OLIVER – Rev. Neil John

Born June 3, 1935. Passed away March 2, 2022.

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family.

Loving and devoted Husband of Kay.

Much loved Dad of Lindsay & Chris, Kerry (dec) & Andrew, Ian & Karen.

Much loved and respected Stepdad of Leah & Graeme, Caryn & Owen, Clark & Mel.

Cherished Pa of 10, Rev of 9 and Great Grandpa of 3.

He was here, He was loved, His life made a difference.

My shadow, mate and friend.  Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift of my Husband.

Another voice in the heavenly choir – love Kay.

Funeral Notice

Service: Thursday March 10, 2022

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Rev. Neil John Oliver

to be held at Wesley Uniting Church, 100 Yarra Street, Geelong

on THURSDAY (March 10, 2022) commencing at 2.30 pm.

A Private Cremation will be held prior to the service.


NEIL OLIVER order of service



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  1. Dear Kaye and families,
    So saddened to hear about the passing of Neil. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Please accept our deepest sympathies on his passing. Our love and prayers, Philip and Karen Davey

    Karen DaveyMarch 8 2022 3:11 pm
  2. A true friend in our astudent years and remembered by all our family.
    Love to all of you who knew him so mych better and miss him so much more.

    Bob and Pam RidleyMarch 9 2022 9:08 am
  3. To Kay and family,
    Neil’s care, consideration for others, thoughtfulness, sense of humour, desire to make a difference in people’s lives and hearts, and faith will be remembered with the deepest of respect and thankfulness. My sincere condolences to you all, and my apology for being unable to attend the memorial service on Thursday. Respectfully, Rev. Ann Key

    Ann KeyMarch 9 2022 9:50 am
  4. Dear Kay and family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Neil.
    Our sincere sympathy and loving thoughts go to you all at this sad time.
    Nancy, Charlie, Shirley (Wakeman) and Ossie Costello.

    Shirley CostelloMarch 9 2022 3:47 pm
  5. Dearest Kay and family,
    Thinking of you all during this sad time. Neil was a wonderful man who adored his family and will be missed. We feel privileged to have known Neil.
    With love Sean and Kylie Clark and boys

    Kylie clarkMarch 9 2022 8:03 pm
  6. Dear Kay and family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Neil’s passing. Please accept our sincere and deepest sympathies and condolences at this sad time. We will miss his rhetoric and his wonderful sense of humour. 
    Neil was indeed a true gentleman.
    Our apology but we are unable to attend the service on Thursday.

    Perry and Yetta Cohen

    Perry CohenMarch 9 2022 10:58 pm
  7. Cherished memories of a dear and kind friend. Thinking of you Kay and your families.
    Val and Ken

    Kenneth FlavellMarch 10 2022 10:03 am
  8. Dear Kay and Leah,
    Our prayers and thoughts are with you on the loss of your beloved Neil. You are in our hearts. Neil will always be remembered for his kindness and generosity in sharing his love of music with us here at Star of the Sea. His piano playing always enriched our days. May you find some peace in knowing that Neil was such a very fine man. Much love to you from you resident friends at Star of the Sea.

    Helen TreuelMarch 10 2022 10:28 am
  9. Dear Kay and family

    Neil had been part of my life for nearly 25yrs and he made an impact not only to my life/wellbeing but to my dad (David McKinlay), my cousins, aunties and uncles, my husband and many friends and work colleagues. We are all saddened to hear of his passing.

    Where a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Neil may have gone from our sight, but never from any of our hearts.

    Kate IskraMarch 10 2022 12:44 pm
  10. Neil was a wonderful caring brother when we were growing up together in Ipswich and after, as we continued with our adult lives. Even though we lived miles apart Neil was always there for me. I will miss his cheerful advice and the great times we shared.
    Loved you Neil. Mum & Dad were so proud of you.
    Words cannot express how much you will be missed.

    Lesley YoungMarch 10 2022 5:36 pm

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