Dorothy Jean (McSwain) CRANAGE (née Graham)

Dorothy Jean

Of Ballarat

Formerly of Yambuk

Aged 79 years

Passed away suddenly on Wednesday 2 November 2022, surrounded by love and now at peace.

Dearly loved Mum of Deanne, Mandy and Nicole, mother-in-law of Mark, Adam and James.

Cherished ‘GG’ of Angus, Zailey, Bindi, and Charley.

So blessed with our family connection. 

Eternally grateful for all her love.

Always in our hearts.

Funeral Notice

ServiceNovember 9, 2022 - 1:30 pm21 Regent Street Port Fairy, VIC Venue: St John's Anglican Church Port Fairy

The Funeral Service for DOROTHY will be held at St John’s Anglican Church, 21 Regent Street, Port Fairy on WEDNESDAY (November 9) commencing at 1.30pm. The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Port Fairy cemetery. Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. All our love Dee, Mandy, Nic and families – Michelle, Pierre and boys xo

    Michelle Roberts November 9, 2022
  2. In loving memory of ‘Sunny’ and happy times on Sr. Willy’s urology ward St John of God hospital, Ballarat.
    Sincere sympathy to all of Sunny’s family
    Rest in Peace
    – Annette Williamson

    Guyetts Funerals November 9, 2022
  3. Our deepest sympathy to Nicole James Angus and family on the passing of Dorothy a beautiful lady who always had a smile for everyone and spread cheer to us all
    There are not enough words to explain such a wonderful lady to know Dorothy was to love her
    Our thoughts are with you
    Kareen Noah Zara and Tom

    Kareen Toose November 9, 2022
  4. Dorothy was always known as “Sunny” in the urology community. Suntanned, but especially for her personality. An outstanding theatre nurse, and first of the specialty urology nurses. An anchor in the development of Ballarat Urology, and loved by all the staff. Sympathy to her family on their sudden loss. May memories of her smile and sparkling eyes stay with you.
    Don Moss

    Don Moss November 8, 2022
  5. Such sad news news Will be missed by so many “”Our much loved Campdraf Queen “ she had it all

    Rosie Vincent November 7, 2022
  6. Dear Nikki James and Gus ,Dorothy was just one of the best.She will always be remembered as life itself . Our thoughts to all the family
    Russell and Sue

    Russell Lawrence November 6, 2022
  7. Dear Nic,James & Angus,

    Our Thoughts are with you at this time. A lovely lady taken too soon.

    All our Love
    Mark & Gina Lincoln

    Mark & Gina Lincoln November 6, 2022
  8. My deepest sympathy to Dorothy’s three beautiful girls and their families on the sudden loss of your gorgeous mum. Known as Sunny to many who knew her, she was a pioneer in Urology nursing . Her skills, knowledge and teaching abilities were exceptional. We had many laughs and so much fun back in the day!
    Thank you Sunny. RIP xxx

    Kay Talbot November 6, 2022
  9. Dear Deanne,Mark and Charley sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your wonderful mother.She will be sadly missed.Love Joy

    Joy Griffiths November 6, 2022
  10. Dear Dee, Mandy and Nicole,
    Our thoughts are with you, it was nice to know that you were all there with Dorothy, surrounding her with your love. Love to you and your families at this time of loss,
    Kerryn, Stephen, Alex, Caitlyn and Lucy

    Kerryn & Stephen Griffiths November 6, 2022
  11. Deepest Sympathy to Deanne, Mandy & Nicole & all of Dorothy’s extended family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
    Such a shock to hear this sad news.
    Will miss our chats.
    Gone far too soon

    Gary Taylor November 5, 2022
  12. Our sincerest condolences to Dot’s family, a beautiful lady taken too soon.
    Thinking of you
    Joanne and Peter Boddy xxx

    Joanne Boddy November 5, 2022
  13. Farewell dear cousin. We remember fondly your friendship and your love of life. Sympathy to your family. Bev

    Bev Archdall November 5, 2022
  14. Dear Dee Mand and Nic thinking of you all and giving you all the biggest cuddle. To love and be loved. Best Mum you ever could hv asked for xxx

    Lisa Stott November 5, 2022
  15. A beautiful lady taken too soo all our love to Nicole and all Dorothy’s family

    Stephen & Janine Fenwick November 4, 2022
  16. Deepest sympathy to Dot’s family. We will miss that cheeky grin.
    Regards John & Joan Roberts ( neighbors from up the road)

    Joan Roberts November 4, 2022
  17. Dear Nic, James and Angus, sending you our love at this very sad time. You will all miss your Mum and GG so much… she was clearly treasured by you all, living life to the fullest.
    Fran and Terry Harper

    Harper Frances November 4, 2022
  18. We have no words, just sadness fills our hearts.
    Nic, And family all our love is with you at this sad time.
    Your darling mum was one incredible lady.
    Loved, respected and honoured to be a friend to one and all.
    Always know she will be on your shoulder taking care of you.
    Wish we could wrap our arms around you and take away your pain.
    Love Barb and Bill Willoughby.

    Barb and Bill Willoughby November 4, 2022