Middleton – J.G. ( Garry )

Posted by on July 15, 2021 in Obituaries | 183 comments

Middleton – J.G. ( Garry )

Passed away peacefully at home on July 13th 2021, Treasured husband of 54 years to Merrilyne, Loved & Respected father & Father in law to Sally & Warren, John & Donna, Anthony & Cathrine, Proud Pop to Thomas, Sarah, John Samuel, Emma, Angus & Claire. Due to the recent Victorian Covid-19 lockdown limiting the number at a Funeral Service to 10 family members, a private family service will go ahead on Monday July 19th 2021 commencing at 11.00am. A Private Cremation will follow. No Flowers by request donations to the Fiona Elsey Cancer Foundation would be appreciated. For those who cannot attend live streaming of the service will be available, Please go to our website and click on the Live streaming tab to view the service.


  1. Deepest sympathy to the Middleton Family, A Good Man at rest

    • Thinking of you Merrilyn and family during this sad time . I have plenty of memories of Gary as I have known him sine we came to live in Stawell in 1955 . A very sincere service . Love Julie Gregory

      • ThankyouJulie,he was unique.

    • Thankyou Robyn,we have wonderfull memory’s.

      • Thankyou,miss him so much.

    • Thankyou for your kind words,Robyn.

  2. A wonderful man at rest. Sympathy to all the family. Grandkids will miss him.

    • Thank you Lois,we will miss him so much.

  3. Areas gentleman at rest and at peace. Condolences to the family.

    • Thankyou Lois.

  4. A real gentleman at rest and at peace. Condolences to the family.

    • Garry, you made us laugh, you made us welcome you were were interesting to converse with , and so very proud of your family.
      Our love and condolences to Merrilyn and family

      • He loved your company,visits over the road,so special.

        • Deepest sympathy to you all.
          Will always remember, the great company, & the laughter, I was fortune enough to be part of around the kitchen table, at Audrey & Bob’s.
          R.I.P Gary.🙏🏼.

    • Thankyou Lois for your kindness.

  5. Deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Marrilynne and family, on the sad loss of a wonderful former colleague and friend. You were a true gentleman Garry, and will be sadly missed
    . May you rest in peace. Jon and Mandy Sanders.

    • A lovely message,thank you both for remembering him.

  6. RIP Garry….sincere condolences to Merrilynne and Family….gunna miss the chats and laughs…

    • Thanks Peter,he enjoyed times with you I know.

  7. Sincere condolences to Merrilyn and family. One of nature’s true gentlemen. RIP Garry.

    • Thanks Peter,he enjoyed times with you I know.Bev,Thankyou for your kind thoughts.

  8. Love and thoughts to all right now. Another member of the bun fighters gone and will be missed by all Rest In Peace Mr Middleton xx

    • Today’s live steam service was one for you all to be very proud of. A fitting send off for a gentleman Jo and Jon xx

    • Thanks Jo&Jon,yes ,bunfighters lighter on ground,alas.

  9. Deepest sympathy and love to the Middleton family. Garry was such a unique and colourful man. Involved as a valued volunteer in so many organisations in our community. Always a lovely big smile and a joke. Rest peacefully.

    • Thankyou Joy,he loved being a volunteer,also your chats.

  10. Sincere sympathy to Merlyne and family. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.

    • Thankyou Pat, for your kind thoughts.

  11. Garry, I true mate (in the Australian sense) for over 65 years. I shall miss your conspiracy theories, your right wing views, your sharp wit and sense of humour. You may be gone, but you have left me with a lifetime of great memories. Deepest sympathies to Merrilynne and family on the loss of a unique character. “So mote it be”

    • Sincere condolences and sympathy to Merrilynne and family at this sad time.

      • Thankyou Julie.

    • Gary, I saw you off via streaming. A truely great friend, rest in peace
      Condolences to Merrilyne and family.

      • ThankyouMark,your visits & kind words are appreciated.

    • Thankyou Anthony,yes,you both go back a long way.

  12. Garry always watched my back 65 years ago . Will never forget the weekends rabbiting at his uncles place at Lake Londsdale. Fun times. Condolences to his family. RIP Garry.

    • OhGreg,great memories of a happy youth,Thankyou for those thoughts.

  13. Wonderful memories of a beloved Uncle and friend who was always there with a story, cool drink or word of advice for his nephews, especially after the loss of brother and father Alan 15 years ago. Garry lived a life of service, always helping others in need, and giving what he could. From humble beginnings, a wonderful love story with Merriilyne and a beautiful extended family. A patriotic, loyal and well read raconteur! A large life lived to a courageous end,

    • Beutifull words ,Steven.He loved his chats with you too.

  14. Cherished Uncle, mentor and friend. I will never forget our friendship and the way you became a father to me when I needed it most. Susan and I will always treasure the memories of time spent with you and the grandfatherly influence you provided to our children. I will miss our discussions, I will miss your stories and I will miss your unparalleled wisdom and knowledge. A generous, compassionate and courageous great Australian now at peace. Deepest sympathy to Auntie Merrilyne, Sally, John, Anthony and families.

    • Mark,Garry enjoyed a very special relationship with you.Thankyou for that.Like me he valued your support & opinion, on much,never more so tho than over the last 15 months.

  15. RIP Garry. You were a genuine “Man for Others” – and great company!
    Condolences to Merrilynne and family

    • Thankyou Michael , many happy memories of your hospitality at Patrick Street

  16. I have fond and vivid memories of Garry as the slightly larrikin brother of my more conservative Dad. Without a doubt, the best Uncle a man could have. Always ready to greet you with a smile, a cold drink and slightly exaggerated story. I loved spending Easter at his house, having adventures with our cousins and going to the Stawell Gift. I will miss him greatly. Much love and sympathy to his wonderful family, Merrilyne, Sally, John and Anthony and their spouses and children.

    • A beutifull message,Thankyou David.He loved having you boys to visit(captive audience).all those stories.

  17. Sincere sympathies to Merrilyne and family. We will miss Garry ‘s .sharp wit and provocative thoughts to stimulate discussion. We will have many memories years to come.

    • Thankyou for those sentiments,also your visits.Yes,at his happiest when having a discussion.

  18. Deepest sympathy to Merrilyne, Sally, John, Anthony and families. May Garry now rest after a life lived well, to its fullest and a wonderful legacy left to remember him. Our thoughts are with you all. Tania, Darren, Senin and Subira.

    • Deepest sympathy & sincere condolnces to Merrilyne, Sally, John, Anthony and the extended family and close friends. Whilst l have not been in close contact with Garry since leaving Ballarat many years ago, l have very fond memories of him and his friendly smile, sharp wit and engaging conversation. He always expressed a genuine interest in what l was doing and with my military service l had many a story to share. We usually caught up over the many Christmas gatherings over the years when l dropped in to Aunt Norma’s. He epitomised all the quakities of a true Aussie character and will long be rememberd as a bloody good bloke and a bit of a larrikin and we will miss him deeply. Much love and best wishes from Gary, Anabele, Emily & Brandon

      • Thankyou Gary,yes a true Aussie,what you saw was what he was.

    • Thankyou for those lovely sentiments,he particularly enjoyed Darrens company.Oh Tania we have wonderfull memory’s.

  19. Deepest to Merrilyne and family, thinking of you, love and best wishes from the Smith and Bainbridge families.

    • Cheyne Family.
      Condolences to Merrilyne & all family.
      Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Rhonda & Andrew & family.

      • Thankyou Rhonda.

    • Thankyou Rae.

  20. It is with great sadness that we say goodbye. We were so lucky to have you next door and as a very special part of our lives. Sincere condolences to Merrilyne, Sally, John, Anthony and families. With love, Rick, Bec, Jemma, Charli and Ruby xxx

    • Thankyou for you beutifull sentiments.Your family have given us both much happiness& love.

  21. Sincere sympathies to Merrilyne and family’s, we are all thinking of you today at this sad time.we send our Love to all of you
    .From Kris ,Brian Foo and Family xxx

    • Oh Kris,Thankyou for your thoughts,,much appreciated.

  22. My heart is with Merrilynne Sally John Anthony and families, a special mention for Norma as you farewell your beloved Garry today..
    ‘ Those who are loved remain in our hearts and are never truly gone.’…. Wonderful memories cherished from a great man’s life time work… Rest Peacefully Garry…

    • Beutifull thoughts dear Rhonda,always so very thoughtfull,Thankyou..

  23. Garry Middleton.
    sincere sympathy and condolences to Merrilyne and family. We will miss the little aussie battler farmer from stawell and his yarns and friendship. We will remember Garry . Stan Pam Sizeland.

    • Thankyou dear friends,he loved those reunions,,,always looked forward to your great company.

  24. Fabulous live stream funeral for such a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with all the Middletons and their families – love Jo, Brett, Holly, Ella & Noah

    • Garry, you where an amazing mentor and friend to me for which I am immensely grateful. We shared our mutual interests in farms. Garry had an amazing memory. Sincere sympathy to Merrilyne, you and Garry made a great team.

      • Thankyou Steve,beutifull words.You were a special friend in his life & greatly appreciated..

    • Dear Jo & family,Thankyou,yes he would have been proud.

  25. Thinking of you all today as we farewell Garry. He was such a lovable character who took such an interest in everyone’s lives. His travel stories will remain with me forever. All our love to Merrilynne, Sally, Waz, Angus and CB, Anthony & John and families.
    Dana, Charlotte, Lexie and Eliza Smith

    • Thankyou Dana,he has left us all with many wonderfull memory’s to treasure.

  26. I will miss your stories, anecdotes and cheeky grins. I will miss our talks at family gatherings and your quick-witted answers to if I ever asked you if you were thirsty.
    We will all miss you Garry.

    • Thankyou Riley,yes a real character,he loved his nieces & nephews.Specially having you all as a captive audience.

  27. An amazing and touching service for A beautiful man who made everyone’s life better.
    Gone but certainly never forgotten. Ange and I certainly feel our lives are all the better for having known Gary.
    Love to all the family.

    • Darren & Ange,Thankyou for those lovely sentiments ,he was very fond of you 2.

  28. RIP Mr Mid it was a pleasure knowing you and also being your friend.
    Deepest sympathy to All The Mids

    • Oh Jamie,Garry always thought the world of you.Always that phone call for his birthday,Thankyou so much.

  29. Prayers and Sympathy to the Middleton Family’s at this sad time , Sue Huddleston .

    • Thankyou Sue,we do appreciate your kind thoughts.

  30. What a lovely service. Garry would have been so proud of how well you spoke Ant, Sally and especially Claire. He loved you all so much, and so many people loved him.
    We’ll see you for the celebration of his life when circumstances allow.

    • Oh Thankyou Sarah &Alec,we will all miss him so much,but have many special memory’s.

  31. RIP Gsrry. The Irvine Family remember you as “Super Gaz” having had an effect on 3 generations. We will miss your wit.

    • Thankyou for your kind thoughts,,they are much appreciated.

  32. Lovely service befitting the ‘battler from the bush’.
    Thinking of you all. xx
    With love ‘the town librarian’. x

    • Dear Kerry,how he loved those ‘talks’ with you.Always ready to solve the dilemma,thank you.

  33. Thinking of you at this time, regards, Simon Nuttall & family.

    • ThankyouSimon for your kind thoughts.

  34. have just witnessed your live streaming service, lovely to hear the words spoken from your family and to learn of the wonderful life you have had, Condolences to Merrilyn and your immediate and extended family.

    • Thankyou Doreen,so kind of you to remember Garry.

  35. Thank you for the opportunity to attend Garry’s funeral today. We know that he would be proud of his family and the words shared about his life. Our loeve to Merrilyne, Sally, John, Anthony and their families.

    Wendy, Brian, Emily and Riley Green

    • So very sorry we couldn’t have more family in person,Thankyou for your love & care ,particularly over the last 15 months.

  36. Beautiful funeral . Sending my love to auntie Merrilyn sally Anthony and John x x. Will ever hold memories in my heart x x

    • Dear Kylie,Thankyou for your love & sentiments,it’s much appreciated.

  37. We will miss you so much Garry. There was never a dull moment in your company and we always had plenty of laughs. You lived a full and wonderful life. You really, truly cared about everyone around you. Thanks for your friendship, kindness and care – it was golden!
    Seeya mate!
    Much love to Merrilynne, Sally, John, Anthony and families.
    Love from Kellie and Mitchell

    • Kellie&Mitch, you have been a very special part in our lives,Garryloved his times with you both,Thankyou.

  38. Sincere condolences to Merrilyne and family. I am saddened by this news. Will miss Garry’s cheeky ways, ordering a full cream cappucino and sneaky cake or donut and I had to promise never to tell anyone, our chats over a drink at the Club and his sense of humor and funny conversations we had together. Rest now Garry.

    • Thank you Jo,he always enjoyed his chats & visits to your cafe,not to mention the ‘snacks’.(of course)

  39. Thank you for allowing me to share your beautiful service and the wonderful tributes to Garry Merilyne Sally Anthony John and families you are all in my thoughts and prayers Deepest sympathy Alison Middleton and families

    • Thankyou dear Alison, Thankyou for those lovely word,he did enjoy our recent catch up with you.

  40. What a wonderful tribute to his life. Brought back many memories of us all growing up. Will miss meeting him each Easter and in the Main Street on our visits to Stawell. Sincere condolences to Merrilyne and family.

    • Thankyou to you both for yourkind sentiments.

  41. I will always remember Garry for his kindness, generosity, and millions of entertaining tales. Garry will be dearly missed by the Martin family. Sending our love and deepest sympathies to Merrilynne, Sally, John, Anthony and their families.

    • Thankyou Kate ,appreciate your kind sentiments

  42. Our thoughts and deepest sympathy to Merrilyne and family. Garry was so loved and will be greatly missed. Peter Donovan and Elizabeth Lindsay

    • Thankyou for your thoughts.

  43. A caring and sensitive man who will be sadly missed by many. I always enjoyed our banter and admired Garry’s passion for the Stawell community. Sending much love to Merrilynne and all the family.
    Such a beautiful and moving service for him today.

    • Thankyou Debbie,he loved this town.

  44. Thanks Garry for you company and friendship, love to you all, it was a lovely service, so meaningful and so Garry.
    Sending hugs now – like we would be doing if we were there. Coffee club won’t be the same.

    • Thanks to you both,so disappointed not to be able to have his friends there.

  45. Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to Merrilyne and the family. He was a great man, loved by all that crossed his path. We remember so many happy times spent together since meeting the Trafalgar tour back in 1996 and kept in touch with a small reunion every year, with four other couples, either in Victoria or NSW.
    With Love John and Vi Pittorino (the Hungarian Princess). We will miss him so much.

    • You were both very dear to him,he loved our annual get togethers

  46. An asset to the town and wider community of Stawell. He loved people and was always open to involvement with them. After watching his funeral – a wonderful celebration of his life provided with love and wonderful memories – I realize how sad it is that we could not be there. We have been friends since Primary School at 502. We kept in contact and it was great to hear his news and reports on every possible facet of life in the Stawell community. He was so good to so many people and Stawell and Illawarra will not be the same without him. Merrilyn’s care for him in his latter years was so wonderful and his family’s support was amazing. Thank you. Written also on behalf also of Sonia and Kerri

    • A wonderfull tribute Bill,he loved his town & its people.Thankyou so much for your care & kindnesses over these months.

  47. Our deepest sympathy to Merrilyne and family, Our friendship began when we met in our first year of schooling in the Bub’s , Garry was a great mate that’s left me with some fun memories .

    • Thankyou ,yes imagine Rob you are amongst his oldest friends.Have heard many stories over the years.

  48. What a lifetime of community involvement and service. Grateful to join this farewell to Garry. Love to Merrilyne and family. Our condolences from Ian & Margie

    • Thankyou Marg & Ian ,a lovely message.

  49. Beautiful emotional service . Garry would have been very proud of you all. We miss him very much and wish we were home with you all. He was a great friend and we have many happy memories. Love to you all. X

    • Thankyou dear friends.You we’re our wonderfull backstops lat year,never forgotten.

  50. To Merrilyne and family our deepest sympathy . Friendship came easily with Garry because of his great interest in people. It’s how I reckon Garry saw it – kind acts give back forever in friendship, story, ideas, then every day was a new adventure to be treasured and re-told. I first that generous spirit 25 years ago personally and it’s never forgotten. I just hope to have returned the gift and squared the enormous debt. It was my family’s honour to have had the chance to thank Garry ourselves for that and everything else. Last of the good guys yes and with an adventure, a story, a life and a family to be proud of. A mate who will be dearly missed. Adam, Erica, Della, Acacia and Gretel Blake

    • Thankyou Adam,he considered you a great friend.Your last visit with your 4 beutifull girls made him very happy.

  51. Garry, “The Mid”, a wonderful storyteller at rest. Admired and respected friend of Blakey for 71 Years. Your brilliant wit and cheeky grin, stimulating conversation of the “old days” will endure. Love and sympathy to Merrilyne and family.

    • Yes you went back a very long way,your friendship has been very special,thankyou for that.

  52. A beautiful service Merrilynne. A great tribute to Garry. I was blown away by Claire; a beautiful tribute as were all of the eulogies. xxx

    • Thankyou Bev,Garrywould have been so proud of them ,they did it well.

  53. What a lovely man who did so much for our community he will ever be remembered for his generosity, his storytelling and a person who made people feel welcome and all ways made us laugh. A lovely service so many fond memories to cherish. Our deepest sympathy to the Middleton family. Karen, Colin, Kayla-Mae, Laura and Blake Hyslop.

    • Thankyou Bev,Garrywould have been so proud of them ,they did it well.

  54. Garry had a major impact on me throughout my life and i will always remember him for his great stories and his even greater laughter. Garry was truly one of a kind, a big character with an even bigger heart. My deepest sympathies to Merrilyne and the Middleton family on their loss.

    • A beutifull tributeJames,thank you,he did enjoy your visits too.

  55. We are thankful to have shared memories with Uncle Garry – the Auzzie battler from the bush! We will miss him and his wild and yet very intriguing stories and conspiracy theories. Thinking of you all and sending our love. Kate, Damo and Quinn

    • Thank you dear Kate,Damo & Quinn,he loved all the kids,captive audience too,always a plus.

  56. To Merrilyn and the Middleton family. Our sympathy in the passing of Garry , a friend of more than 50 years.. Will always be remembered.

    • Thankyou both for those special thoughts.

  57. We really enjoyed our time with Garry.
    Sorry it was so short.
    Garry was a most welcoming personality in Stawell.
    It was a privilege and a pleasure to have known Garry.
    To Merrilyne & family, our heartfelt condolences

    • Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Merrilyne and all the family on the loss of Gary.

      Bruce and Kerri Wilson and family

      • Thankyou Bruce &Kerry,wonderfull memory’s to enjoy.

    • Deb&Colin,thank you,can still remember the night he met you both & ‘brought’ you home.Great memory’s

  58. Loved and much respected Brother in law of Sandra. Uncle to David , Steve,Mark and families. Will miss you popping in for coffee on your trips to Ballarat. Garry always had some great stories to tell and visits were never dull.

    • Oh Sandra,Thankyou,your boys have done him proud.We did appreciate the coffee stops after treatments.

  59. To Merrilyn and the Middleton families, our sympathy in the passing of Garry. A friend since school days and 50 years with the. S A C

    • Thankyou both for your kind words.

  60. Our deepest sympathy and condolences Merrilyne to you and your wonderful family, I know as time goes bye the memories of the special moment and good times will never fade. Love Yvonne and Conrad

    • Thankyou Vonnie, yes many special memory’s to reflect on.

  61. Thank you so much for sharing Garry’s farewell. What an amazing tribute by all who spoke, reflecting the magical life and story of a man who will be so sadly missd. What Garry shared with all who met him will be our legacy-his appreciation of all that life offered came to each and all of us as we crossed paths with him, showing what a unique, true caring, compassionate man he was, and he will be in our hearts forever. Deepest sympathy to you all. Life will never be the same.

    Kathy and Bruce Gellatly

    • A beutifull tribute,thank you both,really appreciate your words.

  62. My deepest condolences and sympathies.

    Uncle Garry “the last of the good guys!” I will forever miss your ability to capture and engage my imagination through the power of storytelling. Sending my love to you Merrilyn and Middleton family.

    Love Scott

    • Oh Scott,lovely thoughts,Thankyou.He loved you guys too.

  63. A lovely service, Garry would be so proud as we were of you – Anthony, Sally & Claire for sharing your family’s memories but most importantly supporting Merrilyne & each other. Garry loved his family & we feel very blessed to be part of his family.
    A wonderful life, so many great memories!
    Our love to Merrilyne, Sally &Warren, John & Donna, Anthony & Cath, Tom, Emma, Sam, Sarah, Angus & Claire. xx
    Kerryn & Graham Quemard & family.

    • Dear Kerryn& Graham,Thankyou both for your love & care,was so sorry we couldn’t have you both with us on Monday.Knowyou understand.

  64. A beautiful service, Merrilyne. A wonderful tribute to Garry’s life with his loving family. R.I.P. Garry.

    • Thankyou both,he always enjoyed our Probus weekends with you two.

  65. R.I.P. Garry. A wonderful service befitting a generous man. Great memories of Gaz from our times, getting those signs up, enjoying a drink, (or coffee), and all, at Stawell Athletic Club and Central Park and beyond. True, one of the last of the “Good Guys.” The Battler from the Bush. Deepest condolences to Merrilynne, Sally, John and Anthony and families.
    Brian and Anne-thea.

    • Thankyou Brian & Anthea,he was proud of his involvement & friendships made at’The Gift’.

  66. To Merrilyne and family our deepest sympathy and love to you and your family, Gary will be sadly missed and his wonderful stories will be gone but they will not be forgotten.
    Gary will be sadly missed by many.

    Love Julie & Kevin. Erwin

    • Thankyou for those kind words,so many stories to reflect on,he did love a story or 2.

  67. Dear Merrilyne…our love to you and your wonderful supportive family.
    Garry’s service today was a wonderful tribute to the truly genuine man he was. We will always treasure his friendship, remembering his many visits and conversations, not that he and Graeme always agreed!
    Thank you Sally, John {your poem was so special}, Anthony, Steven, Claire and Marion for sharing times in Garry’s life that made him the person he was.

    The ‘Stawell Latte Society’ will never be the same!

    Graeme, Robyn, Anthony, Renee and Jack Anyon

    • Well his time with his mates at ‘The Stawell Latte Club’gave him immense pleasure,could say highlight of his week.Thankyou for your kindnesses & friendship. especially over the last 15 months.we have appreciated it more than words can express.

  68. A beautiful tribute. Sending much love to the Middleton family. Love Beth Gibson and Family

    • ThankyouBeth ,we appreciate your thoughts.

  69. A wonderful service for Gary and a life well lived, he fitted so much into those 80 years . Went to school with Gary and remember him fondly – the first person I had heard mention “The War of the Roses” – approx age 14!! Sympathy to his entire family, you will miss him greatly but you have wonderful memories that will help to ease your loss.

    Rae Forbes (Clough)

    • Rae,Thankyou,Bill had passed on your message,which Garry was pleased to hear.I do appreciate your kindness too.

  70. A beautiful service for a true gentlemen
    Love to all xx

    • ThankyouSue,wonderfull memory’s to treasure.

  71. Deepest sympathy Merrilyne and family
    Thinking of you at this difficult time
    Sue and David

    • Thankyou so much Sue & David for thinking of us.

  72. Love and condolences to Merrilynne. Sally. Anthony. John and family. Beautiful service and memories shared.
    Love u Gaz from your spikey haired mate who u tried to teach chess.

    Love u mate.

  73. Uncle Garry “the last of the good guys!”

    Will miss your thought provoking stories and theories, forever capturing the minds of Kate, Scott, Anna and myself as kids only to lead to never ending questions to Mum and Dad on the drive home from Stawell. Always ending in them saying with a smile “your Uncle Gary can sure tell a great story”.

    Our thoughts and love to Merrilyn, Sally John, Anthony and families, hopefully we can all catch up soon to tell some great stories of our own about Gary.

    Love Mark, Riannon, Ivy and Austin

    • Thankyou so much Mark,he loved his times with you all,&was so proud on your achievements.

  74. Rest In Peace Garry…
    Your love of wine will be my fondest memories of you and all the different ones we could drink in a night… hugs to you Merrilyn you truly are the glue of your family…and a special lady through it all.. John, sally and Anthony hugs to you all and your families.. kind regards Troeth’s

    • Thankyou Kerry for your thoughtfull tribute& kind words.

  75. What a beautiful loving service for an amazing bloke. I have wonderful memories of Gary which I will hold onto. My sympathy to all the family at this sad time. 💕

    • Siobhan,how lovely to have your message,thank you so much.


    • Garry always enjoyed ‘ bending your ear’ George,Thankyou both for your wonderfull friendship.

  77. Love and condolences to Merrilyne ,Sally, John, Anthony and families,
    Treasured memories of many Easters together and for your resent support,
    Rest in peace Garry.
    Love John and Sandy.

    Love and Condolences to Merrilyne, Sally, John ,Anthony and families,
    Treasured memories of many Easters together ,and of your recent support
    Rest peacefully Garry
    Love Sandy John and family.

    • Thankyou both for your support & caring,wonderfull memory’s of happy easters together.

  78. Watched the live streaming……Under normal times the church would have been filled. The family did an amazing tribute Garry would have been very proud, especially his granddaughter with their memories.
    Garry’s chats seem to stick in your mind i remember my last chat with him.
    Our sympathy to you Merrilynne and family.

    • Karen,Thankyou for your kind thoughts,have many happy memories to reflect on.

  79. A very highly valued friend of mine, always ready for a chat when I was back home @ Stawell.
    Very saddened to read of Gary’s passing this morning.
    The posts above express the reasons why we all loved to “have a chat with Gary”
    I moved away from Stawell in 1963, but our friendship was forever.
    Sincere condolences to family & mutual friends.
    RIP Gary

    • Thank you Ken for your thoughtfull tribute.He was a friend to many & valued those friendships.

  80. Members of the Stawell Branch of the National Party send their condolences to you Merrilyne and the family.
    He was a true gentleman with lots of views and knowledge in the political arena and also very humorous. We will miss his attendance and input at our meetings.
    Lyn Bibby Sec/Treasurer

    • Thankyou Lyn & fellow members for your tribute.

  81. Dear Merrilyne and family.
    Members and Executive of the Stawell Y-Zetts send their condolences to you at this sad time.
    Rest peacefully Garry.

    • Lyn,Thankyou for your thoughtfull words.Much appreciated by our family.

  82. Dear Merrilyne,

    Sincere condolences to you and the family at this sad time. He made an inpact of everyone he met and will be missed by so many friends and family.

    • Thankyou for your kind words,he will certainly be missed.

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