Dulcie Brooke

Peacefully at Kirralee with family by her side, aged 95.

Loved and loving wife of Max (dec 1994).

Much loved mother of Rodney, Penny, Angela and Howie,

and mother-in-law of Joanne, Ian, Peter and Samantha.

Loved and loving partner of Peter (dec 2011) and cherished mentor and friend to Lisa, his daughter.

Loving grandmother of Duncan, Joseph, Belinda, Tom, Kate, Jenni, Sasha and Soren, and partners Liv, Annabelle, Tara and Dylan.

Proud great grandmother of Inka, Niamh, Ahri and Zoe, step great grandmother of Lily, Abbey and Lewis, step great great grandmother to Hayley and Tahlia.

Grateful thanks to many special friends, neighbours and carers while at home and at Kirralee, with particular thanks to Carol.

Bacteriologist, keen bushwalker, librarian, volunteer (Art Gallery guide, MND Support Group coordinator) long term book club member and much more.


A full life well lived.


Knowing Dulcie’s preferences the family would appreciate that instead of flowers, a donation be made to one of the following causes that were close to her heart.

MND (Motor Neurone Disease) Victoria


Melanoma Institute Australia



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Funeral Notice

ServiceJanuary 20, 2023 - 11:30 amBallarat, VIC Venue: Harrison Funerals

Dulcie's family have requested if possible, for those attending her funeral service to wear a splash of colour.

  1. I met Dulcie about 10 years ago whist researching my family tree – her grandmother Mary Fowler and my great grandfather Alfred Fowler were sister and brother. My father John had also communicated with Dulcie before his death in 1993. Our meeting in Ballarat was an enjoyable and enlightening experience, and Dulcie provided a lot of information on the Fowler side of the family. I’m sorry that we never got to continue our conversation, but am truly thankful that I was at least able to meet this kind and welcoming lady.
    Andrew Fowler
    Cape Bridgewater

    Andrew Fowler February 8, 2023
  2. A wonderful tribute to a very special lady.
    Rest In Peace Dulcie.
    Christine Gallagher,Janet and Brendan Duffy
    Alice Springs.

    Janet E Duffy January 20, 2023
  3. Dulcie and I had several happy days attending performances from The Organs of the Ballarat Festival together. As the concerts were out of town, we had the arrangement that I would drive and she would organise some lunch. Dulcie made very special tomato sandwiches. So pleased that I met her after moving to Ballarat. My sincere condolences to all the family

    Janice Cook January 20, 2023
  4. Dulcie was the greatest friend and mentor I could have wished for in the time we shared in the then University of Ballarat library.
    As a young librarian starting my career she showed me not only how to help make positive change as a professional, but also as a person.
    Love and respect always,
    Veronica Moriarty

    Veronica Morisrty January 20, 2023
  5. The members of CAE Ballarat 2 Book Group are saddened to hear of member Dulcie Brooke’s death. Dulcie was a long time member of the group. She participated in all discussions and brought knowledge and stimulation to our meetings. We extend our sympathy to all Dulcie’s family , particularly to Angela who became part of our group as she assisted Dulcie so she could attend our meetings. Lorraine Simmons Secretary.

    Lorraine Simmons January 19, 2023
  6. For many years we were fortunate to have Dulcie as a helpful, generous neighbor and friend

    We will miss her and are pleased to have known her. Our condolences to her family of whom she was very fond and proud

    Lin and Mike Caldwell January 18, 2023
  7. Our deepest sympathy to all the Brooke family on the loss of Dulcie. We will always have happy memories of our times together over many years.
    – The Fiddian family

    Jenny Fiddian January 15, 2023

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