SMITH, Ivan Henry

With family by his side, Ivan passed away peacefully, on December 9, 2020, aged 86 years. Cherished husband of Barbara (dec), married 57 years. Ivan was a loved husband, son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and cousin, and a comrade and friend to many.

Funeral Notice
Robinvale Lawn Cemetery Pumps Road, , RobinvaleView Map

Family and friends are warmly invited to attend a graveside funeral service for Ivan at the Robinvale Lawn Cemetery on Monday December 21, 2020 at 11am. To view the service, click on the link below.

Ivan Henry Smith Funeral Service
  1. Fond memories of Ivan from his days as Senior Sergeant at Cobram Police Station, a good friend and boss. There were many happy times shared. Now resting with Barbara. David and Lana Holt

    David and Lana Holt December 12, 2020
  2. Wonderful memories of your wit & sayings & doing things your way to the end. You & Barb can share endless chats now & both at peace.
    Love from Wendy & George Cousipetcos
    Ross & Jess, Mabel & Remi Cousipetcos
    Lee & Luke & Patrick Henderson

    wendy cousipetcos December 14, 2020
  3. Our tribute to our brother-in-law Ivan Smith. When we travelled back to Australia from England a highlight of our trip was to see Ivan & Barbara.
    He was such a character, funny, kind and we had lots of laughs.
    We will treasure our fond memories of two very special people Ivan and Barbara .
    When Ivan passed away a piece of Australia went. A wonderful person, country boy at heart, loved his poetry and music . He was the main character at the parties and family gatherings. A special guy who will be missed and will be with a special girl now our Barbara.
    Peace & Love from Lorna & John O’Grady

    Bev Nulty December 18, 2020
  4. So many great memories of a wonderful brother in law and Uncle. You will be sadly missed by all.
    Judy and Ross (dec), Lucinda and Steve, Adrian and Eliza, Loren and Bernie and their families

    Judy Gale December 18, 2020
  5. To my dear, lovely funny uncle Ivan you where certainly a real character with amazing stories I could listen to you all day. You and Barbara will now be laughing and chatting back with each other. We have a lost a great uncle and will cherish all the memories, including some videos of you telling your poem. I will always remember the way Barb looked at you and there was a fly buzzing around. It was quiet we all listened to every word. I will never forgot it, and our chats, just 2 weeks ago about beer, Corina and life in general. Lots of love hugs and kisses from Siobhan and Corina xxxxx

    Siobhan O’Grady December 18, 2020
  6. I am 1 of 53 SMITH cousins of Ivan’s father ‘Paddy’. When Ivan 1st moved to Melbourne he initially stayed with my parents; Fred & Lett in Preston.
    I have many Robinvale memories where I would spend some of my Xmas holidays. Farewell Ivan, fantastic to have known you.
    Rod & Elizabeth OMOND-SMITH

    Rodney OMOND-SMITH December 20, 2020
  7. My dear Uncle Ivan, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there in person today. I will always remember your stories, life advice and humour. I appreciate all the letters that you and Aunty Barb used to write to me when I was young…. particularly the ones that featured pictures of gorilla’s cut out of the newspaper or magazines saying my dad was in the paper again! You really knew how to wind me up! Over the years you have counselled me on footy, finances and boys – always with your high expectations, wanting the best for me in life and doing it in your direct, humorous and witty way.
    Together again with Aunty Barb and her marvellous apple and sour cream slice. Love and miss you both.
    Renee, Nathan, Audrey and Hamish Fearn xo

    Renee Fearn December 21, 2020
  8. Deepest sympathy to the Smith family on the loss of Ivan. I met Ivan through the Fitzroy Past Players & Officials Association and it was always a pleasure to meet up & chat with him at social functions. He will be greatly missed by the members but has left us with fond memories. Have you all in my thoughts & prayers at this sad time.

    Brian Carroll December 21, 2020
  9. Remember many good times at the Box Hill Golf Club. You were a good Captain and did much for the Club and its members.

    Ted GAVEY December 21, 2020
  10. To a wonderful person you will sadly be missed.
    Always a smile and with such great stories Ivan was just a pure gem.
    You were such a great friend to my Dad who will bow welcome you in heaven .
    So sad to find this belated news.
    You will always remain in our hearts.

    Bill Argyros Chris Hunt and families

    Bill Argyros February 13, 2021