BANTOCK – Greg
Passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.
Much loved and loving partner of Pauline.
Adored father and father-in-law of Brooke and Eric.
Doting poppy of Sienna, Jariah and Londyn.
Best mate to Nicole and Chris.
Enjoying A Beer.
No More Fires Or Firewood.
To Live In The Hearts Of The Ones We Love Is Not To Die
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In lieu of flowers, online donations to Gippsland Cancer Care would be appreciated.
You were there when I took my first breath and I held your hand so tight as you took your last 💔
Right til the end 💔 by your side..
Dad there are no words right now to say how loved you were by everyone you met.. your kindness, will to give, and always there for a chat will be remembered by all ❤️September 8, 2021
You fought long and hard.. thank you for being my Hero ❤️ and thank you for all your love.. my heart is broken but knowing your pain free gives me some comfort ❤️❤️
Rest peacefully Dad.. Poppy.. I will love you forever 💔❤️
Condolences to Pauline Brooke Eric Nicole and Chris and family thought are with u guys xxxx RIP Greg u will always be rememberedSeptember 9, 2021
My condolences to the family. I meet Greg a few years back. He would come out to the Ingham’s farm at Darnum and cut up the fallen trees for me. He was always up for a chat. I will miss seeing Greg around and helping him out.September 9, 2021
The Westbury Fire Brigade would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Greg’s family on his passing. Nothing was ever too much trouble for Bangers when we needed information, supplies or just a chat. He was a great support to our brigade and he will be sadly missed. RIP BangersSeptember 9, 2021
Condolences to Greg’s family worked and trained with Greg, Narracan Group and received his assistance at Region 9 picking up items for the Brigade. Will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Hugh Falls Ex Captain Newborough Fire BrigadeSeptember 9, 2021
Greg, What can we say, we will miss you Di has shed lots of tears, I’m still trying to make sense of it Amanda and Toby are saddened by this. Our love and care and support goes out to Pauline, Brooke and Family xxxxSeptember 9, 2021
No more need to sharpen the chains any more or fill the saw. Love Di, Ted,Amanda and Toby xxx
Greg Thanks for the great memories and laughs over the last 18 months our EP Family is saddened with you allSeptember 9, 2021
Much love to Brooke Eric & Kids & Pauline Nicole & Chris
We may not be able to be with you all to say farewell but will be sending our love ❤️
Although I haven’t spoken to Greg in years, there is not much of my childhood that didn’t involve Friday night dinners at the thorpdale pub followed by sleep overs with Brooke at Greg’s house or hanging out at the fire station with him and brooke in juniors on a Sunday.
He was like a 2nd dad to me, happy,caring with a heart of gold. Everyone is better for having known him, he sure has left his mark and I will never forget him. My thoughts are with Brooke and family xxxxxSeptember 9, 2021
My condolences to the Bantock family. He was a great support to all brigades and he will be sadly missed. RIP BangersSeptember 9, 2021
Bangers was a great bloke and will fondly be remembered for not just the way he managed the logistics in District 9 HQ but for his genuine support and interest in volunteers.
Our Sincere condolences to Greg’s family
Bruce & Penny Jewell (Drouin West Fire Brigade)September 9, 2021
Bangers you will be missed so much you showed everyone how strong you wereSeptember 10, 2021
Thanks for all your help when we needed you
Rest In Peace xo
My condolences to your family and friends
A good friend who will be greatly missed. On behalf of the Officers and members of the Yallourn North Fire Brigade we send our condolences to Greg’s family, friends and work colleges.
Mark KingSeptember 10, 2021
Greg you were my first love & husband ..that was 50 years a go..September 10, 2021
.great memories at the Thorpdale pub ..with mum & dad Karen & Johnny..RIP my love Susie
So sorry for the loss of your dad Brooke , Eric & family ❤️September 10, 2021
Sending love to Brooke and family, great memories at the Thorpdale caravan park, and pub. May Greg fly high and have a beer with grandpa Bill. Love Belinda and familySeptember 10, 2021
Through the tears I remember the fun and great times we shared.. you came into my life and opened my heart up to love .. Rest In Peace my darling… Greg, I will always treasure our love we shared and forever remain in my heart… I love you sweetheart, always will ❤️❤️❤️September 11, 2021
BEER DAYS TERRY GOLDSBROUGH RIPSeptember 12, 2021
Greg Bantock – Regimental, we could all set our clock to your daily routine, extremely neat, a spreadsheet and list for everything. Exquisite hand writing, very knowledgeable and a “quiz master” when it came to all conflict throughout the World since the “big bang” were just some of the small things that I admired about you Greg.
However, that gruff exterior was just simply a camouflage, as behind your façade you were a genuinely warm hearted and very kind man!
Greg, you mastered many tasks throughout your working life, but I think your roles in operational training and logistics management is where you truly left your mark. Although you coordinated training over many years, Greg you were much happier in the logistics role, where you excelled by developing systems and processes to assist day to day activities and when required during complex operational activities over many, many years. Greg you just made things happen without any fanfare or fuss. The normal Bantock approach!
I’ll fondly remember your wicked sense of humour that sometimes led to the occasional snicker of laugher. Personally, I’ve certainly missed your tearoom life stories of family, work, firewood collection, highlighting each of the team’s inadequacies and of course your hilarious parachuting endeavours, particularly the one where something went wrong! In “the cone of silence” that was our tearoom at the time, we all knew that behind all your bravado and directness, you were a very loyal and kind friend who we loved very much.
But I suppose the things I most admire about you Greg was that you committed every day of your life to serve and help others. You always showed your great love for family and those who were your friends. I also admired the way you met your health challenges head on and when asked over the years “how are you going”, the answer was always a definite “I’m good”. Finally, your life’s work has definitely made a difference to family, friendships and to your beloved community through your CFA service.
Unfortunately, COVID restrictions won’t allow us all to come together to mourn and celebrate your life and most importantly to show our love and support your family. But Greg hopefully this can happen into the future.
So, with that said, Sue and I wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to both Pauline and Brooke and to their extended family members. We’re also thinking of all our friends (both volunteer and staff) located within CFA District 9 on the loss of a great colleague and friend who should never be forgotten.
Greg, Rest in Peace my friend!September 12, 2021
The members of the Warragul Fire Brigade would like to extend our condolences to Greg’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Greg “Bangers” was an esteemed member and firefighter with the brigade for over 20 years, assisting with the development and training of many volunteer firefighters during this time through his involvement with training / PAD instructor roles.
More importantly Greg was responsible for the success of the wider District 9 community through his logistics / district support officer role, which he performed meticulously with great pride.
Your friendship and knowledge will be greatly missed “Bangers”
Officers & Members – Warragul Fire BrigadeSeptember 12, 2021
Greg, you are irrepressible and irreplaceable. Your passing leaves a bit hole in our lives. Rest in Peace. XX RobynSeptember 13, 2021
So sorry for the loss of your dad Brooke, father in law for you Eric, poppy to Sienna, Jariah and Londyn and partner of Pauline ❤️
Although I didn’t know Greg personally, the stories and memories I’ve heard are ones to cherish forever along with many more I’m sure.
Sending so much love and support to you all, anytime – day or night.September 13, 2021
Sending my love to my beautiful best friend Brooke, Eric, the kids and Pauline ❤September 16, 2021
Im sorry i couldn’t be there today to hold your hand Brookey, stay strong, I love you!
Your dad was your hero and a hero to many.
Rest in peace Greg.
Love Simone and family xxx
Brooke, word’s can’t explain how much my heart breaks for you on the passing of your father.
Condolences to Eric, son-in-law, Sienna, Jeriah & Londyn – Greg’s grand-babies & Greg’s partner Pauline.
Such a hard-working, dedicated and honest man.
Now pain free in heaven having a beer and forever watching over his beautiful daughter and family 💙
Sending love to all of you during this hard time.
Rest in peace Greg.September 16, 2021
Greg, Bangers, you have left us grieving for a time but we can only keep lighting up a smile remembering you.
As work colleague, friend to many, you did your family and fire service proud.
Thanks for showing us how to get through – from your last two years; but also being wise in life.
Be at rest, peace, and enjoying the good things of what’s next – I know you expected there to be better days ahead in another place.
Famous Greg quote, at morning tea time: “we fought for these conditions.”
Thoughts very much with: the family and all fire service colleagues, particularly those close knock-about mates of yours.September 16, 2021
Bangers, My life was better for having known you. Ime thankful for the honest friendship we had and for keeping me sane at District, although I think that went both ways! I will miss your friendly wit, your laugh and your honest passion for CFA. Rest easy mate. Jodi Butler your favourite BASO!September 16, 2021
Pauline Brooke and families our condolences on the passing of Greg. A great friend and workmate will be sorely missed, It was great to have a few minutes with Greg on face time.September 16, 2021
Michael & Val Cherry
Thank you Greg, firstly for just being a great bloke, and secondly for everything you have done for us here at Foster Fire Brigade, it will not be forgotten. Rest peacefully. Foster fire Brigade would like to send our condolences to Gregs Family , friends and his work colleagues at this very sad time. Regards David Jones Captain Foster Fire BrigadeSeptember 16, 2021
Bangers you are a true gentleman. Thank you for all you did for me and my boys and your guidence in all things CFA you will be truelly missed,September 16, 2021
Our Condolences to Pauline, Brooke & Family, at this sad time.September 16, 2021
Greg was a great supporter of brigades & volunteers; always had a wise word & was prepared to listen.
Greg, your contribution will be missed, be it BA training, training coordination or logistics – could be hard work herding those ‘cats’ on & off buses during campaigns.
Walter & South Gippsland Group
You were one hell of a bloke. It was a privilege to meet you and work with youSeptember 16, 2021
you were one of a kind, always going above and beyond to support and assist others. You always considered others ahead of yourself. A great man, respected colleague and all round good human being.
My condolences to family and friends.
You will be forever remembered and greatly missed.September 16, 2021
Condolences to Gregs family.September 16, 2021
The Trafalgar Fire Brigade would like to offer condolences to Greg’s family.
Greg was a member of our Brigade from June 1993 to August 2001.
During this time he held Lieutenant positions from 1997 to 2001 as well as taking on Brigade Training Officer. Greg also became the Narracan Deputy Group Officer in 2001.
There are many happy memories of the Trafalgar Running Team competitions. You spoke fondly to me of keeping the Mynard brothers “under control” during these times.
Always the gentleman. Rest in peace our friend and colleague.September 16, 2021
Vale Bangers. You were a model of service, attitude and support that all CFA career staff working with and for volunteers should seek to emulate.September 16, 2021
My condolences to his family.
A beautiful service to a kind and generous soul.September 16, 2021
All our love and thoughts are with Greg’s family and hope that your warm memories are cherished for all the years to come.
Wendy and Geoff xx
It was lovely to have met you. R.I.P GregSeptember 16, 2021
Rip Greg y will be sadly missedSeptember 16, 2021
A job well done Bangers! A good firefighter and descent bloke..September 16, 2021