BENTLEY, Valerie Dawn (née Cockram)

Born on January 31, 1933. Passed away on May 3, 2024.

Dearly loved wife of Stanley John (dec). Loved mother and mother in-law of Robert (dec) and Kerryn, David and Christine, Michael and Kathy, and Shane. Loved Grandma, Nana and Great Grandma.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday May 10, 2024

The Funeral of Mrs. Valerie Dawn Bentley will be held at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, 22 Barrett Street, Timboon on Friday, May 10, 2024 commencing at 1.30 p.m

In accordance with Valerie’s wishes a private burial will be held.

For those that are unable to attend, CLICK HERE to view the live stream.

12 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Dear David and Christine and family, sorry for your loss and know that Val is now at peace.
    Big hugs 😘

    Evans Helen May 6 2024 7:35 pm
  2. Dear David & Christine and your family. Very sorry for your loss and deepest symptoms to all. I will miss your mum Val. We have had plenty of fond memories in the afternoons together in the lounge with other residents. Val is now at rest and peacefully together with her family in heaven. Always in our hearts and forever remembered xoxo julie

    Julie clarke May 6 2024 8:24 pm
  3. Dear David and family-
    Sympathy and caring thoughts are sent your
    way- Glenda

    Glenda Robb May 8 2024 4:49 pm
  4. Dear Bentley family
    So sorry for your loss.
    A lovely lady and was a beautiful friend to my mum Barbara Yeaman over many years
    Karen Baker

    Karen Baker May 8 2024 6:53 pm
  5. Just thinking of you all – your mum was such a beautiful neighbour and a magnificent friend to my mum and dad
    A beautiful generation of first settlers reunited –
    Evelyn Timpson

    Lyn Harris May 9 2024 10:09 am
  6. To the Bentley Family
    Deepest sympathy to you all.
    Remembering the good old days and great times on the Heytesbury
    Your mum was a great friend and neighbour of our mum’s
    Ray, Jeanette and Wayne Gillingham

    Ray Gillingham May 9 2024 7:01 pm
  7. Dear David, Chris, Josh, Sam, Emma and families,
    Deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of your Mum and Grandma Val. We send all our love and thinking of you. Xx
    Carolyn and Cliff

    Carolyn and Cliff May 9 2024 8:03 pm
  8. Deepest and most sincere sympathy on your sad loss of Val
    Dorothy Vogels and family

    Dorothy Vogels May 10 2024 10:33 am
  9. Dear Bentley cousins,

    So sad to hear of Val’s passing. We all have very fond memories of Val and the families spending time together in our youth. Aplogies we can’t be there today, covid has struck our household.


    Megan Lilly (Herbert)

    Megan Lilly May 10 2024 1:23 pm
  10. On behalf of all the Herberts, Bronwyn, Anne, Megan, Mary, Kate and Roger we would like to pass on our condolences at the passing of Val Bentley. She lived a full life and is now sitting with Stan and Robert. We have such fond memories of the many visits to the Bentley family farm during the school holidays as the two families enjoyed time together culminating in holidays at Port Campbell. Our mother Gwen and Val loved these events as both families played happily together. Also Val’s legendary cooking pervaded the Herbert household as we all regularly devoured Val’s famous Meatloaf’ which was an interesting mix of special ‘herbs and spices’ plus a few unknown ingredients. Val also insisted that all Herbert siblings had a Bentley cow named after them making us feel particularly special.

    In fond memories of Val Bentley who loved life and family. God bless.

    Roger Herbert May 10 2024 1:46 pm
  11. Dearest David, Chris, Josh, Sam, Emma and families. So sorry we couldn’t be there to today to farewell your beautiful Mum, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, but please know we were with you in spirit. What a beautiful sendoff you gave her, she would have been tickled pink, and yes David, she would have been wondering what all the fuss was about. My memories of Val are as a very strong women who called a spade a spade, an extremely hard worker and someone who put her family first always. May she be at peace now and reunited with Stan and Robert and her God. You can hold your head high and be proud to say “Val was my Mother/Grandmother”.
    We are sending you all big hugs.
    Love Bryan and Leanne xx

    Leanne & Bryan May 10 2024 2:48 pm
  12. It was a beautiful service for Val. We all have such strong memories – both happy and sad. The funeral did justice to Aunty Val as mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and active members of the community. All who spoke at the service did so with one powerful and eloquent voice.

    Bronwyn Herbert May 10 2024 3:19 pm

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