TILLEY, Mary Clare (née Rowntree)

Mary passed away at Mildura Base Public Hospital on Sunday April 23, 2023, aged 88 years. Loved wife of Jack (dec), loving mother and mother in-law of Laurence, Gayle and Grant, Lynne and Terry, Jeffrey and Sue. Adored Nanny of Emma and Troy, Josh, Cameron and Steph, Adam and Amy, Brooke, Megan, Glenn and Bec, Jack, and Nathan. Much loved Gran-Nanny of Cooper, Sophie, Ethan and Silas.


Funeral Notice
Red Cliffs Lawn Cemetery Millewa Road , Red Cliffs Vic 3496View Map

Family and friends of the late Mrs. Mary Tilley are respectfully informed that her graveside service will be conducted at the Red Cliffs Lawn Cemetery, Millewa Road, Red Cliffs, on Monday May 1, commencing at 10:30am.

Watch Mary's graveside service here
  1. I extend my sincere condolences to the Tilley family for the passing of your mother, she was a great friend of the Harding family in Red Cliffs for many years, she will be sadly missed by us all.
    Now resting with Jack. RIP

    Hedley Harding April 27, 2023
  2. Condolences to you all on this sad day. Mary will be missed by all who knew her, re-united with Jack. Together for ever…..The Martin and Pate families…❤️

    Julie Pate April 28, 2023
  3. Condolences to the Tilley family, your Mum will be sadly missed. From the Christensen family.

    Barb Christensen May 1, 2023
  4. Extending my sincere sympathy to Larry, Gayle, Lynne, Jeff and families on the passing of a beautiful lady.. Nanna T you will be missed by many.
    I am sorry I was unable to join you all today as your farewelled your mum, Nanna and great nanna .
    Love Lynne, Darren, Baden, Tristan & Teneasha Latta

    Lynne Latta May 1, 2023
  5. Epitaph by Merrit Malloy
    When I die
    Give what’s left of me away
    To children
    And old men that wait to die.

    And if you need to cry,
    Cry for your brother
    Walking the street beside you.
    And when you need me,
    Put your arms
    Around anyone
    And give them
    What you need to give
    to me.

    I want to leave you something,
    Something better
    Than words
    Or sounds.

    Look for me
    In the people I’ve known
    Or loved,
    And if you cannot give me away,
    At least let me live on in your eyes
    And not your mind.

    You can love me most
    By letting
    Hands touch hands,
    By letting bodies touch bodies,
    And by letting go
    Of children
    That need to be free.

    Love doesn’t die,
    People do.
    So, when all that’s left of me
    Is love,
    Give me away.

    In loving memory of my dear mum. I am sure you would have approved.

    Laurence Tilley May 4, 2023