GANNON, Mary Elizabeth (née Bourke)

Born on January 22, 1940. Passed away on October 14, 2019.

Died peacefully at Corangamarah, Colac.

Beloved daughter of Michael and Molly Bourke (both dec). Beloved sister and sister-in-law of David and Joan, John and Janette, Brien and Judy, Hughie and Monica, Gavan, Adrian (all dec) and Michael and Thérèse.

Loved and adored wife of Frank (dec).

Mother and mother-in-law of Bridget and Nick, and Megan and Mark. Nan Mary to Vinnie.

Mother and mother-in-law to Libby and Barry, Jim, John and Julie, Kate and Alistair and their families.

‘Requiescat in Pace’



Funeral Notice

Service: Friday October 18, 2019

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gannon will be offered at St. Marys Catholic Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac, on Friday, October 18, 2019 commencing at 1:00 p.m.

The Funeral will leave the Church at the conclusion of Mass for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

Vigil Prayers will be recited at the above Church on Thursday, October 17, 2019 commencing at 7:30 p.m.

6 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Deepest sympathy to Mary’s family,
    But a huge thank you to Mary for sticking with the Colac Herald and in turn having the confidence in the people of the Colac and district community in not selling the paper after Frank’s passing. We owe you a great debt of gratitude.
    A lovely lady now at peace.
    Warren Riches

    Warren Riches October 15 2019 12:12 pm
  2. One of the best.
    A knowing mother who cared for everyone.
    Mary excelled in several careers.
    Her shining was, as the loving companion of my brother.

    Phil Gannon October 16 2019 10:04 pm
  3. Sincerest condolences to the Gannon family
    from Pip Ivanda, nee Edmonds.
    I still remember Mary’s great generosity at family gatherings ..a great loss
    Pip and family.

    Philippa Ivanda October 17 2019 10:06 am
  4. Deepest sympathy to all Mary’s. Family❤️😢, l loved working for Mary for about 20 years , looking after her beautiful garden especially the roses, 🌹,that she dearly loved. Mary was a wonderful lady ,may she RIP in a beautiful garden full of roses 🌹🌹🌹🌹xoxo ……Delwyn Parker

    Delwyn PARKER October 17 2019 7:24 pm
  5. Mary and I spent many occasions together at different race functions when Frank was president and Clarrie was the secretary of the Colac Turf Club.
    A true lady.
    The Steffen family offer their thoughts, respect and love to the Gannon family.
    Lois Steffen

    Lois Steffen October 18 2019 5:19 pm
  6. Mary Bourke fed me bacon morning lunch and dinner. My mother, Anne Macpherson and Mary were best friends and she asked Mary to look after me whilst she and my father rushed to Melbourne with my younger sister for emergency eye surgery. Mum said as she jumped in the car to Mary (who wasn’t a cook at the time), “she doesnt eat much but she loves bacon.” I thought she was the best baby sitter ever!
    Whenever Mary came to town (Yarrawonga) Mum was so excited. She’d often stay a few nights and they would drink red wine and smoke many cigarettes and they would talk till dawn. Mary was a house hold name and I grew up always interested in her life that she so embraced. My sincere condolonces to the family. I know she will be so very sadly missed.

    MARYANNE MACPHERSON-CALDEIRA November 8 2019 6:10 pm

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