HILLENAAR – Tayla Anne (née Leek)

Born on May 26, 1991. Passed away January 11, 2022.

Tayla Anne

26/5/1991 – 11/1/2022

Passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, aged 30

Much loved wife of Rob.  Adored daughter of Kathy and Paul, and idolised sister to Marnie and sister-in-law to Mitch.  Our hearts are broken beyond repair, the most beautiful, brave, dignified, kind person.

Your pain is gone our beautiful girl and your fight is over.

Rest in Peace darling girl.


To my darling wife Tayla

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
Love always and forever Rob xoxo


Our beautiful, amazing brave girl, you battled for so long, in so much pain and never once complained.  You fought so hard to stay with us but could no longer carry on.  You will never be forgotten and with you went our hearts, we are absolutely shattered and if love could have saved you, you would still be here.

Love you darling girl Mum and Dad


Tayla, you were the most beautiful soul, who I was so lucky to call my sister. You were kind, funny, smart, brave and nothing but amazing. Nothing will ever replace the bond we shared and the world seems a little dimmer without you in it. I miss you and I love you to the moon and back. Until we meet again sis.

Marnie xox


Tayla, thankyou for letting me into your family and becoming my sister. Selfless, strong and brave till the end, I will never forget you.

Love Yogi (Mitch)

Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Morwell Chapel 437A Princes Drive, MorwellView Map
The Funeral Service for Mrs. Tayla Anne Hillenaar will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 437APrinces Drive, Morwell on FRIDAY (January 21, 2022) commencing at 10.00 am

At the conclusion of the Service the Funeral will leave for the Hazelwood Cemetery.

Tayla's service will also be livestreamed.

To view livestream, Please Click Here
  1. Deepest sympathy to you all thinking of you at this very sad time judy tumney

    Judy & bill tumney January 17, 2022
  2. Thinking of all the family at such a sad time our prayers an thoughts are will you all. Lorraine an John Mccafferty Rest In Peace Tayla and no more pain

    John an Lorraine McCafferty January 17, 2022
  3. Thinking of you all in this hard time sending my love and thoughts your way. Here for a chat if need be. Rest in peace Tayla no longer in pain..xo

    Donna January 18, 2022
  4. Sending deepest condolences to Rob and family of the passing of your lovely Wife Tayla R.I.P
    Scott Baker

    Scott Baker January 18, 2022
  5. Deepest sympathy to you all. Our hearts go out to you all.
    RIP beautiful girl. Love Suzie , Vic xo

    Vic Suzie. January 18, 2022
  6. Rest In Peace tayla. I had the pleasure of knowing you. I am grateful for that. You are so missed but I know heaven gained an angel.

    Aimee Rothnie January 18, 2022
  7. Thinking of you Rob, Kathy , Paul,Marnie and Mitch. Tayla was a beautiful girl inside and out. RIP Tayla. Xx

    Rhonda Mills January 18, 2022
  8. I never met Tayla but I have known her mum for many years I know how much she was loved. My thoughts are with you all at this very sad and hard time

    Cheryl Townley January 18, 2022
  9. R.I.P Tayla. A beautiful, brave young woman who was loved by all xxx
    Thinking of all of the family at such a sad time
    Karen & Geoff

    Karen Flanigan January 18, 2022
  10. Deepest sympathy to all thinking of you on the sad passing of your beautiful daughter Tayla xxxx love Ann and Ashley

    Ann Scott January 18, 2022
  11. A beautiful soul taken too soon.
    Rest in peace Tayla
    Jo & Jim Taylor

    Jo Taylor January 18, 2022
  12. Dear Kathy Paul Rob Marnie &Mitch,
    Thinking of you all. & sending our love,
    Maria & Max O’Doherty

    Maria ODoherty January 19, 2022
  13. I’m so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Tayla.
    I know nothing anyone can say can make it better and I can’t even begin to imagine what you are all going through. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sue Meall

    Sue Meall January 19, 2022
  14. Our condolences to family and friends
    John and Christa Capaldo

    John Capaldo January 19, 2022
  15. Tayla if love alone could have saved you,  you would have lived forever…I see common threads from everyone who was blessed to know you…kind hearted, thoughtful, selfless funny, smart, brave….all beautiful words used to describe you. You touched everyone who knew you and left your mark in their hearts. To Rob, Kathy, Paul and Marnie her adoring family, I cannot put into words how sorry I am for your loss. RIP beautiful angel.

    Angie Catton January 19, 2022
  16. Please accept my deepest condolences to you all for the loss of Tayla. I didn’t know her personally but we worked at the same organisation for a while. It’s so desperately sad to hear of her passing at such a young age.

    Jo Castile-Roberts January 19, 2022
  17. I’m so sorry for the loss of you beautiful wife/daughter/sister. Sending you all lots of love x

    Debra Shine January 19, 2022
  18. Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease your pain, but hold on to your memories because forever they will remain

    Jenny and Gary Tatterson January 20, 2022
  19. Remember that your loss is shared by many friends who care
    and that you’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer
    May you find the courage and strength to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.

    Mieke and Peter Chapple

    Mieke Chapple January 20, 2022
  20. Tayla, you fought like a warrior, now it’s time to rest. Thank you for welcoming Mitch into your family for all these years.
    My sincere condolences to you Kathy, Paul, Marnie and Mitch please accept my apologies for not being able to make it today. Sending you love and support from QLD

    Jaimi Turnbull January 21, 2022
  21. Our deepest condolences to family and friends.
    Rest In Peace Tayla . No more pain and suffering .
    Dianne Gary Miller

    Dianne Miller January 21, 2022
  22. Love to Paul , Kathy Rob , Marnie Mitch and Mrs Connelly . Much love to you all . Rob you did your beautiful girl proud today, your love shines through xx

    linda watson January 21, 2022
  23. Paul, Kathy,Marnie & Rob
    So sorry for your loss. Tayla was such a kind, beautiful young lady. May she rest in peace

    Laura & Darren Laing x

    Laura Laing January 21, 2022
  24. Thinking of you all, Tayla touched so many lives, she was such a beautiful girl. I’ll always cherish my childhood memories with her. xoxo

    Alana Taifer (Matheson) January 21, 2022
  25. Rest In Peace, beautiful Tayla. So beautiful inside and outside. We are heartbroken for you Kath, Paul, Rob, Marnie, Mitch, Auntie Val and Family. All our love, Auntie Betty, Di & Bruce and family, Rick & Neroli and family.xxx

    Dianne Klimpsch January 21, 2022
  26. Words cannot describe how broken my heart is to know you have grown your angel wings, you were a very big part of my life for such a long time, a true best friend, a beautiful person inside and out and someone I could trust with anything,. I will be forever grateful for the 14 years of my life because I got to have you in it and for all the beautiful memories we got to make, I will cherish them forever and you will live in on my heart forever. RIP Tay.
    To Kathy Paul rob marnie and Mitch thinking of you all and sending you lots of love xoxoxox
    Love Brooke xoxox

    Brooke January 21, 2022
  27. Tay, you were the most positive, beautiful soul. I will miss our chats so much. Truly a beautiful person taken way too soon. Rob, Kathy, Paul, Marnie and Mitch- I send you all so much love and strength. Xo

    Emily Diciero January 22, 2022