Dear Rove, Emmett and MacManus families
We were in total shock to hear of the sad passing of Belinda. Rove, our deepest sympathy goes out to you at this time as your beautiful and inspirational angel is now watching you from above. To Belinda's family and to Rove's family, nothing can prepare anyone for such a sad loss, our thoughts are with you today and always.
Ellul Family, Qld
I had the pleasure of working with Belinda in a production of the rock opera "Bad Boy Johnny and The Prophets of Doom". Belinda was the heroine princess of the story. I was new to acting and nervous and I will always remember and appreciate the support and encouragement she gave me. She is a beautiful soul.
John Donne, the English poet said "No man is an island" and we are all diminished by her brave passing. My life has been enriched by knowing her.
Please accept my condolences to you and both your families. My prayers are with you and you are in my thoughts at this sad time.
Doc Neeson - "The Angels"
Dear The Emmett's and Rove,
I am so sorry to hear the loss of your Beautiful wife and Loving daughter, she was such a great actress and such a bright young woman I was so upset to hear the Horrible news of her death My Family I give our heart to you Rove and To Belinda's Family in this hard time she will me sadly missed forever.
From Katie and Family.
To Rove and family of Belinda
My deepest thoughts are with you all, I send my sincere condolences to you and Belinda's family.
Love from Hanadi ( sydney) NSW
I hope that all these messages of support and concern for the Emmett & McManus families reach them and they can find comfort in the knowledge that Belinda was and is always loved by the public and her family and friends. She is without pain now.
To Belinda's loved ones,
Sincere condolences for a glowing and lively flame extinguished far too soon. The integrity & dignity with which she & you all carried yourselves is something to be very proud of.
Of course, the gap left is all the bigger because of her vitality. How wonderful that so many people knew her & all that she brought. May God give you comfort & strength.
Kersti - Sydney
Goodbye Belinda, we wish you rest and joy in the arms of the Lord for all eternity........J&D xxxx.
Dear Rove, Family and Friends
To have another loss for our country broke my heart she fought a long and hard battle and always looked at things with a positive manner she will always be in our hearts and Rove you will always be in our thoughts.
best wishes xx, Allison Busselton
Belinda's life - she had no time to grow old - no time to fulfill all her dreams - in her 'less than perfect life' she has touched so many, so quickly and impacted everyone. My life should be so 'less than perfect'. May you rest in peace Belinda. Rove, somehow I hope you find a way to continue for Belle. My sincere heatfelt condolences.
Dearest Rove and family – deepest sympathy at such a loss. Belinda was a wonderful, beautiful, caring young lady who was and inspiration to all. You know she was the reason I got my hair permed!! She was gorgeous. I was saddened to hear of her passing and blessed in knowing that there is another beautiful angel to watch over those close to her heart. God bless you rove and family. Love Helen and family - Perth
To Rove and the familys of belinda
We send our deepest sympathys to Rove Mcmanus, Belindas family and friends. Belinda was a wonderful actreess and will be sadly missed.
From All the Girls at Maribtrnong River Children's Centre
Rove & Family,
I can not even begin to put in words the loss we all feel. You a left with such a void now, but also such beautiful memories to retain & cherish. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Deb & Family
A life so beautiful and precious lost so young. Belinda will inspire me to live my life completely and Rove may the joy you bring to others come back at you a million fold to help you through your pain. To Belinda’s family she was an angel whose wings have taken her away from you but whose memory will be with all of us forever..
Dear Rove and family,
When we saw on the News that Belinda had passed away i was quiet upset and my 5 year old son was sitting there with me. He saw i was upset and said in such an innocent voice, dont worry Mum, she's gone to Heaven with Nana. Bless his little heart. Keep your chin up.
Love from the Fridd family. South Australia.
To Rove and families of beautiful Belinda
What can we say in the loss of your gorgeous Belinda, we ask ourselves why can this happen, we know there is a reason but will probably never never know the answer, the time she was here she gave so many many people joy and happiness and touched more peoples hearts than ever you will know. She was an inspirational to all around her and we all loved her. Our thoughts, tears and love are with you all. A perfect angel who suffers no more..
Coopers - Perth
I remembered you at school 2 years behind me with that mane of beautiful hair and your lovely voice. I was so shocked to hear the news that God chose you to join him so early. He must have realised as we all did how special you are. Be at peace angel
Dearest Rove and Families,
Our love and thoughts are with you at this extremely sad time.
From Taryn, Daniel, Brent Alana and Shannon Robertson
To Rove and Families
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Love Kaiden Lynch
Rove & Family,
On behalf of my family we would like to thank Belinda for not only raising the awareness of breast cancer but for having the strength and courage to show others out there to never give up the fight for survival. Even though it took her life she never gave up and for that I admire her. To Rove and family don't be sad, she's at peace now. God bless. May her peace guide and help you through the tough times. XoXo Criselda Gilbert, Crestmead, QLD
How does such a beautiful smile hide one’s true pain and suffering?? Belinda was an inspiration to all around her, she will never be forgotten and her strength and courage is a credit to you Rove, and all your family. Our prayers are with you. The team at Travelscene Deniliquin
Heartfelt sorrow to all of you for the loss of Belinda. She was a very beautiful, courageous person. An inspiration to all. May she always be not far from you in thought. Laugh out loud with the precious memories you all have had, for life is too short for sorrow. God has called back his angel, for she has done her job. May you all meet again when the time is right. Bless you all and may you find comfort in the thoughts and prayers we sent to you. Michelle Bundaberg QLD
Dear Rove, and The Emmett Family,
Sometimes we don't realise how precious life is until something happens to the very one we love (especially when you know the time is coming sooner rather than later). And to think we'll never see them again is probably the hardest part of the grieving process. I understand just how private you are Rove, and how you kept Belinda protected from Media, and the prying eyes of the public. You are a very strong person yourself & Belinda' to undergo your fight to survive together united and being in love is so romantic. You were very brave hosting Rove and keeping the public entertained including me 'youdag' and going home to Belinda every night must have been euphoric for you both. Belinda's fight for life and you should be commended for putting on a brave face every week, and what a strong man you really are Rove. You should take a break from television just to go through the grieving process in your own private time in your own way. Be strong 'but' don't hold back your tears, every tear is Belinda's love and memories, so I hope you just feel what ever you need to get through this very distraught time in your life. I admire Belinda for being so brave and fighting as long as she did. Of course we all know what a rock you were for her and her memory will live through your eyes whenever you host 'Rove' from now on for me. I won’t look at you the same way as I will see you and Belinda as one person now. She lives in your heart forever. I believe you both were soul mates as I am with my fiancé with a true blue conquering romance. The strengths and happiness you both showed together wether it be on the red carpet or in newspaper clippings, Belinda did not let down her strengths to be by your side with her glowing smile adoringly towards you, which brought tears to my eyes whenever she appeared with you in media shots. Take Care Rove, you are one in a million. Belinda will look down with ora and you may feel compelled to smell her in the air at times. When you do 'close your eyes and feel her there.' It gives you a smile you can’t wipe away...
My condolences to you Belinda's immediate family as I hope you recover from your devastation with beautiful memories of you adoring daughter /sister & wife.
Lisa Colin & family xxx and a blow a kiss to Belinda... I will pray to her when praying to my grandpa who passed 2 weeks ago of bowel cancer that we also laid to rest, last Wednesday.
Kind Regards, Lisa Szabo
Our heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends of Belinda. She was truly a beautiful and courageous woman and will be sadly missed but fondly remembered, Best wishes
The Haskard family.
There can never be the right words said to help heal your grief, but take strength in the thought that Australia has and always will have the highest respect for you both and with the love that is shown to you today we will all help you cope through this. With your help and support you have helped Belinda to leave her stamp in our hearts. The Rove and Belinda love story will always be remembered. God Bless you Rove and both families
From the Rogers Family, Noosaville QLD
Rove and Family,
I was deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Belinda to such a harsh sickness. I had the same happen to a much-loved family member just a few years ago. Belinda was, and always will be an inspiration to all those who loved her and looked up to her. She will be sadly missed by all she has touched, me being one. My deepest sympathy to you all through this tough time. I know she will live on in you forever. Laura V. Melbourne VIC.
Dear Rove and family,
My heart goes out to all your family and friends. I lost my beautiful 46yr old sister only 2 weeks ago to brain cancer she survived only 6 months. To mourn too long for those we love is self indulgent, but to promise to live a little better for having known them, gives purpose to their life and some reason for their death. My thoughts are with all Belinda and your family and friends at this very sad time for you all.
Dear Rove & family,
I'm deeply touched by Belinda's death. Even though I never met her personally she seems like a close friend. I know how you feel, I lost my husband (44yo) and my sister (37yo, she looked a bit like Belinda) within one year, both to cancer. Life won't be the same anymore without them, but somehow our build-in healing mechanism rescues us from traumas like these. The belief that we will all be together again helps my children & myself to continue with our lives.
Love from, Stephanie, Tara & Leif Prenzlau, Rose Bay
Dearest Rove and Families
Although still crying, I wish to thankyou all for sharing your angel and her music with us. She was an inspiration to us all, and a fighter until the end. Although she may be gone, she will live on forever in our hearts and memories. Take comfort in the fact that you are not alone in your loss and remember to celebrate Belinda's life and love for both are as precious as each other.
With love, respect and strength in your time of sorrow
Bek (Adelaide) -xxx-
There are not many things that can be said that can truly console: grief is a journey one travels alone. For Rove, how truly wonderful that you found each other and shared such a wonderful bond. I believe that you are still together but now in a different way:
“Even for the dead I will not bind my soul to grief; Death cannot long divide. Is it not as though the rose that climbed my garden wall had blossomed on the other side? Death doth hide but not divide.” Author Unknown
You're now one of the Angels in heaven. So many of us are sharing your mortal battle. Be our Guardian Angel. Help us find the strength and courage to face the challenge. Guide the learned to find the cure. Rove and family I pray for your solace. Your beautiful singing Angel is at peace.
Rove and the Emmett family,
Goodbye Belinda, sing up a storm in Heaven.
To Rove and Emmett family,
I would like to pass on my deepest sympathies to you all at this time. Belinda Emmett is a role model to us all. After losing my brother to cancer 17 years ago tomorrow, losing someone so close is painful but knowing they are in a better place and not in pain makes me feel at peace. Belinda as a true inspiration to everyone. God bless you.
From Elizabeth Symons
To the Emmett’s family and Rove,
I am so sorry to hear of the sad news about Belinda, l understand the pain and loss. l lost my mum a few years ago to Breast Cancer and hearing about Belinda losing her fight with this terrible thing that is known as Cancer is very upsetting. I wish you all the condolences in the world and may you find peace knowing Belinda is no longer in pain.
Rove, the Emmett's and your families,
I had the great pleasure of knowing Belinda in high school! We were in a school musical together and with tears in my heart, I smile to think she played the lion who gets courage from the Wizard of Oz. She was always in my thoughts and even more so when I had my own scare with cancer. It was a privilege to have known and have shared laughs with your beautiful wife, daughter, sister and friend. I will keep the memories I have close to my heart
Leigh-Anne Kennedy (nee Croll) Narara NSW
How you lit up the television screen everytime you were on. Belinda, you are my inspiration to fight...Your quote, I accept the diagnosis but not the prognosis. Love, Laughter, Hope, Happiness, you are here forever, never gone,
Thankyou. Anonymous (Recently diagnosed skin cancer aged 37)
Dear Rove & Belinda's Family,
I am truly so sorry for your loss. I have never met Belinda (or Rove for that matter) but from what I saw as a member of the public, Belinda was a BEAUTIFUL person with a BEAUTIFUL soul. The love between Belinda and Rove has been obvious to everyone from the start. You were, and always will be, true soul mates... Nothing can ever change that. I cried my eyes out when the two of you got married as I was so happy for you both, and now I am crying for the loss and heartache you are all going through. I know that it is so hard to think that this sinking feeling of grief will never pass but as time goes on, you will be able to think of Belinda without feeling sad. You will always have her in your hearts and will always be able to remember the magical moments you had with her and be grateful for the time you shared together. You will always have an ache in your heart but that ache is just Belinda reminding you that she loves you and wants you all to be happy and to live your lives. She will ALWAYS be with you. Just keep thinking of the magical, content, truly happy, dazzling look she had on her face, the day she married you Rove. You were / are her ONE TRUE LOVE, and made her smile during her hardest times. Everyone could see the love you have / had for each other. It is very rare to find a love so pure and real. Once again, I am so sorry for your terrible loss. Belinda was a truly amazing actress and singer but more importantly was an amazing person who remained dignified and with her loved ones until the very end.
Sincerely, Rebecca Windsor, NSW
Dear Rove, Emmett & McManus families, so sorry about your tragic loss, she was a beautiful woman and a living angel. Rove, may you find peace knowing your beautiful soul mate is no longer in pain. Natalie, Umina, NSW
It's hard to know what to say at such a sad moment in your life, nothing we can say would take away the pain the you are feeling all you can do is believe that Belinda is going to be watching over you from above, she will be the brightest star that shines at night, RIP Belinda, our thoughts are with you Rove at this very sad time,
Dear Rove, Emmett & McManus families,
My heart goes out to you all. I lost my mother 3 years ago through cancer. I know God only takes the good one to make them into angles, and with the loss of Belinda she is and always will be an angle. I know I don’t know you personally but through TV, Belinda, and you have touched my family so deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Belinda will be truly missed. God bless you and your family.
Regards Helen & Family
Dear Rove and Family, my family’s thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time in your life. You will never get over grief, but you get thru it. Belinda was taken too soon, and she is now at peace with no more pain. Thinking of you all from the Doyle-Callaghan family (Buff Point N.S.W)
To a thoroughly beautiful lady inside and out. You graced our televisions and then our lives with an aura of peace, compassion, determination and acceptance. You have been an inspiration to our family and I imagine thousands more and helped us to be positive at our darkest moments. Your fight is over and the only comfort we have is that we know your beautiful soul is at peace. You have the respect of the nation and your family and friends have endless love and support to help them deal with their loss. All our love to Rove and your families.
To Dear Rove, the Emmett & McManus Families & to your Dearest Friends,
Our condolences & thoughts go out to all of you at this your hardest times. I also lost a brother-in-law from leukaemia and later his widow (my sister-in-law) battled with breast cancer over the past few years, and she has very bravely faced it head on and fortunately defeated it. Coincidentally at the same time as my sister-in-law’s fight, another friend was diagnosed with breast cancer; her journey is still a long way off, as she has found more problems along the way. I always bought magazines with your beautiful Belinda on or in it. For me her smile lit up the world, and you both looked so in love and so happy always. She inspired so many people to watch her courageously fight on, and I hope her death will help others to keep fighting on like she did. Both Belinda and you where never caught up with your egos, and were not afraid to show your love and that is what Australians loved about the two of you. I have followed Belle’s TV career beginning with ‘Hey Dad’, then ‘Home and Away’, and ‘The Nuggett', which I am certain is in every DVD collection. They say death comes in threes, unfortunately this year we started out with Steve Irwin, then Peter Brock, but Belinda Emmett? I was lost for words, I truly thought she would defeat her cancer; she was just so ‘bloody determined’. Rove, be assured she is not alone; she has Steve and Peter up there with her (and both were gentlemen). God has taken away her pain and in time he will ease your pain too. Belle may be gone but she will never be forgotten. You already had an Angel, you were such a lucky person, God Bless you Rove we will be thinking of you over some of your hardest times.
Jay. Newy NSW
My thoughts will be with you tomorrow when you say goodbye to Belinda and she lay to rest. The love you shared was inspirational and the courage she showed during her times of hardship was remarkable. I hope you feel a sense of warmth and compassion through the many messages people send and share with you. Belinda will long be remembered and the release of her Less than Perfect song will be loved by all.
Sincerely, Sophie Melbourne
Belinda was a beautiful woman, may she find peace and happiness in Heaven as one of God’s angels
To Rove & Family
Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Belinda was an inspiration to so many, especially to those affected by Cancer. Belinda, may you rest in peace and know that everyone will look after Rove for you. He too is an inspiration. Rest peacefully in heaven young Angel.
Heidi & Scott
Like a tear of sunshine, Bursting through day, Like a stroke of lightning, I felt the love force of protective trust so true. Although things change, And we cannot undo, Revel in the foundation
of loves creation of the existence of you.
To all Belinda’s loved ones - When my dad died 20 years ago someone passed me these words which I now live by. I hope you find comfort in them, too:
To mourn too long for those we love is self indulgent, but to honour their memory, living a little better, gives purpose to their life, and some reason for their death. I wish you all long life.
To all that knew her we are sorry to hear of the sad passing of such a beautiful girl. Our hearts go out to you. Everyone will be thinking of you through this hard time.
-michelle and trav finnin