Noel Frederick SAFFIN

Passed away suddenly on October 19, 2020.

Dearly loved husband of Val.

Loved father and father-in-law of Geoff and Joanne, Jenny and Neil McDonald, Brad and Trish, Christine and Sam McCluggage.

Loved Pa of Leigh, Kate, Todd, Emily; Jarrod, Josh; Noah, Oscar; Hugh, Bella and Myles.

Private funeral due to attendance restrictions


Funeral Notice


  1. Sincere condolences to Brad and the Saffin family on behalf of ODMA and the entire optical community.

    Finola Carey October 26, 2020
  2. Deepest sympathy to Val and family,
    What a shock. He was a true gentleman and a pillar of the church. He will be sorely missed.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Love and sympathy
    Margaret and Malcolm Brodie

    Margaret and Malcolm Brodie October 25, 2020
  3. Our deepest sympathy to Val and families on the passing of your beloved Noel. Thinking of you all.
    Ross, Sandy, Bryce & Carly.

    Sandy McDonald October 23, 2020
  4. Dear Val and family,
    Deepest condolences to you and your family and friends.Always had a wry smile,a true gentleman who gave his time and help to anyone who asked.He helped me in the Church office many times and his presence will be sorely missed at the Anglican Church.With God in Heaven.Rest in Peace

    Chris, Lyn,Michael and Hannah Loughhead October 23, 2020
  5. Dear Val and family,
    I wish to extend my sincere condolences to you all at this very sad time, I had nothing but the highest respect for Noel, he was one of life’s true gentlemen.
    His devotion to you Val was clearly visible, he will forever watch over you all.
    With respect
    Bruce Edwards

    Bruce Edwards October 23, 2020
  6. Dear Val and Family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy on the sudden loss of Noel. Noel was a true gentleman, highly regarded stock agent and a devoted member of the church. Noel will be sadly missed.
    John and Sue Sambell

    John Sambell October 23, 2020
  7. To Val and family, Noel was our first agent visitor to our farm in 1976. Always enjoyed his visits and subsequents contacts in Warrnambool in later years. Our sincere condolences to his family. Bill and Judy Poynton

    Bill Poynton October 23, 2020
  8. Dear Val and family,
    Deepest sympathy and condolences to you all.
    Noel, the caring and quiet gentleman. He made me so welcome as did you Val when I came to Christ Church. I will always appreciate his friendship. His stories, his grin and care for everyone will not be forgotten.
    My prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Pamela King October 23, 2020
  9. Deepest sympathy to Jenny, Neil, Jarrod and Josh and Geoff, Jo and family on the passing of your father and grandfather.
    Memories of Noel and Val supporting Jenny and the boys at tennis. A lot of Noel’s great attributes has been passed to his children and grandchildren.

    Mailors Flat Tennis Club

    Debbie Sicely October 22, 2020
  10. Val and family, Sincere sympathy, love and prayers on the sudden passing of Noel. A pleasure to work with on Parish Council and nothing was ever a trouble. I will miss you Noel
    Lois McKenzie

    Lois McKenzie October 22, 2020
  11. To Val, Brad and the Saffin family.
    So sad to hear the news. I will always remember Noel’s warm smile and genuine interest in the shenanigans of all us W’bool High School and Deakin students with Brad and co. My deepest sympathies.
    Donald Wake

    Donald Wake October 22, 2020
  12. Dear Val & family so saddened to hear of your loss.
    Noel was such a kind & caring neighbour to us over many, many years. We will miss him so much.
    Val we are always here for you at any time, day or night. John, Rosemary & Matt

    John, Rosemary & Matt Barber October 22, 2020
  13. To Val, Geoff, Jenny, Brad, Christine and families. Our thoughts, love, prayers and deepest sympathy on the sudden passing of Noel. He will be sadly missed by everyone at the Anglican Church Warrnambool. Our sincere condolences Fr. Denis, Leanne & Mikayla Sotiriadis.

    Fr. Denis Sotiriadis October 22, 2020
  14. None of us will ever know the true depth of Noel’s goodness; he served us all. A complete gentleman, loved and respected. Val Addison Walker.

    V Addison Walker October 22, 2020
  15. To Val, Josh, Jarrod & Families

    So sad to hear of Noel’s passing!
    What a gentle soul he was!
    “One of nature’s true gentleman”
    Fond memories of working for Noel at Saffin Kerr Bowen as one of my boss’s.
    Will miss that cheeky grin!
    Love to you all!
    Jenny Greene & Family x

    Jenny Greene October 22, 2020
  16. Hello Val and Family.
    Sorry to hear the news. Noel was true gentleman and a very special brother. He will be sorely missed

    George Saffin

    George Saffin October 21, 2020
  17. Sending my deepest love and condolences to the Saffin and McCluggage families on the passing of Noel. An absolute gentleman. Goldie Goldstraw.

    Goldie Goldstraw October 21, 2020
  18. To Val and family, Heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Noel. We appreciated his advice and guidance on our cattle. He was a true gentleman.
    Steve & Sue

    Steve & Sue Giblin October 21, 2020
  19. Jenny, Neil Jarrod and Josh
    Geoff and Joanne and family
    Sending you all our sympathy and condolences on the loss of your dear dad and grandpa… we know you will have many wonderful memories of a very kind and gentle man…thinking of you and hope to see you soon.
    Russell and Mary Hussey and family

    Russell and Mary Hussey October 21, 2020
  20. To Val and family
    Our condolences on the passing of Noel a true gentleman.
    It was a pleasure to work with Noel at Dalgety Warrnambool.
    His clients always came first.
    Sincerely Geoff and Catherine Hill

    Geoff and Catherine Hill October 21, 2020
  21. Jenny, Mrs Saffin and families;
    My sincere sympathies and thoughts are with you all at the sad passing of your Dad, husband and Pa of all your children.
    I will always remember Mr Saffin as having a smile on his face and a lovely person.
    Wendy Gathercole (nee Hill)

    Wendy Gathercole October 21, 2020
  22. Dear Val,
    I would like to send to you my thoughts and condolences. Please know that it was much appreciated how generously you and Noel both welcomed Jack and I to Warrnambool. My experience working with Noel and the WOF committee was a formative experience for me in my artistic career, and I feel blessed to have had a community organisation led by Noel to have supported my initiatives and career in the arts. I learnt so many things from Noel and he was a great support and friend. And the best part was that we made some awesome music happen in Warrnambool and the South West. 
    Thinking of you.

    Louise Keast October 21, 2020
  23. Deepest sympathy to the Saffin,Mcdonald and McCluggage families.A true gentleman and excellent judge of livestock.Will always have fond memories of the Annual Bull Sales and fixing the problems of the world over morning tea at the sale yards.

    Ray and Margi Chislett

    Raymond Chislett October 21, 2020
  24. Deepest sympathy to the Saffin family . He was very well respected in the livestock industry and a great workmate. Bob Mccosh

    Bev Mccosh October 21, 2020
  25. Noel,
    A fantastic bloke, exceptional at his job. Long will he be remembered.
    Deepest sympathy & best wishes to Noel’s family.
    David & Susan Rowbottom

    David & Susan Rowbottom October 20, 2020
  26. Deepest sympathy to Val and family on the passing of Noel will be sadly missed
    Graeme&Hazel Morris

    Graeme Morris October 20, 2020
  27. Deepest sympathy to Val &family,wonderfull memories going to lodge & rehearsal together.
    Bruce McCosh

    Bruce McCosh October 20, 2020
  28. To Geoff Jo Jenny Neil and families Deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your dad. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Chum Lyn Kylie and Leigh Chambers

    Lyn chambers October 20, 2020
  29. Hello Val,
    So sorry to hear of Noels passing. Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Noel was always a genuinely caring gentleman who will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    Olwyn and Graeme Belleville.

    Graeme Belleville October 20, 2020
  30. To Geoff Jo Jenny Neil and families.Deepest sympathy to your families . Thinking of you at this very sad time. Chum Lyn Kylie and Leigh Chambers

    Lyn chambers October 20, 2020
  31. Dear Val and family,
    We are both so very sad about the passing of Noel. He was a gentleman and a gentle man. We will always remember him stepping in as Santa at the Christmas parties, always a good word for everyone and overall kind. He will be so missed by so many people.
    Carol and Mike Gilmour

    Carol and Mike Gilmour October 20, 2020
  32. Dear Val and family, so sorry to hear the news of Noel’s passing, such a nice man, thinking of you all. Rhonda Hodges

    Rhonda Hodges October 20, 2020
  33. Our sincere sympathy to you Val and all the family.Jack has very fond memories of many years working with Noel at the saleyards.Love and prayers,Norma and Jack Lyness.

    Norma and Jack Lyness October 20, 2020
  34. Dear Val and Family,
    Shocked and devastated to hear the sad new about Noel. He was so caring and I always felt looked after, I had a Granddad next door not just a neighbor xxx Please let me know if you need anything anytime xxx

    Ellie Read October 20, 2020
  35. Deepest sympathy to Val, Josh & family on the passing of Noel. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. An absolute gentlemen who will be missed in the industry and around the saleyards.

    From Management & Staff
    Brian O’Halloran & Co.

    Dan Carey October 20, 2020
  36. One of natures gentlemen. Always ready to help, seemingly tiredless, and a genuinely nice man. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Val, your loss, but our loss also.
    David and Janice Stennett

    David Stennett October 20, 2020
  37. Deeply saddened to hear of Noel’s death.We go back to the Polocrosse days at Lethbridge.A finer man I havent known.He will be greatly missed be all who have had the privilege of knowing Noel.Peter and Mimi Fisher

    Peter Fisher October 20, 2020
  38. Hello Val,
    Sorry to hear the sad news .
    Noel was a true gentleman and a very special friend
    Kindest regards

    MAX Holmes October 20, 2020
  39. Deepest sympathy to Val and families. Fond memories of times spent with Noel discussing farming, football and families. Sadly missed, Tom and Judith Scriven,
    Port Fairy.

    Tom Scriven October 20, 2020
  40. Cobden Quota club were saddened to hear of Noel’s passing
    We had many years catering for there Lodge dinners in Camperdown
    Please accept our personal condolences
    Quota Cub of Cobden

    Sue Robertson October 20, 2020
  41. Our very deepest sympathy to you Val and all the family, Noel was a true gentleman.
    Les & Jill Trotter

    Les & Jill Trotter October 19, 2020