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130 comments on “Shirley McConchie”

  1. Hi Dale,

    Thank you so much for sharing such a private family event. My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.


  2. If anyone is still wishing to watch the Service, you may now have to enter a password.
    If so, it is; “McConchie”.

  3. Thank you for sharing Dale. My thoughts go out to you and your family. Sounds like Shirley’s legacy will be carried forward with strength. xx

  4. Sending much love to all the family. Shirley was a bright light who will be remembered by many. I will forever be grateful for her welcoming me (back) into the family.

  5. What a beautiful tribute to Shirley, what an incredible woman, incredible life and a legacy that will live on through her loving family. Sending my love to you all x

  6. My late wife, Melva, and I first had the pleasure of meeting Shirley and Vern 64 years ago in a young marrieds group at Koonung Heights Methodist Church. We continued to meet through the years – though our ranks have thinned – but during that time we enjoyed the fun, friendship and fellowship with Shirley. Always bright and a smile for everyone. What an incredible family to whom I send my sympathy.

  7. Although my heart breaks at the loss of the most amazing Grandma, and even more so that I could not be there with you, I am so thankful that you were able to be by her side and that we could all join in to remember her incredible life.

    Dale (Mum), Kym, Rowan and Erin you were incredibly well spoken and heartfelt, you did her amazing life story justice. And to Angus, Kelly, Carmen and Erin thank you for representing all of the Grandchildren. Grandma would be proud, like she always was.

    “Don’t forget to tell your favourite people that you love them” – Shirley Temple (the second greatest Shirley)

    Love Tegan (and family) xx

    1. Thankyou darling Tegan! LOVED your video tribute, missed you and all of Shirley’s grandchildren. Love mum ❤

  8. To Kym, Dale and Rowan, and all the other members of the McConchie clan,
    I can’t believe she’s gone. To me she was unquenchable, unstoppable and unsinkable.
    She was such a big part of my childhood when we were neighbours, and even when we weren’t neighbours, she was still part of my life through her friendship with mum, Marjorie Perks. There was a reason she was ‘Auntie Shirl’, she was family. I have been the lucky recipient of a ramekin of pâté, have felt the warmth of her interest whenever we met, and talked and talked about preserves, and been gifted some of her preserving jars when she didn’t think she would need them any more.
    She was such a generous person with everything. Her time, her attention, and her love. She was a wonderful, supportive friend to mum for many years. I am so glad to have known her and I will miss her.
    Thinking of you all .
    Vale Auntie Shirl

    1. Beautiful Jan, thanks so very much – many fantastic memories and a wonderful and long friendship between Shirley and Marj. ❤

  9. What a wonderful celebration of life for a fabulous gal. Such fond memories from her loved ones that were shared for us to get to know her more. I remember when Shirley joined us for a live theatre performance while Nigel was at a KISS concert, do you remember Dale, there was puppetry involved!
    What a wonderful full life filled with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and much love.
    Sending our love to you all,
    Love Heather and Lance
    P.S. I would love her Patè recipe

  10. Such a beautiful tribute to Auntie Shirl. Shirley was dad’s aunt, but she was like another grandma to us.
    Some of my favourite memories with Shirl were when she flew to NZ to look after me while mum was having Emma. She gave me this special bath headband that allowed her to rinse my hair without getting shampoo in my eyes and rocked my 3yo world! She would always call and send a card on our birthdays, she never forgot, and was always an amazing host whenever we went to visit. I still make her gherkin & cream cheese dip, (thanks for the recipe, Shirl!) and my colleagues tell me that I’ve picked up her charming habit of humming to myself when I’m working!
    Shirl made everyone in her orbit feel cared for and loved. What a beautiful legacy to leave.

  11. Dear Dale and family,

    We send our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beautiful mum. It was lovely to be able to attend the live stream to hear all about Shirley’s life. We remember her as a very kind and caring lady and always the life of the party.

    Anne and Mary O’Dea (sisters of Liz McConchie).

  12. Having Known Shirley for some 65 years no amount of the previous comments could do justice to her lively self. A wonderful and outgoing girl a joy to be with and so interested in all those who were able to know her. We sadly missed the passing of Vern all those years back and to see Shirley carry on as she has carrying on without her partner. She has had a wonderful and supportive family and a caring circle of friends that shall surely miss her.
    Our love to Shirley’s family and to all who knew her.

  13. A beautiful service at a difficult time to honour and remember a beautiful lady.

    Deepest and heartfelt condolences to all.

    Love Nadine, Kim & Candice x

  14. What a lovely service. She would be so proud of you all. Very dearly loved and sadly missed. Ewen Liz and Emma

  15. To all the McConchie family,
    So sorry to hear of Aunty Shirley’s passing. She was such a large part of my childhood memories, being such a wonderful friend to my mum (Marjorie Perks). She certainly was a inspiring lady. And a wonderful example of how to live a truly valuable life. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Take care of each other.
    Renae Bettiol

    Rest in peace Aunty Shirley.

    1. Thank you Renae, Shirley and Marj were SUCH firm friends. Very happy memories of our childhood at Landen Ave. ❤

  16. Beautiful service; we viewed this together and felt very included. Take care of each other and all those special memories. John Pawsey and Elizabeth Gayton, in Queensland xx

  17. Beautiful service. I loved hearing some of her stories, they were so well told by everyone. We will miss Shirley (grandma) so much xoxo

  18. Such a kind, generous and happy person. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our condolences to all of her family.

  19. Dear Kym, Dale, Rowan and all of Shirley’s very special family village,
    You all created a beautiful service to honour Shirley and celebrate her sparky energy, generosity, care, optimism and love. It must have been so hard to do this in the current context so thinking of you all.
    She was a great friend for so many decades to Mum and Dad (Dawn and John) and us Stubbings kids starting as neighbours in the muddy Landen Avenue before it grew into suburbia. Our families have had strong connections since that time. Great memories of tennis games, friend gatherings, Shirley’s cakes and many BBQ’s.
    And she made baby blankets for my two when they finally arrived in my early 40’s!
    Love to you all, take care and thank you . Kerry Stubbings. X

    1. Thanks Kerry! Just perfectly said. ❤ Shirley’s bunny rugs were BEAUTIFUL too. Xo

  20. Sincerest condolences. A lovely service to remember Shirley. Thinking of you all today. Warmest regards, Sally and Susan Green and family xo

  21. Fantastic service. We’re very thankful that technology allowed us to feel like we were there. Well done to everyone who spoke. The photos were fantastic and what a great song to end the service celebrating such a long and fantastic life.
    Garth, Ben & Joel Doherty

  22. What a beautiful and loving tribute to Shirley. I will always remember her smile when we got together at the functions David and I were included in. She always chatted to me and was interested in what was going on with our family.
    Our sympathies and love go out to you Kym and your entire family.
    Rest in Peace dear Shirley.
    David, Van and family

  23. Farewell Shirl, you lived life well. Full of love and family.
    you are much loved and we have been honoured to have shared your life and family and chicken liver pate.
    A lovely farewell and beautiful celebration of her life.

  24. To the whole McConchie Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Shirley was a wonderful person, always smiling and funny.

  25. Kym, Our thoughts are with you and your family during this sad and difficult time. She will be missed by all. Love Lorraine & David xx

  26. Dear Families, Such a beautiful tribute. Well done. All us Stubbings crew are present in various spaces. Hanging for cuddles. You did her proud.To a life long friendship -thankyou. Her legacy continues.
    Love from the Laucius (nee Stubbings) Clan.

  27. Sending our love to Dale and your families. Thinking of you all during this time. Dale, you spoke so wonderfully. It was so nice to hear Shirley’s story. Much love Kaitlyn, Pat & Beauden xox

  28. What a beautiful woman she was, with a life full of stories and love.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    May she always live on in your hearts, memories and her recipes!
    Love Melanie, Chris, Aleyah and Emily

  29. A lovely service to celebrate Shirley’s full and happy life. All those wonderful memories everyone shared will stay with you always. Thinking of you all. We were so pleased to be able to “attend”. Our love and prayers David and Lyn.

  30. What a beautiful service Kym and families. Love and condolences to you all at this sad time. Pam Anthony.

  31. Thank you McConchies, a beautiful service and wonderful tribute to Shirl. The video clips from grandchildren and great grandchildren were amazing. Love Dennis and Lyn.

    1. Thanks very much Dennis and Lyn, so sorry you couldn’t be there. Agree about the video clips! ❤

  32. RIP Shirl, what a wonderful lady and what a wonderful tribute to her. Pretty sure Ive eaten more than my fair share of pate.

  33. That was a beautiful service and loved hearing all about Shirls amazing life. She certainly knew how to live and so happy that I shared some of it. Loved the tributes and the song at the end and you having a little dance. Something that would have made Shirl smile Im sure. Shirl will be sadly missed but she left such a great legacy her loving family. Love to you all xxxx

  34. Thank you for this lovely celebration of and reflection on grandma/ma’s life. Beautifully spoken mum, Dale, Rowan and Erin. Sending love to all, from Monica, Eden, Flynn, Dash and Bede x

  35. Dear Dale, A beautiful service celebrating a woman who left an enduring legacy in her family. What a cheeky and cheerful song to end with and a great message for everyone suffering at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Melissa, Peter and kids x

  36. Beautiful service for a much loved Shirley. What a wonderful life and legacy that will be part of you all forever. X

  37. Dear Dale & family, what a wonderful service for your dear mum Shirley. She would be very happy to be remembered so fondly by all her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. A wonderful legacy of her life. Thank you for letting us share this moment with you and I particularly enjoyed seeing the photo of Shirley with 2 glasses of wine in her hands…..what a lady! A great, fun & interesting life to be celebrated and that you did today. With love, Beverley & Ray

    1. Thanks dear Marcie, you were greatly missed and such a wonderful friend to Shirley. ❤

  38. Hi Kym,
    You looked lovely. I loved the proteas in the flower arrangement. You all spoke beautifully. What a wonderful legacy of strong independent confident women she has left in her bloodline. Thank you for inviting Fitzy and I to be here today. We wish we could hug you so tight. Carmen can you please do that for us today? Love you from Bels, Fitzy and Rory – and Ruffy (although he slept through most of it).

  39. To Dale, Nigel and all the Shirley’s family. I was very grateful to be able to share this time with you a very moving gracious send off for a wonderful woman
    Love Tracy

  40. Lots of love to you all. That was a wonderful service and really captured what an amazing woman
    Shirley was xxx

  41. We have so many lovely memories of Shirley. She will always have a special place in our hearts. Love to all the family and a big virtual hug from Ric & Sal

  42. Sincere condolences to Dale and all of Shirley’s extended family. A beautiful service, love her choice of song xx

  43. Deepest sympathies to all. Shirley will be missed by all at Strathdon. Rest in Peace Shirley in God’s loving care. Love never dies.

  44. to Dale and family, such a beautiful service, I’m sure Shirley would have been proud to have been honoured in this way. It’s clear to see that she meant so much to all of her family and I have no doubt you will all miss her terribly. A wonderful life celebrated in an exceptional way, well done to everyone and please know that my thoughts are with you.

  45. A beautiful service to commemorate a wonderful lady. So glad we could be a part of it from Canada.

    RIP Shirley xoxox

  46. Hi everyone,
    What a gorgeous service. Aunty Shirl had the gift of making you feel special just for being you. I can imagine her grinning at us all now. Love Ruth

  47. My sincere sympathy to you Kym, and all your family, on the passing of your dear Mother.
    Love, Barb

  48. Shirley will be dearly missed, deepest sympathy to all of her family and friends. It was a lovely heartwarming fairwell, many a tear shed on our end. Sending our love, Niall, Clare, Alice, Annie, Jane and Tim. x

  49. Always look on the bright side of life. That was just brilliant. Thank you Shirl and rest in peace beautiful lady. I’m grateful for having met you. My condolences to the whole family. Regards Salli

  50. Deepest sympathy to Kym, Dale and Rowan and families on the sad loss of your wonderful mother A wonderful women who gave so much rest in piece Mrs Mc Conchie

  51. Dale. What an amazing family your all are. So eloquent (obviously Shirleys influence). You are like her Dale in many good ways xx

  52. Well spoken Dale, thank you for allowing us to share in the celebration of Shirley’s life. Best wishes and love to you all

  53. My sincere condolences to Kym, Rohan and Dale on the passing of Shirley. My thoughts are with you all and i’m sure you will all look back on very fond memories of Shirl and those lives she touched. I know i have fond memories of the times spent with her and the family.

  54. Dearest Dale,
    Our thoughts and love are with you and the family. I am pleased to be at this sad celebration of a wonderful woman. xxxx

  55. Dear Kym, Rowan and Dale and families,
    I have fond memories of times with your parents especially for Sunday dinner and Shirl’s wonderful cakes. We are very glad to be able to see the funeral but sad that we cannot be with you to help celebrate her wonderful life.
    Love Cameron, Anna and family

    1. Thank you Cameron and Anna and family! Agree, Sunday family dinners were a very special memory. Thanks for your kind words. ❤

  56. Nothing but love and wishes to you all today. I will forever remember beautiful memories of Auntie Shirley, including when she picked me up and looked after me when I came over for your wedding Dale! My biggest hugs and love to you all, my family, on this day.

  57. Dear Kym and Family, Sharing in your sadness, as you all remember such a special ,caring wonderful Lady as was your Mum (Mrs McConchie). Our family has so many fond memories of her and I know she will be very deeply missed . Love Denise and Family.

  58. Deepest sympathies to dear Dale and family on the loss of your dear Mother. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Love Amanda

  59. Please leave your comments here in this virtual Guest Book. We would LOVE to know who has been able to “attend” and join us via this live stream as we celebrate Shirley’s life. Thank you all very much.

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