In Loving Memory
Isobel Vera Donaldson

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Isobel Vera Donaldson (nee Martyn)
Passed away peacefully
at home on 8 February 2021.
Aged 94 years.
Much loved wife of Ian (dec) for 40 special years.
Greatly missed by all her family
Janis, Terryl and Scott, Bruce and Maxine,
David and Sue, and Timm.
Cherished Great-grandmother of
Kylah, Larni, Neeah and Willow.

Our family chain is broken,
And nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
The chain will link again.

A Funeral Service for
Isobel will be held at
 David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Wednesday 17th February 2021
commencing at 10:00 a.m.
A burial will follow at the
Springvale Botanical Cemetery
600 Princes Highway, Springvale
in the Synott Lawn area.

Due to government restrictions on 13/2/2021
attendees are invite only due to limited numbers.

Please click on the link below to
the Chapel Service for Isobel which
is scheduled to commence at 10:0
0 a.m.
on Wednesday 17th February 2021.

Click here to view the live stream of Isobel’s Service

Should you wish to send your personal condolences
to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. My sincerest and deepest condolences to you Terryl, and your family. Such a wonderful life to be celebrated. Cherish the fond memories of an incredible lady, mother and role model to you and so many others. Finally reunited with her beloved and all those loved ones who passed before her.
    On your terms until the end. Rest in eternal peace, Isobel.
    With love and respect, Clare and family

    Clare Schelfhout
    • Thankyou Clare for the beautiful message; it means a lot. We’re so sad you can’t be there on Wednesday but we’ll have a remembrance day in the not too distant future. xxx

    • Dear Jan & all the Donaldson Families, sorry we can’t be with you today, but are watching online. Deepest Sympathy to you all. Isobel was one of a kind, and will never be forgotten.
      R.I.P Beautiful Lady xxxxxx

      Anne Dunn & Betty Koopman
  2. “There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family”.

    Thank you Isobel for all that you are and all that you mean to us.
    Such a wonderful and gracious lady. Such a beautiful friend.

    We love you, we thank you, we honour you.
    From my heart to yours….

    Madeleine x

    Madeleine Haussegger
  3. I have been privileged to know Mrs D for more than 35 years. Always a thorough Lady and warm host, we shared a great many laughs over the years. Her warmth, charm, little bit of mischief and great intellect have left a lovely warm place with me. May the road rise up to meet you as you continue your journey. With love xx

    Ian Beeson
  4. To the Donaldson family

    Sorry we could not be there in person. Our sincere condolences to the family on the passing of Isobel. Our thoughts are with you.
    Take care and Love from
    Enid Donaldson
    Stuart & Carol Donaldson
    David & Jenny Donaldson
    Peter & Sheryl Donaldson
    Robert & Julie Donaldson

    Stuart Donaldson
  5. Deepest Sympathy to
    Janis, Terryl, Bruce and families.
    Our thoughts are with you all today.
    We had the best of times and now we have the best of memories
    To hold close to our hearts forever.
    With love for Isobel and her wonderful life well lived
    Lorraine, Paul, Ian, Janelle and families

    Lorraine Box
  6. She was so very kind to me when I was a troubled teenager. Isabel and Ian took me into their home without hesitation and made me feel welcome and wanted. Such a truly kind and generous person. I am sure all of the condolences will contain the words ‘kind’ and ‘generous’ as an accurate representation of a loving woman.

    Amanda James
  7. Thank you for your wonderful friendship it was privilege to know you and enjoyed the visits I had with you over the last few years .
    Rest IN Peace.Lynette

    Lynette McCullough
  8. Mrs ‘D’ You will always be a big part of my life growing up. You and Mr ‘D’ were always kind generous, funny and welcoming. Hope you are having a lovely cuppa with all the family up there. Love you always. Deelepst sympathy to all the family. xoxoxo

    Wendy, Jack and Luke Hiam
  9. Thankyou for inviting us to share your mums goodbyes with you all. I remember Isobel always going to everything with Terryl and Scott to support Timm in all his sporting endeavours. She was such a lovely, gentle lady who had all the time in the world for her family. I hope you all have some comfort knowing she has joined her beloved husband – as I know from the stories you all told of their time together they were absolutely devoted to each other- and I know she asked him not to go too far when he left her so they would always be close until they could be together again. And now they are. Rest In Peace Isobel. Your legacy is your beloved close family – you too will never be far away. Xxxxx

    Leanne Michael Thomas Emily and Sarah
  10. Oh Isobel, how we had so much fun at Dandenong Tech. It was so long ago yet seems like yesterday when I look at the photos of you. Thank you for being an amazing boss. I’ve had a long career in library land (still!) and your support and encouragement in those early days remain appreciated. You were always calm, patient and never judgemental. We also had a good laugh when Ian turned up. I remember him telling me that I was too skinny – well, he wouldn’t say that now! Isobel and Ian you were the perfect pair, a partnership cut short too early but I’m sure the love continued regardless. You will always be in our thoughts, Isobel and Ian, love to you both and to your wonderful family. xxx

    Janet Fletcher