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23 comments on “Graeme Bland”

  1. Some 31 years ago Graeme visited us with application forms to join the Heatherdale Recreation and Bowls Club. Thanks to Graeme we joined and an everlasting friendship followed.
    We have the fondest memories of Bowls Club events and Probus Club outings and we will never forget the most enjoyable Dinner parties we had. Rest in peace Graeme.

    Our deepest sympathies to Margaret and family

  2. A life well lived indeed. Lovely to be able to celebrate and shed a tear even from a distance !! Love Angela Smith

  3. Dear Margaret, Helen, David and family.

    So sorry to hear about your loss and our sincere condolences to you all. May Graeme’s memory fondly live on forever in all who knew him. I look forward to seeing you soon to raise a glass and celebrate his life.

    Deepest sympathy Bill, Stef, Benjamin and Joshua Andrikopoulos

      1. Hi Helen. We would love to catch up with Margret once we are allowed post lockdown. Please pass on our best regards To mum in the interim. Bill

  4. I only found out about your loss today 22nd. My condolences for your great loss. I enjoyed his company as a fellow bowler at Heatherdale.
    Chris.

  5. What a beautiful service …uncle graham and my dad les, were so similar..apart from looking like each other, they both had the ability to put words onto paper and create every lasting memories. Big hugs to all the family during these challenging times, and especially Aunty Marg.
    Love heather and Geoff …

  6. As I sit here with tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat, it’s difficult to not remember the great times with Graeme. From playing kick to kick or cricket in Halls Parade, catching him having a sneaky cigarette out of Margaret’s sight, the skilful assertive navigation out of VFL park after a Collingwood v Carlton game, to arranging my first job at AMP.
    Honoured to have known you.
    RIP Graeme

    1. Thank you for the nice words Ed.
      Dad enjoyed having you boys come over. I think he would have been very happy with his send off in the circumstances

  7. I think Graeme would have enjoyed the service and would be very proud of Marg, his children and respective families. Well done Dave, Donna and Jacob for reading and sharing their relationship and stories of Graeme. Gosh hasn’t Hudson grown! The selection of music and photographs were super. I loved that I could press pause to enjoy the photographs and backtrack if I missed some of the details. It was lovely to hear Graeme’s memoirs, he wrote beautifully.
    Love from Angela, Peter, (Jack and Sasha) Edwards.

    1. Helen Bishop says:
      Thanks Angela. I think dad would have been happy with the send off. He always spoke very fondly of you.
      Thanks for the gift basket that you dropped off.
      Helen and Margaret

  8. A lovely service, thank you for the fond memories Graeme. My deepest sympathy to Marg, Helen, David & family.

  9. I first met Graeme Bland not long after I joined Heatherdale Recreation and Bowls Club in late 2004. Graeme was very friendly and easy to talk to. He was always willing to offer advice or help sort oout any problems I was having as a new bowler. Graeme always enjoyed having a chat over a drink after the game. Graeme will be sadly missed by all members at Heatherdale Bowls Club. Deepest sympathies to Margaret and all Graeme’s family

    1. Thanks Angela. I think dad would have been happy with the send off. He always spoke very fondly of you.
      Thanks for the gift basket that you dropped off.
      Helen and Margaret

    2. Hi Brian
      Thanks for the kind words. Dad loves the bowling club and enjoyed the friendships that he made there.
      Helen and Margaret

  10. Beautiful service.
    We have lots of fond memories of Graeme.
    We will miss you Graeme.
    Our Condolences to Margaret, Helen and David and families.

    Kirsty, Kafay & Kids.

  11. Such a lovely service. Graeme’s memoirs were wonderful. A beautiful send off to a beautiful man.

    Vale Graeme Bland.

    I am now enjoying a wine just for you and Bill a VB.

    Janice and Bill

    Janice and Bill Brown

  12. Happy memories we have of Graeme:
    – When we kicked the footy in the street, Graeme would always come out to say hi and then try and recruit us for the Carlton FC!
    – At Ross’ 40th Birthday Street Lunch, we asked Graeme what he would like to drink and his response was “I drink anything” then he proceeded to share a bottle of scotch with Ross’ brother for the afternoon and only stopped when Marg decided it was time to go home…
    – Watching Graeme and Marg walking around the block everyday with a smile and was always up for a chat
    – Graeme raising the Flag on the pole everyday
    – Graeme being the first to the Lemon Stall every year

    Condolences to the family. Love Gen, Ross, James, Sam and Ivy 2/37 Halls Pde

  13. A lovely service being watched by Ian and Diann Ross, Ash Ross and Rachel Stafford. Thanks for the memories Graeme. Condolences to Margaret, Helen and David and families.

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