12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Aileen Norma (Olver) Woodger
5/3/1937 - 30/9/2020
Loved daughter of Fred and Lila OLVER (dec)
Loved sister of Keith (dec) and Lorraine (Kaufman)
Loving wife of Bob for 58 years
Much loved Mum of Jeff, Glenn and Kim (Salvador)
Admired and respected Mother in law of Kirsten, Michelle and Gavin
Loved Nana of Aleisha, Lincoln, Kate, Ryan and Luke
Mum, so many joyful memories of you to remember especially of family and travel adventures.
You gave us a wonderful childhood and love and support always. Will forever miss you in our lives.
Love Jeff, Glenn and Kim
Due to current restrictions, a private family service will be held for Aileen on Tuesday (October 13) commencing at 1.30pm.
To watch the service please return to the home page of this website and click on the live stream button.
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Dear Bob, Jeff Glenn and Kim,
Your mum was a beautiful lady, and I have many lovely memories of her when Kim and I were teenagers growing up in Bendigo.
Aileen was always welcoming and made me feel part of her family.
My sincere condolences to you all,
she will be missed as she was so loved.
Love Diane & Steve.
My Auntie Aileen…my first memories are my confusion as to why you were always taller than my Dad! I always thought that the boys should be the tallest and it really did confuse me as a little girl. Lucky you – got the Olver height and your brother (Keith – dad) the Wilson lack thereof! I have such fond memories of our full family gatherings at Grandpa’s farm when all of us cousins would be together, running around in the paddocks, picking mushrooms, hot milk on a bowl of wheeties, toast cut into neat triangles and me, as the baby, stuck in the cot because all the beds were taken! Your prowess at Tennis a marvel to behold, and you kept playing when most of us (much younger than you) had given it up. The caravan stays in Sorrento caravan park over Christmas – I was fascinated by the caravan and the ability to sleep so close to the beach! It always seemed a long drive to come and see you all in Bendigo but I knew there was an excellent playhouse in the backyard which made the trip so worthwhile. What a beautiful family you created and as Matriarch presided over – your community spirit and devotion and kind and welcoming heart will be missed but never forgotten. A life truly well lived, enjoyed, shared and rightly indulged in…we are sad to have to say farewell but know that your Dad, Mum, Brother and sister-in-law have gained what we have lost. Love and kisses, strength and solidarity to Jeff, Glenn, Kim and all your families. Sophxxx
In loving memory of our dear Sister-in-law and Aunty.
Aileen was a kind, generous and thoughtful lady. We will miss her smile and lovely, easy-going manner.
Our sympathy, thoughts and love are with Bob, Jeff, Glenn, Kim, Kirsten, Michelle, Gavin,
Kate, Ryan, Luke, Aleisha and Lincoln.
Many happy memories of family visits and fun times together.
Gwenda and Barry, Karen and Andrew, Nadine and Aaron, Lachlan and Holly
Our two families were in tandem – we married 6 weeks apart our 2 eldest children arrived 2 years later. We celebrated births, christenings, birthdays, weddings and farewells to loved ones along the way. Lovely memories of Easter times spent in Bendigo and caravanning at Sorrento in January – Aileen and Bob always made us so welcome. Aileen’s legacy is the family she created with Bob – Jeff, Glen and Kim and the homes they have made. 5 cherished grandchildren brought much joy. All Our Love Phyl and Tim
Dear Kim, Gavin, Kate, Ryan and Luke. It is with sincere condolences that Mark, Cameron, Eliza, Mackenzie and I would like to Let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I had many wonderful times with Aileen and Bob, and have particularly wonderful memories of our trip in the Middle East. Beautiful Aileen was a passionate traveller, she Always spoke the truth, that was what I loved about her, she was a passionate and wonderfully loving mother and grandmother. The coming months will be very difficult, particularly for Bob, her loving husband. I will be thinking of you as the funeral takes place, given we are not able to attend under the current situation. All our love and hugs. Jo Howard xx
Dear Bob, Jeff, Kim, Glenn and families,
David and I are sending our love during this time. You are such a lovely family, and Aileen was its warm heart. We are thinking of you.
Thinking of you, Bob, and all the family at this sad time. Sending our love. John and Laurel.
Some of my fondest memories of Nanna revolve around travel. One of the earliest overseas holidays I can remember was when Nanna convinced Mum to take me to Vietnam.It wasn’t your typical intergenerational girls trip: from getting lost with Nanna on the hot, busy streets of Ho Chi Minh City, to swimming on the rooftop pool of the Rex hotel, to walking around shops filled with preserved snakes, scorpions and spiders whilst a street party went on for a local soccer team. It was quite the experience, particularly for a 6 year old! It was on this trip that I discovered a love of dragonfruit. In the months and years that followed, whenever I went to visit Nanna and Pa, there was more often than not a dragonfruit on the bench waiting for me.
Being able to share in an adventure and experience Nanna’s love of travel with her is something that I will cherish forever.
Aileen related to me, on meeting Bob, she thinks wouldga or won’tya.
Bob attests to all doubts, if any, being dashed.
Good travels Aileen.