Elise Ness

16/10/1962 - 26/08/2021

Elise passed away peacefully at home, with her family by her side.
Adored wife of William.
Loving and caring mother of Daniel and Daymon (dec)
Mother-in-law and friend to Tara.
Amazing Nanna of Michael and Emily.
Beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, daughter-in-law, Auntie and friend to many.
She fought her illness bravely and with dignity, living a full and joyful life.
Follow the light and rest peacefully with our Daymon.

Due to restrictions for funeral gatherings, attendance in person at Elise’s funeral service is by invitation only. However, all are invited to view her service as it takes place live by visiting the following link on Thursday the 2nd of September at 11:00am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to causes important to Elise are preferred. Those causes are:

Nying-Jey Projects:

National Breast Cancer Foundation:

Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup:

Tax deductible donations can be made to the “Banatjarl Strongbala Wimun Grup” via the Jawoyn Association Aboriginal Corporation.
Account: Jawoyn Association
BSB: 015-884
Account: 410 339 066
Reference: BSWG Donation
Additionally, if persons donating would like to receive a receipt for tax purposes, due to Jawoyn Associations registered charity status, please email [email protected] and provide your name and contact (including best email address) and a receipt will be sent.

Live Web Streaming available at commencement of service
02/09/2021 @ 11:00
Barbara and Denis Lynch
2021-08-30 04:33:04
We will remember the good times with a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Our condolences to all the Ness family at this sad time. Love from Barbara and Denis
Antonietta Marsala
2021-08-31 10:10:34
May you rest in peace. God bless you Lisa and your family.
Alison Blakeley
2021-08-31 22:34:35
Love and condolences to all the Ness family at this sad time. Their bravery has always been admirable. Alison and Robin
Lynette Cox
2021-09-01 02:01:09
so very sad to hear of Elise's passing. She faced her battle with such grace and determination, the way she always embraced life. Elise was so full of life, a radiance shone from her face. I do hope the joy she shared with us all brings some comfort to her William & her family. Now joined in voice & love with Daymon. Remembering her for the joy she brought to us all with her clear, sweet, soaring voice. How we all smiled when Elise let her voice rise up to the heavens, lifting our spirits, a true joy to hear and see how singing lifted her up. She took us all with her in these moments and we smiled and felt a warmth in our hearts to see her joy. Elise I will always think of you with joy 🙏💗
Pam Harrison
2021-09-01 03:34:25
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Elise, a super special lady who radiated positivity and happiness. Joyful in voice and love of music. Sincere sympathy to all of Elise’s family.
Debra Phippen
2021-09-01 06:31:47
To Will and family, my sincerest condolences. Psalm 23:6
Elena Roujnikova
2021-09-01 07:27:49
To Elise and Will: Out of suffering have emerged your strongest souls. Deep love gave you courage. I send my prayer for Elise and Dymon to reunite.
Ruth Cooper
2021-09-01 10:03:10
Thinking of you, Elise, and Daymon and sending compassion, light and love
Ross Smith
2021-09-01 23:21:56
Thinking of you William,Daniel, Tara , Michael and Emily, with care and compassion during this difficult part of your lives. Both Elise snd William showed an amazing strength on their path. Elise used her practices, and beliefs to the full, and this helped with her ‘taking in life’.Elise had mentioned she had slowed down, and we commented that by slowing down, you have more time to see what is around you.It has been such a blessing to have been able to reconnect . William and family , go gently , be kind to yourselves . Om Mani Padme Hum Ross 🌸🌸🙏🙏
Andrew Sarah
2021-09-01 23:33:10
To William Ness and family. On behalf of the Melbourne Collegians water polo club social team, we wish to pass on our condolences on the sad passing of Elise last week. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time. I will always miss Elise's smile and her kindness will always be with me. Andrew and the MCWPC SL7 team
Genevieve Lynch
2021-09-01 23:41:26
To William and Family, we are thinking of you at this sad time. Our love goes out to you, Genevieve, Derek, Alex and Lilli xxxx
Peter Toms
2021-09-02 00:41:50
Dear William and Daniel my thoughts and prayers are with you as you farewell Elsie.
Chi & Boo Harvey
2021-09-02 00:44:58
Nana Elise, we will miss your joyful smile, kindness and beautiful singing voice. We promise to keep singing and playing music with Michael & Emily to remind them to live their lives with the joy and fun spirit you did. We will think of you often warmly and with a smile and know you are with us all during special moments. We promise we will stand with William and Daniel and care for them. We love you, rest well. Give Daymon a big hug from us all. Love From Uncle Chi, Aunty Boo, Mia & Marcus xox
Jane Rodwell
2021-09-02 00:58:02
Elise, you lived with an open heart and generosity of spirit. The memory of your beautiful soaring voice will always be present at Sea of Ukes/Ukes of a Feather. Your last months were a lesson to us all in acceptance and 'letting go.' My love goes out to William, Daniel, Tara, Michael and Emily at this very sad time xxx
Sharon Nicholls
2021-09-02 01:03:20
Dear William and family, We will greatly miss singing beside our beautiful friend Elise. Her beautiful voice lifted up so many people and we learned so much from her, not just about singing but about living life to its fullest. Singing ABBA together and a shared love of Snoopy with Evelyn will live on. May Elise Rest In Peace and be reunited with her beloved son Daymon. Our heart goes out to you William and you remain in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharon and Evelyn Nicholls.
jennifer Adams
2021-09-02 01:07:26
Thoughts, love, and prayers to you William and Daniel. Elise was such a fun and lovely human being xx
Will Harrington
2021-09-02 02:02:10
Thinking of Elise's beautiful spirit, and sending the entire Ness family much love xx
Juliana Frazer
2021-09-02 02:33:06
Thank you for sharing this beautiful tribute to Elise. May the wonderful memories give you strength. Peace and love to you all.
David Ness
2021-09-02 02:42:40
Such a beautiful tribute for Elise. Will and Daniel you should be proud of who she is and what she gave to all of us. So many wonderful memories and these will give you strength during this difficult time. May she now rest in peace knowing she has left an enduring legacy of love, companionship and peace. Sending all our love David, Olya, James, Zoe and Maxine xxx
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