Sheila Margaret O'KEEFE

15.08.1925 – 26.04.2022

Dearly loved and loving wife of Des (dec)

Deeply loved & loving mother and mother in law of Trish & Bruce(dec) McMillan, Jennie & Peter Shepheard, Terry & Heather, Brian & Karen, James & Giselle, Phil & Triss, Claire & Tony Pritchard, Maureen & Dennis, Jo-Ann & Tony Egan and Richard (dec)

Adored Nanna to Matthew & Jess, Richard & Emily and Simon, Simon & Sarah, Rachel & Ronan, Jacinta & Joseph, Bernie & Fiona, Sommer & Al, Jordan & Nikki, Ashlee & Xavier, Ryan & Tara, Aaron (dec), Dane (dec), Brydi & Mason, Tadhg & Des, Bianca & Liam, Lachie, Sam & Sarah, Dylan & Dee, Stacie.

Treasured great grandmother to  Kade & Nala, Levi & Savannah, Sophie & Tom, Lyra & Iris, Sadie (in heaven), Ovie & Lola, Olivia, Ned & Miriam, Finley, Alex, Archie & Hughie,

Passed away peacefully on April 26, 2022 at Warrnambool.

Aged 96 years

Loved wife of Des (dec).

It is with much sadness we have said goodbye to our dearly loved nanna and great nanna.

Trish & Bruce (dec) McMillan

Matt & Jess, Richard & Emily, Alex, Archie & Hughie and Simon.

Thanks for everything Mum. Fond memories forever. Jennie & Peter, Simon, Sarah, Sophie & Thomas, Rachel, Ronan & Finley, Jacinta, Joseph & Olivia, Bernard & Fiona.

Loved mother of Terry, mother in law of Heather.

Nanna and Gran to Sommer, Alistair, Kade and Nala, Jordan, Nikki, Ned and Miriam, Ashlee, Xavier, Sadie (in heaven), Ovie and Lola.

“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”

Mum, we will miss your sense of humour and quick wit.

Forever in our hearts.

Brian and Karen, Ryan, Tara, Levi & Savannah.

Dearly loved mother of James, mother in law of Giselle and grandmother of Tadhg and Des.

Beloved Mum, Grand Mother & Mother In-Law to Phil, Triss, Bianca, and Liam.

Our trips to Warrnambool won’t ever be the same.

Cherished Mum and friend to Claire and Tony.

Adored Nanna to Lachie, Sam and Sarah.

Always so loving, thoughtful and kind,

What beautiful memories you have left behind.

So blessed to have the steady strength of your love for so long Mum

Missing and loving you every day

Maureen and Dennis

Loved mother of Jo-Ann, mother in law of Tony.

Loved Nan of Dylan and Dee and Stacie.

Loved Nan-Nan of Lyra and Iris.

We didn’t get to say a last goodbye, but you are now at peace.

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 30, 2022 - 11:00 amSelby Road Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church

The Funeral Mass for SHEILA will be offered at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 2 Selby Road, East Warrnambool on SATURDAY (April 30) commencing at 11a.m. Private burial Tributes and condolences can be offered on the ‘Notices’ section


  1. Dear Trish, Jennie, Terry, Brian, James, Phil, Claire, Maureen, Joanne and families,
    Your Mum was one special Lady and we were all enriched to know her. She has left a lasting footprint on earth and will be sadly missed by so many.
    Condolences to you all and sorry we could not attend in person.
    Therese Tobin, Leo, Jonathon and Ingrid Cain

    Therese Tobin Cain May 2, 2022
  2. My deepest sympathy to you all. Shiela was a lovely, gentle lady anda good friend of my mother, Lexie. My prayers are with you all. Marita Smith. ( Doolan)

    Marita Smith May 1, 2022
  3. So sorry to hear of the passing of Shiela, she was a beautiful person and will be sadly missed. Love to all the O’Keefe’s
    Peter and Mandy Ryan

    Peter and Mandy Ryan April 30, 2022
  4. A beautiful and wonderful lady. RIP.
    Remembering her in prayer.
    +Brian V Finnigan. 😀🙏

    Brian Finnigan April 30, 2022
  5. My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of your mother, Shiela. She was a lovely, gentle lady and a great friend of my mother, Lexie. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Marita Smith ( Doolan)

    Marita Smith April 30, 2022
  6. Dearly loved sister of Mary (Dec) brother in law Pat (Dec) Loving and treasured Aunty of Marcia /John , Brian/Kazu , Margaret/Peter , Rosina and Families

    Beautiful Memories

    United with her family in heaven
    Rest Peace

    Margaret Gannon April 30, 2022
  7. To all my o’keefe cousins sincere sympathy on the very sad loss of your lovely mum and our aunty Sheila. Sorry we won’t be able to attend tomorrow to celebrate her long and well lived life. She was an amazing lady and is now at peace and hopefully enjoying catching up with rest of the family in heaven
    Will be thinking of you all tomorrow
    Lot of love from Marcia and John Gates and family xxx

    Marcia Gates April 29, 2022
  8. Dear Maureen Dennis and all of the O’Keefe clan,
    We send our love and thoughts to you all- a gracious lady, a caring and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. A woman of dignity and integrity
    Big love
    Mary and Miles and all of our children( a special hug to Auntie Mause!)

    Mary Coverdale April 28, 2022
  9. Dear Trish, Jennie, Terry, Brian, James, Phil,
    Claire, Maureen, Joanne and families.

    So sad to hear of your beautiful mums passing. Aunty Sheila had a special place in our hearts and we will miss those visits to Warrnambool
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Marie Mal and family x

    Marie Chaplin April 28, 2022
  10. Sincere sympathy to the family. Loving memories of a great lady. Lyn Kelly(O Keefe)

    Lyn Kelly April 27, 2022
  11. Dear Trish, Jennie, Terry, Brian, James, Phil, Claire, Maureen, and Jo-Ann,
    So sorry I can’t be with you on Saturday to farewell your beautiful mum. A Saddened Fr Des

    Fr Des FitzGerald

    Father Des FitzGerald CSsR April 27, 2022