SIMPSON, Shirley Veronica (née Felton)
Surrounded by her loving family, Shirley passed away peacefully on November 7, 2022, aged 87 years. Loved and loving wife of Lance (dec). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Barry and Gail, Kerryn and Peter Winton, Darryl and Debbie, and Sheree (dec). Adored Nan of Jake and Jasmine; Rhiannon and Adam; Ashley, Zhoe, Breeze, Austin (dec) and Zac. Great-Nan of six. Shirley was a much-loved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunty, niece, cousin and friend to many.Funeral Notice
Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend Shirley’s graveside funeral service at the Mildura Lawn Cemetery, Nichols Point, on Wednesday November 16, 2022, commencing at 1:30pm.
So sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing, such a lovely lady🌸Reunited with Lance. Our thoughts are with you and your family Kerryn. Regards Carol and Kevin Rogers.November 12, 2022
Dear Kerryn – so sad to hear of the loss of your beloved mum. She had been able to enjoy her life in her own home until the last few months, mainly with your love and support. You will miss her terribly but will also treasure the beautiful memories you created together. Kindest regards Leonie Mc 🙏November 12, 2022
Deepest sympathy on the sad loss of Shirley. She was a lovely lady many memories of days at Mildura Base. RIP ShirleyNovember 13, 2022
Thinking of your family at this very sad and difficult time. Coralie and JackoNovember 13, 2022
We gather here today not to mourn but to celebrate the life of Shirley Veronica Simpson, my loving nan. A person who influenced many people’s lives and who we have all come to love and admire through the years.
I am Breeze, Shirley’s youngest grandchild and, as Nan would say, the challenging one. Nan was the most giving and patient person I have ever known. She was always there for me and helped me so much. I was fortunate to have her as my Nan. My Nan, who I visited every other Friday night, ate porridge for breakfast on Saturdays, and went on walks with her three dogs, gave me the best childhood memories. We regularly went to the wave pool, the resort, and Woodsies Gem Shop, where Nan would wait patiently for hours until I was ready to leave.
Despite Nan’s dementia, she never recalled the worry and terror I frequently caused her. One Saturday morning, we went on our usual Saturday morning stroll, only this time, I grabbed a bike, cracked it with Nan for God knows what, and rode away on her. She spent an hour panicking and wandering the streets looking for me, resulting in her contacting the police while I was calmly playing at a strangers house.
I swear to carry your ring down for many generations and to teach Oceia and my future children about their great Nan. I hope you know how much of an impact you have had on my life. I am glad I could be there for you in your final moments and I pray that you are at peace and reunited with your loved ones on the other side. This is not a goodbye; it’s a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and loving me. Thank you for all the memories I will never forget but cherish forever. I love you nan and I hope you’re proud of me; your youngest grandchild, Breeze, until we cross paths again, Nan.November 16, 2022