Jeffrey Richardson

24/12/1940 - 24/03/2020

Promoted to Glory on the 24th of March, 2020; aged 79 years.
Much loved husband to Glenyce.
Cherished father and father-in-law of Kareen and Matthew; John and Johanna; Andrea and Lee.
Proud Grandpa to Jesse, Amelia, Will, Henry, Kirrily, Isabella and Sophia.
Brother to Ian, Ruth and Alison.
A Soldier of the Cross, called home.

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Anne Irwin
2020-03-26 09:36:16
So much love to you all. Jeff leaves behind great memories and will be enjoying his time with the Lord he knows and loves. May the same Lord, whom you also know and love, give you great comfort at this time. God bless.
Pat Willhelme
2020-03-26 09:41:28
To Glenys and family Please be assured of my love and prayers for you at this time Jeff was a true Christian gentleman Well done thou good and faithful servant
Jackie Hall
2020-03-26 10:08:09
Glenence and family.Geoff was a great man & friend to a lot of people. I was glad to call him my friend. Safe in the arms of Jesus
Margaret and Alan MacDonald
2020-03-26 10:38:33
Glenyce and family. We have warm memories of s kind and generous man. A true Soldier of the Cross. Thinking of you in your sorrow and praying for God’s uplifting strength.
Jennifer Cloke
2020-03-26 11:42:54
Glenyce, I am sorry to hear of Jeffrey’s passing. It was a pleasure working with Jeff on our pilot Salvo Mission Team project at Castlemaine. Jeffrey was a hardworking, talented, caring gentleman and gifted builder & speaker. May you know God’s love surrounding you and bringing you peace at this time. Jennifer Cloke (Major)
Bob Brownley
2020-03-26 11:54:49
Our wonderful friendship started in 1991 when we were next door neighbours in Bayfield a Street, Bellerive, Hobart. We have shared many happy times since including a week in Bright for the festival in 2015. Jeffrey was a great Christian and mate and confident for me when times got tough. Vale mate. Never forgotten.
Tracey Davies
2020-03-26 13:02:26
So sorry to hear about Jeff’s passing. Love the photo used above, it so captures Jeff’s spirit. We pray for Glenyce and the family at this extremely difficult time but pray that they may celebrate together with precious memories of this faithful man. God bless you each Tracey & Mal x
John Zilm
2020-03-26 14:05:33
I will miss you Jeff Especially our phone conversations. You were a good friend and that’s saying something. It was good to share with you part of my life here and there, I remember when we were in college every Friday night we would do hotels together we had a great time and experience. The Lord Blessed you with a wonderful family and my heart goes out to them in Prayer. See you in Heaven Matey
John & Margie Mawson
2020-03-26 22:23:00
This dear kindly man is irreplaceable in our lives. A trophy of Gods free grace. We mourn his death, yet rejoice in the sure hope of that redemption to come.
David Philp
2020-03-26 22:30:20
So sad to hear of Jeff leaving us, and you Glenyce & family. Yet rejoicing in Jesus’ promise that he has prepared a special place for Jeff in his presence. Jeff was a kind and generous man.. Always delightful to be with him, greeted by his friendly smile.
Gillian Knott
2020-03-27 00:33:05
Wayne and I remember JJeff’s humour and his care for others. Our prayer is for his comfort for you and your family. God bless
Cheryle Avent
2020-03-27 10:20:23
Thinking of Glenyce and the family at this sad time. Fond memories of happier times. May he Rest In Peace in the company of his Lord.
Dorothy Poke
2020-03-27 12:32:22
Thinking of you Glenyce and your family at this time. May you know the presence and comfort of God.
Joy Cassidy
2020-03-27 22:02:06
Dearest Glenyce, May you continue daily to experience God’s loving embrace, His comforting presence and His ever faithful support as you grieve Jeffery’s passing into glory and celebrate his life. Prayers and blessings to you and your family at this time. Xx
Merrilyn Wright
2020-03-28 00:45:16
So sad to hear of Jeff's passing. May you each experience that amazing peace that only God can give at this time of pain and turmoil.. Hold onto all those precious memories, they are yours to keep. Hold fast to the knowledge that the day is surely coming when you will be together again.Thinking of you, love and prayers.Merrilyn
Brian Cossar
2020-03-28 00:58:41
My condolences to you Glenyce and your family. I have fond memories of Jeff growing up across street in Charlton and I pass on my special thoughts to Jeff's siblings Ian, Ruth and Alison who have lost a brother. He is now in God's care. Brian Cossar
Ellen Cotterill
2020-03-28 03:31:44
Thinking of you Glenyce and family at this sad time. Jeff was a special person.
Heather & David Cook
2020-03-28 04:17:52
Dear Glenyce & family, I greatly enjoyed many spiritual chats with Jeff, we were on the same page & I feel your great loss! His Love made you happy...may you always treasure those memories! His Love is yours forever...may it's lasting beauty comfort your hearts today & always! Glenyce just picture Jeff & Horry having a good old chin wag, so much to catch up on...While your hearts are hurting, please know we are praying for you all...God's comfort & peace! Love Heather & David Cook.
Adele & John Vale
2020-03-28 05:19:32
Glenyce & Families. Our love & prayers are with you all. Cherish the happy memories you all shared, especially the last holiday you all had together. We both pray you all will feel the loving arms of Jesus around you holding you tight. Psalm 34:18. Jeff ‘ well done good & faithful servant’. He is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Love Adele & John
Caroline Rickard
2020-03-28 08:16:05
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Drysdale we would like to express our condolences to Glenyce & family on the passing of your beloved Jeffrey. He was a very well liked and valuable member of the Club.
Larry & Sharon Edwards
2020-03-29 21:52:48
My memory of Jeff can’t escape a gold glitter coat that he used to wear to night clubs before His life changed. A big smile and a warm greeting was always one of his hallmarks. Taking up a challenge was not beyond him and I remember a story he once told me. A certain daughter thought she could beat Jeff in running but she more than met her match that day when she was soundly beaten. A faithful servant of God ...well done! All our love to Glenyce, John, Andrea and Kareen Love From Larry and Sharon
Richard Brohier
2020-03-30 00:09:36
A true soldier of the Cross who braved his challenges and battled them to the end. A simple man with no airs but a deep love for God and his Word. A learner who by his attitude and perseverance taught me much. We will miss you Jeff at our MARS study group, yet we thank God for the example you have left us.and for Christian hope that goes beyond the grave and will never let us down. Here is one last song for you Jeff even as you loved your hymns: Stand up, stand up for Jesus Stand in his strength alone The arm of flesh will fail you, You dare not trust your own Put on the Gospel armour You soldier of the Cross.
2020-03-30 09:35:41
Jeff and I first met, would you believe, nearly 50 years ago. We had adjoining offices at the Colac Herald where we both worked as journalists in the early 1970s. He always had this friendly, warm smile. Nothing seem to faze him. He rode a motorbike back then. He loved that motorbike. Sadly our paths have not crossed often in recent years but when they did Jeff always greeted me with that same broad, welcoming smile. Our prayers go with you Glenyce and your family at this sad time. Kevin & Helen Norbury
David Neilson
2020-03-30 10:22:25
My condolences to the whole family. I remember Mr Richardson well from school days at Heathdale. Clear memory of a note that he wrote me thanking me for making Maths fun for (young) John in year seven! Blessings at this sad time.
Peter and Coornya Terpstra
2020-03-30 10:53:01
Glenyce, Kareen, John, Andrea and families our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God’s peace and comfort be with you all.
Gloria Zoutendijk
2020-03-30 11:02:35
Thoughts and prayers from us both are with each one of you during your time of sadness and in the days ahead. Lots of love Gerard and Gloria
Sue Brookshaw
2020-03-30 12:57:01
I have very fond memories of working with Jeff at Werribee CSS. Our love goes out to Glenyce and all the family. Sue and Paul
John & Pat Marks
2020-03-30 21:19:02
In loving memory of Jeffrey, especially during our times at Rotary. Dear Glenyce we are thinking of you at this sad time. All our love and prayers.
Sue and Graeme Horsted
2020-03-30 22:41:56
Glenyce and family, Jeff, a true Christian gentleman whom we regarded as a special and caring friend to our family. He will be sadly missed but we know he is now safe in the arms of his Saviour with no more suffering but peace. Our love and prayers to you all. Sue and Graeme xx
Graeme & Lyn Fleet
2020-03-30 22:57:18
Glenyce and family, May God's blessings and comfort be with you at this sad time. Jeff was an enthusiastic member of our church groups, his presence and contributions will be missed.
Marilyn and Graeme Bakes
2020-03-30 22:58:36
Dear Glenyce, Kareen, John, Andrea and family. Jeff was a lovely, caring man who took the time to really listen to people. We know you are going to miss him terribly and we wish you comfort and peace in the coming days. God bless! Love Marilyn & Graeme Bakes
Estelle Coleman
2020-03-30 23:27:52
My thoughts are with you, Glenyce and family, during this difficult time, made more difficult by the current circumstances regarding Covid19. I hope you can find peace and time to grieve the loss of Jeff. Much love, Estelle.
Evelyn Fontaine
2020-03-30 23:36:03
My dear Glenys, You are so much in my thoughts & prayers at this sad time. I wish I could be with you to share in the celebration of Jeff’s life, & offer a shoulder of comfort. May God comfort you & continue to give you His peace. Blessings & love, Evelyn
Bill & Lorraine Collins
2020-03-30 23:56:40
Our love and prayers for comfort for you Glenyce and your family, Jeff will be sorely missed.
Edward Coleman
2020-03-31 00:26:02
My love and thoughts are with you, Glenyce and family, at this time and in the future.
Tiffany Kitchin
2020-03-31 00:59:42
What a beautiful service. Thinking of you all at this very difficult time. Your Dad would be so proud of you all. All my love and prayers sent your way xo
Barb Coleman
2020-03-31 01:24:06
A lovely service. Jeff will be missed. M love to Glenyce, Andrea, John, Kareen & their families
Jennifer Mundy
2020-03-31 01:25:15
Thank you for a beautiful and fitting tribute to the life and testimony of Jeff. You each spoke so well and shared your heatfelt love and appreciation for all Jeff means to you.
Julie Spiller
2020-03-31 01:25:47
Glenyce, What a privilege to be able to share with your family in honouring Jeff. It was great to get to know Jeff and to reconnect with you as we shared at the Caravan Club. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.
Dianne Main
2020-03-31 01:33:36
Dear Glenyce, Under these difficult circumstances it was a privilege to join with your family in such a beautiful and meaningful service to honour Jeff's life. Gordon and I have been the recipients of your care and prayerful support throughout our officership. We remember the regular emails whilst we were in Darwin asking for prayer subjects. Our family too fondly remember the days at Cray Drop In. Our love and prayers are with you and the family in these days.
Bruce+Dianne Wilson
2020-03-31 01:33:46
Good to share in the funeral service for Jeffrey, even if from a distance. It was wonderful to get to know Jeff at our weekly gatherings for Mainly Music. He was always warm and interested in our activities. It was great to see him enthuse about the growth of each of the young children. Having watched the photo tribute as part of the service, watching Jeff with his grandkids, it’s easy to see that love for children. Our thoughts are with you at this time. Bruce and Dianne Wilson.
Naomi David
2020-03-31 04:18:18
Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful tribute to your dad . He would have been so proud. I love that you were able to honour the big and the little things that make love so real. Xxx
Mark & Karen Evans
2020-03-31 04:25:22
Thinking of you all. What wonderful memories you have to keep of your Dad.
jean cossor
2020-03-31 10:21:48
sending my deepest condolences, for a wonderful cousin.
Sandy Dupuis
2020-04-01 11:55:30
My condolences to you all on the passing of Jeffrey. I will always remember him as someone pleasant in conversation with a great sense of humour. He will be missed.
In Loving Memory
Anne Irwin
Jennifer Cloke
Bronwyn Callander
Dorothy Poke
Edward Coleman