Vale Carolyn McDowall



Carolyn McDowall, Founder and Editor in Chief of The Culture Concept and beloved mother of Paul, Ross and Craig passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday September 24th, 2019.

As readers of this website will know she has been battling cancer for the past two years. Her particular cancer was highly aggressive, very resistant to treatment and unfortunately, despite even Carolyn’s irrepressible spirit, it took her from us all last night.

Carolyn will be very much missed by Paul, Ross and Craig, and their partners Belinda, Jen and Grace. She will also be missed by her broader family and the Arts Community both in Australia and abroad.

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, her incredible readers for the support and joy you have given her over the years in writing this blog and sharing her experiences, reviews, and happiest moments.

This is likely to be the last post on The Culture Concept. We will maintain this site in Carolyn’s memory, but also as a resource for people to read, explore and learn. We hope that even long term readers will discover new articles and enjoy the incredible 3,215 articles Carolyn wrote from 2010 to 2019.

A funeral service to celebrate the life of Carolyn McDowall will be held on Monday 7 October 2019 at 1.15pm.

Wilson Chapel
Springvale Botanic Cemetery
600 Princes Highway,
Springvale VIC 3171

We welcome everyone who would like to attend to celebrate the passionate life that Carolyn lived. If you are going to attend, we request that you let us know by email me at [email protected], so we can plan for numbers.

Thank you and my best wishes.

Paul McDowall

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