FOREMAN, Martin “Bill”

Passed away November 20, 2020.

Late of Merbein.  Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family, aged 92 years.

Loved and loving husband of Maureen, much loved father and father in law of Leigh, Kerry and Danny, Darren and Bronnie.

Loved and adored grandpa and grandpa in law of Lauren and Dusty, Kate and Tony, Emily and Julian, Adrian and Karina, Jeremy and Hayley, Holly and Simon, Penny and Lachy, Sam and Esther, Ali and Scott, Isaac, Josh and Zeke.

Treasured greatpa of Kyle, Fox and Quinn, Carter, Jasper and Sage, Lola and Brody, Eli, Fletcher and Harvey, Ruby and Quincy; Archie, Harriet and Violet, Ezra and baby Foreman arriving shortly.

Cheeky to the end.  He will be greatly missed.

Funeral Notice

Due to the current imposed restrictions, a private funeral will be held.

A public telecast of Bill’s service will be available to view from 10:30am, Thursday, 26th November, 2020 via the button below.

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  1. Bill Foreman was a role model, husband and father, and made a great contribution to the Merbein Community in many roles over decades. We in the Nola Traeger (nee Johns, whose mother was nee Foreman and whose father was another Bill Foreman) and Johns’ families pay our respects to a member of the vast family tree. Our condolences to Maureen, Leigh, Kerry, Darren and their families. I’m so glad to have visited Bill, Maureen and Leigh during one of our lovely Merbein HS reunions. Bill is one of the many fond memories of living and growing up in the Merbein community I have.
    Heather Traeger

    Heather Traeger November 20, 2020
  2. Grandpa will be very much missed by our family. He was lots of fun and had great advice to give. He would help out wherever he could, and was a fantastic Greatpa to his great grandchildren. We will treasure the memory of him playing the role of ‘Mr McGregor’ at Sage’s 7th birthday party in December last year and chasing all the kids around Mr McGregor’s garden at Carrick Hill, despite the fact that he had had a sore leg in the days before. As a small child I used to really enjoy delivering ‘smoko’ to Grandpa and Uncle Darren with Grandma while they were picking oranges, and sitting under the orange trees have a cup of tea with them from the thermos. We used to have picnics down the bottom of the block where we would make damper in the fire and play. I remember our trips out to Sunset Country where Grandpa would tell us all about the native flora, and I loved when I found he and Jasper flying aeroplanes at sunrise on the hill with a bright orange sky in the backgound. Jasper, Sage and Grandpa were 81+ years apart, but still best mates. We will miss you grandpa.

    Emily November 22, 2020
  3. There aren’t enough words to describe the influence that Grandpa has had on all our lives. His knowledge and willingness to share it has impacted me in such a positive way and the skills and experiences that he has given me as my grandpa have helped shape me as a person. I’m so grateful to have had such a great influence in my life for so long. He will be sorely missed by us all.

    Simon – I think Bill loved that I worked with my hands and in my last conversation with him he asked how my rough brickie hands were going. He was a great man.

    Ruby (6) – He was funny and I feel sad that I won’t see him anymore. He was great.

    Quincy (4) – I’m sorry that you’re gone. Cuddle, cuddle, kiss kiss.

    Holly Evans November 23, 2020
  4. Dear Maureen and family, Kevin and I would have loved to attend but you will have a lot of family and friends to support you. Bill was a wonderful man and friend to both of us and U3A members.

    Judith and Kevin Green November 24, 2020
  5. In loving memory of a wonderful man and a great friend. You will be greatly missed. Our choir will never be same without you there being cheeky.
    With Love to Maureen and the family
    From Margaret, David and Christine Stephens

    Christine Stephens November 25, 2020
  6. I will never forget the many hours spent at the South Merbein Oval being taught the fundamentals of cricket by Bill.
    This lead me to a lifelong love of the game and many friends along the way.
    Thanks Bill.

    Malcolm Bennett November 26, 2020
  7. A Tribute to Martin (Bill) Foreman

    Today we farewell a club stalwart and Life Member Martin (Bill) Foreman who passed away on the 20th November 2020.

    Martin or Bill as he was known to many, was a major contributor to our club and the local community over many years.

    One of Bill’s major legacies to our club was his junior coaching, which taught many young players how to play the game of cricket. It is great to see some of Bill’s great grandchildren now coming through our junior cricket.

    Bill also volunteered his time preparing the Chaffey Park wicket and he could be seen putting in countless hours to ensure our players had a magnificent wicket to play on come each Saturday.

    Our club offers its condolences to Maureen, Leigh, Kerry, Darren and their families, Bill will be greatly missed.

    Merbein-South Cricket Club November 26, 2020
  8. Uncle Bill,
    Conversation and debate,
    Laughter and song,
    Family and fun,
    Garden and grass,
    Water and citrus,
    Training and sport,
    Curiosity, learning and wonder.
    Our lives are richer having known him.
    Annette and Sharyn

    Annette Stone November 27, 2020
  9. Remembering our dear friend and fellow singer Bill. A gentleman whose sense of humor put a twinkle in his eye. The members of U3A Singing for Fun are sad at Bill’s passing. He and Maureen have been valued participants in our group. On behalf of the U3A singers, we pass on our love and sympathy at this sad time. Val Morris and Jenny Gibbons Co-conveners. SINGING FOR FUN

    Val Morris November 28, 2020