Ronald William BLACKNEY

21/7/1930 – 15/9/2021

Aged 91 years

Passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Dearly loved and devoted husband of Pat.

Cherished father of Anne-Maree, Sharon and Lynn.

Respected father-in-law of Ian and Rebel, and friend of Adam, Vlado and Steve.

Adored Pa of Marli, Sienna, Tanna, Ahliya, Jordan, Jarra, Charlotte and Audrey.

Now at rest


Easter Saturday night 1950 was the start of a beautiful romance

Thankyou Ron for a wonderful life together

I will miss you terribly

  • Love Pat


So grateful to have had you as our guiding light

Every beautiful thing we see and experience will remind us of your love

  • Anne-Maree, Ian, Sienna and Steve, and Ahliya


My beautiful dad, my hero.

Your support and love can never be replaced

You were devoted to your family & friends and committed to your community

Life will never be the same

Love you

  • Shaz, Reb, Marli, Tanna and Jarra


You enriched the lives of everyone around you, and for this you will live forever in the memories of so many.

The world will be less bright without your humour, compassion and presence.

We miss you already our beautiful dad and pa.

  • Lynn, Jordan, Charlotte and Audrey


Private funeral and burial due to current restrictions.

A memorial will be held to celebrate Ron’s life to be announced at a later date, once COVID restrictions are eased.



Funeral Notice


The Service will be Live Streamed on Saturday (September 18) commencing at 9.30a.m., it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section at


  1. Jack’s old photo album is filled with pictures of Ron and Doug – of happy times spent on the Warrnambool beach and up at Pearl’s place when dad’s younger brother, Pat, would visit from Melbourne. After growing up in Flemington, and spending time working with the railways at Ballarat and Hamilton, that early friendship with the Blackney boys helped make Warrnambool his ‘home for life’. Deepest sympathy to you all. Brian Boyce

    Brian Boyce September 21, 2021
  2. Dearest Pat, Anne-marie, Shaz, Lynn and all your beautiful families. We are deeply saddened on the passing of Ron. We hold very fond memories close to our hearts. Such lovely neighbours, lifelong friends and beautiful people. Such a loving soul, dearly missed and we’re so grateful to have spent time with Ron and your beautiful family.
    A boatie through and through. We’ll miss you, Basher!

    Stuart, Lynne, Ella, Harry, Abbey and Max.

    Stuart and Lynne Titmus September 20, 2021
  3. Ron was a much valued and long term friend of Jim Tibb (dec) and family. He showed strong loyalty and dedication to his family, friends and the Warrnambool community. Sincerest sympathy to Pat, Anne-maree, Sharon and Lynn. Sheryl, Doug and Wendy

    Sheryl Nicolson September 19, 2021
  4. Deepest sympathy Pat and family,
    Love Geraldine McLaren

    Geraldine McLaren September 18, 2021
  5. Dear Pat Anne-Maree Sharon Lynn and your families I pray that the wonderful tributes and support
    help you through this difficult time. May your Dear Ron rest in peace.
    Your sad and grateful cousin,
    Fr Des

    Fr Des FitzGerald CSsR September 18, 2021
  6. Dear Pat & Family
    So many wonderful memories of Ron over the many years we worked together at Surf carnivals.A calming voice in the boat area.Loved by all Victorian Boaties.
    Rex&Barb Dale Hotty&Pam,Grubb,Gary,Soc,Lance,Charlesie,Stick,Pt Lonsdale Boaties.

    Rex Dale September 18, 2021
  7. Dear Pat, Sharon Lynn and Annemaree and families. Deepest Sympathy on your huge loss. Remember Ron from St. Josephs mass and coming over to help count the money. Kind regards Geraldine and Peter Melican a soul set free

    Geraldine Melican September 18, 2021
  8. Rest easy Ron after living such an amazing life! Deepest condolences to Pat, Anne-Maree, Sharon & Lynn and their families. ❤🙏🏾

    Detha September 18, 2021
  9. Ron such a truely beautiful man. I loved chatting with you . Pat and you , happy to spend time with all our families . Your values , gratefulness and dedication to your family, friends amd the community will always be an inspiration to us all. Lots of love to Pat and your beautiful family.

    Andrea Occhipinti September 18, 2021
  10. Great memories of marching with Ron out front carrying the Warrnambool Surf Life Saving banner.
    A true gentleman, rest in peace.

    Deepest Sympathy Pat, Anne-Maree,Sharon,Lyn and families.

    Mal & Marg Brodie

    Malcolm Brodie September 18, 2021
  11. Sending our love and deepest condolences to our Blackney family on the passing of a wonderful man. Ron you will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Love, Zsar Andrew, Lila and Ivy xx

    Zsarnea Noter September 18, 2021
  12. Dear Pat, Anne-Marie, Sharon, Lyn and family, thinking of you all today. It was a pleasure to have know such a kind and gentle man. May he Rest In Peace.
    Love Olga, Todd, Ella and Zeke

    Olga Erbacher September 18, 2021
  13. My deepest condolences on the passing of Ron. Sending strength, love and peace at this very difficult time.

    Elizabeth Ivkovic September 18, 2021
  14. Deepest sympathy to Aunty Pat, the Blackney girls and their extended families, on the passing of dear Uncle Ron.
    Memories of this incredibly intelligent, kind and generous man will live on through you all, forever.
    Just reaching out to let you know our thoughts are with you during this sad time.
    Kathryn (Richardson) & Steve Carter.

    Kathryn Carter September 18, 2021
  15. Thinking of and sending lots of love and kisses to you all… ❤️❤️ Dave Kat Luka Remi Ruby.. ..

    David currell September 18, 2021
  16. Thinking of and sending lots of love and kisses to you all… ❤️❤️ Dave Kat Luka Remi Ruby..

    David currell September 18, 2021
  17. Ron was a good man with strong principles. He served his community to a high standard. His family was all important to him in everything he did. Through his surf life saving involvement he was a role model to so many young people. The high standards that Ron Blackney espoused will be ever with the movement he loved and served.
    VALE RON BLACKNEY and our grateful thanks to you.

    David Atkinson September 17, 2021
  18. In loving memory of my brother Ron and uncle to Cynthia and Dougie.
    I will miss you. You lived your life well and with generosity of spirit.
    Sincere condolences to Pat, Anne-Maree, Sharon, Lyn and families.
    Doug Blackney

    Doug Blackney September 17, 2021
  19. Uncle Ron, you were a big part of our lives.
    Memories forever of Christmases past and whisky tastings.
    I’ll have one for you

    Stan Stevens September 17, 2021
  20. Friendships spanning decades, a lifetime of wonderful memories and Christmas fun at “The Blackney’s”.
    Love and sympathy to Pat and families,friends and the WSLSC community from Tinny and Francie (dec.), Val and Jack (Echuca).

    Val September 17, 2021
  21. Dear Pat, Anne-Maree, Sharon, Lyn & families.
    Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Ron.
    A true gentleman!!
    Regards Paul & Helen ( Nee Craven) Bourke

    Helen Bourke September 17, 2021
  22. Dear Pat, Anne-Maree,Sharon,Lyn and families.
    Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Ron. A true gentleman!
    Regards Paul & Helen (Nee Craven) Bourke

    Helen Bourke September 17, 2021
  23. What a beautiful man! Your traits are everything we inspire to be and leave a long lasting impression on us all.
    We will cherish our time with you and forever you will be in our hearts.
    Vlado and Semjaniv, Erbacker Family

    Vlado Semjaniv September 17, 2021
  24. A true gentleman….condolences to Pat, Sharon, Anne-Maree, Lynn & families With quiet Grace a beautiful spirit takes wing 💫 Kaylene Greg Connor Brigette

    Kaylene Goodger-Potts September 17, 2021
  25. Ron, there are many great things you achieved and many life’s you touched. I will have many great memories. The fine taste of single malt will forever be in our lives thanks to you. You will be there every time we relax, place a few drops of water into our glass and sip that drink. Thank you sir, may you Rest In Peace.

    Michael Semjaniv (Jagger ) September 16, 2021
  26. We will miss your cheeky smile and warm aura.

    Time to rest now.

    Love Bernadette, Katherine & Madeline

    Bernadette Gooda September 16, 2021