Kevin John 'Jack' CLIFFORD

14/08/1951 – 11/04/2024

After a brave battle with mesothelioma, Jack passed away at his home in Warrnambool. surrounded by his loving family

Beloved husband of Carolyn (Caro).

Loved and cherished father and father-in- law of Brendan and Carla, Damien and Erica, Olivia and Ty.

Loved and adored Pop and Poppy of Paris, Sienna, Lucas, Darcy, Ashton, James and Scarlett, friend of Ethan and Aidan.

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
May the rains fall soft upon your fields
And, until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of his hand

My darling Jackery, you truly were my one in a million, it was obvious from the start, we realised very early that we shared very similar hopes and dreams in the years ahead. Fifty two and a half years together, just shy of our fiftieth wedding anniversary this coming June but we made the most of the final six years of your life, your love for your wife, three beautiful children and their partners and seven loving grandchildren filled those final years. You strived for normalcy during those years and there was hardly a complaint during the initial chemotherapy and then immunotherapy. Sadly not even you could beat such a dreadful disease.

We were so lucky that you could be cared for at home and in the latter weeks by the amazing Palliative Care Staff in the Home. Our sincere thanks go to Dr Emma Greenwood, Genevieve, Josh, Mel, Pauline and Heather for their care and attention during those times. We also thank Dr Michael Quinn in the initial diagnosis and in the latter months of Kevin’s life, thank you to Dr Jenna Dwyer for her medical expertise.

Our family will never forget the care and attention tendered to our Kevin by our Oncologist, Dr Theresa Hayes who decided to treat Kevin with the drug called Keytruda to see if this drug could place a pause on the disease and it gave him a further 30 months of life. The final thank you goes to a small but dedicated team of nurses at St John of God Hospital Oncology Department, led by Laura and Cathy and assisted by Amy, Sam, Mikaela, Nicola and Tina. Kevin had around fifty visits to Oncology so naturally there was lots of lovely banter, plenty of talk around what Kevin was cooking on the Weber and lots of positivity throughout. Kevin was truly blessed to have all of the amazing Doctors and Staff to assist his treatments.

So, my dearest love, we never knew which one of us would pass away first, but, rest assured, that if from time to time when you are walking slowly along your new journey path, please look back over your shoulder from time to time and sure enough, in time, I will be there in the distance calling your name . Love always.

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  1. Sincere condolences to Carolyn and family on the passing of your beloved husband Jack. May the memories you made together comfort you at this time.

    Malcolm Fallon April 23, 2024
  2. Our sincere condolences to Carolyn and Clifford families
    It brings back memories of when we so young of our early years in Terang
    Love from Carol{Clifford} & Dave Hoffman

    Carol Hoffman April 21, 2024
  3. Our sincere sympathy to Caroline & all the family for the sad passing of Jack.
    You were such a true friend of our family from the old school days, we shared many good times, so much fun and heaps of laughs, we will never forget you, thanks for being such a special ‘great bloke’.
    I was lucky to have a great chat with you not that long ago.
    Sharon Boswell & all of our family 🥀🥀🥀

    Sharon Boswell April 20, 2024
  4. We are so sad to hear of Kevin’s passing.
    Much love & care for the family at this difficult time.
    Treasure all the beautiful memories you have of Kevin
    Our love from
    Julie & John McDonald, Lucy,James & Willing Keough

    Julie Keough April 20, 2024
  5. My condolences to all the Clifford family it’s a time to remember all the happy memories of Kevin’s life
    Love Sue Robertson (Clifford)

    Sue Robertson April 20, 2024
  6. Carolyn thinking of you and your family on the sad loss of your Jack.

    Jan Blair April 19, 2024
  7. Deepest Sympathy to the Clifford family on the passing of Jack. He was a true gentleman and a pleasure to work with.
    Graeme Uebergang

    Graeme Uebergang April 19, 2024