Doreen Marie (Rene) O’Halloran (née Dowling)
Formally of Ettrick Station, Balranald, NSW.
Passed away peacefully on the 4.7.2021, aged 101 years and nearly 10 months at the Balranald Residential Aged Care.
Dearly beloved Mother and Mother-in-law of Ann and Corrie, Trish and Michael, Richie (Dec) and Glenda, Tony and Anne, Mary and Sean (Dec), Margaret and Kevin, Peter and Jennifer.
Much loved Nana, Great Grandnana, Great Great Grandnana to Kiera, Anneliese, Patricia, Hunter, Jake and William-Matthew and Michelle, Kate and Leon (Dec), Brigid and Don, Sam, Shayne and Zoe, Mysti and Gus, Milli, Olive and Arthur, Spencer and Hagen, Xavier, Elijah, Amarli, Noa and Felix- Carla and Richard, Michael, Patrick, Kieran and Tara, Amy, Zoe, Ethan- Lizzie and Amy, Tom and Eugenia, Dan- Rachael, Joe, Brighid, Clare, Erin, Charlotte, Jayden, Caila, Montana, Levi, Tahlia and Tilly- Louise, Paul and Romi, Ali- Carmel and Lance, Hudson, Wyatt and Sarah (Dec).
“Remembered with everlasting love and affection”
Funeral NoticePrivate service
With the uncertainty of Covid19 restrictions a private service will now be held for Rene. She will be cremated and at a time in the future when all can be together her ashes will be placed with her husband in Balranald
Rene’s service will be live streamed, please go to the Live Streaming tab on our home page (passcode provided to family).
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.
Tributes Leave your tribute
what a beautiful Lady RIP Rene deepest sympathy to all your family Sally -Anne (Smith ) and Jhn Fishwick.Craig and Graham Smith
Rest in peace to a beautiful Aunt, one who loved her family and was loved by her siblings with the regular phone calls from my Dad, Bob, to Rene on Sunday evenings as demonstration of this. We loved visiting Ettrick, all because of the generous love she gave her nieces and nephews.
RIP Our darling Rene It was an absolute pleasure to look after you. I loved listening to your stories. You are a beautiful lady. Lots of love to all your family. ????????
A true “lady” in every sense of the word.
Very fond memories are mine to keep, her love of family and friends and farming.
Always gracious and kind.
A personal memory being part of the presentation of her “Life Membership” to the Homebush Recreation Club.
Love and blessings to all her family.
A wonderful life, well lived.
Sending my love to all of Rene’s family at this sad time. Rene would have loved to live forever I’m sure. It was an honour caring for Rene in her last years. The stories we swapped I’ll never ever forget! If you wanted to see Rene’s eyes shine just mention one of her children’s names, gosh she loved them fiercely. Rene also loved having babies or small children visit her- she never lost her touch, gently cradling my newborns or rattling the bikkie tin for a sticky fingered toddler. Will miss you Renie, but I’m sure Kieran had a glass ready and met you with “Chars!”
Sending love and deepest sympathy to all Rene’s families.. a beautiful lady ????
Margie, I wish you & all your family members peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Please know you are in my thoughts, and in my heart.
Words fail to express my sorrow for the loss of your darling Mum & best friend.
Rene was a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed by all who were fortunate in knowing her.
May Rene RIP
A gentle, kind soul – definition of a lady. Rest In Peace dear Rene. I will miss your cheeky smile. Condolences to the extended families.
Mum was the most compassionate, loving, humble, polite, family orientated woman and one of the most beautiful souls one could ever meet.
Miss terribly. Margie, Kevin, Paul and Romi, Louise and Ali
Thank you everyone for your beautiful messages, flowers at this very sad time
Love to Renes Family a beautiful LADY ????
Treasured memories of a beautiful, gracious and elegant lady. Loved and respected by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Rene. Sweet dreams my dear friend. Love to all your beautiful family ???????? Phoebe ????????
Condolences to the whole family, our thoughts are with you all, sending strength to you Margaret and Kevin.
From Dianne and Dale Crisp ????????????????
Very sad to hear your news Margie. Sending my love to you all.
Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. She was a beautiful person and loved by all. Many memories.
Such a lovely lady, when I was a kid living next door we used to go and visit Rene and Kieran quite often,always so welcoming, condolences to all her family
Elegant, gracious, always smiling, Aunt Rene was a living family treasure. Stories told were priceless. Hoping she is enjoying a wine at the big party upstairs???? Sally, Peter, George and Jimmy Ware
Sincere simpathy to the O’Halloran family. Our love and thoughts are with you all. A beautiful lady. Love always JoanWilliams
My condolences to the O’Halloran family. A true lady. RIP Rene …. Deborah Hodgson.
Condolences to the O ‘ Halloran family. Great friend and neighbour . A true lady of the country.
Sincere condolences to the O’Halloran families.
A very gracious and special lady who was a great example to all women.
???? Lorraine Ayson
Sincere sympathy to the O’Halloran family for the loss of their Mother a lovely woman.
Our sincere sympathy to the extended O’Halloran family. Rene was a generous and elegant lady who always made you feel welcome with her wonderful smile. We have lost a treasure. May she rest in peace.
Pauline and Lance Howley
To a beautiful lady who will be sadly missed our condolences to the family.
Love from Reg Oliver & partner Wendy
Deepest sympathy to all of Rene’s family, we are saddened to lose such a gracious, iconic and special person of the backcountry, always with a friendly smile and lots of stories to tell.
Rene will be greatly missed. Love to all.
Ray & Marie Scott
Rest In Peace beautiful Rene. A shining light to so many.
Such great memories of family fun at Ettrick as a young one and great times with the Dowling and Borrman crew.
Always remembered. Love to your dear family.
Sincere condolences to the extended O’Halloran family. My Mum and Dad always spoke highly of Rene as a true country lady and I recall her from my childhood as being a very warm person.
Thinking of and sending all my love to Rene’s family. A beautiful lady who I will always remember and treasure for her neighbourly chats, endless stories, footy banter and a cheeky sherry. A beautiful soul and true icon of the back country now reunited with her treasured Kieran.
“Chars” to a wonderful innings (+ almost 2) Rene ????
On July 30 we will celebrate, here at Walmer Downs, the life of Rene who was born here. To a beautiful former neighbour of Ettrick, we will toast your life and honour you with a chocolate cake, probably not as good as the one you used to make for Al, but it was just his favourite and a great excuse for him to go over to Ettrick for the water reading. With a glass of champagne in hand on the front verandah, we’ll say cheers to Rene and her sisters, who spent a lovely day together reminiscing the past.
To her family we send best wishes at this sad time, but the joy is having all the treasured memories of such a lovely lady.
Big hugs to you all Alan & Tina Powis
At Walmer Downs, (Rene’s birthplace), on July 30, we will remember and and honour her with the order of the Chocolate Cake and of course her favourite, a glass of wine. The chocolate cake was always Al’s favourite and present when he went over to Ettrick for the water readings.
To her family we send best wishes at this sad time, but there is also the joy of having all the treasured memories to keep of such a lovely lady.
Big hugs to you all Alan & Tina Powis xx
All my condolences to my cousins and family as we farewell Rene today.
Rene was a gracious, stylish lady, an amazing woman, with a wonderful legacy in all of you. I always think of her as Serene Rene.
Love to you all,
Jenny Metlikovec (Oliver)
Auntie Rene’s passing marks the end of an era. We have such wonderful memories of our times spent at Ettrick, and of the beautiful, loving person that Rene was. We all wish we could have been there with you for the service, and send our love to the whole family. May the road rise to meet her.
Julie, Rob, Paul & Lindy O’Halloran (Brian’s “children”)
Rene will be missed! What a lady she was. I never heard a bad word ever said about her. She was an absolute delight. What a beautiful soul, may she RIP. Thinking of all the family. Xo
To all the O’Halloran family
So sad that I could not be there today to farewell Aunty Rene She was such a lovely lady and you will all miss her so much. I am sure she has had a “cup of tea “ with Vince and caught up on all the news!!
Love to you all
Kerry Connellan and family xx
To a lovely lady and a very special aunty. It has been a priviledge and pleasure to have known her and be able to be a relative to all. RIP
So sorry for your loss. I have so many lovely memories of Auntie Rene, her welcoming kitchen always had the best cakes that Carla would invite me to share. Her elegance and warm nature a part of the fabric of Ettrick. Lots of love to all. Sophie
Our sincere condolences to all the families as we honour the life of such a wonderful matriarch Rene. I always enjoyed her company and that lovely smile when I would sneak her in a cup of tea in bed in the mornings, she was a pleasure to Nurse.
She has left an amazing legacy with such a wonderful family.
So very sad to hear of Renes passing
Condolences to the O’Halloran family.
Happy memories of Ettrick and Margie,Peter and time spent with the Family
Staying and sharing with the most amazing feeling of being welcomed fun and
Laughter and food.
Happy Memories of Peter at Tralee and our trips to Koraleigh for dance practice.
Margie and all the funny nursing jokes.
Your mother was a very special and unique person and will remain so .