Peter William GOLDSTRAW

Suddenly but peacefully at home on March 14, 2024.

Aged 77 years

Exceptionally loved husband of Chris.

Loved and loving of father of Matthew and Ange, Jonathan and Olivia.

Cherished Pop / ‘Grampete’ of William, Ava; Miles, and Tobi.

Loved brother of Joy Marwood and family.


In accordance with Peter’s wishes a Private Funeral will be held.

Funeral Notice



  1. Dear Chris and Family. Pete’s mates from Longerenong Agricultural College…years 1963-65 will be saddened by his passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Peter ‘nicknamed Petunia” was a well respected contributor during our years together at LAC;studious,concientious and the quiet achiever.
    Loved the Rifle Shooting contests; was able to give assistance on plant identification problems and was happy to assist with any “scull duggery” when called upon.
    A true gentleman who will be sadly missed. RIP mate.

    Leigh Povey March 25, 2024
  2. Dear Matt, Ange, Ava and William, Chris, Jonathan and family,
    Our condolences in this sad time of Peter’s passing.
    Our thoughts are with you,
    Mat, Sarah, Ava and Ruben Mckenzie

    Mat, Sarah, Ava and Ruben McKenzie March 20, 2024
  3. Dear Chris & family – our thoughts are with you all – fond memories of my work days with Peter🌸

    Sue Raymond March 18, 2024
  4. Fond memories of working with Pete in the 80’s at Fisheries and Wildlife and Conservation Forests and Lands. A person who did make a difference for the environment in his work.
    A true gentleman with a keen sense of humour and great integrity.
    To Chris, Matthew, Johnathon and families heartfelt condolences for your loss. May our thoughts and prayers as well as those of others help hold him close to you.

    Pete keep on the lookout for Barred Bandicoots in heaven!

    Peter & Marg Wearne March 18, 2024
  5. To Chris, Joy and families

    Sending our love and heartfelt sympathy to you all.
    Goldie, Evora and Lynn Goldstraw, Sue Ellen Colson (Goldstraw) and Alli Couch (Goldstraw)

    Goldie, Lynn and Evora Goldstraw, Sue Ellen (Goldstraw)Colson and Alli (Goldstraw) Couch March 17, 2024
  6. Dear Chris and family,
    We were saddened to learn of Peter’s recent passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.Please accept this note as an expression of our sincere condolences.
    From Fumiko and David McKenzie

    David McKenzie March 17, 2024