LONG – Alan John

Passed away November 1, 2021.

Aged 73 Years.

Loved and loving husband of Robyn.

Much loved father and father in-law of Lisa and Craig,

Tina and the Chipmunks, Chris and Amanda,

Duane and Dannii, Clinton and Hannah, and Manny and Suzie.

Adored Pop to all his Grand Children, Great Grand Children, and their families.

Much loved brother to Fay, Janice, Robin, and their families


                             “GO TIGES”



Funeral Notice
As per Alan’s wish, a private Cremation will be held.

  1. So sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye , you’ll be forever in my heart . Love you . Fay , Patrick and David .

    Fay Margocsy November 3, 2021
  2. My sympathies go out to Janice Faye Robyn and all Alan’s family will be thinking of you at this sad time Rest In Peace in tiger land Alan 🥰🥰

    Janice hill November 3, 2021
  3. Met Alan a few years ago in Dubbo and our time spent together was short but valuable I gelled with Alan quite easy because that’s the type of man he is very easy going Alan you will missed in many ways and by all that had anything to do with you until we again rest easy mate

    Jason Power November 3, 2021
  4. Dear Janice,
    My deepest sympathy for your lost, thinking
    Of you at this sad time.

    Robyn Hughson. ( Gallagher ) November 3, 2021
  5. My dear brother Alan, you were taken from us way too soon. So many wonderful memories we shared from our childhood through to now. I am so deeply sorry that I never had the chance to hold your hand and say goodbye.
    Your little Sis, Janice and family

    Janice Long November 3, 2021
  6. 109, 48 & 24 and all the good times after those too Al.
    Loving memories, Rich

    Richard Egginton November 3, 2021
  7. Dear Robyn
    So sorry you have lost your soul mate. Alan was a great bloke always ready with a smile and a chat with a calm disposition. He will be sadly missed. Robyn you have been a rock in his life. God Bless
    Francesca and Paul

    Francesca and Paul November 4, 2021
  8. Rest easy my beautiful Pop. You were always the brightest light in every room. I love you always, Go the Tiges xox

    Gabby Banks November 4, 2021
  9. Life was always a little bit lighter when you were near. Thank you for being there with that wonderful smile and joyful laugh. I loved sharing life with you my friend, your glass was always half full. So many happy memories. Kath & Luke too!

    I hope there is a good barber in Heaven, they’ll need one now. xx

    Kathi Harles November 4, 2021
  10. Robert Baden-Powell once said “Leave it better than you found it”. This is how I am going to remember Alan and his heart of gold, roll your sleeves up and get it done approach to work, life and everything he put his mind to. My deepest condolences are with Robyn and family over these difficult times. Be kind always and hold each other. As time passes by, your tears will wash away the feelings of hurt and emptiness, being replaced with the countless memories of good times you’ve had with Alan that can never be taken away from you.

    Matthew Dale November 4, 2021
  11. Alan was a true gentleman in every sense of the word and will be greatly missed.

    Lisa Price November 4, 2021
  12. Worked with Alan when he was Captain of the Churchill Fire Brigade for 12 years, A great leader and friend. Rest in Peace now mate, your work is done but will always be remembered. Condolences to Robyn and Family. Paul & Dianne Whiteley

    Paul Whiteley November 4, 2021
  13. Thanks for teaching us juniors at Churchill fire brigade, always a community man. Great to catch up at the Golden Beach men’s shed and I’ve still got my beautiful vintage gas lantern to remind me of you. Condolences to my childhood friends Lisa, Tina, Chris xxx

    Shona. November 4, 2021
  14. RIP, Uncle Alan, I hope you and dad get into alot of mischief up there and you both watch heaps of Essendon and Richmond games.

    Jamie x

    Jamie November 4, 2021
  15. Another good one taken too soon. Many fond memories of Alan from my time growing up in Churchill. Deepest condolences to my childhood friends Lisa, Tina and Chris and families. RIP Alan, you will be sadly missed by many.

    Brent Hateley November 4, 2021
  16. My mate, I met you at Bendigo Swap Meet when I was just a kid. Instantly we became mates. You were as much of a goofy kid as I was! Your smile was awesome and your sense of humour will be missed from this world! All our love to you Robyn and your family XO From Daniel Abela and Family XO

    Daniel Abela November 4, 2021
  17. So long pal, lots of good memories from a long time ago.

    Steve and Jen B November 4, 2021
  18. So sorry we all havnt kept in touch as we used to we had some good times in Bendigo and in Moe all our love to Robyn and families we will miss you very much all our love Tony Gail Daniel and family xxx

    Gail Abela November 4, 2021
  19. Dear Janice and Long Family
    All our love and thoughts are with you all on the passing of Alan
    JennyLaidlaw and Wallis family 🌹

    Jenny November 4, 2021
  20. Mach love and condoléances to You and your family Lisa

    Myrna November 4, 2021
  21. Heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your soul mate Robyn and for your family. He was a wonderful man and will be very missed in so many ways. Rest in peace Alan

    Val Prokopiv November 4, 2021
  22. So sorry to hear of your passing Alan always remember our times in Churchill and at Hazelwood. Rest In Peace. Lorraine an John (Chips) McCafferty Always a happy smile all our thoughts to the family

    John and Lorraine McCafferty November 4, 2021
  23. I never got to meet your dad but if he was anything like you 3 kids then he must have been a wonderful guy. My deepest sympathies & thoughts are with you all. Love you guys. Xx

    Joe Holmes November 4, 2021
  24. Loving memories of a special person. Sympathy tp all the family. Mary,Mark, David and Peter Wardill and families.

    Mary Wardill November 4, 2021
  25. I remember Alan with an endless smile, always energetic, always putting others first. He was a man who leaves more goodness than he took from this transitory life. He is safe now, let all those who love him find solace in that knowledge.

    Christopher Bragg November 4, 2021
  26. A wonderful man, always thinking of others and more than happy to help in anyway he could. We’ve met Alan and Robin through Golden Beach and have always loved the times we had dinner together catching up on the latest news. He will be missed by all love from Deva and Mick xxx

    Deva Shore November 4, 2021
  27. Sadly another old school pal from Moe High School departs from our midst! Thanks to Facebook, in recent years, we had been able to become friends once again! Sincerest sympathies to Janice, Robyn and all of Alan’s family and friends! A great bloke now resting. xx🌹

    Maree Hall (Millar) November 4, 2021
  28. So many wonderful childhood memories of running around in your house and sitting on your motorbikes. Such a genuine, loving and caring man. Thoughts are with Lisa, Tina, Chris and their families.

    Rebecca Henry November 4, 2021
  29. So sad to hear about your passing Al! You had a massive impact on my later vet in school days and apprenticeship days at yallourn tafe, I will forever be in debt to the things you showed me. I’ll miss ya mate, spewing we never got that game of golf. Until next time Al Long RIP

    Dean murphy November 4, 2021
  30. Dear Robyn and family,
    Condolences to you all. Alan will be missed. I have fond memories of our break times at GippsTAFE. Alan was always smiling and ready for a chat.
    Thinking of you.

    Catherine Ryan November 4, 2021
  31. Alan, we had so much fun together, our kids grew up together, my 2 boys Jamie and Shane Hall with your 2 girls Lisa Tina and son Chris. My ex husband Ron hall(dec)and myself were always just a stone throw away. Thinking of you along with Robyn Family and Friends. R.I.P From Anne-Nita Caines xx

    Anne-Nita Caines November 4, 2021
  32. Condolences to Robyn and family on your loss. Fond memories and plenty of laughter working with Al ainEngineering Department, Yallourn Tafe. ..Helen Brady and Pauline Howell

    Pauline Howell November 4, 2021
  33. We will remember u at always 🥲🥲💐🙏

    Shraboni Roy November 4, 2021
  34. A beautiful man with a big heart. He gave a positive vibe to all around him. There would be many of his students whose lives changed because they were fortunate enough to have him as a teacher. He made a real difference to our lives too. We miss him but will remember him always. Cat & Anthony

    Caterina & Anthony Di Fabrizio November 4, 2021
  35. Pop,
    You are so loved and missed by all that knew you. The most positive person I have ever met, with the most lovely and contagious smile. We will think of you every time we cheer on the Tiges. Knowing even though you aren’t here with us, you are cheering louder than anyone. Love you always x

    Shenae McLure November 4, 2021
  36. Have known Alan since the early 90,s ,A wonderful and caring man, always out there putting other people first.Forever in our hearts and minds
    Rest peacefully.
    Angela and Keith Mcgrath.

    Angela and Keith Mcgrath November 5, 2021
  37. Al, you will be greatly missed. You’ve been a fantastic work colleague, a great mate and a very supportive friend. It won’t be the same without you around. I’ll also miss that mop of hair you had, a hair dressers dream. Condolences to Robyn and all family members. RIP

    Dale and Julie Dye November 5, 2021
  38. Dear Dad,
    My 1st Love 💙
    How proud I was to call you My Dad.
    Im so privileged that I got to love you for 51 years.
    So many memories, camping trips, teaching me to drive, fishing, baseball, football, holidays, fire brigade, bbq’s, the beach, the Mra, your amazing Christmas ham.
    Our road trips singing along to Dr Hook, The Beach Boys & Steve Miller Band.
    Fruit tingles under our pillows when you worked night shift.
    And the list goes on.
    I know I’ll hear you cheering on The Tiges every single game 💛🖤
    I love you more than I could ever express Dad.
    You are forever locked in my heart, & I’ll remember you every single day.
    Lisa xxx

    Lisa Grumley November 5, 2021
  39. Happy Memories of you at Hazelwood a wonderful man gone too soon RIP Alan

    Joe Bordonaro November 5, 2021
  40. Sad to say goodbye to a genuine and funy man. He taught me to make a hammer and was amused when I decided to initial it, mount it and vanish it so it stayed as good as new without using it. I hope you have your own to bang the gates down if they are a a bit stubborn up there about not producing a vacination certificate. RIP and condolences to the family. X

    Marty Healy November 5, 2021
  41. pop. you had such a beautiful soul, smile and personality. i loved bonding with you over weekend footy, the tigers and the beach. i miss you dearly
    love always
    charlie xox

    charlotte long November 5, 2021
  42. Gail and I were so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. It came as quite a shock. Alan…it was a pleasure knowing you, always a smile on your face , always a joke and a laugh. You and Robyn done a great job at the Golden Beach Golf Club , you will be sadly missed by all your mates at the club. Condolences to Robyn and the Long family. RIP Alan .

    Willi Schmidtke November 6, 2021
  43. So very sorry to hear. A truely top bloke. I will miss seeing you at the golf club. Graham George.
    Go Tigers!

    Graham George November 6, 2021
  44. RIP Alan (Happy Jack) Condolences to Robyn & family. BJ & June.

    Bill Griffiths November 6, 2021
    A diamond of a man, when they made him they threw the mould away.
    Alan was the brother I never had.
    We first met at the apprentice training school at the SEC at Yallourn in 1964 we became friends and we’re still good mates over 50 years later..
    He took me to the YMCA in Moe and introduced me to people who are still my friend after all these years.
    We did some crazy things together, went for a drive to Sydney in his old FX and ended up in Surfers Paradise, got stuck on the Sydney harbour bridge, got burnt to bits in Surfers, woke upi and the tent we were in had blown away. Apart from that we had a good holiday
    Alan Long was a great guy and will be sadly missed.

    Ray Allen November 8, 2021
  46. Very sad to hear of the passing of Alan. Thinking of you all xx Linda & Ian of Morwell RIP Alan

    Linda & Ian November 8, 2021
  47. Alan Long,
    The man . . . The Legend.
    A wonderful friend who gave so much to so many. May heaven have a golf course, a beach and a vineyard.
    Rest easy old mate Love Shane and Kim

    Shane Warford November 8, 2021
  48. Dear Alan
    We’re going to miss your sunny smile, your wicked laugh, your loving and compassionate nature. Our conversations about politics, human rights and footy will be the lesser without your input.
    We’ll hold Robyn close for you and keep you in our hearts.
    Go gently.

    Tim and Lael November 9, 2021
  49. Dear Robyn so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing
    Deepest sympathy to you and your family
    A great man who will be missed by many.h

    Barbara Cameron November 10, 2021
  50. Robin, sorry to hear of Alans’ passing, my heart goes out to you and all his family, he was a great person and will surely be missed. Thinking of you Bruce Cake.

    Bruce Cake November 12, 2021
  51. Dear Robyn,

    Our condolences with the loss of Alan, your hubby and our abroad Aussie friend.
    We’ve met each other in 2009 on Koh Chang island, Thailand.
    Long time ago, but still in contact. We’ve celebrated your 50th birthday in Bangkok KC guest house Robyn. After that we’ve met another few times… and we’ve kept in contact all the time, sometimes more than other days…. Unfortunately it never came that far to meet each other in our home countries. Robyn don’t forget we’re there for you even if we’re at the other side of the planet….. dear Alan, we will remember you as a friendly and funny guy, save trip my friend. Lots of love from the Netherlands. Sven, may and bjorn

    Sven, may and bjorn November 13, 2021