Shirley Margaret HOCKING (née Stephenson)

Passed away peacefully at Mercy Place Warrnambool

on November 20, 2023

Aged 90 years

Wife of Clive (dec.) and dear friend of Gus (dec.)

Loving mother and mother-in-law of

Stephen & Kaye, Gail & Mal Rankin

Loved Nanny of

Jessica and Gordon, Tim and Tarni, Marcus, Lianna, Emily

and great Nanny of Lachlan, Olivia, Tom, and Tyson


Family and friends of SHIRLEY are invited to attend a Service at

the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool

on Monday (27 November) commencing at 2.00p.m. The cortège

will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Warrnambool Cemetery

Funeral Notice

ServiceNovember 27, 2023 - 2:00 pm271 Raglan Parade Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: Eastern Park


  1. With love and blessings to Shirley’s family. Her kindness and humour will be long remembered. I had such a lovely talk with her at Pa’s funeral. Warmest wishes to the family as Christmas approaches. Belinda, Libby and Patrick

    Belinda Densley December 23, 2023
  2. Shirley was a dearly loved sister of Bob Stephenson,
    Sister-in-law of June(both dec).
    And friend to Lynn and Mick💐
    Love to all at this sad time.

    RIP Shirley💐

    Lynn Quirk November 27, 2023
  3. We were so lucky to have had Shirley as a friend to Pa but also a friend to us. I will remember our trip to Geelong with the girls and many occasions we all celebrated together. Rest peacefully Shirley you were one of a kind and will be sadly missed 🥀
    Amanda, Scott, Zahli and Rylee Foreman

    Amanda Foreman November 26, 2023
  4. To dear Shirley. What a wonderful friend and companion to our dear late Dad you were. My outing with you to Priscilla will be cherished forever. We will all remember your friendship to our family very dearly. Rest easy Dear Shirley.
    From Lynette and Bill Harry and families.

    Lynette Harry November 23, 2023
  5. Our dear Shirley. You were a very dear friend and companion to our late Dad (Pa), Gus. Your friendship over many years to our family will be remembered very fondly. Our thoughts are with your family. From Jenny, Steve. Derrick, Rach and Peppa, Justin, Abbey and Leo, Nicole and Mark.

    Jenny Price November 22, 2023
  6. Very sad to hear of Shirley’s passing. A long term friend of Gus, also recently departed. Condolences to all the family. From Neville and Angela Densley

    neville densley November 20, 2023