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Geoffrey Hartley

Geoffrey Hartley

10th May 1937 - 14th October 2020



Geoff passed away peacefully on 14th October 2020

Aged 83 years

Beloved husband of Mary (dec).


Dearly loved father and father in law of Dianne and Chris. 

Loved Grandpa of James and Marcus.


Dearly loved father and father in law of Meredith and Bradley.

Loved Papa of Jeremy and Hayley.


Gone to “chuck a rod in”


Due to current restrictions, a private funeral was held for Geoff in Allan's Walk, Bendigo

on Thursday 22nd October.

If you wish to watch the service, it has been placed below on this tribute page. 


You may also like to leave a personal message on this tribute page for Geoff's family.

Funeral Livestream


25 responses to “Geoffrey Hartley”

  1. Beth McKenna says:

    Long time friend of Jack (deceased) and Beth McKenna.

    Memories go back a long way.

    Sympathy to Dianne and Meredith.

  2. Michelle Hartley says:

    Uncle Geoff, always smiling & joking around.
    New star shining bright.

    R.I.P. Love always… Michelle, Danielle & Nicola

  3. Gael Kelly (Binns) says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Dianne, Meredith and Families on the loss of your father Geoff.
    Long time family friend of Graham (dec) and Alice (dec) Binns and Family.

  4. Hunter Family says:

    Brother of Ruth, Brother-in-law of Rodger and Uncle to Ann, Lyndal, Douglas, Travis and their families.

    Deepest sympathies to Dianne & Chris and Meredith & Bradley and families.

    We will always remember our Christmases catching yabbies together.

    Rest In Peace, Geoff.

  5. Margaret Hartley says:

    Loved brother of Brian (dec), brother-in-law of Margaret.
    Uncle Geoff of Christine, Greg, Susanne & Mark.
    You’re in our thoughts every step of the way.
    Deepest sympathy to all the family.

  6. Jean Chew says:

    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    I have fond memories of cousin Geoff behind the counter in Allans Walk.
    Always ready with a wave and a smile for his little cousin.

    Jean Chew

  7. Marion Hunt says:

    Cousin Geoff,
    Great memories going back to the gun and boot repair shop in Bendigo Lane (Allans Walk).
    Lots of smiles and happy character!

    Condolences to family

    Marion Hunt/Wilkinson

  8. Marion Hunt says:

    Cousin Geoff…..fond memories especially the gun and boot shop in Allans Walk.
    The cheeky smile and sense of humour!

    Condolences to family.

  9. Ray Lowry says:

    Terrific memories of a gentleman and friend.

    My association started in 1967 as a very young sales rep in the firearm trade and continued and strengthened until the late 80’s.

    A more enjoyable sales call could not be matched.

  10. Pamela Donner says:

    Deepest Sympathy to Dianne our daughter-in-law, Chris our son,
    James and Marcus our grandsons, Meredith, Brad, Jeremy and Hayley.
    Geoff will be greatly missed but always remembered.

    Rest In Peace.

    Pam and Alan Donner

  11. Graeme and Dawn Baxter says:

    So many wonderful memories of Geoff over many years…
    Trip to Central Australia.
    The shack at Barmah.
    Cooking boiled rice on New Years Eve.
    Trip down the Murray.
    Holiday at Townsville.
    Friday night at the gun shop.and many fishing and shooting expeditions.

    Now peacefully at rest with Mary .
    Goodbye dear friend.

    Our love and deepest sympathy to Dianne, Chris and family.
    Meredith, Brad and family.

    Graeme and Dawn, Melissa and Lawrence (dec) Hugh and Eliza. Troy, Kylie and Eadie.

  12. Jenny Turner says:

    Uncle Geoff,

    You always had a smile, story and a joke.
    You will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    In our hearts forever. ❤️
    Deepest sympathy to Meredith, Brad, Jeremy & Hayley.
    Dianne, Chris , James & Marcus.

    R. I. P. Uncle Geoff.

    Jenny, Glen, Samantha & Jack Turner. ❤️

  13. Suzanne Danckert says:

    Dear Uncle Geoff,

    how fortunate was I to know and love you as my Uncle Geoff.
    As a kid on the way to catch the bus in Hargreaves Street a quick pop into the shop to say “hello”, you were always happy and smiling.

    Rest In Peace with Aunty Mary xxx

  14. Ralph and Joan Hartley says:

    Loved brother of Ralph, brother-in-law of Joan,
    fond uncle of Stephen, Jenny and Michelle and their families.

    Sadly missed by all. R.I.P.

  15. Geoff Herzog says:

    So sad to hear of the passing of Belinda’s much loved Uncle Geoff.
    Our sympathies to Meredith and Dianne and their families.
    We are thinking of you all.

    Geoff, Mitchell and Sophie Herzog

  16. Benn Doherty (Benn Doherty Mechanical) says:

    Geoff, a great mate will be missed by all at my workshop.

    Your daily visit with Max for quick story or two will always be remembered. (there was many stories, not sure if any were exaggerated by too much….but you made them all believable).

    Our condolences go out to all of Geoff’s family and friends.
    Tight lines mate and keep reeling in the big ones till we meet again.

    Benn and Rebecca Doherty

  17. Kieran Parker says:

    Geoff, what can I say? A great man gone too early.

    I’ll never forget our fishing trips and our daily chat with you and Max at the workshop.
    You were an honest and respected family man.
    My sincere condolences to all of your family.
    You can wet a line again now, and go chase some ducks on the swamps.

    Say g’day to Mary and Cookie for me.
    I’ll never forget you mate.

    Kieran Parker and family.

  18. Vic and Marg Lane says:

    Remembering Geoff as a fellow Gun Dealer in Bendigo and always having a story or two to swap when walking his dog past our home.
    Geoff was an all-round nice guy who is now with his beloved Mary.

    We send our deepest sympathy to Dianne and Meredith and their families on the sad loss of their Dad.

  19. Cogdale Family says:

    Though we only met you a few times at family get togethers over the years you always said ‘hi’ with a smile and made us feel welcome.

    Our love and support are now with your family as we remember you as one of those ‘good guys gone too soon’.

    Rest in peace Geoff and enjoy that fishing.

  20. Maree says:

    Meredith, Brad, Jez & Hayley,
    Our sincere sympathy to you on the passing of your beautiful dad, father-in-law and Papa.
    Hold those many wonderful memories close.

    Love and hugs from us…
    Maree, Brett, Lach, Georgia & Nick xx

  21. Gary Bright says:

    Good friend of Gary Bright
    Happy memories of all the chats we’ve had
    Deepest sympathy to the family
    Rest In Peace Geoff

  22. Peter Young says:

    Geoff at rest with Mary.
    Dianne and Chris, James and Marcus. Meredith and Brad, Jeremy and Hayley. I offer my heartfelt sympathies to you all on the death of your Dad and Grandpa, Papa. Geoff was a true gentleman and friend. He is a great source of many lived memories for us all.
    Love, Peter and Anne.
    What a fantastic and Fitting tribute the service in the Walk was for Geoff, well done.

  23. Donald Kerr says:

    Sincere sympathy to the Hartley family on the passing of Geoff. In business, and the rifle shooting movement, he was a loyal friend to the Kerr family over many years.
    Sadly missed
    Don Kerr Jnr . Formerly of Kerr’s Sports Store.

  24. Ray Lamaro says:

    Many great memories had with Geoff and Ian on our hunting trips.
    Sadly those days are now gone.
    Condolences to all the family.
    Ray Lamaro

  25. Karon de Ross says:

    To Meredith and Dianne and families, Wish we could have been there for you all at this sad time. Uncle Geoff and Auntie Mary always made us feel welcome whenever we visited or stayed especially when I was young. They are together now.. Much love Karon (Webster) and family.. Lester, Meggan and Belinda de Ross

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.