SPEIRS, Evelyn Dorothy (née Neale)


Evelyn passed away peacefully on October 13, 2020, aged 97 years.
Dearly loved wife of Robert (Bob). Mother of Marion, Lauren, Glenda, Hilary and families.
A special lady loved and forever with us!

In God’s care you rest above
In all our hearts you are cherished with love
Words are few, our thoughts are deep,
Fond memories of you are ours to keep.

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with family wishes, a private service will be held.

21 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Dear Mum
    Thank you for all the conversations, the laughter, the fantastic stories, the knitting creations and of course the amazing music!
    There are so many wonderful memories – in my heart forever.
    Love Marion xx

    Marion Vorwerk October 15 2020 11:21 am
  2. Thinking of you all and sending our sincere sympathy at this sad time. A wonderful life of a special and talented lady will leave you all many special memories to cherish. RIP Aunty Evelyn.
    Love to all the family. Julie and Ian Hannaford and family

    Julie Hannaford October 15 2020 12:08 pm
  3. Evelyn you will be very much missed by staff and clients, the laughs we had and chats, the flowers to put the stems on. Thinking of all the Family at this hard time, love and cherished memories for your very much loved family. Cherished memories and it was privilege to be able to provide you the care you so deserved. Death leaves a heartache no one care heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Thankyou for the memories Evelyn x

    Kerryn Newman October 16 2020 9:31 am
  4. Sincere sympathy to all the family . Thinking of you at this sad time .
    Many memories of a talented lady . RIP.
    Murray & Pam Speirs and family

    Murray Speirs October 16 2020 1:16 pm
  5. Thinking of all you girls at this sad time on the loss of your dear mum.
    Evelyn & Bob were wonderful neighbours at Balintore to Margaret & Mick.
    What a great photo of Evelyn just as I remember her
    Love to all
    Dianne & Ray Hutchinson ( Russell )

    Dianne Hutchinson October 16 2020 3:26 pm
  6. I’ll miss your company and your words of wisdom. I’ll never forget our endless conversations about sewing, arts and crafts and life in general. Thanks for being such a caring and beautiful person and for being such a good friend. Rest in peace, dear Evelyn. xoxoxox Paolo

    Paolo Castro October 16 2020 5:01 pm
  7. Sincerest sympathy to all the family and loved ones. Evelyn was a lifelong friend to my mother, Maurine. I remember fondly the annual family picnics with the Spiers and Vallance families. Love to you all. Alison Brien.

    Alison Brien October 16 2020 6:24 pm
  8. There were days where the long shifts would exhaust me mentally and physically but every time I entered Evelyn room always greeted me with a smile. presence brightend up those late nights, and I will never forget our conversations. The world lost a special person when it lost you, but heaven gained an angel. Rest in peace lovely Evelyn .

    Bataa El-Erakry October 16 2020 9:09 pm
  9. To my dear Mum
    A country girl who spent 10 years with us in Melbourne and now back home at last. We were so privileged to be able to drop in and see you anytime. Thank you for passing on some of your many talents to me and I have many things around me that we have made together. You were gracious right to the end and although I can’t be with you, what I have in abundance is your strength, your zest for life, your beliefs and you values and these will remain with me always. X

    HILARY GILLEN October 17 2020 8:02 am
  10. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of dear Evelyn.
    I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to Marion, Lauren, Glenda, Hilary and their extended families.
    Evelyn was such an incredible and loving Mother to her four beautiful girls and one of the best friends we could have been honoured to have known. You will be so missed dear Evelyn in so many ways. Your amazing talent and much loved crafts and handiwork were ‘something else’ ! You have left so many treasures for your family and friends to remember you by.
    We will always cherish your beautiful music always. we
    We have you as our organist, accompanying soloist singer Casey Tucker, recorded on DVD at our wedding in St Johns Anglican Birregurra Church 12/2/2005. This will always remain a very special part of our lives.
    You were a dear friend of my Mum’s for many long years and I have many great memories of your gentle disposition as you so kindly shared so much of your learned wisdom with so much grace.
    You were a really beautiful and special lady dear Evelyn and have left us all the richer for having known you.
    We will be thinking of you all from all the way of WA.

    Much love to all. RIP dear friend.
    Another sweet rose has been handpicked for God’s Heavenly Garden.
    xxoo🌹🌹xxoo 🌹🌹xxoo 🌹🌹xxoo🌹🌹xxoo🌹🌹xxoo🌹🌹

    Carol and Ike Smit
    PO Box 534
    Colac Vic 3250

    Carol Smit October 18 2020 7:04 pm
  11. Sending sincere sympathy to Marion, Lauren Glenda, Hilary and families, on the passing of your dear mum. Many happy memories of Evelyn and Bob at Balintore.
    Love to you all at this sad time.
    Kaye Burrell and Joy Leggo
    daughters Jessie and Don Hayes

    Kaye Burrell October 19 2020 4:24 pm
  12. Our thoughts and dearest sympathies are with you Marion, Lauren, Glenda, Hilary and families on the sad passing of your loving mother and my much loved Aunty, Evelyn.
    Sadly, and only due to this pandemic, we cannot be with you to celebrate the life of the wonderfully caring person that your mother was and to share in and with you the memories I have of her.
    “Her smile was made of sunshine, And her heart was solid gold”.
    Hopefully once all this is over we can all catch up again at a Speirs reunion and share our stories.
    Take care, stay safe and love and hugs to you all.
    Rod and Cathy Speirs and families.

    Rodney Speirs October 19 2020 6:12 pm
  13. To all the family of Evelyn
    I remember your mum with fondness for her quiet manner. she always created peace. Her vilify of using the organ also did that. Mu mum and her sisters spoke with neighbourly friendliness of their years at school and times in Balintore. I wish to pass on our sympathy and regards to you all at a time of remembrance. She has lived a long and hopefully healthy life. Mum enjoyed her lovely letter received just before Mum died and could not reply. My childhood memories are returning with the deaths of many of the older familiar faces.
    Regards Christine ( née Boyd) and Peter King

    Christine King October 20 2020 8:42 am
  14. Deepest sympathy to you all on the death of your mother, a special friend of Maurine and family.. Graham and Janet Brien

    Graham Brien October 20 2020 1:00 pm
  15. Lifelong memories of our Auntie Evelyn, sister and sister-in-law of our parents Jack and Em Neale. Auntie Evelyn was always interested and encouraging as we grew up and on into our adult years. Her involvement in community, district and church life was deeply grounded and maintained connections for us to the generations who came before. Her youthful enthusiasm for life and for those around her was always there, even into her tenth decade. Rest in peace Auntie Evelyn, you are much loved. Our love and deepest sympathy to Marion, Lauren, Glenda, Hilary and families.

    Ernie, Philip and Gillian Neale

    Ernie Neale October 20 2020 2:00 pm
  16. Our sincere condolences to all Evelyn’s much loved family. We have very fond memories of both Evelyn and Bob as wonderful contributors to the church and community. Vale dear Evelyn. Andrew & Diane Wright

    Diane Wright October 20 2020 8:58 pm
  17. Condolences to all Evelyn’s family.
    I have fond memories of piano lessons in the front room of the Balintore house in the 90s and Evelyn was always encouraging and caring even though I was probably the worst student she ever had.

    Tony Prytz October 21 2020 10:57 am
  18. An unforgettable lady who used her musical talent to bring pleasure to others. She stepped in as accompanist to the Lavers Hill Choir in 1994 despite the long distance she had to travel weekly. She encouraged all who needed to learn their part for a performance whether they were soprano, alto, tenor or base. She even allowed us to meet in her home for some practices.
    Evelyn gave us confidence to keep going even as we aged while she never seemed to grow old and was always up for entertainment and fun. Sadly, she left us, but we have our memories of a musically gifted lady who became such a good friend to all members of the Lavers Hill Choir and especially to Ellise and John Angel, (Choir Master).

    John Angel and Ellise Angel October 21 2020 9:49 pm
  19. Deepest sympathy to you all. Your mum will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and happy disposition. She always created calm even when playing the organ.

    Christine King October 22 2020 4:28 pm
  20. Very sorry to hear of Mrs Spiers’ passing. I am SO glad I visited in January 2019, where we had a great catch up and wander down memory lane, sharing musical and farming interests. I am privileged to be named after her…. she and Mr Spiers were very special friends of my parents, Keith & Vola Bellis.

    Ann Evelyn Sloane November 25 2020 6:19 pm
  21. Lovely memories of a wonderful woman – her thoughtfulness and kindness has meant so much remains with me.
    Evelyn will be missed by many but always remembered for her wonderful smile and kind words.

    Ann Gardiner (Carland) December 7 2020 7:59 pm

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