CHALMERS, Henry Donald (Don)

Born on December 4, 1938. Passed away January 3, 2021.

CHALMERS Henry (Don)


Passed away peacefully on Sunday January 3rd 2021.

A kind and loving, patient and selfless husband of Jeanette for 53 years.

Dearly loved father and father-in-law to Paul & Corrina, Evan & Lisa, Belinda & Simon and Natalie & Warwick.

Loved and adored Grandpa to Cameron, Emily, Rachel & Krysten Chalmers, Sam, Harry & Finn Chalmers, Harvey, Zarli & Miller Arnold and Hudson, Sahara, Japheth & Annie-Mae Short.


The wonderful memories of the years together will be treasured forever in my heart.  Love is eternal … “I will love you ’til the cows come home”.  Jeanette

Dad, you gave us the JOY of the simple things in life, growing up on the farm.  We each have so many treasured memories, and our values, characters and lives have been shaped by this blessed childhood you gave us.

We’ll miss seeing that twinkle in your eye and wondering what you are thinking of next … looking forward to finding out one day!

Thankyou also for pointing us towards an even greater eternal JOY to look forward to.  Psalm 100.

With greatest love always Paul, Evan Belinda and Natalie

Funeral Notice
The Thanksgiving Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr Henry Donald (Don) Chalmers will be held at the Dakers Centre, corner of Smith and Watt Streets, Leongatha, on Thursday January 14, 2021 commencing at 3.30pm. A Service for Burial will precede the above service at the Leongatha Lawn Cemetery, commencing at 2.30pm.  All Welcome. If anyone would like to view the livestream, please contact the family.
  1. Rest in Peace Don..
    Thinking of you Jeanette and all your family .

    Nanette Currie January 8, 2021
  2. Dear Jeanette and family,
    We send you all our deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. We pray that God will comfort you and give you His peace. May your memories of your life together give you comfort in your sorrow. We pray too that the presence of Jesus will strengthen you as you adjust to the changes you now face.
    With our love and prayers,
    Phil and Carol Short

    Philip and Carol Short January 8, 2021
  3. Gone but never forgotten, forever in many hearts. Condolences to all the family.

    Aileen Clark January 9, 2021
  4. Dear Jeanette and family,
    I was saddened to hear of Donald’s passing. What I remember of Donald was his enquiring mind, intelligence and his gentleness. A happy time for me was coming to your farm for dinner and afterwards sitting around the table and doing puzzles. A perfect photo was chosen, with “that twinkle in your eye and wondering what you are thinking of next”. Donald has left the farm and gone home. He will be remembered in many, many people’s hearts and memories.
    I send my heartfelt condolences to you and all your family.
    Infinate Blessings.
    Margaret Chalmers

    Margaret Chalmers January 10, 2021
  5. Sincere sympathy Jeanette and family.

    Marlene (Crawford) January 11, 2021
  6. President Coral and the members of the Leongatha Senior Citizens Centre express their sincere sympathy and condolences on your loss.

    Ian Rasmussen January 11, 2021
  7. Sincere condolences to Jeanette & family
    Grant & Chris McDonald

    Chris McDonald January 11, 2021
  8. Dear Jeanette & Children sincere condolences on the passing of Don.

    Our time together with Don was short but have happy memories sharing grandparenting together.

    Helen and Neil Arnold

    Neil Arnold January 11, 2021
  9. Dear Jeanette and family, to you all, we would like to pass on our sincere thoughts of a quiet gentle man, a man of his word, respected by those of us who knew Don over the years for his involvement in Jaycees, Young Farmers, YAF. Of which Don was an active member. Don was a man of the land, and will be remembered. Elaine and Graham Fixter

    Elaine Fixter January 11, 2021
  10. Dear Jeanette and family

    Our sincere condolences to you and the family.
    We pray the Lord be your strength and comfort at this time,and surround you with His unfailing love.

    Love from Klaas&Jetty Haitsma

    Jetty Haitsma January 12, 2021
  11. Our memories of Don are his love for his family and the example he set with his work ethic and the importance of a good education which he ensured all of his children were given. He loved farming and enjoyed the simple things in life such as a game of cards by the open fire or solving a seemingly impossible puzzle.We send our condolences to you Jeanette and your family.
    Our thoughts are with you at this sad time and are so sorry we cannot attend Don’s Thanksgiving Service.
    Kathy, Clarry, Warwick and Asten.

    Clarry Nash January 12, 2021
  12. Deepest Sympathy to you Janette and all your family

    Rhonda Debenham January 12, 2021
  13. Don: loved friend.
    Jeanette, love, thoughts and prayers to you, to Paul, Evan, Belinda, Natalie and all family. From Geoff and Sandra Crighton.
    Condolences from Andrew, Matt, Dave and Clay.

    Geoff and Sandra Crissghton January 13, 2021
  14. Deepest sympathy and the warmest of thoughts to you Jeanette and all your family.

    Keith and Pat Kuhne

    Pat Kuhne January 13, 2021
  15. Deepest sympathy to Janette, Paul, Belinda Evan and Natalie,
    Fond memories of visits to the farm and sheep dipping Thinking of you all at this sad time
    K&Graham Laing

    K&Graham Laing January 13, 2021
  16. Sincere sympathy to Jeanette and all the family.

    Brian and Kathy Harris January 13, 2021
  17. Sincere condolences Jeanette, Paul, Evan, Belinda, Natalie and families. We may not know how long life will last but we can be sure that cousin Don’s life well lived will be long remembered.
    Rodney & Glenice Emmerson and Joan Michael.

    Glenice & Rodney Emmerson January 13, 2021
  18. Our deepest sympathy Jeanette and family our thoughts are with you
    Diane and Robert FreeneDiane Freene

    Diane Freene January 14, 2021
  19. Sincere condolences to Jeanette and family. We will always be grateful for the friendly welcome and kindness Don showed us when we moved to Mount Vernon Road.
    Fergus and Deb O’Connor

    Fergus and Deborah O'Connor January 14, 2021
  20. Although we are saddened to hear of Don’s passing for you Jeanette, Paul, Evan, Belinda and Natalie, and families, we rejoice with Don at his Graduation on his Homecoming. Not gone, just gone before! Lots of love and our assurance of prayers for God’s comfort, peace and deep assurance of His Presence in the years ahead.

    Otto and Annemarie Ippel January 14, 2021
  21. Our hearts go out to you as you grieve.

    “Jesus wept.”

    Much love and the assurance of our prayers for the Lord’s comfort,

    Jim, Megan and Ruth Patterson January 17, 2021