William "Bill/Pockets" Edward McLENNAN

William Edward



On 19th May, 2022 at Geelong.

Much loved husband of Gayle.

Loved father and father-in-law of Kate and Joel, Jane and Rod.

Adored Pa of Dusty, Isla and Louella.

Son of Edward and Lillian McLennan (both deceased).

Aged 73 years

Vietnam Veteran


7th Btt.

Royal Aust. Regt.



Funeral Notice

ServiceMay 30, 2022 - 11:00 amCemetery Lane Woorndoo, VIC Venue: Graveside

Family and friends of BILL ‘POCKETS’ are invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service at the Woorndoo cemetery, Cemetery Lane, Woorndoo on MONDAY (May 30) commencing at 11a.m. Tributes and condolences can be offered on the ‘Notices’ section


  1. Gayle & family,

    Deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time.

    Sue, Peter & Kate Holcombe

    Susan Holcombe May 29, 2022
  2. Pockets, didn’t that nickname stick from the Christians days’ when you first started working.
    You were many things to me, from big brother to my first ever footy coach. We had a lot of good times!
    Anyway, come Monday it will be sad but as we always have done, I will be raising a beer or two to you.
    Crocket & Heather

    Rod McLennan May 27, 2022
  3. Gran and Aunty Peg use to make quite a fuss of Pockets when he came to stay. No wonder he was a bit of a hero in my eyes and will remain much loved.
    Deepest sympathy to Gayle, Kate, Jane and families.

    With much love from Belinda, Stuart, Emma, Angus and families.

    Belinda Lingham May 26, 2022
  4. Deepest sympathy to Gayle,Kate,Jane and families on the passing of Pockets.
    Pockets I’m sorry we didn’t get to know each other well but I always looked up to you.

    Mark and family.

    Mark May 26, 2022
  5. Gayle,Kate,Jane and family deepest sympathy on the passing of Pockets.
    Pockets I’m sorry we never really got to know each other but I always looked up to you.
    Mark and family

    Mark May 26, 2022
  6. Dear Gayle, Kate, Jane and families

    Our deepest sympathy and thoughts are with you all upon the passing of Bill.
    Treasured memories last forever and we hope they bring you comfort at this sad time.
    Love Raelene and Gordon

    Raelene Roy May 26, 2022
  7. Our dearest heartfelt thoughts are to Gayle, Kate, Jane, and your families at this very sad time. Such Beautiful memories and stories you all will always have of Pockets. Love and hugs. Wendy and Philip xx

    Wendy Leitch May 25, 2022
  8. Pockets

    I never got a chance to say goodbye to you but the memories of you I’ll forever hold close to my heart. I was so proud of you and you were a great brother to me.

    Margaret Nee McLennan May 25, 2022
  9. Loved brother of Terry, dear uncle of Lisa, Nicole & Andrew.
    Our love to Gayle, Kate, Jane & their families at this sad time.

    Terry McLennan May 25, 2022
  10. Sending our love and thoughts to Gayle, Kate, Jane & their families on the loss of Bill.
    May the special memories you have help you at this difficult time.
    Sally, Steven, Eve & Jed Ellis xx

    Sally Ellis May 24, 2022
  11. My thoughts and love to Gayle, Kate,Jane and families.
    My last chat with you I could feel your pain but you put on a brave front.
    I have lots of stories but how lucky to be the fourth member playing footy in the backyard and normally on your side playing against the twins. The highlight was you taking a specky.
    Will miss you Pockets and will be there in spirit as just tested to COVID
    Love Jill , Roy , Simon and familyX

    Jill Ketjen May 24, 2022
  12. Thinking of you Gayle and families at this sad time. Love John and Bonnie Milward.

    John and Bonnie Milward May 24, 2022
  13. Dear Gayle, Kate, Jane & Families.
    We are thinking of you and sending lots of love on the passing of our much-loved brother and uncle. The memories of time spent with Pockets will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Love Always, Tony & Sally (dec); Sarah, James, Daisy, Polly & Ted; Sam, Michelle, Ava, Aerin & Isla.

    Sarah Gellie May 23, 2022
  14. Dear Gayle, Kate, Jane and families, our thoughts and prayers are with you on the sad loss of Bill. We shared our families lives together through the many years of teaching and friendship. Take comfort in knowing you were able to share a happy retirement and enjoy your beautiful granddaughters together.
    Love From
    Sue, Richard and Annabelle Lewandowski

    Susan Lewandowski May 23, 2022
  15. Mclennan “pockets”
    Formally of mortlake.
    Memories-ln the 60,s- your trusty Morris minor ,you drove to work at christians garage.enjoyed playing football at mortlake,was runner-up in the Judd cup.
    Later out with woorndoo f.c.
    production car racing at warrnambool/Darlington.your 1st single brought record..Telstar by the tornadoes,
    A lawn bowler..caravanning. Vietnam vet.
    Devoted to gayle and his family.
    Now at peace.
    Loved brother of maxine&james(dec)
    Fond uncle of dean,tracey(u.k)&bart.

    Maxine robertson May 23, 2022
  16. Deepest sympathy to Gayle ,Jane ,Kate and family ,on the passing of Bill ,love to you all. Di,Dani and Thomas.

    Diane Hutchinson May 23, 2022
  17. Thinking of you Gayle & Family at this sad time from the Hargreaves cousins, Ann,Carol,Ian,Cynthia & Robert

    Ann Gee May 22, 2022
  18. Sorry to hear of Bill’s passing.
    My thoughts with you Gayle and family.
    As cousins we were pretty close back in Mortlake and have lots of memories.
    Bill obviously loved his family and stayed strong with some challenging health issues.
    Thanks for the good times.
    Cynthia Berry (Hargreaves)

    Cynthia Berry May 22, 2022
  19. Thinking you Gayle and all your family .

    Warmest regards
    Deb (Barton – Bubb)

    Deb Barton May 21, 2022
  20. To a dear friend Bill many memories of you and John on the farm my thoughts are with Gail Kate and Jane my love to all Jeanette Harris

    Jeanette Harris May 21, 2022
  21. Dear Gayle, Kate, Jane and family,
    Thinking of you all. Bill was a good neighbour. May happy memories of family times together give you comfort.
    Dennis, Kristine, Lori, Erin and Dean and family

    Kristine Barker May 21, 2022
  22. Dear Gayle, I was so saddened to read of Pocket’s passing. We’ve lost touch over the years but I have very fond memories of our younger days in and around Woorndoo and Mortlake and at Geelong Teachers’ College during which time you met Pockets. My loving thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time. Love Helen Kermond (Barry)
    26 Riverview Place,
    South West Rocks. NSW 2432

    Helen Kermond May 21, 2022