Service for Rhoderick James Darben

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  • Geoff Lacey

    Message to Bev and Family,

    I am unable to attend because of Coronavirus restrictions.
    I was saddened to hear that Rhod had passed away.
    It was a pleasure knowing Rhod for 55 years. He will be deeply missed.
    He was genuine, a nice person and a loving family man.

  • Ken Vaughan

    To Beverly and family
    Rosemary and I send our deepest condolences for your loss.
    I will always remember Rod as being full of life and his larrikin humor.
    Sadly, we have lost another life far to early to this insidious disease.

    Our thoughts are with you all
    Ken and Rosemary Vaughan

  • Vicki Harding

    Goodbye Rhoderick I will wait to hear some more stories from your next chapter when we meet again
    You were a good man n a great Boss
    To Bev n Families we are thinking of you all today
    Love from Brad n Vicki

  • Ray clarke


    Words cant express my sadness for your loss. Rhod was a genuine person and told many a tale over our groups brekky sessions
    He is a great loss to you and your family and to us also
    My thoughts are with you and your family


  • Kylie De Zotti

    Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Rhod was a lovely man with a big smile for everyone.

  • Andrea Drew

    Sending all our love and support and thinking of you all today. Love the Drew family xoxo

  • Christine Bailey

    We are so sorry for your loss. Such a wonderful kind and caring man. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love The Baileys

  • Glenn , Sandy , Bob and Duncan family

    To Bev , Pete , the boys and family , we are all thinking of you today and so sorry we can’t be with you . Rod was a very special person, always happy to see you big hearted , and loving . Thoughts and prayers today .

  • Jeannie Baxter-Reid

    Thinking of the whole Darben family at this very difficult Time. Rest in Peace Mr Darben.
    Thoughts and Prayers Jeannie, Rob and Tom.

  • laurie martin

    Still miss our daily early morning walk and his stories. A generous man well regarded by all. My thoughts are with you today.

  • Jenny James

    Thinking of you all today and sending lots of love. Love the James family x

  • Steve Lawrence

    Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be part of Rhoderick’s Funeral online. I wish I could be there with you in person. Rhoderick, along with the whole Darben family, were such a big part of my life, especially through my teenage years when I spent a lot of my time at your place and at the surf club. Rhoderick will be sorely missed and I feel privileged to have known him. Rest in peace.

  • John Harris

    A great loss indeed, but what an immense legacy!!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
    Love the John Danielle, Abby, Will, Livi Harris xx

  • Trish Donovan

    Sending Love and blessings to all the family, Trish Donovan (Kym`s mum)

  • Shane, Karen, Calvin and Marcus Traversari

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Sending love.

  • Cheryl and David Berridge

    Rhod you will be sadly missed, a truly kind and caring person.
    Our thoughts and prayers are will you all today.

  • Greg and Donna

    Thinking of you all. Please know we are sending you lots of hugs.
    All our love
    Greg and Donna and family

  • David and Lenore Morris

    You have lost a good man and we are both very sorry

  • Rodney Herbert Slattery

    To Bev and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today – Rhod was such a great bloke and much loved and respected by the Slatterys. So sorry we can’t be with you – but we were there in spirit as we watched the live stream. Hopefully we will get to join you when you have Rhod’s Memorial service. Much love. Rod and Lex

  • Kevin Symes

    To Bev and all the family. So sorry to hear of the passing of Rhod. He was such a charming & soulful man. May he now Rest in Peace.

  • Lauren Baildon

    A beautiful service for a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you all. Sending love and prayers, Lauren, Matt, Poppy, Kelly, Reegan and Ky

  • Allison Elvish

    To Bev, Andrew, Matthew, Michael, Peta and your families,
    Sending my sincere condolences to you all at this sad time. I will always have fond memories of Rhod, when we were all at youth group. He was so genuinely warm and engaging he made everyone a friend. We always knew if Mum went to the shops and didn’t come home for ages she must have met Rhod and they were having a chat.
    Sending all my love to you all.

    Kind regards,

    Allison Elvish (née Quinn)

  • Janice Thiele

    Sincere condolences to Bev and Family. Rhod was a lovely man and will be missed.
    Jan and Clem Thiele

  • Georgina, Greg and family

    Sending all our love at this sad time. Thinking of your all.

  • Kay Farley

    My sincere condolences to Bev and family.
    I will remember all the laughs and fun times we had together. We had some silly times and that was wonderful.
    Sending best wishes to you all.
    Love Kay Farley xxxooo

  • tanya kosanic

    Sending all our love and sympathies today and in the coming weeks.
    Love The Kosanic Family

  • Mick Tracey

    To Bev and the Darben clan, all our thoughts and prayers in this time. Thank you Rhod for all the life long lessons, skills and experiences I gained from you, as my first employer after my apprenticeship.

    All our love, Mick & Kym

  • Jill

    Sending the Darben family extra special love today. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Love Jason & Jill Podlich & family xoxo

  • Donna

    Sending love to you all today. Love Alex & Donna Gallaher & Family xxx

  • Clare Tellam

    Thank you for the video was lovely to be part of Rhods life and from the boys about his life. God bless you all xx

  • Pearce Family

    Bev (Mrs Darben), Andrew, Michael, Matthew, Peta and families

    Our deepest sympathy to you all
    There are lots of good memories from our time at swimming club.

    The Pearce’s
    Bill, Joyce, Brenda, Patricia, and Robert and our families.

  • Bradley and pamela Mears

    Bradley and Pamela Mears, Our deepest condolence for your loss of such a beautiful person. He will be dearly missed in this family.

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