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  • Helen Ann Smith (Findlay)

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Helen Ann Smith (Findlay)

Helen Ann Smith (Findlay)

Passed away after a short and unexpected battle with cancer,

surrounded by love at Swan Hill District Health. 

Loving & Dedicated wife to Barry “Bud” Smith (Dec) for 48 years. 

Adored mother & mother in law to Kristy & Michael, Travis, Michael & Phyllis.

Cherished Nan of Charlie, Oscar, Archie, Maygan, Ruby & Georgie. 

A kind and giving sister, sister in law, aunty and loving friend to many. 

Mum, it’s hard to put into words what has just happened.

We will never understand why? Our hearts are breaking.

You will always live on, in our hearts and memories.

You have left an imprint on the hearts of many. 

Taken way too soon. 

Sadly missed, but never forgotten. 

Reunited with Dad. 

May you now Rest In Peace.


A special thank you to Bronwyn, Rose and all the beautiful nursing staff. 

You touched us with the love, care and compassion you so unashamedly gave our beautiful mum. 


Funeral Notice

A private cremation will be held, and a Memorial Service to be advised and held at a later date. 


Kristy Travis Mick and families so sad to hear of your mum and grandma's passing to lose both parents so close together is heartbreaking can't imagine the pain you are suffering at least they are together forever also Marg Brian and Colin and families to lose special family members is so tough our thoughts and prayers are with you all love from Rod Glenys David Kaye and Malcolm Perris and families and Myrtle Devereux

Glenys Perris

Deepest sympathy to Kirsty, Travis , Micheal and family thinking of you all at this sad time in your life , two beautiful people resting together . Robyn & Ken Fulford

Robyn& Ken Fulord

Much loved sister in law and Aunt of Jack,Sue (dec) Kade,Jay,KIa,and partner Tim. A beautiful lady never to be forgotten will miss you and your great cooking mate.

Jack Smith

So sorry to hear of the very sad news - a great loss of both mum & dad - I also have great memories of our netball days -a wonderful person, always happy for a chat - a fellow "northie" take care Yvonne Petzke (nee Charles)

Yvonne Petzke

Smithy, you were a wonderful friend but also like a Mother to me and I thank you. We had many great times and a lot of laughs over the years. We had many drinks yet to be but I’m sure you will be up there with Barry Bud and Ollie having quite a few. I am going to miss you greatly, may you Rest Peacefully beautiful lady. Love you forever and always Boondi, Anthony, Tiarna, Remi and Declan

Fiona O’Day

Will miss your laugh and cheeky humour but most of all your generous spirit. My heart goes out to Trav, Kristy, Mick and families.

Sara Hall

Such a beautiful lady who will be greatly missed by all. Deepest sympathy

Diane Hurry-Condely

Smithy it is so sad you both were taken far to soon RIP smithy we will miss that beautiful smiling face Sharon Paul and family’s

Sharon Paul donohue

Mickey, Kristy and Travis. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to each of you and respective family members. The heart break of loosing one parent is heart breaking enough, and to loose both in a short period of time is devastating. Our thoughts are with you all. Look after each other and yourselves. Deepest sympathy. Bronwyn and Gordon. Rest In Peace Helen and Bud.

Bronwyn Leschke

To Kristy, Travis ,Michael & your families, Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Love Marilyn, Keith, Lyle & Catherine Chisholm.

Marilyn Chisholm

Our families sympathy they were such lovely people will be sadly missed

Marg Treseder

Sorry to hear this sad news. Sincere condolences to Kristy, Travis, Michael and families. A lovely lady who will be missed. Tim and Barb Croft

Tim and Barb Croft

The shock of Smithy’s sudden passing brings back memories of 1st meeting Helen on the squash courts, & later working for many years at the College, as well as her sister, Marg Winzar in the Canteen. I will remember you - especially when I cook one of your many shared recipes. Sending heartfelt wishes to Kristy, Michael, Trav, Marg & families


Deepest sympathy to Kristy, Travis, Michael and families. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Bushy & Jan

Jan Free & Jeff Reid

Taken too early such lovely people, both will be sadly missed, thinking of you Mick Kristy and Trav and your families , do hope the great memories will ease the pain you are going through now.

Val and Colin hedwards

Smithy you leave such great memories. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Kathy Wiseman

Beautiful sister-in-law of Daryl and Vicki. Aunt of Shannan, Kiona and families. Our hearts go out to Kristy, Travis and Mick and their families who adored their Mum and Nan. We will miss Helen’s laugh, her sense of humour and her beautiful cooking but most of all we will miss Helen herself. Gone to be with Barry. Forever in our hearts

Daryl and Vicki

I am heartbroken for you Kristy, Trav, Mick & your families. To lose both Bud & Smithy so close together is both unbelievable & shattering. Smithy - I have such wonderful memories of all the wonderful times - we solved the whole worlds problems on our morning walks, planned many adventures including my wedding. There were so many fun times, particularly at Thurla St. where you & Bud welcomed into your family - for this I am forever grateful. Rest peacefully with Bud my beautiful friend.

Col & Pelican

Such a shock to Hear Helen passed away so soon after Buds death. Sincere condolences to her family. You did a great job Helen.

ilma Kanizay

Dear Kristy, Travis Mick and families. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Barry and Margaret Leslie


Our thoughts and sympathy are with all of Bud and Helen’s family, May it comfort you to know how well loved, both your parents are, may your loving memories of them help you all through this difficult time.

Carmel and Trevor Willson

A fun loving lady remembered with love. Deepest sympathy to the family.

Janette Leslie

Deepest sympathy to the family a beautiful lady reunited with our cousin Barry they both will be remembered with love.thinking of you all xxx

Leanne and lan Dickason

An amazing friend and mentor. Many great times spent together

Margaret Murrell

My deepest sympathy to the Smith family and Findlay family's on the sad death of Helen thinking of you all at this sad time rip Helen

Len rickard

Hard to find words at the moment. Condolences to the Smith family, know we are thinking of you all at this very sad time. The LaRose family, Bob Yvonne & Lleslee

Yvonne LaRose

Helen we will miss the laughs and the fun. Rest peacefully with Bud. All our love to your family and loved ones. Max Wilkinson, Vicki Allen, Rory and Isobel.

Vicki Allen

Rest In Peace Smithy, great memories of netball days as a team mate, married ladies, also as an opponent in Mid Murray days. Thoughts are with Kristy, Travis, Michael and families at this sad time. Josephine & Nevin Monk

Jo Monk

Our condolences to Kristy ,Travis,Michael & families.We are heartbroken that you had to leave us.Forever in our thoughts & we will cherish our family times together.Our dearest sister in law & aunty.R,I,P beautiful lady,now with your soul mate Bud.

Lyall & Lynda Smith & family

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