John Hugh (Snake) Blake

Born on May 25, 1949 . Passed away on July 27, 2022 .

25/05/1949 – 27-07-2022
Formally of Swan Hill,
Passed away peacefully after a long illness at Shepparton.
Son of Burrell (Darkie) and Nancy Blake (both dec)
Much loved Brother and brother in law of, David(dec), Pam and Ivan, Roger(dec) and Leonie, Diane and Graham(dec), Judy and Linton, Robyn and Ken(dec).
Much loved uncle and great uncle to many.
Forever in our hearts “it is what it is”

Funeral Notice

Service held Thursday August 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

A Graveside service for John Hugh Blake will be held at the Swan Hill Memorial Park Lawn D section, Wattie Street, Swan Hill on Thursday 11th August commencing at 2:00pm.
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  1. To know him was easy to love him , Rest In Peace my special brother , Rob x ❤️

    Robyn FulfordJuly 29 2022 6:08 pm
  2. Lots of memories of a long time mate
    Condolences to all of Johns immediate family
    Sorry we can’t be there
    Rex and Di Heslop

    Rex HeslopJuly 31 2022 8:42 pm
  3. We shall miss you terribly dear brother. Rest peacefully Johno. You fought the good fight as you said you would. Your positive attitude was amazing and we will always remember your words to us “IT IS WHAT IT IS”. Till we meet again.
    Judy, Lynton and family.

    Judy and Lynton SmithJuly 31 2022 10:24 pm
  4. Uncle John,

    Enjoy the fishing and a few cold frothies! It’s time to rest.

    We will miss the banter and the tinkering you always did in Nanna’s shed as we grew up!

    Until we meet again we will see you in every rainbow with NanNan and Dad!

    Rest In Peace
    Love Lee, Scott, Kasey, Charli and Tessa 😘

    Lee BrownAugust 3 2022 9:48 pm
  5. Snake,
    Workmate of many drivers in Shepparton.
    Respected operator in the transport industry over many years .
    Condolences to his family.
    We’ll keep our boots clean for ya
    Past and present drivers
    Rocosano’s and Scott’s

    Colin RobinsonAugust 5 2022 8:01 am
  6. Very fond memories of Snake, especially in the 70’s with a social gatherings at the pubs and “bush Picnics”. He honoured us by being a groomsman at our wedding in 1975. We enjoyed catching up every now and then and spent ages chatting in the supermarket the last time we saw one another. Deep condolences to his family and loved ones. He was a great guy and we know he will be sadly missed.
    Trevor and Jenny Morris

    Trevor MorrisAugust 5 2022 9:01 am
  7. Our condolences to the family, Snake was a good mate from many years ago. A true gentleman resting peacefully now.

    Maree + Ray McCarthyAugust 5 2022 4:33 pm
  8. Uncle John
    Caring and considerate. Always up for a chat about the good and enjoyable things in life.
    He will be remembered as the man who always was there to help, and never asked for anything in return.
    A great man a great Uncle ,miss you.
    Steve, Sunnie, Jhet, Taj and Chad

    steven KickAugust 7 2022 8:53 am
  9. Hay Snake, had a lot of good times, plenty of drinks plenty to talk about over the last 40 years or more. Condolences to your family, Thanks for all your mechanical advice over the years. Rest in peace now.

    Bill & Maxine RobinsonAugust 7 2022 11:29 am
  10. Snake, when you first came to Shepp in the early 70’s, you worked with me at Ducksbury’s and you fitted into our group of mates like you’d always been there. Cars, boats, skiing and drinking was something we all enjoyed together even if sometimes it was in excess. Good times, great mates. See ya ‘Wal’. RIP

    Graeme AylettAugust 10 2022 1:06 pm
  11. My sincere condolences to all of “Snakes “ family,Snake and I became great friends when he first came to Shepp. and worked with my brother and I ( I think that is when he first got the “Snake “ nickname)from waterskiing,fishing,having a beer (sometimes too many)to making sure I was ok in the mid 80’s when I was going through a bad patch he was always great company. Proud to have called him Mate in the true meaning of the word. You’re all good now R.I.P.

    Allan “mick” AylettAugust 10 2022 3:33 pm
  12. Love and prayers to Johns Family..
    Fond memories of growing up together……Always on for a chat about his rose garden.. RIP Cuz..xx
    Marg Toms and Family.

    Marg TomsAugust 11 2022 9:51 am
  13. Hi John
    You fought so hard to keep going. We are going to miss you badly especially those dialysis chats.
    Love
    From your dialysis nurses

    SmithaAugust 11 2022 2:56 pm
  14. A dearly loved Uncle. Always willing to lend a hand and a word of advice. Gone fishing for ever. Hope you, Dad & Uncle Kenny finally catch that elusive big one. Enjoy a cold one & a nap when you do. Rest in peace. Love Tammy.

    Tamara BlakeAugust 11 2022 5:53 pm

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