James Francis Farley

30.04.1968 – 16.10.2020

Dearly loved partner of Sam.

Loved and loving father of Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel.

Dearly loved son of Mick and Val (both dec.).

Loved brother of Darren, Joy Holland, Lee-Anne Bowman, Merrilyn Musico and their families.

Your kind hearted, warm generous and sensitive soul will never be forgotten.  Though you were taken too soon, we will forever cherish the memories of our times with you.

We love you


So many memories, we love you Dad

– Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel

Love you James forever

– Darren, Clare, Kiera and Patrick

Your incredible spirit will never be forgotten

– Joy, Brian, Kara, Danny and Valerie, Gina and Ben, and Bradley

My little brother

Loud, loyal, loving

We are heart broken

We will miss you so much

We love you

– Lee-Anne, Michael, Jess, Ellen, Tom and Mitch

Forever in our hearts

– Merrilyn, Vince, Caitlin, Jordan and Sienna


Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

Service recording will be available on FRIDAY (Oct 30) from 5.00p.m.


Funeral Notice


  1. Love to you all, James has left a beautiful legacy, with a wonderful and loving family.
    James certainly knew how to party, we will miss your cheeky smile and loving personality.
    Hugs to you Sam and All the Family.x

    therase hadley November 8, 2020
  2. To my beautiful friend Sam 🥰 to Joe, Elisabeth & Racheal 🙏🏻❤️ James is So proud & loves u all so much ❤️
    JIMBOB , mate u, over the 32 + years I have known u , u have always been a loving, softhearted soul & I will always remember the grt times – we all partied our hearts out, had families & every time I saw u – u would give a hug & smile 🥰 RIP buddy & no that ur beautiful family will always have love & support around/ time for u to rest & b that shining light for ur family always – FLY FREE 🌈

    Jules Ryan November 1, 2020
  3. Offering our sincere condolences on the passing of James (JimBob). He was a great friend that we shared many happy times with. Dean, Nic and family

    Dean Bidmade October 31, 2020
  4. James was always the character, with a heart of gold. He was alway so proud of his family and always wanted to show them off. I loved the times we shared when he would pop in and visit me whilst in melbourne – we would always end up sharing a laugh and a beer or 2, or 3 or 4. God he will be missed. The service was beautiful, thanks for allowing us to share. condolences to all, especially Sam and kids, darren, joy, lee anne and merrilyn and families, my heart breaks for you all. xxxxxxx

    Tammy Farley October 31, 2020
  5. I first met James 31years ago when I was 14. Jerrod Conlan introduced me to James as they were launching their boat to go and pull their nets, they were catching shark bait for dad.
    They invited me to go with them so I stashed my bike and we went out to the light house reef. The nets were in close and at times we were sitting in the white wash, they both assured me we were ok.
    When we got back Jimbob gave me a warm Melbourne stubby for giving them a hand.
    From that day on we shared many a good times and adventures.
    Last time I seen Jimbob was when we both took our families to see AC⚡️DC Rock or Bust with Pee Wee and Ange.
    It was good music, good company and good times, what we all loved.
    Every trip to Port Fairy Mum and Dads was the first port of call then visit the Grandmothers and then out to visit Jimbob and Sam.
    My heart goes out to Sam and family as Australia has lost another treasured larrikin.
    Will always be remembered as a great friend a great bloke.
    Mick,Simone,Kaleb,Destin and Jack

    Mick Sharp October 31, 2020
  6. Thinking of you all Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel, such a sad time. Great fella and lots of memories over the years.
    Shane, Linda, Tatum and Luka xxx

    Linda October 30, 2020
  7. Sending our thoughts and condolences to all of james family RIP Jimbob. James and Donna

    Donna smith October 30, 2020
  8. Dear Sam and Family,
    Jimbob was one of a kind and Port Fairy won’t be the same without him. He was such a great fella and we have so many fond memories over many years.
    Sending all our love and thoughts to you all.
    Deanne and Kate

    Deanne and Kate October 30, 2020
  9. Very saddened about the passing of dear Jimbob, we’re lucky that we got to spend time with such a lovely soul. Will be forever in our hearts. Much love to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel. ❤️

    Stuart and Bridie Freckleton October 30, 2020
  10. All my love to jimbobs family and god bless his beautiful soul. 💙💙💙 much love carly clifford and families.

    carly clifford October 30, 2020
  11. Deepest sympathy to all, thinking of you all during this sad time, Rest easy Jim Bob.
    Mark & Jeanyne & family

    Mark Dwyer October 30, 2020
  12. Thinking of you Sam and family, sorry to hear of your loss. Jimbob thanks for the laughs and fond memories, very sad news. Rest easy mate xx

    Bek Robb and family xx October 30, 2020
  13. Love to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel and the Farley family.
    James so many memories, love you.
    I will always be there for your beautiful family. Rest In Peace.
    Jayne xxxx

    Jayne Scriven October 30, 2020
  14. Although I only met you once James, through many stories relived with Sam, I know you were a loving father, partner and family member. My thoughts and love to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth, Rachel and extended families. Love Sue & Family x

    Sue Creed October 30, 2020
  15. Heartfelt sympathy to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel.
    So many happy memories that we will treasure forever. Love you Jim Bob Rest in Peace.
    WHO LOVES YA Baby!!!!
    Mick, Julia, Eve and Ted xxxx

    Johnson Family October 30, 2020
  16. Dearest Jim
    Best mate gone, but never forgotten
    Deepest sympathy to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth, Rachel, Darren, Joy, Lee-Anne, Merrilyn and families.
    We are just heartbroken to have to say goodbye to our dear friend, the laughs and fun times will forever remain precious memories.
    Love Scobes, Julie, Dylan & Ryan
    “Who luvs ya baby?
    We do xx

    Julie Scoble October 30, 2020
  17. Deepest sympathy to Sam Joe Elizabeth and Rachel. What a great bloke he will be sadly missed. Thinking of u all from Drum and Donna Madden xx

    Donna Madden October 30, 2020
  18. Deepest Sympathy to Sam,Joe,Elizabeth and Rachel.The Dryden and Farley Families.
    We were so very sad to hear of James’s passing.
    Our love and thoughts are with you all.

    Rest Peacefully James.

    Lynn and Mick💐

    Lynn Quirk October 30, 2020
  19. Dear Sam Joe Elizabeth Racheal and Family and the Farley family and love ones and all who loved and treasured Jimbob.
    I am so deeply sorry and saddened for you all. My prayers and thoughts are with you all and Jimbob too.

    Jimbob I did not see you often but when we did cross paths (Usually at gathering I will always remember that beautiful big smile and how genuinely happy you were to see me and hang out. I will miss your infectious personality I will miss you in many ways you never thought I would. A beautiful soul who should still be here with us all. Until our paths cross again Brother xo Vanda.

    Peter Van Kempen October 29, 2020
  20. James was one of a kind and I was extremely saddened to hear of his passing. I will be watching the service from home with a beer in one hand and tissues in the other.

    Deepest sympathy to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth and Rachel. My love and thoughts extend to the entire Farley family.

    With love from Roger Kerr and family.

    Roger Kerr October 29, 2020
  21. Love and sympathy to Darren, Clare, Kiera and Patrick. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Cathy & Mark Prunty and family.

    Cathy Prunty October 29, 2020
  22. You were loved by all who knew you & there was never a dull moment when you were around Jimbob. Our heartfelt sympathy & love to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth, Rachel & all Jimbob’s family & friends. Rest easy mate from Al, Sonia & the crew at Duggan Civil.

    Sonia van Kempen October 29, 2020
  23. Over 30 years of wonderful memories & fun times all started that friday afternoon at Hyland street when a long haired bikie came knocking at the door. Love you & miss you James. Deepest sympathy and love to Sam, Joe, Elizabeth, Rachel the Farley & Dryden Families. Love Fiona & Al xx

    Fiona Van Kempen October 28, 2020
  24. Deepest sympathy to Sam,Joe, Elizabeth & Rachel,Darren & Clare, Joy & Brian, Lee-anne & Mick, Merrilyn & Vince and all your families,Thinking of you all at this sad times.Great memories of growing up together with James. He Knew how to make us laugh.
    Lots of love from Louise,Grace, Sophie & Amelia Chow xxxx

    Louise Chow October 28, 2020
  25. Love you James. You were a great friend for over thirty two years. You are sadly missed. Deepest Sympathy and love to Sam Joe Elizabeth Rachel and the Farley family Love Mandy and boys xxx

    Amanda Thomas October 27, 2020
  26. Deepest sympathy to Sam,Joe,Elizabeth,Rachael and the Farley and Dryden families…Remembering the banter the laughs and the good times…you will be missed Jimbob.😢

    Stewart Rae October 27, 2020