Vale Notice – Mary Edith Holland

Published on 15th July 2020 in Local and Member News, Local News, Members News, Social News

It is with much sadness we inform members of the passing of Mrs. Mary Holland. (10 February 1930 – 12 July 2020). 

Mary and her husband Fred moved from Glen Waverley on Fred’s retirement and built a new home in Somers in the 1980s. They both joined the Flinders Golf Club and had many years of membership and enjoyment.

They moved in later years to Balnarring and after Fred died in 2005 Mary moved in 2009 to live in Flinders with Mark her eldest son and his wife Monica.

Mary had a passion for golf since her 20’s and served as Lady President at Kingswood Golf Club before becoming a member at FGC.

She was an active member and played every week, in any weather condition, in the Thursday and Saturday competitions. Mary was known as an engaging person and particularly welcoming to newer members.

Mary was also active in other community groups, including Probus, and was a member of Red Cross for many decades and served as Regional Chair for the Mornington Peninsula. She received a special Governor’s Award for outstanding service.

Mary had a wonderful and fulfilling life with golf, community involvement and her interest in music, ballet and opera. She is survived by her family of five children and their partners, nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

We send our deepest condolences to Mark and Monica during this difficult time. 



6 comments on “Vale Notice – Mary Edith Holland”

  1. Nancy Findlay says:

    Mary was very proud that her Daughter, Grand-daughter and Great Grand-daughter were all born on her birthday, February 10, four generations of very special people.

  2. Lois McVitty says:

    Mary was very welcoming when I joined in 2004. Walter and I got to know her well when we
    discovered we were passengers on the Darwin to Broome cruise a few years later. At that
    time she was already suffering difficulty walking, but soldiered on and never missed any of the
    wonderful excursions to ancient sites, etc. – no easy feat, often on very “rugged” tracks.

  3. Joan Lawson says:

    Warm and friendly with a beautiful soul. Rest in peace Mary.

  4. Susan Gilbert says:

    Mary, a very special person. What a wonderful long life.

  5. Neil Cavanagh says:

    Forever having the engaging smile and delightful sense of humour: an endearing and graceful lady.Our deepest condolences Neil Cavanagh & Merran Hastings

  6. Vonne Kruse says:

    Mary introduced me to golf in 1998 and always took an interest in how I was playing. Mary and Fred sponsored me to become a member of Flinders Golf Club. Mary was a wonderful friend and she will be sadly missed.

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