Goodbye to the last Delaney

In memory of Patricia, the last in our family to have the surname Delaney.

Died July 24 2012

My beloved mother

Rest in peace

About rebelhand

A Rebel Hand is: about Nicholas Delaney, Irish rebel of 1798, transported as a convict to New South Wales, roadbuilder, innkeeper and farmer. My great-great-great grandfather. Other ancestors transported to Australia, like Sarah Marshall, John Simpson and James Thomas Richards, pop up as well. This blog's also about the historical background to their lives, in England, Ireland, and Australia. My respectable Welsh ancestors sometimes get a look in.
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22 Responses to Goodbye to the last Delaney

  1. karen says:

    In seeing your post I was reminded that my dearly loved Nana was the last (nee) Delaney in our line also. She passed in 1990 at the age of 91 but was so full of stories of growing up in Australia’s early days. I still miss her so my sympathies go out to you .


  2. cassmob says:

    My sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your Mum. I’m thinking of you through this difficult time. I hope all your wonderful memories sustain you.


  3. Frances,
    So sorry to read of your loss. My thoughts are with you.
    Best wishes


  4. Maria says:

    Frances, I was so sorry to hear about the sad loss of your Mum. Kind thoughts being sent your way from this genie down under. Your bond with your Mum sounds like an incredibly special one.


    • rebelhand says:

      Maria, thank you for your kind words and your thoughts. It was my Mum who got me started on my own genie journey down under and it was wonderful exploring our family’s past together.


  5. Crissouli says:

    Heartfelt hugs of comfort, Frances… may you always be wrapped in the quilt of memories that you and your beloved mother pieced together. Take the time to be kind to yourself, for you never really say goodbye, just au revoir… My mother passed away 30 years ago and I still think of her every day… secure in her undying love.


  6. Joan says:

    Blessings to you and your family, and especially to you for giving her that gift of writing a book together. My mother so enjoyed the days that we spent putting together a book of the houses in which she lived as a child, so I can only imagine the joy that you brought to your mother in writing a book together. Again, blessings.


    • rebelhand says:

      Thank you, Joan. It means so much to me that we did that together and that her passion for family history was passed on to me. I can see you understand that shared bond of making our mothers’ past come to life. It is a huge comfort to me now.


  7. I am so very sorry to hear of your sad loss. You & your family are in my thoughts. Best wishes Julie


  8. Anne P. says:

    So sorry to hear this news, just as I have been so much enjoying the book you both wrote. An amazing memorial for her. My thoughts are with you.


  9. Sandra Foster says:

    Sad news, sorry for your loss. Love to all from Australia xxx


  10. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time


  11. Kerryn says:

    My very sincere condolences on the loss of your Mum Frances. We always know it will be hard to say goodbye to our Mums but we never realize just how heart-wrenching it is. I lost my Mum only 3 months ago on April 23rd. Mums are special. Sending hugs your way.


    • rebelhand says:

      Thank you, Kerryn. I’m sorry to hear of your loss as well. I was lucky to have an amazing mum. Your kind, understanding words are a great help. It hasn’t really sunk in yet, to be honest. Hugs to you, too.


  12. Michael Wood says:

    I am so sorry for your/our great loss. May your heart become full of all the happy memories over the hard days ahead, and peace fill your family home. I am sure that she has a lasting and proud legacy in her daughter. GOD BLESS!


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