16/4/1937 – 6/3/2020
Passed away peacefully at home in Cooriemungle.
Cherished husband of Dorothy for 56 years.
Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Jennifer and Gerard Bourke, Maria and Tommy Moran, Chris and Julie Vogels, Rosalie Vogels and Denis Dowling.
Adored Grandpa of Michelle, Liam; Michael, Paul, Sophie, Christopher, Rebecca; Gabriella, Jessica; Claire and James.
We feel privileged to have been a part of your life, for the love and laughter we shared. Your family meant everything to you. You had a heart of gold.
You were our guiding light, our rock and our inspiration. We will miss your happy welcoming smile and your enthusiasm for life.
Rest in Peace
You were my strength, my rock, my help in times of need.
No words can express just how I feel.
I only know our love was real.
Time won’t heal the heartache
Or stop the silent tears
Or dim the precious moments
Of the husband I loved so dear
Your ever-loving wife
We are lucky to have been part of your long, rich, wonderful life.
Thank you for teaching us how to work hard, laugh loudly and love deeply. You made us feel like we were the most beautiful, smartest, most loved people in the world – and we were when you spent time with us.
We’ll miss your guidance, your stories and your cheeky spirit.
Lots of Love, Gerard, Jenni, Michelle, Liam and Haley
Our beautiful Dad and Grandpa,
You blessed us with your love, joy and compassion.
You taught us everything because you taught us how to love.
Now you are free to rest in the loving arms of God and in our memories forever.
All our love always,
- Maria, Tommy, Gabi and Luke, Jess and Ansar
So many memories of an amazing Dad and Grandpa.
Thanks for all the love, support, guidance and good times over the years.
Words are few
Thoughts are deep
Memories of you
Are ours to keep
Forever in our hearts
- Chris, Julie, Michael, Steph, Paul, Sophie, Barney, Christopher, Courtney, Rebecca, Jared
Much loved Dad and Grandpa
Thank you for all of the kroepsels, stories, butzes and hugs.
Your unwavering love for our family will guide us through life.
We will always carry you with us in our hearts.
- Rosalie, Denis, Claire and James