Della Emily BISHOP (née Cook)

Passed away peacefully at Mercy Place,

Warrnambool on 19 November 2023

Aged 86 years

Loving mother and mother-in-law of

Lynette and Terry Sloane, Karen, Tania and Graham Heaysman,

Pauline and Raymond Sanderson

Adored Nanny to her 10 grandchildren

and 11 great grandchildren


The Funeral Service for DELLA will be held at Christ Church,

Anglican Church, Henna Street, Warrnambool

on FRIDAY (November 24) commencing at 10.30am.

Private Burial

Funeral Notice

ServiceNovember 24, 2023 - 10:30 amHenna Street Warrnambool , VIC View MapVenue: Christ Church Anglican Church


  1. Lynette, Karen, Tania and Pauline and families.
    My sincere condolences for the passing of your Mum. I have wonderful memories of her amazing sewing skills and the off cuts of some of the more special fabrics that she would kindly give me to make clothes for my Barbie dolls. A wonderful,kind and talented lady.
    R.I.P. Della

    Lyndell Farha (Burns) January 6, 2024
  2. Della was my ‘neighbour’ across the corridor in Room 30 Mercy Place. I was fascinated by my brief encounters with her and would love to buy Direct Debit one of the exquisite litte dolls she made. A friend all too briefly, Janice

    Janice Trenair Duggan December 11, 2023
  3. Lynette & Terry, Karen, Tania, Pauline, and families.
    We were so sad to read of Della’s passing. She has been such a part of my life, with Della & Peg (my Mum) doing their china painting together. Such a lovely lady.
    Sending condolences, love and huge hugs at this sad time.
    Maree & Tog.

    Graeme (Tog) & Maree Togni November 23, 2023
  4. Our condolences to Lynette, Karen, Tania, Pauline and families. So many memories of times passed. R.I.P Della.
    Lyn and Laurie.

    Lyn Duro November 22, 2023
  5. Condolences to all Dellas family and beyond. You were my Doll teacher since 1989 when I first met you. Everything you taught me I still do. We traded with items, I crocheted tiny doll cloths for tiny dolls and embroidery for you, the molds you gave me I will treasure. The many dollshows we went to. You were good to my children after I lost my hubby and son. I’ll treasure all you taught me all the visits and times were you showed me different ways to put tiny dolls together over a cuppa. Thank you for being a beautiful friend, teacher, and mentor. XX.
    LOVE Valerie Tanner and family. Xx

    Valerie Tanner November 21, 2023
  6. Our heart goes out to you all at this sad time. We will remember Della for her love, care and generosity she shared with us. I (Karan) will miss her hospitality, quick wit, cuppas, card and Bingo nights, and being my extended Mum
    Karan, Stan, Megan, Emily and Brody xxx

    KARAN MCCULLAGH November 20, 2023