A dedication

Your smile I see
It touched me
Your laughter lifted me
It cheered everybody

Your words uplifted
Your energy shifted
We all admitted
You were gifted

You were ever so sweet
To everyone that you meet
With goodness you greet
With a kiss to the cheek

Although you are far
Your memories shine like a star
You are remembered every hour
Those thoughts overpower

~ Rachel Solomon

Think of me

Think of me as one at rest
For me you should not weep
I have no pain no troubles thoughts
For I am now asleep.

The living, thinking me that was
Is now forever still
And life goes on without me
As time forever will.

If your heart is heavy now
Because I’ve gone away
Dwell not long upon it friends
For none of us can stay.

Those of you who liked me
I sincerely thank you all
And those of you who loved me
I thank you most of all.

And in my fleeting life span
As time went rushing by
I found some time to hesitate 
To laugh, to love, to cry.

Matters it now if time began
If time will ever cease?
I was here, I used it all
And now I am at peace.

“When I want to smile, I know exactly what to do, I just close my eyes and I think of you.”

~ Anonymous

74th Day ~ Your colourful life

A beautiful sunny day to celebrate your life
Dan & Turbo’s special moment
With Kathy, Geetha & Deepthi
Our beloved, you lived your life to the fullest
Daniel & Ruth with Kathy, Geetha, Deepthi & Rochelle
Ruth with Geetha & Deepthi

We shared a yummy picnic lunch and thoughts on our beloved Ethel.

We shared laughs too while reminiscing Ethel’s absent mindedness in managing her work roster. Quite often, she would report for the wrong shift or turn up to work on her rostered day off. Double-trouble from day two! 😁

Adding a smile to her purpose

“Use your smile to change the world; don’t let the world change your smile.”

Chinese Proverb


This is what I remember when I think of Ethel. Her lovely smile. Her smile changed the world around her.

I remember the first time I met Ethel. She filled the room like a breath of fresh air. All smiles and so very cheerful. I warmed up to her immediately. This is saying a lot about her wonderful personality.

December 2019, Bangalore

And for those of you who do not know me, you must understand something about me, I take time to warm up to anyone. With Ethel, it was an instant friendship. It was a very short friendship for she went to be with the Lord on the 22nd of December, 2020 but it was a cherished friendship.

She touched the lives of so many people. I am humbled and so blessed that I got to meet her and call her friend. She was simply wonderful.

She was a beautiful soul. That was Ethel.

She was an embodiment of hope, love, peace, joy, good cheer & faith. Faith is what she lived. She truly radiated the light of God in her life.

When I heard she passed, I cried because I will miss her dearly as will everyone whose life she touched.

She fulfilled God’s purpose here on earth and now she is with God.

Let’s celebrate her life with a smile.

Rachel is a friend, blogger and founder & owner of Voila Français

60th Day

Our beloved, you have always glowed.

Your light shone in your actions while illuminating the darkness of our daily journey.

You were the smiling nurse of the sick.

You will always be the nightingale of your garden.

To meet and then to part is the way of life.

To part and then to meet is the hope of life.

A beautiful soul, taken away so soon.

A life that touched so many with her positivity and smile. We miss you dear. You truly were my one of a kind friend.

Condolences John, Ruth and Dan.

Dominic, Sushma, Josh & Joanne

Her purpose

Ethel’s all time favourite prayer.

She always knew her purpose.

A purpose to dwell in his shelter followed by eternal rest in his shadow.

Interesting that she never spoke about it being her purpose. Just embodied it, lived it daily and kept it simple for us to comprehend.

How did she do it?

By dwelling in his shelter, the house of Her Lord.

Rest in peace, our beloved. 🦢

Online tribute page ~ David W. Bull

Ethel Genevieve Luker

Passed away peacefully with family by her side
on Tuesday 22nd December 2020.

Aged 52 years.

Dearly beloved wife of John.
Loving mother of Ruth and Daniel. 

Loving sister of Annette, Teena and Lionel.
Cherished daughter of Hermine and the late Alfred D’Cruz.

Adored daughter-in-law of Hyacinth and the late Reginald Luker.

Always so loving, thoughtful and kind,
what beautiful memories you leave behind.

Rosary will be recited for Ethel at 10:30 a.m. followed by
Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul for Ethel will be offered at
St Patrick’s Catholic Church, 142 Princes Highway, Pakenham
Thursday 31st December 2020 commencing at 11:00 a.m.

A burial will follow at the Maryknoll Cemetery, Koolbirra Road, Maryknoll.
Let’s Celebrate Ethel’s Life.
Please wear any colour that you’re comfortable with.
Also In Memory of Ethel a donation to Children’s Cancer Foundation
would be sincerely appreciated.
Thank you.