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  1. We enjoyed being neighbours to the Allemands when our children were young. We are grateful that Lionel was able to give us advice and some help when one of our children got into minor difficulties. Another fond memory is of him telling us about the disaster at their place when the children got a dog for Christmas. Vale Lionel. Pauline and Frank Smit

  2. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. Deepest sympathy to Mel and Stewey. Lionel was a lovely person – and always a kind gentleman to me. Thank you for the opportunity to share in his farewell. Rest peacefully, Lionel, safe in the hearts and memories of your loved ones Marion

  3. A beautiful service, it was amazing to hear the profound impact that Lionel had on the community as well as the lovely family reflections.

    Our condolences to Melissa, Mary Lou and family.

  4. Such a fitting tribute to Mr.A and his incredible life. Sending much love to all the Allemand family at this sad time.
    Thinking of you,
    Prue xxoo

  5. A fitting and beautiful tribute to a wonderful human being. Lionel was one of a kind. He devoted his life to his family (raising ten children with Mary-Lou), to the People of Victoria (through Victoria Police) and the community of Manningham (through his time as Councilor and Mayor). He well deserved his OAM and all the other accolades he received during his lifetime. Lionel was a great help to country police (particularly in the Mallee and North West Victoria) when he was the Field Officer for the Police Association and I was the Superintendent at Swan Hill. When Lionel left that position at the Police Association he came to Nunawading CIB as the Detective Sergeant. Lionel and I formed a great relationship there and, even though I was the Chief Superintendent and he was the Detective Sergeant we strengthened our relationship. I thoroughly enjoyed our Friday nights at the Donvale Sports Club with Lionel, Mary-Lou, Jan and myself. Unfortunately we did not have a lot of contact after we both retired but we did keep in touch. I rang him a couple of weeks before his passing and we were arranging to have a drink together in the near future. Unfortunately and regrettably that didn’t happen. Covid didn’t allow Lionel’s many friends and acquaintances to attend his funeral but we were privileged to be part of the service on line. The Police Chapel was the most appropriate venue. My condolences to Mary-Lou and family and may this wonderful man Rest In Peace. Lionel will always be part of my memories.

  6. A beautiful service for a well respected and genuine man, fond memories of our fun times and dinners. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary Lou and his gorgeous children who have made him proud and are a true reflection of the gracious person Lionel was.
    Good bye Mate, xxx

  7. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to Mary and family on the passing of Lionel. Lionel was a very close friend of my dad Tony Di Nardo. Lionel made a beautiful heartfelt speech at my dads service, almost two years ago. They shared many great times together. He will always be fondly remembered and missed. Love from Gwen and Lisa Di Nardo and family xxxx

  8. What an inspriational man and beautiful heart touching service. Lionel we all feel so blessed to have met you on your special visits to Hamilton Island and love hearing all the childhood stories from the kids.

    We are counting our lucky stars to have Mikey as part of our everyday life as he definitely carries many of your amazing qualities and life values with him daily.

    Sending our love to all the Allemands, Rest in Peace Lionel xx

    Bex, Pam & Kate

  9. A beautiful send of for you uncle Lionel .. you were a Lion who loved his wife and his Cubs and extended Family and we loved you.. you always made your self available for us all .. you looked out for your mum sister and brothers and their family’s you will be forever in our hearts.Hugs to you and I love you .. we loved each other thank you for all the support you gave me.. RIP with Grandma Grandpa Stephan Gaynor Jaye Justine Uncle Daryle and Dad ( Greg )xo

  10. Deepest sympathies to the Allemand family.
    Beautiful service, thinking of you all at this sad time. Xx.

  11. To my longtime friend Marylou and family
    Thoughts and prayers from Buddina, Sunshine Coast in Qld.

    Precious memories etched in my heart and mind forever.
    R.I.P. Lionel

    Love from Julie Harbert-Goldsworthy

  12. Sincere sympathy to the Allemand Family on the loss of Lionel – a true gentleman at rest.
    Alistair Gore

  13. My sincere condolences to the the family at the loss of a devoted husband and wonderful father. My experience with Lionel was at the Donvale Cricket Club and Sports Club where he worked tirelessly to ensure both Clubs served their community. A great job done Lionel, now rest in peace.

  14. An inspirational man with great integrity. Family first, but able to enthuse all around him with outstanding leadership and civic responsibility. Personally enjoyed many years with Lionel and Big Pete at the VRC Spring racing Carnival, invoking “security” at the CUB Marquee in the Elms at Flemington. Condolences to Mary Lou, kids, and immediate family. You were one of a kind Lionel.

  15. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all of the family.
    A beautiful service for a wonderful man.

    Sending all of our love

  16. Thank you for sharing this service to honour a truly remarkable man.

    Lionel, it was an absolute honour to be invited into your home and spend time in your company. My father, partner, daughter and I have all been lucky enough to enjoy time with you and get to know your charming personality, wit and caring nature, which we are forever grateful for. I look back on my time living at Donvale with the fondest memories and always remember you with a smile on your face.

    The service was beautiful and a fitting tribute to such an inspiring man. Lionel will always be remembered as “community Royalty” someone so well respected and loved.

    Sending all our love and strength to our friend Mary Lou and all the Allemand family at this really difficult time.

    You will be so missed, until we meet again, rest peacefully Pappa Lionel.

    Our love,

    Alicia, Peter and Luna x x x

  17. Heartfelt condolences to Marylou and all your wonderful children. We will miss Lionel on our back verandah, having a cold one or two with the Donvale Dons and his constant flow of funny emails. Thankful we saw Lionel a week before Christmas. We will treasure the memories.

    So long, friend. Rest in peace.

    Chris and Tilly Kondraschek

  18. An incredible service for an incredible man. It has been an honor and privilege to grow up feeling part of the Allemand family. We hold such fond memories of Lionel that we will cherish forever – especially in the spa and pool at Donvale! Your zest for life will live on, not only through your amazing family but through all the people you have touched in your full life.
    We will miss you and your bear hugs dearly.
    Caity and Mon xxxxx

  19. I remember Lionel who was my Sergeant at the old Prahran Police Station in the mid seventies. A good bloke and mentor, well respected by all, Barry Shea Ex Member 17954

  20. My mother has just lost her last brother. I have nothing but fond memories of my Uncle Lionel. Great man. He would always grit his teeth and say “it’s Lionel, drop the uncle”.
    I could never do that. RIP UNCLE LIONEL.

  21. Beautiful farewell for Lionel. Thank you for letting us share today with you all. Lionel was a special person who always made us feel welcome. Will always remember him
    love to you all
    “GO LIONS”
    Leigh & Margot
    Donvale & Whitefriars

  22. Thinking of you Mary Lou, Jimmy and all the family. An amazing service for an amazing man. RIP Lionel
    Paul, Bernie and Holland family x

  23. A wonderful tribute to the life of a very special man. Condolences to the Mary-Lou and the Allemand family at this very sad time.

  24. Such a beautiful service. Thank you for allowing us to share in the celebration of Lionels life. Deepest condolences to you all. Sending you love & strength
    All our love,
    The Limmer’s xox

  25. Our deepest condolences go to Mary & all the Allemand family. A wonderful tribute to Lionel’s life. May he Rest In Peace. Nick & Anne Mirabella

  26. An Inspiration and Fitting Tribute to an Amazing Man, who dedicated his life to others.
    He will never be forgotten by those who had the honour of knowing him.
    RIP Uncle Lionel

  27. Love and condolensces to Mary-Lou and families – Vale Lionel – a privilege to know such a man of all seasons and for all people.

  28. Vale Lionel Allemand condolences to his family .
    Family friend of his parents and family so many wonderful childhood times you will not be forgotten .
    Pam Hulm (Gore )

  29. Sincere condolences to Mary, Jimmy, Catherine and all the family on the loss of your dear husband and father. Sending much love to you all.

  30. Thank you for sharing Lionel’s beautiful service with those of us unable to attend in person and for sharing your memories with us.

    May he rest in peace. Love to all of the Allemand family.

    Katyanna xxx

  31. Our condolences to Mary-Lou and the Allemand Family. Lionel you achieved so much in your life and have left an amazing legacy. Your beautiful family have a wonderful role model in yourself. Rest peaceful. The Waugh Family

  32. Our deepest sympathies to all the Allemand family on the loss of Lionel.
    May he Rest In Peace.
    Rose and Ollie Darmody

  33. Deepest sympathy to May Lou and all the Allemand Family.You are very much in our thoughts at this sad time.

  34. Thoughts and prayers with the Allemand family.
    An amazing service for a genuine gentleman.
    I have many memories of Lionel watching our junior footy matches, and offering advice and insight.
    Thinking of Lionel’s family and friends during this time.

  35. From the Townsville Cranes and Zoe Boat crew our deepest condolences to Mary and the Allemand family. RIP Lionel, a great man and inspiration.

  36. Our condolences to Mary Lou and the Allemand family, our love and thoughts are with you. Such a beautiful service for a remarkable man.

    go Lions!

    love Hayden & Andy

  37. Sending my condolences to all the family. Lionel will be greatly missed, especially on the back deck of the Kondraschek residence having a cold one. Great memories shared. x

  38. Thank you for sharing and allowing us to be a part of today. It was an absolutely stunning service with many beautiful speeches. Lionel had a life full of accomplishments and the family should be so proud.
    Sending all my love,


  39. Beautiful service for an incredible man. Deepest condolences to Mary Lou, Matthew, Melissa, Michael, and the entire Allemand family.

  40. I am devastated by the passing of Lionel.
    Your mentorship and support was unwavering. I am all the better for knowing you. Thank you.
    My sincere condolences to the Allemand family.
    Rest in peace.

  41. Our deepest sympathies to all the family. A wonderful tribute to Lionel.

    Joe and Susan Marguccio and family.

  42. Very beautiful service for a wonderful and well respected man. Condolences to the Allemand family

  43. Thinking of you all at this very sad time of Lionel’s sad sudden passing.
    He was loved by many and will be missed always
    love Chris Conroy

  44. To the Allemand family please accept my condolences on the loss of Lionel.
    Barbara Hallyburton

  45. An incredible service, Lionel would be so proud of his family. My condolences to you all at this very sad time. RIP uncle Lionel. Love Carmen xx

  46. Lionel was a real good bloke: with a wicked sense of humour; epitomising the use our unique Aussie…

    “Affectionate Irreverence” with never a cruel; but with only, many a kind word.

  47. Allemand family. Condolences to you all. The world has lost a fine man. Warm wishes from Wendy and Jeff Nathan Lauren Pearce

  48. Andrew mate, I cannot begin to fathom what you and your family are going through right now, I know how proud you were of your dad, and knowing the man you are today, I can see the impact your dad had on you. My condolences to you and your entire family. May he rest in peace.


  49. Lionel, a great man that gave so much of his life to others and important community focuses. Not only a giving man, but a great bloke and someone who always had a lot of time for others and always so engaging to chat with.

    Deepest condolences to all of the Allemand family. Be comforted by the fact that you had all been given a great gift to have had Lionel as your partner and dad and at the same time, he would have been so fulfilled by the life he led.

  50. To Mary and Family our deepest condolences for the sad loss of Lionel. He was a great family man who was very community minded and will be sadly missed by all that knew him.
    Love from the Snooks Family.

  51. Condolences to Marylou and all the Allamand Family. Sending all our love prayers and thoughts.
    The Bond Family xxxx

  52. Condolences to the whole Allemand family. Lionel was always a presence in my life growing up. He’ll be sadly missed by friends, family and the community. Love to you all. Dave, Kellie and Lucy

  53. Deepest sympathy to Mary-Lou and all the family on your loss of a great man. Have many happy memories of our time at the VPA and on the VPA Executive. Rest in peace Lionel.
    Phil & Noelle Edge

  54. Adele & Doc Sharpe says:

    We acknowledge with affection, a very fine man of principles. His contribution to our local community (Doncaster West – now Manningham District) will be long remembered. A great supporter of Scouting,
    – Manningham Promoting Character & Kiwanis – Doncaster & Templestowe.

    Adele & Ian Sharpe OAM
    Former District Leaders – Manningham Scouts

  55. Lionel and I started the Angela Taylor Day at YVCC. We have been friends since, Lionel sat beside me at the last XLI lunch, I can’t believe he’s gone from us.
    RIP my friend.

  56. Lionel was a very good Friend for many years , he was a Gentleman and always showed how much he cared for his Mates he worked with for many years .
    Last time we spoke was 25 th December he rang me to let me know that he was worried about John Forbes as he was not well .
    RIP Lionel

  57. The Brisbane Lions are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Lionel Allemand – a true ‘Lionheart’. Lionel’s association with the Club stems back to his playing days with Fitzroy, and continued through his involvement with the Past Players & Officials Association post-merger. He was a loyal and passionate supporter, whose dedication towards the Club’s past players and officials association proved a key in helping preserve Fitzroy’s rich history. I was privileged to have worked with Lionel during my tenure at the Club, and always enjoyed our lengthy debates over who deserved to be in the best 22 and the coaches’ match-day tactics. But moreso, he was a man of the people who seemed to know every person at every event he attended. He had the ability to engage with everyone. His legacy will remain at the Lions (and the countless other associations he has been part of), however we’ll certainly miss his friendly face greeting us throughout the season. Our sincerest condolences family and friends at this difficult time.

  58. To our dear friend and ex work colleague Lionel. We enjoyed the great times we had with you over the years, including wonderful days at the Seymour races with Doug Dainton and friends. We remember fondly the trips with the Police Co Op where we enjoyed great times and our kids bonded. You were a valued mentor for me over fifteen years as a Director on the board of the Co Op where your guidance and advice gave me confidence to serve the board effectively. Bruce and I will miss you and your great company. Our thoughts are with Mary Lou and your wonderful family at this very sad time. RIP mate. x

  59. Lionel a true gentleman was a mentor and always took time to explain using his vast knowledge. I will miss our tassie trips. Taken way to soon I appreciate your friendship and I’m a better man for it. Rest In Peace

    Brendan Neale

  60. From all the SV Partners team, we send our deepest condolences to Andrew and his family.

    Andrew always spoke so fondly of his Dad, and seeing the outpouring of support is a testament to that.

    Andrew, I am thinking of you mate and will always be there to help you get through these tough times.

  61. Lionel was a very special person who always made time to listen and treated everyone with respect and as an equal. His personal and community achievements have been well documented and are a testament to his willingness to give, so others would be better off. There are many people within our extended communities that are far better people as a result of having contact with or being a recipient of Lionel’s knowledge and care. I personally learnt a lot from Lionel’s experience and our one on one conversations. Whilst we knew there were a few underlying health issues your parting was sudden. May you rest in peace. Rod

  62. Lionel, thank you for always making everyone you met feel special in your life.
    It’s hard to fathom that someone gave up so much in their life yet still raise such an amazingly generous and wonderful family who all take after their caring Father.
    I will always cherish the times we had at, before and after the Lions games and I especially remember fondly your hospitality whilst up at Brisbane looking after me.
    You’re finally resting and can take a breather from looking after everyone else.
    Sleep peacefully my friend.

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