Blake – Harold Keith

Posted by on January 29, 2021 in Obituaries | 22 comments

Blake – Harold Keith

Passed away peacefully at Eventide Homes, Stawell on Jan. 27th 2021 Dearly loved husband of June ( Dec ) , Loving father to Gary, Rosalie, Christine, Martin & Families. The Funeral of the late Mr Harold Keith Blake will be held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Stawell on Wednesday Feb. 3rd 2021 commencing at 11.30am. A Private Cremation will follow. Livestreaming of the service will be available by going to our website and click on Livestream on the tab to view the service live from 11.30am.


  1. What a wonderful man. Have long ago memories of Harold and June. Sympathy to Gary and Rosalie and all the family. Liz and Leon Whelan.

  2. Rip Harold! U were an amazing gentleman always up for a laugh a joke or had a story to tell u will be so sadly missed by a lot of people! Reunited with ur beautiful June! N ur mate Ken (tell him I said g’day)
    Sending love to all ur family n friends xxx

  3. Such a wonderful gentleman. You will be sadly missed at Eventide Harold.

  4. A special smile, a special face a special man we can’t replace. Wondetful funny man that we loved very much. Great memories during the harness racing era. Now with his beloved June.
    Deepest Sympathy & love to Gary, Rosalie, Christine, Martin & families.
    Forever remembered by Viv & Hartley Hocking

  5. What a wonderful man.. I have such wonderful and fun memories staying with uncle Harold and Aunty June as kids with mum and dad. We would always love coming and visiting. Mum will be devastated and miss him terribly. She always loved her regular chats with him and I always enjoyed hearing the updates.. And in my dad’s words… uncle bloody Harold… what a great man! So very loved and missed

  6. Please pass on my condolences to Gary, Jude, Rosalie, John, Christine, Ken, Martin and Fiona. Unfortunately I will not be able join you on Wednesday for the service of your r late father Harold who I recall meeting many times in the 1960’s God bless the family

  7. Once met, never forgotten. A man who loved life and made the most of every minute Always a ready smile, a good joke and a poem to follow.Thanks for making mum and dad so welcome when they moved to Stawell Harold. You’ll be missed and remembered by many.

  8. Deepest sympathy to the Blake family. What treasured memories you all have of dear Harold. I think mum and Harold will already be partying. Love to you all.

  9. Deepest sympathy to the Blake family, it was a real privilege to know such a wonderful gentle , wise man, always telling a joke, eloquently quoting me one of his poems-a man of integrity and passion for life. Thank you Harold.

  10. Uncle Harold I am certainly going to miss our weekly phone calls with information from trainers & jockeys regarding Tracey’s stable of horses. With more wins than losses certainly kept us interested. Hopefully your betting system of a fiver or tenner each way worked out profitable?
    Deepest sympathy to the family. Bob Holloway

  11. It was through Uncle Harold & watching his trotters with my Grandparents, Edna & Charlie Holloway that my love of horse racing began. I will miss his thoughts, advice & his cheering from the recliner when they race.
    Tracey Chapman & Quick Thinker, Uncle Harold’s stable favourite.

  12. Cherished memories of a great mate.
    I will miss our chats on the phone Blakey.
    From Wrecka.

    Very sad that we are unable to be there to celebrate Harold’s life.
    Sending our most sincere sympathy to Gary, Rosalie,Christine,Martin and families.
    Love and kind regards always,
    Lloyd and Lynette Whyte

  13. Bryan and Carol Foote and family. Perth WA
    Such wonderful memories of Handsome Harold❣️
    Always a delight to catch up with. There was never a dull moment. He loved people and always had a poem or a joke to lift the mood. Will be Sadly missed by all !
    So thankful for his great friendship with my Mum.
    A precious soul. ❣️ Heaven is blessed!!

  14. Fond memories of your Dad , Gary, Rosalie, Christine, Martin.
    Always loved a chat with him, never a dull moment.
    Sincere condolences to each of you, & families.
    Best Regards,
    Ken Raeburn & family.

  15. Wonderful friend to younger players at cricket and golf. Always ready to help and talk with others. Highly respected.

  16. My mother, Jeanne and l loved our visits to Harold. He loved his yabbies on toast and was convinced they could be caught in the winter. Great story teller, loved the “run away train” one. Our love to Garry, Rosalie, Christine, Martin and families.
    Tony, Jan and Jeanne

  17. Oh Harold what an incredible man you were and thank you for bringing so much colour to our lives…what a fantastic friend you have been to our family!
    Dad will miss your company out inspecting the sheep and cattle and crops..the Friday night get together at the Tabert with the lovely people and the entertaining stories and poetry , especialy mum…..
    You are thought of and spoken of often.. we love you Harold!
    Thoughts are with your family at this sad time

  18. What an amazing life you lived, and always with that big smile on your face. Always a story to tell, and always those big, warm hugs. The memories you made with Pa and our family will stay in our hearts forever. I won’t say “rest peacefully” because I know that you’ll be up in Heaven with your mates, and beloved June, sharing tales of mischief and mayhem, and Heaven will echo with your unmistakable laughter.
    Thanks for the memories Blakey

    The Perry Family

  19. To dear Mr Harold,
    You will be missed – your stories, your card trucks , your kindness. Whenever we see a little blue wren we will think of you with big smiles. Thank you for the wonderful friendship.
    Andrew, Jo, Will, Isabelle and James

  20. What an honour it was to care for such a gentleman that was always filled with such fun and laughter. Your zest for life was contagious. You will be missed by myself and many more a Eventide. .
    Thoughts and Condolences to family

  21. Sincere sympathy to the Blake family. What a wonderful man he was. Such a pleasure to have known him as a part of his eventide family. And such an interesting man. Always keeping tabs on Great Western footy. Love to all family.

  22. R.I.P. Harold. My Mum quite often relate stories to me when the two of you attended Navarre Primary School together.
    So glad that I got to interview you and get the true story of the runaway train in the Navarre Railway yards in August 1940 and yours and my Grandpa’s involvement in the near disaster.
    Thanks for the memories.

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