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28 comments on “Shirley Cernizza”

  1. So sad for your loss Kurt. The service was very moving, as was your eulogy.
    I fondly remember the Friday afternoons at Eileen’s, when you were at school, & all the mothers, including Shirley, would consume champagne while the big tribe of kids played cricket or footy. It was a great way to end the week, and your mother laughed and enjoyed herself- a happy way to unwind. They were pre- .05 days! I still have the Longines watch that she very generously helped me buy from her work, SMH, I think, in Wellington Street, StKilda.
    Your mother was a very strong woman, and always focussed on your well-being, determined to give you the best start in life for you that was humanly possible. Take care of your beautiful family & best wishes.

  2. Wonderful service Kurt, well done. Hope we can catch up to reminisce when the circumstances allow it.

  3. Lovely service Kurt & to hear the happy memories of Shirl’s life spoken by yourself and Danny

    Part of life we know but sometimes hard to swallow.

    All the best to you and your lovely growing family.

    Sandy xxxx

  4. Wonderful service , you told Shirl’s life beautifully ,
    She was such a big part of my life ,
    Ioved her , she was a great friend, Beryl

  5. Lovely to hear all those stories about Shirley, some great memories. Well spoken Kurt. Condolences to you and the family.

  6. Thank you Kurt. You spoke beautifully, as did Dan, a lovely tribute to your Mum. Love Elisabeth xx

  7. Andonopoulos family says:
    Condolences Kurt and family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  8. Condolences to Kurt and all of the family. It was a beautiful service. Our thoughts are with you. Peter, Torie and family.

  9. To Kurt and family, my sincere condolences. It was a beautiful celebration of Shirley’s life, may she rest in peace.
    Ozan Ibrisim

  10. Such a lovely service filled with beautiful memories of a wonderful life. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Rest in peace Shirley.

  11. Dear Kurt and family,
    I watched while raising a glass in memory of Shirley and the many glasses we all raised together, during our Friday night drinks, while you kids ran riot.
    I was sad not to be there with you, to show my respect and deep affection for Shirley, but I was certainly there virtually.
    They were lovely words Kurt, and yes you were spoiled, but that hasn’t affected the fine young man you’ve become.
    My love and best wishes to you, and I hope when we’re free from this terrible pandemic we’ll be able to get together and give Shirley the send off she deserves.

  12. Kurt and family – sincere condolences on your loss. The Shirley that I knew was a devoted mother, and good friend to our family. Im glad my mother at least could attend as we all would have wanted to be there. Thoughts are with you and looking forward to sharing a meal.

  13. Dear Kurt, Natasha and family,

    What a lovely way to remember Shirley. While we can’t be standing with you at the moment, our thoughts and love are with you at this sad time xxx

    Rest in peace Shirley

    Love Jo and Bruce

  14. Beautiful memories of your mum Kurt. Our love and thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time. Glyn, Cass, Reggie and Adaline.

  15. Beautiful service Kurt.Shirley would have been so proud of you.
    Cathy and Alan Goldsworthy

  16. A nice service on rare sunny day for a Melbourne winter. All did well to get through with some touching recollections. So sorry for your loss.

  17. Dear Kurt, Natasha and family of Shirley. My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Shirley. Eternal be her memory. Love Maria, Simon, Adriana, Bella, Arthur and Dom

  18. A beautiful service for a beautiful lady. You spoke really well Kurt – must have been really hard.

    All the best.


    1. Condolences Kurt and family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  19. Hello Kurt,

    That’s was such a beautiful service.
    Your mother was an amazing women whom loved you dearly.

    Never forget all the good times and memories of your parents. Especially mum.

    Your mother is now with dad looking down on all of you.

    Love you heaps and see you all soon enough xxx

  20. Dear Kurt, Tash and family,
    Our deepest condolences. Your mum – Shirley was a beautiful loving soul. We remember how much she cared about you, and loved you. She would always speak about you with fondness and love every time she would pick you from our home. She was proud of you then and know that this grew as you became a man, a husband and a father. She will be missed but never forgotten. We are sure you will feel her with you in your continued journey. You gave a beautiful eulogy …. made us laugh, smile and cry. I am sure she would have been proud. Lots of love and prayers. Reg, Lorna, Naomi Glyn & Deeni xxxooo

  21. Thoughts with you Kurt and family on this sad day. A lovely service with some beautiful words and images. May Shirley forever rest in peace. The Bunnett Family

  22. Dear Kurt, Mary. Josephine, Dan and family,
    I extend my deepest sympathies to you all and extended family. May your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. She will never be forgotten in our hearts.
    Anna DiGiacomo

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