KETTLE, Merle Esme (née Begley)

Born on May 8, 1925. Passed away on November 17, 2021.

Late of Glen Lea, Yeo, peacefully at Barongarook Lodge. Beloved and Loving wife of Mel (dec.), Loved and Loving Mother of Max (dec.), Christine and Lynette. Loved Mother-in-law of Peter Naylor.

Dearly loved Nan of Jodie and Rohan, Max and Jo, Kylie and Jason, Jessica and Jason; Glenn, Ian, Shelley and Chris. Loved Great-nan to their children. Loved Daughter of Chester and Ethel Begley, Loved sister of Mavis Begley and Ina Kettle. Loved Daughter-in-law of William and Bessie Kettle, Loved sister-in law of Nancy, Drew, (all dec.), Wal and Wendy Kettle.

Rest in Peace. A Life well lived.

Special thanks to all the Management and Staff, of Barongarook Lodge, for their care and devotion to our beloved Merle. Thanks also to the Doctors at Corangamite Clinic for their care.


Funeral Notice

Service: Tuesday November 23, 2021

The Funeral of Mrs. Merle Kettle will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 commencing at 1.30 p.m.

In accordance with family wishes Merle will be privately cremated.

For those who are unable to attend, the funeral will be live-streamed. Click here to view.

 If you are wishing to attend, please allow yourself enough time to check-in and to show our staff your valid proof of vaccination.


11 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. R.I.P Merle

    It was a pleasure to have known you for the past 20yrs.
    I wish we’d seen more of you over the last 2yr… stupid virus.

    Condolences to all the family.

    Chris Wilson November 17 2021 5:29 pm
  2. As As tear falls on our cheeks we remember our last minutes with you on Sunday.
    A laugh and plenty of love and smiles.
    We will miss you xx
    Reunited with Pa, Uncle Max and the rest of your loved ones.
    Give Natasha a hug for us
    Love always,
    Shelley, Chris, Natasha (dec) Charlie and Summah xx

    Shelley November 17 2021 5:29 pm
  3. Nan,
    As a tear falls on our cheeks, we remember the last minutes we spent with you Sunday.
    Laughs, smiles and plenty of love.
    Reunited with Pa & Uncle Max
    Give Natasha a hug from us
    Love always
    Shelley, Chris, Natasha (dec), Charlie and Summah

    Shelley Wilson November 17 2021 5:39 pm
  4. Kettle, (Nee Begley), Merle Esme. Dearly loved and devoted sister and sister-in-law of Ina and Drew Kettle, (both dec.) Loved Aunty Merle of Doreen, Ron, Glenda (dec.) and Andrea.
    Rest Peacefully.

    Kettle, Merle. Dearly loved and loving Aunty of Ron & Aileen Kettle. Loved Great-Aunty of Max & Jo, Rachel & Rad, David & Rindy, Daniel & Jaide and Melissa Kettle and their families.
    So many happy family times shared at our family farms at Yeo, with our beloved Aunty Merle, she was an inspiration to us with her loyalty, love and support given to all of us. We will miss her, but we will treasure our many fond memories.

    Ron & Aileen Kettle November 17 2021 6:14 pm
  5. My prayers and thoughts are will you all on your loss of Merle. May she rest in peace. Oxox

    Leanne Wilson November 17 2021 8:25 pm
  6. As I look at our photos, and talk to my girls about you we smile we laugh. Theses are the memories I have of you Nan and the ones I hold dear.
    I may be sad now but you will forever inspire me and I will pass that on to Casey and Cody so they will become strong women also.
    Forever in my mind, forever will you be loved.
    Kylie, Jason, Casey and Cody

    Kylie Willis November 18 2021 7:47 am
  7. Our Great Aunty Merle
    Remembered with love and fondness
    Monica, Bec & families

    Monica Provan November 19 2021 6:35 pm
  8. So sorry to hear of the loss of Merle, condolences to all of the family
    Diane, Sue and Noeleen Matheson

    Diane, Sue and Noeleen Matheson November 21 2021 10:21 am
  9. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Heart felt condolences.
    Lots of love,
    Toni and Jade Egan and family.

    Toni Egan November 21 2021 11:08 am
  10. Sending all our love – Merle was such a lovely kind lady.
    Thinking of all the Kettle families at this sad time.
    Majella, Michael , Josh, Rachel, Gemma & Ben

    Majella Morrissy November 22 2021 12:40 pm
  11. 🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️
    Our hearts are broken Merle 🥲
    So dearly loved and missed
    Our little banters between one and another in the corridors are no longer🥲
    Rest peacefully beautiful lady

    Pam Bamford November 25 2021 7:43 am

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