WILSON – Shirley Elaine (née Barnes)

Born on February 11, 1936. Passed away August 23, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Yallambie, Traralgon on Monday the 23rd of August 2021, aged 85 years. Adored wife of Doug (dec). Loving mother of James, Jennifer and Caroline. Mother-in-law of Carol and John. Friend of Louise. Much loved Nanna of Duncan and Tracey, Stuart and Ros, Claire, Joshua and Sarah, Luke and Alice, Daniel and Nastassia. Great Nanna of Archie, Lilly, Laylah, Sophie and Shakira.

The Lord is my Shepherd, There is nothing I shall want, Fresh and green are the pastures, Where He gives me repose.

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Funeral Notice
Due to Covid restrictions the service for a Mrs. Shirley Elaine Wilson will be private, by invitation only. Shirley's service will be live streamed on Tuesday the 31st of August at 11:00am. To view the service click here
  1. A dear and loved friend,wonderful memories of happy times together at home or in the garden,deepest sympathy to all the family,from Anne and Allan Swan xo

    Anne and Allan Swan August 26, 2021
  2. A dearly loved Aunty Shirley to Linda, Christine and Ian. Adored by all their families with wonderful memories of spending holidays on the farm. Adored sister to Stella, Robert and Graham, all deceased. The end of the line. Will be so greatly missed for her laughter, insight and love. Deepest sympathy to James, Jennifer and Caroline.

    Linda Smith August 26, 2021
  3. Our dear Aunty Shirley will be fondly remembered – lovely memories of happy times.
    Our deepest condolences to James, Jennifer, Caroline and families.
    Elizabeth and John Beardon.

    Elizabeth Beardon August 27, 2021
  4. I have sent a card but some times you would like to say more as our time grows short and more can not be said as you passed so suddenly and at a time of partition . I and the girls from spinning will miss you greatly. See you in the next life.

    john van der Meer August 28, 2021
  5. Our condolences to the family. We will never forget Shirley a lovely neighbour and friend.

    Gary and Val Saunders August 29, 2021
  6. Shirley, such a caring beautiful neighbour. We adored you such much- but Jackson and Matilda treated you like their own nanna. You will be missed, at peace with Doug
    Sending our sympathy to James, Jennifer and Caroline.
    So many wonderful memories
    Lots of Love Robert, Kate, Jackson and Matilda xx

    Kate Hoogerwerf August 30, 2021
  7. Our Dear Auntie Shirley greeted everyone with a smile. She was always kind and loving, and when she spoke to you, she made you feel like you were the only person in the room, and she had all the time in the world for you. Whenever we talked on the phone, a quick call would easily turn into an hour, talking about life, the universe and everything in between. Conversations with Auntie Shirley were always vibrant and enlightening. She was such a strong, intelligent, amazing woman, and a lovely Auntie. Childhood memories of visiting Auntie Shirley and Uncle Doug at the farm will stay with us forever.

    Shirley was an Auntie to Vicki, and to John by marriage, and she was also a Great-Aunt to our son Jackson. We loved her dearly and we will all miss her very much.

    Our deepest sympathies at this very sad time to James, Jennifer, Caroline and their families.

    Vicki, John and Jackson

    Vicki Lee August 31, 2021
  8. Dearest Shirl, I hope you know how much you were loved by us all.

    Thank you for being a wonderful mother-in-law and friend and for welcoming me into your family.

    I will always remember the many happy, fun times we spent together and will always be grateful for your presence in the lives of my children.

    You will be forever remembered and loved in our hearts and minds. Rest in peace dear Shirl and we will speak of you with a smile on our faces.

    Rest in peace dear Shirl.

    Lots of love
    Carol xoxo

    Carol Wilson August 31, 2021
  9. Thank you to James and the family for a wonder service. Shirley was an amazing person. Love Michael Barnes and Cynthia Barnes.

    Michael Barnes August 31, 2021
  10. We send our condolences to Shirley’s family and all her friends at this sad time – the loss of some so special who would have meant so many things to so many people.
    Shirley was a valuable member of our small group for many years. A quiet lady who who shared her love of spinning and weaving, patterns and her story.
    Yours friends at L.V.S & Weaving Club.

    Latrobe Valley Spinning and Weaving Club August 31, 2021
  11. We send our condolences to Shirley’s family and friends at this sad time – the loss of someone so special who would have meant so many things to so many people.
    Shirley was a valuable member of our small group and shared her love of spinning and weaving, patterns and her story. with us all.
    A lovely lady, you will be sadly missed.

    Latrobe Valley Spinning and Weaving Club August 31, 2021
  12. Aunty Shirley was a special lady & godmother to us all. We were very lucky to have her in our lives, we were all the better for it.

    We all have many fond childhood memories at “The Farm”.

    James, thank-you for all of your stories today!

    She can now rest in peace with Uncle Doug.

    Sympathies to all of the family.

    Love Christine, Robert & Jessica.

    Christine, Robert & Jessica August 31, 2021
  13. Our love and prayers to Shirley’s family. Shirley was a wonderful woman who I got to know through the Gormandale coffee mornings.

    Tricia Ronalds August 31, 2021
  14. Shirl…..bright, intelligent, practical, talented in many ways. I did not have enough time with her to appreciate all the gifts she gave to all of us. Farewell good friend

    Nancy Phillips October 2, 2021