Born Belgium on October 28, 1962
Veel te laat , nog maar onlangs ben ik te weten gekomen van jouw plotse dood…Axel …je was mijn kameraad tijdens onze jeugdjaren in Duitsland in de BSD (tussen jaren 60 en beginjaren 80…ik zal je missen maat (het ga je goed)
Deepest condolences to his beloved families in Australia & Belgium/Germany.
Much too late, only recently I found out about your sudden death…Axel…you were my comrade during our childhood years in Germany in the BSD (between 60s and early 80s…I will miss you mate (good luck)
Deepest condolences to his beloved families in Australia & Belgium/Germany.
He was an esteemed colleague, IT guru and general nice person. Wishing sincerest condolences to Marion, Jack and all of Axel’s family and friends.June 17, 2020
Heaven must have welcomed this most beautiful soul,my sincerest condoleances to his belovend onesJune 14, 2020
Innige en oprechte deelneming, het gaat je goed daarboven.June 12, 2020
Axel was always there when I needed help at work with IT issues. I will miss Axel at work, he always had a friendly smile, and the first to say good morning how are you Maree.
Axel will be sadly missed. My condolence to Marion and Axel’s family .
Axel was in the late 80’s early 90’s a colleague at KB air force base. I always wondered what became of him after his emigration to Australia. and now very shocked to read he passed away . My sincerest condolences. Axel Blue SkiesJune 11, 2020
Sleep softly my noble friendJune 10, 2020
Sending deepest sympathy to Marion, Jack and all of Axel’s loved ones. I will always remember his interesting stories and dry humour and he is very much missed by the Customer Service Team at Brophy.June 10, 2020
Dear Marion, Jack, Nettie and all of Axel’s Family & Friends,
From when our families first met at Karate, Axel was always kind, inclusive and wanting to help. He always had time to talk, and time to help, with patience and his big heart. THANKS AXEL. Thanks for encouraging me when I returned to cycling after 25 years! The ‘gathering momentum downhill’ joke was always funny. I will miss you. My deepest condolences.
Axel was special in many ways, not only was he a giver and a sharer, he way kind, measured and the eternal optomist. In more recent years we did not see each other that much, but when we did re-connect, we just picked up where we had left off. As migrants to Australia we shared a common mindset. Dear Axel, my friend and confidant your uniqness will be truely missed. Our Iove and prayers go out to Marion, Jack, Netti, family and friends.June 10, 2020
The beautiful memories will always remain. Axel was a special guy!
We cherish the times we spent together with the friends from the accademy. Our deepest condolences to Jack, Marion, Nettie and all of Axel’s family and friends.
Geert & Mireille
Hereby our sincere condolences on the death of axel.
Although we didn’t see Axel that much in recent years, he was often in our mind and conversations. We remember him as a fine friend and good husband and father.
Each year we were looking forward to his “new year letter”. A letter in “his own style” with news from down under.
It’s sad that he’s leaving us so young. The many good memories of him make his loss a little bit more bearable. Even though we’re going to miss him.
For all of you very much strength in the next days and months !
Jean and Moniek Caymax-Gielen
Beunisstraat 2 bus 8
Axel was one of my first friends when I came to Warrnambool 5 years ago and our love for bike riding took us on many adventures around the local area and as far as South Australia! We shared in many good conversations, coffees, meals and support of local causes together. My friendship with Axel always forced me to look at myself and I am grateful for that. I will deeply miss Axel and my thoughts are with Marion, Jack and his extended family.June 9, 2020
My sincere condolences . Rest in Peace dear colleagueJune 9, 2020
We’ll meet again. Don’t know where, don’t know when. But I am sure we will meet again some sunny day ! May the force be with you mate !! My deepest concolences to all your family and friends ! Your roommate in the NCO building 10th wing BAF.June 9, 2020
My sincere condolences to Axel’s family and friends.
The memories of Axel will remain, he was a remarkable person, a sharp mind, enthusiastic, ready to help and always in for an adventure.
Dear Marion, Jack and Axel’s family. Axel was a truly great fellow; a really positive and friendly individual, it was always a great pleasure to socialise with him on and off the bike. Our heart felt sadness for your loss. The Rafferty Family.June 9, 2020
Axel, your thorough route planning will be missed! Your support and bike knowledge will be sorely missed out on the road! The banter about bikes at work will also be missed but the memories cherished! Ride On Axelerator! Much love to family from Mia and Brett xJune 9, 2020
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
From one veteran to another. I will certainly miss seeing you around Brophy. My deepest condolences to Marion, Jack and all of Axel’s family and friends.June 9, 2020
Heel veel sterkte aan familie en vrienden. Theo ex barkeeper 23SQNJune 9, 2020
I can’t write anything now, just remembering you in the army, in the air as our pilot en together in my workshop. Wonderfull timesJune 9, 2020
Dear family, in the early 80’s I spent about three years with Axel during our studies at the Belgian Air Force Technical Training School. He was a very nice and friendly guy. After splitting up we lost contact. Sincere condolences to you all.June 9, 2020
innige deelneming aan de familieJune 9, 2020
My sincerest condolences to Marion, Jack, family, friends.
Freddy, colleague of Axel in the military school of Saffraanberg and in the 10 Air Wing in Kleine Brogel.June 9, 2020
Deeply condolences to the family. From a former colleague at the BAFJune 9, 2020
My sincere and deepest condolences to Axel’s family and friends in Australia.
As commander in Kleine Brogel AFB I had the pleasure of working with Axel as an ver skillful F-16 aircraft electrician.
Blue skies Axel.
I will remember you as a very good friend and colleague. Rest in pease dear FriendJune 9, 2020
Jack, Nettie & Marion
We and our family members in Belgium sympathize with you, the Goddyn family, his friends and colleagues.
Both my parents and my in-laws knew Axel well during his youth and later in the Air Force.
We will always remember him thanks to all the fun moments we had together.
“Saying goodbye is difficult,
knowing that words are not enough.
Each of us could write our own story
about what you were and will be for us.
Words are not enough
to describe the person you were.
We lived with you, we appreciated you
who you were.
We will miss you, dear friend ”
Our sincere condolences with the loss of your loved one.
Stay strong during this difficult time.
André & Hilde.
Our sincerest condolences to Marion, Jack and his beloved ones. We haven’t seen Axel for more than 20 years but got in contact again 3 years ago, unfortunately we never made it up to Warrnambool which we regret.
We found some nice pictures from Axel during our colleague time in Belgium, ready to share. Kind regards from Singapore, Danny and Fried’l.
We knew Axel for many years, from his time teaching IT at SW TAFE to his recent role with Brophy. We will remember him with great fondness as a man of curiosity and intelligence, who could turn his hand to make, fix or grow nearly anything; kindness – he would stop to help anyone in need and a quick and quirky sense of humour that always made you smile. RIP Axel, we will miss you. Our deepest sympathies to Marion, Jack and Nettie.June 5, 2020
It’s been a pleasure to have known you all these years Axel, going to miss out “catch ups” when ever work duties were called upon, always had time for a coffee and a mint! Condolences to Marion, Jack and Axel’s family.June 4, 2020
Axel made a great contribution to Brophy and he will be very much missed around the place. Not just because of his IT support but also his great sense of humour and wit. Sometimes you were never sure what would come out next, like at the Movember fund raiser several years ago, but that helped make him more special for me. Terrific memories and will be sadly missed. All the best to Marion and his family.June 3, 2020
To Dear Axel’s family I wanted to express my deep condolence to you. I worked with Axl and se had many conversations on the state of homelessness and how we could help the clients of Brophy. Axel clearly cared a great deal and expressed this in the ideas he had for reform. I will miss his humour, his compassion and his friendship. Best to Marion, Jack and all his family.June 3, 2020
You will be missed on the Wangoon circuit. A kind and gentle soul.June 3, 2020
It is with great sadness to think I will not see Axel out riding. We have shared many great yarns both on the bike and at his house. A gentle caring man always ready to help new riders and support our fundraising efforts. Sadly missed and thoughts go out to his family Maion and many friends.June 2, 2020
Axel was a unique individual who will be missed for his tireless efforts to contribute to the community through fundraising and bike riding for charitable causes. I will fondly remember him for his IT support/help & wicked sense of humour whilst I worked at Brophy.
Deepest condolences to Marion, Jack & their extended families at this sad time.
Great memories of a fantastic Man.
It’s been a pleasure to know Axel.
His friendship and counsel in times of need have been of great support.
My thoughts and love are now with Marion, Jack and extended family and friends. Love to all.