Passed away peacefully at Hesse Rural Health on February 16, 2024, surrounded by family, aged 90 years.
Loved husband of Lorraine (dec). Dearly loved father of Stephen and Karen, Susan and Cohen Spowart, Genevieve and Darryl Saunders, Andrew and Michelle, Rosie and Mark Bailey and Matthew (dec).
Cherished Grandpa of his 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral Notice

Service: Monday February 26, 2024

The Funeral of Mr. Bruce Rayner will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Monday, February 26, 2024 commencing at 10am.

In accordance with family wishes, Bruce will be privately cremated.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hesse Rural Health. Envelopes will be available at the service.

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

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  1. To all the Rayner family our deepest sympathies. Bruce was a lovely family man, always a smile on his face and he loved you all so much. May he now be at peace with his darling wife Lorraine. Goodbye Grandpa.
    Christine and Matthew Tippins.

    Christine Tippins February 19 2024 5:39 pm
  2. Thinking of you all on the passing of your precious Father and Grandfather. Special thoughts with Sue and Genevieve. Precious memories will forever remain in your hearts. Lesley O’Neill

    Lesley O’Neill February 19 2024 5:59 pm
  3. Our dear Uncle Bruce, we shall miss your smile and your happy laughter. You were the last of the generation and a much loved patriarch. I now take the position as matriarch, no way can I match my predecessors.
    Sending love to all the Rayner family, all my cousins and their families.
    From Helen&Brett Cooke and all our crew.
    Be thinking of you on Monday.

    Helen Cooke February 19 2024 8:46 pm
  4. Oh Genevieve, I’m so sorry your dear Dad has passed away. He was such a happy bloke and I have many fond memories of visiting your parents out at the farm at Pennyroyal. My condolences to you, Daryl, Jo & Belinda and all the Rayner family. Reunited with your Mum and Matty. Big hugs to you all. Xoxoxo

    Helen Beale

    Helen Beale February 20 2024 10:40 am
  5. My darling Uncle Bruce. Loved my visits to see you over the years. You were a funny man and always made me laugh. Great memories of staying with you and Aunty Lorraine especially on the farm at Pennyroyal and in PNG. A true mate to our Dad Horrie.
    Sending our love and big hugs to the family .
    Wendy,John , Pete , Megan and their families

    Wendy Earl February 20 2024 10:46 am
  6. Genevieve & family, so sorry for your lost he was a beautiful man, always happy. Loved his walks, one was with me & Genevieve, where we enjoy a stroll along the Barwon River, & having lunch at Winchelsea Hotel, enjoyed a chat , joked & laughed lots, before our stroll back along the river. Met Bruce a few times, always remember me. He will be missed, but be free to fly with the angels

    Marie Gilliland February 20 2024 12:41 pm
  7. My heartfelt sympathy to Bruce’s family. We have many memories of this lovely, happy smiling man. Sue (Mawson) and Mawson family. X

    Sue McIntosh February 20 2024 5:22 pm
  8. You are in our thoughts Sue and families.

    kay osborne February 20 2024 5:31 pm
  9. Sue and Cohen. I was so lucky to have spent time with you and your family and Bruce. Very special man who has left me with lovely memories. Condolences to you all.

    Cathy Farey February 20 2024 10:49 pm
  10. Sue and Cohan and family and the extended Rayner family, our thoughts are with you all, sending lots of love
    From Tony and Linda and crew.

    Linda Herron February 21 2024 12:05 pm
  11. Sue, CoCo, Smoo, Serama and Sasa, I’m so sorry to hear about Bruce, I have some of the most funniest memories growing up with you lot and a lot of those memories Bruce and Lorraine and Matty are right there too, out in Pennyroyal, the strawberry farm, the really long walks, it’s been a pleasure sharing your family with mine… xxx thinking of you all. X

    Sammy Rochford February 21 2024 4:34 pm
  12. Sincere condolences to you Sue and family on the passing of your Dad. Unfortunately I am unable to be with you on Monday, however you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Helen Gibson

    Helen Gibson February 23 2024 10:50 pm
  13. My heart felt condolances to the Rayner family.

    We’ll miss you Grandpa.

    Don’t forget to pass on our regards to Grandma and Matthew.

    With love,


    Avi February 26 2024 11:00 am

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