Julie Maree BUCKLEY (née Rowlands)

On December 16, 2021 at Warrnambool.

Aged 57 years

My best friend and special lady

Our time was too short

Our hearts are broken

Loving wife and mother

Robert and Thomas

Funeral Notice

ServiceDecember 22, 2021 - 10:00 am56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

– Family and friends of JULIE are invited to attend a Service to celebrate her life at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on WEDNESDAY (December 22) commencing at 10a.m. Private Cremation QR check-in will be required/Vaccination no longer mandatory to attend The Funeral Service will be streamed at the above date and time. it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section @ guyettsfunerals


  1. Dearest Julie
    We will miss your generous, perceptive, often humorous comments on the books we read over the years. Also your recommendations for further reading. We can hardly imagine how much you will be missed by Robert and Thomas, to whom we send our sincere sympathy. Port Fairy CAE Book Club.

    Margaret Banks December 23, 2021
  2. We were the lucky ones to have known and loved you Julie. A dedicated mother to Thomas, amazing wife to Robert and an awesome friend and family member to many. Cancer you suck! You will be missed my dear lady.

    Christine Harris December 22, 2021
  3. I attended Julie’s funeral service today and was very moved by the words of those who loved her and shared various aspects of her life. I was witness to an incredible, but not surprising, outpouring of love and respect for Julie and all she has achieved and for all the people she had touched, including myself. I never saw Julie’s amazing garden or met her family in person, but she spoke of them all so often. I knew her as an incredible mind and a very caring, articulate, exacting person. As I write at the dining table in my home, I recall her sitting in the chair next to me at the wine appreciation sessions I held here and her insatible need for information about what she was tasting. She had to know and I had such respect for that. Yes, she was a perfectionist (I relate) and she had a very dry wit (another aspect I admired) and for which she often had us in stitches of laughter, and she was equally warm and so very caring. When I had very little, she gave me kitchen items she had stored away to give her son when he left home and she gave them to me to help start my life again in a new home, and every time I use that knife block and those saucepans I think of Julie (so, every day) in the last 6 years. She was my academic colleague ‘down the corridor’at Deakin Warrnambool and an avid wine appreciator which drew us together, but she is so much more than that in my heart.
    She is truly a woman I admired, respected and cared for.
    I learned so much more about her today and for that I am very grateful.

    Louise North December 22, 2021
  4. A beautiful colleague who quietly looked out for others. I will miss her gentle kindness. Deepest sympathy to Robert & Thomas. The gardens in heaven will surround her with joy.

    Kate Harvie December 22, 2021
  5. Julie you made me feel welcome and included as a work colleague in Warrnambool. You were an inspiration, a voice of aspiration, integrity and civility. You reminded us all to walk on the earth with our shoes off and tend our gardens. With great respect may you go in peace…

    Llewellyn Wishart December 22, 2021
  6. Thank you Julie, for starting me on my PhD journey, your encouragement was important part.

    Sue Glaisher December 22, 2021
  7. Rest In Peace Julie. You will be missed. My sincere condolences to Robert and Thomas.

    Shaun rawolle December 22, 2021
  8. Dear Robert, Thomas and family,
    My deepest condolences for your loss. Julie will be missed by so many of us at Deakin, she was a dear colleague, a quiet achiever and always so thoughtful and considerate of others. A light has gone out at the Warrnambool campus.

    Anna Kilderry December 22, 2021
  9. To Robert and Thomas, my heart aches for you both. Julie will be fondly remembered, from my time at Deakin and then our first mothers group, lots of laughs and jokes. Rest in Peace Julie x

    Alison Walsh December 21, 2021
  10. Deepest sympathy to Robert(Joe) and Thomas on the loss of Julie Jen and Tich Thomson xx🌺

    Jen Thomson December 21, 2021
  11. Deepest Sympathy to Robert, Tom, Joan, Carolyn and Ben, Brett and Lil, on the passing of my beautiful and much loved Niece Julie. Julie, you were such a caring an lovely person, who lit up the room at Christmas and other functions, and will be sorely missed. Taken far too soon. RIP. Lots of love from Muriel, Reg and Family

    Muriel Leersen December 21, 2021
  12. Dear Julie, You were such a friendly, inspiring, witty and supportive colleague. I enjoyed so many great times with you over the years and will miss you dearly. You have left a great legacy. Rest in peace. Lots of Love, Shelley

    Shelley Hannigan December 20, 2021
  13. Julie. You were one of a kind. I can’t believe this. Such an amazing person personally and professionally. Smart, kind, funny and cared so much about education and the world. Thinking of you Robert and Thomas.

    Bernie Walker-Gibbs December 20, 2021
  14. Julie you were a beautiful caring thoughtful friend to us. Our deepest sympathy Robert and Thomas xx
    Forever in our hearts
    Andy and Lois♥️

    Lois Beard December 20, 2021
  15. Deepest sympathy to you both. Robert and Thomas you are in our thoughts.💐💐
    Lynette and Bill Harry

    Lynette Harry December 20, 2021
  16. We are very sad to hear of the passing of Julie. Our thoughts and prayers are with Robert and Thomas.
    We will remember Julie as the beautiful and kind woman that she was.
    Fondly remembered.
    Love from Steven, Camille, Luella and Delaney Foster xxx

    Camille Foster December 19, 2021
  17. When Julie came to Brauer College she brought with her an enthusiasm and an empathy for the students she taught. As a fellow teacher she was an inspiration. Vale Julie

    Andrew Fawcett December 19, 2021
  18. I was very sad to learn of the untimely passing of ‘Mrs Buckley’. I first came into contact with Julie as a Year 12 student at Brauer College. She motivated an unmotivated student to excel in her subject Human Development & Society. She was just a graduate teacher then and clearly had a gift for teaching.

    We then crossed paths again as colleagues at Deakin University and shared a few laughs when I would, without thinking, address her as ‘Mrs Buckley’.

    Julie was such a beautiful, warm and endearing person. My thoughts are with her husband Robert and beloved son Thomas. RIP ‘Mrs Buckley’ spread your education gift in heaven.

    Lee Rhyne (Densley), Year 12 chohort 1988 Brauer College, Warrnambool.

    Lee Rhyne December 19, 2021
  19. Oh so sad.. Julie was a dear friend through life line..
    We visited her home many times..
    Such a sincere loving honourable lady who sadly I haven’t seen or spoken to since I left Warrnambool..
    Such a privilege to know and be loved by her then..
    Condolence to her family..
    The world is less without her contribution..
    Joy billings

    Joy billings December 19, 2021
  20. Robert & Tom we are very saddened to hear about Julie. Our thoughts are with you.
    Your neighbours Cath, Lucinda & Phil

    Philip McLean December 18, 2021
  21. My dear friend, Julie. What an honour it has been to work beside you in your lovely garden all of these years. You emanated integrity and elegance in everything you did, and your caring nature will be sorely missed by those whose lives you touched. Sincere condolences to Robert and Thomas. Rest In Peace, beautiful Julie. Sue

    Sue Sartori December 18, 2021
  22. Dearest Julie. Rest peacefully now. You will be loved and remembered always. Wherever you are I hope you are surrounded by a beautiful garden.

    Christine, Michael and Family December 18, 2021