Matthew Ronald (Bert) Fitzgerald

Born on June 25, 1961 . Passed away on September 1, 2020 .

Loved Son of Ron and Judy Fitzgerald

Loved Brother of Andrea, Luke and Grant and families

Loved Father of Joshua, Emily, Claire and Michael and Partners.

Loved Partner of Anabel.

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with recent changes to funeral services a private funeral service will be held for Matthew at Balranald Lawn Cemetery.

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  1. We will miss you Matt best big brother ever ‘no bigger stirrer in the world’ lots of love your Sister Andrea and Brother-In-Law Darren xoxo

    Andrea and Darren BeckSeptember 3 2020 2:24 pm
  2. Rest In Peace uncle. We will miss your kind, generous fun loving nature. Jarrod & Gabi

    Jarrod FitzgeraldSeptember 3 2020 2:32 pm
  3. You leave a void in many many peoples lives Matt. From a cheeky loveable child to a cheeky loveable man you were a kind, funny, reliable and decent hardworking person. We miss you mate and are proud to call you a nephew and a dear mate. RIP Matt
    Love Bruce and Allie

    Bruce Fitz-GeraldSeptember 3 2020 3:24 pm
  4. Rest In Peace Bert. You were like another uncle to us when we would go back home to Balranald to visit , always enjoyed a beer and a laugh with you. You will be deeply missed by everyone . No more pain for you now.

    Luke & Helena CharlesSeptember 3 2020 7:22 pm
  5. Our deepest sympathies to all Bert’s family , beautiful brilliant smile and a little bit silly back in the day , u will be missed heaps mate , run a muck u there , RIP . Love Mandy & Jungles xoxo

    Mandy & Jungles RichardsSeptember 3 2020 7:29 pm
  6. Will miss not seeing your friendly and goofy face each time we both come home Bert! You were like another uncle to me back in Balranald and I always loved a laugh with you . Heaven gained another angel – both helena and myself will miss you RIP

    Luke CharlesSeptember 3 2020 9:44 pm
  7. My sincere condolences to Ron, Judy and family.
    I have wonderful and fun memories of school days with Bert.
    RIP my school friend.
    Wendy Winter (Griffiths)

    Wendy WinterSeptember 4 2020 8:51 am
  8. Will miss you uncle Matt, always having a laugh and a stir. You’re a bloody legend and loved by so many. RIP love Amelia, Issy and Oscar xx

    AmeliaSeptember 4 2020 10:36 am
  9. My sincere condolences to Uncle Ron, Aunty Judy, Andrea, Luke , Grant & Families
    I will treasure the childhood memories of you always making us laugh when all us Fitz-Gerald cousins got together at family gatherings.
    RIP Matt

    Tracy & Mick

    TracySeptember 4 2020 8:11 pm
  10. Our heartfelt condolences to Judy, Fitzy, Andrea, Luke, Grant and families on the very sad passing of Matt. Always with a smile and ready for a chat. RIP Matt.

    Marcia and Jock

    Marcia CampbellSeptember 5 2020 10:53 am
  11. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Uncle Ron, Aunty Judy, Andrea, Luke , Grant and his
    children and partners.
    Rest In Peace Matt. Gone but never forgotten.

    Dean, Tracy, Jordan & Kai.

    Dean Fitz-GeraldSeptember 5 2020 11:24 am
  12. Rest In Peace Dad. You are so missed.

    Emily FitzgeraldSeptember 5 2020 12:20 pm
  13. Matt, we have had lots fun over the years.
    Thanks for all the great times and memories.
    We will really miss you and we will never forget you.
    Luke, Sally, Sarah, Jarrod, Gabbi & Amelia xxxx

    Luke FitzgeraldSeptember 5 2020 12:55 pm
  14. Matt, we have had lots fun over the years.
    Thanks for all the great times and memories.
    We will really miss you and we will never forget you.
    Luke, Sally, Sarah, Jarrod, Gabbi & Amelia xxxx

    Luke FitzgeraldSeptember 5 2020 12:56 pm
  15. Our sincere condolences to Ron, Judy, Andrea, Luke, Grant and Bert’s family. We have many memories of your time spent at the Blake’s in River Street. RIP.

    Luv Robyn, Graeme, Mark & Sharni Salau

    ROBYN SALAUSeptember 5 2020 1:55 pm
  16. Goodbye big brother . I’ll never forget you and the fun times we had together. Cheers . Until we meet again. From your little brother Grant xoxo

    Grant FitzgeraldSeptember 5 2020 9:37 pm
  17. I’ll always remember you as one of the nicest people I know.
    We will miss you.
    RIP Matt.
    Grant, Gina , Kelsey and Harry xoxo

    Gina FitzgeraldSeptember 5 2020 9:45 pm
  18. Matt you are remembered as a lovable character. Someone who enjoyed life, always with a big smile and ready to party. You will be sadly missed by all of us who were lucky enough to share parts of your shortened life. Happy memories. Anne & Bruce.

    Anne KellySeptember 6 2020 12:00 pm
  19. We are heartbroken at the loss of Matt about to commence on a happy adventure with his lovely Partner Anabel. He was taken too early. Very sad to miss our Son he loved to stir us and he will always be missed. God please look after him. Lots of Love Mum and Dad xoxo

    Mum and DadSeptember 6 2020 3:22 pm
  20. RIP Uncle Matt, you always made me laugh and brought joy to many people. You will be missed dearly

    Kelsey FitzgeraldSeptember 6 2020 5:50 pm
  21. RIP Uncle Matt, the kids still talk about their trip to Balranald playing with ‘Uncle Matt’s little gecko’ thanks for being the most annoying uncle ever. I’m sure you’ll be stirring everybody up there.
    Cheers Jess, Milli, Taj and Brax xoxox

    Jess CarmichaelSeptember 6 2020 7:02 pm
  22. Joshua, Emily, Claire & Michael & Partners, we are so very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. You Dad was very kind, funny and very cheeky and a great stirrer. He was a fantastic brother-in-law and Uncle to our Family. We will always have great memories of his barbys and Mark will miss his “Hot Tips” for the races some of which actually won!
    Our thoughts and prays are also with Ron and Judy, Andrea, Luke, Grant and their families. Matt was a great person to us and we will miss him dearly.
    Jenny, Mark, Samantha, Daniel & Melissa Thiele

    Jenny ThieleSeptember 6 2020 9:25 pm
  23. RIP Bert. A fair dinkum bloke who was always the same no matter where you ran into him. Taken too soon.
    Joe and Patty Dowling

    Joe DowlingSeptember 7 2020 8:50 am
  24. Sending our deepest sympathies to all of Matt’s family – such a sad loss.
    Bert, you were a ‘one-of-a-kind’ character, always happy and smiling (probably thinking about your next prank)! We have great memories of the old days back in Melbourne. RIP.
    Chinna and Libby xx

    Anthony CareySeptember 7 2020 9:27 am
  25. Matt, loving, happy, friendly nephew and cousin. Will be sadly missed. Love Helen, Peter, Amanda, Lisa and Sally.

    Helen CaulfieldSeptember 7 2020 9:30 am
  26. Sending our sincere condolences to your beautiful children, Claire, Emily, Josh and Michael.
    Thinking of you at this sad time. We would love to be there to support you today.
    Love Mandy and Al

    Mandy CookSeptember 7 2020 10:09 am
  27. RIP Matt. You were such a warm and friendly person who always greeted us with a smile. We will miss seeing you when we visit Balranald. Our deepest sympathies go out to all of the family.
    Mel & Jacob Cleeland

    Mel CleelandSeptember 7 2020 10:34 am
  28. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Matt will be greatly missed by all. Sincere sympathy to Annabelle, Judy and Ron and all the Family. R.I.PMatt. God Bless. John And Pina. Xx❤️❤️

    Pina GervasiSeptember 7 2020 10:35 am
  29. Matt/Bert we think of you lovingly with those big brown eyes, big smile and a distinct infectious laugh. You are with God now, so rest in peace until we meet again. Our love and prayers to Matt’s children, Josh, Emily, Claire and Michael Michael,Judy and Ron, Andrea, Luke and Grant and all their families and his fiancee Anabel
    Lots of Love Moira, Wendy, Carol Pet Ann and our families xx

    Wendy FoottSeptember 7 2020 12:16 pm
  30. Rest in Peace Matt. You will be sadly missed by all.
    Love Valerie, Stephanie, Karyn and Brenda.

    Karyn JolliffeSeptember 7 2020 6:57 pm
  31. Thinking of you all at such a sad time !!
    We will miss your kind friendly face around town and your wonderful professional painting
    Sending lots of love to all the family xxxx

    Leanne GerkensSeptember 8 2020 9:32 am
  32. Matt, will remember the sometimes serious yarns, the more regular not so serious ones, the laughs over an ale or three. And the late afternoon a couple of cobbers ‘forgot us’ and we had to walk from the track to the Shammie under a (broken) brollie in pouring rain. Liked ya from the time I met ya when visiting Steve C in hospital and will miss ya face when the old car next winds into Balranald. Sween from the West.

    Peter SweeneySeptember 9 2020 3:59 am
  33. Matt or Bert as we know you. You have been a great mate, cousin and groomsmen. A real larikin with an infectious laugh. We will miss your company and the Shamrock will never be the same again. Rest in peace good buddy. You will be sorely missed.
    Cheers Noddy and Sue Coates

    Paul and Sue CoatesSeptember 14 2020 10:31 pm

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