CARMICHAEL, John Stephen


Passed away peacefully at home on February 5th, 2019, surrounded by family and friends.

Cherished and loved life partner of Simone, proud father of Alice. Loved brother of Lynne and David.

Adored by extended family and friends

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with John's wishes a Private Cremation will be held.

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  1. My heartfelt sympathies go to Simone, who was so amazing at caring for John,and who loved him so deeply. I’ll always be sorry that I didn’t get a chance to know John before his illness , I think I missed out on knowing someone special, and having some great times.

    Jenny Mackenzie February 7 2019 12:41 am
  2. Desrest Simone
    My deepest sympathies to you at this sad time
    You were a devoted and caring partner whose strength and devotion shone through during these last months, as you supported John through his final journey
    Thank you for including us during this time too
    John’s love and knowledge of history and politics continued to
    inform and teach us. His honesty and and quirky way with words were endearing qualities
    Denise Veltre
    February 7th 2019

    Denise Veltre February 7 2019 8:37 am
  3. CARMICHAEL John (John Boy):
    Can’t imagine life without you. A wise textbook of knowledge, master of dry one-liners, epitome of a person wearing a wry smile and, above all, welcoming, no-nonsense, hospitable, generous and loyal friend. You’ve left us with enough cherished memories to last a lifetime. Thanks for your love and friendship. Bronwyn, Harry, Will, Oli and Ed. X

    Bronwyn Lucas February 7 2019 9:28 am
  4. As my 2years old named you Boy John so Boy John your loss is deeply hurtful and sad, of course nothing compare to your inconsolable Gramp so my heart goes out to you Simone, both of you have handled it with dignity and integrity.
    There is no word to explain the loss and emptiness but i will always remember you for your sense of humour, quirkiness, memories over the years like crashing the trailer into the balcony when you helped me move and taking out your side mirror at the gate as you were moving out i cant help myself but to laugh and you still had quirky smile on your face..
    I am so lucky and thank you for being apart of my life for the last two decades and your love and support when i needed the most. You taught me how to live honest, simple and no nonsense life and of course to ditch the crap beer and drink the right one, that goes out to you both.
    i am honored to be apart this process will cherish the memories and keep everything you have told me as your were sitting in that bloody chair. thank you and i have to go as its my beer time so cheers to you Boy John.

    Zia February 7 2019 1:30 pm
  5. John, a wise soul with knowledge of all topics both big and small, the world is a little less bright without you, you will be greatly missed, the memories and the beers we shared will be cherished.
    Aunt, the strength you have shown, your devotion, care and love run deep. I will forever admire the person you are.
    We love you both always, Cloe, Andrew and Harrison xx

    Cloe February 7 2019 4:05 pm
  6. John, wise, witty, dry humour and of course teller of stories. We will always remember with lots of laughs the wig who looked like a cat!!
    What journey John and you were brave and dignified right up to the end.. Simone you are stronger that you will ever know and I am proud to call you my sister, true love runs deep and yours and Johns was the deepest..

    We love and cherish you both….goodbye John…..bars open, cheers!

    Sonia and Hayden. XXX

    Sonia Dickson February 7 2019 5:08 pm
  7. John Boy, what a privilege to have known you all my life.

    You’re endless knowledge on everything always amazed me.

    I know you will be keeping an eye on Aunt from above and I will be keeping her in line down here until you two meet again. The love you shared is inspiring.

    A gentle, giving man who showed nothing but courage until the end.

    With a heavy heart, cheers to you John Boy.

    Love Lizzie xxx

    Lizzie February 7 2019 6:17 pm
  8. its sad and hard that you are no longer with us.Thanks for letting us to be a part of your life, we will cherish the memories and your sense humor will make us laugh every time we remember you. I have told Lina you are sleeping with fairies and she will miss the baby eater. You will be sorely missed and you will always be in our hearts.

    We love you simone and Lina will be looking after you.

    Sharifa February 7 2019 7:31 pm
  9. John you were a man of many words, full of wisdom and always a good story teller. You were the perfect match for Simone so calm and Able to keep her in line.
    Don’t worry John we wil keep an eye on Simone. Relax now John and have a beer or two.
    Love Karen Stephen Sam and Caitlin.

    Karen Britton February 8 2019 10:19 am
  10. We are deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. His kind nature and humour made his company a pleasure. A perfect partner to Simone, he will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences to Simone who, has shown tremendous strength and devotion. You are in our thoughts. The Savages and extended families – Go Saints!

    Jenni Kuta (Savage) February 8 2019 10:21 am
  11. A joyful soul who cherished every moment of life and lived life to fullest.
    he had wonderful humor that always made me laugh, you will be missed, John.

    It was a great honor knowing you and you were an amazing inspiration to all of us.

    Shafiq February 8 2019 11:42 am
  12. John, you were my colleague for years. You were always helpful and I enjoyed your knowledge and sense of humour–all of which are missed. I have many fond memories and I wish Simone and your entire family strength during this very difficult time.

    Bryan McGowan February 8 2019 2:54 pm
  13. John – a good friend from times ago, a great sense of humour and wonderful laugh, generous, perceptive, an incisive mind. Memories of conversations about the deeply philosophical and the trivial, memories of bikes and beers. I’m so grateful you got in touch and we had a chance to catch up, I miss you now. Condolences to Simone, to Alice, to family and close friends.

    Jasper February 11 2019 9:54 am
  14. John was Ron’s best mate in the 70’s and 80’s and a friend to me. Though he and Ron had limited contact since then, the times they shared were valued. We are saddened to hear of his passing, yet happy to know that he was supported by people who loved him. Deepest condolences to his family and nearest and dearest. Rest in peace John.
    Kris Kristensen and Ron Cunneen

    Kristine Kristensen February 13 2019 10:59 pm
  15. I was deeply saddened to hear of John’s passing. It would have been nice to say goodbye to a work colleague who always make time to chat no matter how busy he was. His humor and friendship will be missed

    Sioe See Volaric March 9 2019 5:24 pm

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