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in memory of

Gerry Jamnikar

Gerry Jamnikar

1st December 1962 - 9th September 2020


My heart, my soul mate, my partner in crime, my best friend, my only ever true love, Gezza.  

30 years we celebrated and lived life together, through tough times and good, you were always

able to make me laugh and put a smile on my face.


I can still hear you yell “Come here Jacka Boy” in the tone you used. 

We have been fugitives running from the law, to living in such remote places, that it took 2 hours to find a shop,

but we lived to tell the story.


We never had much but each other, and that was just enough.  I always knew and so did everyone else, his 2nd love was his boat.  Peace and serenity is what Gezza loved the most about fishing on his boat.  When his first boat was stolen it was like losing a child, until the next big boat came along, and the grin from ear to ear was back.


His love for having a beer won him many VB prizes.  From TVs to a “you beaut esky” with the VB logo on it.  Mind you he had entered around 150 entries that VB wrote to him to say “You can win no more prizes, stop entering our competition”.  He just laughed and kept entering.


I could go on all day talking about good and funny times together, but I think you get it that I really did love Gerry Jamnikar.


I wrote your name in the sand,

but the waves washed it away,

then I wrote it in the sky,

but the wind blew it away.

so I wrote it in my heart,

and that’s where it will stay.

Love you Gezza.

All my love Jo.


A private service was held for Gerry on Wednesday 16th September.

You may wish to watch the service via the recording below.


Funeral Livestream


22 responses to “Gerry Jamnikar”

  1. George McGrath says:

    One OF the best mates you could have.more like a brother just wish we had a V.B.together.😢🍺😢🍺😢🍺😢🍺😢🍺😢🍺😢🍺😢

  2. Cheryle Downes says:

    My deepest sympathy to Joe and family RIP Gerry .

  3. Nicole Oliver says:

    Rembering you Gezza,
    Much love to Jo and family ❤️
    Thanks for all the times you gave me a place to crash (Jo’s drunk friend) Thanks for the laughs, I’ll have a VB tomorrow 🍺

  4. Andrew says:

    Gone to soon my friend.great bloke.loved coming up there for a good old session.still remember the day Gerry built a go cart and the motor was welded on backwards.saddly missed my

  5. Annette H says:

    Dear Cuz, I’m so glad we got to reunite again after many years.
    So many fond memories of you when we were children growing up are held safely in my heart.
    Rest In Peace Gerry and we will one day meet again.

  6. Simone King says:

    Can’t believe your gone Gerry. It was so fantastic to see you at our cousins reunion at Dadswells Bridge. Who would have thought that in exactly 5 years on you would no longer be with us. Will always remember your cheeky smile and easy going demeanour. Till we meet again cuz.
    Simone & David King

  7. Kim Ivkovic says:

    My Uncle Gerry you certainly were the light of our lives growing up. I remember watching you cautiously because lets be honest, through a child’s eyes you were damn scary looking, but it came with a softness that was so unexpected, and an unconditional love you were unable to hide. Sneaky bowls of ice-cream, the best pair of sunglasses I’ve ever owned, cheeky comments about Nan on her perch. Wow, you made an impression. You always had a plan, even if it wasn’t a good one. “Gerry built” always did the job, no matter if it was the bricked up BBQ pit, or the concrete in your backyard booby picture infested shed! You made me realise that being different from the rest wasn’t a curse, it was a blessing, and I’ll never forget your kind words on that subject. <3 Thank you for being you. Thank you for giving my teething toddler an upside down cold closed VB to sooth her gums. (Even if I was mortified at the time, you were right, it certainly DID work) Thank you for not paying the bill at the Hard Rock Cafe the morning of my Wedding Ceremony, because you so innocently just thought the people in Melbourne were just so lovely, and didn't ask you to pay! I'll never forget how you explained how they were all waving at you while you walked out with Aunty Jo, thanking them for the good time you'd had! (I still laugh at this on our Anniversary 16 years later) Your beautiful words that day sitting in front of the Willows I hold dear to my heart. The world will not be the same without you in it. To my Aunty Jo, you were his moon and his stars. Our hearts are with you today for the loss of your soul mate. He will continue to 'marinade' you from the heavens <3

    If he should go tomorrow
    It would never be goodbye
    For he has left his heart with you
    So don't you ever cry.
    The love that's deep within him,
    shall reach you from the stars.
    You'll feel it from the heavens,
    and it will heal your scars.

    We love you dearly.
    Kim, Mark, Mikayla, Spencer and Bianqua xxx

  8. Brendan Parker says:

    What a great mate you are Gezza, taken too soon! .. My thoughts are with you Jo and the family,
    always Cheeky, 98% of the time a happy man..
    I’ll never forget the mischief and great times we had together.. Luv ya my mate. R.I.P.
    Brendo 💜😢

  9. Sharon Mackenzie & Family says:

    Gunna miss ya Gerry! gone fishin, make sure you catch us a big one up there!
    I’ll never forget the fond memories i have over the years with you and my dear Joe, from the BBQs, you burnt the bloody chicken! to sitting down and having a yarn and a beer (always a VB) and how you made us laugh with jacka boy, when id come and stay with you and joe i always felt welcome and you always made us laugh, as for your cookin… MAN COULD YOU BLOODY COOK! i wish i could have tried your chicken noodle soup it was apparently the best ever! but i got to eat your homemade dimsims and your steak and those were my favorite.
    Another fond memory i will cherish always is when you took us out on your pride and joy, your Boat! but sadly no fish but the ride was unreal! ill also never forget joe stirring you up with her songs, you could only just sit back and laugh at you both lol (LOVER LOVER).
    Rest in paradise Gerry. xo

    To my long time Bestie Joe, your long time soul mate, lover and bestfriend will always be with you.
    Your memories of Gezza you will hold in your heart forever, you both had a special love for one another which will last forever.
    with you always my darling Joe, love always. xo

  10. marg Eddy says:

    Thinking of you today Jo ❤❤❤

  11. Anthony Deans says:

    To you Gerry
    From all the guys at Don logistics Afternoon shift you will be sadly missed. It was a great pleasure to have worked with you but now you can finally rest.
    Hope the fishing is better.

  12. Kevin Earl says:

    To Jo and my little chook and your families, thinking of you all during this sad time, luv and our prayers from Kev and Beryl xxxxxxxx

  13. Marg Eddy says:

    Thinking of you today Jo.
    R.I.P. Jerry ❤❤❤

  14. Darren Lusher says:

    My heartfelt condolences to Jo, I will miss Gerry coming into loadout, and telling me to get stuffed, lol, we wound up each other, having a laugh and joke, for 1 pallet to Walker Street, Mate. Will be raising a few beers to you. RIP.

  15. Vonnie Petersen says:

    May you rest in peace Gezza so many memories and so many laughs 💙
    Heres cheers to you 🌶 🍺🍻
    Our hearts are with Jo and family as we say goodbye 🌾
    Much Love ❤
    Vonnie x

  16. Kaye Williamson says:

    Jo thinking of you darl love Aunty Joy and your cousins Lyn Kaye Vicki John and Greg and RIP Gerry

  17. Chewton Servo Family says:

    It was an absolute honour knowing you Gerry.
    You had a way of brightening up our days every time. We will miss hearing about all your fishing escapades especially.
    You will never be forgotten in our hearts.
    Our thoughts and love go out to Jo and Family.
    Love & Cheers
    RIP Gerry
    Julie & Liam

  18. Lynnette Mcgrath says:

    R. I. P. Gerry, gone too soon.

  19. Darren Radin says:

    Gerry, It was a pleasure knowing you and seeing your smiling face especially when the cakes and sandwiches were bought into the logistics area. You were always thinking of the team and how you could assist. Nothing was ever too much trouble. You will be missed by the boys you worked with and also the wider guys and gals from supply chain. I know that you will be enjoying a beer on your boat. R.I.P

  20. Simone Van Leeuwen says:

    Uncle Gezza

    I was thinking about you this morning and the memories I have. A couple of things came to mind. I remember being in end of year 6 and being harassed outside the bus stop by some guys. I ran crying to Nans and you came out and gave them a serve….I’m sure they shit themselves, as you were a big burly bloke covered in tatts. But I felt safe and relieved to have someone like you.

    My other thought, much later on, was you living in Castlemaine and using the crossbow in the backyard! I won’t go into details but if anyone remembers it was a cracker of a story. Oh and the go cart…OUCH. Then there was the fire – not sure how you survived that one! and the tattoo with the naked lady and her lopsided boobs after your accident.

    You lived life to its fullest and will be missed.
    Till we all meet again.
    Love ya.
    Simone, Trev, Jaymi and Teegan. xx

  21. Brittany Hodge says:

    Miss that smily face, pleasure to have known you.
    Hope you’re up there on a boat.

    R.I.P. Gez 💗

  22. Patrick Kerin says:

    Sad to hear of your passin away !
    You really did live life to it’s fullest and we will all miss you for that ! I’m sure you will be giving those on the other side a boat ride they won’t ever forget , as you did for my son Joshua and I , out on Lake Cairn Curran , all those years ago.
    RIP Gessa – Your neighbouring friends in Gingell Street- Pat Genny and son Joshua

Funeral Details

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