Donna Yvette Porteous

20/11/1967 - 03/12/2020

In loving memory of Donna Yvette Porteous who sadly passed away on 3rd December 2020
Loved mother of Luke, Chloe and Brandon

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Funeral
Geelong Memorial Park Chapel
62-102 Burvilles Rd Mount Duneed
14/12/2020 @ 13:00
Lainie Porteous
2020-12-16 18:40:04
For my beautiful sister, Donna .... It's been 2 weeks since I held you in my arms with your beautiful loving son Brandon at my side. Sis, you would be so proud of him, he is full of the purest love, joy and devotion, an extraordinary child indeed. If I had ever been blessed to have children I could only wish that I was as blessed as you to have a son just like him. There has been so much that has happened since your sad passing sis and I don't really know where to start but my heart is broken into a million pieces and I miss you every day. Out of respect I have waited to post a message, to give your other children an opportunity to write their messages, however I can wait no longer. When I held your ashes in my arms upon collection, I held onto them so tightly sis .... I had ALL of you back in my arms again. What a journey it has been sis since 3 Dec 2020 to 15 Dec 2020. This would be my biggest test my angel and I can't tell you how difficult it was to leave some of your ashes behind to post to Chloe and Luke as they had requested, it broke my heart that they could not have waited and taken you home personally. Forgive me my beautiful sister for allowing this to happen, I had no choice and I know that this is the last thing that you would have wanted. So much has happened along the journey of saying farewell sis but I will choose to protect you from the ugly my beautiful sister and remain silent about it although my heart is broken into a trillion pieces. Sis, you were my North, South, East and West .... my home, you made me feel loved and safe. You were just a beautiful soul that suffered so much during your life and I hope you are now resting in peace. I can't believe that you are no longer with us, I am still trying to process everything that has happened. I know that life must go on .... but it's so hard sis. With the love, devotion and generosity of Dale (your bubby), Brandon, Jayde, Mummy, Lisa, Paul, Dan and myself we were able to say farewell to you sis in style ... you looked so beautiful and we were so very proud of you. I spoke to Mrs Powell on the evening of Tuesday, 15th December 2020, she had only returned home in the morning from spending (6) days in hospital after having her treatment for cancer. The roses left by Luke and Chloe (whom she had never met) on the front doorstep last Saturday had died ... instead of being by your side or planning how we would celebrate your life, they were attempting to worm their way into the inheritance. I will never understand their choices or lack of respect sis, I can assure this that this will never happen, you don't have to worry or be ashamed, I have apologised for their behaviour on behalf of our family. I know that you would have been so disappointed. Mrs Powell sends you her love ...what a beautiful woman she is. Philomena sent me a beautiful message last night and it reads: "I would like to say goodbye to my best friend, she is always on my mind and may god bless her beautiful soul" What a thoughtful and kind lady, just like you! Sis, a memorial tree ... a living legacy will be planted in your memory. A strong, young memorial tree will be placed where it will grow, providing children and future generations with a magnificent, living natural resource to nurture and enjoy for many years to come. Dan and I have been looking after Dale for you and he is going to be spending the weekend with us. Dale is just broken hearted sis ... he just loves and adores you and he thought your funeral service was just beautiful. On behalf of your youngest son Brandon, we will respectfully pass on some of your ashes for him to hold and treasure forever. Dan and I will take care of Dale for you and ensure he is protected in the future. Our little sister, Lisa is missing you dearly. Lisa and Paul helped me so much during the weekend and helped mummy attend your service, I was so thankful and so proud of mum, she never took her eyes of you. Lisa and I have promised that we will look after one another going forward, you can now relax, don't worry ... we promise that we will try our best for you. Oh sis, I wish you were sitting here with me now ... there is so much to say. Please sis ... wrap your arms around me and release me from this pain. You were my best friend, we have endured so much together during our lives and shared so many challenges that only you and I will know about. God bless and rest in peace and as you would say sis .... See Ya, See Ya, See Ya, See Ya, See Ya. Dan and I will always cherish, love and adore you. xoxoxoxo
Lainie Porteous
2020-12-16 19:10:24
For my beautiful sister, Donna .... It's been 2 weeks since I held you in my arms. Sis, you were my North, South, East and West .... my home, you made me feel loved and safe. You were just a beautiful soul that suffered so much during your life and I hope you are now resting in peace. I can't believe that you are no longer with us, I am still trying to process everything that has happened. I know that life must go on .... but it's so hard sis. Philomena sent me a beautiful message last night and it reads: "I would like to say goodbye to my best friend, she is always on my mind and may god bless her beautiful soul" What a thoughtful and kind lady, just like you! Sis, a memorial tree ... a living legacy will be planted in your memory. A strong, young memorial tree will be placed where it will grow, providing children and future generations with a magnificent, living natural resource to nurture and enjoy for many years to come. Oh sis, I wish you were sitting here with me now ... there is so much to say. Please sis ... wrap your arms around me and release me from this pain. You were my best friend, we have endured so much together during our lives and shared so many challenges that only you and I will know about. God bless and rest in peace and as you would say sis .... See Ya, See Ya, See Ya, See Ya, See Ya. Dan and I will always cherish, love and adore you. xoxoxoxo
In Loving Memory
 
Chloe Porteous
 
Jayde Graham
 
Lainie Porteous
 
Mark Dettman
 
Robert Dettman
 
Donna Dettman