SAWARD, Peter Gregory

Born on October 27, 1946. Passed away on August 2, 2022.

Loved partner of Leeanne.
Adored father of Young Peter (dec), Darren, Shane, Matthew, Lisa, Mark and Rebecca. Cherished brother of Lyall (dec), Kevin, Betty, Janis, Mark (dec), Noel, Karl (dec). Beloved by all his grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Dearest son of Oda and John Saward (both deceased).

Always up for a chat, many stories to tell, plenty of advice to give and forever making us laugh.

Lived his life to the fullest.

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday August 11, 2022

The Funeral of Mr. Peter Gregory Saward will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Thursday, August 11, 2022 commencing at 11am.

In accordance with Peter's wishes, a private cremation will be held.

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

18 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Pete. you will be missed by everyone who knew you.
    Phillip will miss you dearly as will mum.
    Thankyou for Always being there for Phillip and loving him the way you did.

    Lost, but never forgotten xxxx


    Patricia ladhams August 5 2022 9:12 am
  2. Thinking of you Mark, Rebecca, Leanne and all the family. Pete had great passion and knowledge about lots of things from second hand goods at the store he and Debbie had at Beeac to anything gardening, he especially enjoyed growing plants that were unusual, I used to enjoy our chats about garlic.
    RIP Pete
    From Elaine, Robert and family.

    Elaine Wilson August 5 2022 11:22 am
  3. Sad to hear the passing of Peter. He was good to talk to. Thinking of family x ❤️
    Rest In Peace.

    Abbie Barwise August 5 2022 2:19 pm
  4. What a shock to see this sad news , my heart goes out to the family
    You will be sadly missed Peter❤️🍺🥲

    Joanne Hughes August 6 2022 10:41 am
  5. Peter my father the man who tought me most of what I know, we didn’t always get along but the love was there. Hope you get your well deserved rest dad. A interesting character and a man of many experiences and talents, always up for a chat and a story to share.
    I know all your loved ones will miss you.
    Rip Peter Gregory saward.

    Mark saward August 6 2022 10:51 am
  6. Rest in piece uncle Peter, I’ll never forget your funny stories and jokes, all the times back in the old days at the brick a brick shop in beeac always trying to score a bargain off you, I’ll cherish my memories of you, rest easy mate ❤❤

    Corey vesey August 6 2022 11:40 am
  7. What Peter did for many was to have a good yarn. He was a lovable character always cheerful. Always ready to sell something. Having him as a friend and neighbor during those fun times in the Beeac shops. Our thoughts go out to Mark and Becky and family. We know you wont be resting Pete you will be hunting around for things to sell BUT NOT the PEARLY GATES !! Carmen and Tony Dancer

    carmen monica boon August 6 2022 3:24 pm
  8. Rest In Peace uncle Peter. Reunited up there with your brothers Lyall and Mark. Sad for all the family

    Wendy Williams August 6 2022 5:19 pm
  9. Loved Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather Great grandfather and friend. Peter(Dec), Marion, David, Paul, Jessica, Michael Samantha and Jack. Father who is going to tell us unbelievable stories of what you have done over the years. Some of them so far fetch they make you wonder if they could be true . Your door was always open to anyone to have chat, a drink or just to pass the time with. We will all miss you. Love Always ❤ Marion.

    Marion Weily August 7 2022 8:45 pm
  10. Dad was a great man, he had the kindest heart, was always willing to help anyone out, was always there for me when I needed him and he never failed to make us all laugh.
    He was loved so much by everyone who knew him and will be missed every day by everyone, until we all meet with him again.
    Dad I hope your up in heaven, with a big glass of port in your hand, reuniting with those you’ve loved and lost.
    I know you’ll be watching over me everyday ❤️

    Rebecca Saward August 9 2022 8:28 am
  11. such a shock to hear of your passing Peter, I will remember all of our good times together at Kerry Court with all of our family and friends. You helped me raise 4 of my children prior to you and the 3 children we shared together. Now all I can say it’s time for you to have your rest my darling friend of 56 years.
    RIP my precious friend. Love from Frances, father of Shane, Matthew and Lisa grand father of Joshie, Lydia, Braydon and Little Tony. Step father of Tony (dec), Ricky, Duane (Porky) and Michelle step grand father of all his step grandchildren and great great grand children.
    Special friend of Geoff (dec) another Swans supporter
    Condolences to all his children. Great man gone too soon

    Frances Smith August 9 2022 10:37 am
  12. Love brother of Kevin and Julie and Uncle to Sam, Ben and Jess. Memories of growing up and playing up in Somerset Tasmania. Rocking roofs, blowing up letterboxes, riding our bikes without lights. We sure kept the local trooper busy. Peter loved his mum Oda’s family in the Gippsland area. Peter wasn’t a bad fisherman’s but not as good as his brother Mark. Peter sure lived a chequered life.
    RIP big brother love Kevin

    Kevin Saward August 9 2022 11:07 am
  13. Thoughts are with you Mark and Bec sorry for your loss. Peter and his bric and Brac shop in Beeac was always fun to go into as you’d never know what you’d find and what yarns you’d hear😊. From Kim, John and Zac Barwise

    Kim barwise August 9 2022 8:11 pm
  14. Peter Gregory Saward 27-10-1946 -2-8-2022 Passed away at Geelong hospital Dad and Pop you left us so suddenly we weren’t expecting it I’ll miss our chats everyday now I’ve got no-one to talk to we were the best of friends and great drinking partners when we got around each other I’ll miss your stories about the good old days of what you use to get up to and we love you heaps always have and always will never to be forgotten Rest in Peace our loving dad and pop lots of love always from your daughter Lisa Smith and Grandchildren Lydia, Braydon and Tony xxxx ♥️

    Lisa Smith August 10 2022 6:18 am
  15. RIP Uncle Peter sadly I never got to meet you in person but my dad spoke of you all the time he always said you were missing in action lol he really wanted to speak with you when he was sick and before he passed away. I bet he was the first one there waiting to welcome you with open arms into heaven 4 brothers reunited in heaven all having a cold one and catching up on so much Rest high uncle Peter sending love and prayers to all my Saward family.

    Tefini Saward August 10 2022 5:18 pm
  16. All our condolences to Becky & Mark & all your families you all are in thoughts our hearts go out to you Becky & Mark & all your families on the passing of your dad,what a very sad shock to hear of your dads passing,Peter you were a thorough caring loving gentleman we were proud & honoured that you were part of our family Peter you always were laughing & joking around we have so many happy cherished memories of you Pete, we will sadly miss you rest in Peace Pete God bless you,you are a golden angel in heaven all love from Chrissy & Jesse ❤️😔😪

    Christina Whitton August 10 2022 9:34 pm
  17. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your passing. growing up in beeac Peter was one of the constants of day to day life, pushing his barrow up to his shop, like a tinker of old. His shop made the town feel more like a community not just a bunch of houses. When i use to stay over for sleepovers with his daughter he’d always have some biscuits for us as a midnight snack and he made the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted. A good man lost but fond memorys of you will live on with many, many people. My condolences to the family.
    R.I.P Peter

    T. Gledhill August 11 2022 4:27 am
  18. I am in shock, Peter was such a special person he would make everyone he met feel like you had known him a life time. When we had the shop together, I would say to him..NOW peter you know you cant drink port in the shop? He would reply , NO Donna i dont drink in the shop & then we would clean under his desk and there would be about 8 port cartons(empty of course) LOL. All we could do was laugh, and he would hide it in a steel cup. I always said he could sell ice to an eskimo ha ha ha, I would pick him to go to Bingo and say to him dont you get to drunk before we even get there, HA I knew I was joking saying that. But he will be sadly missed and never forgoton, our condolences to MARK, BECK and all The family.
    RIP Peter. Donna, Darren & Reece Crawford xxxxxx

    Donna & Darren Crawford August 11 2022 4:11 pm

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