John "Jack" Patrick DAFFY OAM

Peacefully at Warrnambool on November 28, 2023

Aged 90 years

Loved and loving husband of Margaret (dec.)

Loved father and father-in-law of Gerard and Linda, Peter and Tracey, Bernard and Lyn, Theresa (dec.), Michael and Jo, Paul and Joanne, Catherine and Anthony Convey, Loretto and Denis, Elizabeth and Tim

Loved Pa / Pop / Poppy Jack to his 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren

Rest in Peace


The Funeral Mass for JACK will be offered at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lava Street, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (December 7) commencing at 1.00p.m

The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Warrnambool Cemetery

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Funeral Notice

ServiceDecember 7, 2023 - 1:00 pmLava Street Warrnambool, VIC View MapVenue: St Josephs Catholic Church

The Funeral Mass for JACK will be offered at St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Lava Street, Warrnambool on THURSDAY (December 7) commencing at 1.00p.m. The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Warrnambool Cemetery.


  1. Uncle Jack, a man of men, a leader, a family man in which he always made first priority. I am very fortunate to have such a great man in my life to learn from. Definitely will miss the gruffness. Love Phillip Kelly

    Phillip kelly December 25, 2023
  2. Dear Jack,
    It is a better world for having had you and Margaret in it. Condolences to your family. RIP.

    Carl Mc December 7, 2023
  3. Rest in Peace with our Creator, Jack.
    Thank you very very much for helping our family. You will be greatly missed.
    May God’s ultimate comfort be upon with your bereaved family.

    Elliza, John & Zoe

    Elliza Ucang December 7, 2023
  4. With deepest sympathy to the Daffy Family. It was a pleasure to work alongside of Jack who was respected by many in the community. He always had time for a chat and a joke. Will be sadly missed by many.

    Carolyn and Jon Collins December 6, 2023
  5. A wonderful community minded man and family man. Very kind to us when our son died , never forgot him . Peter and Tracy and the Daffy family , my thoughts are with you all . Judy

    Judy Stewart December 5, 2023
  6. An amazing man and a true gentleman. Thankyou Jack for all your knowledge and very sensible advice over the years to my Dad, Clem and also myself- you always made the time for us. Deepest sympathy to all of dear Jack’s family. From Tracey and members of the Tower Hill Cemetery Trust.

    Tracey Brady December 5, 2023
  7. Sincere sympathy to the Daffy family on the passing of Jack a wonderful kind and caring man who will be greatly missed
    Jeanette Collins and family

    Jeanette Collins December 4, 2023
  8. On behalf of my late husband Terry Boswell, myself Sharon, our daughters Melissa, Sarah and all of our family I would like to extend our most sincere thoughts and condolences to the Daffy family on the very sad passing of the ‘great man’ as Terry called John “Jack” Daffy, he will be very sadly missed 🥀🥀🥀

    Sharon Boswell December 4, 2023
  9. A fellow city councillor with my mum,
    Del Clapp.
    Mum worked on many committees with Jack and always spoke very highly of him. A huge loss to all.
    On behalf of the Clapp Family, sincere sympathies to all the Daffy family at this very sad time.

    Joan McFadden December 2, 2023
  10. Jack, You will be greatly missed by so many in the community who admired and respected you immensely. I often think back to the many top discussions which we had over the years. Everybody either knew you or wanted to.
    Sympathies to all the Family but he is somebody to be so proud of!!!

    Wayne Krause December 2, 2023
  11. I first met Jack in the late 1950’s – early 1960’s when I was a child.
    I was a regular visitor to 224 Timor St (where Guyett’s used to be located) as I lived a few doors down and often played with my female cousins – Alice, Margaret and Helen.
    More recently I had the pleasure of meeting Jack in his role as a volunteer with St Vincent de Paul.
    A life well lived and devoted to community service.
    Condolences to the Daffy families.

    Barb Witham December 2, 2023
  12. Uncle Jack,
    an amazing life focussed on others whilst still being a great role model for your own family of nine, you always had time for us nieces & nephews with our visits, your support of mum was exceptional, love that we reconnected over the last couple of years.
    Rest easy with Margaret & Theresa, will be greatly missed. RIP
    Gary, Pam, Neville, Bernadette, Helen & families.

    Nev Daffy November 30, 2023
  13. A wonderful family man and tireless contributer to the community. RIP Jack. Sympathies to Gerard, Linda and all the Daffy family.

    Peter and Gill West November 30, 2023
  14. Thank you Jack for our wonderful time as neighbours for 7 years and the banter that went on !! You have been well respected by us all; thank you for your service to the city of Warrnambool and everything you did for people privately no one will ever know about ! You were a Legend Jack and by far the most honest Mayor this city had ! God blessings on you love ❤️ Marnie xx

    Marnie Rowe November 30, 2023
  15. A fairer man, I’ve never met. Full of wisdom and time to help others. You were my go-to person there for a while, thanks.

    Jack will be missed by many and was loved by all. Deepest sympathy to Jack’s family.

    Linda, Michael, Ashley, Laura and Chelsea.

    Linda Edwards November 30, 2023
  16. You were a father, father-in-law, grandfather and great grandfather. Also, a father figure to many citizens of Warrnambool. There will never be another person who was so focused on the community, while also being a wonderful family man. You said you were proud of how we all turned out, and what outstanding kids we all had. You always had a fantastic rapport with us all, but that was a direct result of your ability to get on with anybody…. there was no filter! Life won’t be the same but we are grateful to have had nearly 91 wonderful years.
    Rest in peace Dad
    -Gerard, Linda, Lee, Dee, Tommy, Harrison, Chris, Tierney, Arlie, Carter, Michael, and Justina

    An amazing man who left a large impact on all he met.
    Dad, Jack and Pa to Peter and Tracey, Laura, Andrew, Leo, Poppy, Nick and Melissa
    Forever loved, forever missed
    Rest in peace

    Dearly loved father of Bernard, loved father-in-law of Lyn, cherished Pa of Brad. Dear friend of Julie, Lee-Anne, Chad, Mitch, Liam, Jordi, Sophie, Jarrad, and Mason
    We are so proud of the way you lived your life. You always stood by your beliefs and never said no to anyone who needed your help
    Time for a rest

    It’s not what we write
    It’s not what we say
    It’s how we remember you in our own special way

    -Mick, Jo, Ash, Taya and Nate

    To us you were Dad, Jack and Poppy
    All we have are memories now that will never die
    Reunited with Marg and Theresa
    Love always,
    -Paul and Joanne, Riley and Ash, Taylah and Christian

    Dad, Jack Poppy Jack
    Forever loved, Forever missed
    Love always,
    -Catherine, Anthony, Marlee, Isabella, and Noah

    Remembering you is easy I do it everyday
    Missing you is the heart ache that will never go away
    I’m everything I am because you loved me
    Until we meet again
    – Love Loretta

    I’m so grateful and proud to have been able to call you my poppy
    Until we meet again
    I Love you
    – Chloe

    Not a day passes by Dad,
    that you don’t cross my mind.
    Not all of you departed,
    when you left our earth behind.
    In my heart there is a place,
    that only you can hold.
    Filled with loving memories,
    more priceless that gold.
    I know you still hear me Dad,
    so please know this is true,
    that everything I am today,
    is all because of you.
    Love always,
    -Lizy and Tim

    Guyetts Funerals November 30, 2023
  17. Condolences to Jack’s family. Jack was a staunch supporter of the Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic. For many years he was on the organising committee and I enjoyed working with him during some of that time. RIP Jack.

    Jim Dart November 29, 2023
  18. To Loretta and Chloe,and extended family,
    A great mate to my dad,our deepest sympathy
    Margie Byron (Kenneally)

    Margaret Byron November 29, 2023
  19. Jack will be missed by many and was loved by all. He was such a great person for Warrnambool a 3 x Mayor that says a lot. He supported a lot of groups and we are in loss of such a beautiful individual. You are now up there with your wife Margaret.

    Andrea Bellman November 29, 2023
  20. It was a privilege to have known you Jack. You were a man that contributed tirelessly to your City, community and family. A true gentleman. Now in God’s care.

    Ray Hollingsworth November 29, 2023
  21. An amazing , man , a community spirited man, who helped so many. He loved to have a chat, loved his family Jack will be greatly missed by them . Thinking of all the Daffy family at this sad time ❤️❤️🙏🙏

    Jill and Gerard November 29, 2023
  22. Jack. You were a champion bloke, much admired and respected by so many in Warrnambool. I’m glad to have known you and Margaret, and I’m sure you’ll be stirring her up as we speak. My deepest sympathies to the Daffy family. A legend has left us, but has left us as better people for having known him.

    Scott Kelson November 29, 2023
  23. Very sad He was a VERY good man.Will be missed,big time.

    Jim Casamento November 29, 2023
  24. Poppy Jack..we miss you so much already, your smile, dry humour,Kindness and sincerity, you will always have a special place in my heart,l will forever cherish what you and Marg did for me over the 46 years of being apart of your family,Our Memories are mine to keep and there are a few.
    Thank You for walking my journey with me after, l lost my Dad, you were always there to listen and give advice..
    Finally You can relax and rest with Marg and Theresa as you continue to watch over everyone..
    Heartfelt Sympathy to
    Gerald,Bernard,Peter, Michael,Paul, Catherine,Lou,Lizzie and Families…Love Judy

    “There Will Never Be Another Like Jack Daffy”

    Judith Walters November 29, 2023
  25. Dear Jack, I will miss the lengthy conversations, fixing the problems of the Warrnambool city council and the world in general. Dear Margaret, you know that beautiful peace and quiet you have been enjoying for a few years now. Look out Jack is on his way.

    Mark Watson November 29, 2023