JEFFERY – Richard

Born on February 16, 1935. Passed away May 21, 2018.

Passed away suddenly on the 21of May 2018 aged 83 years. Loved husband to Elizabeth. Loved father of Jennie and Neil, Andrew and Karen, Bruce and Emma, Meredith and Nick and James. Grandfather to Jason, Yasmin, Riley, Maddy, Annie and Alex.

You will be sadly missed and fondly thought of.





Funeral Notice
Uniting Church Park Lane, TraralgonView Map
The Funeral of Mr Richard Jeffery will be held at the Uniting Church Park Lane, Traralgon on FRIDAY (June 01, 2018) commencing at 11.00 am

At the conclusion of the Service the Funeral will leave for the Traralgon Cemetery, Gippsland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gippsland Rotary Centenary House would be appreciated, envelopes available at the service.
  1. My heart goes out to Mr Jeffrey’s family. He was the most lively man. Always with a smile and a friendly chat. Will miss seeing you around. Love Tanya and Sue Kent

    Tanya Kent May 23, 2018
  2. great man ,will be missed

    lynne ocallaghan and family May 23, 2018
  3. Dear Elizabeth and family, sending you our love. We used to admire how fit Richard was riding past our house and then going for his morning walks. We know he had quite a bit to do with saving of Hubert Osborne Park and we are deeply thankful. Diane and Paul Burns

    Diane and Paul Burns May 23, 2018
  4. Very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Mr Jeffery. He was such a lovely person. Condolences to the family.
    Paul and Tanya Minster and families.

    Paul and Tanya Minster May 24, 2018
  5. A big loss to the town. So many childhood memories of time spent in his store.

    Kirsten Lawn May 24, 2018
  6. A sad loss to the Traralgon community our prayers go to his wife and family at this sad time.

    Lorraine and John McCafferty May 24, 2018
  7. sincere sympathy to Elizabeth & Family

    Claire Maxwell May 24, 2018
  8. A wonderful man that was friendly and helpful, always had a smile and loved his cycling. Rest in peace, Richard.

    Cheryl Zaal May 24, 2018
  9. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Jeffery family. On Monday, this town lost an icon. Richard Jefferey known to many as the “the old bloke” who was always running & cycling, even in the midst of winter but to myself & my former work colleagues he was the man we “feared” if caught talking or not providing excellent customer service to the highest standards. The thought of being summoned to the “snake pit ( his office that overlooked the store) was a deterrent for us all. But these are great memories that we laugh about & cherish the memories of a man that stood for ensuring his store delivered the very best & getting the very best from his staff. He taught & showed us the way in great work ethics & deliverance. He set me up for life with the skills needed to provide & undertake those needed in the retail world. The Jefferey’s store closed in April 1989 which was a huge loss to the town as will be the loss of Richard…Mr Jefferey in 2018. A truly well respected gentleman who will be dearly missed by all. Thanks for the opportunity to have worked & learnt from you. Martha van Vondel/Truin

    Martha Truin May 24, 2018
  10. My sincere condolences to the Jeffery family on the loss of such a wonderful man.

    He was a true Traralgon icon, and will be very much missed.

    Axella Johannesson May 25, 2018
  11. How sadden I was to hear of the loss of Mr. Jeffery – Richard . Just reading the tributes the respect and fondness comes through. To Elizabeth the children and the grandchildren a very sad loss my prayers are with you all. Traralgon residents have lost a true gentleman . Michelle M Lindsay

    Michelle M Lindsay May 29, 2018
  12. I am shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Swaggy’s running mate for so many years. I have many happy memories of Sunday runs at Kornalla and elsewhere. Richard optimised the comradeship of the Traralgon Harriers and was there from the club’s inception.
    May he Rest In Peace.
    Love to Elizabeth and all the family.

    Anne Wilson May 31, 2018
  13. Deepest Sympathy to Richards family..
    I have known Richard since I was 13 years old and always have great memories of this power house of an athlete and person to admire..always..He was a role model in athletics and the local community and his achievements were always of the highest standard , I could never catch him… Run On Richard !!

    Keith Tomholt June 1, 2018
  14. Only just learned of the sad passing of Richard Jeffrey. He was my inspiration when I first came to Australia, a very modest man who certainly made the most of his athletic abilities in the 60’s and seventies.
    Always a pleasure to catch up with him again at Traralgon Harriers events.
    Keep on running Richard !

    Phil Lear (South Melbourne Athletic Club) June 19, 2018