David John RUNDELL

Of Portland

Passed away peacefully at South West Healthcare,

Warrnambool on March 26, 2024.

Aged 60 years

Dearly loved and adored husband of Vikki.

Loved son of John (dec.) and Mary.

Best big brother of Jenny and great mate of Greg.

Brother-in-law of Stewart and Kerryn.

A great mate, friend, and colleague to many.

Forever in our hearts

In accordance with David and Vikki’s wishes a

Private Funeral will be held

Funeral Notice



  1. Deepest condolences to Dave’s family. Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Dave face to face, we spent many hours on the phone. His big heart, personality and love for his family was always evident. He will be missed. RIP Dave xx

    Chris Skliros April 10, 2024
  2. Saddened to hear the news of Dave’s passing.
    A true gentleman and mentor.

    Condolences to Vicki and family.

    Mark Radford April 7, 2024
  3. Sad to hear of the passing of David. I had the pleasure of working with him for 13 years. I relied heavily on him for advice on the HV side of the business. I can honestly say he was a guru in his field, managing the most complicated yard in the ALCAO system. He built a great team of people dedicated to “keeping the lights on” a testament to his leadership and professionalism. He had a unique innovative approach to solving all the issues that came up. I will miss his humorous approach to life and will not be able to eat a donut without remembering the popup canteen, buy a pizza without hearing you say, “no pineapple” and who can forget the hot chilli sauce games played out over the years. My condolences to Vikki and your family.
    A great guy who will be missed by many. Thanks for the memories. R.I.P. mate.

    Peter Chellis April 7, 2024
  4. This news come as such a shock today. Dave such a big heart ❤️ who always had such kind and sincere words Vikki my heart goes out to you- such an amazing ‘meant to be’ couple. Sincere condolences to the family at such a difficult time . Wendy B x (Heywood/Perth)

    Wendy Bateson April 6, 2024
  5. So sorry to hear , my darling Vikki , I am so sorry , he was one of life’s good ones.a great friend , am totally at a loss for words.
    Thinking of you and am here whenever / whatever you need .xxx

    Cathy Bateson April 6, 2024
  6. I’m still in shock at Dave’s passing. He was too young and still had so much more to give.

    You positively affected my contribution to PA and am sure you had a positive influence on others, both in and outside of work.

    Thankyou for being a mentor and friend, and having a laugh even when work and time pressures were high. Your approach always seemed light hearted, which was endearing.

    I am forced to say goodbye, even though I don’t want to.

    Condolences to Vikki and Dave’s family.

    Peter McKenzie and family.

    Peter McKenzie April 5, 2024
  7. Condolences to Vikki and Families.
    Hurtle, I will miss you dearly mate. Memories of watching Bomber games together over my beers and your Bundy and cokes (with a cigar to celebrate a win) will live with us forever.
    Rest in peace legend. Go Bombers.
    Chong & Sue

    David Beasley April 5, 2024
  8. David was very passionate about his work and the industry we work in, always respectful in any discussions, no matter their age, gender or background. He was always keen to extend an invite so he could share the knowledge and passion, such was his warmth and enthusiasm, which will be missed by many. Thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

    KavitaZ (AEMO)

    Kavita Ziomek April 5, 2024
  9. Vikki, I was devastated to hear of Dave’s passing. He has left this world way too soon and the world will be bleak and dreary without him in it. I have great memories of our trip together with the ingot mill group to Coonawarra. I will miss him, his laugh and his tales. His love for you was inspiring. Rest peace and go well Hurdle. Much love Cath

    Catherine McMahon April 5, 2024
  10. Vikki
    So surprised and sorry to hear about his passing.
    Such a character with so much energy.
    We had some great times together.
    I am sure he will be sipping a great red wine somewhere.
    Love and hugs.
    Sorry for your loss.
    Peter and Sukhi Kerr

    Peter and Sukhi Kerr April 4, 2024
  11. Dave, one of gentlemen of the power industry, always a pleasure to deal with and a refreshing sense of humour. He will be sadly missed

    Graeme Bowey April 4, 2024
  12. Sincere condolences to Vikki, and all of Dave’s family. A wonderful friend and work colleague who I will miss greatly. Thanks for your ongoing support both from a professional and personal perspective, Dave. I will miss our chats and laughs enormously. You made the world a better place, RIP Dave x

    Deb Schwarz April 4, 2024
  13. My heartfelt condolences to Vikki and family, thinking of you all.
    Rest peacefully David.

    Stacy Symons April 4, 2024
  14. My heartfelt condolences to Vikki, Mary, and family.
    Dave, you were an absolute pleasure to work with. I admired your ability to connect with anyone inside or outside the PA. Through your generous, caring, and trusting nature you engendered trust and loyalty. There are memories from your storytelling and many laughs that I will hold dear.
    I will miss you, mate.

    Colin Finlayson April 4, 2024
  15. The best mate a person could ever hope to have. I’ll miss our long chats, our mutual love of sushi, good wine, good food. I’ll cherish the memories of our winery trips, your big laugh and your ability to make a crappy day better just by being in your presence. Sincere condolences to Vik and David’s family. A true friend who will be greatly missed always. Gone far too soon. Rest in peace mate xx

    Suzanne Gallpen April 3, 2024
  16. Very sad to hear of your passing Dave, you were always good fun to work with and the smelter was incredibly lucky to have you on its side. RIP mate

    Paul Pitman April 3, 2024
  17. Sad news indeed to all that had the pleasure to know him, top bloke.
    Condolences to David’s family.
    RIP mate.

    Box Head. April 3, 2024
  18. So sorry Vikki for your loss, Dave was always a great person to work with and know, and always ready for a chat, can’t believe he has gone. Deepest condolences to you.

    Michael Moore April 3, 2024
  19. So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a great guy and colleague. RIP Dave

    Jackie Green April 3, 2024
  20. So sorry to hear Dave has passed away. Sincere condolences to Vikki, he was an amazing person that will be sadly missed.
    Philip Michaux

    Philip Michaux April 3, 2024
  21. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. Kinda blew me away actually. He is just a bloody good bloke that I always thought was going to be around forever. I’m so sorry for your loss Vicki. Greg de Nys

    Greg de Nys April 2, 2024
  22. David. You were a fantastic guy who I simply loved working with and having a good laugh. You are a true loss to all the work colleagues at Portland Smelter, and a legend of the place, but more importantly, you were a super human being with a heart the size of a lion. I will miss you and our great conversations! RIP mate!
    Condolences to Vicki and the family too!

    Nick Eaton April 2, 2024
  23. So sorry to hear of your passing Dave. You were an inspiration and rock for all your friends and colleagues at the Smelter. Your knowledge and guidance will be sorely missed.

    Wayne April 2, 2024
  24. Thanks, Dave, for knowing you. A caring colleague and friend who was always there for anyone.

    Gone too soon.

    Will be deeply missed.

    Craig Potter April 2, 2024
  25. Vikki,
    Sending heartfelt condolences to you and Davids family during this sad and difficult time, on the passing of David. His ‘gday mate’ and chats in the Smelter hallway will be sadly missed.

    Kerry Lardner April 2, 2024
  26. Thanks Dave… For all the care, compassion, listening ear and the “do I need to talk to someone for you? ” remarks when you just knew work had got to me that day.
    Will miss your “G’day Billy” and smiles in the smelter hallways. 🤗

    Billy April 1, 2024
  27. Deepest sympathy to Vikki on the passing of her beloved husband and soul mate, David. Heartfelt condolences to Mary, Jenny and Greg on the loss of a much loved son and brother. David will be sadly missed by all.
    Deb Loraine (Keiller) and family

    Deb Loraine April 1, 2024
  28. Sincere condolences to vicki and David’s family great neighbour who wiloll be sadly missed 😢 love di and rod

    Dianne ryan March 31, 2024
  29. Heartfelt condolences to you Vikki. So sorry to hear of David’s passing. May all your memories of good times past help heal your heart in time. Raelene & Russell Goodinge

    Raelene Goodinge March 31, 2024
  30. Vikki,
    Sending our heart felt condolences, during this sad and difficult time, on the passing of David.
    Bev and Glenn Mahon.

    Glenn Mahon March 30, 2024
  31. Sending our love and sympathy to vicki Mary and Jenny lovely neighbour will be sadly missed

    Dianne and Rodney March 30, 2024
  32. Vikki I am so sorry for your loss. Dave was a beautiful man, who I was lucky to work with and laugh with for so many years Much love to you and Mary. Anna

    Anna Impey March 30, 2024
  33. Vikki, so sorry to hear of David’s passing.
    Our sincere condolences to you and David’s family.
    Peter and Diane Walsh

    Peter and Diane Walsh March 29, 2024
  34. Our page boy, nephew & loveable larrikan.
    Taken way too soon.
    The Pitts Family

    Betty Pitts March 28, 2024