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61 comments on “Graeme Tardrew”

  1. Dear Sandra, Sarah, Ben and Sam,
    I am so very saddened to hear of the loss of Graeme. I have only the fondest memories of him.
    My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

    Daniel Anderson

  2. Dear Sandra and family, what a wonderful sendoff for a terrific and much loved man. I have known Graeme for over 20 years, always diligent with his knowledge and efficiency at his profession and I’m sure he would be so proud of Ben and his role with the business. I always remember Graeme coming over every year to my place to do my tax and him always asking before he came over “I hope you have some nice homemade slices to have with a cuppa” and as always i made sure there was.
    Sending my warmest wishes to you all at this sad time.
    Fiona Drage
    Cat & Mouse Design

  3. Dear Sandra, Ben & Julia, Sarah & Michael and Sam,

    What a beautiful service and farewell to Graeme. He certainly was such a friendly and warm man who always made us feel so welcome. What touching words and memories you all shared. I always felt so strongly how much Graeme loved being a husband and Dad and how proud he was of his family. This was so evident in your brave and heartfelt farewell to him. I wish we could come visit and chat about our dear Dad’s. Hopefully it won’t be too long until we can do this. I hope they are having a good catch up somewhere together now. I am sure we will feel their presence around us when we really need it. Sending our love and care to you all xxx Tammie, Michael, Annamieke and Dashiell Lindeman xxx

  4. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam,
    I am saddened to hear of the loss of Graeme. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Take care,
    Ingrid Woodman

  5. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam, It was a lovely service, very moving. He would have been very proud of you all today. Thank you for reading out my tribute highhlighting his love forr the Beatles. Ironically, on Channel 9 tonight at 9.30pm they are airing remastered footage of the 1964 Beatles Melbourne Concert and unseen footage. We will be watching in honour of Uncle Graeme lots of love Liz and Debra xxx

  6. It was a beautiful service and loving tribute. Graeme will be sadly missed. Love to you all xoxo

  7. A beautiful tribute to such a kind and loving man, love to you Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam.
    Graeme was a pleasure to have known.
    Love to you all.
    John, Maria, Aimee and Cynthia Imbriano

  8. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah & Sam & partners,
    It was an honour to be part of the beautiful online service for Graeme. He will be very much missed. I’m sure he’s enjoying a catch up with Noel and they are having a good red wine together!
    All my love

  9. Dearest Sandra, Ben, Julia, Sarah, Michael, Sammy & Lizzy
    A beautiful tribute to one of the finest gentleman. We will miss Graeme’s smile and long chats.
    Christmas Eve and New Years Eve will never be the same!
    Our thoughts and love go to all of you.
    Gail, Laurie & Milo xx

  10. Dear Sandra, Ben and Julia, Sarah and Michael and Sam,
    What a beautiful service – you all did Graeme proud. We will miss you Graeme. You were a true gentleman in every sense of the word. Go Tigers! Love always Gillian, Ian and Boys xxxxx

  11. Beautiful service that really captured Graeme’s life and welcoming nature. Beautiful tributes from Ben and Sam also.

    The Kenny family will always treasure our time spent with Graeme and the Tardrew family

  12. Dear Sandra, Ben and family,
    What a beautiful Service for Graeme, covering an amazing full life. Thank you for allowing us to share in it. We are lucky to have had the pleasure to know Graeme, always a gentleman, always friendly, smiling and helpful, and would talk proudly of his family at any opportunity. He did tell me the story of having lunch with Billy Connolly. Amazing, but that was just Graeme’s friendly open way. Thinking of you and sending sincere sympathy. Kindest regards, Mary Nicholls and the CBASSCC

  13. Dear Sandra, Ben, Julia, Sarah, Michael & Sam.
    What a beautiful service. To a true gentleman. Rest in Peace, Graeme.
    Our deepest condolences to each of you. You are all in our hearts and thoughts xx

  14. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah & Sam,
    Our sincere condolence at the passing of such a beautiful soul. Thank you for the opportunity of sharing this online farewell to Graeme and gaining a deeper insight into who we came to know as a true gentleman. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love from:
    Careena & Chuck .

  15. We were so pleased to have Graeme in our lives and the wonderful times when the Tardrew family visited us at Molesworth and we remember Graeme teaching our family his favourite golf swings. Lovely to be present today at Graeme’s beautiful on-line service, although not in person to support you, but with you in spirit. How proud Graeme will be of his family and what a wonderful, warm tribute it was to a wonderful person and Graeme will be remembered forever in our hearts. With all our love from Marg, Les, Darren, Matthew and Kathryn xxxx

  16. Sandra, Ben, Sara, & Sam, thank you for sharing Graeme’s service online so we could be a part of it. It was a lovely service. We were quite touched by Ben’s mention of Mom and Dad and seeing us all together in the pictures. The lasting relationship, formed by a chance meeting 35 years ago in England and kept alive despite being literally a world apart, just goes to show how Graeme’s infectious personality and interest in making friendships with other people was such a powerful part of his life. I can say, without a doubt, that he will be missed all around the world. Graeme’s beautiful smile and his easy-going laugh made it nearly impossible not to like him. I think he and my father had that in common, along with a true joy of life. I know my parents treasured their friendship with your family, and Amanda and I feel the same way. Although we may not have the opportunity to be physically present, your family is often in our thoughts and we are grateful to have known all of you. We will miss Graeme from afar and we share deeply in the loss you feel. Love to all of you, Andy & Amanda

  17. It’s been such a pleasure knowing Graeme and his family over the past 50 + years, even if he did stand on the wrong side of the golf ball.

    RIP Graeme, you will be missed.

    A very moving service, thank you for thinking of us, just sorry we could not be there on this sad day.

    To Sandra & Family, very sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you today.

    John, Carol, Michelle, & Colin Cheater

  18. To Dear Sandra Sam Ben Julia Sarah and Michael. Our love thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Loving memories of Graeme.
    A lovely service. Val and Graham Ward

  19. To Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. A beautiful service with wonderful memories and words of Graeme a very special person to all who knew him and will be sadly missed. We will have a glass of Red for you tonight, Rest in Peace Graeme

    Love Frank, Carolyn, Olivia and Thomas xxxx

  20. to Sandra & Family
    Thank you for allowing us to view this beautiful celebration of Graeme’s life.
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of such a caring and wonderful man.
    Our love and payers are with you all.
    Love Janis, Michael and Family/

  21. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam,
    Deepest condolences on the passing of Graeme. Our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Love Emma Hand and family xx

  22. Really lovely service and tribute for Graeme celebrating his life, love to you all xxx Eleanor.

  23. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam,
    Thank you for inviting us to share in today’s beautiful service. We are sure that Graeme’s kind and compassionate spirit will live on in you all. Our deepest sympathies for your loss.

  24. To Dearest Sandra Ben Sarah & Sam
    Thank you for giving Robert & I the opportunity to be with you in spirit at Graeme’s funeral service. We will always remember Graeme as someone so proud of his wife and family, always having a smile, someone who loved his Devonshire tea and a chat and always appreciated anything you were able to do for him.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Rest in Peace Graeme
    Denise Beard & Robert Beard

  25. hi sandra and family, a very sad day for all of us that new graeme. I met him in approx 1977 at mentone branch. he was savings bank supervisor and I was trading bank supervisor. I lived in dingley 13 marcus road.We both had a passion for football and golf(thru commonwealth bank golf club) and our paths crossed many times through our careers. A lovely bloke who loved life a couple of beers and in depth discussion. we will all miss you mate, regards neville

  26. To the Tardrew family,
    our condolonces to the family on Grame’s passing, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lovely man, who created a lovely family. Graeme was a true gentleman. He did our taxes for us for many years, but he was much more than that. We spent far more time together chatting about our families and life in general than doing the taxes. The world has really lost one of it’s gifts.
    Loved all the tributes.
    R.I.P. dear Graeme,

    John & Billie,
    Stephanie and Nicholas

  27. To Sandra, Ben and family, please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.
    I shall always remember Graeme as a wise and witty man who was always very
    polite and helpful.
    All the best Dianne McGuire

  28. Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Graeme. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Take care,
    Love Belinda Slee & family x

  29. To Dear Sandra, Ben, Sarah and Sam,

    I am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you all at this time. Graeme was a great person and I’ll always remember him from my childhood and for his love of footy. Also like to pass on condolences from Ron and Kerry. Rest In Peace Graeme.

    Cameron & Sarah

  30. Dear Sandra and family.
    A lovely service for a well respected family man.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Much love Margaret, David and family.

  31. Great service, really captured Graeme’s wonderful personality and sharing nature. Beautiful tributes from Ben and Sam
    The Kenny family will always treasure our times with him and the Tardrew family

  32. Our heartfelt condolences to Sandra, Ben, Sarah & Sam a distinguished gentlemen known to us all may his soul R.I.P. Coreen & Leyrisse (Larry) VANDERWERT of Officer, Victoria. PAX !

  33. Love and thoughts Sandra,Ben,Sarah,Julia,Michael and Sam from Liz and Greg Rudin, Georgia, Ian and Emma. Graeme was one of nature’s gentlemen.We are all the better for knowing him.

  34. Beautiful service for a wonderful man
    Lots of love from
    Stuart, Anna, Jessica and James
    RIP Uncle Grae

  35. A very moving and beautiful tribute to a beautiful person. Our love to you all. Karen, Michael and Tim.

  36. Dear Sandra and Family. A very dignified and beautiful ceremony. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time. Love Tricia and Peter Rankin

  37. That was a wonderful service. So sorry for your loss.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all and wishing you all the best
    Love from the Peterson’s

  38. Dear Sandra Ben Julia Sarah Michael & Sam, We’re very sorry for your loss and our thoughts are with you.

  39. Such a beautiful service – you all did Graeme proud. We will miss you Graeme. A genuine, kind, approachable, welcoming and kind man. Go Tigers! Love from Gillian, Ian and Boys xxx

  40. Dear Sandra, Ben Julia Sarah Michael and Sam,
    What a lovely service, our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Monika and Tony Houston

  41. Rest in peace our dear friend Graeme. We will never forget you.
    All our love Karen, David & Jeff

  42. Such a lovely service for a wonderful man. So sorry for your loss.
    Love Nicole Jessup & fam.

  43. I have very fond memories of Graeme who always had time for a chat, about the Tigers, golf or just a catch up.

    So sorry for your loss.

    Colin, Sinead & kids

    1. Sending my love to you all on this difficult day.

      My thoughts go out to the Tardew family.

      So sorry for the loss.

    1. To Sarah,
      My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time xx
      Sending you lots of love, hugs and support ❤

  44. Nga Mihi kia kotou katoa nga Tardrew Whanau.
    Greetings to all the Tardrew family
    Our thoughts are with all today.
    Thankyou for your friendship Graeme, Sandra and Sarah when we were new to Australia 20 years ago.
    Moe Mai ra Graeme, moe mai ra , Rest in peace Graeme.
    Arohanui Eugene, Tania, Hayley, Kerrod and Katia Reihana in New Zealand.

    1. Our friend Sarah,
      Thinking of you and your beautiful family today as you say ‘farewell for now’ to your kind and devoted Dad.
      Me te arohanui – with all our love.
      Hayley, Adrian & Ngaio.

  45. Fond memories of a wonderful man. May he Rest in Peace. With love from Derek and Lucie Hill and family xx

  46. Dear Sandra,SamBen, Sarah, Julia & Michael,
    Graeme was my oldest friend, going back to school days, he got me started in banking and introduced me to golf. I haven’t lived in Melbourne for over 50 years but he still remained a loyal & steadfast friend. I will miss him greatly, so I understand how much you will miss life’s one of the few true men.

  47. To the Tardrew family, our sincere condolences. Graeme – A true gentleman who provided us with great advice and direction. A friend to us all and will be sadly missed.

    The Executive and Committee of the CBA Staff Social & Charity Club.

  48. To dear Sandra Ben Julia Sarah Michael & Sam our love and thoughts are with you today, beside you in spirit, lots of love Narelle Rodger Brando Shakira & Madison xoxo

    1. To Sandra and family,
      It was a lovely service and thankfully we were able to participate in Graemes funeral. He would have been so proud of you and his children at this difficult time.
      It was such a pleasure being your next door neighbours for 30 odd years until we moved from Dingley. We still think about those evenings when we would pop in for a quick coffee and chat after dinner and not leave until the wee hours. Daryl and Graeme’s chats out the front while gardening especially during footy session.
      Love to all
      Ann + Daryl

  49. To Dear Sandra ,Ben Julia Sarah Michael and Sam

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all today Love Jenny Ray Brendan Sam Maree Helene Chris and Blake. We all with you today.XX

  50. To Dear Sandra Ben Julia Sarah Michael & Sam
    I am so sorry for the loss of Graeme, my love and thoughts are with you all today much love Jeanette & Glen Summerfield xxx

    1. Graeme was an amazing man and no doubt a wonderful husband and father. Reflected by the children and wife he has by his side today. Love to you all, stay strong

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