DE GRAAFF, Jenny (née Tillett)

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Born on September 6, 1953. Passed away on June 4, 2020.

Loved wife of James.
Loved mother and mother-in-law of Aaron and Christine, Brenden and Jennifer; and Natalie and Ross. Grandma to Isabelle and Georgia; Nikita, Logan and Danielle. Will be greatly missed by her fur baby, Jax.

Funeral Notice

Private service

Due to Government restrictions, a private service will be held.

54 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. To dear Natalie and family our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear mum always such a loving and friendly lady who will be greatly missed by her family love to you all at this time from the Lang family

    Helen lang June 6 2020 5:22 pm
  2. My heartfelt sympathy to James and family on the sad passing of Jenny. We first met in Form 1 at Ararat High School, then met up years later when we moved to Colac. Such a lovely Lady who brought so much love and happiness to those who knew her. She is walking barefoot in God’s garden. Lesley O’Neill

    Lesley O’Neill June 7 2020 1:26 am
  3. Deepest sympathy to you all on the sudden passing of Jenny’! What a wonderful bright and bubbly lady she was. She has left you all with an empty space but memories to last a lifetime! Jenny will be greatly missed. Love Catherine & Trav, vogue & Cruz xx

    Catherine Matthews June 7 2020 9:49 am
  4. Sympathy and love to all of Jenny’s family.
    She will be missed by all of us who knew
    her. So energetic and friendly! I will
    treasure of a recent talk with her while
    she was on an evening walk!

    Glenda Robb June 7 2020 11:44 am
  5. To James and family our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Jenny. Another rose in gods garden.
    From Jennie and Gavan Nicholls and family.

    Jennie nicholls June 7 2020 1:08 pm
  6. I only knew you for a short time Jenny but you have left me with such special memories I will always cherish. You made me feel so very welcome and spoke of your treasured family and grandchildren. Your cheery face will stay with me forever. It is just so hard to believe you have been taken.
    Sincere sympathy to James, Aaron, Brenden, Natalie and families, many thoughts are with you all.
    From Betty Skinner and families.

    Betty Skinner June 7 2020 3:32 pm
  7. To James and family fond memories of Jenny who will always be remembered xx

    Jane & Ross June 7 2020 3:52 pm
  8. Jim, Natalie and family. Such a lovely lady. My thoughts are with you all.

    Jane Wynne June 7 2020 6:14 pm
  9. To James and Family. The Degraaf and extended family have been great friends since Secondary School in mid 70’s in Castlemaine. Over the years we have been privileged to share in numerous family gathering with a lasting friendship. We are so very sad to hear of the passing of Jenny a lovely, kind and generous lady who always had a gentle smile. We are thinking of You all and will keep you and those special memories close to our hearts. Kind thoughts Glenn and Alli Williams and Family.

    Glenn Williams June 7 2020 6:46 pm
  10. Deepest Sympathy to James ,Arron Brenden, Natalie and families
    Jenny will be missed always up for a chat
    Chris Milner, Steve ,Todd and Adam

    Chris Milner June 8 2020 12:22 am
  11. To James and family our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Jenny!

    Darron Rippon June 8 2020 9:07 am
  12. To Nat and James and extended family my thoughts are with you through this sad time . Jenny was a true angel touching everyone she came in contact with your now released fly high gods special angel you will be missed xxoo

    Kylie Hughes June 8 2020 9:46 am
  13. Condolences to Jim Nat and the boys and family

    Dianne Ogle June 8 2020 9:58 am
  14. Jim,Nat and the DeGraaff family my deepest sympathy to you all on such a sad loss of your wife and mum Jenny. Thinking of you all and sending heartfelt condolences.

    Julie Campbell June 8 2020 10:19 am
  15. Deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Jenny.

    Our thoughts are with you all.
    Netty and Michael

    Annette June 8 2020 10:30 am
  16. To James, Nat and family,
    We are sad to hear the passing of Jenny, we are keeping you all in our hearts and thoughts at this time, you guys are a part of the Dunlop family and we will all miss Jenny greatly, our sincerest condolences to You and your family.
    RiP Jenny xx
    Lots of love John, Tess, Declan and Jaxyn

    Tess June 8 2020 10:52 am
  17. Dear James I was so sad to know the passing of your beloved wife Jenny.
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    love from Sandra and Kerri

    Sandra Rooke June 8 2020 11:48 am
  18. James Aaron Brendan Natalie and families. Words fail to express our sorrow for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and hearts during this difficult time.

    From Paul Janole Benjamin & Jade

    Janole Cass June 8 2020 11:49 am
  19. Dear Jim and family, sending you much love and hugs from Julie Seabright ☮️💟

    Julie Jones June 8 2020 12:51 pm
  20. Our deepest sympathy to Jim and family were so shocked and saddened to read of Jennys passing , our love to all the McGlynn family

    Lorraine McGlynn June 8 2020 1:39 pm
  21. To James, Aaron, Brendan, Nat and Families. Such sad news of Jennys passing, thinking of u all in this difficult time. Brad, Janelle and Jayme Oates

    Brad oates June 8 2020 2:50 pm
  22. Dear james and family so sorry to hear about jenny deepest sympathy to you and your family thoughts andprayers love from kath and familyxxx

    Kathy olding June 8 2020 3:11 pm
  23. Dear Jim and family, We were saddened to read of Jenny’s passing – our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. With our love Betty & John Nisbet

    Betty Nisbet June 8 2020 4:02 pm
  24. Thinking of you Nat and brendon and family’s at this sad time RIP Jenny ,,,,,Vicki Jodi Jenkins

    Vicki and Jodi Jenkins June 8 2020 5:01 pm
  25. Deepest sympathy to James and the De Graaff family.
    Jenny’s smile and sense of fun will always stay with me.

    Mary O'Donoghue and family. June 8 2020 5:15 pm
  26. My sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Jenny. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️

    Alex Oates June 8 2020 5:20 pm
  27. Dear Jim and Family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife Jenny, please accept my deepest sympathy, Gary Bray.

    Gary Bray June 8 2020 8:02 pm
  28. Jim and Nat We are deeply sorry for your loss.
    May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you.
    Please remember that we love and care about you and will be here for you always.
    It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Jenny, she will be missed dearly. That pure love she showed, that smile, words could not describe. Her words as she beamed with love “I think Nat has found the right one, she has a heart of Gold”
    XXOO RIP JENNY

    Prue & Joe Muvengi June 8 2020 9:10 pm
  29. Such a beautiful lady taken from us 2 soon , always up for a chat with a heart of gold will be sadly missed by everyone.. Loved her family very much your all in our thoughts very sorry for your loss everyone 💐

    Belinda beck June 8 2020 9:47 pm
  30. To Jim, Aaron, Brendan & Natalie and families.
    So sad to hear the passing of Jenny. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Maurie & Lyn Oates

    Maurie Oates June 8 2020 10:00 pm
  31. To James Nat and Ross , deepest sympathy , beatiful lady and will be missed by all. Glenys and Graeme McNabb

    Graeme McNabb June 9 2020 9:35 am
  32. James, Nat, Brendan,Aaron, family and friends…my heartfelt sympathies to you all…The passing of Jenny has shocked many of us…we just never know…a true angel in heaven,,,RIP Jenny
    aml Catherine O’Loughlin and family

    Catherine O'Loughlin June 9 2020 11:25 am
  33. To Jim, Aaron, Brendon & Natalie,
    Thinking of you all at this sad time,
    Jenny was the kindest person always putting herself out to help others and was always there for chat, such a wonderful and caring neighbour
    Bryson, Bianca, Luke & Dylan

    Bryson Hodge June 9 2020 1:13 pm
  34. On behalf of the Committee and Members of the City Bowls Club, would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your loved one. You are a valued member of our Club, our thoughts are with you all.
    Val Hutchison
    Secretary

    Val Hutchison June 9 2020 6:40 pm
  35. Deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Jenny.
    Jenny was the kindest, most caring person. She was always up for a chat and always put others ahead of herself. Thinking of you James, Nat and family at this sad time.
    Raelene, Paul, Aleisha, Aaron, Jarrod and Zara.

    Raelene Walters June 9 2020 7:07 pm
  36. Dear Jim, Aaron, Brendan, Natalie and families we are so saddened to hear of Jenny’s passing. Jenny always found time for others and loved a good chat. A beautiful lady who will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy from Jennine & Peter Clifford

    Jennine Clifford June 9 2020 8:05 pm
  37. To Jim, Nat, Aaron Brendan and families. We are very saddened to hear of the loss of your devoted wife and mum. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
    Kerrie and Paul Schroder.

    Kerrie Schroder June 9 2020 9:20 pm
  38. Dear Jim and family. Shocked and totally surprised to receive the notice of Jenny’s passing. We always had good memories of socialising with you guys. We seemed to also meet Jenny down the street for a random chat now and again. She was always friendly and pleasant, and pleased to meet us. We have been away for a few years now, but still think of you family at times . We have known each other for 44 years , always pleasantly . Take care of yourselves, we are thinking of you. Wayne, Val & family.

    Wayne Mathews June 10 2020 12:51 pm
  39. Saddened to hear of Jenny’s passing. Rip lovely lady. Deepest sympathy to all family

    judy swayn June 10 2020 2:06 pm
  40. Our sincere condolences to James Aaron, Brenden, Natalie and families.
    It’s hard to believe she has gone, Jenny was such a fit cheerful person.
    Jenny had a heart of gold, always helping other people.
    Always had time for a chat. She was a terrific dependable caring neighbour.
    Jenny will be sadly missed.
    Frances, Becci and Amy

    Frances Miller June 10 2020 3:51 pm
  41. Dear James,
    So saddened to hear the news. Jenny and I were hospital buddies when we gave birth to our daughters. I remember putting on a pantsuit and going to the nearby shop to buy the 4 of us in a shared room, a milkshake each. We laughed and supported each other through the post delivery process. Love to your family, especially to Natalie.

    Dina McCoombe June 10 2020 5:04 pm
  42. Nat, James, Arron and Brendan,
    So sorry for your lost. Jenny was Such an amazing lady. Loads of memories growing up as children in Elsinore St. thinking of you at such a hard time xo

    Stephanie Waghorne & Melville family June 10 2020 5:54 pm
  43. I remember the conversation l had with Jen in Woolies a few months ago.We talked for quite a while about our families and life in general.l hadn’t seen her for ages but our chat was so relaxed and comfortable,she had a way about her that made a friendship come so naturally.So glad to know her and l send her beautiful family my deepest condolences.Rest in love Jen 💐

    Julie Lee and family June 10 2020 7:04 pm
  44. To Jim, Nat, Aaron, Brenden and families. I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your devoted wife and mum. I am thinking of you all at this very sad time. Nola

    Nola McDougall June 11 2020 3:48 pm
  45. Our thoughts are with you Nat, James, Aaron, Brendan and families. Jenny will be sadly missed but she has left us with fond memories.

    Rest peacefully Jen,
    Barb, Gary and family.

    Barb O’Dowd June 11 2020 5:36 pm
  46. Dear James, Natalie, Aaron & Brendan, our thoughts and sympathies are with you all – we know that you will miss Jenny very much. We always enjoyed being in her company – she was a true lady.

    Love & Best Wishes

    Carmel, Peter and Tom DeGraaff

    Carmel & Peter DeGraaff June 12 2020 9:31 am
  47. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time
    Jenny was always in for a chat
    A special lady
    Wendy & Ricky

    Wendy Evans June 12 2020 9:51 am
  48. Dear James, Brendan, Aaron and Natalie and families.

    Jenny was an amazingly warm and beautiful lady.
    Jenny was always happy to meet you with a smile and a conversation.

    She will be missed immensely ! XOXO
    Arron and Sam

    Legacy of Love. 

    A wife, a mother, a grandma too, 
    This is the legacy we have from you. 
    You taught us love and how to fight, 
    You gave us strength, you gave us might. 
    A stronger person would be hard to find, 
    And in your heart, you were always kind. 
    You fought for us all in one way or another, 
    Not just as a wife not just as a mother. 
    For all of us you gave your best, 
    Now the time has come for you to rest. 
    So go in peace, you’ve earned your sleep, 
    Your love in our hearts, we’ll eternally keep.

    Arron Graham-Exelby June 12 2020 10:09 am
  49. Jenny you were loved and appreciated by so many people and your kindness and generosity will always be remembered by all of those people whose lives you touched in your special way. Our house will not be the same without your visits and we will always remember you. All our love today and always. Heidi Heaton – Harris and “little Jakey” as you called him xxoo Forever missed forever remembered

    Heidi Heaton-Harris June 12 2020 10:37 am
  50. Dear Jungle, Aaron, Brenden, and Natalie,

    Jenny was a wonderful Auntie – I have strong memories of the many times I stayed with you as a kid, and Jenny was always loving, accepting, and genuinely made a large effort to make me feel including and loved. She was a very open and welcoming person, and we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

    Lots of love, from Brad, Sheree, Darcy, Finley and August Murray

    Bradley Murray June 12 2020 11:28 am
  51. A beautiful ceremony to honour the beautiful Jenny we loved dearly. Wish we could have been there with you, but our love and thoughts are with you all until we can share memories together. Love always John and Jenn

    John De Graaff June 12 2020 11:33 am
  52. Deepest sympathies James and family on the sad passing of Jenny

    Vince vinci June 12 2020 5:24 pm
  53. My deepest sympathies to James and family.
    Jenny had such a lovely, bright personality – so generous with her time and care.
    She was so loved and will be dearly missed.
    Sally xxoo

    Sally Mactaggart June 16 2020 12:07 am
  54. Deepest sympathy to you Jim and family at this sad time.

    Pauline McCarthy June 18 2020 9:05 pm

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