READ, William (Maurice)

Born on July 10, 1947. Passed away March 29, 2024.

Aged 76 Years

Tragically killed on Good Friday on Derham’s Lane, Maryvale.

Devoted, loving, gentle husband of Sandra.

Cherished father of Andrea, Malcolm, Kerrie (Poss), and Shaun.

Special father-in-law of Jeff.

Adorable grandad to our beautiful grandchildren; Alysha, Clarence, Isabelle, Thomas and Tilly.

We are so heartbroken and cannot believe that you are gone.

You were our pillar of strength in the family.

Kindhearted and willing to help anyone.

You were so excited; looking forward to our first great grandchild due to arrive in May.

I will treasure all our wonderful loving memories.

I love you and miss you more than words can express.

Always In Our Hearts

Loved And Remembered Every Day

Rest in peace my sweet Maurice, until I see you again in heaven.



Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 437A Princes Drive, MorwellView Map
The Funeral Service of Mr. William (Maurice) Read will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 437A Princes Drive, Morwell on TUESDAY, (April 16, 2024), commencing at 1.00pm.

Following the service, the funeral will leave for the Hazelwood Cemetery. 

Maurice's Funeral Service will also be Livestreamed.

To view the livestream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. I’m in shock at the loss of Maurice , I send condolences to all the family, I haven’t seen Maurice or any of the family for many years but my involvement with you all was very memorable when my car was used in Maurice and Sandra’s wedding, a kind ,friendly, gentle man is my memory, vale Maurice

    Julie Balcombe April 1, 2024
  2. Warm thoughts and love to Sandra and family. 🫂 Yvonne Waite

    Yvonne Waite April 2, 2024
  3. Sandy my heart is broken for you
    Thinking of you and the family

    Kym durbano April 2, 2024
  4. So very sorry to hear of your great loss Sandra. Thinking of you and sending my love at this sad time.

    Sharon Elloy April 2, 2024
  5. Sandra and family, thinking of you all at this very difficult time..
    Maurice was a great bus driver on our Social club outings and always a pleasure to chat too. Xxx

    Helen Mareska April 2, 2024
  6. To Sandra and Family,
    My heart goes out to you at this difficult time of tragic loss.
    No one can ease your grief, but many share your feelings of loss.
    May your wonderful memories of Maurice bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead.
    Deepest sympathy, Hanny

    Hanny Gillespie April 2, 2024
  7. Oh Maurice,

    You fought so many battles and always came out on top.

    Thank you for being the absolute best to Bella and Tommy.

    Sending all my love to your beautiful family.

    May you rest peacefully!

    Angela Smith April 2, 2024
  8. So saddened and shocked to hear of Maurice’s passing.Will miss his choice of music from shed most days was a delight
    Much respected neighbor , his chats freindliness and interactions had .
    Sadly missed
    Our deepest condolences to Sandra and Family
    Colin and Angela McGregor

    Colin & Angela McGregor April 3, 2024
  9. Sandra I am so sorry I just heard about Maurice, my heart goes out to you love Gianna

    Gianna Carter April 4, 2024
  10. So sad Sandra. Much love to you and your family. I will always remember Maurice’s smiling face and happy demeanour driving taxis.

    Marilyn Dowling April 4, 2024
  11. Sandra, Our hearts are heavy for you all at this sad time. Thinking of you all. Love Andrea, Fiona, Leigh, Ryleigh, Zavier and Flynn.

    Andrea Ramsay April 8, 2024
  12. To Sandra and families. Sending our love and prayers at this very sad time. Trevor and Tricia.

    Tricia Ronalds April 9, 2024
  13. Dear Sandra and your lovely family, sorry your loss a wonderful man
    Love rose sawyer and family xx

    Rose sawyer April 12, 2024
  14. Dear Sandra. So shocked to hear of the sad loss of Maurice. Lovely memories are yours I am sure. I recall your wedding as one of the loveliest I have ever attended ..Deepest sympathy.

    Dawn O'Connell April 13, 2024
  15. Dear Sandra and family so sorry to hear about Maurice. Big hugs and much love going to you all sorry I couldn’t be there. Maurice you were my mentor when working on the shire council you showed me how to weld , sharpen the blades on the mower, change the oil have fun. R.I.P Maurice. Love from Erin 🙏⚘️⚘️

    Erin Bright April 15, 2024
  16. Deadest sympathy and condolences to the family.We wish that’ we could have been there for the family. For a great kind hearted man you have all our love and thoughts thinking of you in your time of grief and need
    Shane and Jenny and family motorcycle bike club

    Jenny Earle April 16, 2024
  17. I’m so sorry grandad I miss you so much now your gone but I will see you in the afterlife so sorry grandad for you loss

    Love you Grandad to the world
    Love your grandaughter

    Isabelle smith May 6, 2024