Dianne Joy Atkins (née McCarthy)


It’s with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Dianne, daughter of Tas and Beryl McCarthy ( both deceased) sister to Ted. A loving wife to Tom, a devoted mother to Kasey and Scott, Jaime and Brett, Kane and Jackie and an adored nan to Clayton, Amber, Jacob, Hudson, Jai and Lacey.


If tears could build stairway and memories a lane,

We would walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.


No words we write will ever say how much we will miss you everyday.


Legacy of Love

A wife, a mother, a grandma too,

This is the legacy we have from you.

You taught us love and how to fight,

You gave us strength, you gave us might.

A stronger person would be hard to find,

And in your heart, you were always kind.

You fought for us all in one way or another,

Not just as a wife not just as a mother.

For all of us you gave your best,

Now the time has come for rest.

So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep,

Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.


Mum in heaven

Although you sleep in Heaven now

You’re not that far away

My heart is full of memories

And you’re with me everyday

You lived your life with meaning

And with a smile upon your face

A world that was full of happiness

Is now an empty place

People say that only time

Will heal a broken heart

But just like me and you, Mum

It has been torn apart

I know you are at peace now

And in a place where you are free

Meet me at the Pearly Gates

When heaven calls for me.


Funeral Notice

ServiceMarch 20, 2020 - 2:00 pm613 Main Road Ballarat , VIC View MapVenue: Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre

A service to celebrate the life of Mrs Dianne Joy Atkins will take place at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, Ballarat on FRIDAY (March 20, 2020) at 2.00 p.m. The funeral will leave at the conclusion of the service for a private committal.

  1. A beautiful lady taken too soon. Sending all my love at this sad time.
    Gayle. 💖

    Gayle Crosthwaite March 19, 2020
  2. Dear Tom and Family,
    Deepest sympathy on the passing of Di. We have many fond memories of you both in the Ballarat Rockers club.
    Love Jean and Bruce Hodgson.

    Bruce Hodgson March 18, 2020
  3. We always looked forward to your visits mid-year on the Sunshine Coast Di. You will be very much missed by all your gym buddies who you so graciously kept in contact with. All our prayers and thoughts are with you Tom. We will have a get together at the Coffee Club as we know you loved that place. Paula Burke

    Paula Burke March 18, 2020
  4. Lovely memories of a lovely lady. Heartfelt sympathy to Tom and families. Love from Bill, Lorraine and family.

    Lorraine Lawrence March 18, 2020
  5. To Tom and family,
    Our hearts are broken but the wonderful memories we have with Diane and yourself each year at Cotton Tree will remain with us forever. Di was a joy to be with. A very apt second name. Love and healing to you all, Marg and Ron ❤️🌹😘

    Marg and Ron Livermore March 17, 2020
  6. So very very sad to learn of the passing of Di. Have missed her at the Cotton Tree Caravan Park, coffees and lunches at the Cotton Tree Coffee Club, and the annual get together with the Ex-Curves gym girls. Sincere condolences to Tom and family. Joyce and Gordon

    Joyce Marsden March 17, 2020
  7. Tom and family, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Di was a very very special lady and a dear friend to us. We have had lots of happy times together and have many happy memories. She was so proud of her family and grandchildren.
    Rest in peace Di
    Love Leigh & Joan

    Leigh & Joan Hardingham March 17, 2020
  8. A beautiful lady taken too soon. My heart is breaking for you all. Sending my love and thoughts at this sad time.
    Love Gayle

    Gayle Crosthwaite March 17, 2020
  9. Condolences to Tom and family, hold tight all those beautiful memories and the love for a beautiful lady. Loved by all. Our love and support. Love the Penna Family xx

    Chantell Penna March 17, 2020
  10. To Tom and Family,
    Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Dianne.
    May your happy memories help you all through this difficult time.
    Philip, Sandra & Bianca Gitsham

    Philip Sandra and Bianca Gitsham March 17, 2020
  11. Your friendship, laughter, generosity and lively chatter will be missed by all. Lloyd will miss how you would take him to task on many topics. Although we lived far apart, you became a true friend.

    Lloyd and Linda McFadden March 17, 2020

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