PARKER, Graeme Richard “Gotch”

Born on December 16, 1951. Passed away on July 13, 2020.

Loved husband of Marg. Loving father and father-in-law of Tamzin and Luke McLennan.

Son of Tory and Ernie (both dec). Brother of Joan and Len Williamson, Jim and Norma (both dec), Noel (Blond) and Joan, Barry (Boswell) and Marie, Alan (Bill) and Geraldine (dec). Loyal son and life member of the Alvie Football Netball Club.

Resting peacefully.

Funeral Notice

Private service

The Funeral of Graeme Richard “Gotch” Parker will be live-streamed on Monday, July 20, 2020 commencing at 1:00 p.m.

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  1. Deepest sympathy to Marg, Tamzin , Luke and all the Parker families Go Pies from Eric, Eva and family

    Eva Hay July 14 2020 1:51 pm
  2. Deepest sympathy Marg and Tamzin and all the Parker family on the loss of Gotch. A big personality that will be missed by all who knew him. Keep your chin up Marg ❤️

    Gail Finn July 14 2020 6:39 pm
  3. So very sorry to hear that Gotch has passed away. Love to Marg, Tamzin and Luke at this time….I didn’t know him personally, but Marg, Tamzin and Luke I know quite well and I am so very sorry to hear the news…RIP Graeme

    Catherine O'Loughlin July 14 2020 7:56 pm
  4. Deepest sympathy to Marg and family on the sad loss of Gotch love and hugs and kisses to you all love Tina and Peter xxxx

    Tina white July 14 2020 7:59 pm
  5. My deepest sympathy Marg thinking of you in your very sad loss of Gotch may he find rest and peace, his battle is done.

    Julie Campbell July 14 2020 8:00 pm
  6. Our sincere sympathy to Marg & family. Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Darky & Marg

    Marg Williamson July 14 2020 9:06 pm
  7. R.I.P Gotch.
    Deepest sympathy to all the Parker family.

    Marc & Sally Montano and family

    Sally Montano July 14 2020 9:22 pm
  8. Memories we will keep forever, sleep well Gotch.
    Lots of Love
    Jenny, Mick, Jarrah, Hannah and Kiah Brumley

    Jenny Brumley July 14 2020 9:28 pm
  9. Condolences to Marg, Tamzin and Luke.
    Gotch, long time work mate. Life time memories to keep.
    John, Ann, Melanie and Chloe.

    John Simpson July 15 2020 10:01 am
  10. R.I.P. Gotch
    It was a pleasure to grow up with you.
    Regards to the family.
    Robert Curwood

    Robert Curwood July 15 2020 11:40 am
  11. Sincere sympathy to all. Good memories of happy times with the Parker families. Vonda Carson

    Vonda Carson July 15 2020 11:59 am
  12. Our Deepest Sympathy to Marg, Tamzin, Luke and the extended Parker and Craig families with the passing of Gotch. Way too soon. The Finn Families

    Brian & Gail Finn July 15 2020 1:47 pm
  13. A great mate from day one back in 1980, you told me you wanted to be a linesman and we achieved it, a great friend along with his family, Marg & Tamzin, memories will remain, glad we spoke a few weeks back. You will be missed by all.

    Colin & Shannon Snowden July 15 2020 1:59 pm
  14. Dear Marg, Tamzin and Luke. Deepest sympathies, may all your special memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sending our love, Len, Amy, Leah, Alana and Adam.

    Amy Cole July 15 2020 2:48 pm
  15. We drank together, we won raffles together. Marg was never late picking you up at club, and you were so proud of that. You loved the Pies and you loved Alvie. You were larger than life. RIP Gotch. Deepest sympathies to Marg, Tamzin and Luke.

    Bryan Grinton July 15 2020 9:37 pm
  16. Thinking of the good times we had…another legend bites the dust! Sending our deepest sympathies to your families. Love and hugs to Marg , Tamzin and Luke.
    John and Gloria Westbury

    John Westbury July 16 2020 10:01 am
  17. To Marg and Family,
    The playing Members of City Bowls Club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to you and your Family on the loss of
    Graeme (Gotch), we will all miss him around the Club, he was a keen competitor in our game.
    Val Hutchison
    Secretary City Bowls Club Colac.

    Val Hutchison. Secretary City Bowls Club. Bowls Section. July 16 2020 11:24 am
  18. Our condolences to Marg, Tamzin, Luke and the Parker family.
    Fond memories forever.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    John and Gail Clifford and family.

    John Clifford July 16 2020 11:45 am
  19. Fond memories of a loving Uncle. May you RIP Gotch. Love to Aunty Marg, Tamzin and Luke and extended families at this sad time. Love Nicole, Les and Thomas xxx

    Nicole Voysey July 16 2020 11:52 am
  20. Loved brother in law of Dianne and Bill, loved uncle of Nicole and Les, Paula and Russell and great uncle of Thomas, Samuel and Brodie. You will be sadly missed by everyone that knew you. Love to Marg, Tamzin and Luke. RIP Gotch. Love Di and Bill Matthews and Families xxx

    Di and Bill Matthews July 16 2020 12:01 pm
  21. Deepest sympathy to Marg and family at this sad time. You are in our thoughts.
    Chris and Matt Tippins.

    Christine and Matthew Tippins July 16 2020 1:40 pm
  22. Deepest sympathy to Marg Tamzin and Luke. Sorry to hear this news. Joan and Brian Hamilton

    Joan Hamilton July 16 2020 1:55 pm
  23. So very sorry to hear of the passing of Gotch.
    Great memories of our happy go lucky times growing up in Dreeite.
    Gotch will always hold a special place in our hearts for the bond he and dad shared. Forever grateful.
    Our deepest sympathy to Marg, Tamzin, Luke and the Parker family at this sad time.

    McKenzie family July 16 2020 6:46 pm
  24. A true Aussie gentleman, a funny bloke who loved a laugh and a beer. Condolences to Marg, Tamzin & Luke.

    Dale Egan July 16 2020 8:55 pm
  25. Condolences to you Marg, Tamzin, Luke and the Parker family. Always bright and cheerful, taken too soon.
    Tim, Helen and the Gibson family

    Helen Gibson July 17 2020 10:56 am
  26. My thoughts are with you Marg, Tamzin, Luke, and the extended Williamson/Parker Families.
    “Cheer, Cheer the Red and the White”
    Barb O’Dowd (Kilpatrick)

    Barb O’Dowd July 17 2020 10:59 am
  27. Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to Marg, Tamzin & Luke and extended families as you grieve for your dearly loved Gotch. He’ll always be remembered for his goodness, ready smile and for being such enjoyable company. Alvie rooms will never be the same. May treasured memories of a life well-lived bring you comfort at this time and in the days ahead.
    Pat, Marita and family

    Marita O'Shea July 17 2020 12:19 pm
  28. Sending lots of love to you, Tamzin and your family. Thoughts and prayers with you all. Matt and Kaz Goonan

    Matt and Karen Goonan July 17 2020 6:31 pm
  29. My thoughts and wishes to Marg, Tamzin and Luke at this time. Fond memories of Gotch

    jayne olds July 17 2020 8:32 pm
  30. To dear auntie marg , tamzin and luke,
    Sending our love to you all at this sad time sending bigs to you all may he rest in peace singing the Collingwood theme song !!
    Love and best wishes paula russell samuel and brodie auger xx
    To my mum dianne please give auntie marg a big cuddle and kiss from me xx

    Paula auger July 17 2020 8:57 pm
  31. Thinking of you at this sad time Marg,Tamzin & Luke,
    Many happy memories of days spent together at the Alvie Consolidated School.
    R.I.P. Gotch
    Warren & Sue Riches

    warren.riches July 18 2020 9:18 am
  32. Thinking of you Marg and Tamzin, Good memories of Gotch Rest In Peace
    Robert and Judy Hay

    Judy Hay July 18 2020 12:06 pm
  33. Our Deepest Sympathy to Marg, Tamzin and Luke on the sad loss of Gotch. He was such a great character, good friend and workmate.
    So glad I was able to catch up with him a couple of weeks ago.
    “Go Pies”.
    John and Rhonda Danaher

    John and Rhonda Danaher July 18 2020 12:42 pm
  34. Our deepest sympathy to Marg and the Parker families on the sad passing of Gotch. You are all in our thoughts at this sad time.
    Kaye and Graham Burrell

    Kaye Burrell July 18 2020 3:35 pm
  35. Deepest sympathy to Marg Tamzin and family
    Gotcha was a great work mate that will truly be missed but never forgotten.

    Michele, Graham Dwyer

    Michele Dwyer July 18 2020 5:27 pm
  36. Deepest sympathies to Marg, Tamzin and wider family. I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Gotch. Long time no see but wonderful memories remain. Julie Patterson (Hodge).

    Julie Patterson July 19 2020 11:32 am
  37. We were so sad to hear of Gotch’s passing, he was one of Alvie’s finest. Our thoughts are with Marg, Tamzin, Luke and his extended family.
    Ben and Jess Condell

    Jess Hickey-Condell July 19 2020 1:18 pm
  38. Deepest sympathy to Marg, Tamzin, Luke and the family Gotch you were a great man and a great mate, you will be sadly missed. R.I.P Mate.
    Geoff Jacobson & Felicity Zappelli.

    Geoff & Felicity July 19 2020 5:34 pm
  39. Dear Marg, Tamzin and Luke, thinking of you all tomorrow, great and happy memories are ours to cherish of Gotch. R.I.P cuz.

    Frank and Rhonda Sharp and family July 19 2020 5:52 pm
  40. Deepest sympathy to Margie , Tamzin and all
    Parker family.
    Gotch was loved by my brothers and my mother
    We were so blessed he was with us at her passing
    On behalf of the Russell family I send our
    Best wishes in this sad time .
    Never forgetting, always remembering

    Julieanne Russell July 19 2020 6:43 pm
  41. Dear Marg and Tamzin,
    I am so very sad to be posting this message. Thinking of you both and sending my sympathy.
    Gotch was such a great bloke. One of my favorite people in my childhood, growing up and there-after.
    There is no-one who was more kind, natural, genuine and warm whenever you met him.
    I hope that all of your treasured and lovely memories bring you some comfort at this time.
    Tamzin, I have never seen a new father love a baby girl more! Its a wonder they ever let me baby sit you at all…
    Warmest love and Sympathy, Wendy Doran

    Wendy doran July 19 2020 7:53 pm
  42. Memories are forever loved brother in law of Hayd, Nell loved Uncle to Jay, Matthew and family. All our Love to Marg, Tamzin and Luke.
    Fly high with your Magpies Gotch. Resting Peacefully.

    Hayden and Janelle Craig July 19 2020 8:12 pm
  43. Farewell gotch. U loved your bowls and the city bowls club. Condolences to all the family. Brad, Janelle and Jayme Oates

    Brad oates July 19 2020 9:05 pm
  44. Our deepest sympathy to all the Parker family.
    Gotch was a wonderful character that we always enjoyed seeing here at the Geelong Powercor Depot. Seeing his beaming smile and hearing his laugh and story’s was always a delight.
    A wonderful person to work with.
    Tony Pickles and all the crew that he worked with in Geelong.

    Tony Pickles July 20 2020 7:44 am
  45. Sorry to hear of the passing of GOTCH.
    We all shared happy and great times as kids growing up together at Alvie.
    Condolences to Marg and Family.
    Also the Parker family.
    Janice, Graeme and Marlene Mahood.

    Marlene Salmon July 20 2020 10:42 am
  46. Deepest sympathy to you all Marg and family.
    Sending our thought and love for you all at this sad time.
    RIP Gotch
    Mick & Shirl

    Shirley Ritchie July 20 2020 12:17 pm
  47. Our thoughts and love are with you at this difficult time. We will miss the chats but always have the fond memories with our brother-in-law and uncle, Gotch. All our love, Pauline and Ross, Laura, Abby, Zac and Mila xxx

    Page Family July 20 2020 12:18 pm
  48. Love to Marg Tamzin and all the Parker family
    So many child hood memories with our families growing up together at Dreeite.
    RIP Gotch XXX
    Sandra Creighton (Williamson)

    Sandra Creighton July 20 2020 12:56 pm
  49. Deepest sympathies to Marg, Tamzin, Luke & the Parker family, Dad has had very fond memories with Gotch over the years at Alvie.
    All our love, Colin, Valerie & Melissa Smith

    Melissa Smith July 20 2020 1:48 pm
  50. Deepest sympathy to Marg and family Gotch was my number one bowls coach many good memories. Rest in Peace Tim and Dianne Ryan

    Tim Ryan July 20 2020 1:49 pm
  51. Sympathies to Marg, Tamzin and Luke on the passing of Gotch. Many great memories at Alvie, never to be forgotten.
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Maree Coates

    Maree Coates July 20 2020 1:50 pm
  52. Deepest sympathy Marg, Tamzin and Luke.
    We’ve just shared the ceremony live streamed, it was very ‘Gotch’ and whilst it is sad to say goodbye we think he would have given it a ‘thumbs up’. Terry has many good memories of working with ‘Gotch’ years ago. Take care, love from Terry and Muriel Spence

    Terry Spence July 20 2020 1:53 pm
  53. Thinking of you all at this sad time. We all have such fond memories of Gotch especially his words of wisdom that he had. We will miss our chats at the Bowling Club every Friday night. Sympathy to Marg Tamzin & Luke. RIP Gotch. Peter & Diane Williamson & Families.

    Peter & Diane Williamson. July 20 2020 2:21 pm
  54. Vale Gotch. A great bloke who made my family and I so welcome at Alvie. Somehow a larrikan and a gentleman at the same time. Will be sadly missed.
    Sincere condolences to Marg., Tamzin and Luke

    Jack Lenaghan July 20 2020 7:41 pm
  55. Deepest sympathies to Marg, Tamzin, Luke & the Parker family.
    It was a privilege to be attend Gotch’s graveside funeral service today.
    Gotch has been a good friend since we met in the 1980’s.
    He has provided lots of advice along the way which has been very much appreciated.
    Rest easy now you have done the hard yards.
    Triggy & Julie

    Ian Trigg July 20 2020 9:31 pm
  56. Great memories of working together for ten years. Deepest sympathy to you Marg, Tamsin and Luke.
    Ray & Heather Matthews

    Ray Matthews July 21 2020 3:17 pm
  57. Dear Marg, Tamzin & Luke,
    Thinking of you all. RIP Gotch.

    Leanne Hodge & family

    Leanne Hodge July 21 2020 7:00 pm
  58. Deepest sympathy to Marg Tamzin Luke and the Parker family thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Sheryl &Graeme Langdon

    Sheryl Langdon July 21 2020 8:47 pm
  59. Deepest sympathy to Marg, Tamzin and Luke on the loss of your beloved Gotch. What a fabulous man. We have many memories of Gotch arriving at our home with a huge smile and story to tell. His loyalty, kindness and friendliness will be missed.
    Take care

    Leonie, Meg, Tess, Mollie and Ella O’Brien

    Leonie O'Brien July 22 2020 6:01 pm
  60. Gotcha RIP l remember the grand final in the with Collingwood b’s North Melbourne you said to Mum winners are grinners true sportsman go Alive bring it Joe Dare from the Fitzgerald family neighours

    Brian Fitzgerald Fitzgerald July 22 2020 8:53 pm
  61. To Marg, Tamzin and The Parker Family.
    Deepest sympathy on the passing of Gotch.
    Fond memories of years long gone by.
    Family friends of Ernie and Tory.
    The family of the late Joe and Rose Reilly.
    Jennie McMahon, Pat Pike (dec) and Joanne (Ralph) Brewer.

    Joanne Brewer July 22 2020 11:30 pm
  62. To Dearest Marg thinking of you so much ♡♡ I remember a beautiful caring kind special man with a smile to melt your you Gotch ♡ To Tamzin and Luke, love and warm thoughts to you both. xxx Julie

    Julie O'Brien July 24 2020 8:10 pm
  63. A lovely man and a true friend to my dad. Will be sadly missed. Thoughts with Marg and Tamzin.

    Scott O'Brien July 24 2020 9:35 pm
  64. Deepest sympathy to Marg, Tamzin & Parker family on the sad passing of Gotch.
    Happy memories

    Pauline & Richard Hammett July 30 2020 6:29 pm

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