Born on May 1, 1936. Passed away August 25, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at LRH on August 25, 2020 Aged 84 Years.  Loved and loving friend of Flora (dec.)

Much loved father and father in-law of Geoff and Aileen, Greg and Sharon, Cheryl and Wayne, Anne and Geoff.

Adored Pa and Poppy Tom to all his Grand Children, Great Grand Children and their families.


Sadly missed

but never forgotten

Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions, the Funeral Service of Mr Tom Dorling will be a private funeral by invitation only. A service to celebrate Tom’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Traralgon on WEDNESDAY (September 2, 2020) commencing at 1.30pm.

To view the Live stream, Click here.
  1. My Dad is so much a caring person I love him so much but now he is happy with Flora so now can rest in Peace I will always love you with all my heart

    Cheryl Harris August 27, 2020
  2. Deepest sympathy to all of the Dorling Family. From the Footy field to the Workplace a longtime friend and Good Guy.
    Morley Family.

    Graeme & Louise Morley August 27, 2020
  3. In life we loved you dearly, and in death we love you still. In our hearts you hold a place, that no-one else will ever fill.

    I’ll be holding onto the love forever and not the loss, because death only ends a life not a relationship.

    Take care of each other in the stars.

    Samantha Vollmer August 27, 2020
  4. I am glad you came back into Mum’s life all those years ago and in doing so we became a part of your life and family. You were the Dad I needed and in later years the Dad I wanted and even though we weren’t connected by blood or name, the bond and love we developed ran deep. At the moment, all I can think about is our loss and how much I am going to miss you, but I know it was your time and you were ready to join Mum.

    Ann Vollmer August 28, 2020
  5. Tom you and i started on the same day at the APM went through those years on the machines etc i left the area and went back to Melbourne but i always remembered you and your children and i will not be able to attend personally. Love to all the family and i will catch up again when we are allowed to travel Charles Lee

    Charles Lee August 28, 2020
  6. We wish to send our deepest sympathy to the family. Tom you will be sadly missed.
    Loved older Brother, brother in law and uncle to Ken, Mary and family.

    Ken and Mary Dorling August 29, 2020
  7. Passing of a true gentleman

    Laurie & Rosalie Jones August 30, 2020
  8. I remember all those happy times in your caravan eating our cereal in particular coco pops ❤️🦋. I love you so much, I will forever cherish the memories we shared. Heaven has gained an angel. Rest Easy, I love you.

    Christijana. August 31, 2020
  9. Tom ,
    You were a wonderful neighbor and friend ,
    Reunited with Flora once again .
    The Duncan Family.

    Janine and Ian Duncan September 1, 2020
  10. Our deepest sympathies to Geoff, Aileen and all the Dorling Family.

    Gordon Draper & Family September 1, 2020
  11. Uncle Tom you truly were a kind, gentle man, always smiling and laughing, I loved having a chat with you, you were always so kind to the kids and absolutely adored by mum and dad. You and dad had a special big brother little brother bond, he will as we will miss you so much. I hope you and Flora are back together enjoying your cuppa’s and cake. Deepest sympathy to all our Dorling family. We love and miss you Tom. Go blues
    Love Bec, Dean, Ryken and Paige Kinna xxxxxxx

    Bec Kinna September 1, 2020
  12. Your love and kindness towards others is a testament of how we all should be. Thank you for being a part of our family; you will be so greatly missed.
    Deepest sympathy and love to your family. xox
    Forever loved and never forgotten.
    Go Blues!

    Skye and Lavender-May Pickard September 2, 2020
  13. Many years of friendship with you and your family, our love goes out to your family, Greg, Geoff,Cheryl and Anne. Sharon Aiileen ,Wayne and Geoff and grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    So many memories , Neville Celie and family

    Neville Anderson September 2, 2020
  14. Uncle tom from the 1st time I meet you I knew you were unique even for a carlton supporter, I have many fond memories of you visiting theresa mum (marg) christi and I. I soon observed the 3 things you were most passionate about travelling, family &your beloved ah, ah, ca, carlton afl team. RIP champ reunited with flora and mum.

    Chris boyle September 2, 2020
  15. Uncle tom, growing up mum would say uncle tom has 12 days off and is coming up I would come home from school and pace the pavement watching for you and flora to arrive. We would sit out on the verandah in the sun chatting and listening 2 the footy on your pocket radio. I’ll alway remember these times and will never forget you. Love you heaps hope you flora mum and George will have a huge party together

    Theresa boyle September 2, 2020
  16. Deepest sympathy to Tom’s family and loved ones. Treasured memories of a great badminton buddy.

    Margaret Seymour September 2, 2020
  17. Forever loved

    Cherished memories

    Eternal bonds

    Cass September 2, 2020
  18. Uncle Tom!
    You are a true Gentleman! Not only have been there for Mum & Dad you were always there for me as well! You always came to my place and helped out with dad when he would come on sundays and I’ll never forget that, In every way you will be Sadly missed! You watched Bec and myself grow up thru the years and also our kids, everytime you always had a smile and never a bad thing to say no matter what the situation. Truely going to miss you mate

    Michael Dorling - Chloe, Damian, Mackenzie & Lahni September 2, 2020
  19. He is gone you can shed tears that he is gone or you can smile because he has lived, you can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left. Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him and only that he’s gone or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind be empty and turn your back or you can do what he’d want smile, open your eyes, love and go on.
    Tom we are so heartbroken, we miss you so much and your veggie garden tips. Love you Tom x
    Love Wayne and Kerry xxxx

    Wayne Dorling September 2, 2020
  20. A beautiful service for a kind, caring man.
    Uncle Tom we have lots of wonderful memories of you and Flora, you both were always up for a chat and interested in what’s been happening in our lives. You will be sadly missed by all who knew you.
    Rest easy…. reunited with Flora.
    Our thoughts are with Geoff and Allieen, Greg and Sharon

    Donna and Brian Denholm September 2, 2020
  21. To all the family sorry i just found out and wish you all the best Tom was and is a great Dad to you all

    Charles Lee July 15, 2021