REMEMBERING NORA AND DES COYNE
DadsStoryA5.pdf MumsLiturgy.pdf DadsMassBook.pdf

Click on the images above to view the Funeral Booklets or the Eulogy for Dad
(This web page was principally created for Brendan and his family in Canada
to give them some feeling of the funeral immediately after it was over.
Please note the above downloads are large pdf files.)

For video and images recorded on 17th March 2012 showing the gravestone today
and also other Coyne gravestones at Karrakatta click HERE.
See also "Celebrating a Life" Brian's tribute to his father HERE.


Dad's coffin with Mum's ashes in the casket on top
at the Vincent Pallotti Chapel, Rossmoyne
before commencement of the Mass on Friday, 28th January 2005.

The highlight of the liturgy was the deeply moving, post-communion reflection sung by Amanda.
The song we chose was "Be Still" and Amanda had sung this song to her sister, Angela, as she died.
Amanda and I have been floored by the generosity of our cyber community who, in the space of hours,
in the very early morning last Wednesday organised to fly Amanda to Perth. This was truly miracle
type stuff. Our community will all be meeting in Sydney for a retreat on the Anzac Day long weekend
in April and we're looking forward to that. We also used Amanda's song "The Blessing", but this time on CD,
for the lowering of the coffin at Karrakatta. That's the music I've also included with this webpage.
 


Fr Chris Ross OFM was the celebrant. Dad knew him as Fr Chris is
one of the leaders of the Christian Meditation Community in
Perth that Dad was a member of. Dad's mate, Fr John Lisle was
meant to concelebrate at the Mass but was ill and couldn't attend
at the last moment. Another old priest mate of Dad, Mons Peter McCrann,
who is also chaplain to the Knights of the Southern Cross, was able to be
present for the burial. They knew each other as boys at Yalgoo as Peter
McCrann's father had been stationed there as postmaster in the 1930s.

Phoebe delivered the second part of Dad's own story at the graveside and Jules
had delivered the first part of that at the chapel.
 


Brian delivering the conclusion to the eulogy.
 


The coffin and mum's casket.
 


The pallbearers (Jules, Phoebe, Michael Lorrimar, Andrew Lorrimar, Brotherpeter, Brian)
just before the coffin was lowered.
 


John Oliver delivering Brendan's remembrance of Dad.
In the foregound are two of John's daughters, Jenni and Caitlin, and I'm not sure
who the lass on the right is.
 


A view from behind John. (Names of others below)
 


From front right: John Oliver's daughters, ?, Maureen Carcione, Carl? Carcione,
Mary Melville (Stephen's wife), Margaret Lavalette, Stephen Melville (obscured),
Trish Stanwell, Elizabeth Gardner.
 


See names in previous photos and seated on the floor is
Rosalie Carcione who read one of the Prayers of the Faithful
at the Mass.
 


Mary Melville, Margaret Lavalette, Stephen Melville,
Trish Stanwell, Elizabeth Melville.
 


Simon Melville, Ted Burton (Aunty Rosemary's husband), Elizabeth Gardner's
son, Nick, not sure of the person behind Anne Oliver, it might be
Claudia Gardner, Amanda McKenna, Phoebe Coyne, Brotherpeter.
 


Phoebe Coyne, Brotherpeter, Geoff Lewis, Rosemary Melville, Bela Perry,
Carmel Coyne, Adele Nardizzi, Julian Coyne, Joseph Taboni, Joseph's
girlfrield Misty, Ivan Taboni. Also present but missing from these photos was
Rosemary-Anne Lorrimar
 


The beautiful part of Karrakatta Cemetery where Mum and Dad are buried.
Their plot is where the flowers are in front of the cross at the centre
of the picture.
 


Another view of the burial plot.
We took these photos on the Monday following the funeral.
 

Click on the images above to view the Remembrances for Mum and Dad
written by Brian and Brendan
(Please note the above downloads are large pdf files.)