BLACK – John Philip

Born on August 28, 1954. Passed away November 13, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at his farm in Traralgon on November 13th, 2021, in the presence of his loving family.
Aged 67 years.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Mandie.
Much loved father and father-in-law of Jessica and Dean, Madeleine, Johanna and Ben.
Adored Ro Ro to Miles and Charlie.

Loved and cherished always.

“Back to back to back”

Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service for Mr John Philip Black is a private service by invitation only.

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  1. Dear libs thinking of you
    And Mandy and the girls
    bonno what a funny bloke who will be sadly missed
    Thinking of you all Kym Claude and Sam

    Kym durbano November 14, 2021
  2. Condolences to the Black family on the loss of John, a life cut too short.

    Julie and John Balcombe November 14, 2021
  3. I love you Bono.

    Cloughie November 14, 2021
  4. Bono, was a great man.
    Always up for a chat or laugh no matter the situation or location. Genuinely invested in the conversation at hand.
    A kind, gentle and giving man with a lovely nature.
    I will always have fond memories of him.

    Sending love to Mandie, Jess, Madz and Joey.
    Also to Peter, Lib and their families

    Kellie Eddy November 15, 2021
  5. John, Blacky, Bono was a great man. Condolences to Mandie and family. Bono made a big impact on my life when I was a teenager and I will never forget him.
    Good Bless ya Bono.. TJ..

    Tony JUstin November 15, 2021
  6. Saddened to hear of John’s passing. Remembering him from fellowship days at Traralgon South and remembering his funny sense of humour. Daryl remembers their footie days …
    Our sympathy to Mandie and family.

    Lynette Rawson November 15, 2021
  7. Condolences to Mandie and his wonderful daughters and extended family who will all miss this fantastic man.

    The ball is skied to deep long on and the opposition sprints then jogs. They’d settle and stop to take the catch as we’d all wait for Blacky to holler……”watch the dog watch dog!!!” and on queue the fielder would fumble.

    Will never be forgotten Blacky

    Morrow November 15, 2021
  8. Saddened to hear of John’s passing. Remembering him from fellowship and social events at Traralgon South in the good old days, and remembering his fun sense of humour. Daryl remembers their youthful footie days. Another good one taken far too soon.
    Our sympathy to Mandie and family.

    Lyn Rawson November 15, 2021
  9. Dear Mandie and family, offering my sincerest condolences on the passing of John. Although our times of catching up were well spaced out it was always a pleasure to catch up and chat with John. We first both attended Youth Club on Friday nights at the Traralgon South Hall. Then at Netball Tournaments when our girls and yours were teenagers. And also when you were involved in the WTC productions, I delighted in seeing John in the audience and catch up with quick Hello when I would usher him to his seat. It always brought a smile to my face remembering the jokester he was.

    Jill Williams (nee Crawford) (Peter, dec.) Naomi & Nerolie November 15, 2021
  10. Our very sincere & sad condolences to all of the Black family.
    David & Sharon Reid❤️.

    Sharon Reid November 15, 2021
  11. Condolences to Mandie ,and John’s wonderful daughters and extended family.
    We will miss all the ‘advice’ we got from Johnny always in his booming voice.
    Memories from cousin John Bennett and his family.

    John and Rasa Bennett November 15, 2021
  12. Thoughts are with you Mandie and all the families. Enjoyed ringing early morning telling him wakey wakey hand off snakey your cows are out on the main road. Beato

    Ray Beaton November 15, 2021
  13. saddened to hear of johns passing
    great memories of the school days spent with john peter and elizabeth and on the sporting fields of cricket baseball and badminton, our neighbours
    across the creek
    deepest sympathy to Mandie and family
    Garry Julie Kevin Silvester and families

    garry silvester November 15, 2021
  14. We are sad to hear of John’s passing. He was always up for a laugh and a chat.
    Fondly remembered,
    Anton family, Toongabb8e.

    Leigh Anton November 15, 2021
  15. Dearest Mandy,
    On behalf of Gaile and I, we send our condolences and great sadness to yourself, the girls and their families, on the passing of John.
    His presence, mentoring, sense of humour and true friendship will be missed beyond comprehension.
    A person of his stature, kindness and generosity was rare and I for one will miss him greatly.
    Condolences to Peter, Annie, Libbie and John and their respective families.
    Stephen and Gaile

    Stephen Lynch November 15, 2021
  16. Deepest condolences to the extended Black family. A teammate and opponent on both the cricket field and baseball diamond. An honorable bloke who loved a laugh.
    Jerome Foenander

    Jerome Foenander November 15, 2021
  17. Saddened to hear of Johns passing, condolences to Mandie, Libby and the Black family will miss Johns cheeky smile. Judy Hislop (Spencer)

    Judy Hislop November 15, 2021
  18. Dear Mandie girls Libby Peter and all the black clan
    Very very sorry to hear your sad news Bono was such a great guy lots of funny times taking us to the woolshed auntie Renes card nights upsetting Lulu
    together with ” Floriie and Jack “

    Margaret O'Brien November 15, 2021
  19. Sincere condolences to Mandy , girls and their families. Johns hearty greetings and laughter will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
    Condolences also to Peter , Anne and family, and Elizabeth John and their family.
    Thank you John , Peter and Elizabeth for very happy memories of early years.
    May you all find great comfort in your memories.

    Mary Duncan, née Bennett. November 15, 2021
  20. John Phillip Black: Sad, passing: 13th November 2021.
    The Black family patriarch.
    A wonderful human being .
    A friend to everyone.

    Great memories Blacky÷ Cricket; duck shooting; fencing; Bemm River; cattle sales; having a beer and enjoying each others company.
    Rest in peace Bono
    Sincere condolences to Mandie; Jessica, Dean, Miles and Charlie: Madelaine, Johanna and Ben:
    Peter, Anne, Libbie, John and their families
    John and Lorraine Brady.

    John & Lorraine Brady November 15, 2021
  21. Mandy girls peter Anne Libby John so sorry to hear of John passing.!so so many memories of John growing up in Stoddart family parties when we were young! Memories are not to be forgotten !

    Bernie and Tim November 15, 2021
  22. Our thoughts go out to Mandie and all John,s family, such a sad loss. Always enjoyed catching up with Blacky at the Bairnsdale cattle sales and having a chat. Also remember the trips to the Bemm where Blacky’s stories were often bigger than the fish. A larger than life character with a great sense of humour who be sadly missed and never forgotten.

    Tag & Sharon Gordon November 15, 2021
  23. So saddened to hear of John’s passing.
    Thinking of you Mandie and sending my sincere condolences to you and the family.
    Lill Cunningham

    Lill Cunningham November 15, 2021
  24. Mandie, Jessica, Madeleine, Johanna and extended family
    My sympathy to you with the passing of John – a great man always with a smile and a word. May he Rest in Peace

    Jenifer Whitwam November 15, 2021
  25. A beautiful life cut too short, love ya Bono. Our thoughts are with you and the girls Mandie.

    The Larkins November 16, 2021
  26. To Mandie and family so saddened to hear of Johns passing from one old hawk to another I’ll miss our hawks footy chats I’ll barrack twice as hard now Rest In Peace John Greg and Vicki wood

    Greg wood November 16, 2021
  27. Sorry to hear of John passing away. Memories will never fade of the old Traralgon South days.
    Piling in the car going to catch the school bus.
    Counting down the days for your childhood birthday parties on the farm. They were the best!
    Our sympathy to Mrs Black, Peter, Libby & families.

    Max Cochrane November 16, 2021
  28. Very sad news. Thinking of you all at this time. We will miss John – such a great neighbour, always willing to help. He lives on in our memories.

    Barbara & Robert Johnson (Dunbar). November 16, 2021
  29. Dear Mandie, Peter, Libby and families.
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of John. What a wonderful Aussie bloke he was. He had time for everyone.
    Sending love to you all
    Deb and Steve Soutar

    Deb Soutar November 16, 2021
  30. A man that supported, mentored, lead and loved so many throughout his journey. He will never truly know the difference he made to the lives of everyone he touched, but we’ll carry those lessons and memories with us forever.

    I’ll never forget what you did for me over so many years. I’ll do my best to pass on your lessons in life, love and cricket to those who will also one day become the teacher.

    Farewell Bono.

    Peter Dunstan November 16, 2021
  31. Dear Mandie, Jessica, Madeline, Johanna, Libby, Peter and extended family.

    Throughout our walk in life we sometimes meet special people who just have the ability to make the world a better place. We were very privileged and blessed to have had the pleasure and good fortune to have someone as special as John to call our friend. He was such a wonderful man, his kind and jovial nature and genuine care for everyone certainly captured many hearts. He was truly one of life’s best. We will all really miss him. He made the world a better place.
    We wish to extend our most sincere and deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Love from
    David, Caroline, Melissa, Laura, Louise and family

    Caroline Jeffrey November 16, 2021
  32. Condolences to the Black family and all who loved John. May memories of him warm the ache of his loss.

    Lee McKenzie November 16, 2021
  33. Saddened to hear of the passing of Blacky. Our condolences to Mandy and family. A terrific bloke, great sense of humour, had time for everyone. Tough squash competitor. Taken far too soon.

    Julie and Alex Irvine November 16, 2021
  34. To dear Mandie, Jessica, Madeleine, Johanna and extended family
    Condolences to you all with the passing of John. My girls and I will treasure the time spent with your family. We are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Love to you all,

    Wendy Moore November 16, 2021
  35. Deepest sympathy to Mandie, girls a families on the passing of Bono! Fond memories of the Cricket days at Glengarry and the funny times over the years. It was always good to catch up as you were always guaranteed a laugh. Bono will be missed by a lot of people.

    Tom & Louise Bermingham November 16, 2021
  36. Dear Mandie, Jess, Maddie, Joey, Pete & Annie, Libby, John and ALL your immediate clan. We send our love at this saddest of times and we remember so very fondly the times shared with you all during our Gippsland days and beyond.
    John was an amazing man and will be remembered so fondly throughout the district.
    Much love to you all.
    Damian, Elaine, Scott, Chris & Kate, Adrian and Lucy Black. xo xo

    Elaine Black November 16, 2021
  37. Condolences to John’s family, will be sadly missed. Have many happy memories of our squash days and battles.
    RIP mate

    Neil Young November 16, 2021
  38. Condolences to Johns family. We will remember fondly fun times , duck season, cattle sale banter and all the story telling. An absolute character that has gone too soon. Will be sadly missed. Gerald and .Sonya Hanratty

    Gerald and Sonya Hanratty November 16, 2021
  39. We were much saddened to learn of Johns passing. Sincere condolences to Mandie, Peter and Anne, Elizabeth and John and families. your in our thoughts at this time
    Many happy memories of times together on the farm. A man full of fun and good humour.

    Kevin and Ursula Waide

    Kevin Waide November 17, 2021
  40. Vale John. May you Rest In Peace..
    Condolences to Mandy and girls and their families. His death will leave a big hole in your family.
    Condolences also to Peter and family, and Libby and family. I don’t like it when my young first cousins die so young. It is even worse when it is your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    May you all find comfort in happy memories.
    Mary Duncan and family.

    Mary Duncan November 17, 2021
  41. To Mandie and Family please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our memories go back many years including John being our farming advisor, was known to act as our designated driver to events at Cowwarr, many long and exhaustive discussions with John holding the floor on most occasions and many other fond memories.
    Peter (Jacko) and Sharon Jackson

    Peter Jackson November 17, 2021
  42. Condolences to the Black family! Bono was a great man who always made you welcome at the Thursday night get togethers and will be sadly missed! Bryan Crowe

    Bryan Crowe November 18, 2021
  43. To Libby, Mandy and Peter Black and families. So sad for your loss. I didn’t know Bono well but what l did know l really liked. He was always entertaining and quick with a jibe. I know he will be sadly missed. Chrisser

    Chris King November 18, 2021
  44. Sending our deepest sympathies and condolences to John’s family and everyone who loved him.
    We will never forget the kindness and generosity he showed our family throughout his life and especially the bravery he demonstrated on Black Saturday. An absolute legend and ornament to all the games he played.
    Maria Pizzi and Rosie Pizzi

    Maria Pizzi November 18, 2021
  45. Our sincere condolences and sympathies to mandie, jessica, Madeleine and Johanna also to peter and libby and their families. Words cannot really express how amazing john was . We will certainly miss him coming into the store especially after a hawks win or just to have a chat about farming, local cricket or how well the tigers were going. A truly great man who will be so sorely missed by all he touched .RIP bono you bloody legend. Darren Scott, Sue Williams and all the staff at brownwigg traralgon Also everyone from jack Scott and sons

    Darren Scott November 18, 2021
  46. Deepest sympathy to Mandie girls and extended families
    He was one of the very best
    Many happy memories during our badminton years with the CATS
    Rest In Peace
    Leone Mornane (VEGH)

    Leone Mornane November 19, 2021
  47. To All the Black Family,
    Blackie was a gentleman and a hell of a laugh! Fond memories of watching netball in the rain.
    You were one of a kind and will be missed by all.
    sincere condolences
    Fiona O’Mara

    Fiona O'Mara November 19, 2021
  48. Our sincere condolences on the passing of John. A true gentleman who welcomed us to the CATS family. May you be blessed with many happy memories.

    Max and Sal Anderson November 19, 2021
  49. A true gentleman, a larrikin, a mentor and friend to so many of us who grew up under his wing. You made the world a much better place for being in it Bono and you will be missed by all and remembered fondly.

    Love to Mandie, the girls and their families at such a terrible time. Thinking of you all.

    Nerelle Foster November 20, 2021
  50. Mandie girls and families
    Very sad to hear of John’s passing. What a gorgeous man he was .
    Love to all
    Peter & Chris Glaubitz and family

    Christine Glaubitz November 21, 2021
  51. Vale Blackie., A good and decent man. Save for the last there was never an occasion, on parting after one of our many chats, that I didn’t feel better – with a smile on my dial.
    Condolences to family.

    Denis Smith November 22, 2021
  52. Sorry to hear of the passing of John (Bono). A great person, fierce competitor on the cricket field but enjoyed a beer and chat after the game. Condolences to Mandy and families.

    Colin & Ann Sing November 24, 2021