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Ian Rodney Franklin

Ian Rodney Franklin

20th June 1940 - 31st August 2023



Ian passed away at Ellery House, Castlemaine on 31st August 2023.

Dearly loved husband of Joyce (dec).

Loved father of Terry, Ashley and Rodney (dec), father in law of Andrea.

Much loved Pa of Bianca, Matthew and Abby.



A Service of Thanksgiving for Ian's life will be held in Christ Church Anglican Church,

Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday 8th September at 2.00pm.

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


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.


Fire Brigade Honours.
Please wear full dress uniform or CFA workwear,
no yellows please.

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10 responses to “Ian Rodney Franklin”

  1. Cathy Thompson says:

    Ian, what an incredible gentle man you were. After knowing you for around 40 years I am so grateful to have lots of memories to look back on.
    You are now reunited with your much loved and missed Joyce and your boy Rodney.
    Loads of love and support to Bianca, Terry, Ashley and families.
    Cathy, Mark, Alex and Abby Thompson.

  2. Ian Faux says:

    To Terry, Ashley and families.
    We are all thinking of you at this time with the passing of Ian – a wonderful dad, friend, mentor and companion.
    Lots of great memories and wonderful times over the many years.
    Love from Yvonne, Ian and family.

  3. Paul Simmonds says:

    To Ashley, Terry and families, a very sad day and will be missed by many.
    A selfless person with a community minded spirit.
    A loving husband and father and great mate.
    Rest easy my friend, you have two waiting in heaven.
    – Paul Simmonds

  4. Jeanette Vine (nee Ham) says:

    As a second cousin, I have fond memories of childhood holidays with Franklins and Gaultons.
    Condolences to Terry, Ashley, Gavin and Trevor.
    – Jeanette Vine (nee Ham)

  5. Robin taylor says:

    Condolences to Ashley and family.
    – Robin Taylor

  6. Debbie Hamilton says:

    Dear Terry and Ashley and families. My sincere condolences on the passing of your Dear Dad.
    Hugs xx💐💐
    Debbie Hamilton and family

  7. Amanda Turner says:

    To Ian’s family,
    I just want to send you my sincere condolences on Ian’s passing.
    I knew him from visiting with my weekly visits with my two dogs at Ellery house, so I did not know him many years like everyone else.
    However in that time we had some good chats about his fishing trips and other things including how he barracked for Essendon like my Dad did.
    And what about his service in the CFA? … He was such a humble man, a true gentleman.
    I truly mean it when I say it was a privilege to know him.
    I will so miss seeing him, no matter what he always said as we were leaving “now you look after yourself”.
    God bless you Ian.
    – Amanda Turner

  8. Tony Cordy says:

    Condolences to Terry, Ashley and families.
    Ian will be remembered as a great family man and tireless worker for our community.
    He took hunting and fishing to the next level and showed many of us how to do things properly.
    – Tony Cordy

  9. Jo Willen says:

    Will miss you Ian you’re taught me a lot over the years.
    Enjoy having morning coffees
    Condolences to Ians family will be sadly missed.
    Jo Willen

  10. Marg Dawson says:

    To Terry, Ashley, Andrea, Bianca, Matthew and Abby,
    I’ve only just heard of Ian’s passing as I’m in England at present.
    My deepest condolences to you all.
    Although I hadn’t seen Ian for a few years now, my friendship with him and your dear Mum, Joyce, go back a long way as you know. You can be very proud of your Dad and Pa who loved you all so dearly. Not only was he devoted to you but he also devoted so much of his life to the community – CFA, Rotary, Castlemaine Art Gallery – to name a few.
    I have very fond memories of all the times I spent with Ian and Joyce and the many laughs we shared.
    No more fishing or hunting for Ian. Instead he is finally reunited with his much-loved Joycey and dear son, Rodney.
    – Marg Dawson

Funeral Details

Christ Church Castlemaine
8 Mostyn Street

8th September 2023 at 2:00 PM

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