In Loving Memory
Peter James Roche

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Peter James Roche 
Passed away peacefully with family by his side 
on Wednesday 2nd September 2020
Aged 67 years
Dearly treasured partner of Julie.
Dearly loved father of Paul and Darren
much loved step-father of Kellie and Ben.
Fond father-in-law.
Cherished grandpa of 6.

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

A Funeral service for
Peter will be held at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home,
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Friday 11th September 2020
commencing at 11.00 a.m.
A Burial will follow at the
Pakenham Cemetery
Thewlis Road Pakenham
Invite only due to the
current Government restrictions
maximum of 10 may attend

Please click on the link below to
view the Chapel Service for Peter
which is scheduled to commence at
11.00 a.m. on Friday 11th September 2020.

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  1. What a great bloke, I have good memories of Pete, hanging out at his place when we were younger, always good to have a beer and a laugh with. Best wishes to the family. Matt and Kez.

    Matt johnston
  2. My dear brother Peter,I will miss our chats,I have lots of fond memories ,I remember your favourite shoes when you were about 17 , our Christmas days at traf were such a good laugh ,you loved your cars and Holden ,Molly was the only one to get to drive your car.i have so many great memories .mary kevin, Brayden Nadia. Logan and Emily

    Mary hay
  3. So sorry to hear of Peter’s passing. He was a great bloke and I have many memories of good times and plenty of laughs both at work and socially with Pete. My sincere condolences to Julie and all the family at this very sad time. He will always be remembered with fondness.
    Richard Shelton

    Richard Shelton
  4. My sincere condolences to Paul and Darren, Julie, Ben & Kellie.
    Peter was such a kind man with a gentle nature and always treated me well as his daughter Inlaw. You were so proud of all of your granddaughters and all of their achievements. They were lucky to have you watch them grow up. Rest In Peace
    Helen & Barry

    Helen McIlwaine
  5. Rest in peace Peter. You were a beautiful soul and a very funny person. You were an amazing husband great father and stepfather! Let’s all remember him through the great memories that he gave us. He will ever stay in our hearts and our minds! My biggest condolences to Julie, Paul, Darren, Ben and Kellie. You will be forever remembered Peter!!

    Georgios Mouskeftaras
  6. Great memories of growing up with my cousin Peter.
    He was always happy and laughing and on for a good time.
    Sadly, life just got in the way with us only catching up at family events.
    A real gentleman.
    RIP Syd.
    John and Barbie

    John Roche
  7. To Peter Roche’s Family
    John and I would like to pass on our condolences to Peter’s family, our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
    Yours sincerely
    Karen Kerby. Peter’s cousin from Moyhu, NE Victoria.

    Karen Kerby( nee Kerlin)
  8. Sending my sincerest condolences to Julie, Ben, Kellie, Paul, Darren and family after the loss of Peter. Thinking of you all and sending my love. May he live on in your hearts and memories forever xxxx

    Sarah Vandenberg
  9. We were deeply saddened and sorry at Peter’s recent passing. He was a wonderful guy who always took an interest in people and was always up for a chat. Peter will be greatly missed and his presence, love and support for his family is irreplaceable. Deepest condolences to Aunty Julie, Kellie, Ben, Ant and Adeline along with Peter’s direct family. Skot, Marilena, Elodie and Kade Thorley

    Skot Thorley
  10. Sincere sympathy to sister Julie, Kellie, Ben, Darren, Paul and families on the very sad loss of Peter. He was such a lovely, gentle and caring man and we will miss him very much. Our family gatherings and get togethers won’t be the same again. Life can be so unfair at times and Peter still had so much living to do after his retirement just a couple of years ago. We will miss one of his sayings which was ‘grouse’ when he became excited about something. Peter was a grouse guy! RIP Peter.
    Sandra and Peter Thorley.

    Sandra & Peter Thorley
  11. Peter Roche,
    Friend, mate you were always there to lend a hand or to have a beer and a yarn. The laughs and fun we had will always stay with us. Deepest condolences to Julie, Paul, Darren, Kellie, Ben and families.
    RIP Rochey
    Mick and Kathy Couch

    Mick and Kathy Couch
  12. Truly a “Ripper Bloke” and a great friend. I will always remember and appreciate everything you did for me you will always have a special place in my heart.
    Deepest sympathy to Julie, Paul, Darren, Kellie, Ben and families

    Janette Shambrook
  13. Sending our condolences and love to our dear friend Julie, Peters sons Darren and Paul and their families and to Kellie, Ant, Ben and all Pete’s grandchildren of whom he adored.
    Peter was a great friend and storyteller. Vern and I really enjoyed his friendship and conversation, especially over our Saturday morning catchups at the coffee club.
    No more pain, Rest In Peace dear friend, Vern and I will truly miss you.
    Love Anne and Vern Hynes.

    Anne and Vern Hynes
  14. We’ll miss you, Uncle Peter.
    Nothing but great memories of you will live on, and we’re so grateful that we got in one more Boxing Day in before you went.
    A Roche Boxing Day will never be beat.

    Daniel, Olivia, Tasman & Freda Roche.

    Daniel Roche
  15. Vern and I would like to pass on our love and condolences to our dear friend Julie and Kellie, Antonio and Ben and to Darren, Paul and families.
    Peter was such a wonderful friend and Vern and I will miss him very much.
    We will miss our Saturday morning catch ups at the coffee shop and all the stories that Peter had to tell.
    Rest In Peace dear friend.

    Anne and Vern Hynes
  16. Our condolences to Julie Paul Darren and families Deepest sympathy to you all My long time coffee buddy work mate and always had an ear or shoulder for those he knew Will miss you Rochey Ann Lennox and family

    Ann Lennox
  17. Our deepest sympathy to Peter’s family at this sad time.
    A true friend and work mate over many years.a great fellow, always ready for a friendly chat.
    Peter, you will be sadly missed but remembered always.
    Regards Ian and Glennda Studd and Dallas and Owen. Rest easy mate.

    Ian & Glennda Studd
  18. Peter James Roche, Our sincere condolences to Paul and Darren and families ,to Sean, Roger ,Mary and their families and his partner on the loss of Peter.Tamara and Mathew have lots of great memories of “Uncle Peter” throughout their childhood which they will hold forever.RIP Uncle Peter Love always Tam,Mat and Glenda

    Glenda Dowd (Roche)
  19. My Sincere Condolences to Julie, Paul, Darren, Kellie and Ben, on the loss of great and truly kind hearted Gentleman, in Uncle Peter. Condolences also to all of his Grandchildren, who he was extremely very proud of, and his face lit up when ever he spoke about you all. And to Dad and Aunty Mary for the loss of your brother.
    I am grateful we got to spend Boxing Day together. I will never forget your cheeky grin and bear hugs. I always looked forward to being your caddy and your visits. Your love of all things Holden, especially your Old FJ, and being a true one eyed Collingwood supporter. Thank-you for always being there. Lots of Love from “your favorite niece” Melissa xxx
    May you Rest in Peace. Gone but never forgotten.

    Melissa Roche
  20. Condolences to Julie, Darren, Paul and families
    Rochey, you were always up for a laugh and a beer. You were a grouse bloke and will always be remembered

    Connie & Mark
  21. I spoke with Rochey a least once a week for a decade. He always made be laugh with his storeys and anecdotes. He’ll be sorely missed as he was truly an excellent bloke. RIP mate.

    Warwick Tetlow
  22. We cherish all the ‘grouse’ times we had with Pete, Julie and the family when we lived at Warby, then on our visits from Tassie. A trip to Pakenham was always on our list when we ventured over to the big island. A true gentleman who will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Our thoughts are with you. RIP Pete xx

    Peter and Tracey Simpson
  23. In loving memory of a very good friend, Peter. We had many laughs, and lots of fun times,
    and he will be sadly missed. Much love to Julie and family.

    Jan Parkinson
  24. My sympathy for you all, Peter has always been a ‘stand out’ person for me, from school through our family days, a reliable mate with a spontaneous ability to fit in and make life easy and/or productive, and do it with a laugh. I have and hold fond memories of an honest, fair and wonderful friend. The people I have contacted from school and Euroa are feeling Peter’s absence from a time gone.

    Paul Looby
  25. Thinking of you all today, and every difficult day ahead without Peter.
    Thanks for letting us be part of today’s beautiful ceremony and for sharing some of the special memories of Peter that’ll be treasured forever. We know he was an amazing man, and not just for his love of Collingwood, Christmas and beers, but especially for the love and generosity he showed his family. All our love.

    Alana & Marcus
  26. Dear Julie, Darren, Paul, Kellie, Ben and families
    My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Dad, Step-Dad and partner.
    I have so many wonderful memories of Peter growing up – he was loved so dearly by our family.
    So many cherished memories of him spending summer holidays on our farm when I was a teenager.
    I’m so grateful we spent time with Peter in January and spoke to him only a few weeks ago.
    He will be greatly missed and will be forever in our hearts. Julie (Kerrins) Connelly xxx

    Julie Connelly (nee Kerrins)
  27. Dear Julie and Family, we send our condolences to you all during this sad time, although we couldn’t be there to say our goodbyes we watched on and joined in with you all. Peter was a great friend and was a pleasure to have known him, he was always there to lend a hand if asked. We remember going caravanning up to Euroa a few times and enjoyed some great laughs and a few drinks. Since Peter introduced us to Euroa, we always now returned to this place and will forever have fond memories. I (Stephen) have had the pleasure to have known him whilst he worked in the Plant Hire industry where he finished his working career. Peter, May you rest in peace, Stephen, Angela and Chris Scott

    Stephen Angela and Chris Scott
  28. Peter was a fantastic bloke & we all enjoyed working with him.
    He would often come over to my depot in Woori for a coffee & bring me the Gazette news paper
    Condolence to the Family, he will be missed by man

    From the Crew at WES

    Rodney Woods