Marian June SPINA (nee Higgins)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on 27th July 2020, aged 85.
Loving wife of Joe.
Loving mother, mother-in-law and Nanna of David, Maryanne and Alana; Andrew and Kerry; and Greg.
Ever in our thoughts.
Thank you to Dr Savage and staff at TLC Belmont for their exceptional care of Marian.


Funeral Notice


A private service will be held. Please contact Tuckers for webcast details.


  1. Dearest Joe, David, Andrew & Greg and family.
    We were so saddened to hear of the sad loss of Marian. Mum (Una) has so many beautiful memories of Marian, and the family (Jen, Doug, Robyn & Sue) all loved our visits to the farm, and the kindness of Joe and Marian, hanging about with David, Andrew & Greg, and the McCoombe cousins, eating the best (snow) apples in the orchard, foraging for blackberries and mushies, and the amazing afternoon tea spread we all still fantasize about, baked by Marian and the Aunties.
    Our hearts are with you all during this time, please give our love to Joe and we will tune into Marian’s service and with you, celebrate her gentle and loving nature and remember a life well lived.
    Much love … the McKenzie family ❤❤❤

    Robyn Mills (McKenzie) August 2 2020
  2. To Joe, David, Andrew,Greg & family

    Our thoughts with you all.

    Many happy memories at the Farm and later at Belmont.

    From milking cows in the harsh Otways weather to cooking a superb Xmas dinner for all of us at Belmont.

    A gentle, kind,loving lady to everyone.

    Much love

    Christopher & Sheryl
    Kelly & Luke
    Laura & Chris
    Ava, Milla & Arlo

    chris clarke August 1 2020
  3. To David, Andrew and Gregory,
    How lucky you are to have had such a loving Mother.
    I have many happy memories from my 15 years working at Coles with her and miss our
    “Old Coles Girls” catch ups.
    My condolences to Joe and family.
    Margaret McTavish.

    Margaret McTavish July 30 2020