Elaine V HILL

Passed away peacefully at South West Healthcare following a short illness on February 7, 2024.

Aged 82 years

Loved wife of Bruce (dec.).

Loving mother of Alison and Daniel, Katy and David, Greg and Marie, Hoang and Phuong, Thanh and Khanh.

Much loved Gran of Leo, Callum; Luka; Nora, Holly; Claire; Caitlin, and Martin.

Loved sister of Merla, and sister-in-law of Barbara and Dexter.

Beloved Aunty E of Heather, Rhonda (dec.), Judith and their families.


The Funeral Service for Elaine will be held at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on TUESDAY (February 13) commencing at 2.00pm.

Private cremation

In lieu of flowers, donations in Elaine’s memory to UNHCR www.unrefugees.org.au or Lost Dogs Home https://dogshome.com/ are appreciated.

Please click here to view Elaine’s Funeral Service and a photo montage prepared by family. 

Funeral Notice

ServiceFebruary 13, 2024 - 2:00 pm271 Raglan Parade Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: Eastern Park


  1. My dear “E”, we were to meet at St Anne’s in SALE last Saturday 24/2/24. You had written me a letter to be sure to attend. I cannot believe why you didn’t make it. We were boarders together and school friends from grade 7 to Matriculation. Our birthdays were a month apart but I was the “oldest”, I would boast. Oh dear, I will miss you so much. Rest in Peace my dear friend. Jill Williams new Hughan. “Hu”

    Jill williams February 26, 2024
  2. Elaine and Bruce were dear friends of mine at Melbourne University. We stayed in touch over the years and I always caught up with them, then just Elaine, when visiting my home town. I last saw Elaine in May 2023; we had dinner and shared reminisces. A great lady whom I will miss.

    Phil Molony February 13, 2024
  3. So sad to hear of Elaine’s passing a very kind and caring person. My deepest sympathy to all her family whom she loved dearly.

    Cris Johnson February 13, 2024
  4. I had a chance to hear of Elaine’s family’s story of profound generosity and love, and was very touched by the impact they had on so many people, including my friend’s family. My sincere condolences to Elaine’s family and community.

    Trang February 13, 2024
  5. We remember Elaine with great pleasure respect and admiration.
    Elaine was a warm, stimulating, wise and welcoming colleague.
    Her knowledge of literature was broad. She was a feisty opponent at the card table.
    The world is richer for having had you in it Elaine, and the poorer for your passing.
    Our sympathy to her family.
    Tam and Bill

    Bill and Tam Vistarini February 13, 2024
  6. My adored Godmother, Elaine Hill… she was an island of calm and wisdom in a mad, mad world. Elaine was a school friend of my Mum’s so has been in my life forever. It was always a delight to visit her, to chat about old times, politics, people, life – the works! We went to aquarobics together, played Scrabble, watched movies, ate.

    Elaine cared and supported so many people -as a Mum, a grandma, a teacher, at Lifeline, as a friend and a wife and a community member.

    She lives on in every one of us and every good deed we pay forward.

    Jo xox

    Jo Dodds February 12, 2024
  7. Elaine was a loved and respected teacher of our three girls. She was a valued member of our Probus Club and her quiet humour and comments will be missed. Thank you for giving Carren, Andrea and Paula such a love of literature and a solid grounding in the art of debating. You will be remembered by us all.

    Sandra Gow February 12, 2024
  8. Elaine was truly a wonderful person. We had many lunches discussions conversations and the odd glass of wine over many years with our involvement at Classic.
    Our sincere condolences and thoughts are with Elaine’s family at this sad time.
    Michael and Lyn Okeefe and family

    Michael and Lyn Okeefe February 12, 2024
  9. Thankyou Elaine for your wonderful marriage advice and our mauve rose- we still have it. For being Richard’s favourite teacher in the early ’70’s and for being an inspiring colleague for Kerry in the mid ’80’s to early ’90’s. Richard and Kerry Ziegeler

    Kerry February 12, 2024
  10. I will miss her send of humor and her insightful contributions to our book club.
    She was a gentle, caring lady who always saw the good in people. Rest easy Elaine.

    Christine Webb February 12, 2024
  11. Elaine, a gracious and loving part of our extended family. Sadly missed by Margaret andTed, Ali and Nick, Sadie and Henry.

    Margaret Barnard February 11, 2024
  12. Goodbye Elaine. You may be gone, but your memory will live on forever. Barbara Barker California. USA.

    Barbara Barker February 10, 2024
  13. RIP Mrs Hill, my English teacher who I had great respect for.

    Sandra Hockley February 9, 2024
  14. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mum Alison. Much love to you and the family at this sad time.
    Monica Duggan

    Monica Duggan February 9, 2024
  15. I will dearly miss our conversations and friendship at Aqua Lite. Deepest sympathy to your family.

    Ann Menz February 9, 2024
  16. Elaine was a true friend and confidante.
    Always wise and informed on so many issues.
    Will miss our ‘catch ups’.
    Great memories of an inspired English teacher.

    Bronwyn Horton February 9, 2024
  17. I was honored to be a friend of Elaine’s for a very short time. She was such an inspiration to me with her knowledge and love of literature. She always cheered us up at Probus with her witty asides. She was a beautiful caring person and a delight to know.

    Lucienne Newton Tabrett February 9, 2024