PEARCE – Riley Patrick
Passed away suddenly on the 24th of January 2021 aged 17.
Adored son of Kerry and Andrew.
Much loved brother of Matthew and Liam. Best friend of Vishka.
‘Fly high Chop- you’re finally at peace’.
At the conclusion of this service the funeral will leave for the Moe Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, online donations to the Black Dog Institute would be appreciated.
This service will also be livestreamed, to view the live stream, click here.
If only i could speak to you one more time and hear your laugh just once more and so i could just tell you how much you impacted my life, your presence in my life will forever be cherished. Your laugh your smile and your happiness you brought into everyone’s lives. That infectious smile of yours which is now gone will still live on in my heart. now that you are gone i feel as if i have a hole in my stomach, i hope you went peacefully riley i hate to think of the pain you suffered although you clearly had a lot more going on and i wish i could’ve saved you we all do but there is only so much one can do. Life is so cruel you truely were a blessing to so many people and i still can’t wrap my head around that your gone it just doesn’t seem real. I hope you are having a beer up there for us all and i hope you are at peace now and not hurting all i ever wanted for you was to stop hurting and be at piece and i saw how strong you were and hoped you would’ve got through it. Our memories and your smile will live in my heart forever riley pearce. P.s thanks for being nice to me one time and letting me have the privilege of being able to open your fortnite package of the week ;)))
Going to miss you lots chop forever going to be thinking about you. wish i could of taken away all your pain and seen you live on.
i hope you also know that Vish is going to miss you so much and i could see she was your pride and joy.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Kerry and Andrew, and Liam and Matthew. I hope you all stay strong and lean on each other for support during this very tough time.January 25, 2021
Kerry, Andrew, Matthew,Liam, we have no words , Paddy, ,Jo ,Bob,Anne,Leon,Paul,Mark,Brian,,Leanne, and extended family, you have to say goodbye to a much loved part of your family , our hearts are breaking for youJanuary 25, 2021
Our deepest heartfelt sympathies to Andrew, Kerry, Matthew & Liam.
Tricia Viney, Brett Gallie, Siobhan Price & Jake Price (dec)January 25, 2021
Such devastating and heartbreaking news for two beautiful families to have to cope with. Our hearts go out to all the Pearce and Walsh families and Riley’s friends! May there be a Moe footy team in heaven where Riley can take up his old position! Our love and thoughts will always be with you all xxx❤️🌹January 25, 2021
oh chop, all i can say is i’ll miss you.January 26, 2021
i’ll miss you being there every morning at the bus stop saying “morning george” & “morning coop” those words i can vividly hear right now, i’ll miss you driving or walking past with vishka followed by a chirpy hello or wave, i’ll miss us never knowing which parents turn it was to pick us up & i’ll miss the “georgiaaaa, what the f*ck are you doing here” followed by the warmest hug whenever we ended up at the same parties.
i’m very lucky to have had you as a neighbour and to have known you for so many years. i’ll never forget the day you pearce boys all broke my trampoline or when young choppy tried to knock me out with an exercise ball, you’ve certainly never failed to have a laugh that’s for sure.
thank you for always being a light in so many peoples lives. you made a positive impact on us all and i know for a fact you’ve never failed to put a smile on my face, even if it was 8am in the morning.
choppy you deserve the world,
i love you, fly high 👼🏼💞
i’m so sorry. what a beautiful soul you are.
i don’t even know how to start writing to you. i hope you feel finally at peace. you never deserved the pain you went though and while we weren’t the best of friends, i remember you used to call me ‘lyss lyss.’ i remember you drove ell and i to get fish and chips for lunch one day and i remember the few parties we were at together. the most special moment where sam, you and myself had to crash at chels’s for the night. we topped to toed it in her lounge room on the couch while i awoke the next morning to see you already awake playing with the dogs. knowing how much you loved vish, this memory will be stuck with me for a long time. i wish you peace chop.
my thoughts are with all of the pearce family, and to chop’s boys and other friends i can’t imagine how tough this is for you all.
rest easy mate 🤍🕊January 26, 2021
Our deepest condolences to Andrew, Kerry and the boys, as well as the Walsh family. We’ll always remember Choppy tearing up the footy field on game days🌹🏉January 26, 2021
Thinking of you during this difficult time ❤️
i love you so much, you helped me more than i am ever going to be able to show or even tell you. i cant write a whole massive thing because i am just so lost for words. i hope that i make you proud i won’t let your helping me go to waste. you are forever in my heart and soul.January 26, 2021
To Kerry, Andrew, Matthew & Liam,
We have watched each other’s kids grow, play, laugh, cry, get injured or sick, drive, start jobs, relationship and grow some more.
Our hearts are broken to now watch you go through the loss of one of your special souls.
We loved Choppy with all our hearts and will be here for your family always.
LoveJanuary 26, 2021
Scott, Jo, Harry & Georgia Daly
rest in peace to the most gorgeous human who ever walked on this earth. choppy you may not have known it but you had everyone’s best interest at heart. i do not know a single person to say a bad thing about you ever. your smile lit up a whole room and made sure everyone was okay before yourself. i’m so sorry i couldn’t do more to help you with the demons inside your head. i’m sorry you thought there was no way out. you always made sure i felt beautiful by constantly reminding me. i ranted to you one night and you sent me the most heartfelt message that i copied and pasted into my notes to look back to whenever i felt like i wasn’t enough you told me i was so rare and you knew i’d just “get” it you if you opened up to me. no words could describe the person you were. knowing you were always going to be there was all i needed. i looked up to you so much and i’m completely heartbroken to say the least. this world will never be the same without you. i miss you so much it hurts. i hope you know how much of an impact you made on everyone’s lives that had the pleasure of knowing you and it was an absolute honour to have you in my life and call u one of my closest friends. we had a bond like no other and i promise everything i do is for you. i know i will make you proud. i’ll love you forever
love lyz mizzi xxx
my deepest condolences go to choppys family and friends. he loved you all so much and had such amazing people in his life.January 26, 2021
Our deepest condolences to you Kerry, Andrew, Matthew & Liam and family. Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of the sudden passing of your adored son Riley. Sending you all our love and prayers.
LoveJanuary 26, 2021
Matt, Julie, Elise, Rohan & Caitlin Demczuk
Dear Kerry, Andrew, and familyJanuary 26, 2021
Sending our deepest sympathy to you all, may your memories comfort you xxxx
love Tim & Sarah, Aj, Elsie, Thomas & Annie Daly.
Our family are so deeply saddened and shocked that you will no longer come into our home full of energy, banter and laughter. Josh thought of you as an extra little brother, Ben was so rapt you loved his music and Sam, well Sam got to have you as his best mate.January 26, 2021
Im sure Sam and all your friends will keep you in their memories and minds and theyll all make you proud.
To Kerry, Andrew, Matt and Liam, we cannot express enough our sympathy and love to your beautiful family.
Claude, Suzie, Josh, Ben and Sam xx
Riley we seen you grow in a smart young man, Nathan was lucky to say hello for one last time, he liked you as a friend and mate, we watched you play footy and you were good at it, Kerry and Andrew , we send our condolences to you and your family, and the Walsh family… 🌺January 26, 2021
although I didn’t get to know you as well as I would have liked, you were a beautiful soul who impacted everyones lives more than you could have ever imagined.
your energy was truly one of a kind and your smile was genuinely contagious, and will continue to be!
I hope that we can all live each day for you. I will miss you, and I’m glad I had the pleasure to know you even if it was only for a short time.
thank you for bringing so much happiness, kindness and love to gracies life, you’ll be with us for evermore 🤍
sending so much love to your family and friendsJanuary 26, 2021
Kerry Andrew Matthew and Liam heartbroken and devastated for you all on the tragic news of beloved choppy.January 26, 2021
With our deepest sympathy and condolences to all
Ange & Colin
I could write about you for hours choppy, thank you for taking me under your wing always and being the best friend and person anybody could ask for in their lives. i looked up to you and tried to do everything to copy you and be just like you, because who wouldn’t want to be like you. i have so much more to say. i miss you. i love you so much Riley, forever. If only you saw yourself the way everyone else saw you
To Kerry, Andrew, Matthew and Liam. My thoughts and love are with you during this time, he adored all of you and i love you all. i’m so so sorry.
Have a VB for Wayno and I, my idolJanuary 26, 2021
Dearest Kerry, Andrew, Mathew & Liam, To Jo & Patty, Bob & Anne the extended Walsh and Pearce familiesJanuary 26, 2021
Words are hard to find to heal your pain and loss of your cherished son, brother, Grandson and Nephew Choppy
Sending our love and support at this heartbreaking time love and condolences from Rob, Karen, Sarah, Hayden and Caitlin Prestidge xxx
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the entire Pearce family. Our hearts are shattered. Choppy was an outstanding human, funny, quick witted, intelligent and a fiercely loyal friend to Christian. He made an impact on everyone he met and left them better than when he found them. He will live on forever in our memories and hearts. All our love and prayers to you during this heartbreaking time.January 26, 2021
The D’Angelo family xxxxxx
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Matt, And Liam.January 26, 2021
Words cannot possible express the sadness I feel for you, Riley was a beautiful soul who was so loved by you his family and friends.
I had the honoured of being his teacher from afar and have many a fond memory of that cheeky grin that would always make my day.
May you find a way forward out of the depth of your grief, sending love and heart hugs.
Kerry, Andrew, Matthew & Liam, Paddy, Jo and families, Bob, Anne and family. Our most heartfelt sympathies go out to you all at this heartbreaking time. We are so sorry for the loss of Riley.January 26, 2021
Thinking of you all.
Rob and Heather Clarkson and families xx
You were a true mate and the light of every room. Certainly made my life better with you in it and I will miss you so much. Fly high up there mate and sink a few for me.January 26, 2021
Dear Andrew , Kerry , Matthew & Liam including all the extended Pearce & Walsh Families
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Riley Pearce , a terrific young man taken away to soon. He will be remembered by many people for all the goodness and kindness he displayed during his time with us and will be fondly remembered.
Gelagotis Family xxJanuary 26, 2021
We were saddened to hear the news of Riley’s death. Our thoughts are with you all xoJanuary 26, 2021
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam and Walsh Family,
We are extremely saddened by the news of Riley’s sudden passing.
Please know you are all in our prayers & thoughts.
The Charles FamilyJanuary 26, 2021
To dear Kerry, Andrew, Matt and Liam,January 26, 2021
Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
Love to you all
Tracey Devlin and family
You were seriously such a spark to everyone’s day, the shit you gave me every morning about apparently being in drought and the smile you put on people faces would keep them going for ages. I will never forget u choppy. I am so sorry for the lose of such a great man all my love and prayers going to the Pearce family and friends. 💞January 26, 2021
to a beautiful human, you lit everyone’s day up, even if you didn’t even know them. you would find a way to interact and have a positive impact on everyone. the king of the un-buttoned school shirt and earphones will never be forgotten. forever in our hearts, rest easy chop, party hard for us🕊🤍
thoughts and prayers to family and friends of the pearce family 💞January 26, 2021
Our condolences thoughts and prayers to the Pearce and Walsh families. xoxJanuary 26, 2021
Choppy you were one of a kind. You truly brightened everyone’s day. You will be dearly missed, but memories of you will live on in the hearts of many.January 26, 2021
My deepest condolences to Riley’s family and close friends.
Lots of love always,
Annalise (Annaleesh) xx
Suey, Riley, Choppy
The brightest, funniest bloke I will ever meet, you are the only person I knew that could make a room full of people smile by just being there. You will be loved and missed by everyone. Sink a few beers up there for us brother. Love you forever.January 26, 2021
To my dearest choppy I love and adore you more then you’d ever know my heart breaks at the thought of no more us making memories no more snorkels, talking about our relationships and bad decisions, no more being here. You are an angel a blessing and the big brother I never had all in one. You protected me through everything told me my worth, You made me realise that I deserve better and reminded me everytime I didn’t listen… no matter how many times you had to tell me you made sure to say it knowing I’d do the opposite but you loved and supported me anyway. To the wisest person I know who always knew what to say even when there was nothing to be said this is unfair. It’s unfair this was to happen to you the battle you went through broke my heart ans I’m sorry that I didn’t do more for you. Starting in year 7 and being my homeroom bestie till year 9 No matter how long went by every little argument you still held my hand through every Heart break and problem I faced and made it seem better I just wish I could of fixed yours. I’m so blessed to of shared such a friendship with you and will forever cherish the memories made with you forever and always. To think you were only in lakes with us a few weeks ago with your poor burnt feet making everyone piss themselves laughing around the fire breaks me you left an impression on those who only just met you so I can only think about how much of an impression and impact you had on those who have known you forever. I’m so proud of you choppy you changed my life for the better and I’ll thankyou everyday for that i love you I love you I love you so much my darling and I hope that your at peace. I promsie to be kinder, fix my friendships, put myself first, and make sure I’m treated like a “princess” just like you told me too. I promsie I’ll update you every step of the way as I overcome each achievement in life and promsie to do you proud every single day. I love you more then you’ll ever know Riley.
Lots of love marlz 💖💖
To the Pearce family my love and thoughts are with you all as well as all of choppys friends who loved and supported him throughout💖💖💖January 26, 2021
All out thoughts are with the Pearce and Walsh families.January 27, 2021
No words can describe the sudden loss of Choppy and the massive hole he has left. An amazing young man taken to soon.
RIP Riley ❤️
Andrew, Kerry & Family,January 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to you all & my thoughts are with you at this devastating time.
oh chop. i can’t get my head around you not being here anymore. you were such a big part of my life and so many others. you helped so many people including myself, i really wish we could have all done the same in return. i will miss you so so much but promise to do you proud and keep going as i know that’s all you wanted. unfortunately we won’t be able to get married and have our chunky blind kids as we wanted, but you’ll always be my chop. all my prayers go out to you and your beautiful family, i love you forever handsome. cant wait to see you again in another life. now you can finally go rest my boy.January 27, 2021
Deepest Condolences to the Pearce and Walsh families, on your sad loss. It’s a tragedy when we lose our young….. Thinking Of you… Kathy, Ricky, and Leigh Rose.🌹🌹🌹🌹January 27, 2021
To Andrew – Kerry – Matt and Liam and all the Walsh and Pearce Family members Deepest Sympathy to you all at this very very sad time .Cherished Memories are yours to keep ..Thinking of you all lots of love Kerry and Robyn EdwardsJanuary 27, 2021
Riley blessing to you mate. Pearcy and Kerry thinking of you all, the sudden shock and loss is overwhelming, Riley will always be with you. So sorry to hear this news, sending you our love💗💗January 27, 2021
From the Warfe’s
Sending all our love to Kerry, Pearcey, Matthew, Liam, Paddy, Jo and rest of the family. We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. Our hearts are broken for you. Rest In Peace Riley.January 27, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam, the Walsh families and the Pearce families our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time love and hugs from Sue, Johno and Amanda Wirz .January 27, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam, the Walsh families and the Pearce families our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time love and hugs from Sue, Johno and Amanda Wirz . xxxJanuary 27, 2021
Choppy, I heard a lot about you before I finally met you – Carly saying ‘Mum you’ve gotta meet Choppy, he’s the nicest, funniest kid, you’ll love him’. Well you lived up to the hype – one of the best young lads I’ve had the pleasure of knowing, albeit, sadly, for a short time.
I remember when I picked you and the girls up from a party – a lot of hysterical laughing from the back seat – me the oblivious parent thinking someone might have dropped one. But No, you’d stuck your head out of the window and your hat blew off. You didn’t want to bother me to go back for it, it was ‘late, dark and we’ll never find it, Kath’
But back we went and Carly spotted it, white cap on the white line. A happy chappy (or choppy)
Now you’ve gone to somewhere you felt you needed to be, We will never understand your choice, it’s so complex. We are gutted for your family, we are gutted for your many friends who loved you so much.
Whenever I see a shooting star or even another comet, I’ll think of you mate, because it will remind me of your life – sadly all too short, but bright, impactful and always awesome.
Everlasting Peace to you young man, you’ll be missed so much but you’ve given us much to remember.
Our heartfelt condolences to Riley’s family.
Kath, Rod and Carly Lavin.January 27, 2021
Dear Kerry, Pearcy, Matty, Liam, Jo, Paddy, Anne and Bob andJanuary 27, 2021
to all Choppy’s uncles, aunties and cousins – Our hearts are broken for you all – Chop was so loveable, so generous and so funny. Deepest and heartfelt condolences to everyone who knew this incredible young man, he will never be forgotten
Love from Anna & Terry Brown xxxx
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to the Pearce and Walsh families on the the sad and sudden loss of Riley and my sincere and deepest condolences to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew and Liam.January 27, 2021
My thoughts are with you at this heartbreaking time.
Sincerely Roz Bennett
To Kerry, Pearcy, Matt, Liam, Pearce and Walsh families, our hearts are breaking for you all, and we can’t even imagine your struggle. With all these amazing tributes you certainly had a lot to be proud of, may this bring you comfort you though your times of sadness. RIP Choppy 💙💙 Sam, Britt, Zak and Asha Larkin xxJanuary 27, 2021
My gorgeous little Harry Potter. No words we have to you and your family can convey how we feel. A remarkable young man with such deep compassion for others needs above your own. My dear Kerry, Drew, Liam, Matty and extended family We send our deepest Prayers to you all and you are so very much in our thoughts. 💙 Love Loretta and Wayne Taylor.January 27, 2021
To Andrew, Kerrie, Matthew and Liam and all the Walsh and Pearce Family. Condolences to you all on the loss of Riley. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.January 27, 2021
Love Jean & Lindsay Dove, Gary & Pam Dove, Sharon & Adam Samson and Families
To all Family Members,
I’m sorry to hear such sad news. Please accept my deepest regrets for your loss.
My heart goes out to all of you as a family and a great family at that.
I truely pass on all the strength I have in this world to you all.
Rest In Peace beautiful boy xx
Lots of love,
Effie Gotis xx.January 27, 2021
Kerry, Andrew, Matt and Liam, we are so saddened to hear the news. We send our deepest sympathies to you and the Walsh and Pearce families. He was such a cute and fun loving young man. Thoughts are with you all. Jude, Stuart, Dan and Amber Gaul ❤️January 27, 2021
Unfortunately, I didn’t get to know Riley to the greatest of extents, but regardless, Riley remained a engaging , charismatic, endearing individual, whom always had an inviting aura wherever he was. From opposing sides of the classroom he still had the ability to draw you in to what he had to say. One memory I will grasp onto occurred in year 8, where we were in art class, and the teacher left the building for a moment, promoting me and Riley to exchange choke holds for the fun of it, until he accidentally choked me unconscious. But he helped me up and made sure I was okay, on top of apologising thousands of times, exhibiting his transition from rough and rowdy, into his compassionate, gracious side. Although I wasn’t Riley’s best mate, it would be un-just not to make mention of his remarkable personality. We love you Riley, may Gods grace enlighten you and your family.January 27, 2021
My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew and Liam and the extended Walsh families on the sad and sudden loss of Riley.January 27, 2021
My thoughts are with you at this heartbreaking time.
The cherished memories of our time together during the year 9 ATLAS Program are fondly remembered.
Sincerely, Peter Flahavin
Heartfelt sympathy to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew and Liam and the extended Walsh families on the sad and sudden loss of Riley.January 27, 2021
My thoughts are with you at this heartbreaking time.
The cherished memories of our time together during the year 9 ATLAS Program are fondly remembered.
Sincerely, Peter Flahavin
To the Pearce and Walsh families, surrounding you all with our thoughts and prayers on the sad and sudden loss of your much loved son and grandson Riley. From Colleen and Ray Jackiw.January 28, 2021
To Kerry,Andrew and extended family our love and thoughts are with you at this heartbreaking time xxJanuary 28, 2021
Brad and Emily Nash
To Kerry, Pearcey, Matt, Liam and extended family.
Heart broken that Riley has been taken from you all,
he was a major player in the team of your large family.
Sincere condolences to you all.
Sam and Brandon Grando xxJanuary 28, 2021
Dear Andrew, Kerry, Peeler, PJ and the extended Walsh and Pearce families.
My sincere condolences on the passing of Riley and thoughts and prayers to the family at this sad time.
Liam DurkinJanuary 28, 2021
Dear Kerry,Andrew,Liam ,Matthew and all the Walsh familyJanuary 28, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you There are no words we can say to mend your broken hearts
Mick and Lyn Vella and families
Sending my deepest condolences to the Pearce and Walsh families. Riley was a very special part of the St Kieran’s community and a much loved student. To Kerry, Andrew, Matt, Liam and to all his wonderful extended family, please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love Monica Huffer xxxJanuary 28, 2021
To dear Pearcey,Kerry,Matt and Liam,January 28, 2021
Our hearts are broken for you all on the passing of Riley, our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
With love Steve,Vicki,Jess,Ben & Liv xx
Condolences to the Pearce family at this sad time. Eventually there will be a time when your grief eases and you will be able to think of Riley and smile. In the mean time may you be held in the supportive embrace of family and friends who share the loss of this fine young manJanuary 28, 2021
To Kerry, Pearcy and the boys, the Walsh and Pearce families… extending our heartfelt sympathy and condolences on the tragic loss of Riley, taken way too soon. Please know we are always here, if there is ever anything we can do.January 28, 2021
Oh Choppy, it just breaks my heart to know you’re no longer earth side, sharing your big heart and lighting up everyone’s lives. You truly were a special person, a once in a lifetime type of special and I’ll always be so grateful to have known you if only for a moment. Gracie just adored you so much and she will carry you in her heart and soul forever.
My heartfelt condolences to Kerry, Andrew, Mathew and Liam. All my love to Choppy’s friends, you really are an amazing lot xx
Rest easy Choppy and keep watch over my girl 🤍
Tammy BJanuary 28, 2021
Dear Andrew Kerrie Liam and Mathew our hearts are broken on the loss of Riley choppy what a wonderful caring selfless young man he is/was the way he treated Renee in their time together she will always treasure may you take comfort that he is so loved by so many rest easy choppy Marion and Renee Lehrner 💔💔January 28, 2021
Sincere condolences to Kerry, Andrew, Matt, Liam, the Walsh and Pearce families.January 28, 2021
Sorry i couldn’t have said goodbye bro, so many memories i could have shared but i’m just to cut up to even write about them. Just wanted to say thanks for being such a genuine, loving person, i don’t know what i would have done with myself if you didn’t invite me over the day i got my heart broke. just wish i could have told you i loved you one last time. i’m so thankful for having such a great mate by my side. i promise i’ll do you proud.
Hope heaven has been treating ya nice bro, save a couple beers up there for me till we meet again. i love you brother.January 29, 2021
We would like to send our sincere condolences to the Pearce family. Riley was an apprentice with us at Valley Custom Joinery for only a short while and was a valued member of our team. Every day he had a smile on his face and always had a joke to share with us. Riley will be sadly missed by all of us here at Valley Custom Joinery. Someone so special can never be forgotten.January 29, 2021
Rest easy Riley ✝️🌹
Deepest sympathy to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam and the extended Walsh and Pearce families. Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time of great loss.January 29, 2021
Vicki Marslen and family
Deepest sympathy Kerry, Andrew, Matt, Liam , Walsh and Pearce families, there is no words to take away your pain please know that all thoughts are with you alwaysJanuary 29, 2021
Wolfenden and Duke family
To Kerry, Andrew and families,January 30, 2021
Thinking of you all at this terribly difficult and heartbreaking time…. You are in our thoughts.
Deepest sympathies and condolences.
Amy, Rick, Kiarna and Ava Gaugatao..xx
Dear Andrew,Kerry and families.January 30, 2021
We are desperately saddened to hear of your loss. All our love to you all.
Deepest sympathy to Kerry, Pearcey, Matt, Liam, Aunty Jo, uncle paddy and all the Walsh families and Pearce families. We are thinking of you all. Sending our love to each and everyone of you. Rest In Peace Riley . Xx love from Jen, Brett, Lillian, Thomas and Liam Van Der VeldenJanuary 30, 2021
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Mathew and Liam,January 31, 2021
My deepest condolence to you all. My time teaching at St Kieran’s was one of the most precious teaching moments of my career and working with the three boys made it so special. I remember Riley, with his smiley face and always laughing.
Sending to all the family love and courage.
Our deepest condolences to Andrew, Kerry, Matthew and Liam on the loss of your Son and brother Riley. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. RIP RileyFebruary 1, 2021
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Matthew and Liam, Jo and Paddy, Anne and Bob,
My heart is breaking for you all and for all the Walsh and Pearce families – aunties, uncles and cousins.
Rest in peace Riley Babe.
ShirleyFebruary 1, 2021
Dear Andrew, Kerry, Matt and Liam and all your extended family, our deepest condolences to you all on the tragic and devastating loss of Riley.
Rest in Peace x
Michael, Donna, Hailee and Shae SmogavecFebruary 1, 2021
Deepest condolences to all of Riley’s family.
Such a beautiful person taken too soon.
He was such a great role model for my son and many other children at St. Kierans.
RIP Riley fly high.
The Wilson familyFebruary 1, 2021
Heartfelt condolences to Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam, and to Riley’s friends and staff at Lavalla. Sending you strength and prayers as you deal with your loss. I hope you all find comfort in the memories of Riley and will continue to support each other through this difficult time.February 2, 2021
Our deepest condolences to all the family and friends of such a special soul. Today and forever will be challenging in its various ways, but the precious memories and the bond that Riley has given us all will be a fitting tribute of him and strength we can give each other.February 2, 2021
From the Connolly and Jones families
Kerry, Andrew and family we send our condolences during this very sad time and may you find strength in your friends, family and community. Our deepest sympathy Kerry, Vanessa and Colin (Baringa work colleagues).February 2, 2021
Kerry Andrew and family. Our deepest condolences during this very sad time. We hope you all find comfort in your family, community, and friends. Our deepest sympathy to you all. Kerry, Vanessa and Colin. ( Baringa colleagues).February 2, 2021
To the Pearce and Walsh families.February 2, 2021
Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
David and Sue Balfour
Dear Pearcy, Im so so sorry for you and your family on the death of Riley. I hope you all can find some peace at some stage. This is so cruel and heartbreaking for all of you. My heartbreaking condolences to you all x Danielle WilliamsFebruary 2, 2021
We extend our deepest condolences to Kerry, Pearcey, Matt, Liam, Uncle Paddy, Aunty Jo, Bob, Anne and the extended Walsh and Pearce Families. We pray the love and support around you can pull you through this incredible darkness. There are not enough words that adequately express how sorry we are.February 2, 2021
Spread your wings Riley xo Much love to all, from Suze, Tate and kids.
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam and family, I’m lost for words , we are so sorry and deeply saddened . I can’t imagine your pain and want to hug you all tight . We are thinking of you all and send our deepest love and sympathy. The Abbott’sFebruary 3, 2021
Sue, Chris and Jordy xx
Dear Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam, Pearce and Walsh families.February 3, 2021
Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss The joy that Riley brought to your lives and the lives of others will never be forgotten and the legacy he has left on your lives is unmatched by any words that can be written.
We hold you close in our thoughts and hope you know you can lean on us for whatever you may need. May time help you heal and bring you peace.
Cherish the memories and the moments you shared and hold Riley forever in your hearts.
Sending our love and support to you all now and always,
Barry, Sue, Georgia and Jemma Little xxxx
To Kerry, Andrew, Matthew, Liam and the extended Walsh and Pearce families,February 3, 2021
to say that we don’t have the words is an understatement right now. Our love and thoughts are with you at this time. Choppy was truly one of kind in the most wonderful of ways.
Our hearts are broken for you. Xx
Kerry, Andrew, Matt and Liam My heartfelt sympathy on the devastating loss of Riley. He was such a vibrant, bright and loveable boy. This is a difficult time for you all but remember the good times and he will stay in your hearts forever.February 3, 2021
You are in our thoughts at this difficult time.
Peeler, Kerry Mat & Liam, the whole Walsh family and the Pearce Family, we send you guys all our love and support in these sad times.February 3, 2021
Thinking of you all
Danny, Marcelle, Bree, Aaron, Rhys & Wade Anderson
Absolutely heartbreaking to hear of this terrible news. My condolences go out to Andrew, Kerry and families, also to all of Riley’s friends. RIP RileyFebruary 3, 2021
To the Pearce and Walsh families our thoughts are with you all at this terribly sad time. RIP Riley. XxFebruary 3, 2021
Kerry,Andrew ,Matthew,Liam and all the Walsh and Pearce families thinking of you all at this very sad time our love to you all. Stephen,Debbie,Cassy,Damo and Ashley Paul. XxFebruary 3, 2021
this has taken me so long to do, after to many attempts and the deletion of social media i’ve finally brought myself to write this letter to you.
never in my life would i have thought i’d be writing this for you, you were the one person in my life i wanted by my side until the very end. as i still haven’t come to terms with the fact that your gone, i believe your still at home playing with vishka and sending me videos whilst i do the same with our precious boozle. words can’t describe you, and even if i could describe you it would go like this. you are the most beautiful person, caring, kind and just overall incredible. you never failed to make me smile even in my worst situations, you made every room brighter just by taking one step into it. you filled every hole in my heart and now i don’t know what i could possibly do without you. although you were blind as a bat, you always managed to see if i wasn’t okay and you would never leave my side until you knew i was better and for that, i’m so grateful of you. i wish i could’ve done more for you my chop, i wish i could’ve given you more reasons to stay alive and not let go. but unfortunately this lifetime wasn’t for you and we all understand that as you were battling a war inside your head. we all did everything we possibly could, this time it just wasn’t enough and it’s okay. we are all so proud of how far you come. you left a mark on this world, you made history and for that we love you with every single part of our hearts. we will never let your spirit die, you may not be on earth but you’ll always be in my heart forever. please take care of me from up above as you know you still hold my heart in your hands until we meet again. you are my bestfriend, my lover, my soulmate. you were the person i saw myself marrying when we got old & grey, you were the man i always wanted. you knew i had my heart set on you since the day we met, and i hope one day we are able to share more memories and love than what we already have. i’m so grateful of the love we shared when you were alive, you are the one person that made such a deep impact on my life. our boozle and vish will remember you forever. until we meet again my honey
hold my hand every step of the way.February 3, 2021
love, your little mia 🤍
Am so sorry to hear about Riley’s passing. There are no words sometimes but we are thinking about you all. Riley was a beautiful young man and a great footy player.February 3, 2021
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Andrew, Kerry, Matthew & Liam, the Walsh and Pearce family. Cannot explain how saddened we were to hear that Riley had passed away.
Thinking of your all at this very sad time and sending lots of love your way.
Nat, Thommo & Alyce xx
Natalie & David ThompsonFebruary 3, 2021
Dear Andrew,Kerry.Mathew and Liam my heart goes out to you on this sad day. stay strong and lean on each other. Riley will always be in your hearts. lots of love from The Rothwell family.February 3, 2021
My dearest sympathies to your family Kerry and to Jo and Paddy thinking of you all .February 3, 2021
My deeepest condolences to you and are your family at this tragic time. My love and thoughts are with you all.February 3, 2021
Paul, Kerren, Jared, Hayley, Claire and Brady Cake.
I hope you Rest In Peace, Riley. I didn’t know you but all the news I’ve heard about you. Is just very sad. You looked like a good bloke and you deserved way more than this. No one deserves to go through pain.😣😔February 3, 2021
I didn’t know you but it’s so sad to hear about this tragic death. Everyone is missing you and you have many many fans here for you. I hope it Is a lot better up in heaven. i hope you’re in peace now .x
this makes me sad to hear about your death.
I could imagine there were heaps of times where you felt you were suffering. You coped with your problems very well from what I have heard.and it’ Is lovely hearing the sweet words all your family is saying about you but so devastating that you didn’t get to live more of your life and you’re not here with us.in person.
All my love and condolences to Andrew and Kerry and Family. .February 3, 2021
Fly high Riley. 🤍👼
Dear Kerry and family i am so saddened to hear of the passing of your son Riley my deepest condolences to you all at this tough timeFebruary 3, 2021
To Andrew Kerry Matt and LiamFebruary 6, 2021
Extended Walsh and Pearce families
We are very sorry for your loss of Riley
hope time will help ease your loss and
cherish the good times
Pauline & Maurice
To the Pearce Family, I never had the pleasure of meeting you in person, however, I had the pleasure of meeting Riley. What an amazing young man. His smile and infectious laugh made the difference to the day. The world has lost a kind and inspirational young person. My sincerest condolences, Ian Francis.February 12, 2021
To dear Kerry, Andrew, Matt and Liam,April 13, 2021
I just heard the tragic news of your loss of Riley. It’s so hard to believe and I have no words other than I’m just so sorry for this tragic loss. I still can’t believe it. Some things are so hard to make sense of. I have made a donation to Black Dog institute. Such a fabulous bright boy, such a wonderful family. May you draw strength from the love of your family, friends and faith. Sincerely, Rose Howell.