SYME Barbara


Passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Aged 98 years.

Dearly loved wife of Max (dec) and Dave (dec).

Loving Mother of Judith and Carolyn.

Grandmother to Jane, Catherine, Kristy and Elly and Great Grandmother to 8 children.

Funeral Notice

Private service

SYME – The Funeral Service for Mrs Barbara Syme will be held on SATURDAY (Jan 29) at 11.30am.

Private Cremation

The Service is by family invitation only.

Barbara's service will be livestreamed through our website.

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  1. The memory of Barbara will never be lost as she will live on in all of our lives.
    We have been blessed with so many happy memories over the decades we have known and visited her.
    We mourn her loss but thank God for her long, enriching life and peaceful departure.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all her family.
    With Sympathy from,
    David, Marcia and Kevin, Val and Mike, Mel and Peter, Ethan, Summer Rose and Gracie May.

    Marcia MorganJanuary 27 2022 3:33 am
  2. My much loved Aunty Barbara. I remember sailing on the Taroona with my mother when I was 6 years old to stay with my aunt and uncle at Elwood. Judy and I spent a whole day painting the garage with water. How easily we were occupied in those days. Many trips to Melbourne were enjoyed over the years. I remember Aunty Barbara introducing me to the green grocer as ‘Max’s niece’. When we arrived home I asked ‘ why can’t I be your niece’. In 1967 I was in a serious car accident in Launceston and I had many trips to Melbourne for plastic surgery. My lovely aunt was my support over 2 years of hospital and doctor visits. Aunty Barbara would be there for my admittance to hospital and when I was out of hospital and waiting to fly home she would take me shopping. We went to Chadstone and Southland shopping centres and for a 21 year old from Tassie it was a shoppers delight. Uncle Max used to visit me after work dressed in his suit and carrying a brief case and we would play crib. Other patients quite amused. I have visited Aunty Barbara over the years and have always chatted on our birthdays. I have many wonderful memories of happy times spent with Aunty Barbara, Uncle Max & Dave. Love lasts for every. Pene

    Penelope DayJanuary 27 2022 10:31 am
  3. Our family have so many fond memories and stories about our time living next door to Barbara and Dave in Hughes Street. She will be mourned but celebrated and congratulated on a life well lived. Inspirational. ❤️❤️
    Condolences to the extended family.
    With love from Ronnie, Cindy, Kayley and Brittni from #1.

    Ronnie and Cindy van DijkJanuary 29 2022 11:26 am
  4. Lovely Barbara and her husband Dave were my very close friends over many years initially through our involvement at the Hampton and Mentone RSL’s Darts Teams.We spent many weekends and Public Holidays at her house in Aireys Inlet along with Dave’s son David when he visited from England – Lots of treasured memories.
    Unfortunately since she left Brighton I lost touch with her but was updated regularly by Marcia and David.I’m sure she finished her days in happiness which is what she gave to everyone who knew her – heart of gold.
    Rest in Eternal Peace Barb.

    Kevin Diffley.January 29 2022 7:10 pm

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