MARTINICH Melita (née Shipp)

Born on January 31, 1938. Passed away April 30, 2021.

Beloved by all her family and friends. Daughter of the late Alec and Thel. Sister of Pamela, sister-in-law to Gerry (dec.). Auntie to Samantha, Melinda, Georgina, and Petrina. Grande Tante to Thomas and Amalie.

Her humour and intelligence will be sadly missed.

Funeral NoticeMonday May 10, 2021 - 1:30pm
Mersey Gardens Chapel and Crematorium20-24 Stony Rise Road, Devonport

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend the funeral service of Ms Melita Martinich, to be held at Mersey Gardens Chapel and Crematorium, 20-24 Stony Rise Road, Devonport on MONDAY, May 10, 2021 at 1:30pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Melita’s memory would be appreciated and may be made at the service. For those unable to attend, we invite you to use our livestreaming service at Another gathering in Melita’s memory will take place in Victoria at a later date.

  1. My earliest memory of Miss Shipp was as a young teacher. A refreshing and vibrant presence in a tiny single room primary school located at Apsley in the West Wimmera region of Victoria. I was one of her pupils. Neville Cayley’s ‘What Bird Is that ?’ is a treasured Christmas present from Des & Melita, annotated in Melita’s very neat script. I still frequently refer to that book. Stephen Martinich, nephew of Melita & Des.

    Stephen Martinich May 9 2021
  2. Fondly remember to this day of Melita and Des being our baby sitters for myself and elder sister Cherie. Listening to stories, especially regarding that white VW bug that Melita got around in.
    Fond memories Nick Martinich.

    Nick Martinich May 10 2021