Edward "Eddie" Ian VALE

Of Mortlake

Passed away peacefully at South West Healthcare, Warrnambool on June 17, 2020.

Aged 90 years

Loved and loving husband of Betty for 65 years

Loved father of Julie and John, Penny and Wes, Janet (dec.) and Allan, Peter, Tania and Travis

Loved Pop to his 12 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren


Private funeral due to attendance restrictions

Click here to view the recording of Eddie’s Memorial Service which will be available from 2pm on Wednesday (June 24)



Funeral Notice


  1. Deepest Sympathy to the Vale family on the passing of Eddie. A fair and true gentleman both as a racer and a steward.

    Bill and Sue Aurisch June 24, 2020
  2. Farewell Uncle Eddie, so many memories. From the stock car racing in Warrnambool when I was a kid to how furious he was when John Howard changed the gun laws. To him showing our young twins his guns and their city slicker reactions with their wide open eyes agog at seeing a real gun! How everything had a place and a place for everything. His love of anything mechanical. Full of energy, always on the go. Uncle Eddie was a great ambassador for Mortlake. I was honored to have known Uncle Eddie. He was a pillar of honesty and decency. Thoughts are with Auntie Betty and all the siblings. Julie, Penny, Peter & Tania. Very sad but you can have some comfort knowing uncle Eddie had a long and full life. I was going to say RIP but my guess is he’s busy somewhere and has no time for rest! He’s probably having a great catch up with Janet right now!

    Colin & Lynette Vale June 24, 2020
  3. My deepest sympathy to the entire Vale family. I have such fond and special memories of Eddie from all the times I stayed at his house as a friend of Janet.
    Always an honest and respected gentleman!
    90 is such a grand age! Thinking of you all as you come together to celebrate his long life and support each other in your grief.
    Love, and prayers. xx

    Susan Stafford June 24, 2020
  4. Eddie had a smile to remember,
    When I stayed at his place once,
    I will never forget the “hanging” soap bar :)

    Barry Neal June 24, 2020
  5. Duty, decency, reliability, honour, dignity, respect: these are all qualities that Edward Vale not only held in high esteem, but practised every day. My generation benifitted from his support and friendship.He was always carrying us around bike riding , gocarting or speed boating. Eddie could never resist the opportunity to have a laugh with friends and loved ones.
    R.I.P Eddie.

    Ewan Wheeler June 23, 2020
  6. Deepest Sympathy Mrs Vale and family on the passing of Eddie. A dedicated life time member of the Warrnambool & District Motorcycle Owners Club for 32 years.

    Elaine Finnigan June 23, 2020
  7. Our condolences to all Eddie’s family. He was one of our best uncles. Will be sadly missed, ride safe.

    Ross & Robyn Neal June 23, 2020
  8. To all of Eddies family especially our wonderful workmate Penny Our sincere thoughts are with you at this time A well respected Mortlake identity

    Redda and Miss Jane June 22, 2020
  9. Sad news for Eddie’s family and friends. He will be missed by anyone who knew what a great bloke he was. Commiserations to all who enjoyed his friendship.

    Ken Neal June 22, 2020
  10. We extend our sympathy to Betty and family; remembering our camping holidays together and the ice cream treats along the way. Eddie was a true gentleman whose word was his bond, in business and in the community. From Doug and Jill Parker and family.

    Jill Parker June 22, 2020
  11. My condolences to all Eddie’s family

    Barry Neal June 20, 2020
  12. Happy memories, working at garage, many nights fox shooting. Vin & Ann Gee

    Ann Gee June 19, 2020