McRAE, Desmond Leslie

Born on May 3, 1936. Passed away March 26, 2023.

Passed away peacefully, aged 86 years.  Loving father and father-in-law of Frances and Ross, Steven and Debbie, Grant and Kel.

Funeral Notice
Chapel of North West Funerals 596 Deakin Avenue, MilduraView Map

Family and friends of the late Mr Des McRae are respectfully informed that his funeral service will be conducted at the Chapel of North West Funerals, 596 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 1.30pm.  A private cremation will follow.

  1. I was saddened, shocked and dismayed by learning of the sudden passing of “Des”. I have fond memories of my fishing adventures with Des and Peter (Pedro). If I ever learn to fillet a fish I will be proud to use “Des’ filleting board near the boat ramp.
    Gone fishing
    I thought I’d better let you know
    the reason I’ve gone missing.
    I’m where there’s ten-pound angel cod are.
    That’s right I’ve just gone fishing.
    A man named Peter at some gates
    asked if I’d had permission
    my fishing’ license got me in
    and now I’m happy fishing.
    The waters here are crystal clear
    better than the Darling and Murray Rivers
    you get a bite at every cast
    in this lovely river Heaven.
    My old mates are casting by my side
    And my dear friends I’m a missing
    But don’t worry all I’m happy here
    Yes I’ve simply just gone fishing.

    My heartfelt condolences to Grant and Kel, Frances and Ross, Steven and Debbie and families.

    Paula Kelly (Hudswell)

    Paula Kelly April 14, 2023