• Geelong
  • Newcomb
  • Torquay
  • Ocean Grove
(03) 5248 3444

The following messages of condolence and symbols
have been added in memory of John.

Click here to leave your own message.


Messages Placed

John and Jago Pennells on 30 April, 2021 at 2:38pm

Dear Margaret, our condolences for your sad loss of partner, and Robin, Bridget and Sally for the loss their Dad.

We shall certainly miss John’s warm and generously offered friendship which came with his own special brand of quiet wisdom.

Treasured memories of JNT, now reinforced, will henceforth remain long lasting.

Bruce & Kristy Taylor on 30 April, 2021 at 2:29pm

With deep sympathy to all John's family and many thanks for the "Live Streaming". We appreciated being able to see the service and heartily support the words "a life well lived". With Love Bruce and Kristy.

Bindi on 30 April, 2021 at 9:29am

This is Bindi who was for many years John and Margaret’s faithful companion. The love between Bindi and John was strong as it was lasting. Sadly, when things got too hard to manage for John and Margaret, they moved to Estia Aged Care Facility. Bindi needed to find a new home.
Bindi came to live with Wendy and I and from the minute she arrived she brought with her a beautiful spirit and continues to give us much joy.
I have taken her to see John and Margaret at Estia. Each time Bindi nuzzled into him and John sat with his hand on her, and a gentle tear fell down his cheeks. They had a beautiful friendship.
Wendy and I knew John for a short time really, but in that time a closeness grew in our mutual love for Bindi.
Bindi will miss him. Fly free old man and feel the wings of your lovely mind.

Jenny Smillie and Estelle Thurgate on 29 April, 2021 at 7:19pm

Andrew (Thurgate) and Jenny (Smillie) send our love to Aunty Margaret and Robyn, Bridget and Sally. Uncle John was a favourite uncle, such a wonderful sense of fun, we loved the twinkle in his eye and his kind heart.
Estelle also sends her love to you all, upon hearing the sad news she told her grandchildren Tom and Annabelle that she considered John "as her brother, and she will miss him dearly." Love to all Jenny

wendy watson on 28 April, 2021 at 2:59pm

So sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. 65 years with you Auntie Penny & your family, Uncle John will be hugely missed. So glad that I was able to see you both so quickly in early April
My thoughts are with you xx

PENNELLS FAMILY on 26 April, 2021 at 3:59pm

Our thoughts are with you all - Marg, Robyn, Bridget, Sally and family.
With fond memories of John and happy family times spent together.
Barb, Sue, Jane and Debbie.

Sally Knight on 24 April, 2021 at 5:06pm

Love to Margaret, Robin, Brigit and Sally.
So sad to hear this news. Have wonderful memories. We had so much fun with John. He was so loved.
Thinking of you all.
Love from Sal, Paul, Jo and Tahli.

Bridget on 24 April, 2021 at 3:56pm

Always in my heart dad x

Scroll to top

Symbols of Love

Lay flowers, light a candle or
place a symbol of love.

Condolence Messages

Leave a written, audio, photo or
video message of condolence.

Memory Timeline

Contribute your photos and
memories to the timeline.