JEFFERY – Richard
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.
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.
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 KentMay 23, 2018
great man ,will be missedMay 23, 2018
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 BurnsMay 23, 2018
Very sad to hear of the sudden passing of Mr Jeffery. He was such a lovely person. Condolences to the family.May 24, 2018
Paul and Tanya Minster and families.
A big loss to the town. So many childhood memories of time spent in his store.May 24, 2018
A sad loss to the Traralgon community our prayers go to his wife and family at this sad time.May 24, 2018
sincere sympathy to Elizabeth & FamilyMay 24, 2018
A wonderful man that was friendly and helpful, always had a smile and loved his cycling. Rest in peace, Richard.May 24, 2018
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/TruinMay 24, 2018
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.May 25, 2018
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 LindsayMay 29, 2018
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 31, 2018
May he Rest In Peace.
Love to Elizabeth and all the family.
Deepest Sympathy to Richards family..June 1, 2018
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 !!
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.June 19, 2018
Always a pleasure to catch up with him again at Traralgon Harriers events.
Keep on running Richard !