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Colin Neil Gartside

Colin Neil Gartside

28th May 1970 - 6th July 2022


Colin died suddenly at home on 6th July 2022 aged 52 years.

Loved youngest son of Marj Liddicoat and the late Robert Gartside, and stepson of Mick Liddicoat.

Loving brother to Wayne, Barbara, Neville, Owen, Greg, Yvonne and Leonnie.

Uncle to many and a great uncle to more.

A golden heart stopped beating,

two hands were laid to rest,

God broke our hearts to prove,

he only takes the best.


Family and friends are invited to attend Colin’s funeral service,

to be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Tuesday 19th July at 11.00am. 

Colin would have preferred you to wear casual clothing rather than a suit.


Following this service the cortege will leave for the Harcourt Cemetery.

After the burial service you are warmly invited to join Col's family

for light refreshments at the Harcourt Leisure Centre 


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.



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23 responses to “Colin Neil Gartside”

  1. Yvonne Munn says:

    Brother Col (uncle)
    You were one of a kind.
    Thank you for always being there through everything and for me and my family.
    My family was your family and always will be.
    Missing you so badly, but I will soldier on.
    Love you always; Sis Yvonne and Wayne
    Tiffany, Colin, Fin, Mia and Darby
    Leah, Jack, Joshua, Ava, Emellia, Nylah and Baby
    Travis, Bridget and Violet
    Brock and Tameika

  2. Andrew Schreiber says:

    Casual Col my old mate.
    I’m sad to hear that you have left us for that beer 🍺 in the sky.
    I’m going to miss the times we had whether it was having a can of VB or chasing sheep 🐑 falling all over the place.
    We all will miss ya silly smirk after one of those quick one liners you gave us but most of all we will miss you as you were a great friend to all.
    Till we meet again Col keep the VBs cold yer mate Mr scribbler Andrew

  3. Diane follett says:

    Col …such a nice kind generous soul, one of the stars dimmed when you went.
    You will be missed always, cheers mate til we meet again.
    Love and hugs to Yvonne and kids.
    – Di and Laurie.

  4. Tiffany Munn says:

    Uncle Col (Grumpy)

    For now we say good bye,
    We’ll treasure the moments we got to have, you’ll forever be in our hearts..
    Thank you for being the Best Uncle and Great Uncle to us.
    Love Snot nose (Tiff), Col, Finley, Mia and Darby

  5. Harcourt BP servo says:

    Deepest sympathies to Col’s family and friends on his passing.
    From Management and staff Harcourt BP service station.

  6. Angela knight denahy says:

    Col, my heart breaks to hear of your passing, so many fond memories of you from back in the day.
    I send my love and condolences to your family and friends.
    Love always
    Ange Knight-Denahy

  7. Wendy Maddern says:

    Sending my sincere condolences to all of Colin’s family and friends.
    What a guy, I’ve known you for a lifetime Col, many memories to Cherish, especially as kids at the local football club and as adults,
    we never crossed paths with out a friendly G’day or a wave from our cars.
    I’m so blessed that I got to say g’day a couple of weeks ago.
    You will be sadly missed Col and never forgotten. Time for a beer and catch up with your Dad.
    RIP Col, see you on the other side.
    Wendy Maddern xox

  8. Leonnie Gartside says:

    Brother Col (uncle)
    You where the best brother ever taken too soon. Will be forever in our hearts.
    Thank you for everything and being there when I needed you. Missing you heaps.
    Will treasure every memory. Till we meet again.
    Have a few coldies for me.
    Love always from sis Leonnie.
    Elesha, Chelsea, Cassandra and Tahlia.

  9. James Boyd says:

    Miss you mate.
    You had a way of making every thing seem easy.
    You will always be in our hearts and memories
    Love always James, Francis, Sharon, James, Matthew and Zoe

  10. Stephen Dwyer says:

    R.I.P. Col …one of the best mate’s anyone could have.
    Will miss those Saturday morning drop ins.
    You will be in my memories always.
    Condolences to all the family.
    Always Doggy

  11. Peter and Marie Dwyer says:

    Deepest sympathy to all family and friends of Colin.
    He was a great boss and friend, always there to help out.
    – Peter, Marie, and Suzanne Dwyer

  12. Leah Munn says:

    To the man who is always known as grumpy Uncle Col,

    You are a one of a kind Uncle, always there for us when we needed your help (even when we didn’t ask).
    You were taken way too early from us..
    Im sorry I never had the right beer in the fridge for you.
    I’ll miss your random pop in’s (“just to annoy me” as you would always say).
    You have made your mark in mine and my families hearts, and we will always love you for it.
    Please enjoy all the VB’s you can as they are your choice of beer.
    You will be forever in our hearts and always on our minds.
    Love you Uncle Col

    – Leah, Jack, Joshua, Ava, Emellia, Nylah and Baby xx

  13. Heather Gartside says:

    To Auntie Marg
    So sorry for your loss, are thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
    – Heather Gartside and family

  14. Janaya Dwyer says:

    Rest In Peace Col,
    You are part of our childhood memories.
    Helping dad with odd jobs and of course drinking beers with him.
    Never forgotten…
    Janaya & Puppy

  15. Neil McLean says:

    My condolences to Col’s family,
    You were a great mate and will be sadly missed.
    R.I.P. Col
    – Neil McLean

  16. Robert Gartside says:

    Marge and Family,
    So sorry to about the passing of Colin.
    Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    – Bob Gartside

  17. Kate and Jim Roberts says:

    Our sympathies and condolences to Colin’s family and friends.
    You/we have lost a gentle, good person.
    It was a great shock to read about Colin’s passing.
    Your legacy and memory will live on, Colin, in all the beautiful work you have done for us.
    Upstairs will be grateful for a lick of paint, your smile and a bit of cheek.
    – Kate and Jim Roberts

  18. irene johansen says:

    Remembering Col for his cheeky smile and always there to lend a hand, lots of memories.
    Sympathy to all of Col’s family.
    Irene Johansen and family

  19. Neville Gartside says:

    Brother Col,
    Sad to hear your have left us so soon.
    Goodbye to you dear Brother.
    You deserve eternal rest.
    You cared so much for others.
    To have you I was Blessed.
    Col enjoy your VB’s until we meet again
    Love always.
    Nev & Caroline Never Forgotten 💙

  20. Ada Milley says:

    To Col’s family, especially his Mum …
    You should be very proud of the man you raised.
    He was a gentle, kind soul, who’s desire to help others endeared him to those he met.
    He set a very high standard with his painting & other work he did. I enjoyed the day, climbing up high on our roof, fastening the sheets with you Col.
    You were always careful & very respectful.
    Sincere condolences to all his family & close mates.
    – Ada & Prue

  21. Colleen Marchant says:

    Deepest sympathy to Yvonne and the Gartside family.
    R.I.P. Col
    – Colleen Marchant

  22. Tracy Dwyer says:

    Very sad to hear the passing of Collin,
    Condolences to all Col’s family and friends…
    Thanks for being good to my kids and being a great friend to Doggie …
    R.I.P. COL
    – Tracy Dwyer xo

  23. Elva & Norm Christie says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss Marg.
    Love your cousin,
    Elva and Norm Christie

Funeral Details

Castlemaine Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

19th July 2022 at 11:00 AM

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