Simon Telford RIGG

6/03/54 – 6/07/21

Passed peacefully Tuesday July 6 in loving arms of partner Georgina.

Eldest son of Margaret and Peter.

Brother to Timothy, Michael, Alison and Adam.

Father of Matthew, Amy and Amber.

Grandfather to Lilith, Tallach, Malachy, Phoenix, Declan, Loxley, Kincade, Bella and Corban.

Great Grandfather to Laila and Xander.

Due to attendance restrictions Simon’s service will now be private. The Service will be livestreamed at 10.00am on FRIDAY (July 16) on Guyetts Funerals webpage

Kind, loving and inspiring,

 you will be greatly missed by family,

extended family and many others.

Funeral Notice


Due to attendance restrictions Simon's service will now be private. The Service will be livestreamed at 10.00am on FRIDAY (July 16) on Guyetts Funerals webpage


  1. Simon Rigg. I only know you through your paintings. You were that rare artist that commands colour and transfers pain into ecstatic beauty. To use your passion and leverage your pain to portray the ecstasy, joy and magnificence of our world in paint. Beyond praise.

    Gerard Bakker August 4, 2022
  2. Simon. Thank you for the opportunity to work with you and find my passion in working in disability. I also admired your artistic talent. Fly free Simon.

    Stewart Harris July 16, 2021
  3. Although we met only once, I did hear some stories about you from your beautiful Georgina, who happens to be my much loved younger sister.
    I was greatly saddened by your passing, for all your family and friends but especially for the one I am closest to.
    Rest in peace Simon.
    Love from Eve.

    Eve Attwood July 16, 2021
  4. Farewell Simon, my dear friend for 46 years. We shared a love of gardening, nature and painting. There were so many conversations, your insight and kindness, our memories. Your resilience and courage inspired me everyday. My deepest sympathy to Amy, Matt and Amber. Leonie

    Leonie Praetz July 16, 2021
  5. Very sad to hear of Simon’s passing. Knew Simon and his brothers from their time in Olinda. Have fond memories of Simon riding past on his motorcycle with his dog on the petrol tank, ears flapping in the wind! I remember Simon as someone who was quiet, friendly, kind and generous. A great human being. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Special hello to his brother Michael – hope you are well Mick. Brett.

    Brett Sanders July 16, 2021
  6. Dear Simon
    This letter comes with great regret that you will no longer be with us.
    We talked about my family and I coming to visit you after you moved back to Warnambool. You were going to show us the beach, your home, your life.
    I hate trying to find the right words….. gahhhh
    It’s this simple….
    I hate that you’re gone. I wanted to spend more time with you as my friend.
    I was a NSW girl in Vic and had no friends. You introduced me to some of your fam, not sure if I should thank you for that hahaha, loves you Amy 😆
    I just think that you and your amazing family have made my moving to another state so much easier because you are you.
    I love your passion for your kids, grand kids, great grand kidlets, and your beautiful Georgina. They always made your cheeks grow bigger and glow rosier. I still stand by wishing you had played Santa, you are perfect.
    The way you spoke of your mum, brother Michael, kids, grandkids and great little kiddles made me feel like part of your fam. You helped me belong. Thank you.
    You know I’ll hang by just to give Amy shit …. just because …. but we both know she secretly loves it 🤣
    Damn, this is the part where we have to say goodbye 😔 I’ve loved our chats …. I love you!
    You have no idea how much you helped me, while we thought I was helping you.

    Maree July 15, 2021
  7. Can’t believe I can’t farewell you in person. I will live stream but not the same my dear friend. Still doesn’t seem real that you have left us. Love and miss you mate. Love Tonia xx

    Tonia Mcmahon July 15, 2021
  8. I met Simon several times because he was a fellow mouth painting artist with the MFPA. He was always friendly and positive. A pleasure to touch base with him when we did speak, mostly over the phone. Sorry to hear of his passing and I hope his family are coping with the loss of their patriarch. May you rest in peace Simon.
    Geoff Dossetor.

    Geoff Dossetor July 14, 2021
  9. Fly high buddy you will be missed by manyxxx

    Jackirodger July 14, 2021
  10. I’m so glad we got to chat on the phone Simon, I am happy to have known you and had the opportunity to spend heaps of time doing fun trips together and will miss your smiling face. I will never forget you buddy. Forever peaceful xxxx

    Jacki Rodgers July 14, 2021
  11. To Georgina, Family and Friends.

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Simon. I lost contact with Simon some 40 years ago but remember him as a very kind and gentle soul. A couple of memorable times with Simon was a hike up Mt Feather Top and a trip to the Grampians and the little desert.
    Only in his passing have I learned he was living very close to me 50 mins from my home in Dunkled
    Simon will be missed by friends and family but his spirit of loving kindness will live on.

    Take care

    Frank Jesse

    Frank Jesse July 14, 2021
  12. To Amy, Amber and Matt, family and friends. Our deepest condolences at this sad time. Simon was a beautiful friend who cared deeply for those around him. You will be sadly missed by many and remembered fondly by all whose lives were lucky to be touched by you.
    May you rest peacefully.
    Chantelle xo

    Chantelle Frankcombe July 14, 2021
  13. A tribute to Simon, whose teaching, personal and mentoring skills influenced so many staff at Alexander Home in Castlemaine.
    The Gardening Team at Alexander

    Helen McGeachin July 14, 2021
  14. Simon, you will be sadly missed by all that knew you. You were an inspiration, a fighter, a very patient individual who taught me heaps and heaps. I will miss our chats over a cup of tea, and Harvey boy will miss sitting on your lap for cuddles. RIP my great friend. Tonia xxxx

    Tonia McMahon July 13, 2021
  15. Farewell my dear, dear friend Simon Rigg. You were one of a kind -patient, insightful, smart, witty, creative, loving father/ grandfather , nature lover and friend to many. You have truly blessed my life and I am eternally grateful for our many years of friendship, our long chats, our adventures together and many laughs along the way. You will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace

    Kara Hanson July 11, 2021
  16. To Georgina, Family and Friends.
    We share your grief on the passing of someone that had an abundance of patience, understanding and time, Qualities that far exceeded many of us.
    Goodbye my Team Mate, School Mate and Dear Friend.

    Martin & Helen McKay.

    Martin McKay July 10, 2021