LOVIE – Shirley Jean (née Michael)

Born on November 5, 1931. Passed away February 19, 2024.

Passed away peacefully, at Woorayl Lodge on Monday 19th February surrounded by loving family,
aged 92 years.

Loving wife of Leslie (dec), Wonderful Mother and Mother-In-Law of Noelle and Wayne,
Vicki (dec), Steve and Debbie, Kim and Lockie.
Grandmother of 9, Great Grandmother of 18.

Forever in Our Hearts.

Special thanks to Doctors and Staff at Woorayl Lodge for all their caring attention.

Funeral Notice

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Shirley Lovie, will be held at St Peter's Anglican Church Cnr Bruce & McCartin St Leongatha, on THURSDAY (Feb. 29, 2024). Commencing at 2:00pm

A Service for Burial will precede the above Service at the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery. Commencing at 1:00pm

This Service will be Live Streamed, to view please CLICK HERE

  1. I hope Shirley knew and felt just how much she was loved by everyone, she was so humble I wonder if she really did.
    She was such a gracious, kind and thoughtful lady, who was always more concerned about everyone else’s welfare rather than her own. I never heard a harsh or criticising word come from Shirley , she always saw the good in every person and the positive in every situation. Shirley had a way of lifting you up, and making you feel like you were one of her special people. She had the most beautiful soul and the purest heart.
    I’m very lucky to have some happy memories of times I spent with this beautiful lady which I will hold dear .
    Rest in peace now beautiful Shirley , I will miss you and I’m grateful to have had you as my lovely friend.
    You’ll be in my thoughts Shirley.
    Your friend

    Liz Guest February 20, 2024
  2. My deepest condolences to all of Shirley’s family.
    I had the honour of meeting Shirley on quite a few occasions as she was a dear friend of my wife. Shirley had such a pleasant demeanour and could really hold a good conversation and she had a great memory , remembering all that we’d talked about on previous occasions. She was a lovely lady who will no doubt be very much missed.

    Michael Guest

    Michael Guest February 20, 2024
  3. Dear Shirley, It was an absolute joy to have known you.
    Thank you for being a kind and caring friend to us.
    Always thinking of every one else before yourself. How you remembered every one’s birthday at the lodge amazes us.
    We will miss you Shirley. Jacquie and Dien xx
    Our deepest sympathy to Shirley’s family.

    Jacquie O’Malley February 20, 2024
  4. The wonderful happy memories of Dearest Shirl, so caring and kind, will remain with us always. The beautiful friendship she had with our own Dear Mum Joyce. Shirl you were so loved and very special to us all….Mum will have the kettle on!
    Rest Peacefully Shirl, A true Angel in Heaven.
    Our Love and Sympathies to all the family at this sad time
    Lynette Richards

    Lynette Richards February 21, 2024
  5. To the Wooryal Lodge Management and wonderful staff. Our heartfelt thanks to one and all for the care and love our mum received from you all. Over the past 10 years and particularly the last few difficult months, your care and love shown to her was greatly appreciated by Shirley and her family. Mum was a great advocate for the Lodge and the care it provides. We took great comfort in knowing she was so loved in your care.

    Shirley's Family. February 21, 2024
  6. Sincere condolences to all of shirls family, such a beautiful kind caring lady,so humble.she gave so much, expected so little 😢 an angel on earth and now an angel in heaven .rest peacefully shirl your work here is done.💔

    Fiona harkensee February 21, 2024
  7. Our thought are with you all Noelle,Steve,Kim and families on the sad passing of your dear mum she was so happy at the lodge and on my recent visit was so great full for all her care a lovely lady now at rest☺️ Judy and Stephen Wilson&family.

    Judy and Stephen Wilson February 21, 2024
  8. From the day I first met Shirley in IGA as a customer I knew she was someone special. She was extremely thoughtful, caring and giving. She never missed a special occasion and buying cards was a pastime for her. When I bought my house she lugged a huge chopping board set up to gift me as a surprise which was such a lovely thing to do.
    Sending love to the Lovie family at this sad time.

    Chloe Shambrook February 21, 2024
  9. Our deepest sympathy to Noelle,Wayne, Steve,Debbie,Kim,Lockie and families on the passing of Shirley. Her unconditional love, beautiful sole and selfless personality can never be replaced. Shirley you will be surely missed by all. Rest in peace.
    Pam and Rod Bethune

    Pam Bethune February 23, 2024
  10. I was so lucky to have cared for Shirley at Woorayl Lodge. Shirley was a gentle woman with loads of knowledge. She loved her family unconditionally and they loved her. I had many afternoons sitting talking together about life.
    My love and thoughts to her lovely family.
    RIP Shirley x xx

    Sherrill Winkler February 23, 2024
  11. I was very saddened to read of Shirley’s passing.
    She Was truly one of a kind with a heart to match, selfless, kind, caring and so appreciative.
    When I was getting married she gave me a gift that I still have and love, and a gift when I left Woorayl Lodge nothing was too much for her to show her appreciation.
    Shirley the world was a better place with you in it.
    To Shirley’s family especially Steve and family my thoughts are with you all.
    Sleep peacefully beautiful soul.

    Carmen Chilcott February 24, 2024
  12. Deepest sympathy to Noelle , Wayne and family
    On the passing of your dear mum
    Wayne &Susie Harland
    Sorry i can’t attend the funeral I’m overseas
    Love Susie

    susie Harland February 24, 2024
  13. Everybody’s favourite auntie !
    Rest in peace auntie Shirl thank you for your kindness and making everyone feel special.
    Love Peter , Pam , Luke and Jake..

    Peter McMillan February 28, 2024
  14. To the Lovie and Michael families, please accept my deepest sympathy. Dot

    Dot Shandley February 28, 2024
  15. Deepest Sympathy to the Lovie and Michael families on the loss of Shirley. I have fond memories of her from the moment we arrived in Leongatha 1949. A new family arrived in her neighbourhood. She was only a child, but she was so friendly and caring.

    Rhonda (Pearce) Debenahm February 29, 2024
  16. Sad Times, to Noelle Kim Steve and their families go our deepest sympathy . As a young Peter approx 4 , I got to know Shirley,s father Ozzie who worked for My Father Joe on his Onion patch . Then some years later palled up with Geoff , Shirley’s brother that She raised along with Barry another Brother . The times I spent in the Lovie house whole were always so peaceful and fun loving with Shirley and her family. Watching them mature into their Mothers shadow as Noelle and Kim worked for Me in our Family business. Fond memories may God bless you all .🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️ Peter n Chris

    Peter Howard March 2, 2024