Bruce Henry HARKNESS

10/02/1931 – 25/11/2020

Dearly loved husband of Jean.

Loved father of Keith, Margaret and Bruce, John and Pennie, Chris and Donna.
Pop to 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.


Loved and remembered always

Your loving wife Jean, and son Keith


Dearly loved Dad of Margaret and Bruce.
Pop of Anita and Will, Lauren and Luke, Andrew and Tegan, Ilona and Paul.
Great Pop to Ruby, Amelia, Maggie, Georgia, Maddy, Tayla, Indianna, Matilda, Tahnee, Archer, Campbell and Noah.

A beautiful memory clearer than gold,
Of a father who’s worth can never be told.
There’s a place in my heart no one can fill.
I miss you dad and always will

Rest peacefully dad

– Love Margaret


In loving memory of our cherished Dad and Pop
Life can never stay the same
No matter how we try
Our hands can never stop
The clock of life from ticking by
But love remains unchanging
In the care of sorrowing hearts
For as the love of life is stilled
The love of memory starts

Forever in our hearts

Jake and Pennie,
Clinton and Vivian,
Brayden, Shelli, Hugo and Blair,
Ebony and Jordan.


He potters no more in the garden,
He strolls no more down the path,
Cherish the years we shared together
Thanks for the everlasting memories

Side by Side, Good Old Collingwood Forever

Chris, Donna, Britta, Matt, Simon and Alexander

Thank you to Dr’s Hounsell and Manderson and the team of Opal Gillin Park, Warrnambool.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

Tributes and condolences can be offered on
the ‘Funeral Notices’ section
The Service recording will be available from 10.30a.m. on MONDAY (November 30) it can be viewed on the ‘Streaming’ section

Funeral Notice



  1. Our sympathy to Jean and family. Memories from days at Carpendeit. Roma & Rod Burge

    Roma Burge December 2, 2020
  2. May treasured memories be a comfort to Keith and extended family at this sad time.
    Kind regards
    Kathleen (Isaac’s mother)

    Kathleen Cooper December 2, 2020
  3. Deepest & heartfelt sympathy & thoughts to Jean,Keith,Margaret,John,Chris & families .
    RIP Bruce .
    Helen Taylor .

    Helen Taylor November 30, 2020
  4. Deepest sympathy on the passing of Bruce ,Thinking of you Jean and all the family today ,RIP Bruce love Geoff &Trish Higgins and Families xx

    Patricia Higgins November 30, 2020
  5. Our deepest sympathy to Jean and family, a lifetime of fond memories of old Hank, as neighbours in Carpendeit. From Jim and Toni Dalziel and families

    Jim and Toni Dalziel November 28, 2020
  6. Uncle Bruce. You always loved a chat about fishing and appreciated a few Tuna fillets whenever I was able to drop in on the way home from Portland. RIP you will be missed but never be forgotten. Don & Helen

    Don Newman November 28, 2020
  7. Fond memories of spending time with you on the farms during my childhood. Always a friendly man with lots of compassion and community spirit. You will be missed Bruce.
    Love from your nephew Graeme

    Graeme Newman November 28, 2020
  8. loving memories of Bruce great laughs from past St Purrumbete days from the Fryers Family

    Elizabeth Fryers November 28, 2020
  9. A wonderful neighbour and dear friend for twenty years, how we will miss those over the fence chats and laughs, the whistling as you came up the path. Great memories we will have forever.
    Love Judy and Martin xx

    Judy Fraser November 28, 2020
  10. Sympathy to all family and friends.

    Sandra and Neil McDonald November 27, 2020
  11. RIP Bruce. Thursday nights at the footy club won’t be the same without you. Who will I get my orchid advice of now. A Gentle man who loved a chat

    Kate & Wally Toohey November 26, 2020
  12. RIP Bruce fly high with your Mighty Magpies xo.

    Tania Klemm November 26, 2020
  13. Rest In Peace dear Brucey. Such a sweet and special friend. I will always cherish our footy chats and many laughs. Time to rest now. Sending love to all your family and friends.

    Lynnie Goldstraw November 26, 2020
  14. I’m lucky I got to share 32 years with you, and Alexander got to meet his Great Pop a few times in the last 2 and a bit years.
    I will always cherish the memories of learning to drive in the paddock and when I stalled the rodeo, you would say “give some, put your foot to the floor would you” & the stories and the laughter we shared over the years.
    I will miss you Pop.
    Rest Peacefully now Pop!
    Love Always Britsca, Mat & Alexander.

    Britta Short November 26, 2020
  15. RIP Bruce a true gentleman who will be missed by all who knew him, deepest sympathy to all the family xxx

    Diane Rivett November 26, 2020
  16. Thoughts are with you all!
    John,Sara-Jane Rea and family

    Sara-Jane Rea November 26, 2020