SYMES, John Peter

14.04.1954 – 12.12.2020.

Treasured youngest Son of the late Kathleen & Rex Symes of Harcourt. Cherished Brother of Daryl (dec), Kenneth (dec), Jillian & Greg.

You made life beautiful by unselfish deeds, generous thoughts for other’s needs, happy, smiling, always content & respected wherever you went. R.I.P


Very dearly loved & loving partner of Gail for 24 wonderful years. Proud & Devoted Dad to Dean & Shawn. Stepdad to Jason & Shannyn, & their families.

A man in a million, loved with a love, beyond all telling, missed with a grief, beyond all tears.


Dad, I should never have to explain to you how much you meant to me. Every day in your presence was an absolute pleasure. You are without a doubt the best part of me and I could never repay you for that and will love you always Dad. Take care and look forward to seeing you again. 
– In loving memory by Dean, Eve, Jake, Luca & Lily.

Precious memories woven in gold, these are the moments I will forever hold. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still, in my heart you hold a place, no one could ever fill. Remembering you will be easy, I will do it every day. Missing you is the heartache, that will never go away. Everything you have taught me, I will forever treasure, my father I love you beyond words, I will miss you beyond measure.

Love ya Dad
Loving Father-in-law to Kelly & Grandfather to Jake, Ty and Charlotte.


A smiling face, a heart of gold, the dearest Brother this world could hold. On earth you toiled, in heaven you rest, God bless you baby Brother; you were the best.

-Heartbroken Sister, Jillian.


So long John (Crash), you put up a tremendous fight now it’s time to rest. Will miss you every minute, my go to mate for a chat. Will meet you again one day in that big rest area in the sky.

-Love always Jan, Greg & family.


Uncle Crash, thank you for being so loving and caring to all of us. We could always rely on you to give us the right advice. We are going to miss you. Keep on truckin’ up there xx

-Deanna, Glen, Bailey, Shania, Shelby and Cooper.


Much loved Uncle. Dearly missed. Forever in our hearts and memories.

-Daniel, Donna, Brad, Caitlin, and Breanna.


Uncle Crash, in our hearts and our minds always and forever.

-Kellie, Dale, Lyla and Max.


Uncle Crash, I will always cherish the memories of the days in the Service Station. You were a great mentor. We will be telling many stories of our time together.

-Mick, Latitia, Jack, Lily, Harry, Jessica, Ebony and Emma.


A special one of a kind person with a heart of gold. Beautiful memories of all the happy times we have had together over the years. Such a loyal and happy friend. Thank you for just being yourself. Our lives have been richer for having known you. Treasured Memories.

-Pauline, Geoff, Rick, Scott, Melissa Jones & Family.


The Funeral Service to honour John’s life will be held at the Community Centre, 45 Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek on Saturday, 19th December 2020, commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the Service, John will take his final ride to the Harcourt Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

One Comment on “SYMES, John Peter

  1. John You were a great neighbour at harcourt for many years. You rescued my cat from the animal shelter in Melbourne because some caring city slicker had the lack of insight to know country cats go for walks along Symes road at harcourt and don’t get lost. So she rescued him and took him to Melbourne. But you shared your Mac Donald’s with him on the trip home. I bought my grand kids a cubby and swing set and you brought that home for me by going out of your way yet again. When the freeway was being designed you helped with the stress we all had and offered support. You would check in on my property in Symes road and offer help if I needed You were such a generous community man with a heart of gold. My condolences to Gail and the kids and enjoy the trucking rides in heaven. Rest In Peace. Your journey is done.
    Lynne Watt.
    Neighbour from harcourt now in Castlemaine

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