Mum xx

    Rikki Timmins (née Glenda Chiswell) March 29, 2022
  3. Margaret was a lovely lady, bright and full of life. We enjoyed being in her company as she was always cheerful and had a great sense of humour. We will always remember “Rabbits will be rabbits!”Rest in Peace, Margaret. Condolences to the family. Bill & Carlene Starr

    Bill & Carlene Starr March 29, 2022
  4. A wonderful Christian lady who spent many years as a midwife and maternal and child nurse in Sunraysia. Margaret was a beautiful mentor and workmate now in God’s care. Deepest sympathy to her family.

    Liz Knott March 29, 2022
  5. Loved and respected sister in law of Gwen Mathews (nee Chiswell) and Phil Mathews (dec) .Special memories of love and friendship I will treasure always..Condolences to the families..Sleep peacefully Margaret xx

    Gwen Mathews (Chiswell) March 30, 2022
  6. Margaret, Thank you for your love and friendship, for the trips we shared both in Victoria and NSW. We shared many laughs , joys and sorrows. Go with God for eternal rest in Him. With love from your brother Henry (dec)’s family: Gladys, David, Ian, Mark and Barbara and their families.

    Gladys Duprez March 30, 2022
  7. Marg( Mum) Thank you for the unconditional love and support
    that you showed me always. I will miss our phone calls was and catch-ups terrible but will treasure the memories forever. The laughs about life and your guidance on things will stay with me forever. I will miss you
    Rest In Peace , love you Shirley xxxx

    Shirley semrani March 31, 2022
  8. Margaret was vibrant and full of life and always had a beautiful smile on her face with something witty to say.
    Our prayers and thought are with you all as you remember all the beautiful times with her.
    Love from Phillip & Rosemary Cox and families

    Rosemary & Phillip Cox March 31, 2022
  9. Nana Marg was my step grandmother, I have fond memories of her from my childhood visit to Mildura. Rest In Peace Nana Marg

    J.S March 31, 2022
  10. More than a very best friend, dear Margaret was family to all of us and will be missed, but with admiration and gratitude. Margaret and Alan were mentors and a strength of support in our early days in Mildura, and Margaret’s continuing interest in and care for our children since infancy was truly valued by all of us. Rest in peace dear Margaret, and know that you shone among citizens of this lovely world. Our condolences to all of your beautiful family. With love from Nigel and Margie Brockhoff, her mum Doreen, and Nicholas, Thamsin and Edward.

    Nigel and Margie Brockhoff April 1, 2022
  11. To dear George and Mrs Chiswell’s family, my heartfelt condolences on the passing of such a beautiful caring lady who will be dearly missed by so many. She was such a passionate maternal health nurse I was privileged to have had and am so honoured to have done her flowers for her funeral flowers today. Forever in our hearts,Tracey Mildura Flower Studio 🌸

    Tracey Simmons April 1, 2022
  12. To our lovely Margaret not only were you grandmar to Luke and mark you were a grandmar to our Marcus always a friendly chat a pocket money for birthdays and Christmas and our trips away with sally and Kevin and boys always kindness thank you and rest easy now love to all your families love Marcus Shirlene ray

    Shirlene hocking April 1, 2022
  13. As new MCHN and Mother of 4 daughters Marg was there for me as a friend and mentor with her gems of worldly advice which will always remain with me in my fond memories of Marg. Sincere condolences to Lisa, Mary and all Marg’s extended family Xx
    Diane Gray (Scott)

    Diane Gray April 6, 2022
  14. Marg was one of my very special friends. I came to Mildura as a newly-wed, knowing no one; i started teaching at Mildura High, year 11, and there met Helen; Marg delivered my first child, Rebecca – and all these serendipitous moments created a friendship that is only now severed. Marg also saved me and Merial during the challenging year of 1970… and kept me sane.
    after we left Mildura, we remained friends for the next 40 years. I will miss you my friend in more ways than I can count. thank you , with love and gratitude for being exactly and wonderfully who you are.

    barbara Overbury April 9, 2022