Edna Lesley (Lesley) Maudouit – Mrs. Jack Harland b. 13 February 1914 m. 13 October 1945
d. 25 February 1999
The ninth girl in a family of 10 (the boy was the 10th) Lesley met Jack on a blind
date before the Second World War. They quickly became serious but Jack was not prepared
to marry until he came back home.
Lesley left school early and worked in a number of domestic positions until her marriage.
She remained a homemaker thereafter devoting herself to her family. However she
also found time to indulge a keen interest in sports and had extensive knowledge
of her native city Melbourne. Placing an occasional bet at the horse races gave her
She was a much loved wife; a devoted mother; and an adored nan to Jodi and Joel.
She regarded herself as lucky to have lived long enough to meet Georgia, her first
great grandchild. In old age a circulatory problem led to an above-knee amputation
of her leg. She became an expert wheelchair user and was still able to live alone
despite her disability.