POWELL Ross and Andrew

Ross ‘Po’

13/05/1947 – 21/04/2019

Andrew ‘Andy’

11/03/1987 – 21/04/2019


Tragically taken on April 21, 2019 at Port Campbell.


Dearly loved husband and youngest son of Val.


Loved father and brother of Brett, Natalie, Dale, Kerryn and Jayna.


Andrew was a loved and adoring partner of Amber, and father of their precious unborn baby girl.


Dearly loved and sadly missed



Funeral Notice

ServiceMay 3, 2019 - 12:00 am53 Bailey Street Timboon, View MapVenue: The Timboon & District Hall


  1. Those of us at the Ben Carlson Memorial & Scholarship Foundation in Newport Beach California were deeply saddened by the loss of two true heroes – Ross and Andrew. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and fellow guards

    Chris Carlson June 16, 2019
  2. To Val & family, my thoughts are with you at this incredibly sad time. Deepest sympathy Liz Sumner

    Liz Sumner May 3, 2019
  3. Such a tragic loss for the family especially and the surrounding small communities. My mum and dad Audrey and Stewart Robertson knee you from the farm . This tragedy has touched so many lives around Victoria.
    Sincere heartfelt condolences from the Robertson family formerly farmers at Princetown

    Helen Robertson May 3, 2019
  4. We were saddened to hear of the deaths of Ross and Andrew
    Deepest sympathy to Nat and your family
    Chris & Mavis Harling

    Mavis harling May 3, 2019
  5. To Val and family, sending our most sincere condolences to you all on the passing of Po and Andy. Both taken far too soon. Some words of comfort for you all from George Webster Douglas “Sorrow can never conquer, nor grief turn to despair, when there are others who care”. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Cathie Black & Simon Foale.

    Catherine Black May 2, 2019
  6. To Val, Amber, Brett, Natalie, Dale, Kerryn and Jayna,
    How to pay tribute for such a sacrifice? Two very special men. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time and we lend our hearts to you to help you heal.
    Our sincere condolences,
    The Dodera Family (Josephine-nee Forbes; George, Natalia and Nic). XX

    Josephine Dodera (nee Forbes and Family) May 2, 2019
  7. Our deepest sympathy to the families of Ross and Andrew .Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the members of Port Campbell unit Vic Ses at this tragic time.

    Brimbank Unit Vic ses May 2, 2019
  8. Ross & Andrew Powell – 2 Good Samaritans, whose beliefs became their reality, who were true to themselves.
    Did Ross & Andrew ever assess the value of another’s life or did they unquestioningly embark on the rescue of the endangered (as did all my SLSC brothers in my years of surf lifesaving)?
    This father & son lived the notion that our common humanity transcends all our differences.
    May God rest their Souls – &, may the light of the candle lit by Ross & Andrew Powell so many years ago continue to dispel darkness & inspire everyone who experiences its glow.

    James Hunter, Geelong. May 1, 2019
  9. Deepest condolences to Val and families … Such a shock .. with much love from Tan&Loop , Portland.

    Tanya Logan April 26, 2019
  10. Mate, I am devastated. You were one of the most liked and highly regarded participants that ever came through the Victorian Youth Parliament Program. We had so many great times through it and you hold a special place in the heart of so many, there is no doubting that. I can’t believe you’re gone… You were truly one we needed down here for all of your life, so I guess that means the time we did have you was all the more special. Love from Darren ‘Gary’ Peters, Robert ‘Pougate’ Dugdale and Maddi Meese (YP 2014)

    Darren Peters April 26, 2019
  11. No words can convey the shock and sadness of your loss.
    Thoughts, love and prays

    Jenni Molan April 25, 2019
  12. Heartbroken to hear of this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with Val, Brett and all the family at this very sad time.

    Steve and Geraldine Patten, Galbally, Co. Limerick, Ireland April 25, 2019
  13. I. don’t know you but god bless you all my thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    Jennie nicholls April 24, 2019