Patrick (Paddy) Francis Dillon

Born on April 9, 1942 . Passed away on September 13, 2021 .

9.4.1942 – 13.9.2021
With deep sadness, passed away at home with love and adoration.
Dearly loved and Deeply missed.
Beloved husband of 57 years to Marie, and much loved and adored father of Fiona (dec), Martin,
Louise and Stephanie.
Proud grandfather to Henry & Heather, Nicholas, Jesse & Michael, Alex & Emily, Julia, Daniel & Penny,
Bonnie, and Jackson.
Great grandpoppy to Archer, Harriet and Austin; Archie; and Matilda and Macie.
Great mate to Alan, John, Scott, Paul and Matt.
Salt of the Earth. Devoted to his family. Community active. And a real passion for making lots of noise
with his engines -“Firing on all cylinders”.


To my beloved husband;

Many wonderful years together.

A great husband and father.

You did not want to leave us,

But you did not go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

Reunited with Fe.

Thank you for 57 wonderful years together.

Your devoted wife, Marie xo


My cherished and adored father and best friend.

It’s broken my heart to loose you.

Missing you so very much.

I will always be very proud to call you my Dad.

You were a great family leader and inspiration.

There is a place in my heart, that is yours alone.

A part of my life, that no-one else can ever own.

Missing you deeply, and much loved and adored

each and every-day.

Your forever loving daughter,

Louise Dillon xxoo


To my Dad Paddy Dillon

The farm will not be the same without you, I will miss

working with you so much in the shed, and on the farm.

You have taught me so many things in life, I will miss your

advice, your positivity, your phone messages, and

hugs and so much more.  I thank you for all you have

done for my children, they love you very much.  I will

cherish my memories forever.  I am so proud to call

you my father and I understand it was time to go, and

I take comfort you are reunited with Fe.  I will trust in

God that there is a greater plan and I have another

Guardian Angel by my side. All my love, you are my

Inspiration and role model.

Your forever loving daughter, Stephanie Dillon XXOO


Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Your loving daughter Stephanie Dillon XXOO






Funeral Notice

Private service

Due to COVID restrictions, people are asked to register their intentions to attend the formal funeral service at Barham (NSW), Tuesday September 21st at 11:30am. 

Attendance registration via email: [email protected]

Please note, given numbers are limited, please register to attend on or before Saturday September 18th.

We wish to encourage you to express your sympathies and condolences to the family via a tribute on this announcement which the family are able to read, reflect and treasure

Paddy’s Service will be live streamed on TUESDAY (21st September, 2021) commencing at 11.30am. 

 Please go to the Live Streaming tab on our home page at 11.30am on TUESDAY (passcodes provided to family).


Click here if you would like to purchase flowers through our association with Francist Florist @ Swan Hill Flowers.

Tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Sending condolences to all of Paddy’s family, may he Rest In Peace with loved family members. 🚜. Nancy Doran and family.

    Chris smithSeptember 15 2021 5:02 pm
  2. To Marie, Marty, Louise & Steph,
    Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Paddy.
    I have great memories of times spent with Paddy in years gone bye.
    He was always up for a chat when we saw each other and there would be a great big wave if we passed each other on the road over recent times.
    Leo & Fiona Swan and family

    Fiona SwanSeptember 15 2021 5:15 pm
  3. To Marie, Louise and family,
    Sending our love and prayers to you all on the sad passing of our great mate and friend. Paddy was a wonderful, talented, energetic man who everyone loved. We were privileged to work with Paddy when restoring an old radial engine near Balranald. He was always kind and thoughtful of everyone.
    He had incredible knowledge, passion and intellect, and a one-of-a-kind bloke.
    Paddy has sadly passed on, but his drive, energy, and legacy live on through his family.
    Thinking of you all.
    Peter and Kate Watson and family xxoo

    Peter and Kate WatsonSeptember 15 2021 7:03 pm
  4. Dear Marie, Louise, Stefanie and families
    We cannot begin to understand what you’re going through right now, but we would like to offer our prayers and condolences. We are shocked at the loss of our great mate Paddy. Such a strong, smart and energetic man, someone we were very privileged to call a friend and mate.
    Please accept our deepest condolences and know that we are here to support you during this difficult time.
    With loving thoughts and prayers,
    Kate and Mitchell Jenkins

    Mitchell and Kate JenkinsSeptember 15 2021 7:18 pm
  5. Dear Marie, Louise, Stephanie, and family,
    Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of Paddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Paddy was a great leader and showed real kindness and compassion for others, and will be in our hearts forever. We have great memories of watching and hearing the starting of the radial engine, and the Rolls Royce roaring near the Lake. A gentleman like no other.
    Those who have shown us love, brought us joy, and made us laugh, have given us the lasting gifts of a beautiful life – and blessed our memories forever.
    Our Sincere Sympathy to your families.
    Beth Sutherland and family

    Beth SutherlandSeptember 15 2021 8:21 pm
  6. Dear Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families,
    We are so very sorry to hear the passing of our great friend Patrick.
    He was a fantastic man with so much knowledge about engines and restoration. We loved seeing Paddy at the Lake Boga Museum on a regular basis, and chatting about his restoration projects and the work he was doing for the Lake Boga community. He could fix and start a motor like no-one else could. Such fond memories and he will be in our hearts forever.
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.
    Our deepest sympathies.
    Rebecca, Lance, Pidgeon, Keeting, Marcia and Olivia Packson xxxooo

    RebeccaSeptember 15 2021 8:34 pm
  7. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the Dillon family, Paddy will be dearly missed.
    I am shocked by the passing of my mate Paddy. He was a strong, genuine local legend, hard worker who gave his time to help build the community, and loved his family.
    May God wrap his arms around your family, and I offer you my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this very difficult time.
    Paddy will be greatly missed.
    Stephen O’Brien

    StephenSeptember 15 2021 8:48 pm
  8. To Marie, Louise and Stephanie and families
    My deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Paddy.
    Paddy was a great character, we spent many great times together talking about engines and how to make them louder and bigger ! He helped my boys and I find parts for our radial engine, and was always very helpful and kind. When we couldnt get our radial running, Paddy helped for weeks to get it restored and running. Over many years, we have shared a lot of great laughs in the shed, with a Diet coke, and my boys will miss his helpfulness, compassion, kindness, jokes and laughs.
    He was very proud of his family especially his two farming daughters, and we hope you find solace in the time, love and kindness he gave to many.
    Our Deepest sympathy.
    Alan, George, Jack, and Tim Spencer

    Alan SpencerSeptember 15 2021 9:01 pm
  9. Dear Marie Louise and family. Sending ourDeepest Sympathy and Love to you on the passing of Paddy What an amazing man he was passionate about family farming Catalina Museum and all things history He was a caring man supporting others through lifes ups and downs A genuine fella community man who always made everyone welcome His legacy and kindness will live on ❤️🌺 Jill and Peter King xx

    Peter and Jill KingSeptember 15 2021 9:07 pm
  10. Dear Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families

    It has been an absolute pleasure and blessing to share my life with Paddy over the last six years.
    I was fortunate to share so much with Louise and Paddy in this time.
    His zeal for life was infectious, and his love for his family was truly inspiring.
    I thank Paddy for making me feel so much part of the family, and we became great mates and friends.
    I thank Paddy for allowing me to be the only person to start the Rolls Royce Merlin engine on his behalf. I was so blessed with Lou to spend so much time with Paddy. These memories will be cherished forever and I am so ever grateful for his love and support.
    Deepest sympathy to all.

    Alan Hewitt

    AlanSeptember 15 2021 9:13 pm
  11. To our Pop,

    We love you so much. May you rest in peace with Aunty Fe. You will always have a special place in our hearts and you will always be by our side. We will miss helping you with the farm work and your machinery projects.

    Love Bonnie & Jackson O’Meara

    Bonnie and Jackson O'MearaSeptember 15 2021 9:44 pm
  12. Dearest Marie, Lou, Stephanie and family,
    We send our love and sympathies on the passing of a wonderful friend, Paddy.
    Paddy was an inspiration to our family, a great friend, confidante, and mentor to many. We’re so sorry to hear of his passing. A father’s guiding hand always sits on the shoulder of his children. He was very proud of his farming girls. For years ahead, may Paddy’s memory always be your guiding light.
    We will treasure the memories and conversations we have had with Paddy and family. He will be missed by many.
    Deepest sympathies to Marie, Lou, Steph and children.

    Rose and Terry Davidson and family xo

    Rose and Terry DavidsonSeptember 15 2021 10:09 pm
  13. Dear Aunt Marie, Marty, Lou, Steph and family’s.
    I will hold dear the memories of my time spent on the farm with you all, Mum putting David and I on the bus and Uncle Paddy and Aunt Marie collecting us in Barham. Paddy dinking 4 kids on the farm bike, the just “hold on” horse riding lessons, Xmas on the sandbar and his patience taking David and I to church ( I’m sure he knew we would try to sneak out) so many memories.
    All my love

    Angela ThompsonSeptember 15 2021 11:07 pm
  14. Dearest Marie, Lou, Steph and family
    Our heartfelt love, thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Paddy was a one-and-only, genuine, kind, compassionate and caring man, with such drive and knowledge of his passions. His love for his family was endless, and his passion for motors, engines, and restoring to “firing on all 12 cylinders” with his Rolls Royce Merlin engine was a testament to his significant abilities. We’ve been blessed to have Paddy and his family in the community and giving of his time & knowledge to many people. He was always a very kind and caring man to everyone. We’re grateful our family has shared many lifelong memories with Paddy, Marie, Lou and family, and we send our prayers, thoughts and love to you during this very difficult time.
    A genuine great bloke. Will be deeply missed by many. Deepest condolences.

    Mark, Sarah, Toby and Nina Simpson xxxooo

    Mark and Sarah SimpsonSeptember 15 2021 11:22 pm
  15. Staff, clients and volunteers extend their deepest condolences to Marie, Louise and families on the passing of our dear friend and colleague Paddy.
    Paddy was a volunteer with our service for more than 12 years where he provided day-respite for clients in full-time care, specifically farming clients who needed outdoor hands-on respite. Paddy provided a wonderful compassionate service, where he was able to connect and reconnect farming clients into participatory outdoor activities, and or organise drives to watch farming activities such as harvesting etc. The service Paddy provided was the impetus for this program to be delivered state-wide which he was involved in advocating for. He had helped a countless number of farming clients in our service and he will be remembered by many as a kind, happy, friendly man, who will be deeply missed by many staff, clients and volunteers.
    Thank you Paddy for the care and kindness you showed to others, you led by example, and you loved all creatures and beings great and small.
    Our deepest sympathy to Marie, Louise and families.

    Jane Broadford
    Mallee Reconnect and Respite Services

    Jane BroadfordSeptember 15 2021 11:59 pm
  16. Deepest sympathies to Marie, Louise and family on the sad passing of a local legend and trail blazer. A man that worked hard, loved his family, and helped others. A true, kind, and genuine man like no other.
    Rest peacefully our dearest friend Paddy.
    Please accept our deepest love, thoughts and prayers for you at this time, and we are here for you if you need anything.

    Kathy and Adam Graham xxoo

    Kathy and Adam GrahamSeptember 16 2021 8:33 am
  17. The President and members of the Lions Club of Lake Boga send our sincere condolences to the Dillon family on the passing of Paddy. He was a dedicated family man who also found time to serve his community in a positive and practical way. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and was always willing to help others. He is sadly missed.

    David Mark Secretary Lions Club of Lake Boga IncSeptember 16 2021 8:39 am
  18. We are so sad to hear of Paddy’s passing. What a wonderful man he was. Passionate about his engines and restorations and he gave so much to the community in many different ways. Our deepest sympathy goes to Marie and the entire family. Rest in peace Paddy, you done well. Lyn and Ross Pfeiffer

    Lyn PfeifferSeptember 16 2021 8:54 am
  19. Dear Marie and family. I am so sad to hear of your loss. Paddy was a great friend and mentor. My late wife, Valma (nee Fasham), particularly valued your friendship when she came to live at Lake Boga and you were always special in her heart. Paddy is also remembered for his amazing knowledge of all things mechanical, and I stand in awe of his ability to make things work when all others seem to give up. He was the person who I could go to with any issue, and he always seemed to be able to solve it. ANZAC Day will never be the same without Paddy leading the march. My deepest sympathy to all your extended family, who I am sure will miss him greatly. David Mark.

    David MarkSeptember 16 2021 8:56 am
  20. Deepest sympathies to the Dillon family on the passing of a great mate and friend.
    It was always good catching up with Paddy at Lou’s talking over the fence, and comparing stories about farming, mechanics, engines, and irrigation. He and Lou shoveled holes in my irrigation channels many times without any complaints or worries. Always there to lend a hand when needed.
    Sorry to loose a kind and fantastic person.

    Neville Edgar and family

    Neville EdgarSeptember 16 2021 9:11 am
  21. To dear Marie, Marty, Louise and Steph.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time, we will all miss him dearly. His big waves, stopping for a chat on the road, always happy. This is always a very sad time for all, loving thoughts to you all from Shirl and family.

    Shirley SwanSeptember 16 2021 9:29 am
  22. Dearest Marie, Lou, Stephanie and family,
    Sending our thoughts, love and prayers during this very sad time. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Paddy.

    Paddy was a remarkable and inspirational man who displayed love, kindness, compassion and courage in everything he did. He loved his family. We remember so fondly Patrick playing the mouth organ with his great grandchildren Matilda and Macie at the Lake Boga Park after an engine start-up day. It will always be something we fondly remember. A very special man. Great memories our family will hold dearly in our hearts.

    Thank you to the Dillon family for sharing Paddy with our family. It was a privilege to know and share our friendship together. Please reach out of you need anything, and accept our deepest sympathy and love during this very sad time.

    Pat and Kane Graham and families xxoo

    Pat and Kane GrahamSeptember 16 2021 9:39 am
  23. Patty, Thankyou for absolutely everything you ever did for all of us, Thankyou for everything you’ve done for the lake Boga community. We will be lost without you.
    Forever loved by all

    Monica AttardSeptember 16 2021 9:44 am
  24. To our poppy,

    Thank you for teaching us how to play the harmonica. We loved spending time with you and you give us lots of chocolate. Thank you for giving us such great memories, for loving us and for being such a great poppy!

    Love Julia, Matilda and Macie

    Julia O’Farrell, Matilda and Macie ReaSeptember 16 2021 10:01 am
  25. Dear Marie and family, We are shocked and saddened to hear of Paddys passing, he was an inspiration to us and everyone who knew him. He did an enormous amount of care and counselling that people were not aware of, he changed many lives in a positive way and asked for nothing in return. he was a character and one of the most clever people around, but oh so humble as well. he has left a wonderful legacy, and you must be so proud of him. He will be missed by so many,
    Ian & Clare Vernon

    Clare VernonSeptember 16 2021 10:32 am
  26. Dearest Marie and family,
    Deepest condolesences on the loss of Paddy. A terrific bloke with a heart of gold.
    Good friendships are like leaves scattered everywhere, but real friends are like diamonds, treasured and rare. Paddy will always be a treasured mate and friend, who wont be replaced. Deepest sympathy to your family. He will be sadly missed by many.

    Peter Heinker
    Jeparit Woomelang

    Peter HeinkerSeptember 16 2021 10:36 am
  27. To Dear Marie, Lou, Stephanie and families,
    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Paddy. Such as wonderful happy and caring man. Always there to lend a hand. I remember Paddy’s ute was pulled over on the roadside near Swan Hill, I got out and Paddy was helping a hitch-hiker, who had been released from jail, and Paddy was helping wash his face and hands after sleeping in the bushes. The hitch-hiker wanted to go to Moulamein, some weeks later I was told Paddy drove the young fella all the way to Moulamein to see his family. This is a story and memory I will never forget. He was such a kind-hearted person who would help anyone.

    Such a terrible sad loss for Marie, Louise and family, and for our community at Lake Boga.
    He will be deeply missed by many. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Jamie McDonald
    J & K Farms

    Jamie and Kaye McDonaldSeptember 16 2021 11:48 am
  28. To Dear Marie and families,

    Sending our deepest sorrow for the loss of a wonderful person. His love for his family, and the kindness he showed to others was a real testament to his as a man. Always very caring and giving of his time and expertise. He was especially loved and valued in the Lake Boga Museum, and his input has made the Lake Boga Museum what it is today. You’re in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Please call if you need anything.

    Graham Thomas
    Thomas Engineering

    Thomas EngineeringSeptember 16 2021 11:58 am
  29. Prayers and condolences for the safe passage for a wonderful friend and mentor, Paddy Dillon.
    Paddy was always there to lend a hand if anyone needed anything. He worked hard and loved his family.

    Over 30 years our team has shared a lot of great grease monkey stories with Paddy, he had a passion for restoring radial and heavy engines back to running order, and his knowledge and expertise was and is second to none. The 12 cylinder Rolls Royce Merlin and his other engine restoration work is a testament to his passion and abilities. Our team will deeply miss his energy, knowledge, passion, time and expertise.

    He touched the lives of many and is contribution will be deeply missed.

    Heartfelt sorrow and condolences from our family to Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families.

    Peter Thomson
    Thomson Aviation and Aeronautics

    Peter and Leanne ThomsonSeptember 16 2021 12:10 pm
  30. Dear Marie, Lou, Stephanie and family.
    I cannot find the words to express the heartfelt sorrow we feel for the passing of Paddy, but please accept our condolences for your loss. He was such a dear and trusting friend and mentor. He made an incredible impact on me, and I will miss him very much. No-one could tell a story like Paddy, his passion and zest for life was inspiring and motivating. Thank you Paddy for everything you did for me and my family. The community will not be the same without you.
    Please find comfort knowing our thoughts and prayers are with you Marie, Louise, Stephanie and family.

    Brian and Theresa Young
    Brian Young Farming and Mustering

    Brian Young Farming and MusteringSeptember 16 2021 12:24 pm
  31. Deepest sympathy to the Dillon family, Marie, Louise, Stephanie and family
    Nobody could match Paddy for making people feel special. I’ll always remember being the smallest person in the Moulamein SES, but feeling big and strong because he gave me strength and courage. He listened, and he cared.
    As a young man, my parents were both alcoholics, I was very lucky to have Paddy as my role-model, we kept in touch for more than 30 years. Paddy always listened to my woes and worries and offered me guidance, help and support. I can never thank him enough for his genuine care, love, guidance and support.

    He has made a massive impact on my life and I am sorry that I did not tell him that. I feel privileged having known Paddy. Please accept my deepest sympathy to your family on the loss of a true gentleman and legend.

    Scott Baker

    Scott BakerSeptember 16 2021 12:41 pm
  32. To Marie, Martin, Louise and Stephanie
    I am so sorry to hear this sad news of the passing of Paddy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all and with your families as well at this sad time

    Judith WilsonSeptember 16 2021 12:52 pm
  33. To Dear Marie, Louise and family, so very sorry to hear the passing of Patrick. What a good and generous man he was. He was caring of others, considerate, compassionate, and his family are a wonderful tribute to him and all he has done for others. He will be dearly missed by the community and the wider region.

    During this very difficult time, please know we are available at anytime to support you. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do please let us know.

    A very special man that touched the lives of many.

    Brian Nelson
    Nelson Fabrication and Engineering

    Brian NelsonSeptember 16 2021 12:54 pm
  34. Dearest Marie, Lou, Steph and family.

    We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Paddy. He was a great friend and mate. We were farming neighbours near Moulamein for many years, and Paddy often helped with sheep work, shearing, fixing tractors, pulling us out at rice harvest, chasing cattle, fixing fences, checking rice banks, always ready to lend a hand and help. He had great knowledge of flood mitigation and the lay of the land, and was very attuned to nature. A wonderful friend and neighbour.

    Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very special time. Paddy will be dearly missed by many.

    Cameron Foster
    Foster Agriculture Pty Ltd

    Cameron FosterSeptember 16 2021 1:08 pm
  35. To the Dillon family, Marie, Louise and family.
    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Paddy. It’s hard to know what to say, except that he was a caring, remarkable and inspirational man, who was dearly loved and respected by all. He will be deeply missed by the community.
    Thinking of you with love and support.

    Raelene Johnson

    Raelene JohnsonSeptember 16 2021 2:24 pm
  36. To my dearest friend Steph, and families, Paddy was such a huge part of our lives and will be greatly missed. Paddy was certainly a one in a million guy who made time for everyone and was the first to offer help, whether he knew them or not. He loved a chat, had such a beautiful, calming smile, and helped so many people in many ways and was always so positive. He will be remembered and cherished, by us all. Your beautiful memories will get you all through this as Paddy was such a special and caring soul.

    Greg and Sharon BennettSeptember 16 2021 3:01 pm
  37. Dearest Marie, Lou, Steph, and family.

    Our deepest love, hugs and prayers for your during this very sad time. You are constantly in our thoughts.

    Paddy was a great friend and mate; we will cherish all our very special moments together. Our family feel very blessed and grateful to have had Paddy in our lives. He was always reliable and able to help if we needed something, especially when it came to fixing the John Deere tractor or Boat. We were skiing at Lake Boga some years back, and our ski-boat broke down not far from Paddy’s. He saw us waving out on the Lake, and after a short conversation on the mobile telephone he said it would be the “fuel pump”. I still couldnt fix it, so Paddy jumped in the Lake and waded out to help us. Within 10 minutes, he got the boat running and we boated back to shore. What a memory ! He was an inspiration and a real character. Paddy will be greatly missed. A really great bloke.

    Sending our love, prayers and support to Marie, Louise, Stephanie and family.

    Much Love,
    Jack, Sarah, Tim, Kane and Jane Martin xxoo
    “Riverside” Hay NSW

    Jack and Sarah MartinSeptember 16 2021 3:44 pm
  38. Our sympathies to Marie, Louise and family. So sorry to hear the news about Paddy. A very knowledgeable man, gone but definitely not forgotten. We’ve enjoyed some great laughs and fun with Paddy, Marie and Lou at Christmas celebrations, birthday parties etc, sharing stories about farming, tractors, mechanics etc. A wonderful family and a wonderful man. Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Ian and Jenny Wurfel
    “Willow Bank”
    Brim and Pinnaroo

    Ian and Jenny WurfelSeptember 16 2021 5:07 pm
  39. To Marie and all the family. My heartfelt condolences to you all. Paddy was such a friendly bloke and will be sadly missed. Thinking of you all
    Christine Dutton

    Christine DuttonSeptember 16 2021 5:38 pm
  40. I am so sorry for your loss of Paddy ( my loved brother we loved him dearly he will always be in our hearts thinking of you guys love ubarb and pete

    Barbara riordanSeptember 16 2021 5:51 pm
  41. Dear Marie, Louise, Steph and family.
    We are so very sorry for the loss of our mate Paddy. He was a kind, happy, friendly gent that helped anyone in need. We have shared many great talks about radial motors and restorations, and anything to do with Harleys. His Harley Davison is one of the best restoration projects we have seen, and is a credit to his ability and knowledge.

    Although no words can describe your loss, just know that you are in every thought and prayer.

    Robert and Marj Walsh

    Walsh RestorationsSeptember 16 2021 6:14 pm
  42. To Marie, Steph, Louise and all the Grandies and extended family, our deepest sympthay to you all. Paddy had the biggest heart ever, sharing his kindness love and time with so many. His passion in his heart when he spoke of his family was so warming. Our Love to you all.
    From Sharon and Craig Thomas and families❤

    Sharon ThomasSeptember 16 2021 8:04 pm
  43. Dear Auntie Marie,Steph, Lou and Marty
    A loss of words but not of tears, a great man who’ll have many cheers, who’s memory will live long thru our years!!
    Much love Uncle Paddy
    From Nadia

    NadiaSeptember 16 2021 8:15 pm
  44. Dear Marie, Louise, Stefanie and families.
    We are sorry to hear Paddy had passed. Paddy was a genuine person, very knowledgeable, a historian. His heart was full of faith,kindness,love,compassion and all about helping others before himself. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you all. We are thankful to have met and spent time getting to know him.
    Daniel , Tara and Daughters xxoxo

    Daniel and Tara PaechSeptember 16 2021 11:19 pm
  45. Our condelesences to Marie and family as you miss Paddy a special caring family and community friend to many K en and Janet Hamill

    Janet and ken HamillSeptember 17 2021 8:36 am
  46. Dear Marie, Lou, Steph and family,
    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Paddy. Such a wonderful true-blue Australian character, always willing to help others, without fear nor favour. Will be deeply missed by so many.
    Our love, thoughts and hugs to Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families. His memories will live on through his kindness and community spirit.

    We will be praying for you at this sad time,

    Ken and Betty McDonald

    Ken and Betty McDonaldSeptember 17 2021 8:43 am
  47. To Dear Marie and family, Our love and condolences for you at this time. We are deeply saddened by the passing of such a fantastic friend. Paddy was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need. He was always happy and friendly, and always fun to be around. Lots of great memories shared together. So much knowledge and passion for his family, tractors, motors, and the Lake Boga community, the Museum will never be the same without him. Thank you Paddy for everything you did for our community and for each and everyone of us. We love you and will miss seeing the big waves from Paddy06.
    Sending our love and prayers to Marie, Lou, Steph and family, and thinking of you at this time.

    Simon and Sonny Williams
    Williams Farming and Sons

    Simon and Sonny WilliamsSeptember 17 2021 8:53 am
  48. Dearest Marie, Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of our beloved Paddy. Our love and sympathy to yourself and family on the passing of a genuine and caring man. Paddy is the last of a generation that can never be replaced. His love for his family and his community has left an indelible mark in our lives, and we thank Paddy for everything he has done. We hold dear many great memories talking about flood mitigation, levee banks, irrigation, growing rice, and so much knowledge about the local Niemur area.
    May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.

    You’re in our thoughts and prayers, love to you all.
    David and Jane Brown and families
    (Retired Niemur farmers)

    David and Jane BrownSeptember 17 2021 9:04 am
  49. To the Dillon family, Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families, our love and prayers go out to you at this very sad time. Paddy was a remarkable and giving man, always had a smile. Paddy came into our lives when we were farming near the Merran, we’ll treasure these times and memories forever. We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories you all shared.

    All our love, thoughts and prayers.
    Graham and Kaye Anderson

    GrahamSeptember 17 2021 9:14 am
  50. Dearest Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families,
    On behalf of the Radial Renovations Group Inc. our love, prayers and thoughts for your family at this time. Paddy was a terrific genuine bloke, who always made time to share his knowledge and expertise on engines. Our group has many great memories talking with Paddy especially when he helped us restore radial engines, his knowledge and expertise was second to none. He was a mentor to many. He could tinker with anything and get it running. Some years back we organised a training session when Paddy delivered a full-day workshop on the ‘ins-and-outs’ of radials, he was a remarkable and talented man, with so much knowledge. So many great memories of talking at the Museum. He will be dearly missed. Thank you Paddy for the time, learnings and expertise you gave to all of us. A gentle kind man that will never be forgotten.

    Condolences to Marie, Louise, Stephanie and families

    Radial Renovations Group

    Tim RobertsonSeptember 17 2021 9:30 am
  51. Condolences to Marie, Louise and family.
    Sending our thoughts, love and prayers on Paddy’s passing. And although words cant help to ease your loss, please know that you are in all our thoughts and prayers.
    A wonderful kind and caring man who touched the hearts and lives of many. Will not be forgotten.

    Maree Campbell

    Maree CampbellSeptember 17 2021 10:17 am
  52. Dearest Marie, Lou, Stephanie and extended families
    Sending our condolences, love and prayers during this very difficult time. We can’t imagine what you’re feeling but please know that Paddy will live on through the love and kindness he shared with others. He was a genuine big-hearted man that will never be replaced, the last of a generation that thought of others. So many great memories of Paddy will be held deep in our hearts. Thinking of you Marie, Lou and Stephanie during this time.

    Much love always,

    Craig and Sammy Edwards

    Craig EdwardsSeptember 17 2021 10:23 am
  53. Dear Marie, Lou and families, it doesn’t seem long ago that we were sitting at the Catalina Museum having a coffee with Paddy, discussing radial motors, grain markets, irrigation water etc
    When we first shifted to Lake Boga 15 years ago Paddy was the first person who gave me a great deal of support. Paddy always had a smile and loved having a good yarn and laugh, I will always be thankful for his friendship and support, and enjoyed catching up with him regularly. A really great bloke and a gentleman at heart.
    He will be sadly missed by many.
    Our deepest sympathies to Marie, Lou and families.

    Robert, Sandra, Kate, Jack and Tilly McDonald xxxooo

    Robert and Sandra McDonald FarmingSeptember 17 2021 11:21 am
  54. Dear Marie, Lou, Stephanie and extended families,
    We are so deeply sorry for the loss of Paddy. Lake Boga has lost a genuine and real local legend.

    Paddy will be sadly missed by many. Our family extends its deepest sympathy to Marie, Lou, Stephanie and extended families during this very sad time.

    We will hold in our heart, very special memories of our times with Paddy.

    Peter Smith and families xxoo

    Peter and Naomi Smith and familySeptember 17 2021 11:32 am
  55. Dearest Marie, Louise and families,
    It is with much sorrow to hear the sudden passing of Paddy. It was only a few weeks ago that we were talking to Paddy in the Museum, and sharing jokes and laughs together. The Museum will not be the same without his presence, Paddy made that place what it is today. We will hold dear the many laughs and stories we shared together. Our love, grace and thanks to Paddy for everything he did for our family and the community. Paddy will be deeply missed.

    Sending our thoughts, love and prayers during this very difficult time.
    Sandra and Doug Peters and families xxoo

    Sandra and Doug PetersSeptember 17 2021 11:39 am
  56. Dearest Marie, Lou, Stephanie and extended families. Paddy was one of the nicest and kindest men that we have ever met, he was so kind and helpful to myself and our family. Paddy always made time to listen and talk, and he provided a great deal of guidance, support and love to myself and my kids. A really great person who will be deeply missed by many people. Paddy was and will always be a local legend, a great bloke with a heart of Gold, who gave us a great deal of positivity, love and support.

    Our deepest sympathy on your loss, and thinking of you at this time.

    Emma, Tom, Bree, Sam and Riley McNaughton xxxxoooo

    Emma and Tom McNaughtonSeptember 17 2021 11:48 am
  57. To Louise, Marie and family,

    Sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Paddy.
    Paddy made ‘Hewitt’ Christmas and birthday lunches more entertaining, and always brought with him a vibrant and caring nature.
    Our thoughts are with you all during this tough time, but we know Paddy’s stories will continue to be told for a long time.
    With love,
    Tom, Liz and Grace, Gordon, Natalie and Lucas, James, Hannah and Jono Hewitt.

    Liz HewittSeptember 17 2021 12:27 pm
  58. Condolences to all Paddy’s family, such a shock to read the notice Marie, so sad for you all.

    PhilippaSeptember 17 2021 1:57 pm
  59. Dear Paddy
    How we will miss this beautiful man .You were so good with my dad taking him to places of interest.
    Our condolences to Marie and family’s
    Carol Sutton, Ron and Melville Harrop .

    Carol SuttonSeptember 17 2021 4:16 pm
  60. Dear Paddy,
    Thank you for everything you did for our family. You were a wonderful support to our Dad when he was unwell. You took him under your wing and gave him lots of respite for Mum. You were so kind and caring of our Dad…we used to call it “Paddys time”, and schedule it on the calendar. Mum always had the kettle on for you. You picked up Dad and drove him out to your farm and let him tinker with you, it was some of the best memories Dad talked about when he was very unwell. Something our family will forever be grateful.
    Thank you Paddy for everything you did for us. You are a wonderful remarkable man who will never be forgotten. Sending Lou, Marie and family our loving thoughts and prayers.

    Maria, Sam, Bree, Matt and Luke Collins

    Maria and Sam CollinsSeptember 17 2021 4:59 pm
  61. Dear Marie, Lou and families,
    From our family to yours we send our deepest sympathies on the passing of Paddy. Such a wonderful caring man who will be missed dearly. We have many fond memories of seeing Paddy and Lou at the engine start-up days, and seeing the special father-daughter bond was something very special. Hearing the restored engines starting bought such joy to many people, well done to Paddy for all your work, and all the joy he bought to many. Such a wonderful and caring soul.

    Please accept our love, thoughts and prayers to Marie, Lou, Stephanie and extended family on your loss.
    Paddy was very special , will be deeply missed, and not forgotten.

    Much Love to you all,

    Peter and Shaya O’Donnell xxxooo

    O'Donnell Farms Pty LtdSeptember 17 2021 6:40 pm
  62. Dearest Marie, Lou, Stephanie and families,
    Such a very sad loss for your family at this time, we send our love, hugs and prayers to you all. Paddy was such a great role model for all the young people around Lake Boga, he was a real inspiration and a great leader in the Swan Hill and Lake Boga communities.
    Our love, peace and prayers are with you during this very difficult time, and please know that Paddy lives on through your family and will be dearly missed and loved by many.

    Timothy, Simone, Kara, Jett and Bianca Williamson xxxooo

    Timothy and Simone WilliamsonSeptember 17 2021 8:51 pm
  63. Dear Marie, Lou and families.
    We were very sad to hear your news of Paddy’s passing. He was always on for a chat and so enthusiastic and excited with his engines that he had everyone enthralled and wanting to know more of the history of each one.
    We have lost a great historian, a genuine great Aussie bloke, always ready to lend a hand and has helped so many.
    Rest peacefully, Paddy, you will be sadly missed by all.
    Our love and thoughts to your wonderful family.
    Nola & Richard Bruton, Kim & Scott and families.

    Nola BrutonSeptember 18 2021 9:42 am
  64. To Marie and family. Sending our condolences to you all. We have many wonderful memories of Paddy whilst we were living in Moulamein. A great mate to Paul during their working days and beyond. Rest In Peace Paddy.

    Paul and Karen Evans.September 18 2021 11:03 am
  65. Dear Marie, Lou and families,
    Thinking of you at this very sad time, such great memories of talking with Paddy. He loved a good laugh, always lending a hand, and was a very reliable person. Few and far between, and will not be forgotten.

    May our thoughts, love and prayers bring you comfort at this time.

    Raelene and Jack Peters and family xxoo

    Jack and Raelene PetersSeptember 18 2021 11:36 am
  66. Dearest Marie, Louise and families,
    Such sad news on the passing of a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Paddy was a remarkable man who showed a great deal of care and kindness to everyone around him. Always thinking of others and helping those in need. What an inspirational and indelible mark he has left in all our hearts. Someone that will always be remembered and treasured.
    Thank you Paddy for everything you did at Lake Boga, and for the care and kindness you showed to others.
    Marie, Louise and families you are in our love, thoughts and prayers.

    Maria Wilson and families xxoo

    Maria and Markus WilsonSeptember 18 2021 11:41 am
  67. To Dear Paddy, such a sad loss, thank you for being a great bloke, and a man that wrote his own story and grabbed the bull by the horns. Not afraid to step-up and say what needed to be said, and contributed a massive amount to the Lake Boga and Swan Hill community. Always there helping, with a Diet Coke in his hand. A terrific bloke, will be very sadly missed by many.

    Bill and Dot Anderson and families xxoo

    Bill and Dot AndersonSeptember 18 2021 11:46 am
  68. Dear Auntie Marie, Steph, Lou and Marty,
    Very sad to hear of Uncle Paddy’s passing. We have so many childhood memories from the farm. He was such a vibrant character and good natured man.
    Our thoughts are with you all through this tough time but there are so many memories to celebrate.
    Much Love
    Keven, Lisa, Ella and Daniel xx

    Keven RiordanSeptember 18 2021 11:51 am
  69. Members of the Northern NSW Restoration Group send our sincere sympathies on the passing of our great mate and colleague Paddy.

    A unique character with a heart of Gold. Paddy assisted our members for numerous years, helping to restore and start our Pratt & Whitney R-4360 and Wright R-3350 motors, and others. His knowledge and passion was second to none, and Paddy was always available to help. We will be forever grateful to the time and knowledge Paddy shared, and the kindness he showed to all.

    Honoring your sadness at this time, celebrating a live well-lived, and wishing you warm memories and peace at this very sad time. With deepest sympathy to the Dillon family.

    Northern NSW Restoration Group IncSeptember 18 2021 12:06 pm
  70. To Marie,Steph and Louise, we are thinking of you at this difficult time, Paddy was a good friend to all and will be greatly missed.
    Kevin and Kristine Mcglashan

    Kristine mcglashanSeptember 18 2021 12:54 pm
  71. Deepest sympathy from Ash and Linda. With sad regret I didn’t see more of him. Our thoughts are with you.

    Ash williamsSeptember 18 2021 5:39 pm
  72. To Marie and family….we are sorry to hear of Paddy’s passing…he was an amazing man , clever and never short of a word when you met up with him…Our deepest sympathies to you all

    Carol and Noel Mcgrath QuambatookSeptember 18 2021 9:22 pm
  73. Our loved Pop … words will never express how you impacted and shaped our lives … from the days of showing us how to ride the bikes at the farm… to teaching me to weld with a battery … from those long hours watching John Wayne movies on the couch with tomato (only truss)sandwichs and listening and whistling to Slim Dusty driving around the district with your hat on sideways to keep the sun off… each and everyone one of your decedent’s through the generations will miss you … from having weetbix breekies with you and drinking veggie water with you after tea on so many occasions …  from all the birthdays and Christmas bbqs … all the times on the water both here on the lake and down on the coast when we were all that much younger … All the times that the tools in the back of paddy6 came in handy… from all the times i asked to stay with you longer to see what new adventure (or project) we would discover … 

    Pop there is now a massive hole not in just our family but for the entire  community that spreads from North East Victoria and Southern NSW that knew you…
    We love you and will always miss you… now you’re at peace and reunited with mum

    Henry Heather Archer Harriet & Austin

    Henry GordonSeptember 19 2021 1:45 pm
  74. Dear Marie and family,
    Such sad news, but it was Paddy’s time to join those who have gone before. Another cousin who has left a remarkable legacy.
    Never forgotten
    Wendy & Greg Forbes

    Wendy ForbesSeptember 19 2021 4:22 pm
  75. The staff at The Flying Boat Museum extend their deepest sympathy to Marie, the Dillon family, Henry and Heather and family. Paddy’s contribution and exhibits to the museum are outstanding. His regular visits brought laughs and a pat on the shoulder. He will be sadly missed by Daryl and staff.
    Daryl and staff at The Flying Boat Museum.

    Daryl AllenSeptember 20 2021 7:24 am
  76. Dear Marie and Lou and families,
    Our love, support and prayers to your families at this sad time. We have enjoyed many times seeing Paddy and Lou at the Museum, fly-ins, and start-up days, seeing such a beautiful father-daughter bond was very unique. The love and kindness between the both was a pleasure to watch. Sending our love, prayers and hugs at this very sad time. Paddy will be sadly missed by many.
    Our love, prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Barry and Margaret Kelly and families xxxooo

    Barry and Margaret Kelly and sonsSeptember 20 2021 10:06 am
  77. Dear Paddy, we will miss you, such a kind hearted, caring man, with a heart of gold. Loved his family and cared about others. Thank you for being a great friend and mate to Ken and I. Thank you Lou for driving Paddy to see Ken and I for all those years, we’ve shared some great memories and we will always be grateful for sharing these memories with you.
    His memories will live on through his devoted family and daughter/s.

    Beryl and Ken Smythe

    Beryl and Ken SmytheSeptember 20 2021 10:19 am
  78. Offering our sincere sympathy to Marie and family on the passing of Paddy. One of the characters who entertained us in our shop. Always happy and on for a chat. Lyn and John Sambell

    Lyn sambellSeptember 20 2021 10:49 am
  79. To Marie, Martin, Louise, Stephanie and Families,
    Please accept our sincere sympathies and condolences on the passing of Paddy. Another Moulamein boy and cousin at rest. RIP Paddy for you left your mark on all who knew you and the community you served.

    The Burdett, Chandler & Franklin families

    Peter John FranklinSeptember 20 2021 1:20 pm
  80. To Maree & Family,
    Sorry to hear of the passing Paddy, our Neimur friend & neighbour for many years. Deepest Sympathy to you all,
    Ron & Val McWhae….Michelle Fiona & Linda.

    Val McWhaeSeptember 21 2021 8:52 am
  81. To Marie and family. Extending our deepest sympathy to you on the passing of Paddy. May he rest in peace and your special memories provide you comfort in the days ahead.
    Condolences from Joe and Teresa Taverna

    Teresa TavernaSeptember 21 2021 11:47 am
  82. Louise, Alan, Marie and family, Maryanne and I would like to send our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dear father and husband Patrick. I only spent one lovely afternoon and one phone call with Patrick but in my heart I feel like I’ve known him all my life. As you said your farewells to Patrick on Tuesday may our God give you the strenth to carry on, knowing we all have beautiful memories of our dear friend Patrick. Love from Clem and Maryanne

    Clem + Maryanne PaechSeptember 23 2021 9:26 am
  83. Dear Louise and families,
    Sending our love, prayers and thoughts for yourself and family at this time. Patrick was such a wonderful, kind and caring man who touched the lives of many. And a genuine and real lover of nature and wildlife.
    We respect and acknowledge the work yourself and Patrick have achieved over a 40+ year period, and recognise the significant time, energy and contribution you have both made to our organisation and biodiversity regions across NSW and Victoria. Thank you for everything you have contributed. We hold dear the many conversations, action plans, and actions completed together to conserve and protect the environment.
    Staff and colleagues at Natural Heritage Trust Australia and Caring for Country Teams

    Natural Heritage Trust - Program Management - Private LandholdersSeptember 23 2021 10:17 am
  84. Dear Marie, Louise and families,
    Such sad news on the passing of the loved and respected Paddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Paddy was a tremendous support to our family when our father was unwell with Dementia. Dad came from farming and suffered terribly from being “couped-up” inside with Mum. Paddy used to pick-up Dad, and take him to Lou’s for a ride on the tractor, or sit on the river-bank and talk about farming. Dad loved his time with Paddy; it provided Dad with a link back to farming, and the river. Thank you to Paddy and Lou for making this time for our family. When we reflect on those times, Paddy provided care, peace and kindness to our Dad that no-one else could. It is something that always meant a lot to our family, and our Mum who has now also passed.
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers, and sending you love and hugs during this time.
    Eleanor, Victoria and Claire Campbell & families xxxooo

    Eleanor, Victoria and Claire CampbellSeptember 23 2021 10:32 am
  85. Paddy – great man who gave his time to others without concerns or complaints. A lovable larrikin and character and the last of a Riverina generation. Beautiful service for your Dad, well done Louise, Stefan and family.
    As the poem said, rest gently In Peace. Our love prayers and thoughts are with you all in your time ahead.
    Joyce and Bill Withers and families xxoo (née Smith)

    Joyce and Bill WithersSeptember 23 2021 4:40 pm

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