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Gary Down

Gary Down

6th October 1942 - 23rd July 2023


Gary passed away at Castlemaine Hospital surrounded by his loved ones.

He is deeply loved and will be missed by many.


A service to celebrate Gary's life will be held in the Maldon Community Centre, Francis Street, Maldon

on Thursday 27th July commencing at 12 noon.

A private cremation will follow.


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.


The service will also be recorded and placed on this tribute page a few days after Gary's funeral.


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11 responses to “Gary Down”

  1. Bill Down says:

    All of us nephews and nieces will have special memories of our favourite uncle.
    Gar is a special person who will live in our hearts forever.
    Bill Down

  2. Tere Gilbert says:

    Haere atu rā ki ōu mātua tūpuna ki ōu tuahine rātou ko tō tuakana okioki ai. Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tō huarahi. Ko te rangimarie tō hoa haere. Make your way to all those who have gone before. Go in peace Gar. Until we meet again.

  3. The Magners says:

    Gary was a gift to our family.
    He and Harry hosted us for a wonderful evening when we were visiting Australia and New Zealand.
    He was a gracious host and treated us like family.
    Sending much love from Virginia.

  4. Junette Ward says:

    Gary was the coolest Uncle on the planet.
    His humour, his laughter, compassion and his love for his family.
    He will be sadly missed
    Haere rā Gar
    Nette, Ash, Simon, Sam, Hayley and Quinn

  5. Rewa Murray says:

    My beautiful Uncle Gar, beautiful memories, will be sadly missed.
    Love you to the moon and back.
    Mrs Pie

  6. Liz Mundell says:

    I loved working with Gary, he was great find, a fine man, many memories of days spent taking theatre across the country.
    I am honored to consider him a dear friend and the world is a little less bright without him in it.
    My condolences to Harry and all those who loved him.
    – Liz Mundell

  7. Catherine Marchant-Phillips says:

    Great uncle Gary will always be remembered by many of us as a wonderful whirlwind self referred to as Aunty Gary, that would make us laugh till we cried, shared stories (lots embarrassing) about our Nanas & Pops and great user of ‘interesting bad words’ as my Nan (Julie his sister) would say. I’ve loved getting to sing, laugh, watch you in shows, talk theatre and have long lunches with never ending wine over the years.
    Rest in peace Gray
    Catherine Marchant-Phillips

  8. Richard Roberts says:

    I was lucky enough to work with Gary as both a director and an actor many times – and loved every minute of it.
    He was a real ‘theatre person’ and ran the best production desk in town! Thinking of you Harry and sending love.
    Richard Roberts

  9. Helen Adamson says:

    So sorry to hear of your passing Gary. What an amazing life and love to Harry at this difficult time.
    Helen Adamson

  10. Ella Hamilton says:

    The best ‘uncle’ you could’ve wished for. He never failed to make you laugh.
    Ella Hamilton

  11. Lyn Lumsden says:

    Remembering Gary, we went to school together in Marton, N Z. back in the 1950’s
    and now we’re all 80 year olds. Gary was everybody’s friend, a cheerful, happy kid.
    R I P
    Lyn Lumsden

Funeral Details

Maldon Community Centre
6 Francis Street

27th July 2023 at 12:00 PM

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