Michelle Therese GLEESON-HAND

Passed away surrounded by family on January 4, 2022

Aged 51 years

Dearly loved and loving wife of Paul

Devoted mother of Georgia and Jackson

Loved daughter of Wayne and Dorothy Gleeson;
sister of Leanne and John, Peter, and Fiona.


We love you today as we did yesterday and will tomorrow
You are always in our thoughts and forever in our hearts
We hope you are at peace
– Mum & Dad; Leanne, John, Lilly, Logan, Jake & Grace; Peter & Gabriel; Fiona & Jayden


Funeral Notice

ServiceJanuary 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm271 Raglan Parade Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park

Family and friends of MICHELLE are invited to attend a Service at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool commencing at 2.00p.m. on TUESDAY (18th January). The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Tooram Memorial Park cemetery. Tributes and condolences can be offered on the ‘Notices’ section The Service will be streamed at the above date and time, it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section at


  1. Our sincere condolences to Paul and family from Diezel & Carol

    Carol Dalziel January 24, 2022
  2. Dear MIchelle,

    You were strong, stoic and practical. More so than any other person I’ve known. You didn’t waste time fussing when there was a problem, instead worked your way through and to a solution. I loved that about you.

    When my 45kg dog jumped out the back of your ute and nearly hung himself, you very calmly and simply picked up his front legs. He could breathe, I had time to unchain him and you just shrugged your shoulders and said, “ I guess he’s never been in a ute before, better keep an eye on that next time.”

    You had a way of cutting through to the heart of things, and if you couldn’t change or control it, then you let it go. I try every day to find that kind of wisdom, but you just lived it.

    You had an way way with people and animals, being honest, fair and fundamentally believing that an investment in them was an investment in yourself.

    I’m gonna miss you my friend.

    Safe journey and much love,

    Tanja January 19, 2022
  3. Our years together at Swintons Deli and partying afterward…so many good times. We laughed so much more than we cried back then… Deepest sympathy to all who loved you.

    Kylie McRae January 18, 2022
  4. To Paul, Georgia, Jackson and Michelle’s parents and siblings. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Try to remember the good times you shared with Michelle, I’m sure thoughts of many happy moments will help you through the sad times.

    Colleen Bailey January 18, 2022
  5. Please accept our deepest sympathies and be assured that you are in our thought and prayers. Rita & Pat Leddin

    Rita Leddin January 18, 2022
  6. South Rovers Football and Netball Club Committee, volunteers and supporters extend our deepest sympathies to Leannne and all family members at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you.

    Dennis Bushell January 18, 2022
  7. Our deepest sympathy to Paul,Georgia and Jackson at this sad time. Debbie and Mark Kelly

    Debbie Kelly January 18, 2022
  8. Sincere sympathy and be sure that you are in our thoughts at this sad time.
    Love to Paul ,Georgia and Jackson from Lee and Paul Smith

    paul smith January 18, 2022
  9. Dear Georgia and Family,
    Our deepest condolences and much love to you all.
    We will always remember your Mum’s generosity, as well as her beautiful smile.

    Maudie Reading and Family January 18, 2022
  10. Thinking of you all Dorothy, Wayne & family and sending our deepest sympathy and love to you.
    Heather & Paul Gleeson

    Heather Gleeson January 18, 2022
  11. Deepest sympathy to Michelle’s family… I have great childhood memories….. many a weekend riding our ponies together all over the place , in the paddocks racing each other up the hills , galloping along the beach … Although we lost touch when I moved away , you will always be in my thoughts …
    RIP XX

    Lindy Launer ( née Klemm ) January 17, 2022
  12. Our sincere sympathy to the Hand and Gleeson families on the passing of Michelle. Deepest condolences to Paul, Georgia and Jackson. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Stuart, Lynne and Ella Titmus January 17, 2022
  13. Condolences to the Gleeson and Hand families on Michelle’s passing.
    Such sad news

    Jill Sabo January 16, 2022
  14. Dear Dorothy, Wayne and families, sending our sincere sympathy to you all at this very difficult time, of Michelle’s tragic passing.
    Michelle will be forever lived and sadly missed by her loving family.
    Gods choicest blessings always.
    Meryl & Dan xx

    Meryl Lenehan January 16, 2022
  15. Our sincere condolences to Paul, Georgia, Jackson & the Gleeson family on Michelle’s passing.
    Norm, Barnie & family.

    Barnie McCosker January 15, 2022
  16. Dorothy, Wayne & family
    May the strength you need at this sad time be buoyed by the kindly condolences shared by others.
    May the love of God, and your family bonds, surround and sustain you for as long as you need.
    Len Moira & Meg

    Len Mann January 14, 2022
  17. Sorry to hear of the passing of Michelle,deepest sympathy to you and your family.xx

    Darren and Sue Hanson January 14, 2022
  18. My beautiful friend Michelle,
    In life you gave more than you took, you loved your family and friends and put everyone’s needs and happiness before your own.
    I’m totally lost without you and will forever keep your memory alive and take comfort knowing that you are now at peace.
    I’m so very proud of our friendship and grateful for what you brought to my world.
    A seat for you will always be saved at Thursday night dinner.
    My deepest condolences all who held Michelle so dear to them, as you struggle with this loss also.
    Forever loved and never forgotten
    Rae and baby Amarni-Rose x

    Rae Currie January 14, 2022
  19. My beautiful neice. You will be loved and remembered always.
    Will miss your visits and wish there’d been many more.
    With fond memories
    Bernie and Jim
    Cousins Tali and Joe.

    Bernadette Roache January 12, 2022
  20. Deepest sympathy to Michelle’s family,I will miss our chats about what the kids are up to, you will be greatly missed as a work colleague and a friend.
    Jenko and Sandra

    Mark Jenkins January 12, 2022
  21. Paul Georgia and Jackson.
    Our sincere condolences on the passing of Michelle. She was a very special neighbour. Sending our love for you to find comfort in the coming days and cherish memories you can forever hold on to.
    Love Leon Julie Nicholas Emily and Jessica xxx

    Julie Wetemans January 12, 2022
  22. Deepest Sympathy to Paul, Georgia and Jackson.
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    Gayle and Perc Boyle.

    Gayle Boyle January 12, 2022
  23. A longtime client who became a beautiful friend, my heartfelt sympathies to all who loved Michelle

    Sally Knight January 12, 2022
  24. Condolences to Paul Georgia and Jackson. We can’t begin to understand your loss. Michelle was a much loved, respected and appreciated member of the building department team at SWTAFE. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

    Richard Snook January 12, 2022

    Our love & sympathy to Wayne,Dorothy, Leanne, Peter & Fiona; Paul Georgia & Jackson.
    Michelle, a much loved niece of Mary & Gerald & cousin of Quinton, Dom & their families.
    Michelle, you continue to give in death as you did in life, offering comfort to many through your organ donation.
    The love & memories you shared will remain with us all.

    Mary & Gerald Gleeson January 12, 2022
  26. Fond memories, a friend and work colleague who will be dearly missed.

    Greeny January 11, 2022
  27. Sincere condolences and sympathy to Michelle’s family and friends at this difficult time. Michelle was a colleague that will be remembered fondly for her friendship and professionalism. Deepest sympathy. Kelly James Hansford

    Kelly James Hansford January 11, 2022
  28. Michelle, I will miss your smile, your cheeky humour, your strength and your openness, you will be missed.My deepest sympathies to Michelle’s family on their loss.

    Alison Richardson January 11, 2022
  29. Dear Dorothy,Wayne,Leanne,Peter and Fiona;Paul and family, Sending our love and Deepest Sympathy at this very sad time. Kaye & Neil Johnstone. XX

    KAYE JOHNSTONE January 11, 2022
  30. So sad to hear of your passing Michelle, A lovely person and respected work colleague, Deepest sympathy to family and friends.
    Lyn Greenberger

    Lynette Greenberger January 11, 2022
  31. So many wonderful memories of my beautiful cousin growing up together. You will be so missed and forever remembered with love.
    Dot, Wayne, Leanne, Peter, Fiona, Paul, Georgia, Jackson I send you all my support and love.

    Jacinta Roache January 11, 2022
  32. Sincere sympathy and condolences to Paul and family, to Dorothy & Wayne and all their families & many friends.

    RIP Michelle.

    Annemaree & Laurie Stonehouse January 9, 2022