12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Born England 8.7.1930
Died Australia 24.11.2022
Husband of Betty (Randall) for 58 years.
Father of Victoria, Isabel and Ralph; father-in-law of Russell Finch.
Grandfather of Meghan, Mark and Peter Finch.
First Bishop of Aipo Rongo, PNG, 1976-86.
A Service of Thanksgiving for the life of Bishop Jeremy will be held in Christ Church Anglican Church,
Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday 9th December at 2.00pm.
No flowers, by request.
If you wish to join us at the service via livestream,
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5-10 minutes prior to commencing.
A burial service was held on Saturday 3rd December at the Baringhup Cemetery.
9th December 2022 at 2:00 PM
The Porteous family would like the Ashton family to know that we are sending them all our love and thoughts on the very sad passing of Jeremy.
We have been privileged to know and be inspired by Jeremy as a friend, and example, since our rich, shared life in Lae, PNG.
He will always be a treasured wantok, and we celebrate our friendship and his life.
From all of us at Vision Australia …
Jeremy, we say a big thank you, we are richer for having known and worked alongside you and want to sincerely thank you for your significant voluntary contribution to the blind and low vision community and beyond.
You truly will remain ‘One of nature’s true gentlemen’.
Our thoughts and condolences are with you and your family may you R.I.P.
Bishop Jeremy was one of the finest pastors and gentle souls I have had the privilege to have known.
He was more than generous to me as a young priest, sharing wisdom and guiding by prayerful example.
His work visiting the sick and housebound around Castlemaine, on his pushbike, was the work of a real pastor.
Always quick with a joke and a warm smile.
Rest eternal grant to Jeremy O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon him.
– Andrew Eaton
I was privileged to know Jeremy through my work at Vision Australia as well as the Anglican Church.
It gave me great pleasure to open the door for Jeremy every week as he arrived by pushbike for his volunteer service to Vision Australia radio. I enjoyed listening to his eloquent, crisp and resonant voice as he read the newspapers for the Blind, low vision and print disabled community every week – volunteer service to this community over 40 years! I am also thankful for our many corridor conversations and Jeremy’s constant encouragement for my various work roles and ministry life with my husband Brendan.
Thank you God for Jeremy and his family for all they have given us.
– Virginia McDonald
Fr Jeremy, as I knew him , was the priest in charge of Eroro in Papua/New Guinea in the late 1960’s. I spent a year as volunteer teacher in the primary school. Jeremy had made a big commitment of time and energy to the people of PNG and he and Betty were generous in sharing with the volunteers. We ate every day at the mission house. He had a wonderful library of Penguin Classics which was a great delight. May he rest in peace and rise in glory!