MCCABE – Michael

Passed away January 22, 2022.

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Bupa Donvale on Saturday 22 January 2022, aged 76 years.

Loving husband of Jane. Father of Bernadette, Matthew, Timothy, Christopher, Damian and Rachel and all their partners. Stepfather to Alan and Mandy and their partners. Former husband to Carolyn.

Treasured “Whiskers” to his 18 grandchildren and great granddaughter.

Brother to Maura, John, Ann and Philip.

With tears we watched you suffer, and watched you fade away, with courage and concern for others, you fought so hard to stay.

Loved and remembered every day.

Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 260 Princes Highway, TraralgonView Map
The Funeral of Mr Michael McCabe will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 260 Princes Highway, Traralgon on MONDAY (January 31, 2022) commencing at 10.30 am
At the conclusion of the Service the Funeral will leave for the Traralgon Cemetery, Gippsland Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations to FragileX Association of Australia visit

Michael's service will also be livestreamed.

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  1. Dear Jane and family, we are so sorry Michael has passed away, you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. He is now at peace.
    With our love, Alison and Colin.

    Alison and Colin Thompson January 24, 2022
  2. Dear Jane and family. My deepest sympathies at the loss of your beloved Michael. I count it a privilege to have known Michael during the time of our friendship with you both at Bupa. He was so loved by all and will be sadly missed. Be assured of my thoughts & prayers at this time. Margaret

    Margaret Murfet January 25, 2022
  3. Michael is sadly missed by his four siblings, spread across the continent: Maura in Buninyong, John in Lightning Ridge, Ann in Moe and Philip in Perth. He is also missed by his nephews and nieces: Andrew and Anne-Marie, Simon and Lisa, Micah, Azma, Daniel and Sharon.
    Our deepest sympathies go out to all other family members and close friends.
    Michael is now at rest.
    With my love,
    Maura McCabe

    Maura McCabe January 25, 2022
  4. I extend my deep appreciation for the wonderful care Michael has recieved at Bupa Donvale over the last five years. Thanks to Regional Manager Bonita Bastian and my deepest personal thankyou to General Manager Lydia Mahumuza for ensuring high quality clinical care of Michael through trying times of covid lockdowns and staffing crisis. I’m grateful for all staff who have shown such tender personal attention to my beloved Michael. On my daily visits, you have become my friends as well. Heartfelt thanks to you from me and on behalf of Michael’s extended family.

    Jane Taylor January 27, 2022
  5. Michael was first diagnosed 14 years ago with sudden onset of symptoms due to Fragile X Premutation Syndrome (FAXTAS). I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation first to Fragile X foundation and then for the many skilled medical /health workers from Latrobe Regional Hospital, and later to the various teams at Box Hill Hospital who brought him back from the brink so many times. Lastly I express sincere thanks to Michael’s GP Dr Eugene Goh from Eldercare, who provided thoughtful medical guidance through the last five years up to his oversite of palliative care. Michael now rests in peace.

    Jane Taylor January 27, 2022
  6. Dear Jane,
    Please accept my heart felt sympathy at your loss of Michael. You always spoke so highly of and cared so tenderly for Michael ever since I met you over ten years ago. Your love for one another was evident when you spoke about him, or I saw you both together. However, what stood out most is your unwavering commitment to Michael’s care. Michael was a lovely man, and I will always remember him as my childhood optometrist. You, Jane are kind, generous and brave. My thoughts are with you and your families at this time. Sending my love, Jenny Moloney

    Jenny Moloney January 27, 2022
  7. I was so sorry to hear that Michael had passed away. He was courageous in living with his debilitating condition and was a lovely grandpa “Whiskers” to the grandchildren we shared, Amelia and Tessa. My heartfelt sympathy to all his family, especially Bernie, Mark and girls, Jane and Carolyn. He was a lovely man. Sincerely, Elsbeth White, Bairnsdale, (Mark’s mum)

    Elsbeth White January 30, 2022
  8. Jane,

    Rob and I were saddened to hear of the passing of Michael. You spoke so fondly of him when we spoke recently. You and your extended family are in our thoughts.

    Take care,

    Ana and Rob.

    Ana and Rob Miller January 31, 2022
  9. My thoughts and prayers are with your family & friends Mr McCabe.
    You were a wonderful boss and mentor to me. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities you gave me and many others.
    Fondly remembered
    Catherine Kanara (nee: Ayres)

    Catherine Kanara (nee: Ayres) February 9, 2022