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53 comments on “Conor O’Malley”

  1. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte

    I am so sorry and so sad that Conor is no longer with us. We did our coaching qualification together here in Melbourne and he very quickly became a trusted friend and colleague. I loved our many deep conversations and his love and respect for life and learning. I can still see and feel his beaming smile and infectious pride when he hand-delivered his first book. Conor will always have a special place in my heart and memory. My warmest wishes to you.

  2. To Paula and family,
    Our deepest condolences,a lovely service, you did him proud.
    All our love Ron and Brenda Wilson

  3. Conor was a great professional friend and we shared many positive times together. We first met whilst Conor was at Tibbet & Britten and worked on CILT UK projects. We became firm friends. Our families met when Conor and Paula were in Somerset and we shared a love of sport, strong values and a desire to support others.

    Paula, Claire and I share in your grief and as we watched the wonderful service and tributes we really still cannot believe it, the world is a poorer place.

    Dad is still going strong in Middleton and it is so sad to think there won’t be a chance to catch up with everything Conor had planned going forward.

    We will hold the whole family in our prayers with the sure knowledge that we will all meet Conor again.

    May God bless you all and we send our whole families love to you from here in the UK.

    Conor, rest in peace my friend.

  4. Peter brought Connor to our house for a couple of hours when he was last in Kirkbymoorside. Little did we know that in such a short time we would meet someone who lifted our spirits and helped us realise what wonderful people there are in the world today. Thank you for bringing him Peter, you and Anne Marie had a wonderful son Our love to you and your family Graham and Angie xx

  5. Mike Dickson says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Conor in Kenya many years ago and a few times after. He was such a positive and cheerful man who will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your extended family. What a beautiful service and a great send off for Conor. I would like to share a short poem that has helped me get through some tough times because of untimely departures from life.

    “Now I’ve seen my last sunset,
    and aches and pains have left me,
    Just be pleased I’m resting now,
    Reflecting on my times with you.

    You all knew me in different ways,
    Your memories all mingled with mine,
    A portrait of life that will not fade,
    Until your last sunset comes around.”

    May Conor rest in peace and you all have the strength to take forward all the happy memories you had with him.

    Mike Dickson

  6. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    A lovely service and wonderful eulogies. Thank you for enabling us to join you all.

    You all did Conor so proud and the film at the end was beautiful.

    He was a wonderful man.

    Sending you all our love.

    Rachel, Mark and James xxx

  7. Paula, Sean and Charlotte, Mike Dominic and I watched the service online – late at night but we raised a glass to a lovely friend and colleague who will always be remembered by us. I remember so vividly when you all came round to our house in Somerset for tea for the first time looking for advice on where to buy a property. We had loads of good times. Then, fast forward to Australia and you hosted Dom when he was on his gap year. We had so hoped to visit and indeed we will still but sadly Conor will no longer be there. The tributes from his children were just stunning and Simon’s eulogy gave a wonderful picture of his much loved brother. So hard to see you all there and not able to hug you – much much love and strength to you all. He loved you so much. Carla Mike Sam and Dom xxx

  8. Hello family and friends,

    I had just recently met Conor. We were friends on Linked In, both very passionate about the topic of trust. We met for an online visit, and it felt like we had known each other forever. My co-host and I had just invited him to be a guest on our podcast, and he was so excited, quickly emailing me with all the dates and times he could offer. Just two days later, I saw the news of his passing. I was gutted.

    Helen Keller says, ‘all that we love deeply becomes part of us.’ Conor has died, and there is no way to take away that reality or its implications. At the same time, we are all a different person because of him. I’m a different person half a world away because of him. As long as we live, he lives on in each of us.

    With love and my deepest condolences.

    Ila Edgar

  9. My deepest condolences to Paula, Sean, Charlotte, Simon and to all of Conor’s loved ones. Thank you for sharing this beautiful celebration of Conor and for your wonderful tributes that gave insights into his well lived life.
    What a human, always fully engaged in the moment with his endlessly positive energy. He made the world better for everyone he encountered along the way. I am grateful to have known him as we shared a learning journey in coaching. It is hard to fathom that someone with such presence has left this realm. That presence and energy will continue through everyone he touched.
    Much love, Mairead

  10. Dear Paula, Sean, Charlotte, and extended O’Malley family,

    What an absolutely beautiful service for the very best of human beings.
    I met Conor when he joined Coles and he stood out for being one of the kindest GM’s who was so very easy to talk to.

    Years later we came back together as he was training as a Coach and I had taken voluntary redundancy from a role and feeling a little lost. We agreed to help each other but to be honest he probably did more to help me.
    He helped me again when I was offered a role in the UAE and here I am today.

    I am so very sorry for your loss of a lovely man taken far too soon. You all did him so very proud today and thank you for allowing us to watch on line.

    I think I will be digging out my very old copy of ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ today and having a read in his memory.

    Sending you love and light to you all in the darkest of times.

    ‘Conor from Melbourne’ You are missed.

    Claire Fielding x

  11. Dear Paula, Sean, Charlotte and Simon, what a wonderful send off for a ‘one of a kind’ man. It was a privilege to have known Conor for so many years. He was a special part of our lives as a family and as a loyal friend to me in particular. I know that Katy will miss him greatly and his parting was a real shock to her as she was in contact with him only a fortnight before he left us. Dawn and I have been hunting for pictures of him but after our move it has been difficult. I have a picture of him showing Robbie how to pass but have none of Conor introducing Rob into the art of cocktail making! The funeral service would have pleased him and once again he would have been so proud of his family, something he mentioned in virtually every call I had with him. With our love to you all and thank you for letting us share in his farewell. Paul and Dawn

  12. Thank you Paula, Charlotte and Sean for allowing me to pay my respects via Live Stream. You will all be in celebration of Conor’s marvellous life and legacy.
    I had the privilege being on the same Cardio Rehabilitation Program as Conor and we shared our live if golf. We had planned to have a game early this year and be part of each other’s support network.
    I feel a deep loss too. He touched me so profoundly. I am still in shock as Conor was the fittest and youngest in our group.
    When you feel up to it are you able to share with me how he passed away? Was there something that gave way related to the surgery? I too had a triple bypass surgery (mid October) and want to get-back to my golf as quickly as my body will let me. Conor’s sudden passing has caused me to rethink, but then I feel Conor would tell me “just do it! but listen to your body.”
    My deepest and sincerest sympathies. Andrew (An Epworth Cardio Rehab Tuesday Friday buddy! ️‍♂️)

  13. Dear Paula, Sean, and Charlotte,
    My deepest condolences to you and to all of Conor’s family and friends.
    Thank you for the opportunity to be present from afar to join you in this service to remember and celebrate Conor. And to get to know him even better through your sharing.
    He will be deeply missed, yet, as you said, live on in all of us who knew him, and no doubt continuing to have an impact on many more who have not yet heard of him but will get to know him through his legacy..
    He will continue to be a caddy to many., Continuing to fulfil his life’s purpose.
    I wish you healing and TRUST in this difficult time.
    With love,

  14. My sincere heartfelt condolences to Paula, Sean, Charlotte and all of Conor’s loving family.

    A beautiful memorial service for a wonderful man; you must all be very proud.

    I knew Conor during the first years of his arrival in Australia via a mutual relationship with Montague Cold Storage. Paula, you may remember meeting Sue, my wife and I at a number of functions, including the Kooyong tennis.

    My most memorable time with Conor was at the Hong Kong ruby where we were guests of Chep Australia. I sat next to Conor as I knew NOTHING about rugby and he 100% made the game enjoyable for us both! Conor was a pleasure to be with on this trip and I will never forget this time.

    I feel for your loss and know you will treasure the memories of Conor.

    Phil Saunders

  15. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    I met Conor through Coach Aid, and he became an invaluable and treasured mentor and friend. Always kind, always encouraging and supportive. He was a light that shone so brightly and lit the path for so many – his family, friends and colleagues. We will all miss him tremendously.

    My deepest condolences.


  16. Dearest Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    A beautiful service. Conor would have been proud of you all.

    I first met Conor at National Foods where he became my boss. He gave me many opportunities, challenging me to be better and exceed expectations. He later became a friend and mentor to me. I would catchup with him a couple of times a year for a coffee, and the occasional round of golf. I always felt better about myself and life after I had a Conor fix.

    Connors boundless enthusiasm and endless optimism will be difficult to replace. Taken way too early.

    Deepest Condolences to you all.

    David Hopkins

  17. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Thank you for the opportunity to join Conor’s funeral virtually for those of us not in Victoria. Conor was a remarkable man who contributed his all to his family and everyone around him. Wishing you all peace through his legacy.

    Dayane Mardesich

  18. To Pauline, Sean and Charlotte,

    My deepest sympathy and condolences for the very sad loss of Conor. I had the absolute pleasure of meeting him in 2020 and he had an immediate profound impact on my life. He was a wonderful, witty, compassionate, caring man. I have learn’t so much from him and he will always remembered fondly in my heart.

    My thoughts are with you all


  19. Dear Paula, Sean & Charlotte

    Such a beautiful tribute to a very kind and special man. It was a privilege to share it with you.
    As one of Conor’s fellow RiseSmart coaches, I wanted you to know that he always spoke of you, his dear family with such love and pride. He cherished you all.

    Conor’s sense of humour and cheeky smile always lifted my spirits & kept me on my toes. We will all miss him terribly.

    My heart goes out to you & sending you big hugs of support from Sydney.

    Take care and trust that he will be with you always.

    Michelle Stankiewicz

  20. My heart is breaking for your all. Beautiful service. Sean and Charlotte you did so well. Paula, I wish I was there to hug you. You all held it together amazingly despite your grief. Simon’s words were beautiful and the slideshow just finished me off. Tears of sadness but you have so many happy memories. Katie, Jenny and I were in communication, and tears throughout. Thinking of you all. Much love. Pxxxx

  21. Such a beautiful tribute to Conor’s amazing life. You all spoke so well and your love for Conor shone through. Conor was a huge help to me when I left The Age and quickly became a trusted friend and confidante. I have been thinking of you regularly since the tragic news of his passing and reminiscing about the precious times I spent in his company. He has left a wonderful legacy and I send deepest condolences. One of the greats.

  22. A remarkable service for a remarkable man who touched the lives of everyone he met.

    My heart goes out to the family friends and colleagues who will miss Conor deeply.

    Deepest condolences

    Gwen Durham

  23. Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Sending my love, prayers and deepest condolences to you all in this hard time.

    I feel very lucky to have had the to meet Conor nearly 3 years ago. His endless words of wisdom, guidance and sense of humor and optimism will always be with me. Never forget how loved you all were by Conor, as anytime I asked how the family were, his face always lit up and was proud to share what you have all been up to.

    Emily Peacock

  24. To Paula, Sean & Charlotte,
    Thank you for allowing me to join Conor’s funeral service today. He would be so proud of you all. He helped me get through a very tough time in my professional life and for that I will be forever grateful. Melissa (my wife) and I were very fortunate to have had lunch with him and Paula in Bright on 10 January this year.
    I feel your grief.
    Nathan Bright

  25. My deepest condolences to all your family. I was so very lucky to have had Conor in my corner – he gave me his professional support as a coach and though I was really no one important at all he helped me change the way I live my life and achieve what I wanted to achieve. He went out of his way to be a professional referee on many occasions and has helped me elevate my life in ways I never thought possible. He taught that integrity came first. I will never forgive myself for having not seen his most recent messages to me and being able to return the support before his passing. In all the time that I connected with him he always referred to his love for his family, rugby and Scotland. I will treasure the words in his book and other teachings and his energy towards supporting women in leadership. He never ever stopped himself from learning. I won’t forget his huge heart and smile. Thank you Conor – you legend. Shine on from wherever you are.

  26. To Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Conor was a truly special man who will be greatly missed. Thank you for the privilege of being able to say goodbye to Conor virtually. Deepest condolences to you all. Take care of each other.

    xx Lee

  27. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    That was such a lovely service and tribute to Conor, thank you for sharing it with us. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and sending love from back in England. I hope that in time all the many happy memories outshine the sadness you are feeling.

    Tom Counsell

  28. Thank you for sharing this beautiful farewell to a wonderful human. So loved and cherished and hugely respected. What an incredible legacy Conor leaves. My heart is with you all. Alison Hernandez

  29. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Thank you for a beautiful service today. Conor was such a special man – so incredibly warm, positive and insightful. He made a real difference to so many lives; we worked together on the NAB Bridge program and I was always impressed by the compassion and care he showed others.

    We kept in touch regularly after working together and one of my favourite things about him was how his entire demeanour lit up when speaking about you three – it was clear how much he cherished you all, and how proud he was of you all.

    Thank you for sharing him with the rest of the world, and for making him the man he was.

    Thinking of you and the rest of your family at this sad time.
    Sophia van Zijl

  30. Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    What a beautiful service. The world is a better place because Conor has been here – and I am a better person for being lucky enough to have known him.

    Sending you lots of love and strength through this time.

    Tina Paterson.

  31. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this tragic time. I was just one of many whose life Conor impacted for the better. I will be forever grateful for him being part of it.

  32. Dear Paula, Sean & Charlotte

    It was an honour to know Conor and to hear today of all that he was and all that he did in his 57 years in our hearts.

    I knew Conor as a coach and it was so beautiful to see and hear from his beloved family today to get a deeper understanding of him and the whole life that he lived.

    He was a huge source of support to me and I’m so grateful for having known him.

    Stay strong for each other,

    Rebecca Cattran

  33. Dear friends and family of Conor,

    I am so sad for your loss and I am grateful for the wisdom and knowledge that he shared with his colleagues at Risesmart.

    God bless you all – Leesa

  34. To Paula, Sean and Charlotte
    Thank you for sharing Conor’s service with us virtually. What beautiful words and tribute to a wonderful man. Sending my love and deepest condolences.
    Clare Russell (RiseSmart)

  35. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man – I learnt so much more about the man he became as a husband and a father. I will always cherish the years I spent knowing him as a young man with so much ahead of him. Sending love and heartfelt wishes to all of you at this sad time.


  36. For the family and friends of Conor O’Malley.

    I didn’t know Conor well, having met through work and corresponded via LinkedIn sporadically.

    I feel honoured to have been able to bear witness to his life through the service. His children and brothers’ eulogies – and the photos – give all the flavour needed to know the way he lived and the man he was.

    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your field.
    And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

    Kirsty Thomas

  37. Dear Paula, Sean, Charlotte and family

    I first met Conor when I started with RiseSmart some 4 years ago on the NAB “Bridge” project and he welcomed me as he inducted me into the systems, processes and culture of the service model. He was everything that has been described in today’s moving service and a great acknowledgement of the man that he was. As a survivor of multiple cardiac surgeries I will use him as a beacon to ensure that every day is with purpose, to be lived in full, and to ensure his legacy of service to family and others is based on “trust”.

    My condolences and thoughts are with you all.

    Andrew Rimington

  38. Paula, Sean & Charlotte – such a beautiful service, words so powerful, so deep, one can only be moved. Conor will also be a bright light and will always be there for you. I will never forget his guidance and friendship. A privilege to have known him. May God give you strength at this time. Sending you all deepest condolences. Marie

  39. Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely service, a great tribute and incredibly brave. Sending all my love and see you soon back in England hopefully.

    Love Gabriel x

  40. To Paula, Sean and Charlotte,

    Thank you for the privilege of being able to say goodbye to Conor virtually. He was a truly special man who will be greatly missed.

    Leanne Hart

  41. An absolutely amazing man and I feel so lucky to have had him as my godfather. Thinking of you all and sending all of my love during this sad time. Jenny x

  42. Dear Paula, Sean, Charlotte and family
    Thank you for allowing me to join Conor’s service remotely. What a legacy he leaves
    My heart breaks for you all.
    Love and sympathy from Tracey Da Costa (colleague Risesmart)

  43. Beautiful words, Sean and Charlotte. Such incredible tributes to your Dad – he was truly one of a kind.

    I worked with him at Risesmart since 2019, and he was one of the first coaches to empower me in my role as a resume writer. He was brilliant, and I thank you for sharing your dad with the world.

    That world is a little darker now that Conor’s light is gone, but it’s evident that it still very much burns bright in you two.

    Paula, you clearly made a brilliant decision when you chose Conor, and I hope the smiles and laughter from the beautiful memories with him soon overpower the sorrow.

    Jenny Westgarth

  44. Paula, Charlotte, and Sean (especially Conor)

    Conor was the reason i ended up here in Australia, after meeting him in 2012. What a great bloke and charismatic mentor. Sincerest condolences for you but please remember all the great things we should reflect on. Especially “Hi Conor from Melbourne here” and the light he brought to so many…


  45. Dear Paula, Sean and Charlotte,
    My deepest condolences to your family. I will never forget Conor’s passion for helping people reach their potential, and his remarkable ability to recognise the best in people even if they’re still discovering it for themselves. The beautiful tributes today will remain with me. Please take care & my thoughts are with you.

  46. To the family and friends of Conor,

    A beautiful colleague and compassionate human being. I am with you in your grief, your sadness and your joy in remembering what made him the special man that he was.

    With love, Leesa

  47. Dearest Paula, Charlotte, and Sean,

    Thank you ever so much for sharing Conor with me and with us (RiseSmart). He was ever inspiring, kind and ALWAYS funny. I’ll miss our rugby and purpose chats in zoom rooms always.

    He was a huge supporter of me and so many. He leaves behind an amazing legacy. We will miss you.

    Always Bree x

  48. Dear Paula, Charlotte and Sean,

    I share your sorrow, grief and sadness. May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love and memories surround you.

    With my warm wishes, love, prayers and deepest condolences.

    Candace Hanlen

  49. To Paula, Sean and Charlotte –

    Thank you for the opportunity to share this service virtually with you and a chance to remember Conor. You will miss him so. The world needs more Conor O’Malleys. He had an enormous capacity for kindness and care – and a great passion for the good, good work he did. He has left a great legacy.

    Catriona Byrne (ex-RiseSmart)

  50. Dear Mrs O’Malley, Sean and Charlotte

    I met Conor just once at the end of last year, but we formed an immediate connection. I was struck by his warmth, his integrity and his enormous sense of fun and joie de vivre.

    I grieve for your loss and the friendship denied.

    With my love and deepest condolences,

    Ashley Maynard

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