15.10.1932 - 5.6.2020 It is with great sadness we advise that Gretchen died peacefully on 5th June 2020 at Kalamunda.
Loving wife of Robert (Bert Forrest) (dec). Mother and mother-in-law to Nola and Eddie, Robert and Robyn, Judith and Brian, Kim and Jenny, Lyn and Rob. Beloved Gretchy to 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She was much loved and will be sadly missed by all.
The family sincerely thank staff at Midland and Kalamunda Hospitals for their care. Gretchen will be farewelled in a private ceremony and a Memorial celebration will follow at a time and place to be determined.
Nola, Robert, Judith, Kim, Lyn and families.
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FORREST GRETCHEN Gretch I will be forever grateful for your love and nurturing from when you came into my life when I was a small tacker.
I will miss our long chats attempting to solve the world's problems.
Your advice was always respected and guidance on cooking much appreciated especially ANZACs.
Our early days of country life and your love of nature passed onto me now allows us to
Sit and listen to the birds
in the trees
Hear the leaves tell of
Enjoy the flowers in
All wrapped up in a sky so
I will always love respect and admire you.
Goodbye Gretch from son Robert, Robyn, Gavin, Steven and families xxxxx
FORREST GRETCHEN Our dearest mum and beloved Gretchy passed away last Friday. I was so lucky to be by her side. Much loved and sadly missed by Jude and Brian, her Lee grandchildren, their partners and her great grandchildren. Bye Mum. I'll miss you.
My dear vibrant and colourful Mum. I will miss you so very much.
Patchworking, sewing workshops, holidays and having my nails done without you won't be the same.
You were a big part of our life and we shared so much together.
Lyn and Rob
My dear Gretch. You've been in my life since I was 10 years old and my mother for 64 years. Over these years we have been friends, confidantes and you helped shape my life to become the person I am today. We've been through good times and bad times, happy times and sad times. You were so brave to the end.
All my love, Nola
Loved mother, mother-in- law, grandmother and great grandmother. We will always remember the times we spent together camping, birthdays, Christmases and times we spent together at Tallas Road. Happy memories, and with love always.
Nola, Eddie, Raylee, Paul, Michelle and families.
Cousin and dear friend. We'll miss you. Lesley and Bob.
FORREST GRETCHEN Dear Gretch. Such happy memories of years gone by with Ethel and Frank (both dec). Much love to Nola, Robert, Jude, Kim, Lyn and families. Tina.
FORREST GRETCHEN Deepest sympathy to all of the family at the loss of Gretchen. She was a wonderful woman and fun times remembered. Love Gerard and Anne Russell and all the Murphy's.
A well respected energetic member and former President of the Retired Teachers' Association.
Our condolences to all her family.
We were so lucky to have had the Forrest family as our next door neighbours in Beach Street and raised our children together.
You will always be fondly remembered dear Gretch, as will your husband Bert and your children.
Our love to all.
Nell, Demps (dec), Ken, Pam (dec), Doug and Ray.
Deepest sympathy to Robert, Robyn, Nola and Eddie and all the families on the sad loss of Gretchen. Rest in peace Gretchen. Jim Larcombe.
Passed away peacefully on Friday 5th. Deepest sympathy to all her loving family. Gretchen was an inspiration to all.
The song has ended but the melody lingers on.
Bye Gretch. Rest in Peace.
Mac and Pam Beard
Happy memories of Gretchen, a gracious and multi talented lady whom we will all miss. Condolences to all her family. The Lee family.