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in memory of

Shirley Alice Collier

Shirley Alice Collier

(formerly Archbold / Née Beasy)

26.5.1939 - 10.7.2021


Passed away peacefully at Bendigo Hospice.

Loved wife of Harry Archbold and Victor Collier (both dec). 

Loved Mother of Lyndell and Jason (Broad), Timothy and Karen (Archbold).

Step mother of Jennifer (dec), Paul and Vanessa, Janice, Andrew and Rhonda.

Nanny to Erica, Daniel, Eleanor, Lucy, Abigail, Samuel and Kelly, Elizabeth and Dave, Rebecca, Ben and Avalon, Tara and great Nanny to William and Isaac.


A service of burial for Shirley will be held at the Chewton Cemetery on Saturday morning (July 17) at 11.00am.


This will be followed by a Service of Thanksgiving for Shirley’s life in the Baptist Church, Church Street, Kangaroo Flat

on Saturday afternoon at 2.00pm.


Because we are now in lockdown, only 10 people may attend Shirley's service.   This will be by invitation only.

However, you may wish to watch the service via livestream.

To do this please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.  

The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.


Join us for a chat.

We will share memories and stories from Shirley's life. Hosted by Tim Archbold. 

Time: Jul 18, 2021 1:00-3:00 pm 


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Meeting ID: 820 0589 0024 


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15 responses to “Shirley Alice Collier”

  1. Jenny Pata (Clutterbuck) says:

    My sincere sympathy to Shirley’s family.
    I knew Shirley from nursing days at Mildura in the 1960s and later when she was working in Swan Hill – she was one of the nicest people I ever met.

  2. Diane Klimeck says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Lyndell, Tim and Families.
    Shirley was our neighbour and friend for many years in Chewton where Lyndell and Tim grew up, great memories of a lovely, hard working lady.
    May she rest in peace.
    Klimeck Family xo

  3. George & Josie Milford says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Lyndell and Tim.
    We always valued our time with Shirley.
    It was a joy to have Shirley as team leader for Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministry, working so closely with Coordinator Sister Kath as well as with the state-level command team.
    It was good to have Shirley around when working with Bob and Nathalie McDonald on Gospel Radio matters.
    And, of course, we knew we were in safe hands when Shirley sat at the Shire of Metcalfe council table!
    Well done, good and faithful servant!

  4. Denis, Val, Wendy and Jane Laidler says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Lyndell, Tim and family.
    May the treasured memories that are held deep within your heart bring you peace, strength and courage in your sorrow.
    Denis, Val, Wendy and Jane Laidler.

  5. Sally Morgan, Secretary Chewton Cemetery Trust says:

    From Chewton Cemetery Trust.

    The members of the Chewton Cemetery Trust wish to extend sincere condolences to Shirley’s extended family on her passing. Shirley was not only a respected and appreciated Trust member for many years, but also a valued friend. Resting in peace with her Lord.

  6. Virginia Ledger/Archbold says:

    A warm, selfless Aunt/friend, who transformed the life of a favourite uncle and brought love and acceptance to many others. Can no longer look forward to endless chats, but only be glad she is enjoying life now with her Lord Jesus Christ.

  7. Mary P James says:

    Thank you Shirley for the years of tireless effort you put into Gospel Radio.
    I know that by now you would have heard those precious words “Well done, good and faithful servant”.
    Thank you too for the close friendship we developed over the last 12 months since our husbands died. We knew they were already in Heaven with Jesus, but we needed comfort as we felt their loss. It was lovely to have each other to pray with – sharing our blessings and prayer requests. We could bare each other’s burdens.
    I will miss Shirley very much. Love and condolences to Lyndell and Timothy and their families. Mary James.

  8. Mavis Price says:

    What a wonderful lady your mother was. I still have vivid memories of when I first met her making the piano sing at the Castlemaine Fellowship meetings and then playing at the Presbyterian church years later it was a joy to hear her still playing for the glory of God with all her heart.
    Shirley certainly had an open home as many said, the price of a lovely lunch was doing an interview! I always felt welcome. A loving and caring person who was enabled to touch many peoples lives and the world is a poorer place with her passing, but she is home.
    May God comfort you in the days and months ahead. God is with you, Mavis.

  9. Jan Chapman says:

    Thinking of you Lyndell, Tim and your loving families as you miss your darling Mum.
    We honour Shirley for her faithfulness and dedication as a Volunteer Pastoral Carer at Castlemaine Health for over 30 years…… many friendly chats and hymns sung!
    Safe in the arms of Jesus,
    Phil and Jan Chapman

  10. Mary Archbold says:

    Shirley was a dear friend/cousin who attended the Archbold Christmas gatherings in the Castlemaine Gardens with Vic for many years, just for a chat.
    Deepest sympathy to Lyndell, Jason, Tim, Karen and families.
    John (dec) Mary Archbold and family

  11. Doris West Auntie. doss. says:

    Loving sympathy to Lyndell, Timothy and families. I will miss my constant chats of family history and memories.
    In Heavenly Love Abiding.

  12. Jenny Gledhill says:

    On behalf all of the members of Mildura Nurses’ Association I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of Shirley’s family. Little did we know that June 26th would be the last time we were to see and speak with Shirley.
    RIP dear lady.

  13. Elaine West says:

    Love and sympathy to all the family, from another old nurse and long time friend.
    We that are left are depleted by her passing from us,
    but our lives are expanded by sharing her journey. She is now “safe in the arms of Jesus”

  14. Merle Estelle Stuart says:

    I am going to miss Shirley very much as we the only girls in both our parents family and therefore called each other “SIS” being the closest we could be. In the last months we were not able to share as much time as were able to because of the “Virus” but we are so thankful for the life that Shirley lived for her Lord and praise the Lord for her testimony and is now resting in the arms of her loving Saviour. May the Lord Bless her family as the remember the times they shared with their mother.
    May God richly bless Tim, Lyndell and family as they share in the loss of their loving mother.

  15. Mark beasy says:

    I’ll miss seeing you aunty Shirley, my Godmother, on your visits to Mildura.
    I regret not catching up the last couple of years. One of the nicest people I’ll ever meet, kind, caring beautiful inside and out.
    Say hi to Stan Beasy and crew for me, all the great people are gone sadly.
    Beautiful service, deepest sympathies to family and friends.
    God bless you all, very deeply saddened to hear.
    All the best, thinking of you all especially Shirley and the early years.
    Kind regards Mark.

Funeral Details

Baptist Church
32-38 Church Street
Kangaroo Flat

17th July 2021 at 2:00 PM

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