HARMER, Alinda Olive ‘Lin’ (née Firth)

Surrounded by her loving family, Lin passed away peacefully on July 11, 2020 aged 77 years. Loved wife of Bob, loving mother and mother-in-law of Carolin and Don Rankin; Kim and Jody Thompson; Annette and Peter Lambert. Cherished Nan and Grandma of Tegan, Ellie, Ben; Jess, Shelley; Jack, Brent and Shay. Lin was a loved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunty, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral Notice

Due to the current imposed funeral restrictions a private service will be held.

Please be advised that a public telecast of Lin’s funeral service will be available to view.

For access select Webcast from our Home page and enter PIN 0111. The live stream commences from 1.30 pm, Monday July 20, 2020.

  1. Deepest sympathy to all of Lin’s family. Kind Regards Judy Burgess.

    Judith Burgess July 18, 2020
  2. Dearest Bob and family,
    So sorry for the sad loss of your dear wife, mother-in-law and Nan.
    Our heartfelt thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time, may you all be strong for one another as hard as it can be.
    Deepest condolences to you all.
    Sam & Maria Trimboli

    Sam and Maria Trimboli July 19, 2020
  3. Sending all our love to you all fond remembers of our Lin dancing away laughing when she got the step mixed up and her amazing outfits keep dancing Lin ’til we meet again love Shirlene, Ray and lollie boy Marcus xox

    Shirlene hocking July 20, 2020
  4. Deepest Sympathy to Bob and Family at this sad time. Our thoughts are with you all

    Royston & Jenny Lloyd July 20, 2020
  5. Dear Carolin, Kim, Annette, Bob and families, Thinking of you all at this sad time and sorry we can’t be with you. xx Lots of happy memories of a such a lovely Mum and Nan to cherish. Love Christine Casey, Jumbo, Lauren, Ashley and Mel xx

    Christine Casey July 20, 2020
  6. Condolences to Bob and Family from Sue & Graham Morton (Melbourne)

    Sue Morton July 20, 2020
  7. A niece’s point of view.

    To anyone who has known Aunty Lin, you would know she is a straight down the line family lady. Her family came first. In her later years, she was always at interschool sporting events, footy and hockey matches, watching her grandchildren play, with Stumpy, of course.

    As a Mum, she had it all going for her girls and the extended family of girls – THE COUSINS! I do not think Lin knew she was marrying into a family with a unique gene mutation of sporting prowess, crossed with a slight touch of crazy. Even if she did, she took it all in her stride and made sure our sporting needs were met.

    Training for the Meringur Juniors was on Thursday night down the back of Meringur Primary behind the pool. In attendance were
    And Fiona Harmer
    And the odd Kelly, Weinert and Matthews girl.

    There was a good mixture of girls between the ages of 9 and 16. This is where Aunty Lin’s true abilities shone. The Meringur junior netball team was a forced to be reckoned with during the years Aunty Lin was the coach. But training wasn’t about winning or outsmarting the opponent, it was about inclusion. No matter what your age or skill level, you got to have a go. By a go, I mean EVERYONE got to have a go. However, it wasn’t because she insisted on this; it was more like she crafted it. We all know how magic it is to watch a mini netballer get to hold the ball during a match. For those not involved in sport, this may not be important to you, but it is how you embed a passion of the game into a child. The mini’s got many touches of the ball, but I reiterate it wasn’t because she insisted. Aunty Lin would guide and teach the more skilled members of the team to have control, and hence “run” the game. These girls “taught” through their inclusion of all players in the team the true meaning of playing the game. Through Aunty Lin’s unique skill set, we all got to have a go, highlighting our talents to the best of our abilities, and our true skill set.

    Aunty Lin you were a family lady, you had it all under control. You were a true,


    Fiona Harmer July 20, 2020
  8. Uncle Bob, Carolin and Don, Kim and Jody, Annette and Pete. Tegan, Ellie, Ben, Jess, Shelley, Jack, Brent and Shay. I am thinking of you all. xx

    Sarah Harmer July 20, 2020