RICHARDSON – Peter (Richo)

Born on April 11, 1947. Passed away July 30, 2021.

Passed away at home on Wednesday 30th of June 2021, aged 74 years.

Loving father of Lisa, Tina and Ben.

Was a well-known Character in the Gippsland Community.

Richo will be sadly missed by all who knew him.


Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Traralgon Chapel 260 Princes Highway , TraralgonView Map
Due to Covid Restrictions Richo's service will be private by invitation only.

Richo's service will be live streamed on FRIDAY the 9th of July at 2pm.

The Traralgon RSL will live stream the service at their venue and invites mourners to attend. The family will meet back at the RSL after the service.

To view the live stream click here
  1. Richo was my boss at Repco Warragul and Traralgon and never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
    Everyone in the motor trade knew RICHO
    A very funny man

    Paul Burton July 2, 2021
  2. Our condolences on the passing of a very astute and funny man and a good friend. You will be missed but remembered with much love.

    Frank & Sandra Pasquali July 2, 2021
  3. Richo was a good and giving man. Always ready to help. But you had to keep that larrikin sense of humour in mind. What did he just say???

    Gonna miss you Richo, always there ready to look something up for me, or find a book. Coffee always ready.

    Warmest love to Ben, Lisa and Tina.

    And his grandchildren. I cannot name them, but by gosh, I know how much he loved you. And how proud he was of you.

    Linda July 2, 2021
  4. Richo was our boss in the early eighties, I stayed at his house when I was his 2ic at Repco Traralgon. He will be sadly missed

    Ron Paxton and Alan Jorgensen July 3, 2021
  5. I am a more recent friend of Richo’s, from the eBay community (on the Blokes and Sheilas thread). His welcoming personality and whimsical comments and anecdotes were well known throughout the community there. I am only one of many who will miss his presence dearly.
    Heaven’s got a heater on especially for him…

    CountessAlmiren (Ingrid) July 3, 2021
  6. Condolences to Ben Lisa and Tina for the loss of you dad. Every one in the motor trade new RICHO. You are spot on Paul Burton. Top Bloke. Robert and Fay Marsh.

    Robert Marsh July 4, 2021
  7. I am from the eBay Community where Richo was a very valued contributor.

    His own thread- ‘Blokes and Sheilas’ has just celebrated 12 years on the boards, with almost 100,000 replies. A fact he was truly proud of.

    He was also very proud of his family and spoke of them constantly.

    He was funny bloke with many stories, but a grain of salt was needed at times.

    He always had time for everyone.

    A true larrikin who was a large part of my everyday life for the past 8 years or so.

    I will miss him terribly.

    Richo, old mate, may you be warm in Winter and cool in Summer, and have a beer in hand all year.

    Condolences to all his family.

    Marie (Stawka) July 4, 2021
  8. Over 15 years, Richo and I became friends on the ebay Forums. We chatted every day.
    My condolances to Ben, Lisa and Tina, and his cherished grandies.
    May you rest in peace Bloke, you will be sadly missed but, never forgotten.

    Linda Neate July 4, 2021
  9. Richo – for many years you said – good morning & good night – to all of us.
    I too am an eBay friend – who laughed a lot, and at times cried a bit.
    Thank you for those years.
    My thoughts are for all his lovely family – especially Ben the TV tuner & much more – also those wonderful mates – Whip & Webby – with whom he solved the world’s problems.
    Always there & never forgotten.

    Helen ( Dom )

    Helen July 4, 2021
  10. Our condolences to all of Richo’s family, Richo used to visit us at East – West Auto’s every Friday with his specials list and always some funny stories. He loved his visits to the local OP Shops on his rounds looking for that something , We think he found lots of special somethings when you looked what he had in his car !!! Rest in Peace Old Mate , Kathy, Greg & Craig

    Kathleen Kelly July 5, 2021
  11. Met Richo thru garages sales and swap meets, a real character and gentlemen.
    Condolences to all his family

    Paul Tainsh

    Paul Tainsh July 6, 2021
  12. Our friend & boss (sneeky) pete. AED workshop did enjoy your visits not that you how it operated ? you always had a good yarn to tell many good times

    norm r drew July 6, 2021
  13. Ole mate what have you done,going to miss that laugh,known you for about 45 years,first Repco,Traralgon,your tool van,alot of stories and laughs,taking the mickey out of ABC radio vets,and others,a great icon and character gone but never forgotten,rest easy old fella.Downesy

    Gary Downes July 6, 2021
  14. Great funny man if you were having a bad day in the workshop richo would sort it out with a funny story or a joke . cheers ol mate i will miss the visits to your library

    Terry Lowater July 7, 2021
  15. great man if you were having a bad day in the workshop peter could fix it with a good story or a joke . gee ol mate i will miss those visits to the library

    Terry Lowater July 7, 2021
  16. Deepest sympathy to the Family. The staff at Shaky Spear will miss his quick humour. RIP Richo.

    Bronwyn Kerr July 7, 2021
  17. My thoughts and condolences to Ben, Lisa and Tina.
    Richo, . Some of your quotes have been bandied around several work sites Mildura way. A good bloke, who always had me in stiches. Never a dry eye in the house.
    Learned, well read and clever bloke.
    Pax Vobiscum .

    Wayne Brown July 7, 2021
  18. So sad to hear this news , a big part of my childhood was staying at your house with my good mate Lis, Every time we got into trouble like pretending to stay at each others houses ( while we were at neither ) you did your job as a dad but out of all the parents had a cheeky grin and deep down thought you were so cool Lis x , May that rubber ball always keep bouncing back to you ! Sending our all love and strength to you Lisa , Tina and Ben . Lots of Love Fiona and Pat 🥰❤️🥰

    Fiona Sharp July 7, 2021
  19. Grandpa Peter,

    You never forgot any of my birthdays, he would spoil us rotten
    As children giving us lots of presents and money to spend. He was a very warm and loving person. He would give us a huge hug!

    He would always joke and I never saw him with a sad face, he was always smiling.

    He loved to tell us about his op shop adventures and I would imagine his house as being huge and full of wonders.

    I miss you and wish I had of spent more time with you after I moved away as an adult. You are such a wonderful person.


    Kayla Sheers July 8, 2021
  20. Condolences to his family. Richo has been missed since he stopped visiting us. Always had time to stop and talk. You were a great friend.
    Sadly missed.

    Reg and Dianne Stirling July 9, 2021