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Julene “Ginge” Silcock (nee Williams)

October 11, 2022

Peacefully surrounded by loving family at Nurse Maude Hospice on October 11, 2022, aged 61 years.

Best buddy & wife of Phil.  Loving and devoted Mum of Harry & Kate.

Daughter of the late Aileen & Reeves Williams.  Loved & treasured sister & sister-in-law of Sharlene & Ray, Wayne & Maggie, Biz & Duck, Mark & Kelsey.  Adored & adoring Auntie of Miki, Timmy, Abby-Lee, Johnny, Emma, Ben, Laura, Libby, Alice, Reeve & Addison.  Ginge meant so much to so many.  Messages to PO Box 14 Fox Glacier 7886 or can be left on Ginge’s tribute page at  Our heartfelt gratitude to all the medical staff who cared for Ginge during her short illness.  In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Nurse Maude Hospice.  She will be at home, 801 Bethels Road, Springston, before her final journey to Fox Glacier on Saturday.  A service for Julene (Ginge), will be held at the Fox Glacier Community Centre on Wednesday 19th October, commencing at 2.00pm.  Following the service, Julene will be laid to rest in the Fox Glacier Cemetery. 


  1. Nicola Johnston

    Such sad news, RIP Ginge.
    Heartfelt condolences to Phil and family.

    • Jules Elliot

      Our deepest sympathy. Murray & Jules & family

    • Leanne Rochford

      Ginge you will be missed so much by all of us..Especially on the sideline of the kids games….

      Farewell beautiful lady..

      Williams Silcock family my heart felt sadness to you all…xxx

    • Pauline coulson/Bircham, Ben & Rex

      Our thoughts are with you and your family. We bloom like a flower expressing petels of love to share, raindrops fall upon us touching our hearts with Love always there..

  2. Cushla & Chris

    Such sad news a wonderful lady taken way too soon 😢
    Our sincere condolences & sending love to all of the family
    RIP dear Ginge xoxo

    • Sheri Wright

      Such sad news of Ginges’s passing, such a lovely woman, so full of life and laughter, will always remember your laugh.
      Sending love to all of your family Ginge ❤

  3. Shirleen and robin oakley

    We are so sorry for you all and especially the lovely family she’s left behind.

  4. Sheri Wright

    Such sad news of Ginges’s passing, such a lovely woman, so full of life and laughter, will always remember your laugh.
    Sending love to all of your family Ginge ❤

  5. Trish And Chris Cowan

    Deepest sympathy Phil and family thinking of you. Met up with Ginge a few months ago in Nelson after 40 years , this was such a shock to hear of her death, thinking of you kind regards Trish and Chris Cowan

  6. Alan Dempsey

    Sad to hear
    Thoughts are with you all

  7. John Tacon

    So sorry to hear of this. Condolences to Phil and family. RIP

  8. Jay and Julie Reiher

    Sending so much love to the whole family. Such a beautiful force of nature with the ability to light up every room she entered. She will be missed.

  9. Cannells Haast

    Very sad to hear about Ginge.

    • Rosie court

      Thinking of you all at this tough time
      R.i.p ginge xxxx

      • Anne Kennedy

        So very sad to hear that you have lost your beautiful Ginge. Sending our love to you all xx.
        Paddy & Anne Kennedy

        • Kim & Russell Berquist + family

          “A friend is someone who you think your life would be different if they didn’t exist”
          Julene, I know my life would have been different without the friendship we had, so many fabulous memories, you will be greatly missed. Love to Phil, Harry & Kate xxx

    • Delwyn and Kingsley Timpson

      Very sad to read of Ginge’s passing. Thoughts and love to all of the family. RIP ❤

  10. Rana Holt (Tinirau)

    Rest peacefully Ginge such awesome memories of your hilarious shenanigans and memorable laughter during my time in Fox Glacier. Sending strength and love to you all xx

  11. Amanda Chapman

    Our deepest condolences
    The Chapman’s

  12. Janine Condon

    Sending love and hugs to all the family at such a sad time. Xx

    • Lynda

      So sorry to hear that Ginge lost her battle so soon. I will always remember her as the ‘Pocket Rocket Centre’ from Fox, always wearing a cheery smile, really down to earth, country gal. RIP Ginge, God only takes the best. Condolences to Phil and families.

  13. Nicola Condon

    Gingey had a life well lived, well loved and spent having fun and loving her family. Gone but never forgotten. I’m so sorry she has been taken way too soon xx

  14. Yodie Wyber

    Very sad news all our love to Phil and family
    A beautiful spirit taken far too early .

  15. Raylene Black

    So sad to hear about Ginge, spent alot of time laughing and drinking with her. in the old days..Deepest sympathy to Phil and family.

    • Trix and Murray

      Biz Duck and family,so sorry to hear of your sad loss of Ginge. Thoughts are with you.

  16. Paul Sheedy

    A life well lived and a brave fight to the end. All our thoughts and love to our New Zealand family. Paul, Libby, Maddie, Nick and Julia Sheedy.

  17. Therese Playford (Moss)

    Very sorry to hear of Ginge”s passing. A lovely, fun & caring lady. Our thoughts are with her extended family💔

  18. Jane Wellard

    Ginge was the original “energiser bunny”. Being 5 years her junior I was still always in awe of her drive, enthusiasm and boundless energy. Many fond memories of working with her in the late 80’s and into the 90’s at the Fox Glacier Hotel and the Visitor Centre. Condolences and thoughts with Phil, Harry, Katie and the rest of her family. The Wellard-Scotts xxxx

  19. Allen & Vicki Hurley

    Such a nice person and couple.
    Hard to forget that laugh. Condolence to Phil & family
    RIP Ginge.

  20. Trish and Syd Worsfold

    So very sorry to hear Ginge has left you all . May the memories of her beautiful smile , laughter and always having the time to have a chat be of comfort to you all . RIP lovely lady .

  21. Sarah Johnson

    Thinking of you all very much so at the heart wrenching time. Ginge really was one of the best. I feel privileged to have known her. Such a gem. Deepest sympathies to you all.

  22. Clare Shaw

    We are really sorry to hear of Ginge’s death and send our love and thoughts to all of her family during this really sad and difficult time,
    Rob & Clare

    • Wendy Glancy

      Thinking of you all at this sad time, Ginge had a smile that would light up a room so many memories she will be so missed… Wendy snd Dan

  23. Karyn Viney

    So sad to hear about Ginge, Deepest sympathy to all her family

  24. Vedika Naiker

    Julene your gorgeous smile and kindness will be always remembered. Rest In Peace my friend.

    • Jude Johnston

      So sorry to hear of Ginges passing. My deepest sympathy to Phil. Harry and Katie and all the Williams family. R. I. P.

  25. Rose Scott Bradley Scott .Christina scott

    To all familys :So sorry to hear of your loss .
    May the heavens open and take you away.
    where you will open a path way for all to come and stay with you One day.
    Rip juliene

  26. Annette Johnson

    My deepest Sympathy to Phil, Harry and Kate. Ginge was much loved, a great person and super caring friend. R.I.P Ginge

  27. Greame and Angela Anderson

    Accept our condolences on the passing of your loved wife Mother and family member. Gone from you all much to soon. RIP

    Graeme and Angela Anderson

  28. Carol Bowma

    A beautiful soul. ♥️

  29. Angie Mack

    Very saddened to hear of Ginge’s passing. Very happy memories of our time at McKillop College as boarders. You were significant in keeping me ‘together’ Ginge through that challenging time. Fly high amongst the angels and rest peacefully.

    Sincerest condolences to those closest to her, especially to you Biz… How can I make contact with you? I would love to speak with you and fill in the years.

    Kia kaha and go gently through this heart-wrenching time Silcock/Williams whanau.

    May the knowledge that others care deeply, and loved Ginge too, (some of us from many years ago), bring you comfort in the days and months to come.

    Hold your precious memories close, much love, Angela McKendry (McKillop Boarder from Amberley, 1976-1979) xxxxx

  30. Maggie Morris

    So sorry to hear of Ginges passing. Condolences to Phil and
    Williams families. Maggie & Owen Morris Xx

  31. Liz Stewart (Nolan)

    So sad to hear this news. Ginge was such a good sort and a true blue South Westlander. We will miss your smiling face and energy RIP Ginge. Thoughts are with you Phil & family and her loving brothers & sisters. Such a huge loss for you all x

  32. Sandra & Milan Arnold

    So sad to hear Ginge has passed away. Sending love to all her family.

    Milan & Sandra xx

  33. Sister Marguerite Williams

    “May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord let His face shine on you- be gracious to you- uncover His face and bring you peace’ Numbers 6:25

    Dear Phil. Harry and Katie and all my dear nieces and nephews. You are all being kept in my heart and prayers as you grieve the loss of our beloved Julene. May her soul now rest in peace as you lay her beside her Mum and Dad in the Fox Cemetery. I am with you in spirit. Love from your Aunty Margaret- Sister Marguerite, Carmelite Monastery Auckland.

    • Grant Chamberlain

      Dear Phil,Harry,Katie and families
      Our sincere condolences from us, may your memories of Ginge bring you strength and peace during this sad time. Know we are thinking of you all.
      Love Grant, Anna, Will,Alex and Aida Chamberlain- Woodlands

  34. Karyn Davis

    Deeply saddened to read this. Rest In Peace beautiful lady ❤️

  35. Denise and Rangi Bowen

    Such a shock and with great sadness to hear of Ginge’s passing. She was such fun to be around and will be surely missed by her Family and friends. Condolences to Phil, Katie and Harry. Also to all the Williams family. RIP Ginge

  36. Marieann Keenan

    RIP Ginge and sincere condolences to Phil, Katie and Harry and all the Williams family. A very sad time for you all. Sending you love and hugs.

  37. Charlotte Riley

    Thinking of you all with love.
    The gap Ginge leaves is enormous and she will always be remembered with her beaming smile and bubbly personality.
    We will be logging into the live stream thanks Thomson’s Funeral home – it will be a super sad but beautiful funeral I’m sure xx

  38. Pauline Adams (Hutchison)

    Sorry to hear of Ginge’s passing.
    Such a lovely person who will be missed by you all.
    May you Rest In eternal Peace Ginge.

  39. Griff syron

    Mark & Biz
    sorry to here of Ginge Passing
    Thinking of you guys

  40. Judith McLeary

    Our sympathy to your family, and extended families on your sad loss.
    Only met Ginge briefly at a family wedding, such a fun and personable Aunt to Miki and Rochelle,
    We are thinking of you all, wrapped in the love and support of West Coast whanau.
    Regards Judith and Bob McLeary

  41. Joanne Dobbs

    Shocked to hear of Julene’s passing. Such a great personality and amazing energy in all she did. Our deepest sympathy to Phil, Harry, and Katie.
    Kindest regards, Bruce, Joanne, Michael and Sam Dobbs.

  42. Helen Nolan & family

    My mate, my buddy, my cousin I’m already missing you Gingey. I’m so glad you are now resting & painfree & re-united with your Mum & Dad. Life is precious & far too short, you sure did pack a lot into your life, luckily. Your family did you very proud yesterday, such a sad but beautiful farewell for a special ladyxxxxxxxxxxxx Luv ya matey

  43. Penny Vincent

    Our thoughts are with all your family Ginge. Such a lovely personality we came across on the badminton court and in the pub. Rest peacefully.
    From Robert and Penny Vincent

  44. Helen Daisley

    Have only found this notice..
    On behalf of Stan & Cath Scott Family (Ross)
    I extend to all Williams & Silcock Families deepest sympathy to you all.
    Helen Daisley (nee Scott)


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