LAING – Esma Joyce (née Adkins)

Born on December 3, 1928. Passed away June 10, 2023.

Formerly – Miller

Passed at Hillside Lodge Korumburra.  Victoria
Loved Wife of James (Jim) Miller and Peter (Wyc) Laing (both dec)
Dearly loved Mother of Alex, Jenny, Peter and Kerry.
Mother in-law of Heather.
Dear Grandmother of Greg, David, Debbie, Simon, Gary, Adam, Katelyn, Teresa, Jeremy, Roxanne
and their partners.
Great Grandmother / Great Nan of 26

“We will Cherish our Memories”

Funeral Notice
Poowong Uniting Church 11 Nyora Road, Poowong

The Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mrs Esma Joyce Laing will be held at the Uniting Church, 11 Nyora Road, Poowong on THURSDAY June 22nd commencing  11.00am.

The Funeral will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Poowong Cemetery.

This service will be live streamed, to view please CLICK HERE

  1. Love to all of Esmas family at this sad time.
    Thinking of you all.
    Love Ken & Helen.

    Helen & Kenneth Salmon June 14, 2023
  2. Mum

    Your love, guidance and support over our lives has been a great inspiration to us all.
    The memories we have shared with you are always etched in our hearts.
    Till we meet with you again you are forever in our hearts.
    All the words in this world cannot express everything you mean to us.


    Teresa, Jeremy and Roxanne
    and partners/families.

    Kerry Alblas June 15, 2023
  3. Deepest sympathy to Alex, Jenny, Peter & Kerry. Dear Aunty Esma. The last of dad’s (George Adkins) siblings to pass on. Very sad.

    Dot Shandley June 15, 2023
  4. Wishing Esma’s family strength and comfort during this difficult time.
    It was an honour to care for Esma at Hillside Lodge and be there in her final moments.

    Esma will be missed very much by all staff and residents at Hillside.
    Forever in our hearts x

    Emily Andrews June 16, 2023
  5. Loved Mother of Jenny Varone, Mother-in-law of Mike (Dec), Nan to Simon & Partner Claire. “Gran Nan”, to Mia & Willow. It was a pleasure to spend so much time with you during the last 2 weeks Mum and knowing that You knew we were there with you. A Long, healthy life well lived. We will Cherish our Memories & Happy times together.

    JENNIFER VARONE June 16, 2023
  6. To Alex, Jenny, Peter, Kerry & Heather (& families)
    Love & condolences to you all.
    Our dear Dad’s sister…Aunty Esma is remembered with lots of love & affection and will be sadly missed by us all.
    Love from Di & Geoff, Pam, Jim, (& Jude) xx

    Di June 17, 2023
  7. Deepest sympathy to all the family on the loss of Esma, a lovely lady who will be sadly missed.
    – Doug Salmon (dec), Carol, Jenny, Nadine and families.

    Jenny Moss June 20, 2023
  8. Dear Alex, Jenny, Peter, Kerry and Families,

    We were so saddened to hear you have lost the treasured company of your adored Mum and we extend our sincere sympathy.

    Those that we have laughed with; learned from; leaned on; and loved most leave us the very best memories and we pray your precious memories will soften your sadness and help you through the days ahead.

    Aunty Esma was a wonderful lady whom we will without fail recall with great fondness. When viewing prized family history photos, we are always captivated by glimpses of Aunty Esma’s life as the cutest of little girls, a stunning bridesmaid, a radiant bride and as a bright, engaged older person.

    Sending love and healing hugs,.

    Kathryn and Santo June 20, 2023
  9. Our thoughts are with all the families concerned. Always glad to see you and have a chat. Our families go back a long way. David & Maree Ogilvy

    David & Maree Ogilvy June 22, 2023
  10. Dear Alex, Jenny, Peter & Kerry,

    Our deepest sympathy to all your families. May the love and memories that Aunty Esma’s long, active life has produced sustain and comfort you all at this time.
    Warm love,
    John & Diane Martin

    John & Diane Martin June 22, 2023
  11. To All that have sent us Tributes, messages, phone calls, cards etc. Please know that all of your kind thoughts on the passing of “Our Mum – Esma”, have been warmly received by Esma’s Family. Thank you. Jenny (nee Miller). (Daughter).

    JENNIFER VARONE June 24, 2023