KERNEBONE Richard Alan ‘Dick’

Born on June 9, 1934. Passed away November 2, 2021.

Dick passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021. Dearly loved husband of Nola. Loved father and father-in-law of Peter and Ruth, David and Jane, Helen and Seian, Susan and Donald and Andrew and Carmel. Grandad to Elspeth, Timothy(dec) and Philip, Zachary, Paige and Shae, Jourdan, Cambridge, Miranda and Abel, Lexie and Fred.  Great Grandad to Bailey.

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” Psalm 73:26

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596 - 610 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Family and friend are invited to attend the funeral service for Dick at the Chapel of North West Funerals on Monday 8th November 2021, commencing at 10am.

Please note that those attending the service must use the Compulsory QR code check in and provide evidence of full vaccination, as per the current Victorian Health direction.

Watch Dick's funeral service here
  1. I was privileged to care for Richard a beautiful, gentle man. Condolences to Nola and his family.

    Cathy Job November 6, 2021
  2. The last time I remember speaking to him, he told me never to give up. I discovered soon after that I have arthritis, and despite trying to adapt my dream am afraid that I had nothing worthy to show him before he left.
    I fondly remember him getting waterlogged at Christmas time, and chanting lymerics over lunch.

    Cambridge Lincoln Robinson November 6, 2021
  3. I first met Dick in 1990 when he was a surveyor with the NSW Department of Lands. He was passionate about surveys along the Murray. He proposed and I accepted an offer to write guidelines on how to define the border along the Murray. We were both seeking to provide surveyors in the area confidence that their determinations would meet the law and practice approved by both the NSW and Victorian Governments. He wrote the whole thing and I was very impressed with his knowledge and desire to help his fellow surveyors. The Surveyors General of both states were also impressed by his work and they had no problem printing and distributing the guidelines to all relevant practitioners. Dick was a great bloke to work with and at all times the consummate professional. Vale Dick.

    Paul Kelly
    Former Deputy Surveyor General of NSW

    Paul Kelly November 6, 2021
  4. Your sermons and company were always welcomed and enjoyed at Nangiloc and Colignan Community Church

    Stephen Wait and Dolores Shaw-Wait November 6, 2021
  5. Our deepest sympathy to Nola, David and the families of Dick.
    I have great memories of Dick as a boss and friend.
    Dick was an honest, dedicated and caring person and will be sadly missed.
    From John and Debra

    John Edwards November 6, 2021
  6. Richard Kernebone was a very selfless man always putting others first. He also had a sense of humour.
    When I asked him if I could marry his daughter he said “do you drive a BMW”
    I’ll miss him, I’ll miss our down to earth chats.

    Donald Robinson November 7, 2021
  7. He will always be Mr Kernebone to me. Someone that i love and respect. Faithful, friendly and always had time to chat and make every single person feel welcome, regardless of age and origin. Praising God for his life and ministry.

    Louise Deroon November 8, 2021
  8. Condolences to both Nola and family for the lost of an amazing man who touched all who he meet. Such a testament to his faith who is finally home in his heavenly home but will be missed greatly here as well.

    Naomi November 8, 2021
  9. I still remember Dick’s team studies when he & Nola were team parents at Echuca in the late 1980s. A wise & loving man with a terrific sense of humour.
    Deepest condolences to all the family.

    Vaughan Crawford November 8, 2021
  10. Many fond memories of our family trips as kids to visit Uncle Dick, Aunty Nola and cousins. We were always out exploring the area or playing cards. Always lots of laughter and great food shared with the warmth of family love around. Distance made it hard for everyone to connect and even harder as is cousin grew up and had family of own. May you Rest In Peace Uncle Dick and you will always be remember as a beautiful family man and community leader.
    Love Alina

    Alina Graham November 8, 2021
  11. I loved Dick & Nola. Taught Susan. I send my love to all the family – Geraldine Foster

    Geraldine Foster November 9, 2021
  12. Unfortunately we couldn’t attend the service due to restrictions, but were all able to watch the service online. I am so grateful for all your fellowship in the Gospel, all your messages (sermons) of encouragement.

    1 Corinthians 15:
    “52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

    53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.

    54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

    55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

    56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.

    57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

    58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”

    Marion Craig April 20, 2023