NOBLE – John
Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends on Friday the 13th of August 2021, aged 81 years.
Loving husband of Maureen.
Loved and adored father and father-in-law of Christine and Barry, Anna and Sean, Elizabeth (Lizzie) and Darrel.
Superhero G Pa of Rhiannon (dec), Rick, Jess, Liam, Ryan, Danielle and Jordan, Leah and Alan.
Great G Pa of Chad, Monique, Kloe, Seth, Dexter, Jed, Elle.
Special friend to Trav, Tamara and Amy.
A wonderful man gentle loving and kind,
What lovely memories you leave behind,
In God’s care you rest above,
In our hearts you rest with love.
John’s service will be live streamed on Thursday the 19th of August at 2:00pm.
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Deepest condolences to Maureen Christine, Anna, Lizzie and all of Johns grandchildren. Thinking of you all in such difficult times. Sending big hugs.August 16, 2021
John was an esteemed colleague, mentor and friend. He served the Latrobe Valley andAugust 17, 2021
Gippsland with distinction as a Regional Director for the Central Gippsland Department of Community and Welfare Services following regionalisation of the department in the late 1970’s.
John inspired a generation of Social and Welfare workers in Gippsland. He was wise and witty.
The centerpiece of John’s life was his family to whom he was devoted.
Sympathies to Maureen and family.
John’s was a life well lived.
Deepest sympathy to Maureen, Christine, Anna, Elizabeth and families.
A respected and long time good neighbour. Fond memories of a quiet and gentle man.
We are thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Fred, and Carol Bassler and Trina TsebelisAugust 17, 2021
I only spent a very short time with John but in that time I realized what a “gentleman” he was. I’m sure Anna is missing him desperately as is all the family. Our thoughts are with the family and wishing you peace.August 18, 2021
Rest In Peace John.
We are glad you were part of our world. We will always remember your kindness and thoughtfulness over many years, from Mary’s childhood and our wedding in 1972. The reception was even held at your home.
You were always a strong and caring presence.
With deepest sympathies to Maureen, Christine, Anna, Elizabeth and their families.
You live on fondly in our thoughts.August 18, 2021
Mary & Hena Power
John is always remembered in my mind as very funny, kind and warm. Sending my love to Maureen, Christine, Anna and Liz at this sad time. Although not everyone can be at the funeral know we are with you in spirit and you’re surrounded by love.August 18, 2021
Not all people get how to be good people it’s not that hard and I think John got it
Good boyfriend great husband and outstanding father
We remember John as being compassionate and really understood how people worked
All the other words can only add to that base of being a good person made in Gods image
We feel deeply for his family of all ages, he lived and was lovedAugust 18, 2021
Fond memories of my first boss John who hired me in December 1974 as clerical assistant for social welfare dept as the regionalisation of the government Depts.many happy memories of the small staff back then and we really were a family sharing many great nights and weekends with our families. John was calm and caring and made a big difference to the social outcomes for disadvantaged persons and never turned anyone away. Deepest sympathy to Maureen,Christine, Anna and Liz. He will always be fondly remembered by those if us who worked with him. A great human who will be missed. Rest peacefully. Barbara Gapper and familyAugust 18, 2021
Fond memories of my first boss John who hired me in December 1974 . many happy memories of the small staff back then and we really were a family sharing many great nights and weekends with our families. John was calm and caring and made a big difference to the social outcomes for disadvantaged persons and never turned anyone away. Deepest sympathy to Maureen,Christine, Anna and Liz. He will always be fondly remembered by those if us who worked with him. A great human who will be missed. Rest peacefully. Barbara Gapper and familyAugust 18, 2021
Hi John – we both have fond memories of hectic probation and parole days in the early 60’s, and of our collaboration in the late 80’s when you contracted me to carry out social planning for the region. I use the present tense because you are still with me now, and looking at your photo I can physically feel your presence. You are an exceptional person, and we both relished our friendship. There was always a sense that we shared the same space. Sleep well matey, you re part of me, thank you for being you..August 19, 2021
A caring GentlemanAugust 19, 2021
Sendiing love to you all 💙💙💙
John will be sadly missed and remembered by all of us. Love PattyAugust 19, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to Maureen and family on the sad loss of John. His positive attitude and sharing a laugh over Facebook memes will be missed.August 19, 2021
John will be sadly missed and remembered by all of us. Our loving thoughts are always with you Maureen, Christine, Anna and Elizabeth and families. God bless. Love from Patty and familyAugust 19, 2021
John was a great leader and managing with strong ethical social values, which is how he lived. He had a sometimes wicked sense of humour and created a team of people that cared for each other and really cared for community members who they were there to support and engage.
I have many memorable moments of working for and with him and I learnt a lot from him and his commitment to real social change in our region and community. His family was always paramount.
My sincere sympathy to Maureen, Lizzie, Darrel and extended family.
We need more people in the world like John. He was a person who made a real difference – a strong advocate for the Valley and region – who was always respectful – while sticking to his values, to bring a brighter future for many disadvantaged in our community He will be greatly missed.August 19, 2021
What a beautiful service for John. So sorry to hear about his sudden loss; such a light he was in so many lives. I’ll always remember that glint in his eyes, his wry smile, his penchant to find the humour in any situation. And his ever present kindness. He had a lovely presence that will no doubt be remembered for years to come.August 19, 2021
John was a great man. One of a group of CSV/DHS staff who were totally committed to improving rights and lives of some of Victoria’s most marginal people. Those of us who worked with him were priveleged to to do so and learn from him. I still have a copy of his Factors Affecting The Success of Children Home Released from Allambie Reception Centre.August 19, 2021
Sorry to hear of your passing John lv to Maureen and family.You were always welcoming whenever I called in unannounced.Rest in God’s beautiful presence.with ReananeAugust 19, 2021
To Maureen, Christine and family.August 19, 2021
Such fond thoughts of John. So sorry for your loss. Sending my love. Michelle
Sending my love and condolences to all of the Noble family at this very sad timeAugust 19, 2021
Working with you was both an inspiration and a challenge I reflect on a cupboard full of unanswered correspondence battles with the bitter ladies of the local Catholic Church and rewriting rules for caravan park residents You were a good manAugust 20, 2021