JARDINE, Dorothy (née Kelly)

Passed away August 3, 2021.

In loving memory our family would like to share that Dorothy has ‘gone to check on Stan’; leaving us on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Mildura Base Public Hospital, surrounded with love and care after a full and amazing 92 years.

Dorothy was the loved wife of Stan (deceased). Much loved mother of Victor, Pam, Daniel and Melanie, Jane and Jim. A proud Nana of Jason and Rennah, Alise and Jacob, Jessica and Ryan, Jack and Bonnie, Kelly and Mitch, John and Courtney. An adoring great-nana to Johanna, Zoe, Holly, Maggie, Roman, Maxwell, Amy, Taylor and Meg. Dearly loved eldest sister of the Kelly clan in NSW.

A mother, sister, aunty and friend to many, missed by all.


I sat in the dark, and listened to you breathe, wanting the sound to stop, but also scared it would.  I held your hand so fragile with your wedding band.  I stroked your hair knowing you loved that.  You left us in the early morning, just before the dawn.  Farewell my mum, my friend, mentor, my thinker. Pam

In memory of a loving mother, who cared about us all and will stay in our hearts.  Daniel and Melanie.

Warm thoughts from Tanya, Lee and family; Clint, Tarelle and family.

Dear Nana
We really miss you and wish you would always be here, but heaven wants you too.  We will keep your memories with us.  Love Jason, Rennah, Johanna, Zoe and Holly.

Thank you for sharing your wisdom and support.  Memories forever.  Sorry you didn’t get to meet Maxwell.  Loving thoughts, Jessica, Ryan and Maxwell.

Together, the pair of them – I remember my Grandad by his smell. The smell of wood shavings, orange blossom, tobacco and dust. From his constant workings on a wigwam for an emu’s bum. I will remember my Nana with my hands. The threading of a needle, kneading of bread, sweeping the leaves and polishing the furniture. Pulling beans from the garden, playing snap, pruning roses and holding my children. I am eternally grateful for the time I got with both of you. Love, such love. Alise, Jacob, Maggie and Roman Amarant.


Funeral Notice

In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, a private cremation will be held.

A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held at a later date.

  1. A wonderful friend and neighbour back in the Kia days. Dot and Stan were such great helps in often difficult times. Lorraine and Barry and family

    Lorraine Dean August 6, 2021
  2. Dot – with just a few words and a smile you were so kind to my mum when you were both in hospital last year – I will always remember your friendliness and kindness

    ELIZABETH LINKLATER August 6, 2021
  3. A beautiful, kind soul who was a wonderful friend to my mum ( reunited in heaven now). An amazing lady whom I have truly fond childhood memories of. Sending love to all the Jardine family.
    Love Paul, Jenny, Ryder, Sienna and Cassidy Dunn.💕💕💕💕💕

    Jenny Dunn August 7, 2021
  4. What a loss! My Dearest friend of 72 years. I will miss our Sunday phone calls. Wonderful memories of our dancing days on the Macleay, horse riding, your camp drafting with the Rogans, Sundays at South West Rocks with fresh cooked prawns from the trawlers. You taught me to crochet and I never stopped until now. I was your bridesmaid, Alwin (Dood) as bestman and all your loving family at Gladstone NSW.
    Happy thoughts forever.
    Audrey Jean De Giovanni

    Jean De Giovanni August 9, 2021
  5. Dot was a long time & well-regarded member of Mildura Nurse’s Association and will be sadly missed by all her friends and colleagues. Sympathy to all the family.

    Jenny Gledhill August 9, 2021
  6. A beautiful soul lost to this world. Known you since early fifties when you nursed my mum (Mrs Shal) and the treasured times at Kiamal. Too many precious and treasured memories to share here. Sincere condolences to family and friends, take strength that she is at peace and at peace with “my Stan”

    Christa Schiliaw August 11, 2021
  7. Will be missed a great neighbour always ready for a chat and to show me her garden

    Steve August 15, 2021
  8. So sorry for your loss Dot was a lovely lady and a friend to alll love Alan and Pauline Jardine

    Pauline jardine September 5, 2021
  9. Dorothy was such a beautiful lady. I loved my times talking with her and especially the love she showed. Her knowledge of our family history I will always treasure. Thank you Dorothy. May you continue to be remembered for the beautiful person you were. xx
    Jennifer Cason , Maurice John Kelly’s great granddaughter, Dorothy Hillard, nee Kelly granddaughter

    Jennifer Cason October 2, 2021