John Barry NORRIS


Senior Constable


Passed away suddenly on April 4, 2022 at Warrnambool.

Loved husband of Gail.

Loved father of Janie & Aaron, and Mark (dec.).

Loved step-father of Travis, Carly, Dayna and their families

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 9, 2022 - 10:30 amQueen Street Koroit, VIC View MapVenue: Infant Jesus Catholic Church

The Funeral Mass for JOHN will be offered at the Infant Jesus Catholic Church, Queen Street, Koroit on SATURDAY (April 9) commencing at 10.30a.m. The cortège will leave the Church at the conclusion of Funeral Mass for the Tower Hill Cemetery.


  1. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of John and our deepest condolences go out to Gail and to all John’s family at such a sad time. Having worked with John for 10 years at warrnambool and working duties at the CIB with him was a great time and he was a great mentor. He had a fantastic sense of humour and was a very caring and compassionate policeman and a first grade detective. He is a great loss to the community and to all who knew him. Our thoughts are with you gail. RIP John.

    Rohan, my wife Gaelle and daughter Selena.

    Rohan Cadzow July 25, 2022
  2. Our deepest sympathies to Gail & family. We all have such special memories of John that we will cherish forever. Our Broome times & fishing on the jetty.
    Love Pete & Karen, Jord & Rory, Ben & Maddi xxxxxx

    KN April 13, 2022
  3. We met John and Gail years ago in Broome and became friends immediately, not unusual for John. We remember him as a quiet, sensible, caring and witty gentle man. Drinks and meals and times together make great memories. He will be greatly missed in the caravan park this year!
    To Gail and family, our thoughts are with you. Your friends will help you through this difficult time adjusting to life without John. Let them.
    Oriano and Carol Giovannetti
    Dicky Beach. QLD.

    Carol Giovannetti April 10, 2022
  4. deepest sympathy to you Gail and family got to know John over his policing years and ran in to him in hospital on and off always love to have a chat and tell a joke r.i.p john in gods hands now

    john vail April 9, 2022
  5. I met Gail 20 years ago when she stayed at Birches accommodation while John was having massive surgery on his leg.
    With Gail spending so much time there we clicked and bonded and we’d talk about her wonderful husband John. Gail adored John and John adored her. I had never seen such a close couple on the same page like this before.
    John had a great sense of humour could talk to every one even when he was unwell
    Apart from their Broome expeditions which they loved each year it was-becoming harder.
    John you fought for so so long your resting time is here.
    I will help take care of Gail and keep a close eye on her for you.
    It gives me comfort knowing our dogs are buried together in Koroit.
    I am so pleased and honoured to have had you as a friend in my life
    Jennie Kerr

    Jennie Kerr April 9, 2022
  6. To Gail and family, our thoughts are with you at this time. We will dearly miss, but always remember with a smile our friendship and adventures. From Dunolly to Kingston, the top room and beyond, we laughed and enjoyed your wonderful company and hospitality. John you always looked after us and went out of your way to make our trips memorable. A true gentlemen and friend.

    Shona and Leigh, Louise and Gary.

    Louise April 8, 2022
  7. Sad day that John has passed.
    Good friend good mate.
    Will miss you.
    condolance to Gail.
    All the good ones leaves us too soon
    Lynette and John Watson

    lynette watson April 8, 2022
  8. Dear Gail & family,
    John was the most interesting great-uncle to have, and I loved spending time with him in his retirement years, especially during his boating days. So many great childhood, fishing and detective stories from John used to make time fly whenever he was around, and will be sadly missed.
    Ben, Bianca, Tex & Audrey

    Ben Evans April 8, 2022
  9. Dear Gail and family,
    We are sad to hear of John’s passing. Such a great man. Our love and thoughts are with you all.
    Love and strength,
    Bill and Lynette Harry

    Lynette Harry April 8, 2022
  10. I was saddened to hear of Johns’ passing Gail. A lovely neighbour and a gentle soul. Deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Genevieve Bale April 8, 2022
  11. Thinking of your sad loss of John, love Mareea.

    Mareea Shepherd April 8, 2022
  12. Dear Gail & family, so sorry to hear this sad news. Rest peacefully now John, free of pain.🕊️
    Lots of love, Denise

    Denise Boswell April 8, 2022
  13. To Gail and Extended families and Children. We are so saddened to hear John has gone to his spirit lands

    John was a dear and devoted friend of the Late Banjo Clarke and family and the local Aboriginal communities …

    He was not only a great Conduit for Victoria Police and the Aboriginal Community but also a brother and colleague.

    You was special to us John …

    We always joke who was going to go first

    Lenny Clarke

    Lenny Clarke 0410909027 April 8, 2022
  14. To Gail and family.

    I will miss John’s beautiful smile and chatting about the good old days when he first came to Warrnambool as a police officer and then see him go from a police officer to a Detective.

    My deepest sympathy to you Gail and family, John is now reunited with his loving son.
    Say hi to Peter and Jimmy for me.

    You will be so greatly missed by all who knew you.

    R.I.P John

    Carmel Mann April 7, 2022
  15. Dearly loved uncle of Anthony & Maryanne.
    Loved great Uncle of Ben, Bianca, Tex & Audrey Evans, Kristen, Simon, Archie & Charlotte Lenehan, Ebony, Shaun, Evie & Ada Cooper.
    Lovely memories of happy times. A great storyteller who will be sadly missed.
    Rest Peacefully.

    Anthony Evans April 7, 2022
  16. Dearly loved brother of Nola and Brother in law of Joe Evans (both dec).
    Loved Uncle of Anthony, John ( Cactus), Gerard , Louise, Nicky (dec), Chris and their families.

    Anthony Evans April 7, 2022
  17. To Gail and families,
    So sorry to hear of John’s passing.
    Love and Hugs Gail.
    RIP John
    Lynn and Mick💐

    Lynn Quirk April 7, 2022
  18. To Gail , our deepest sympathy to you and your Family, Johnny was a great friend. A true Gentleman, that will be sadly missed. From
    Harry, Vicki, Cameron and Courtney.

    Vicki Anders April 6, 2022
  19. A very good mate and genuine friend in the 60,s although lost contact in recent years you and your family treated me like a family member and I will forever remember the lunch time conversations parked outside the E.S.& A bank in my Morris minor having a last minute smoke before going back to work.R.I.P Rest In Peace until we meet again

    Raymond Watson April 6, 2022
  20. To Gail and Family members of John.
    Words will Never be enough at this time on the passing of John.
    John endured lots of pain in the last few years but you would never know as he always
    had that wonderful smile no matter how he felt.
    Joy and I will miss him on our annual visit to Warrnambool.
    The Pearly Gates are certainly waiting for you John.
    Tony, Joy.Dunne

    Tony Dunne April 6, 2022