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34 comments on “Keith Blackmore”

  1. Keith a true gentleman who conducted his work ethics with the same morals and principles as he lived his own life. A pleasure to have been involved in the potato industry under Keith’s management.
    Thanks for being able to share Keith’s service.
    Condolences to Julie and family.
    Russell and Margaret McKay

  2. Keith a true gentleman who conducted his work ethics with the same morals and principles as he lived his own life. A pleasure to have been involved in the potato industry under Keith’s management.
    Thanks for being able to share Keith’s service. Condolences to Julie and family.
    Russell and Margaret Mckay

  3. To Julie Mal Kate Jason Clint Janelle and your families, My sincerest condolences to you all. Keith was a true gentle man. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. He is now at peace.RIP Keith

  4. Dear Mel, Kate, Julie, Helen and families, Keith was like a second dad while growing up in Healseville and Toolangi. I can’t imagine my childhood without him and the times we spent together as families. He really made us laugh, always made time for us and he was a great inspiration and mentor. Mel thanks for those beautiful words from the heart. Mel, Kate, I can’t imagine what you are going through but I am sure you know he only ever wanted the best for you and loved you dearly. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with you all. Love Michael

  5. Bill and Val Blackmore and family. One of sixteen cousins growing up on the market garden at Noble Park,many happy times had.Fishing and camping at Licola with all the men and boys.A great guy,sadly missed.Condolences to Julie,Melanie,Kate,Jason,Clint,Janelle and families.

  6. Thanks Keith for being a cherished part of our lives, always there for any of us cousins in need, being such a kind and considerate person was never a chore as it was your every day character lefty. We all share from the Norris Family such wonderful memories of you and growing up together on the farm.
    Lots of Love to Julie all Keith’s extended Family.

    Thinking of you all, your cousins Yvonne, Janet, Graeme & Diane.

  7. Thanks for making this possible for many who would love to have been there to support you all. Just beautiful! Love to all xxx

  8. my deepest condolences to Keith’s family and friends. his loss shall be felt for the longest time, however his memory shall live on forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. big hugs to Mel and Kate. much love xxx

  9. It was an honour to be able to join you all online for Keith’s funeral. We watched the video this evening as couldn’t connect for some reason this afternoon. Much love to all and we share the memories and love for Keith. Such a great cousin and friend. Love Sue and Steve.

  10. Auntie Julie and all the family. My thoughts are with you today sending you all our love and hugs. I am so grateful that my children and husband got to meet Uncle Keith at the Cooper reunion.
    Uncle Keith you will be greatly missed

    With love, Kelly, Mark, Oscar & Oliver,

  11. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to share and farewell Dear Keith a top man and brother in law.

    Julie, Jeff sends you giant hugs and wishes he could be there with you at you time of such great loss.

    Like many others Keith touched our hearts

    Love and hugs to all

    Kate and Jeff xoxoxoxo

  12. Thanks for sharing Keith’s service with us.
    The stories brought back many memories of times shared with Keith and Roger over a cuppa in our home or spud talk in the shed. Keith certainly made a great contribution to the seed potato industry.
    Condolences to Julie and the family.
    From Jan and Laurie Shaw

  13. Dearest Julie,
    the last time I saw Keith I sat with him in the waiting room at the clinic and discussed all things caravanning, a topic that made us both smile. A lot.
    He told me that if his health had allowed it he would have hooked up the van and headed to Gippsland to spend some money in the areas that needed help after the fires.
    As the two of you left the clinic that day I told you both, through tears I might add, that we would do exactly that, for him, as soon as we could. We will, I promise.

    Vale Keith, a life well lived, a man well loved.

    Sue Elsbury Xx

  14. To the Blackmore Family,
    We were very sad to hear of Keith’s passing and are grateful that this service was available for us to be part of. Keith was a wonderful mentor for Joe, during the early years of our transition from commercial potatoes to seed. He will be remembered for his passion for the spuds and common sense approach to any challenges that came along. I was so happy to learn that he had a fruitful family life with many travel adventures and lots of photos to share.
    Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with all the family.
    Tony, Veronika and Joe Rosato (Gippsland).

  15. Keith, what a wonderful life you have lived. You made a great contribution in your working life to the potato industry and the people working in it. It has been a privilege to know you and to have worked with you. Farewell.

    Condolences to Julie and family.

    Doug and Jane Marshall

  16. Our deepest condolences to you Julie with the passing of your loving husband Keith.
    You have many memories of all the family occasions with all those beautiful photos that Keith took, take care. Our thoughts are with you and the extended family.
    Love from Alison & Trevor xx

  17. Julie and family, my deep condolences to you all. How wonderful that you were there for Keith all this time to bring much joy into his life, important for you all to also have that experience and memory of him. Melanie and Kate, we are thinking of you with fond memories of the days we all spent together when you, Alison and Michael were children. Keith was always there for all of us, warm-hearted, funny and fully engaged. Also, not a day goes by where I don’t appreciate how his friendship made my family’s adaptation to Australia so much easier. We’ll all miss him so much.
    With love, Elena Gartner

  18. A wonderful gentleman, loads of fun and full of life, you will be missed Uncle Keith. Thanks for checking that Tom was a suitable candidate!
    Much love to Mel, Kate, Julie and oh so many more family members that lives have been changed forever.
    Forever loved and missed,

  19. Keith, you’re a wonderful man and have been a great friend for many years. You will be missed by all but I know in my heart I will see you on a river some place.

    Sincere Condolences and love to Julie and family.

    Paul and Tanya Jackson xoxoxo

  20. Our condolences to Julie and extended families. A wonderful brother-in-law and uncle who will be dearly missed.
    Love from David, Ann, Kylie, Rob, Olivia and Madeline xxx

  21. As our daughters have said we have many wonderful memories of our times with Keith over 46 years. All those lovely Boxing day and New Year celebrations and holidays shared together.
    Our condolences to Julie, Melanie, Kate,
    Jason, Janelle, Clint and extended families
    We will.miss him.

  22. So many great memories made with Uncle Keith on our family holidays together and the yearly pilgrimage to watch rally of Melbourne in Healesville. All our love and condolences to Julie, Melanie, Kate and families.

    Love Paul, Kate & Piper Blackmore

  23. Thank you Julie, Melanie, Kate, Jason, Clint, Janelle, Margaret, Heather, Peter & Roger for representing us all today. Together we all stand with you, filling that big room, holding your hands, giving you all hugs.
    Keith was a special person to each of us and we will all hold our memories close.
    I have enjoyed the stories that I have heard over the last few days.
    Every time I buy a yo-yo at the bakery, I will think of Keith.
    Every bakery I find when I am travelling, I will think of Keith.
    Every time I take a photo, I will think of Keith.

    Love to you all, Sandra Rose

  24. Julie and all the family. Such a sad day for us all. You are all in our thoughts today and the coming months as you remember dear Keith. Will miss that lovely smile, that lovely Gentleman and those movies nights after our takeaways. xxoo

  25. As my sister said, Keith has been a member of our ‘family’ for my entire life. I have so many memories of birthdays, holidays, day trips and sleepovers with the Blackmores and I couldn’t imagine growing up without them in my life. It is incredibly sad to have to say goodbye and I’m so grateful for the many happy memories I have. Love to Mel, Kate, Julie and families.

    Gillian Ward

  26. Keith has been a member of our extended family for 45 years. My childhood would not have been the same without him and the Blackmore family.
    As families we have holidayed together, grown together, had many Christmases together and my father Peter and keith have also worked together.
    Some of my fondest memories are climbing Keiths long legs in the anticipation of being flipped over like an Olympic gymnast (always a favourite), doing wheelies on country dirt roads in his Datsun, being thrown in the swimming pool or put on his shoulders where you felt like you would hit the sky and spending Christmas day in our caravans together.
    Keith has been a terrific close friend to my parents Peter and Pam over the years and an uncle to my sister Gillian and I in every way but name.
    We will miss you Keith and I will hold all of my childhood memories of you very close to my heart.
    Lots of love to Julie, Melanie, Kate, Jason, Clint, Janelle and all of the Balckmore clan.
    Love Melanie Ward xxxxx

  27. I would have liked to celebrate Keith’s life in person along with my cousins and his family. Alas, we live in interesting times and it isn’t possible.
    I have so many happy memories of our farm and Keith.
    A good hearted kind man. I will miss him
    Love to all
    Julie Sheil
    Rest In Peace Lefty.

  28. Keith was an excellent mentor and leader within the Australian Potato Industry. A great man that will certainly be missed! Condolences to the Blackmore family

  29. Michal Gartner – thanks for making this link possible. I cannot attend due to COVID-19

    Michal and Elena Gartner – colleague and long time friends of Keith

    1. A time for grieving and a time for remembering so many wonderful memories of Keith over all these years. What a champion of a man he was, always a gentleman, thoughtful, considerate and kind. We shall miss your brightness always Keith. Our love to Julie, Melanie, Kate, the extended families and my sister Helen.

      Trying to live-stream from Greg’s palliative care bedside here at home but not internet happening just yet. We are both with you all in spirit,
      Annie & Greg

  30. With sad hearts we say goodbye to Keith for the last time.

    Our deepest condolences to the whole family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    All our love Ali, Cesar, Alex, Dana

  31. Thanks for making this option available as my attendance at the funeral wasn’t possible in these COVID – 19 times.

    John Blackmore (Keith’s brother in Cooroy Queensland)

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