GOSS, Thelma Mary (née Nestor)

Born on May 7, 1934. Passed away December 1, 2022.

Passed away peacefully at Woorayl Lodge, Leongatha.
Dearly loved wife of James (Jim) (dec.).
Loving mother of Sharon, Rosie, Greg, Paul, Dani, Julianne and Neen.
Mother-in-law of Rob, Jenny, Judy, Paul (dec.), and Jon.
Dearly loved nana of Dianne, Michelle, Mark; Belinda, Steven; Jareth, Genevieve, Stephanie, Davern, Monique; Samantha; Rebekah, Josh, and Mihali, great grandmother to Tommy and Isabella, Nate, Iseline, Finn, Mack and Dash, Louie and Jasper.

Goodbye Our Darling, Forever in our Hearts.

Funeral Notice
St. Laurence's Catholic Church Ogilvy Street,, LeongathaView Map
A Funeral Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Mrs Thelma Mary Goss will be offered at St. Laurence's Catholic Church, Ogilvy Street, Leongatha on MONDAY Dec. 12, 2022 commencing 10.30am. At the Conclusion of Mass the Funeral will leave for the Leongatha Cemetery. This Service will be livestreamed, to view please   CLICK HERE 
  1. Our sympathy to Sharon Rosie Greg,Paul Julianne and Neen on the passing of their mum she will be sadly missed but not forgotten

    From Sandra Ian and Julie Sheilds

    Sandra Sheilds December 2, 2022
  2. To Sharon bob and family. condolences to you all
    So sorry about your mum and grandma
    From Shirl fern

    Shirl fern December 2, 2022

    CLIFF PRAIN December 2, 2022
  4. What a blessing to have had you in our lives and caring for us through so many wonderful years and milestones. You had endless love in your heart for every single member of your ever growing family. You always had time to catch up over a cuppa and a jam fancy. So many lovely memories to hold close to our hearts forever.
    Mum to Greg and Jenny, much loved Nanna to Jareth and Christine, Genevieve and Leo, Steph and Marcus, Davern, Monique and Alex.
    Adored G-nan of Finn, Mack, Dash and Iseline. 
    Tending to your garden in heaven.

    Jenny Goss December 2, 2022
  5. Mama is now safe in the arms of Jesus. I feel blessed and very thankful for your caring love for each of us. We are a large clan but you knew us all intimately, and always had time for each of us from that big heart of yours. Thank you for the laughter, for a shoulder when tears were flowing, the Mama cuddles. I am so grateful for your beautiful care of my little brood. Rebekah and Walter, and Joshua. How my poppets are going to miss you! Louie and Jasper are going to miss your loving NanNan cuddles. Thank you Mama, you are a treasure that will always live in my heart. All my love Dani xxxx Psalm 23

    Dani Carter December 3, 2022
  6. To Neen Mihali, Julianne, Rosie, Belinda and all of your family I am very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a beautiful and kind person and a strong woman. She was always welcoming and hospitable to me.

    Karly Allison and Molly Bonnet December 3, 2022
  7. Lovely photo for a lovely lady 😊 my condolences to you all, Carol Boag

    Carol Boag December 3, 2022
  8. We extend sincere sympathy to the Goss family on the loss of your mother.Thel was a valued member of Leongatha Red Cross Unit and was always available to help when needed. Our thoughts are with you all.
    President & Members of Leongatha Red Cross.

    Lois Young December 3, 2022
  9. Sending all our love to the Goss family in this difficult time. With much love to you all. Lenny, Macca, RubyRose and Bill.

    Lenny Robinson December 3, 2022
  10. Thinking of you all in this difficult time. Much love , Lenny, Macca, RubyRose and Bill.

    Lenny December 3, 2022
  11. Thinking of you all & sending our love ❤️ many lovely memories of a beautiful lady ❤️💔

    Sue cook December 4, 2022
  12. To all the Goss family, our condolences to you on the passing of a great lady. Many great memories.

    Robyn and Gary

    Gary Rayson December 4, 2022
  13. Sending my deepest sympathies to Ro and all the Goss family on the loss of your mother. Great memories of Mrs Goss when growing up in Long st two doors down from the Goss family.
    Jim Loftus

    Jim Loftus December 4, 2022
  14. To dear Neen, Mihali, Julianne, Bel and the whole Goss clan,
    Wishing you all strength during this time as you share special memories of a full life lived.
    much love, Kat

    Katerina Stathis December 4, 2022
  15. The best Nanna and G-Nan we could have ever wished for. You leave us with so many special memories to treasure. Love you with all our hearts. Forever missed.
    Love Steph, Marcus, Finn. Mack and Dash xx

    Steph Luscombe December 4, 2022
  16. To my wonderful mum- to the hands that first held my own- thank you for letting me hold you in your own final days.

    You selflessly loved your family and friends in the most beautiful, caring, intelligent and generous way.

    You taught us to be giving, kind, patient and always respectful. You put others first and you showed us how to love, to laugh and to honour the world around us. For these gifts we are forever thankful.

    Words cannot describe how much the family will miss you and how much the absence of your hugs and kisses will be felt within our lives.

    Be at peace now with Jimmy.

    All our love Neen, Jon and Mihali Jim.

    Neen Goss December 4, 2022
  17. Such a lovely LADY. Will miss your cheery smile.
    With love from the Derrick Family.

    Kathryn Davis December 5, 2022
  18. To The Goss family Thel was a great support and friend to us at C.W.L., Ursula and Kath

    kathleen clark December 5, 2022
  19. To our darling mum and nana, our rock, our ray of sunshine…you were always there for us. All you wanted was to be surrounded by your family and wish us the best life possible – which is for us to have a happy life. You were the most giving, loving mum and nana (the best ever), our hearts are breaking right now but we only have to remember your beautiful smile to feel your warmth and hugs…God bless you darling…Rosie, Belinda & Steven

    Rosie Goss December 5, 2022
  20. Our beloved Nanna,

    You have shaped us in ways you may not have even known. Whether it was running a bath, pouring a tiny drink, eating soup, saying thank you for a thank you or sharing your plant wisdom. There was infinite love in your heart and time in your day for your loved ones no matter how big the family expanded.

    A selfless and dedicated Mum, Nanna and G.Nan – you were there for us through it all. I can’t remember a single family event that you weren’t there for over all these years. You showed a genuine interest in our lives and you somehow managed to keep track of us all even remembering little details we shared. You cared for everyone’s wellbeing to the very end.

    You never wanted to cause a fuss and you didn’t take yourself too seriously. Even when you moved into the lodge you were just happy to have a break from doing dishes and laundry.

    You were so caring and generous in spirit. You had a kind word to share and spoke so positively of the people around you, even when times were tough. You always had time for us and welcomed us so warmly when we visited. I will miss our talks and your stories and life lessons.

    The matriarch of our family- you will always be with us, especially when we’re watching out for shocko or wiping our mush. We love you forever Nanna and will miss you immensely.

    Our hearts may ache now you’re gone but they are filled with the lifetime of love you gave.

    All our love- Viva, Leo and Beanie.

    Genevieve December 5, 2022
  21. To all the Goss family our thoughts are with you all on the sad passing of Thel

    Stephen and Judy Wilson

    Stephen and Judy Wilson December 5, 2022
  22. Such a beautiful soul.You will always be in my precious childhood memories. XO

    Helen Beasley December 5, 2022
  23. To my darling mama,

    It is hard to imagine a world without you in it.
    You truly were the best mother we could ever hope for. In time, we will endeavor to fill this void with the countless memories you have given us.
    We will wrap our arms around each other, just like you always have for us, just one of the many threads in the blanket of feelings you have knitted around us.

    Love Julianne (Tootie) xxooxx

    Julianne Goss December 5, 2022
  24. Our love and thoughts to all the Goss family on the loss of Thel
    Ken and sandra fleming and family

    Sandra and Ken fleming December 5, 2022
  25. To the Goss family our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Thelma and Jim were the best neighbor’s anyone could ever wish for. Fond memories remain in our hearts.

    Helen, Raymond, Alissa, Jaclyn and Christopher Sharples.

    Helen Beasley / Sharples December 6, 2022
  26. We send our love, prayers and sympathy to Mrs Goss’s family. A beautiful lady at rest.Xo💐💐💐Jeanie and Ron Funnell and family.

    Jeanie Funnell December 6, 2022
  27. To my beautiful Nana,

    It’s so difficult to face the prospect of a world without you and your beautiful smile in it.

    From my early memories of playing checkers with you to your cheeky little one liners in the past few weeks- I will treasure every single second I was lucky enough to spend in your orbit.

    Thank you for setting a shining example of a strong, intelligent, formidable woman- I will forever strive to hold even half as much strength and grace as you did.

    Thank you for raising my father and his siblings, being a mother-in-law to my mother and for being the warmest grandmother to me. Your love and care will be carried with us for all our days.

    I love you dear Nana.


    Samantha Goss December 6, 2022
  28. Sending love to all. A wonderful lady ❤️

    Robyn Piasente and family December 6, 2022
  29. To our darling Mum

    Words cannot express the sadness we are feeling in a world where you are no longer with us. The love you always gave unconditionally to us. Always happy to sit have a cuppa and a chat. We have many memories we will cherish and keep close to our hearts.

    Love Paul and Judy. Xxx

    Judy Goss December 6, 2022
  30. To the GOSS family our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Colin,Robyn Weaver & family.

    Robyn weaver December 6, 2022
  31. Sharon, Rosie, Greg, Paul, Dani, Julianne an Neen, so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember spending school holidays at the Goss house with one time we ate all the weetbix in 3 days so we had to have porridge for the rest of the week. Thelma’s lovely cookies made with dripping, they were yummy. Rest In Peace Thelma and give Jim a big cuddle up there . Love and prayers to all., always in my thoughts,

    Pauline Wallis née Bentvelzen December 7, 2022
  32. Such beautiful memories of you Auntie Thel. . Glad you are now at peace and reunited with Uncle Jim. Love you Floss

    Felicity December 8, 2022
  33. We only knew each other for very short time but every minute of it I treasure. I know you’re in a better place and I hope that you’ll always be around us in spirit to guide and protect us. Rest in peace and till we meet again. Xxx

    Jon Athanasopoulos December 8, 2022
  34. To our dearest mum, nanna and great nanna,

    It has taken a while to pay tribute to a person that we loved so dearly. To be honest we still cannot comprehend a world without you in it.

    Thank you for your love, support and generosity.

    We loved you so much and will miss you dearly.

    May you rest peacefully together with Jim.

    Love always

    Sharon & Rob
    Dianne & Rob, Michelle, Mark & Ruth
    Thomas, Isabella & Nate

    Dianne Lyne December 8, 2022
  35. Deepest condolences to all of the family. I have treasured childhood memories. Thinking of you Toots.

    Kim Chalmers (Hawkins) December 9, 2022
  36. Treasured and adored, strong graceful and wise. Deepest sympathy to all the goslings and families.
    Love Annie

    Annie Pearse December 11, 2022
  37. Warmest thoughts and condolences to all members of the Goss family.
    Keith and Pat Kuhne

    Keith and Pat KUHNE December 11, 2022
  38. There are no words to adequately describe such an influential amazing, strong, independent woman.

    Matriarch, mother, Mum, Nanna, Thelly, Thelma, Thel (Mary for a week post-birth according to Nanna). We all have different names we called her.

    To me she was Nanna.

    Memories of Nanna ring true. My strongest memories of Nanna are spending time having cups of tea in her kitchen. Her choice sugarine tablets fizzing as she plopped them in her cup. Her kitchen was her hearth.

    When I would knock on the door, I would often hear a shuffle. The sound of ‘home and away’ blaring in the background on the telly or Burkes backyard. The scribbling of a crossword or two found on the morning paper on the inside of the living room. Sometimes a shrill voice calling out down the hallway. A telephone call.

    Nanna’s cooking was always my favourite. Her green tomato chutney was a hit and her porcupine balls. Nanna was often willing to share a recipe, a coupon, or a news paper clipping.

    If not inside the home I would find her out in the back yard. She would often give me a trimming from her garden. I don’t think I inherited her green thumb as I think I managed to kill most of the plants I inherited 🥹.

    Nanna had some really great sayings which I like to refer to as ‘Nannerisms‘.

    Phrases and memorable statements such as ‘make sure you wear socks on the plane or you’ll get deep vein thrombosis!!’ Or

    ‘He could charm the pants off a nun’ and ‘Bugger it, I’ll buy a new one’ – the latter attributed to her mother Molly.

    Nanna we love you. You will be sorely missed by all. We feel you with us now as you have transcended to a higher place with Jimmy in the stars.

    In my last conversation with Nanna on the phone she said ‘God bless’, now it’s time for me to say the same.

    Shine on,

    God bless


    Joshua Carter December 12, 2022
  39. My deepest condolences to all the Goss family. My thoughts are with you. Sending much love.

    Adrian Harper December 12, 2022
  40. With our deepest sympathy and condolences to you all. Your mum, nanna and grandma is much loved and will always be remembered and treasured. Thinking of you all.
    Love Walter and Marie Badaracco

    Marie Badaracco December 12, 2022
  41. To the Goss family – our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We all have fond memories of your time in Pinnaroo. The stories of the great times together have been told and re-told many times. May your memories of these times bring you comfort at this time.
    Trish Bird and the Billing family.

    Trish Bird December 12, 2022
  42. To the Goss family, thinking of you all. Long time family friends of Nancy Hogan and family.

    Kerry Arnold December 12, 2022
  43. To Greg, Paul and the Goss family, our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.

    Steve and Sue Herrald December 12, 2022
  44. My deepest condolences to Greg,Paul and family. My thoughts are with you all on the passing of your beautiful mother.
    Peter/Ralph eddy

    Peter eddy December 12, 2022