Dr Christopher John CHARNLEY


On September 18, 2020 at Warrnambool.

Loved father of John.

Aged 54 years.

Peace at last.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions.

The Service will be streamed on THURSDAY (September 24) commencing at 11a.m.


Funeral Notice



  1. Rest in Peace Chris. We will miss your wit, phenomenal general knowledge and your expertise in the world of gastroenterology. Thank you for being a wonderful colleague.

    Satish Nagarajah October 27, 2020
  2. Rest in Peace Chris.

    My condolences and deepest sympathy to you Margaret and Jack.

    Paul Wakelam

    (friend of Andrew and Therese)

    Paul September 24, 2020
  3. Chris was a fascinating man, a valued colleague and friend. It was a pleasure to work with him for so many years. A true character and an astute physician.

    Chris and Jo Lewis

    Chris and Jo Lewis September 24, 2020
  4. A sad loss of a colleague. We appreciated Chris’s skills as a sharp minded physician as well as his sense of humour.
    Condolences to Jack and all his family.
    Angela Dawson and Keith Cronin

    Angela Dawson September 24, 2020
  5. Timboon and District Healthcare Service (TDHS) express our sincere condolences to the family of Dr Charnley.

    Dr Charnley was a well-respected Physician who for over 15 years worked avidly in our Theatre performing endoscopies. TDHS staff wholeheartedly appreciate and thank Dr Charnley for his caring nature and for sharing his passion of playing chess, hiking and stamp collecting.

    We respectfully acknowledge his dedication and generosity to our healthcare service and the community.

    Lynda McKenzie Theatre Co-ordinator at TDHS September 23, 2020
  6. Thank you for sharing your hiking stories Chris and letting me into your life over the last few difficult years. I will miss our chats.
    Best thoughts to your family and especially Jack.

    Nick Tunbridge

    Nick Tunbridge September 23, 2020
  7. The world has lost an amazing mind.
    It was a pleasure to have worked with you in Endoscopy at Timboon and district healthcare.
    I enjoyed your company and your views on current politics. Telling us about your yearly trek and sharing the beautiful photos, as well as your passions in life John, chess, quizzes (our word challenge each list is no more)and using your amazing mind to help others.
    Rest In Peace

    Lynda McKenzie September 23, 2020
  8. Rest in Peace Chris. Heartfelt condolence to John and Family.
    Murray and Mardi Grave

    Murray Grave September 23, 2020
  9. Rest In Peace Chris.
    It was a pleasure working with you during the times I came to Warrnambool. You helped a lot of people

    John Santamaria September 23, 2020
  10. So very sad to hear. Rest in peace Chris. Our quizzes in endo, your crosswords, you were so so knowledgeable. The walks you did..Will miss you and I will remember you. Sympathies to Jack and family. Regards Kerrie Robinson SJOG Endoscopy

    Kerrie Robinson September 22, 2020
  11. Rest In Peace Chris. It was a pleasure working with you during my years in the Warrnambool area and thank you for the times you cared for me as well. I was shocked to hear of your passing. Thoughts to John and family. Regards, Naomi Harris

    Naomi Harris September 21, 2020
  12. Rest In Peace Chris, sending love to John and family . Graham
    and Alison Ridley .

    Alison Ridley September 21, 2020