Thelma Lyle Hayden (née Holt)

Born on April 26, 1926 . Passed away on August 20, 2021 .

26.4.1926 to 20.8.2021

Passed away peacefully at Swan Hill District Health.

Loved wife of Don.

Loving mother and mother in law of Max, Rosalie and Tony (Stafford), Joy, Rod and Maxine, Owen and Leonie, Barry and Heather.

Cherished Gran/Nana and Great Grandmother.


Funeral Notice

Private service

With the current Covid19 restrictions a private service will be held for Thelma. She will be laid to rest at Nyah District Cemetery.

Thelma'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.

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  1. Dear Rodney, Maxine and all of the family
    My heartfelt condolences to you all, in the loss of Thelma.
    With love from Jean

    Jean AldayAugust 22 2021 10:16 pm
  2. Sending Condolences to Don Hayden and the extended family on the passing of your Wife, Mother, Mother in Law, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. I have very fond memories of Thelma during Don’s time at Council. R.I.P. Thelma. Your friendship will always be remembered. Sleep Peacefully!!

    In Memory of Thelma
    Margaret and Ken Dowell xoxo

    MARGARET DOWELLAugust 24 2021 12:06 am
  3. The warmest of wishes and the deepest condolences to the Hayden family, with the loss of Thelma.

    My memories are of a gentle and kind person who welcomed us to the Piangil area back in the 1980s as we ventured down the track to get our bucket of milk! This was further reinforced when I worked for the family which I found to be a rich learning experience. I am sitting here today with those wonderful memories of those times.

    My Dad, Gordon, also wishes to send his kindest regards at such a time.

    All the very best to all of you

    Cameron Atkins

    Cameron AtkinsAugust 24 2021 2:18 pm
  4. To The Hayden family .condolences to you all on the passing of Thelma , we have fond memories of Thelma over the many years living in Piangil , a very good friend of our family , a lovely lady and wonderful community worker Rest peacefully Thelma .from the Griffiths family Jenny and Gary Blandthorn / gayle Maskell Helen Taylor

    Jennifer BlandthornAugust 24 2021 4:23 pm
  5. To Don Hayden and family. Sending you all our Condolences and love. Thelma was a lovely lady and a dear cousin to me.
    Monica Oliver and Family.

    Yvonne JarvieAugust 24 2021 10:20 pm
  6. To dear Rosalie Tony and Hayden family sending our love and deepest sympathies at the sad loss of your beautiful mum! Thinking of you all at this sad time

    Carol and Peter LawlessAugust 25 2021 7:57 am
  7. To Don and family
    Our deepest sympathy to you all at the passing of your wife – Thelma – mother and grandmother.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Peter, Kathy, Debbie and Barry (Knee) and families

    kathy KneeAugust 25 2021 11:35 am
  8. To Don Joy and the Hayden Family.
    My thoughts are with you all on the passing of a lovely gentle and caring lady who will also be missed by the ladies of the Anglican Mothers Union Nyah West.
    Margaret Finnemore

    Margaret FinnemoreAugust 26 2021 5:32 pm
  9. RIP Nana … wish I could be there, fly high with the angels ❤️❤️❤️

    Melanie HaydenAugust 26 2021 5:42 pm
  10. Dear Rodney, Maxine and all of the Hayden family
    Our sympathies are with you in this difficult time, the Holt (NSW) family extend our heartfelt condolences to you all, in the loss of Thelma.
    For Marilyn & I we remember the trips to Swan Hill to visit Gran Holt, our uncles, aunts and cousins, and the associated visits to the Hayden farm at Piangil where we treasured our catch ups with Don and Thelma, for the love and good times we shared. Also when the Haydens’ came to visit dad, mum and I in NSW and Marilyn on her farm at Yass many years ago.
    Thelma was the family stalwart that made the Hayden children the fine adults they are today and the loving aunt to Marilyn and Ian, and loving sister to our dad.
    May she rest in peace and the love we have for her.

    With our love, Ian & Leone, Marilyn & Fiona

    Ian HoltAugust 26 2021 10:04 pm
  11. Sending Don and his family our deepest sympathy on the passing of Thelma. Fond memories of sharing times with Thelma during Don’s time with the Swan Hill Shire Council. John and Anne Webb

    Anne WebbAugust 27 2021 7:56 am
  12. To Mr Don Hayden and to all family members, my thoughts and sympathies to you all.My memories go back to the early 80”s when I resided next door. Fabulous neighbours. Before that time the days when we could collect milk.
    Kathleen Johnson and all of the Fitzgerald family

    Kathleen JohnsonAugust 27 2021 8:11 am
  13. To Don & Family Max, Rosalie, Joy, Rodney, Owen, Barry & your families. Special Memories Of Thelma, dearly Loved Sister of George (dec) sister-in-law of Marjorie and Loved Aunt of Merv, Ray, Greg, Peter & their families. Our Deepest Sympathy to you all. A wonderful life well lived. Sleeping Peacefully.

    Marjorie HoltAugust 27 2021 10:25 am
  14. We will miss having enjoyable chats when having coffee and biscuits with you
    Love John and Gill

    GillAugust 27 2021 11:43 am
  15. To the Hayden family,

    Our deepest condolences on the passing of a lovely lady, Thelma. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you all at this sad time. 🌹

    Allan O’Bree & FamilyAugust 27 2021 12:05 pm
  16. To Don Hayden and families condolences from the Piangil Memorial Park and Recreation Reserve Inc Committee of Management

    Russell FitzgeraldAugust 27 2021 6:20 pm
  17. To Don & Family, sorry to hear of the passing of Thelma, condolences from Ivy Siely & Family

    Ivy SielyAugust 29 2021 1:59 pm
  18. To Rodney, Joy, Max & extended family, It is with great sadness I learned of Auntie Thelma’s passing. The many memories will be cherished. Love from Julie, David & family

    Julie HindleSeptember 9 2021 5:44 pm

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