EVANS, Wilma Joan (née Bannister)

Born on December 30, 1930.

Passed away peacefully on December 7, 2023, aged 92 at Chaffey Aged Care.

Much loved wife of Herbert (dec).  Cherished mother and mother-in-law to Marney, Peter and Karen.  A loving grandmother, sister, aunty and friend. 

‘Forever in our hearts and memories’

Funeral Notice
St Andrews Uniting Church 165 Deakin Ave, Mildura VIC 3500

Wilma's service will be held at St Andrews Uniting Church, Mildura on December 12, 2023, at 2pm

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  1. I am beyond words of despair and sadness. From the first time I got to work with you Wilma we made each others mission to make each other laugh, share tears and most of love. You asked me one day why I always went out of my help to help you at Chaffey and I proudly sat there and told you that you reminded me of my grandparents and I would do and have done anything for them as I did for you. You looked at me with a giant on your face, happy tears and said I love you and thank you 😭

    Even when I was away from work due to the kids you always asked about the kids and made sure they were doing well.

    I’m going to miss you seeing on my visits Wilma but just know that you are still very much loved and cherished.

    Much love

    Kylie ❤️

    Kylie elliott December 10, 2023
  2. Nan,
    When I think back about my childhood, one thing I always remember and cherish was your hugs. You gave the best hugs. I always knew how much you loved me by your squashy warm hugs. I’ll never forget your laugh and your kindness. You were a strong woman and I am proud to be your granddaughter.

    Love Emma.

    Emma Matthew December 11, 2023
  3. Our Nan left me with an understanding of what it means to be dutiful and show courage. She never faltered in her dedication to her family no matter how challenging the circumstances. She was always there for us. Right up until our last conversation she always checked up on how each family was going because she wanted to know that we were happy in life.

    She taught me the importance of quiet dignity. She once said to me, always remember it’s better to talk about things, yelling doesn’t solve anything and it just causes hurt. Remember to talk clearly, and remember it’s just as important to listen to what the other person is saying.

    She left us all with an understanding of what it meant to stand up for what you believe in. She once chained herself to a tree outside a kindy to stop the council from cutting it down and she was always around to listen or help anyone in need.Through her words and actions she taught us kindness and love. I will be forever grateful that she was our nan and I will always cherish the lessons she taught and the love she showed. She will be missed.

    Lisa December 11, 2023
  4. To a special Auntie. You always supported and loved your sister Margaret ( our mother) and us over the years. The special bond with your sister was inspiring and will be remembered always. We will miss you. RIP . Love you Lynda and Vince

    Lynda and Vince Manno December 11, 2023
  5. You left a mark in our hearts, and nothing will ever erase. It is indelible in our hearts. You were a gem and will remain to be cherished. Surely auntie, our love for you will forever remain, you will all be back together again to fish, camp and travel.
    rest in perce auntie and give them all a hug and a kiss
    much loved
    Ian and Caroline and families

    IAN R DITCHBURN December 12, 2023