Marie "Lou" Louise Ryan (née O'Brien)

On June 12, 2020 peacefully at her home, Warrnambool with her loving family by her side.

Much loved wife of Barry, loved and cherished mother of Joseph, Matilda and Jack.

Aged 58 years.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

The Service will be streamed on WEDNESDAY (June 17)
commencing at 4.00pm.

Funeral Notice



  1. Dearest Lou, Thank you for your friendship. I miss you, our chats and the smell of your “Beautiful” perfume. Thank you for all of your kind help and assistance as 7 years as your colleague. Love to your family.

    Kaye Louise Smith June 21, 2020
  2. I will fondly remember Lou for her kindness, many funny stories and friendship whilst I worked at Brophy. We have lost a truely wonderful person from our world. Deepest sympathy to both the Ryan & O’Brien families at this sad time.

    Louisa Radley June 20, 2020
  3. To Barry & Family , Deepest sympathy.
    From Greg & Barbara Lane &Family

    Greg Lane June 18, 2020
  4. Deepest sympathy to Barry and family for the passing of Lou a beautiful soul who will be sadly missed by many.

    Annie O'Connor June 17, 2020
  5. To Barry and family, heartfelt condolences on your loss of Lou, our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

    Gerard & Mandy Drew

    Gerard June 17, 2020
  6. Dear Matilda and Jack.
    Deepest sympathy on the passing of your beautiful mum.
    Love Ella

    Ella Hasell June 17, 2020
  7. Farewell darling Lou. You will always be remembered for your beautiful smile and cheeky laugh. Lots of fond memories from the past. Sending my love and prayers to Barry and family and the all the beautiful O’Briens.

    Janine Goodger June 17, 2020
  8. Our deepest sympathies to the Barry, Joseph, Matilda & Jack.

    The Ryan family welcomed us as neighbors 13 years ago, and we have loved the company ever since. Especially sharing the moment when their beloved Tigers broke the premiership drought. A memory I will hold onto for years to come.

    RIP Lou – you will be missed

    Adam, Mia, Eli, Angus & Bender

    adam smith June 17, 2020
  9. Deepest sympathy to Barry, Matilda, Jack & Joseph sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers with your family.



    David Irving June 17, 2020
  10. So sad to lose such a sunny and caring soul. Deepest sympathy to the Ryan and Obrien families.

    Much love and caring thought from your friends Jackie and Shayne

    Jackie Wallis June 17, 2020
  11. To Barry & kids
    We so very sorry to hear of the passing of your loved wife & mother Lou.
    Far too young…….
    Deepest Sympathy
    Leanne & Tony O’Sullivan & family

    Leanne O’Sullivan June 17, 2020
  12. Hi Barry so sorry to hear about Lou. We can imagine this is a very sad time for you and your family. Our love and thoughts go out to you all. Betty Sloss and Sandra

    Sandra Stuart June 17, 2020
  13. Dear Bazz, Joseph, Matilda, Jack, and the beautiful O’Brien family. Great memories of a warm, funny & kind friend. Bazz & Lou – like toast & vegemite….love & sympathy, Jill.

    Jill McQualter June 17, 2020
  14. Lou, I’ll never forget your beautiful smile and I’ll miss your friendship. Such a genuine lovely person.
    Our deepest sympathy to Barry, Joseph, Jack & Matilda and the O’Brien & Ryan families. Thinking of you all.
    Sue, Paul, Nathan, Trent & Riley Hughes

    Sue Hughes June 16, 2020
  15. Barry – I am so very sorry to hear of your loss despite our limited contact. My thoughts will be with you in the coming days RIP.

    Barney June 16, 2020
  16. To Barry,Joseph,Matilda&Jack and Families,My Deepest Sympathies on the passing of Lou. Fun times and Great Memories❤ Love Michelle Davis Xxx

    Michelle Davis June 16, 2020
  17. We have so many wonderful memories of being kids together with Marie Lou. Our Deepest Sympathy, Barry, Joseph,Jack and Matilda, our thoughts are with you.
    Din and Carla Deppeler

    Carla Deppeler June 16, 2020
  18. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I can only imagine how you all must be feeling. I wish there was something we could do to take your pain away. Our thoughts are with you all……………
    Judy and Mick Astbury ❤️

    Judy June 16, 2020
  19. Love & sympathy to Barry, Joe, Matilda and Jack. Great memories of our lovely, funny, smiley friend Lou.
    Resting peacefully.
    Love Dawn & Glenyce.

    Dawn Selkirk June 16, 2020
  20. Love & sympathy to Barry, Joe, Matilda and Jack. Great memories of our lovely, funny, smiley friend Lou.
    Resting peacefully.
    Love Dawn & Glenyce.

    Dawn Selkirk & glenyce Johnson June 16, 2020
  21. Lou, how lucky we were growing up with a neighbour like you. You were so welcoming, and made us feel apart of your beautiful family.

    Barry, Joseph, Jack and Matilda, our thoughts are with you.


    Frank and Scott

    Scott Twycross June 15, 2020
  22. A sad loss of a great friend.
    Deepest sympathy to Barry,Joseph, Jack, Matilda and their respective families.

    Farewell Lou

    Mark Brittain

    Mark Brittain June 15, 2020
  23. To Barry, Joe, Matilda and Jack
    Our Deepest Sympathy for the passing of your wife and mum, Lou, a kind and wonderful woman
    We hope you find comfort and support,in the people that surround you and in the cherished memories, of Lou, which you carry in your minds and hearts

    Lisa and Warrick Loft and family

    lisa loft June 15, 2020