11/08/1940 – 6/10/2023

Passed away peacefully at home in Warrnambool, surrounded by her loving family

Re-united with her beloved husband Des

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Ann-Marie and Pete, Fiona and John, Mick, Dave and Holly

Cherished Nan of Charlotte and John, Stephanie and Heath, Dan;
Rhiana and Spencer, Zoe, Aleisha, Mikaela and Jesse, April;
Raff, Sadie and Tess

Adored great Nan of Audrey, Frankie, Hugh; Zelda and Astrid

Forever in our hearts
Sleeping Peacefully

Cherished Mum, Nan, Great Nan of Anne-Marie and Pete, Charlotte and John, Steph and Heath, Dan, Audrey, Frankie and Hugh.
A daily thought, a silent tear, a constant wish that you were here.
Never more than a thought away, loved and remembered every day.
Sleep peacefully, until we meet again ❤.

Loved and cherished Mum, Nan and Great Nan of Fiona and John, Rhiana and Spencer, Zoe, Aleisha, Mikaela and Jesse, April, Zelda and Astrid.
Happy memories always, Mum ❤. Stoic and brave to the end.
“Don’t cry because she has gone. Smile because she has been.”
Rest peacefully.
Nan, now remember, “if you can’t be good, be careful.” We will miss you always. Love R, Z, A, M & A xxxxx

Dearest Mum, there is a place in my heart that is yours alone, a part of my life that no one else can own.
Your loving son,

Much loved Mother, Mother-in-law and Nan of David, Holly, Rafferty, Sadie and Tess.
Her beautiful, kind, generous and funny spirit will live on forever.

In lieu of flowers, online donations to RCD Foundation who do important research on brain cancer in children, would be appreciated. Their website is:


Funeral Notice

ServiceOctober 13, 2023 - 4:00 pm271 Raglan Parade Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

Family and friends of CARMEL are invited to attend a Service at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (October 13) commencing at 4.00pm. Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. Goodbye to our lovable Aunty Carmel who always loved a smile and always welcome us with a cuppa rest now with Des love from Gerard ,jenny.stacey.Andrea .fond memories …..

    Jenny miller October 13, 2023
  2. Deepest sympathy to Carmels family – Carmel was a lovely neighbour.

    Marlene Bird October 13, 2023
  3. Deepest Sympathies to my old neighbour Carmel Hughes from Examiner Crescent.
    May you rest in peace.

    Tina Parsons October 12, 2023
  4. On Sunday at our Renewal of Friendship Reunion, Carmel, fond memories of our youth were recalled. Although not in contact over many years you were highly respected. With Cecelia now.
    Deepest sympathy to your family.
    Rest in peace Carmel.
    Past Girls of Nazareth.

    Pamela Brooks October 11, 2023
  5. Deepest sympathy to Ann-Marie, Fiona, Mick, Dave and Families.
    We have lost a very funny, witty lady who was so giving, and loved a chat.
    We have heard all our lives about the adventures of Carmel and Dora, from how Carmel taught Mum to write english (and pass her nursing exams), to the dances they went to..even sleeping on the St Kilda beach when the Nun’s locked them out!
    All re-united X

    Karen Dalton October 10, 2023
  6. Sympathy to Carmels family ,she was a lovely lady ,knew her while we both worked at Koroit Hospital,very caring to her patients,Barbara Fogarty ,,RIP.

    Barbara fogarty October 9, 2023
  7. Sorry to hear of the passing of Carmel, dear friend, work mate & travelling companion of the late Robin McKinnis
    Deepest sympathy
    Bill McKinnis

    Bill McKinnis October 9, 2023
  8. Our deepest condolences to Ann-Maree,Fiona,Mick,Dave and families for the loss of your beautiful Mum, Nan and great nan, Carmel.
    Cherished Sister in law of Doreen(dec) and Ted, loved aunt of Anne and Gerard.

    Anne Howard October 9, 2023
  9. Was a pleasure to know you Carmel, a beautiful lady.

    Kathy O’Toole. October 8, 2023