HERZER Elizabeth Mary (née Simpson)

Born June 30, 1937. Passed away September 3, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

Loving wife of Gerhard.

Much loved mother of Robert, Rolf and Manfred. Mother-in-law of Angela. Cherished ‘Elizabeth’ of Jessica, Annie and Patrick; Morgan, Michael, Liam and Claire; Lilly and Mali. Great Grand Elizabeth of Yolande and Arien.

In our hearts you will stay, loved and remembered every day.

Funeral Notice

Private service

A private Funeral Service for Mrs Elizabeth Mary Herzer will be held on FRIDAY (Sept 11, 2020) at 3.30 pm.

The service will be live-streamed through our website.

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  1. To Gerhard and all of Liz’s family my sincere condolences and prayers. Liz will be sadly missed but our days working together at the Gordon followed by our lovely regular group lunches in our retirement will remain as happy, vibrant memories. Much love from Regina

    Regina ParksSeptember 9 2020 3:15 pm
  2. To Gerhard and Liz‘s family,
    It was my privilege and pleasure to work with Liz at the Gordon in the 1990s. She was so much fun, passionate and creative in her teaching, kind and compassionate to all her students. I can still hear her lovely lilting voice and infectious laugh.
    More recently I enjoyed catching up with her at our regular lunches, the last one on a beautiful sunny day in March, just before the first lockdown.
    She loved her family dearly and delighted in her grandchildren. You will all miss her and we will too.
    My sincere sympathy to you all, Louise King

    Louise KingSeptember 9 2020 8:36 pm
  3. Dear Gerhard and family,

    The members of the Gordon Language Group are saddened to hear of Liz’s death and extend our sincere sympathy to you all. Liz was a dedicated teacher, dear friend and respected colleague. She was one of the original members of the group and remained actively involved over the years. Although Liz will certainly be missed, we will remember her conversations and the funny stories of her overseas adventures. We will never forget her special smile and vivacious personality.

    Jean CoburnSeptember 10 2020 4:46 pm
  4. Liz you will be missed by all your Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The reluctant Grandmother. Always willing to give, be supportive, encouraging and interested in their activities, schooling and future. I loved how you enquired, challenged and inspired them. Thank You for being you. You were always my Mother-in-law even though Rolf and I went our separate ways. We shared similar interests in flora and fauna, local remnant bushland, habitats and the Arts. You are an inspiration and i loved the way you viewed the world. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for you. Love to Gerhard and all the Herzer families.

    Vickie M GibbonsSeptember 10 2020 5:16 pm
  5. Dear Herzers,
    My thoughts are with you all this afternoon, Liz was a cracker of a person to know and I will always have fond memories of her usually immediate and rather vitriolic responses to the assorted shenanigans that went on at Basin Road.
    I wish I was with you all in Drysdale to see Liz off on her last trip.
    Vale Liz you most intrepid traveller.
    Yours Peter O

    Peter OConnorSeptember 11 2020 3:09 pm
  6. Deepest sympathy to Gerhard and family.
    Thank you Liz for your friendship and lunches that we had in those early times.Llots of love and blessings. Jampa from Drol Kar Centre.

    JampaSeptember 11 2020 3:15 pm
  7. Dear Gerhard and family
    Sincerest condolences to you Gerhard and the family. I have the most wonderful memories of staying with you in your Basin Road hideaway, when your house became home to several invasions of Tibetan monks and a refuge at times to one invariably stressed Mandala Tour organiser. The monks and I were welcomed into your home with grace, patience and good humour despite furniture rearrangements, a takeover of the kitchen, a steady stream of laundry and some unusual monk business in the back yard.
    Liz was a mother figure to monks who had not seen their own mothers for many years. They so much enjoyed being in the care of a mature female presence especially one was always smiling and always compassionate towards them. It was the same for me as well. They also very so grateful to you and Liz with the work you both did setting up and managing education sponsorships for families in their home town in Tibet.
    My very warmest thoughts and prayers for the well being of all the family at this time of change.

    Helen McKenzieSeptember 11 2020 3:16 pm
  8. To Gerhard, Mamfred, Robert, Rolf & families,
    So sorry to hear of Elizabeth’s passing, such a shock. We enjoyed many hours and times sailing and socials at the Indented Head Yachclub..
    She always had a kind word for all, willing to help and was fun to be around.
    Our sincere sympathy to you all, our thoughts and prayers be for you all.
    Love Clare and Allan Gray

    Clare GraySeptember 11 2020 3:18 pm
  9. To Manfred, Lilly Mali and Gerhard,
    Sending our love and deepest condolences to you all. Elizabeth was a special, kind lady who always wanted to know what you had been up to, and took a genuine interest in your latest adventures. Fond memories. Love Janine and Gareth.

    Janine and Gareth WhittenSeptember 11 2020 5:04 pm
  10. Such a beautiful and compassionate soul.. and very much loved.
    Someone we’re all the richer for having known.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Gerhard.
    Nigel Beckwith

    Nigel BeckwithSeptember 11 2020 5:55 pm
  11. Gerhard and family, I missed Liz’s funeral, but it will not surprise you. I have lasting memories of Liz and I running for the bus in 1955 in Ealing, where we shared a bedsit, on our way to the school we both taught at in Alperton. Late as usual. I loved her very much. Life with Liz was always fun.
    Love to all Gerry & David Hincks

    Geraldine HincksSeptember 11 2020 8:17 pm

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