DRANE – Maxwell (Max) Sydney

Passed away peacefully with loving family at his side on Wednesday the 29th of June 2022, aged 89 years.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Jeanne.
Loved father and father-in-law of Gina and Shane, Rob and Rose, Jackie and Cameron.
Adored Pa of Dylan, Zac and Jesse. Kezia, Kierleigh, Anya and Addy. Brooke, Olivia and Dan.

A lifetime of wonderful memories.





Funeral Notice
Gippsland Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel Cemetery Drive, TraralgonView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Maxwell (Max) Sydney Drane will be held at Gippsland Memorial Park Rose Chapel, Cemetery Road Traralgon on THURSDAY (July 7, 2022) commencing at 11.00 am.
  1. Dear Jeanne and the family so sorry to hear of Max’s passing our thoughts are with you all. Ray and Mal Beaton

    Ray Beaton June 30, 2022
  2. Dear Jeanne and family, Max was a wonderful neighbour and friend. He was always happy to help and had an answer to all of our technical questions. We will miss him dearly. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Love Heather, Jim and family xxxx

    Heather Watt July 1, 2022
  3. Pa was one of a kind. He was a puzzle loving, kind and incredibly smart man who we all loved very much. I will always remember his sense of humour and positivity no matter what.
    I miss you already Pa and thank you for everything you have taught me xx

    Olivia Davies July 1, 2022
  4. Crossword-puzzle loving **

    Olivia Davies July 1, 2022
  5. Dear Jeanne and family, our thoughts are with you on the loss of a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be sadly missed by all of our family after more than 50 years of knowing him. Love from Una, Bruce, Michelle, Stephen, Donna and their families.

    Bruce Wright July 2, 2022
  6. Dear Jeanne and family, my love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Robyn Hammond

    Robyn Hammond July 2, 2022
  7. Dear Dad,Max,Pa.
    What a wonderful life- so many memories to treasure.
    Vale to our beautiful Dad,Father-In-Law and beloved Pa.
    A hero to me, mentor and mate to Cam and “Paree” personified to Brooke, Livvy and Dan.
    Strength in the face of adversity, practical and pragmatic till the end.
    You’ll always be my “Main Event”!
    Love you Dad.
    Jack. Xxx

    Jackie Davies July 2, 2022
  8. Most saddening news received today: that my Uncle Max Drane passed away yesterday. A very fine Uncle and a good cheerful friend of my late parents as well. My very earliest memory of him was on a boat fishing trip I think at Shallow Inlet; I was only about five years old but I remember his capable manner, kindness, patience and sense of interest and goodwill – which was my abiding impression of him through all this time… Thoughts to the family and Drane cousins especially.

    Alan Hall July 3, 2022
  9. Dear Auntie Jeanne and family. We will miss Uncle Max and his cheery smile and warm loving personality. Always a kind and encouraging word to give and a big hug. Always positive and always interested in everything I had to say. I will miss our farm chats about the cows and the land and all his good tips and advice about how to manage the cattle. God bless you Uncle Max. XX

    Alison Hall July 3, 2022
  10. Dear Jeanne and family our love and thoughts are with you all at this sad time Max was such a nice guy i know you will all miss him very much but you have great memories of a lovely husband Dad and grandfather
    love Kaye & len Jones

    Kaye Jones July 4, 2022
  11. Dearest Pa,
    I will always treasure the memories I have of you fishing on the beach in Townsville with us and your ridiculous jokes about shark bites. The stoicism and strength you showed throughout your life was an inspiration.
    I will love you and miss you forever.
    Xoxo Kez.

    Kezia Drane July 4, 2022
  12. Dear Jeanne & family
    Sorry to hear of Max’s passing, you will all have wonderful memories, sending our love to you all
    Max & Maria O’Doherty

    Maria O’Doherty July 4, 2022
  13. Farewell dear Uncle Max. It is said that what we remember most about a person is how they made us feel, and not so much what they accomplished or anything else. Uncle Max’s warmth and sincerity were so central to who he was. These qualities, together with his genuine interest in how your life was going, followed up by a thoughtful and sometimes humorous word of encouragement, all added up to creating the feeling that you were much the better for knowing him. Deepest sympathy to dear Auntie Jeanne and all of the family. Rest in peace with God, dear Uncle Max xx

    Lyndel cuesta July 4, 2022
  14. Dear Jeanne and family,
    Such lovely memories of Max, of his kindness and respect for all ; a dear friend to our family.
    With love and thoughts from Donald and Faye Rash ( Whateley)

    Faye Rash July 5, 2022
  15. To my only and older brother Max you were the rock and idol of my memories growing up on Thrushbank farm.Given there were 7 years age difference between us some of your lessons came with there challenges. But looking back they were great life experiences I have been greatful for.And I have always been very proud to be your brother.
    To Jeanne and all of your family and friends our love and sympathy are with you all at this sad time.
    Your passing will leave a huge gap in the extended Drane family.
    Thank you for so many wonderful memories. Love always.
    Rex & Janice Drane & Families.

    Rex Drane. July 5, 2022
  16. We are deeply saddened to hear of Max’s passing and know he was such a special husband, father, pa and friend to many. He was such a beautiful, resilient and gentle man.

    We are thinking of you all and look forward to share in celebrating his life together.

    All our love,
    The Love-Linay Family xox

    Jodie Love-Linay July 5, 2022
  17. Dear Jeanne,Gina, Rob and Jack, and your families.We “The Macca’s” …Kevin, Jill, Aaron, Mike, and Rachel are thinking of our dear friends and past neighbours at this sad time. Max always had a smile and a quick quip as we passed by for a cuppa or a catch up.

    Jill McMahon July 5, 2022
  18. My Dear Pa,
    I’ll treasure all my memories with you forever. A strong, silent type who made an impact on everyone’s lives. Your positivity will stay with me forever.
    I love and miss you xx

    Kierleigh Drane July 6, 2022
  19. Dear Jennie and families, sending our deepest sympathy to you all, in regards to the passing of dear Max. love from Gavin & Cheryl Osborne (Trewin) and family xx xx

    Cheryl Osborne July 6, 2022
  20. Jeanne, thinking of you. Hold onto your memories

    love Barbara & Robert Johnson

    Barbara Johnson July 6, 2022
  21. Dear Jeanne, Jackie, Gina, Rob and families,

    We are so sorry that Max has passed but his loving spirit will live on with all of us who had the pleasure of knowing him.
    All our love Sue , Colin, Lauren, Tom and Josh Oliver xxx

    Sue Oliver July 6, 2022
  22. Dear Jeanne, Gina, Robbie and Jackie
    Max was the proud father of a wonderful family. I had the good fortune to work with Jeanne for several years and was honoured to teach their three children at Grey Street. The values that Max and Jeanne instilled in Gina, Robbie and Jackie were a reflection of their loving parenting. Max has lived a full and productive life.
    Our thoughts are with you
    John & Mary Meadows

    John Meadows July 6, 2022
  23. Pa,
    Nearly 90, beautiful, long years on this earth. I am so honoured and grateful to have known, and be loved by you for 25 of those years. You built me my first netball hoop and watched as I fell off my bike many times. I loved your endless tours of the veggie patch and taking turns on your tractor.
    Thank you for all the gorgeous memories. I will miss our little chats and the bacon and eggs on the bbq that you always knew how to perfect.
    Love you Pa. Love Brookey 🤍

    Brooke Davies July 6, 2022
  24. Dearest Pa.
    Although I’ll forever miss you, the cricket in the backyard, your constant loving, humorous, positive personality and of course the old caravan trips to Queensland I’ll always be grateful for and cherish the memories and moments we did have together. You were the best Pa I could ever ask for and I’ll continue to love you forevermore.

    Jesse Heck July 6, 2022
  25. Clever, Funny, Humble, Tough and Tender, Stoic and Strong; A mate, always ready to help a friend when he could. Make anything he turned his hand to. Helping me with school projects. Nanny’s right hand man. Helping her with cryptic cross words. Thinking outside the square. Sudoku and Just Jumble.

    A proud Pa. Always happy to hear of the boys latest exploits, school, sport or just what they were up to on the farm.

    Forever the perfectionist: Never accepting second best; “Good better best, never let it rest, ‘til your good is better and your better best”. “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” “Don’t set your standards by other people’s”.
    I’m not sure I’ll ever reach those standards, but I’ll keep striving.
    Forever your little girl. Forever my Hero. Love you Dad. ❤️💔

    Gina July 7, 2022
  26. Pa,
    I will always miss you but I will cherish the memories made, the lessons taught and jokes told. You set me the perfect example of how a man should live his life. You were respected, love and adored.
    Love ya Pa, Zac

    Zac Heck July 7, 2022
  27. Pa, there are so many things about you that made you the man we loved, your kind words, patience, encouragement and loving heart. Distance was never a worry when it came to us, 2000kms never felt closer as you were always interested and there to talk about our latest projects, car modifications, how we went in the weekend footy or just about work, Despite the battle you were facing your cheeky sense of humour and quick wit shone through. Whilst on the phone to you just a few days before you said goodbye, I asked if you were behaving yourself to which you replied that you had to cause if you didn’t Nanny would whip out the rolling pin, cracking jokes right until the end.

    A memory that will stick with me forever is how much you loved your stories and sharing them with us, from your younger days on the farm to growing up and working, to all your adventures you shared with Nanny tripping around Australia. Although you are no longer with us in person your spirit and stories will always live on, We will make sure of it, goodbye for now Pa, I can’t wait to once again listen to what you have to share, hopefully we’ll have some good stories to share with you too, love you Pa

    Dylan Heck July 7, 2022