DOWLING – Colin (Spence)
Passed away peacefully at home after a courageous battle, surrounded by his loving family. Loved and loving husband of Lynne. Adored father and father-in-law of Matt and Kylie, Kate and Tim, Jimmy and Lisa. Adoring Pop of Tyler, Tully, Issy, Sonny, Elly and Paddy.
Our Precious Man At Rest
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Such a top bloke! Great memories Spence….. from the best beer battered fresh whiting to our whitsunday sailing holiday. Treasured memories are ours to keep forever. Sending our love to Lynne, Matt, Kate, James and families. It was a privilege to know know and love you. XxxAugust 26, 2020
Our condolences to all the family our thoughts are with you at this time. Love Aunty Susan, Lisa, Paul, Brett Cooper & Oliver. Qld.August 27, 2020
To Dear Lynne and family. We are saddened to hear of the passing of Spence. He was such a great bloke. I have many fond memories that go way back to primary school. The many hunting trips where our camp sites were side by side. He was always a bloke that you could always rely on. He will be truly missed.
Condolences to you Lynne and your family.
Condolences also to his brothers George, Dan, John and their families.
From Ron and Jenny CrozierAugust 27, 2020
A great guy with a heart of gold. My deepest condolences to the Dowling family.August 27, 2020
Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy & families our hearts & thoughts are with you all, with the sad loss of your wonderful husband, father & pop.August 28, 2020
Love the McWalters family
To Lynne Matt Kate Jimmy and families deepest condolences on the passing of Spence . He fought hard to stay with you all. Many fond memories of a top bloke love Ruth and Trevor ClarkeAugust 28, 2020
We are extremely saddened by Spence passing..Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.August 28, 2020
Barbe , Brian and family
Our love and condolences to Lynne, Matt and Kylie, Kate and Tim, Jimmy and Lisa, Isabel, Sonny, Elly, Tyler, Tully and Paddy. Special thoughts to Dan, John and George. Spence was a fantastic man with a wonderful sense of humour. One of the very best. He will be sadly missed by our family. Love from Carol and Paul Darby. xxxAugust 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to you Kate and your family. I didn’t know your dad but he must of been on of the best judging on how beautiful you are Kate Love to you and thinking of your family xxAugust 29, 2020
Dear Lynne,Matt, Kate,JimmyAugust 29, 2020
George, Dan, Johnny and families, we are thinking of you
All, sending our love
Dave,Tracey,, jess and Troy xxx
Saddened by your passing one of the good guys, precious memories held close to my heart.August 29, 2020
May you be in peace now.
Our thoughts are to the Dowling and extended family with love.
To Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families,
So saddened to hear the passing of Spence,
A true gentleman, one of a kind.
Spence will be truely missed.
Our thoughts are with George & Marilyn, Danny & Judy, John & Libby and their families.
Gayle, Ilana, Owen & Justin, Kosakiewicz.August 29, 2020
To Lynne and family, so sorry for your loss thinking of you at this sad timeAugust 29, 2020
Condolences to you Lyn and your family on the sad passing of Spence, he will be remembered always 💔💕
Chris StevensAugust 29, 2020
Thinking of all the Dowling family at this extremely sad time. Spence was a great man who will be sorely missed!
Sending our love Adrian, Michelle, Jack & Blake Sharp xxAugust 29, 2020
To Lynne, Matt, Kate & Jimmy.
My sincere condolences on the loss of an amazing man.
We were so blessed to have him in our lives.
All my loveAugust 29, 2020
Thinking of you all at this sad time love from Arnold and Colleen BondAugust 29, 2020
Such a sad loss to the whole family. Spence was a great bloke with a heart of gold, willing to help out at any time. He has gone way too soon after putting up a really courageous fight. He will live in the hearts of many.August 29, 2020
Sincere condolences to Lynn, Matt &Kylie, Kate and Tim, Jimmy & Lisa, their children and the extended family.
Karyn & Gary, Hamish & Jen, Nathaniel, Lachy & Kara, Sam & James and families.
Our condolences are with you Lynne and family at this difficult time. Life can be so unfair.August 29, 2020
Cherish those memories.
Love from Sue and Craig xx
Will always remember you Spencer. Standing around the oven having a cuppa at Roger Street. Big loss for us all.August 29, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to Lynn, Matty ,, Katie , Jimmy. And families .
Dear Kate, Tim and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the difficult time. Love Brett, Lisa, Oliver & Cooper. XoAugust 30, 2020
JTo the ever beautiful Lynne, and her wonderful family, Matt, Kate, Jimmy their partners and those adorable grandchildren. Our heart felt thought’s are with you all at this very sad time. No need to tell you guys what a great bloke Spence was because you now better than any of us. As time heals remember Spence will be watching you every day, in memories, he never went away, he hears you when you’re laughing, he watches you as you sleep, he wraps you in his arms to calm you as you weep, he sees you wish your days away begging to have him home, so he sends you signs to let you know you are not alone. So live your life, in time laugh again, enjoy yourself, be free. Then he will know with every breath you take your taking one for him. All our love 💓 Kevin, Sheryll, Fiona, Alyce, Nathan, Lucas, Mitchell and baby AriyaAugust 30, 2020
To Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families.
Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Spence. A true gentleman who will be missed by all.
Lee Clarke and family.August 30, 2020
Lyne , Matt, Kate, & Jimmy, our love and thoughts are with you all, Such a sad time for many, Such good memory’s of a great family man.August 30, 2020
Regards Rob & Roseanne Benson & Family
Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families, sending our heartfelt condolences at this devastating time. Spence was one of a kind. An absolute character and will be truly missed. All our love,August 31, 2020
Nath, Kitty and Florence X
Our thoughts are with Lynne and family , such a nice person ,good husband ,father ,grandfather ,community member and an all around great blokeAugust 31, 2020
Condolences to Lynne, Matt , Kate and families, Spence was a tireless worker and volunteer , he was a gentleman and loved his family, i will never forget the times we worked side by side at the YFNC , we shared many laughs and beers ,
Will be sadly missed
Deano , Viv & Eamon SuaresAugust 31, 2020
Dear Kate & Tim, Isabel, Sonny, Elly & FamilyAugust 31, 2020
We are deeply sorry to hear your sad news and our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. May your treasured memories help comfort you.
Love and hugs
Uncle Giovanni & Aunty Judy xoxo
Dear Kate and all her family.August 31, 2020
If you take after your Dad, Kate, he must have been a wonderful man!
Thinking of you all at this difficult time
Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy & families, sending you all our heartfelt condolences & deepest sympathy at this very sad & difficult time. Our thoughts are with you.August 31, 2020
Love the Bonacci family
Thoughts are with the Dowling family. People like Spence are the heart and soul of local football clubs. Always part of the Cougar family.August 31, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Lynne, Matt, Kate, James and families. Thinking of you at this sad time.August 31, 2020
Eleanor and Terry Robinson
Our deepest condolences to Lynne, Matt & Kylie, Kate & Tim, Jimmy & Lisa, Tyler, Tully, Issy, Sonny, Elly & Paddy. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Spence will be remembered fondly by all of us as a one in a million man who bought joy and laughter to many.August 31, 2020
Lots of love, Mark, Stacey, Emmy & Mali Andrew
To Lynne,Matt,Kate Jimmy and families,our thoughts are with you at this sad time.August 31, 2020
Fond memories of the times spent at the Morwell Tigers Junior Football Club.
Colin you will be sadly missed.
To Lynne & Family Sending you Love and Hugs
From Jenny & Norm SymonsAugust 31, 2020
To Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families.
We are saddened to hear of the passing of dear Spence.
Our condolences to you , and to George,Dan and John.
From Peter and Annie Black
Condolences to you all, and to George, Dan and John
Peter and Annie BlackAugust 31, 2020
Dear Lynne, sincere condolences to you, your beautiful kids, their partners and your grand children. Take strength from each other, share and cherish each memory and know that Spence lives on in each of you, in your hearts, your thoughts and the people you are. Thinking of you all, love Leanne and Joff xxxAugust 31, 2020
To lyn, Matty, Kate and jimmy,August 31, 2020
Such a good man, fond memories of Spence on the roof, taught meself and many others the trade of rooftiling,
Highly respected everywhere and will be sadly missed by all,
You were a good man Spence.
J Millsy and family
Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families, we are saddened to hear of the passing of dear Spence. Our condolences to you and also to George, Dan and John.
From Peter and Annie BlackAugust 31, 2020
Dear Lynne Matt Kate Jimmy & FamiliesAugust 31, 2020
Sending you all love, strength and heartfelt
thoughts during this difficult and sad time.
Spence was a wonderful person and he will
be truly missed by us all.
Love Chris & Lenny xx
Dear Kate, Matt, Jimmy, and family, so sorry for your loss, what a great bloke Spence was, while playing at Yinnar, was always up for some banter and a chat in the club rooms or at the bar. I know you guys will give him a great send off my condolences to you all and your family. Thinking of you all.August 31, 2020
Well Old fella.
a thousand words could not even discribe the loss , that lynne, Matty,Kate,and Jimma must be feeling as you brought the most wonderful children into this world!
Katey! Princess Mary would not even be your Big toe!
Jimma your a cool Cat!
Matty D your the most honest truest Man, to wonder this Earth!!
Lynne thankyou so much for being so lovely and kind xx
Spencer Im totaly lost for words on how much you truly meant to me.
those last 3 words you said to me, will be in my Heart forever!
I love you too Mate!
Your free now to join the Universe! and be any Bird you wish to be, of course a Wedgetail Eagle comes to mind lol..
Have a Brew with Nan and Uncle Terry for me xx
Yours Sincerly and with love.
Colin MorrisSeptember 1, 2020
Lynne, Matt, Kate, & Jimmy and families, our love and thoughts are with you all,September 1, 2020
Michael, Nat, Audy and Gracie Black.
Spence, your passing has left a hole in the hearts of everyone who was lucky enough to know you. Such a great man & an absolute honour to have known. You will be sadly missed but remembered fondly.September 1, 2020
Sending our love & condolences to Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jimmy, George, Dan, John & families.
Love Lincoln & Marnie Herbert.xx
Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jim and your families you are in our thoughts and hearts today as you farewell your beloved Spence, Dad and Pop . Spence was such a wonderful ,warm friendly gentleman and a treasured cousin ! We know your lives will not be the same without his cheeky smile but he will always be loved and remembered by all that had the pleasure of knowing him . XXXXSeptember 1, 2020
Dear Jimmy, Lease and Paddy and the Dowling family,September 1, 2020
We are so sorry for the loss of your father and dearest Pop. Our heartfelt thoughts are with you all at this most sad and difficult time.
Thinking of your family and sending you lots of love and support for today.
Love Pat, Jess and Tommy McNulty xx
To dear Lynne and Family, we are so sorry that you have lost such a beautiful man, he will be sorely missed by all who knew himSeptember 1, 2020
All our love Wayne, Jennie ,Chris and Kellie Harris
Like his father, a true gentleman and all round great bloke. 🎣 Ned and Itchy.September 1, 2020
The Yinnar Bowls Club would like to pass on our sincerest condolences to the Dowing Family on the passing of one of our longest sponsors- Spence. He was a truly generous man and our Club has really appreciated his support over the yearsSeptember 1, 2020
Dear Lynne, Matty, Kate, Jimmy & familiesSeptember 1, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Spence was a great man , respected by respected by all and will be sorely missed,
Sending our thoughts & love,
Guy, Natalie & Family
To all the Dowling family our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Col certainly gave it his best shot. He will be greatly missed by many. David, Floretta, Will and Avis McInnesSeptember 1, 2020
With a a heavy heart we join the beautiful family of Spence to farewell him from our earthly presence..
Spence you showed strength and courage to stay with those you loved so dearly
Your she’ll be right mate attitude and love of family, your sense of humour and kindness to others will always be remembered
You and Lynne together have raised the most wonderful children and your legacy will live on forever.
It was a pleasure to have known you
Our sincere sympathy, Love and support always to the Dowling familySeptember 1, 2020
Pete and Sandy Rennie
Mr D, you always knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face, with your great sense of humour and awesome stories. I loved how you would always say ‘Hey Brookeo’ when I walked in the door and will forever cherish memories of our boat trips at lakes and our much loved visits to the shell museum! To Mrs D, Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families I can’t imagine how much you are going to miss him. I know he will be watching over you all, so proud of the amazing legacy he has left behind. Sending you all much love and hugs at this difficult time. Xx
To my special friend Kate, you loved your Dad so much and he loved you right back even more. The bond you had with your dad was extra special and will live on in your heart forever xx big hugs alwaysSeptember 1, 2020
My condolence s to llnne and all extended families
Bep and Micheal KennedySeptember 1, 2020
Dear Lynne, Matt, Kate, Jim and families – my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Spencer. Such a fine man who created a beautiful family. Love to you all.September 1, 2020
Condolences to a very close and loving family. We have fond memories of him around the YFC and left a great legacy in his children and grand children.September 1, 2020
Rip spence u were one of a kind they don’t come any better than you mate. Much love to Lynn matty Kate and Jim and rest of dowling familySeptember 1, 2020
Dear Lynne, Kate and the whole family. All I know about Spence is what you have shared with me over the years and from that I have learned that he was a top bloke. Sending you all my deepest sympathy at this sad time. May your dear hubby, dad, granddad Rest In Peace xxSeptember 1, 2020
To Lynne and familySeptember 1, 2020
It was a pleasure knowing Spence. Like so many others there are lots of memorable stories to tell but undoubtedly my life was made fuller by his generosity and Lynne’s friendship .
My favourite fisherman
Sincere condolences to Lynne and family on the sad passing of Colin. Will be sadly missed
Jenny RutherfordSeptember 1, 2020
Sending love and our thoughts to lynne and family and fond memories of a great neighbour and wonderful husband and father. Jacqui baldwinSeptember 1, 2020
Deepest sympathy to Lyn ,Matt, Kate, Jimmy and families.on the sad loss of Spence. He was a wonderful kind man with a great sense of humour.September 1, 2020
The pleasure was all mine Spence
To Lynn and family sad loss to my best friend Colin may he rest in peace .September 1, 2020
Many good memories of the times spent at the shack fishing and hunting .
He was very good to everyone and will be remembered and indured .
Willy kosakiewicz .
Dear Lynne, Kate, Matt, Jimmy and families,
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Spence was such a great bloke and will be sadly missed.
From Sonia, Sandra & Phillip WilliamsSeptember 1, 2020
Dear Lynne Matt Kate Jimmy & families our deepest sympathy on the passing of Col . Our thoughts are with you and family at this very sad time .
Col Robyn Medew & family .September 1, 2020
To Dear Lynne, George, Dan, John & family. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Sending all of our love. Mick & Kaylene Unitt.September 2, 2020
To Lynne and family. George, Dan John and families. So many memories. What a sad loss .my thoughts are with you all.
Liz Rule and family. XxSeptember 4, 2020
To Lynne and family, our heartfelt condolences to you all.
Rob and Sue VestySeptember 5, 2020
Thinking of you all – wishing you comfort at this sad time.September 6, 2020