1. Maybyne we met a long time ago & u made us laugh many a time so sad we have to say goodbye but we loved u lots & will always remember u x x ❤️

  2. Dearest Maybyne Thinking of you with much love & affection. You always made us so welcome when we visited you & Ray in Dollis Hill. We have wounderful memories of oyour beloved Rockie (as Mike used to call him Rockless) Only You would get the joke Maybyne . You were already to dance chat & laugh . You will be missed very much & your fought a brave battle.. Thinking of this morning especially..May God hold you in his arm’s. Blessing’s from Mike & Julianne xxx xxx in our thoughts & prayers

  3. Maymay was easily one of our favourite human beings.
    She was cheeky, funny, always had a great yarn to share, loved her family and friends and animals of all kinds.
    We always looked through her albums full of Rocky boy and all her foster dogs and sitter pupps, and then of course her beloved Pushkins, who was such a funny cat – she managed to bring a rat into the house, but not kill it haha.
    Her love of travel was inspiring, her love of having travellers visit her was never ending.
    Her commitment to home and coming back to visit was incredible and the times she came back was always so much fun!
    I still laugh every time I think of her heading out on the back of the jetski with Keith at the Broadwater on the Gold Coast.
    I loved sitting in her lounge room watching shows with her when we visited. I loved the lists of things she’d give me to do – whether it was there or over messenger to do from here, the lists of stuff we’d be asked to bring over or send over – the peanut brittle and the crosswords!!
    I just loved chatting to her about growing up and her jobs – she always made me laugh so hard at the stories of what she got up to with her girlfriends and her UK family.
    Her friendship with Marion was always front of mind and she always told us what they’d been up to when we talked on the phone.
    For such a free spirit, her enduring partnership with her love Ray was a testament to both of them.
    Maymay was so loving. I miss being able to talk to her regularly. She lived a free life, full of fun and love. She was nothing short of inspiring leaving her family so young and forging a life in London.
    Maymay was truly a good woman and I have no doubt that God has let her into Heaven, though she is probably plotting ways with George on how to haunt us and taunt us 🙂
    I love you Maymay! Rest easy my delicious Mrs McGovern – you’ve earned it xxoo

  4. Maybyne- You were so good to us when we lived with you in London for 5 years Great memories & we made a lifetime friend.. I will miss our chats & the first Christmas card to arrive .. fly high Maybyne I will miss you

  5. A life lost too soon. Mum and I always enjoyed your trips to Australia and we will miss you dearly. I still remember the times I came to London and stayed with you with the girls. Kirsty spoke for years about Rocky and you would be proud to know her love of animals saw her graduate as a Vet. You were a kind and caring person and will be missed. RIP

  6. Maybyne was a very special person, a true friend with a big heart, we will miss her very much.
    Even though we lived world’s apart we spoke on the phone often. It was so warming when we answered the phone late at night to hear London calling, we knew we were in for a great chat.
    It was always a special time when Maybyne came back to Aussie we would catch up, visit new places or go on trips together and made many happy memories. We were lucky enough to have two trips to London staying with her as she opened her home and her big heart to make us feel welcome. She was so much fun, we had many great times together and those card games that went on forever, there was never a dull moment with our lovely Maybyne we will cherish those beautiful memories forever.
    Even towards the end when asked she was just Grand, our brave Maybyne , kept the phone calls bright and chirpy, never letting on just how bad things were.
    Goodbye our dear Maybyne and true friend. May God bless you and grant you your eternal reward.
    Have a Grand time in heaven and we hope you find a few avid card players up there.
    All our love Joe, Anne and the Beazley’s. Xxx

  7. I loved the few catch ups I got to enjoy on her return visits to oz. Aunty Maybyne you will be sadly missed.

  8. I was always so excited when aunty May May was coming to Australia, I loved so much about her that I can’t put it into words what to say. I hope dad was there waiting for you with a big kiss and cuddle, I’m going to miss you so much, RIP Aunty Maybyne xxx

  9. I will treasure time spent with you at your home jn London. You always made us feel so welcome. The tme you spent with us when you came back to Oz, our card games, our laughs and our dinners, will all be special memories for me. RIP Maybyne you are very much loved and will be missed xxoo

  10. Maybyne June Blackett-McGovern

    Maybyne June was born at the Mater Hospital in Crows Nest, North Sydney on the 9th of June 1943. The second daughter of proud parents Cecil Eric and Valmae Leonie.
    In Maybyne’s teenage years she loves going to the North Sydney Police Boys Club on a Friday night and do Ballroom Dancing.
    I remember how Maybyne was so proud of her first car
    “a Skoda” in about 1960, and as I look back over the last 60 years, the number of Skoda’s I’ve seen on Australian roads are rarer than hens teeth, but what a great car it was for Maybyne.
    Shortly after Maybyne married Jim McGovern, an Irishman at St. Cuthberts church at Naremburn. Maybyne and Jim ventured to the UK and settled in the London area.
    We couldn’t drag her back to Aussie land until the last 10 or 15 years where she loved her regular holidays to see her family and very dear friends. On her holidays back to Aussie land she would always try her hardest to visit long time friends, Denise on the Goldcoast and Margaret and John in Stewart Town and all the McDonald-McLymont clan in Orange.
    I know she would be heart broken if she couldn’t get to Orangeon holidays back to Aussie land and also to her sister Annette and family Cynthia-Heather-Robbie and her two brothers Alex and George. ( I still don’t know who her favourite brother was ) Ha Ha Ha
    Her holidays were always enjoyed by Alex and Coral, Keith, Peter, Phillip, George and Kerry, Kelly and Peter and Jess and families.
    Maybyne’s other favourite hobbies were playing cards, scrabble and bingo.
    I am Alex and I am six years younger than my big sister Maybyne. For all the UK citizens of Maybyne’s family and friends, I’m claiming to be the original ‘Granville’ from
    ‘Open all hours’ because at the tender age of 13, my big sister in 1962, got me my first job delivering boxes of groceries on my push bike around the
    Chatswood-Willoughby area from the grocery shop where Maybyne was working. I would do this job after school for about 18 months. After that job Maybyne then worked at Avon Cosmetics and then onto Cadbury’s factory.

  11. I love you and you are the best Aunty ever.
    I’m really sad you didn’t get to meet my little sister and see what a great big sister I am ❤️

  12. MayMay,
    Warm, Caring and funny. Loved a good joke or prank. Will miss playing cards and bingo on her visits. Big hugs from Pete, Cheryl, Georgie and Paige ❤️

  13. Going to miss our trips to bingo whenever you came to visit. There are so many great memories i have growing up and seeing ‘Aunty May May’. You were fighting right till the end and we will forever remember youre strength. Please give dad a big hug and kiss for me. Love ya xxx

  14. Maybyne has such a big heart, generous not only with gifts but love and friendship. Loyalty played a big part in Maybynes life. I hope George and Maybyne catch up on the other side xxx

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Funeral Arrangements

We invite you to join us to celebrate the life of Maybyne McGovern


Date: 10/03/2022
Time: 10:00
Roman Catholic Church of St Mary and St Andrew
Location: 216 Dollis Hill Lane, Dollis Hill London NW2 6HE GB

Additional Info:

In line with current CV19 guidelines mourners are requested to wear face masks and observe safe distancing policies. The church is regularly sanitised.

Maybyne's funeral will be streamed live from the church at 10.o0 on Thursday 10th March. The stream can be accessed by clicking the invitation that will appear on this memorial site at least 48 hours ahead of the appointed time. If for any reason the stream is missed or interrupted, have no fear the funeral will be recorded simultaneously and can accessed from the same invitation which will be available for at least 1 month. 

Please Note - Maybyne's Requiem Mass will be followed by a short service at 11.30 at:

Golders Green Crematorium
62 Hoop Lane
Golders Green
NW11 7NL

Again, this service will be streamed. A stream key will be published here once issued by the crematorium


Date: 10/03/2022
Time: 12:30
Ox and Gate Public House
Location: 341 Oxgate Lane, Dollis Hill London NW2 7HS GB

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