IRVING, Shirley May OAM (née Edwards)

Passed away peacefully at Mildura Base Hospital, with her family by her side,  on September 11, 2020, aged 83 years.  Loved wife of Harold (dec).  Mother of Karen, Ron, Bruce (dec), Peter, and their partners.  Grandmother and great-grandmother to their families.

 A caring, strong woman right to the end.

We will miss you, special lady – your loving family.

Funeral Notice

Due to the current imposed restrictions, a private funeral will be held.

A public telecast of the service will be available to view via the link below.  Password required: Irving



  1. Everyone in the family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of Shirley.

    Linda Moloney September 16, 2020
  2. RIP Shirley, you will be missed in Robinvale that’s for sure. It was a pleasure to know you. Lots of love from Sarah Siua and Sosefa Fevaleaki

    sarah fevaleaki September 16, 2020
  3. I had the pleasure of working with and knowing Shirley for many years, a truly inspirational woman. She gave everything to the Robinvale community and people around her. Her gentle caring ways mixed with humour and a smile will be long remembered. Our love to all the family at this sad time.

    Jenene& Larry Worthington September 17, 2020
  4. I will miss you and your gardening advice Aunty Shirl, but I understand God needs more help with his garden than I do. It’s ok, I’ll manage. Forever in my heart.

    Shane Cozens

    Shane Cozens September 17, 2020
  5. We will miss you Nanna! Now your with pop and dad! Will forever love you!

    Rebecca Irving September 17, 2020
  6. A very special lady that will always be remembered.
    Wonderful memories of Lake Benanee Camps and
    golden syrup dumplings.
    Deepest condolence to the Irving family.

    Rosa Chirchiglia September 17, 2020
  7. We will miss you Shirl. You always greeted us with that friendly smile. So many years you were a great mentor for me in my teaching career and a very calming influence. Your love of family and friends will always be with us.
    Heather and Jim Holland

    Heather and Jim Holland September 17, 2020
  8. Our warmest thoughts and sympathies to Shirley’s family at this sad time. A very special caring lady who will be missed by many.
    We will miss our chats with her at the club.
    Ellyn & Barry

    Ellyn Crawford. Barry Evans September 17, 2020
  9. You can now rest peacefully. A special friend and support to me and to many others. De Colores.

    Marilyn Hornsby September 17, 2020
  10. I remember Shirley as a gentle, smiling, caring lady, a good listener, interested in other people and not given to dwelling on her own problems. A special lady indeed.
    God bless you, Shirley.
    Love from Gill XX

    Gill Bramsen September 17, 2020
  11. Remembered as a smiling and generous lady who welcomed a group of us girls into her home many times in our younger years.
    Condolences to all the Irving family and may you feel comfort in knowing that she is now at rest with your dad and brother.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Faye Croxford (Warren)

    Faye Croxford September 18, 2020
  12. Time to rest dear Auntie Shirley.
    You will be very missed.

    Miriam kelly September 18, 2020
  13. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Shirl was such a lovely lady, with a big smile and so full of knowledge. She will be missed.

    Marjie James September 18, 2020
  14. Condolences to Shirley’s family. Shirley, you have done so much for so many organisations and people in Robinvale. You will be missed but your memory will live on in the lives you have touched. God bless you and your family. Brad & Helen Harris

    Helen Harris September 18, 2020
  15. Auntie Shirley, you were more than just my God mother, a beautiful lady who will be missed by many. You touched so many hearts especially mine. Your door was always open, whether you were home was the question. I will miss calling in for a cuppa and a chat. Together again with Uncle Harold. Rip my darling godmother xxx Elizabeth

    Liz Thomson September 18, 2020
  16. Beautiful memories of my friend Shirley
    So many weddings, birthdays, engagements and of being Elizabeth’s Godmother. Rest peacefully my friend – Jean and Graham.

    Jean Thomson September 19, 2020
  17. Sincere condolences to the family on your tremendous loss. Shirley was a generous, kind, lovely lady. I had the pleasure of working with her on the Christmas Carols event. Robinvale will miss her dearly.

    Jacinta Martin September 20, 2020