Merle Gilbo's 80th https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/ Merle Gilbo's 80th Flowers - as an appropriate symbol of wonderful achievement and new life https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445118 120445118 From b.y.o. food into a shared feast for all https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445119 120445119 Great company, conversation, background entertainment and shared time together https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445120 120445120 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445121 120445121 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445122 120445122 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445123 120445123 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445124 120445124 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445125 120445125 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445126 120445126 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445127 120445127 Not everyone could be there - live! https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445131 120445131 Another clip from the specially produced video "Sorry I can't be there" https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445132 120445132 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445133 120445133 Another extract from the video - mostly saying nice things about Merle, but also extolling the virtues of "retirement" https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445347 120445347 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445334 120445334 Another "retiree" - who fortunately as it turned out was also able to attend directly https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445335 120445335 Another clip from the video, expressing Fr John's congratulations and best wishes to Merle for her extraordinary contribution. https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445346 120445346 Pre-recording has some advantages! https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445336 120445336 Also via video Pamela (School Captain) thanked Merle and wished her a happy birthday on behalf if the students, staff and community of St Bernadette's school https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445344 120445344 On behalf of the Yarra Deanery Charles Balnaves warmly added to other comments and spoke of Merle's outstanding and reliable contribution to Deanery affairs and its Newsletter. https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445345 120445345 Live from our Hall in Waverley Avenue Pat Kelly congratulated and thanked Merle. https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445130 120445130 Merle warmly responds (in her own humble way) https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445337 120445337 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445338 120445338 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445339 120445339 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445128 120445128 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445340 120445340 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445341 120445341 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445129 120445129 https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445342 120445342 Presentation of the DVD "Sorry I can't be there" to Merle by John Costa https://catholic-parish-ivanhoe.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=120445343 120445343