27 Tributes

  1. Michael
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    My best mate, the brother I shared with so many brothers, you have left me too early. I will miss your one sided views and our Saturday afternoon beers. Your strength, knowledge and presence will be a gap in my life forever. I love Chris, see ya bud drive carefully, Michael xx

  2. Karen Smith
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    Little Bro, what just happened, trying to smile and remember all the happy times we had together .
    It’s so hard, you left so suddenly,
    l didn’t get to say good bye.
    So bye for now, l know we will meet again one day.
    May you rest in peace and fly high
    beautiful brother.
    l know you will shine down on us
    and help us live without you.
    Always in my heart. ❤

    • Geraldine Govett
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      Beautiful words Michael, no doubt your brother will leave a big hole . Have faith in knowing, he will be watching over you from here on in.
      Do you best not let him down.

      Gezza 🤗🤗💐💐

  3. Dave
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    Chris, From the first day I had the privilege of meeting You so many years ago, you welcomed me into your wonderful Family. So generous, accepting and welcoming. From that time on I had Brothers I had not had before. I thank you I love you and I deeply miss you. Cheers to you Mate until we meet again. Dave

  4. Tania
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    Chris, I am so deeply sad that you are gone, it is hard to find the words.
    I will cherish the memory of our last family bbq before this lockdown. You cooked the barbie, and we sat out on our deck, it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Life will not be the same, you will be so greatly missed.
    Thank you for being my brother, always in my heart, Tania xoxo

  5. Judgey
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    Hourny what a tour guide you were to have on our Simpson desert trip such a nice genuine Bloke who was always up for a laugh and just put of such a positive energy when we were around you. Fly high mate I’ll see you on the otherside one day.

  6. Ava & Macy
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    Our Uncle Chris; we knew you to be kind, big hearted and a family man. You always welcomed us with a warm smile and big hugs. May you be in a better place now, we miss you and we love you. Ava & Macy xoxo

  7. Kane
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    My Dad, role model and most importantly, best mate.
    I will forever love you, miss you and look up to you. The memories we shared were just so beautiful.
    Thank you for allowing me to be myself, and loving me no matter what.
    Life won’t be the same without you mate, but I am truely proud to be your son.
    Look after Mum for us, and i’ll be sue to look after our beautiful Lily.
    Love Kane xo

  8. Taleisha
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    Thank you Chris for everything. Thank you for the chats, the banter, for accepting me into your home and family. I am grateful to have known you and will forever miss you.
    Love Taleisha xx

  9. Rodney brown
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    Chris my buddy, my best friend , my mate. From kinder to school to work and camping . You will always be in my heart Never forget you Rest In Peace love you big fella

    Brownie Karen Robert Claire

  10. Brett Kelly
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    Chris, you are a Rippa . Already miss seeing you eating your yogurt at 6.45 am every morning .
    You were definitely a brighter spark on a Friday compared with Monday !
    Miss your stew , and your great attitude to life. Condolences to Kane and Lily and the extended family.
    Rest in piece
    Love the Kelly’s

  11. Johnny Read
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    Big ‘H’ , Hourny, what a rippin mate, buddy, brother , son , husband , and a very special Father to Kane and Lily .
    Gunna miss you mate, you left us far too soon and no chance to say , ‘see ya mate’ .
    Will miss our ‘shed days’ working on your Princess and cars . I will never forget our last Friday night beers and will not forget the last one we had together. Make sure you have one ready for me when I see you on the other side
    Cheers mate

  12. The Alston's
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    Chris, you’ve been taken far too soon. You’ve been a best mate for forever and we’ve all shared the best of times over so many years. The memories will live on. We’ll be wearing our flannies and having a long neck for ya mate. Rest Easy Big Fella and give Tanny a big hug from us all. Love Patty, Lisa, Choco, Zo and Lachie x

  13. Greta Thorneycroft
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    Chris, the memories you have left us with will stay in our hearts forever ♾
    Much loved Nephew of Greta and John , dearly loved cousin of Robert, Sharon and Raechel
    Love you Chris.

  14. Lily
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    Dad, the biggest softie I have ever met.
    Thankyou for showing me to enjoy all the little things in life, nothing will ever compare to the love and support you showed to Kane & I.
    You raised us to be the best versions of ourselves and i hope that everyday we make you and mum proud.
    I truly am the luckiest daughter in the world, you were one in a million.
    Give mum a hug for me,
    Love Lily xx

  15. Scott McQuillen
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    Chriso, we are all going to miss you at work, shutting the van when you say “that’s enough no more, vans locked” looking for your tape dispenser, and your “I am out of here” early on a Friday, Condolences to Kane and Lily and the entire family and close friends. RIP Mate you will be missed.

  16. Melissa Trainor
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    Oh Chris….what a gaping hole you have left in the hearts of so many, including mine. I’m deeply grateful that you came into my life two years ago. You did it your way….from insisting on no John Denver songs around the campfire at Flowerdale to battling Michael for control of the BBQ on Mother’s Day, as you both competed over Joanie’s egg and bacon breakfast. The last time I heard your voice, you were asking for your brother’s advice on how to cook the perfect roast potato, such a beautiful memory.
    So onto the next great adventure you go. Rest easy, knowing I won’t leave Michael’s side as he navigates his way through this immeasurable grief. That is my promise to you.

  17. Rob Gislingham
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    Chris, Chriso, H, Hourny, big fella and great bloke!
    Gonna miss you heaps but will never forget you.
    All the great times.
    All the great trips we went on.
    All of the funny stories.
    Thank you for being the best mate a man could ask for.

  18. Jennifer Hourn
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    Chris, I feel so fortunate to have been part of your life, and to experience the bond and love of your family.
    Now you know what lies ahead, I’ll look forward to seeing you again.
    Love always Jenn.

  19. Robert and Julie
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    Chris, always so generous and welcoming. Whenever we popped over you would always say ‘would you like a beer, what would you like’. Just so down to earth, a great man. I remember like yesterday when you and Tania asked if I wanted to go with you to the Southern 80, Daryl had a crew together with his boat, a fantastic couple of days of BBQ’s and beers, just a great time. You will be sadly missed but forever in our hearts and memories.

  20. Clasina Ferwerda
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    Chris, it was an honour to call you my brother (in-law). You were certainly one of a kind. Simply “THE BEST”.
    I cherish all the great times we had, beer in hand of course around a fire. The world feels empty without you.
    Love you and I will miss you forever.
    Heartfelt condolences to Kane, Lily, Joan, Gordon, Karen, Michael and Tania.
    Love Always Clasina

  21. Sharon Holden
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    I would like to thank you Cuz for so many amazing memories. Our camping trips were always so much fun and you always provided the laughs. I remember the time we all went camping and you tied a dead snake to your leg with fishing line, next minute you ran through the camp yelling “Snake”, of course we couldn’t see the fishing line. Chris you will always be missed. Love ya Cuz.

  22. James Hourn
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    For as long as i can remember Uncle Chris has played such an integral role in all of our lives, so many occasions spent with the family that i will always remember. He has left us too soon and its going to be hard for all of us to come back from this. We all love and miss you very much Chris

  23. Patricia and Trevor Bell
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    Our deepest Sympathy to Kane, and Lily on the passing of your dad.
    And to Joan,Gordon,Karen,Michael, Tania our thoughts are with you all. Rest in Peace Chris.

  24. Mike Wall
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    Great service and loved the photos.

    Chris was one of a kind.

    Will miss calling in for a beer.

    Love and thoughts to all the family.

  25. Cathy
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    A beautiful celebration of Chris life.
    You will be sadly missed xxx

  26. Allana Bettess
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    What a wonderful tribute to a special guy! I am so grateful to have been able to “attend” this celebration of Chris’ life. I would have been there in person if things were different. I didn’t know Chris well but met him a few times and found him lovely as I expected. I had heard so many good things about him from my brother-in-law Rob. To Kane & Lily, Chris’ parents, siblings and friends – may your happy memories and the support of each other give you comfort. With my sincere condolences. Allana xox

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