Valentines Day came and went and it felt like all the roses had been stolen from the world. I look again at her plaque and see the rose cast into it along with her name. It has no colour and no perfume. I,ll add another bloom to vainly try to give her colour back to her. But the flower can't smile. And it doesn't love. And it isn't her.
The first piece of my first cake was given to Maureen. We held hands on our first day of school. We spoke awkwardly on our last. She helped me in my darkest hour. I owe her my sanity and more. I miss her more than I knew I could.
Two years ago today I lost my beautiful sister Maureen, my kids lost their special aunty I think of Maureen everyday, I miss her and wish she was here. xx Valerie
Beautiful Maureen, When I came to Sydney as a 4 year old you were my first friend. I have a photo of us together on our first day of school and we stayed together through our whole school life. You were my safe place when my own world was insane and my friend when I didn't deserve you. I always wanted to put my arms around you and wished I had now more than ever. I'll never forgive myself for not being there to help you from the abyss as you were for me. You rest close to where I now live so I'll beg you forgivness there. Love always Maureen Duffy- I miss you.
I only wished I had been able to make contact sooner after many years of changes in my life. I wished to invite you to my wedding and I have called up every one who knew you without success. I hope you are resting peacefully. You were a talented, gifted artist and an amazing person. You deserve to rest in peace for always. I will always keep you in my heart. Love Karen and Jessica xxxxx
oh lovely maureen, i have a small painting of yours, of a rose petal & also a watercolour of red shoes... your beautiful aesthetic touched my life in an exquisite way. i hope you have met up with all those creative souls lost to us and are charming them with your passionate spirit
I remember your smile. I remember your art work. The big dolls house you made for your HSC art coursework and how you let me play with it as kid. You were so talented. You were trendy and wore bright unusual clothes. You will be missed Maureen by many. May will be in peace and I do believe you are. Cousin Clair.
Dear Auntie Patty, Conrad, Valerie, Matthew and families A few days ago Australia lost one of it's most precious stars and you all lost a loving daughter and sister. Maureen loved you all. I have lots of fond and happy memories of her visits to the Broch (Scotland), I remember sleeping head to toe with her in Witchhill Road, I remember playing oot the backdoor with all the dolls and prams, I remember Graeme and I sneaking her into the pub on a later visit and on her last visit to Scotland I remember Brenda and I taking Maureen for a drive up to Banff to see some castle she wanted to take photos of, getting utterly lost then finding this most beautiful old house and gardens, that Maureen was so enchanted with, I can still remember her face as she snapped away with her camera. Maureen was so beautiful she was the most gentle, sweetest, nicest person I had the pleasure of knowing, and like you all I'll miss her terribly. My heart goes out to you all, So sorry, Love always, Wilma, Graeme & family x
My beautiful cousin Maureen.....You can rest easy now after an amazing, full, vibrant and creative life. You managed to fit more into 45 yrs than most fit into 2 life times. I will always remember you as the smiling and caring person that you were and remain forever in my thoughts.
Loved my beautiful cousin and we had the best times overseas exploring the Greek Islands and enjoying the Art Gallery in London. You are in my thoughts Maureen and hope you are resting peacefully xxx
foned memories of maureen when she was last in scotland and she will be sadly missed by us xx
My thoughts are with you patty and family so sorry for your loss love Trish and Jack
although i havent seen maureen my cousin for many years i am saddend to hear she has passed away , my thoughts are with her family
We have such wonderful, loving memories of meeting Maureen, again, and the whole family in 2007 x Such beautiful, happy memories that will live eternally, and forever in our hearts x Brenda x X x
Maureen, A Bright, Shining and Beautiful Star. You are at peace now and will stay in my heart forever. Love Belindaxxxx