James "Jim" Anthony KELSON


Jim passed away on Sunday 13th November peacefully at home in Koroit,

after suffering from a long illness.

Friend and partner to Liz.

Father and friend to Nick, Amanda and Sam. Jamie and Simone.

Mentor to many.

Special thanks to Dr Reynolds, Koroit Medical Clinic, Moyne District Nurses, Palliative Care Nurses, and our friends at the chemist in Koroit.

Son of Andy (dec.) and Iris (dec.) Kelson.

Brother to Anne and Tony (dec.) Serra, Margaret and Bernie (dec.) Moloney,

David and Lorraine, Rosie (dec.), Frank, Tom and Sue, Claude and Jenny.

Funeral Notice

ServiceNovember 18, 2022 - 2:00 pm56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: EP

The Funeral Service for ‘JIM’ will be held at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (November 18) commencing at 2p.m. Private Cremation Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. It is with a very heavy heart I just found this page and learned of my friend and colleague Jim’s passing.
    A sincere friend and gentleman, with a twinkle in his eye when bringing some of his dry humour, solving a intricate problem, or finessing a wine while embellishing on a passion.
    Jim is an engineer of outstanding professionalism and knowledge which I doubt could be matched anywhere, a stalwart friend, and devoted family man – We are all at a loss with you gone. My thoughts and sympathies are with you Liz.

    Peter Shannon February 13, 2023
  2. Farewell to the Oracle, a Great Engineer and a Marvelous Teacher

    Farewell to a True Comrade and a Wonderful Friend

    Farewell to a Man of Integrity and a Loving Family Man

    Farewell Jim

    Ben Cheung November 18, 2022
  3. To Liz and family,
    So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this sad time

    Lynda Tieman November 18, 2022
  4. Jim was such an intelligent, humble and very kind man Deepest sympathy Liz , Nick, Amanda, Sam, Jamie, Simone
    Thinking of you at this sad time
    Helen Harrington and family

    Helen Harrington November 18, 2022
  5. To Liz and family,
    Thinking of you at this very sad time.

    Maree (Guyett) Turner November 18, 2022
  6. Jim left his indelible touch on everything he did and all people he worked with. A true engineer, friend & mentor. His work for Nestle left an enduring mark. May he rest in peace.
    Deepest condolences to Liz & family.
    Dale & family

    Dale Sanders November 18, 2022
  7. To Dear Liz and family Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    R.I.P Jim
    Donna and James Smith xx

    Donna Smith November 17, 2022
  8. Jim Kelson, a world class engineer and beloved relative with the kindest of nature gone too soon.
    Dearly loved brother-in-law of Mick and Margaret, uncle to Wade, Natasha and Jayden. A valuable workmate and true friend, lost forever but remaining in our hearts with the fondest memories.
    Our thoughts are with Liz, Nick, Amanda, Sam, Jamie and Simone.

    Mick Byron November 17, 2022
  9. My deepest condolences to Liz and family
    Jim has been taken from us way too soon, after a long and brave battle with illness.
    I always admired his humble intellectual brilliance, but more importantly he was a good friend of over 40 years and a fine human being.

    Stephen Dickinson November 17, 2022
  10. Deepest sympathy to Liz and family. Fond memories of all the fun times we had with Jim skiing (water and snow) and socialising. Rest In Peace Jim.

    John and Kerrie Goggin November 16, 2022
  11. Jim had a beautiful mind. Without doubt he was the foremost Dairy Engineer in Australia. His ability to distil problems into first principles-based solutions was second to none. I was also lucky enough to have Jim and Liz with us during our time in Switzerland together. Their friendship was a great support. I knew Jim as a great engineer, a loving husband and father to his family and a good practical and humorous friend. We will miss him. Andrew and Natalie White

    Andrew and Natalie White November 16, 2022
  12. Our Sincere Sympathy to Liz, Jamie & Simone, Nick, Amanda & Sam, and the extended families.

    Anna, Damien, Julia, Rhys & Kieran Mugavin

    Anna van Rooy November 16, 2022
  13. Our heartfelt sympathies to Liz , Nick , Amanda , Jamie & partners, Jim was such a clever man we were always in awe of his incredible breadth of knowledge & interesting conversations, he will be sadly missed by all who knew him . May he Rest In Peace .
    Jacinta & Michael Coffey

    Jacinta Coffey November 15, 2022
  14. Jim, a true gentleman and mentor. Taken too early.
    Condolences to Liz and family.
    The many technical discussions over the years will be sorely missed.
    Rest In Peace old friend
    Geoff Kerr

    Geoff Kerr November 15, 2022
  15. Dear Jim, you were one of the most intelligent and humorous people I have ever met, very glad that dad and I worked for you and Liz at Nestle’ Dennington, a big loss to your family and our community! RIP mate. Leon

    Leon Maguire November 14, 2022