Patricia Evelyn Maude COUCH (née Cairns)

Of Warrnambool, formerly of Scott’s Creek.

Passed away most peacefully at Timboon & District Healthcare on November 20, 2020.

Aged 93 years

Loving wife of Lyle (dec.).

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Warren and Wendy, Gary (dec.) and Sharon, Robin and Desley, Geoff and Vicki, Dianne and Ian.

Loved and adored Nanna and great Nanna to all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

The Service will be live-streamed on SATURDAY (November 28) commencing at 11am.

Funeral Notice


  1. Words cannot describe how precious
    our mother was to us from childhood to
    adult.She was always there to listen ,advise but never judge.Her advice warmly received ever the teacher.She loved everyone equally
    even with their faults.Ever to be remembered.

    Robin & Desley

    Robin Couch November 30, 2020
  2. To Warren, Gary (dec), Robin, Geoff, Dianne & families, sending our Deepest Sympathy to you all on the passing of our Great Aunt Pat.
    May the beautiful memories of your precious mother live in your hearts forever. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very sad time. From the ‘Reg Howard’ family., Maisie, Daryl, Gavin, Karen & families.

    Guyetts Funerals November 30, 2020
  3. A beautiful lady inside and out always with a smile on her face!

    You will be sadly missed Pat, our farm visits certainly won’t be the same without you!

    Love to all the Couch family during this sad time xx

    Brett, Carly, Mia, Kye and Will Salter November 28, 2020
  4. Dear Auntie Pat

    Graceful, strong, caring, generous, loving, stoic, considerate, selfless, thoughtful, charming, marvelous and patient are words that spring to mind when we think of you. It was such a joyous and uplifting experience to be in your company and in your conversation. Your easy going nature was infectious – always caring about others and their lives while living your own.

    You endured so such with dignity and grace. You will always be loved, and you will always be remembered.

    We will remember your life – not your passing – and we choose to smile.

    What a aunt ….. you were just brilliant.


    Andrew, Sue, Jared, Tiff, Alex, Mitchell and Sophie Cairns

    Andrew and Sue Cairns November 28, 2020
  5. Thinking of you all today as you celebrate the life of a wonderful lady.
    Fly high Aunty Pat.
    Bev,Merralyn,Marc,Louise Howard and families.

    Merralyn Barnes November 28, 2020
  6. Thinking of all Pats family today.
    Pat was a beautiful lady, gentle soul and l was privileged to have got to know her through her visits to The Health Spot.
    Always a smile and thought the world of her family, she will be fondly remembered and missed by many .

    Maureen Wallace November 28, 2020
  7. Farewell Auntie Pat, Our Couch Matriarch, you have gone to join the rest of the Scotts Creek family over the wall. We who are left will miss you dearly. You became the face of “Down Home”. Tp my cousins and families, our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are not alone, we too feel your pain. Love the Downing family

    Pamela Downing November 28, 2020
  8. With deepest sympathy to the entire Couch family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.Rest peacefully Pat, our lovely neighbour.

    Graeme and Pam Rantall November 27, 2020
  9. To Warren, Gary (dec), Robin, Geoff, Dianne & families, sending our Deepest Sympathy to you all on the passing of our Great Aunt Pat. May the beautiful memories of your precious mother live in your hearts forever. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this sad time. From the ‘Reg Howard (dec) family. Maisie, Daryl, Gavin & Karen.

    Karen Howard Maypiece November 27, 2020
  10. Our deepest sympathy to all who knew & loved Pat. Made to feel so welcome & cared for when we lived down the road – always a hot cuppa & a lovely homemade treat. All our love 💕💕

    Mark & Cynthia Leitinger November 27, 2020
  11. Sincere sympathy to & the families of Warren, Gary, Robin, Geoff & Dianne. Our thoughts are with you. Pat was a lovely lady who we will remember fondly.

    Sue and Steve Plozza November 27, 2020
  12. Heartfelt condolences to the Couch family on the passing of your mother Pat, a wonderful lady who took care of myself and my brothers.
    Ken Dot Ted Dennis Lanny Roger Henriksen.

    Ken Henriksen November 27, 2020
  13. A beautiful kind gentle lady,loved all her family unconditionally, her needs were small and always so grateful it was a pleasure to care for you at TDHS Pat. Rest peacefully now your journey is complete. Love to the couch family. Fiona Hanel

    Fiona hanel November 27, 2020
  14. Such a lovely & caring lady. I have very fond & lasting memories of visiting your home as a young girl with mum & dad (Shepherd). My love & condolences to the Couch family. Janice & Mike Bilsen. Remembered with love 💕

    Janice Bilsen November 27, 2020
  15. Dad always told me, “Don’t you cry when you’re down”
    But mum, there’s a tear every time that I blink
    Oh, I’m in pieces, it’s tearin’ me up, but I know
    a heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved
    When I fell down you’d be there holdin’ me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    and I hope that I see the world as you did ’cause I know
    A life with love is a life that’s been lived
    When I fell down you’d be there holdin’ me up
    Spread your wings as you go
    You were an angel in the shape of my mum
    You got to see the person I have become
    Spread your wings and I know
    That when God took you back
    He said, “Hallelujah, you’re home”
    Geoff Vicki Jamon & Leroy

    Geoff Couch November 26, 2020
  16. Remembering many happy times in your company Pat.

    Rest in peace.

    -Olive Haugh and Annette Body.

    Guyetts Funerals November 26, 2020
  17. A Gentle lady at rest Sincere Sympathy to the Couch family Ted &Lesley Henriksen.

    Henriksen November 25, 2020
  18. Dear Auntie Pat.. you are remembered with love and affection … your happy smile and infectious laugh especially…Kate,Irwyn, Nick, Alex …

    Dr Irwyn Shepherd November 25, 2020
  19. Sincere sympathy to & the families of Warren, Gary (dec), Robin, Geoff & Dianne. Fondest thoughts of a gentle & kind Aunty Pat.
    Keith & Joyce (dec) Matheson, Donna Harkness, Craig, Tania Klemm, & families

    Donna Harkness November 25, 2020
  20. Even though it is many years since I was your doctor, a tear has been shed reading of your passing. You were the true definition of a legend and such an honour to have known you Pat. Many many patients walk into a doctors consulting room throughout their practicing life. You have not, and will not be forgotten. With love to all the family, my thoughts are with you, Naomi

    Naomi Harris November 24, 2020
  21. Family is so important and it starts at the top. Never underestimate the value that a parent can have. Never more evident than the legacy that Lyle and Pat have produced Condolences to all the families that are blessed with this beautiful ladies legacy

    Bruce buck November 24, 2020
  22. A beautiful lady who despite many years of pain and suffering always had a smile on her face. Rest in peace Auntie Pat xxccc
    Sue & Andrew Baulch

    Sue Baulch November 24, 2020
  23. Our sincere sympathy to the Couch family at the passing of Pat.
    Memories of a lovely lady
    Ray & Joyce Knights

    Ray Knights November 24, 2020
  24. love you to the moon and back nana, such an angel, miss you everyday, lots of love xx

    Samantha Buck November 24, 2020
  25. Deepest sympathy to Warren, Wendy and all your extended family on the passing of Pat, a beautiful, kind lady who always had a smile and a friendly word to say. I’m sure you will all miss her so much.

    Janis Neal November 24, 2020
  26. Warren, Wendy and all the Couch families, Holding you in our thoughts and prayers. Pat was a remarkable gentle woman and it was a privilege to know her. May she rest in peace.

    T & E O'Connor November 24, 2020
  27. Warren,Wendy and the entire family,my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    I have memories of such a wonderfully kind and generous lady,whom I will never forget.
    Valda Hackwill

    Valda Hackwill November 24, 2020
  28. Such a elegant pleasant and caring lady who always made our family very welcome. Auntie Pat you will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by us all.
    My condolences to all of the Couch family. Love
    Neryl Shepherd-Dunne

    Neryl Shepherd-Dunne November 24, 2020
  29. Sincere sympathy to Warren and Wendy,and to all of Pats family.Thinking of you all. Norma and Jack Lyness and Shirlene,Stephen and Peter Webb.

    Norma Lyness November 24, 2020
  30. Who will I make a coffee for now? So lucky to sneak in the last hug and your final few hours.If i could be half the person you were i would be happy with that. The most beautiful kindest caring person I will ever know. Now it’s your time to go and sort dad and Papa out up there.
    Please watch over us and I know that there’s holes in the floor of heaven so you can watch over us
    Love you always!!
    Your granddaughter Jodie and ken
    And great grand daughters Chloe
    Samantha and kasey ❤️❤️❤️

    Ps I’ll finish that coffee for you xx

    Jodie Couch November 23, 2020