CHANDLER, Mary Julie

CHANDLER, Mary Julie 

Mary passed away peacefully at the Mildura Base Hospital with family and friends by her side, on September 22, 2020, aged 84 years.  Only daughter of the late Les and Ivy Chandler (Henshall), Red Cliffs.

Author, historian, gardener, naturalist, actor and advocate.

A great friend to many and will be sadly missed.

A private family service will be held.  

The live streaming of Mary’s funeral service will be available to view on Tuesday September 29, 2020 at 10.30am, via   using PIN: 2412

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  • Sally Dakis

    Mary was a great collector and curator of family and regional history, her role in conserving this and sharing with others has made our communities so much the richer. I will miss Mary who provided so many family (Chandler) connections across generations. I too remember the lovely Cardross Lamington bakes which we are able to feature recently on ABC Mildura and Swan Hill.

  • Sue Hayman

    Thank you for your wonderful friendship Mary. A fun memory I have is of taking you on a houseboat overnight trip out of Mildura – you said you had been on the river for many day outings but never overnight – and you did enjoy it very much. Mind you Bernie Fox stayed home at your place with Henrietta and Minette – and Miss Henrietta ate his chicken dinner he left on the kitchen table – we all laughed about that often afterwards. Some really lovely times with you, especially hearing you and Bernie Fox plotting and scheming – now wonderful memories. Thank you Mary, it has been an absolute pleasure to have known you and I have been bettered by this.

  • TRacey WAndel

    Dear Mary, our working together at Rural Water Commission lead to a continued friendship long afterwards. I always enjoyed our long lunches at the Red Cliffs club and we always had plenty to talk about with your interest in my family and our activities on the fruit block and I was always Interested to hear about your latest activity keeping you busy and then we also had gardening to talk about. You loved showing me your garden and always offering me cuttings (which some are still going strong and I will continue to treasure). Thank you for your friendship RIP

  • Helen Petschel

    Remembering Mary for her significant contribution to the history of the Red Cliffs district, on behalf of the Red Cliffs & District Historical Society.

  • Bronwyn Carey (nee Little)

    Mary, Cousin to our mother Patti Henshall, and second cousin to we Little offspring. A strong family member well remembered for her visits and writings.