30.06.1929 – 11.10.2020
Loving wife of Karl-Heinz (dec).
Loving partner of Fred (dec).
Much loved mother of Wolfgang and Monica.
Mother-in-law of Michael and Margaret.
Loved grandmother of Jeremy, Julian, Sam, Justin and Bianca.
Great grandmother of Rafi and Harriett.
Forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice


A Private Service will be held. Please contact Tuckers for webcast details.


  1. I have such fond memories of many family gatherings at your place Gerda. You were always so welcoming and loved having your family around. You will forever be in the hearts of those who loved you and my thoughts are with Aunty Moni, Wolfgang and the whole family today xx

    Danni Taylor October 16 2020
  2. Aunty Gerda, a strong, beautiful, hard working woman of her day, always feisty, loud but loving, from my memory of her as a child, she always spoke her mind and visits to her home in Geelong were always an adventure but fun. The table was always immaculate and the home the same. My father and Gerda had very similar traits, she had an enormous laugh, Christmas was always special at her house. A new partner Fred and together they created a special life which saw them to the end of their lives. I am thinking of Monica and Wolfgang today and her wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. Much love and rest in peace Tante Gerda.
    Love Nicole, David, Emmy, Judd and Jesse x x

    Nicole Landgrebe October 16 2020
  3. Goodbye Gerda, dear, cherished friend.
    With gratitude for many years of friendship, & with sympathy & love to Monica, Michael, Wolfgang, Margaret & all of Gerda’s family.
    Pat., Robin & family.

    Pat. Evans October 16 2020
  4. We all remember Gerda with such fondness and are much saddened by her passing. We have great memories of our visits to her home in Ocean Grove and the generosity and kindness with which she welcomed us all. Gerda had an amazing life, and was a formidable and caring woman. Our thoughts are with all her loving family at this sad time.
    Julie, Peter, Patrick and Martin

    Julie Prideaux and Peter Clark October 15 2020
  5. You found a home Down Under, we ended up in the Far North.
    But we share the same roots, in the Berlin-Tempelhof Polish community.
    A last farewell from the family in Sweden, and affiliated entities in Norway and Netherlands

    Manfred and Hardy October 15 2020
  6. We are deeply sorry to hear about the death of Gerda
    Our condolences to you and your family. She was such a wonderful person. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel about the loss of Gerda. We are sorry you’re going through this difficult time, and we will praying for peace for you and your family.
    Farewell Gerda
    Erhard, Beate, Katrin, Ecke, Folke, David und Edith

    Erhard Rönspieß October 15 2020
  7. Thank you Gerda for the wonderful times we shared with you and your family at Ocean Grove. we will always have fond memories of those happy days.
    All our love to Monica, Wolfgang and families

    Cheryl Davis October 14 2020
  8. Thinking of you all today,my condolences to you Monica and Family.

    Colleen Hickman October 14 2020
  9. I met Gerda in 1980 when I spent the year as ‘assistant teacher’ from Germany. Monica introduced me and we have taken an interest in each other’s life ever since. We have very fond memories of visiting her and Fred in Canberrra and Ocean Grove – and also welcoming them here in Stuttgart when they were on one of their last trips through Germany. I always admired Gerda’s positive outlook on life and her generosity to share everything she had – a place to stay or time with friends. Mach’s gut, liebe Gerda!

    Sigi Leonard October 14 2020
  10. Farewell, Gerda. What a life you had through war and peace, in Germany and Australia. And what blessings came of that life: a wonderful, extending family, two rich relationships, and a warm community of friends. You were prized and we bid you goodbye with a great sense of loss. Philip

    Philip Pettit October 14 2020
  11. There aren’t enough words to describe my love for mum and what she meant to me. I was lucky to have her for 64 years. She lead a full and happy life, never dwelled on the negative and always kept a positive attitude even when she battled with memory loss. She wasn’t only my mother but she was also a friend to me. She always had something to say and always maintained an interest in her grandchildren and all our friends un general. It’s hard to believe that she is gone, but as she would say, such is life. Tchüß meine liebe Mutti, bis zum nächsten Mal. XXX

    Monica Smith October 14 2020