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Melissa Anne Ryan

01-02-1978 - 31-01-2011

Funeral Details

2:00 PM
Monday 7th February 2011 at St Annes Catholic Church, Riddell Rd, Sunbury, VIC

Tobin Brothers - N Melbourne
(03) 9328 3999

Melissa Anne Ryan 




Born 01/02/1978.




Daughter of Elizabeth and Paul Ryan.




Step daughter of Phil O'Donnell.




Sister of Steve, Cathy, Pauline and Matt.




Engaged to Wayne Belford.




Step mother to Keiran, Liam and Mikayla.




Aunty to Ella, Maya, Josh, Tom, Emmerson, Jack, Lainey, Lockie and Gregory.




Friend to so many and loved by all.




Full of adventure, fun, good spirit, humour and generosity.




Taken tragically from us all 31/01/2011 at 32 years of age.




Will be dearly missed by family, friends and colleagues. 


























Liz o'donnell

January 31st, 2014 at 9:53 pm

Missing you so much my darling girl.I miss your hugs,your beautiful smile, your giggles and most of all our wonderful friendship. Three years seems like yesterday. Love you so much. Mum xx

Jody Milburn

June 5th, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Always a smile, always a friend. I think about you every day since I found out that you left. You will live forever in my heart my sweet Mel. Until we meet again.

The Giurleo Family (Holy Cross)

March 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and family, we were very saddened and shocked to hear of the recent tragic passing of your daughter, Melissa. We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are very much with you at this sad time. Love, the Giurleo Family xxx

Phil & Helen Hesse

February 14th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Dear Phil & Liz, Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Your beautiful Melissa taken too early. Love Phil & Helen

Lauren Penny

February 13th, 2011 at 4:24 am

Dear Mel, Your sudden & tragic departure from us still remains unreal. All us girls will miss you dearly and miss our catch ups, sharing our joys and downs of this rollarcoaster life. My deepest thoughts are with Liz & Phil, Cathy, Pauline and Steve - such a challenging time to say farewell to their loving daughter and sister. Belly is a tower of strength who loved you dearly and contributed to your overall love & happiness that has beamed out from you over the past few years. I will cherish all our moments, teenage years (few stories there!), school days, us growing into the ladies we are now today. Mel, will miss you. Your funeral gave me some comfort knowing you shared your life with so many lovely people and you were living your life you dreamt of. Im positive you would have been laughing to the gorgeous photos of your life that everyone showed at your farewell. You touched many lives. Mel, will miss you and hope that you rest in total peace that you were loved on this earth. Lauren

Erin Norrish

February 12th, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Dearest Mel, such a beautiful person inside and out and it is still hard to believe that you are gone. Your smiling face will remain with me forever and I am so glad to have had you in my life. Love and miss you always. Erin xx

Hayden Dwyer

February 10th, 2011 at 1:36 pm (edited)

A letter from Hayden Dwyer (aged 9) THINGS I LOVED ABOUT MEL I loved her hat. I loved her ring. I loved her bracelet. I loved how she was nice and caring to everyone. I loved everything about Mel. She helped everyone even if they were hurt. She supported everyone and gave them confidence. She looked after Lenny really well. WHY I MISS MEL. She was very kind and caring. I loved her because she was nice and never put people or herself down. I really miss Mel. She was a beautiful young lady. She would help you and clean things up for you. She would never do anything wrong. She was a responsible and organized person. She would always help us on the water, wakeboarding, knee boarding and skiing. LOVE TO MEL Everyone misses Mel because she was a great, wonderful, awesome and loving person. She is an unbelievable young lady. She was super kind to everyone. EVERYONE LOVES MEL. Hayden

Sheila, Albert & Family

February 10th, 2011 at 12:38 am

Dear Libby, Phil and family, sending our deepest condolences and prayers to all the family. Love Shelia, Albert & family

Tom, Di, Blayke & Kiara Lane

February 9th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

To Liz, Phil, Steve, Pauline, Kathy & Families. Deepest sympathy to you on the sad & tragic loss of Melissa. Her beautiful smile will remain in our memories forever. Our thoughts are with you all.

Kevin and sue canning

February 9th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Mel we cannot believe you have been taken from us way before your time. We shared some amazing times together and were looking forward to October and your wedding day. It was a privilege to attend the celebration of your life on Monday and hear the wonderful tributes and stories from so many. Our sympathies go to your mum and dad and extended family. To belly our heart breaks for you we are here for you always. Mel we will miss your beautiful smile, cheeky giggle, and your love of life. Kevin & Sue Canning

Denise, Paul,Kate & Matt Vandenberg

February 9th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (edited)

Dear Liz and Phil and family, Was so sad to hear your news. My thoughts and prayers are with you. All our love Denise, Paul, Kate & Matt xxx

Andrew, Leiza, Chloe, Kailan and Kye Cester

February 8th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Our trips to the river will sadly miss your radiant joy and enthusiasm. In reflecting you have taught us to love life and enjoy every moment. Kailan and Kye in particularly will miss your love and affection. Thanks for the short but oh so precious times we spent together. The Cesters.

Dean and Karlee,Lily, Macey Seidel

February 8th, 2011 at 5:19 pm (edited)

We are saddened by this tradegy,we knew Melissa through Pauline and Rohan our thoughts are with you all at this time, may her spirit live on in everyone Melissa knew, rest in peace. xxx

Robyn Darby

February 8th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Liz, Phil & Family. The funeral was such a celebration of Melissa's life, to hear all the stories and memories, it showed what a wonderful, loving and happy young lady she was. My heart goes out to you all that knew her, and my thoughts are with you to help get through this sad time. Peter Robyn Kate & Matthew xo

Sonja Kukuljan

February 8th, 2011 at 10:02 am

Dear Liz, Phil, Wayne and family, I met Melissa only twice in the recent past, but that was sufficient to feel her compassionate, warm and loving nature. I have struggled to understand how such a tragedy could befall someone so fundamentally good. Perhaps time will provide an answer and help everyone to heal and cope with the loss of Melissa. Please accept my sincere condolences and heartfelt sorrow in this time of darkness. I pray that the fog will lift as Melissa's loving and warm spirit will prevail, and that her memory will live on side-by-side with those who loved her most. All our love, Sonja, Stephen and Saskia Teale.

Marg Benne

February 8th, 2011 at 8:49 am

Dear Liz, Phil, Belly and family. Our thoughts of you are constant and our love goes to all of you. Melissa's funeral was such a wonderful tribute to your darling girl. Treasure those fantastic times together. Love Margie, Bert and family

OBig lissy

February 7th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Oh my darling mate little lissy. How my heart is broken, you were a beautiful friend to me, remember how we walked around the river every single day of the year rain hail or shine?, for near ten years?, and wondered why we were the only ones walking in the middle of a rain storm in june? We just had so much to talk about you and me, even after working 9 hours a day with each other. I'll still walk with you in my heart every other day my sis. See ya when I'm lookin at ya. Big lissy xxx

Ciaran, Clare and Ewan McAssey

February 7th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

Louie, it has taken us a week to think of what to say, and the words still escape us. You have been a true friend for near on 10 years and shared many great times (oven mitts and hair brushes just aren't the same). We love you, our hearts are that little more empty in your passing but so much fuller for having had you in our lives. To Phil, Liz and Belly and your respective families are love and thoughts are with you always. All our love xxxxxxx

Elaine Spiteri (Ellul)

February 7th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

May you find comfort in knowing she is with Matt. Siblings finally reunited. Liz, I know the heartache of losing a child, and Belly, also the heartache of losing a partner. All I can offer, is support, and along with many friends, love for years to come. Elaine x

Paul Sheedy

February 7th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and family, Deepest sympathy on your tragic loss. Paul & Libby Sheedy and family

Austin and Sue Cosgriff

February 7th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Dear Liz,Phil and Family, we were deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved Mel. Although we did not know her we know that she had a loving and devoted mum and a loving and caring stepfather. Our prayers and thoughts are with you on this very sad occasion. Love from Austin and Sue Cosgriff

Mary and Pete Malone

February 6th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and family, May heartfelt thoughts bring you comfort and loving memories of your treasured daughter bring you peace in the days ahead. Our prayers and thoughts will be with you tomorrow. Love Mary,Pete,Brianna&Sean

Jody, Mark, Lulu & Scarlett Wilms

February 6th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and family- we are so sorry to hear of the passing of Melissa. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending all our love. Jody Mark Lulu & Scarlett

Barry & Kathy Hobbs & family

February 6th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

Hi Liz, Phil and family, No words can help your pain but our love and thoughts are with you.

Maria and David Anderson

February 6th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Dear Liz and Phil, I have searched for words to express our deepest sadness at the terrible loss of Melissa's life last Monday. I struggle to find them because none are appropriate or deep enough to let you know how our hearts break for Steve, Cathy, Pauline and their families, for Belly and his children so dear to melissa and for you Liz and Phil our dear friends. We can only just be with you and hold you in our hearts offering our love and friendship tomorrow and in the future as together we remember Melissa's lovely smile and love for you her family.

Kate McKernin

February 6th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and Family, I heard today at church about the tragic accident of your beloved daughter. Many tears, I am just heartbroken for you. I can't even imagine your pain let alone what to say! Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the long journey ahead. Love to you all Kate,Peter,Thomas and Max Webb (McKernin)

Ben and Tiesh Cosgriff

February 6th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Dear Liz & Phil, we are sending all the love we have to you at this most difficult time. Please know that we are praying for you and that we are always here if you need anything. Lots of love, Ben and Leticia Cosgriff.

Jacinta Cosgriff and family

February 6th, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Dear Phil & Liz, We were deeply schocked and saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of your much loved Melissa. Although we did not know her we remember the pride in which you spoke of her and can sense the deep love of her family and friends through this site. Our heartfelt thoughts and love are with you at this devastingly sad time. Cint, Kath, Jim, Dom, Ben & families

Cathy Tobin

February 6th, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Dear Liz, Phil & family. I will be thinking of you on Monday, just as I have thought of you constantly over the past 6 days. Love Cathy x

jeanette whytcross(fiji)

February 6th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Liz i will be thinking of you tomorrow xooxoxoxox

Mandy and Paul Bruton

February 6th, 2011 at 9:49 am

To Pauline,Rohan, Josh, Tom, Emmerson and all of Melissa's family. We were so shocked to hear of this tragic news. There is no rhyme or reason as to why this has happened but try to take some comfort in knowing that you have so much love and support behind you to try and help you get through this. Our thoughts are continuously with you. Mandy, Paul, Teegan, Jordan and Emily - your Nagambie mates. Xx

tim ellis

February 6th, 2011 at 4:20 am

So sad to hear the news of the loss of a sweet, fun girl. Condolences to all those close to Mel.

Khanh-vy Ho

February 6th, 2011 at 2:02 am

To my dearest darling Mel. I'm so blessed to have met a friend like you. I never quite understood how someone with such an angel face could be so cheeky. I will always remember your little giggle and all your "Mel-isms". Thank you for your amazing friendship which has always meant so much to me and for sharing so many experiences with me. You are so kind, generous and beautiful, inside and out. I have a million things to say, but no words do it justice. We all love you so much, it would be impossible not to. I will eternally miss you and will NEVER forget you and the many memories I have of our time together. It breaks my heart to have to say goodbye to you. Liz, thank you for giving us the gift that is your beautiful daughter. She has brought so much to our lives, more than words could express and we all love her so much. To you, Phil, Belly, Pauline, Cathy, Steve and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish you much strength and courage to get through this difficult time. All my love, KV x

Peter & Marg Carman & Families

February 5th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and Families. Our condolences, love and support at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Rose Violi (Dubai)

February 5th, 2011 at 4:37 am

Dearest Mel I have been trying for days to know what to say, the shock and disbelief is still with me. I am sorry I can't be there to say goodbye and to give comfort to Belly and our friends, but know that I am thinking and sending my love to all during this difficult time. You were always so encouraging, kind and thoughtful. I'm glad that you found the love and happiness that you deserved. I will miss your smile, giggle and friendship. My thoughts and prayers are with Belly and all of Mel’s family and friends. Goodbye Matey…Rose xxx

Phil O'Donnell

February 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

FUNERAL ORGANISATION/COMMUNICATION Lissie's funeral has been confirmed for Monday at 2pm at St Anne's, Sunbury. It is not "Churchy" - just a simple celebration of her life with about half a dozen personal tributes and 3 Audio Visual Presentations. Her mates are suggesting wearing bright colours. We will be burying Lissie with her brother, Matt, in the Sunbury cemetery, and then coming back to the Church hall for a "cuppa & chat". For catering it would be appreciated if the locals could drop a "small plate" into the Hall before the Funeral. Afterwards "the boys" (about 40 coming on a bus from Berwick to be with Belly!!!) and "the girls" will be adjourning to the Terrace to party!!! Thanks for all your support over the last few days - it has been a wonderful positive distraction.

Brooke & Kieran O'Donnell

February 4th, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Dearest Liz,Phil and family. We are extremely saddened to hear about the tragic loss of your gorgeous girl. We were fortunate enough to spend some wonderful family birthdays & fun times with Mel. Her beautiful smile & that cute little giggle is something that we will cherish forever. Our thoughts are with you. Hugs & Kisses Brooke, Kieran, MacKenzie & Finn O'Donnell.oxo

Mandy and Paul Bruton

February 4th, 2011 at 3:12 pm

To Pauline,Rohan, Josh, Tom, Emmerson and all of Melissa's family. We were so shocked to hear of this tragic news. There is no rhyme or reason as to why this has happened but try to take some comfort in knowing that you have so much love and support behind you to try and help you get through this. Our thoughts are continuously with you. Mandy, Paul, Teegan, Jordan and Emily - your Nagambie mates. Xx

Lindsay Jones

February 4th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

To the lovely lady Mel, I was so devastated to hear that your life had been unexpectedly taken from all of us. You were loved by all who knew you, and will be missed everyday. Your smile and giggle were infectious, and I'm so proud to say that I knew you. I know we didn't get to spend a whole lot of time together, but my memories of the times that we did share I will treasure forever. My thoughts are with your gorgeous Sunbury girls, Belly, Liz, Phil & family. Thanks for making our lives brighter Mel, I'll miss ya face, Love Red xxo

Capstone (Queen St)

February 4th, 2011 at 2:00 pm

Mel you were a "beauty" in everyway & whilst we might have got to know you & Belly over the years through our work we all love you as great friends. Belly, we are here for you like you always have been for us. Our heartfelt condolences to you & your family & to Mel's family. Anthony, Ian, Bill, Sophie, Dulitha, Jason & Andrew.

Taryn Crow

February 4th, 2011 at 10:07 am

To My Sweet Mely Mel. This is something I never dreamed I would have to do. I am not saying Goodbye to you just merely "Seeya later". You were one of those people that instantly made me smile just by seeing you. Your smile was infectious and I just feel so empty that I will never again see it beaming back. You will always and forever be in my heart. You were taken away from all of us way to soon but I am still lucky that I can say we were friends and that I got to share so many amazing times with you and to have created so many wonderful memories. Mely I miss you so much and will always love you. You will forever be in my thoughts. Taz xoxo

Brett Ramsdale

February 4th, 2011 at 9:03 am

Dear Phil, Liz and family, my thoughts are with you all, that beautiful smile shown in the pitures of Melissa on this tribute site will help you through this tragic time Brett

Heather Lancaster

February 4th, 2011 at 8:48 am

to the whole family, but especially Cathy, so very sorry to hear of your tragic loss, I can only imagine your pain, my heart goes out to you all and you are in my thoughts, much love to all, Heather and Phil Lancaster (ExpressApps)

Keeping Family (Holy Cross)

February 4th, 2011 at 7:05 am

Dear Liz, Phil and family, What lovely people you are and we are sure from what we have heard and read that Melissa was too, and what a heart wrenching event has taken place. We are deeply sorry to hear of the loss of your precious daughter. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jessica, Damien, Madelyn, Jack & Abbey Keeping xo

Sue, John, Nash & Tate Kemp

February 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and family. It is with a heavy heart and many tears that we post this tribute to your much loved daughter Melissa. No words can ease your pain but may the love of those around you help in the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you and your family - Sue John Nash & Tate Kemp

Cathy Pavichievac

February 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Our Gorgeous Louey and Auntie Lou-Lou, We are shattered beyond belief, but so proud of you. That sweet yet persuasive giggle won many hearts, which are now broken. Your caring and unassuming nature was such a special gift. You will be missed so much by our girls, as you were a beautiful auntie and sister. We'll look after Bel and the kids, but how lucky is he to have such a wonderful group of mates, who have already supported him so much. The fact that you went on the eve of your birthday, and had just as you had booked the wedding date makes everything so tragic.Rest easy, don't stress or worry about everyone as you always do. We love you with all our hearts and souls - Your big Sis Cath, Chris, Ella and Maya xxxooooxxxoooxxxooxx

David Stevens

February 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

our thoughts are with Phil, Liz and their family at this very sad time. lots of Love David, Christine, Matilda and Ned (in absentia) xo

Sue Mckibbin

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Dear Liz and Phil and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time. I cant begin to imagine what you are going through but hoping that you find some strength to deal with this tragic loss. Thinking of you Love Sue McKibbin and Family

Steve, Cathy, Holly, Chloe & Lachie

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Dear Liz & Phil, Belly, Steve & Katie, Cathy & Chris, Pauline & Rohan. We are here for you now & in the sad days to come. No words can help, we only have our love to give. Our conversation with Mel at Phil's special day on Sunday will stay in our hearts forever. Mel knew how much she was loved & treasured by all of you. She always had such a beautiful way of making everyone around her feel so special - just like her mum. Liz, you are so special to us & we pray that the love of all those around you can give you some comfort. Love Cathy, Steve, Holly, Chloe & Lachie Turner

Doug & Maree Pendergast

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Dear Mel, you will always be in our hearts; Belly we will always be there for you now and for years to come mate.We will treasure that last dinner and the fun we had, tall stories with lots of laughter; I,m sure Mel found out lots of gems about you that night! To Mels family, please accept our sincere condolences from two friends that really loved her.

Thomas Meehan

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:35 pm

Our time as friends was as long as I can almost remember from prep through high school till our lives journeyed different directions. So many memories flood back to me. We were neighbours as well as friends. Your kind heart and warm personality always great for a conversation. Even though it has been years since I saw your smiling face it is with great sadness I heard you are gone. To your family, loved ones and the friends we shared I send my love and wishes.

Jodie and Chris Leechman

February 3rd, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and Family, It is hard to know what to write, we can't express our deep sadness for your terrible loss. I only met Melissa once, and I know she was a beautiful, caring, intelligent lady and you are all very proud of her. I wish I was there to support you during this difficult time. Love Jodie and Chris xx

Maureen Kear

February 3rd, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Dearest Liz and Phil snd Paul, I am so sorry to hear of the tragic loss of your beautiful daughter Melissa. I have so many wonderful family and happy memories of a cute lil blonde with the bluest of eyes, great gymnast, so much water has passed under the bridge with us Liz. Please know that you are not only in our prayers but in the prayers of all who loved Mel and you all as a family ... huggles and lotsa love, if I could take yr pain I would ... Maureen [& Russ Kear] xoxo

Jodie and Chris Leechman

February 3rd, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Dear Liz, Phil and Family, It is hard to know what to write, we can't express our deep sadness for your terrible loss. I only met Melissa once, and I know she was a beautiful, caring, intelligent lady and you are all very proud of her. I wish I was there to support you during this difficult time. Love Jodie and Chris xx

Bryan and Margaret Cosgriff and Family

February 3rd, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Dear Liz and Phil and Family. We are thinking of you and praying for you all.As parents we can only imagine the pain you must be feeling. We know your great faith and your lovely family will be your strength. Will see you on Monday.

jeanette,adam,mia and Isabella whytcross(fiji)

February 3rd, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I never met you Melissa but from what your mum has told me you were a caring, generous,friendly,lovely young lady who's life was just beginning,my prayers and thoughts are with you my friends Liz and Phil and family,love Jeanette,Adam,Mia and Bella Whytcross,Liz this is the time i wish i could be there for you to have one of our friendly chats in the driveway

Kylie Thompson

February 3rd, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Gorgeous Mel, you were such an amazing and beautiful person inside and out and such a wam and loving friend. Your giggle will be missed at all of our get togethers but you will remain with us all. I'm very thankful to have had you as a friend and thank you for all of the laughs over many years. To Belly and your family, my deepest sympathy, we'll always be here for you. Love ya Mel xoxo

Rhona Quon

February 3rd, 2011 at 1:01 pm (edited)

To dear Mel, it still doesn't seem real, I keep waiting for you to call me like you always did. I've been going through the photos today and there are so many fun times and fond memories that will be with me always and forever. You were such a beautiful gentle soul and not to mention all the beautiful dresses I used to borrow. I'm so glad Darcy got to meet you. I will love you always. Rho. xo.

The Neville family ( holy cross)

February 3rd, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Dear Liz and family we cannot start to imagine the loss and grief that you must be feeling.our prayers and thoughts are with you. love the Neville family.xo

Georgia Connors

February 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 am

To my dear friend Mel. Words cannot expressed how deeply empty and devastated I felt when I heard the tragic news that we had lost you. You were taken away far to early, when your life was just taking off. You had such an exciting year ahead of you and were the happiest I've known you to be. You were such an amazing friend, so thoughtful, caring and extremely generous. I will cherish the friendship we shared over close to 20 years, it will remain a part of me for the rest of my life. I will always picture your smile and your infectious laugh and I'll hold on to the many happy memories I have of the times we shared. I'm so grateful to have had you in my life. I loved you so dearly and will love you always. Your buddy Georgia xoxoxo

Terry Laidler & John Lee

February 3rd, 2011 at 9:34 am

Just devastated when we heard the news. Hope Wayne, all the family and friends are managing in what must be really trying times. Our thoughts are with you. Please yell if there's anything practical we can do to help. Otherwise see you on Monday.

Karen Helliar

February 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 am

Mark, Pete, Rach and myself were all so very sad to hear of the passing of Melissa, we rememeber lots of the good times we had growing up and do so fondly with lots of laughs we all had together. Our deepest love and sympathy go out to every one who was so close to Melissa, particularly her beloved family. Even though time and circumstances have kept us apart we cherish the memories we have of Melissa as a beautiful, fun loving girl!! Sympathy to you all Rod, Karen, Olivia, Ally and Will Nyman(Helliar)

Liz O'Donnell

February 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 am

My beautiful darling daughter has gone from our lives in a split second! We cannot express our incredible grief that is so raw and so overwhelming. You have been ripped away from us at the peak of your incredible happiness. We thank Belly from the bottom of our hearts for loving our wonderful girl so deeply and giving her a whole new meaning of life. I can't imagine life without you.You and I were joined at the hip. You always called me your best friend and we went through so much together in your short life. Walk with me, be with me, stay in my heart forever. Deepest love from your 'favourite' Mum xx

phil O'Donnell

February 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 am

Thanks, Sunbury Girls and Terry for settingup this tribute site for our dear Melissa. Support has been wonderful. Today we are having a "closed home" as we need to finalise the funeral ceremony, and Steve, Katie and the kids are flying in from the USA and staying with us. Thanks to all the food providers - the fridge is bursting at the seams, so we are suggesting no more food! We have received so many messages of support and condolences from family, friends and my colleagues at Tobin Brothers - thank you so much. Liz and I encourage you to post your personal comments on this site - and we can keep them as a lasting tribute to Melissa. We will keep open communication with everyone via this tribute site. Love to all, Phil

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