Sunday, January 08, 2006

Lorna Margret Porter 1946-2006

My Aunty Lorna Margret Porter passed away on the 7th of January 2006 at the Alfred Hospital In Melbourne she was 59 years old.

She suffered a aneurysm, then had a massive stroke and slipped into a coma which did irreversible damage to her brain and finally her life support system was turned off and she peacefully passed over to the other side.

She was much loved and will be missed by her 5 sisters and 2 brothers her husband Brian children Craig, Robert, Ricky there wives Carina, Belinda, Leah and her Grandchildren.

Aunty Lorna was won of the great people she spent years involved in local community work in her town of Mirboo North she raised money for the local scouts for over 20 years, she volunteered at the local aged persons hospital, she supervised on the local bus for the interlectually disabled people and many more. In 1993 she received an OAM ( order of the Australia Medal ) for her community work.

Above all she was a great family member and was involved in organizing many family functions that we had. She had a great fighting spirit and was often up for an argument about numerous topics and it was always fun to watch the banter between her and other family members about topics that ranged from football to politics.

All our lives are far better for having known Lorna.


Anonymous said...

Thank-You Mark what you wrote about mum was so beautiful. It wasnt the easiest thing to tell everyone what was going on, but it had to be done everyone deserved to know.
Just to let you know her medal was an OAM( order australian medal) and she received it in 2003.
thank you once again.
hope you are all looking after yourself.
craig and carina

P.S our e-mail address is
just to let you know.

Fionna said...

I agree with everything you said Mark, our Aunty Lorna was an amazingly strong and caring woman.

I will always remember how at every family get-together she would always seek me out and ask me how I was and what I'd been up to since we'd last got together. And I could tell she was actually interested in what I was saying, not just making conversation like a lot of people do.

Remember the surprise birthday party for her at the Scout Hall? I'll never forget the look on her face as she came through the door, thinking she was there to do the cleaning! Aunty Lorna hated being the centre of attention, though she deserve to be.

I will miss her greatly. I just wish I could be there at the service to say a proper goodbye with the rest of the family and not stuck here on the other side of the world.