Frank Topic

02/04/1943 - 27/08/2020

Passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones.
Much loved father of Anton, Adrian and Lilian, grandfather to Alek, Isla and Luka, brother to Jela Dosen and Mara Masljak, husband of Elizabeth, and friend to so many.
So dearly loved.
Although he’s gone, he’ll always remain in our hearts.
May his dear soul rest in peace.

To be an online guest at Frank’s service please visit the following link on Monday the 7th of September at 10:30am for the Rosary (to be led in Croatian) and 11:00am for the Funeral Mass.

https://jhfunerals.com.au/live-stream

We would love for you to light a candle or leave a message for Frank’s family below.

Funeral
Live Web Streaming available at commencement of service
Geelong
07/09/2020 @ 11:00
Neil Belford
2020-08-29 00:16:35
To our dear father, father-in-law and grandfather. We love you Frank, you brought us so much joy, your passion for life is our ongoing inspiration, we will carry you in our hearts always. To us you are a legend. Rest in Peace. ~ Neil & Luka Belford and Lilian Topic
Lilian Topic
2020-08-29 00:45:49
I love you so much dad. I feel so lucky to be your daughter, to have known your big kind heart and your beautiful spirit. I'm so proud of all your amazing achievements. You started with nothing and you didn't waste a minute to build so much. I’m so devastated that you’re gone but so grateful for every moment we had together – from LA to Memphis, Nin to Sanski Most and back to Geelong. I carry you in my heart forever dad, every day of my life. May your dear soul rest in peace and may you be re-united with your beloved son Anton and your parents Luka and Olga (and maybe even Elvis). ~ Lilian Topic
Lilian Topic
2020-08-29 00:58:09
Dido was the best he was always joyful and he would put a smile on everyone’s faces he would always play catch with me and he would watch me do my gymnastics whenever he could. It made me so happy to spend time with him and he always look so happy and proud when we were together I was so lucky to have a dido like him and he made me feel so special I am so fortunate to have him in my life and I am so miserable that he is gone. ~ Isla Topic
Luka Belford
2020-08-29 01:10:46
My Grandfather Frank was a special and unique part of my life. We always enjoyed spending time together. He always did his best to spread joy to everyone and especially his three grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by everyone. I will miss you Dido. ~ Luka Belford
Isla Topic
2020-08-29 01:14:52
Dido was the best he was always joyful and he would put a smile on everyone’s faces he would always play catch with me and he would watch me do my gymnastics whenever he could. It made me so happy to spend time with him and he always look so happy and proud when we were together I was so lucky to have a dido like him and he made me feel so special I am so fortunate to have him in my life and I am so miserable that he is gone. ~ Isla Topic
Myra Topic
2020-09-02 08:25:36
Loving Father of Anton Topic (dec) and devoted grandfather of Isla Topic. A charismatic and proud man who will be sorely missed. Thanks for the wonderful memories. ~ Love Myra Topic
Lorelle Crosby
2020-09-02 08:35:20
To the Topic family, Thinking of you all at this sad time. Frank was a a proud man, he loved his family. I’m sure Frank and Anton are together and they are so happy together again. Our deepest sympathy Love Loz and Mila xoxo
Jasmine Profaca
2020-09-02 08:51:00
To Liz, Lil, Adrian and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you say your final farewell to Frank. May you have strength to get through the tough days ahead. Love from the Profaca Family.
Val & Serge mezzavia
2020-09-02 09:25:59
To Liz, Lilian, Adrian and extended families. Our thoughts are with you all during this extremely difficult time. We remember Frank as being a great friend of many years and our memories of happy times shared together in the past. He will be sadly missed by us all. Although we cannot be with you in person, to support you in your grief, we will be there in spirit. Love to you all from us and Paul, Tak Yue and Isabel
Val & Serge mezzavia
2020-09-02 09:30:31
From Val & Serge
Ante Sarcevic
2020-09-05 01:05:51
My dearest uncle. In silence, my heart aches and my tears flow. I had faith in you and you believed in me. You were my hero. Ante Thank you ujko for being so loving and caring to us all. Diana, Elizabeth, Filip, Sarah and family
Diana Baker
2020-09-05 03:58:02
Our thoughts and love are with Lil, Neil and Luka and all those who loved Frank, and will miss him so much. May he Rest In Peace. Big (virtual) hugs from the Righetti Baker clan. xx
Heather Hamling
2020-09-05 05:57:38
Although I will not be at the Funeral, I will be there in spirit. My thoughts are with you Elizabeth (Liz( and family. I cherish our times together Ballroom Dancing many years ago! xx
Ivo,Neda and family Filipovic
2020-09-05 09:33:53
Dear Elizabeth , Lily,Adrian, Myra , Jela ,Mara and families our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you farewell dear Frank . We will always remember him and good times we have shared together . Dear friend ! Dear Frank ! I will miss having laughs, coffees and long talks with you . I will miss your calls in all hours of day, night and early in the morning .You just wanted a friend to talk to and I was happy to be there for you .I will truly miss that . May the Angels in haven take good care of you my friend . Rest In Peace Your friend Ivica and my family .
Jack Simic
2020-09-05 10:02:06
Frank what I loved about you and will never forget is your zest for life and your enthusiasm for everything it’s hard not to focus on the last few years but that was not the real Frank. The Frank I knew loved work and loved building things as and was always positive about everything you took the bull by the horns and you ran with it. It breaks my heart that that I cannot attend your funeral but such is this messed up world at the moment where nothing makes sense. Say hello to everyone on the other side when you get there and no doubt we will meet again soon Jack
Adrian Topic
2020-09-06 04:36:55
Dad I will always remember the real you before dementia took hold. We worked together in the family business for over 20 years. Your passion was building homes and you installed a real work ethic in myself and Anton. You were so proud of your boys Adrian and Anton and you often told others. I’ve spoken to many of the tradies who knew you well over the years. Telling me how loyal a man you were, that you were a good man who loved to have a laugh. You have left a real mark on many and you will never be forgotten. Love your son Adrian Your wife of over 50 years Elizabeth Your grandson Alek
Sally Dews
2020-09-06 05:40:00
Thinking of Lil, Neil and Luka and the Topic family. We know how big a part of your life Frank was and how proud you made him. Wish we could be there, love the Dews Family
Adrian Topic
2020-09-06 06:07:59
From your loving wife Elizabeth, Rest in peace, you are no longer in pain and suffering. You are in gods arms.
Peter Willigen
2020-09-06 06:38:32
My thoughts to the Topic family on the sad paasing of a great man. Frank was always happy and friendly every time i saw him. RIP Frank.
Cat Forster
2020-09-06 07:23:44
Dear Liz, Lil, Adrian, Myra (Anton dec) and families. I have such fond memories of Frank being a loving and fun Dido to Isla and Luka and for being a proud father to Lil, Adrian and Anton and husband to Liz. May you Rest In Peace. Love Greg, Cat, Liam and Maddy Forster xo
Adrian Topic
2020-09-06 08:31:59
Dido I liked playing with the ball with you. Showing you how I ride my bike. Eating yummy food with you. Helping Baki make donuts together. Playing with you me and Isla. Your grandson Alek
Jane and Paul Cashin
2020-09-06 11:32:28
Dearest Lil, Neil and Luka. We are thinking of you all and your extended family at this time. We loved hearing all your stories of Frank over the years. What a vibrant man! He is now at peace and knows that he raised a devoted and strong daughter. He will be forever in your heart. Love Jane and Paul Cashin.
Buck Grgic
2020-09-06 11:50:59
We will always remember Franks ready smile and up beat personality. Together we built good houses and great memories. May he redo in peace . Buck& Kath
Bernadette Hontarigo
2020-09-06 11:58:10
I am Sad to Hear about your passing but I will always remember your kind heart and very happy personality. I have no doubt you will be greatly be missed. Love Bernadette
Graham Almond
2020-09-06 12:06:06
Hey Frank, Having known you since Adrian and I went to Kindy together, you were like a second Dad during my youth. Your work ethic, and my Dad's work ethic, has often been a point i reflect on in my journey to success. I still recall our last conversation. We were stiring Age up. He has stood by you during the tough times in life. He will always be the brother from a different father. You will always be the second father in my life. All the best up there mate. Give Anton a hug from me. Dear Adrian, Lil and Mrs T. Love to you always. Regards Graham
Angela Savage
2020-09-06 22:17:33
We send our thoughts and love to all who loved and will miss Frank, especially Lil, Neil and Luka. May memories of Frank's love for you fortify you in this time of great sadness. With love from the Savage Nette family.
Tony Kanatas
2020-09-07 01:21:26
Sincerest condolences and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to all of Frank's family. A lovely service to commemorate your life & memory. May you Rest In Peace Frank Topic.
Justin and Shamilah Lachal
2020-09-07 01:33:58
Lilian. Please take care. You are a beautiful person and your father is very proud of you. May he rest in peace.
Amy Lehpamer
2020-09-07 02:06:31
A beautiful tribute to a wonderful man. Thank you for making it possible for us to be a part of Kum Frank's send off. I feel so lucky to have had his love and warmth in my life. All my love and sympathy, Amy
Simone Brian
2020-09-07 02:07:24
Such a beautiful service for such a gorgeous man. Lil you spoke so graciously of your dad and shared the whole man, builder, worker, grandfather and father. Much love to you and your family. Love Simone and Nic Brian XXXX
Helen Nelson
2020-09-07 02:15:44
With all our love and our deepest sympathy to dear Lil, Neil and Luka....our hearts and thoughts are with you. Such a special man and what a special relationship you had. Helen Dean and family.
Ksenija Pavlic
2020-09-07 02:54:52
I never met Frank but my mother Ivanka always spoke so highly of him. I remember Frank calling our place and having long conversations with Lilian when she was staying with us in Zagreb many many years ago. He adored his daughter and was very proud of “moji djecaci”. Our deepest condolences to the family. We love you Lil. Pocivao u miru. Ivanka and Ksenija
Ellie Harris
2020-09-07 04:49:20
Dear Topic Family, Although I never meet Frank personally, I did hear some of his stories from Adrian, In such times its hard to know what words to write. The most significant gifts we have when a loved one passes is the time we had and the memories we make together. The laughter, the family/friends gatherings and the little moments we have together scattered through out our days. Sending my condolences to you all. X
Mara Simic
2020-09-07 05:02:29
Deepest Sympathy Elza, Lilian, and Adrian, grandkids Luka, Isla & Alek. We feel your loss and sorrow today. Having experienced the same journey of losing our dad too, a year ago. Our family shared a small part of your dad’s life, because we shared the same back fence & lived near your beloved Baka Olga &Dida Luka. Your Tata and Dida was raised from a wonderful Topić family. Treasure his love, smiles and the opportunities he gave you in life. Jelka Šimić, John,Mara, Milan Šimić & family.
Heath Kelly
2020-09-07 05:42:41
So much respect for Frank, who built success and security for his family from nothing, through hard work and sacrifice. To my good friend Adrian, remember the good times and be thankful for opportunities that Frank's hard work provided. Rest in peace, Frank.
Veronica Pavlovic (Ivelja)
2020-09-07 05:52:19
My sincere condolences to your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Stan Bauer
2020-09-07 06:19:36
I knew Frank for many years and had a great business relationship with him. He was a good man to work for and have a cup of coffee with. Deepest condolences to his family at this very sad time. Rest In Peace Frank.
Rob Lochrie
2020-09-07 08:03:22
I had the absolute pleasure of knowing Frank over many years when he was running his very successful building company. He was a kind, generous and very professional gentleman in our community. My sincere condolences to all his family in their time of sorrow. Farewell Frank. Regards Rob Lochrie
Robert Michalik
2020-09-07 09:21:50
Deepest sympathy to Adrian, Liz and families. Great memories building great house with a great family. May he Rest In Peace. Robert Michalik and family x
Vlado Baban
2020-09-07 09:48:21
I’ve known Frank my whole life (throughout my friendship with his son Adrian). I’m sad he is no longer with us, and it’s hard to watch the pain my lifelong friend is experiencing at this difficult time. Rest In Peace Frank. I hope you build an amazing place up there and say hi to Anton for me. I miss him heaps too.
Andrew Bruce
2020-09-07 09:53:52
Very sad to here of the passing of Frank. A man I had great respect for and appreciated the chance he gave me when starting my own business. We met up and with a brief conversation and a handshake, that was the start of almost 25 years of doing business with Topić builders. Frank was a doer and knew how to make things happen He was a good man. Rest In Peace Frank.
Paul Malishev
2020-09-07 10:33:41
Our deepest condolences to the Topic family. I have Fond memories of an enthusiastic and hardworking family man that always enjoyed Sharing a laugh and helping out. Frank you will be dearly missed by your family and building colleagues. Love the Malishev family.
Tim Maurer
2020-09-07 10:40:05
Sincere condolences to Adrian and all the Topić family, from Tim and all the team at Bosch Stairs.
Graeme Taylor
2020-09-07 11:02:39
Frank was a wonderful man to do business with ,always calm and collected. I’ll miss his friendly meet and greets , he really made you feel part of his team and a real friend ....and he knew how to build a house, Loved your work Frank and thank you for the opportunities and friendship . Condolences to family.
Alex Italiano
2020-09-07 11:03:58
Sending Adrian and the entire Topic Family my warmest regards at this time. It was a pleasure to work with Frank and his boys over many years and projects. Alex from Stegbar.
Clint Humphrey
2020-09-07 11:35:08
Deepest condolences to Adrian and families on the passing of Frank. He will be sadly missed around the Geelong building community. Rest In Peace. Clint Humphrey
Marin & Stephanie Burela
2020-09-08 04:57:25
Sincere condolences to dear Elza, Lilian, Adrian and extended families on the passing of our dear friend Frank. How does one come to terms with the loss of a dear friend and colleague. 50 years of friendship has passed with a mere blink of an eye. Knowing Frank from my childhood to working together at Ford, to building houses and sitting in display homes or the many times we just drove around Geelong , or just laughing and enjoying a drink while Liz and Stephanie were baking cakes or croissants. And then when Frank and Lil spent a few day’s with us in Nin Croatia we reminisced about the many memorable and happy times we spent together. Frank leaves a legacy built on an incredible work ethic and desire to succeed that was contagious . But most of all Frank was a very proud man, proud of his achievements and most of all his Family !!! Our love, thoughts and prayers are with Liz, Lilian, Adrian and your families . You will be sadly missed my friend . May you Rest In Peace in God’s loving care. Till we meet again. Marin &Stephanie and family.
Afshin Panahi
2020-09-08 08:49:11
Frank Rest in Peace. You are already being missed by family and community.
Andy Smith
2020-09-09 05:25:59
Sad to hear of the passing of Frank. I enjoyed my time working for Topic Builders for many years with Frank and Adrian. Always an honest man in my dealings with him. RIP Frank.
In Loving Memory
 
Linda Grubisic
 
Joyce Doherty
 
Jade lee
 
Jasmine Profaca
 
Val & Serge mezzavia
 
Frank Lombardo
 
Ante and Diana Sarcevic
 
Heather Hamling
 
Ivo,Neda and family Filipovic
 
David and Delilah Filipovic
 
Robert and Olga Filipovic
 
Cat Forster
 
Lorelle and Mila Crosby
 
Sarah Rey
 
Graeme and Nola Allen
 
Georgie Brown
 
Melissa Ferguson
 
Stefanie Atherton (Lehpamer)
 
Mara Simic
 
Stan Bauer
 
Ian Callander
 
Graeme Taylor
 
Marin & Stephanie Burela