Passed away peacefully surrounded by family at Warrnambool.

Loving husband of Helen (deceased).

Treasured companion of Agnes.

Loved father of Narelle, Alison, Ian and Roslyn.

Respected father-in-law of David, Maree and David.

Adored grandfather of Nicolette, Michael, Becki, Ben, Matt, Cameron, Jessica, Jonathan, Ashleigh, Daniel, Elliott, Alana and great grandfather of Rory, Jayden and Banjo.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in John’s memory to either The Garvan Institute or Parkinson’s Australia

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

Funeral Notice


The service for John will be live streamed on Friday 20th August 2021 on the streaming services section of our website


  1. A wonderful parent and supporter of the teachers at Warrnambool East .
    Primary School.On a family trip to Japan, Roslyn sang a song about a child who died at Hiroshima that I’d taught the children in my class, as well as making origami paper planes that Singapore Airlines flew to Hiroshima free of charge. John and Helen brought me back a wonderful key ring peace bell from the Peace Park in appreciation. For twenty years or more it tinkled on my keyring of each care I owned. It is worn through and the wee gong is lost. One day I hope to obtain another..

    Glenda M.Hirth. December 19, 2021
  2. Sincere Sympathy Narelle, Alison, Ian & Roslyn

    The beauty of memories is that we hold them in our hearts forever

    -Agnes, Bill & Bianca, Andrew & Sharon, Christine, Rod, Tash, Jarrod & Mel

    Christine Fridey August 18, 2021
  3. John Clark. To a great man. I will always remember you for who you are. Your kindness and friendship will always be remembered

    Brian Dennis August 17, 2021
  4. We are very saddened to hear of John’s passing. May he be happily reunited with Helen. Thank you for the wonderful Cyma Street Christmas festivities and Australia Day celebrations over the many years. A life very well lived John.
    Love David, Janelle, Indianna and Kreeya Gladman

    Janelle Gladman August 13, 2021
  5. Lasting memories of a great “boss” and a person who took a great interest in all his staff and their families. Gone but not forgotten.
    Sincere sympathy to narelle, Alison, Ian and Roslyn and their families.

    Robyn and Daryl

    Robyn sharpe August 13, 2021
  6. We recall happy memories of John through our association at the Rotary Club of Warrnambool East and the Warrnambool Branch of the Association of Independent Retirees. Our condolences to his family.

    Alice & David Boldt August 13, 2021
  7. In memory of John. A true friend and wise gentleman.
    Sincere sympathy to his family and Agnes.

    Peter and Pam King August 11, 2021
  8. Sympathy to Narelle Allison Roslyn Ian and their familes.
    Many happy memories of times spent with John and his family.
    Jeanette Collins and family

    Jeanette Collins August 9, 2021
  9. John was a much loved and favourite Uncle of Deidre and Rob. Great Uncle of Adam, Kieran and Nick.
    Uncle John was an inspiration. He was very committed to his loving family. He had a fulfilling career and lived a long, productive life with many interests, including contributing to the Warrnambool community. He was an active person with such a positive attitude, a strong role model for all. He will be missed.
    Sincere sympathies to Agnes, Narelle, Alison, Ian, Ros and partners and families.

    Deidre and Rob Greig August 9, 2021
  10. John was a much loved brother of Lorraine and brother-in-law of Les (dec.).
    Many happy memories of a wonderful man.

    Lorraine Small August 9, 2021
  11. Our sincere sympathy to the Clark family for the loss of John. Clearly a much-loved partner, father, grandfather and friend.

    Glenn Bartel & Vicki Caton August 9, 2021
  12. John Clark will always be remembered by those at Warrnambool Institute as a kindly, skilled and most helpful leader of the computer services department. One who built up a team of like-minded colleagues who also served the rest of us there so very well. Wonderful memories of a great era. Sincere sympathy to Agnes, Narelle,Alison,Ian, Roslyn and families.

    Gordon Curran August 9, 2021
  13. John was a thorough gentleman, helpful to all and dedicated to those organisations to which he was a member. Thank you John for your many words of wisdom. You will be missed by all you knew. Vale John!

    David Atkinson August 8, 2021
  14. John employed me at WIAE in 1979. Always energetic and enthusiastic he managed the Computer Centre through its relocation to Sherwood Park, merger with Deakin and several major upgrades of computing services.

    Condolences to his family. Phil & Lynne Carter.

    Phil & Lynne Carter August 8, 2021
  15. Sincere sympathy to Agnes,Narelle,Alison,Ian, Roslyn and families.We will miss our friend John’s presence at our Cyma Street Christmas get together and our Australia Day brekkies which we have held on the top of the hill for over 30 years. Special memories.
    Helen and Walter van der Starre

    Helen & Walter van der Starre August 7, 2021
  16. John Clark JP was an active member of the Document Signing Centre staff at Warrnambool Police Station and only gave up his station due to his failing health. His cheerful attitude will be sadly missed by his JP colleagues. Vale John. Condolences to his family.

    Bernard Reid August 7, 2021
  17. John gave me my first job in warrnambool and has remained a friend and supporter over the 43 years I have known him. His passion for organising people combined with his boundless energy and community spirit did not diminish over time. His contributions will be remembered: WIAE, Deakin University, Ham radio club, Rotary, SWH board, Triton woodworkers, neighbourhood watch.. to name few. He lived a full life and my lasting memory will be his care for people and unabated interest in all things (especially technology).
    Vale John. Condolences to the family. Garry and eva

    Garry and Eva Druitt August 6, 2021