In Loving Memory
Robert Graham “Rob” Porter


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Robert Graham “Rob” Porter
13.08.1942 – 25.12.2023
Passed away peacefully at home
with loving family by his side.
Dearly loved and loving husband of Carol.
Much loved father and father-in-law of
Geoff and Jayne, Gavin and Toni.
Adored Pa of Lachlan & Tayla, Callum and Olivia,
Jessica & Ben, Luke & Tori, Nathan & Alex, Cassie.
Cherished great grandfather (Old Pa) of
Banksy, Bentley & Winter.
Loved son of Jim and Jean Porter (both dec.) &
loved brother of Edward, George (dec.) & Russell (dec.).

Loved and remembered always,

Forever in our hearts.

Family and friends are warmly
invited to celebrate the life of
Robert Graham “Rob” Porter
 at the Cardinia Cultural Centre,
40 Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham on
Wednesday 10th January 2024
commencing at 1.30pm.

A burial will follow
at the Pakenham Cemetery,
Thewlis Road, Pakenham.

Should you wish to send your personal condolences
to the family, please leave a message on the
“Leave a condolence” link located on this page.

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  1. To Carol and all of Rob’s family, my deepest sympathies to you all. Rob was great person and he will be missed by many. RIP Rob.
    Love to you all and God Bless you.
    Love from Lyn Stephenson

    Lyn Stephenson
    • Dear Carol and all of your extended family. We send you our sincere sympathy on Robs passing.Rob has been an extremely kind,industrious and helpful member of his family and ours and the Officer community in particular. Our love and thoughts are with you all at this sad and difficult time. We thank you for the outstanding care you provided for Rob,in allowing him to stay at home with you in his final days. With all our love Ed Margaret and all of our extended family.

    • Lucky to meet rob at the towards the end of his life. I can honestly say I was lucky to meet such a true champion.
      Officer will never be the same again. Condolences, family, Geoff and Carol.
      Kind regards
      Luke walters ( Geoff Flemming old supervisor)

      Luke Walters
  2. Sincere condolences to all family members. We feel privileged to call Rob a good friend; the most selfless person who always had family and community at heart. Irreplaceable! Chris and Charlie Hicks.

    Chris and Charlie Hicks
  3. Thinking of you all at this time . Special memories of a great friend and former workmate of Alf (dec) and our family. Rob was a great guy and will be remembered for his work ethic, his commitment to community and his family. May you rest in peace and much love to you all Roma Warner

    Roma Warner
  4. We send our condolences to Carol and all your extended family on the passing of Rob, a great community person who will be missed.
    from Robert and Roslyn Robinson.

    Robert and Roslyn Robinson
  5. Robert, our neighbour for all my childhood. always such a good friend to our mum and dad. roofed and plumbed all our houses. Our kids will never forget every christmas eve coming to visit their grandparents and going next door to see santa’s legs stuck out of the porters chimney.
    aA true gentleman, as everyone says…a man of integrity, So very sad for your loss carol, geoff and gavin

    Dianne wilson
  6. Such a sad time for all. Love to Carol, Geoff & Jayne, Gav & Toni and families.
    Lots of great times we had with Robert.
    Love always Barb, Barry, Brad, Troy & Lee, Ruby, Eddie. Xx

    Barbara Morrison
  7. To Carol and all the Porter and Gilbert families our deepest sympathy and love on the passing of Rob. Rob will be remembered as a great tradesman, kind and caring, and passionate about the good of his community. Such a sad time for you all, treasure your precious memories. Love from Ian and Glennda Studd and family.

    Glennda & Ian Studd
  8. Dear Carol & Family
    Our hearts go out to you all at the sad loss of dear Rob!
    He was an extraordinary man who was so loved by all!
    A man who put himself out to help everyone!
    We will all miss him so much!
    Love Lynn Laurie and family!

    Lynn Laurie
  9. To Carol and family, our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Robert, a true gentleman and friend , ready to help anyone and a true icon who will be sadly missed . David and Anne Harrison.

    David and Anne Harrison
  10. To the Porter family our deepest condolences to you all. Rob was one of a kind and such a special person who gave so much to his family and local community. May he rest peacefully, sending all our love the Symons Family.

    Peter Symons
  11. Our deepest sympathies to Geoff , Jayne and the entire Porter families. Sending all our love and prayers at this very sad time. Such a kind wonderful man who will be deeply missed and remembered forever.
    With love, John and Jane xx

    Jane Ackaoui
  12. Dear Carol and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. Rob was such a kind and generous man and it was a privilege to know him.

    Jan Buckley
  13. Such very sad news. Rob was one of a kind! He was always willing to give a helping hand, no matter when or where. Geoff and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families. Rob will be missed by every member of the Officer community.

    Mary & Geoff Griffiths
  14. I hadn’t seen Rob for years but I bumped into him at his Officer Stadium 2 years ago. The stadium that he built! I remember Rob with affection, and when I think of him now all I can see is that smile of his. Farewell Robbie you wonderful man.

    Don Blake
  15. Heartfelt sympathy to Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    John and Jannie Crow.

    Jannie T. Crow
  16. To Carol and family, heartfelt condolences on the passing of Robert. Apart from being a devoted family man, Rob was a stalwart of the local community and will remain fondly in the hearts of all who knew him. Now, after all his years of toil, participation, and selfless contribution, may he rest in peace.
    Love cousin Margaret

    Yeo Margaret
  17. Deepest sympathy to you Carol and your family. Rob was a true gentleman and will be so missed by all that knew him.

    Diane Dunn
  18. Our deepest sympathies to Carol, Geoff,Gavin and families on Robs passing, a true gentleman, a community man. Nothing was too much trouble, always available to help. Will be greatly missed.
    Maryanne & Peadar Quinn

    Peadar and Maryanne Quinn
  19. As I am unable to attend the funeal service, I want to send my love and support to the family, especially Aunty Carol and the rest of the Porter’s. Know that I am thinking of you all.

    Love Kylie Elzink & Ryan and Ethan Wood

    Kylie Elzink
  20. Sending you all our deepest condolences at the loss of such a gentleman.
    Our sincere apologies that we won’t make it to the funeral as we are overseas but will be with you all in spirit.
    Love to Carol, Geoff and Gav and the family xxx
    Chels and Wayne Beck

    Chelsea and Wayne Beck
  21. A very special man. To Carol and family my sincere condolences.
    Rob was a one of a kind. A true gentleman. So wonderful for his community.
    Rest peacefully Rob, you deserve it.

    Olive Elston
  22. To Carol and extended Porter family our deepest condolences to you all. Rob was truely one of a kind, such a special person who gave so much to his family and the local community. May he rest peacefully, sending all our love the Lewis Family

    Sharon Tipping
  23. To Carol,Geoff,Jayne,Gavin,Toniand families Our deepest condolences on the passing of Rob. He will be remembered for his passion a nd commitment to everything he did in life.He will be sadly missed.Nola and Peter Crothers

    Nola Crothers
  24. Sincere condolences to Carol and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. Rob was a true gentleman .We will miss his lovely smile and cheerful chats at our club.

    Carolyn and John Chessum
  25. To Carol and all the family. What a true gentleman and a wonderful person in the community. What a passion Rob had for people. With our Christian love. Thinking of you all xx

    Lorraine & Rex Whiteley
  26. Condolences to Carol and family. I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rob`s passing.
    Rob was my 1st. boss. He was patient, kind, understanding and always willing to spend time teaching new skills and imparting his knowledge.
    He was an inspiration to me both as a tradesman and as a man.
    He never spoke ill of anyone, he was respectful, unpretentious and humble.
    The community is poorer with his passing, but richer for his contribution.
    Rest in peace Rob.
    Rob Osborne

    Rob Osborne
  27. Rob, you were a greatly respected and much loved friend; always a smile and time to chat. You were a master of your trade and willing to share your knowledge when needed. Your compassion and love for the community was admirable. The world was certainly a better place for having you in it. Rest easy now. Our sympathy goes out to you Carol and family on your great loss. May your memories of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather help you through the sad times ahead.

    Roel and Marlene Knaap
  28. Heartfelt condolences to you Carol and your family on the passing of Rob. A wonderful caring helpful person who will be dearly missed by all who knew him. We can’t imagine Officer without him.
    Love and prayers to you all.
    Graham & Marion Chester.

    Graham & Marion Chester
  29. Sincere condolences to you Carol and your family. Rob was a true gentleman who was always willing to help and will be sadly missed.
    Brenda and Graham O’brien.

    Brenda obrien
  30. Rob reminded me greatly of my own Grandfather who was my life inspiration. A real man who gave his all to both his family and the community. I enjoyed our chats and will miss his smiling face around the Rec Reserve. My condolences to the Porter family at this sad time. I am sure, on reflection, that you will all look back at his life and smile with satisfaction for a life well lived.

    Daryl Hargreaves
  31. My sincere condolences to Carol and family. Rob was the gentleman of gentlemen, the carer of carers and an amazing individual who lived by the true meaning of genuine. You will be sadly missed my friend. The good Lord will be happy to have you in his house.
    God bless.
    Wayne & Bec

    Wayne Clark
  32. Our deepest sympathy and prayers to you Carol and your family, Rob will deeply be missed,he was a true gentleman.
    RIP Rob
    Love Charlie & joy Edwards xo

    charles & joy edwards
  33. To Carol and Family,

    Sending you much love, sympathy and condolences.

    Rob was always a supporter of young people pursuing their dreams and always tried to help where he could, to me this is what he represents, a community advocate and a believer in people.

    He will be missed, RIP Rob

    Susan Serey
  34. To Carol and the family my love to you all on the passing of Rob. You have been part of our extended family and great friends of hubby Ron (deceased) over 43 years and both came to Kylie’s wedding. We will miss you. Love Jan and family.

    Jan Ekzink
  35. Deepest sympathy to Carol, Jeff , Gavin and family in the sad loss of your loving husband, father and pa, Rob. A great tradesman and community man,Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Dianne Ferrari

    Dianne Ferrari
  36. I just received the news I didn’t want to hear. The passing of Rob Porter. Thinking of you Carol and family at this sad time. Rob will be missed by all who knew him. A great guy, caring, honest and a talented tradesman.

    Maurie Kirwin
  37. Dear Carol and Family,
    Much love to you all at this sad time.
    Rob is an inspiration to us all with his love and passion for community.
    He will be truly missed.

    Tammy Radford
  38. My sincere condolences to the family and our community on the loss of Rob. What a wonderful man who did so much for our community. He will be missed.

    Emma Vulin MP
  39. Our very deepest sympathy to Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families.
    I served my apprenticeship with Rob and will always be grateful for the opportunity to learn the many aspects of plumbing from a man who took pride in being a quality tradesman.
    Rob, an irreplaceable man who will be sadly missed.
    Peter, Deb Russo and family

    Peter Russo
  40. Sincere condolences to Carol and family on the passing of Rob. He was truly one of natures gentleman, a loverly man in every way. RIP Rob.
    Richard Shelton

    Richard Shelton
  41. Sending you all our love and prayers. Rob was a great pillar of the Community, a wonderful husband, Dad, Grandfather and Great Grandfather and will be forever missed. The big guy upstairs has gained another legend xxoo

    Marnie and Andy Wynen
  42. To Carol and the Porter family.Helen and I are saddened by the loss of a very special man,Rob was a very interesting person to be around ,he possessed a very high sporting IQ so very easy to converse with.Most of all around Rob was his love of Family.A respected and loved man.RIPLove to Carole and family.Peter and Helen Chisnall.

    Peter Chisnall
  43. Deepest Sympathy to Carol and the Porter family on the passing of Rob. Long time friend of our schooldays and life in Officer and Pakenham. Very respected businessman and tireless worker for Officer. Sadly missed. RIP
    Val Lucas

    Valerie Lucas
  44. To Dear Carol, Geoff, Gavin & family
    Our deepest condolences on the passing of Rob. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
    Andrew, Debbie, Angus & Mattie McNabb.

    Andrew & Debbie McNabb
  45. To Carol and family
    Our sincere condolences
    Rob was a wonderful man and a huge asset to the Officer community .He will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.
    Please accept our sincere sympathy and warmest wishes

    Tina and Geoff Copland
  46. With sincere sympathy to Carol and the family. Officer will mourn the loss of a man who has left the world a better place. Thank you for sharing such a giving person.

    Di Lechte & Alister Harrison
  47. Sincere condolences to Carol and the Porter family on the passing of Rob. He will be remembered for the passion and commitment to the community.
    Jenny Robson

    Jennifer Robson
  48. Who will praise my football prowess now that Rob has gone(not that I can kick much at present). I hope you and your family cherish all the fond memories that Rob provided for us all. Please accept our condolences and sympathy on this sad occasion. Jill and Trevor Weickhardt

    Jill Weickhardt
  49. Deepest sympathy to Carol and the family on the loss of a great man. He worked tirelessly for the community of Officer.
    Our family was proud to present the first Cardinia Shire Stan Henwood award to Rob.
    He was a very worthy recipient.
    He will be sadly missed.
    Bev Henwood and family.

  50. Carol
    Its with a heavy heart to hear the news of the passing of a true gentleman. He was your greatest supporter, your rock who was there for you when ever you needed his help.
    A pleasure to know him.
    Joan Kirkham

    Joan Kirkham
  51. Our heartfelt sympathy to dear Carol, Geoff, Jayne, Gav, Toni and families on the very sad passing of Rob.

    How lucky were we to meet you both way back when we came to live for a short while in Officer. Our friendship has endured for decades and has been a blessing in our lives.

    Sharing the same birthday as Rob has also been and will continue to be very special to me. Robyn and I and our children send our love to you all and the memories we have of our wonderful friend Rob will be held very close to our hearts. With love, Graeme and Robyn McHenry. xx

    Graeme and Robyn McHenry.
  52. Sincere condolences to Carol, Geoff (Potsie),Jayne and families, Rob was a wonderful person and great stalwart in the Officer community and will be dearly missed. RIP Mr Rob Porter.

    Jason Sullivan
  53. Sending our sincere condolences to Carol and family. Rob was always so reliable and nothing was too much trouble. A man of integrity. RIP Rob.
    From the family of Roly and Shirley Hewson

    The Hewson Family
  54. Dear Carol,Geoff,Gavin and Families
    Our love and special thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Rob is now sleeping peacefully.
    Eddie and Les Fleming and Family.xx

    Lesley Fleming
  55. To Carol,Geoff&Gavin & families. Our thoughts& prayers are with you at this sad time. Just a few comments about Rob that made him a stand out from the rest.He was a highly skilled hands on plumber and known widely in the industry as a perfectionist, a person to look – up to and a credit to the building industry. The community work he achieved ( over many years) to make sure Officer and surrounding district , didn’t miss out on the infrastructure necessary to make it a better place in the future for all people to live. When the name Rob Porter is mentioned , one immediate thoughts are of a very humble and selfless person , a pleasant smile with an infectious laugh . Vale Rob. You will always be remembered. Kevin & Annette Lee

    Kevin Lee
  56. Dear Carol & family,

    Our condolences to all the family in your time of loss. Rob was a remarkable man who did so much for the benefit of us all.
    It was a privilege to have known him.

    Ian & Jan

    Ian & Jan Watt
  57. Our deepest sympathies to all the Porter family on the loss of your dear Rob.
    What an amazing gentleman, who forever gave his heart to the local community.
    Sincere condolences from the Carson family

    Peter & Sue Carson
  58. Dear Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families,
    Sending love and thinking of you all. Rob will be missed by all who knew him.

    Paula Armstrong ( Woods)
  59. Rob was a gentle caring soul who worked so hard. He is very well respected in business and the community. He would always put others first and nothing was ever a problem. He loved a good chat too. RIP Rob, you will be missed. Condolences to Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families.

    Toss and Karina Clark
  60. My deepest condolences
    To the Porter family.
    Anzac Day at officer will never be the same
    Without rob leading the ceremony

    Stephen Mullett
  61. So very sad to Carol Geoff Gavin Jayne Toni and all of the families on Robs passing what a man such a beautiful person dedicated his life to his family and community will never be forgotten always smiling RIP Rob

    Ed Lewis and Julie
  62. Dear Carol,
    Sending our deepest condolences to you and all your family on the sad loss of Rob. I have very fond memories of chats with Rob in recent years, what a decent and loving man he was with such an interesting and inspiring life. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Much love, Marie

    Marie and Joseph Kent
  63. Robert a gentle and fun soul, will always be in our hearts.

    Please accept our sincere condolences to you and your family during this time of grief. I am lost for words at this sad time.

    Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.

    The Newbury family

    Janice Newbury and family,
  64. We came to know Rob through the community involvement back in 2016. Rob and Carol and their family has been instrumental for our community at times of need. Rob will be dearly missed. I will miss his smile and what he used to say every time we spoke or met -‘how are you Shoheli?’ Rest in Peace Rob. We all love you and miss you dearly.

    Shoheli Sunjida
  65. Sending our deepest condolences to you and all your family on the sad loss of Rob. Unfortunately Carol I am unable to match Robs funeral today. I never meet Rob but reading many messages he was a wonderful and caring man. My thoughts and prays are with you Carol and your family today/
    My Memories to hold onto Carol.
    Love Lyn Butler

    Lynette Butler
  66. To the Porter family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. His passing has affected so many in our community, and I hope you can be comforted by the highest regard in which so many people held him. My deepest condolences.


    Mayor Jack Kowarzik
    • To Carol and family. Our family ties go back a long way. Rob was part of a very solid family.
      Personally, I found nothing was too much trouble for Rob. Ultra reliable and supportive.
      He will be surely missed

      Warren Jenkinson
  67. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love. A truly great man and a huge loss to the community. I will miss his stories of times gone, but never will forget.
    Love and thoughts go to all of you, from all of the Lewis’s.

    karen lewis
  68. Dear Carol and family, Thinking of you at this sad time Robert was a true gentleman and an inspiration to all that met him,our world has lost a wonderful man,he will be sadly missed..This is not Goodbye,but Till you meet again. Sally and Arthur xx

    Sally Graham
  69. The said of Jesus in the Gospel of John 21:25
    “Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written”
    Carol and family, the community is full of stories and memories of personal experience of Rob Porter. I am grateful for the friendship he had with my dad, Alfie. I am thankful for the support and protection he has given my mum Roma as a widow. I personally respect his graciousness and encouragement as a footy ump, even though he didn’t agree with my decisions.
    He was a very good man, and will be sorely missed.
    Our deepest condolences and love.
    Nashville, TN

    Craig & Debbie Warner
  70. Carol so sorry I was not well enough to pay my respect to rob in person
    .what a beautiful sevice to say goodbye. to a loved family man .

    Carol moore
  71. Apologies for not being able to attend Rob’s service today, however, I have watched the the service in its entirety on my laptop. So many wonderful speakers – all with so many beautiful stories to tell – you must all be bursting with pride for having been part of a life that achieved so much. I feel privileged to have known him, even though it was only for a little while. Love to you Carol – Marie Pazitka

    Marie Pazitka
  72. Dear Carol, Geoff, Gavin and Families,
    We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Rob.
    Rob will be sadly missed but always remembered by so many people for the generous hardworking pillar of the community that he was. His service was a fitting celebration of a life lived for those he loved; his family, friends and the community.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Kay & George Smith, Victoria and Priscilla

    Victoria Donaldson (née Vicky Smith)
  73. To Carol and all the family.
    Sincere condolences to you all.
    What a privilege to have met Rob.
    A wonderful person.
    Sadly missed.
    Tricia Clarke.

    Patricia Clarke
  74. Condolences to Carol, Geoff, Gavin and families. The one thing we all hope to leave is as positive foot print with a lasting legacy with many wonderful memories. A life well lived and mission accomplished. Vale Rob.

    Mark Porter
  75. Dear Carol and all your family. We’re so sorry for your loss of such a good man. Hopefully you will be okay and enjoy your wonderful memories of Rob. It was a beautiful service that did him proud. Rightly so. Love Peter and Vicki. Xxxxx

    Vicki and Peter Rawling
  76. Dear Carol, Geoff and Gavin,
    I am deeply saddened to hear of Rob’s passing and give my condolences to you and your extended family.
    Rob was an amazing person, including great coach and brilliant tradesman. I am sure he motivated and inspired many with his passion.
    He will be forever in my memories.
    Love to you all – Dayle

    Dayle Pugh
  77. It’s hard to believe this wonderful man is no longer with us.
    Carol, Geoff and Gavin please accept my deepest sympathy. My thoughts are with you
    With love, Helen

    Helen Pickford
  78. Sincere condolences to Carol, Geoff, Gav and families on the passing of Rob. He was such a generous, supportive, welcoming man and a real role model to me growing up in the football club and wider Officer community. Sorry I couldn’t make the funeral to say goodbye in person. Michael and Simon family.

    Michael Simon