DWYER, Patrick Walter John ‘John’

20.4.1937 – 16.8.2020

Passed away peacefully at home.

Loving partner of Saling. Beloved father and father-in-law of Darren and Sheryl, Grant, Alison and Russell, Helen and Gavin. Adored Poppy to Hunter, Harper, Elijah, Owen, Lloyd, Bryn and Griffen.

Funeral Notice

Due to the COVID-19 funeral restrictions, a private service will be held.

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  1. Farwell cousin it has been a pleasure knowing you over the many years when we caught up with each other , Max Davis

    Max Davis August 22, 2020
  2. Saling, Darren, Grant, Alison, Helen & families,

    Thinking of you all as you mourn the loss of your much loved partner, father, father-in-law & grandfather.
    We have many fond memories from our friendship with John over the decades and were saddened to hear of his passing.

    Sorry we can not be at John’s funeral to celebrate his life.

    Deepest sympathy,

    Lou & Margaret Blazinic
    Waikerie, South Australia

    Sandra Blazinic on behalf of Lou & Margaret August 22, 2020
  3. Dear Saling and the Dwyer family, I am so saddened to hear of John”s passing. He loved his life on the block and worked hard and achieved many great accomplishments. He is now with his beloved parents and forever in our hearts. Your cousin, Kathryn.

    Kathryn Rebello ...nee Davis August 22, 2020
  4. Our sincerest condolences to Saling and family on the sad passing of John.
    From Cos and Anna Piscioneri xx

    Anna Piscioneri August 22, 2020
  5. It’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life. Farewell to a lifelong friend of 60 years to Phil(Dec) and Gwen.
    Deepest sympathy to Saling.
    To Darren, Grant, Alison, Helen and families..wishing you all strength and peace in this deeply sad time.
    Hold onto your memories and let them guide you during this time of sorrow.
    Love and prayers to you all..From Aunty Gwen Mathews, Rod and Linda, Bruce, Tracey and Brian Bashford and families.💐

    Gwen Mathews August 23, 2020
  6. We have fond memories of our cousin John. Fun times were had in the early years on the block with Aunty May and Uncle Pat.
    Sincere condolences to Saling, Darren, Grant, Alison, Helen and families at this sad time.

    Kim & Geoff Curry (nee Milner)

    Kim Curry August 24, 2020
  7. This is very hard to say, to Johnny or better known as Poppy Johnny you were there for me from a very young age.
    You shaped me the way I am today. I definitely got my work ethic from you but I will never be as hard a worker as you were.
    You was always there when I needed a helping hand and I wish I was there more to help out.
    Morgan adores you and talks about you and your tractor every day, I just wish Henley got to experience that and go for rides like Morgan.

    You will be forever in our hearts
    Love Simon, Alina, Morgan and Henley xo

    Simon Dowling August 24, 2020
  8. Condolences to all family, and Celing, our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    Vince and Lena Leonardis 🙏🙏

    Vince and Lena Leonardis August 25, 2020
  9. It was sad day pruning that day. John always called in to see what was happening, his vast knowledge of the workings of a fruit block was always a help. He should have written a book. We will miss him especially during picking at Peter’s and Elaine’s. Condolences to the family. RIP

    Kevin Delbridge August 27, 2020