GARNER, Alexander Joseph jnr “Lex”

Born on February 13, 1930. Passed away on July 10, 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Japara Balmoral Grove Aged Care, Grovedale, aged 91 years.  Dearly loved husband of Nance. Loved and loving father of Kim, Dianne and Judy, and father-in-law of Audrey, David and Giovanni. Devoted and adored grandfather of Hayden and Charlotte, Alexander and Felicity, and Lucy.

Forever in our hearts and memories.

Funeral Notice

Service: Monday July 19, 2021

Due to the current COVID restrictions, a private funeral will be held for Mr. Alexander ‘Lex’ Garner.

For those who are unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on Monday, July 19, 2021 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

To view the recording, click here.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

37 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Lex was a very special to our families and to the local community . We are thinking fondly of all the things he had done for our families Special thought to Nance, Kim, Dianne , And Judy And families Love from Pauline and Ray xxx

    pauline Moorfoot July 11 2021 5:34 pm
  2. Thinking of you all, Aunty Nance, Kim, Diane and Judy and Families. We have many very fond memories of growing up together.
    Love Carmel & Paul Thannhauser and Family.

    Carmel Thannhauser July 12 2021 9:46 am
  3. Our thoughts and sympathy to Nance and family on the sad passing of Lex. From Frankie Boylan , Judy and Boylan family

    Judy Jackson July 12 2021 2:45 pm
  4. Dad would always speak of your amazing tomatoes that he would be able to eat. Maybe the both of you can talk gardens and driver reviver up in heaven..Please say hello to Mum and Dad for me. RIP LEX A true gentleman taken to soon XOXOOX

    Nicole gill July 13 2021 9:46 pm
  5. Deepest sympathy Nance and family on the passing of Lex

    Ian and Elaine Kent July 14 2021 10:13 am
  6. Our Deepest Sympathy to Nance,Kim,Dianne,Judy and the Garner Families with the passing of Lex.Just a Gentle giant who was always on for a chat if we met any where in the street or at home.R.I.P.Loving cousin of Michael & Dorothy (both dec),Brian,Gavin,Stephen,Ricky and Extended family.

    Brian & Gail Finn July 14 2021 11:04 am
  7. One of nature’s gentlemen
    Sincere condolences to his beautiful family
    Lex will be greatly missed.

    Anne Lloyd July 14 2021 11:11 pm
  8. Rip Lex – Thinking of all your family at this time. Condolences from Susan, Paul, Lisa, Brett Oliver and Cooper in Queensland.

    Susan Flanigan July 15 2021 2:16 am
  9. Deepest sympathy to Nance, Kim, Dianne, Judy and families on the sad passing of Lex. Sympathy also to all the Garner families.
    Peter (Dec) & Maureen Finn and family

    Maureen Finn July 16 2021 1:32 pm
  10. Deepest sympathy Auntie Nance, Kim, Dianne, Judy and families on the sad passing Uncle Lex. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Suzanne and Stephen Xx

    Suzanne Howard July 18 2021 11:35 am
  11. Sending our sympathies to Judy and the Garner family on the loss of your wonderful dad. Thinking of you all at the sad time.
    Love Liz, Greg and family

    Elizabeth Ryan July 18 2021 11:40 am
  12. Deepest sympathy to all the family on the passing of Lex. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. Love from Paul Carol and families xx

    Carol Darby July 18 2021 5:31 pm
  13. I have such wonderful memories of Lex, a man so proud of his family. My deepest sympathy to you; Nance, Kim, Dianne, Judy and your families. My thoughts and love are with you. He will always be a tall man in my eyes.

    Craig McPherson July 18 2021 5:38 pm
  14. Deepest sympathy to Nance, Diane, Judy, Kim and families My thoughts are with you all at this sad time the loss of your wonderful husband & father. Love to all.

    Gwenda Robertson.
    July 18 2021.

    Gwenda Robertson July 18 2021 7:06 pm
  15. Our deepest condolences for your loss. A difficult time for you all. Our thoughts and prays to you all. May your beautiful Husband Dad father-in-law and Grandfather Rest In Peace, Nance Diane Kim Judy David Lucy and the rest of the family
    All our love Paul, Athens Angelique and Billy Neskakis

    Athens Neskakis July 19 2021 8:45 am
  16. Sending condolences and love to the Garner family at this challenging time. All of Di’s work family are thinking of you all and we know how special Lex was to her and you all. Deepest sympathies, the Whitelion team

    Tanya Hendry July 19 2021 10:22 am
  17. Deepest sympathy to Di, David and Lucy and Nance and the Garner family. Di is so special to us that we feel her loss deeply, and from her stories know Lex to be special and beloved.

    Rowena July 19 2021 11:13 am
  18. Deepest Sympathy to Nancy and family my thoughts are with you all today Lex always greeted me with a smile and would asked me how mum was we would have a great chat how I missed not seeing him around in the last year Maree Ritchie

    Maree Ritchie July 19 2021 12:41 pm
  19. Deepest sympathy to Nance and family. Such a gentle man that we respected so much.
    Our thoughts are with you during this sad time. May Lex Rest In Peace now. Xxx

    Suzanne Day July 19 2021 1:07 pm
  20. Sending ❤️and thoughts to Nance,Kim,Dianne,Judy and families on the passing of Lex????xx

    Cathy Merrett(Garner) July 19 2021 1:36 pm
  21. Sincere condolences to you Di and your family, thinking of you as you remember your beloved father. All our love and blessings.

    Ia manuia lau malaga ina ia filemu (May your journey be peaceful)
    Faamanuia le Atua ( God bless)

    With love and blessings Malia and family

    Malia Seumalu July 19 2021 2:16 pm
  22. Our deepest condolensences to the Garner family on the loss of a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. We share in your sadness as we remember Lex. Love the McDowell’s.

    McDowell Family July 19 2021 2:41 pm
  23. My deepest sympathy to you all. Although I did not meet Lex, I heard a lot about him from Judy. The stories that she told me about Lex, and those provided during the service. painted me a picture of a very special person who will be sorely missed. He has been well loved.

    Gitta Petersen July 19 2021 2:45 pm
  24. My condolences to Nance and the Garner family.
    Lex was a big & strong man in so many ways.
    Really appreciated our catchups and talks regarding council and other community issues.
    Always straight, full of integrity and prepared to stand up for what was right.
    Will be greatly missed.
    RIP Lex.
    Chris Smith

    Chris Smith July 19 2021 2:49 pm
  25. Thinking of you Di and your family during this difficult time. Hope you get to share and cherish all the wonderful memories of Lex. Sending my condolences.

    Gillian Clegg July 19 2021 2:54 pm
  26. To Nance and Family sending our deepest sympathy on the loss of Lex. Lex was always a good and caring neighbour and friend
    to the Cole family this includes the late Lyla Cole, Doug, Lorraine and Brett.

    Doug Cole, Brett Cole, and Lorraine Cole July 19 2021 2:54 pm
  27. To the memory of a big and generous man condolences to nance and family from beeac darc

    Ys long remembered

    J m darcy July 19 2021 3:02 pm
  28. On behalf of Mum – Monica Matthews, (nee Garner)
    Deepest sympathy to you all, my heart was with you today. With special memories of the times that I had, when leaving boarding school, and Lex would look after me particularly well – getting me to and from my social outings in the truck.
    A very special memory is when we were leaving the farm, and He simply said, Is there anything you would like to do before you leave the farm? I said I have never been up onto the Warrion Hill to see where Des died ( In 1942) and He said, right we are going. So Lex, Allan and I went, and I cherish that memory for the rest of my life – along with rose petals from each home, we were able to scatter, and it was so beautiful. We shared many special moments growing up as Brother and Sister. I looked on today, as a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.
    Love from Monica.
    The little petunia in the onion patch.

    Carmel Thannhauser July 19 2021 3:33 pm
  29. Deepest sympathy to Nance and Families.
    I Will always remember Lex as such a gentleman. I hope he and Dad are up in heaven talking tractors and trucks.
    With love Michelle Johnston (nee Day) and family x

    Michelle Day July 19 2021 4:32 pm
  30. Condolences to all the Garner family. Though I never met Lex, Judy has shared so many stories about her wonderful father that I have a strong sense of what a great loss his death is is to all his family. Deepest sympathy to you all.

    Kirsty Murray July 19 2021 5:11 pm
  31. We know today had been a difficult day for the Garner family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Everyone in Kim’s work family at FedEx Logistics would like to convey our condolences.

    Jocelyn Baclor July 19 2021 7:36 pm
  32. Deepest condolences to Nance, Kim, Dianne, Judy and families on the passing of Lex.

    A moving service, which captured the essence of a life well lived; strong family values, authentic, thoughtful and a proud man who put his family first.

    So pleased Kim was able to attend in person and deliver such a heartfelt eulogy. Wishing fond memories help each of you through this time.

    Glenn, Jo and family

    Glenn Garner July 19 2021 8:43 pm
  33. I found Lex to be a lovely caring man
    It was a pleasure knowing you Lex
    Gary Riches

    Gary Riches July 19 2021 9:46 pm
  34. Our deepest sympathy to Nance and family. Lex was a dear friend of Julie and Tom Finn (both dec) and very much part of the early years of Bernie, Alistair and Geraldine. I can only imagine the catching up that has gone on Above over the past week.
    May God bless and keep you always, Lex. You will never be forgotten.

    Bernie and Cathy Finn July 20 2021 12:07 am
  35. Di. Very much in my thoughts at this significant time. I hope the funeral was a wonderful celebration of your dad and all that he was for you. I hope the memories are deep and rich of all the wonderful times you spent together. Much love Mandy x

    Mandy McGennisken July 20 2021 9:03 am
  36. Lex was a gentle giant of a man. He was generous, loving, honest and idiosyncratic.
    What impressed me most about Lex was his dogged sense of Justice. He was a moral person who could differentiate easily between right and wrong. When caught in the hurly-burly, where truth was being argued – we could see Lex going in on the side of right; he didn’t like being confronted by liars or hypocrites. He knew what was right and was like a dog with a bone incessantly arguing to prove his point. My view was that he was mostly right and I loved the energy of his pursuit of the truth, fairness and ultimately justice.
    If Lex inspired people to be like him, the world would be a better place. He wasn’t confounded by complications he took them in his stride into The Battle.
    Lex never went to Ireland – he never got around to it – he still thought of himself as an Irishman and I did too, Vale Lexie-Boy.

    David Greene July 20 2021 5:14 pm
  37. Deepest sympathy to Nancy, Kim, Diane and Judy and families on your sad loss. Lex was one in a million, a gentle giant and always ready with a smile and friendly greeting. Rest in peace Lex. Sincere condolences also to Monica and all the Garner family.

    Tom & Rosaleen (Carroll) Donovan,

    Rosaleen Donovan August 30 2021 9:49 pm

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