I have been a member of the Weiss family for over 30 years having married Glynis.
When I first met Agnes she informed me that she was born in Normanton in the Gulf Country and she was proud of this and would tell anyone she met.
From the first time she and I met we had a connection - we got on famously, and she was a shining light to me. She was very active with lawn bowls and in her early years tennis, which I was told she was very good at. As well she was a great cook, especially sponges and scones.
We used to go out for lunches and she would always order prawns in any form and wash it down with lemon lime and bitters.
She was married to Nathaniel (Jim) for 67 and a half years. Just shortly before Jim passed in 2009 Agnes was confined to Sinnamon Village (William Moore Court) where she has been for the last 7 and a half years and has been looked after very well by the staff.
After two bouts of pneumonia, which took there toll, she always ‘did a Lazarus’ (as she was a tough old chook). They started to take there toll and with Laurel, Glynis and Robyn by her side she passed peacefully at 1 am on 27 August just short of her 99th birthday which we all were aware she was looking forward to.
Agnes, may you rest in peace, once more with your loving husband Jim. We are all richer for having you in our lives and our thoughts go with you.
- Terry Goodley
For my Aggie Bag
You know, as we come to the end of this phase of our life.
We find ourselves trying to remember the good times and trying to forget the bad times, and we find ourselves thinking about the future
We start to worry, thinking what am I gonna do
Where am I gonna be in 10 years
But I say to you
“Hey look at me”
Please don't worry so much
because in the end none of us have long on this earth
Life is fleeting
And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky
When the stars are strung across the velvety night and when a shooting star turning night into day
Make a noise and think of me
make your life spectacular
I know I did
Make your life spectacular
love you aggie bag
- Glynis Goodley
Eulogy: Agnes (Royes) Weiss