Funeral Tribute

Gavin Wayne Stanley


Β ~Β 


Born in Tokoroa North Island New Zealand, grew up in Dunedin South Island New Zealand and late of Carindale.

Gavin passed away peacefully, surrounded by the love of his family, at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Kangaroo Point Brisbane on Sunday, 17th December 2023. At the time of his passing, Gavin was only 68 years of age.

Gavin leaves behind the love of his life, Karen and loving children, Tiffany, Jeremy, AllannahΒ and their partners.

He also leaves behind his much-loved grandson, Jake.

Gavin’s family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Support staff of St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Kangaroo Point, for their love, care and attention that helped make Gavin’s final days as happy and peaceful as possible.

Gavin’s family and friends are warmly invited to attend his celebration of life service that will be held in the Chapel of the Hemmant Crematorium, 500 Hemmant and Tingalpa Road, Hemmant, Queensland 4174 (within the grounds of the Hemmant Cemetery). Gavin’s service will be held on Wednesday, 27th December 2023, commencing at 11.00 am.

For those who are unable to attend, the Chapel service only will be live-streamed.
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Hemmant Crematorium


Wednesday 27th December 2023


11:00 am


500 Hemmant and Tingalpa Road, Hemmant, Queensland



Messages from Friends & Family

Tiff, Beastie so sorry for the loss of your dad, Gavin. Our memories of your father are happy fun filled ones. Whilst we didn't have a lot to do with Gav and Chris in our latter years we spent a good part of our later teenage years together. We all shifted to Motueka , South Island, NZ where we all spent our time residing in a 12ft caravan parked in a paddock on a pig farm, where Gavin and Dave were employed. Although we were packed in like sardines we were still able to accommodate overnight visitors on occasion. While Dave and Gav worked Leonie and Chris spent time at the local pubs getting free drinks. The highlight of the job was the bin pickup from restaurants where Gav and Dave competed for goodies LOL. (Tiff & Beastie will know what this means). We looked forward to paydays and weekends at the pubs. It was a carefree time with lots of laughs. Tiff and Beastie it has been a shit of a year and one no doubt you wish to forget with your mum and dad both passing. However we are sure that you will have many happy and positive memories of them that you can cherish forever. Thinking of you both at this sad time, Uncle Snow, Auntie Lou, Layton and Deanna.
Dave & Leonie Bayly
Karen we spoke briefly on the phone one night and I just like to say that Lamby who I knew him as was the most beautiful man I had the pleasure to meet. We met the day he came in for the interview at Karremans and would always stop and ask how I was regardless of what he was going through he always thought of others. He holds a special place in my heart . All my love to you and the kids may he rest in peace. Fly high Lamby heaven is lucky to have you xxx Jill Munro.
Jill Munro
tiff and jeremy so sorry for the loss of your dad. i have alot of memories of dad and mum. dad was always in trouble or mum would deliberately get on his nerves and make him in trouble lol.. they were loyal friends and would drop everything to tend to someone in need.. gav use to crack me up cos hed try and stay in the good books but chris would get him in the end i have missed them forever we had so many laughs so many drunk nights and parties so today is a sad day for me losing a lifetime friend but ive gained the friendship of the children and so er go on.. moe mai ra brother gav may u rest in the heavens, i will always keep u in my heart.. love u always bro
Sharon Williams

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