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195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)

in memory of

Kevin Vallence

Kevin Vallence

2nd November 1943 - 20th July 2022

 

Kevin passed away peacefully in Castlemaine on 20th July 2022 aged 78 years.

Dearly loved husband of Jillian. Loving father of David and Melissa, father in law to Karen and Daniel,

and much loved Papa to Ravi and Nova, Mia, Alannah, Arno and Louis.

 

A private family ceremony will be held.

Tributes

18 responses to “Kevin Vallence”

  1. Raye and Daryl Fleay says:

    We loved Kevin and we will treasure our wonderful memories of times spent with him at work, on adventures in the great outdoors or just in his company.
    We truly value Kevin’s friendship and we will miss his warmth and welcoming smile; his wisdom and his humour.
    Our sympathy to Jillie, David, Melissa and their families.
    – Raye and Daryl Fleay

  2. Amanda Steen says:

    Kevin, such a lovely person.
    It was a treasure to have known you.
    My condolences to Jillie and all of the family.
    – Amanda, TAFE Library.

  3. Peter Girvan says:

    Sincerest sympathy and condolences to Jillie, Melissa, David and families.
    Kevin was a true character and will be missed by all who knew him.
    – Peter Girvan

  4. Anitra Nelson says:

    Kevin Vallence has been a witty, generous, engaged and intelligent friend to many of us.
    I have no doubt he has influenced people right through his life and will be sorely missed.
    Condolences to Jillie, David, Melissa and their families.
    – Anitra Nelson

  5. David and Rosie (dec) Wallace says:

    So…it’s farewell to Kevin Vallence, a most wonderful teacher, mentor, manager and friend to so many.
    You made our journey so much more enjoyable by being a part of it.
    We will miss you Kevvie for your wit and wisdom and your so positive attitude to life and it’s wonders (and stupidities).
    Love and best wishes to Jillie and the family.
    – David and Rosie (dec) Wallace

  6. Ross Harding says:

    So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing.
    Sincere condolences to Jill and family.
    – Ross, Jill and Ashley Harding 🌺

  7. Alan Roberts says:

    I first met Kevin in the early 1980s when we worked at Bendigo TAFE.
    I will remember Kev as a modest high achiever, a wonderful mentor and work colleague, and a firm and loyal friend with an obtuse sense of humour. I lost contact with Kev in 1996 when I left TAFE and he and Jilly moved to Castlemaine, but five years ago we met again as members of the Castlemaine U3A Bushwalking group. From the minute we saw each other it was as if the 20-odd year gap in our friendship hadn’t happened.
    I will treasure and miss the walks we went on, and the conversations we had.
    My condolences to Jilly, David, Melissa and their families.
    Vale Kev.
    – Alan Roberts

  8. Graeme Clark says:

    Loved nephew of Jean Clark and cousin of Graeme & Janice.
    A productive life and contribution to his community.
    Our thoughts are with you Jill, David, Melissa and families.
    – Graeme Clark

  9. Allan Padgett says:

    Kevin, what a total star you are, you will be sorely missed from this our blazing firmament.
    In ordinary terms, you were a marvellous, witty, deeply caring and intelligent bloke. 100% serious when the need arose, witty, funny, gregarious, loving, energetic – filled to overflowing with life and energy.
    We are so glad to have known you well, especially back in the good old days when you lived with Jillie, David and Melissa on your stunning bush block. Those parties rocked!
    We lost much of our contact after moving across the continent to Perth in early 1989, but you did visit us once, and we enjoyed a great dinner at an Indian restaurant in Northbridge.
    I see and feel so much of our days together at Bendigo TAFE from these other sweet and deep tributes, it all comes flooding back, I can see you there. They were among the best of days, mate.
    You will be greatly missed, farewell, write on.
    Love, Allan & Jan Padgett

  10. Jo and Rony Caspi says:

    We have just seen the notice of Kevin’s passing.
    So sorry, Jillie.
    It was a real pleasure to have met Kevin.
    We know he made a significant contribution in many areas.
    He will be missed.
    – Jo and Rony Caspi

  11. Janette Bomford says:

    Vale Kevin, an inspiring, dedicated teacher and a wise leader during that golden time at General Studies at TAFE.
    He fostered adult education and return to learning, which was life changing for so many people.
    My sincere condolences to Jillie and family.
    – Janette Bomford

  12. Keith Frederick Neaves says:

    I only knew Kevin for a relatively short time, we met during one of his favourite activities, bushwalking. Kevin had all the attributes that you would wish to have in a friend and I appreciated and enjoyed his friendship greatly. He had such a wonderful positive outlook on life including other people, and treated everyone and everything with respect, sincerity, compassion and openness.
    ‘Keep walking Kevin’
    – Keith Neaves

  13. Colleen Garsed says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin only recently but he made me feel so very welcome.
    Such a gentle man.
    My sincere condolences to Jilli and his family and friends.
    – Colleen Garsed

  14. Glenn Sutherland says:

    Sincere sympathy to Jillian and her family.
    Kevin was such a friendly, spiritual and wise person.
    He was very knowing about Buddhism and I loved having a coffee with him and discussing how to manage life and death.
    Glenn Sutherland

  15. Gail Morse says:

    We loved Kevin, he was a lovely man & with a beaut sense of humour.
    Sincere sympathy to dear Jilli , David , Melissa & grandchildren
    Our love – Gail & Chuck xx

  16. Dee Sansom says:

    Treasured memories of Kevin – and Jillie – in their home ruminating on life’s great questions, with a particular interest in Buddhism.
    A special person with a wonderful understanding of all things that matter.
    Love and best wishes to Jillie and the family
    – Dee Sansom

  17. Vikki Hampson says:

    So many wonderful memories…
    Kevin’s friendship, warmth, wisdom and wit will be missed.
    I treasure the years I worked with Kevin at Bendigo TAFE, his support and encouragement and our shared enjoyment of the great outdoors.
    Love & best wishes to Jillie, David, Melissa and families.
    – Vikki Hampson

  18. Bryan Fitzgerald says:

    I wish I had met Kevin years earlier as I’m sure his enthusiasm for Rogaining would have introduced me to the sport much earlier. In the few short years I knew him, I discovered a man with wide ranging interests and knowledge, a great sense of humour and warmth. He related to people because he was interested in them and the stories they could share. When we are bushwalking, there will be many triggers for years to come which will remind me of him and the knowledge he shared.
    – Bryan Fitzgerald

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A private family ceremony will be held.