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in memory of

Gary Bridgland

Gary Bridgland


Gary Alfred Bridgland

(also known to many as 'The Honey Man')

Died peacefully on 12th May 2022, aged 78.

He will be missed by his loving wife Ann, children Carol, Kerryn, Gavin, Dannielle and Rikki,

along with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, friends and customers that knew him as 'The Honey Man'.


Family and friends are invited to attend Gary’s funeral service

to be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Monday 23rd May at 11.00am.  

A private cremation will follow this service.


For those who wish to say a personal goodbye to Gary,

there will be time from 10.15 to 10.45am in the church where Gary's coffin will be opened.


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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9 responses to “Gary Bridgland”

  1. Harcourt BP service station says:

    To Ann and family,
    Our deepest sympathies to you all.
    We will miss seeing Gary (the honey man) coming into our work.
    – Management and staff Harcourt BP servo.

  2. Joe Henry says:

    To Ann and family,
    You all are in my thoughts, they move from sorrow, to the joy of the conversations that we have had over the years. I cannot remember how many years, but at least back to when you had the food caravan.

    My greatest hope is that l can offer you and yours, a level of support close to that Gary gave to me, during Karen’s sickness and after her death. Those memories and memories of Gary have brought tears to my eyes again as l write this.

    I will miss my conversations with Gary the Honey Man, at the Wesley Hill Market, on Saturday mornings.
    I am sorry l missed having a dig at Gary, after buying some honey and peanut butter from Ricky a few weeks ago. I would have said the service and conversation was much better, from Ricky.
    – Joe Henry

  3. Barbara Rayner says:

    Sympathy to Ann, Rick and all the family.
    Gary was a wonderful friend and the best neighbor ever. He will be missed by everyone who new him.
    Barb and Max

  4. Wark says:

    To Ann and family, Iam so sorry for your loss. Gary will be greatly missed. The market will no longer be the same without you and your banter, laughter and your dad jokes. Gary the honey man you were an inspiration and a good friend to me. You will always be remembered. It was an honour to have known you.

  5. Dennis Forster says:

    RIP Gary, I have memories of you as a fresh faced lad from Glenroy, working as a butchers apprentice at the butcher shop in Olsen Place Broadmeadows, seems like and is a lifetime ago.
    – Dennis Forster

  6. Rob O’Neill says:

    To Dear Ann and families. Deepest sympathy to you all on the loss of Gary. He was a fantastic man and will be sadly missed. Always known as The Honey Man at the Bendigo showgrounds market.
    Love Rob and Trish O’Neill (Ex Market Manager).

  7. Frank Kane says:

    Rest In Peace Dad you Old Bugger, now go and catch up with your old Navy mates.
    Frank Kane xx 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  8. Russell Cowie says:

    Rest In Peace Grandpop
    Sorry I couldn’t be there, you’ll forever be with us in our thoughts and you will alway be that strong/stubborn man I looked up to.
    Love Russell and family

  9. Danni Bridgland says:

    Love you dad, wish I got to see you one more time, missed you by that 🤏 much
    😘🌹💔 Always in my heart ❤️

Funeral Details

Castlemaine Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

23rd May 2022 at 11:00 AM

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