In Loving Memory
John Thomas Edwards

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John Thomas Edwards
09.06.1940 – 26.06.2020
My Darling,
My choice was for me to go first to
heaven but you chose to go first.
You closed your eyes lying next to me.
We said our goodbyes,
my heart is gone with you my darling.
Love you always, your wife Lily.
Butch won his last race for you when we
departed Queensland and yesterday won again
with you watching down from heaven.
Goodbye mate -Butch.

Due to the current Government restrictions
John’s family will hold a
private funeral service at
David W Bull Pakenham Funeral Home,
190 Princes Highway, Pakenham on
Friday 3rd July 2020
commencing at 2:30 p.m.
A burial will follow at the Berwick Cemetery,
Inglis Road, Berwick.
Please contact the family or call
David W Bull Funeral Home if you wish to attend

Please click on the link below to view
the live stream Funeral Service for John
which is scheduled to commence at
2:30 p.m. on Friday 3rd July, 2020.

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  1. Dear Lily, Bec and families,
    Thinking of you all and wishing you much love.
    John was a lovely husband and a wonderful father, and grandfather.
    Sending our love Bec and family
    Have a lovely send off for John
    Urbans xxxx

    Christine Hopkins
  2. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this very sad time. May your many happy memories help you all through this very sad time.

    Dianne Mullen and family.
  3. My beautiful loving Father-in-law. You have been the backbone of your family. I met you in 1985 at the Capalaba Bomber club and remember your big smile. I married your son and began too call you Dad. I received 35 years of your love and strength. You taught me how important family is. I pray everyday that I will grow old with your son and love the way you and mum have all these years. You have seen me laugh and you have seen me cry and we have shared a lot together. I will never forget the love for your children, Rebeca, Karen, Johnny and my Shaun. The love for your grandchildren and great grandchildren. Until you are reunited with your only true love Lilly we all promise to love her and take care of her always. I love you dad forever. Xx

    Theresa Edwards
  4. To the Edwards family, John was a great bloke to many of us growing up in Doveton and many that played football, John was tireless in his work for the footy club and helped out many people over the years.RIP John.
    Lawrence Chadwick.

    Lawrence Chadwick
  5. Dear Lil, Rebecca, Johnny, Shaun and all the rest of your families our heartfelt prayers are with you at this very sad time. John was a larger than life character and the centre of your family. He will be missed greatly, Hold on to all the wonderful memories you have of him and the impact he has had on all that knew him. His suffering has finished may he forever RIP.
    Much love Karen Bruce Steph & Hannah xxxx

    Karen Taylor
  6. Lil & family we know that John is now Resting in Peace and no longer in any pain. It hurts to say good bye to such a Great Man/Friend who myself and Kevin & Pauline’s siblings grew to know so well. He was a Great part of our life in one of his ventures being involved at Doveton Football Club. Have a Great Day saying a fond farewell to John celebrating all the memories that we had. R.I.P John

    John Hall
  7. My sincere condolences to Lil, Rebecca, Karen, John, Shaun, and all the Edwards family.. Thanks for everything Eggy.. RIP JOHN… ❤️

    David Grech
  8. To lilly john shaun rebecca sorry for your loss,a terrible loss to all that knew him a legend of life and my dads life long best m8.god bless you johny edwards your legacy will live on for long after your gone

    Shayne pickering
  9. Dear Lil, Rebecca, Wayne, Emily, Karla, Corey and families.
    With our Deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear Husband, father/father in law/grandfather, John.
    May the beautiful memories of him remain in your hearts forever.
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you always.
    May he now Rest In Peace.
    Love always xxxxxxxx

    Sharon, Darren, Kate, Roderick, Luke, Michelle, Tom and Raho
  10. Dear Lil, Rebecca, Karen, Shaun, John and the extended Edwards and Breen families, my sincere condolences on this sad and difficult time. I’m sorry that the pandemic prevents me from sharing your grief in perso
    With Love
    Ted Smith

    Ted Smith
  11. To My Wonderful Uncle
    You were a very special man, a great father, uncle, coach and mentor.
    Thank you for everything you taught me about life and how to be a great person as it was much of your wisdom and approach to life that has got me to where I am today.
    We will all miss you very much but know you are with some great people and old friends.
    Love you always.


    Chris Gunton
  12. Dear Lil,
    Its was very sad news that I received that John had passed away last week!
    We had only got to catch up a few times over the last few years, but John and you
    always made me feel very welcome at all the Edwards Family functions
    I will miss my long chats with John about the “Old Days” and Family

    Vail John TP Edwards
    Rest in Joy, Like your Life!

    Fred Cordingley
  13. To our beautiful second family, we are so sorry for your loss of Poppy John. May he be in your hearts forever and look down on you all with such pride and joy. With much love Kloe, Daniel, Maxson & Macey; Michelle, Kayne & Baby, Hailey & Elijah; Kristy, Garry, Sarah, Nicole, Emily, April & Cody.

  14. to a great man who had a huge influence on so many of us when we were kids at the club, we will always remember you big john , condolences to all the family xxxxx

    Stuart Batten
  15. To Lilly, Rebecca, Johnny, Shaun and all the grandchildren, extended family and friends.Sending my love and support to you all at this difficult time.l have such fond memories of John way back in the earlier years when Karen and Greg were 1st dating. I will always remember his welcoming warmth and deep laugh.. Chyree Mason..

    Chyree Mason