Joan Patricia BLAKE (née Retallack)

Of Nullawarre

Passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021 at Warrnambool.

Aged 88 years

Loved wife of William ‘Roy’ (dec.).

Loving mother of Roslyn and Bruce, Andrea, Danny and Sue, Wendy and David and their families.

In accordance with Joan’s wishes a private Cremation will be held.


Cherished mother of Roslyn and Bruce Holloway.

Ma to Sam and Amanda, Tamara and Clint.

We will miss you greatly


Loved Ma of Dan and Sue.

Grand’ma’ to Stefanie, Alex, Lachlan and Emily.

Friend to Thomas and Lucretia.

Will be greatly missed,

Enjoy your well earned rest.


Cherished mother of Wendy and dear friend of David Toohey.

Loved ma to Josh and Bert (the pug).

We will miss our chats and cuppas,

Seeya later on.

Funeral Notice



  1. To all of Joan’s family, please accept my sincere sympathy on her passing. I will miss having chats when we saw each other at Ashley’s. My love and prayers to you all.

    Merle Dalton November 22, 2021
  2. Sending love and heartfelt condolences to Wendy and David on the loss of your dear mum! xo

    Gwenda & Gary Toohey November 17, 2021
  3. Our condolences to Roslyn and Bruce ,Sam & Amanda,
    Tamara & Clint.
    Thinking of you all and the Blake family .
    John & Wendy Smith and family.

    Wendy Smith November 17, 2021
  4. Lovely happy memories of Joan always enjoyed a cuppa & chat. Thinking of her beautiful family.Love Valerie & family xx

    Valerie Blake November 16, 2021
  5. Rest In Peace Ma, you will be missed by us all.
    Angela & her fur babies
    Mel, Ryan, Halle, Julian & Mia
    Dan, Isobel, Isaac, Hanna, Amal & Ameer
    Will, Shona & Leo
    Marty, Sarah & Quinn

    Melissa Van de wouw November 16, 2021
  6. Sincere condolences to Roslyn, Andrea, Danny, Wendy and families on the sad loss of Joan. A lovely, generous lady who was a well respected neighbor and friend.

    Pam & Peter Clark & Family

    Pam Clark November 16, 2021
  7. Deepest sympathy to the Blake family on the sad loss of Joan. A wonderful neighbor and friend for many years.

    Pat Dalton

    Pam Clark November 16, 2021
  8. Dear Roslyn,Danny,Wendy & Families.So sorry to hear of the passing of Joan,sending our deepest sympathy From Michelle Croft & family xxx

    Michelle Croft November 16, 2021
  9. Wonderful memories of Aunty Joan at family events and farm visits. Always a smile and full cake tins!

    Love to all the family

    Hazel… and all her kids whose names she tried to get right!

    Gaynor Radovic November 16, 2021
  10. Our Condolences to The Blake Family on the passing of Joan. Respected neighbour for many years. Rest In Peace. Hooper Family.

    Pauline Nolan November 16, 2021
  11. Condolences to the family from the Drake family

    Shirley Drake November 16, 2021