NOWAK – Denise Anne (née Hower)

Born on October 4, 1950. Passed away May 23, 2020.

4/10/1950 – 23/5/2020 Aged 69

Passed away suddenly & peacefully at home

Loved and loving wife of Edward (dec)

Daughter of Colin (dec) & Dulcie (dec), Sister to Lesley & Graeme (dec)

Much loved Mother and Mother in law of Lindo & Bruno, Sally & Merron, Matthew & Becky, Michelle & Brett, Fiona & Daniel.

Adored Granny of Avril, Claire, Amy, Marley, Maggie, Chad, Harry, Lex, Jack, Archie and Iyla.


You shared our joys & troubles,

The laughter and the tears,

You gave us love and kindness,

Through-out the passing years.



Your presence we will miss

Your memories we will treasure

Loving you always, forgetting you never.

We have to be grateful for all the great memories we had.

I am going to miss you Granny

Love Linda, Bruno and Chad Nowak xxx


Our words are few, our thoughts are deep,

Wonderful memories are ours to keep.

In our hearts, you will always stay,

Loved and remembered every day.

Loving you always, Sally Nowak & Merron xox


Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard but always near, still loved and missed and very dear.

What I wouldn’t give for one last hug and chance to say Goodbye.

Rest peacefully Mum, you were taken too soon.

Love Matthew, Becky, Maggie, Jack & Archie Nowak


Always so loving, thoughtful and kind,

What beautiful memories you leave behind.

You may have left this world behind

But you will never leave our hearts and mind.

Love Michelle, Brett, Claire, Amy & Harry McCallum


Of all the many blessing,

However great or small

To have you as a Mother

Was the greatest one of all.

Forever in our hearts

Fiona, Daniel, Avril, Marley, Lex and Iyla Voumard


We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone;

For part of us went with you, the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide;

And although we cannot see you, you are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Dearly loved sister of Lesley and Bob Hogan, loved Aunt of Daniel & Bradley

& their families.


A Private service will be held

Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mrs Denise Anne Nowak will be a private Funeral, by invitation only.

A Service to celebrate Denise's life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Traralgon on THURSDAY (June 4, 2020) commencing at 2.00 pm.

To view the live streaming click here
  1. To Sal, Linda, Mathew, Michelle, Fiona and their families. We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mum. Denise was loved by us all and was a special part of our family. She will be greatly missed.
    “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts”
    Thinking of you all
    Maree, Linda, Leigh, Carol, Glenn, Sandi, Max and families

    Carol Morley May 25, 2020
  2. Those we love remain with us
    for love itself lives on,
    and cherished memories never fade
    because a loved one’s gone.

    A caring sister-in-law and beautiful soul…will miss our get togethers and many conversations about ‘life’.
    Monica xx

    Monica Scurlock May 25, 2020
  3. I was very saddened to hear of Deniise sudden passing she was a close friend at school and she taught me how to swlm properly god bless you Denise Maree Williams Fankhauser Gold Coast

    Maree fankhauser May 27, 2020
  4. So Sorry For Your Loss Linda And Family Your Mum Was A Lovely Lady R.I.P. Denise💔

    Jacqueline Lewis May 27, 2020
  5. To Linda ,Sally, Matthew ,Fiona,Michelle And Families So Sorry For The Loss Of Your Mother Thoughts And Prayers Are With You All At This Sad Time😢

    Jacqueline Lewis May 27, 2020
  6. VALE DENISE I will miss you at PROBUS , I enjoyed your company at lunch after meetings . and our chats at the supermarket. your presence i will miss..Sincere sympathy to all the family.

    Margaret Stockdale May 27, 2020
  7. Linda,Sally,Matthew,Michelle,Fiona and families
    We have many fond memories of your time growing up at Carrajung and your mothers hospitality on our numerous visits to your house. Our thoughts are with you on the sudden loss of a loving mother.
    Sandra & Alan Dunkley

    Alan Dunkley June 1, 2020
  8. Thinking of you Sass with all my love & sincere condolences, Such sad news 😘😘

    Skip (Robyn) June 2, 2020
  9. To Linda, Bruno and Chad
    Keep those special memories of your beautiful mum/ grandma in your heart forever: thinking of you all and sending love and hugs.
    Helen and Raedon Roylance. Xxx

    Helen Roylance June 2, 2020
  10. Linda, Sally, Matthew, Michelle and Fiona, your family was always a big part of life in Carrajung. Denise’s open door and open heart is not forgotten. Who could forget that big smile and hearty laugh.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all and your families
    Jan, Court and Krystle

    Jan Koellner June 2, 2020
  11. Denise was a treasured friend, who will always be in my heart. Who will I chat to for hours and hours on the phone now! 😢
    Love and sympathy to Denise’s family

    Mary Andersen June 2, 2020
  12. Linda, Sally, Matthew, Michelle and Fiona Children of Denise and Eddy an extended family in the community of Carrajung, childhood memories that live in the hearts of many always greated with warmth and smiles, the house fire going, strawberries in the garden and a firm behave yourself as we kids would travel off on horse or foot for our next adventure some of the fondest memories of the past, a past cherished and not forgotten. Bless it be, thoughts and love from Holz and family xx

    Hollie June 2, 2020
  13. My heart is breaking for you all, such a sudden massive loss of a beautuful, down to earth humorous lady with a smile that could light up any room. Linda, ive never been far away from you throughout our journey of life. Its killing me not being there to squeeze you and tell you its ok girlfriend, im here!! Sending you all much love and strength knowing how proud you’d be making your mum xx Forever in my heart ❤

    Julie Evans June 2, 2020
  14. Dearest Matt, Becky and families, our deepest condolences to everyone with the very sad passing of Denise (granny) a lovely lady taken too soon.
    Love Neil & Kel. Xx

    Kelly Coulthard June 2, 2020
  15. An Amazing lady who will be sorely missed. Denise was always up for a chat. Condolences to all the family especially Sally & Linda.
    Sally Kneebone

    Sally Kneebone June 3, 2020
  16. Such a lovely person, gone to soon.
    Liz Sutton

    Liz Sutton June 3, 2020
  17. Our sincerest condolences to the Nowak familiy. Denise was such a lovely lady taken too early. Our thoughts are with you all. Lots of Love from the Britton family.

    Mark Britton June 3, 2020
  18. No words can express how deeply sorry I feel for the loss of your beautiful Granny. I will remember her always as a woman of strength who was always kind, had a stunning smile and very much a lady. Sending all our love to all the family and special big hugs to Matt, Bec, Mags, Jack and Archie. My heart breaks for you.

    Carol Britton June 3, 2020
  19. My heart is with you all during this time. We sure do miss her being just there. Going to miss the odd chat and her lovely smile and wave as we’d pass by…. the loss of her presents is felt by all of us in the area and in the lives of many I am sure.

    Gillian June 4, 2020
  20. Our loving prayers to the dear family of a precious Lady who has left here for an eternity with her beloved Saviour the friend of all friends, Mercy,peace,and love be yours in abundance
    May He be your strength,comfort and refuge as you trust in His unfailing love.

    Bill and Julie White June 4, 2020
  21. Deepest sympathy to Denise’s family. A lovely friendly lady who will be sadly missed.

    Marie Moulton June 4, 2020
  22. Deepest Condolences to all, Linda, Sally, Matt, Michelle, Fiona and their Families. Our hearts go out to each of you at this sad and difficult time. May the beautiful memories you have of her, live on forever and ever. Love always, Clint and Kristy Styles xxoo

    Kristy Styles June 4, 2020
  23. A wonderful, kind woman who brought a lot of joy to many. Sending love to the Nowak Family during this difficult time xx

    Kaila Brown-Toogood June 4, 2020
  24. Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. We will surely miss the presence of a truly lovable and kind person.

    The pattinson family xxx

    Colin Pattinson June 4, 2020
  25. Thoughts with faimily. Memories to cherish will remain with you always

    Don & Glenys Davison & family June 4, 2020