HOURIGAN – Elizabeth Mary

Born on June 15, 1962. Passed away June 9, 2020.

Loved wife of David Battaglini, and mother of Joseph.  Daughter of Michael (dec) and Josephine. Loved sister and sister in law to Anne and Michael. Frances and Peter, Therese and Craig, Geraldine and Troy, Allison and Darren. Michael and Josephine, Justine and Clayton and Anthony and Sarah. Beloved aunty to many.

In our hearts forever
Rest in Peace

 

Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mrs. Elizabeth Mary Hourigan will be a private Funeral, by invitation only.

Requiem Mass to celebrate the life of Elizabeth will be  live streamed from the St. Michael's Catholic Church in Traralgon on TUESDAY (June 16, 2020) commencing at 11.00 am.

To view the live stream, click here
Tributes
  1. My thoughts and prayers are with David, Joseph and Family.
    very found cherished memories of a beautiful caring genuine person i have ever had the pleasure of meeting and working with at Centro.

    Paul Flanigan June 10, 2020
  2. Dear David and Joseph,
    We are deeply saddened with Elizabeth’s passing. It has been our privilege to work with her and share some lovely memories over the years.

    We remember her good nature and beautiful smile, her zest for life and her family.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in eternal peace Lizzie.

    Mary Nicholaou & Tina Merlino
    (MCS & Centro Colleagues)

    Tina Merlino & Mary Nicholaou June 10, 2020
  3. Liz, so loved by all that worked alongside you at Centro & had the pleasure of being in your company.

    Feeling blessed that I have so many fond and happy memories of a truly wonderful lady.

    My deepest sympathies to David & Joseph.

    Janet McDonald June 10, 2020
  4. Liz was one of the great ones. Funny, smart, strong, genuine, principled and always happy to lend an ear or share advice. I learnt so much from her over the years (the original Governance Queen) and I never laughed so much. I will miss her and my thoughts are with her family.

    Jacquee Jovanovski

    Jacquee Jovanovski June 10, 2020
  5. Liz was fantastic, in every way. I loved the way she was so calm and sensible, but at the same time she could make you laugh out loud. My thoughts and best wishes are with her family at this time. Liz, you are sorely missed.

    Priscilla Bryans June 11, 2020
  6. Over the past 10 years Liz and I have been on some great professional roller coaster rides during which time Liz taught me so much but it was over the coffee and cakes, the lunches , the glasses of wine where the real Liz shone, lots of laughter and yes, some tears.
    Thank you Liz for being a friend, you have left us all too soon and we are all the poorer for your leaving.
    My heart goes out to Joseph and David.
    Monica Piery

    Monica Piery June 11, 2020
  7. Dear David, Joseph & Family,

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss and want to express my most heartfelt condolences to you in these difficult times.

    Having worked with Liz for many years, I have only the fondest memories of her. She was always kind, warm and caring, but also had a wonderfully sense of humour, a keen intelligence and strong professionalism. She will continue to be an inspiration to me and to many others through her wonderful achievements and good grace.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Ryan Bass
    (MCS & Centro colleague)

    Ryan Bass June 11, 2020
  8. Dear David, Joseph & family,
    My sincerest condolences to you all. I have very fond memories of my time working with Liz. Her warm personality, smiling face and keenness to help others will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with David & Joseph especially. Stay strong!

    Chris Nunn June 11, 2020
  9. Our thoughts are with everyone who was touched by Liz.
    What a lovely person.
    The Kallista community will miss your smiling face & cheeky laugh. Always happy to chat no matter how busy you were.
    Our deepest sympathies to Joseph, David, Josephine & the entire family.
    We will miss you Liz. You won’t be forgotten.
    Kim & Colleen.

    Colleen Norvill June 11, 2020
  10. To dear David, Joseph and family,
    I remain shocked and saddened by the news of Liz’s passing. I had the great joy of working with Liz at MCS and Centro over many years. She was marvellous in every sense of the word – she had a marvellous intelligence, was a marvellous employee and female role model, a marvellous understanding of grammar (and would probably be correcting this message right now!), a marvellous personality, humour and laugh, and was a baker of marvellous cakes. I feel so sad that she is no longer with us. Joseph – I remember when your mum was pregnant, she would have naps at her desk at lunchtime and I remember you as a newborn joining our meetings in your baby carrier under the meeting room table! My deepest sympathies to both of you.
    Justine Blackman (King)

    Justine Blackman (King) June 11, 2020
  11. To David and Joseph. I will always remember Liz from my MCS days. She was such a delight to be around- wicked sense of humour and such a role model to everyone. I was only thinking of her last week and am so sad to hear of her passing. I feel so privileged to have known and worked with her. Sending so much love to all her family. Xx.

    Maire Macphie June 11, 2020
  12. Liz was such a special person. I feel so fortunate to have worked with her at MCS/Centro/Vicinity and known her as a friend. She was great company with a wonderful sense of fun and adventure. I fondly remember the lunches, the laughs, magnificent cakes and even those pre dawn starts with the Centro running group many years ago. In recent years I enjoyed our regular catchups on my visits to Melb – sadly for the last time in Feb. I will miss Liz greatly and my thoughts are with David and Jospeh.
    Marg Dowling

    Marg Dowling June 11, 2020
  13. So flattened and saddened with Liz’s passing. Fond memories of a warm, giving, fun “real world” lady who made our years and our life in Kallista so much richer from her friendship. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Liz’s family and the Kallista Cellars family.

    Chris and Brendan Whiting

    Christine Whiting June 12, 2020
  14. Dear David, Joseph and family,

    My sincere condolences. Working with Liz was a real pleasure as she was a woman of fierce intelligence and principles, someone who was never backwards in coming forwards. I will always remember her quirky style and love of sensible shoes as well as her amazing baking skills, which she put to great use at Federation Centres in not only raising money for her walks but also in fattening us all up. May she rest in peace.

    Irene Filippone June 12, 2020
  15. Rest In Peace, Liz!
    A great lady. Condolences to the family.

    Patrick McFadden June 12, 2020
  16. Dear David, Joseph and family – my heartfelt & deepest condolences on your loss. Liz was a wonderful person, truly one of a kind. We worked together over many years through good times and challenging times but she was always the same – calm, genuine and supportive – and so very funny. She will be greatly missed by many.

    John Hutchinson June 12, 2020
  17. Liz’s support, guidance and understanding was selfless and extremely helpful. She was a loyal and honest colleague and friend. She had Intelligence, fortitude and humour amongst many other fine qualities. Her love for her family was self-evident, my sincere condolences.

    Tony Macafee June 12, 2020
  18. Liz was a great colleague and friend. We enjoyed some interesting times together but during it all she was a delight to work with and was always considered and courageous in her views. The world is poorer for not having Liz in it. Deepest condolences to all of Liz’s extended family.

    Matthew Chun June 13, 2020
  19. An indelible, warm and remarkable woman!

    Rista

    Rista Doherty June 13, 2020
  20. The world is a better place because of people like Liz. Our hbomb oxfam memories are cherished ones indeed..now forever .climbing up on solsbury Hill.. .she was one in a million…Love, strength and our prayers to David, Joseph and family. Xx caz, Pete and the Egan family.

    Caroline egan June 13, 2020
  21. Hi
    I am honoured to have been a friend at school. So sad.
    Condolences to all of her family.

    Jacinta Stewart (Tucker) June 13, 2020
  22. Sincere condolences to the family xx

    Maria Albanese June 13, 2020
  23. Our thoughts and prayers are with David, Joseph, Aunty Josephine and all the family.
    Such a devastating loss for everyone.
    Such a beautiful person gone too soon.

    Bevin and Lawrence Sanchez June 13, 2020
  24. My sympathy to you David and Joseph so sad to hear of Elizabeth passing. We spent lots of laughter and good times together with Jo Mike and family.

    Mary Firmin June 13, 2020
  25. David and Joe,

    It is with a heavy heart that I share my thoughts of dear Liz.. Liz. my much-loved niece had a beautiful warm, caring and endearing personality. She just oozed empathy.

    My heart goes out to you David and Joe.

    Rest in Peace, dear Liz. You will never be forgotten.

    Olga Valese June 13, 2020
  26. I am I utter shock to hear of the passing of Liz Hourigan. It was pleasure working with Liz at MCS. Always such a warm, kind, friendly person. My condolences to all. My thoughts are with you. Much love

    Agatha Jukic (Soccio) June 14, 2020
  27. My thoughts and love are with David, Joseph and Liz-dear’s family. I will miss my wonderful sister-in-law, sister and treasured friend. She was so strong, empathetic and clever – the only person I know who takes great joy in completing cryptic crosswords. We are so lucky to have her as part of our family. To quote Toko-Pa, grief is the honour we pay to that which is dear to us, the soul’s acknowledgement of what we value. All that know Liz have no choice but to honour, value and love her

    Marisa Battaglini June 14, 2020
  28. Dear David, Joseph and Family
    Liz’s passing is a shock to me, my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to you in time of sorrow.
    I have had the pleasure to work with Liz for almost 10 years and her high self-esteem and witty character had made our working relationship a memorable one.
    Liz, may your soul rest in peace and you will surely be missed by many of us!
    Vivienne Lee
    14 June 2020

    Vivienne Lee June 14, 2020
  29. I am so sad and shocked to hear of Liz’s passing. My memories will remain of her warmth and caring nature. Liz was the voice of calm, reason and loyalty. Always supportive of others even when things got challenging. I never met Joseph but Liz spoke of him with such warmth and pride, it was clear she valued and loved her family above all else. Absolutely taken too soon.

    Rebecca Maslen-Stannage June 14, 2020
  30. We only worked together briefly but I have so many valued memories of Liz from that time. She was passionate about her work and not afraid to share her views as to how things should be done to achieve the best possible outcomes. She knew how to introduce levity to the most serious of subjects and how to guide and protect. She knew the wonder that is a great cake and how to bake more than one, and how to bring people together through food and laughter. And above all she knew the value of family. Vale Liz.

    Carolyn Reynolds June 14, 2020
  31. Liz walked into our office fresh after completing her law degree (whilst working as.a bank manger!) . The first thing she did was put a deal to the partners that stamped her as the person we came to learn she was – highly intelligent, inventive, hard working, principled, measured. But much more than that, she was witty and fun, with a ready and infectious smile.
    A wonderful person, universally loved.

    julius colman

    JULIUS COLMAN June 15, 2020
  32. My sincere heartfelt condolences to David, Joseph, Josephine and family.
    The wonderful memories I have of Liz, a very warm nurturing witty intelligent lady who could bake up a storm.

    Always there to lend an ear and give advice and loved her family.
    Vale Liz

    Joanne Miller June 15, 2020
  33. Liz walked into our office fresh after completing her law degree (whilst working as a bank manger!). The first thing she did was put a deal to the partners that stamped her as the person we came to learn she was – highly intelligent, inventive, hard-working, principled, measured and decent. But much more than that, she was witty and fun, with a ready and infectious smile.
    We are all less for her passing.
    julius colman

    JULIUS COLMAN June 15, 2020
  34. To David, Joe and Liz’s Family

    So sad to hear the news last week.
    Liz truly was wonderful!

    I once bumped into Liz on a walking trail during an Oxfam training walk, in the middle of nowhere, many kms done. Blue skies, green trees, a giant smile and a welcome hug. I’m grateful to have that to remember every time I’m out there.

    Thinking of you all, especially today for Liz’s birthday.

    Sharyn x

    Sharyn Berry June 15, 2020
  35. Our deepest sympathy goes to David and family. We were shocked and saddened to hear of Elizabeth’s passing. She always greeted us with smiles and always ready for a chat whenever we entered her store in Kallista. Liz , you will be missed but never forgotten

    Larry & Cheryl Clemmet June 15, 2020
  36. I am very saddened to hear of Liz’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with her for a short time. She was a great lady, always willing to share knowledge and give her time. I will always remember her warmth, generosity and quick wit. My deepest and heartfelt condolences to her family.

    Doris Samyue June 15, 2020
  37. Dear David and Joseph,
    Our thoughts are with you in such a difficult time. I was shocked to hear of the passing of Liz – a wonderful, engaging person who loved life and all it had to offer.
    I was so lucky to have met Liz through Joseph and my sons cricket team . Liz; your zest for life and your caring nature will stay with me throughout my life.
    You started the mum’s soccer team; “Mum’s Turn”, and what a wonderful time all the Mum’s had (not just playing soccer)!

    What a terrible loss.

    David and Joseph, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest in Peace Liz

    The Tokell Family

    Yvonne Reynolds June 15, 2020
  38. Dear David and Joseph I am so very sad to hear of Liz’s passing. Liz was a wonderful person and a truly kind friend. We worked to together for many years and Liz always spoke of you both with pride and a grand smile.
    Liz will be greatly missed.

    Mark Wilson

    Mark Wilson June 15, 2020
  39. My sincerest and deepest condolences to David, Joseph and family on the passing of Liz, a truly remarkable and wonderful woman. Liz was my mentor when I started my articles – she was an amazing role model. Intelligent, professional, witty, selfless, admirable but most of all a very kind and caring person. A beautiful friendship grew from the brief years we worked together that truly stood the test of time. I am very thankful and grateful for the memories which will live on.

    May Liz Rest In Peace.

    x Maria Kerhoulas

    Maria Kerhoulas June 15, 2020
  40. Dear David and Joseph – I am so sorry for your loss. Liz was a remarkable woman – full of life, energy and passion. She had a wonderful and irreverent sense of humour (as evidenced by her insistence at calling me Nickers, even in front of the CEO!), an infectious smile, a deeply caring heart, and a baking talent that filled everyone with joy. She will be sadly missed.

    Nicole Harris

    Nicole Harris June 15, 2020
  41. Dear David & Joseph – Liz was an amazing human being. She was virtuous, ethical and operated with the utmost integrity while being impish and hilarious. During the darkest times at Centro, she was the steadfast beacon of sense, sensibility and comic relief. She brought out the best in everyone around her. Liz’s example in many ways, especially her love of life, and above all, her family have been an inspiration to me and to many as can be seen by the tributes here.

    Mitchell Brown June 15, 2020
  42. Dear David, Joseph and the amazing Hourigan family. I’m so deeply sorry for your loss. I had the absolute privilege of having Liz as my boss for the best part of 9 years. We laughed, we cried and we talked so much about her family and how much you all meant to her. I will miss the Hourigan tales, the laughter, our highly amusing performance reviews and those cakes! Liz was so much more than a boss to me, she was like a big sister and friend. Liz was always there for me whenever I needed her and I will truly miss her unconditional support that she always gave me. Joseph, your mum was so adored by all that knew her but you were her shinning star and she was just so proud of you. I will miss you Liz, you were one in a million.

    Julie O'Neil June 15, 2020
  43. My heartfelt condolences to David and Joseph and Liz’s extended family on Liz’s sad passing.
    I had the pleasure of working with Liz for many years at Centro/Federation.
    Everyone knew who Liz was and if you didn’t you soon did with her cake raffles that had more attend than a staff briefing.
    Liz was incredibly smart, strong, funny and a warm caring person. I am glad our paths crossed and I got to work with this incredible woman!
    RIP Liz xxx

    Danielle Clark June 15, 2020
  44. Liz , my heart aches that you have left us,
    Such a beautiful lady it seems so unfair!
    I know you are now in a wonderful place and it’s us that are left behind that hurt,
    Rest now and we shall all meet again one day!
    Xxxx

    Nola Puppa June 15, 2020
  45. This is part of a tribute we wrote to Liz a couple of weeks ago. David read it to her.

    Appiano Sulla Strada Del Vino, Italy 25.05.2020

    Dear Liz/Lz/Postman Pat,

    I spoke with you a few days ago. You told me not to be sad. I’m not going to be sad. (Says she, with tears rolling down her face.) I’m celebrating the wonderful gift of you being part of our life.

    I remember the week when I first met you. One day David and I headed off to the Italian bakery. We walked along the street in front of his house and looked up. You were on the roof, painting it. I can still see the picture of you up there – like Pippi Longstocking, that crazy red hair against the blue sky, slapping paint on the roof with such energy – and David looking at you with such adoration.

    You‘ll always be my „go to“ person for a wacky idea. Do you remember when I collected those signs? We went on a long walk from Deutschnofen to the end of the mountain ridge (and then got the cablecar down to the Bolzano valley.) It was early spring; there was still snow along the walking track. We ate focaccia and panettone. I excused myself at one point to go behind a bush. I emerged triumphantly with a sign I had found. You burst out laughing in delight.

    Your enthusiasm, sheer joy in life, your warmth, your generosity, your sense of fun, your kindness and resilience are – for us – the essence of you.

    Dad had an enormous amount of respect for you, so much admiration for you, for your intelligence, kindness and patience.

    You’re so generous and so welcoming. I often think of a remark you once made and I am so thankful for it: „I have the best mother-in-law in the world!“

    I love talking about books and music with you and sharing ideas with you. When I hear a new song or read a book which stops me in my tracks, I wonder if you know it and look forward to talking about it with you.

    I love swapping recipes with you, baking with you, cooking with you. When I make elderberry blossom syrup or bread or hot cross buns or yoghurt – the list can go on and on – I think of you. It‘s not only doing these things with you which is wonderful, but the enthusiasm and joy you bring to all these ventures.

    Kids just love you – your easiness, your craziness… and your Triple Choc Biscuits.

    You inspire us in so many ways. Not only us: you show so many people what life is for: for discovery, for challenges, for curiosity, for kindness, for fun.

    In our phone call, you told me you were sorry that you won‘t be able to do the Lycian Way in Turkey with me. Oh yes, you will! When I do it, you will be with me every step of that 540 kilometre walk.

    You will always stay with us as one part of Joseph and he will be a part of us and we will always be there for him.

    Liz, we love you tremendously.

    Sending you a big hug across the miles,

    Anita, Tilia, Christian, Sándor and Tosca

    Anita Battaglini, Tilia Battaglini-Fischer, Christian Fischer, Sándor Battaglini-Fischer and Tosca The Dog June 15, 2020
  46. To dear David and Joseph and all of Liz’s precious family, I offer my sincere condolences at this incredibly sad time.
    I truly loved Liz and our connection was instant when she & Josephine joined our Kallista Village as fellow traders and brought a loving hearth back into our town. Our community was strengthened and invigorated with Liz’s warm presence and her calm & humble nature. We shared intimately about our love for our families over the years and I know with such assurance that you were deeply loved & cherished Joseph by your beautiful, adoring mama. She was so proud of you! Sometimes we laughed until we cried, sometimes we would find ourselves united in a profoundly challenging supportive role for someone in our village. It was always a joy to connect with you Liz, no matter the occasion. I am so glad our life paths united – it has been an honour to know you and call you a friend. Your kindness, honesty and genuine qualities I will deeply kindle in my heart.
    Mirakye McCarty (Epoche)

    Mirakye McCarty June 15, 2020
  47. Liz was a great colleague and friend who worked tirelessly in her role more recently with CLV with such an unwavering positive attitude. Deeply saddened with her passing and will be fondly remembered. My deepest sympathies to David and Joseph (she always talked about you on the many trips we shared). Rest in peace.

    Mat Panopoulos June 16, 2020
  48. It was a privilege to work with Liz. Her sharp mind, sense of humor and fun, and those cakes! RIP Liz

    Michelle Heller June 16, 2020
  49. Our heartfelt condolences to all who knew Liz. She was one of the good ones – kind, compassionate, beautiful, intelligent and oh so funny.
    Our lives were blessed by her friendship.
    Much love to David, Joseph and all of Liz’s family xx

    Sally, Mark, Jake and Daniel Castelow June 16, 2020
  50. My sincerest condolences to David, Joseph and all of Liz’s cherished family. I too worked with Liz over several years at Centro and can only echo the words of so many – kind, generous, supportive, great fun and amazing cook. A truly lovely person. Farewell Liz.

    Samantha Aveling June 16, 2020
  51. Liz was a beautiful person who will be sadly missed by everyone who was lucky enough to know her. Love to the entire family. Sleep peaceful Liz.

    Melissa, Darren, Cooper, Darcy & Sienna Poynton

    Melissa Poynton June 16, 2020
  52. My deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathy to David, Joseph, Jo and all the beautiful Hourigan family. You are all in my caring thoughts, sending love.
    Carole Bennett (Firmin)

    Carole Bennett June 16, 2020
  53. Our deepest sympathy to David,Joesph and all the Hourigan family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    You were so blessed to have someone as caring and loving as Liz in your lives
    She will be sadly missed but forever with you.

    Paul and Therese Doran and all our family June 16, 2020
  54. Having known Liz’s parents Mike and Jo for years and Liz since she was a child I, with my partners , had no hesitation in offering her Articles when I found she had finiished her law degree as an adult student. We employed her as a solicitor after she gwas admitted.. What a star she was – universally loved and respected by the partners, others in the legal profession, our staff and our clients too. Her basic goodness, sincerity and competence shone through. My sincere condolences go to David, Joseph, Jo and all her extended family and friends.

    Tony Stewart June 16, 2020
  55. What are huge shock. Liz was just fantastic, such a lovely person, a great lawyer, very wise…. This is very sad.
    She will be missed be so many people.
    My deepest sympathies to her family.

    Matthew Moses

    Matthew Moses June 16, 2020
  56. Elizabeth – a thought of you and a big smile appears on my face – growing up with you and your family is a highlight of my childhood.
    Much love to David, Joe and all the Hourigan family at this time.

    Kelly Brock June 16, 2020
  57. Dear David, Joseph and Family,
    I had the great honour of working with Liz for many years and she was without question one of the most generous and genuine people I have had the privilege of knowing. Her amazing sense of humour and ability to always remain composed helped many of us get through some very challenging times and she always knew just the right thing to say to lighten the mood. I was so sad to hear of her untimely passing and she will be sorely missed.

    Michael Benett June 16, 2020
  58. Dear David, Joseph and family, we are deeply saddened at Elizabeths passing. It has been an absolute pleasure to watch her grow up all these years and to develop into the wonderful person she did. The most beautiful smile that would light up a room and make everyone feel good. We will miss her terribly, and remember her with great love and affection. RIP gorgeous lady.
    The Brocks

    Graham Brock June 16, 2020
  59. Our Deepest Sympathy to David, Joseph and Family, Liz was a wonderful lady who was always so positive, supportive and just genuinely beautiful. Sending you all our love and condolences at this time x Bilinda and Peter Turner

    Bilinda Turner June 16, 2020
  60. Sending my love to Joe and the family

    George June 16, 2020
  61. David, Joseph and families,
    I am so saddened by Liz’s passing and my thoughts are with you. Liz was so welcoming to me when I joined Centro – ever helpful and always a voice of reason together with her wicked sense of humor that accompanied her smile! Vale. Sue Smith

    Sue Smith June 16, 2020
  62. My heart is breaking today. Liz was one of the best – smart, funny, warm, generous and could seriously light up a room. My love to the Hourigan family, David and to Joe. Gone way too soon x

    Emma Davine June 16, 2020
  63. So shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our beautiful member of the Centro family. David and Joseph, Liz was truly loved and respected by anyone she came in contact with – the world is a sadder place without her. Much love to you both and her entire family. Vale Liz Hourigan, you were one of the best 💔

    Lyn Alexander June 16, 2020
  64. Dear David, Joseph, Aunty Josephine and family,

    Please accept our most sincere condolences on the passing of Elizabeth. What a remarkable lady. The funeral captured her wonderful spirit so perfectly. The entire family will miss her dearly.

    Thinking of you at this difficult time,

    Sean Roberts and Brett Kingsley.

    Sean Roberts June 16, 2020
  65. Dear David, Joseph, Aunty Jo and all the Hourigan clan,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Thank you for letting us share in the beautiful service for Liz. We cherish all the happy memories of her, as she really was a shining light.
    Much love to you all xxx

    Cousin Helen and Family

    Helen Foster (Bourke) June 16, 2020
  66. Oh Liz.. I’m going to mid your rosy red cheeks as we hug and puff our way up all those [email protected]’n hills.. always so apologetic but full of sheer determination.. even when all your toenails fell off and the blisters between your toes looked bigger than the toe itself. We Hooligans all loved you to bits.. you will be deeply, sadly missed♥️

    Jennie Hoogland June 16, 2020
  67. Dear David and Joseph,
    Having worked with Liz for a number of years, I am very saddened to hear of her passing.

    I can still remember just after 17-Dec-2007 (Centro collapse) when we all thought the world was caving in and Liz just had this calming effect on the whole team, reassuring us that we’d get through. We did, and had plenty of fun along the way (much of it with Liz).

    Liz was such a special person. My thoughts are with you, your broader family and friends.

    Nick

    Nicholas Riordan June 16, 2020
  68. Anyhoo, my dear friend. I will miss your smiling face, the cheeky twinkle in your eyes and laughter at our Mum’s dinners, breakfasts and cup of tea catch ups.

    You told us you had, had a good life, but that doesn’t make it ok that it was cut way too short.

    You are one of a kind, who else could have convinced middle age unfit women into a soccer competition or joined me in women’s basketball. Nothing was ever too hard and you managed to fit it all in.

    We have the pleasure of seeing your beautiful boy regularly, and hope we always will. I know how much you love Joe and promise to remind him, and welcome him with open arms when you can’t.

    Love you lots Liz and always will.

    Mim, Seb and Rudi

    Mim June 16, 2020
  69. Dear, amazing, fun and funny, intelligent, capable, creative (and the list could go on and on) and oh so empathetic and kind Liz – how I will miss you. We used to talk about our corporate worlds and how, ultimately kindness is just the most important quality….and raising kind boys our ultimate achievement. Thank you for blessing our family with yours and lending us Joe for holidays (sorry Joe that we might have returned you back to your Mum and Dad injured a couple of times!).

    Thank you for the laughter, the long chats, the cups of tea out of big fine bone china mugs (the only way), the recipes, the tips (the small and the life changing), for buying a book on cricket and explaining the rules to me (perhaps and, thankfully, more than once) and most of all…thank you for being uniquely you.

    James loved time in your home and would return to us with “guess what Liz taught me?!” I remain hopefully that some of your culinary lessons have stuck!

    We love you Liz. We will miss you and will hold you in our hearts.

    David and Joe, we are so very sorry for your loss.

    Much love
    Naomi, James, Glenn and Anton

    Naomi Vos June 17, 2020
  70. Dear David & Jo,
    We are so sad to hear the news of Liz’s passing, our heartfelt condolences to you both at this most difficult time.
    Jude, Roger, Isabella & Oscar Kendall

    Jude Kendall June 17, 2020
  71. Struggling to accept this and understand why it had to be like this. You are loved by many and respected for all things good that you shared with those who know you. I was the beneficiary of your quiet kindness on a few occasions that touched me deeply. Our hearts break for David and Joe. Love will surround them. Rest easy now knowing you touched us all. Kelly, Wayne , Grace and Thomas Pollock

    Kelly Pollock June 18, 2020
  72. Dear David, Joseph and Liz’s extended family, I was saddened to hear of Liz’s passing. I have lovely memories of working with Liz from her earliest days at MCS (as her assistant). She had some fabulous stories to tell and some sage advice for the younger ones also just generally. I remember her smile, red curly hair, wit and her humour most of all. I have thought of her often over the years and remember her with fondness. Deepest sympathies. Carolyn (Vassallo) Murphy, MCS Colleague 1990’s-2000’s.

    Carolyn (Vassallo) Murphy June 18, 2020
  73. Never have I read truer words about a beautiful individual written out of love, trust and respect.
    I knew Liz from her earlier Traralgon days. I used to visit and get the bejeez scared out of me by the grizzly commonly known as Michael, her father.
    Even at a young age it was evident that Liz was a beautiful soul from a beautiful family.
    Never had a bad word in her vocabulary.
    The sky will shine brighter.

    Fond memories never forgotten.

    Adrian Bonacci June 21, 2020
  74. I am struggling to find words. Liz was the most genuine and caring person I knew. Always there for us and always with a smile. I am going to miss her dearly. I have cried several times now.
    Our thoughts and prayers for Liz, David and Joseph. And Liz’s entire family. God had taken our friend, and we know she’s in a better place. God bless you Liz. John Schroder

    John C Schroder June 27, 2020
  75. From the team at Campus Living Villages, our thoughts and condolences are with Liz’s family and friends. Liz brought so much warmth, kindness and humanity to everyone she worked with at CLV. Liz was a highly respected colleague and a friend and she will be greatly missed by us all.

    Campus Living Villages June 29, 2020
  76. Dear David and Joseph,

    We are very sorry to hear of Liz’s passing. We’ve been working with Liz at TruePillars for the past 18-months or so. Liz commanded the respect of all, but more importantly, was someone that we all warmed to in a very short space of time.

    During the time we’ve known Liz, we were asked on more than one occasion to facilitate an introduction to a more junior lawyer who knew of Liz’s career achievements. This spoke volumes for how well regarded she was.

    We will miss Liz very much and convey our deepest sympathies for your loss.

    John Baini, Dennis Hakme, Kim Lindeman and Patrick Nolan (TruePillars)

    John Baini July 2, 2020
  77. Dear David, Joseph and family
    So very, very shocked to hear of Liz’s passing. What a privilege to have known her and worked with her for several years at FDC. She was a woman of substance, with moral courage and wisdom, tempered with gentleness and always, consideration for others. She was indefatigable in encouraging herself and others to walk for charity – no matter their physical prowess – and her cakes were legendary. Thank you for sharing her with us for a time. Rest in His peace, Liz.

    Debra Stirling September 7, 2020