20 thoughts on “Irene Frances Bassett”

  1. Gail McDonald

    Dear Irene, it was an honour to be a part of your journey over these past years.
    You were a beautiful courageous lady who always thought of others and enjoyed life.
    Deepest sympathy to Ray and all Irene’s family.
    – Gail McDonald

  2. The Cat Women

    Dearest Ireney, we will miss you so much.
    You were and always will be our buddy, our partner in crime, our soul sister.
    You were our fellow chip and giggler, Cats devotee, old song serenader, hearty laugher, confidante, story teller and ‘love a good dinner outer’.
    Most of all you are our most special and dear friend and we will remember you always as you were – amazing, generous, loyal, kind and beautiful.
    Love from The Cat Women

  3. Daryl & Christine Sullivan

    Deepest sympathy to Ray and family on the passing of Irene, she was a beautiful lady and will be sadly missed x😘
    Daryl & Christine Sullivan

  4. Jan & Daryl Pobjoy

    Fond memories of Irene.
    A beautiful person who touched the lives of all she met.
    Remembering happy times shared at Belmont Rotary functions.
    Sending Heartfelt Sympathy to Ray & family and to all of Irene’s family.
    From Jan & Daryl Pobjoy

  5. Joy and Philip Marshall

    Remembering a beautiful soul and thinking of you today Ray.
    So many precious memories

  6. I will always remember you Nanny Irene.
    We always had a good laugh together.
    You will be missed
    Love from Amy

  7. Laura Templeton

    My condolences to family and friends of Irene.
    May you Rest In Peace
    You were a wonderful person with a beautiful heart – we will miss you.

  8. My beautiful friend Irene.
    Our friendship of nearly 40 years will always be the closest to my heart.
    We laughed, we cried and shared the best times together.
    Holidays were always a laugh a minute.
    We ate, we laughed and we shopped. Life was just perfect when we were together.
    We have so many wonderful memories that will never fade.
    Love you Irene. My beautiful best friend forever.
    Much love always, Lynda

  9. Kevin & Dorothy

    We were both very saddened to hear of Irene’s passing.
    Will always remember the special times shared together.
    Our heartfelt sympathy to Ray & family.
    Kevin & Dorothy

  10. A very lovely lady at rest.
    Many happy memories.
    Deepest sympathy to Ray and family.
    Bob and Beth

  11. Patricia and Stephen Yewdall

    To our dear friend, Ray, our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of your beautiful Irene.
    You both worked so very hard through your business, through your community support with Rotary International, your support to the Cats and much more.
    Now at peace.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Stephen & Patricia Yewdall

  12. Vanessa Bassett

    Dearest Irene
    We will always remember you for your smile and infectious personality as well as your sense of humour.
    We always had a good laugh together.
    You lived life to the fullest and have left us all too soon.
    You’ll remain forever in our hearts with the fondest memories.

    Vanessa, Mike, Amy & James

  13. Trevor & Raquel

    What a privilege it has been to be part of Irene’s life.
    She was a beautiful, warm and caring person.
    She always made us and our family feel so welcome and special.
    She will be missed and never forgotten.
    Deepest condolences to our great friend Ray. Take care mate.
    Trev, Raquel, Jordan , Dylan and Samuel. xxxx.

  14. Marie Bassett

    We had lots of laughs together and spent beautiful precious times enjoying your company.
    And that laugh of yours will be remembered for every lovely lady. RIP (Aussie) Irene.

  15. Ray, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.
    You have my deepest heartfelt condolences.
    May God bless Irene, and you in this trying time

  16. Butch and Ann Gravett

    Our loving thoughts are with you Ray and family.
    Such a great loss for you as Irene was “one of a kind” a beautiful soul that touched us all with her friendship, compassion and will be sadly missed.
    She has left much loved memories we have and will always be in our hearts ♥️
    Butch and Ann Gravett

  17. Julie and Ray Ferguson and family

    Goodbye dear sweet Irene your pain is finally over.
    You were such a dear friend to all of us and we will always miss you.
    Your courage has been such an example to all and we so admire your grace and dignity.
    We know you are now at peace.
    We will remember you with love always.
    Our love and sympathy to your soul mate Ray and all your family.
    – Love Julie and Ray Ferguson and family xx

  18. Will always remember the fun times – thank you.
    Deepest condolences to the extended family who she always spoke fondly about.
    Rest in Eternal Peace

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Irene Frances Bassett

31/12/1954 – 26/09/2022

Peacefully at RYMAN (Charles Brownlow) Village (Geelong) at 7.00pm

Wife and friend for over 45 years to her loving husband Ray
Step mother to Vanessa and dearest Nanny Irene to Amy and James.

Daughter of the late Frank & Beatrice Borg.
Sister to Marlene, Joyce, Frank and Anthony (Dec.)
Sister in-law to Joe, Gina and Joanne.
Aunty to Sky, Chantelle, David & Suzie, Indiana, Scarlett; Stephen; Shaun & Kim, Frank, Penelope

HUGE THANK YOU to all the staff at Charles Brownlow, you are all amazing for the care that you give.


Funeral Prayer Service

Service Date: Thursday - 06th October, 2022

Service Time: 2.00pm

Service Address:

St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church
Corner Howard & Victoria Streets
West Melbourne

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Service Date: Thursday - 06th October, 2022

Service Time: 3.30 / 3.45pm

Service Address:

Fawkner Memorial Park
1187 Sydney Road, Hadfield VIC 3060

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