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Penelope Dawn Moir

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  • Sam Leighton January 13, 2021 9:16 pm

    Penny lived a life rich in family, friendships and community. Growing up she was just my big sister, needing to shoulder responsibilities in tough times. From this early hardship Penny blossomed into the beautiful and capable young lady that soon stole Mick’s heart. Three wonderful children, a flourishing farm and an active member of the thriving local community. Always ready for a lengthy swim, run or ride to the horizon – and always just a little bit competitive! Struck down early, but smiling, gracious, colourful and thoughtful to the end. An inspiration both in life and in to face the unrelenting pathway to death. You leave behind a wonderful legacy of people’s lives you have enriched. We will miss you dearly Penny, but are so grateful for the life journey we have been able to share with you. Love always, Sam, Jen and family

    • Sarah-Jane Walmsley January 14, 2021 12:21 am

      Penny, my Australian first cousin, was always amazingly generous with her time and friendship to her English cousins. However far away and however busy, she always found time for meeting up to exchange news and friendship, offered accommodation and gave tremendous support to my Dad (Peter Leighton) both when he was at the farm at Wellstead and then in retirement at Frenchman’s Bay. I’m glad I was able to share some of her worries when she was first experiencing symptoms in 2019 and to hug her in March 2020, when despite just have been fitted with her peg, she was more concerned about my Dad updating his will than her own health. Strong, brave, pioneering, a lover of water (the Albany pool a poor substitute for the sea) I will miss her very much. David and I have shed tears for the unkind curtailment of a life lived full; send our love and condolences to you Mick and the wider family, and are so sorry we cannot be with you at the celebration of her life.

      • Jan Biglin January 14, 2021 10:41 am

        It was very saddening to hear of Penny’s death from that cruel disease, MND. Penny was an amazing and determined lady and, when she took on her role at the Wellstead Resource Centre, as the auditor, I saw her take it in both hands, willing to learn and take advice, determined to understand the mysteries of the accounting world, and to strive for a 100% accuracy level. She did it! I could never fault her when I did the audits! It was lovely to get to know her through this role, as she was a distant “cousin-in-law”, and the inspiration that she gave out to others was truly very special. Rest peacefully, Penny, knowing that you have lived a great life and have left a beautiful family to carry on your memory. Deepest sympathies to Mick and family.

        • Garry Tuner January 14, 2021 2:54 pm

          Penny Moir
          The City of Albany Mayor, Councillors, Emergency Management staff and Bushfire Brigade volunteers would like to extend their deepest condolences to the Moir family on the passing of Penny. Her tireless work with the Gnowellen Bush Fire Brigade will be missed. Her passing is a big loss to the community of Wellstead.

          • Jennifer Holman January 15, 2021 11:08 am

            From all of us at Farmers Centre we offer our deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Eddy, Grace and all the family on the loss of such a special lady who will be fondly remembered by all those who knew her. Penny was an inspiring, wonderful person who will be remembered for her friendly smile and ready laugh. Rest peacefully Penny.

            • Wellstead Primary School January 15, 2021 2:27 pm

              Penny’s infectious smile and care for all in her community will be greatly missed. Penny was an active and generous member of Wellstead Primary School for many years. Most recently her position as School Council Chairperson benefited the school with her drive and passion for providing a quality education for all students. We will be forever grateful.
              Rest In Peace Penny.

              • The Bertola Family January 16, 2021 1:08 pm

                Penny, it breaks our hearts to hear of your passing. We send our deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Eddy and Gracie. Thank you for giving us such beautiful friends and for all the special memories we have, particularly at Boxwood. Thank you for being such a pivotal person within our community; we were so lucky to experience your warm, kind and generous presence. Rest peacefully Penny. The Bertola Family

                • Anne Sparrow January 16, 2021 11:20 pm

                  A life well lived though cut way too short. Her passion for the bush and culture was honest and pure. A wise woman of the region who we all held with deep respect. Her commitment to community was inspiring. A wise woman who would always share . A wise woman who will be missed. Best wishes on this next journey.

                  • Felicity Leighton January 17, 2021 6:54 am

                    Penny was a lovely cousin. I remember as a young child the excitement of receiving a Christmas parcel from Australia and reading all the names of our Australian cousins from what then seemed a far away land, little realising we would meet both in England and Australia in adult lives despite the distance. Penny was an inspiration with her physical fitness and strength and dedication to work tirelessly to care for family which began when she herself was very young. I greatly appreciate her hosting me for the day a few years ago and showing me around the Farm and also her dedication and kindness in helping my Father Peter Leighton over many years both at Wellstead and with organising and planning of financial matters in recent years. My Father has also really appreciated this support. Penny and all the family have very much been in my thoughts over the past 18 months. Thinking of you all and especially Mick, Scott, Eddy and Gracie.

                    • Pam and Geoff January 17, 2021 10:11 am

                      So many memories across the years at Boxwood and around our coast.

                      A memory that comes to mind for us. Traveling the hills and gravel roads around Chillinup at some very unsocial hour of the morning on the way to work, and seeing Penny already out and about on her pushbike!
                      Treasured are the little memories of Penny, her welcoming smile and the time she always had for a chat no matter how busy we all were.
                      How sad we are to say farewell so soon to someone so special.
                      May you rest peacefully now Penny.

                      Condolences to Mick, Scott, Edward and Grace and also the Leighton family.

                      • Therese Bell January 17, 2021 11:04 am

                        Penny and Mick your care and thoughtfulness you provided our family when we needed it is an enduring memory. Penny your energy and time you gave absolutely everything was always inspirational and your legacy lives on in your beautiful family.
                        Warm thoughts to you all from The Bell Family Gairdner

                        • Boxwood Hill Football Club January 17, 2021 11:26 am

                          Deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Ed, Grace and families on the loss of Penny. Such a kind, generous and inspiring lady who was so well respected at the Boxwood Hill Football Club. Penny’s commitment and dedication to her community will be remembered by all.

                          • Doreen and Bill O’Meara January 17, 2021 2:37 pm

                            Penny made an impact and thoughtful contribution in every endeavour. She fully embraced life and it is just so sad we have lost her. Penny took a keen and meaningful interest in so many aspects of community life and whether it was swimming lessons at the Cape or running junior hockey at Boxwood you knew that the example she set was of the highest standard. We all will have so many good memories.
                            Condolences to Michael, Scott, Edward, Grace and all other family members.

                            • Karen, Brendan, Darren and Lachlan O’Shea January 17, 2021 5:59 pm

                              Deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Ed, Grace and families on the passing of your very special Penny. From the first time we met Penny we wee in awe of her kindness, positivity and community spirit. All who walked alongside Penny were indeed privileged. Rest In Peace remarkable lady!

                              • Boxwood Hill Hockey Club January 18, 2021 8:56 am

                                Past and present members of the Boxwood Hill Hockey Club were saddened to hear of the passing of one of one of our Life Members. Penny, your smiling face will be forever missed on the sidelines cheering us us on. You were such a great supporter as a player, umpire and later on sometimes the other only member of our cheer squad. Love to Mick, Scott, Laura, Ed, Stacey, Grace and the Moir and Leighton families. Rest In Peace Penny X.

                                • David and Erin January 18, 2021 12:09 pm

                                  All the happy times we had at Cape Riche and Boxwood. Book club was always a delight at Penny’s place. We will miss you..
                                  Rest In Peace Penny.
                                  Love to Mick Scott Edward and Grace

                                  • BHCSC January 18, 2021 3:36 pm

                                    Penny was an extremely passionate and proactive member of the Boxwood Hill Combined Sports Club who was admired by all who knew her. Her beaming smile and community spirit will be dearly missed. Mick, Scott, Laura, Ed, Stacey & Grace you are all in our thoughts.

                                    • The Jones Farmily January 19, 2021 10:27 am

                                      Penny brought joy and happiness to all who met her.
                                      Sincere sympathy to Mick, Scott, Edward, Grace and extended families.
                                      Gone but never forgotten. The Jones Family, Gairdner

                                      • Peter Ragg January 19, 2021 1:33 pm

                                        They say that life is what you make of it. I agree with that and I think that Penny made the most of her life. From our first meeting 35 years ago Penny was always active, fun, positive and, most importantly, always a joy to be with. From those early carefree days of parties in Perth and Wellstead, to our later years of correspondence from Chillinup, it was always a delight to see or hear from Penny and to follow the course of her busy and productive life with Mick and their family.
                                        Though life dealt Penny a very cruel hand at the end, she still played it as best she could, with courage and dignity. It is truly terrible that her life has been cut short but I take comfort from the knowledge that hers was a life well lived, and a life well loved.

                                        • Harrison Family January 19, 2021 6:23 pm

                                          Condolences to Mick, Scott, Edward and Grace, and Jim, Sylvia, Sam, Kylie and families.
                                          It is our privilege to have known such a beautiful lady. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
                                          Neil, Lisa, Sarah and Emilie.

                                          • carolyn parker January 19, 2021 9:35 pm

                                            Deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Edward and Grace, as well as the Leighton family.
                                            So sorry we are unable to share her farewell service with you.
                                            Penny was an inspiration to all who knew her. Such a love for life and with so much energy.
                                            Our years involved with Boxwood Hill football, netball and Combined Sports club are still treasured memories and Penny is right there in them.
                                            She stunned the crowd one day when her skirt came off while playing hockey but she powered on down the field dribbling that ball to the goals. Was not phased in the least.
                                            Rest in peace beautiful Penny.
                                            Carol and Trevor Parker
                                            Bremer Bay.
                                            xx

                                            • Melody Denton January 20, 2021 4:02 am

                                              Penny a lovely Australian cousin who will be missed by a lot of people in the UK. She shared the name of my mother (Dawn) and we all loved hearing the news when we were growing up of what life was like with our Australian cousins. Although I have only visited Penny once on my trips to Australia we were made to feel very welcome by her and Mick and the rest of the family and still love to hear the news from abroad. We were devastated to hear her life was cut short by such a dreadful illness but will always remember her lovely smile and friendliness. God bless and rest in peace.

                                              • Kith Jayasena January 20, 2021 7:56 am

                                                My condolences to Mic and the family . May Penny Rest In Peace.

                                                • Tim Ellett January 20, 2021 8:39 am

                                                  The amount of Kids that Penny taught to swim at Cape Riche was amazing, one of the silliest memories I have of Penny was not knowing who on earth Penne Lope was on my swimming certificate.
                                                  From family holidays to BBQ’s on the Chillinup farm Penny has always had a place in my heart.
                                                  My feelings go out to Mick, Scott, Eddy and Grace. It’s going to be an incredibly tough time without Penny around anymore, and I’m so incredibly sorry you’re going through this. But remember this, Penny made an impact on so many peoples lives and she will be remembered so very fondly by everyone who met her, and her memory will live on through out the Wellstead community members past and present.
                                                  Thinking of all of you through this difficult time.

                                                  • Christine McGinniss January 20, 2021 9:04 am

                                                    From the dear little, bright as a button, little girl I used to baby sit to the lovely gracious lady. I will miss our chats, over the years. So sad for the Penny and the family.

                                                    • Ellie, Chris, Gus, Henry, George and Charlie January 20, 2021 9:52 am

                                                      A beautiful and most kind hearted soul.

                                                      Penny, i hope we can live our lives to the fullest the way you did and know that we will forever cherish our special memories of you always.
                                                      Xxxxxx

                                                      • Andrew Gorman January 20, 2021 10:26 am

                                                        Our sincere condolences to Mick and family and to Sam, Jim, Silvia and Kylie and families on the lose of Penny .
                                                        What a fantastic childhood pleasure it was to share so many school holidays right next to Penny and the Leighton family at Cape Riche in the 1960s and 70s .

                                                        The image of the CT 90s pushing mobs of sheep down the lane towards the shearing shed with Penny forever laughing and smiling bringing joy to all those that crossed her path.
                                                        I will never forget our last warm embrace,
                                                        celebrating that childhood Just in case .

                                                        Just like Pattie , touching and remaining in in the hearts of many.

                                                        Andrew and Angela Gorman

                                                        • Stuart, Ali, Lara, Violet & Stella January 20, 2021 11:39 am

                                                          Penny we will always remember your kindness and support when we moved to Monjebup and over the years as friends and neighbours we are extremely blessed to have known you. We will miss your well articulated text messages and will forever admire your ability to smile and find the best in life. So much love and support to Mick, Scott, Laura, Ed, Stace and Grace you are all in our thoughts xxx

                                                          • Gary & Erika Woolhouse January 20, 2021 12:17 pm

                                                            Our deepest sympathy to Mick and Family in their loss of beautiful Penny.Our meetings through our carrying business. Lovely people , lovely memories. May God comfort you all at this time.

                                                            • Dorothy J Hickey January 20, 2021 12:27 pm

                                                              Our most sincere sympathy to all of the Moir and Leighton families, especially to Mick, , Grace, Edward and Scott, in the loss of Penny. a person whose smile radiated jjoy and great courage. An example to us all.
                                                              Dorothy, Redmond, and Luke Hickey. January 20 .2021

                                                              • The McFarlane family January 20, 2021 12:31 pm

                                                                Our family is richer for having met Penny, Mick, Scott, Edward and Grace. We first knew Penny as a student of remarkable excellence (of course!) at UWA and then later on the farm with her family. We remember Penny as always smiling, full of love and kindness, empathetic and willing to lend a hand. She may have left our lives in one sense, but she will be remembered often and with love, admiration and deep gratitude.

                                                                • Miller family January 20, 2021 12:57 pm

                                                                  Our deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Laura, Edward, Stacey, Grace and families.
                                                                  Penny was a wonderful and active lady who welcomed us into their family .
                                                                  Taken far to soon .
                                                                  Rest In Peace Penny .

                                                                  • John Leighton January 20, 2021 2:19 pm

                                                                    Dear Sylvia, It was with sadness, that we heard from John Leighton in Canada, that your sister Penny had passed away, please convey our heartfelt condolences to your extended family, and to her husband and children, my regret is that we never met, on our short stop in Albany, we walk beside you in your grief. with much love from the Leighton family in New Zealand

                                                                    • Margaret Green January 20, 2021 6:16 pm

                                                                      Special love to Mick and family. We are thinking of you at this sad time. But remember Penny would want you go forth and enjoy life and do much good for the country. So sorry we can’t be with you.. Sincere sympathy and much love Margaret and John Green xxxx

                                                                      • Serena Wyatt January 20, 2021 6:55 pm

                                                                        It is with a heavy heart that I pass on my deepest condolences to Mick, Scott, Ed, Stacey, Grace & the Leighton Family. Penny was always so wonderful to me during my time at Wellstead & upon visits to Chillinup & COGS when I’d revisit the district thereafter. Whether it was working alongside her on various committees, taking me on farm tours to show me their landcare works, playing hockey or meeting socially her infectious smile, willingness to be interested in what I was up to and her pure kind heartiness will always stay with me.
                                                                        Penny & Mick were also so wonderful to offer being the first host of the inaugural Mallee Root Ball B&S in 2000. Supporting this community fundraiser by providing a paddock shows how much Penny & Mick cared for their community & wanted to support an event run by the younger generation. It went on to donate $10,500 to local groups that year.
                                                                        You’re all in my thoughts. A life well lived with a lot of wonderful memories to hold onto.
                                                                        Love Serena Wyatt xx

                                                                        • Brian and Lynda Tyler January 20, 2021 9:06 pm

                                                                          Dearest Michael, Scott, Edward, Grace and families so sorry we could not be with you today. So many memories of Penny, where does one start to thank Penny for her love, laughter, friendship, community spirit. Penny will be fondly remembered by our family. Love to you all in this sad time. Brian Lynda Tyler and family.

                                                                          • John Leighton & Teri Lydiard January 21, 2021 2:15 am

                                                                            We extend our condolences to Mick, Scott, Edward and Grace, and to all of our Leighton cousins. We are so saddened by Penny’s passing, far too early in life, but have been continually inspired by all that we have learned about her spirit throughout her struggle with MND these past two years. We met Penny only once during our visit to WA in 2010, at the house in Perth where Edward and Grace were living while attending school, but remember her welcoming warmth and her positive energy. We were grateful to participate virtually in Penny’s funeral and memorial gathering, learning even more about what an incredible person she was and how many lives she influenced. We take comfort in knowing that her struggle is over and that she is now at peace. May we all be inspired by her legacy.

                                                                            • Tanya & Craig Hitsert January 21, 2021 5:37 pm

                                                                              Our sincere condolences to Mick, Eddy, Scott & Grace and to Sam, Jim, Silvia and Kylie and families on the lose of Penny. Her infectious smile and her genuine interest and love of the community around her will be missed. I will treasure my time spent personally and professionally with Penny. Her memory will always wash over me during every swim at the Cape. X

                                                                              • Luka and Judy sumich January 21, 2021 7:19 pm

                                                                                Condolences to Mick and family great friends of Judys father and his family the Slee family and Judy and Luka sumich

                                                                                • Ongerup Hockey Association February 1, 2021 8:17 pm

                                                                                  On behalf of the Ongerup Hockey Association, we would like to extend our condolences to the Moir familly, on the passing of Penny. A great player, umpire and supporter of Boxwood Hill Hockey and the Ongerup Hockey Association , may you rest in peace Penny.

                                                                                  • Julie Finn March 30, 2021 9:09 am

                                                                                    Many beautiful memories on the farm Penny..
                                                                                    Treasured forever.
                                                                                    Rest Now

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