HAGEN, Evelyn ‘Mary’ (née Sparkes)

 Surrounded by her loving family, Mary passed away peacefully at her home on July 30, 2021, aged 82 years. Adored and loving mother of Jennifer, Phillip, Stephen, Carolyn, Belinda, Richard; and Teresa. A much-loved grandmother and great-grandmother. Special friend of Gus (dec). Mary was an adored daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunty, niece, cousin and friend to so many.


Funeral Notice

Due to the current Victorian COVID-19 Funeral restrictions, a private family service for Mary will be held. Family and friends are invited to watch a livestream of Mary’s service from 1:30pm on Tuesday August 17, 2021

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  1. Mum, I love you so much. There is really no words to describe, the love that I have for you. I have experienced that feeling where you have lost apart of yourself. As you were such apart of me and my life. I thank you for been so strong, intellegent, smart, sweet, caring, loving , respectfull, patient and so much more over the past few months. it was such an honor to share your life and the love that filled your life and home. So many stories, laughter and so so much more. Thank you for showing and telling me how much you loved me and all of us.. See you Heaven Mum love Lyn xoxooxo

    Belinda Hagen August 4, 2021
  2. Love you bandit you were always there for me when I was growing up and ever since you will be missed till I see you again. Love joddy&Sue

    Trevor sparkes August 6, 2021
  3. Really unexpected that I and Dave can meet a wonderful woman in Australia.
    For me she is a loving and caring mom.
    Thanks God for let me and Dave met such a good mom.
    For mom that we love the most, thank you so much for gave me and Dave so much love and took care of us while we were in Australia.
    We will always miss you, your advices, your smile, your laugh.
    Mom, you will always in our hearts forever, love you so much mom.
    And for all families in Australia, may all of you be tough and be strong, Deepest condolences from us for Mom’s decease.
    We believe Mom is in Heaven with God now. Amen

    From Dave and Ivone

    Ivone and Daod August 7, 2021
  4. Thank you aunty for being part of my life . Throughout my childhood .All the sleepovers and fun times I had with you and my cousins. Thankyou for being there in my darkest hour and helping me and comforting me when my daughter passed away. I loved you then and I love you now.There will always be a place in my heart for you.RIP my dear aunty and friend. From Julie Talent And family xx

    Julie Talent August 11, 2021
  5. Fond memories of coming around to your place during picking time with Dad working in Mildura on various fruit properties including yours, swimming in the channel and looking for yabbies. Then later in life calling in for a visit out of the blue and to be welcomed with open and loving arms followed by a ginger beer.
    Treasured and loving memories are mine to keep of a wonderful loving Great Aunt.
    Rest easy, love Rob and Family

    Rob Talent August 11, 2021
  6. Thinking of you mum, Hoping and praying that all your wishers will come true and be respected. May we all grow stronger and be humbled as I seen you do the same, as you fought to get everything in order, before you left us. You knew each one of us better than we knew ourselves. You knew what we needed and always tried your best to accommodate. I only hope that we can forgive ourselves and do our very best to be more humble ask for our hearts to be soften to love as many as you did. You were there for so many and as a daughter their was times I felt unjust. As a grown women with Children of my own that are amazing, I now understand. A mother is not just a mother, they are a wife. house keeping, worker. taxi Driver such a support person and so much more let alone a Grandmother and Great Grandmother Friend, You were apart of a community, State and Country let alone the world. You have made your mark on this heart and this world. Your intelligents and unconditional love after all our trials is to be truly appreciated. I ask for your forgiveness for any hurt that I may of coursed you, as I forgive you for anything and everything that you may of done or said. As none of us are perfect let alone a perfect parents. xo

    Belinda Hagen August 13, 2021
  7. I’ll never forget you Mary, you were one of a kind
    I’ll always treasure the memories of you and the laughs we shared, I loved listening to your stories and the life you lived, the happy times, the sad, the good and the bad.. What an incredible life you lived
    Your resilience and endurance through the the tough times has inspired me to battle on and make the best of the hand we are dealt.
    Goodbye for now old girl, I hope wherever you are your sitting back enjoying your beer and a smoke and are still watching me have my 10 cent bets.
    We didn’t have enough time but what we did have will be forever in my heart, cheers until next time love 💕
    Love ya

    Debbie Gaiter August 16, 2021
  8. Thinking of you all ❤️
    we are so sorry we can’t be with you all at this sad time
    Due to COVID
    Lots of love
    Codger Rainey Mickey and sally

    Trevor sparkes August 17, 2021