BROWN, Elizabeth Jane ‘Liz’ (née Cooke)

Born on June 1, 1956. Passed away on May 6, 2024.

Passed away peacefully at home with her much loved family and friends.
Dearly loved wife and best friend of Ian.
Cherished Mother and Mother-in-law of Tom, and Emily and Bill.
Much loved Nan of Alayna, Lily and Harriet.

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday May 15, 2024

The Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane ‘Liz’ Brown will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 with Prayers commencing at 1.30 p.m.

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

In accordance with Liz’s wishes a private cremation will be held.

26 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Lizzie was a committed teacher for many years.
    My family and I loved camping at their mudbrick house over many years.
    Remembering the good days

    Gisela gardener May 8 2024 12:48 pm
  2. Dear Ian & family. I was so sorry to hear of Liz’s death today. You all will have great memories to hold onto. Lots of Love Terri.

    Theresa Milverton May 8 2024 2:52 pm
  3. Deepest condolences to Liz and her family on her passing she was a lovely lady and neighbour for 20 + yrs very sad Leanne, Darren, and Ryan Lawrence

    Leanne Lawrence May 8 2024 3:04 pm
  4. To Ian, Tom, Emily, Bill and Family
    We were so lucky to have such a beautiful neighbour.
    I will miss our long chats where we solved all the problems of the world with a beer in hand. So many laughs were had.
    Now at peace.
    Sam, Kylie, Bryce and Josh McDonald

    Kylie McDonald May 8 2024 6:06 pm
  5. Fond memories of a dedicated colleague at both Lavers Hill and Elliminyt PS . RIP Liz

    Gill Launer May 8 2024 7:14 pm
  6. Emily so sorry to hear of your Mums passing. Please know you are in my thoughts. Love Julie Spence xx

    Julie Spence May 8 2024 7:46 pm
  7. Ian and family,
    It’s sad that we need to say goodbye to another member of our Breathe Easy Group. Liz has been a member for around 12 month’s, we have grown very fond of her. We have watched Liz come out of her shell over that time. We will miss seeing Liz at our gym session’s, around the table and our lunches. RIP Liz

    Breathe Easy Group May 9 2024 9:34 am
  8. Sincerest condolences to Ian, Tom and Emily on the passing of your wife and mother. The Brown family were amongst my earliest connections prior to and when I moved to Lavers Hill. My thoughts are with you all. Rest in peace, Liz 🦋

    Alexander de Vries May 9 2024 1:45 pm
  9. While we did not really know Lizzie well and only through her Soul mate Tich. In more recent times a short decade or so. What we did see and know of her in her final years we loved and enjoyed her sharp wit and underlying sense of humour always present even if with a sharp or dark edge No fool was Lizzie. I guess we best know through her long time companion in Life Tich our dear friend and neighbour on Evans track For I am sure much of what we now know and love about Tich are the result of Lizzie being in his life.
    It may have take a while but he is the better human and funny as well for knowing Lizzie. Vale Dear Lizzie. Our love and hearts go to those you have left behind. May they have your courage and kind determination and humour in the months and years ahead as they slowly let you go but never forget.

    David & Sandra May 9 2024 6:58 pm
  10. A respected and caring work colleague to Sue over many years and through all the activities we shared raising our families together at Lavers Hill, Liz was a constant in the lives of us all. Love and condolences to Titch, Tom , Emily and families from Ron and Sue Harrington and family.

    Sue Harrington May 9 2024 9:44 pm
  11. Emily, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time and hope lovely memories keep you from being sad. Julie xx

    Julie Hallifax May 10 2024 7:17 pm
  12. Condolences to Ian and family from CEVC. Liz joined Colac Evening VIEW Club in September 2011, enjoying the meetings and companionship. Over the last few years, due to a prolonged illness, Liz was unable to get to meetings regularly. However her generous donation, as the main raffle prize, of weekend stays at the family holiday home greatly assisted our fundraising for children’s education for several years running.

    We are saddened by the loss of a friend who helped us to address the poverty cycle through educational support. Vale Liz

    Trina Ebeling (on behalf of Colac Evening VIEW) May 10 2024 8:42 pm
  13. Fond memories of “Mrs Brown” from when I attended Lavers Hill school. Deepest sympathies to her family.

    Heather Smith (nee Sandercock) May 11 2024 9:50 am
  14. Dear Titch, Tom, Emily and families,
    So saddened to hear of the passing of Liz. We have so many memories of Liz as a valued work colleague in our time at Lavers P12 College. Lizzy was not only a colleague but a caring and kind friend. We shared many times planning, working alongside of one another and enjoying many fun social times. She will be sadly missed by all. May the many memories you have of Liz as a wife, mum, and grandma bring you comfort in the times ahead.
    All our love and thoughts your way Leanne, Neil, Ben, Bridie Evison and families.

    Leanne Patricia Evison May 11 2024 1:04 pm
  15. To Tich, Emily and Emily our heartfelt thoughts are with you.

    Robyn & Ray Edwards May 11 2024 4:38 pm
  16. I was so sad to hear of Liz’s passing. Sincere condolences to Titch, family and friends.

    Robyn Hewitt May 11 2024 8:34 pm
  17. Fond memories of Liz during our years living at Johanna. Liz taught our children at Lavers Hill College and we enjoyed many a birthday party from the Kinder years and beyond. Our love and best wishes go to all the family at this very sad time.

    To Titch, how blessed Liz was with your love and constant support.

    RIP Liz 🙏

    John & Carolyn Sinclair

    Carolyn Sinclair May 12 2024 9:07 am
  18. To Ian, Emily and Tom,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Liz was a trusted and devoted friend and colleague during my time as Principal of Lavers Hill P-12 College. She will be long remembered for the conscientious way she approached her teaching and her friendly manner to all with whom she came in contact.

    From Ellise and John Angel

    JOHN ANGEL May 12 2024 4:03 pm
  19. Condolences Titch, Tom, Emily and kids. So very sad to hear of her passing. Sending you all hugs. Liz was always so lovely to me and I won’t forget her kindness.

    Samantha Gallagher May 13 2024 8:29 am
  20. Titch an I we’re talking about how Liz was the master of anyone who said something “Very Captain Obvious”.. She would just look at them with that wry grin and say “Yeh” 😄 I can still see that grin on her face. Rest in peace my old friend 🧡

    Steve Lee May 13 2024 9:49 am
  21. I am so sorry to hear the very sad news about Liz’s passing. Liz was a dedicated teacher and wonderful colleague. Our thoughts are with you Titch, Tom and Emily.
    Lyndon and Sharon McCrae and family

    Sharon Mullan-McCrae May 13 2024 6:00 pm
  22. So sad to hear the news about my aunt Liz. So many warm memories of their mud brick house, dirt bikes, and wild waves at the nearby beach. We had so many fun trips to visit the family. Much love to Ian, Tom and Emily. I’m sending you my thoughts and love. xoxo Tom

    Tom May 14 2024 7:10 am
  23. Dearest Aunty Liz,
    Memories of you come flooding back. The house in Horden Vale, where Maurie the cat and Pokey the dog faught until they found peace with on another curled up by the fire. Bluebirds knocking on the window.
    Holding my hand and jumping the waves on the seashore when it was too rough for me to go swimming. You were my first teacher -grade prep when you were still Miss Cooke.
    Your knack for choosing special stuffed toys, I still have brown ted, Zach never let go of rainbow ted and now Millie with rainbow unicorn.
    Your love of literature and good books.
    Your wonderful speech at Dads 70th when words escaped me.
    And later your wise words, support and advice.
    Sitting with you in the backyard in the soft summer sun while we watched the children play.
    Your passing leaves a space that can never be filled.
    Be at peace now with love Autumn

    Autumn Brown May 14 2024 11:36 am
  24. Sorry for your loss titch , em, Tom.
    Liz was always very welcoming to me in her home during long runs of great surf conditions at Johanna when I didn’t want to go home after a day of pumping waves with titchy.
    Liz didn’t really know me but opened her home to me without question and I feel this was testament to the sort of person she was.
    She raised lovely kids who have become great adults and parents.
    Love from Ritchie Amy Skye Kai And Ari.

    Richard leith May 15 2024 7:49 am
  25. Dear Titch and Family,
    Deepest condolences to you all Liz was such a beautiful and fun loving School girl and Desk Mates in Form 4.
    it s sad to think another Star Girl graces the night sky. love to you all
    cathy Hingston

    kate harris May 15 2024 8:44 am
  26. Dear Uncle Ian and family

    I’m really sorry I was not able to travel to farewell Aunty Liz and to see you and the rest of the Cooke family. I have the fondest memories from my childhood and teenage years of catching up with Liz every Christmas – and our discovery of mutual connections in Geelong.

    May you rest in peace.

    Alex (and Jacqueline, Sebastian and Adalita)

    Alex Cooke May 15 2024 1:37 pm

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