Bernard ‘Ray’ NOLAN

On October 7, 2023 at Warrnambool, formerly of Garvoc.

Loved father and father-in-law of Sharon and Terry, Jane and Garry, Billy and Sharon,

Peter, Lisa and Craig, Simon and Sheila, Jamie and Aby, and Jason.

Poppy and great Poppy of many adored grandchildren.

Aged 88 years

Now at Peace



Funeral Notice

ServiceOctober 12, 2023 - 1:00 pm2 Selby Road Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Our Lady Help of Christians Church

The Funeral Mass for RAY will be offered at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, 2 Selby Road, East Warrnambool on THURSDAY (October 12) commencing at 1.00pm. The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Warrnambool Cemetery. Condolences can be offered on webpage


  1. Loved Poppy of:
    Nathan (dec), Jacob, Darcy, Ebony & Grace Reeves
    Sam, Jaydn & Mardi-Rose Nolan
    Meg, Luci & Ruby Nolan
    Stephanie, Daniel & Matthew Rose
    Sarah Nolan
    Tayla, Melissa & Blair Cannon
    Jade, Crystal & Jack Cannon

    Great Poppy of:
    Mirabella & Lincoln Reeves
    Walter Reeves
    Lola McCombie

    Lisa Rose December 23, 2023
  2. With deepest sympathy and thoughts to all of Rays families. Remember the good old Garvoc days and in particular Sundays riding our horses at the farm. Also remember fondly the newspaper articles he sent me in the mail each year on the local football competitions. Sorry was unable to make Ray’s funeral. RIP Ray
    Brian Carroll Mentone

    Brian Carroll October 23, 2023
  3. RIP Ray. Was a pleasure to care for you. Sandy and Paddy.

    SandyHockley October 12, 2023
  4. Today we gather to celebrate and farewell our beautiful Poppy – we all love you so much – may you rest in peace.

    Sam, Jaydn and Mardi October 12, 2023
  5. Dear Sharon….thinking of you, Terry and your family at this time.

    Helen Robertson (Friday lunches) October 11, 2023
  6. Dear Ray, Dad, Poppy,
    Treasured memories are ours forever. We’ll be thinking of the good times we had – especially when the kids were young.
    We are sad for our loss but celebrate your life. We will remember you and smile.
    Craig & Lisa, Steph, Dan & Matt

    Craig Rose October 11, 2023
  7. Dear Dad,

    Even though we knew this day was approaching we are just so sad it has arrived. We have all gathered together but you are missing.

    I will be forever grateful for you, the life we have shared, the thousand cups of tea and talks over a newspaper strewn table. The hundreds of hours we have spent on the phone, our day trips on your visits… the stuff of everyday ordinary life to be treasured.

    I love you Dad. You have finished your race. Rest easy. Love always, Lisa.

    Lisa October 11, 2023
  8. Deepest sympathy to Sharon and Terry at this sad time . Thinking of you.

    Kathryn Martin October 10, 2023
  9. To our Poppy, we will miss you dearly. My fondest memories is when you would visit, and make the king drive to Gympie to see us. I am grateful Walter got to meet his great Poppy. We love you. May you Rest in Peace.

    Grace Reeves October 10, 2023