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Victoria Stephenson 3 December 1940 – 12 September 2013

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5 April 2010
05/04/10

This photo of you, Felix and Dad is a great memory of our holiday together. Justin

>read on Justin Stephenson
February 2012
13/02/12

We have so many fond memories of our times spent with Mum and Dad at our annual holiday at Barwon Heads. We have spent so many great occasions relaxing over a BBQ or going to the beach. This photo is a great reminder of all of the happy family times we have spent together.

>read on Margaret Stephenson
September 2013
10/09/13

Mums favourite flowers were always red roses. Thinking and loving you always. Margaret x

>read on Margaret Stephenson
12 September 2013
Kelly Stephenson
Justin Stephenson
12/09/13

Nana, we love you so much. You will always be in our hearts and memories. Love Lil x

>read on Lily Stephenson
12/09/13

Mum we can't believe you have gone. You were an amazing Mother, Wife, Grandmother. We will miss you everyday. Marg x

>read on Margaret Stephenson
13 September 2013
Jennifer Muller
Jack Challis
Katherine D'Arcy
13/09/13

So sorry to hear about your loss. Words cannot express the sadness we felt when we found out that Victoria was so unwell. She was a kind hearted, generous woman who always had time for the people she loved. Our lives will not be the same without her in it. Missing you already.

>read on Michael & Helen Baker
13/09/13

Mum, you have had an incredible influence on my, Tom's and the grandkids lives and we are all going to miss you terribly. Olivia and Jessie think the world of their Nanna and are going to miss all the fun activities you did with them. You were the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for and you will remain in our hearts forever. Love Margaret. xox

>read on Margaret Stephenson
16 September 2013
Deborah Higgins
Margaret Jones
Julie Shirley
16/09/13

Love you forever Sis! We have shared so many wonderful times together over the years. You were always there for me whenever I needed you to be. So many great memories of our shared childhood will last forever. I am so proud to have had you as a Sister. Love Kerri x

>read on Kerriann Jones
16/09/13

Miss you so much Mum, life won't be the same without you in it! Rest in Peace. We will always miss you. Sue xox

>read on Susanne Ferguson
16/09/13

Nanna I love you so much. I will miss being able to share fun times with you. I am honoured to have you as my very special Nanna. You will always be in my thoughts. Hopefully you are at peace with Poppy Bill. Felix xo

>read on Felix Stephenson
16/09/13

This is my favourite photo of you and Dad. I will never forget the good times we all shared. It seems like only yesterday we at this spot, together as a family. You were an inspiring and amazing individual and I will cherish the beautiful memories you gave us. Love you always, Justin. xx

>read on Justin Stephenson
16/09/13

Nanna my memories of you will stay with me forever. We have shared so many great times together. You had a beautiful personality and such a caring way. You may be gone now, but I will remember you always. Love you Nanna Vic! From Olivia.

>read on Olivia Stephenson
17 September 2013
Sharon Beck
Amy Stephenson
Helen D'Arcy
17/09/13

Victoria was a very special person in our lives. A trusted friend and someone we shared so many wonderful holidays with. Our annual golfing weekend in Perth won't be the same this year.

>read on Stephen & Melissa Beck
17/09/13

My sincere condolences to all Victoria's family. Victoria was a beautiful person, loved and cherished by all who were privileged to know her.

>read on George Miles
17/09/13

My beautiful Nana, I am missing you so much. You are on my mind and in my heart every day. I love you to the moon and back. xxoo

>read on Sam Stephenson
19 September 2013
Helen Burgess
19/09/13

Dearly loved wife of Bill (dec.). Loved mother of and mother-in-law of Margaret, Justin, Phillip, Sue, Peter, John, Diane, Julia and Ben. Much loved Nana to Jessie, Lily, Olivia, Felix, Sam, Emma and Charlotte. Loved sister to Andrew, Kerri and Justine. Mum, you were a kind and gentle soul. Always positive about life and those around you. You never judged anyone as you always accepted people for who they were. You led a quiet and simple life never asking too much from it but you were grateful for what it gave. You loved your family and friends; you were interested in us all and always there when needed. You were generous to every good cause. If we can but take even one page from your book of life and try to live in the same simple, upright, gentle manner, our lives and the lives of those around us will be truly blessed. Memories are ours to treasure. Reunited with Dad.

>read on Margaret, Justin, Phillip, Sue, Peter and families xxxxx
19/09/13

Thank you all for coming today to pay your respects to my very special Mum, Victoria. I know Mum would be touched by how many people are present today. Those close to her are not surprised because she provided so much love and friendship to so many people over her lifetime.

Mum kept positive about life right until the end. She fought extremely hard through her last stages of cancer and we wish to acknowledge the incredible care and support that Doctor Fitzpatrick and the staff at Brentwood Private Nursing Home provided – in particular thank you to Susan and Tom. You are all very special people.

Mum was the first born child to Brian and Barbara Stephenson in Ballarat in 1935. Then over the next 8 years her siblings Andrew, Kerri and Justine were born.

Schooling for Mum was at Loreta primary and secondary schools where she achieved above average marks. Upon leaving school she joined McCarthy Lawyers in Geelong. At the time she didn’t know it but that decision was to change her life. She met and fell in love with Dad who was one of the junior lawyers at the firm and then who went on to become a Principal.

A couple of years later they married and moved to Ocean Grove. They then started their family shortly after. Margaret was the first born in 1958, myself in 1961, Phillip in 1963 and then Sue in 1966. Four kids under 8! We went on to enjoy many family times together and some wonderful holidays to Lightening Creek, Christie’s Beach, Dromana, Sydney, Fiji, New Zealand, Bright, Cairns and only a couple of years ago all of us kids and grandchildren were delighted when Mum and Dad said that they would join us in New York for 2 weeks. We all had a wonderful time together, so many laughs and the opportunity to enjoy one another’s company. This was to be the last of our family holidays as Dad died only a few months later and then not long after Dad died Mum was diagnosed with cancer.

Mum was an avid gardener and together with Dad would spend endless hours looking after their beautiful Garden at hoe. She enjoyed her morning swim at either the beach or in the family pool. She and Dad enjoyed walking, playing golf with many of their friends, doing the crossword together and enjoying a glass or two of Sauvignon Blanc or a cocktail on the balcony.

Mum had a wonderful group of friends, including close friends Tom and Claire Nelson, William and Judith Hayley and Kate and John Williamson. Our families shared many Christmas camping trips at Dromana by the beach. Endless days in the water, BBQ dinners, lots of cricket, footy, cards and soaking up the sun.

Mum was delighted when the grandkids entered her life. She would happily babysit them, play games with them, teach them, pass on her wisdom to them but above all she provided them with unconditional love, support and friendship throughout their lives. Jessie, Lily, Olivia, Felix, Sam, Emma and Charlotte are all going to miss their Nana but they will never forget the influence she have had on their lives.
Losing a loved one is the most difficult thing we can go through and Mum I already miss you and know that I will have you in my thoughts every day.

I wish to finish my eulogy by saying:

My mother was one of the most beautiful and amazing people I have ever met and will probably ever meet. She had an incredible impact on my life and who I am today, her values are the same values that I try and live by. She spent her life caring for others; she never put herself before others. She would often go out of her way to extend love and support to those who were in need. I knew I could approach her no matter what the reason or circumstance and that she would provide the support I needed. I loved her with all my heart and will truly miss her.

Rest in peace Mum now that you are reunited with Dad, the love of your life.

Justin x

>read on Justin Stephenson
19/09/13

>read on Roger Phillips
19/09/13

Kerri was too distraught to speak at her sister's funeral but has posted this tribute.

>read on Kerri Stephenson
7 October 2013
07/10/13

Victoria was a wonderful friend to myself and my wife Suzanne and I thought I would share this video with everyone on my reflections of Victoria.

>read on Roger Phillips
10 October 2013
Jack Thomson
10/10/13

I will miss our times mulling over the crossword. These times together were great. Thinking of all your family at this sad time.

>read on Carol Murphy
11 October 2013
Emma Stephenson
Bethany Maddison
Jack Madden
11/10/13

Victoria you were a delightful friend who was always there when needed. I will miss our weekly chats and catch-up. Love to your family and know that we have you all in our Prayers. Jill & John

>read on Jill Hoskings
20 October 2013
Jackson Crompton
Margaret Connelly
23 October 2013
23/10/13

Victoria we will miss you each week for our golf game. We have been playing together now for 26 years and not seeing you every week will hurt deeply. Our weekly crew were devastated to hear the news of your passing. Kerri

>read on Joanne Diamond
24 October 2013
Lily Stephenson
Tony Fitzgerald
Tina Harvey
27 October 2013
27/10/13

Victoria was a dear friend and we want you all to know that we will be thinking of you as we can't attend the funeral as we are currently interstate. Tom & Claire Nelson

>read on Tom & Claire Nelson
28 October 2013
Chelsea Brown
Kelly Stephenson
Callum Bayes
31 October 2013
31/10/13

We love you Nana and will never forget you. We loved to share times with you and Pop. Rest in peace

>read on Felix and Emma Stephenson
4 November 2013
Jason Scott
Peter Dowling
Samantha Sullivan
04/11/13

Nana, I love you with all my heart. Missing you always. Julia x

>read on Julia Stephenson
04/11/13

Nana, We Love You We Remember You We laughed lots with You We were inspired by You Felix x

>read on Felix Stephenson
7 November 2013
07/11/13

Victoria you were a beautiful lady that Betty and I enjoyed spending time with. Always a pleasure to be around. A cheery smile and warm welcome was always forthcoming. You will be missed by all those that knew you. Michael & Betty x

>read on Michael Hocking
17 November 2013
Susan Harding
Michael Smith
17/11/13

Rest in peace Victoria. The world is a sadder place for you not being a part of it. Steve x

>read on Steven Jack
18 November 2013
Tony Copeland
18/11/13

Victoria was a wonderful person and great friend. Always there to show her support to those around her. Will be sadly missed. Maria and Tony Vinotto

>read on Maria Vinotto
21 November 2013
Mary Bannister
2 December 2013
Faye Dokes
4 December 2013
Vicki Jonstone
7 December 2013
07/12/13

Nana, you were a very special person in my life and I will always miss you. You will be remembered with loved and rest in peace.

>read on Emma Stephenson
07/12/13

Aunty Victoria was a kind and generous person who will be missed at our family gatherings. I remember the very special times we spent together and the beautiful memories I will have always.

>read on Heather Stephenson
9 December 2013
Caroline Jenkins
09/12/13

Mum you were such a beautiful and loving person and I will miss your influence on me through life's journey. Rest in peace. Justin

>read on Justin Stephenson
13 January 2014
Peter Holding
Dianne Jeans
Joan Conners
Michael Donnell
Molly Byrnes
14 January 2014
Margaret Connelly
15 January 2014
Jackson Stephenson
22 January 2014
Kelly Stephenson
30 January 2014
30/01/14

Nana there are so many things that I miss about you. You are remembered with love. Kelly xo

>read on Kelly Stephenson
2 February 2014
02/02/14

You often pop in to my thoughts Mum. Really miss you and I love you forever. Margaret x

>read on Margaret Stephenson
5 February 2014
05/02/14

Always missing you Mum. Your ever present smile is something that I miss enormously. Always love you. Justin

>read on Justin Stephenson
March 2014
01/03/14

Nana, missing you so much. You will always live on in my thoughts and memory. So many great times shared. I love you to the moon and back. Julia x

>read on Julia Stephenson
01/03/14

Here's my tribute to Victoria - what a beautiful friend to both myself and my wife Suzanne. Roger

>read on Roger
7 March 2014
Mary Jacobs
Amelia Johnson
Eric Nelson
Daniel Rutter
Kerri Ward
Greg Diamond
Eric Nelson
12 March 2014
Carol Hudson
12/03/14

A dear friend who will be greatly missed. Thinking of you always. Love Judy. xx

>read on Judy Jones
30 September 2014
Kerri
30/09/14

Mum, you have had an incredible influence on my, Tom's and the grandkids lives and we are all going to miss you terribly. Olivia and Jessie think the world of their Nanna and are going to miss all the fun activities you did with them. You were the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for and you will remain in our hearts forever. Love Margaret. xox

>read on Margaret Stephenson
23 July 2016
23 June 2017
23/06/17

Miss you Victoria

>read on Antony Evans

This photo of you, Felix and Dad is a great memory of our holiday together. Justin View full message

Justin Stephenson

We have so many fond memories of our times spent with Mum and Dad at our annual holiday at Barwon Heads. We have spent so many great occasions relaxing over a BBQ or going to the beach. This photo is a great reminder of all of the happy family times we have spent together. View full message

Margaret Stephenson

Mums favourite flowers were always red roses. Thinking and loving you always. Margaret x View full message

Margaret Stephenson

Nana, we love you so much. You will always be in our hearts and memories. Love Lil x View full message

Mum we can't believe you have gone. You were an amazing Mother, Wife, Grandmother. We will miss you everyday. Marg x View full message

So sorry to hear about your loss. Words cannot express the sadness we felt when we found out that Victoria was so unwell. She was a kind hearted, generous woman who always had time for the people she loved. Our lives will not be the same without her in it. Missing you already. View full message

Mum, you have had an incredible influence on my, Tom's and the grandkids lives and we are all going to miss you terribly. Olivia and Jessie think the world of their Nanna and are going to miss all the fun activities you did with them. You were the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for and you will remain in our hearts forever. Love Margaret. xox View full message

Margaret Stephenson
Kerriann Jones View Comments 16/09/2013

Miss you so much Mum, life won't be the same without you in it! Rest in Peace. We will always miss you. Sue xox View full message

Nanna I love you so much. I will miss being able to share fun times with you. I am honoured to have you as my very special Nanna. You will always be in my thoughts. Hopefully you are at peace with Poppy Bill. Felix xo View full message

This is my favourite photo of you and Dad. I will never forget the good times we all shared. It seems like only yesterday we at this spot, together as a family. You were an inspiring and amazing individual and I will cherish the beautiful memories you gave us. Love you always, Justin. xx View full message

Justin Stephenson

Nanna my memories of you will stay with me forever. We have shared so many great times together. You had a beautiful personality and such a caring way. You may be gone now, but I will remember you always. Love you Nanna Vic! From Olivia. View full message

Olivia Stephenson

Victoria was a very special person in our lives. A trusted friend and someone we shared so many wonderful holidays with. Our annual golfing weekend in Perth won't be the same this year. View full message

My sincere condolences to all Victoria's family. Victoria was a beautiful person, loved and cherished by all who were privileged to know her. View full message

George Miles

My beautiful Nana, I am missing you so much. You are on my mind and in my heart every day. I love you to the moon and back. xxoo View full message

Dearly loved wife of Bill (dec.). Loved mother of and mother-in-law of Margaret, Justin, Phillip, Sue, Peter, John, Diane, Julia and Ben. Much loved Nana to Jessie, Lily, Olivia, Felix, Sam, Emma and Charlotte. Loved sister to Andrew, Kerri and Justine. Mum, you were a kind and gentle soul. Always positive about life and those around you. You never judged anyone as you always accepted people for who they were. You led a quiet and simple life never asking too much from it but you were grateful for what it gave. You loved your family and friends; you were interested in us all and always there when needed. You were generous to every good cause. If we can but take even one page from your book of life and try to live in the same simple, upright, gentle manner, our lives and the lives of those around us will be truly blessed. Memories are ours to treasure. Reunited with Dad. View full tribute

Thank you all for coming today to pay your respects to my very special Mum, Victoria. I know Mum would be touched by how many people are present today. Those close to her are not surprised because she provided so much love and friendship to so many people over her lifetime.

Mum kept positive about life right until the end. She fought extremely hard through her last stages of cancer and we wish to acknowledge the incredible care and support that Doctor Fitzpatrick and the staff at Brentwood Private Nursing Home provided – in particular thank you to Susan and Tom. You are all very special people.

Mum was the first born child to Brian and Barbara Stephenson in Ballarat in 1935. Then over the next 8 years her siblings Andrew, Kerri and Justine were born.

Schooling for Mum was at Loreta primary and secondary schools where she achieved above average marks. Upon leaving school she joined McCarthy Lawyers in Geelong. At the time she didn’t know it but that decision was to change her life. She met and fell in love with Dad who was one of the junior lawyers at the firm and then who went on to become a Principal.

A couple of years later they married and moved to Ocean Grove. They then started their family shortly after. Margaret was the first born in 1958, myself in 1961, Phillip in 1963 and then Sue in 1966. Four kids under 8! We went on to enjoy many family times together and some wonderful holidays to Lightening Creek, Christie’s Beach, Dromana, Sydney, Fiji, New Zealand, Bright, Cairns and only a couple of years ago all of us kids and grandchildren were delighted when Mum and Dad said that they would join us in New York for 2 weeks. We all had a wonderful time together, so many laughs and the opportunity to enjoy one another’s company. This was to be the last of our family holidays as Dad died only a few months later and then not long after Dad died Mum was diagnosed with cancer.

Mum was an avid gardener and together with Dad would spend endless hours looking after their beautiful Garden at hoe. She enjoyed her morning swim at either the beach or in the family pool. She and Dad enjoyed walking, playing golf with many of their friends, doing the crossword together and enjoying a glass or two of Sauvignon Blanc or a cocktail on the balcony.

Mum had a wonderful group of friends, including close friends Tom and Claire Nelson, William and Judith Hayley and Kate and John Williamson. Our families shared many Christmas camping trips at Dromana by the beach. Endless days in the water, BBQ dinners, lots of cricket, footy, cards and soaking up the sun.

Mum was delighted when the grandkids entered her life. She would happily babysit them, play games with them, teach them, pass on her wisdom to them but above all she provided them with unconditional love, support and friendship throughout their lives. Jessie, Lily, Olivia, Felix, Sam, Emma and Charlotte are all going to miss their Nana but they will never forget the influence she have had on their lives.
Losing a loved one is the most difficult thing we can go through and Mum I already miss you and know that I will have you in my thoughts every day.

I wish to finish my eulogy by saying:

My mother was one of the most beautiful and amazing people I have ever met and will probably ever meet. She had an incredible impact on my life and who I am today, her values are the same values that I try and live by. She spent her life caring for others; she never put herself before others. She would often go out of her way to extend love and support to those who were in need. I knew I could approach her no matter what the reason or circumstance and that she would provide the support I needed. I loved her with all my heart and will truly miss her.

Rest in peace Mum now that you are reunited with Dad, the love of your life.

Justin x Read full eulogy here.

Roger Phillips View Comments 19/09/2013
Kerri Stephenson View Comments 19/09/2013

Victoria was a wonderful friend to myself and my wife Suzanne and I thought I would share this video with everyone on my reflections of Victoria.

Roger Phillips View Comments 07/10/2013

I will miss our times mulling over the crossword. These times together were great. Thinking of all your family at this sad time.

Victoria you were a delightful friend who was always there when needed. I will miss our weekly chats and catch-up. Love to your family and know that we have you all in our Prayers. Jill & John View full message

Victoria we will miss you each week for our golf game. We have been playing together now for 26 years and not seeing you every week will hurt deeply. Our weekly crew were devastated to hear the news of your passing. Kerri View full message

Victoria was a dear friend and we want you all to know that we will be thinking of you as we can't attend the funeral as we are currently interstate. Tom & Claire Nelson View full message

Tom & Claire Nelson

We love you Nana and will never forget you. We loved to share times with you and Pop. Rest in peace Read full message here.

Nana, I love you with all my heart. Missing you always. Julia x View full message

Julia Stephenson

Nana, We Love You We Remember You We laughed lots with You We were inspired by You Felix x View full message

Victoria you were a beautiful lady that Betty and I enjoyed spending time with. Always a pleasure to be around. A cheery smile and warm welcome was always forthcoming. You will be missed by all those that knew you. Michael & Betty x

Rest in peace Victoria. The world is a sadder place for you not being a part of it. Steve x View full message

Victoria was a wonderful person and great friend. Always there to show her support to those around her. Will be sadly missed. Maria and Tony Vinotto View full message

Nana, you were a very special person in my life and I will always miss you. You will be remembered with loved and rest in peace. View full message

Aunty Victoria was a kind and generous person who will be missed at our family gatherings. I remember the very special times we spent together and the beautiful memories I will have always. View full message

Mum you were such a beautiful and loving person and I will miss your influence on me through life's journey. Rest in peace. Justin View full message

Nana there are so many things that I miss about you. You are remembered with love. Kelly xo View full message

You often pop in to my thoughts Mum. Really miss you and I love you forever. Margaret x View full message

Always missing you Mum. Your ever present smile is something that I miss enormously. Always love you. Justin View full message

Nana, missing you so much. You will always live on in my thoughts and memory. So many great times shared. I love you to the moon and back. Julia x View full message

Here's my tribute to Victoria - what a beautiful friend to both myself and my wife Suzanne. Roger

Roger View Comments 01/03/2014

A dear friend who will be greatly missed. Thinking of you always. Love Judy. xx View full message

Mum, you have had an incredible influence on my, Tom's and the grandkids lives and we are all going to miss you terribly. Olivia and Jessie think the world of their Nanna and are going to miss all the fun activities you did with them. You were the best mother and grandmother anyone could ask for and you will remain in our hearts forever. Love Margaret. xox View full message

Miss you Victoria Read full message here.