Marilyn "Mags" Joy Smith (née Duke )



Treasured wife of the late Noel James Smith (dec). Loved mother of Lee- Ann, Andrew, Kelly and Anthony. Grandmother to Chloe, Tom, Georgia, Ella, Sophie, Gemma, Tahnee, Haylee, Lycinda, Jonathon and Tyeson. Great Grandmother to Grace, Angus, Ivy, Louie, Hudson, Willow, Amelia, Lila and Edie.

Mum you were a unique and constant influence in our lives, your quirky ways and boundless energy will remain in our memories.

Reunited with our Dad and Pa

Mum/Nana, you were such a big part of our lives. We will miss your ‘Nana’ ways and your unique view of the world and good humour.

Sleep peacefully with Dad.

Love always, Andrew, Tom, Simone, Georgia, Damon (Dude), Grace Angus, Ivy, Hudson, Lila and Edie. xxxx

Mum, what can I say about you? Mum, you were one of a kind. So many memories I will hold close in my heart. I will miss you calling me and singing your songs. Love you forever.

Kelly. xxx

To a mum that was very special, who did everything she could while she was with us to make us happy. You fought so hard to live, but God wanted her with him. Love and miss you mum.

Anthony. xx

It’s hard to turn a page when someone won’t be in the next chapter. But the story must go on. Nana, you were someone who could light up your day. You will never be forgotten.

Love your Granddaughter.

Haylee. xxx

To our Nan,

We hope you’re now with Pa. We will miss your phone calls and chats. We will think of you often in our memories. We hope you’re resting peacefully. Until we meet again. We will miss you always.

Loving Nan to Chloe, Joseph and great Grandma to Louie & Amelia, Loving Mother to Lee-Ann xx.


Dearly loved daughter of the late Jack and Joy Duke (Both dec )

Much loved eldest sister to Cheryl (dec) Roger, Lynette, Donna, and Wayne

Sister in-law, Aunty and Great Aunty to their families

Rest in peace Mags, reunited with Noel.

We will hold you in our hearts forever


Dearly loved sister, friend and aunt to Roger, Sandra, Tracey, Lisa and Families.

Peacefully Sleeping.


Dearly loved sister of Lyn, brother in law of Jim, and aunty of Sharon and Nick, Julie and Tony, Josh and Brodie.

Remembered for her fun and humour.  At rest with Noel.


Much loved big sister to Donna, sister-in-law to Pete and Aunty to Shona and Carlee and their families

Sweet is the peace that ends your pain.

We will remember our happy and fun times together, and your kindness and caring to others.

We will miss you and love you always Mags.


Dearly loved sister & sister-in-law of Wayne and Chris. Loved Aunty of Natalie, Todd and families.

Close to our hearts you will always stay.

Many happy memories.


Dearly loved and very special niece of Aunty Peg and Uncle John and families. So dearly missed and so dearly loved. Sleep peacefully.


Funeral Notice

ServiceJune 15, 2021 - 1:00 pm1250 Doveton Street North Ballarat , VIC Venue: Sovereign Chapel Ballarat Crematorium

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs Marilyn Joy Smith will take place at the Sovereign Chapel, Ballarat Crematorium, 1250 Doveton Street North, Ballarat on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) at 1.00 p.m. COVID RESTRICTIONS APPLY. The funeral may be viewed via live stream at

  1. Farewell Marilyn.
    Thankyou for my dear Chloe and Louie and Milly.

    Sherry Caldwell June 15, 2021
  2. Meeting as your hairdresser over 20 years plus , a friendship grew.
    I will miss the many laughs , cries , chats generosity and secrets we had along that journey.
    I Love you Marilyn . RIP beautiful lady.
    Always in my heart.
    Barb Rodger.

    What a marvellous speaker you are Andrew, a wonderful eulogy .
    Love and Condolences to Andrew, Anthony , Kelly, Leanne and Families.

    Barb & Phil Rodger. xo

    Barbara & Phillip Rodger June 15, 2021
  3. Thinking of you all today. Service was lovely. Beautiful photos of Mags, especially the ones of her and Hick. To a never ending love story now they are together again xxx

    Shona June 15, 2021
  4. Andrew, Lee-Ann, Anthony and Kelly – Thinking of you at this sad time, sorry we cant be with you today.
    Lockie and Colleen Gilbert and family

    Tania Gilbert June 15, 2021

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