In Loving Memory
Ethel Luker


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Ethel Genevieve Luker
Passed away peacefully with family by her side
on Tuesday 22nd December 2020. Aged 52 years.
Dearly beloved wife of John.
Loving mother of Ruth and Daniel. 
Loving sister of Annette, Teena and Lionel.
Cherished daughter of Hermine and the late Alfred D’Cruz.
Adored daughter-in-law of Hyacinth and the late Reginald Luker.
Always so loving, thoughtful and kind,
what beautiful memories you leave behind.

Rosary will be recited for Ethel
at 10:30 a.m. followed by
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul
for Ethel will be offered at

St Patrick’s Catholic Church,
142 Princes Highway, Pakenham 

Thursday 31st December 2020
commencing at 11:00 a.m.

A burial will follow at the
Maryknoll Cemetery,
Koolbirra Road, Maryknoll.

Let’s Celebrate Ethel’s Life.
Please wear any colour that
you’re comfortable with.

Also In Memory of Ethel
a donation
to Children’s Cancer Foundation
would be sincerely appreciated.
Thank you. 

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to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. Some friendship in life happens to be brief, however they end up being deep and profound. Ours was surely one such friendship. Family and friends have surely lost you too soon in this physical plane. But you my friend, live with us and amongst us through unconditional, selfless love. Your life is a celebration of love. Sending you love.

    Soumya and Jean
  2. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    Please accept our heartfelt condolences for your loss, may y’all find Peace in this time of Sorrow and may Ethel’s soul Rest In Peace!!

    David & Annette
  3. Our deepest Condolences John, Ruth and Daniel. Will miss that beautiful smile she beamed anytime you see her. May her Soul Rest In Peace.

    Mini and Vikas
  4. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved Ethel in pain. Rest in peace Dear.

    With Love
    Nandini,smera and Srikanth

  5. Dear John and kids, A strong , always happy, caring and loving Ethel. She knew only to love others.Her caring heart , her smile and her jokes even in her suffering times can’t be forgotten. U will always be in my heart dear friend . I will miss you always. Suja Adelaide

  6. May God put her in a special place where she will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished her! Condolences to the family.

    Daryll Pink
  7. My deepest condolences to and your family. I pray for God’s comfort and may his loving arms surround you all and give you peace. May Ethel’s soul rest in peace.

    Denver Williams
  8. Our Deepest Condolences to John Ruth and Daniel.May the Lord grant you and your family strength and peace during this difficult time. May Ethel’s soul rest in peace. Godbless.

    Bernard Swaris
  9. Dear John, Ruth and Dan, our heartfelt condolences to you and the Luker family for the great loss of dear Ethel. May God grant you the strength to bear this great loss. May Ethel’s soul rest in peace.

    Hazel and Edmund Bourne
  10. My heartfelt condolences to you my darlings, John, Ruth and Dan. The passing away of our sweet ETHEL has left a void in our family. There are no words to express my sadness. All I can remember is the good times I’ve shared with her. The memories will last forever. MAY ETHEL’S ANGELIC SOUL REST IN PEACE. I love you all.

    Mama Luker.

    Hyacinth Luker
    • Thank you Nana for your beautiful words and your continued love for us. I know you will always cherish your fond memories of her. We love you and miss you. Love Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  11. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    Sending love & the Lord’s blessings to you all. We will miss Ethel & her cheeky smile. I will miss our little chats & quiet moments.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Ted & Kathy

    Ted & Kathy Holland
  12. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    Our hearfelt condolences to you and the family. Ethel’s jovial nature and charisma will always be remembered.
    May Ethel’s soul rest in peace.
    God bless you all.
    Love & prayers,
    Greg, Deann, Seann & Marisa.

    Gregory Brass
    • Thank you for this beautiful message Greg, Deanne, Seann & Marisa. We really appreciate all your support and prayers. God bless your family.

      Ruth Luker
  13. Accept our deepest condolences to John, Ruth and Daniel. Ethel was a loving and caring lady. When we were in Caitlin Drive house Ethel and you were our first friends. May her soul Rest In Peace.

    Lucky and Sripali
    • Thank you for your kind message Lucky & Sripali. We remember those lovely memories from years ago. Take care. Kind regards from Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  14. Our memories of Ethel are seeing a warm smile, soft words and loving demeanor. She will be missed but will live on in the minds of those who had the privilege of knowing her.
    John, Ruth and Dan, we are sharing in your sorrow and lifting you up in prayer.
    May you feel God’s comfort and grace all around you.

    The Hadfield Family
    • Thank you Hadfield family for your comforting words. We appreciate your support and prayers. Kind regards from Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  15. Ethel, thank you for helping me see strength even when you were in pain.

    Thank you for the giggles and laughter on days that I never meant to smile.

    Thank you for the short video calls when your off to the grocery store in the car you always said was too big for you as you couldn’t see the road.

    Thank you for saying the simplest things and I quote ” cooked up some lime rice and egg vindaloo as only John and me will eat”

    If I was to think of every little thing you said that made me smile I could write a book.

    Ethel, everyone has to go one day or another. But some departures are too much to bear. This world deserved people like you but I guess heaven deserved you more!

    We never had a chance to actually meet and know each other but let’s meet on the other side.

    Our reunion will be in heaven.

    Gone….but not forgotten.

    John, Daniel and Ruth you guys were blessed to have this woman who always had your back. Trust me, she still does and always will.

    Love you all.

    Kita, Milhail, Elijah & Gabriel
    • Thank you aunty Kita, Mikhail, Elijah & Gabriel for these beautiful words and memories that I’m sure you will cherish forever. We appreciate you all very much. God bless you all.

      Ruth Luker
  16. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel, Please accept my deepest condolences. I share your grief as Ethel was my little sister. Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow. May your hearts find peace and comfort.

    Daphne & Dhairyasheel
    • Thank you Daphne & Dhairyasheel for your beautiful words and strength through this tough time. We greatly appreciate you both. God bless you.

      Ruth Luker
  17. Our deepest condolences dear John, Ruth, Dan and family. Her smile, laughter and enthusiasm was precious. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Mabel Jesudian
  18. Dear John and family.
    We are deeply sorry to hear about the loss of Ethel.
    Our heartfelt condolences to you during this difficult time, and may God give you the strength to cope with this loss.

    Noel Marriott
  19. Dearest John,Ruth and Daniel.. we are extremely sorry for your profound loss.. please accept our sincere condolences. We are confident that Ethel is in the Lord’s embrace now, constantly looking down on you.. she has left you a lifetime of memories, we hope you take solace in those memories.. we love you all very much

    Diana Morgan
    • Thank you Diana for your lovely message and we will indeed cherish every memory from here on forward. Kind regards from Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  20. Heartfelt condolences to John and the kids on the passing away of my cousin Ethel. May her soul Rest In Peace.

    Ossie, Rose, Nephra and Edberg, Andre and Magdalene

    Oswald Jacob
  21. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel,
    May her soul RIP. Ethel fought many battles in life and won. However coming second was not a loss. Considering she is now in heaven. Our deepest sympathies and condolences to all of you.
    Albert,Loretta, Zaneta and Dad

    Albert Vincent
  22. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel our sincere condolences to all of you. May Ethels soul rest in eternal peace. May the Lord Jesus and Mother Mary be your comfort at this time. Stay strong for Ethel and let her life be a reflection of all that you do. God bless.

    Priscilla raju
  23. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel,
    Our heartfelt condolences on the passing away of our dear Ethel. May God grant you John, Ruth and Dan the strength to bear the great loss.
    Ethel was an amazing person with an all-time beautiful smile and though we miss her we want to remember her as that lively person that she always was. She left a lasting impression on all of us.
    May her soul Rest in Peace. Amen.
    Hubert, Grisel and Rochelle

    Grisel Vaz
    • Thank you Hubert, Grisel & Rochelle for your love and support. She did indeed leave a lasting impression on every person she knew. Kind regards from Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  24. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel, We are so very sorry for your loss of your precious Ethel, she was an amazing person, filled with so much strenght and genuinity… so much love and courage, she will be missed terribly, we are sending our condolences to you all and your families. We are thinking and praying for Ethel and for the three of you and your families to get through this difficult time, may Ethel’s soul rest in peace dear Jesus, may you continue to bless John, Ruth & Daniel with strenght and courage. Lots of love and God’s Blessings.

    Johnson Family, Roystan, Auxillia, Gianna & Sherine
    • Thank you Johnson family for your kind words and continued support during this difficult time. Take care and God bless you all.

      Ruth Luker
  25. May Ethel’s soul Rest In Peace and may perpetual light shine upon her. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten, you smiled through your pain, and faced each trial and tribulation fearlessly..

    Philip & Lindsay Dubier
  26. To meet and then to part is the way of life.
    To part and then to meet is the hope of life.
    A beautiful soul, taken away so soon.
    A life that touched so many with her positivity and smile. We miss you dear. You truly were my one of a kind friend.
    Condolences John, Ruth and Dan.

    Dominic, Sushma, Josh &Joanne
    • Thank you for your touching words Dominic, Sushma, Josh & Joanne. The cherished memories you have with her will forever live on. God bless you all.

      Ruth Luker
  27. Good people make their exit from this planet faster than evil people. Certainly, Heaven is rejoicing for another soul has reached its true home. Ethel is in our prayers always. Please accept my deepest sympathy and may her soul rest in peace.

    Avinash Dsouza
  28. Though gone from our sight but not from our heart. May you take comfort in knowing there’s one more angel above us and May He who knows your sorrow bring Peace, Comfort and Healing to your soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you John Ruth and Daniel. Love Anthony, Lima, Aster, Arul.

  29. This is Candice cousin of Julius Bellett. I have not known Ethel but I have heard good things about her. My heart felt condolences goes to John and the kids. Be strong she is in safer hands And she is become an angel who is going to watch over the 3 of from above. Stay strong and carry on there is still so much to achieve to fulfill her dreams. So be back on your feet and do the things she used to love and do. Regards Candice Wright

    Candice Wright
  30. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    You are in our hearts and mind. Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God bless you with the peace that you seek.

    Akila, Natasha & The Dissanayake family
  31. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel…

    Please stay strong ..

    This is one thing we all have to go through .. in life .. sooner or later …
    We can’t avoid it …
    We have to just grow with it ..
    It’s easier said than done ..I know ..
    Me & my family remain in your support ..
    in these difficult times ..

    May Ethel’s eternal soul Rest In Peace !

  32. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of my dear cousin Ethel. I have such fond memories of her and her beautiful smile. May God give you all strength to bear this huge loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this sad and difficult time. May her soul rest in peace. Melu, Carol and family from Canada.

    Carol Pereira
    • Thank you Carol, Melu & family for your comforting words. She always spoke of you and her memories with you all. Kind regards from Dad, Daniel and I.

      Ruth Luker
  33. Working with Ethel was always such a pleasure due to her lovely nature and huge smile. I missed her and was delighted when she came back for a time. My sincere sympathy to all her family who will miss her terribly,
    Dr Kirsty Povey

    Kirsty Povey
  34. Our heartfelt condolences to you John,Ruth and Daniel.May Ethel’s soul rest in peace and may God make all of you strong to go through this time.

    Tim and Ann Greig and Jean Smith
    • Dear John, Ruth and Daniel,
      Our sincere condolences on your loss. May you be blessed with courage, strength and blessings from above. Now you have an angel to watch over you. Keeping your family in thought and prayer. Stay strong!!!
      Maria Domingo and family.

      Maria Domingo
  35. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel

    Our heartfelt condolences to you on the sad demise of my cousin, Ethel.
    She was a lovely and cheerful soul and will be remembered for her warm and beautiful smile. Will cherish the memories of her visits to our home in Bandra.
    May God grant you strength to deal with the void Ethel has left and wish you peace, comfort , courage and love through this difficult time.
    Our deepest condolences also to Aunt Merlin, Teena, Lionel, Annette & family.

    With love and prayers
    Marina, Clive, Karis, Tajan, Demetra & Martin
    Mumbai , India

    Marina Gracias
  36. Deepest sympathies John. Ruth and Daniel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time. God is good and she is definitely having a blast up in heaven. May her soul rest in peace. God bless xo

    Ron and Andrea
    • Thank you Ron & Andrea for your words of comfort.
      Your presence at Ethel’s service humbled me but gave me courage at the same time.


  37. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel,

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Ethel. All of you will be in our thaughts and prayers.

    May her soul Rest In Peace!

    May God Bless you all. We are here for you at this tough time!

    Love Rebecca and Jayden

    Jayden & Rebecca Simmons (Pinto Jayawardena
  38. Dear John and family,
    Ethel will forever be remembered. Her beautiful lovely warm smile is engraved in my heart. I am sending love and compassion your way. Fatma Al Yahyaei

    Fatma Al Yahyaei
  39. Beloved Ethel, you will be missed and very much.
    But you will be always remembered in our prayers.
    Rest In Peace with our Mother Virgin Mary and in God’s hands

    Claire Maatouk
  40. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    Heartfelt condolences to you & the family at this difficult time.May Ethel’s soul Rest In Peace.Wonderful lady who was always with a smile.

    Michael & Sharon
  41. Our Deepest condolences to Annette and All in the Family. May God give you the strength to bear this sad loss. Thoughts and prayers are with each one of you.

    Liz & Family, Muscat - Oman
  42. Dear John , Ruth and Daniel. Heartfealt condolences for your loss.It was wonderful to meet Ethel and the family just once and we still remember that beautiful smile.May our Ethel’s soul rest in peace.

    Sirena & Shane

    Siena D Cruz
  43. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel
    Please accept our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of Ethel. We have known her for a few years a wonderful person full of fun and care for others. May God give you the courage to bear this loss and may he grand her eternal rest in heaven.
    God bless you all
    Edwin & Pearl Braganza

    Edwin & pearl Braganza
  44. Ethel’s life is a celebration of love laughter & quirkiness!!
    Will remember her fondly on our life and prayers..
    Love, blessings and strength to John, Daniel & Ruth.

    Raisa & Sanket
  45. A smile that could fill a room, that is how I will remember Ethel. What a lovely, caring and compassionate soul.
    RIP dear Ethel. I will miss you but won’t forget you.
    Dr Jason Nebbs
    ED Consultant
    Dandenong Hospital

    Jason Nebbs
  46. Dear Mr John. Please accept my heartfelt and deep condolences to you and your family. I was shocked when I heard the loss. I could understand the fleeting you and Kids including the family going through.
    Let that almighty help you and your family to recover soon.

  47. Dearest John, Ruth and Daniel, our heartfelt condolences to you. Ethel’s bubbly personality and beautiful smile will always be remembered. Will always be glad I got to know her and will always cherish our friendship. She will be dearly missed. She will be watching over the three of you and got your back forever. Sending lots of love and prayers your way. Stay strong.
    Love – Geetha, Gopakumar, Greeshma, Reshma

  48. It is difficult to imagine that you left us my dear .Ethel you are a true friend who support and motivate me all the difficult times .May your soul Rest in Peace my Kanjoose Marvadi

  49. Dear Ethel, we will always cherish the fond memories we have of your genuineness, kindness, love, crazy and infectious laughter, love for life and the ability to see the positive always! Until we meet again…

    Dear John, Ruth & Daniel, we join you in celebrating these memories and pray to the almighty to grant you courage, strength and positivity always.

    Lots of love,
    Phonsie, Puja & Aaron

    Phonsie, Puja & Aaron
  50. Dear John & family
    I am sorry for tour lost, I will miss her smiling face, allways remember the days in together @st peters with prayers and the studies. She was very supportive I will keep her in my prayers

    Reny Mathew from Adelaide

  51. Dear John, Ruth & Daniel,
    My heartfelt sympathies to you on the loss of my dearest sister Ethel. She was so so beautiful inside out. Her beautiful smile lit up all our lives & she cared & made each one of us feel so very special whenever she spent time with us.
    I pray that your grieving turns to joy whenever you remember Ethel.
    Love from, Simon, Pamela, Sheldon, Jess & Aaron.

    Pamela Rodrigues
  52. Dear John and Children,
    Please accept our deepest condolences. May Ethel rest in the arms of Jesus. We pray that the Lord give us His strength to bear the grief.
    United with you in prayer,
    Stella, Bennet, Miriam, Keith, Baby Abigail , Dimpu and Darryl Rebeiro

    The Rebeiros
  53. Dear John,Ruth & Daniel
    Our Prayers are with you ,as you go through this time of grief. Please accept our condolence.
    Love Anita ,Nikhil & Neil

    Anita,Nikhil & Neil
  54. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you John, Ruth & Dan. We pray for you during this time. May Aunty Ethel’s soul rest in peace!

    Sheldon & Jess Rodrigues
  55. Dear John, Ruth and Daniel. I am so very sorry for your loss. Ethel lit up a room wherever she went and her beautiful nature and gorgeous smile will never be forgotten. She spoke of you all often and my heartfelt condolences go to each of you. She leaves behind a great hole at Dandenong ED. xoxo

    Jennifer Jackman
    • Hi Jennifer,
      She spoke highly of you and quite often.
      We hope to visit ED and walk the floor she so loved to work on and say hi to you all.


  56. To beautiful Ethel, and to all those that knew and loved her ❤️
    RIP to the kindest and most caring, beautiful soul. Even though we all want you back down here with us to continue to share that infectious smile of yours, I hope heaven is as beautiful as you. I was always so blown away how it could be months between seeing each other, and you would still check in and remember everything I’d previously told you. Always a cuddle, smile and words of wisdom to offer. Rest peacefully and pain free, we will forever remember, love and miss you at Dandenong Emergency Department, we love you Ethel ❤️ This world is a better place because you were here. Condolences to her family and friends ❤️

    Taylor Jackson
  57. Our sincere condolences John, Ruth and Daniel on the passing of Ethel. Such a beautiful person we feel blessed to have worked with Ethel -her kindness, smile and positive attitude will be remembered always.
    An angel in the sky

    Mel and the hotline team

    Mel Watson
    • Hi Mel & Team,
      Thank you for your comforting words and memories.
      Ethel was happy and proud to have worked with you all.
      Our appreciation for giving her the opportunity.
      Best regards…

      John Luker