9/02/1936 – 16/06/2023

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at Warrnambool.

Dearly loved husband of Marlene for 67 years.

Treasured father of Karen and Russell, Julie and Graeme, Diane and Kevin, Cathy and David, John, Alison and Kevin, and Bill.

Adored Poppy of 13, great Poppy of 21, and great great Poppy of 3 grandchildren.

As per John’s wishes a private funeral was held.

Funeral Notice



  1. Please accept our Condolences on the sad passing of John. He was a waterfowl judge on the VPFA Panel of judges for many years.
    He will be sadly missed around our poultry pavilions.
    Deepest Sympathy
    VPFA Board & Members

    Anne Beaty July 20, 2023
  2. Dear Marlene, my deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of John.A real gentleman who spoke proudly of his family.We had this little group at the nursing home where John’s father was – 4 of us sat at the same table feeding our loved ones twice a day!John always offered his caring words to each of us if we were having a bad day with our loved one.Such a kind caring man.
    Now resting peacefully. ❤⚘️
    In my thoughts Marlene xx🥀
    Love, Glenda Hand.

    Glenda Hand June 26, 2023
  3. Dearly loved father and poppy. We love you and will miss you every day. Our hearts are broken.
    Diane, Kevin, Nathan, Andrew and family

    Diane Coates June 25, 2023
  4. Fond memories of John over the years. Especially with Bus Lines. Allan & Marian (Lynch) McKenzie

    Marian June 25, 2023
  5. Dad, I’m not sure my heart will ever recover without you in my life. We were always so proud of you and you of us. So proud of your heritage & your five generations. I will treasure all the memories with love always.
    Jules & Graeme 💔💔💔💔
    Loving Poppy of Jamie & Nicole, Michelle & Isaac, Megan & Jason💔
    Great Poppy of Maddy & Nathan, Charlie & Beau and Macey, Ethan & Kiera, Adriana, Shanae, Bella and Darcy.💔
    Great, Great Poppy of Mave, Emmy and Lincoln.💔
    Reunited with Nin and Papa.

    Resting peacefully

    Julie McCullough June 25, 2023
  6. Dad my heart is so broken. You were always so proud of us all & with the days, weeks & months to come I will always be proud to be your daughter & treasure the memories. You were a wonderful father-in-law to David, proud & loving Poppy to Kim, Stephen & Bradley. Great Poppy to Lijdia, Joseph & Jaxson 💔💔💔💔💔 Love you forever & always Dad x

    No need for you to worry about Mum & Bill we will take care of them for you

    Cathy Malone June 25, 2023
  7. John was such a great human being who we enjoyed our many conversations with
    At Wangoom. Our deepest condolences to
    Marlene and their family.
    Les & Jill Trotter

    Jill & Les Trotter June 24, 2023
  8. Dad , my heart is truly broken . I don’t know how I will move forward without you in my life . How my kids loved you and you loved them too . I will remember all my treasured memories from growing up spending time with you . Love you always and forever my darling Dad.
    Alison , Kevin , Daniel , Kirsty & Ben , Melissa & Emanuel & baby Sonny 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

    Alison Ladhams June 24, 2023
  9. Beloved youngest son of Eric and Mona (both dec.).

    Loved brother of Eric and Helen (dec.).

    Loved uncle of Yvonne and Mick (dec.), great uncle of Trevor, Jackie and their families.

    Guyetts Funerals June 24, 2023