ARNOLD, Maxwell Phillip “Max”

Born on August 1, 1940. Passed away on June 3, 2019.

Passed away peacefully at St John of God Hospital, Geelong after a long battle with illness. Loved Husband of Isobel. Father and father-in-law of Stephen and Lisa, Brett and Carolyn, Nerissa and Jamie. Pa Maxy to Grady, Nicholas and Austin; Sophie, Mitchell and Annabelle; Chloe, Luke and Josh. Pa Mack-Mack to Evie. Mate of Jodie.

Funeral Notice

Service: Friday June 7, 2019

Max's family wish to invite you to join them for refreshments and the celebration of his life at the City Bowls Club, Gravesend Street, Colac on Friday, June 7, 2019 commencing at 3:00 p.m.

In accordance with family wishes, a prior Private service has been held.

26 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. To Isobel & family, My deepest sympathies to you all , my love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Thinking of you , lots of love Debbie Melville. N.QLD.

    Debbie Melville June 4 2019 1:00 pm
  2. To Isobel and Family, thinking of you all at this time. Big Maxi was a great neighbour & friend to the Hutchison Family, we all loved our chats with him. Will be sadly missed. Rest in peace mate.

    Val Hutchison June 4 2019 4:52 pm
  3. To Isobel and Families it is with deep sadness to hear of Max (MPA) has lost his battle with his Illness. I treasure our friendship,mystery bets and of course our football clashes and yes Max you stuck with your Blues and the Tatts tickets were as successful as the Blues.Deepest Sympathy to the Family and R.I.P MPA.Love the Finn Family.

    Brian & Gail Finn June 4 2019 5:35 pm
  4. Deepest sympathy to Isobel & family, I’m going to miss our politically incorrect chats at the office.
    RIP big fella

    Mark Colbourne June 4 2019 5:40 pm
  5. To Isobel, Stephen, Brett & Nerissa, so sorry to hear about the loss of Max our thoughts are with you all at this sad time xx
    The girls at Mackay’s Milkbar xx

    Colleen Colbourne June 4 2019 5:54 pm
  6. So sorry to read of Maxs passing. A tough man with a heart of gold. Heartfelt sympathy to all his family & friends. RIP Max

    Kerry Hulm June 4 2019 6:03 pm
  7. Dear Isobel & Family, we are thinking of you all at this sad time. Max was a great friend to Mum & Dad over many years. He was also very much a part of our lives during and after his time at South!

    Leaves a great legacy and will be missed.
    Greg & Di Libbis

    Greg Libbis June 4 2019 6:27 pm
  8. To Isobel, Stephen, Brett, Nerissa and families my love and thoughts are with you all on the sad passing of your husband, dad, pa and friend. Thinking of you all in your time of sadness. Jo JAMIESON and family xxx💙💙💙

    Jo Jamieson June 4 2019 9:14 pm
  9. Dear Isobel, Stephen, Brett, Nerissa and families, our heartfelt sympathy to you all on the loss of Max. He was a larger than life larrikin who will be sadly missed by so many. Many memories to treasure of golfing days gone by.
    Love from Sue Gamble and Pat Gamble

    Sue Gamble June 4 2019 11:51 pm
  10. Thinking of you all and sending love Annemarie

    Annemarie Bishop-Spangenberg June 5 2019 12:04 am
  11. Mr Arnold. Memories of chats and shenanigans in the Ausyral Top Bar will never be forgotten. Your chats and advice outside of the pub were more valuable and I continue to carry with me.
    Time to join Mr Neave at the very “Top Bar” for a ‘Bardi and a couple of mystery bets.
    Gav Serle

    Gavan Serle June 5 2019 8:03 am
  12. Deepest sympathies to Isobel and family from Roy and Hilda Bentley.

    Roy Bentley June 5 2019 8:48 am
  13. To Isobel & family, Our deepest sympathies to you all , our love and thoughts are with you at this sad time. Thinking of you all and the “Big Fellow”
    “Go the Blues”
    Coral and Ken

    Coral Hanson June 5 2019 9:49 am
  14. To Isobele & family, sorry to hear of Max’s passing, a good work mate and friend from years past
    George & Jan Capuano

    George Capuano June 5 2019 9:53 am
  15. Dear Isobel & family, we send our deepest sympathies on the passing of Max. Our love and thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    Love Lisa, Sally and the Salon7one girls

    Salon7one June 5 2019 1:02 pm
  16. To Isobel and family,
    We will miss all the chats and pats you gave to our pooches. We loved catching up on our regular arvo walks. Keep on walking all the dogs in heaven Maxy mate.

    Noelle, Val and Anne June 5 2019 1:18 pm
  17. To Isobel, Stephen, Brett & Nerissa. My heartfelt sympathy to you all. I was saddened to hear my mentor has passed. I had a lot of great years working with Max & also some very competitive games on the bowling green. John Mcmahon .

    John mcmahon June 5 2019 1:29 pm
  18. Isobel and family, our thoughts are extended to you with our regrets at your loss. Noel and Margaret and families.

    Margaret Steward June 5 2019 8:56 pm
  19. To Isobel and all the family. Thanks big max for the friendship and great time we spent on the green together. We were part of a very successful era of pennant. Rip big fella. Brad Oates

    Brad oates June 5 2019 9:59 pm
  20. Our sincere sympathy to Isobel, and family on the passing of Max. Max was a wonderful mentor to me and so many in the early days of the Colac Basketball Association. He helped local schools introduce basketball to students and was instrumental in developing and mentoring referees. A wonderful contributor to sport in Colac. Rest In Peace Max.
    Ian Foley and family

    Ian Foley June 5 2019 10:22 pm
  21. To Isobel and family. Farewell to Max. A good neighbor and friend. I’ll miss our “polite” political discussions chats, questionable emails and “puppy playgroup.” Say hello to Schuma, Max. Zoe will miss you too.

    Anne Egan June 6 2019 12:05 pm
  22. To Isobel,Stephen,Brett,Nerissa,and Family ,Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you all 😘 . Max was larger then life , alway there to give me advice ,over the 45 years of a special friendship, l will have to ring heaven in August for your birthday 🎂 ,you are going to be sadly missed 😢 ,RIP ,Deli & lan PARKER ,sorry won’t be there on Friday,as we are at West Wyalong .

    Delwyn PARKER June 6 2019 7:14 pm
  23. To Isobel , Stephen, Brett and Nerissa. When I was growing up Max was aways a bit scary bear but the dearest memory I have of Max was a walk around the block we took when I was in my twenties. My fears evaporated, my heart opened and the pussy cat trailed on behind us. I am sorry I didn’t visit very often. Much love from an absentee: niece and cousin – Trish

    Trish Ebert June 7 2019 7:35 am
  24. To the Spence and Arnold families…our deepest sympathies to you all at this sad time…lotsa love Angie Cooper and the Parry family oxoxox

    Angela Cooper June 7 2019 10:35 am
  25. Deepest sympathy to Isabel and family Max will be be greatly missed RIP Max
    From Bev and Keith McCarney

    Beverly McCarney June 7 2019 2:36 pm
  26. Deepest sympathy to all the arnold family
    So sorry for your loss
    R IP Max…

    Mary sproules June 24 2019 8:24 pm

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