CARTER – Paul Balmain

Born on August 10, 1979. Passed away June 27, 2021.

Passed away suddenly at Traralgon on 27th June 2021

Aged 41 years.

Dearly loved son of Yvonne and Philip.

Much loved father of Jessie-Marie, and Ruby.

Adored brother of Michael.

Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Avenue, MoeView Map
The funeral service and committal for cremation for Mr Paul Balmain Carter will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 6 Ollerton Avenue Moe on Thursday (July 8th, 2021) at

In lieu of Flowers donations to beyond Blue would be appreciated envelopes available at the service.

Paul’s service will also be live streamed, to view the live stream, please click here.
  1. Deepest sympathy to Yvonne, Phil, Michael, and Paul’s family. So sorry to hear the sad news.. Thinking Of you, as this is so tragic,to lose our children.. Kathy and Ricky Rose 🌹♥️♥️🌹 xxx

    Kathy Rose June 30, 2021
  2. Sending all my love to the Carter family, i can only imagine what you are going through! Paul will always have a piece of my heart, he will be greatly missed!

    Jessica ONeill July 1, 2021
  3. Our heartfelt sympathy to Paul’s family during this very tough time.
    It was nice to reconnect with Paul after some years and to get to know him again, especially through his music.
    We’ll miss you Carts, rest in peace.

    Cliff and Marja Jamieson July 1, 2021
  4. Sincere and heartfelt condolences to Yvonne, Phillip and Michael,at this in credibility sad time. Rest in peace Paul. Ellen

    Ellen Rappold July 2, 2021
  5. Thinking of you with love
    Lynne and Rob
    Mudjimba Qld

    Lynne Davis and Robert Waller July 2, 2021
  6. So sorry to hear of this tragic news. My deepest sympathies go out to all of Paul’s family, & his daughter’s who I know he was so proud of & loved so much.
    RIP Carter… we’ll all miss you mate xx

    Reannah July 2, 2021
  7. Paul I will miss your funny little messages, you really had so much to offer the world, I cannot believe you have gone, Sing loudly and proudly where ever you are.
    Condolences to Yvonne and your girls
    Julie Reed

    Julie Reed July 2, 2021
  8. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Yvonne, Phil, Michael and families on the loss of your dearest Paul.
    Christine (nee Booth) and Phil Backman 💕

    Christine Backman July 3, 2021
  9. Devastated to hear of your loss. My heart is breaking for you all. All our love Krystyn and Wayne James

    Krystyn James July 3, 2021
  10. To Yvonne and Phil
    So sorry to hear of your loss of Paul
    Thinking of you at this time
    Gail and Roger

    Roger and Gail Rejmer July 3, 2021
  11. Dear Yvonne and Phil, I’m really sorry for this sudden loss. Wishing you and Michael my deepest sympathy. Greta

    Greta Muhleisen July 4, 2021
  12. My heart aches Yvonne and Phil and Michael and all extended family for this heartbreaking loss of beautiful Paul.
    Our tight music community and friends are grieving the loss of a loving soul and talented musician.
    In our hearts forever .
    Rennie Jack and Marley Jones 💔💔💔

    Rennie jones July 5, 2021
  13. Yvonne and Phil, Mike, Jess and Ruby. Our hearts are breaking, ours thoughts and love are with you you all.
    Love Judi, John, Erica, Gary, Meg and Dion and James.

    Judi Rietveld July 5, 2021
  14. Sending our sincere condolences to Phil, Yvonne, Michael, Jessie-Marie & Ruby. May all of your memories, photos & stories of Paul help you in the days ahead. Our Love & Thoughts will be with you on Thursday. 💔🌹

    Buck & Barb Ingleton

    Barb Ingleton July 6, 2021
  15. Paul you were a true friend through our turbulent high school era – it is a loss to the world that you are gone. Deepest sympathy to your family and loved ones.

    Hazel Rauch (nee Noakes) July 6, 2021
  16. Deepest sympathy to Yvonne, Phil, Michael and families on the passing of Paul. Such sad news.

    Jenny Slade July 6, 2021
  17. Hey Paul. Thank you for being a wonderful friend during high school and reaching out later in life.
    I will always remember playing the guitar with you, your smile and your care. You will be greatly missed.
    Thank you and rest peacefully

    Nicola Breaden July 6, 2021
  18. So so sad, thinking of you Phil, Yvonne, Michael and family. It’s heartbreaking and words cannot express how we feel. Jenny, Jeff, Phillip & Micheal Riseley 💔

    Jenny Riseley July 6, 2021
  19. To Phil and Yvonne – please accept our sincere condolences. Your pain and grief can only be imagined. Bruce and Mary.

    Bruce Andrews July 6, 2021
  20. Paul was a good man. Rest in peace buddy.

    Patrick Verhoeven July 6, 2021
  21. Paul
    37 years my old friend…37 years just wasn’t enough.
    You would come over when we were kids, to help me… because i had to mow the lawn, then we could hang out. Ride our bikes and play basketball.
    At 13 we started playing music. Your dad would encourage us, he would say “that’s great guys! Now you just have to start and finish at the same time.” 😂 we could only jam on “sunshine of your love”
    Slowly developing a love of music, we would catch the early train to school on Fridays so we could play church songs for assembly.
    On your 18th birthday we waited outside the club till midnight because the bouncer wouldn’t let us in.

    You moved to Caloundra, we would regularly talk about me moving to Qld, so when I did, we caught up, played great music, made a stupid movie to go with it. One of the best nights of my life!

    We had struggles we would talk through, so many young stupid mistakes. Drunken moments, good and bad! Random escapes from the world. Road trips, Relationships, children, jobs, houses, addictions, many failures and a few wins!
    You saw the best in everyone & always listened. No matter how far the distance or time apart, the conversation would always continue as if you were just… always there. But I wasn’t when you needed it most. I’m sorry 😞

    Rest easy Paul
    I miss you so much already, I want to pick up the phone and chat with you about how this feels and what you were going through. I just hope that sadness you were carrying has ended.


    Micah Reimers July 7, 2021
  22. The greatest sting to human heart ,is to have to love and then yo part.
    Sleep peacefully darling boy.
    Luv ya , Nettie and Paul

    Annette and Paul Carrodus July 7, 2021
  23. You were a good mate, growing up there wasnt one sport that we didnt play together. Tennis, basketball, football. Was great to reconnect in our adult years. I was pleased to see you at the supermarket few month’s back and briefly chat. I wish there was more I could of done to help you through your troubles. Will always miss you mate.


    Sam Riseley July 8, 2021
  24. It’s been a couple of days since I heard and I’m still in shock

    From the moment we met as two country Victorian kids who both moved to Queensland at the same time and the same age, and both with a love of music, we were destined to be mates.

    Although life eventually took us in different directions, we still managed to keep in touch, thanks for the memories brother, I’ll never forget them.

    Mike, if you’re reading this, just know that I’m here for you of you ever need someone to talk to.


    Micheal Riseley July 8, 2021
  25. My deepest sympathy to Phil and family and to Paul’s family. Thinking of you all. With love Liz ( Links) and family.

    Liz Links July 8, 2021
  26. My deepest Sympathy to Paul’s parents, brother, children and close friends.
    Paul through high school I remember you as always smiling, happy, friendly and accepting of all. I wish I knew in recent times that there was something going on for you. I wish I had thought to check that you were ok. I’m so sorry that I didn’t.
    I hope wherever you are you have found peace now.


    Anita Turner July 8, 2021
  27. You will be missed my dear friend .
    Thank you for being you, thank you for your music and thank you for the good times .

    Townsville QLD

    Sylvia Garaj July 8, 2021
  28. My deepest sympathies to Pauls family. RIP mate.

    Paul Saunders July 8, 2021
  29. Paul i only knew you for a couple of years but they were great times and I’m so glad I got to know you xx it’s with a heavy heart that I have to say goodbye…till we meet again rest easyxx
    To all your family and friends my heart goes out to you sending all my love and strength
    Renae and kids

    Renae Mackintosh July 8, 2021
  30. So sorry for your loss Yvonne, Phil, Michael n children. Thinking of you all on this day. 🙏🙏RIP Paul
    Denise n John Kolcze

    Denise July 9, 2021
  31. Dear Phil Yvonne & family,
    I just read this sad news in the Express!
    Beyond devastated for you all.
    Sending much love & support.
    From your friends.
    Chris & Doug(Boze) Cook

    Christine Cook July 11, 2021