HEWITT Donald “Don” William

Born October 30, 1928. Passed away September 6, 2020.

Formerly of Warracknabeal.

Passed away peacefully at Drysdale Grove on Sunday September 6th, 2020.

Aged 91 years.

Loved wife of Valerie (dec). Loving father of Christine, Lesley and Anderson. Father-in-law of Richard Bryant, Graeme Richards (dec) and Margie Gurner.

Adored grandpa of Melissa and Matthew; Emma, Jonathon and Jessica; Nathan and Lisa and ‘grandpa Don’ of April, Tabatha and Imogen; Jaxon, Willow, Sage and Arlo; Jack (and little sister due in November); Layla and Oscar;  Callum, Harrison, Ethan and Madeline; Lincoln and Evanna.



Funeral Notice

Private service

A private funeral service for Don Hewitt will be held on THURSDAY (Sept 10th, 2020).

For those who wish to do so, the service can be viewed via live-stream on William Sheahan Funerals website from 1.30 p.m.

Private Cremation will follow the service.

There will be a link available to view the recorded service,  the day after the funeral has occurred.  Please contact the funeral director if you would like the link forwarded to you on email.


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  1. Our sympathy and condolences to all the family of Don and Val. Don was a lovely gentleman of quiet disposition and caring nature. We missed Val and Don at St Paul’s Church as they aged and moved away and are sad that they have now passed on. It is also sad that we cannot be there to show our respect at Don’s passing but nonetheless Anne and I have good memories of both Don and Val and are sure they will be happy to be reunited in God’s care. May they both rest in peace.
    John and Anne Duncan.

    John DuncanSeptember 9 2020 11:55 am
  2. Sincere condolences on the death of Don. He was a very good friend to us from when we arrived in Geelong in the early 1990s. Both Don and Val befriended us but also helped practically in many ways. Don was always quiet, sincere and humble but had may talents and he offered his services so willingly to all. He is remembered fondly and we are thankful to have shared his fine humanity and Christian witness.

    Althea and Gordon AbrahamSeptember 9 2020 9:18 pm
  3. Dear Lesley and family, we send our love and sincere sympathy on the passing of your dear Dad.
    He was such a sweetie and I know how much you will all miss him.
    Take care and remember all the wonderful times you shared.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. Sue, Ken & girls.

    Sue & Ken BarnesSeptember 10 2020 12:39 pm
  4. Our love and prayers are with the Hewitt family today after the sad passing of Don. We would have loved to have been part of the service. This being not possible we were fortunate to be able to view the lovely service from home and enjoyed all the beautiful memories and photos of Don that you shared.

    We have many fond memories of Don and Val from St Pauls. Don was a generous and kind man to us during a difficult time for our family including building a bungalow for the boys and inspecting a few homes we were looking to buy. Rest In Peace Don.
    Michele, Justin, Tim and Claire

    Michele EldridgeSeptember 10 2020 2:33 pm
  5. Dear Lesley and family,
    It was a privilege to be present, through the livestream, at the funeral service.
    I will always be thankful for the times when Don and Val gave me a lift to Church.
    With heartfelt and sincere sympathy,
    Esme & Glenda

    Glenda TheysSeptember 10 2020 2:45 pm
  6. Cousin Don was a much loved, larger than life, always a twinkle in the eye, time for a chat, faithful Christian gentleman.
    Don was the eldest first cousin of the George & Jessie Strack family. He is fondly remembered by Margaret, Georgie, Judith, David, Gwenda, Alan, Heather, Fred and Colin, and their respective partners.
    To Colin & Dianne, Cousin Don (& dear Val dec) was our treasured friend. Giver of sound advice, a helping hand, and a joke. Great memories of happy times spent socialising together, along with the all important yummy afternoon tea or dinner meal.
    Your orchids are blooming well Don. We will be remembering you each year as we enjoy their flowering.
    Deepest sympathy to Christine, Lesley, Anderson & families; and to Don’s brothers Geoff & Ian, and their families

    Colin and Dianne StrackSeptember 11 2020 3:17 pm
  7. Hi Lesley, Christine and Anderson,
    So sad to just read about the passing of your Dad On the William Sheahan tributes. He was a fine man and always cared about all.
    Love Helene Sheringham

    Helene SheringhamSeptember 15 2020 12:49 pm

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