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in memory of

Charles Austin Lightfoot

Charles Austin Lightfoot

10th July 1930 - 21st June 2022


Charlie passed away peacefully at Benetas Kangaroo Flat on Tuesday 21st June 2022 aged 91 years. 
Dearly loved husband of Heather,

loving father of Rodney and partner Amanda, Cheryl and son in law Andrew, and daughter Pam. 
Much loved Gramps to his 6 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. 
Our days are poorer for his passing, but our lives are richer for having known and loved him. 
At peace.


A service of Thanksgiving to celebrate Charlie’s life of will be held in St Mary’s Anglican Church,

195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat on Wednesday (29th June) commencing at 11.00am

(please enter the carpark from the rear of the church).  


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 private cremation will follow this service.

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11 responses to “Charles Austin Lightfoot”

  1. Dorothy Peterson & Des Kypreos says:

    Charlie Austin Lightfoot a man we never met but a man we got to know through words only.
    A very private man that lived and loved his farm life, set in his ways where routine was everything to him. You may be gone from life but you have left years of memories to so many that love you.
    R.I.P. Charlie

  2. Janet Seath says:

    My loved brother, you always had a smile for everybody.
    Rest In Peace after all those long years in the quarries, You worked hard and loved your family.
    A good life long lived.
    Comforting thoughts to Heather, Rod, Cheryl and Pam, and families.
    Love Jan., Adrian, and Marion and family.

  3. Lorne & Olivia Van Every says:

    A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.
    God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.
    Gramps you’ll be forever missed, but always in our hearts.
    Love Lorne, Olivia, Payton & Sage xxxx

  4. Dale A Van Every says:

    To the Lightfoot Clan,
    My memories of Charlie always bring a smile to my face.
    A young man in the company of one so wise and practical… with just a hint of mischief.
    We are all poorer for his passing, but pass we must.

  5. Ruth Wood (youngest sister) says:

    My memories of Charlie.
    The huge aviary at the back of the house in Lake Boga.
    So many different birds.
    The stone curlew was the one I always remember as it had big eyes and our family has always had a love of birds.
    – Ruth Wood

  6. John and Chris Ploog says:

    Hi Heather,
    We will miss the smiling Charley bringing us a bunch of veggies.
    Your loss is great but your strength and faith will help you living your fruitful life.
    Our sincerest condolences.
    John and Chris Ploog.

  7. Eloise Robinson says:

    Visiting Great Gran and Gramps is our favourite thing to do – feeding chooks and collecting eggs, picking veggies, eating amazing food and building a massive bonfire (best day ever). We will miss you dearly Great Gramps and all our love to Great Gran who we will take good care of for you.
    Love Eloise, Finn, Jude and Reid xo

  8. Roma Cavanagh says:

    Remembering my dear big brother Charlie. He was always so kind to me especially when we were little children without our mother. Our times together at Melbourne Orphanage in Brighton from 1939 to 1945 were very happy as we were well cared for and taught so many skills. Our years there were treasured as we went to school together and the pictures on Saturday.
    These memories will always remain in a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to Heather and all the family as you will miss such a kind and caring man so much.
    Love from Mai.

  9. Des Heather Allan and family says:

    We will always remember you with fond memories.
    From the Allan mob.

  10. Pamela McFarlane says:

    I first met Charlie when we lived in Lake Boga. He became a part of our family when Cheryl married Andrew. A great loss for the extended Lightfoot family.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Pam and Jeff McFarlane

  11. Jen Gilmour says:

    Love to all. A lovely man and a great send off for you Charlie. Watched live from Bribie Is.
    And yes uncle Charlie, I still have your bullet you gave me.
    Jen, Ed, Graham, Peg

Funeral Details

St Mary’s Church
195 High Street
Kangaroo Flat

29th June 2022 at 11:00 AM

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