TAYLOR, Thelma Grace (née Spencer)

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Born on September 11, 1924. Passed away on September 15, 2019.

Thelma passed away peacefully at Anam Cara House, Colac, 4 days after her 95th birthday. Predeceased by her loving husband James Jeffrey on December 3, 1984. She was raised and adopted by her uncle, Bert Spencer and her auntie Grace. Thelma was the mother of 5 children, Jeff, Pete, Kathleen, Elizabeth and Frances. Mother in-law to Chris, Gail and Mark. She had 21 grand-children and many great grand children.

She worked in her father’s car dealership – Parr and Spencer and continued to work there when her husband, James Jeffrey joined the business in the mid 1940’s. The business name was changed to Spencer Taylor in 1979.

Thelma loved her family and her many friends; enjoyed travelling, singing and playing her piano. She lived her catholic faith and had a profound spirituality right to her last days. She was looking forward to being reunited with her husband after missing him for the last 35 years.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers at Anam Cara and Prompt Care, Dr. Mira Pojani and Fr. Michael O’Toole of St. Mary’s Parish. Their support, and that of her daughter Elizabeth, allowed her to live independently which she highly valued.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday September 20, 2019

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Thelma Grace Taylor will be offered at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Gellibrand Street, Colac, on Friday, September 20, 2019 commencing at 1.30 p.m. The Funeral will leave the Church at the conclusion of Mass for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Anam Cara House, envelopes will be available at the Church.

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  1. I will miss making green tea and omelettes for Thelma and her wine with dinner. A beautiful lady and I am so glad I got to care for her. Sympathy to Liz and all of the family

    Janine Benson RN September 16 2019 3:37 pm
  2. Our Deepest Sympathy to the Taylor and Extended Families with the Passing of Thelma. I was very fortunate to have worked at Spencer Taylor for Jim,Thelma and Peter in the Eighties.They were a beautiful family to work for a Thelma was just a lovely to meet. I just want to say you were great people to work for and I’m great full for the opportunity for to have been apart of your history. Love to all the family R. I.P Thelma.

    Brian Finn September 17 2019 7:47 pm
  3. My love and thoughts go out to LIZ and all your family at this extremely sad and hard time with the passing of your beautiful mum, (in law ) , nana and friend – “ THELMA “. I’m sure you will all have many wonderful memories to hold close to your hearts.

    Jo JAMIESON and Family 💗💗💗

    Jo Jamieson September 18 2019 8:38 am
  4. Along with other members of the O’Sullivan Family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Thelma’s passing.
    A dear friend of 50+ years to our recently deceased mother Maimie O’Sullivan and late farther James (Seamus) O’Sullivan.
    Our thoughts and prayers for Liz and the Taylor Family.

    Colm O’Sullivan (Sydney).

    Colm O'Sullivan September 18 2019 11:31 am
  5. My thoughts to Liz and the Taylor family members at the passing of Thelma. She was a very inspirational and friendly lady whom I met after she relocated back to Colac in her later years. Thelma was very interested in others and a broad spectrum of life and living. In recent times, Thelma wanted to learn how to play chess, this she did with determination and perseverance. She was a regular with our bus outings and library visits where she was a friend and respected by all. Lots of fun and friendship was had.
    Kind regards, Heather Anderson (Ex-Lifestyle Co-Ordinator, Do Care – Colac)

    Heather Anderson September 18 2019 1:31 pm
  6. My love and thoughts to you LIZ and all your family. I was sad to hear of the passing of your beautiful mum, (in-law), nana and friend – THELMA. I know each one of you will have so many wonderful memories that you will hold close to your hearts . Love to you all ,
    Jo JAMIESON & Family 💗💗💗

    Jo JAMIESON September 18 2019 9:06 pm
  7. Dear Liz and families, our love and deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.
    Treasure your memories.
    Thinking of you all,
    Chris and Trish Parker

    Trish Parker September 20 2019 7:59 am
  8. Condolences to Liz and all Thelma’s family.
    Thelma was a beautiful caring soul, that I throughly enjoyed caring for and building a friendship. Thankyou with all my heart for letting me be part of her 95th birthday celebrations, it was truly appreciated.
    Treasure all your beautiful memories
    Love and light
    Lorrae Rigg ( Promptcare Care Partner )

    Lorrae Rigg September 20 2019 7:03 pm

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