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20 comments on “Arthur Philpotts”

  1. Lovely service. Arthur definitely was known for his tinkering, funny expressions & being a great dad, grandpa & friend. Love Lorinda, Rob, Matthew Heath & Katie

  2. What a beautiful service … All the family have done Arthur proud. I’m sure he would have been looking down from above with a smile and a giggle.

    From the Lamb Family …

  3. Lovely service. Great memories shared by the family.
    Love to Margaret, Dave, Scott, Robin & family.

    Love Deb, Simon, Brook, Hayley & Eliza x

  4. To Arthur’s family and friends, Greg and l offer our sincere condolences in the passing of Arthur..
    We were lucky to meet and get to know Arthur through the A7 mudtrials…Was always a joy to see their (Arthur’s & Barry’s) faces at so many trials..
    Sometimes it felt like Arthur was Greg’s personal cheer squad..even though they were there to see……The shorts….sunny day or pissing rain..always in shorts..always a laugh ..the best memories…
    Greg and l were lucky to see Arthur at his care facility not to long ago… very thankful for that..
    We as OST club members thank Arthur for his years of dedication to our club…his face will be missed as will the laughs and the mateship..
    Our love to you all , Steph & Greg.x

  5. Beautiful service, lovely memories of Uncle Arthur RIP.
    Love to you all xx Georgina, Courtney and Harrison

  6. VALE: Arthur Richard James Philpotts:

    My Heartfelt Love and Deepest Condolences to Margaret and all of Arthur’s large Family – from his 3 loving children, Grandchildren and his Great Grandchildren – on the passing of an amazing, much loved man on the 4th April 2020. My heart goes out to you all.

    Due to this awfully sad worldwide Covid-19 Virus, only 10 people are allowed to attend any funerals for safety reasons which are understood, so there couldn’t be a ‘normal’ Funeral for Arthur. If this hadn’t happened – the Church would have overflowed with extended family, other relatives, work mates and many friends, however many of us were there in Spirit.

    Watching and listening to the wonderful, funny and happy memories read out at his Funeral Service today, made me and the family congregation smile and laugh which Arthur would have appreciated. It brought me to tears again.
    He was one of a kind and always there for others when needed. He loved helping others. Arthur was a wonderful Family Man and a Gentleman, a Comedian, a great Santa (and other dress-ups), a Caring and Thoughtful person, Committed man of his word, Loved the Bombers Football, a Strong man and my Wonderful Life Long Friend…. Loved his funny sayings and his Cheeky smile, which made me smile. He was simply a Wonderful, Genuine, Kind man.

    Arthur was a huge part of Melbourne’s Convoy For Kids and being committed to help raise money for the kids with Life Threatening Diseases and illnesses for many years. He was one of our amazing long time Main Volunteers working for many hours with others from the day before our Annual Events helping and organising setting up to accommodate Hundreds of Trucks and other vehicles and thousands of Truckies and visitors on the day. He also worked on the actual day plus was driving the kids around in our Little Mini Semi Trailer. Then Arthur was still there to help unpack and help remove everything on acres of land – down to helping clean up the huge area’s before we all left totally exhausted at some ungodly time in the early hours of the morning.

    Sadly over the years, when the Old Fruit Markets closed, then Bob Jane’s Calder Raceway Land closed, we then had to keep finding enough land to hold all the Semi-Trailers, other Trucks, Vehicles, Circus, Rides, Huge BBQ’s, Stages etc.
    Arthur scoured Melbourne for months trying and find Acres of land to hold the event. Nothing large enough was available and very sadly, we had to close down the Convoy For Kids in Melbourne.

    For a long time, Arthur’s garage/workshop and a shed became ‘Storage Rooms’ for many Convoy items over the years. Arthur offered to store the items and we greatly appreciated that we didn’t have to pay for a Storage company. *Precious Margaret – Thank you again lovely Lady for putting up with all that for so many years. I’m sure it did your head in sometimes. (haha).

    Arthur was Awarded a number of Official Certificates of Appreciation over the years and was also Unanimously Nominated to receive the Highest Convoy For Kids Inc Award as a “Life Governor” and was presented with a special Plaque.

    Arthur is out of pain now and we are all in pain at losing such a loving family man and a wonderful person and a great friend to many.

    Thank you Arthur for being my close, caring friend for so many years. I will miss you so very much. (It’s difficult writing this through my Tears). You were and are Loved by many people.

    Rest Peacefully beautiful man, and I know you will be looking down over us all.

    Jan Maher-Martyn and Family, plus all the previous Convoy For Kids Inc. Committee, Members and Volunteers.

    14th April 2020

  7. Beautiful service, loved hearing the stories about his life, so sorry we couldn’t be there with you all today, I will have a can of Pepsi max tonight in his honour, he will be sadly from Karen

  8. Lovely service for Gramps, many great memories shared. We will miss his smile and character. RIP Gramps.

  9. Thank you for sharing the service with me. Our branches of the family didn’t catch up often so was wonderful to learn so much about Arthurs life. Much love to you Margaret and all the family. Vivien, John and Eleanor Philpotts

  10. Arthur will be very sadly missed. Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this difficult time, my thoughts are with you Margaret and Family. May The Band Play On.

  11. Hello Margaret,
    I was honoured to be able to watch Arthur’s Service today and hear more about the loving man that he was to his closest family and friends.
    I remember Arthur being such an easy going friendly man when I used to visit you both on a Thursday morning. Arthur valued his independence very much, and I’m sure he was annoyed when filling the container with coffee beans because he would spill some on the floor (actually, I think you were a little more annoyed than he was), but he never let it show and it didn’t stop him doing as much as could himself. He was fiercely independent. Thank you for the opportunity to watch Arthur’s Service today.
    Take care of yourself,
    Robbie (Caregiver with Home Instead)

  12. Such a lovely service, with so much love from everyone. The photos were great to see, many happy memories there. xx Erica

  13. To Margaret, Scott and family condolences from ours to yours on the passing of Arthur.

    From Troy Manda Rhy & Meka

  14. RIP Arthur. The service was a great celebration of your great life. Our thoughts, prayers and condoleneces are with all of the family at this time.
    With love and our deepest sympathy,
    Naomi, Justin & Maddie Rocque x

  15. Thinking of you all on this difficult day. Sending you lots of love. May Arthur now Rest In Peace.
    Love Ute & Issy

  16. Thinking of you all in this difficult time sending our love, thoughts and prayers. Love Robert, Sharon , Billy and Bridget Findlay

  17. To Margaret, Robyn, David, Scott, and family, our thoughts are with you today at this sad time. Love from Dianne and Graeme.

  18. Arthur a true gentleman,we meet at Austin 7 mud trial’s,rain or shine always in short’s,kind words of encouragement, enlightened conversation,we will remember you,that smile,that can do attitude,we miss seeing you zoom along Canterbury Rd on your scooter.
    We truly will keep you in our heart’s and never forget, thanks for sharing part of your life with us

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