KEAT – Owen Webster

Born on March 27, 1944. Passed away November 12, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at home in Newborough on November 12th, 2020

surrounded by his loving family.

Aged 76 years

Dearly loved husband of Eileen.

Much loved father and father in law of Janice and Ian, Kevin and Diedre, Felicity and Larry, Peter and Paula,

Anne-Maree and Shane, Gabrielle and Andrew.

Adored grandad to 16 grand and 17 great grandchildren.


We never wanted to say goodbye but it comforts us to know youre doing your dance in the sky, with no more battles and no more pain, but life wont be the same, Your stories always made us smile and our love for you will always run a mile. May you now rest peacefully. Love Janice Ian, Selena Matt, Vincent, Lenny, Dean Lisa, Madeline & Harry.


Thanks for helping shape Mum into the women she is today.

Thanks for supporting all us kids when we needed it.

Thanks for being a Grandpa for the Grand kids.

Thanks for being a Great Grandpa for the Great Grand kids.

Most of all, thanks for being you.

You will be truly missed.

Peter, Paula, Tahg, Kale and Lily.


To our Grandad,

To say we will miss you is an understatement. Hard to put into short words the love we have for you. Thank you for being our cheeky, funny, taco loving Grandad. Thank you for teaching us about the world, and all about composting. Thanks for always leading us out onto the dance floor first, with a beer in hand that you were hiding from Nana. We will treasure forever the memories we have of all four of us squashed into the ute, toasted sandwiches and milkshakes, card games, and finding your secret stash of lollies.


We’ll always look after nana for you.

Thank you for loving us, our husbands and our babies.

Love Hannah, Layla and Abbey xoxo


We promised you we wouldn’t be sad because you would be ok.  One promise I can’t keep.  Our hearts are hurting because we loved you so much .

Our dear Owen ,  Thankyou for being my Dad, for the constant love , support & guidance , for always having a dance with me and a drink with Bugs.

You were the most amazing Grandad to our girls and Great Grandad to our babies,  I could not love you more for that .

We will look after Mum for you .

Hope you’re having a dance and a chat somewhere now.

We love you so much. Bugs & Anne -Maree x




With much sadness we have lost our dear Owen.

You were the the happiest and most loving step father we could ask for.

You were a caring and gentle soul for me and l love the way you loved my mum and her 6 kids.

You will be missed and never forgotten.

Love Felicity and Larry

Jamie and Jenna & Noah

Ryan and Jacob.


Much Loved Brother In Law of Margaret & Eddie Noonan, Loved Uncle of Julie & Martin Ruzic and their families. We will miss his gentle caring presence.



Owen. Dad, father in law, grandad, great grandad. We all love you and will miss you so very much. Your cheeky smile and endless stories. No words can express the way we all feel. Love Gabrielle Andrew  Zak Danika Stella Tayla Brandon and Darcy x



Owen Keat – loved big brother of Sue and Karl ( dec.),loved uncle of Philip, Samantha and Justin and great uncle of Mila, Harley, Stella and Mason. Rest In Peace O.



Owen W Keat . Loved brother of Geoffrey, brother-in-law of Marie, and uncle of Christopher, Annette, James, Jacqueline and their children.   Much loved and sadly missed.


Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 6 Ollerton Avenue, MoeView Map
Due to Covid19 restrictions the funeral service for
Mr Owen Keat is a private service by invitation only.

A service to celebrate Owen’s life will be live streamed on Thursday November 19th, 2020 at

To view the live stream, click here.
  1. Owen, you were a beautiful neighbour who took my little boy Christian under your wing. Tinkering with tools in the shed, trips on the train and being an amazing role model. I’m so thankful for all that and the beautiful memories you both created.
    Sending love to Eileen and family.
    Bianca, Adam, Christian and Evie Hillbrick

    Bianca Hillbrick November 14, 2020
  2. Dear Eileen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love from Peter and Dianne

    Peter and Dianne Bertoli November 16, 2020
  3. Such sad news, we will miss having a chat. Sending our love to all the family xxx Luana, Pete and family x

    Luana Brock November 17, 2020
  4. So sorry to learn of Owen’s death. I first met Owen when he was living in McDonald Street Morwell some 60 years ago. Then lost contact until he became a member of the Moe Golf Club where l am a member. Lovely fellow.
    Sincere condolences to his family and friends.

    Anthony Gauci November 17, 2020
  5. Owen Keat. A teacher. A golfer. A fisherman. A quiet man.
    A friend. A gentleman.
    Friend to Barry Thelma Debbie Steven and Russell
    Deepest sympathy to all the Keat family.
    Love from the Presleys.

    Steven Presley November 17, 2020
  6. Thinking of Sue, Geoff and families and Owen’s extended family on this day. I have lovely memories of Owen from when I stayed with the Keats as a child and the times we have meet after that, because of the family we shared.
    Loving thoughts

    Christine McCracken November 19, 2020
  7. It has been a long time since I touched base with Owen. Typically, it was at another family funeral I believe, Visiting the Keat household in Yallourn was always exciting with news of Owen’s (and others’) progress into the adult world received regularly and with interest by all in the family. The family tributes at the service illustrate the positive depth of feeling he attracted though-out his life. It is great the the Buchan stories and other legends will survive into the future.

    Peter Larsen November 19, 2020