Today I found I had lost yet another good friend this year. Barry Wasley was a gentle gentleman who loved gardening and made my garden lovely when I was too busy to do it myself. I came home to see tree begonias in pots or lovely succulents in another pot and I have these with me here a state away and enjoy years later and will continue so in remembrance of a friend who left me the better for having known him. A genuine person who in his partial retirement worked so well for the people he cared for in the manner of genuine friendship with these persons and I was always so confident of the high standards and warmed by the difference he made in their lives - I am sure if they were here today they also would add to this post. A life Ian, Peter and Gavin especially knew made a difference to their day.
Paul and Rosie Garner on 5 July, 2020 at 10:34am
Michael, Catherine, Tony, Maureen and your families; we were saddened by the tragic loss of Barry. We hope that the treasured memories of good times with Barry support you all through this time and make you smile and laugh celebrating all things good in his and your lives.
IAN BORRIE on 3 July, 2020 at 12:15pm
That is Ian next to Barry in the EHS Form 3B photo. He is also in the EHS Footy photo.
Karin, Jon, Malarchy, Joshua, James and Harry Byrne on 1 July, 2020 at 8:51pm
Dear Michael, Catherine, Tony and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. The funeral was a Lovely tribute to the Life Barry had. Our deepest sympathies go out to you all xxx ooo
Robert Horgan on 1 July, 2020 at 4:06pm
Maureen ,Michael,Catherine and Tony[Anthony] .
Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Barry. Our friendship goes back to Thomastown when living two stab kicks away from each other,and realising we had played football in opposing sides, to then later playing together at Reservoir in the 1975 Premiership team. A funny orator at Bingo in the Thomastown Hotel when calling.
The last time our paths crossed was at an R.F.C. Premiership celebration a few years ago. Same Barry, not too serious and we shared many laughs. Proud to call him a friend and sporting mate.
Joan Holmedal on 1 July, 2020 at 2:59pm
Dear Wasley Family,
I was so pleased to be able to share this sad occasion with you all. The ceremony was a wonderful tribute to Barry and I think he would have enjoyed it. I learnt a lot about his young life and his love of sport. I remember him as a very friendly person and very easy to talk to. He will be missed.
Claytons and Georges on 1 July, 2020 at 2:54pm
Our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you all.
Sending love and hugs
Arthur, Sylvia, Natalie and Andy
Mark McCoy on 1 July, 2020 at 2:42pm
Condolence's to Mick and Families, our thought's are with you during this difficult time.
Mark, Fiona and kids
IAN and NOLA BORRIE (Nee WILLIS) on 1 July, 2020 at 2:22pm
Sincere condolences to all the family. Ian was at Eltham High School with Barry, and played footy with him in both junior and senior EHS footy teams 1956 and 1958. Also played against him in the DVFL. Nola's brother Bob Willis also played for Greensborough FC. We caught up with him at Tamworth in 2000, and have been in contact ever since. A great bloke who will be sadly missed.
Alistair and Kathy Carroll on 1 July, 2020 at 2:01pm
Barry you will be sadly missed ,and especially see you over at the shops and walking through the car park you always gave a smile and a wave. RIP
Ian Dunne on 1 July, 2020 at 1:54pm
Condolences to the Wasley family. Barry was a Mt Evelyn Football Club and Reservoir Football Club legend. I played with Barry and his brother Bob in my first season at Mt Evelyn in 1973. It was great playing alongside Barry on the half-back line and I enjoyed his company off the field. Unfortunately it was just for one season but I have fond memories of that season.
Kevin & Marg Oldham on 30 June, 2020 at 6:32pm
Deepest sympathies to the Wasley Family,
Barry you sure were a larger than life character and someone who certainly enjoyed a good laugh and a beer or 2 after a round of golf.
You will certainly be remembered & missed by many members of Barwon Valley Golf Club as a genuine bloke, with a heart of gold R.I.P.
Rob and Pat Morgan on 29 June, 2020 at 5:55pm
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Wasley and Clayton families. A privilege to know you. Always friendly and charming. A great story teller and clearly loved by family and beautiful grandchildren. A wonderful gardener as well.