Perera, Fransz Gerrard

Fransz Gerrard Perera

23/11/1951 ~ 09/10/2022

"I've lived a life that's full, I've travelled each and every highway. But more, much more than this; I did it My Way"

Fransz's memory will live on through his loving wife Trudy, children Joelle and Warren and grandson Grayson who carries his cheeky smile.

Fransz will also be missed by his sister Gloria and nieces Nicola and Roshelle.

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend

the Funeral Service of Mr Fransz Gerrard Perera

 at St. Luke's Parish, 1 Ipswich Court, Wantirna

on Saturday October 15th, 2022

commencing at 12:00 noon.

Fransz's service will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend.

To watch the service online, please click on the link below:

Following the Mass Fransz will be laid to rest within the Manna Gum Lawn

at Lilydale Memorial Park, 126 - 128 Victoria Road, Lilydale.

Family and friends are invited to recite the rosary

on Friday night, October 14th, 2022

at St. Luke's Parish in Wantirna.

 Viewing will be held at 7pm followed by Rosary at 7:30pm.


60 Tributes

  1. Kathy and Steve Overlunde
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    Our thoughts and prayers to the family. May his Soul Rest in Peace.

  2. Dalston de Rozairo
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    Commiserations to Trudy, Joelle and Warren on the sad loss of Franz. We were in the same class at SPC and remember him as a quiet guy with an impish smile. We pray for his soul and for the family to cope with this sad loss. RIP Franz.

    • Wester and Bimpe Modder
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      May his soul rest in peace
      And our condolences to the entire family

    • Wester and Bimpe Modder
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      Eternal peace grant him o Lord.
      May the Lord console the family he left behind.

  3. Jacquie & Ricky Morris
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    Dear Trudy, Warren & Joelle. Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Franz. We pray that the Lord be with all of you and the extended families at this sorrowful time. We pray that Franz’s soul will rest in eternal peace.

  4. Sharne Rubera
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    Dear Trudy, it is with great sadness I heard of the passing of Fransz. I have fond memories of when I was flying for Air Lanka and would visit your home in Dubai.
    Please accept our deepest sympathies and our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this sad time.
    God Bless, Sharne Rubera & Elaine Tissera

  5. Ralston
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    Dear Trudy, Warren, Joelle & family
    Was very sad to hear of Franz passing & Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Many great memories of our times in Dubai with you all. Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this sad time. May Franz rest in Gods eternal peace.
    With much love, Ralston Cheryl Talia & Tashia

  6. Kamal n Shano
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    Verry sad to hear about Franz our deepest sympathies to you n your family May his soul Rest In Peace keeping you all in our prayers love Kamal n Shano

    • Jit Pereira.
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      Deepest Condolences to the family. Will always have vivid memories of Fransz’s impish smile!

  7. Gavin and Rhonda Jansen
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    Dear Trudy ,
    Our deepest sympathies to Gloria, the children and you at this very sad time.
    We still fondly recollect the good times in Dubai.
    May the wonderful memories you share,help you through this difficult time.
    With you in sorrow and prayer.
    Death ends a life ,not the relationship.
    Love n God bless,
    Gavin n Rhonda Jansen

  8. Donald and Jean
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    So So Sad To Hear Of The Loss Of Our Beloved Friend Fransz, Our Deepest Sympathies Dearest Trudy, Joelle & Warren, God Bless You All With All the Strength You Need At This Sad Moment. Rest In Peace Dear Fransz. You Will Be Missed.

  9. Beverly La Brooy
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    Dear Trudy, Please accept my heartfelt sympathies on the sad loss of your beloved Franz. May his soul rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.
    I have fond memories of the wonderful parties you both hosted during the festive season.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.
    Beverly La Brooy and family

  10. Melissa and Vaughan Vandersay
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    My Darling God Father and Uncle ,
    You left us too soon yet you will remain in our hearts forever. Thank you for teaching us all how to truly live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment. Christmasses especially will never be the same without you . Thank you for all you did for us while in Dubai . May your soul rest in peace

    Dearest Aunty Trudy , Warren and Joelle

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. May you find comfort knowing Uncle is free from pain and in the presence of Jesus our savior.

    Love and God bless
    Melissa and Vaughan

  11. Nadine, Nathan and Leah
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    So many memories. You gave us the the best Christmas. We looked forward to that day where we all get together for lots of love and laughter. We will miss you. Till we all meet again.
    Aunty, Warren and Joelle you are in my prayers and God blessings be with you. Love you all very much.

  12. Ricky & Presy Dekker
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    My dear Trudy, we heard of the passing away of dear Fransz. We are truly saddened for your loss of Fransz, and to us a beautiful friend, and kindest of souls. May he be welcomed into heaven. May his soul be at peace in the company of all the angels of heaven. Amen. Shall call you shortly once you have got past this difficult few days. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Joelle and Warren. God bless you. Presy n Ricky

  13. Hiranjan U. Bibile
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    Dear Trudy, Warren & Joelle, we are at a loss for words at the news of our very good friend Franz-the best friend anyone could have.
    I know it must be very hard for you Trudy, and also for Warren & Joelle to lose a wonderful husband & devoted father. We thank God for the wonderful and full life He bestowed on Franz, and we know that He welcomed Franz with open arms to His Heavenly kingdom.
    If there is anything we could do please let us know. The children & you are in our prayers
    God bless you all
    Hiranjan & Jenny

  14. Nicole & Ronnie
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    Dear Trudy and the kids –
    Do accept our heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of dear Fransz—
    May his departed soul rest in peace.
    God bless you and the family and give you’ll the strength to bear this loss. You’ll now have an angel watching over you’ll.
    I do have fond memories of our time at Kodak.
    Rest in peace dear Fransz!

  15. Fred Heynsbergh
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    Our deepest sympathies Trudy to you and your family ❤️

  16. George Labrooy
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    Our deepest sympathies Trudy, Warren and Joelle are prayers and thoughts our with you. Sharne and George LaBrooy.

  17. Rinette Rodrigo
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    Dear Trudy, Warren and Joelle, sorry to hear about your loss of Franz. Please accept our condolences, May his soul Rest In Peace. Regards, Roger, Rinette, Lauren,Romario and Leanne.

  18. Diana & Jose
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    Dear Trudy, Warren, Joelle and all the extended family,
    We have warm memories of Fransz and shall always remember his cheerful face and deep voice singing Christmas carols at your beautifully decorated home in Dubai.
    May God rest his soul in eternal peace and provide you with comfort and strength at this time of deep loss.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers… The Vellara family

  19. Brian & Sharmaine Perera
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    Dear Trudy , Warren & Joel .
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of your loved one, Franz and our good friend . Pl accept our deepest sympathies . You and your family will be in our prayers. May his soul Rest In Peace . God bless you .
    Brian , Sharmaine & Mishika

  20. Alsace & Doyne Ramenaden
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    Dear Trudy, Joelle & Warren

    Our heartfelt sympathies on the passing away of Fransz. May his soul Rest in Peace.
    Please pass on our sympathies to Gloria and the girls.

  21. Joan, Pam and Michael Ziegelaar
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    Trudy and Gloria, our thoughts and prayers and with you all.

  22. Rochelle Varney
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    Rest in eternal peace , safe in the arms of Jesus dear Fransz, we did not meet for many years but find memories of the past with Trudy and you will always be remembered.
    You were taken too soon and deserved to spend more time with your beautiful grandson. God know best though.
    Trudy , Warren and Joelle he will be always with you in spirit . My heartfelt sympathy and condolences to you all
    Rochelle Varney

  23. Liz Sikka
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    My sympathies Trudy and family, Gloria, Rosh and Nicky, thoughts and prayers are with you, treasure the memories

  24. Jeff Jacotine
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    It was very sad news to have heard about Franz’s demise, he was such a fun loving and generous individual, will miss him very much. May his soul Rest In Peace. Heartfelt sympathies to Trudy, Warren, Joelle and the rest of the family.

  25. Bill & Edna
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    Dear Trudy , Warren ,Joel Gloria & the rest of the family members .It’s so sad to note that dear Franzs is no more .He was such a kind loving & wonderful person. We are deeply saddened to hear his sudden death. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory. May God grant him eternal rest .
    Our deepest sympathies to you & the rest of the family members .Our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this difficult times.
    Bill & Edna

  26. Indira and Gamini Wijesuriya
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    It is with great sadness we heard that Franzs is no more. May his soul Rest In Peace . Our deepest sympathies to Trudy, Warren , Joel , Gloria and rest of the family.

  27. Iona Pulendran (Fernando)
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    My sympathies to Trudy and family ,Gloria and family .may his soul rest in peace.

  28. Jerome Van Gramberg
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    So sorry to hear of Fransz’ s passing.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Trudy and the family.
    Patti & Jerome Van Gramberg

  29. Trevor and susil
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    What a dear friend we had in franz. He lived his life with love and kindness making the world a better place. So many fond memories- memories that will remain with us as treasures of a dear dear friend. We thank God for the privilege of knowing all of you. Trudy may his memories be a blessing to you and your family. God bless you. Sending you and yours a prayer hug. Trevor and Susil.

  30. Asoka Wijesekera
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    Dear Trudy, so sorry to hear of Fransz’s passing.
    The fun times we shared in Dubai are etched in my memory…
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family including Gloria, Nicola and Rochelle..
    May Fransz’s Soul rest in peace.
    Asoka and Sharmo

  31. Asoka Wijesekera
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    Dear Trudy,
    It is with great sadness that we heard about Fransz’s passing. Please accept Sharmalene’s and my deepest sympathies..
    The fun times we had in Dubai are etched in my memory.. My sympathies are with Gloria, Nicola and Rochelle as well

    • Shanti David
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      Dear Trudy and children, Please accept our deepest sympathies. May his soul rest in peace . Mohan & Shanti

  32. Meri Guneratne
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    My Deepest Sympathy to you Trudy, Waren, Joelle and Nicola and Rochelle. As per my message to Gloria keeping Fransz in my thoughts and prayers as I am unable to attend the funeral.

  33. Wilma and Derick Lewis
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    Our deepest sympathies to you Trudy and the rest of the family. Praying for his soul and you all.

  34. Shirani and Rumy Synon
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    Dear Trudy, Warren, Joelle, Gloria, Nicky and Rochelle, please accept our deepest sympathies. We will always remember the good times in Dubai. Gone too soon, may his soul rest in peace and rise in Glory!

  35. Bobby and Gwen
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    Gone too soon, our deepest sympathies dear Trudy and the family, our prayers are with you, RIP Mr. Fransz.

  36. Milroy C Berenger
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    Trudy, sorry to hear this news. It has been an age since we first met in 1976 in Dubai. You were so young and full of life as I recall and Franz joined you months after you came over. May all the memories you have of Franz comfort you and the children in the coming days.

    Sympathies to his sister Gloria and his nieces Nicola and Rochelle,

    May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

    Milroy Berenger – Sydney

  37. Tilak Fernando
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    Dear Trudy,Warren,Joelle,Gloria & family,
    Very distressed to hear of Fransz’s Passing. Always remember the great times we had with him in N’Eliya, the Jo/Pete, OPSC & good Restsurants down Kinross way. Always the fun loving person that he was & entertainment of friends that knew no bounds(as anyone would confirm).
    Our Sympathies to all family members.
    Fondly remembered by Class Mate Tilak Fernando & wife Maureen.(Negombo,SL).

  38. Sumedha & Malki Dharmasena
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    Dear Trudy, Warren & Joelle it is with deep sadness we convey our sympathies. Franz had been a wonderful friend with lot of fun during our meets who keeps us laugh to glory, missed him since 2019 when we called it a day in DXB & finally sad to miss you Franz RIP & good bye.

  39. Patrick Fernando
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    Dear Trudy Joelle and Warren,
    I am truly sorry to hear of the sad news of Fransz whilst here in the Canary Islands. Fransz, Allan, Gloria and yourself have been part of my family and its sad to hear of another member leaving us. I have yet to meet Joelle and Warren, and I hope that day will happen when I next visit Australia. Meanwhile I will hold on to the lovely memories I have, when I last met both of you in Surbiton Surrey. My thoughts, prayers and sympathies are with you all during this sad time.
    Patrick Fernando (UK)

    • Thiru, Dubai
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      Hi Trudy

      It was shocking news, I got it from ex-Kodak colleague about the sudden demise of Franzs, who was a great human being and a good manager, colleague and friend.

      Please accept my deepest condolences to You and Family. May His soul rest in peace.

  40. Lakith Peiris
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    So sad to hear about the demise of my dear former colleague Fransz at Kodak Dubai during 1970/80’s. Deepest sympathy and may his soul RIP and Rise in Glory. God bless you Trudy, children and loved ones. With love Lakith and Sherine Peiris

  41. Faye Simmons
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    Our thoughts and love are with u all May God comfort u all with love Faye, Anton and family .

  42. Lawrence Heyn
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    Dear Trudy, Joelle, Warren and Gloria.
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Fransz’s passing. Fransz was a close and loyal friend from schooldays and I will cherish the many good times we shared together. Heartfelt condolences to you and your extended family. Even though Fransz has passed, he will live in our hearts and we will cherish the memories he has left behind. With love, Lawry, Vanessa, Robert & Elyse Heyn

  43. Ayne-Marie Leitch
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    Dearest Trudy:
    Our most sincere and heartfelt sympathies on the sad loss of your beloved Franz. May his precious soul rest in peace in the arms of Jesus.
    I have very fond memories of the wonderful parties you both hosted in Dubai.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Warren and Joelle during very this sad and difficult time and take care
    With much love, hugs and prayers,
    Ayne-Marie and Grahame xoxo

  44. Kevin Modder
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    Deepest sympathies Trudy, Warren, and Joelle. Fransz will certainly be missed by all who knew him. The years I spent in the family home at Wellawatte together with Aunty Estelle, Allan, & Fransz when he was on holiday from Dubai, will always be special to me.
    Eileen joins me in sending love & prayers to you.

  45. Bertyl & Aubrey
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    Our deepest sympathies to Trudy and the rest of the family. So sorry we were unable to attend.

  46. Celine Gomes
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    Dear Trudy, Joelle and Warren,

    Saddened and sorry to hear the death of Franz. Our deepest condolences to you and family. Will always remember that smiling face. May his soul Rest In Peace.

    Celine and Anoshka

  47. Bertram and Antoinette De Silva
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    Our sincere condolences to Trudy, Joelle and Warren on the sad loss of a beloved Husband and Dad. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.
    May His Soul Rest In Peace.

  48. Christopher Harvie
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    Dear Trudy
    My sincere condolences on the passing of Fransz.
    I met Fransz at CCC when I joined its accounts dept. It was my first job and Fransz took me under his wings and taught me the ropes. We used to have so much fun at work.
    Lately I joined a whattsapp group of ex CCC and tried to locate Fransz. But was not successful.
    Please pass on my sympathy to Joelle and Warren.

  49. Charlie & Claudette Schokman
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    Dear Trudy, Warren & Joel. Please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of Franz.
    We were coming to the funeral today but Charlie was feeling sick & I did not want to leave him alone.
    We cannot forget the good & happy times we had staying with you in Dubai & you & Franz went out of your way to make our stay a memorable one. Take comfort in knowing that Franz is now with his Lord, free from pain & suffering.

  50. Leon D'silva
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    Dear Trudy, Warren and Joelle, no words can express the sadness we feel in the loss of dear franz. May God give each of you the strength to bear this great loss and grant his soul Eternal Rest. Our heartfelt sympathies. Leon Lorraine and our sons. Trudy we are with you all at this time of grieving.🙏

  51. Josephine Machado
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    Dear Trudy, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Fransz. May his soul rest in peace. You are in my prayers. Josephine

  52. Shirin Gabuji
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    Dear Trudy. My heartfelt condolences to you and family on the unexpected demised of Fransz. May his soul test in peace. My prayers are with you. May God give you strength to bear this great loss

  53. Hiranjan Bibile
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    Dear Franz, thank you for the memories of Al Ghuriar centre, beach parties & Christmas lunches, which were actually dinners!
    You were truly one of the all round nicest people I had the privilege of knowing. Humourous, caring, generous, kind, I could go on forever.
    Rare people like you go to one place, & that Heavenly abode is a far better place by your presence. A cognac for me if I make it there!
    God bless you Franz for everything

  54. Christopher Seneviratne
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    May the memory of Fransz be always a blessing to his beloved wife, Children, Grandchildren, all his family and friends in Australia and Sri Lanka.

  55. MacARTHUR
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    HI TRUDY, just saw this notice, my deepest sympathies on your loss .will pray for FRANZ. god bless MACK

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