JOHNS, Garry Neil ‘Spaz’

Passed away August 27, 2021.

Passed away suddenly at home in Mildura, aged 63 years.

Much loved husband of Raelene.  Loving father of Nathan and Brooke, Brendan and Stefanie.  Adored Poppy of Ellie.  Loved son of Maxine Knudsen & Neil Johns (dec) and Syd Knudsen.  Brother of Peter & Malcolm, brother in law to Kaylene and Terri.  Brother in law of Garry Burke & Viona.

Gone Fishing

Funeral Notice

Due to the current imposed COVID-19 restrictions, a private service for Garry will be held on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Livestream of the service will be available from 10.00am via the link below.

  1. Vale Garry Johns
    The son of our Mother’s (Nola) twin brother Neil Johns. We remember our first cousin with love and kindness. We remember fondly Garry staying for school holiday visits on the ‘block’ and his gentle friendly nature. Our love to Aunty Maxine, Peter, Malcolm and their families. Our condolences to Raelene, his helpmate and love. Our hugs to Nathan, Brooke, Brendan and Stefanie and their families. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Heather, Keith (dec) and Lynley Traeger

    Lynley Traeger September 1, 2021
  2. Dear Gary
    Thanks for being a wonderful mate all my life, our times together were priceless. You watched my back for many years on the footy field and in general life. You supported me when I had my struggles with my own health checking in on me regularly. I wish we could have had many more but life didn’t allow it so enjoy your time fishing in the big sky, meeting up with your Dad and Ando again. Thanks for organising all the catch ups over coffee with the old gang. There are too many words and too many good times to write down and express how much I loved you.
    Till we meet again

    To Rae, Nathan, Brooke, Brendan, Stef, Ellie, Maxine, Peter, Malcolm and your families
    We are thinking of you all at this sad and emotional time and please do not hesitate to call on us at any time.
    All our Love
    Shane, Kylie, Bronte, Deklan and TJ

    Shane Loveridge September 1, 2021
  3. Gary you were one of our sons, your cheeky smile and your cheeky ways will be sadly missed. You gave me heaps when I tried to pull you in line with your drinking and your antics. I would bring you inside and feed you breakfast when I looked out the window and saw you sleeping in your car out the front of our place. I would love to have those days back again but we cant.
    Rest in peace Gary
    All our Love
    Val and Ron

    Val and Ron Loveridge September 1, 2021
  4. Garry ‘Spaz’ John’s
    A great mate and friend.
    Will treasure all the memories and times spent together over the years.
    R.I.P. Mate
    Our love and sympathy to
    Rae,Nath,Brooke,Brenny,Steph and Ellie
    And all the John’s Family.
    Cat,Cheryl, Brad & Lauren Thomas

    Wayne & Cheryl Thomas September 1, 2021
  5. Gaz
    Special memories of you we have
    You will be sadly missed by all of us
    Thinking of Rae,Nath,Brooke,Brendan,Stef and Ellie and the Johns Family at this very sad time
    Love Mark and Lyn Bland and Family

    Lyn Bland September 1, 2021
  6. Raelene, Nathan, Brooke, Brendan, Stef and the extended family of Garry.
    Please know our thoughts are with you at this time. Garry was a special man, always in for a chat and a laugh.
    We have some treasured memories.
    Fly high Spaz.

    Glenn, Sharyn, Zoè and Shelby Bertalli.

    Sharyn Bertalli September 2, 2021
  7. Garry Spaz Johns
    We Will always cherish fond memories of our families friendship

    Our most sincere condolences to the entire Johns Family
    Say Gday to Georgie for me x

    Lots of love
    The Fennell Family

    Tim Fennell September 2, 2021
  8. Garry you one in a million mate, such fond memories of our families together with you and Rae and the kids. Deepest sympathy you to Rae, Nathan, Brooke,Brendan, Steph and Ellie.
    The Barbary Clan ❤️

    Kim Barbary September 2, 2021
  9. #2
    You were someone I looked up to when I started at South, you were always inclusive, always welcoming and always someone who was fun to be around. You included me which was something i hold dear and from our first river trip to our last I was a lucky man to have you consider me a friend. We’ve shared many a trip, many personal occasions and always shared a beer and a laugh.
    To Rae, Nathan, Brendan and Stefanie, to his Mum Maxine and Sid, to his brothers Peter and Mal and to their families I can only offer my sincerest of condolences.
    Rest In Peace my friend from #22
    Peter, Sherilyn, Maddison, Courtney and Alex Hahn

    Peter Hahn September 2, 2021
  10. Garry, was a generous fella who loved a chat and treated everyone equally.
    Our thoughts are with Rae and the family.

    R.I.P Spaz.

    Craig Davison September 2, 2021
  11. I did not know Garry as long as most of his friends , but I do know he was highly respected and much loved. RIP Garry and condolences to Raelene , Nathan ,Brooke ,Brendan ,Steph and Ellie
    And all the John’s Family.

    David Britton September 2, 2021
  12. In our thoughts and prayers. We have lost an absolute legend, great family man, best mate of everyone. Passionate Tiger. Gave everything to everybody. R.I.P. Cheers, It’s 5 o’clock somewhere.
    Chris, Kerry & Ash

    Chris Brown September 2, 2021
  13. Hey Spazz,
    I will always remember the times we had on all our river footy trips, and our trips back from Renmark after footy, as well as all our other camping trips and all the times we shared together at the footy club. You were the best team manager. RIP Spazz.

    Our deepest sympathies to Rae and all the family.
    Love Ross, Deanne, Taylah, Ruby and Phoenix

    Ross Pointon September 2, 2021
  14. Vale Garry Johns.
    Gaz, you came into our lives when our Dad, Sydney met your Mum Maxine. Myself , Mandy, Stacey & Keshia will always remember spending times in your swimming pool. We will always be grateful for the opportunity of being a part of you and your family. For me personally, I will miss your banter and arm wrestles.
    If you were a car you would have been a fast one that’s for sure, but most of those end up at the wreckers in the early days . You were too skilful for that, instead you had a few near misses along the way. The body might have had a few dents and the paint faded under the hot Mildura sun. Unfortunately you spent too many times on the rev limiter and maybe should have short shifted a few times, but that was not your style.
    Our thoughts and condolences are with Raelene , Nathan, Brooke, Ellie, Brendan and Stefanie.
    Peter and Kaylene, Malcolm and their families.
    Our deepest sympathy to Maxine and dad (Syd) and all the extended Johns families.

    Bob and Mandy Knudsen
    Stacey and Gavin Boully
    and Keshia, Brad, Dylan and Levi Maidment.

    Robert Knudsen September 2, 2021
  15. Hi Rae,
    Thinking you in this difficult time.
    Gary, RIP.

    Harshal Nandurkar September 2, 2021
  16. You were a wonderful man,friend, neighbour,husband and father. Your smile was always warm and welcoming. You will be very missed. Love and Sympathy to everyone at this sad time. Love the Joyce family x

    Lauren September 2, 2021
  17. Gary,

    You we’re like a second father to not only myself but a lot of guys. You’ll be sorely missed mate. Will have a ouzo for you.

    My heart breaks for Rae, Nathan, step, Brendan and Brooke.

    Love Josh McQuinn

    Josh Mcquinn September 2, 2021
  18. Condolences to Raelene and all the Johns family.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.

    Kyle & Narelle Swaeney

    Narelle Swaeney September 2, 2021
  19. Dear Raelene, Nathan, Brooke, Brendan and Stefanie,
    So shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of your Gary.
    You are in my thoughts at this time.
    Chris Celegon

    Chris Celegon September 2, 2021
  20. Deepest sympathy to Rae, Nathan, Brendan, Stef and the extended family. Gaz was one of the worlds great characters and always had a smile and something to chat about whenever we saw him. RIP Garry #2

    Mark and Ronnie Symons xx

    Veronica Symons September 2, 2021
  21. Gaz,
    Thanks for all the great stories and laughs we had mate as well as letting us QLD boys go a bit silly.
    Love ya

    Scott Lawton September 2, 2021
  22. You were one of a kind a Spaz. As a young fella coming into the Seniors so many years ago, I will never forget how supportive and welcoming you were, the laughs you provided and how much you gave to make the footy club somewhere we all loved to be.

    My thoughts go out to Raelene, Nathan, Brendan, Steph, Peter and Mal.

    Always remembered

    Jason Spivey September 2, 2021
  23. Dear Rae
    So sorry to read of Garry’s sudden death.
    My thoughts are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
    Kaye Eastwood

    Kaye Eastwood September 3, 2021
  24. Gary was a truly great person to be around. South Mildura in the 90’s was a great place to be and there were many good people and good times but there were none better than ‘Spaz’.

    A true Bulldog legend. Great man, great friend and a privilige to have known.

    Darcy McEwan.

    Darcy McEwan September 10, 2021