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in memory of

John Roger Neall

John Roger Neall

13th February 1937 - 10th November 2021


John left us peacefully on November 10, 2021

Aged 84

at Ellery House with family by his side.

Dearly loved husband of Giselle

Much loved father and father in-law of Jon & Kat and Penelope

Very special Grandad to Jack, Josie, Mischa, Johnny, Soph, Grace, Sean and Harry.


With tears we watched you suffer

We watched you fade away

Our hearts were slowly breaking

As you fought so hard to stay.

You did not want to leave us

But you did not go alone

For part of us went with you

The day you had to go.

We will all love you forever.


Our heartfelt thanks to Dr Blanks and the amazing staff at Ellery House who became family to Dad

and looked after him, and us, so well.


Family and friends are welcome to join us for John's funeral service

in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Friday (November 19) commencing at 11.00am. 

Following this service you are invited to stay for refreshments.


Due to the current covid restrictions proof of full vaccination will need to be shown at the door to permit access.


You may however like to join us at the service via livestream.

To do this, 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.


In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of John to Ellery House.  

Envelopes will be provided at the service.


11 responses to “John Roger Neall”

  1. Penny Neall says:

    My beautiful Daddio …
    A world without you in it is so very hard to fathom.
    Knowing I will never see your cheeky grin or hear your voice again fills me with a pain I have never felt before.
    You meant so much to me.
    I am so thankful that nothing was left unsaid, that we had so much time together at the end.
    That very last hug that we shared will remain in my memory always.
    I knew I would have to say goodbye to you one day, but even at the very end, I wasn’t ready.
    I am so very proud to say that there’s a lot of you in me, and I will live the rest of my life with tenacity and compassion for others as shown by your example.
    Your kindness and spirit for life lives on in me.
    I love you, and will continue to love you for the rest of my days.
    Goodbye Daddy xx

  2. Joan and Bob Barker says:

    We have wonderful memories of our 50 odd years of friendship.
    John had a mischievous sense of humour and we spent many dinner parties, lunches and accompanying wine or whiskey enjoying the company and camaraderie with John, Gizelle and Anne & Mick.
    In spite of his disabilities following his accident, he was very stoic and non-complaining.
    We will miss him 😔
    – Joan and Bob Barker

  3. Michael Ellison says:

    To Gizelle and Family,
    I really enjoyed my visits in Ellery with John, we would have plenty of laughs and he was always a pleasure to be around. May the treasured memories of John live on forever Gizelle ❤💛
    – Michael Ellison

  4. Mick & Anne Newman says:

    It is hard to determine where to start.
    So many memories. Party at Belgrave, Dinners at Dingley, Monopoly at Noojee, New Years Eve at Harcourt, lunches at Kyneton, some big nights at Newstead, and of course, stimulating discussions at Castlemaine.
    Your accident changed the course of your life but, regardless of the constant aches and pains, regardless of the associated dramas in establishing a new norm, you persevered.
    You will always be remembered in our home for the bedside drawers, and the coffee table you made for us.
    Your wit and dry sense of humour will always resonate in future memory-based discussions.
    You will live on in our hearts and minds.
    Rest in Peace dear friend
    – Anne & Mick

  5. Milly Palmer says:

    Thinking of you Giselle.
    – Milly Palmer

  6. Michael Titman says:

    Giselle , Penny @ Jon my thoughts are with you.
    You have lost an important member of the family.
    Share the memories they help sustain you now and into the future.
    He was a good bloke and gentleman.
    I will remember him as a man who would for stop me and have a friendly and positive chat.
    He was a man I would stop for also.
    Rest In Peace John.
    – Michael Titman

  7. Cheryl Buist says:

    Dear Giselle, thinking of you and the memories we made together.
    They wouldn’t have been possible without John, his strength of character, humour and ability to endure, his pain was amazing.
    Rest peacefully
    Cheryl Buist

  8. Julie & Ian Davidson says:

    We first met John over 50 years ago when he and Giz started courting. I was privileged to be a bridesmaid at their wedding. We spent many happy times together and we still have the “telegram” John & Murray wrote out for our wedding on toilet paper, that certainly brought a laugh at our wedding. We moved to Queensland in 1970 but always kept in touch and visited when we were in Victoria and also had the pleasure of Giz and John visit us in Qld. John is remembered as a loving, very witty guy and our love and thoughts are with his loving Family at this very sad time.
    Julie and Ian Davidson

  9. Jacqui says:

    I have so many fond memories of Uncle John.
    He wasn’t my real uncle but an uncle through the forever friendship he and Auntie Gizi had with my mum and dad.
    I will forever remember his wonderful sense of humour and wit.
    Uncle John often recalled how many years ago I offended him.
    I was a teenager and Uncle John and Auntie Gizi were visiting and stayed the night and slept in my room and I stayed at a girlfriends.
    The next morning I snuck into my room to get changed.
    My girlfriend said, ‘you can’t get changed here, there is a man in the bed’ to which I replied, ‘that’s not a man, that’s Uncle John’.
    Uncle John joked that he was offended that I didn’t consider him to be ‘a man’.
    The truth is I considered him to be more than that.
    He was my Uncle John. He was family.
    I will think of him often and I will quietly laugh about the time I offended him.
    – Jacqui

  10. Lorraine Bott says:

    To Giselle, Penny & Jon.
    We were saddened to read of John’s passing.
    Having you all as neighbours for many years was wonderful.
    Deepest sympathy & Loving memories,
    Noel & Lorraine Bott

  11. Rosemary says:

    My ‘big’ brother John. A man who brought a smile to our lips and yet a man of few words.
    A man who loved and adored his wife, children and grand children.
    A man who will be missed by all who knew him. Words seem inadequate to express the loss I feel.

Funeral Details

Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

19th November 2021 at 11:00 AM

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