Mrs Dawn Bartram


A service to celebrate the life of Mrs Dawn Bartram will be held at St George’s Anglican Church on the Thursday 20th August 2020 at 2:30pm.

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Tribute wall


  1. To my beloved granny,
    You are my hero. You inspired excellence, kindness and love out of everybody you came across. I am so lucky to call you my granny each and everyday, even if you can’t be with us.
    I knew you for 12 years of my life. I was there when you had a bad fall at the mount, you were there when I was born. I was there most Sundays at Wilks, and you were there at the one of the highlights of my year, Christmas Day. We had a special relationship, and when I would do the splits you would wince in pain, but we would laugh a split second later. You ate a bite of ginger that me and Rory thought that we were going to pee our pants from laughter. You always got so excited when I wanted to show you the felt jungle, or a dance that I had been working on.
    You have made my life feel complete, you have made me happy, you have made me smile, you have influenced my passions of wanting to become a teacher and so much more.

    Forever and always.

    I love you.


  2. Our parents were the best of friends and we (the kids) have many fond memories from the days when we were piled into Dad’s car for an outing to Burwood (seemed like it was out in the country then) to enjoy a bewildering day at the Bartrams – bewildering because we couldn’t quite understand how any family could have 9 children. It is a massive tribute to Dawn for her ability to manage the family and always have time for friends and always with a calm and beautiful smile. Dawn was a great woman who will be greatly missed.

  3. A terrific tribute to Dawn. It was very moving and provided a wonderful summary of her life and all who loved her.

  4. What a lovely tribute to your mum, condolences to the Bartram families. I have very fond memories of your mum. Sending my best wishes.

  5. Greatly enjoyed the friendship that Bruce and I developed and shared with John and Dawn over many years, including lots of great dinners at the Malvern Palace. All began when John was the Doctor at the Wesley Junior School in Glen Waverley and Bruce was the Headmaster.
    My thoughts are with all the family.
    Kind regards,
    Judith Gregory.

  6. Dawn embodied dignity, warmth and intelligence. It was a privilege to know her and she will be missed by our family and friends especially on Cup day. Love to all the grieving Bartram’s and Dawn’s friends at this sad time.

  7. My father Ray Weinberg shared many treasured moments with Dr. Bartram during their long friendship and athletic careers. An integral part for both men were the constants of their wives, my mother Shirley, and Mrs. Bartram, and as Ray’s son, I pass on my family’s sadness at the loss of Dawn. By chance we have become good friends of both James and Florence, and enjoyed Dawn’s company at our home just before Christmas last year. A serene and elegant lady who epitomised the qualities and standards of the era she lived through. We empathize with all the members of the Bartram family, and send our sincere best wishes for less painful days ahead as you remember Dawn. Tim Weinberg, on behalf of the Weinbergs.

  8. My heartfelt condolences to Louise and the Bartram family. I have lovely memories of your Mum when we were in our early teenage years. She was a lovely lady.

  9. We will sorely miss you Auntie Dawn. You were our Matriarch, our rock, a confidant and a precious source of our wider family history!

    With very much love to nine special cousins, Joc x

  10. Dawn was a beautiful woman who always had time for everyone. She was a wonderful mother in law who, along with John, welcomed me into the Bartram family with wide open arms and a big heart. We treasured our Sunday night dinners at our home and they will never be the same without Dawn at the head of the table. I treasure our wonderful chats that always left us both laughing. She will be most dearly missed but always remembered. She went out the way she lived, with style, grace and dignity. Cheers Dawn. xxxxx Kaz

  11. To each of my cousins Hugh, Julie, Louise, Jane, Richard, Sarah, James, Andrew, Emma, your families & Dawn’s great friends…
    ………………I will always remember (Auntie) Dawn for her easy going demeanor, her engaging social nature, keen interest in others, her elegance and her most beautiful smile … always there to greet you. She was a special lady, who although gone in form, has left an enduring mark upon me, of gentleness, kindness and love. Qualities for us all to continue to share as a legacy of her life fully lived. My love to each and all of you at this time – Fiona (Mallinson)

  12. Lovely service, very fitting.
    Condolences to James and all of the family.
    A great life well lived that’s for sure.

  13. Lovely service . Dawn was a Gentle and kind lady my thoughts are with the family

  14. Well done all for wonderful service and memories of mum.No more GandTs on the beach!!Love to everyone.

  15. A true lady. Many special memories of our Auntie Dawn. Love to all the Bartram family..Vicki Lee.

  16. May she now rest in peace. A fitting farewell for a hugely loved, gorgeous lady. All our thoughts and condolences to Aunty Jane and the Bartram family. Much love to you all.

  17. To Andrew, Rose, Lily and Rory and all your extensive family. Sending you love & prayers for the loss of Dawn. She always made as so welcome as part of her family. Not enough time shared, but what we did was quality time. We are honored to have known her. She was so proud of you all. A truly Gentle lady. May God bless and comfort you. Love Jenny & Gary.

  18. So many wonderful memories of Dawn and John, Max and Doff, Judith and Lionel, Vin and Laurie and the list goes on. Of their wonderful friendships and happy, funny, joyous times together. This had a massive positive influence on me growing up along with and amongst their myriad children and friends. It gave me a real sense and understanding of the importance of friendship, laughter, and love. Dawnie will be missed by many. xxx

  19. What a wonderful life that Dawn and John had, very special friends of David and Judy with so many happy memories from Mt Martha and Metropolitan. Love and thoughts to all the Bartram family
    Amanda, Jane, Jonathan and Louise Burman

  20. Nice service – even the poem came up well Richard. A great lady, way more than a mum who cooked a great spag bol. She always had that naughty smile of a lady who loved life. No wonder John was smitten.

  21. Love and best wishes to the Bartram family on the passing of your Mum – the service was a lovely tribute to her and a life well lived.

  22. A rock and a rockstar to so many. (Great, great) Aunty Dawn, thank you for showing us how it’s done. X

  23. What a heartfelt tribute today with love in every photo. Thinking of you James, Florence and family and John and Judy sending you my love. Special also to hear John’s exquisite playing of the St Georges organ and the music was wonderful.

  24. Our behalf of all the Members of the Metropolitan Golf Club I would like to say thank you for a such a lovely service today.
    Dawn was a beautiful lady who will be missed but so many family and friends.
    Our condolences go to Julie and Tim and all the Bartram family.

  25. Many loving memories of a dignified lady. Louise Gillon

  26. The Dudgeon’s send their condolences to the Bartram family.

  27. A beautiful service for a much loved Lady. Our thoughts are with you all, Danny and Alex Nihill x

  28. Many condolences to you all…xxa lovely tribute

  29. Love to all the family

  30. What a beautiful service and a stunning tribute to a wonderful lady – a mother to everyone. Condolences to all of the Bartram family.

  31. My sincere condolences to Julie and Louise, John and Judy, and any others of the Bartram family who might remember Jane Bickerdike and the Paine family. My late wife Nan would have be very sad today. We both thought Dawn was the sweetest, gentlest person.

    • Thank you Angus, a lovely message.
      Mum was gracious and dignified to the end and always spoke so fondly of you and Nan.
      We’re big lions supporters here in Brisbane, not sure who your grandson is playing for now.
      Best wishes

  32. Sending love and condolences to Emma and the Bartram family
    Liam & Elissa

  33. A beautiful, dignified and amazing lady. I feel privileged to have known her. All my love to the Bartram clan.
    Jenny Hibble xxx

    • Vale beautiful Dawn, you will be sorely missed. Big love to the Bartram Family x

  34. Gentle, kind and always finding the humor in everything. All the memories from Mt Martha and all our families together will stay strong with us all. My love and my thoughts are with you all.

  35. To all the wonderful family of Bartrams, so many memories so long ago – I send love and sympathy to you all, grateful to still be hanging on and sad to again be farewelling another member of ” the old gang”, few and far between now. With fond love Ruth Muir

  36. Our thoughts are with you all. A beautiful lady – may she now rest in peace. Much love – Shae & Kristie Morrison x

    • Fond memories of Dawn who was very kind to me when I first joined Metropolitan. Will always remember her enthusiasm for Bridge and she will be missed by us all. Rest in Peace.

  37. Our heartfelt condolences to all the Bartram family. Dawn was a much-loved matriarch in the very fullest sense. Our love to all.

  38. Remembering the beautiful, kind, smiling gentle soul (Mrs Bartram to me) thinking of you all & sending lots of love from Lib Foubister xo

  39. Dawn was always had a such a lovely warm and welcoming smile. She will be missed by her many friends at the Metropolitan Golf Club.

  40. Sincere condolences to all the Bartram family. The world is a richer place for having had Dawn be such a special part of it.

  41. Our sincere condolences to Jane and the Bartram family on the very sad news of Dawn’s passing. Sending warm thoughts and best wishes to you all.

  42. Condolences to all the family as you say goodbye to such a lovely smiling elegant lady. As boatshed neighbours Marj and Dawn would love their summer catch ups on the beach and in more recent times myself and Vicki at Winston Crt.

  43. A dignified lady with a great sense of humour. Will be sorely missed. Our best wishes and condolences to all of the family from the Blanchots.

  44. Growing up just down the road in Greenwood St Burwood my family and I were lucky to have the Bartrams’ as friends. Visits to the family home always involved a warm and genuine greeting from Dawn. Her smile would light up the room. As a young child I always thought she looked so stylish. She contributed to that feeling of safety in the neighbourhood.
    Deepest condolences to all the family at this time. Your mum was a one of a kind. Thinking of you all.

  45. Dawn and John were such a wonderful couple. Dawnie was a great gal and I know she’ll be greatly missed by my friend Jane and the rest of the tribe. Much love to all. Chubby Cheeks

  46. Sending condolences to the Bartram clan as you say goodbye to your much loved mum, forever in your hearts and thoughts, with an extra special hug to our friend Jane, we will raise a glass to her memory in Metung . Much love xx

  47. This is how we remember Dawn. Smiling and friendly and enjoying .life We metDawn and her late husband several years ago when James worked with Brian at Organon. Since then we have been privileged to enjoy Dawn.s company at many family functions Thank you Dawn for sharing your family with us, Elaine Brian and family RIP

  48. Dawn was our neighbour for 28 years – three times longer than anyone except for her husband John – and we treasure many happy memories of shared experiences with them both during that time.

    Dawn was always immensely proud of her family and will be sadly missed by us all.

    John Colleen & Family

  49. It is with the special memories that I am blessed to have when I think of Dawn.

    A kind red painted smile
    A crown of white silk upon her head
    A string of sea gems at her throat
    A singsong voice
    A generosity of spirit
    Enquiring, intelligent, and wise eyes
    The newspaper close at hand

    Dawn had a tremendous appetite for life spent with loved ones. And I feel immensely privileged to count myself as one of those loved ones.

    Dawn will continue to act as a loving role model to me throughout my own life journey. My memories of Dawn are full of love, light, grace, and a great strength of spirit.

    I’ll carry you in my heart always Dawn.

    Go with light and peace.

    Love Always,


  50. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Andrew and the Bartram Family on their sad loss.

  51. Dawn and John Bartram were lifelong friends of Betty and Harry Williams. Dawn and Betty met at school and their bond endured 85+ years and between them the birth of 14 children with Dawn pulling the plough considerably ahead of Betty.
    Before last Christmas, Betty and Dawn chatted and Bet asked Dawn why she had so many kids. Dawn said “I just loved having those beautiful babies!” We all understand that she and John were professionals in the field.
    Everyone loved and laughed with the Bartrams, their regular Gippsland and Benalla farm visits, Melbourne footy matches, dances, family BBQ’s, Guy Fawkes events, fishing and wine tastings.
    Very few of us will ever be lucky enough to repeat such warm, trusting, embracing and long-lasting friendships.
    We have all been privileged and uplifted for being students in their classroom.

  52. Very fond memories of Aunty Dawn particularly at Malvern Palace where we enjoyed many good meals . Always pleased to see you and catch up with your news and well up to date with what everyone was doing. An elegant lady who was able to live life to the full as she wanted to the end.
    Fondest love to all the family
    Diane Bartram

  53. A beautiful lady who will be missed by all who knew her.
    All our love to the Bartram family.

    • I took care of Dawn and Johns garden for about 10 years. Over that time I always found Dawn a generous and lovely lady. She loved her garden and was always appreciative of the work I did. I will miss the cups of tea and the chats. Our condolences to the family. Rob, Jane and family

  54. Fond memories of Auntie Dawn. Always the lady and always interested in listening to your news. A wonderful life, well lived! Lots of love to all the family. Cath xx

    • Sincere condolences on the passing of dear Dawn. A wonderful life so very well lived.

      Peter Almond


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