CARLIN, John Francis 🎥

30/01/38 – 19/5/20

Passed away peacefully.

Aged 82

Dearly loved husband of Glenda (dec).

Loved Father and Father in-law to Michael & Maureen, Peter & Pauline, Stephen & Narelle, Robert & Janine, Damian & Carolyn, Johnny & Karen, Annie & Dale, Russell & Heather, Rebecca & Steve.

Loved Poppy John to 26 grandchildren.

Reunited with Glenda in heaven

Loved father of Mick and father in law of Maur. We will miss you John. May you Rest In Peace

His pleasures were simple,

His needs were few

If his family was happy then he was too He gave us love in the fullest measure Care, devotion and memories to treasure He shared our hopes, our dreams, our tears Thankyou, Dad for all those wonderful years

All our love

Pete & Pauline, Lauren, Meagan, Josh, Mitch, Scotty & Chelsea Special friend of Kyle, Beth and Mia

Reunited with our beloved Nannie Glenda

Those we love don’t go away,

They walk beside us every day.

Unseen, unheard, but always near…

So loved, so missed, so very dear.

Much loved Dad of Steve and Nell

Adored Poppy John of Sam and Alexandra, Mac and Erica and Derm

God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be

So he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come with me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you

And saw you pass away

And although we love you dearly

We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating

Hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best

Loved Mum of Robert and Janine. Loving Nan to Maggie, Aaron, Taylah and Shelbie.

As those we love don’t go away

They walk beside us everyday

Loved Father of Dame Father-in-law of Carolyn Adored Poppy of Abbey Jack Ben

You will live on in our hearts       forever

Rest In Peace


Your strength, love and values you have shown us over the years will be instilled in our family. Thank you for guiding us throughout your life, your memory will live on forever.

Love Johnny, Karen, Alice, Rosie & James.

Goodbye to my darling Dad.

I couldn’t have wished for better, it’s been an honour and privilege to share 

so many fun and beautiful memories along the way.

Rest peacefully in mum’s arms.

Loving you forever.

Dale Annie Colbi Wilson & Bridie

“You can shed tears that he is gone,

Or you can smile because he has lived”

Dad, we are smiling for you always.

Dearly loved Dad and Poppy to Russell, Heather, Casey, Cara and Ella.

Rest easy now Dad back with your sweetheart Mum.

A great life well lived with a perfect balance of hard work and cheeky fun!

Thankyou for everything you have done for us

Love to you always

Bec Digger Marli and Lottie

Funeral Notice

Private service

A recording of John's Service can be viewed below:


7 tributes Leave your tribute

  1. To Bec, Dig, Marli, Lottie and all the Carlin family,
    So very sorry for the loss of your dearly loved Dad and Pop. May he rest peacefully. Wish we could be with you all today.
    Love Maggie, Bron, Stella and Harrison Xxx

    Bron McGuane May 22 2020 9:28 am
  2. Sorry to hear of the passing of John. He was a great person to work with at Terang High School. John always had a pleasant manner and interesting conversation. He had a great family and will be sadly missed.

    Glyn Court May 22 2020 10:57 am
  3. John, Mum’s first cousin and our neighbour at Glenormiston North for many years. Our sympathy to all of John and Glenda’s family and to John’s brothers and Loretta……Sincerely from the family of the late Annie and Leo Lourey.

    Helen McKenzie May 22 2020 1:02 pm
  4. May you rest in Peace, Cousin John. Your passing filtered through to me in New Zealand and it was wonderful to view your Celebration of Life and toe tap along to the music that ‘our Mothers, the Mahony sisters’ loved too. To John & Glenda’s family our heartfelt condolences.
    Maria (nee Russell) & Stewart Coutts

    Maria Coutts May 23 2020 9:57 am
  5. Deepest sympathy to the Carlin family. Many very happy memories of time spent at Carlin’s farm in Glenormiston. I feel certain that Bugs will be waiting at the pearly gates with a “tinnie” for John. Great guy gone to God. –

    Kay (Gleeson)Rendell + Gleeson family.

    Kay Rendell May 24 2020 1:12 am
  6. Deepest Sympathy to Carlin Family on the loss of John. Many great memories of time spent at Carlin’s farm, Glenormiston Nth. I’m sure Bugs would have been waiting at the Pearly Gates with a “tinnie” for John.
    Re-united with Glenda.

    Kay (Gleeson) Rendell + Gleeson Families.

    kay rendell May 25 2020 8:19 pm
  7. So sorry we were unable to pay tribute to your father John. He was such a lovely man and we visited him in Mortlake with St. V de Paul. Oh course John and I had the special connection both suffering from Parkinson’s. I must say we did enjoy the celebration of his life on the webpage. The three tenors most amusing.
    Glenda and I would often talk about our male dominated households. However I only had five sons!
    With love from Bernadette &Des McKinnon

    Bernadette McKinnon May 26 2020 12:49 am

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