HOSE, Marjory Veronica (née Morrissy)

Born on October 29, 1931. Passed away on September 24, 2021.

Passed away on September 24, 2021 in her 90th year at Mercy Place Colac.
Loving wife of Malcolm Hose (dec). Beloved daughter of Thomas and Muriel Morrissy (both dec). Loved sister and sister-in-law of Claire and Frank Russell (both dec), Denis and Margaret (dec) Morrissy, Frances and Mervyn Kirkman (both dec), Edmund and Shirley Morrissy, Bryan and Margaret Morrissy, Thomas and Liz (dec) Morrissy, Carmel Morrissy (dec), Terence and Annette Morrissy, Anne (dec) and Jeff Hinds, Marie (dec) and Noel Callahan. Devoted and generous Aunty of 41 nieces and nephews and their families.

Loyal friend and respected mentor to many.

May she rest in peace.

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday October 6, 2021

The Funeral of Mrs. Marjory Hose will be live-streamed on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

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  1. A girl from Beeac who grew through hard work, persistence and a natural intellect to confront prejudice to achieve her mature-aged entrance into her nursing vocation; a woman who knew both heartache and all but unbearable loss; yet with strength and courage that was nurtured by deep loves was able to always find a way beyond the wounds of past and step into the future. She held a fierce loyalty to her family and many friends, here and overseas; a woman whose catch cry was, ‘I did it my way’ … an entertaining hostess, an informed health practitioner, a traveller, story-teller, a caring generous sister, sister-in-law and aunt, a teacher of life, a passionate, vivacious and articulate woman who gently slips into her next adventure quietly in the night hours just shy of her 90 years of living. The ‘Princess Margaret’ of the family – who had an artistic flair for colour which expressed her vibrant approach to living. We can only imagine the cyclone of song and jubilation she will bring to those who await her, saying “I’m here!!” Margie you could be single-minded, born of your strong opinions. Yet, how often with the ointment of compassion and balm of care you stepped into the breach of many lives, including your families, when the going become tough and the path ahead unsure, ‘nursing’ us into the future. It is sad that these months have prevented physical contact with you… yet we rest easy that you were held in a web of care within Mercy that knew you well and loved you for the better. It is oft said that when an older person dies, a library burns to the ground … Our lives will not be the same … how could they be … but the echoes of your life will live long in our hearts and memories… may the songs of the angels and our ancestors welcome you home, dear Margie, with colour, song and dance, fun and laughter and a love – the likes of which we can only imagine… I can see you now cradling your babies – Paul, Peter, Damien and Maria … yes, ‘you faced it all and you stood tall’ … we say good-bye as you set off on your final journey … homeward bound …you were loved…
    Stephen (Morrissy), Michelle and Emma

    Stephen Morrissy September 26 2021 5:31 pm
  2. Our Darling Margie, Our hearts are sad, Inspirational beyond measure, what great company you have been over the years, great conversations with never ending information on all aspects of life. So precious in our family circle, so loving & kind .Gone to join Malcolm after 40 yrs. A Special Sister, Sister-in-Law, Aunty & Great Aunty to us all.
    Terry, Anna & All Our Family’s ❤️❤️

    Terry & Annette Morrissy September 26 2021 5:43 pm
  3. Marjory Veronica Hose, nee Morrissy
    2nd daughter of Muriel and Tom Morrissy
    Marjie was renowned for her service and support to everyone in her family; her life; her friends and all in the nursing world.
    Gregarious and an avid traveller, she relished her life at home, interstate and overseas.
    Her generosity knew no boundaries as she tended to family and friends.
    Treasured by her Deb partner throughout the years as they unfolded.
    Adored aunt of Sharron, Cath, Denise (dec), Adrian, Tony, Mary-Anne, Denis and their families.
    Rest peacefully Marjory.
    Denis (Dinny)

    Denis September 26 2021 5:59 pm
  4. Dear Margie, the last of the Morrissy girls. Beloved sister to Frannie and sister in law to Merv (both deceased), dear auntie to their six children. You were a force of nature, vivid, intelligent, independent and pretty amazing. You were a bright light in many people’s lives, and a kind and generous hand to the many many people you nursed. A very special lady.
    Leeanne Kirkman

    Lee Moran September 26 2021 6:28 pm
  5. From early escapades in Beeac, to Timboon and your singing ‘Ave Maria’ at our wedding in Camperdown, you have been a part of all our memories and family life for over 60+ years. We remember so many good and fun times. We will miss seeing your eyes light up when we would walk into your room and you would run your fingers through Ed’s hair, saying “My Teddy Bear” and envelop him in one of your hugs. We were never in doubt that you loved us and that you knew equally of our abiding love for you. Hose, until we meet again…rest peacefully …as you continue to be treasured in our hearts and memories…
    Shirl and Ed Morrissy and our family…

    Shirl and Ed Morrissy September 26 2021 6:57 pm
  6. My heartfelt condolences to all of the family.
    So lucky to have known Marj, a warm, wise and beautiful soul. My go to girl for advice with absolutely anything. You were just so special, I’ll miss you and your vibrancy terribly, lots of love always your Jess xxx

    Jessie Nicholls September 27 2021 1:05 pm
  7. Marjory Veronica Hose, nee Morrissy “Marjie”

    Dearly loved sister of Bryan & Marg.
    Treasured Aunty of David & Wendy, Gary & Louise, Darren & Alisa, Susie & Troy.
    Great Aunty of Georgie & Kane, Sara & Gus, Indiana, Kyle, Zarah & Charlie.
    Great Great Aunty of Ardy, Vada & Audrey.

    Thank you for all the good times we shared along the way.

    Reunited with Malcolm, your sisters and so many family members.

    Bryan Morrissy September 27 2021 2:31 pm
  8. Dear Marj I miss you so much already..Goodness the beautiful laughter we shared daily was so special to me.I will forever remember you for your love of colour which was vibrant in your personality .You honestly didn’t realise how beautiful you were but I did
    Rest in peace beautiful lady
    Janine Saffron

    Janine Saffron September 27 2021 4:08 pm
  9. My Marjie,
    What a please it was to have known you and cared for you. I will miss our chats, your witty sense of humour and seeing you everyday. You were so so special and so loved by many of us. You knew how to put a smile on my face when I was having a bad day. I hope you’re up there, dancing on the tables. I will forever miss you.
    Love always, your big doll XOXOX

    Haylie Beckett September 27 2021 7:45 pm
  10. Sincere condolences to all of the family.

    “Nothing beautiful in this world is ever really lost …
    those we cherish will always live on in our memory.”

    Rest In Peace Dear Marjie.

    Your Three Musketeers. Cookie, Frankie and Bev.

    Beverley Black September 27 2021 7:49 pm
  11. So sad to hear of your passing Marj , I have so many lovely memories of our time at Colac Area Health you were always so kind to me and I loved making those passion fruit sponges for you, I hope they make a good one in heaven. And who could forget our “Tina Turner” at funny follies . RIP dear lady

    Lorraine McGlynn September 28 2021 3:25 pm
  12. My sincerest condolences to all Marj’s family.
    I have so many memories of working with Marj as a young nurse at CAH to caring for her at Mercy.
    Such a unique and vibrant lady with a wicked sense of humour.
    I always loved how you ‘ kept us on our toes’!!!!!
    Continually questioning everything ‘ just to make sure we knew what we were doing”
    You were truly one of a kind.
    Rest peacefully Marj,
    “Margie” Carter!!!

    Marg Carter September 28 2021 4:25 pm
  13. Beautiful Hosey Girl. How we treasured your fun loving life of guidance and Joy. We will miss those orange curls, and your stunning cheeky smile. Thank you for loving us.

    Siobhan &‘ ‘My Joshy Boy’ xxx

    Siobhan September 28 2021 8:25 pm
  14. Dear Marj, a cherished cousin of recently departed Cath Hallam (nee Sproules).
    Our Dad John loved her too – and the singing.
    Our thoughts are with all the extended Morrissy clan. Another lovely lady joining Mum in heaven.
    There’s sure to be lots of singing and laughter had by all. Rest well.
    From the Hallam family

    – Maryanne, Elizabeth and family

    Elizabeth Veal (Hallam) September 29 2021 12:14 pm
  15. Beautiful lady Marj always the same all those years ago from Colac to Timboon and back loving thoughts to the Morrissy Family

    Elizabeth Fryers (Fraser) September 29 2021 12:45 pm
  16. Marjorie l will never forget the kindness and friendship you shared with Mum while she was at Mercy, a beautiful soul xx

    Maree September 29 2021 5:35 pm
  17. Sincere sympathy to Marj’s family and loyal friends. Our memories of the many good times and travels will never be forgotten. A very generous and guiding light in lives of many. Rest peacefully .
    Trish & Scotty xxx

    Trish Long September 29 2021 5:47 pm
  18. Marjory Veronica! The best damned nurse there ever was! And boy didn’t you let us know it. I’m glad I lived up to your expectations. I will miss our chats and that twinkle in your eye as you lit up the room with your infectious smile. I am truely blessed to have known you Marj and so lucky to have cared for you. Rest easy Marj! Loves of love from Lady Cassandra XOXO

    Cassie Rowarth September 29 2021 6:29 pm
  19. To my beautiful Margie Veronica
    Such a pleasure to have known and cared for you. You loved talking about my kids and loved when they visited. I will miss our chats and laughs.
    Missing you already Marjie Veronica
    Love your “big beautiful blonde bombshell”.

    Nicole Johnson September 29 2021 6:34 pm
  20. RIP Marj. I will miss our little chats and joking around,Your gorgeous colourful outfits. Your smiling face. Always immaculately dressed. Rest peacefully.

    Love always judy swayn

    Judy swayn September 29 2021 7:07 pm
  21. My memories as a young girl of Aunty Marjie was of this flamboyant strong independent woman (and I don’t know if she was even that ) but I was mesmerised by all her bright clothes, red lipstick and bright jewels ( I give all my grandchildren Marjie kisses, you know, those ones that leave a big red liptick soaked kiss on your cheek😊).
    I soaked up all her stories of her travels and experiences that she encountered along the way without consciously knowing that these stories formed part of and inspired my love of travel.
    A life of stories happy and sad, fierce and reflective
    A partaker of the Morrissy clan…
    Rest easy
    Deb Stephens xx

    Debra Stephens September 29 2021 7:56 pm
  22. Sincere sympathy to Marj’s families.
    I have many fond memories working in the North 2 team, under the direction of Marj throughout the eighties/early nineties.
    Rest peacefully Marj.
    Raelene Schultz.

    Raelene Schultz September 29 2021 8:09 pm
  23. Dearest Marjie, what a legacy you leave.

    A teacher, traveller and trailblazer, you brought grand colour, laughter and love to us all.

    Go Well with a Spirited “Tra-la-la-la-la!”

    Shaz and Ber, Maggie, Eammon and Emma, Gemmah and Lockie, Siobhan and Josh, Liam and Perri and Families xxx

    Gill Family September 29 2021 8:29 pm
  24. In Memory of “Sister Hose”, Charge Sister of Private Ward at Colac Hospital.
    A generous lady who loved life. It was a pleasure to train and work under her direction. She treated all her staff equally and was always interested in all other aspects of our lives. And yes, who could forget “Tina Turner”?? Deepest Sympathy to all her extended family and friends. Aileen Kettle.

    Aileen Kettle September 30 2021 2:08 am
  25. Marj, I have lots of memories working with you in Private Ward.
    You were always there nurturing and mentoring all of us young nurses.
    It was an honour to have worked with you and later cared for you at Mercy.
    Sincere condolences to all Marj’s Family.
    “Still growing “
    RIP Sister Hose.

    Janine Collins September 30 2021 1:12 pm
  26. You loved life Marjie and you made the world a much brighter, better place. We all loved you dearly and we are going to miss you so much, our very special friend. So many memories of the fun we’ve had together over the years, to now treasure.
    Faye, Bruce, Cory, Alana, Nick, Sara, Jarrod, Donna and families

    Faye Hay September 30 2021 4:22 pm
  27. Marjory Veronica Hose, (nee Morrissy)

    Much loved sister of Annie Hinds (Margie’s confidante)
    Treasured Aunty of Carl and Marcelle Hinds
    Great Aunty of Gracesyn & James, Oscar & Rachel and Annabelle Perrett, Ethan, Annie Jrn and Macy Hinds
    Great, Great Aunty of Sia, Adeline, Winifred and Eleanor Perrett
    Dearly loved by Cliff Perrett and Natalie Hinds
    Treasured and deeply loved for many years by Paddy DeLargy (Paddles)

    Many, many fond memories

    Carl and Marcelle Hinds

    Hinds Family September 30 2021 7:21 pm
  28. To our Morrissy male cousins – we extend our deepest sympathy to you all as you farewell your second eldest sister, Marjory who was a special caring and loving person to you all. May you be blessed with special memories of the fun, joy and celebrations shared over the years. May the Lord hold you always in the hollow of His hands. Allelluia
    Thinking of you all – the Mahoney girls Cecilia, Nola and Carmel

    Carmel mahoney September 30 2021 9:44 pm
  29. Sister Hose, thanks for the guidance you gave all us young nurses at the Colac Hospital North 2. You inspired so many of us to further our careers. And thanks for making Mercy Place so much fun.
    RIP Nursie

    Janine Jackson RN September 30 2021 11:23 pm
  30. Dear Marj I will miss being your Hairdresser and our Friday appointment, and as a Staff member I was forever grateful for your kind words and comments about my crazy outfits especially green as you loved that colour. It is very hard to say goodbye and our Mercy Family Chain has lost another link.
    RIP Marj
    Much love

    Barbara Maloney October 1 2021 5:36 pm
  31. Marjorie you were a great friend and confidante especially when times were tough. We all cherished our times together and the girls have fond memories of our times at Murray street. Those great dinners and laughs will not be forgotten. Your laugh and sense of fun will be with us forever. Rest In Peace. Toni (Antoinette) Barney. Maegan Andrew Tahnee Shaun and families.

    Toni Cuthbertson October 3 2021 5:23 pm
  32. Deepest sympathy to marj’s family marj was always the same no matter where you met her the Lawrence’s and Morrissy’s go back a long way

    Joan Lawrence and family October 3 2021 6:19 pm
  33. I was very sad to hear of your passing Marj. It was a pleasure to care for you over the years. You were always so full of life and fun!! You will be missed.
    Rest easy now.
    Love “The Cressy Kid”

    Jodie Marwood October 3 2021 10:02 pm
  34. Deepest sympathy to all marjs family on her passing RIP lovely lady

    Thoughts are with you all from the sproules family cousins

    Mary sproules

    Mary sproules October 4 2021 10:45 am
  35. Marjie Hose you were an absolute delightful woman whom I was so privileged to have known, you were always so full of life and had a wicked sense of humor, loved a good chat and to joke around! I loved your glamorous and colorful outfits, and I will miss your guidance and your stories of a life well lived, also our debates on who should win the tennis, cricket, football!
    Rest peacefully beautiful lady.
    Missing you so much already !
    Love Bec

    Rebecca Stevens October 4 2021 6:19 pm
  36. Marj, such an amazing lady. Such found memories of being one of your final nursing students. I’ll always remember celebrations at the Birre Pub, after our exams. Loads of laughs, dancing on the tables, and you Marj loving every minute of being with your student nurses.

    Sharyn Newton October 4 2021 7:25 pm
  37. Vale Dear Aunty Marjie,
    Memories of many years spent together will
    forever hold you close to our hearts.
    Role model and mentor to many within the
    Family and wider community.
    Blessed we are to have shared your life.
    Rest In Peace

    Julieanne Russell October 5 2021 9:56 am
  38. Marjie was just able to light up a room, putting a smile on everyone’s face.
    Her gregarious outlook on life was very infectious.
    She always seemed to know when anyone needed a little “pick me up”.
    I will always treasure all the postcards she sent me whilst I had a stay in hospital, one every week of all the sites in Sydney.
    As if she didn’t have enough to worry about during this time, fulfilling her life long dream, nursing @ the Concord.
    Fly High Young Lady
    your from your “funny face”
    Annie Kirkman

    Annie Kirkman October 5 2021 1:06 pm
  39. Margie, such a beacon of light you have always been , surrounded in colour and scarves!
    An amazing caring generous lady with an enormous presence, a life filled with so many achievements, and the biggest heart, with an unlimited capacity to show love.
    A huge thank you to all the staff at Mercy Place, and your amazing nursing’s friends for the wonderful care and love shown to you over these past years- you will be forever missed.

    Rest peacefully


    Jason Morrissy October 6 2021 9:00 am
  40. Marjie,you were a very special lady that brought so much joy & love to all our lives.The wonderful memories l have & shared with you l will treasure forever.Rest In Peace my beautiful friend..Jenny

    Jenny Leak October 6 2021 10:46 am
  41. Sending our sympathies to Dinny and all the Morrissy families as you farewell your beloved Marjie. Rest In Peace

    Gayle & Gerard Gill

    Gayle Gill October 6 2021 11:29 am
  42. Dear Marj
    Wonderful memories of a great friend.Mabel,Ruth ,Elspeth & I met you in P.T.S. W.B.H October 1966.
    What a year we had.We’ll never forget your laughter &wicked sense of humour.An inspiration to all with your determination to overcome all obstacles & continue your nursing career.
    Never far from our thoughts though distance kept us apart.
    Deepest sympathy to Terry & all your siblings & many nieces & nephews.
    R.I.P. dear Marj.
    Love Faye & John

    Faye Groves October 6 2021 1:13 pm
  43. Our Aunty Marj, an amazing, wise, generous and stylish woman who was such a great and colourful part of our immediate families lives and of course the greater Morrissy clan. What a role model of strength and independence for all who were lucky to have been part of her life. We loved the stories of your inspiring travels, and your great sense of history, that as you leave us, are now an integral part of that history. We will miss you, and will treasure the memories forever. You loved us and we loved you.

    To our parents and Uncles and Aunties , we offer our sympathies and condolences for this deep loss. To those who have cared for Marj at Mercy Place, thank you.

    With kindness and sympathy, for these are the Days of our Lives 🙂
    Brett, Belinda, Piper & Anouk Morrissy xxxx

    Brett Morrissy October 6 2021 2:11 pm
  44. Dearest Margie,

    You lit me up, always. You paved the way with your endless energy, and your constant pursuit of knowledge. Thank you for loving Annie Hinds the way you did. I will always appreciate the interest you showed, and the magical hugs you gave my kids. I will miss those hugs too. I will miss your inspiring words; but most of all I will miss the infectious way you touched the lives of many. Rest In Peace. Carl & Natalie, Ethan, Annie & Macy.

    Carl Hinds October 6 2021 3:27 pm
  45. Deepest sympathies to Marjorie’s family and relatives. Marj kept us in contact with many of the members of the Spro(u)les clan, though not as often as we would have liked. My late mother taught at St Michael’s Primary School, Beeac (no longer standing) from about 1932 to 1944 attended by a number of the Morrissy sibling cousins including Marjorie. Marj often reminded me that she stayed some time with my parents, Eileen & Allan at “Sunnyside” in Eurack, of which I have no memory, but I remember attending St Michael’s with the Morrissy clan.
    Rest in peace, Marj for a journey through life, well done.

    Elaine & Garry Sproules

    Garry Sproules October 6 2021 3:40 pm
  46. Dear Marji,
    Well done, independent / strong / loving / knowledgeable/ selfless and super caring. You set a great a example and one I will be forever greatfull. You inspired me in many ways.
    Have fun in sky..

    Julian Callahan October 6 2021 7:49 pm

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