Basil Thomas GARNER

On 12th October, 2022 at Warrnambool.

Much loved husband of Judy.

Loved father of Nicky.

Adored Poppy of Marshall.

Beloved stepfather of the Brockway children.

Aged 82 years




Funeral Notice

ServiceOctober 19, 2022 - 11:00 am2 Selby Road East Warrnambool , VIC Venue: Our Lady Help of Christians Church

The Funeral Mass for BASIL will be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 2 Selby Road, East Warrnambool on WEDNESDAY (October 19) commencing at 11.00a.m. The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Warrnambool Cemetery. The Rosary/Vigil Prayers will be recited at the above Church on TUESDAY evening commencing at 7.30p.m. Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. So sorry to hear, belatedly, of Basil’s passing and wanted to offer our sincere condolences to his wife and family, as well as the wider Garner family. You are in our prayers.

    (Cousin) Joan Baldwin, and daughters Karen, Jenny and Adrienne

    Jenny Baldwin October 30, 2022
  2. Basil, a gentle kind soul with a genuine love for family. Thanks for the many fond memories, particularly your quick wit. Forever missed.

    Andrew, Jacinta, Xavier, Luke and Ruby Dowd

    Andrew Dowd October 19, 2022
  3. Basil thank you for always taking a seat at the table for all of our family celebrations including Christmas tea and there will always be room for ice-cream. Thank you for being an inspiration in life and your love of the Rosary was so beautiful to witness. Your presence has always given us a sense of Nanna and Pa still being with us and your memories will live on in our hearts forever too. Love “The O’Briens”

    Marlene O'Brien October 19, 2022
  4. To my big hearted brother Basil, thank you for your special enduring love of our family. You know how much we all loved you. Rest in peace now Basil, no other words needed; other than thank you Judy. Love always Margaret & Charlie.

    Margaret Dowd October 19, 2022
  5. Although we only spent a few hours together on a visit from UK many years ago we remember Basil’s kindness and obvious love of life.
    RIP cousin Basil
    Michael and Ann Stockham 🙏❤️

    Michael Stockham October 19, 2022
  6. Thank you, Thank you & again Thank you…
    For My treasured memories with Maree, Cindy and I as little girls at Dennington, you were always there with a big smile and cuddle, lots of teasing and laughter….
    Except when Pies beat the Cats & Saturday night (after 6pm when it was cheaper to phone) you or Leon would ring Riverglen Geelong just to stir your nieces.
    For my treasured memory of being in Warrnambool & sneaking in to Dennington to see you & introducing you to Brian, when he & I first met, & no one else knew I was in town, hard to date a new guy when everyone in town knows a Garner.
    Thank you for sharing our biggest day at our wedding.
    Though we have been distant by mileage over the years, you always held a special spot in our heart.
    Love to Nicky, Marshall and Judy.
    Basil, a life filled with laughter, happiness & love of family and friends.
    Love Kerry & Brian xxoo

    Kerry and Brian October 18, 2022
  7. Sincere condolences to the Garner family and Judy and Family. Loving memories of the happy times spent together at Hopkins Point when we were children. RIP Basil.
    Love and prayers,
    Kathleen Kidd (nee Ryan)

    Kathleen Kidd October 18, 2022
  8. Thoughts and prayers to all the Garner families. Have fond memories and remember the big family gatherings when the Nolans and the Garner got together when we were living at Hopkins Point. Rest in peace Basil

    Mary Annette Cottee October 18, 2022
  9. Agreat man and Agreat boss will be sadly missed.

    Jenny Stokes and Garry Lynch October 18, 2022
  10. ‘Goodbyes are not forever
    Goodbyes are not the end
    they simply mean we will
    miss you until we meet again’

    Everlasting, cherished memories
    are ours to keep…

    Love and Prayers – 💕
    ‘Katie’ and ‘Chrisso’

    Christine Garner October 17, 2022
  11. Another limb has fallen from our family tree…

    Cheeky, mischievous, interested, gentle, caring, loving are only just some of the many words to describe you.

    You became the family patriarch and ensured the traditions of Garnerama and Boxing Night continued, especially out at “home” in the earlier days.

    Nicky and Marshall, all our love to you – your Dad & Poppy was simply the best!

    Thank you Judy for loving and caring for our Baz and to the Brockway family for welcoming him with so much love.

    Rest easy now Bazzy. We will miss you so.

    Another seat has been placed at the card table in heaven ♠️♣️♦️♥️

    Love Tanya, David, Josh & Becky

    Tanya Suggett October 17, 2022
  12. Basil was a brilliant brother, brother in law, uncle and great uncle, and more importantly a great person.

    There are so many great memories that won’t be forgotten, like days at the football watching South, trips to the races, and that sly grin when you won a hand at poker.

    We will miss you greatly, but have comfort in all the great time we spent together.

    Love Norm, Sue, Nicholas, Claire, Isla, Daniel and Jodie

    Norm and family October 17, 2022
  13. With Deepest Sympathy at this sad time Fond memories of a special man
    Laraine and Graeme Pickett

    Laraine Pickett October 17, 2022
  14. Our wonderful, caring, thoughtful brother, brother-in-law and uncle

    You have left your mark on this world in so many remarkable ways

    Nicky and Marshall he was so proud of you and loved you dearly

    Judy – your love and care for Basil is truly an inspiration for all of us – Thank you

    Thank you to the Brockway families for your acceptance and love of Basil

    “He was also a pretty cunning card player”

    Thanks for everything Bazzy

    Bernie, Judy and family

    Bernie Garner October 17, 2022
  15. Basil
    We will always smile when we say your name & in all the stories we will share about you, for the memories are ours to cherish & for us to keep in our hearts.
    We will miss you dearly.
    Thank you for being a huge part of our lives over the years especially to Mum & Dad & a Special Uncle to all of us Dowdies.
    Rest easy now.
    Love Joanne, Colby, Brianna & Kuyan xo

    Joanne Bowden October 17, 2022
  16. Basil, what a difference you made to the Brockway clan. We will be forever grateful for your kindness and compassion. Best Step-father that any of us could ask for. Rest easy old boy. Even though you were forever claiming to break even, I reckon you were a winner in life!

    John Brockway October 17, 2022
  17. So sad to read of the passing of Basil a much respected boss and work mate from our days at the cheese factory. Sympathies to all

    Peter and Gill West October 16, 2022
  18. Always remembered for his subtle sense of humour, and his kindness to family and friends..Rest in Peace
    Peter and Tracey XX

    Tracey Davis October 16, 2022
  19. RIP Basil !

    John Kermond October 15, 2022
  20. Dad, for days now I’ve been trying to find the right words for this tribute but then I realised there will never be the right words for losing a parent, there will always be something more I want to say. I just want to say thank you for being my dad and such a wonderful poppy to marshall. You were the kindest most patient dad a girl could ask for. I never saw you angry, I never heard you say a bad word about anyone and you were always up to some kind of mischief. You took being a dad to a little girl in your stride. If marshall grows up to be half the man he’s poppy was then I’ll be one extremely proud mum.
    We love you dad and I really hope as you look down on us we both make you proud, as proud as I was to call you my dad.

    Nicky & marshall October 15, 2022
  21. In loving memory of Basil, who always had a great sense of humour and a genuine concern for all others. RIP
    Love Peter and Tracey XX

    Tracey Davis October 14, 2022
  22. Devoted and loved husband of Judy.

    Cherished step-father and affectionate grandfather to

    Chris & Kathy, and Manny;

    Angela & Neal, and Steph;

    Denise & Rex, and Leah & Mitch, Bella and Lani, and Jimmy &

    Mandy, and Juliette;

    Neil & Li Ling, and Hannah and Noah;

    John & Bells, and Jess, Hayden and Meghan;

    Moo (dec.), and Brendan.

    Thank you, Basil, for loving our Mum

    Guyetts Funerals October 14, 2022
  23. Loved son of Noel (dec.) and Mary (dec.).
    Dearly loved brother and brother-in-law of
    Mary (dec.),
    Margaret and Charlie,
    Ken and Jean,
    Tony and Carol,
    Gerard and Bev (dec.),
    Trevor (dec.),
    Bernie and Judy,
    Peter and Tracy,
    Noeleen (dec.),
    Leon (dec.) and Jenny,
    Norm and Sue,
    Friend of Frank and Lyn.
    Proud uncle to many…

    Guyetts Funerals October 14, 2022
  24. We’ll miss your gentle nature and quiet sense of humor Basil; a much loved brother and a favorite uncle to your nieces and nephews.

    Surely Leon would have been waiting with a pack of cards.

    Deepest sympathy to Judy, Nicky and Marshall and the Brockway families.

    Thank you, Judy, for the love, care and patience you have showered on Basil over the last 15 years. Now take care of yourself.

    Gerard and Bev (dec.) Kerry and Brian, Maree and Sean, Cindy and Kent, Rosie and Paul and Naomi and Travis

    GERARD N GARNER October 14, 2022
  25. So many memories of growing up with with Basil and the Garner family in Hopetoun Road
    Love Katy and Doug Bray
    May he rest in peace.

    KATY BRAY October 13, 2022
  26. Another gentle soul has left us!

    Condolences to Judy, Nicky, Marshall, Brockway Family and Garner Family.

    Well loved uncle Basil,
    always a smile on his face.

    I Will treasure the fond memories of staying at Nanna and Pa’s and Basil arriving home from work with a grin on his face and a few jokes with plenty of good times and laughs.

    May you Rest In Peace and We all know you will be in Good Company

    Love Maree, Sean and girls ❤️🕊

    Maree Hines October 13, 2022
  27. The committee, players & supporters of SWFNC extend their condolences to the Family of Basil, a life member and past committee & volunteer of our club.

    South Warrnambool Football Netball Club October 13, 2022