Jean Margaret Gunning

Jean Margaret Gunning

of Keiraville

Passed away peacefully on Sunday 2nd July 2023.  Beloved wife of the late Rod.  Dearly loved mother and mother-in-law of Wendy and Campbell, Jenny and David.  Cherished Nanna of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Loved sister of the late Harold and June.  Jean will be sadly missed by her loving family and many dear friends.

Aged 95 Years
Always loved and sadly missed
Forever in our hearts

 Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jean’s funeral service to be held at H Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore Street, Wollongong on Friday 14th July 2023  at 12pm. 


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12:00 pm, Fri 14 July 2023


H Parsons Funeral Home, 34 Belmore St, Wollongong, New South Wales 2500, AU
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  1. Aunty Jean, I can only say how I remember your smile and your empathy from my childhood. I know your friendship with my mother Margaret McGerr was special and when you stood next to her at her marriage in 1945 you had shared so much. She chose you , and you accepted, to be my godmother. Thankyou for your love and friendship through the years. We had great family times. In spirit we were close even though miles and life kept us apart. Your spirit is still with me forever-your goddaughter Pat

  2. For my auntie Jean who has lived a long life which was always surrounded by family. My childhood memories of her are many as she and my mum June were the closest as sisters could possibly be. We had a big extended family with Harold living in the block above them and we lived not far away so that we were all hanging out together as cousins and sometimes when Auntie Jean had to work Mum would look after Wendy and Jenny. We had great freedom growing up and were free to roam in the bush and be outside all day playing, as the world was a safer place that it is now. We were very lucky to have the close loving relationship that Harold June and Jean had, as they had survived very difficult circumstances growing up with a lot of upheaval and trauma from their father and they were the total opposite. They were all very loving and supportive of each other and of all of us kids who numbered 8 cousins. Life was not always a bed of roses for Auntie Jean but she handled those challenges with Incredible stoicism.
    We did not see so much of them when they moved away to Goulburn and then to Canberra and then finally to Wollongong but we would have visits as often as possible. Auntie Jean was the last link to their generation and now it is all of us who are in our 70s to continue to keep the bond of family alive.
    I would love to have been able to come to celebrate her life but I was grateful to be able to watch the ceremony online. Thank you for all the great memories Auntie Jean and thank you for helping me with many of the historical details of our family history as it’s up to me to be the family Historian and pull all of our generations together from the time that our first forebears arrived in Australia in 1833. You will be much missed, and I always remember your rye sense of humour even through the difficulties, with love Robbie ♥️

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