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in memory of

John Houlihan

John Houlihan

11th January 1957 - 7th March 2021


John passed away peacefully at home on 7th March 2021 aged 64 years.

Survived by his dearly loved wife Tara,

children Benjamin, Amy, Jessica, Cassandra and Joshua

and his loved grandchildren.


Family and friends are invited to attend John's funeral service, in the Guildford Hall on

Saturday (March 13) commencing at 11.30am.  

Due to covid restrictions, only 70 people are allowed in the hall.  

We will be asking family members first, and there will be a marquee and outside speakers for those who cannot be inside.

As the weather is forecast to be a little unpredicable on Saturday, it may be best to bring along an umbrella as well.


After John's service all are invited to join his family at the Five Flags Hotel in Campbells Creek.


The family would appreciate copies of photos for a memorial and to keep for memories.

If you would like to share, please send copies or scans to


12 responses to “John Houlihan”

  1. Maria and Tony Derrett and Family says:

    Such happy memories of John and family while at the Guildford General Store.
    Sympathies to Tara, Benjamin, Amy, Jessica, Cassandra and Joshua and family.

    Rest In Peace John.

    – Maria Tony Derrett and family xxxx

  2. Andrew Flisowski says:

    A true friend and great work colleague.

    Thanks for all your help, you will be missed.

    – Andrew Flisowski

  3. Simon Pettitt says:

    My mentor my teacher and my friend. My heart is bleeding with your loss. Sleep well and the world has loss . Sleep well Mr.

  4. Gayle and Neil Boyle says:

    Lots of wonderful memories are ours to hold. Always a smile on his face, a true gem of a man who we are proud to have called a friend.
    Deepest heart felt sympathy to Tara, Benny boy, Cass, Amy, Jess, Josh and their extended families.
    “Take no prisoners” Rest in Peace my friend
    Forever in our Hearts
    Gayle and Neil Boyle and Family Xxx

  5. Warwick McGuire says:

    I have known Tara from childhood and John was the spark in her life. John was a very gentle soul and was always there to help. Rest In Peace my good friend you will be missed by all. Warwick, cherry Whitney McGuire

  6. Drew Howell says:

    Deepest sympathies to Tara and the family. John was always such a beautiful person and I thoroughly enjoyed his company. RIP mate

  7. Steven G says:

    To a true friend. The good times had in tassie will never be forgotten. The family will always appreciate your help in those contracting days.
    Rest easy

  8. Nicole says:

    Thank you John for being a beautiful life partner to my dear darling friend Tara.
    Love and sympathies to Benjamin, Amy, Jessica, Cassandra and Joshua.

  9. Craig Mirtschin says:

    I am truly shocked and saddened to hear this news.
    When I spoke to him only just at the end of November, he was the same jovial, upbeat person that I had been working with over the last few years.
    My deepest condolences to Tara, Benjamin, Amy, Jessica, Cassandra and Joshua and families.
    A great man taken too soon and who will be most sadly missed.
    R.I.P. John

  10. Peter Otten says:

    Sad news… One of life’s true gentlemen.
    Condolences to his family.
    Rest In Peace mate.

    – Peter Otten

  11. Julie Thompson says:

    To Tara and John’s family, so sorry to hear of John’s passing.
    I worked with John at Visionstream in East Bentleigh a few years ago.
    He was easy going and a good soul.
    A genuinely lovely man.
    Resting now.
    – Julie

  12. April ward says:

    What a wonderful man. Will forever remember his smiling face, beautiful blue eyes and kindest heart. Sympathy goes out to Tara, his family and close friends. From April Malachy and Tom. He shall be dearly remembered and greatly missed.

Funeral Details

Guildford Hall
Templeton Street

13th March 2021 at 11:30 AM

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