Richard John MATTHEWS

25/04/1947 – 30/09/2022

Of Port Fairy

Dearly loved husband of Pauline.

Loved dad of Cath, Danielle, Paul and David.

Loved father-in-law of Justin, Brendan, Claudia and Rachel.

Much loved grandfather of Sam, Ruby, Liam, Charlie,

Lola, Pablo, Taleah, Ariana, Hugh, Harry and Eva.

Passed away peacefully at South West Healthcare Warrnambool.

“Catch a Wave”


Funeral Notice

ServiceOctober 7, 2022 - 1:00 pmWarrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit Street Warrnambool , VIC Venue: Wannon Room

Family and friends of RICHARD are invited to attend a Service at the Wannon Room, Warrnambool Showgrounds, Koroit Street, Warrnambool commencing at 1.00pm on FRIDAY (October 7). The cortège will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Port Fairy Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St John of God Warrnambool Hospital Urology Equipment In loving memory of Richard Matthews [email protected] Visit Guyetts Funerals webpage for livestream access or to leave tributes and condolences.


  1. To Pauline and Family. Sincerely sorry for your loss. I had only just come to know Richard in the past 12 mths and always enjoyed the chats and visits to the horses. He loved his standbreds and was obviously a great judge of a good one! I’ll be cheering on Catch A Wave for you over the coming months. Condolences from Feargal and the team at Southwest Equine Vets

    Feargal Ross October 7, 2022
  2. I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Richard Matthews.

    My thoughts are with Pauline, Cathy, Danielle, Paul and David; and all of Richard’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

    Rest in Peace.

    John & Tammy and the Conlan family.

    John P Conlan October 7, 2022
  3. To Pauline and family our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
    We have very fond memories of Richard during his time with Caltex and always joked about him one day changing the colour of his shirt
    He did later on to yellow and green BP !
    A great friend and colleague who I held in great regard
    Vale Richard
    All our love
    John and Trish Davis

    John Davis October 7, 2022
  4. Dear Pauline and family

    Thinking of you on this very sad day

    Rest in peace Richard

    Margaret Sinnott October 7, 2022
  5. To the Mathews family
    Deepest sympathy to Pauline and families as a kid still remember dick Mathews charging out of fullback for yambuk rip Corey & Maree Sinnott and family xxxx

    Corey Sinnott October 7, 2022
  6. Our hearts go out to Pauline, Cathy, Danielle, Paul, David and their families.
    Richard was a dear friend and neighbour for over 50 years.
    RIP Richard. You will be missed by many.
    Helen, David, Solée, Jeldee and Simon and families. Xxxxxx

    Helen Robertson October 7, 2022
  7. Heart felt sympathy to Pauline and the family on the Passing of Richard .RIP
    Kevin Spencer

    Kevin spencer October 7, 2022
  8. To Pauline, Cath, Danielle, Paul, David and families. Our sincere condolences on the passing of Richard. He was remarkable man and will be deeply missed by many.
    Our thought with you all at this sad times. Leon and Luda Gleeson

    LEON GLEESON October 6, 2022
  9. My memory of Richard is a decent bloke, reasonably placid yet serious about the the things that matter- his family and his ambitions. Not many people have the capacity to achieve in a life time anywhere near as much as this bloke has. he ought to be proud of all his success, Pauline and every single one of their kids are just as good at being down to earth and genuinely nice. My sincerest sympathy to you. You gave people a fair go.

    CHRIS DEAN October 6, 2022
  10. To Pauline and extended family, our thoughts and condolences to you all at the passing of Richard.


    Mal & Jenny Vawdrey and family.

    Mal Vawdrey October 6, 2022
  11. Dear Pauline,
    Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and your family; on the passing of Richard / Dick.
    – Janice & David Hyland.

    Janice Hyland October 4, 2022
  12. A pleasure to train for and a great friend.will miss our chats R I P Richard .Love to Pauline and family. The Mellsop Family

    Bob Mellsop October 4, 2022
  13. Dear Pauline and your entire family. We were so shocked to hear the terrible sad news . Our deepest sympathy to you all . RIP Richard . Love from Peter and Kathryn

    Kathryn Martin October 4, 2022
  14. We were terribly saddened to hear of the recent passing of Richard.
    Deepest sympathy to Pauline and all of the family and extended family .
    Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time .
    May Richard Rest In Peace.
    Sean, Kai and Carissa Lanigan

    Sean Lanigan October 4, 2022
  15. My Deepest Sympathy Pauline & family, on the passing of Richard. An amazing leader, mentor and friend. It was an honour and a privilege to work with him. He will be sorely missed.
    Amie and family

    Amie Poynton October 4, 2022
  16. To Pauline and Family, thinking of you all at this terrible time. I have many happy memories of our times together, especially of Geoff and Richard in their younger years!
    R.I.P. “Rich”.
    Janice, Susie and Mick.

    Janice Tieman October 4, 2022
  17. To Pauline and your family Our sincere condolences on the passing of Richard. Our thoughts are with you all
    RIP Richard
    Donna and James Smith

    Donna Smith October 4, 2022
  18. We were very sorry to hear of Richards passing.
    Thinking of you Pauline and your family at this sad time.

    RIP Richard 💐

    Lynn and Mick

    Lynn Quirk October 4, 2022
  19. My Deepest Sympathy Pauline & family, on the passing of Richard.
    Long time friends when both with Esso many years ago.
    Richard and Ray will be reminiscing with a laugh over a beer up above.
    I hope the horses keep trotting around .
    May he RIP, Janet Evans & girls. Colac.

    Janet Evans October 3, 2022
  20. To the Matthews family
    My condolences on Richard’s passing. Both a risk taker and a risk manager. A legend in the fuel industry.
    Grant Stillman. Gallagher.

    Grant Stillman October 3, 2022
  21. Thinking of you all Pauline so sad so sorry but at peace
    Watching us all from above
    De and Families

    Deanne Rowland October 3, 2022
  22. To Pauline & family. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Richards spirit will live on in all his children and grandchildren.
    Cheryle & Neale Todd

    Cheryle October 2, 2022
  23. Dear Pauline and family my deepest sympathy to you all.

    Carolyn Sullivan October 2, 2022
  24. Pauline, l am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband, Richard. My thought’s are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

    Irene Wilson (Cytrowski) October 1, 2022
  25. To Pauline & Family with our deepest sympathy at this sad time Regards Brian & Jan Willey

    Janice Willey October 1, 2022
  26. It is with great sadness I acknowledge the passing of Richard, a loving husband, father and grandfather, and a sporting and business icon in our region! May he rest peacefully now. Leon

    Leon Maguire October 1, 2022
  27. Will be sadly miss by so many, Richard did so much for so many, RIP enjoy cheering home lots more winners from up there,

    Shirley Drake October 1, 2022
  28. deepest sympathy to Pauline and family thinking of you all at this sad time

    gayle crow September 30, 2022