Graeme James Tribe

31/07/1940 - 09/02/2021

Graeme passed away peacefully at home, surrounded with loving care from Wilma, Inga, Matthew, Pip & Adam.

I will never stop loving you Graeme, and our beautiful children Inga & Matthew have your qualities that will be carried on by Anouk, Ines, Archie, Billy & Felix.

I will always hear your words – “I love you Wil x”

Our sincere thanks to the BCH Palliative Care Team.

Due to dimension restrictions for indoor gatherings, attendance in person at Graeme’s service is by invitation only. However, all are welcome to view his Memorial Service as it takes place live by visiting the following webcasting link on Tuesday the 23rd of February at 2:00pm. The recording of the service will remain on this page for some time thereafter.

We would love for you to light a candle or leave a message below for Wilma and her family.

Live Web Streaming available at commencement of service
Ocean Grove
23/02/2021 @ 14:00
Faye Blainey
2021-02-12 22:13:00
The world has lost a wonderful person that I’ve been privileged to know. Love and hugs to you Wilma
Barb Kinnersley
2021-02-12 23:01:35
Sincere sympathy to Wilma and family on the loss of Graeme. We enjoyed his company. May he rest in peace.
Robyn Sandford
2021-02-13 02:38:02
Uncle Graeme has always, to me, represented someone who has known how to live life. He loved and valued his family, enjoyed travel, music and adventure along with seeing the beauty and importance of nature. Love to Aunty Wilma, Inga, Mathew, Adam, Pip, Anouk, Ines, Archie, Billy and Felix. I know you will miss him so much. RIP Uncle Graeme. Love Robyn
Cheryl Timbury
2021-02-13 05:47:19
My thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
graham tomkins
2021-02-13 06:06:25
Uncle Graeme you were truly an Authentic person and I will always cherish the gift of sailing you gave to us xxGraham
Bill Kelly
2021-02-14 04:33:08
Sincere condolences to the Tribe family we remember the early days of the Grove and the surf club as good family friends. A true Grove identity that will be sadly missed RIP... Bill, Annette and Fletch Kelly
Maddie Glynn
2021-02-15 01:37:56
My thoughts are with the family, especially Wilma, and friends of Graeme. A true gentleman and dedicated advocate for the environment. His knowledge, passion, support and all round personality will be sadly missed. God bless. xxxxx
Barb Bell
2021-02-15 06:53:50
Sincere condolences to Wilma and family on the sad loss of dear Graeme. our thoughts are with you all.
Chris Pitfield
2021-02-15 11:02:30
Graeme was great mentor to me growing up, such a great advocate for the environment. Many of the natural areas around Ocean Grove are a legacy of his foresight. His passion for the local flora and fauna was only surpassed by his love of Wilma. Condolences to Wilma and the rest of the Tribe family, RIP Graeme.
Yvonne Parker
2021-02-17 01:35:10
Graeme, in our over 50 years of being an almost rel, was always friendly, interesting - an environmental warrior - and an all round good person - His was a life well lived. The Parker family sends sympathy to Wilma and the extended family who will sorely miss him.
Gale McDonald
2021-02-17 02:27:59
Graeme, a great friend for many years., particularly the cricket matches on the beach at Ocean Grove with the Tribe family, and as a business friend in later years. Deepest Sympathy to Wilma and family. Graeme will be sadly missed by many.
Chrissy Freestone
2021-02-18 04:14:03
Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Wilma and to the rest of the Tribe family. We will miss Graeme’s gentle, smiling nature and the interesting chats we had with him about local natural history. A lovely man who will be very much missed. Chrissy and George.
2021-02-19 04:45:32
Alan Tomkins
2021-02-20 04:50:58
So long Uncle Graeme... You'll be missed.
Evelin and Harry Hallier
2021-02-21 21:39:36
Our thoughts are with the whole Tribe family. We are so sorry for your loss and we miss a very good friend.
John Lambert
2021-02-21 23:45:41
Dear Wilma and family. Thank you for the opportunity to share in Graeme's funeral. I have known you and Graeme on and oft for 50 years and have enjoyed all our interactions. It was especially good having Graeme at the Geelong Prostate Cancer Support Group where he was always happy and always offering insightful and positive comments, including a lot from his life experiences. At his last attendance he appeared to be in relatively good shape so it was a surprise that he slipped away so soon after that meeting. Condolences from me to all of you. John Lambert
Lance Breguet
2021-02-22 00:20:53
Wilma our condolences to you and your family ,Graeme always had a friendly smile and time to share his knowledge of environment with everyone ,We are sad to hear of his passing for you all .As I do for all my friends who care for the natural environment I will plant a river red for him in our park and watch it grow as I know he would have appreciated this .Lance Breguet and Helen Schofield. Field Nat friends
Margaret and Richard Alcorn
2021-02-22 01:15:09
Dear Wilma and family So sorry to hear of Graeme’s passing. It was a privilege to know him and we always enjoyed his company. Margaret and Richard Alcorn
Douglas James (Jim) Mason AM
2021-02-22 01:17:43
Graeme's advice, friendship and assistance over the years, especially in relation to Lake Connewarre. His lasting contribution to the environment will not be forgotten
Judy and Tony Ward-Saward
2021-02-22 15:24:07
Dear Wilma, Graeme was a man who radiated warmth and friendliness and it was a privilege to know him. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time
John and Melissa White
2021-02-22 22:53:28
Sincere condolences for your loss and sending lots of love to Wilma, Inga, Matt and all the family. So lucky to have known this beautiful man ❤️💐🌻
Sandy and David Benness
2021-02-23 01:47:28
Graeme was a gently determined champion for nature and such a lovely person. Feeling very sad right now but we know his memory will always bring a smile. An inspiration to all who were privileged to know him. Love to dear Wilma and condolences to all the family.
Lyn Hart
2021-02-23 01:48:28
My thoughts are with Wilma, Inga, Mat & families today as you remember your Dad, Graeme. He will be remembered for the legacy he has left in the environment & his work in our community. Vale Graeme Tribe, an environmental warrior at peace
2021-02-23 02:40:03
Goodbye to one of the best men that ever was. Sending you a lot of love, warmth and comfort Aunty Wilma, Inga, Adam, Matt, Pip, Anouk, Ines, Archie, Billy & Felix and everyone that was lucky enough to know Uncle Graeme. xx
Tony and Julie Creak
2021-02-23 02:40:19
We are thinking of you all as we join you in farewelling Graeme. With his love of nature and care for the environment he has been such an inspiration.
Barb & Bob Sanger
2021-02-23 02:57:05
Our thoughts are with you today Wilma all your family and all the Tribe family.
Callum Lockrey
2021-02-23 03:32:18
Love you uncle grae. Thanks for everything. Thoughts with friends and family that knew this wonderful man. Love cal
Stuart Holmes
2021-02-23 03:55:00
Wilma, Matt, Inga and families, We are truly privileged to have had Graeme in our lives, and he will always be one of my favourite people. He had a fuller life than most, and we can all be grateful for that. Stu & family. xx
Peter Bryan
2021-02-23 04:30:43
Graeme was always a very friendly person to chat with on his visits to Matt and Pips, being their next door neighbour in Golflinks road. What a wonderful father he was for his family, and such a wealth of knowledge In all he perused. Peter Bryan.
Tamara + Michael Bell
2021-02-23 05:26:16
It was so lovely to hear everyone recount the myriad of fantastic memories of Graeme, he certainly lived his best life with you all. What a legacy he has left embedded in his family and local environment. Sending all our love to you Wilma, Inga + Matt, Adam + Pip and to his adored + treasured grandchildren xxxxx
Elaine Portelli
2021-02-23 05:57:12
Dear Graeme a beautiful cousin fond memories of growing up with your family at Dare St, such a great husband and father and grandfather, you will be in our thoughts forever, great days at cousins days, Rest In Peace, Hugs to Wilma and family, From Elaine and family 🤗
John Lambert
2021-02-23 07:32:53
Dear Wilma and family and friends. Thank you for the excellent Memorial Service for Graeme. I really appreciated all the content provided, as it reflected well on Graeme's full and interesting life!
Lel & Russ Shipley
2021-02-23 11:24:29
Sending our love Wilma to you and the family.
Adolfo Reynoso
2021-02-23 14:37:15
My condolences to the Tribe family. Graeme was an extraordinary person with so many beautiful qualities. He will be missed by all that knew him. I send the Tribe family all my love and wish them well. May he Rest In Peace
Polly Cutcliffe
2021-02-24 06:04:48
Thank you Wilma and family for sharing Graeme's memorial service in this way. My condolences to you all. Polly Cutcliffe
In Loving Memory
graham tomkins
Sue Tomkins
Robyn Sandford
Warren and Sheelagh Chapman
Barbara Kilfoyle
Rhonda Povah (Wedding)
Liz and Peter Gilbert Gilbert
Alan Tomkins
Evelin and Harry Hallier
Judy and Tony Ward-Saward
Rebecca Westle
Sophie Thomas
Adolfo Reynoso
Leanne Lockrey
Stuart Dickson