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in memory of

Peter George Caird

Peter George Caird


Peter Caird


The nose that knows

The idiosyncratic designer

The solar visionary

The eternal Pollyanna


Peter Caird has finally had the last word and departed this world.

Caird died early Saturday afternoon, April 9, at St John of God Hospital, Bendigo.

Following eighteen months of failing health, he decided to make his exit, slipping away as efficiently as he lived.

He died peacefully and surrounded by family.


To all who knew him, he will remain unforgettable.


A glass half-full in life

A full glass of red at night

Raise your glass in a toast to his indominable spirit.


A private funeral will be held.



20 responses to “Peter George Caird”

  1. Ian Gilbert says:

    Good memories of Peter from working days at Myers Studio . He was a talented artist, very funny and at times outrageous!
    A genuine ‘good guy’. RIP Peter.
    Ian Gilbert

  2. Marg Rowell says:

    A wonderful creative caring gentleman.
    Vale Peter.
    Marg Rowell

  3. Michael. Acocks says:

    To Liz. So sad to hear of Peter’s death, we always thought of him as eternal.
    Many fond memories of Strathallan and the muddy, then the slow drive home after many reds and lots of Leonard Cohen.
    Michael Acocks

  4. william and leonie threlfall [ epworth ] says:

    Dear Dr Lewis, both Billy and I would like to send you and your family our deepest sympathy and condolences on your sad loss of your beautiful husband Peter.
    May your husband Peter forever rest in peace. Both Billy and I won’t ever forget how he helped us both over the years.
    We owe him so much. He’s forever in our hearts.
    Love from Billy and Leonie Threlfall [epworth]

  5. Russell Honey says:

    Fondest memories of a remarkable husband and dad. Visionary and a man of purpose.
    Jill and Russell

  6. Pam Hudgson says:

    Liz I am thinking of you with love.
    Pam Hudgson xx

  7. Carmel White says:

    Dear Liz and Family, our heartfelt love and condolences on the passing of Peter. A distinctive voice, a strong supporter of the wonderful Dr Lewis and quiet achiever.
    From My Heart to yours Liz, may his eternal spirit bring you much comfort and love in the days ahead.
    All My Love Carmel White xx

  8. Gary Ralph says:

    Condolences to Liz and family.
    Sad to hear.
    Peter was such a good bloke.
    Vale Peter Caird.
    Gary Ralph

  9. Sally Long says:

    Dear Liz, Thinking of you and your family at this time, as you reflect back on Peter’s life. May those memories that you hold close help you through. John Pic always held Peter in high regard, through his association with you, and he would be deeply saddened by this news. Peter is so fortunate to have had you by his side until the end. Sending you much love, you are in my prayers
    Kindest regards
    Sally xx

  10. Ian McConnell says:

    Dear Liz and family,
    I was very sorry to read of the passing of Peter.
    I always enjoyed my chats with Peter when I took Helen to see you, and get his advice on how to preserve olives, which he loved to give.
    – Ian McConnell

  11. Fiona Lush and Russell Burdett says:

    Dear Liz and family,

    We were saddened to hear of Peter’s death and our thoughts are with you.
    We are glad to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Peter’s many talents and his knowledge, particularly of the human condition, his compassion to those around him, kindness to us as colleagues and his brilliant sense of humour.

    – Fiona and Russell

  12. Shannon Uren says:

    Dear Liz,
    Sending you strength and love as you navigate this next incredibly difficult phase of your life without your partner, protector and dear man.
    Condolences to you and your family.
    – Shannon & Tilly.

  13. Axel Scholz says:

    Dear family,
    from my experience in working with Peter, he always sought to bring out the best in others with humour and compassion – a real Mensch.
    Vale Peter
    – Axel Scholz

  14. Isabella Hardiman says:

    Sending our love and condolences.
    Warmly and with love, Bella and Dale

  15. Suzanne Murdoch says:

    To dear Liz and family
    You have my deepest condolences on the loss of Peter, a much loved husband and father.
    My heart goes out to you all at this most difficult of times.
    I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
    Wishing you peace,comfort, courage and lots of love.
    May Peter rest in peace.
    Love Suzanne Murdoch

  16. Julie Howard says:

    To Liz and Family
    I will be forever grateful of Peter’s unconditional support of my small olive enterprise; Bridgeward Grove over many years.
    Sending our sympathy and appreciation for Peter.
    Julie & Peter Howard

  17. Tina Fitzpatrick says:

    Dear Liz, Chloe, Wylie and Lewis,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of Peter.
    Our thoughts are with you all.
    – Tina & Simon Fitzpatrick

  18. Christine Sayer says:

    Dear Liz and family,
    Condolences on the loss of the amazing Peter. Always a gentleman, and putting one at ease in all circumstances I knew him.
    Loved the artist in him and our discussions on art and pottery.
    ‘How does one become a butterfly?’ Pooh asked pensively. ‘You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar’ Piglet replied. ‘You mean to die?’ asked Pooh. ‘Yes and no,’ he answered. ‘What looks like you will die, but what’s really you will live on.’” Alan Alexander Milne.

  19. Scott Burtonclay says:

    Sincere condolences to all the Caird family on the passing of Peter.
    A truly genuine and charismatic character who will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.
    – Scott Burtonclay & Family

  20. Trish & Michael Black says:

    Dear Liz and family,
    Our heartfelt sympathy to you all on the sad loss of your beloved Peter.
    May the precious memories of the times you shared comfort you and
    bring you peace.
    With loving thoughts
    – Trish & Michael Black

Funeral Details

A private funeral will be held.