Coralie Condon

Our tribute first appeared on the WA TV History web site…
We’ve also uploaded to YouTube highlights of her Funeral and Wake, which has friends reminiscing with stories about this extraordinary lady.
Coralie was an actress, writer, composer, producer, presenter, business woman, the Grande Dame of Perth Theatre and the First Lady of Western Australian Television.
She was a great friend to many at the old Rep, Playhouse, Music Hall, Dirty Dicks and a string of other theatre restaurants.Coralie’s Funeral Mass was conducted at St Patrick’s Basilica in Fremantle on Friday 23rd of January 2015.
The Eulogy was delivered by Max Kay.
Readings were provided by members of Coralie’s family: Tonia Kozak-Calabrese and Dominic Calabrese, Judy and Kon Kozak, Elizabeth Matthews and Susan Leef, with the service conducted by Father Maher. Megan Kozak also took part in the service.
Following the service, family and friends celebrated her life at a Wake in which guests reminisced about their experiences with Coralie.
A common theme expressed was that of a kind hearted lady who did much over many years to mentor and help youngsters establish themselves in the performing arts.
A special thanks was given to close friends Rick Hearder and Audrey Long who tirelessly helped Coralie throughout the twilight years of her life.

The opening, eulogy and closing to this video was kindly provided courtesy of Seven News Perth. The remaining footage was provided by the team at WA TV History.

Coralie Condon died peacefully at Castledare Nursing Home on 24 December, 2014, aged 99. Only a few months short of her 100th birthday on May 16th.