Thomas Michael (Tom)

Death Notice

O’DEA – Thomas Michael (Tom)

Passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at the West Gippsland Hospital, Warragul on December 19, 2020. Aged 81 years.

Dearly loved and loving husband of Jan for 60 great years.

Much loved and adored Dad and best friend of Tom and Julie, David and Julsa, Dianne, Pete and Annie.

Devoted Pop of Ben, Daniel, Nick (Bokka), Amy; Steph, Meg, Rylie, Connor; Sarah, Michael; Kristan, Luke and Sam.

Adored Poppa of Deakin, Nash, Zavier, Oxley, Nikolas and Izzie.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Margaret and Barry, Mick and Nola and families.

Simply The Best

Thank you so much for the 60 wonderful years we have spent together. Life with you has never been boring. You will always be a great example for our kids and grandkids. You tried so hard to stay and never gave up.

Will always love and miss you!

Jan xxx


Passed away peacefully at WGH 19.12.20.

Deeply loved and sadly missed. We shared so many great times, I have been so lucky to have a friend, mentor and roll model like you. Kind, friendly and always so happy.

Forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace.

Tom, Julie & Amy.

Pop / Poppa,

You were truly one of a kind. I loved seeing you with our 2 boys and will miss seeing the massive smile on your face.

Rest easy big fella.

Love Ben, Hannah, Nash & Oxley.

A laugh, a smile, a joke or two, that’s the way we will remember you.

Love you Poppa

Daniel, Amber, Deakin & Zavier.


We will miss your infectious smile, ripper one liners and your heart of gold! We love you always and will forever miss you.

Love Bok & Maddy.



You were not only my best mate, but also Julsa’s, as you embraced her as your own. Blessing is with your wisdom and huge heart, you taught our kids not only how to give love, but also how to received it. I will always endeavour to uphold your strong morals as I do your looks, when people mistake me as you. Friday and Saturday nights will no longer be the same.


Love David & Julsa.

Just like his stories, Pop could not be described in a few short words. Instead, it is the memories and the people who he shared his long and beautiful life with, which we will celebrate and appreciate for years to come.

Cheerio and bye for now!

Love Steph, Jimmy, Meg, Rylie & Connor.


Tom, passed away peacefully 19/12/2020, at West Gippsland Hospital.

You were a truly giving and loving man and the best Dad a girl could ask for, and you never failed to help when you were needed. You were and always will be my loving dad. I will miss your big hugs and smiling face, but you’re forever in my heart.

Love you to the end of time,

Dianne xoxo

A beautiful man with a big beautiful heart, smile and soul, taken from his loving, caring family way too soon.

Pop, you’ll forever be in mine and my babies hearts and you’ll never be forgotten.

Lots of love always,

Sarah, Nikolas and Izzie xoxo

Pop our visits were few, but the good times, beers and laughs were plenty. You will never be forgotten and always in my heart.

Lots of love,

Michael xxx

Adored father of Peter, cherished Father-in-Law of Annie and Pop to Kristan, Luke & Sam.

Dad I don’t know where to begin, all I keep thinking is how I wish I had that ‘One More’ opportunity to see you, to hear your voice and to see your smile or even crack a joke. You were everything to me, I love you dad, you were my Best Friend and Hero.

Tom you were the greatest father-in-law that ever lived.

Farewell Dad.

Love Pete & Annie.

I love you My Dear Pop.


My Best Friend, My Hero, My Mentor but best of all My Pop. Words cannot express the pain I am feeling. Biggie and I are heart broken.

Love Luke

Pop you were my hero! There is a place in my heart, that is yours alone. A part of my life that no one else can own. Thanks for all the good advice and love you have shown.

Love Sam & Ebony

A huge thank you to Amanda Zeldenryk at Gippsland Care, Monash Medical Centre, especially Dr Shahla Vilcassim, and WGH, especially April Debnam, Bronwyn Harford and Linda Hilton, for the care and compassion given to Tom and family.

    O’Dea Family

Funeral Notice

A Service to celebrate the life of Mr Tom O’Dea Snr. will be held at

the Nielsen Funeral Chapel, Korumburra Rd, Warragul on THURSDAY (December 24) at 10.30 am.

At the conclusion of the Service the cortege will leave for the Warragul Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers a donation in memory of Tom may be made to the West Gippsland Hospital. Envelopes will be available at the Chapel.

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