ELTON, Michael Joseph

Born on July 16, 1951. Passed away on September 18, 2020.

Passed away suddenly at home.

Loved husband of Karen and loving father of William.

Friend to all and will be sorely missed.

Funeral Notice

Service: Tuesday September 29, 2020

The Funeral of Mr. Michael Elton will be live-streamed on Tuesday, September 29th, 2020 commencing at 11.30 am.

To view the live-stream, click here

24 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Karen and William.
    The passing of your husband and father came as a shock to us both.
    He was the best Landlord we could of had, a true gentleman and his memory will live with us forever.
    Rest in Peace Michael, out of pain and angst.
    Your friends
    Sue Ritchie and Jim Whitton.

    SUSAN RITCHIE September 24 2020 6:49 pm
  2. RIP Michael,
    We met you through contracting spraying black berries with the helicopter.
    Loved your stories you told, always up for a chat and a laugh. You will be sadly missed.
    Rob and Sandy Martin . XX

    Sandy Martin September 25 2020 5:56 am
  3. I’m sorry to hear of Michael’s passing, he will be missed by many. I never had the privilege of meeting Michael but all that I heard, gave me the impression that Michael was a good man; he was a friend and mentor to my brother (much more than a boss) and someone who left an impact on his life on which I am very appreciative of.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Karen and William.

    Rebecca Dwyer (Daniel’s sister) September 25 2020 7:56 am
  4. Friends like Micheal are very rare in life 😘We consider ourselves lucky to have known him especially Flanno he was like his brother,compassionate,caring friend who will be sadly missed😢Our heart &l luv goes out to his wife Karen and son Will 💕Rest in Peace Micheal Til we meet again 💙 All our luv dear friend Cliveene & Flanno

    Cliveene & Flanno September 25 2020 2:33 pm
  5. Our deepest sympathy to Karen and Will, we were shocked and saddened to hear about Mike’s passing. He was always up for a chat about watches, travel, shooting… or just about anything else. We will miss his visits and chats dearly.
    Sincerely Robert, Robyn, Ben & Amanda Woods

    Amanda Woods September 25 2020 2:40 pm
  6. Friends like Michael are very rare in life, we consider ourselves lucky to have known him, especially Flanno he was like his Brother.
    He was Compassionate & A Caring friend who will be sadly missed
    Our hearts and love goes out to his wife Karen and his son Will
    Rest In Peace Michael till we meet again
    All our love your friends Flanno & Cliveene

    Flanno & Cliveene September 25 2020 3:16 pm
  7. Rest In Peace Michael, you were a lovely man and you are going to be missed. Sending all our love to Karen & Will.
    Lots of love from Lu Xav Fletch and Ollie

    Lueanne Nemet September 25 2020 4:51 pm
  8. Dearest Karen & William,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Michael’s passing.
    Some of my fondest childhood memories are of our wonderful time spent at ‘Wonga’. You welcomed us so warmly into your home and onto the farm. I remember Michael to be so kind & caring, and had a wonderful sense of humour.
    Melanie Drayton xx

    Melanie Drayton September 25 2020 7:12 pm
  9. Condolences to all of Micheal’s family ,friends and workers we are saddened to hear of his sudden passing..Thanks for the chats Michael even if it was only a few times .
    Rob @ Colac Glass & Screens

    Rob Montano September 26 2020 6:06 am
  10. Deepest condolences to Karen and Will. Mick was a great friend and we had so many great memories with you.
    Love from Karen, Jess and Tayla x

    Jess Featherstone September 26 2020 11:40 am
  11. Dear Karen and Will, Please accept our sympathy on the passing of your much loved husband/dad. Remembering many happy times together over the years, including working with Michael on the farm through drought and flooding rains. He will be sadly missed by us especially by Julian. Thinking of you – Julian, Georgia, Emma Roache ,Patricia and John Roache.

    Patricia Roache September 26 2020 5:57 pm
  12. Karen and Will I really don’t know what to say but I remember your husband and dad as being truly larger than life .He was one of a kind and my heart goes out to you .He will live long in the memories of all who crossed his path
    May he Rest In Peace but he will make his presence known in the land beyond
    Love Janet Felix and Sebastian x

    Janet Asser September 27 2020 6:29 pm
  13. It was a complete shock and now with a heavy heart to have heard about Mike’s passing. He had such strength to have gotten through what he had over the years. I will miss the long chats and laughs, the world will not be the same. He will be forever in our hearts.
    Love to Karen, Will, Robbie, Laura and family – we are thinking of you all in these difficult times.
    Lots of Love Michelle & Robert de Julia 😥

    MIchelle de Julia September 28 2020 6:03 pm
  14. Sincere condolences Karen and Will I am sure you are both struggling to believe that Michael is gone. We are all so sad that we can’t congregate from all over Australia to give you two comfort and give Elton the ‘Len Evans Style’ send-off he would have wanted. Michael was a friend of 39 years and it is hard to imagine that there will not be another phone call with him ranting about some political action that had particularly annoyed him…to my surprise I know I will miss those calls. We are scattered across Australia but please remember Michael has left you with dozens of friends who will be there for you both if you ever need them.

    Love Ann

    Ann Oliver September 28 2020 6:08 pm
  15. Rest in Peace dear Michael, we will always remember you as larger than life. You were there for everyone and especially my children. Heartfelt condolences to Karen and Will- thinking of you in these difficult times. sending love and hugs.

    joumana Elton September 29 2020 8:31 am
  16. Dear Karen and Will,
    We are so saddened by your loss and the loss of a great man. I thought this quote was appropriate:

    “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil”

    Thinking of you both on this tough day. Eddie Taylor (and team at at Hood Sweeney)

    Eddie Taylor September 29 2020 10:25 am
  17. “Mate Trust Me”, that’s what you always said to me, and I did and somehow it would all go paper shaped and we bust a gut laughing, your were a big brother, always there when I needed you, we travelled together, we got drunk together and we laughed our heads off. You were a man amongst men, respected, honest and as straight as a arrow, I promise brother to be there for Karen and Will whenever they need me, I love them like my own.
    Look down on us and look after us all,
    Love you mate

    Kevin Altera September 29 2020 11:24 am
  18. To Karen and William

    I am deeply saddened to learn of Michael’s sudden passing. In the relatively short time I knew Michael I found him to be an extremely interesting gentleman with a multitude of incredible stories and depth of knowledge on numerous topics/ issues. We had many interesting conversations, especially about one of his passions, the Perendales. My sincere condolences to each of you and your immediate family.

    Gavin Wall

    GAvin Wall September 29 2020 12:04 pm
  19. So sorry for your loss Karen, Will and family. Lots of good memories from over the years. He will be sadly missed by all.

    RIP Michael – a true gentleman. x

    Melinda Moodie

    Melinda Moodie September 29 2020 12:45 pm
  20. Thinking of you Karen and Will so many plans so many memories. Michael was a good neighbour a friend to many.Gellibrand will miss you Michael rest in peace in our prayers. Erin and Virginia

    Erin Green September 29 2020 1:20 pm
  21. I met Michael many many years ago and he truly was larger than life, a true gentleman and always had something interesting to say. I was shocked to hear that he had passed away and there was a part of me that did not really believe until today. My heart goes out to you Karen and Will . An incredible loss for yourselves and all who knew him. Rest in Peace Michael X.

    Dijana Sladic September 29 2020 4:44 pm
  22. We send our best wishes and condolences to Karen and William. We enjoyed and appreciated working in with Michael when we exported 120 perendale ewes to his piece of paradise back in 2016. We couldn’t of asked for a more honorable easy going person to do business with. His hospitality and kindness to us when we visited leaves an enduring memory.

    Tim, Sue and Woody Anderson (Mt Guardian perendales) September 30 2020 4:54 pm
  23. Deepest sympathy Karen, I hope knowing how much Michael was loved and cared helps ease your pain Trish

    Trish Nelson September 30 2020 5:17 pm
  24. Thoughts & best wishes to you both Karen & Will. The world is a lesser place for not having Michael in it. He was an incredibly astute individual whom I admired greatly. Michael was one of the biggest male influences for me personally & professionally. His broad knowledge of business was something I always aspired to, his capacity to converse, educate & his high level of compassion was something I always envied. He was a friend & mentor whom I never got to spend enough time with. Vale Michael Elton. One of the greats.
    Justin Miles

    Justin Miles October 2 2020 5:49 pm

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