Gary John WILLS

Passed away on Saturday 28th of August 2021.

Son of John (dec.) and Nancy.

Much adored husband of Maree.

Proud and loving father of Dale, Elise and Mitchell.
Loving father-in-law of Felicity and friend of Louise.
Adored ‘Pa Gaz’ of Olive, Willow and Luca.

Loving step-father to Sharna, Narelle, Amy and Katelyn.
Loving father-in-law to Rowan and Tom and friend of Grant and Nick.
Adored ‘Pa Gazza’ to Maddelyn, Luci, Reuben, Archie, Tilly, Frankie and Nora.

Aged 66 years

A private funeral will be held.

In due time when family and friends can come together, a celebration of an

exceptional man’s life will be held to give Gary the send-off he deserves.

Funeral Notice



  1. Dear Maree you are in my thoughts and prayers.May your memories help sustain you in the coming days,all my love .Shirley Dwyer

    Shirley Dwyer September 8, 2021
  2. Dear Nancy and Cheryl,

    Fondest memories of the Wills family in the Noorat
    Post Office.
    Gary was a great Noorat State Schoolmate,school bus mate, birthdate mate,
    always nice -to -bump- into
    Goodbye mate

    Condolences to Maree and all the family,

    Jo&Frank Kenna

    Joanne and Frank Kenna September 8, 2021
  3. My deepest sympathy to the family for the loss of Gary, I was extremely saddened to be informed of his passing. I had the pleasure of working with from 1999-2013, and always enjoyed coming over to Camperdown and Warrnambool, always helpful, friendly and hospitable. A true gentleman taken too early.

    Stephen Lanigan September 7, 2021
  4. So sad to hear of Willsy’s passing. Its nearly 50 years since we worked together @ SR&WSC in Camperdown but such was his impact on us, his good name & the fun times we had he just kept coming up in conversations over the years. A top bloke. Sincere condolences to his family. Jack Frusher & Rocky Fisher

    John Frusher September 7, 2021
  5. deepest sympathy to maree and family,
    gary was a good bloke and when our paths crossed a good yarn and few laughs always seemed to follow.
    our thoughts are with you all.
    trev and deb anderton.

    Trevor Anderton September 4, 2021
  6. To Maree & family,
    I am so sorry to read of Gary’s passing. I have many great memories of our time working together at Glenormiston Ag. College. A wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Maree & Tog Togni

    Maree Togni September 3, 2021
  7. Thinking of you all today as you say goodbye to Gary. Such a lovely man who will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to have shared a part of their life with him. xx

    Peter & Sue Place September 3, 2021
  8. Our love and thoughts are with you Maree and families today as you lay your beautiful Gazza to rest. Devastated we can’t be there to support you in person but we are definitely there in love and spirit.
    Ian, Kathy & Riley Bellman

    Kathy Bellman September 3, 2021
  9. Deepest Sympathy to Maree, Dale, Elise, Mitchell & Gary’s dear Mum, Gary was the best, always gave us hugs, loved his friends & family. We have loved socialising with him, our hearts are broken. XX

    Vicki & Paddy September 3, 2021
  10. Maree,sorry to hear you have lost your best friend. Thinking of you,your family and extended family.
    From Jan,Geoff and families.

    Jan Forde September 3, 2021
  11. Deepest sympathy Maree and family thinking of you all at this very sad time our love and prayers are with you all

    Margaret and Barry williams September 3, 2021
  12. Dale & Felicity, Elise, Mitch & Louise, Olive Willow and Luca,
    Our hearts are so sad for you all.
    I am so proud of each of you for the way you suppported your dad in his last days, and for the way you have supported each other and all who loved Gary.
    We have so many wonderful memories of a Dad who loved you all.
    Mum Dean and Ali

    Wendy McKenzie September 3, 2021
  13. To Maree and family,
    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you all.

    Wendy McKenzie September 3, 2021
  14. Deepest condolences to Gary’s family. We remember Gary fondly and appreciated all his help though his work at SRW. Graeme and Sally Croft.

    Graeme Croft September 2, 2021
  15. My sincere condolences to you Maree and your family.
    Gary and Les were childhood friends and have been both taken too young, under the same circumstances, and within weeks of each other.
    I know how devastating the sudden loss is and you are in my thoughts.
    Your family and friends will help you through the coming weeks.

    Helen Fagan September 2, 2021
  16. Our deepest sympathy to Maree, Nancy, Dale, Elise, Mitchell, Cheryl and their families. We have great memories of good/happy times with Gary and Family. In Jack’s case over 50 years of friendship and fun times with him being the bands roadie/groupie in their young days.
    Rest In Peace Willsy ❤️
    Jack, Gail, Sam and Alex Sargent.

    Jack and Gail Sargent September 2, 2021
  17. Sincere condolences to Maree, Dale, Elise, Mitchell and families. Such a terrific bloke who will be sadly missed.
    Go Pies!
    John Creece

    John Creece September 2, 2021
  18. Dear Maree our deepest condolences to you and the beautiful families that you and Gary are part of.
    We send you much love to help you through this difficult time.
    Gary was a wonderful man who was developing excellent styling strategies that he always shared with a grin in the sale shop next door.
    xxxx Deb and Jeff Hill.

    DEB HILL September 2, 2021
  19. Dear Maree,

    I am so sorry to read of Gary’s passing. He was a lovely, happy fellow and I have fond memories of our several trips to Lorne for the Peir to Pub all those years ago.

    May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.

    Tanya Suggett

    Tanya Suggett September 1, 2021
  20. Maree our hearts break for you, the girls and Gary’s family. There are no words that can ease your pain but know our love and support will be with you forever. Rest easy Gaz .
    David, Janelle, Indi and Kreeya xxxx

    Janelle Gladman September 1, 2021
  21. Our condolences to you Marree, god bless you all Joan and Ray Farley

    Joan and Ray Farley September 1, 2021
  22. To Nancy,Maree,Dale,Elise and Mitchell, partners and children.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Gary has been a friend for nearly 50 years
    Our good times and laughs will always be remembered.
    Bernie Terri and family xx

    Terri Sinnott August 31, 2021
  23. Gary Wills (Willsy) Great school buddy to many Saw him at a Terang High reunion a few years ago after 40 odd years and still the same great guy Condolences to family and friends RIP Willsy
    Rob Fewster

    Rob Fewster August 31, 2021
  24. Old school mate / Sunbury 1974 and a road trip to Sydney / thanks for the memories Willsy / have lots of old photos of Gary if the family want

    Bruce Saunders August 31, 2021
  25. To Maree and your extended Family we pass our deepest sympathy on the passing of Gary. We can’t remember the exact time he invited us into his circle of life and friendship and it has been a whirlwind experience since you were always pushing to do something that involved wining and dining of course but also music parties bowls fishing and gold prospecting, You and Maree enriched our lives along with our collective friends to make retirement what it should be about. We are eternally grateful for your friendship which we will miss deeply. We may not have found any gold worth weighing but we found gold in you. Miss you always and rest in peace Love Harry and Geraldine Smits

    Harry Smits August 31, 2021
  26. Our thoughts are with Maree and Gary’s families. A caring friend who loved socialising with family and friends. Will always be remembered.
    Lynn & Ian McDonald

    Lynn McDonald August 31, 2021
  27. Our hearts go out to you Maree, the kids and grandkids and extended family.
    Willsy was one of the best, we will miss him dearly, his friendship and the fun we shared throughout the years..
    Rest easy mate.. Bear & Col

    Bear & Colleen Yewers August 31, 2021
  28. To dear Elise and family special thoughts and prayers to you all on the loss of your dad gary from Gérard and Judy Okeefe and family many happy memories had x

    Judy okeefe August 31, 2021
  29. Deepest sympathy To Maree and family So so sorry for the sudden loss of your loved Gary x Lots of hugs to you From Karolyn xx

    Karolyn Templeton August 31, 2021
  30. Our condolences Maree and family. You had met your soul mate and your love for one another was so evident to all. Our love and prayers are with you all.
    Daelene and Bernie Bourke

    Daelene Bourke August 31, 2021
  31. Lovely fellow, will be sadly missed. First met Gary playing tennis, a good sport and gentleman.
    Rest in piece.
    Mal Brodie

    Malcolm Brodie August 31, 2021
  32. Sincere condolences to Maree, Gary’s children, Maree’s children and their extended families. Gary was an amazing man and a friend to all. He will be greatly missed.

    Wayne and Liza McCosh August 30, 2021