TANNER – John Kevon (Kevon)

Born on November 20, 1927. Passed away May 24, 2021.

It is with the saddest regret that we announce the death of John Kevon Tanner of Tyers.

Grandson of the pioneering Tanner family Callignee South.

Passed away on the 24th of May 2021, aged 93 years.

Dearly beloved husband of Joan (Lindsay, dec).

Loved and respected father of Roslyn and Graham, Graeme and Judy,

Malcolm and Carol. Much loved Papa of Royce and Jen, Renold and Mel,

Budd and Danielle, Kristy and Jason, Samantha, Shelley and Sheldon.

Loved great Papa of Hunter, Westin, Harlow, Justin and Henry.

Dear friend of Joy Smethurst.

A true Gentleman.



Funeral Notice
Gippsland Memorial Park Crematorium Chapel Cemetery Drive, TraralgonView Map
Due to COVID19 restrictions the funeral Service for Kevon will be a private Funeral, by invitation only.

The Funeral of Mr John (Kevon) Tanner will be held at Gippsland Memorial Park Rose chapel, Cemetery Drive, Traralgon on MONDAY (May 31, 2021) commencing at 2.00pm

At the conclusion of the Service an interment will be held on the Cemetery grounds at Gippsland Memorial Park.

The service for John will also be live streamed, to view the live stream, please click here.
  1. I am so blessed to have had him in my life a gentleman and a fabulous uncle to me he will be sadly missed. R.I.P Condolences to all his family

    Denise Iedema May 25, 2021
  2. May rest and dance in Heaven, Kevon will be sadly missed by His Ex-Dancing friends at the dances in the Latrobe Valley

    Troy Stockdale May 25, 2021
  3. So sorry to hear of Kevin’s death.
    A wonderful friend over many years
    My love an thoughts are with his family

    Nola mowbrsy (,spencer) May 25, 2021
  4. My favourite uncle! And a true gentleman. Always looking at the upside of life and those around him. Will be missed, but never forgotten.

    Wayne Bell May 26, 2021
  5. A wonderful friend over many years.
    He will be sadly missed
    My love & thoughts are with the Family.

    Joy Smethurst May 26, 2021
  6. Favorite uncle and great life teacher. Many happy summers haycarting and honing my priorities. Forever in our hearts.

    Steven Chandra Lindsay May 27, 2021
  7. We’re very saddened to hear of Kevon’s passing. Alovely man who always had a smile on his face. Our condolences to all of Kevon’s family.

    Mandy, Sophie and Georga Smethurst May 27, 2021
  8. My sincere condolences to Roslyn, Graeme, Malcolm and their families. RIP Mr Tanner.

    Debbie Henry May 28, 2021
  9. A wonderful, loving Uncle who left a lifelong impression; I’ve measured the men in my life against his gentle kindness always. Thank you for teaching me to love horses. My condolences to Ros, Malcom and Graeme and families. I know you will miss him. A man who deserves to live in an earth free of troubles, at peace with animals and humans alike. RIP, favourite Uncle Kevon.

    Annette Lindsay May 29, 2021
  10. Saddened to learn of the passing of Kevon, sincere condolences to Roslyn, Graeme, Malcolm and all the Tanner Family.
    I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to know Kevon, the Tuesday morning brew and chat will be so missed.
    A true gentleman with a wealth of knowledge has left us, but never forgotten.
    Sincere regards
    Julie Smith and Family.

    Julie Smith May 30, 2021
  11. Heaven gained an Angel 💙
    RIP to a very special man in our lives… Papa Tanner. Reunited with your beloved wife Joan.
    You are already so sorely missed. Your legacy lives on in your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I feel so incredibly lucky to have known you in your final years. We never tired of listening to you talk about your life, you had a way of telling your memories that made us feel like we had been there with you. You taught me the word ‘colossal’ which ironically is the word best to describe yourself, a truely great man. Our children will always know your name & we’ll forever cherish our memories of you. We love you immensely.
    Vale Papa 💙🌹

    Mel, Renold, Westin & Harlow Evans May 30, 2021
  12. We remember Kevin fondly; his sense of humour, his big heart and his farming stories. One of the occasions was his visit to Tasmania with Joy some years ago. He deeply cared for his family and friends.
    Our condolences to Roslyn, Graeme, Malcolm and families

    Philip and Christiane Smethurst May 30, 2021
  13. VALE Kevon Tanner
    Not only a natures gentleman ,he was also renown as the farmer that produced some of the best milk vealers in Gippsland .
    It was a pleasure to have known Kevon ,and it was invigorating when he spoke about his early days on the land .
    He will be sadly missed , deepest sympathy to the Tanner family ,
    Chris Cameron and staff Lardner Cattle Scales .

    Chris Cameron May 31, 2021
  14. So saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. We will always remember him as a kind, loving and generous man. Thinking of you all and offering our deepest condolences at this time. Our thoughts are with you Roslyn, Graeme , Malcolm and your families.
    Lynda and Ian Coad

    Lynda Coad May 31, 2021
  15. Graeme, Judy and family – a moving tribute to a beautiful man. Our thoughts are with you love Graeme and Jeanette Lethborg

    Graeme Lethborg May 31, 2021
  16. A lovely man who loved the land and his Clydesdale horses. Always welcoming and cheeky. He will be missed. Will be definitely having a cup of tea and scones remembering how lucky I was to have met him .

    Sending all my love to the family

    Courtney June 1, 2021