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Julie Cheryl Walsh

Julie Cheryl Walsh

3rd March 1949 - 28th April 2022


Julie died peacefully on Thursday 28th April at Bendigo Hospice.

Beloved Mother of Helen, Rose, Ben, Columban and Naomi,

Mother in law of Adam, Kane (dec), Veronika and Steve.

Loved Nana of Rafferty, Estelle, Abigail, Madeleine, Reuben and Remi.

The gates of Heaven opened,
a precious lady stepped inside,
look after her God,
she was ours and was the very best.


A Requiem Funeral Mass to celebrate Julie's life will be offered in Sacred Heart Cathedral,

corner Wattle and High Streets, Bendigo on Thursday (May 12) commencing at 1.30pm. 

Following Mass the cortege will leave for the Elmore Cemetery (arriving around 3.30pm).


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49 responses to “Julie Cheryl Walsh”

  1. Joanne Orchard says:

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family of Julie.
    My dearest friend I will miss the fun times we shared on our travels.
    I will miss your daily txt msgs always bright & caring for others never about yourself…so proud of those grandies.
    Sleeping in gods garden … sadly missed.
    – Joanne Orchard

  2. Renee, Gerard, Flynn, Robert and Rosalie Bennett says:

    Deepest condolences to Helen, Rose, Benedict, Columban, Naomi and families on the loss of your beautiful Julie.

    We will remember her caring nature, beautiful smile and zest for life.
    She cherished you all so very much and she took such pleasure in travelling the country and globe to visit you all and immerse herself in different cultures. She had a natural affinity with children and animals and many will have fond memories of her in the Williamson Street Clinic and as a school teacher.
    She was so very proud of you all and inspired many with her ‘can do’ attitude, passion for learning and curious nature.
    Nothing was ever a barrier and her deep faith and sense of humour were always comforting. She will be so very missed. All our love Renee, Gerard, Flynn, Robert and Rosalie Bennett

  3. Paula Cameron says:

    To the beautiful,warm and intelligent woman, Julie, whom I knew for a short time,
    my heartfelt condolences go out to her family.

    There is no night without a dawning
    No winter without a spring
    And beyond the dark horizon
    Our hearts will once more sing…
    For those who leave us for a while
    Have only gone away
    Out of a restless, care worn world
    Into a brighter day.
    May peace be with you💜
    – Paula Cameron

  4. Noelee says:

    Julie – a lovely lady that I was privileged enough to meet during her visits to family in Jabiru.
    Each time we met there would be lots of giggles.
    Rest In Peace.
    – Noelee

  5. Melissa Moloney says:

    To the entire family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Take the time to grieve, laugh at the fun memories and hug those close to you.
    If the St.Therese’s school community can do anything to support you please do not hesitate to contact us.
    – Melissa Moloney


    Sending loving condolences to the Walsh family at this sad time.
    Those of us who were fortunate to have known Julie, shared travel, happy times, sad times but most of all knew the love she had for her family.
    Her friendship was special & we will miss her terribly but know she is in a better place without pain & illness.
    Happy memories of a special lady.
    Love Rosie & Pete

  7. Aoife Harrison says:

    Dear Helen, family, brothers and sisters,
    I am so sorry to hear about your beautiful adventurous mother passing away. I have some lovely memories of hearing about her exotic holidays and world travels. I had the pleasure of meeting her in Jabiru and then a few years ago we caught up in Perth. She brightened up every room she walked into.
    Condolences to you all.
    She will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    – Aoife, Rohan and family xx

  8. Ryan Bennett says:

    For Julie – A loving and thankful tribute for a beautiful person.
    Julie you dared to dream big and follow your aspirations.
    This is truly inspirational for the people who grieve for you and will greatly miss you.
    How fortunate am I among many others to know you from boy to man!
    Sitting on my roof top or in Tartine french bistro in New York – enjoying your engaging company, Sense of adventure, and initiative nature was a blessing I will always treasure.
    Reluctantly we let you go as you chose your time to embrace eternity with calm freedom.
    With prayers, support and love for the Walsh’s always.
    – Ryan Bennett.

  9. Rose Walsh-Dempster says:

    My mummy,
    genuinely the loveliest and most interesting lady you could ever meet. So positive, always looking on the bright side. She would see the best in people. Describing even horrible people as “nice”. Well educated and fostering a love for education in all her kids and grandkids. Mum was always there for measured advice, pointing you in the right direction. She believed in our dreams no matter how fanciful. I have dreams of riding Dressage in the Olymics, Mum never doubted and was 100% supportive. I have just buried my Husband Kane and Mum’s wish was to be buried near him at the lovely little Elmore cemetery so they could have a good chat. They could chat for hours. And exchanged multiple text msgs when the Sydney Swans were playing. Elmore is also across from a horse racing track. Mum loved the races and when she wasn’t there with facinator in toe, she would watch it on the television.
    Rest in peace Mum

  10. Lesley Abbott says:

    Dearest Julie.
    We went to St Leonard’s school together through to matriculation.
    We had great fun together and often after school would go to each other’s homes.
    I particularly remember your mother always had a box of chocolate royals.
    You were always a true and loyal friend and a wonderful mother to your beautiful children.
    Rest In Peace my dear friend.
    I’ll always treasure our memories.
    – Lesley Abbott

  11. Michele says:

    This was such sad news to receive about your mum Julie.
    She was an exceptional lady who touched the lives of so many with her gentle and calm personality. 💕
    She was fun to be with, and always made you feel special.
    Many wonderful memories of our time together teaching at St Anne’s over the many years.
    I feel so blessed to have visited her last week.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
    – Michele

  12. Sheryl Taylor says:

    Our local Metastatic Breast Cancer group only started in November 2021.
    We had the pleasure of Julie’s company for a short time but she certainly made an impression on everyone in our small group.
    Julie was a great character, with a wonderful sense of humour.
    Her warmth and friendliness was evident from our first meeting.
    She enjoyed our get togethers, she was joyous and certainly had the knack of telling a good story.
    We all enjoyed her company.
    Because of our shared prognosis, we bonded very quickly and it was a delight to share the time we had with her.
    Our small group will feel her loss greatly.
    Despite not having long with Julie, we all knew how much she loved her family and we pass on our deepest sympathies.
    Kind regards,
    Sheryl, Bridie, Robyn and Rosemary

  13. Shea Oberleuter says:

    To Naomi, Rose, Helen, Columban and Benedict, and family.
    Your beautiful Mum Julie had the most kindest and warmest soul, who made anyone feel like they were the only one speaking in the room.
    She was always so generous with her time, and we will always remember her infectious laugh.
    We send our deepest condolences to you all, especially during this time.
    All our love, Always and forever, Jasper, Shea & Billy. xoxox

  14. Anne Neath says:

    It is the saddest of news.
    My deepest sympathy and love to all of Julie’s family!
    Julie and I met at gym rehab after breast surgery.
    It wasn’t long before our laughter and chats at gym led to lunches – we were always the last to leave before the cafe closed! I told everyone I had met a great friend at gym!
    Julie told me about her children and grandchildren and sent photos and videos of treasured moments!
    We laughed about the footy … me being a Collingwood supporter…and she even talked me into going to quilting classes, where we made knee rugs in team colours!
    We chatted at length about teaching.
    She was an extremely committed and wonderful teacher … you could see it in her eyes when she spoke!
    I will forever treasure our times together. How could I not … such a positive, charming, engaging and loving person! Thank you Julie for our time together and your true friendship!
    ❤️ Anne

  15. Simone Ledwidge says:

    Dear Helen, Rose, Ben, Columban, Naomi and families.
    I am so very very sad to hear of my beautiful neighbour Julie’s passing.
    She was such a friendly, positive and yes…’spunky’ person and I will miss her smiling face and our quick chats as we would come and go over the years.
    She fought so hard and may she rest in peace.
    Love and prayers to you all on the loss of your beautiful mum and grandma.
    – Simone Ledwidge xo

  16. Rosalie Shaw says:

    To the dear Walsh Family,
    I am so very sorry to hear that your absolutely beautiful mother has passed away.
    Your mum was the best roomi I have ever had. She never complained and was always cheerful.
    Her face lit up and a lovely smile when she talked about you three girls and her darling little Reuben and Remi.
    Thinking and praying for you all, love Rosalie.
    No more pain, no more suffering, healed in Heaven.
    Love you Julie 🙏😇
    – Rosalie Shaw

  17. Emily Keogh says:

    Julie was always so fun to be around, welcoming any stray kids in her car for a lift any time they needed, and was so kind she made you feel important whenever you spoke to her.
    I loved that she used to call us all her little possums and I have always admired her calm and soft nature. All my love and thoughts to her family who will miss her so terribly and I hope you all get to see her again shining through in your own Julie mannerisms she will have passed onto you.

    – Emily Keogh x

  18. susan skahill says:

    Special memories of a lovely lady…Julie you will be greatly missed.
    – Susan Skahill

  19. Sheila Moss says:

    My deepest sympathy to all the Walsh family.
    Julie was a wonderful friend and will be deeply missed.
    She loved her family and talked of them often.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    – Sheila Moss

  20. Barbara Lee says:

    Thank you so much for letting me know when Julie died as I knew she was struggling.
    I met Julie in 2016 on an ASA tour to the Caucasus. We hit it off right away and I used to meet her when visiting my grandchildren in Bendigo.
    She was a beautiful, strong woman.
    Condolences to all of you.
    – Barbara Lee

  21. Rosie Rees says:

    She gathered.
    She gathered things along the way to pass on, but not beautiful clothes or jewels.
    She gathered Starlight when she couldn’t sleep and sprinkled it on her stories so that the children of the children would listen in wonder, and remember with delight lessons learned at rock bottom and share them with strangers and friends alike to save them from need to sink so far themselves.
    She gathered precious life-giving laughter and regaled us all with the humorous reminiscing of her follies, her foibles and her mishaps.
    She gathered things that may have caught anyone’s eye in op shop’s but when examined closely became true treasure maps to this life’s gold mine.

    Beautiful Julie with your kind caring happy fun loving adventurous spirit.
    When you arrived at the gates of heaven. The angels were waiting. And they said welcome back Julie, we’ve been waiting for you. You were an angel on earth and surely we will all meet again, miss you my friend. Love and condolences to Rose, Helen, Ben Columban and Naomi and their families.
    – Rosie Rees

  22. Vicki Banko (Plant) says:

    So sad, Julie was amazing woman and strong.
    My best wishes to her loving family.
    She will be missed.
    – Vicki Banko (Plant)

  23. Robin and Jill Grant says:

    Loved sister of Robin, sister-in-law of Jill, Aunt of Simon, Cameron and Matthew.
    Our deepest sympathy to Julie’s family.
    Fondest memories.
    – Robin & Jill ❤️

  24. Margaret Clifford says:

    Sincere condolences to all The Walsh Family.
    I am so sorry for this very sad news and time for you all.
    Julie was a very special friend to me and a work colleague at St. Anne’s in Sunbury. Michele and I visited Julie recently to spend some time with her. She was so happy to see us and spoke so much about her children and grandchildren. Julie loved you all.
    We also recalled fun times and had some laughs.
    She was a very strong lady who fought so hard to stay with everyone, but especially her loved ones.
    Julie will be missed by so many. She has left us with wonderful memories and broken hearts.
    Prayers and thoughts are coming your way.
    Margaret Clifford

  25. Jayne O'Callaghan says:

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Your Mum had such a beautiful spirit as you say, so bright and cheery, she always made us laugh and be grateful for her wonderfully positive attitude and her cheeky outlook on life. She lit up every room with her laughter and sense of humour and even when she was so sick and we went to visit, we spent the most enjoyable and joyful time with her. Although we have never met any of you, her children, she was so proud of you all and always spoke so glowingly of you all. You have had more than your fair share of sadness of late but I know Julie will rest in peace in the knowledge that you share her love of family and will support each other at this sad time. Our love and prayers go to you all. Jayne & Bill O’Callaghan. (I taught with Julie at St Anne’s.)

  26. Pauline Gardner says:

    I was saddened to read that Julie had passed away. A beautiful lady who lived for her family.
    Lovely memories of a supportive and proud mother during the time Helen, Rose and Naomi attended Spring Gully Pony Club. My condolences to all the family. Pauline Gardner

  27. Carla Daly says:

    Our love and sympathy to Rose, Helen, Ben, Columban, Naomi and all the family on the loss of Julie.
    Our years of being a part of Julie’s extended family have been heartwarming, developing a deep and valued friendship and sharing the joy of being grandparents to Reuben.
    Some wonderful family functions with much love and laughter.
    Many happy hours spent creating memories with Julie in reliving her fantastic world trip, in the making of photobooks.
    So pleased I took the final one in to share with Julie on ANZAC Day, so she knows it will be completed in her honour.
    Broken hearted for us all, just too many goodbyes.
    – Carla and Godfrey xxx

  28. Reno&Frances says:

    We are deeply saddened by Julie’s passing.
    Deepest sympathy to her loving family.
    Julie was a vibrant, positive person who loved her family and cared for them deeply.
    We enjoyed seeing the photos and hearing her family news.
    We will miss our wonderful friend and remembered her very fondly.
    – Reno & Frances

  29. Rodney Hackett says:

    Julie was our first cousin. She is sadly missed but will never be forgotten.
    We remember her mostly as a young girl with auburn hair and a joyous, outgoing, personality. This was when she lived with her parents, Beryl and Bill, and her two brothers, Robin and Max, at Sandringham in Victoria. Our mother, Mavis, was Beryl’s sister and we spent many happy holidays and weekends together. More recently, we visited Julie at her home in Strathdale, and met her children and grandchildren. It was a happy occasion with a life-time of memories rekindled.

    We send our heart-felt condolences to Julie’s family and friends.

    Farewell Julie, with love,
    Lindsay and Joanna Hackett (Queensland), and Rodney Hackett (Melbourne).

  30. Judy and Richard Kos says:

    To Julie’s treasured family,
    Words cannot express our sadness and you are all very much in our thoughts and prayers.
    What an amazing, courageous lady and a caring, vibrant friend.
    We shared many wonderful conversations covering all things from teaching to travel, football to our children and grandchildren. She loved them all!
    Julie never lost her positive attitude, nor did she ever dwell on her failing health and its associated problems. She wanted to know our news, and was often checking on the well-being of our family farmers too. Such was her extensive level of care and interest in others.
    Thank you for being a beautiful friend, Julie.
    We will truly miss you.
    May God bless you and keep you.
    Judy and Richard

  31. Dom, Christine, Francesca and Rafael De Nardo says:

    To the Walsh family,
    Our love and thoughts are with you at this time.
    I met Julie when Ben and I were in grade 3 together (1989). Since the moment I met her she was always so caring, compassionate and thoughtful – even through her battles with cancer, not a milestone for our family went by (birthdays, Christmas’, wedding anniversaries) that we didn’t get a hand written card with a beautiful message from Julie.
    Julie was an absolute treasure and has always held a special place in our hearts and will continue to do so.
    Lot of Love,
    The De Nardo family

  32. Leonie Blythe says:

    I am so very saddened for Rose and Reuben, and all the Walsh family.
    Meeting Julie on special family occasions, she was always so warm and cheerful, full of life, and proud of her children and grandchildren.
    Wishing you all peace and strength, and with time, the joy of happy memories.
    – Aunty Lee

  33. Simon & Jess Finlay says:

    Deepest condonlances to the Walsh Family.
    We remember the many fun times at the Flemington Races.
    Rest In Peace
    – Simon & Jess Finlay xoxo

  34. Royce Gough says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Walsh Family.
    – Royce Gough

  35. Catherine & John Finlay says:

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to the Walsh Family.
    We we have very fond memories of lots of fun times together, especially lunches in the dining room at Flemington Races.
    I am so happy and fortunate that we were able to see you in your final weeks.
    Fought a very brave fight all the way to the end and never lost hope.
    Taken to soon.
    Rest In Peace
    – Catherine, John and Family

  36. Eileen Oates says:

    My love and deepest sympathy to Julie’s family.
    Julie lived a life filled with great love for her beautiful family.
    She was extraordinarily proud of her wonderful children and an adoring grandmother to her beautiful grandchildren.
    Julie’s life was lived with such joy and happiness, a great intellect and curiosity, and her wonderful sense of humour.
    In recent times Julie’s remarkable courage, strength and resilience were demonstrated in abundance.
    Julie was a loving and caring friend who brought joy and fun every time we met.
    I will miss her and our lunches, our lives are richer for her being part of ours.
    Vale Julie, your legacy is wonderful and You are loved by so many,
    Eileen ❤️❤️

  37. Adam Thompson says:

    In our car culture it is usually modelled that we are to dislike our mother in law!
    Well in my case that is completely untrue! I loved and admired you immensely. I never grew tired of your extended stays in Kakadu with us, you provided so much joy to all of us.
    You are so kind, calm and caring, with a wicked sense of humour and joyful outlook of life.
    I have learnt so much from you and still had a lot more to learn! I miss you so much already.
    We shared a love of driving and cars and l will be regularly driving to your graveside and showering it with the Mercedes perfume you loved.
    May you Rest In Peace.
    – Adam Thompson

  38. Margaret Stalker says:

    Condolences to Julie’s family.
    A lovely happy lady who will be sadly missed.
    I knew Julie through racing.
    She was a lucky punter.
    She always said her luck was that of the Irish.
    Julie was a faithful and loyal friend.
    A pleasure to know and be in her company.
    A loss to us all.
    – Margaret & Duncan Stalker

  39. Lucy Jackanic says:

    Extending my deepest sympathy to the Walsh family on the loss of your beautiful mother. May God give you the strength you need during this time.
    Julie was so excited when I employed her at St. Anne’s School, Sunbury.
    She was a caring, compassionate and thoughtful teacher who wanted the very best for her students.
    Julie often spoke of her wonderful children & grandchildren, and was so proud of her family.
    A beautiful lady, always had a smile on her face, was positive, interesting, courteous, respectful and courageous.
    Would never forget my birthday or ask how my brother was.
    I will miss you Julie.
    May you now Rest In Peace and may God welcome you into His kingdom.
    Be assured of my prayers.
    – Lucy Jackanic

  40. Geraldine Heath says:

    Julie, I am so sorry to hear of your passing.
    I remember your smile and quiet nature and the love, you spoke of your family.
    To your family I pass on my Condolences.
    I am one of the many lives that your mother touched during her life.
    – Geraldine Heath

  41. Pam Powell says:

    To the family of Julie
    My deepest condolence and sympathy on the departure of your mum.
    I will miss her too. We travelled on a cruise and I got to know her better.
    Our telephone calls were always a happy one with lots of laughter.
    I will always remember you Julie.
    – Pam Powell

  42. Carolyn Adams says:

    Julie…while I had not seen you for many years on my moving to Qld.
    For six years I remember you so fondly in the days working at St. Anne’s.
    I have many fond memories of you.
    You were such a caring and thoughtful person.
    May God give your family the strength at this sad time.
    What a lady!
    – Carolyn Adams

  43. Sue Smith says:

    Deepest sympathy to Helen, Rose, Ben, Columban and Naomi, and their families, at this sad time with the passing of Julie. May you all find great comfort in the many happy memories you share.
    Julie is an inextinguishable light. Her joy, enthusiasm, kindness and so much more, will live on in all the lives she touched.
    Sue Smith

  44. Ann McGowan says:

    I was very saddened to hear of Julie’s passing and wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to all her family at this very sad time in your family.
    I was a colleague and friend of Julie’s during her years at St Anne’s.
    She was always a very kind, happy, caring and lovely lady with everyone she came in contact with.
    I always admired how she accepted life’s challenges with grace and dignity.
    I can still see her happy, smiling face when we met while cruising around New Zealand on the Queen Elizabeth two years ago.
    May you all be blessed with strength and courage in the days ahead and may her dear soul Rest In Peace.
    – Ann McGowan

  45. Steve Rees says:

    Julie, I loved knowing you.
    You were so welcoming and warm and I always looked forward to seeing you and exchanging stories.
    You laughed at my stories, which made me love you even more.
    – Steve Rees

  46. Debra Perez says:

    Fond memories of a true lady – ‘Julie’.
    I remember many times shared at school and sporting events with our children.
    Love to her family especially Columban.
    Rest peacefully dear Julie.
    Deb and Zachary Perez

  47. Michele Cruz says:

    – Such a lovely, caring, interesting and happy lady.
    You never forgot to send a handwritten card for our birthdays and Christmas.
    We will miss you.
    – Michele and Beau Cruz

  48. Naomi and Ian Wilbraham says:

    Remembering Julie’s wonderful and gentle soul that will forever remain in our hearts.
    May her soul Rest In Peace and Light forever.

    To Julie’s family,
    Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and that we share your loss.
    – Naomi and Ian Wilbraham

  49. Helen Walsh-Thompson says:

    My Mum,
    Lion-hearted and fabulous.
    Story gatherer and story teller.
    Spiritualist and humanist.
    Kind and adventurous.
    Stoic yet epicurean.
    She enjoyed life and tackled obstacles determinedly.
    I’m so glad your grandchildren got to know you but wish we had more time.
    You poured stories into us and I will always contemplate and weave these into my time and motherhood, holding you in my heart forever.
    You lived a life of presence, joy and faith.
    Everyone who met you was better off for it and you truly made the world a better place.
    – Helen

Funeral Details

Sacred Heart Cathedral
Corner Wattle and High Streets

12th May 2022 at 1:30 PM

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