SMITH, Peter Murray

Born on January 25, 1952. Passed away on October 2, 2019.

Passed away with his family by his side. Loving husband of Heather. Much loved and very proud Dad of Daniel, Rebecca and Rachel. Respected father in law of Luke and Matthew. Adored Grandpa of Karlee, Bailey, Eli and William; Mikayla, Madison, Isabel and Levi; Alinea, Cynan, Mirryn, Talon, Jazhara and Miciah.

“Well done, good and faithful servant.”

Funeral Notice

Service: Wednesday October 9, 2019

The Funeral of Mr Peter Murray Smith will be held in the Chapel at Wesley Place, 15 Skene Street, Colac on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 commencing at 11:00 a.m.

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

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  1. We offer our sympathy and condolences to the family of Peter . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time

    Catherine and Brian Denton from Otaki NZ (Sue Smith's parents) October 3 2019 4:38 pm
  2. My love to Heather. He (Peter) has fought the good fight and kept the faith, and he has entered into his eternal inheritance, where we will one day join him. May the Spirit of all Comfort comfort your heart. Love from Marianne.

    Marianne October 3 2019 4:53 pm
  3. Peter a wonderful husband ,Father and gran father ,a Pastor ,a Builder and a very good friend to Cherylene and Myself . We Fished together ,went on Holidays together ,a very good man that entered heaven with the words from the Lord Jesus Christ ,Well done Peter you keeped the Faith ,the Crown of Righteousness is yours
    Ps John Martin

    Ps John Martin October 3 2019 5:03 pm
  4. I will put a flower in the ocean up here for you on Wednesday dear Peter. Beautiful like your soul 🌼

    Mira Costello October 3 2019 6:40 pm
  5. Barb & l only new Peter for a short 8 months , we attended Synergy Church and was Welcomed like we have been going there for years, the Love we received from Peter, Heather and the Church family was such a wonderful Experience we just wanted to keep coming back, I’m so glad that God plan brought us to Colac and the bones was Barb & I got to know both Ps’s Heather and Peter personally,

    Rest in peace my Friend, we will meet again, Wazza & Barb xx

    Warren Laycock October 3 2019 7:14 pm
  6. Peter, you were more than a good man. You were a true and authentic man of God. Your heart was as big as they come. Thank you for leaving each of us better for knowing you. You gift has made an impact on many. Till we meet again.

    Lee Eden October 3 2019 8:01 pm
  7. We are so very sorry to hear of Pete’s death, it has been such a long time since we have seen him but thought he was a wonderful man our sincere condolences & thoughts & prayers are with you & your family Heather

    Ian & Sharon McLean October 4 2019 12:39 am
  8. Dear Heather and family, Our deepest sympathy to you all, Peter was a true blessing to every one he met, and a mighty man of God! He made he made this world a better place and his legacy, will be all the souls he has won for Heaven! Peter certainly showed us how we should live! Daniel and I will be forever grateful for knowing Peter and your family, with love, Beth and son Daniel Wilcox .
    Numbers: ch 6 v’s 24 – 26

    Beth Wilcox October 4 2019 8:41 am
  9. Our thoughts are with you and your family Bailey, Karlee and Cam , Love , Selina, Narelle, Emily, Hope and Hamish Marriner

    Narelle Marriner October 4 2019 5:28 pm
  10. It has been such a privilege to have known Peter, Heather and family for so many years. Your friendship, fellowship and spiritual guidance over time has been invaluable. Peter, you were such a wonderful man of God, and gave of yourself unstintingly for the cause of the Gospel. You have indeed kept the faith, you have fought the good fight, and you have run the race. Now you have entered into your eternal reward in Heaven. I can just imagine you and Jesus going fishing together!
    For Heather, Daniel, Rebecca, Rachel and your family, the ache of your loss will be immense, but I pray that God who is near to the broken hearted will comfort your hearts and strengthen you and minister to you as you grieve for Peter who has gone home before you, awaiting your arrival one day to be reunited once more.

    Jeanette Dow October 5 2019 12:44 am
  11. Deepest heart felt sympathies to Heather, Daniel, Rebecca & Rachel and all the family.
    We are shocked & deeply saddened to hear about Peters passing.
    Always remembering & acknowledging how lucky I was to have had Peter & Heather in my life from such an early age. The most selfless, faithful & supportive people.
    I’m sure many others will remember our time at “Young People’s” and know only too well the consistent & genuine example Peter set.
    “I found something that money can’t buy, I found a gold mine beyond the blue sky”
    Rest In Peace Peter
    Leanne Green & family xxxxxxx

    Leanne Green October 5 2019 11:20 am
  12. I was encouraged by the agreeable discussions I had with Peter, a minister of the Gospel who earnestly contended for the faith. We will catch up.

    “And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.” (Revelation 14:13).

    Matthew Verschuur October 7 2019 2:07 pm
  13. Peter Smith my pastor, friend & spiritual father finished his race well and is now in heaven with Jesus. He will have received a “well done, good and faithful servant”. His heart for people was inspiring. He created a church environment where ‘failure was not fatal’; a place where people could grow in their giftings and callings. He loved deeply; was a father to many and a godly role model in all aspects of life. When you felt lost or confused he spoke life and hope & reminded you of who you are in Christ. Thank you for everything; from the practical things like helping me buy cars, to standing with me in the storms of life; offering me a safe place to weather the storm. Thank you for believing in me and teaching me to live a life empowered by the Holy Spirit, opposed to living by my own strength. You will be incredibly missed but you’ve also left an incredible legacy. So thankful to have done life with you these last 18 years.

    Marni Briffa October 8 2019 7:37 am
  14. Eleanor and Roy send their love to Heather and family
    A great friend and co- worker together in the service of Jesus
    I thank God for the precious memories we share
    of our time together. A LIFE WELL LIVED

    Ps Roy & Eleanor Brake October 8 2019 6:02 pm
  15. So Sorry I missed seeing the funeral date notice.
    All my love and care Heather, Daniel, Rebecca, Rachel, Luke and Matt and all the family. Feeling for you guys and praying for you all:)

    Phil & Irene Bramble October 9 2019 9:43 am
  16. Peter, you were so special to our family. The kids looked at you as a grandfather figure.
    Thanks for being such a great friend. We’re sorry you suffered through this. May you Rest In Peace. Give Barney and Mako a big hug for us.
    Lots of love
    Steve Ros Sam Jack Haley & Rhys Keogh

    Ros Keogh October 9 2019 12:43 pm
  17. Pastor Peter you were our go to person whenever life was perplexing and I needed wisdom. You helped our family in countless ways ; including practical jobs.

    You ran true to your course by serving Christ with your whole heart and by being such a caring & noble Pastor. You & beautiful Heather have been a wonderful influence on our children growing up. The consistent way you have mentored & guided them has been life- shaping. You have been a great role model. I am forever grateful.

    Pastor Peter we miss you but you have left us a many others a huge legacy which will continue to inspire us going forward.

    Our hearts go out to Heather, Daniel, Rebecca & Rachel and their families at this sad & significant time.

    Linda, Frank, Marni. Hannah & Josie

    Linda Briffa October 9 2019 6:56 pm
  18. A good heart has stopped beating, a good soul rose to heaven, closer to god, The pain to losing the best husband, father, grandfather and
    brother. May God keep you beside him, so you may watch over us for ever more.

    Julie Smith October 10 2019 9:10 pm
  19. Heather,
    So Sorry to hear of Peter’s passing
    Our thoughts are with you and the family
    Garry & Sue Martin

    Garry martin January 29 2020 3:09 pm
  20. So sorry to hear your Dad passed away Rachel and Rebecca, and your husband, Heather. Peter and I were close friends for years in Ballarat, and when he went to Hamilton. The late night chats were a highlite! I liked Peter’s love of the scripture, and his love of discussing it, and the church. A great loss too soon!

    Jim Corcoran March 6 2020 5:35 pm

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