COLEMAN (Gray) – Nellie (née Spigt)

Born on February 18, 1939. Passed away September 16, 2020.

Passed away at Latrobe Regional Hospital on Wednesday September 16th , 2020 aged 81 years.

Much loved wife of Colin and loving mother of Susan Ryan, Judy Buckton, Diane Caffry and Kathleen Gray (dec).

Very much loved daughter of Gerrit and Cornelia Spigt.

Beloved youngest sister of Bets, Peter, Ron, Miep and Cora.

Cherished Grandmother to Steven, Amy, Christine, Paul, Rick, Thomas, Mitchell and Gavin.

Great Grandmother to Emily, James, Sophie and Eloise.

Dear mother in law to Richard and Russell.

Special friend to Chris, Sam and Jack.

In God’s care you rest above, In our hearts you rest with love.


Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day,

Unseen, unheard, but always near,

Still loved, still missed and very dear.

Loving memories, Colin.



Our words are few,

Our thoughts are deep,

Wonderful memories are ours to keep,

Now in peace,

Love Susan and Richard



We hold you close within our hearts

and there you will remain.

To walk with us throughout our lives,

until we meet again.

Nana you are sadly lost but always remembered,

Love Amy, Scott and Eloise

Paul and Victoria



Loved always Mother to Judy Buckton and her partner Chris. Nanna to Steven and Laura, Christine and Michael Cleef and Thomas. Great Nanna to Emily, James and Sophie. You kept fighting to the end with your strong will to live. It has been an honour to call you Mum.


If flowers grow in heaven God,

please pick a bunch,

place them in our beautiful Mum’s arms

and tell her they’re from us.

Tell her that we love and miss her

and when she turns to smile,

place a kiss upon her cheek

and hold her for awhile.

Forever in our hearts.

Diane and Russell.


Though her smile is gone forever,

And her hand we cannot touch,

We still have so many memories,

Of our Nana, who we loved so very much.

You’ll never be forgotten Nana,

We’ll just close our eyes and see,

Your smiling face and feel your love,

Because in our hearts, you will always be.

Dearly loved and respected by Rick and Kaytee,

Mitch and Chels, Gav and Cayte, Sam and Jack.

Funeral Notice
Due to Covid19 restrictions the funeral service for Mrs Nellie Coleman is a private service by invitation only.

A service to celebrate Nellie’s life will be live streamed on Thursday September 24th, 2020 at 11.00am.

To view live stream, click here.
  1. Beautiful Nellie, you were a bright light in our lives and you are truly missed and will be forever in our hearts. With love from Sasha, Jackie, Phoebe, John and Alex. xxxx

    Sasha Stephens September 21, 2020
  2. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. The memories of your Mum are yours forever and cherish each one, and her memory will live on….. .

    Gina Davidson September 22, 2020
  3. Condolences to Dianne, Russell and family on sad loss of your mum, ,nan and friend Nellie.
    Love Trevor,Debbie and family

    Trevor Mckenney September 24, 2020
  4. Loved ones never really leave us when they live on in the hearts and minds of those who cared about them. Kathi, Tony,Barb, Carol and Tim.

    Kathleen Woeltjes, September 24, 2020