12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Due to the current covid restrictions, a private service was held for Paul
on Monday (1st November) at 11.00am.
If you wish to watch the service please use the following link:
You were many things to so many.
A Son, A Grandson, A Cousin, A Husband, A Father, A Grandfather, A Coach, A Mentor, A Mate & A Friend to all.
To me you were my little Brother – although you were always much taller than me.
We had a mother who loved us unconditionally & later in our youth gained a stepdad & the joy just grew.
We shared a loving, wonderful happy & memory filled childhood. Love & laughter mostly.
We spent lots of time on that road to Melbourne heading for one family gathering of some sort – as you do when you have Grandparents & 4 sets of Aunty & Uncles with families of their own (We have 24 Cousins).
Always stopping at Kyneton for your favourite ‘a pie’ from the bakery.
We had trips to Tassie to visit our other Nana & Grandpa. Flying in those days was a luxury & we always wore our Sunday best. One year you boys all had matching bright Hawaiian flowering shirts. Those photos were something for us to laugh at together as adults.
You were there for me & my kids. I remember the time together when you came to Adelaide. Walking home late after a night out during a hard rubbish week, finding treasures & carrying them home – laughing as some of them were too heavy & we’d drop them, catch our breath & hurry on before anyone stopped us.
I still have that old travel chest. Now I will smile & think of you every time I walk past it.
You spent months being my babysitter for Sarah when I returned to Victoria & went to work at the Shamrock. She has many lovely & treasured memories of that time. Riding that huge rabbit in the back yard. You always gave 100 percent of yourself for kids, especially your own. You were a much loved Uncle & Dad.
Those & many other the memories will always remain. They will remind me of you often & bring a smile to my day.
Whilst my heart is broken that you are gone & my tears still flow, I know you are in a better place & no longer in any pain. I will be forever grateful and thankful that you are my brother.
I am so proud & honoured to be your sister.
You were a great man, Paul. I loved you dearly & will miss you forever.
Good Bye my Brother,
Good Bye my friend,
You are my Brother, so many memories, not so close we have been in recent years, though many years we have had together, your loss is sad not only for those close though for those who are blood, you are missed and will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace … your job is done, stand down now and be in a place where your rest will never end.
Love always, Adam (Youngest Brother)
Many fond memories of my cousin Paul. You left your mark on this world and touched the lives of many in a positive and sometimes humorous way. Will miss your smile Paul. Thinking of your siblings, Donna and your extended family at this sad time.
Cousin Paul, love to your family. Long time from the days in Peel st. At Nannas. Bless you all from Phillip in Perth.