WALMSLEY – John Francis

Born on May 11, 1964. Passed away September 14, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at WGH on the 14th of September 2021

Aged 57

Friend of Leanne.

Much loved father and father in law of Taryn, Tyson and Viv.

Loved Poppy of Caidan, Amahni, Ethan, Bentleigh, and Lucca.

Loved son of John (Snr), Gail and Allan.

Loved brother of Peter, Kelly and Jen.

To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.

Funeral Notice
Due to the COVID19 restrictions, the funeral of Mr. John Walmsley will be a private funeral, by invitation only.

The funeral service for John will be livestreamed on Thursday (23rd September 2021) commencing at 1.30pm.

To view the livestream, please CLICK HERE.
  1. Condolences & sympathy to John’s family on the sad passing of John. John was a respected & well liked member of the Mid-Gippsland 8-Ball Association & played for the Newborough bowling club. Rest easy mate. Committee members & players of Mid-Gippy 8-Ball.

    Julie Morgan September 16, 2021
  2. very sad time when we got that phone call rip john siympathy to johns family david and bob syme

    robert syme September 16, 2021
  3. John has been a great mate and big part of my family for many years, we have had many great times together that I will cherish forever.. From motorbikes and cars and Go kart racing together. Philip Island for the Bike races and V8s, going away fishing , beers at Turfside and more recently lawn bowls.
    You will be missed.
    Love you mate
    Brian (Herb) Milkins
    Condolences to all John’s family.

    Brian Milkins September 16, 2021
  4. John, you were our amazing friend, you had a heart of gold,you were loved and loving, kind and caring, we will miss our chats at the bowls club, with banters about footy, and always about your , precious family of whom you adored and loved so dearly, we now have a void in our lives, we will miss you dearly, taken far to young, our deepest condolences and love to your family, our heart breaks for you all with all our love Gus and Carol

    Carol Grigarius September 17, 2021
  5. It’ll be a lot quieter around the Christmas table without you uncle John. I miss you.

    Shontai September 17, 2021
  6. Deepest condolences to family and friends of John. We are deeply saddened by the loss of such a great man. He will be greatly missed. Our love and thoughts are with all family and friends at this time.

    With all our love always

    Karen Wakker, Shannon Heusmann & James-Anthony Giorlando September 17, 2021
  7. John great mate always enjoyed a chat and cold beer condolences to all his family will be greatly missed Lieu & Tony Dorrington

    Tony Dorrington September 17, 2021
  8. So hard to sum feelings up in a few sentences. John was my very first client in my fledgling little business in 2000 which soon turned quickly into a great friendship. Will miss your cheeky grin and the way you could quickly call George out when you didn’t agree with him. I’ll miss watching your gorgeous relationship with your beautiful little grand baby Amahni. My heart breaks with the thought of not seeing you again John. Miss and love you always. Promise to look after your girl Taryn 💋❤👍

    Natalie Lambos September 17, 2021
  9. John there’s no more words that I could describe how much I will miss you ❤️I love you john and my heart is broken that your not here with us no more ❤️I will miss our chats every day we can talk for hours about everything even footy one magpie supporter to another you knew how much mason cox would pissed me off but you were like he did get a goal that game heh heh John he’s got to go lol it’s hard not ringing you no more that’s what I miss ❤️Thanxs for paying up the bet I won betting you in the footy tippings between us it’s because you took pies all the times 😀I cleaned your house for the last 2 years and you were so wrapped when you got home to see little surprises that I did especially your desk that day when you could sit at it and it was clean 😀I could write so much John about our friendship which is so special to me RIP John fly high love you forever and always John love Les xxx my condolences to taryn and family xxx

    Lesley Gibson Williamson September 17, 2021
  10. Our dear John, I was just 15, you 17, when I met you for the very first time. There was something about that cheeky shy grin, the long hair, and that mischievous personality, we were destined to be friends! Who knew two years later, we would be together and you would be in our lives forever. Taking Taryn as your daughter, Tyson coming along two years later, so many good years to follow for our little family. All of our motorcross trips, our go cart days, so many great memories to hold. Our marriage wasn’t to last, but our love for each other would be with us always. A beautiful man taken way too early. Sleep peacefully dear John, you will be forever in my heart. Lee.

    Lee. September 18, 2021
  11. You were a good friend for many years John and will be sadly missed by us & everyone at Newborough Bowling Club- our love goes out to Lee, Taryn, Tyson & familes – Jan & Sue xo

    Sue Bechaz September 18, 2021
  12. Only know John for a few year but got to know you well, will miss the chats, and will miss the trips down to watch the pies, will have to find somebody else down to the footy and HOPEFULLY they won’t get us surrounded by 6 bouncers and thrown out of the casino. Take care up there John we’ll miss you, Shane & Amanda & family

    Shane McMahon September 18, 2021
  13. Poppy u were such a great man and poppy I loved u to the bottom of my heart. If I could’ve saved u somehow I would’ve but none of us could do anything to save u. U will be very much loved by everyone especially me. I miss u deeply but I am happy your in a better place now not in anymore pain. We have had such great memories and those memories will be kept in my head forever. U mean the absolute world to me and it’s extremely difficult to let u go but just know that u will always be thought of in my head and I love u so much. It hurt extremely bad when I got the news but I knew it was better for u and your health poppy. I just wish u didn’t pass so young u were so amazing u spoiled me so much cared and loved me deeply I just hope your watching down on us and I’m so happy I could make u proud whilst it lasted. 11 (almost 12) years of my life u were there for me in every situation. U always put a smile on my face no matter what u treated me like I was your daughter instead of your grand daughter. I love u so much poppy. U will always have a huge special part in my heart. I miss u and love u deeply poppy. R.I.P poppy fly high🕊❤️😘

    Amahni September 18, 2021
  14. Sympathy to John’s family. I have had the pleasure to call John a mate over the past years. I will always cherish winning the Club fours championship with you, George and Sherms. You will be sadly missed by all at the bowling club and indeed the wider community.

    Alan Ryan September 19, 2021
  15. To john’s family my heart felt sadness for ur lose who I meet thru his cousin Julie 13 yrs ago & spent time away & worked together my love to all dennis Gourdoulis

    Dennis September 19, 2021
  16. Lost a good mate, but the memories will never leave me. Lots of fun over the years, trips away, cars or bikes, i will always remember. To no someone most of your life and not once fight over anything is very special., except holden v ford,.We have all lost a mate but the family have lost a son, a dad, a pop my deepest condolences for your loss.

    Mark heusmann September 20, 2021
  17. John I already miss your laugh and our chats so much. You were more than a neighbour for many great years. You were a friend with the gentle soul. I’ll miss seeing you in your dressing gown sneaking rubbish into my bin, I’ll miss the little gifts from your overseas trips, and most recently our problem solving around an errant cow who decided to visit you and I a few times. You couldn’t have laughed more when you saw the mess it left for me to clean up. But most of all I will miss the genuine and generous bloke who was always smiling, was always up for the chat and giggle and always true to himself. Rest easy John. Never, ever forgotten. Deepest condolences to the family.

    Sue September 21, 2021
  18. Condolences to taryn ,Tyson and family on the passing of John. Will miss the banter of Essendon/ Collingwood and Yallourn north / Newborough rivalry over a few beers .. mick Belinda Jesse Ashton

    Mick pheeney September 21, 2021
  19. Dear John so happy to have met up with u after all those years i just wish we had more time.I have the fondest memories of u .You are a kind and Gentle person .I am going to miss u but you will always be in my heart.Also Condolences to Auntygail,Allen,Kelly,Peter and Jenny Love u from Julie kohn xx

    Julie kohn September 22, 2021
  20. So sad here that u have passed u always treated me with the utmost respect and it will be sad not to see your face at the pub, standing in your corner it will never be the same
    Condolences to Johns family
    RIP JOHN See you in the Dreamtime
    Linda xxx

    Linda Atkinson September 22, 2021
  21. John, you’ve gone way too soon but left your mark within the hearts of many.
    My sincerest condolences go out to Taryn, Tyson, Lea and family’s.
    You were such a big part of our Victorian life. The MX days were so much fun, our boys competed together and our girls played Barbi’s. You helped all of the kids with their bikes, nothing was ever too much trouble.
    I will always remember you as a very kind, generous and fun loving soul, except for the day on our Xmas holiday on the Murray when I nearly blew up the houseboat, you did not see the funny side as did Lea and I.
    You came up to the Gold Coast and spent a week with us at Indy time. Whilst wandering the streets in Surfers, drinks in hand when you suddenly bolted into a dress shop, leaving me to get done for drinking in a public place…you were peeking out from behind a dress display in absolute hysterics, still slurping on your beer!
    We will always have such fond memories of you John, you’ll never be forgotten.

    Gayle Jackson (Norton)

    Gayle Jackson September 22, 2021
  22. Rest In Peace John.
    Our heartfelt condolences to Johns many friends and family.
    You will be sadly missed mate.
    Fly free.

    Darren and Deb Ashworth

    Deb ashworth September 23, 2021
  23. John, the door opened way too early. We met way back when you were on the other side of the fence, but as time went by our friendship grew close as we watched our boys race MX bikes. You were such a nice humble bloke who loved life. Sincerest condolences go out to Taryn, Tyson, Lea and family’s.

    Dale Norton September 23, 2021
  24. John I have so many amazing childhood memories with you, Taryn, Tyson and Lee. You were an amazing dad and will be missed by many. My sincere condolences go out to Taryn, Tyson and Lee. Rest in peace. Tamara xx

    Tamara Norton September 23, 2021
  25. Remembering good times as kids playing in Yallourn. R.I.P. John Kelly.

    John Kelly September 23, 2021
  26. RIP John. Condolences to Lee, Tarryn & Tyson

    Shannon Norton September 23, 2021
  27. Sincere Condolences & sympathy to John’s family & friends.
    I got to know John when I was a teenager and he always was a good genuine guy and always made time for a chat.
    I’m glad we caught up recently.
    You will be sadly by all that knew & loved you. R.I.P John.

    Love Joe & Katie

    Joe & Katie Schembri September 23, 2021