Adrian Thomas PHIPPS

Tragically taken on July 30, 2022

Aged 23 years

Dearly loved son of Doug and Jane

Loved brother of Neil

Adored grandson of Brian & Jean (dec.) and Ian and Rita

Our lovable larrikin
Gone but never forgotten



Funeral Notice

ServiceAugust 19, 2022 - 2:00 pm56-60 Verdon Street Warrnambool, VIC Venue: Eastern Park ChapelView live stream

Family and friends of Adrian are invited to attend a Memorial Service to celebrate his life at the Eastern Park Chapel, 271 Raglan Parade, Warrnambool on FRIDAY (August 19) commencing at 2pm.


  1. Dear Phipps family,

    My thoughts are with you today as we remember such a beautiful, kind loving soul that is Adrian.
    I feel privileged to have mat and known Adrian, even if a short time.
    His smile, his generosity, kind and wise words will never be forgotten.

    Fly high Adrian xx

    Lauren Davidson August 19, 2022
  2. Adrian taught me so many life skills as a scout which have carried me through life. He showed me how fun it was to be outdoors and socialise with people of all different ages and backgrounds. Will never forgot how many times he made me laugh. He was an amazing leader and person and will be dearly missed.

    Rishi Nagarajah August 19, 2022
  3. Thinking of you today in the passing of your love one .lots of love Betty and Des.

    Des and betty August 19, 2022
  4. Thinking of you today in the passing of your love one .lots of love Betty and Des.

    Des and betty August 19, 2022
  5. Doug, Jane & Neil.

    Your loss is absolutely heart breaking. Sending absolutely all my love to you all. I’m sure Adrian’s presence in the world has been so uplifting, and you are celebrating him just as he will have wanted.

    Love Lily

    Lily Neagle August 19, 2022
  6. Dear Doug, Jane and Neil.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you always

    We can shed tears that he is gone,
    Or we can smile because he lived.
    We can close our eyes,
    And pray that he’ll come back.
    Or we can open our eyes,
    And see what he has left.
    Love lives on, he may be gone,
    But will never be forgotten.
    Love Peter and Sharen

    Sharen Sutherland August 19, 2022
  7. Adrian I didn’t know you for that long but I’m thankful for the time I spent with you you always had a smile on your face and always made shore you put a smile on everyone’s face I’ll always remember the times we sat out the back of my place just talking yes you where 23 but it seemed like I whose talking to a much older guy I will always love you and will never forget you your mum and dad raised an amazing caring guy that never had a bad word to say about anyone you always help anyone out that need it this is not good bye I will see you again and you will be sadly missed by everyone you had something to do with Doug and Jane you raised an amazing guy Neil your brother always talked about you im so sorry for what has happened if I could turn back time I would

    Darryl August 5, 2022
  8. Dear Adrian,

    You were always there to cheer people up no matter what you were going through. You left the biggest mark on every person you ever met and will be missed by all who knew you. We only carry the happiest memories, there was never a dull moment with you in by our sides. I wish I could spend the rest of my waking moments with you in my corner, to cheer you up and guide you through this life and to give back everything you gave to others. Your life was what you made it and that was everything you could. You were never afraid to go on the wildest adventures and experience everything life had to offer. You never deserved those bad times you had to go through but even in sadness you had the biggest fight in you and I’ll always admire that. Even after everything we’ve been through, you always called me a friend and I’m glad we never lost that bond. Just know that your loss has brought even the most drifted friendships back together, just like you always wanted. I’ll hold you in my heart for the rest of my life, my love will never die and all your life advice will always stick. I miss you Adrian thank you for everything.

    Dear Doug, Jane and Neil

    Thank you for raising the most beautiful person I’ve ever met. You would move mountains to keep him in good spirits and I think everyone will know what an impact this will have on the family. I’m truely sorry for losing such an amazing son and brother. He always spoke highly of his family, always proud to be a Phipps. I know he shaped this family into what it is today, always caring for his beautiful mother, always proud of his father and always a role model and best friend to his younger brother. My love goes out to everyone experiencing this grief but most of all my thoughts are with you. Thank you for being more than everything you could be for him and everyone you met

    Jess Byers August 4, 2022
  9. Jane, Doug and Neil,
    My sincere condolences on the loss of Adrian. My thoughts are with you.

    Dellas Bos August 4, 2022
  10. To Doug, Jane and Neil.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    To Adrian,
    Thank you for being the most genuine and honest friend, for being there through the good times and the bad and for always bringing a smile to my face.
    There’s a hole in my heart that will never be filled. You were one of a kind and how lucky I was to have known you.
    Fly high buddy. I love you so much

    Rachael Dempsey Wilson August 3, 2022
  11. Dear Neil, Jane & Doug – Sincere condolences on an unfathomable loss. Thoughts are with you.

    Dave Beggs August 2, 2022