In Loving Memory
Bernard Hamilton “Bern” Seebeck


Bernard Hamilton “Bern” Seebeck
Passed away on Thursday the 30th of September

Aged 77 years
10/03/1944 – 30/09/2021
Husband of Meredith Seebeck
for 33 memorable years.
Father of Alema Seebeck.
Father-in-law of Bradley Dixon.
Grandfather of Isla, Bethany and Myles.
Brother of Lyall Seebeck.
Admired and idolized by many.

Now you are peacefully sleeping,
away from all your pain,
but the love in our hearts will always remain.

Loved and remembered every day.
A gentle nature, a heart of gold,
these are the memories we will hold.

A Funeral Service for
Bern will be held at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Friday 8th October 2021
commencing at 1:30 p.m.
A burial will follow at the
Berwick Cemetery
Inglis Road, Berwick.

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  1. Feel no guilt in laughter
    He knows how much you care
    Feel no sorrow in a smile
    That he’s not there to share
    You cannot grieve forever
    He would not want you to
    He’d hope that you would carry on
    The way you always do
    So talk about the good times
    And the ways you showed you cared
    The days you spent together
    All the happiness that you shared
    Let memories surround you
    A word someone might say
    Will suddenly recapture a time, an hour, a day
    That brings him back as clearly as though he were still here
    And fills you with the feelings that say he’s always near
    If you keep those moments, you will never be apart
    And they will live forever safely locked within your heart

    Words seem so feeble in moments like these
    Life is so precious and death such a thief
    The depths of your pain we cannot comprehend but we will stand alongside you during these times of darkness, my friend
    Love is bond that death cannot part. Gone from our arms, but still held in our heart.

    Chris, Tina, Alastair & Thomas McKearney

  2. I have wonderful memories of spending time with Bernard and his family at Rowville and Shady Creek as a teenager and young adult .
    In later years I always looked forward to seeing you all at our Seebeck Cousins gatherings.
    Bernard will be always remembered and sadly missed. He was a wonderful man, I was proud and lucky enough to call family.
    Sending love to you all, and prayers for peace and comfort now and in the hard times ahead.

    Chris Fisher
  3. Our thoughts and prayers
    go out to the family.
    A kind and gentle man
    and a good friend to us.
    With a love for trees and cow’s.
    Bern will be deeply missed
    but forever in our heart’s
    Philip and Helen

    Philip Wratten
  4. We are so very sad to lose such a gentleman but so blessed to have known Bernard. Lots of love to the family. Sarina Peter Virginia and Neville

    Sarina Cowle
  5. I will never forget when I had Merrideth and baby Alema who both started in Aqua- tots, Beaconsfield , I moved my program to Paul Sadler Swimland Hampton Park and followed me there and approached Ben Sadler and myself to start up a PSS in Narre Warren.
    We have never looked back, You generosity together with Lyall made it happen. Together with Shona and Heather we created a bond in business and as friends.
    Your communications and support in the business has been amazing and I am really saddened to hear about your passing. Dirk and myself send our condolences to Merrideth, Alema and family and to Lyall and family for the loss of their husband, Dad, granddad and brother
    You will be dearly missed
    Dirk, Jo, Charles and Richard Keesman. Rest In Peace

    Jo Keesman
  6. Bernie was such a genuine and kind hearted man.
    As a young 25yo new to owning a business he was always so generous and supportive.
    I loved his vision and his passion for his projects.
    It was an honour to know him and he will be sorely missed.
    Condolences to Meredith, Alema, Lyall and families.
    From Shona and the Paul Sadler Swimland Narre Warren team

    Shona Pallas
  7. We hold you all close in our thoughts. Sincere condolences.
    It was truly a pleasure to have gotten to know Bernie, he will be missed dearly by all.

    Mark, Kerri-ann & Jordan Simpson
  8. Our thought are with you all at this time. May you all cherish the happy memories of a lovely sole. Meredith and Family. Llyall and family

    Glenn Lorraine Cox
  9. We remember good times; especially growing up and visiting our cousins Bernard & Lyall – we had fun at the farm and Bernard was quiet, gentle, thoughtful – good to be around. These attributes define him.
    He was always present at Seebeck cousin gatherings, celebrations, sad times and reunions.
    To Meredith, Alema & family, Lyall & family,
    We wish you love, peace and comfort at this time and always,
    Sincere condolences from Greg & Kaye (nee. Seebeck) Moore and family
    R I P Bernard.

  10. Uncle Bernie
    Thanks for taking the time with me over the years I really appreciate it and am distraught not being able to pick the phone up and have a chat.
    Speaking with Mum she said how fantastic you were, to be her debut partner – says many things that, about you.
    Miss you forever
    Cheerz Mark

  11. I’ll always remember Bernie for his work ethic, his principals, and his commitment to doing things properly.
    He was a big influence on my career in Supermarkets, and to this day Nicole and I are indebted to him for his input on our store in Cockatoo.
    Bernie, you’ll be missed, and remembered fondly by many.

    Nathan Pasco
  12. Working for you Bernie on the farm was an experience that I will keep jerished. I know you will still be wondering around the those greener pastures and I will catch up with you for a chat again ‘one day’. Condolences to Meredith and the kids.

    Peter 'little Pete' Allen
  13. As one of the family ‘Outlaws’, I will miss Bernard at the famous Seebeck Cousins’ reunions.

    Wishing the family strength as they adjust to the situation.

    Mike Allison

    Mike Allison
  14. Dear Meredith, Ally, Brad and Family,
    Please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your Husband, Father, Father-in-law and Grandfather.
    Our hearts go out to you and your family at this sad time.
    Kind Regards
    Rose & Clive Biddell

    Clive & Rose Biddell
  15. Bernie it was a privilege to know you and work for you at the Quarry/plus feedlot I have many fond memories Rest In Peace a real gentleman with a kind heart,deepest sympathy to all the Seebeck family.

    Paul and Jan Hyde
  16. To Meredith, Alema, Brad and family

    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time. Bernie was a wonderful man and I always looked forward to him coming into our office with his basket full of all his paperwork and making him a cuppa and having a chinwag.

    Sending all our love – Di and Alan xx

    Di Tracey
  17. To Merrideth, Alema & extended family

    May the warm memories
    you have bring you strength
    from day to day
    And may time find a way
    to heal your loss
    With Sympathy

    Lionel and Shirley Deane and family

    Shirley Deane
  18. Words are few,
    Feelings are deep,
    Memories of you, Bern,
    We will always keep,
    For those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day.

    Heartfelt condolences to Meredith, Alema, Brad, Isla, Bethany, Myles, Lyall and family
    From Richard & Anne Perry

    Richard Perry
  19. Sending our love
    Such an amazing man and boss
    May Bernard rest in peace ❤️❤️
    Love the Saunders and Bassett Family ❤️

    Bronson Saunders and family
  20. To Meredith, Ally, Brad and Family,
    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Husband, Father, Father-in-law and Grandfather.
    We appreciate the generous donations & contributions you have made to the Brigade over the years.
    Kind Regards
    Officers & Members of the Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade

    Justin Seddon - Captain Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade
  21. I will always remember Bernard as a much loved cousin and Godfather to our son David. As a child the very best school holidays were spent at the Seebeck farm at Rowville with Bernard and Lyall. It was always a very happy (and busy) time. As well there were many memorable times shared at Pt Leo and then Shady Creek. What a great time we had. All precious memories now. I remember Bernard’s work ethic was always strong, very strong, he always worked hard at all he did and gave it his best.

    Bernard will always have a very special place in my heart.

    Bernard will be greatly missed by our family. Maya Angelou says “A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”
    I pray the soul of a very special man will now be resting peacefully.
    Wendy (nee Seebeck) and Peter Colhoun and family.

    Wendy Colhoun
  22. Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Bernie, a man whose generosity has greatly benefited hundreds of families across Gippsland. Our thoughts are with Meredith and family, as well as the Bettina and the team in the office at Seebeck Investments. Kirsten & the Olivia’s Place Team

    Kirsten & the Olivia's Place Team
  23. It was with great sadness that I heard of Bernie’s passing.
    I send my condolences to his family, his friends and the colleagues who worked with him so closely.
    A very active and committed man.
    So sorry for your loss.
    May he Rest in Peace.

    Jan Miller
  24. Sincere condolences to Lyall and the Seebeck family, on the passing of Bernie. Thank you Bernie, for a great friendship, on a business and personal level. It was a pleasure to have known you, I enjoyed our many conversations over the years. You will be sadly missed by all. Best wishes from, the team at, Knobs and Brass.

    Jamie Hart
  25. Bern Seebeck,
    A man who has left a huge void in this world as he was a man who touched so many lives in so many ways.
    A man who was loved and respected by all he met.
    To us he was a second father, mentor and friend.
    A man who has given us many laughs and great memories with him and his family over the years.
    You will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
    May you rest in peace
    Lee, Karl, Matt, Rob, Megan and Tamara

    Lee Alink
  26. Having worked for Bernie for many years now, I have always been grateful for the spirit in which he approached land development. It is a rare privilege in that industry to know that your client is as invested in a great outcome as you are. Bernie always expressed a sincere intention to create places where families can grow and have opportunities to best enjoy their lives. That intention will continue to underpin his immense contribution to the communities he has built and those that his family will develop in the years to come – a legacy that his nearest and dearest are surely incredibly proud of.
    My most sincere condolences to the Seebeck family. Farewell Bernie – you will be missed.

    Hugh Weir
  27. A sad and heartfelt farewell Bern. Admiration and respect always. Many great memories with Bern and Meredith will always be with Melva and me. A last roundup just a dream. Rest In Peace mate.
    Melva and Peter Hyde.

    Petty and Melva Hyde
  28. It was such a pleasure to have met Bern, he was a sweet, kind, hardworking and passionate man. Although I only knew him a short time I could see the love he had for his family. I can see so many of his traits in his daughter and grandkids and his legacy will live on through them.
    Our thoughts are with you all, Rest In Peace dear Bern.

    Sarah, Jon, Jax and Tully Farrell
  29. Fond memories of happy times at Shady Creek and cattle musters with Bernard – a polite, caring & considerate gentleman
    From Age 4, Bernard & Lyn were in the same grade at school all through primary & secondary.
    A friendship that spanned 73 years.
    The Dennis family extend their condolences to Meredith, Alema & family along with Lyall & Sue & Family.
    Rest In Peace Our Lifelong Friend

    Lyn & Norm Dennis & Family
  30. It was a great pleasure to know Bernie. He was a man of goodwill, kindness and laughter but most of all, even a better friend. Our thoughts are with Meredith, Alema, Brad and family. May you rest in peace Bernie, You will never be forgotten. Martin and Christine Moule

    Martin Moule
  31. We are terribly sad for the loss of Bernie, for all who knew him and loved him.
    May his love and steadfast nature guide you through the difficult times ahead.
    His spirit and kindness will always be remembered.
    With love John, Marilyn, Anton, Camara & family.
    Damon & family

  32. Dear Bern, you were not only a dear friend but family to us for the past 20 years. Your generosity, love and care you have always shown our family has been second to none over the years. My favourite memories growing up with Al would be Friday night fish and chips at O’Shea road followed by hide and seek after dinner that we would make you play for hours and hours. Not to mention the classic cattle musters at shady displaying no fear, no matter how crazy those cows got!
    You gave us our love for the land and way of life we couldn’t live without today, for that we will be always truly grateful. I will always hold the memories we share so close to my heart. We will miss you so much and I hope you are now resting peacefully. Love always Sarah Kane

    Sarah Kane
  33. Condolences to Meredith, Alema, Lyall and families.
    We are saddened to read of the passing of Bernie.
    Bernie was a respected client of ours, whilst working on many of his early development projects.
    Always hands on to ensure the job was to his liking; a pleasure to work with.
    A good business man, always in a hurry, but liked a quick chat.
    Many fond memories; we will miss him.
    Treasure your many memories.
    Regards, Ian & Glennda , Deanne, Dallas & Owen Studd

    Ian & Glennda Studd
  34. With a heavy heart, and gathering all my courage, because I never imagined I will have to express my love and respect for Bernie this way.
    Bernie has always been like a father figure for me in every way.
    From those every Friday evening catch ups at work with just the two of us, having those long chats about work, expansion, community, life…. to believing and trusting in me and my work and always having my back.

    He was a pure, generous and genuine soul and a man with the right vision for his people and his community. 

    It was a great honour to have known him personally and professionally.

    Bernie you may have lost your life but we have lost so much more in losing you.

    My heartfelt condolences to Meredith, Ally, Brad and to the entire Seebeck family on their loss. 

    Richie Hansford
  35. Bernie is one of the few people who can genuinely be called great. So talented, intelligent, hard working and successful, always with incredible humility, respect and generosity. I am proud I will always be able to say I knew Bernie Seebeck. He inspired and taught me so much, as he did for many others. His legacy and influence will carry on for generations, through all those he personally influenced, and through all the opportunities he has provided for thousands of families who never even met him. We mourn as we have lost a great man.

    My deepest condolences to Meredith, Lyall, Ally, Brad and family.

    Rest in peace, Bernie.

    Simon Patterson
  36. We are so sorry to learn the loss of such a great man.
    We are forever grateful to have had the privilege to work for Bernie, an inspiration to many.
    Sending our deepest condolences to Bernie’s family and friends.
    Rest peacefully Bernie.
    Kindest regards,
    The Tree & Stump Eater crew

    The Tree & Stump Eaters
  37. I will always cherish my memories of time spent as a child with my Uncle & God Father Bernard, and will be forever grateful for role model he was to me as a man. Love and condolences to Meredith, Alema & Family.
    Rest In Peace.
    David & Stacey Colhoun

    David Colhoun
    • Bernard made good times at Trinity Beach become special times. He was a a lovely man and it was an honour to have known him. My love to Meredith, whom he loved so dearly.

      Maria Prendergast
  38. Condolences to Meredith and family thinking of you at this sad time.
    Kind Regards
    Delaney Livestock & Property P/L.

    Anna Begelhole
  39. We are very very saddened to hear of the passing of “Bern” Seebeck. Our deepest condolences to Bernard’s family and brother Lyall.
    Warmest regards, Karen McDonald, Margaret McDonald and Craig McDonald.

    Karen McDonald
  40. Hello everyone, it’s Billy here.
    To the entire Seebeck families, it is with the deepest heartfelt sadness that we have received news of Bernard’s passing. I worked with and for the Seebeck family from the late 1970s. My friendship, love, respect and gratitude to the Seebeck family runs deep. Starting at Rowville then Narre Warren North, Coldstream, Shady Creek and Berwick. What wonderful memories I have. Bernard and I spent many hours working together alongside Lyall and Mr Seebeck senior at the properties.
    In the kitchen at Rowville, Bernard and I never left without me having a cup of tea and wonderful conversation with Mrs Seebeck, while waiting for Bernard to change from his day job clothes into his farm work clothes.
    I would fuel the F100 and Bernard, myself and Mr Seebeck would head off to work at one of the properties, some days returning around midnight.
    To Meredith, Alema and family. To Lyall, Sue and family our deepest sympathy.
    May the Lord comfort you in your grief. May the Lord watch over Bernard. May he rest in peace until the day of the Lord. Because in that day, we will all rejoice forever more.
    Billy, Arte, Allison, Fiona, Claire, James and Luke, the McDonald family.

    William McDonald
  41. Our condolences to the whole Seebeck Family, My family’s hearts are with you and your family in this hard time.
    Today and always, may fond memories of Bern bring you peace, support, and strength.
    I have had the privilege of knowing Bern for around 10 years he was one of the people I respected the most in life, he always had the time to say hello to everyone no matter who they were and always remembered their name.
    You will be missed but will always be remembered.

    Ryan, Meghan, Olivia, Xavier, Jett and Charlotte Muir
  42. My condolences Bernard is a man who will be missed by many.

    In my younger years I spent many school holidays with Bernard and Uncle Bernie. I worked at Rowville, Shady Creek, Coldstream, and Berwick North. Bernard was kind and taught me so much that still shapes my attitude to life. At the time being sixteen years older than me, he was more of an older brother or mentor to me in those teen years. From Bernard I learnt the need for honest work and that once work was started it had to be seen through somehow. Those memories and the lessons he taught me will live with me all my life. A true gentleman and a kind, loving man.

    Ian Wanden
  43. You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived.
    You can close your eyes and pray he’ll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he’s left.
    Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, or you can full of the love you shared.
    You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
    You can remember him only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on.
    You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back.
    Or you an do what he’d want, smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

    A limb has fallen from the family tree, remember the best times, continue traditions, no matter how small.

    To Meredith, Ally, Brad, Isla, Bethany & Myles – Keep on smiling, the sun will shine through x

    Deb & Jase
  44. Thanks for all the time you gave me. Your patience, guidance and wisdom will never be forgotten. You will continue to shape my life even though your no longer with us. Thank you Barney. I will you miss you very much.

    Rob and Megan
  45. My deepest condolences to you Meredith and Alema, Brad and all the family on Bern’s passing. Your cherished memories will be many and varied, his love for you will be with you forever. Rest in peace Bern.

    Tricia Mancini
  46. Bernie – a most considerate, thoughtful and caring gentleman; always hard-working with a second to none work ethic. A man who so dearly loved his family.

    You will remain in our hearts forever, rest in peace now.

    Our love to Meredith, Alema, Brad, Isla, Bethany & Myles.

    Peter, Maria, Emma, Michael & Rebecca
  47. Bernie thanks so much to you and the family for the wonderful impact you have made to so many lives (especially in our area!).

    The countless you’ve employed and the thousands who now have new homes and communities thanks to your tireless efforts!

    My first outing with you was to Amberly Acres in Drouin in the old Cruiser equipped with barbed wire on the back, some fence posts, steel pickets, a bit of cow poo and the old trusty Picnic Basket in the front. I asked if you were taking me for a picnic somewhere and you just looked at me with a wry smile and said “I just have everything I need in there – plans, pens and my lunch”. I think this sums up your wonderful attitude on life.

    Such an unassuming character you always had time to say hello to everyone no matter their position. You certainly made me feel special and cared for.

    I’ll miss your happy presence and “no BS” outlook on work and life.

    Condolences to your family my friend. We will miss you.

    Mark Steggall
  48. We were deeply saddened to hear of Bernard’s passing. Such a genuine lovely man. We have wonderful memories of our times at Shady Creek, dinners and family gatherings & will always hold them dear to our hearts.
    Sending all our love to Meredith, Alema, Bradley & family.

    Jenny & Paul Torre, Keith & Laurie Butcher, Kate Blanco
  49. Bernie was such a genuine and kind hearted man. Always gave he’s love and support to his love ones he especially is amazing father and grandfather. Bernie had no fear, no matter how crazy those cows got.
    Your wings were ready but our hearts were not.

    Lots of love xo

    Phoebe Dixon
  50. Bernie, you were a true gentleman. Whenever we met you always took the time to show care for us and our family. We talked about business, we talked about life, we talked about family and we talked about cows, We saw you as a business partner not just a landlord. We respected and admired your achievements and the legacy you have left behind. Your handshake was you word and given with honour, sincerity and integrity. We will forever remember you for your genuine nature, care and generous support.Our heartfelt condolences to Meredith, Ally, Brad, Isla, Bethany and Myles and to the entire Seebeck family as well as the the team in the office at Seebeck Investments on their loss. Rest peacefully in the great long paddock.

    Darren & Jennie Spargo and Family.
  51. Bernie
    It was a privilege meeting you and having the opportunity to work with you on building your vision. You were such a humble man and you will be sorely missed.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
    Mario, Kathy, Clayton & Alexia Monacella

    Mario Monacella
  52. Our thought are with you at this sad time.
    Regards to you all.
    We will miss his dry sense of humour and his wry smile will always live in our memories.
    Miss you Bern!
    Peter & Sue x

    Peter & Sue Klopotowski
  53. My sincere condolences go out to the Seebeck family and anyone who knew Bern.
    I only had the privilege of meeting Bernie a few times, but after the first time he remembered my name and was always up for a chat whenever he saw me. Such a down to earth, friendly man he was.
    He will be missed by many.
    Ben Campbell

    Ben Cammpbell
  54. Meredith, Alema, Brad and the wider Seebeck family, please accept my sincere condolences, while only knowing Bernie for a short time, his vision, commitment and sheer determination have been inspirational. Unfortunately we have lost a true gentleman af the old school.
    He will be sadly missed.
    John S

    John Stewart
  55. My heartfelt sympathy and love goes out to all of you today. I have lovely memories of having Bernard as my cousin and loved all the Seebeck family outings to the Rowville Farm. Rest peacefully dear Bernard. Love Cheryl

    Cheryl Geary
  56. Thinking of you all today honouring and celebrating a life full of achievement. I’m honoured, privileged and proud to have worked for Bernie over the past few years, he will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Rest in peace Bern, thank you for everything.

    Brad Creighton
  57. Sending our love to you all on this day, on the Celebration of our Uncle Bernard’s life. xxxxxx

    Ricky, Casanda, DJ, Jezza, Sabaya & Nevani WOODS
  58. Dear Meredith, Alema, Bradley, Isla, Bethany, Myles & family,
    Wishing you strength in this difficult period, with hope in time, all your hearts will heal. Bernie was a generous hard working friend who will be missed by so many.
    All of our love,
    The Allingham’s

    The Allingham’s
  59. Sincere condolence.
    I will just remember the happy times playing in the hay stack when we came to visit as young kids.
    RIP Bernard.

    Gary Seebeck
  60. A man who is loved as a father, father in-law, husband, grandfather, and brother, a man who will be missed greatly. I can not be with you all to support you through today, however you are all in my thoughts and heart as I send my love xx

  61. He once was here,
    Now sadly gone.
    His family who weeps
    Remains true and strong.
    An honourable man, hard working and kind
    To be remembered, loved and cherished
    By all he left behind.

    He was good, kind and generous man and we are fortunate to have spent time with him.
    Sending you all our deepest condolences.
    To you Meredith, and to Ally and Brad our beautiful friends and to Isla, Bethany and Myles.
    Xxx Rhiannon, Shane, Marshall and Bethany Foster xxX

    Rhiannon Foster
  62. Dear Meredith Alema Brad and family – so, so sorry for your loss, thinking of you every day. Love Sarina and Peter

    Sarina Lea Cowle
  63. My condolences to Meredith, Alema, Brad and family. It was a pleasure to have known Bernie and my thoughts are with you.

    Shayne Blackwood
  64. To all those nearest and dearest to Bernie our deepest condolences go out to you. We are very grateful for the opportunity to have worked with and for such an intelligent, driven and humble human being. The positive influence he has had on so many is astounding. Long live his inspirational legacy.

    Nobelius Family & Team
  65. Bernie, you will be deeply missed by all who knew you. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Meredith, Alema, Brad and the entire Seebeck family. It has been a pleasure and a privilege working with you and helping you achieve your vision of developing new communities through your land development endeavours. You were a humble and honest gentleman who was respected by all that knew you. Thank you for your passion, dedication and kindness.
    May you rest in peace now, Bernie
    Kyle & Jessica Taylor

    Kyle Taylor
  66. Bernie,

    A truly incredible person, somebody who was a pleasure to meet and to work with. Always kind, gentle and humble. An inspiration in work ethic, Bernie was one of a kind and will be sorely missed. Deepest condolences to Meredith, Alema, Lyall, Brad and the rest of the family.
    I’ll never forget Bernie and his wicker basket.
    Rest in Peace.

    Ben Carroll & Venus Brammall

    Ben Carroll
  67. Bernie,
    although you were an incredibly busy man
    you always made time to talk to every person on site, no matter his status,
    a true gentleman.

    Tony Christian
  68. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Bernie a truly great man, who was a pleasure to deal with. Thinking of Meredith, Ally ,Brad & family
    From The Bramstedt family & staff

    Bramstedt family and staff
  69. We are devastated to hear of the loss of Bernie. Such a beautiful service for a wonderful man. Wayne especially will miss seeing him , as they have a terrific work relationship too. We all have very fond memories of being at Shady at Easter on the annual round up as Wayne and Trevor rode their horses getting the cattle in. We send you our deepest sympathies and will sadly miss Bernard xxxxxxx

    Wayne & Chelsea Beck
  70. To Mem, Alema, Brad, Bethany, Isla and Myles
    Thank you very much for inviting me to your service for Bern. It was a beautiful service, and I know Bern would be humbled, somewhat embarrassed, but pleasantly surprised by your tributes and photos.
    It is a very difficult time for all of you, and I want you to know that I am thinking of you all. Take care. Jossie xxxxxx

    Jossie Roffey
  71. Our deepest sympathy to the Seebeck family on the passing of Bernie. We are very grateful to have worked with Bernie who was a hard working and driven businessman with a kind heart. There will always be a place on the reception counter for his wicker basket.
    Rest in Peace Bernie, you will be greatly missed.

    Brendon & the team at 3D Design Group
  72. A lovely tribute to a wonderful man. Loved by many and missed by all. A man who left a lasting impression on everyone he met.
    Sending our condolences to Ally, Brad & kids. Also to Meredith and Family.

    Rachelle, Trev & Nathan
  73. Uncle Barney,
    I have fond memories of you growing up at Rowville with Aimee and Pop & Shady Creek. I remember being in the back of the ute you were driving when we were chasing the cows, it actually got a bit dangerous.
    I remember watching you with Alema when she was a baby. It brought a different side out of you. She would get so excited at the window when your truck drove down the driveway.
    We would often have fish and chips on a Friday night, in Berwick, with Aimee and Pop and celebrate our birthdays.
    Sending love and strength to Meredith, Alema and family and my dearest Dad, Lyall.
    Rest peacefully Barney
    Fleur and Family

    Fleur Booth
  74. To Meredith, Ally, Brad and Family,

    Thinking of you all in this terrible time. Bernie was such a big part of our family as we became a part of his, Christmas, birthdays, Friday nights, going out for diner and every other big milestone in between our memories we will hold close for eternity. Words cannot describe the lose that we are feeling, he will forever be in our hearts as just the kind loving person that he was.

    You will be forever missed our dear friend Uncle Bern xx
    Anothy, Keirra, Hudson, Adelaide & Eden

    RIP Boss Man

    Keirra Delaney
  75. A once in a lifetime landlord !! Bernie understood business, was always respectful, fair & easy going with any situation and he always treated you as an equal. He was a very kind, generous man with a gentle soul. We will always remember his words of wisdom. Our deepest condolences to Merideth, Ally, Brad & all of Bernies family.

    Jodi & Charlie De Maio
  76. Bern was such a trusting, kind, generous and respected man.
    I will be forever grateful for the opportunities, mentorship and friendship Bernie gave to me.
    What a privilege it is to have known such a great man.

    He will be missed by many, RIP Bern.

    Anthony Young
  77. Like so many whose lives you touched I will miss you Bern.Rest in peace now.
    Sincere condolences to Meredith Alema Brad and Lyall.
    Bob Connell.

    Bob Connell
  78. Hi Seebeck family, Michelle & Rohan, ( Peter Hydes daughter & son in law) was such a lovely service today. Well done to all that spoke and organised, such a hard time your going through, our thoughts are with you, all our love.xx

    Michelle Kathleen Cashion
  79. I was so saddened to here of the passing of Bernie Today
    I remember when he came to the units every fortnight and have a cuppa and a great chat l always had a great laugh with him
    My condolences to his Family at this every sad time
    From Michelle Harrigan
    RIP Bernie

    Michelle Harrigan
  80. Bernie
    You were someone l genuinely respected . Your integrity and straight forward honesty will be missed.

    Craig McKenzie

    Craig McKenzie
  81. I personally didn’t know Bernie all that well, but after watching the service today I feel like I got to know him a little better. So many special memories that you all shared and will treasure forever. I’ve no doubt his legacy will live on through his beautiful family.

    Sending you all big love
    Rip Bernie

    Love Danny & Flick

    Felicity Payne
  82. Every sympathy to Meredith, Alema and family on the passing of Bernard. A good, kind man who will be greatly missed by many.

    Brian and Marie-Therese Tuck
  83. Condolences to the whole Seebeck family.
    What Bern done for everyone will never be forgotten!
    The great man truely was a gentleman to all and whoever knew him always had something nice to say and now remember him by!!
    I’ll forever have his voice telling us ‘now I’m not telling you how to do your job, but I’d do it like this!’
    Hope he’s resting easy now, and our thoughts are with Meredith, Alema and Lyall and all the family.

    Dean and Elisha
  84. Rip Bernie, most weeks Bernie would show up at the supermarket in Narre Warren, always around lunchtime. We swapped many a free lunch for wisdom and knowledge and we were well in front. Thanks to Bernie and Lyall for the opportunities given to us over many years and the integrity of their handshake. Gone but never forgotten. Colin Diggins

    Colin Diggins
  85. On behalf of the Community Bank Narre Warren South we send our condolences to the Seebeck family at this time. We know the legacy that Bernie has left in this world is one that will be admired and celebrated for many years to come.
    Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Kind Regards, Laura McBride, Michael Duff and the Staff & Directors of Community Bank Narre Warren South.

    Laura McBride on behalf of Community Bank Narre Warren South
  86. Dear Meredith,Alema ,Brad, Isa, Bethany and Myles. Sending all the love and strength needed at this difficult time. Bernie was a lovely man, respected by all and brought such happiness to many people, he will be sadly missed..xx

    Elizabeth and Robert Cameron
  87. In Memorial of “Bernie” Seebeck a great neighbour and we could call Bernie a good friend. A neighbour you could count on at any time , a Gentleman and fair human a rarity in this day and age. We will miss you a very sad day when we found out you were gone.
    Rest in peace Bernie. Your neighbours Tas and Marlene

    Tas and Marlene Kozaris
  88. Dear Ally, Meredith & Family, sending my deepest condolences to you after the loss of Uncle Bernard. Words cant express how sorry I am to hear about your loss. Sending my love and thoughts to you and hoping that you are surrounded but your loving family during this time. Sincerely, Ashlee & Jarryd Duffey.

    Ashlee Duffey (Colhoun)
  89. Only heard the very sad news to day of Bernies passing. Late 70s I did welding jobs
    etc.for Bernie Snr. Then later on for Bernie and Lyall. A honest and true gentleman.Farewell Bernie. R.I.P. Deepest Sympathy to the Seebeck Family.
    Murray and Erica Miles

    Murray Miles
  90. My thoughts are with you all.
    I have fond memories of Bernie at the Shady Creek farm, in his old jumper, mumbling away orders and waving his arms in the air, when we were helping with the ‘wild’ cattle musters.
    Denise Marriott

    Denise Marriott
  91. I was deeply saddened to hear of Bernie’s passing.

    Memories of my door opening with Bernie calling out “put the jug on Ernie” and we would have a cuppa followed by an hour or two chatting about subjects of mutual interest and the occasions when we would lunch at Logans, Warragul.

    My fondest memories are of the Boxing Day get together with Bernie, Meredith, family and their close friends.

    Sincere condolences to Meredith and the extended Seebeck family.

    May Bernie Rest In Peace.

    Ern Matkovich

    Ernie Matkovich