THOMAS – Donald Charles

Born on January 10, 1946. Passed away June 14, 2020.

10/01/1946 – 14/06/2020

Loved husband of Gill (Gilly)

Eldest son of Frank (Dec) and Beryl (Dec).

Brother to Bill, Ric, Robert (Dec), Garry (Dec), Margaret and Elizabeth (Tubby Dec).

Brother in law to Sue, Nola, Marilyn, Chrissy and Steve.

Uncle to all his nieces and nephews.


Don’s English family.

Brother in law to Jan, Sylvia, Peter.

Uncle to his nieces and nephews, Julie & Andrew, Mark, Chris, Kate and Kelly, and Great Uncle to all his great nieces and nephews, loved by his aunts and cousins.

Loving memories remain.

Rest in Peace


Funeral Notice
Due to COVID19 restrictions the Funeral Service for Mr. Donald Thomas will be a private Funeral by invitation only.

A Service to celebrate Donald’s life will be live streamed from Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel in Moe on Monday (22nd June 2020) commencing at 1.30 pm.

To view the live streaming, click here.
  1. Thomas -Donald 14-6-2020. Loved and cherished friend of the Brew family our deepest sympathy to Gill and her family we will miss our catch up lunches and our many laughs along the way our thoughts are with Gills family in London No more pain Don you will be sadly missed Elaine and Trevor Jodie Tyrrell and Dale Brew and family’s

    Elaine and Trevor Brew June 17, 2020
  2. Thomas-Donald 14-6-2020
    Dearly loved friend and mate to all the Smyth family.
    Our Deepest Sympathy to Gill and all the family on Dons passing. So many fond memories of times spent together.

    Rest Peacefully old Mate
    Tight Lines
    Doug, Sue Smyth and family

    Doug Smyth June 17, 2020
  3. Thomas Donald 14/6/20 Great friend of Barry,Laurel and family. So sadly missed many fond memories will stay in our hearts forever. Our deepest condolences to Gill and all the family. Sleep peacefully Don (mate)

    Barry Nestor June 17, 2020
  4. You were a fantastic neighbour and a kind and caring friend to our family. We will miss you, Don, and your wonderful sense of humour. You and Gill were always there to help and look out for us since we moved to Walnut St. Our condolences to Gill and your families. Rest in peace. Stuart, Jackie, Nicholas and Jonathan Burvill (in Perth)

    Jackie Burvill June 17, 2020
  5. What a kind, fun and caring brother in law you have been on all my visits to see you and Gill over the years. I will always cherish the times such as when we went fishing together in your boat and I (the rookie) caught more Fish than you
    Rest in peace now Don your daily struggle is over

    Sylvia (Gill’s sister) June 17, 2020
  6. treasured memories of Don my sister’s husband who is affectionately called “Gilly”. Always cheerful and a great sense of humour. Good hearted and willing to help anybody in need. Lovely memories when Gill and Don came to England in 1975 and stayed with me in Hampshire and how he used to tease my daughter Julie who had a doll for her 4th birthday and Don used to hide it from her. Made many friends in England and loved our local pub “The Green Dragon”. Loved by everyone he met. He will be sadly missed by us all. Sleep peacefully and now free from pain. God Bless. Jan, Julie and family and Andrew .

    jan June 18, 2020
  7. Dear kind thoughtful friend,I’ll always remember you with great fondness. Love and sympathy to our dear friend Gill at this sad time

    Sandra Sommer June 18, 2020
  8. Fondest memories of Don a generous, kind hearted husband and friend.
    Ever since you married my cousin Gill all those years ago we have had wonderful memories of times together.
    You were always generous with your time if anyone needed help and your wicked sense of humour was infectious.
    We will.miss you.
    May you rest in peace.
    Alex and Viv Eady and families

    Vivienne Eady June 18, 2020
  9. With condolences to Gill and the family on the sad passing of Don. There are so many memories of happy times shared over the years. Lots of fun and laughter. And Don was also always there ready and willing to step in and help if needed.

    Now resting peacefully. Goodbye dear friend.
    Shirley Biesma

    Shirley Biesma June 18, 2020
  10. Goodbye dear Don my brother-in-law but more like a brother.Shall miss you, your reminiscing about the good old days, your nicknames for everyone and even your good-hearted teasing. There will never be another Don .Farewell

    Nola Thomas June 19, 2020
  11. Sleep tight Donny.Thank for the Friendship,Thanks for the Memories.Farewell my friend.

    John and margaret ladanyi June 19, 2020
  12. Sleep tight Donny.
    Thanks for the friendship, thanks for the memories.
    Farewell dear friend.
    John, Marg and Sophie L.

    Margaret Ladanyi June 19, 2020
  13. Uncle Don, we will miss chatting with you about cars and dogs. Rest In Peace. Hugs and kisses to auntie Gill x

    Paula Russell June 19, 2020
  14. Deepest Sympathy Gill .
    We will remember Don for being a true Aussie Bloke, there for his family and mates, long suffering, never loosing his humour and kind. You will be missed.
    Thoughts, love and prayers.
    With you in spirit Gill.
    Ann, Neville and Families – Gill’s Cousins

    Ann Sheers June 20, 2020
  15. Quack /Donald duck. I am sad as I want to talk to you. But as usual you would want to tell me a tale or two . I miss you. Brother Billy

    William Thomas June 20, 2020
  16. Remembering dear Don with much love. So pleased I was able to share Don’s happy life at No 8 last year. I enjoyed Don’s funny stories and we shared many laughs -these memories I will always treasure.
    Forever in our hearts .

    Sue, George, Alex and Andrew

    Susan Nikolic June 22, 2020