Sunday, September 03, 2006

Funeral Details

Friends and Family are invited to celebrate the short but wonderful life of our beautiful daughter Rani Lesley Jean Millar at the Lillydale Crematorium.

Rani will have a service starting at 3pm sharp on Tuesday 5th of September so if you could be there at least 15 minutes earlier it will be appreciated.

Please be aware that we are asking everyone NOT to bring flowers as the funeral director will be collecting donations that people may want to make which they will give to the Royal Childrens Hospital on our behalf and the details for the wake which will be held in Vermont South will be announced on the day.

The details for the Crematorium are

Lilydale Cemetery & Memorial Park
126- 128 Victoria Rd Lilydale VIC 3140
ph: (03) 9739 6244

For those that are interested Rani's Heartfelt Death Notice with be in the Herald Sun on Monday :(


Sal said...

You don't know me, but I am a fellow scrapper that happened upon your blog following a link from one of the many fellow scrappers links.
I wanted to let you know, that you and your family are in my thoughts and wishes at the loss of Rani.
As a Mum myself, I can't pretend to know how you are feeling, however I wanted to send my thoughts and wishes.
Hugs Sel

Kirsten De Forest said...

Hey babe. I may not be able to get down in time, but I will be in Melbourne DEFINITLEY on Friday afternoon until Monday. I would LOVE to see you at some stage. Maybe Monday I can pop over? Let me know.

Love to you all.
Kirst xx

PS I need you to know that you are an inspiration to me......

Marni said...

I know I'm really late but just wanted to let you know that my thoughts are with you. I know you have recieved lots of support from the scrapping community and hope that you draw on our strenghth through this time.

Treezah said...

As I cant be with you all on Tuesday,I shall be lighting a pink candle for Rani at my home.
I'm hoping other's, who cant be there, will join me in lighting a 'Pink Candle for Rani' .

Debbie Y said...

Mel thank you so much for sharing with us at this most difficult time, I can't begin to imagine how heart wrenching it must be for you all.

I cannot get down there for the service, believe me I would if I could, but I too will be lighting a candle for Rani at 3pm.

God bless,

Deb said...

I can't be with you either on Tuesday, Mel. I will be lighting a candle for Rani also.

You are all in my prayers.

Michelle M said...

Mel, John, Teagan & Josh,

My thoughts will be with you all, and your family on Tuesday.

Your strength Mel is amazing, the time you take to update your blog to let all your cyber buddies know the details is appreciated so much, and I shed a tear or thousands, each time I read your updates.

May time ease your pain and suffering, and make your memories of your Princess clearer as each day passes.

As always you are all in my prayers and thoughts each moment.

Anonymous said...

I will also be lighting a cnadle for rani on tuesday.

Bev said...

Me too, a pink candle for RAni....I am sure the Childrens hospital will benefit greatly from the donations made on Ranis always spoke so highly of the staff who cared for her so this is a wonderful gesture made in Rani's memory

Tassie Deb said...

A pink candle it is for our precious Princess.

Mel - you are an absolute inspiration and an amazing soul.

Hugs to Josh and Teagan from Samuel and Mitchell

TD xoxoxo

Audrey said...

I too will be lighting a candle for Rani & my thoughts are with you all.

DenimAngel said...

Our thoughts will be with you on Tuesday Mel.
Love Susan

Alisha73 said...

Mel and John,
You are both the vision of true strength being there for all your children and still have time to let others know by taking the time to write this and phone when able...I admire the strength you have shown although you may not have felt it.
Trev and I will be there on Tuesday no matter what.
Love Alisha

wendie said...

Mel, if I could get to Melbourne on Tuesday I would but unfortunately I cant but will definately be thinking of you and a pink candle for Rani will be lit by me as well.

lusi said...

Just wanted to let you know I'll be praying for your family on Tuesday...I hope that's ok with you.
Love and hugs
Lusi x

parkyslot said...

Hi Mel

I too will be lighting a Pink Candle on Tuesday as well for Princess Rani.

Like previous people here I cant be there, but you and John and you wonderful family I will be thinking of you especially on Tuesday.

Your strength and courage is a pure inspiration to us all.
Hugs and wishes.
Parky and family xxxxx

The Arthur Family said...

I wish I could get there, you are such an inspiration to us all.. A strong person.
I will be thinking and praying for you all on tuesday. I too will light a candle in Memory of Princess Rani.

God Bless

Jenelle said...


Thank you so much for sharing all ths with us all. I will definately been thinking and praying of you on Tuesday at 3pm. I will definately be lighting a candle (PINK) for Princess Rani. She has definately touched my hearts.

Unfortunately I won't be able to attend, but I'll be thinking and praying for you and your family.


Jenelle & boys

Jenny said...

Mel, John, Teagan and Josh,

I can't make it but I will join the others and light a candle for Princess Rani.

You are all in my thoghts always...


Chris Millar said...

Thinking of you and your family Mel. A pink candle is a wonderful idea for those of us that cannot be there but would dearly love to. Rani has touched so many hearts and they will all be thinking of her on Tuesday afternoon.

jilly said...

Pink candle will be burning here in Brisbane for Rani too. Hang in there all.

Chrissy said...

It's times like these sweetie I wished I didn't live so very far away, there have been many moments over the past several months if I could have reached down those phone lines to hug you tightly I would and this Tuesday even more so love.

You know our prayers are with you, John, Josh and Teagan, we'll be lighting a little pink candle for our sweet girl at 3pm.

God bless and love you!
Chrissy xx

Peta..xx said...

I wish there was more i could do & say also...
My kids & i will be lighting a candle Tuesday afternoon to, in honour of little Miss Rani..
Also, (as Taylor suggested) we will each have a pink balloon with Rani's name on and will let them go outside too...

Thinking of you Mel, John, Teagan & Josh..xx

Leisa said...

I have been directed here by another friends blog.

I have spent the week in ICU with my father. Our situation is different but i can understand the emotions you would of went through with your ventilator decisions.

May your little girls strength help you through the weeks ahead.

Rach H said...

hi Mel + family,
sending loving thoughts prayers at this sad time in your life.


Briony said...

I came across your blog, after looking at others. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time,


Robyn said...

A pink candle will be lit here as well and the prettiest one I can buy.
Will be with you in spirit tomorrow and sending my biggest hugs and lots of love.

Lynne said...

Doing lots of crying, but in particular it was the notices in the paper this morning from your extended family that "undid me" again. (In particular, Uncle Stevie's notice - what tender words.)

Really, we are thinking of all of you. Beautiful Rani is being mourned across oceans.

Debbie B said...

I will be thinking of you tomorrow and will light a pink candle for your darling Princess.
(((hugs))) to you all

Michelle W said...

It has been ages since I have been on the group, but Judy told me of your sad news. My heartfelt condolences for your loss of beautiful Rani. My best wishes for your tough day tomorrow and will have a little prayer for you all.

Michelle W

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