McDermott, Nathalie Margaret

Nathalie Margaret McDermott

4.08.1932 ~ 29.01.2021

Our lovely Mum, Gma, GGma, Nath filled our lives with passion and style.

She was a mighty woman of great faith, humour and talent.

We are grateful for her endless capacity to love.

Amanda, Mark, Andrew, Bernadette, Guy, Michael, Tara,

15 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

A Service to Celebrate Nathalie’s Life

Will be held at St Thomas More’s Catholic Church, 17 Terry’s Avenue Belgrave

on Tuesday February 9th 2021 Commencing at 11.00am

To view Nathalie’s service online please click on the link below.

12 Tributes

  1. Cheryl McInnes
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    What a wonderful, loving, faith-filled, caring and compassionate intelligent woman she was. I have the greatest of affectionate memories of her and I know she will be sorely missed by both family and friends alike. Together with Terry once again. A perfect couple I had the blessings to know, albeit briefly over the past 14 years.

  2. Lorraine & Peter Saunders
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    We will miss you, Nath. Your welcoming smile and hospitality, your warmth, creativity and strong faith. You were taken away from us, it feels, so quickly. Now with your great love, Terry.

  3. Karen Tayleur
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    We will miss your wicked dry humour Nath – you’re naughty asides, your always-thereness when needed. The world is a little dimmer without you in it – much love – The Tayleur family xxxxx

  4. Laurie and Dorothy Webber
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    It was a privilege to know such a lovely and caring lady. It is a great loss for her family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  5. theresa portelli
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    It was a great privilege to know Nathalie .First she was My teacher at Redfern High School 1956.My family had trouble and Nathalie asked her mum and dad to take me in which they did Making her my Foster sister and Her sister Helen .We Had lots of fun and great wonderful person Wont forget you Nathalie. Love to all the Family So Sorry your Mum has left us Love from all the Portellis.

  6. Carole Emslie
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    I have a wonderful, funny and heartwarming memory of Nathalie dressed as a bumble bee for a party at Bernie’s, buzzing about and doing her usual bit to help out. She was such a loving and giving person. Her wonderful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are testimony to the love Nathalie had for her family. Love to you all. Carole Emslie

  7. Darryl O'Bryan
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    As a neighbour and friend of our family we could not have wished for better. Surprises of chocolate cake for Easter. Beautiful paintings we will cherish. A wicked giggle to remember. Kindness in times of grief and help when needed. A life beautifully lived.
    I am sorry that time and distance does not allow us to be at the service but our thoughts will be with you all.

  8. Sue GIBBONS
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    Nath was my Godmother and second cousin. My mother Lorna lived with Nath and Helen after her mother died. My mother loved Nath greatly and my relationship grew through Mum. I had the pleasure of seeing Nath in Victoria with my family and Nath was in Queensland a few years ago where we caught up again. She was a beautiful woman and my thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  9. Josephine McMahon (née Hillyer)
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    We were at school together at St Anne’s Bondi beach and Holy Cross College Bellevue Hill. A long time friendship with Fay , Beryl, Audrey, Maurice, Maureen and myself Josephine. Reunions and lunches on the first Monday of May every year in latter years were very much enjoyed. Our lives may not have been close in the early years of marriage and parenting but the connection was always there.
    Nath and I played the piano and “Nola” a duet we performed together.
    Our numbers are diminishing but our memories will always be with us.
    God bless you Nath, I know you are in a heavenly home and in peace. Love Jo

  10. ross philip
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    always in our hearts , a glowing talent in all of life , a deep love for everyone and everything love rosssilvia x

  11. Amy Carter
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    A beautiful service and a true testament to the wonderful person Grandma Nath was.

    My heart goes out to all of the family, she will be truly missed by all. A kind, nourishing & gentle soul with an enormous heart.

    I have many fond memories of Nath, but my favourite was her teaching me how to play the piano- I can still play the songs today.

    All my love, always. x

  12. David Lee
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    A lovely person and friend and the woman beside my good friend Terry now together. David Lee ..Film Director..HOMICIDE.

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