Hilary Taylor

Died suddenly on July 30th
Aged 44
Beloved daughter of David and Jocelyn ‘Jock’

Adored sister of Frith and auntie of Asha

The Service will be Streamed on FRIDAY (August 7) commencing at 11.00a.m.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

Funeral Notice



  1. Our loss and pain will never end dearest, darling Hirry. After fifteen months I struggle to come to terms with the gap in our lives. I want you to come home. I want you to text me and say “Poo to you” which actually meant, “I love you Mum”.

    Jocelyn Taylor November 17, 2021
  2. Deepest sympathy to Frith and Asha, Granna and Pa. I’m so sorry to here of the sudden loss of your daughter, sister and auntie Hilary. I struggle to find the words to express how sorry and sad I was to hear this tragic news. What kind, caring gorgeous lady that will be sadly missed. Sincerest condolences Jemma and family.

    Jemma Charles August 12, 2020
  3. My sincetest condolences to Taylor family. Hilary was a lovely soul with whom I shared many wonderful adolescent teenage memories with. Growing up with her and Frith in Bacchus Marsh were filled with such cherishable and funny moments. I am blessed to have crossed paths with such a beautiful soul and truly hope she is in peace, smiling down on all her loved ones, knowing how much she will be missed.xoxo

    Nishani Sooknandan August 11, 2020
  4. I am sorry to hear of Hillary’s passing. Just wanting to let you know that I have been thinking of you and Asha during such a sad time. To lose a sister so early in life is heartbreaking. Stay strong.
    Regards, Frith Morrow

    Frith Morrow August 9, 2020
  5. My heartfelt condolences to you Frith, Asha, and the Taylor Family.
    It was a pleasure working with Hilary.
    Hilary’s laugh always made me smile, and I often got it confused with yours, because you two were so alike in your happy ways.
    A lovely lady taken too soon. Thinking of you often. xo

    Colleen Riordon August 8, 2020
  6. Dear Jock, David, Frith and Asha,
    The loss of your dear Hilary is a tragedy beyond belief. So young and in the prime of her life. I send my deepest sympathy and thoughts to you all at this sad time. Bernice

    Bernice Clarke August 8, 2020
  7. Hilary, beautiful and amazing Aunt to Asha and sister to Frith. You were one of the only people I knew who laughed as much as I do. I loved the times I spent with you and so wish there could have been more.
    My Stella will embrace Asha with love, as they have been best friends since Childcare. And I will be there for Asha and Frith always.
    Rest In Peace beautiful lady.

    Tracey Monigatti August 8, 2020
  8. Dear Jock, David and Frith,
    I am thinking of you all at this sad time
    Hillary is your special and loving Daughter that will be missed by Family and Friends
    Special memories of the good times in Bacchus Marsh when our Girls grew up together and were part of State School 28 where Jock was the champion Teacher for all.
    Thank you for the memories.

    Vance Dickie August 7, 2020
  9. Dear Jock, David, Frith and Asha, my deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Hilary. Chelsea Jones xo

    Chelsea August 7, 2020
  10. Heartfelt condolences to you all. I have warm, fond memories of Hilary and many photos and secret notes that Hilary would always pass in class still tucked away in my memory box. We lost touch as we got older and despite my efforts were not able to reconnect. My children know of the kind, cheeky and generous Hilary, my dear friend. My heart is sore knowing that she is no longer here with her infectious laugh and generous spirit. RIP Hilary – always remembered as a loyal, genuine, fun-loving and kind soul xxx

    Amber Galvin August 7, 2020
  11. All the weekend sleepovers, trips to Fairhaven, and that one time she tried to teach me to ski. So many memories. Sending hugs across the ocean to Frith and fam, x

    Nat Corrall August 7, 2020
  12. To the Taylor family, my deepest condolences on the loss of dear Hilary. She and Frith were wonderful friends for me during my years in Bacchus Marsh and many an afternoon was spent at their home eating Coco Pops, horse riding camp, caving and Jock washing out all the mud from my jumper, Antioch days, debutante and many other memories.
    Love to all of you 💜
    Rest peacefully, Hilary. You were a wonderful friend to so many.
    Susie Alston

    Susie Alston August 7, 2020
  13. Hilary was an incredible co-worker with a heart of gold who will be sadly missed by all. Deepest sympathy to the Taylor family.

    Tim Prout August 7, 2020
  14. Deepest Sympathy to Frith, Asha and the Taylor family.
    Hilary I am blessed to have known such a intelligent, supportive and friendly lady.
    I always loved sharing stories with you and seeing the glow on your face when you spoke of Asha.
    The office was a brighter place with you in it, you were a dedicated worker and always happy to help others.
    Your infectious laugh will never be forgotten.
    I will miss you!
    Kirby xo

    Kirby Clark August 7, 2020
  15. Our deepest sympathy Frith, Asha and family on the passing of Hilary.
    Our thoughts are with you during this extremely sad time.
    All the staff at Great Ocean Ingredients.

    Nina Bakaric August 7, 2020
  16. Jock and David, our heartfelt sympathy to you on the sad passing of your dear daughter Hilary, our thoughts are with you this morning.

    Bill and Greta August 7, 2020
  17. Dear Frith, such a tragedy and unbelievable loss for family and friends. I will always remember Hilary with such joy her laughter and giving nature was an inspiration and I will miss her and be glad that she was a part of my life, condolences to you and the family Love to you all Connie Stuart

    Connie Stuart August 7, 2020
  18. Dear Frith, Deeply sad to hear the loss of your sister Hilary. May she RIP, my sincere condolences to you and your Family. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family to gain strength during these difficult times.
    Candida Rodgers (SDA FWP)

    Candida Rodgers August 7, 2020
  19. The most beautiful, truest, kindest friend us misfits could have ever had. We will miss the warmth of the kitchen floor at 2am, the poetry and the beauty of those years are like a garden of diamonds in my soul. So saddened by the news. My heart is with yours today Frith x we love you and we are with you x
    Belinda Rogers

    Belinda Rogers August 7, 2020
  20. Much love and strength to the Taylor family at this sad time. Warm hugs Katie Easton & Boys- Wangaratta

    Katie Easton August 7, 2020
  21. Deepest sympathy to Frith, Asha and the Taylor family. Hilary will be greatly missed by all, she had such a beautiful heart.

    Much love to all her family xxx

    Yvonne Treloar August 7, 2020
  22. to Jock,David,Frith and Asha, our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Hilary was a loving, precious daughter, sister and Aunt; caring, bright, hard working and funny. An important part of your close knit family. We have happy memories of Hilary who will be greatly missed by all of us.
    love from Allan and Margaret xxxx

    Allan and Margaret Brooks August 7, 2020
  23. So shocked and so terribly sad to learn of the death of Hilary, the beloved daughter of our much loved cousins, Jock and David. Our hearts go out to them and also to Frith and Asha in their grief. We were lucky enough to meet Hilary on several occasions over the years during their visits to England and everyone’s comments describe Hilary perfectly – a delightful young woman.

    Sally and Chris Flood

    sally and chris flood August 7, 2020
  24. Dear Frith,

    Was sad to hear about the loss of your darling sister Hilary. May her soul rest in peace. My sincere condolences to you and your parents.

    Please know that I am praying for you and your family during these difficult times.

    God Bless you All, Joanne Ramesh

    Joanne Ramesh August 6, 2020
  25. Dearest Frith & Asha, deepest condolences on the passing of your wonderful sister and aunty. Hilary was one of the loveliest people we have ever had the privilege to know. Thinking of you both and your family at this very sad time.
    Abby, Jason and Chloe Burleigh xoxo

    Abby Burleigh August 6, 2020
  26. I feel so very sad. Hilary’s infectious laugh, her loyal spirit and the adoration she so clearly had for her family and friends made her very special. Thinking back to so many shared and happy childhood memories of walking across Malcolm Street looking for the ‘Taylor girls’, dressing up, sleepovers, and performances of Little Red Riding Hood in the garden. My fondest love and warmest hugs to Jock, David, Frith and Asha. Prue xxx

    Prue August 6, 2020
  27. Deepest sympathy to Frith, Asha and the Taylor Family.
    What an amazing person Hilary was, kind and compassionate to everyone.
    She will be sadly missed.
    All our love xx

    Samantha Haebich August 6, 2020
  28. Dearest Frith and Asha, we are so saddened to hear of Hilary’s passing.
    We will always remember the special bond you shared with each other.
    Hilary was the most loving Aunt i have ever seen. Hold the memories in your hearts and she will live on in you forever. Sincere condolences to David and Jock, may her soul rest in peace knowing that she was well loved.
    Russet, Glenn and Paddy Quinn.

    Russet Quinn August 6, 2020
  29. Many happy memories of Hilary at Baby Black, That Laugh!
    Sincerest condolences to the Taylor family,
    Deb Hehir, and family

    Deborah Hehir August 6, 2020
  30. Deepest sympathy to Frith, Asha and the Taylor family. Hilary was a great work friend with the most contagious laugh. Her love for her family was very clear and just loved being your sister Frith and an Auntie to Asha. Much love xx

    Jodie Irving August 5, 2020
  31. Our deepest sympathy and condolences for Frith on the passing of your sister.
    Our thoughts are with you during this time
    Management and Staff
    WestVic Containers

    lisa loft August 5, 2020
  32. David, Jock, Frith and Asha, my deepest sympathy. I will always remember Hilary’s wonderful sense of humour. There was never a day when there was not a reason to have a good laugh about something. She will be missed and our AECOM/Maunsell lunches a bit quieter.

    Warwick Jordan August 5, 2020
  33. Sending our love and thoughts to Jock, David and Frith. We are so pleased to have been able to catch up with Hilary at the last Flower Show and share some memories.
    David (in Canada), Raoul and Garth all send their condolences.

    Jo & Len Murfitt August 5, 2020
  34. Deepest Sympathy to Frith, Asha and the Taylor Family. I feel very lucky to have met Hilary through work and in the short time we worked together she was someone who was always supportive, who had a listening ear, who offered pretty good life advice.
    She had a very special way with people.
    I will definitely miss you loud as life laugh.

    Sarah Clifford August 5, 2020
  35. My best wishes to David, Jock, Frith and Asha. Hilary was a work colleague and friend at AECOM and Daly International. She was 110% dependable and great to work with. She was the life and soul of the party in the office and muched loved by her work colleagues.

    Paul Larcher August 5, 2020
  36. Hilary was a both a friend and work colleague who will be missed by many. Hilary made an impact on everyone she met, but what I will remember most is the close bond she shared with Frith. The love, mutual respect and support they showed towards each other, was evident to all.
    My sincere condolences to Frith, Asha, Jock and David at this sad time xx

    Jackie & Mark Crothers August 5, 2020
  37. David, Jock, Frith; fond memories and my sincerest sympathy.

    Phil Henseleit August 4, 2020
  38. My deepest Sympathy to Frith and the Taylor family. I had the great pleasure of working closely with Hilary over the past year. Hilary was one of the nicest people you could wish to meet and will be sadly missed by those who knew her.

    Tim Mahoney August 4, 2020
  39. My dear dear friend. I love you to the moon and back and I miss you terribly. I feel so honoured to have had you in my life. You were smart, intelligent, reliable and had the most wonderfully generous heart with the best laugh. You will be missed.
    Sending my love and condolences to David, Jock, Frith and Asha.

    Kelly Lane August 4, 2020
  40. My fondest love and thoughts to Jock, David, Frith and Asha during this extremely sad time with the loss of your beloved Hilary.
    Many fond & happy times we all shared together in Bacchus Marsh
    All my love Georgie and the girls xxx

    Georgie Clegg August 4, 2020
  41. Words cannot express the sadness I feel knowing that I will never be able to share another glass (or bottle) of wine with you or that I will never hear you laugh again!
    My sincere condolences to the Taylor family.
    Goodbye my dear friend!

    Jovana August 4, 2020
  42. To the Taylor family, especially Frith and Asha, who I’ve heard so much about. Please accept my condolences on the untimely loss of your beautiful, smart, funny, kind daughter Hilary.

    We were friends at first sight at Maunsell, and I’ve never forgotten her (or that laugh!).

    Our breakfast catch-ups always left me with a spring in my step, and I will miss her very much.

    Please know she was loved by many, and we will keep her safe in our hearts.

    Vivienne August 4, 2020