Marie Burrows Obituary, Death – Marie Burrows, who is now 100 years old and was born in Williamstown, Victoria, is pictured here.
Marie enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) during the Second World War as part of the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) in December 1941, when she was 18 years old. She served in this capacity. She worked her way up to the rank of aircraftwoman when stationed at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne and became a driver there.
After her discharge from the RAAF in September 1942, she later served as an attachment at the 2 Embarkation Depot located in Bradfield Park, New South Wales. Marie cherished the friendships she developed while serving our country and found great delight in the work she did as a driver. Leila Johnson, who was a corporal in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and served between the years 1941–1943, was her best friend for life. Marie got married to Michael William Burrows, who was also in the Royal Australian Air Force, in November of 1942. Michael entered in the military in the early years of 1940, and by the time he was released in the early years of 1945.
He held the rank of flight lieutenant while connected to the 2 Personnel Depot. There were three of Marie and Michael’s offspring. Michael’s untimely death occurred in 2014, sadly. Marie was a dedicated family caregiver who also found time to pursue her hobbies, which included ice skating, horseback riding, and surfing. Additionally, she enjoyed going across the ocean to places like the United States and England with her daughter in order to visit and sightsee. Marie attributes her long life to having a fulfilling family life, being physically active, having a close and loving family nearby, and eating nutritious and uncomplicated cuisine.