Passed away peacefully with loving family by his side at Abbey Gardens, on Thursday the 13th of June 2024, aged 89 years.
Loving husband of Cynthia for 66 years.
Dearly loved father and father-in-law to Darren and Linda, Glenn and Julie, Narelle and Paul.
Adored and cherished Pa to Mitchell, Josh, Michael and Steph, Amy, Stephanie, Harry, Alex, Freddy.

A wonderful person, so loving and kind, what beautiful memories you have left behind, Sharing, and caring, always content, Loved and respected wherever you went.


Freddie, my love, my friend, my unshakable rock, my soulmate.  For more than 66 years we have shared the most wonderful life, with so many treasured memories. Everything we did, we did together; we raised a beautiful family, travelled the world and so much more. You have left a big hole in my heart, but I know that you are in peace and I look forward to seeing you in Heaven one day. Love forever, Cynthia

Dad, Your love and guidance have shaped me into the person I am today. I
love you beyond measure.
Fred, You were a true gentleman and loved father in law.
Pa, you were the best role model a person could have.
Rest in Peace
Darren, Linda, Mitchell & Josh


Dad (Fred), words are not adequate to describe what a beautiful, loving, gentle man and father you are. We have lost a truly remarkable soul, so full of humility, integrity and kindness. The light of your life remains the inspiration and influence that’s helping to guide those of us who follow in your footsteps. You will never be forgotten. With love, Glenn & Julie
Pa, we were so lucky to have you as such as important part of our lives growing up. You will be deeply missed. Love from Michael, Amy and Stephanie


Our beautiful, kind and loving Dad, father in law and Pa.  I am so proud of you and grateful for the life you have given to mum and all your family.  Love you, miss you and forever in our hearts.

Narelle, Paul, Harry, Alex and Freddy

Funeral Notice
Saint Andrews Uniting Church 16 Peart St, LeongathaView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Fred Bellingham will be held at Saint Andrews Uniting Church, 16 Peart St, Leongatha on FRIDAY (June 21, 2024) commencing at 2:00pm.   Fred's service will be live streamed. To view view the service Click Here.  
  1. Sincere condolences to you and the family A true gentleman will be missed by his family and friends

    Alice and Ron Campbell June 14, 2024
  2. Everyone at Leongatha Mens shed send heartfelt sympathy to Cynthia and Fred’s loved ones . A true gentleman and respected man in the community !

    David Brereton June 14, 2024
  3. A lovely & kind gentleman with a gentle sense of humour. Njoyed his company at our 3 monthly gatherings @ our dinners through St Andrews. Deepest & sincere sympathies 2 Cynthia & the family. Trevor & Frances Williams

    Trevor & Frances Williams June 14, 2024
  4. Sending Love to you all ❤️‍🩹. May your memories of Fred carry you through this difficult time. He will be missed my many. We have been blessed for having him in our lives. Lots of love Yvonne Pearce (nee McCrickard) xxx

    Yvonne Pearce June 14, 2024
  5. Please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss. Fred was a good friend and neighbour when we farmed near them. Many happy memories of younger days.Loos

    Lois and Graham Young June 14, 2024
  6. Dear Cynthia. Sincere condolences on the passing of Fred. . A long and happy life . Thinking of you all . Dawn Farrell ( McDonald );

    Dawn Farrell June 14, 2024
  7. My thoughts are with you all he was a wonderful person never be forgotten God bless you all xx

    Corry verboon June 15, 2024
  8. My thoughts are with you all.God bless

    Corry verboon June 15, 2024
  9. Our sincere sympathy to Cynthia and family at the sad loss of Fred. Our love and prayers . Ron and Jeanie Funnell.

    Jeanie Funnell June 15, 2024
  10. Sincere condolences to Cynthia and Family. A true and sincere friend. Will be remembered for his ready laugh, courage and kindness to us.

    Eric and Sue Miles June 15, 2024
  11. I am sorry to hear of your loss. I remember you both from events with Mum (Ellen Joy Johnson nee Bellingham) and she always spoke fondly of you.

    Ross Johnson June 15, 2024
  12. A great brother in law to us and friend to our family So many happy memories

    Daryl and Margaret Hook June 15, 2024
  13. A very kind and responsible son in law to Muriel and Harold Hook.Both deceased.A loveing brother in law to Dianne and Dary and families.Now at peace.

    Dianne and Daryl. June 15, 2024
  14. Leongatha Probus Club sends sympathy to Cynthia and all of Fred’s family on his passing. Fred was a past President of our Club, and participated in so many of our functions. A greatly respected Gentleman. He will be sadly missed.

    Helen Brereton June 16, 2024
  15. Sending the warmest of thoughts and condolences
    to dear Cynthia and all family members. A gentleman at rest.

    Pat and Keith Kuhne June 17, 2024
  16. Dear Cynthia, we were sorry to hear that Fred had passed away, he was such a nice man and a good friend of my brother Jim for many years. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Elizabeth Dunlop. June 17, 2024
  17. Our deepest sympathy Elizabeth and Stan Dunlop.

    Elizabeth Dunlop June 17, 2024
  18. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.
    Joan Dixon

    Joan Dixon June 17, 2024
  19. Sending condolences and love to Cynthia and family at this time of great loss.
    President, Committee and members of Leongatha Town Netball Club.

    Pat Kuhne June 18, 2024
  20. Darling Fred, such a true gentle man. An honest, reliable friend. He will be sadly missed by those who knew and respected him. A member of Lions Clubs International for many years, serving his local community, and also the wider community.
    Your Service is done Freddie rest peacefully.
    Sent with much love and respect .PDG Dianne Hicklin. Deepest condolences to Cynthia and family.

    PDG DIANNE HICKLIN June 18, 2024
  21. Very sad on hearing the news of Fred’s passing. Fred was always a warm, friendly and sincere man who always showed a genuine and welcoming greeting when we had a chance to see him and Cynthia. He was my mum’s little brother and the last of her siblings. Very much missed. My deepest sympathies to Cynthia and the family. Best wishes to all.

    Ross Hudson June 18, 2024
  22. Sincere condolences to Cynthia and family. Fred was a friend of my father and supported him on his wedding day. I have fond memories of Fred driving the school bus on the Arawata run. A true gentleman now at rest.

    Sharyn Rayson June 18, 2024
  23. Fred I first met you and Cynthia when you came to Abbey Gardens. You were always a true gentleman, concerned for others and you always made a point to ask how I was. Your love and concern for Cynthia was always shown and I’m so glad I got to know you a little bit. Your family was always the most treasured thing to you both. Thank you Fred, you are missed.

    June McGrath June 20, 2024
  24. Our sincere condolences to Cynthia and family. Remembering Fred fondly at many Lions’ functions over the years. A true Lion and gentleman
    Glenda Paragreen and Jim Brennan

    Glenda Paragreen June 20, 2024
  25. Dear Cynthia, our deepest sympathy and love to your and all your family. 66 years, so many memories to hold close to your hearts.
    Rhonda Debenham & John Stephens

    Rhonda Debenham June 20, 2024
  26. To dear Cynthia, Darren, Glenn, Narelle and families,

    On behalf of the Members and Lions Ladies of the Lions Club of Leongatha, please accept our sincere condolences at this difficult time on the passing of past Lion Fred.

    Fred was a most esteemed long time member of the club, dedicating his life to supporting the community through our local club and Lions International. He was a recipient of the Melvin Jones award, being the highest award in Lions International

    Fred you were a true gentleman and will be missed by all who knew you.
    Rest in Peace

    President Lion Ray Pearson
    Lions Club of Leongatha

    Ray Pearson June 21, 2024
  27. A true gentleman and loved by us all

    Anita &Len Trease June 21, 2024
  28. Dear Cynthia and family so sad to hear of Fred’s passing he was truly a lovely person. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. May God bless you and may Fred Rest In Peace.
    Much Love
    Pina Materia

    Pina Materia June 27, 2024
  29. To all the Bellingham family our thoughts are with you all. Mr Bellingham was our favourite school bus driver, ever, such a kind warm man who always had a smile on his face. Lovely memories of a lovely man.
    Love from
    The Materia Siblings

    Materia Siblings June 28, 2024