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63 comments on “Louis Joseph”

  1. To my friend Paul, and the Joseph family.

    My thoughts are with you during this difficult time but you will have everlasting memories of a wonderful, loving father.

  2. Lovely service and send off for a top bloke. Our thoughts are with Lou’s family at this sad time. Watched the service from Stoke-on-Trent, England.

  3. Such a beautiful tribute for a man with a huge heart- thinking of you all and sending so much love

  4. Sending my love to all of you.

    That was a beautiful tribute with lovely stories, music and photos xx

  5. What a wonderful tribute today’s mass was for Louie.

    I will cherish the memories I have of him, how his jokes made me laugh and how his smile lit up a room.

    Louie’s faith, strength and love he shared with those around him was shown so beautifully today and is a testament to the man he was.

    To Kate and family – know that Louie brought so much joy and fulfilment to many and that his legacy will live on forever in you all.

    Love Marie

  6. Sending our condolences, what beautiful memories of his earlier life from Paul’s eulogy xo

  7. Well done Joseph family! A wonderful tribute to a great man.
    Louie was our loving and lovable friend. We spent many happy times with him and his beautiful wife Kate and family. We will all miss him so much but we have wonderful memories. Rest in peace Louie.

  8. Deepest sympathy to the Joseph family on the passing of Lou. He was an integral part of the Brady Road community – always with a smile on his face and a cheeky comment. A wonderful neighbour and friend to mum and dad over so many years. Rest in peace.

  9. 2020 has taken a lot from everyone, none more precious than Dad.
    Thanks to Luke and all at at Reynolds Funerals and the team from St Peter’s who were brilliant to work with at a difficult time. Thanks to Belinda Jane Video for helping make the event a celebration for Dad.

    1. Hi Peter,
      So, so sorry for your huge loss, he was such a wonderful person, so Loving to his Family, and so caring to Friends and Neighbours.
      The Service was Avery fitting Tribute to Him, he will surely missed by everyone that he crossed paths with.
      Be strong for Kate, she will so much support to get her through this Sad and very emotional period.
      Our thoughts are are with you all.

  10. It was an absolute privilege to witness such a wonderful and fitting tribute to a beautiful human being.
    Our love goes out to Kate and all the family.
    RIP Louis

    Gisele and all the Edwards Family xxxx

  11. Dear Beautiful Kate and Family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you .
    With tears in my eyes and a heavy heart ,listening to the service ,celebrating Louis life ,was sad, but beautiful.
    Memories of the times we had with him ,will live on forever.
    Everyone who new him ,loved him.
    We are very sorry couldn’t be in the chapel with all of you,but know in your hearts, that we were.
    Love Julie and Rod. xx

  12. A beautiful tribute to our lovely neighbour, Lou. Our thoughts, prayers and love to all the family. Marianna and Graeme Hoult and family.

  13. What a wonderful, including and loving person Louis was, he only recently came into Our lives, and how very grateful and honoured we are that he did – He will be sadly missed by all, our Hearts go out to Kate, Gabe, Maree, Peter & Paul and all their Families at this very sad and emotional time , you have Great memories of Louis to carry you through.
    RIP Louis.

  14. A poignant goodbye to a lovely soul . Louie’s love will shine from you always and be there for you to see just like the beautiful story “The Tiny Star” . The love you all share is so special to see and here from my little village in Cheshire UK I send you all my love too . In my heart , thoughts and prayers Karen xxxx

  15. The passing of man who possessed and all qualities that are admirable. We were so fortunate to grow up in a community in East Bentleigh that Lou was such a large part of. Condolences to Kath, Peter, Gabrielle, Maree and Paul and the rest of the family. I so remember his passion for everything. He, for better or worse is the reason I barrack for St. Kilda!!! Rest in peace Lou. ❤️

  16. Dear Kate, Peter, Paul, Maree and Gabrielle and ALL the family,
    what a beautiful memory of a wonderful man, who had a great life and loving family!
    we send our deepest sympathy for your loss, we have all lost a fabulous friend and our life long neighbour. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lou – rest in peace…
    Much love
    Annette and Peter Sheales
    A special note -Pete says….’C’mon the Saints!!’

  17. A Beautiful Tribute to Louis, a lovely service and a slideshow that brought tears to our eyes. Lovely touch with everyone around Louis for the final prayer and sharing with everyone who couldn’t go, it made you feel like you were there in St. Peters Church. Having known Louis for 35 years through Paul and catching up at the Races with Frank Brennan the photos reminded us of the warm smile he always displayed. Sadly missed but always in our hearts….
    Love Rod & Louise Cleary……

    1. What a wonderful and moving celebration of Louie,s life.He lived life to the full and gave,and received from his beloved family,so much love and respect during the course of his journey.The beautiful memories he has left behind will live forever.
      Our condolences and much love to the family.
      Rest In Peace Louie,a true Saint.

  18. Great celebration of Louis life
    What a great man and wonderful family
    It has been a great honor to be part of such a loving family
    Luv Macca Deb and family

  19. What a beautiful and heartfelt tribute to a truly wonderful man.
    From the opening song, tributes, readings, storytelling, poems, symbols and of course Saints team song , you captured Louie’s life, and you made us laugh and cry.
    Much love to Kate.
    Rest In Peace.
    Lisa Stephen and Stanley girls ❤️❤️

  20. Beautiful service for a beautiful man adored by his family and loved by so many more. A wonderful life well played with distinction. Love to all the family Sue and Daryl xxx

  21. It was a wonderful tribute to a great man, Louie who was truly loved by all of those who knew him.

    I loved hearing about his younger years, especially his time as a lifesaver at Coogee and his unique and stylish courtship of Kate.

    Louie always had a smile on his face, a cheeky grin, and also reminded me of my own father in many ways.

    Love and condolences to all of the family at this time – there is so much going on at the moment which could weaken us all, but I know that you all have such great resolve, strength and faith that will guide you through it and the love and comfort of your wonderful family.

    Stay well and we look forward to the time when we can all meet up and share our memories of a wonderful man.

    Love Joanne

  22. A moving and loving service for our dear Louie.
    To the Joseph family our thoughts are with you all.
    Rest In Peace Louie.
    Terry and Linda Masocco

  23. What a beautiful and loving tribute to wonderful man. We will miss Lou and feel lucky to have so many great memories of him. He was so funny, positive, kind and loving. Sending all our love to Kate and all the family xx

  24. So pleased to have been able to listen to such wonderful memories and apt readings and songs and to watch the visual tribute to Louie. Love to you all.

  25. A wonderful celebration of a wonderful life. We always smile when we think of Lou as that’s what he did!
    Warm, generous, and full of love. His legacy will live long. May the great Saints man Rest in Peace.
    Our love and sincere condolences to all the family.

    With much love,

    Alex and Nicola Commins and family.

  26. A really lovely service. It was heartfelt and compassionate. Loved ‘The Tiny Star’ and Rossetti’s ‘Miss Me But Let Me Go’. Much love to you all. xxx

  27. Bye Bye Uncle Louie.
    I always remember your cheeky smile.
    A fantastic service for a wonderful man.
    Love to all and stay strong.
    See you in Melbourne for the celebration.
    From The Donnellans

  28. RIP Louie, you were one of a kind.
    Sending our love and thoughts to Kate and the entire Joseph family.
    Love Trent, Bree, Cooper and Lachlan Nicholson

  29. A wonderful tribute to beautiful and much loved man. A new star for us all to hold dear.
    My love and thoughts are with you all, Karinxxx
    “Go Saints”

  30. Dear Family,
    Words cannot express the pain you are feeling. May time heal your lose. Thinking of you all. What a great man. May the great Sainters win tongiht.
    Love Kevin and Leanne Cooney

  31. I was lucky to have known Lou, his genourosity, easy humour and warmth were infectious.
    A man of integrity who was loved by everyone I knew.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Paul and the Joseph family.

  32. A beautiful service for an amazing man. Aunty Kathy and family, Norm, John and I are with you and praying for you all.

  33. When we would go to watch the Saints play as a child I preferred to watch Louis than to watch the game. He would make me laugh so much and I’d never seen such passion . The funniest moment was when his falsies fell out while he was yelling and bounced a few rows down . Luckily they arrived back in one piece.
    He really was a Star .

    1. The other funny memory was of Lou yelling out “Barker you’re a fairy” and the whole social club turning around to see who’d said it.

  34. Sad and happy day for the family losing lou lou to this world but celebrating one great happy loving person going to another life Rest In Peace Uncle lou xx love all the Monahan family we will miss you you hopefully we will meet again on the other side

  35. Whenever I saw Louie it always bought a smile to my face and it’s a memory I will always cherish.

  36. Thinking of you all, Paul, Mrs Joseph & family. I remember all the family’s kindness and even Lou’s irreverent humour from long ago. You spoke so well of your father Paul. A wonderful life lived well. A good man and, as they say, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. God bless you all. Love Rick.

  37. Deeply moved by the great man Louis. I love Louis (and Kate) and have so many memories of what a beautiful, warm and generous person he is. It’s hard to find the words to give it justice. Giving love, living in the moment, laughter, was all natural to him. I feel like part of the Joseph family and that’s down to Louis (& Kate) and the love that oozes out of them. I was lucky enough to experience an array of experiences through the Joseph family – Gold Coast holidays, Coogee holidays, or hanging out at the Joseph house …. it was like I had two families and a 2nd set of parents. I can’t think of a time when Louis didn’t have a smile on his face (excluding the 1970’s when a ‘white $X%?/’ – i.e umpire – made a decision in error). Love to the whole family especially Kate. Hopefully knowing what an impact Louis had outside your family gives some comfort. He really is one of the best the world has to offer and certainly the best that I’ve known…..

  38. To all the Joseph family – what a beautiful and kind man Louis was. Such a big heart and such a positive and big personality.
    Many great memories of watching the footy from the Saints Social Club at Moorabbin and at Waverley. You have left us all with so many happy memories.
    God bless and best wishes.

  39. Our deepest sympathy to the whole family on the loss of your beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend. May he rest in eternal peace. All our love, Therese and Jennifer Hanna.

    1. A beautiful mass, personalised with wonderful memories, thoughts and photos. We are sharing the link with Louie’s family in Lebanon and the USA as well. May God rest his soul. From Therese Hanna and family in Sydney.

  40. Sending my love to you all, may all your precious memories with Lou fill your hearts forevermore..xoxo

  41. The size and warmth of Louis’ heart was always abundantly obvious to me as a kid growing up. He was always very kind to me and I loved the sparkle in his eyes. He was incredibly entertaining to watch at St.Kilda matches down at Moorabin. No one could match his passion! Adored by my Mum and Dad- he will be deeply missed. Sending love to you all at such a sad time.

    1. A beautiful,moving tribute to Louis.So much love ,affection and respect for a gentleman who displayed so much love for family and life .
      The wonderful memories you have of Louis will last for ever.
      Our condolences to you all,
      Rest In Peace dear Saint.

  42. A wonderful tribute to Louis. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult and sad time.

  43. We have been so lucky to have you in our lives.
    Uncle Lou, if love could be measured in $ you are a millionaire many times over.
    We love you & will miss you but you will always be in our hearts. Love Doug & Ann-Maree xx

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