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48 comments on “Michael Humphries”

  1. Our thoughts are with all the family. Thank you for a lovely service that was a great tribute to Michael. Love Jan and Bruce Brown

  2. Our sincere sympathy to all the family and friends. It was a lovely service and a great tribute to Michael. Love Jan and Bruce Brown

  3. We will always remember Michael as a most caring person, genuinely appreciative of other peoples interests and so willing to share his intelligent knowledge.
    Michael and Rosemary

  4. We have just watched a beautiful farewell service celebrating Michael’s life. Deepest sympathy to Barbara, Chris, Barry and all their families. He will be missed by many.
    Helen & Grantham

  5. Wonderful to be able to join in Michael’s service. It was lovely and a fitting tribute. Sympathy to you all on your great loss. Rest in peace Michael.

    Elizabeth & Tony Blake

  6. Dear Barbara and family, Thank you for letting me be a participant in the lovely service. It was so fitting for Michael. My condolences to all the family. May Michael rest in pease.

  7. It is so hard to find words to express the sadness your death Michael has left in my heart. You were a special and joyful part of my life and I will never forget you. Till we meet again…

  8. Beautiful service – so special to hear stories of Michael’s life and all the interesting things he did. Such an intelligent, deep and kind person. We loved singing the hymns with you, and Mark and Nicola’s tribute. Our hearts go out to you Aunty Barb, Pel, Mark and Ben and all the family. much love Dee, Roger and Curnow family

  9. Dear Marlene, all the Humphries’ family and friends near and far,

    Michael was a great joy in our lives and at our recent wedding Michael was our witness.
    Although Michael has moved to another place, Michael will always have a place in our hearts.

    In loving memory
    Peter & Celeste

  10. Rest in peace Michael. Your kind and gentle nature will be greatly missed. Much love to the rest of the family.

  11. A beautiful service for a beautiful man.
    Michael touched many hearts, and mine was one of them, also my late husband Robert. Michael will be sadly missed. My condolences to the family. May he now rest in peace.

  12. Dear Barbara and family – I was really touched by this beautiful service. My love to you and all your family in this difficult time. All my best wishes, may Michael rest in peace.

  13. It has been both a privilege and pleasure to have known Michael as a fellow parishioner at All Saints Church.

  14. My sincere condolences for the passing of a kind and gentle man. I thank you for the love you brought to our family. You will be greatly missed Michael.

  15. That was a very beautiful service. Barbara, Chris and Penelope spoke wonderful words fem the heart. May God rest his soul.

  16. A very fine tribute to a dear friend of 60 years. Excellent music, speeches and readings. Michael would have thoroughly approved. A wonderful send off. Bravo!

  17. My sincere condolences to all. He was an extremely fine Australian gentleman of the old school: kind, considerate and compassionate and a loyal friend to so many. May Almighty God bless him and bring him to Eternal Peace.

  18. That was a very special farewell. What a magnificent and peaceful church and glorious music from the organist and Nicola and Mark.

    I didn’t know Michael had 3 degrees!

    The tributes were so moving. Thank you for sharing live, so we could ‘be’ with you, say a prayer and sing those stirring hymns.

    I am glad the sun was shining today. Take care Aunty Barb and all the family, and deepest condolences to all knew and loved Michael.

  19. Thank you to Michael’s family for inviting friends to join the live stream of this farewell occasion. Among many happy memories of his kindness, I cherish Michael’s meeting, sharing the school history with my dear neighbour Barbara, whose father was both a student and a chorister.

  20. May the bells toll for you Michael, as you go forth with the spirit of love and peace that you have shared in this world.

  21. Thank you all for the fitting tributes you gave Michael. I will miss him as a kind, gentle and insightful friend

  22. Dear Barbara, Barry, Chris and families
    Our thoughts are with you today and during this very sad time. Todays reflections and words of your loved brother and uncle were very fitting and moved my mother and I.
    Michael was a kind man with a gentle soul and we will miss him.
    Love to you all
    Gabby Hall and Jenny Johnson


  24. Barbara,Mark ,Penelope.Ben and all the Johnson Humphries Clan,
    It was a lovely fitting tribute to a quiet achiever .
    Thinking of you all at this time.
    Your loving back fence neighbour .
    Lachlan Mckenzie and all our family and extended clan.
    Jan Craig Olivia .

  25. It was a lovely service in memory of Michael. He was a wonderful friend for 35 years, kind, thoughtful and always willing to share a story over a cup of tea or a restaurant meal. We shared a love of travel, art and art history, literature and antiques. His friendship will be greatly missed. Vale Michael.

  26. A very fitting ceremony for an outstanding person, friend and scholar. It is only a few months since Judith and I enjoyed having dinner with Michael at a parish function. We often look back with pleasure on that occasion.

  27. Words just don’t seem to say Enough. My deepest condolences on the passing of Michael. This gentle man with a beautiful soul and the biggest of hearts will always be remembered. Rest easy my friend
    Love Gayle.

  28. Whilst we could not be physically present, it was comforting that we could “attend” through the media Michael’s farewell. Nonetheless, the character and nature of the man was communicated. We will miss his companionship and our quite conversations.
    Sincere condolences to Michael’s extended family.
    John and Julie Willcox

  29. A privilege to be able to witness this beautiful service, to listen to the heartfelt tributes to Michael and to hear and sing the beautiful music. May he rest in peace. Love to Barbara, Chris, Barry and all their families and friends who loved him.

  30. It was a lovely and moving service for Michael.

    Thinking of you

    Kind regards
    Margaret and Cameron Stamp

  31. A truly, truly, beautiful service. So moving, in such an appropriate setting for Michael in every respect .
    Thank you for letting us be with you in spirit, and as witnesses of this remembrance of him.

  32. Our thoughts were with you all as we shared in this farewell to dear Michael and the celebration of his life. Thank you for enabling us to be with you.

  33. A beautiful service in a beautiful church. May Michael rest in peace.

  34. I was very moved, and hope I can honour the memory of Michael and the humanity of his family.

  35. A service befitting a lovely man. Thank you to Barbara, and everyone who spoke and made Michael’s life so meaningful to so many more than just the family. What a man.

    So good to be part of it.

  36. To The Humphries family

    Thank you for the privilege of viewing Michael’s funeral service remotely.

    I have been very fortunate to know Michael via ASESK for over 10 years. We had many private ‘Evensong’ discussions on law and criminology as it is taught at Melbourne University. Michael’s advice to me on ‘practical compassion for those unequal in the Law’ will shape my sense of justice and dispensing the Rule of Law for many years to come. I am sure that Michael will receive Eternal Life as a just reward for evermore.

    Yours sincerely
    John Stack

  37. We are sorry that we can’t be with you in person today, but we remember Michael very fondly and we’re also thinking of all the Humphries family.
    With love,

  38. My Uncle Michael was always so sensitive, so kind. He had a passionate engage in life, approaching all matters with a yearning for truth. His searching inward journies were matched by great adventures. I am grateful to have had him in my world and shall always remember him for his genuine sense of family, his dependability and gentle dignity. Dear Michael, you will be missed. <3

  39. I’ve only got fond memories of Michael…quiet, reliable and always interested in others lives. His keen eye for artistic details was a great feature and the close relationship he shared with my mum Jenny.

    We once randomly bumped into each other on a tour in Hamburg…I was 20 and a starving backpacker…Michael bought me lovely German lunch!

    Will be thinking of Michael and my Melbourne family tomorrow at 11am as I watch proceedings from a nice spot in Tasmania.


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