10/05/1932 – 17/07/2021
After a very short illness.
Dearly loved wife of Ian (dec.), loved mother of Rick and Julie, Tony and Jacqueline, and Katrina and Nick, devoted Nana of Henry, Philippa, Evan, and Alex and Ben.
An active, creative life right till the end.

Funeral Notice


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A Private Service will be held. To view Jean’s webcast please click on the above link on MONDAY (26th July) at 2.00pm.


  1. So sad to hear of Jeans passing. We always loved catching up with her and having chats when on walks in the neighbourhood. Loved the jams and marmalades with the beautiful textile tops. We will miss you but know we will still look out for you as always here taking in the sunshine and fresh air. Forever remembered.

    Trish and Geoff Wright July 29 2021
  2. The first day l met Jean, 6 years ago, she invited me home to look at some small table looms she had used for teaching,as l wanted one to weave on. I was a bit worried as she climbed ladders and rummaged in high-up cupboards to find the loom, but she kept chatting, and telling me about all the things she unearthed. She was a master weaver, modern in her designs,always interested in new techniques, and experimental in her work. I bought one of her beautiful scarves for my mother, another indomitable woman. Can’t believe you won’t be on zoom with the rest of the Weavers tomorrow, Jean. Thank you for being you.

    Bernadette Aitken July 26 2021
  3. Dear Rick and family, thankyou so much for letting us share the wonderful tribute to your very special mother. We always had great admiration and fond memories of both your mum and Dad.
    Kindest regards
    Rod and Pauline Mackenzie

    Rod Mackenzie July 26 2021
  4. Jean was such a valued part of the Wool Museum family – kind, generous and talented. Our deepest sympathies.

    Stephanie Rosestone July 26 2021
  5. Jean
    Thanks for letting me be part of your family. A very special gift.

    Nick Jojkity July 26 2021
  6. Our thoughts are with Jeans family at this sad time. John (dec)and Shirley Emery shared many fond memories with Ian and Jean over many years. Such a lovely lady. Kindest regards from The Emery Family.

    Carol Emery July 26 2021
  7. 5 years of Thursday afternoons at the Wool Museum, Jean weaving, sewing, knitting – always busy. Such a valuable friendship so many people will miss her, I also feel prvileged for time with her

    Jane Morgan July 25 2021
  8. We recall Jean as a wonderful Mayoress 1983 – 1985 supporting Cr Ian Inglis during major initiatives of the City of Geelong (pre amalgamation), specifically with the establishment and the opening of the Market Square Shopping Centre. No local government authority had ever previously attempted a project of this nature.

    In addition to earlier tributes, we believe Jean was also a strong supporter of Angair looking after the natural environment of our region, well before such issues became fashionable!

    Jean has long been a person we looked up and admired. Deepest sympathies to the Inglis family.

    Stephen & Patricia Yewdall

    Stephen Yewdall July 23 2021
  9. I was lucky enough to be rostered to work with Jean in the Handweavers and Spinners Guild Gallery. We would chatter about all the wonderful new arrivals and talk about our projects. It was always fun talking fibre and greeting visitors. Jeans inspirations in her colourwork from her journeys around Australia translated into wonderful pieces that customers were drawn to. Although Jean was clearly very accomplished she was very kind discussing my novice efforts, and I liked showing her what I was working on and developing ideas.I was planning to ask Jean to weave my mother a storytellers cloak, because she always made such dramatic exciting pieces, often in her own tiny size! I was working with Jean only a few weeks ago, and I was shocked to hear she had passed. She was funny and full of creative energy and I will miss her. I feel privileged to have spent time with her.

    Phillipa Willison July 22 2021
  10. Fond memories of Jean as a creative and talented spinner and weaver. Great travelling companion on a trip to China with Belmont Ladies’ Probus Club.

    Lorraine McKay July 22 2021