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Kane Carl Dempster

Kane Carl Dempster

25th June 1977 - 26th March 2022


Taken from us tragically on Saturday 26th March, aged 44.

You were our world, the glue that held our family together. We love you with all our hearts.

Beloved husband of Rose, adored Daddy of Reuben,

dearly loved son of Carla, Malcolm (dec) and admired stepson of Godfrey.

The world’s best Bro to Rachel, Malcolm, Shaun, Maureen, Sandra and Glenn.

Cherished Grandson of Margaret.  Devoted Uncle to Sarah, Tom, Steph, Austin, Stephen, Cameron, Charlie and Jace.

Kane was a valued brother (in law) to: 
Helen, Adam, Ben, Ika, Columban, Naomi, and Steve.
Much loved Uncle to: 
Raf, Estelle, Abigail, Madeleine and Remi. 
Cherished Son-in-law to Julie and Nick.


Kane, you were my everything, my world.

The best and most adored daddy to our darling son Reuben.

Reunited with your dad in heaven.

Love forever, Rose and Reuben

My pride, my joy, my darling son. Taken too soon and too suddenly.

I will hold every Kaney Boy hug in my heart forever.

Eternal love, Mum x


Kane, I have lost not only a man who I was proud to call my son, whom I loved and admired, but also a great mate.

I will remember forever. Godfrey.


You were the person we admired most in the world. The best brother and uncle anyone could ever wish for.

We were so lucky to have you.

Forever in our memories. With broken hearts we say goodbye, Rachel, Shaun, Sarah, Tom, Stephanie and Jace.


What we’d give for one more hug. You were my brother and my best friend.

Love you Bro. Mal, Maureen and Austin.


Kane, you were my younger brother, who was always there for us. Never a bad word towards anyone. Taken too soon.

Love, Sandra, BIL Glenn, and uncle to Stephen, Cameron and Charlie.



A service to celebrate Kane's life will be held in the Bendigo Baptist Church, 757 McIvor Highway, Junortoun

on Friday 8th April 2022 commencing at 1.30pm.


Following this service the cortege will leave for the Elmore Cemetery,  

and you are invited to join with us for Kane's burial service.


After the burial service Kane's family invite you to join them for refreshments at the Woodvale Hall.  

If you decide not to attend the burial service, you might wish to move directly to the Woodvale Hall

and the family will join you there at around 4.45pm.


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.

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77 responses to “Kane Carl Dempster”

  1. Carole BLAKE says:

    Dear Kane, a wonderful young man, always giving love, a smile and a hug..
    Tragically taken too soon. We send our love to your heartbroken family. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Carole, John and Family. XX

  2. Rebekah Spark says:

    Shocked and Saddened by this news.
    Our love and prayers are with the family.
    Peter and Rebekah Boschert

  3. Rachel Beveridge says:

    You were the best brother in the world. You looked after me so much. You loved openly. You gave so much of yourself to everyone around you.
    You will be missed more than words can say my big hearted Bro.
    With all my love, Rach.

    To Rose and Reuben,
    my thoughts and love are with you both. No words can heal the heartache you have at this sad time. May your faith help comfort you at your time of grief.
    Much love Rach xoxo

  4. Noel and Phyllis Dunstone says:

    Tragically taken too soon Kaney Boy. No words to describe the pain and loss we all feel. You were an amazing, gorgeous nephew and cousin. We will love you and miss you always. Our hearts go out to Rose and Reuben, your adoring wife and son; Carla and Godfrey, your loving mother and stepdad; loving brother Malcom, sister Rachel and stepsister Sandra; and all of our extended families. We will always remember our “little fluffy boy” too tired to eat dinner after playing with your cousins in WA and falling asleep with your face in the mashed potato. The world is a lesser place without you Kane.
    Love you so much
    Aunty Phyllis, Uncle Noel, Jai, Kim and families.

  5. Kim Taylor says:

    Kaney Boy, we were not part of each other’s “Every Day” but family bonds are strong and my heart is so heavy. You were this sweet heart of a little kid, sparkling blue eyes and bouncing white curls that we all adored. Then you grew Into the kindest young boy and then a man who always had a smile to give and an infectious laugh. We have so many great memories of the times we did share growing up that I am grateful for. I am sending all my love to the family you left behind.
    Love always your cousin Kim, Nige and Family oxo

  6. Maryan Andrea says:

    Dear Carla and your extended families, words cannot express what you are all feeling from the untimely death of your dear son, husband and father,
    his wings were ready but your hearts were not.
    May God give you strength during this terrible time.
    Much love Maryan xx💜💜💜🌈🌈

  7. Hannah Blythe says:

    How do you say Goodbye to someone who means so much? You were more than a cousin growing up, you were a best friend, a conspirator and my fiercest protector.
    This ‘city girl’ would love just one more bear hug from her ‘country boy’ Kane.
    Love always, Han.

  8. Brett Collins says:

    Dear Rose, Reuben and all of Kane’s extended family, we would like to express our sincere condolences on the sudden and tragic loss of Kane. He was one of the worlds most genuine, kind, caring and loving souls and the world is going to be so much poorer with out him. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him. He loved his family so much and had time for everyone who crossed his path. Only the good die young and this is certainly the case here. RIP Kane, 44 years young forever.
    Sending much love to you all, Brett, Bianca, Jack & Henry.

  9. Kitty Skeen says:

    More a brother than a cousin growing up – I will cherish every moment we had together. Cubby huts, exploring, playing with your plastic farm animals and trucks (and the real animals too), the most amazing Christmas days. All those endless years of footy matches when the swannies kept losing and you were ever the optimist! Grown up nights out at the clubs, dancing until late knowing that you were my biggest protector and cheerleader. Your big bear hugs and infectious laugh and husky voice. Getting to see you be with the love of your life Rosie and the most amazing father to Reuben. You’re a one-in-a-million sort of person Kaney Boy and my life has been enriched because you have been a part of it. I’ll miss you so very much. Xx Kittymouse (teach Kit)

  10. Renee Bennett says:

    You were the life of the party, the glue and rock for so many. The larrakin laugh, cheeky wink and fabulous sense of humour will stay in our memories forever. Your devotion and loyalty to your family and friends was unrivaled. You were just so proud of them all as they were of you. We will miss you beyond words. It was a pleasure to know you Kaney. To the Dempster and Walsh families, what a beautiful life he lived. We’re so very sorry for your loss.

    Love always Renee, Gerard, Flynn, Ryan, Robert and Rosalie Bennett. xxxx

  11. Alan Smith says:

    You were a great friend to my son Lynton Smith whilst growing up.
    I always enjoyed a laugh with you and your brother Malcolm.
    So sad to be taken so early and you will be greatly missed.
    Alan Smith

  12. Leonie Blythe says:

    To Kane,
    The love and joy you shared with your family and friends was infectious. You were so generous, so caring, so kind, and saw the good in everyone. I will miss your warm smiles, your cheery greetings, your big, enveloping hugs, and, of course, our footy season messages during Swannies matches (and yes Kane, you always added that last word, that last emoji). Love you Kaney Boy.
    To Rose and Reuben,
    I am so full of sadness for you Rose in losing your gorgeous and loving husband, and Reuben your adoring and proud daddy. You were such a delightful little family.
    I can only hope that in time you will both be able to smile over happy memories.
    To Carla and Godfrey, Rachel, Mal, Sandra and families,
    Words fail to describe the pain I see you all suffering in losing your beautiful son, stepson and brother. I know the strength and support, the care and love he gave so unselfishly to his family in both good times and bad, and know that this will be dearly missed. Stand proudly however in knowing what a wonderful and admired person he was and always will be. Wishing you strength and love.
    Goodbye Kane. You will be sadly missed.
    Aunty Lee xxoo

  13. Steve, Naomi, Remi says:

    We are saddened that our family barbecues will no longer be the same. We loved coming up to Raywood knowing we’d see you and we could have a catch up.
    You made people feel comfortable.

    We will miss your laugh, your encouraging words, your stories, your affection and company. Remi will miss his uncle.

    Sending strength and hope to Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Reuben and all family and friends. Watch over them.

    Love Steve, Naomi and Remi Xx

  14. Rosalie says:

    My heart is breaking for the loss of a beautiful, generous and caring gentle man.
    My deepest sympathy and love to Rose, Rueben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Malcolm, Sandra and families.
    Fly high Kane ❤️ Rosalie

  15. Jac Tremayne says:

    It has been many years since we saw Kane but I remember a very gentle, caring man who loved his family.
    Such a sad loss.
    Our deepest condolences to Rose, Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Malcolm, Rachel, Sandra, extended family and friends.
    – Jack Tremayne

  16. Roxi Cooke says:

    Kano you where the most amazing friend to me, I often think about our emerald grain days amd will cherish those memories forever, our drives to Rochey busting it out to Phil Collins what amazing times!
    I will miss you dearly.
    – Roxi Cooke

  17. Allara says:

    Your infectious smile will be greatly missed Kane.
    My thoughts & prayers are with Rose, Reuben & all of the Dempster family.
    – Allara

  18. Scott and Lauren Bishop says:

    Feeling so sad for you all. Kane was a true gentleman and a larger than life bloke who had the most amazing infectious laugh.
    Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
    Sending you all hugs xx
    Love Lozzie and Bish xx

  19. Rosslyn and Tom Thomas says:

    Lots of happy memories of you Kane and your beautiful big bear hugs. You had a way of lifting me (and others) up. Never an unkind word about anyone. Grandma’s 80th is a great memory to hold dear where we were all together having fun. I remember someone telling me about a house warming party where everyone brought a shit present and you were delighted by each and every present. That’s you to a tee.
    Our hearts are broken that you were taken way too soon.
    Love and hugs to Rose and Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Malcolm and extended families.
    – Rosslyn and Tom Thomas

  20. Virginia Blythe says:

    Kane… you’re quirky giggle and sunny smile will be lovingly remembered.
    I hope that Reuben will be just like you!
    Our love and thoughts go out to Carla, Rose & families.
    Words just don’t seem enough.
    – Ian, Virginia & Millie xxx

  21. Annette Whitford says:

    Kane you were one in a million!
    Your long warm bear hugs were full of love and made you feel so good! Kindness oozed from you every time you spoke, I never heard you speak a bad word about anyone and you can’t say that about many people.
    My heart is breaking to think we won’t see you again.

    To Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Rueben, Rachel, Malcolm, Sandra and families…..
    I understand words are no comfort at this sad time but know we are thinking of you every minute of every day and sending lots of love and huge air hugs to each and every one of you!
    Kane you have been taken way to soon R.I.P. Gorgeous Man.

    Those whom we have LOVED
    never really leave us.
    They live on forever in our
    and cast their
    on our every shadow

    ~Sylvania Rossetti~

    Love always Annie and Johnny xx

  22. Tammy stokes says:

    We didn’t see each other all the time, but when we did we laughed, and we’d give each other cheek.
    It was an honour to have met you mate…
    My thoughts go out to your family.
    Rest high in the sky mate.
    – Tammy Stokes

  23. Christine Howard says:

    It’s a real tragedy when one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet has his life cut sort.
    Thinking of you all and just trying to get my head around it all.
    So so sorry for your loss.
    Xxx 💔 love to Rose, Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Malcolm, Rachel and Sandra.
    – Christine Howard Xxx

  24. Nicole Cooke says:

    Godfrey, Carla, Malcolm, Sandra, Rachel, Rose and Rueben, words can not express how heartbroken I am to hear of Kane’s sudden passing. Kane was such a kind soul and honestly one of the nicest people I’ve ever known.
    I feel blessed to have known him and call him my Cousin, knowing he was one in a million makes it so much harder to say goodbye.
    I hope you can find comfort in precious memories and knowing he was loved and will be remembered by so many.
    Love and strength to you all
    ❤️ Nicole, Ben, Callum and Ethan xxx ❤️

  25. Mel Giovanetti says:

    Kane, there’s not enough words to say how much we are going to miss you mate, but we promise to be there for Rose and Reuben as you would’ve, and have done for us. We know you’re watching over every single one of us back here with our broken hearts, but we will continue to smile and laugh with your people because you never would’ve wanted us to be forever sad.
    Thank you for being our fun rock and best friend uncle to our boys xxx

    Rosie, we love you sweetheart, you’re amazing and know we are here for you. xx

    Carla and family, we have known you for as long as we’ve known Kane, through TAFE, Dookie, work, marriage and kids. You guys mean the world to us. Never have we met such a close family, we admire and love you guys and hope together we can all give each other some strength. Your boy is just so beautiful in every way.

    Love to you all
    Mellie Bear, Benny, Bai and Cammo xxxx

  26. Brett cole says:

    It’s unbelievable to think you’re not here with us.
    The energy you brought to every person you talked to was unbelievable, everyone was genuinely happy to see your kind of energy, a heart of gold that was so selfless.
    Every Swans v Saints game I’m going to miss the texts and the bear hugs you gave everyone, you seem just a true blue good bloke.
    Deepest condolences to Rose, Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Mal, Rach and all the Dempster family.
    – Brett Cole

  27. Erin Stemmer says:

    Broken hearted, to say the least, a bloody great mate, so many funny memories, my love and support to Rose and Reuben, Carla, Mel and the whole family. A beautiful soul take to soon.
    – Erin Stemmer xx

  28. Jai Rowe says:

    Kaney boy, those big hugs & huge hearted laughs I will remember the most.
    Distance kept us away most our childhood but the times Kim & I got over east spending time with you was always the best part!
    I think the funniest time I remember was when you & Kim decided it was a good idea to give the family rabbit a hair cut!! I still remember that belly laugh you had (as you knew it was wrong).
    So many awesome memories I will cherish forever
    My heart is heavy, I can only begin to imagine how your beautiful family feel not having you there every day.
    My love to you all in this saddest of times
    Sending all our love & strength from the West
    Much love your cousin,
    Jai, Stu, Loren & Ailey xx

  29. Karen Jolly says:

    I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Kane’s untimely passing.
    I worked with Kane for several years as part of our AGA family and have never met anyone with such a passion for life and so genuinely funny with such a great heart.
    With his gravelly voice and larrikin charm he could spin a yarn like no one else.
    My heartfelt condolences go to Rose, Reuben and his family and friends.
    – Karen Jolly

  30. Trevor Roycroft says:

    Kane, I’ve read all of these comments on here and not one is far from the truth.
    You are everything they say about you, the pinnacle of man, the one all men should aspire to be like.
    If all men treated their women, children, family, friends and co-workers the way you did there would be no place for anger, greed or violence in this world.
    I know you changed many lives for the better, most of the time from just being you.
    We all love you, we all will miss you.
    I’ll forever aspire to be as good of a man as you were.
    – Trevor Roycroft

  31. Andrew Newell says:

    Kano we have lost a true Gentleman.
    The way you lifted all those around you everyday just through your gentle nature, kindness and loving smile. The most considerate and always putting others first.
    Our thoughts go out to Rose, Rueben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Malcolm, Sandra and all those families and close friends.
    We all Loved ya mate.
    – The Newell Family.

  32. Anne and David Murphy says:

    We are so saddened to know that Kane’s life has been cut short so tragically.
    Life can be so unfair.
    We didn’t see Kane very often, being a best mate of a best mate but he was always so friendly and that gravelly voice and laugh of his were infectious!
    We know he loved a good time and was a devoted family man and friend to many.
    We are thinking of you all at this very sad time and hope you can find some solace in your memories of Kane and each other.
    – Anne and David Murphy

  33. Christine Toose says:

    What sad news!
    Deepest condolences to Carla, Godfrey, Rose Reuben, Malcolm and family, Rachel Shaun and family and to all the Dempster family and Kane’s friends. He was such a kind and bubbly person. He introduced me to island teas and I too fondly remember the bear hugs, his love for The Swans and his giggles.
    R.I.P. Kane
    – Christine Toose x

  34. Nancy and Ray Williams says:

    Kane’s loyalty and commitment to his family and friends was evident always.
    He was never afraid of hard work, and of lending a hand to those in need.
    It has been a privilege to know such a well mannered young man.
    Our love and sympathy to his family.
    – Nancy and Ray Williams

  35. Julie Walsh says:

    My wonderful son in law, Kane, the most beautiful man, husband and father.
    I’m heartbroken.
    I used to love the chats we had, our shared passion for Swans, your generous hospitality and the truly love of humanity you had.
    My heart goes out to Rose & Reuben, Carla & Godfrey & family.
    May God bless them & give them the strength to carry on the way Kane loved and was so proud of them. The world is poorer for his passing.
    The most beautiful person taken far too young.
    – Julie

  36. Mary Newell says:

    My late husband Kevin and I could never get over how kind you were, how selfless you were when our farm and home were flooded at Canary Island South in 2011.
    It was devastating but you turned up with a heart of gold, removing damaged furniture and wet soggy carpets and everything in the house, working tirelessly and long into the night helping Andrew and Kev.
    That was typical of your generosity, no questions asked, no expectations.
    Our family are devastated that you have gone, way too soon.
    Our thoughts are with Rose, Reuben and your extended family.
    A true gentleman who lifted the spirits of all, gone but never forgotten.
    Strength and Love to you all
    Mary Newell & Family 💙🙏🏽

  37. Board of Lipoedema Australia says:

    The Board of Lipoedema Australia extends our love and heartfelt sympathies to Carla, Godfrey, Rose and Reuben, Malcom, Maureen and Austin, Rachael, Shaun and family, Sandra, Glenn and family.
    We didn’t all meet Kane but those of us on the Board who did, knew he was a lovely son who was so proud of the work his Mum did with Lipoedema Australia, making the lives of women with lipoedema better.
    Carla, we all send our love and hugs to you and your family at this incredibly sad time.
    – Nola, Louise, Lisa, Cassie, Janine, Jen, Chloe and Lucy.

  38. Nola ,Alan Young and family says:

    Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Reuben, Rachael, Malcolm and Sandra and families,
    Our heartfelt sympathy and love to you all at the tragic and sudden loss of your much beloved son, husband, Daddy and brother.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    – Nola, Alan Young & family

  39. Kristen Dobbin (Blake) says:

    It is impossible to fully explain what an amazing person you were.
    You had such a huge impact on everybody who was lucky enough to cross paths with you.
    You were the happiest, kindest, most caring, friendly and welcoming person I have ever met.
    Your laugh, your voice and your hugs are completely unforgettable.
    You were the best work mate anybody could ever ask for.
    We hadn’t seen each other for a while, but to know that I will never see you again is too hard to comprehend. I will treasure the memories of the good times we had together.
    The tragic way you were taken is too cruel for words and my heart breaks for all of your devastated family.
    Sending my love, strength and prayers to all of them.
    Love you always buddy.
    Blakey ❤❤

  40. Bruce Giovanetti says:

    Rose, Reuben and family.
    Deepest sympathies on the tragic loss of Kane.
    Such a great young bloke who loved his family and friends.
    Thanks for the 25+ years of memories.
    – Bruce & Gay Giovanetti

  41. Gwenda HERBERT says:

    Remembering Kane as a young boy and in later years as a friend to Elton.
    Lots of fun and laughter with all the boys.
    My heartfelt thoughts are with you Carla and all Kane’s family and friends.
    – Gwen Herbert

  42. Jackie & Jarrod Skurrie says:

    Oh Carla, so tragic…
    We are so sorry for the loss of Kaney, always just so lovely.
    Sending all our love to the whole family 💛🌟💛
    – Jackie & Jarrod Skurrie

  43. Helen Thompson says:

    When Rose introduced her love, Kane, we were delighted.
    My spirited, intelligent sister had met her match. They would visit us in N.T. and there was never a dull moment! Kane’s humour, energy and great heart lit up any situation and he was a natural choice as MC at our wedding. Once the kids came along he became an adored uncle: cheerleader, player, or philosopher.
    We will always draw strength from his funny metaphors and enthusiasm for life.
    We are so thankful for the inspiring partnership and wonderful home that Kane and Rose created. They seemed to cast a net of joy around them: full of cheekiness, perseverance, hilarity and kindness.
    Our kids are all great cousin friends now.
    Rose and Reuben carry his legacy and though our memories we will cherish and be inspired by Kane always.
    R.I.P. Uncle Kane
    Love Helen, Adam, Raf, Estelle, Abigail and Madeleine

  44. Dave and Suzie Coffey says:

    The voice, the laugh, the memories, the genuine warmth of an absolute gentleman that will be sorely missed.
    Our sincere condolences to Rose and Reuben.
    – Dave & Suzie Coffey

  45. Rosie rees says:

    Unfortunately, we had only known Kane a short time but enough to experience his warm and likeable nature and easy-going charm.
    You could see how much he loved his family.
    We extend our love to his family and friends.
    – David and Rosie Rees ❤️❤️

  46. nicholas walsh says:

    Those we love don’t go away,
    they walk beside us every day,
    unseen, unheard but always near,
    still loved, still missed, and very dear.

    Wishing us hope in the midst of sorrow, offering comfort in the midst of pain, both today and tomorrow.

    Kane was a wonderful person and I will miss him very much.
    Someone so likeable can never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.
    Feast day barbecques at Raywood with Kane were very special, he really knew how to make sure everybody enjoyed. The old people should go before the young. If they had contacted me on 26 mar I would have gone in his place.
    My sincere thoughts and love are with the extended DEMPSTER FAMILY ROSE, REUBEN.
    – NICK (heart-broken fatherinlaw.)

  47. Talya Van Emmerik says:

    I still cannot believe the amazing Kano has left this world.
    Sending so much love to Rose and Reuben, and everyone who knew and loved him.
    I have so many great memories of my time working with Kano, including when he saved me from a giant huntsman spider that appeared in the car with us as we were driving home from a harvest training, and how he would order a steak sanga for brekky because he felt like a steak for dinner at the country motels!
    We were so grateful that he MC’ed our wedding – who could mistake that voice?
    He will always be remembered with love – a true diamond in a world of coal.
    – Tayla Van Emmerik

  48. John & Sandra Coffey says:

    A man with a heart of gold taken way too soon.
    So many fun memories of our B&S Ball days. Bundy, you were such a great ‘special comments’ person at our wedding. So glad we have this on video.
    Hope the Swannies can win the Grand Final for you this year mate.
    Sending our heartfelt condolences to the family. 💖
    Strength and love to you all.
    – John & Sandra Coffey

  49. Carly Giovanetti says:

    My deepest condolences to Rose, Rueben and family.
    Kane, such a beautiful man you were! I have many fond memories with you.
    There truly aren’t enough in this world like you.
    Your infectious personality and kind hearted soul will be missed immensely!
    R.I.P. 💙

  50. Tim McQualter says:

    So many good memories mate that I don’t know where to start. Thanks for always having my back for such a big part of my life.
    It’s been so long since we spoke, but it feels like just yesterday.
    So grateful for the time we had but too soon for you to go. We will all miss you so much.
    My deepest sympathies to Rose & Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, and Malcolm.
    – Tim, Amy, Ella & William ❤️

  51. Ryan Bennett says:

    Dear Kane,
    A treasure of tributes to read – each speaking about you with love and joy in knowing you!
    You’re sincerity and openness of heart captured both the hearts and minds of others.
    With you, what people saw is what they got. Writing these few words from a drizzly Edinburgh, I share with everyone writing here with deep grief and loss. It was a joy to preside at your marriage to Rose and a further joy and honour to be a God father to Reuben – tuning into the Baptism on your phone from New York!
    The sadness, pain and loss will take their course. For now – we celebrate you and the wonderful human being you were.
    Rosie & Reuben along with Kane’s family & Walsh’s – love and prayers.

    Ryan & the Bennett’s.

  52. George and Marg McQualter says:

    Oh Kane! What a tragedy!
    You and Malcolm were such good friends to our son, Tim. You both spent so many fun filled hours at our home, as Tim did yours. Kane you were always friendly, caring, thoughtful and funny, but not without the odd prank chucked in. What a great time our family had with you.
    Rose, you will gain strength from the love Kane had for you and Reuben.
    Reuben will grow up always knowing what a great dad he had.

    To Carla, Godfrey, Malcolm and all Kane’s family,
    words cannot say what a great guy Kane was.

    Deepest sympathy from George and Margaret McQualter and family
    (Janelle, Pat, Tim, Jonny, Brad and Dale )
    R.I.P. Kane xx

  53. Elton Hicks says:

    I write this with tears in my eyes and a hole in my heart.
    KANE, you were a once in a lifetime creation, never to be repeated…..irreplaceable.
    To put you only into words is not possible … A Kind, selfless, caring man with a heart of gold.
    If more people were like you this world would be a much better place.
    Taken way to soon.
    You may have left this world, but you will live on in the hearts and memories of those who were lucky enough to know you.
    R.I.P My friend…… until we meet again
    – Elton Hicks xx

  54. Chris Rickard says:

    A great bloke taken tragically way too early.
    I will miss our chats mate and that husky voice and infectious laugh.
    Deepest Sympathy to Rose and Rueben and the whole family.
    – Chris Rickard

  55. Heather, Joe, Karly, Beau and Mackenzie says:

    Dear Carla and families,
    Our hearts goes out to you at this sad time, Kane will be sadly missed by all,

    Take care and know that we are all thinking of you.
    – Heather, Joe, Karly, Beau and Mackenzie

  56. Brendan Bartlett says:

    Such sad news on the tragic passing of Kane, I’m lost for words. What a fantastic enthusiastic guy taken way too soon.
    Deepest sympathy and best wishes to Rose, Reuben, Carla, Godfrey and family.
    From Brendan, Cally, Alastair and Percy Bartlett.

  57. Ruth Truscott says:

    I extend my love and sincere sympathy to Rose, Reuben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Malcolm & Sandra and their families. What a tragic loss to not only Kane’s family and friends but to the world. His thoughtfulness, kindness and selflessness combined with his fun outlook on life, his laugh, husky voice and beautiful bear hugs will be sorely missed but never forgotten by all who knew him. Taken too soon. RIP Kane.
    Love always, Ruth Truscott xx

  58. Fay Hird says:

    Terry and I will miss this beautiful man. From the very first time you walked through our door Kane I knew you were a special young man.
    I will miss that unusual voice, grin, laugh and those special Kane hugs. Our love to Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Reuben, Malcolm, Rachel and families.
    Fay Hird

  59. Julie Ward says:

    Dear Carla, Godfrey, Rose and family so sorry to hear about the tragic lost of your son, husband and father Kane. Thinking of you all. Sending all our love.
    Juz and Ken

  60. Peter Denny says:

    One of the best, R.I.P.
    Peter Denny

  61. Lynton Smith says:

    You were like a brother to me. You were a champion mate and I am so devastated you’re gone. We had so many great adventures and so many laughs.
    You were a one-of-a-kind brilliant bloke and we will miss you more than words can say. Love you bro.
    All our love and deepest sympathies to Rose and Reuben, Carla and Godfrey, Rach and Shaun, Mal and Maureen, Sandra and Glenn and families.
    Smithy, Gab, Maya and Willie ❤️

  62. Gillian Williams says:

    Kane you certainly were one in a million. One of natures true gentlemen – Taken too soon.
    We didn’t get to see you very much in the latter years, but those great big bear hugs and that gorgeous smile on your beautiful face will never be forgotten. ……you just oozed love and kindness. Family gatherings will never be the same without those big hugs and that beautiful smile.
    My last memory of you was at a family gathering and you were sitting on the floor with Reuben and the other children keeping them amused, I stood and watched you and my heart just filled with love.

    Carla, Godfrey, Rachael, Malcolm, Sandra, Rose, Reuben & families,
    We cannot imagine your heartache in losing your beautiful Kane.
    Life will never be the same without him, but we hope you can find some comfort in knowing that you are in our thoughts and Kane will always have a special place in so many of our hearts.

    The Heartache will linger
    But the love will always remain.

    Sending all our love
    Ronnie & Gill Williams

  63. Yoli, Caliope and Clancy says:

    Kano.. your ever present laughter and your amazingly generous and caring personality is sorely missed.. Gone too soon my fellow country bus traveller…
    my heart goes out to your beautiful family.. To Rose and Rueben.. your memory will live on
    Yoli, Caliope and Clancy xx

  64. Jo Smith says:

    You were a great mate to Lynton and a friend to our family. A genuine one of a kind beautiful, happy guy. You will be sadly missed.
    My deepest sympathy to Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Reuben, Mal and families.
    Jo Smith

  65. Briony Templer says:

    Sincerest condolences to all of Kane’s family and friends.
    Kane was one of the most genuinely kind, considerate, caring and passionate people I have ever met.
    Despite having many lifelong memories of Kane, my defining memory is the 1991 Western Oval VFL Swans vs Doggies 35 points all draw, in the beating, freezing, muddy almost sleet-like rain. At full time the oval was flooded with supporters from both teams. Kane passionately ran onto the oval, promptly slipped over in the knee deep mud, got up, kept running and didn’t even care that he had to sit like that in the car all the way home to Bendigo, such was his enthusiasm for the joys of the game.
    Go Swannies.
    Always in our hearts,
    Love Briony, Adam, Elliott, Glenda, Terry, Bec, Brett and Kirra.

  66. Emma Fuzzard says:

    Kane everyone that knew you, loved you and it’s so easy to see why. Just a genuine nice person with a heart of gold.
    Taken away way too soon and I’m not ready to say goodbye. My heart is breaking for Rose, Rueben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Mal, Sandra and families – I’m so sorry.
    Love Emma, Rod, Jay and Tayla

  67. Melinda Haley says:

    Our hearts are broken for Rose, Rueben, Carla, Godfrey, Rachel, Mal, Sandra and families. It’s so hard to believe that Kane has gone – that we’ll never again be met by a gruff voiced greeting and engulfed in a huge hug. Kane, you were a true gentleman, the kindest and most genuine person. You always brought joy and laughter with you and you will be sorely missed.
    All our love Melinda, Kev, Georgia and Lily Haley xxx

  68. Natalie Bumpstead says:

    Kane, some of my best childhood memories are with you out on the farm. The kindest person that I have ever had the pleasure of knowing, you were like the big brother that I never had. No matter what it was, you were always there to lend a hand (or a hug). The world has lost someone special, you will be missed dearly.
    Our deepest condolences to Carla, Godfrey, Rose, Reuben, Mal, Rach, Sandra and families.
    Natalie Bumpstead

  69. Jennifer Jones says:

    It’s many years since I saw Kane but I have memories of a beautiful boy and was devastated to hear of his passing.
    My sincerest condolences to Carla and family. My thoughts are with you all.
    Jennifer Jones

  70. Rosie and Mark says:

    Dear Carla and family, our hearts are broken knowing you have lost your dear son Kane. Thinking of you all, especially today xxxxxx
    If there is anything we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Love to you all, Rosie and Mark.

  71. Becky Goodman says:

    Kane, words can not express the heartbreak. You were the kindest, most caring, generous and loving person.

    You and your special, loving hugs and laugh will be sadly missed by all.
    Sincere sympathy and love to Rose and Reuben, Carla and Godfrey, Rachel and Shaun, Malcolm and Maureen, Sandra and Glenn and families.
    I will miss my Birthday Buddy cousin…
    Becky, Adam, Jane and John

  72. juliana smith says:

    Deepest condolences to Rose, Reuben and family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this time.
    Sincerely Juliana Smith and family.

  73. Donna Whittle says:

    I’m so sad to hear of Kane’s passing.
    Kane was one of my good family friends, I will miss him a lot, he was a beautiful man, so kind, warm lovely smile and the best hugs, I will miss you so much mate.
    I will always remember you Kane when Copperhead road plays and remember the time we danced to it, back in our teen days.
    Love Donna Whittle xxx

  74. Stewart and Kelly Bryant says:

    Such a horrible thing to happen to such a lovely person, taken from us way too soon.
    A huge hole has been left that will never be filled in our hearts. You will always be remembered for the kind spirt that you were…
    With heavy hearts we must say goodbye … Stew, Kel, Bill, Jack and Ted.

  75. Sarah Beveridge says:

    I’m so incredibly grateful to have known Uncle Kane. As an uncle and as a human being; he was as good as they come.
    So many of my best memories are times spent with Uncle Kane. Riding on his shoulders as a little girl at Easter Parades, yabbying together, taking his tiny boat out on the bay for a fish, talks until the sun came up, and hiding out at his place watching comedies together when I wanted to run away as a teenager. To me he was an uncle, a mate, a trusted confidante, and a constant source of love and support. A person I will always aspire to be like. Forever in our hearts and memories.
    Love you so much Uncle Kaney
    Sarah Beveridge xxx

  76. Lauren Mitchell says:

    Dear Rose and Rueben, our hearts are broken for your terrible loss. Sending love and tender thoughts to you both, and to Kane’s beautiful mum and stepdad, plus all the family. We look forward to seeing you both soon to express our deepest condolences. Love Lauren, Geoff, Bill and Ollie Mitchell.

  77. Glenn Murrells says:

    You were one of the best blokes I’ve had the privilege to work with.
    Always going the extra mile and happy to help, often putting yourself out to make sure someone else got what they needed.
    You were a legend … counter lunches and a couple of sneaky pots were our business meetings.
    “She’ll be right buddy” still rings in my ears with you laughing at the end.
    R.I.P. Kano
    – Glenn Murrells

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