DUNSTAN, Shirley MargaretPrint
Loved wife of Trevor. Loved Mother of Julie, Peter, Stephen and Paul.
Funeral NoticeService: Friday April 5, 2019
The Funeral of Mrs. Shirley Margaret Dunstan will be held at the Beeac Cemetery, Beeac Cemetery Road, Beeac on Friday, April 5, 2019 commencing at 10:30 a.m.
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Sorry for your loss Trevor and family thinking of you all at this sad time Shirley was a beautiful lady May you rip fly high until we meet again xo 💜
Sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a kind soul. My sincere thoughts to Trevor and family.
Grandma… you gave so much love to so many of us. Your amazing and funny character brought us all so much joy. I will remember you as the perfect grandma. I will remember your extremely loud sneezes and the occasional word ‘shit’ that you said… It made everyone giggle so much.
Although you weren’t the type to give affectionate cuddles or to say I love you back on the phone… I always knew your love for us was showed in your worries and needing to know if we were all okay…
I remember the time that you called on the phone and asked me what I am doing now? Am I still studying or working…? For the fist time in a while I didn’t make up an occupation or tell her about studying again… I was exhausted and said… ‘I am sorry Grandma, I literally have no idea what I want to do in life” … And Grandmas response was… “That’s OKAY! You’ll get there”! – It was exactly all I needed to hear. I felt like she was the only one that understood me that day! And that memory will always stay with me.
I remember the time I first found out Grandma couldn’t see… I probably would have been about 6 years old. I am sitting at the kitchen table at the farm house and I didn’t believe Grandma was blind because I kept asking her what colour the sky was and the grass etc… I remember the biggest smile on her face and then Teela saying… ‘She knows what colour things are! Jeez Leah’.. I absolutely love grandmas’ smiles. I will always see it so clearly. I always wondered as a kid, how she knew when I was getting into the chocolate or biscuit tin.
Thinking back on grandma’s life and wondering how we all got so lucky? How lucky we are to have known her and to have been part of her amazing life.
A poem – Her Smile
Though no more smiles, and her hand and I cannot touch
We still have so many memories, of the one we love so much
Her memory is now our keepsake, with which we will never part
The universe has her in her keeping
We have her in our hearts
Paul my darling friend,
I am sorry you have lost your mum, but thankful you had these last few months to really spend time with her.
You are an amazing, caring, beautiful human who was strong enough to selflessly care for your parents when they needed you.
Shirley was lucky to have you.💖
The physical life ends but the spirit goes on and is at peace.
Lots of love