NEILSON, Darrin James ‘Willy’

Surrounded by his loving family, Darrin passed away peacefully in Mildura on July 9, 2021, aged 54 years. Adored partner of Liz. Loved father and father -in-law of Danielle and Stew, Matthew, Caitlyn, and Dylan. Cherished Pop of Rachel, Dustyn and Logan. A cherished son of Bernie (dec) and Rhonda. Darrin was a loved brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend to many.

Funeral Notice

Due to the current imposed Victoria COVID restrictions a Private Service for Darrin will now be held. Family and friends are welcome to watch the livestream of Darrin’s service from 2 pm on Friday July 23, 2021.

View Darrin's Funeral Service here
  1. Hey brother, don’t worry.
    I still hear what you say
    because I talk to you everyday.

    So save me a place at your table
    and I’ll join you as soon as I’m able.

    But not right now because I still have things to do,
    some of which, remind me of you.

    Know this Darrin you will not be forgotten
    because I’ll always be with you.

    My blood, my brother, my privilege.

    Richard Neilson July 13, 2021
  2. As kids, we lived together
    We fought, we laughed, we cried.
    We did not always show the love,
    that we both had inside.
    We shared our dreams and plans,
    and some secrets too.
    All the memories we share,
    Is what bonds me now to you.
    You are my brother not by choice,
    but by the nature of our birth
    I could not have chosen a better one
    you were the best on earth.
    Rest In Peace Darrin
    Love your sister Allison xx

    Allison Watts July 14, 2021
  3. My Beautiful Son. Those special memories of you, will always bring a smile. If only I could have you back for just a little while.
    Then we could sit and talk again, just like we used to do. You always meant so very much and always will do too.
    The fact your no longer here, will cause me pain. But you’re forever in my heart until we meet again. My Beautiful Son! Love and miss you. MUM

    Your Mum. Rhonda Neilson July 18, 2021
  4. Wild and free
    Just as you should be.
    Now at peace,
    You are having the last laugh.
    Resting now couz
    Love Cherene ❤️

    Cherene June Richardson July 18, 2021
  5. Captain Willy, fish, blue claw yabbies, Murray River Crays, and camp oven duck all in the one day, all washed down with VB tinnies. True blue aussie mates. Condolences to Liz and family. Spagga

    North West Funerals July 20, 2021
  6. A beautiful memory dearer than gold,
    Of an Uncle whose worth can never be told.
    There’s a place in my heart no one can fill,
    I miss you Uncle Will and always will.

    Thank you for the laughs and the memories
    I will cherish forever.

    Loving you and missing you always. Xxx

    Amanda Neilson July 23, 2021
  7. WILLY (Darrin)
    A life time Friend one of the most Down to earth honest straight to the point hard working Aussie I had ever meet never afraid to get his hand Dirty and get the job done. Also loved a good time with family and friends.
    He will be sadly missed.RIP WILLY Hope we meet again.
    Paul Finis

    Paul Finis July 23, 2021
  8. Thoughts are with Rhonda, Rick, Barry, Max and Allison and all of Willy’s extended family today.

    James and Jenni Sparkes July 23, 2021
  9. Neilson Darren (Willy )
    Willy you where one of a kind
    One everybody loved as you told it how it was
    I will never forget you kindness as we had
    Been neighbours for 18 odd years
    We didn’t connect for 2-3 years but when we did
    I seen the very caring side of you .
    Like taking me on a boat ride with your family it was great
    Until I had to get off , But with yours and your family’s
    Help was a wonderful day .
    You where a family man never interfering with anyone
    Unless they needed you then you would always be there
    I will never forget you sitting out the front coffee in hand
    Then off you would go on your bike .
    Always if I was out front you would always say
    How ya going matey , that being you favourite saying
    All our street knew that and that’s why we all loved about you
    RIP Matey ( Willy) you will never be forgotten .

    Beryl Hamence July 25, 2021