HALLYBURTON, Roslyn Maree

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Born on April 28, 1957. Passed away on July 12, 2021.

Much loved daughter of Owen and Dorothy (dec.).
Loved sister of Bruce, Graeme and Robert (dec.).
Friend to many, with a special place in our hearts.
We will miss you Ros
Rest in peace.

Funeral Notice

Service: Monday August 2, 2021

The Funeral of Ms. Roslyn Maree Hallyburton will be live-streamed on Monday, August 2, 2021 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

To view the live-stream, click here.

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  1. Such sad news, condolences to Ros’s family.
    A lifetime friend, will miss our chats, RIP beautiful friend, will miss you x

    Kerry Mousley July 23 2021 11:53 am
  2. Shocked & deeply saddened to read of the passing of a girl we’ve known all her life . Far too young Ros. May you Rest In Peace ,safe in the adequate arms of God & with loved ones gone before. Love & caring to Owen ,Bruce ,Bronwyn & family .& to Graeme.💞🙏✝️

    Margaret & Barry Castle & family July 23 2021 11:54 am
  3. Shocked & deeply saddened to read of the passing of a girl we’ve known all her life . Far too young Ros. May you Rest In Peace ,safe in the adequate arms of God & with loved ones gone before. Love & caring to Owen ,Bruce ,Bronwyn & family .& to Graeme.????????✝️

    Margaret & Barry Castle & family July 23 2021 6:43 pm
  4. Such sad news, condolences to Ros’s family.
    A lifetime friend, will miss our chats, RIP beautiful friend, will miss you x

    Kerry Mousley (Harbour)

    Kerry Mousley July 23 2021 7:25 pm
  5. What to say? Ros , you touched many lives with your teaching , your humour and life’s experience , and your amazing musical talent. Many memories of fun times as Maribyrnong College with students and colleagues. We will miss you and may you Rest In Peace old friend .

    Sandra Damnics July 24 2021 11:50 am
  6. Dear Ros you have left life too early but will always remember the fun times from the rising sun and nth Carlton. The drinks, the music, the laughter, the tears. You were a woman with a kind loving heart and a good soul with an underlying loyalty to your true friends. May there be an open bar in heaven.

    Di wood July 24 2021 11:50 am
  7. Remembering the old days at the Rising Sun. A wonderful Musician with the Loose Liaret’s, belting out great tunes.
    Vale Ros, we will never forget those great times. Carol & Kane. Xx

    Carol Molne July 24 2021 11:51 am
  8. Ros you were Neon Green/ Iridescent Hard Edged and Exciting/Center of a world/ A Kite in a gust of wind/ Tugging away at Gravity/ Diving and Weaving/ Igniting Chemical Dangers/ In a Dance of the Streets / But with a Country Heart.

    Colin McKellar July 24 2021 11:52 am
  9. My thought and sympathies are with the family.
    Very sad news to hear.

    Laureen Thompson July 24 2021 11:53 am
  10. Remembering the old days at the Rising Sun. A wonderful Musician with the Loose Liaret’s, belting out great tunes.
    Vale Ros, we will never forget those great times. Carol & Kane. Xx

    Carol Milne July 24 2021 11:55 am
  11. Ros you were Neon Green/ Iridescent Hard Edged and Exciting/Center of a world/ A Kite in a gust of wind/ Tugging away at Gravity/ Diving and Weaving/ Igniting Chemical Dangers/ In a Dance of the Streets / But with a Country Heart.

    Colin McKellar July 24 2021 11:56 am
  12. My thought and sympathies are with the family.
    Very sad news to hear.
    Laureen

    Laureen Thompson July 24 2021 2:32 pm
  13. Ros you were Neon Green/ Iridescent Hard Edged and Exciting/Center of a world/ A Kite in a gust of wind/ Tugging away at Gravity/ Diving and Weaving/ Igniting Chemical Dangers/ In a Dance of the Streets / But with a Country Heart.

    Colin McKellar July 24 2021 6:20 pm
  14. Remembering the old days at the Rising Sun. A wonderful Musician with the Loose Liaret’s, belting out great tunes.
    Vale Ros, we will never forget those great times. Carol & Kane. Xx

    Carol Molne July 24 2021 8:16 pm
  15. Dear Ros you have left life too early but will always remember the fun times from the rising sun and nth Carlton. The drinks, the music, the laughter, the tears. You were a woman with a kind loving heart and a good soul with an underlying loyalty to your true friends. May there be an open bar in heaven.

    Di wood July 24 2021 8:28 pm
  16. What to say? Ros , you touched many lives with your teaching , your humour and life’s experience , and your amazing musical talent. Many memories of fun times as Maribyrnong College with students and colleagues. We will miss you and may you Rest In Peace old friend .
    Sandra Damnics

    Sandra Damnics July 24 2021 10:03 pm
  17. Ros
    R.I.P

    One of a kind, that’s for sure.
    You were definitely in the minority at work if you called Ros a mate.

    Easy to see why, as she was a bit rough around the edges (& that’s putting it lightly!) and a little difficult to get along with at times but hey, wasn’t every comedian, genius, artist, eccentric creator & far out musician?

    Best year spent teaching, thus far, was when I got put in the same office as Ros and actually sat on the desk next to Ros for the year.

    Any “difficult” behavior from Ros was very easily and quickly cancelled out (in my eyes) when she cracked jokes, whilst making the funniest facial expressions & voices to match. F*k*en made me laugh so hard!
    Ros has given me some of the best laughing fits to date. She’d have me in stitches when I least expected it & for that, I’m eternally grateful!

    What I admired in Ros, perhaps I lack myself, but her knack for not giving a f**k what any one thought was pure gold & never ceased to amaze me!

    Ros was passionate about a lot, especially music. She always encouraged me to sing. I didn’t think anything of it at the time but looking back, that’s special.
    On the few occasions that I did sing along to an Ella Fitzgerald tune whilst Ros was playing, I had an absolute ball! I felt alive like my soul was flying or dancing or at home or at peace or something along those lines! I never did thank you for that, Ros.

    I know there’s plenty of students out there that won’t forget you in a hurry, Ros.
    Firstly, coz you are quiet unforgettable, especially when you randomly whip out your harmonica during class in order to gain the attention of your students or when you sat on the grass, strumming a tune on your guitar, during the annual ‘Maribyrnong Swimming Sports Carnival’ , attracting certain types of students to sit calmly by your side to enjoy the music.
    Secondary, your students will remember you coz you most likely said something in your eccentric style that bamboozled them and made them stop & think & ask questions.

    & thirdly,
    only the ones that affectionetly called you,
    “Rozzie”,
    know the answer to that.

    I imagine you’re now having a nice catch up over a cuppa with your beloved Mother, who you spoke of often, with such admiration. I hope you are.
    If I had of known you were gonna go cark it so soon, I’d have gotten my arse into gear alot quicker in order to,
    “catch up for another jam sesh!”.

    R.I.P
    You legend, Ros!

    Love & Laughter
    & thanks,
    Your mate,
    Bon/Bonnie/Ms Valentine

    Bonnie Valentine July 25 2021 11:58 am
  18. Ros
    R.I.P

    One of a kind, that’s for sure.
    You were definitely in the minority at work if you called Ros a mate.

    Easy to see why, as she was a bit rough around the edges (& that’s putting it lightly!) and a little difficult to get along with at times but hey, wasn’t every comedian, genius, artist, eccentric creator & far out musician?

    Best year spent teaching, thus far, was when I got put in the same office as Ros and actually sat on the desk next to Ros for the year.

    Any “difficult” behavior from Ros was very easily and quickly cancelled out (in my eyes) when she cracked jokes, whilst making the funniest facial expressions & voices to match. F*k*en made me laugh so hard!
    Ros has given me some of the best laughing fits to date. She’d have me in stitches when I least expected it & for that, I’m eternally grateful!

    What I admired in Ros, perhaps I lack myself, but her knack for not giving a f**k what any one thought was pure gold & never ceased to amaze me!

    Ros was passionate about a lot, especially music. She always encouraged me to sing. I didn’t think anything of it at the time but looking back, that’s special.
    On the few occasions that I did sing along to an Ella Fitzgerald tune whilst Ros was playing, I had an absolute ball! I felt alive like my soul was flying or dancing or at home or at peace or something along those lines! I never did thank you for that, Ros.

    I know there’s plenty of students out there that won’t forget you in a hurry, Ros.
    Firstly, coz you are quiet unforgettable, especially when you randomly whip out your harmonica during class in order to gain the attention of your students or when you sat on the grass, strumming a tune on your guitar, during the annual ‘Maribyrnong Swimming Sports Carnival’ , attracting certain types of students to sit calmly by your side to enjoy the music.
    Secondary, your students will remember you coz you most likely said something in your eccentric style that bamboozled them and made them stop & think & ask questions.

    & thirdly,
    only the ones that affectionetly called you,
    “Rozzie”,
    know the answer to that.

    I imagine you’re now having a nice catch up over a cuppa with your beloved Mother, who you spoke of often, with such admiration. I hope you are.
    If I had of known you were gonna go cark it so soon, I’d have gotten my arse into gear alot quicker in order to,
    “catch up for another jam sesh!”.

    R.I.P
    You legend, Ros!

    Love & Laughter
    & thanks,
    Your mate,
    Bon/Bonnie/Ms Valentine

    Bonnie Valentine July 25 2021 12:58 pm
  19. https://photos.app.goo.gl/EGTsoQK5329n19Gp7

    Bonnie Valentine July 25 2021 1:00 pm
  20. Ros – You were a good friend , will always remember the good times form Carlton to Colac
    You will be missed

    Mark Gordon

    Mark Gordon July 25 2021 1:02 pm
  21. I’m so saddened to hear of your passing dear Ros, I’m going to miss our long chats, your wealth of wisdom. You’re legacy lives on.
    Hope you’re in a better place now, RIP my friend, I will miss you dearly. ????????????????????
    xx

    Sophie Masters July 25 2021 1:36 pm
  22. You loved and you are loved. Vale Ros. Incredible woman, musician, intellect and humanitarian. May you be at peace with your wonderful Mum, Dot, and your cherished brother, Robert. Jane xx

    Jane English July 25 2021 8:36 pm
  23. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cQywZYoGB1g

    Edith Rash July 25 2021 10:39 pm
  24. All l can say Roxie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=cQywZYoGB1g. J xx

    Jane English July 25 2021 11:00 pm
  25. Many, many years of distant listenings and musings, I hope the big band in the sky appreciates your talents, RIP Ros much love Dawn xx
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hqc-NWlNJQ

    Dawn Holland July 26 2021 9:01 am
  26. Sad and unexpected news. Some good memories from times at Broadmeadows High (Denise) and at 401 Lygon Street and 919 Rathdowne Street. (Greg) Say hello to Jimmy for us.

    Greg & Denis Stark

    Greg Stark July 26 2021 11:09 am
  27. Musician, artiste, teacher, motivator, antagonist, friend, sister and footy tragic. An exceptional, complex, witty, intelligent, hugely talented human being who generously shared her immense knowledge and skills with so many of us. Always true to herself, wonderfully unconventional and country to the core, a true diamond in the rough.
    We shared our own unique footy commentary every weekend and she was always pointing out players she taught at school.
    Music was her life and first language, and words here seem quite inadequate.
    No more grief or dealing with ” the stuff” of this world, now at home with Robert and Dot.
    Fly high Rozzie, peace and love be with you, you will always be with me.
    Telf

    Helen Telfer July 26 2021 1:06 pm
  28. https://youtu.be/_NiG3BvZ0a0

    Helen Telfer July 26 2021 2:20 pm
  29. A country girl when we met her as a house mate at 401 Lygon. Always up for a party , outrageous drinking buddy with all the rest of her mad mates at 919 , with music not too far away.They were good times. Bon voyage and Au Revoir Ros …Captain Leon.

    Leon Barwell July 26 2021 3:21 pm
  30. Oh Ros, so sad to hear this news.
    May you rest in peace at last.
    Norm and Gabby

    NORMAN HIBBERD July 26 2021 4:21 pm
  31. Sending my deepest sympathy to the Hallyburtons. Ros, I enjoyed our jokes, comfortable silences, your music, our swims, the trip to Tamworth, neighborly fun at 919/917 and your integrity. You have come home to rest with your loved ones.
    Jinksy

    Debra Jinks July 26 2021 6:30 pm
  32. Ros
    Just found out the sad news – I can’t believe it – a big shock – so sudden – I always enjoyed our chats on the phone talking about guitars and music. I regret that we never got around to having that jam we talked about – will miss your voice – thanks for all the smiles.
    Rest in Peace
    Michael Pavlich

    Michael Pavlich July 27 2021 3:15 am
  33. Ros taught with us at Maribyrnong College since 2003. She enjoyed encouraging students to develop and express their artistic capability, and also enjoyed playing guitar with students. She taught woodwork, visual communication and design, art and digital photography and liked to share her interest in cinema, music, photography, and design. She encouraged students to follow their creative passions and provided opportunities for self-expression and personal development including through contributions to the school magazine. Ros was well-known around the College and was often one of the first members of staff to welcome a new teacher to Maribyrnong. In recent years she struggled with her health and was not able to teach regularly at the school. Despite this, she still took an interest in staff activities and was still involved in the staff football tipping competition during the current AFL season. Ros had a long career in education and her passing came as a shock to staff at Maribyrnong College. On behalf of the College I would like to offer Ros’ family and friends the condolences of the Maribyrnong community. I know many of Ros’ colleagues, as well as students past and present, will miss her.

    Nick Scott
    Principal

    Nick Scott July 27 2021 10:18 am
  34. Ros, you were one of the original house mates at 401 Lygon st and continued the party at 919 Rathdowne.Always up for a laugh, a party, a few beers. Your music never far away. I hope your hitting the right chords with Jimmy and Russell. But no John Denver please….Bon voyage and au revoir. Cheers Captain Leon and Renita

    Leon Barwell July 27 2021 10:48 am
  35. Goodbye Hooter! A dear friend for many years. I guess the band will be setting up now and waiting your arrival. Fly peacefully you big powerful owl. Love always ‘Brown Owl”

    Julie Higginbotham July 27 2021 12:17 pm
  36. Dearest Ros, Although we sadly never met in person, I will miss your constant friendship by phone, SMS and email. We were fellow conspirators on ABC Nightlife and Overnight quizzes Some years ago when you learnt I was teaching myself guitar melody you made contact, advised, encouraged me, emailed lovely Fernando Sor music and have been a real pal in the small hours. Although opposites in some ways, we shared common interests in the wonderfully wide world of music. It has been a mighty privilege to share your happy and sad times in those lovely long phone chats and very recent texts. Love from June.

    June Roberts July 27 2021 3:54 pm
  37. Mate. WTF. Always, forever on my mind.

    Sally McLennan July 27 2021 4:05 pm
  38. My thoughts are with you Bruce, Owen and Graeme. We’ll miss our gal.
    (Graeme, my number is the same)

    Sally McLennan July 27 2021 4:17 pm
  39. Sincere condolences to Ros’s family and circle of friends.
    We will hold close the good times, long chats shared and musical influence Ros gave us over the years.
    Ros – It was impossible not to be drawn into your sphere- you brought people together,
    creative endeavours and ideas would flourish, exciting things would happen.
    The ground underfoot feels shifted, knowing you are not here.
    Meet you in the music Rozzie XX

    Liz & Roger

    Liz Grimmer July 27 2021 5:24 pm
  40. Remembering Ros as a brilliant passionate musician, an intellect with a cheeky personality and egalitarian spirit. Condolences to the Hallyburton family, rest in peace Ros. You will be missed. Love Jenny Bourke X

    Jenny Bourke July 27 2021 5:58 pm
  41. Our family was so saddened to hear the news of Ros’ passing and send our sincere condolences to Ros’ loved ones. A genuine and supportive teacher and I thank you for the positive impressions you have left on my children. I will fondly remember the lovely chats had at parent teacher interviews. No 5 minute deadlines… You can always sense a beautiful soul and sadly, they are often taken from us far too early. RIP Ros.

    Kirsten Gillard July 27 2021 10:28 pm
  42. So very sad to hear this news. Ros was one of a kind. To Owen, Bruce, Graeme and the extended Hallyburton family – our deepest condolences.

    Nicki Webber July 28 2021 8:33 am
  43. Sorry to learn that you have left us. Whilst I have known you for many years our contact was limited, but it is always sad when children predecease their parents, as I well know.

    Geoffrey Webber July 28 2021 10:37 am
  44. I can only repeat what others have said, you were definitely one in a million Ros, we shared a birthday and when I first met you at Melbourne Uni, you took me into your wonderful wide brood as a fellow Colac kid. You really looked after me and the music was always fun. Then we worked together in Sth Melbourne at the Correspondence School and that was rather eventful too. Good memories over a very long time – 40+ years – just sad that I didn’t get to see much of you over the last few years. RIP

    Jacinta O'Leary July 28 2021 11:15 am
  45. bye ……

    emma July 28 2021 12:00 pm
  46. Music, books and art were your loves.
    A genius you were, naturally eccentric and a little brash at times, but so what!
    You had a wicked wit that etched permanent scars in my head, some hilarious memories there, my friend.
    A teacher with a unique bohemian style that impacted many, some of whom kept in touch with you long after school and became your friends.
    At your core, an honest, sincere, loyal country girl who was a ‘hoot’ of a friend.
    I called you Rose ???? and rarely Ros, because you were really a true Rose amongst the thorns…mostly,…always.
    RIP dear ????, with your beloved brother and Mother, who you dearly cherished and missed deeply.
    Sincere condolences to the Hallyburton family.
    Elijah, Xavier, Natasha, Alfred & Maria

    MariaCimino July 28 2021 12:35 pm
  47. Ros, so many good times had back in the day – the music, local C+W gigs, discovering favorite bands on those Tamworth trips (50 Million Beers – Sydney band) and the general yahooing.
    So sad to hear of your passing and fond memories always
    Terri Dillon

    Terri Dillon July 28 2021 12:48 pm
  48. RIP Rozzie, you fun, complex and brilliant woman.
    Always interesting and challenging.
    Music was your north star.
    So many great memories from the Loose Lariats days.
    May you find peace with your dear Robert and Dot.
    I’ll always remember you and treasure the good times.
    Deepest condolences to Roz’s family and dear friends.
    Much love, Sandy xx

    Sandy Shaw August 9 2021 10:25 am
  49. RIP Ros I am so sad that we found you deceased,(it didn’t seem possible) but true to life, you contacted me in UK even when feeling not well. I am so glad you found me again and we spent a few years together – you hadn’t changed at all – fun loving, loving music, musically brilliant, brilliant friend to everyone and life of the party. You were so lively its so quiet without you. thanks for all the music, sharing the house in rathdowne street, and watching your creativity blossom in music, sculpting, art. You are still one of a kind to be treasured forever. Love y always Phil xx

    Philip Perry August 13 2021 3:18 am
  50. https://youtu.be/1SiylvmFI_8

    Jane+English August 20 2021 10:47 pm
  51. Dear Ros, I have just found news of your death today, September 3rd. I was so happy that we connected again after so many years. You were certainly a highlight of my teaching career. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

    Lynne Healey September 3 2021 2:47 am

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