Richard James (Dick) Peel

Born on November 4, 1932 . Passed away on July 24, 2020 .

4.11.1932 to 24.7.2020

Passed away peacefully at Bendigo Hospice.

Much loved Husband of Thelma.

Much loved father and father in law of David, Glenda and Leigh, Andrew and Raelene.

Grandfather of Jelena and Erin; Silvester and Madaleine, Clayton and Samantha,  and Ashley.

Great Grandfather of Delilah.

Fly High

Rest in Peace

Funeral Notice

Private service

In accordance with recent changes to funeral services a private service will be held for Dick at his beloved Catalina Museum Lake Boga, burial will precede the service at Swan Hill Cemetery.

A tribute can be left on our website as you remember Dick's life and to express condolences to the family whom are able to read, reflect and treasure.

Tributes Leave your tribute

  1. Dear Thelma and family, It was a real shock to hear of Dick’s passing. We will never forget Dick’s boisterous voice and happy go lucky outlook on life. He was definitely one of a kind. Rest In Peace Dick.

    Graham & Kris WontnerJuly 26 2020 7:44 am
  2. Farewell Dick..after 46 years of shared laughs and adventures. May they continue now with your wonderful parents.. Your unique self will be missed by many. Condolences to Thelma, Glenda & Leigh, David, Andrew & Raeleen and families. from NEil & Elvie Gannon & our family.

    Elvie GannonJuly 26 2020 10:00 am
  3. Vale Dick. A Life Member and Melvin Jones Fellow of the Lions Club of Lake Boga. Over 40 years of Lions service and countless hours serving his community, may he rest in peace.

    David MarkJuly 26 2020 3:56 pm
  4. Dear Thelma & family, our love, thoughts & prayers on the passing of a wonderful community leader. We have many great memories of working alongside Dick at the Catalina Museum, and some great conversations. Will be greatly missed by many.
    All our love & prayers,
    Much love,
    Louise Dillon
    Patrick & Marie Dillon

    Louise DillonJuly 26 2020 10:51 pm
  5. To Thelma and family, Pam and I are thinking of you at this sad time. Dick was a unique individual and we enjoyed his company always. He worked tirelessly to establish the Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum and he was so proud of his achievements. I enjoyed playing music with Dick at various Jazz Festivals and at Lake Boga and the Mystic Park Hotel. We will miss him greatly. Pam and Bill Lawler.

    Bill LawlerJuly 27 2020 11:09 am
  6. to Thelma and family farewell to a great bufflo man. Peter and Claudette {O<Bryan} Delaney. rest in peace

    claudette delaneyJuly 28 2020 9:11 am
  7. To Thelma & family,
    Thinking of you at this sad time.
    from the Stanyer family

    Keith & Faye StanyerJuly 28 2020 12:14 pm
  8. Thinking of you Thelma and your families. Loving Sympathy from Cousin Yvonne Stewart and families. 1/10 John Street, Kangaroo Flat, 3555

    Yvonne StewartJuly 28 2020 7:31 pm
  9. Oh Dick now you’ll never receive that coveted Citizen of the Year but we all recognize you and know you to be our All-time Local Hero with your tireless and endless work for The Flying Boat Museum.

    Not to leave out your washboard playing at home and away jazz events.

    To dear Thelma, David, Glenda and Leigh, Andrew and Raelene and your families we send all our love to you from Dick’s friends in Lake Boga.


    Patricia M McMahonJuly 30 2020 1:58 pm
  10. To Thelma and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time on the loss of Dick. An icon of Lake Boga who by his efforts put Lake Boga back on the map with the Catalinas museum.
    May he rest in peace.
    From the Dobeli family.

    Tom DobeliJuly 30 2020 8:13 pm
  11. Dear Mrs Peel, Glenda & Leigh, David, Andrew & Raelene and families,
    My sincere sympathy, loving thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

    Denise LeedJuly 31 2020 8:08 am
  12. Dear Thelma, Glenda and Leigh, David, Andrew and Raelene and all your family.
    Please accept our loving and heartfelt sympathy in your time of deep loss.
    Linton and Val Mills.

    Linton and Valerie MillsJuly 31 2020 3:07 pm
  13. Goodbye Dick, I remember you driving to Melbourne in the old Austin truck, what a real battler you were. Good memories of so many things about you my friend. Deepest sympathy to Thelma and family.

    Lindsay CharlesAugust 1 2020 11:32 am

Leave your tribute

Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Please note: all tributes are moderated and may not appear immediately.