John McCollam

18/11/1949 - 22/11/2020

On Sunday November 22nd
Our John unexpectedly passed away.
A loving husband, a truly awesome Dad.
A heart of gold, missed everyday.

John was an amazing person. A real go getter, funny, smart, charming, devoted, honest, opinionated, strong, brave, so generous, extraordinarily hard working, fun, interesting and the most wonderful Dad.

Sandra, Shaun, Debbie and Jenny

To be an online guest at John’s service please visit the following link on Wednesday the 16th of December at 11:00am

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

Chapel of Jonathan Hepner Funerals
124 Boundary Road East Geelong
16/12/2020 @ 11:00
Lyndall Pitts (Heyneke)
2020-12-11 07:43:24
Such fond childhood memories of trips to the block with your whole family, John always cracking a joke and helping whoever needed it. Sincere condolences to Sandra, Shaun, Debbie and Jenny xx
Deb Medley
2020-12-11 07:54:39
So so sorry for your loss! I can’t imagine what you are all going through at this time. I only have fond memories of your dad. Always so lovely to me when I would stay, many years ago! Sending all my love to you all at this terrible time! Xx
Ken and Catherine Duffield
2020-12-11 08:49:30
Sending our love, thoughts and prayers to you at this time xx
Sue Plunkett
2020-12-11 23:24:13
Sandra sincere deepest sympathy to you and family. Xxx
Paul And Donna Roper
2020-12-12 10:11:22
Great man who will be sadly missed. We will miss our semi regular catch ups. RIP John. Condolences to Sandra, Debbie, Shaun and Jennie.
David Alexander
2020-12-15 07:40:40
I was deeply shocked to hear of John's sudden passing. After working together for 2 decades there wasn't much we didn't know about each other. John was an extremely hard worker & dedicated his life to his family. I had a troubled youth & my father (dec) asked John if he had a job for me. John, being the type of bloke he was, said of course. He stressed to my dad he would make me so tired i wouldn't have the energy to get up to mischief. He succeeded, and so began our working life together. We had a great friendship & working relationship through the good and the bad times. We worked hard but we were also able to relax together and have a few drinks. John, you taught me a lot over those years and your outlook on life will stay with me forever and a day. Unfortunately I cannot attend the funeral due to health issues, but i will be celebrating your life on Wednesday in my own way. My Sincere Condolences to Sandra, Debbie, Jenny & Shaun GOODBYE MY FRIEND AND PARTNER IN CRIME
Valerie Bayliss
2020-12-15 13:49:45
It was such a terrible shock to hear about dear John.My heart goes out to you all at this desperately sad time.I will always be grateful to John and Sandra for seeking us out some years ago now,and for all the lovely times we shared together when they visited England.John was such a caring ,hard working man and Sandra and his family were the centre of his world.I will always remember his infectious smile and sense of fun,happy days ! Thinking of you all Sandra Debra Shaun and Jenny and sending our love and deepest sympathy.
Steve Olley
2020-12-15 22:01:31
I'm blessed to have that most wonderful of things; a brother who is both a great friend to share my troubles with and a mate with whom to laugh. Witnessing John and my Dad, Brian, discover that in each other, after all those decades apart, has been and will always be one of the great joys of my life. John was a wonderful man who I am so very proud to call my uncle. All our love is with the whole family out in Australia. I hope there is some small comfort in knowing what happiness John brought to our lives, all these miles away. Thinking of you all and our heartfelt condolences. Steve and the whole Olley family
Danny Costello
2020-12-15 23:47:29
Thankyou John for teaching me to ride motorcycles and fix tractors. Nothing but fond memories mate. A great loss to the neighbourhood. Heartfelt condolences to Sandra, Shaun, Deb & Jen.
In Loving Memory
Jenni Lascheit
Ken, Catherine and the children Duffield
Eline Van Mulken
Jan & Robert Green
Nicola Harman
Lori Alexander
Valerie Bayliss
Steve Olley