HESTER, Ronald Jack “Jack”

Born on December 4, 1929. Passed away on February 21, 2024.

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, aged 94 years.

Dearly loved husband of Marie (dec). Cherished father and father-in-law of Diane and Lindon. Adored Grandad and Great Grandad of Julie, Melissa, Lindon and Melody.

Always loved and forever missed.

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday March 6, 2024

The Funeral of Mr. Ronald “Jack” Hester will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 commencing at 1:30 p.m.

The Funeral will leave the Chapel at the conclusion of the service for the Colac Lawn Cemetery.

For those who are unable to attend, click here to view the live-stream.

17 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Jack employed me to work on his dairy farm at Woolwool when I was still a kid (I think I was 16) milking cows and general farm work.
    Jack was always fair, understanding & supportive and we became good friends which has lasted to this day.
    Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P

    My condolences to Diane, Lindon, Julie, Melissa & families 💕

    Ronald Rippon February 26 2024 11:22 pm
  2. Uncle Jack, was a great man with a great sense of humour.. Fond memories of him when I was growing up.
    Great innings! RIP.
    Sympathy to Diane and family

    Sue February 27 2024 10:43 am
  3. Our deepest sympathy to Diane, Lindon, Julie, Simon, Lindon, Melody and Melissa on the passing of Mr Hester.
    May he RIP after a long and fulfilling life. 🖤🤍🖤
    Barb and Gary. xx

    Barb O’Dowd February 27 2024 3:25 pm
  4. Our thoughts are with you Diane Linden and Family on the passing of Jack

    Elaine and Ian Kent February 28 2024 4:07 am
  5. Shall miss my catch up chats Jack & his cheeky smile every time I arrived to do his home care. Thinking of you Diane, Lindon, Julie, Simone , Lindon, Melody & Melissa. May all your treasured memories help you to cope with your great loss . 🌸💜 Sending you warm love 🌺🩵🌺💙

    Barbara Tucker February 28 2024 9:46 pm
  6. To a great gentleman. Thank you. You have lived a great life with many person thinking of you as a great character, Jack.
    Rest in peace and will not be forgotten for the gentleman that you are to us folks ..
    We,, the Boardman & Richens family’s are for ever grateful of growing up with you at Wool Wool & chatting for many years afterwards on the farm and at life’s events.

    Paul Richens February 29 2024 6:10 am
  7. RIP Jack, a very loyal, district minded gentleman, a proud cattleman with whom I had the pleasure to do business. Wool Wool has lost a local identity. Deepest sympathy to Jack’s family.
    Tim & Helen Gibson

    Tim & Helen Gibson February 29 2024 10:12 pm
  8. I was a trainee from Canada and lived with and worked for Jack and Marie on their dairy farm over thirty years ago. I also got to know Diane and Julie well. They all showed me much kindness and I felt like part of the family. Jack and Marie had even came to Canada to visit with me and my family . Many great memories . Jack and I had kept in touch over the years with many letters shared back and forth and I will miss that. Simply put, Jack was a good man and I am very fortunate to have known him. My condolences to Diane and the family .

    Shelley Wishnowski Goertzen March 1 2024 1:00 am
  9. Uncle Jack, brother of our Dad Alan and brother in law to our Mum Barbara (both dec).

    Wonderful memories of our times together at Wool Wool, Apollo Bay and Colac.
    Rest peacefully.
    Our love and sympathy to Diane and family

    Dawn, Jenny, Helen, Ketrina, Ros & families x

    Ketrina Hester March 1 2024 1:38 pm
  10. comhbhrón ó chroí le Diane agus lena muintir.
    Carachtar ildaite i mo shaol ab ea Uncail Jack. Cé gur fhág mé an Astráil breis agus 30 bliain ó shin lean sé air ag déanamh teagmhála liom lena litreacha ildaite cúpla uair sa bhliain. Caillfidh mé a chuid litreacha agus a fhrithghníomhartha aisteacha ar a raibh ag tarlú ina shaol. Ceann de na cuimhní cinn is luaithe atá agam ná siúl suas go dtí a dhéiríocht agus a lámh ar éigean in ann a fheiceáil thar a chuid guma, a chreid mé ag an am a bheith ar an aitheantas is mó a chonacthas riamh, agus é ag insint dom faoi na ba a chuaigh thart orainn. Imithe ach gan dearmad. R.I.P Uncail Jack.
    ó chroí
    Marie beag, Micheál, agus a chlann

    sincere condolences to Diane and family.
    Uncle Jack was a colorful character in my life. Even though i had left Australia over 30 years ago he continued to keep in contact with me with his colorful letters several times a year. I will miss his letters and his quirky antidotes of what was happening in his world. One of my earliest memories is walk up to his dairy holding his hand barely able to see over his gumboots, which i believed at the time to be the biggest in the world, and him telling me all about the cows we passed. Gone but not forgotten. R.I.P Uncle Jack.
    Little Marie, Micheál, and family

    Marie O'Donnell-UiDhonnachá March 1 2024 11:13 pm
  11. Colac RSL acknowledges with great regret the passing of Mr Ronald Jack “Jack” Hester. Jack was an esteemed member of Colac RSL who provided comfort and companionship to so many service personnel through his work in the RSL Home & Hospital program. A man of integrity and compassion, much loved and sadly missed. A true gentleman, our heartfelt condolences go to Diane Linden and Family. RIP old friend!

    Secretary, Colac RSL March 2 2024 10:06 pm
  12. A true gentleman I had the pleasure to listen to and work with in promoting the dairying industry as one that gave young people an opportunity to be well trained and receive a great pathway to a rewarding career. This he was very passionate about. My thoughts are with Jacks family at this sad time. Thank you Mr Hester and may you rest in peace,
    Rod Cartwright.
    Victorian Group Training Company

    Rod Cartwright March 3 2024 12:16 am
  13. Many of my fondest memories as a child, and later as an adult when I wound up working for him, are related to Jack and his family and his farm.
    There was never a moment of silence in the dairy, there was always something to learn from him, or just a story of times past – that almost always wound up teaching me something new anyway.
    Jack always showed great kindness and patience, often far more than I deserved, he was a great man.
    He will be remembered and missed.

    Jon March 5 2024 4:52 pm
  14. Our Deepest Sympathy to Diane & Lindon, Julie & Simon, Lindon &
    Melody & Melissa. Hold on to your Happy Memories as they will last a lifetime. 🌹

    Janet & Bob Hinkley. March 5 2024 10:06 pm
  15. Deepest sympathy to Diane , Lindon and the family
    Jack was a tireless advocate for the dairy industry and water management in the warrion aquifer
    I worked with Jack on many of these groups and valued his thoughtful and wise contribution
    Rest in peace Jack
    Peter Delahunty

    Peter Delahunty March 6 2024 8:50 am
  16. Our first neightbour when Mike and I rented one of their houses at WoolWool in 1974. Jack welcomed us with generosity: family meals & celebrations, vegetables from that productive garden out the back, fresh milk from the dairy, and those amazing gladiolus!
    Ready with a smile and laugh, Jack always made time to chat and listen despite his busy farming life and his many and varied contributions to community: education, water catchment, dairying, RSL, sport and health. Such a long and productive life. Now resting in peace.
    You’ve been a valued godfather to Tim. Thankyou Jack

    The Ebeling family March 8 2024 9:47 am
  17. To Diane Lindon and family Our condolences to you all on the passing of Jack. A live well lived. Rest in peace Jack. From Lillian and Frank

    Lillian Filice April 4 2024 7:30 pm

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