FRANKLIN – Roy George

Born on June 3, 1947. Passed away November 29, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at LRH on the 29th of November 2021 aged 74.

Loved and loving husband of Julie.

Much loved Dad of Penny.

Funeral Notice
The funeral of Mr Roy Franklin will be a private funeral by invitation only.

We do ask that those invited to Roy's funeral provide proof of their Double Vaccination, on their device or a printed copy, otherwise they will be denied entry to the service.

This service will be livestreamed on Friday (10th December 2021) commencing at 1.30pm.

To view the livestream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. Roy was a one of a kind lovely man, who loved a joke & to make people laugh!!
    We will treasure our memories of him & will miss him & his jokes!!
    RIP Roy
    Deepest condolences to Julie & Penny!! Xo
    From Bek Osborne & Russell Gallagher

    Rebecca Osborne December 2, 2021
  2. Long time friend of Ellamarie & Chloe Grant many fond memories of Roy may he rest in peace condolences to Julie & Penny xxxx

    Ellamarie Grant December 2, 2021
  3. My condolences to Julie & Penny. RIP Roy

    TJ December 2, 2021
  4. Roy was such a happy, go lucky friend, we had some wonderful caravanning trips together. R.I..P. Roy. We extend our deepest sympathy to Julie and Penny xx

    Cheryl Osborne December 3, 2021
  5. Roy was such a wonderful, happy go lucky man and always there with a joke or two. We had some wonderful caravanning trips together. R.I..P. Roy. Sending our condolences to Julie and Penny xx

    Cheryl Osborne December 3, 2021
  6. My favourite bus driver! My sincere sympathy Julie and family.
    Such a nice bloke and always had a joke to tell.
    Love Roz

    Roz Carstairs December 3, 2021
  7. Thankful for the stories, loading hay, learning about livestock and cars and the friendship. Roy was a top bloke and great friend to me and my family. He’ll be well remembered and very much missed. Thoughts with Julie and Penny at this time

    Kristen B December 3, 2021
  8. Roy was a kind and hard working man & easy to work with. Enjoyed the jokes. We extend our deepest sympathy to Julie & Penny.
    Geoff & Diane Coleman

    Diane & Geoff Coleman December 3, 2021
  9. My condolences julie..thinking of you and barb baszczuk

    Barb Baszczuk December 3, 2021
  10. Sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. Our thoughts are with Julie and extended family. My kids loved having Roy as their bus driver, they have very fond memories.

    Kathleen Kootstra December 3, 2021
  11. Our thoughts are with you both, Julie & Penny with the sudden passing of Roy. He will be remembered for his sayings ‘I’ve got a joke for you, have you time ?’ & ‘just another one !’
    Rest peacefully Roy.
    Linton & McWalters families

    Linton & McWalters families December 3, 2021
  12. My condolences to Julie and Penny… Am so sorry for your loss and to hear of Roy’s passing…. We only spoke to you at the lake a few weeks ago… He was a special man with kids on the bus… Never got the gold watch from work had to buy it himself… Rest in Peace Roy…

    melissa a mcstay December 3, 2021
  13. Roy every time I buy a coffee I’ll be thing of you, you were not just a client but a great bloke that would do anything for you I’ll miss the yarns we used to have together and I can’t forget about the jokes😃 RIP thoughts are with you Julie & Penny Mario

    Mario Arestia December 4, 2021
  14. Our deepest condolences to Julie and Penny at this very sad time. Our long time neighbour and friend. Always happy to have a chat and cup of tea with a funny joke or story. We will miss you Roy. May you Rest In Peace.
    Zarko and Maria Spehar

    Zarko Spehar December 4, 2021
  15. Julie and Penny. I am so sad to hear of Roy’s sudden passing. Although I haven’t lived in Yinnar for many years Roy has always been a part of Yinnar to me. The bus driver, the farmer and the always ready to help neighbour. Roy may you Rest In Peace.
    Love Nada and family xx

    Nada Rankin December 4, 2021
  16. Roy was a gentleman, a great friend, a fantastic bus driver, excellent fence maker and always smiling Many happy memories of rearing calves together, fencing my property, hay carting and just sitting listening to his jokes and the catch up chats on how the family were going, We will treasure your memories forever and Rest In Peace Roy. xx Sincere condolences to Julie and Penny and our thoughts are with you at this sad time, Love from Pauline, Shaun and Erin Van Zwieten, <3 <3 <3,

    Pauline Van Zwieten December 4, 2021
  17. Roy was a gentleman, a great friend, a fantastic bus driver, excellent fence maker and always smiling Many happy memories of rearing calves together, fencing my property, hay carting and just sitting listening to his jokes and the catch up chats on how the family were going, We will treasure your memories forever and Rest In Peace Roy. xx Sincere condolences to Julie and Penny and our thoughts are with you at this sad time, Love from Pauline, Shaun and Erin Van Zwieten, <3 <3 <3,

    Erin Van Zwieten December 4, 2021
  18. Roy wascacgreat story teller and joke deliverer but morecthan that, he had a big heart and was never too busy to help anyone who needed it. The world will be a little colder, a little smaller, and a little lesser, without Roy in it. Rest in peace, Roy. Love and condolences to Julie and Penny. Lynne and John Brehaut.

    Lynne Brehaut December 4, 2021
  19. What a generous and happy man. Roy came to the assistance of his brother John and they both did a a lot of work in fencing here at Garfield North after the early 2019 fire destroyed all our farm infrastructure. Perhaps his greatest impact to us came over the many months of giving his time and toil and the accompanying jokes and stories did a lot to raise our spirits when we most needed it. And he loved apple pie with cream and ice cream, beaming and laughing as he anticipated another helping at the next visit.

    Peter and Lyn Link December 4, 2021
  20. A true friend is never truly gone. Their spirit lives on in the memories of those who loved them. They say friends are the family we choose. Roy was one of my chosen family and very special person. Loved by everybody. I will miss his jokes and our conversations. May he rest in peace Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Julie, Penny and the rest of the Franklin family. Your friends Tony and Josie

    Tony Nicastro December 5, 2021
  21. Condolences to Julie and family. Roy will be sadly missed.
    John White and family

    John white December 5, 2021
  22. Julie and Penny, sending all my love, Roy was one of the best men I knew, he gave me time, told me a million stories and helped me out more than once. I’m so sorry to hear he has passed, he was one in a million and I and my daughter Taysia will remember him always. Taysia still remembers him teaching her to drive the John Deere when she was little.

    Misty-Jane Vlietman-Paris December 5, 2021
  23. Goodbye old friend. Enjoyed our time working together milking & anything else that was agricultural. Hard work, jokes & yakking. From the young fella to the old fella. Thanks for the memories. Sue loved the flowers you would bring around from your garden. Condolences to Julie & Penny. Xo Peter & Sue Townsend

    Peter Townsend December 6, 2021
  24. What a man roy was willing to help everyone always had a joke to tell with a big laugh still waiting for him to pick up his becon and egg sandwich will miss u heaps mate leaving behind Julie and penny and his dogs condolences to all family love Geoff and lee Dalton

    Geoff Dalton December 6, 2021
  25. Our memories of Roy as being a hard working gentle man who love to share his jokes. You will be missed by so many people. Our condolences to Julie and Penny love Sue Kase Shaun Katie and Ryan

    Sue and Kase Plemper December 6, 2021
  26. Sending all our love to Julie and family. Roy was such a caring, fun man that will be dearly missed. No matter how busy, Roy would always make time for a chat and joke when we where working in the garden.
    Love from Ros, Bridie, and the little weeders girls x

    Bridie December 6, 2021
  27. Roy made working for him a pleasure building laneways shed sites etc he didn’t let work get in the way of a joke and a laugh we are proud to have known him over many years deepest condolences to Julie and penny from Peter and Roz Greaves

    Peter Greaves December 7, 2021
  28. Roy. Our neighbour for thirty years. Bus driver for our children. And always had a joke or two. I am glad to have spoken to you before hospital. Now resting. Deepest condolences to Julie and Penny. From Dawn Steven Chris Simone Trent Dwayne and families

    Dawn Perry December 7, 2021
  29. Sincere condolences to Julie and Penny on the passing of your beloved Roy. Roy was such a lovely man. We were always so pleased when Roy was the bus driver for our excursions. He always had a welcoming smile and a genuine interest in what was happening for the day. Roy was so generous. He even invited us to visit his farm and gave many Morwell Park students, staff and parents the opportunity to experience the calves, cows and pony and the wide open spaces at his beautiful property. He has left us with so many lovely memories.

    Ann Mills December 7, 2021
  30. Roy was always a hard working and cheery man who was always ready with a joke. Deepest condolences to Julie and Penny. Our thoughts are with you Anne, Vern, David, Erin, Cara, Josh and Ella Garth

    Anne & Vern Garth December 7, 2021
  31. Roy loved a good yarn and a good joke. Enjoyed my time working with him on his farm and at LVBL. Will be missed.

    Ken Betteley December 8, 2021
  32. We are saddened to hear the passing of Roy. A true gentleman and always there to share a joke with you. Deepest condolences to Julie and Penny
    Love Neil and Christina Richardson

    Christina and Neil Richardson December 8, 2021
  33. With the fondest of memories we will remember Roy.. The best bus driver waiting for me sprinting down the road in the frosty Boolarra mornings to catch the bus … Spending good times on the farm with Charlotte JoAnne & Elouise, the dogs were their favorite.. Thankful you were able to enjoy Lakes Entrance in Sept with Mum & Dad.. Sending the biggest hugs and love to Julie, Penny and all the extended families.. Love always The Lubawski’s x

    Georgina Lubawski December 8, 2021
  34. Dear Julie, Penny and family, I’m so very sorry for your loss. Knowing your Roy enriched my life and I will be forever grateful for all the lessons I learned from him.. Rest In Peace Roy.

    Giuliana Di Sisto December 8, 2021
  35. We are saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. Ron and Roy worked together at L.V. Bus Lines, and Ron had great memories of Roy regularly bringing back a couple of slices from the Rosedale Bakery to have on their tea break.
    Roy would regularly pop in to our factory for a cuppa and chat, which was thoroughly enjoyed.

    Going way back when our children went on School excursions, we knew they were in good hands with Roy at the wheel.
    Condolences to Julie and Penny. Two good mates now driving in the clouds.
    Marj, Kellie and Lisa Boden xx

    Marj Boden December 9, 2021
  36. A very dear friend Roy passed away 29/12/21. We will miss your wonderful kindness , warm friendship, your funny stories, laughter, the many happy meals together, doing hay and silage, and of course your famous buckets of roses. We will never forget you. Love and hugs to Julie and Penny.
    Robert and Helyn

    Robert Morrison December 9, 2021
  37. We were deeply saddened to hear of Roys passing.. He will be remembered with fondness for his lovely cheeky grin and funny stories..To dear Julie and Penny we send a warm hug and our love for your great loss.
    Kind Regards Deb & Ian Dobson.

    Deb Dobson December 9, 2021
  38. We are saddened to hear of Roy’s passing. Our condolences to Julie and Penny many fond memories of a man who always had the time for you with a story or two or maybe just a quick joke.
    Rest peacefully Roy much love Darren and Rosemary Carney

    Rosemary Carney December 9, 2021
  39. To Our Neighbours
    Deepest condolences To Julie and Penny
    May Roy Rest In Peace
    May God Bless Your Family
    John and Josephine Nicholas

    Josephine Nicholas December 10, 2021
  40. When we were kids Roy and I did everything together he was my big brother and always looked after me and helped me when I couldn’t do things all through his life he was the same always helping people.He was a hard worker always working 7 days a week and he sure achieved a lot i am proud of all he has achieved and proud to call him my brother RIP mate. Trevor &GIAL

    Trevor & Gail December 10, 2021
  41. Thinking of you all on this sad time. Roy always had a joke for us, will miss him. In Gods care.

    Frank & Helen Kirkham. December 10, 2021
  42. Roy,
    You have touched the hearts of many with your generosity & ability to care for everyone that surrounds you.
    You never let us down always having a fresh Dad joke & always knew what to say in any situation good or bad.
    Thank you for being apart of our lives, you will be so deeply missed.
    Love from Mark, Nicole, Trinati & Jason xoxox

    Mark, Nicole, Trinati & Jason December 10, 2021
  43. Sincere condolences to Julie and Penny
    Saying farewell to a friend that we made at the river fishing. Had plans of spending many more days together, enjoying your company, jokes and a beer.
    Farewell Roy
    Love. Laurie and Robyn

    Laurie Williams December 10, 2021
  44. Roy was an amazing man who always found time to help others. He taught me a lot about farm work and gave a 19 year old a chance to help run a dairy when plenty of people wouldn’t.
    Sending all my love to Julie and Penny

    Tammy December 10, 2021
  45. Uncle Roy, thank you for being such a wonderful caring and helpful Uncle. We appreciate all you have done. You are truly an angel. Condolences to Auntie Julie, penny and to all of the family.
    Love Jocelyn and family

    Jocelyn December 10, 2021
  46. Roy wasn’t just a friend to me, he was also a mentor.
    His smile, sense of humour and deep understanding of those around him will be sorely missed.

    Jonathan Bruce

    Jonathan Bruce December 10, 2021
  47. Condolences to Julie and Penny. Roy you will be missed by all. Hope Saint Peter and his boss have a sense of humour 😊

    Butch December 10, 2021
  48. A true gentleman,had some wonderful chats with Roy when he would call into the shop for a bag of chips,I shouldn’t be having these so close to tea time was his quote ever time, a much respected citizen of Yinnar,our thoughts are with Julie, Penny extended family and friends.
    Helen & Graeme O’Hara

    Helen O’Hara December 10, 2021
  49. Roy,
    A fantastic best friend to John always there no matter what the event ready and willing to assist. A true gentleman., kind and gentle to everyone he met.
    Roy made you feel important and special he had time for everyone.
    I will never forget our long chats ,cuppas and cookies together ❤.
    John’s confident ,mate, buddy and best friend.
    He will never be forgotten and always in our thoughts and prayers.
    We are proud to have had him in our lives.
    You put up a great fight but you were needed elsewhere.
    Thankyou for all the happiness you have brought so many people.
    Lots of ❤ John and xxxx

    John Franklin and Kerrie Harman December 11, 2021
  50. It’s hard to believe 30 plus years have passed since Roy drove me to school as a kid. I will always remember the fun times spent on the farm and remember Roy as a kind gentleman with a great sense of humour who always had a story to tell.

    Jason, Ella, Eli & Ari December 11, 2021
  51. Our most sincere condolences to Julie and Penny.
    Roy was a wonderful and friendly man. xxx

    Christine and Stephen Hardy December 13, 2021