McEVOY – Emma Jane

Born on March 25, 1978. Passed away September 11, 2020.

42 years old

Died unexpectedly on 11/9/20

Devoted mother to Jude and Frankie.

Cherished daughter of Ros and Barney (dec.). Adored sister of Sarah, Natalie and Erin. Much loved sister in law of Lee, Sean and Shane and special Aunty to Brody, Olivia (dec.), Niamh, Ben, Lucy, Emily and Chloe.

Emma loved life; she adored and cherished her family, her friends and most importantly her boys, who were her whole world. Emma was the life of the party and her star will forever shine bright.

Emma, we promise to hold the boys close and surround them with unconditional love, affection and care.


We love you,

we miss you,

you will always be in our hearts.

Funeral Notice
Due to Covid19 the funeral service for Emma McEvoy is a private service by invitation only.
A service to celebrate Emma’s life will be live streamed on Friday September 25th 2020 at

To view the live stream, click here.
  1. Much love Emma to you and your boys. I am forever changed by your life being taken so suddenly. I will remember fondly those few precious gems in time that I share with you, and I look forward to hearing stories from your sisters as time allows them to speak them.

    Shanyn Robin September 15, 2020
  2. love from Aunties Maxine, Adrienne, Uncle Maurice, all the family circle in Sligo, Belfast and England. Emma was truly inspiring in the way she lived her life and her legacy of love will live on in all our hearts

    Maxine Judge September 15, 2020
  3. Love to you Sarah and your family. Such a beautiful woman. Her life was cut to short ❤️❤️❤️ She is looking down at you with your dad ❤️❤️❤️

    Michelle Pyle September 15, 2020
  4. Emma you were loved so dearly. Thank you for a life long friendship. I feel your loss so deeply and struggle to come to terms with never seeing your beautiful face here again on this earth. I will remember you in the music you loved and the fun times we shared together. My heart is broken and I pray you are at rest with your Dad now. I am so proud and humbled by your incredible bravery. I will always love you. Ali Kamphuis xo

    Alison K September 15, 2020
  5. So heartbroken for you all! such a vibrant person was Emma! Taken far too soon! Love to you all!❤

    Karen Egan September 15, 2020
  6. Dear Emma
    You have always been there for friends and family alike,
    such a caring Sharing and loving friend.
    You had the magic of making friends and family feel
    the Joy, that was Emma…..
    You are and always will be sadly missed..
    You are and always will be in my prayers..
    With love…Uncle Brian. Xx

    Brian McAlinden Holmes. September 16, 2020
  7. Emma. Our beautiful neighbour. How we loved meeting you and watching your family grow. Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us and with our family and friends. Your memory is forever.

    Jackie and Kevin obrien September 17, 2020
  8. Emma sadly we say goodbye way too soon. You will never be forgotten. Such an unique character with your love of music and arts. I will always remember the fun and beautiful times of singing, dancing and laughing whilst living together in the city. May you rest but always dance trough sunflower fields. I will always remember you when I see these blooms. You always seemed to float into the room bringing a bunch them and brightness when you entered our city home . Rest in Peace.

    Britt Silvester September 18, 2020
  9. Forever in our hearts Em, you will be missed by so many. Your smile, & your beautiful nature. Our hearts 💔are breaking all over, our condolences go to all family & friends love & hugs to u all 🤗
    💗 from Kirsten & Brad

    Kirsten Woodall September 20, 2020
  10. We first met you in Belfast 1980 Emma and we have never forgotten that little toddler with the little smiley face so cute and full of mischief. Time went by, we lived so far apart that we never met again until 2016. You had by then grown into a beautiful, intelligent and fun loving person, but you still had that cheeky wee grin, Hugh and I were completely smitten with you and your two gorgeous boys. We feel so lucky to have got to know you Emma and will never forget the precious time spent with you, reading your wonderful emails, your courage and resilience made us proud to be your Aunt and Uncle. We will both cherish our memories of you for always and forever..

    ‘We were born before the wind
    Also younger than the sun
    Smell the sea and feel the sky
    Let your soul and spirit fly into the Mystic’

    Auntie Joan Uncle Hugh
    Carey, Sally, Joe & Robbie
    Nick, Taylor and Leo McEvoy

    Joan & Hugh McEvoy September 21, 2020
  11. Emma, I was sad to hear this news while I was working as a police dispatcher, the very job you trained me in over 10 years ago – thanks for your ability to say it like it is, yet do your job so well.

    You’ll be missed.

    Paul Seidel September 21, 2020
  12. Rest In Peace Ladybird. Our lives are brighter for the time we have all got to spend with you.
    Emma ‘Pendles’

    Emma Daly September 21, 2020
  13. The wind is everywhere and l know the breath of her beautiful Soul will always be in it and there for in You her Beautiful Family ❤️💐 People Die , Flowers Wilt. Iron and steel break. But Not Our Friendship

    Karen Burke September 21, 2020
  14. We will all miss your smiling face, fabulous lipstick and positive energy. We loved singing our hearts out with you and wish that you could sing with us again. If you can join us in spirit from wherever you are please do. We’d love that. Our thoughts are with your family, especially your boys who meant so much to you. Love all your friends from Mode. Choir xxx

    Mode. Choir September 22, 2020
  15. Beautiful Emma. Everytime I think of you and that you’ve gone my heart breaks again and my tears flow. We have lost an angel. You brought so much light to all those lucky enough to meet you. Bruce was blessed to have been doggysat by you many times and he’d hear your voice and his tail would almost wag right off. We all loved you very much Emma. Thankyou for being such a special part of our lives and one of the best neighbours ever. We will never ever forget you. Life isn’t the same. May you live on in all our memories and our hearts. Special love and thoughts to Frankie and Jude and all your family. Love to you all. May God bring you so much peace and comfort. Emma, the lady with style and grace and also so down to earth. Forever loved and missed. Vale to you beautiful Emma💐❤💋❤❤❤❤❤

    Sammi Ogden September 22, 2020
  16. Heartfelt condolences to Sarah and the McEvoy family, and especially to Emma’s sons at this devastating time.

    Rebecca (Evans) Jones September 22, 2020
  17. Em, I simply can’t put into words, how big a loss I am feeling with you gone… we had so many plans, so much to look forward to, but mostly we made so many awesome memories. I’ll miss dancing with you, laughing with you (or you at me), beers on the beach (sshhhhh), our kids getting along so well, we could just hang out undisturbed, backyard movies, you making me put lipstick even though I’m not a big fan of make-up (ok, I may not miss that so much, but on the odd occasion I do my make up, you shall be on my mind!),.. champagne… lots of champagne… it wouldn’t matter how long we knew each other, it would never be long enough… you always made sure everyone had a great time, especially me in the passed couple of years, to always see the good in the bad, I can’t ever thank you enough for you… I love you endlessly, P xx

    Perri September 22, 2020
  18. Emma,
    Thank you for your friendship & for welcoming our family into your life. The memories we made are a gift that time will never diminish. There is a crack in our coffee table from that one time you danced on it. It is now a hallowed spot that will forever remind us of your joyful spirit, beautiful smile & infectious passion for music.
    We are sending all our love to your family & friends. Please know that you will be foremost in our minds not only tomorrow… but onwards & forever.
    Jeff, Megan & Family

    Jeff Smith September 23, 2020
  19. On this path of life, you were a valuable, always sparkling treasure found. I love you. I miss you. I will always hold you in my heart and share my memories of you. You were a women of courage, compassion, loyalty, wisdom and joy. I think you are amazing and I was proud to be your friend. Rest in peace Emma. We are heartbroken for Jude and Frankie, your family and friends love Tania and Richard.

    Tania Obee September 24, 2020
  20. I think of you Emma and I think of champagne bubbles, laughing and your gentle soul. The view over Mum and Kev’s fence will never be the same. We will raise a glass for you Em on Friday and look up to you and smile.

    Lynda Coombs September 24, 2020
  21. I had the pleasure of working with Emma at ESTA. Your smile lit up the room. So cheerful and bubbly and a font of knowledge. May your star shine bright.

    Pam Aubert September 24, 2020
  22. Very sorry to hear about your passing Em. May RIP.My thoughts and condolences to the boys and family. RiP

    Phil Milligan September 24, 2020
  23. Dearest Emma, we never got to catch up again but the last visual I have of you was getting your nails done & I will treasure it forever. You were so special and loved. I will never forget you or how courageous (and beautiful) you always were. Rest easy, I’ll miss you x

    Talitha September 24, 2020
  24. RIP Em. You were awesome . Love to boys and family.

    Phil September 24, 2020
  25. Dearest Emma. Loving mother of Jude and Frankie. We hope you look down and witness your boys shining in their lives because of the time you have spent with them. They are a tribute to your love, care and fun. Rest in peace. You will always live in our hearts through them…and we will do our best to love and support the boys to realise your dreams for them.
    Steve Pitcher on behalf of the Pitcher family.

    Steven Pitcher September 25, 2020
  26. Dear Emma,
    My thoughts are with Jude & Frankie. Rest in peace and may you watch over your boys as they achieve wonderful things in this world.

    Bec September 25, 2020
  27. Emma. You were so wise and so beautiful, with a great sense of humour and all the love in the world for those you cared about. I am blessed to have known you and will keep all your wisdom tucked into my heart. I promise to speak of you often and remind your boys of how amazing you were. Much love to those mourning you xox

    Emma Wilson September 25, 2020
  28. Rest in peace beautiful soul! You always bought (and still do!) bring so much love, light and laughs into my life. Right up until the very end you were always concerned about everyone else’s health more than your own. Miss you gorgeous Lady xoxo

    Mark Nicholson September 25, 2020
  29. Sweetheart, words escape me right now as it still doesn’t seem real that you have left us. You were the most charismatic, hilarious fun loving gal I had the absolute pleasure of meeting. I am so grateful for all those times that we caught up back in Melbs, trips to Bali and when you came up to surprise the crap out of me.
    Thank you for being you, you will be sorely missed so today as a tribute to you I will be donning bright red lipstick and a glass of bubbly when I finish work.
    Rest in peace sweetheart and may you fly high with the angels…much love xx

    Rebecca Barnett September 25, 2020
  30. I was so devastated to hear this sad news Emma. You were always so bubbly and happy at work and as everyone has said you certainly rocked that lippy! All my love to Frankie and Jude and your family xx

    Lesley Barker September 25, 2020
  31. There are so many vibrant, funny and crazy memories of Emma that we will cherish forever. To her family and friends, we send all our love. Every time we see the brightest star in the sky, we will think of you beautiful lady x x x x Love from Amanda and Dylan

    Amanda and Dylan September 25, 2020
  32. Emma we are so heartbroken for your family and friend and especially your boys. Thank you for amazing memories, fun times at the Burv (even the Fire balls) and being a great work colleague. With love always from Kylie and John x

    Kylie West September 25, 2020
  33. Your smile, gracious way, and sense of humour will be greatly missed. Sending so much love to Jude and Frankie and family. I’ll miss cold Sunday’s on the fence footy watching the boys play, and will forever think of you when my socks show under my boots :). Fly high Emma xxx

    Nyah September 25, 2020
  34. Thanks for all the drinks we shared at the pub in Traralgon over the Christmas period each year when we were both lucky enough to get leave to be able to spend the time back home with our families :) You were more than a colleague and will be incredibly missed. Love to you and all your family.

    Shannon Hardy September 25, 2020
  35. Emma joined Australian Paper and I had the pleasure of working with her in the Human Resources Team.
    During her time, she was recognized for her positive can do attitude, passion for developing others and thirst for learning.
    Emma was also more than an employee. She quickly became a friend to me and many others at Australian Paper. She will be missed by her work colleagues, friends and family.
    We wish to take this opportunity to extend to Emma’s family all our sympathy and support during this difficult time.

    Deepest Sympathy
    Samantha Moore on behalf of the Human Resources Team and Australian Paper.

    Samantha Moore September 25, 2020
  36. Emma,

    I cherish the memories we had…. and although wwe lost touch over the years, it was so amazing to bump into you last year at the MCG where we got to spend some time playing footy together with our kids – I will cherish the memories and always hold a special spot in my heart for you.

    Paul Carson, and family.

    RIP, party on upstairs girl. Till we meet again.

    Paul Carson September 25, 2020
  37. I’m so grateful for having known Emma and worked with her all those years at ESTA. She was always up for a chat and offering words of support. What a legacy she has left for her boys.
    I have several of her dresses and tops that she handed down to me when I was in need and every time I put them on I think of her. Love to you all.

    Sheona September 25, 2020
  38. I had the pleasure of working with Emma at Australian Paper and she certainly was a ray of sunshine. Always a happy, smiling face. We often had chats in the kitchen, spoke about our boys and makeup !! I was so shocked and saddened to hear of Emma’s passing. My thoughts are with her family in this terribly hard time. Thank you for the Livestream, for those of us that could not be there. RIP Emma xoxox

    Kim Cook September 25, 2020
  39. Thank you for swanning back into my life and meeting my first born and partner. Sharing an after work sip on my stoop in Box Hill South to get your hairs done did. Always managing family and work in a sassy outfit, lippy and heels like a boss. You always spoke lovingly of friends, family and your babies. I’m forever grateful for our friendship and the many shared friendships who’s lives you’ve enriched. Love Lauren, Ezra, Max and Stanley XXX

    Lauren Kay September 25, 2020
  40. Emma, I’m still shocked at your passing! May your beautiful soul RIP and love and prayers are there in abundance for the ones you watch over now…

    Anthea Jackson-Rushford October 2, 2020
  41. Rosland, I do not know how to begin or what to say to you, that could possibly help your grief in any way. What a cruel world. I am so so sorry that you have to go through all of this. Now you have a responsibility to help the two boys to grow up, to know what a wonderful Mum they had, they will give you inspiration to carry you through. Please accept my sincere heartfelt sympathy, to you & the other girls.

    Frank Barber October 17, 2020