Margaret June FORD (née Brown)

22/09/1938 – 11/10/2021
Much loved wife of Stanley Charles for 57 years, passed on peacefully at St John of God Hospital, Geelong on 11th October 2021.
Adored mother of Karen, Suzanne, Marcus and Jennifer. Loved mother-in-law to Brian, Marion and Rob and grandmother of Laura, Charles, Andy and Stephanie.
This beautiful, loving lady will be deeply missed by many.

Funeral Notice


Private cremation.


  1. Dear Stan: remembering good times at Ormond College, and Margaret’s friendship. thinking of you. Neil.

    Neil Tolliday October 21 2021
  2. To Stan and family, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. I will miss our talks on the phone with Margaret Nanette and Terry wood

    Nanette wood October 17 2021
  3. Our deepest sympathy to you, Stan, and all your family. We are thinking of you.
    Margaret and Keith Smith.

    Margaret Smith October 16 2021
  4. To Stan and Family, Leigh and I first met you when we travelled with the Men’s Probus Group on the Ghan to Darwin in 2004. On our first night we sat with you for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed your company and humour. Margaret was always so graceful and a loving and caring friend. Our deepest thoughts are with you all at this sad time and Margaret will be in our hearts forever. With love Jen and Leigh

    Jenny and Leigh Sanford October 16 2021
  5. Marg & I met at Pharmacy College in 1956 so have been friends for a long time.
    We shared quite a few holidays together including 9 months in England & Europe with 3 other “girls”.
    Marg was my bride’s maid when I married then I was matron of honour at her marriage to Stan.
    A great friend will be sadly missed!
    R.I.P. Marg

    Jill McCormack October 15 2021
  6. I only knew you for 2 short years, but in that time, I came to know you as my Rummikub and Scrabble buddy extraordinaire! Such enjoyable hours spent together. You were attractive, intelligent and delightful company. I will miss you so much. Rest in Peace now, my recent, valued friend. Sympathy from Norm and myself to your much loved family.

    jill jeavons October 15 2021
  7. Dear friend of many years of the Perry family Our thoughts and prayers are with her loving family .

    Pamela Perry October 15 2021
  8. Dear Margaret,
    As your youngest cousin I was always impressed by Nana’s and my dad’s pride in you and your academic achievements. Your independence trip to remote parts of Europe with friends was brave and groundbreaking in your generation. It inspired me. As an adult I admired the way you met life’s challenges directly and with dignity.
    Rest In Peace after a life well lived. With love and respect. Sally

    Sally Collier October 15 2021
  9. To my dear cousin, Margaret: Among all my numerous cousins, you are the one to whom I felt the most connected. I admire your calmness, capability and intelligence. You were clearly a fantastic wife, mother and grandmother who will be sadly missed. Be happy and at peace, as you so well deserve. With much love, Margot.

    Margot De Deugd October 14 2021
  10. To my dear older and only sister. My memories of our childhood together come flooding back. The fun times we had growing up in Upper Beaconsfield and East Malvern The respect and admiration I had for you. You will always be in my heart Be at peace dear sister. Love always. Robert

    Robert Brown October 14 2021
  11. You will be in my heart forever Mum. I’m so proud to have had such a beautiful, intelligent and strong lady as my mother. Your dedication to caring for my special sister Karen and being a loving and supportive wife was beyond gold star. I loved every moment we spent together and you will remain the scrabble and rummikub champion! Rest In Peace my precious mother. 😘🥰

    Jennifer Ford October 14 2021
  12. I first met Margaret in 2004, soon after I was lucky enough to meet her beautiful daughter Jenn. She very quickly accepted me as part of her family and was always very kind to me. I am going to miss our little chats about the trials and tribulations of her beloved Cats and my Magpies. But most of all I will miss seeing and hearing her kindness to her family and those who had become her friends. Rest In Peace Margaret, you sure deserve it. Love you always.

    Brian Xerri October 14 2021