Doreen Bridget Greenham formerly Schifferle (née Shepherd)

Born on April 15, 1928 . Passed away on October 1, 2021 .
Doreen died on October 1, 2021, 93-years-young.
Loving wife of Tom Schifferle deceased and Keith Greenham deceased.
Devoted mother to Carmel, Christopher (deceased), Rodger and Danny (deceased.)
Loving mother-in-law to Recep and Maggie.
Treasured grandmother of Danyal, Nevin, Billy and Eddie. Loving grandmother-in-law of Megan.
Proud great grandmother to Ella and Sam.
Caring stepmother, mother-in-law, grandmother, grandmother-in-law and great grandmother to Jeff, Andrew, Bruce and Meredith and their families.
Love you always.

Funeral Notice

Private service

With the uncertainty of Covid19 restrictions a private service will be held for Doreen Bridget Greenham. She will be laid to rest at Swan Hill Cemetery.

Doreen’s Service was recorded separately and has now been uploaded over the live stream and can be viewed.

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure.

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  1. Beautiful lady , fond memories , dear friend to my mum & dad .🙏🙏

    Maxine Harrison ( Jobling )October 3 2021 7:01 pm
  2. Deepest sympathy to Carmel & Roger and their families. She was so very proud of you all.
    Loved sister to Monica (deceased) and Des. Aunty to Margaret, Jeanette, Maureen, Jimmy, Bren & Rob and their families.
    What a life she lived. Doreen was an inspirational woman who dealt with all life’s challenges with grace and determination. Will be sadly missed by all her knew her.

    Maureen SavilleOctober 4 2021 8:33 am
  3. Doreen entered our lives and family 35 years ago when she became friends with our father, Keith and they married in 1987.
    Through these years we developed a great relationship with Doreen and her family. Doreen was the perfect companion for our father and the happy couple had a new lease of life as they progressed through their twilight years.
    Our children will always have very fond memories of their “Grandma Doreen”. They loved the farm visits back in their younger years and particularly loved Grandma Doreen’s lemon cheesecake and the Christmas trifle.
    When Doreen reached 80 years she told us she had stopped buying green bananas and this is typical of the of playful humour reflected in her many writings.
    A talented, loving and sophisticated lady who was dear to us and will be sadly missed by our family.
    Drew & Janet Greenham

    Andrew GreenhamOctober 4 2021 1:24 pm
  4. Deepest sympathies to all of Doreens’ family. We have special memories of a gentle lady, who always had a story to tell and twinkle in her eye. We shall miss our little chats after Mass.
    Fond cousin of Mary Fogarty (deceased).

    Frank Fogarty and family.

    Paula PickertOctober 4 2021 4:20 pm
  5. Thinking of you and your families Carmel and Roger and sending love and prayers. Doreen was a beautiful person. May she Rest In Peace.
    Carmel and Bruce Horsburgh and the Chisholm family

    Carmel HorsburghOctober 4 2021 4:59 pm
  6. She was the intelligent, beautiful person and best mother-in-law anyone can wish for. Bets of all she was feisty scrabble player.

    Recep AlakusOctober 5 2021 8:58 am
  7. Thinking of you Carmel and Rodger and families .Many fond memories of Auntie Doreen with her very well managed and loved dairy herd at Murray Dale . A natural when it came to animal husbandry and caring for her family .Aunt Doreen despite many adversities during her farming life gave her best always . Lots of interests including time as secretary of Swan Hill branch VFF .Doreen was a favourite aunt to many.

    Philip and Sandra WatsonOctober 5 2021 6:32 pm
  8. To the strongest soul I’ve ever known. You out lasted two husbands and two sons. In a way you will out last us all. Your strength has afforded me perspective and with it humility. You cast a shadow seven feet tall. Your story is one of graciousness and of grace, someone who was one with the land; it’s flora and fauna, and one of family. You never cared for politics or the use of engineering terms in scrabble. You are as selfless as you are smart, you are remarkable in being, let alone that you could remain that way until your final days with us. The world might make more sense where you are now, there will be plenty of people there who have sorely missed you. Between two worlds you must have been torn, by love and nothing else.

    DannyOctober 5 2021 8:00 pm
  9. Dear Carmel and Recep, Rodger and Maggie and their families. Also the Greenham family.

    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all on the sad passing of our very dear friend, Doreen.

    We have many fond memories of Doreen going back to when she was our neighbour at Murraydale.

    Thinking of you all.

    Lyla Cadd, Heather Ingram, Marilyn and Garry JohnstoneOctober 5 2021 8:26 pm
  10. Our sincerest condolences to Carmel and Roger and their families on the loss of their mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother.
    It is with great sorrow we will not be present to say our goodbyes to Doreen, who was a dear companion of dad (Keith) for 32 years.
    May she now rest in peace with her beloved family.
    Jeff and Roslyn Greenham
    Nicole, Stephen, Briana and Jesse Lang
    Scott and Sinead Greenham
    Kim Greenham

    Ros GreenhamOctober 5 2021 8:38 pm
  11. I will miss you Doreen, my Penguin Club friend. Your fun and sincerity was the best I have ever known. I am sorry I missed you in that last week. Love and prayers, may you make then all laugh up there.

    Pat CadwalladerOctober 5 2021 11:03 pm
  12. I have some lovely memories of my special cousin Doreen.
    When we were young Doreen would visit the Stanbrook’s farm and help my Mum – her Aunty Alice – with our family of 11.
    I spent happy times visiting Doreen and her family at Meatian.
    We have kept in touch over the many years.
    Doreen was such a beautiful, strong lady. Simply the best.
    Deepest sympathy to Carmel, Rodger and families.
    Cousin Rosa.

    Rosa CupperOctober 6 2021 11:14 am
  13. Dear Grandma honeybunch,
    We were so lucky to have you as long as we did. I imagine you having lots of people to catch up with now, two little boys in particular have been waiting a long time to see you.
    You always had a way of making me feel like we were in our own little club. I remember cooking together but I never remember us making anything spectacular. I remember knitting together but I can’t recall what we ever made. I guess the end product didn’t matter, it was about the time spent together. I loved the way you dressed and the way you joked. I loved the perpetual show and tell of objects, ideas and innovations. Thank you for your love of music, of cats and cups of tea. Thank you for your toughness and grace.
    I suppose scrabble games will be very different now without you – but if anyone ever says “Oh deary me, I’ve got awful letters and nowhere to go” only to smoke us all on the triple word score, well! We’ll have to call that move ‘doing a Doreen’.
    Miss you already.

    Nevin AlakusOctober 6 2021 12:18 pm
  14. We fondly remember, in the early 80’s before we left Swan Hill, often having a chat with Doreen after Sunday Mass. This would regularly lead to an invitation to join her out at Murraydale for a tasty roast dinner and lively conversation about all around us with dairying and daylight saving being a featured topic. Doreen was a lovely lady who has left us with fond memories.
    Best wishes to Carmel, Roger and families.
    Our prays and thoughts are with you.
    Elizabeth and John Runciman

    John RuncimanOctober 6 2021 2:16 pm
  15. Doreen, a special woman. Such fond memories of times spent at Murraydale. You adopted city cats that sat on windowsills, and city friends of your daughter. I’ll always remember your generosity in welcoming me into your home. Lockdown meant we never did play that last game of scrabble!

    Jenny VaughanOctober 6 2021 4:05 pm
  16. Deepest sympathy to Carmel, Roger and families.

    We will fondly remember Doreen as our loyal friend and trusted neighbour in Murraydale.

    We admired her strong spirit, deep intellect and sense of humour.

    With loving thoughts,
    Margaret Derham and girls.

    Anne DerhamOctober 6 2021 5:06 pm
  17. I have wonderful memories of Doreen playing 500 at the Parish Centre and it was a pity we couldn’t meet much this year. Doreen would say “I have dreadful hands today”, then pull out three aces in a row. It was always good to play with her rather than against her. I will treasure the book of her clever poems that she gave me. What a gathering awaited her in heaven. Sympathy to her family.
    Barbara Patterson

    Barbara PattersonOctober 8 2021 11:19 am
  18. A lovely lovely lady, with a beautiful smile and gentle nature.
    Long time friend to Betty and Lindsay Wiseman. Unfortunately it has been such a long time since chatting with you in Swan Hill on my shopping days, and you always laughed when I still called you Mrs Schifferle …
    Love and thoughts to Carmel, Roger and families
    Joy Price ( Wiseman)

    Joy priceOctober 8 2021 5:19 pm
  19. Doreen loved playing 500 cards at the Parish Centre. She would say “I’ve had dreadful hands today”‘ then pull out three aces in a row. It was good to be her partner rather than her opponent. I cherish the book of her poems . Wonderful talent,great lady,sparkling humour.
    Sympathy to her family. Barbara Patterson.

    Barbara PattersonOctober 9 2021 7:44 am
  20. Deepest sympathy to Doreen’s family.

    My father, Bill Free, who turns 85 this week, fondly remembers Doreen teaching him catechism at the Lalbert Church when he was young. I will miss my chats with Doreen when she came to the library weekly, where I work, to play scrabble with friends. I will remember her as a woman of strength and grace, with an amazing memory, interesting stories to tell and a positive outlook on life, despite all of its challenges.

    Our thoughts are with you.
    – Tracey & the Free family

    Tracey FreeOctober 11 2021 1:18 am
  21. Fond memories of Doreen, caring and most friendly person, going back to times at Lalbert, and in later years in Swan Hill. Friend of the Kelly’s at Lalbert, Deepest sympathy to Doreen’s family and her extended family,
    Damian, Karen Kelly and family

    John+Damian+KellyOctober 16 2021 10:57 am

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