In Loving Memory
Colin John Rockman


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Colin John Rockman
Passed away peacefully
with loving family by his side
on 19th October 2023.
Aged 81 years.
Dearly beloved husband of Muriel.
Adored father of Clinton, Keith and Lynne.
Loving father-in-law of Anita, Elissa and Damian.
Treasured grandfather of Inés, Leroy, Ivy,
Ezra, Aneka, Oscar, Audrey and Albie.
A gentle nature, a heart of gold,
these are the memories we will hold.
Loved and remembered every day.

A Funeral Service for
Colin will be held at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home

190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Monday 30th October 2023
commencing at 10.30 a.m.
A private cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers,
donations to the
Leukaemia Foundation 

would be appreciated.
A link to make a donation is
located at the top of this page.

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to the family, please leave a message on the
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  1. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Colin was a gentle and quite humorous at times. Take comfort from your beautiful memories.
    Jane and Steve Bieniak

    Jane Bieniak
  2. I am sorry for your loss. May it bring some consolation to know your family is in my thoughts & prayers & may you find strength & courage to help you through this time.

  3. Our Sincere condolences are extended to dear Mu, Clinton, Keith & Lynne & their respective families on the passing away of our dear friend Col. Our friendship goes back to 1976 when we enjoyed family holidays & had loads of fun times together.
    Fond memories of times experienced when we were all young❤ May Col’s Soul Rest in Peace, where no shadows fall

    Corinne King
  4. Dear Muriel,
    I haven’t seen you in a long while & I am so sad to hear of the passing of Colin. May you & your family find comfort in the many memories that you have of dear Colin. In my thoughts & prayers.

    Veronica Abrahams
  5. Good morning

    My heartfelt condolences from SA. May uncle Col’s dear soul rest in peace and may God comfort the families and friends in this difficult and challenging times.

    Rafeek Savahl

  6. My deepest sympathy to you and the family aunt Muriel. I pray that God will give you all comfort, peace and strength in this difficult time :'(
    Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May uncle Colin rest in peace. Amen.

    Melissa Davids
  7. Condolences to the Rockman family, Col was a great person and made the world a better place. He made everyone feel loved and appreciated. Good Bless

    Mick Burgess
  8. Sending my love to Mu, Keith, Clinton, Lynne and all the Rockmans at this sad time.
    Col was such a beautiful man, with a great love of family, a fantastic sense of humour and he cooked the best food, especially if you like it hot!
    I feel so lucky to have known him, he was a treasure, both Col and Mu were so good to me, I treasure those memories.
    Sending you all love and hugs at this really sad time.
    Love always
    Rach x

    Rachel McMillan
  9. My sincere condolences to you,Muriel and family,also to the Rockman family South Africa.RI P Colin you are at rest.

    Brenda Maclean nee Maree
  10. Colin our precious friend and Muriel and family. No words can describe how bereft we feel on Colin’s passing. He was always at peace and love to tease me about forgetting about the past and living in the now. His wisdom and wit helped me through very difficult times. You were a wonderful family warm and generous and always cared for family and friends. All our love ❤️ Patty as he called me Grant and Jill Hilton and Bill.

    Patricia Gallon
  11. Dearest Muriel
    Sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of dear Colin.
    I remember meeting you and Colin many years ago and I will never forget how he was so friendly, kind, loving and supportive. Colin was truly a good man and will be deeply missed.
    lots of love
    Mary and John Flinos

    Mary Flinos
  12. our condolences to you Muriel and family
    we are so sorry for your sad loss
    let us remember him with
    may he rest in perfect peace

    vernette and Brian wynford
  13. Our sincere condolences to Muriel and her family at the passing of Colin may his Soul Rest In Peace And rise in glory.No more pain and in the arms of Jesus ✝️

    Mike and Val Burgess
  14. Aunty Mu! I love you very much & I am so sorry about Uncle Cols passing. I feel so sad & the only thing to say is that Uncle Col is no longer suffering and at peace x

    Kelly Scharneck
  15. Sending much love to Aunty Muriel and the Rockman family. We knew Uncle Colin to be a kind and generous man, always smiling. Sincere offer of condolence and support to the family. Shafiek & Karmel Savahl

    Shafiek & Karmel Savahl
  16. To the Rockman family, my heartfelt condolences. Almost 6 decades ago I watched Uncle Colin and his friends pimp up his Cortina with such finesse.

    I know that he will have taken that finesse to all of the things he did in his life.

    He was a father figure in my life and he had an impact that is immeasurable. Thank you for the honour of having known him and the family.

    Sean Achim
  17. My heartfelt condolences to aunty Mu and the family. From all the stories I have heard, Uncle Colin was quite a remarkable man and leaves an indelible print on the hearts of all he has met. Sending love and courage to all the family during this sad and difficult time. May his soul rest in peace and rise in glory. Thinking of you all of you, the Britton family.

    Leola Britton
  18. Hi Aunty Mu. You would normally be the one sending messages of condolence to SA – so it is very difficult for the shoe to be on the other foot. We cannot imagine how terrible and bleak the world must be looking for all of you right now, and we pray for your strength during this difficult time. We know all too well how bereft you must feel. I am so glad that I recently managed to meet the uncle who left SA many years ago and I so wish that all of us here had the opportunity to get to know the warm, funny, proud, loving and kind person he was. I remember him as a young, handsome, long haired and very slim young man, driving a red sports car, (I think it was a Ford Capri) with Uncle George in the passenger seat, with music blaring from his speakers. The cassettes were as big as little packages with labels stuck on the front. They were so cool! As young as I was, I vividly remember the day your ship set sail for a better life in a new world – we were all so sad! Clinton, Keith, Lynne and their families are blessed to have been raised and loved by such a special man – he was a true gift. We know all too well that it will be difficult without him, and he will leave a gaping hole in your lives, but you have a great many epic and wonderful memories of him and the legacy he left behind. May his beautiful soul rest in eternal peace. With love from your nieces and nephew- Jacquie, Penny, Trady and Sita and all the spouses and children from the tip of South Africa. We love you!

    Jacquie Bhana
  19. Dearest Mu, Clinton, Keith, Lynne and all your families.
    Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy for your huge loss. Col touched all our hearts with his gentle nature, quirky sense of humour, his genuine interest in people and their achievements – no matter what they were.

    Col was happy to share his knowledge and experiences, and also always open to learning more.

    Above all, Col will always be remembered for his intense love of, and devotion to, his Family. He always spoke very fondly of them.

    Col will be truly missed, but he has left many wonderful memories behind.
    With tons of love from Angie, Greg and all our family.

    Angie Boyes
  20. Dear Mu and Family,
    Our deepest condolences.
    Colin was such a lovely man and we are sure he will be missed by all.
    We will keep you all in our prayers always.
    Love Judiith and Bob.

    Judith and Robert Sing
  21. I’m so sorry I can’t be there in person but I just want you to know that I’m thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    Col was a funny, kind and extremely generous man and I will never forget everything he did for my myself and my mum over the years.

    Sending all my love to Muriel, Keith, Lynne and Clinton.

    Grant Hilton
  22. Dear Muriel,

    My sincere condolences to you and your family in your loss. I have very fond memories of Colin and so glad I got to see you both last year after so many years.

    Thinking of you,

    Jill Hilton
  23. Our sincere condolences to you Muriel and family at the loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. MHDSRIP.

    Robert and Faith Jackson
    • My sincere condolences to you & the family aunty Muriel. May uncle Colin’s beautiful soul rest in eternal peace & rise in glory. You are all in my thoughts and prayers especially during this this sad time. God bless you always. Love Natalie xxx

      Natalie Scharneck
  24. Dearest Mu, Clinton, Keith, Lynne and your beautiful families,
    We were so sorry to hear of Colin’s passing. My memories of him all make me smile. He was such a presence, larger than life itself and so proud of all of you and his grandkids.
    The love Col brought to this world was so evident in every word that was spoken at his memorial. What a beautiful send off.
    Please know that you are all in our hearts and prayers.
    Peace and love to you all. xo

    Melanie Macauley
  25. Col, a titan amongst men and a man who lived well and laughed often. A gentleman who has left his footprints in the sands of time and you will be remebered for all eternity. Mu and my cousins, I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you inmy prayers. May your hearts find solace in remembering his light, laughter, and courage. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. You may be gone from our sight, but you are never gone from our hearts. You will always be with us in spirit. Rest in peace Col.

    Justin Scharneck
  26. Sending my love to Mu, Keith, and all the Rockmans at this sad and difficult moment, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    May you find comfort in the cherished memories and the knowledge that Col touched the lives of many in a profound way.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Yong Su
  27. Dear aunty Mu and cousins. We were so sorry to hear about the passing of uncle Col. As you negotiate your life without him there physically, may you take solace in the memories he left you with. Sending all our love from mum Louie, Tanya, Clayton, Quinn and Cullen in PE.

    Tanya Kisten