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in memory of

Shirley Rose Curnow (nee Tatt)

Shirley Rose Curnow (nee Tatt)

23rd June 1935 - 23rd August 2023


Shirley passed away peacefully at Jessie Bowe House, Maldon Hospital on 23rd August 2023, aged 88 years
with her children by her side.
Loving wife of Ray Higgins (dec) and Jim Curnow (dec).
Adored mother of Ross and Janet Higgins.
Mum, your life was full of friendly deeds,
always thoughtful of ours and other’s needs,
cheerful, generous, unselfish and kind,
what a lovely memory to leave behind.


A service to celebrate Shirley's life will be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine

on Wednesday 6th September commencing at 1.30pm.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
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.

A private interment will be held for Shirley prior to this service.


16 responses to “Shirley Rose Curnow (nee Tatt)”

  1. Cathy Thompson says:

    Deepest condolences to Janet and Ross.
    What an amazing woman your Mum was.
    What an honour it was to know her and in her later life care for her.
    Rest peacefully Mrs Curnow.
    Hugs to all the family
    Cathy and the Kellett family.

  2. Jodi Hall says:

    So saddened to hear of Shirley’s passing.
    Our condolences to Ross and Janet such a beautiful lady that smiled with her eyes many fond memories.
    Jodi Hall

  3. Flo says:

    So sorry Ross and Janet on losing your beautiful Mum.
    Such a caring giving and generous cousin
    Shirley will be missed by us all.
    – The Stuchbree family

  4. SONIA SPENCER says:

    Those we love don’t go away
    They walk beside us everyday
    Unseen, unheard, but always near
    Still loved,still missed and very dear
    Sonia and Robert
    Special Shirley for Nicholas, Ashlee and Mitchell

  5. Leanne Bowe says:

    Loving memories of a sweet lady.
    Our deepest Sympathy to Ross and Janet on the loss of your dear Mum.
    Love Leanne, Peter and family xx

  6. Sandra Granr says:

    I was saddened when I was told “Shirley has gone up to cut your mothers hair”, something she had done for many years.
    Shirley was a dear friend to my mum who so loved Shirls’ visits and the conversations about the old days and all the families who lived in Winters Flat.
    Deepest sympathy to Ross and Janet.
    from Sandra

  7. Georgia & Tom says:

    My heart breaks for Janet & Ross at the moment.
    No words can describe the pain of this.
    We send our deepest condolences to Janet and Ross.
    Shirley you were a bright, charismatic beautiful lady who will be truly missed forever.
    Rest In Peace Shirl.
    Georgia and Tom

  8. Lorraine Bell (Kelly ) says:

    So sad to hear of Shirley passing.
    Memories of good times at Winters Flat when my sister Rita and I lived across the road love to her family.
    – Lorraine Bell (Kelly)

  9. Heather Boughton says:

    My condolences to Ross and Janet – Shirley will be missed – she was such a beautiful & generous woman – will miss our chats and her smile.
    Rest now Shirl, fond memories.
    – Heather Boughton

  10. Mal Pascoe says:

    Loved younger sister of Joan (dec), sister-in-law of Bill (dec), and Auntie Shirl to Malcom & Jan Pascoe & Family.
    Fond Memories, may she rest in peace.
    “The Lord is my Shepherd”

  11. Maryanne M Murdoch says:

    Our sincere condolences to Janet and Ross and extended family.
    A lovely lady.
    Shirley loved coming to the CFA Christmas Party.
    Fond memories.
    Maryanne and Malcolm

  12. Marie Cornwill says:

    Condolences to Janet & Ross,
    I was so sad to hear the passing of your beautiful mum Shirley, she was such a lovely, kind & beautiful soul.
    I always loved it when Jim & herself popped into the M10, she would make my day, always had time to have a chat.
    She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
    Sending love & hugs to you both 💙💗
    Marie 🤗🥰

  13. McKeone & Gildea Family says:

    McKeone and Gildea Families send loving heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Shirley.
    Love & sympathy to Ross and Janet.
    A beautiful lady, a beautiful soul.
    Remembered with love and respect.

  14. Sandra McLean says:

    We are saddened to lose Auntie Shirley. Her cheerful smile and loving nature will be missed at our family get togethers.
    She was a wonderful and beautiful Aunt who has gone to be with Uncle Jim.
    Deepest condolences to Ross and Janet.
    Sandra and Rod

  15. Gil Cunningham says:

    Janet, so sorry to hear of the loss of Shirley – she was a wonderful woman and made great scones and will be sadly missed.
    Love Gil & Jackie

  16. Marie Cornwill says:

    What a beautiful send off for Shirley. I watched the live stream from Qld as I couldn’t be there in person.
    R.I.P Shirley 💗💐
    Love to Ross & Janet 💙💗
    – Marie Cornwill

Funeral Details

Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

6th September 2023 at 1:30 PM

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