Dawn Margaret Theresa Billings (née Kelson)

Passed away suddenly but peacefully on September 9, 2020

Aged 71 years

Loving wife of Laurie (dec.)

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Wayne and Rachel, Michelle (dec.), Katrina and Danny Rook

Adored ‘Nan’ of Casey, Chae, Skye, Jordyn, Anthony, Matthew, Mikey, Claye and ‘Gwanny’ of Austin, Ashton and Mitchell

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

The Service recording will be available from 10.30a.m on Tuesday (September 15) Click here for the link

Funeral Notice


  1. To my beautiful Aunt. There are no words to express the hurt of your loss, and the thought of all your loved ones in pain, breaks my heart.
    You were an amazing woman, full of life and love. I often spoke about you with Shan. That always made me smile. I thank you for that.
    Thank you for always being there for me. Always making sure I was ok. Always making sure I knew what was happening and always empathetic to my needs.
    I will miss you dearly and I’m so thankful for all that we shared.
    All my love.
    Vikki ❤️

    Vikki Kelson September 22, 2020
  2. The family of Joe & Gertie Osborn (both deceased) of Koroit, extend our deepest sympathy to Dawn’s family, on the sad loss of their, Mother, Grandmother, Sister and friend.
    Dawn, you were a loving sister-in-law to Judith, and a caring support & confidante to Gerry & her children, especially Vik.
    You will be sadly missed by all who have known you. 💗💗

    Veronica Williams September 16, 2020
  3. Bye my friend.
    I have memories many
    I have photos plenty
    I hear your laugh, I feel your hug
    I will miss those great times we had.
    Annie. Xxx

    Annette Boyd September 15, 2020
  4. Such a beautiful lady.
    Will always remember the day she was so supportive to myself and shaina.
    Will always remember the summer nights down at caravan park with nan Melva and Janice playing cards and having a lot of laughs and a few drinks.
    Will be so missed
    Thoughts are with the family ❤️

    Eddie Shanahan September 15, 2020
  5. Deepest Sympathy To All Dawns Family .. Will miss you my Dear Friend you were always up for a late chat & laugh .. You had so much more to do in this life you have been taken before you had finished .. RIP Dear Dawn xox

    Carol Russell September 15, 2020
  6. Dawn you are a beautiful person who came into our lives in a positive way in recent years. It has been a pleasure to know you and as soon as we can we will sit on your stool at the Warney and reflect on your memory over a drink with friends.
    Forever in our hearts Harry and Geraldine

    Harry Smits September 15, 2020
  7. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of a lovely lady gone too soon. Mick and Elaine Walters.

    Elaine Walters September 15, 2020
  8. goodbye beautiful lady thank you for taking me under your wing and treating me as part of your family ill miss running into you for a chat and you greeting me with open arms and a smile on your face

    sending all my love to katie danny casey plug matt and rest of the family

    rest in peace Dawnie

    fleur (flower) and dan xxx

    Fleur Ludeman September 15, 2020
  9. Remembering a lovely lady, a truly adventurous soul. Always a smile and positive energy. You will be missed by everyone who knew you. Deepest sympathy to your family, who will miss you so.

    Helen and Joe Willis September 14, 2020
  10. My Dearest Dawn. (Dawnstar) l will always treasure our times together. Thank you for your wisdom , guidance and for just being you. My family adored you and appreciated what you done for my Mum. You and Mum loved your little chats together. I will miss you so much sweet lady. I promise l will continue on being a Bookmanette. Your dancing will live on in me and what you taught me. All my love Jen ( Jetstar) 💃💃🌹🌹

    Jenny Goodman September 14, 2020
  11. Thinking of Chae,Claye and all the family . Dawn was a beautiful and caring soul taken too soon.
    Love and Hugs Sheradin ,Daizy and Tilly

    Sheradin September 14, 2020
  12. To know her was to love her, a very special lady.

    Deepest sympathy to all the family


    Kathy September 14, 2020
  13. Another beautiful soul gone too soon! Reunited with your beautiful Shell. Sending all my love to you Chae, Claye, Kate, Danny & your families xx

    Leah Siegle September 14, 2020
  14. Gone too soon. You will be greatly missed but we will remember all the great times we’ve shared together. Go the Saints!

    Love Craig , Trace, Mickayla and Ethan

    Trace Heath September 14, 2020
  15. We have fond and fun memories of Dawn as a work colleague and a friend. We are so saddened to hear of her passing a beautiful soul gone too soon. Love to all her family and friends. We will think of her often.

    Rebecca McGrath and Ben Logan September 13, 2020
  16. Dawn, Such a lovely person. A huge zest for life and fun, always caring. We will miss you enormously.

    Larry and Jenny Jeal September 13, 2020
  17. Our deepest sympathy to Wayne, Rachel and family on the passing of Dawn, such a lovely woman. Thinking of you all xx

    Raelene & Brent Saulitis September 13, 2020
  18. To Kate and Wayne, So sorry to hear of the passing of Dawn, always full of life and a great retail neighbour in Liebig St.

    Alison Noseda September 12, 2020
  19. Softly the leaves of memories fall.
    Gently we gather and treasure them all.
    Thank you for including me in the fun times.
    Susan Hand

    Susan Hand September 12, 2020
  20. My beautiful special friend . We walked a thousand miles. We drank a thousand wines . We dressed up a thousand times . I will miss you more than a thousand times . Thank you for your friendship . Thank you for being part of my little family . You are the best . Rest In Peace beautiful lady xxx Jan

    Jan lynch September 12, 2020
  21. To Margaret & Anthony and Kelson Families, Deepest Sympathy on the sad loss of Dawn. Thinking of you all. Rest In Peace. Margaret & Clare Gleeson

    Clare Gleeson September 12, 2020
  22. Deepest condolences to Kate, Danny, Casey, Anthony & Matthew on the passing of dawn ❤️

    With all our love & thoughts
    Carly, Jarrad & skye 💕

    Carly Innes September 11, 2020
  23. All I can say nan is your with your man now!

    Protect us all and watch over us with love Like I know you will! ❤️

    See you soon nan! ❤️💯

    Anthony rook September 11, 2020
  24. Rest well you character! Mum and the crew are missing you already and we will miss you greatly. The fun times, and the regular catch ups at the Warrny hotel shows won’t be the same without you. Our thoughts are with all your family and friends, BIG hugs

    Warren Heath September 11, 2020
  25. Still can’t believe it, thank you for everything you did for me nan, from getting my license, to helping me with my issues. You were one of a kind, your smile would light up the whole world with you in, earth lost an angel but heaven gained one, I love you so much Nan hope you’re watching over me 💜💜💜

    Matthew Rook September 11, 2020
  26. We will never forget her She was a very kind person who always made us welcome when we came to visit Miss you always Dawnie Love Laurel n Frank x

    Laurel Cook September 11, 2020
  27. Fond memories of Dawn Billings, loved niece of Lar(dec) and Olive Kelson. Much loved cousin of Glenn, Greg, Noel, Tim & Scott and their families.
    Deepest sympathies to Wayne, Katrina and families.
    Rest in Peace Dawnie….

    Olive Kelson September 11, 2020
  28. She was a beautiful women and she was dearly loved by so many
    Fly high you gorgeous soul 💜

    Eden Addison September 11, 2020
  29. Love you so much nan. Austin misses his gwanny. We promise we will finish off the garden for you 💕

    Casey Templeton September 11, 2020
  30. Sending all our love to casey & austin on the passing of dawn 💕
    I never got to met her, but from everything I have heard she was a wonderful lady with a heart of gold xx

    All our love
    Stacie, Harley, Rhyder & Dexter

    Stacie September 11, 2020
  31. Our thoughts are with you all on the loss of your mum and nan . Dawn helped us when my children were little and I have never forgotten what a kind person she was. Sending you our 💕. Liz, Denis, Leah, Sheree and families xx

    Elizabeth Thompson September 11, 2020