DR. BIRRELL Robert Gregory. O.A.M

Born on May 9, 1933. Passed away June 23, 2021.



Dr. Robert Gregory

MBBS ( Melb ), FRACP


09.05.1933 – 23.06.2021


Loving husband of Jan for 62 years and adored father of Helen, Christine, Libby and Peter.

Much loved father-in-law to Tony, Paul and Kate.

Proud pa to Matt and Sarah, Sophie, Alice, Louisa, Sam, Maddy, Emma and Harry.

A man ahead of his time who dedicated his life to the children in his care.

A lover of the land, his cows and calves and the great outdoors.

A true gentleman to the end.


Funeral Notice
Grandstand Complex, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street,, LeongathaView Map
A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of DR. Robert Gregory Birrell, O.A.M, will be held at the Grandstand Complex, Leongatha Recreation Reserve, Roughead Street, Leongatha on FRIDAY, July 2 2021, commencing at 2.00pm. A Private Burial will precede the above Service. In lieu of flowers donations to Australian Childhood Foundation would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service. Contact:1300 381581  support@childhood.org.au CHECK IN UPON ENTRY USING THE SERVICE VICTORIA APP (QR CODE) IS REQUIRED. Please remember to bring your phone.  
  1. Lovely decent man. Who helped so many families and children over such a long time. Always so gentle and kind.
    All our best to his family.
    The Martin family, Leongatha.

    Lou Martin June 26, 2021
  2. To the Birrell family, my sincere condolences for your loss. Very sad to hear the news.

    Merv Hollier June 26, 2021
  3. A true gentleman!

    David Brereton June 26, 2021
  4. To the Birrell family my sincere condolences. Dr Birrell was a true gentlemen and a beautiful human being.
    My thanks to you Dr Birrell

    Delsie Walsh

    Delsie Walsh June 27, 2021
  5. Sympathies to Jan and family on the passing of a very caring and extraordinary man. From your cow poke neighbour Roger.

    Roger Davis and Lyn Nash June 28, 2021
  6. two simple but heartfelt words…… thank you

    LR June 28, 2021
  7. Dr Bob Thankyou 46 years ago !!’
    Not just a great caring Dr for children. A lovely gentleman.
    Marjie Pearson

    Marj Pearson June 28, 2021
  8. Condolences to Jan and family on the passing of Dr Burrell. A lovely man and wonderful Doctor.with love Stella Cannata xx

    Stella Cannata June 28, 2021
  9. Condolences to the Birrell family at this very sad time. A lovely Dr who cared about his patients.
    Robert and Christina Edwards

    Robert and Christina Edwards June 29, 2021
  10. Condolences to Jan and family. A life to be celebrated.

    Mike Street June 30, 2021
  11. Many happy memories at the Mercy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Melbourne. And in Leongatha, The Patient Caring Man. Cath Clark & Ursula Croatto

    Handley Funeral Services July 1, 2021
  12. Condolences to Jan and family on the passing of Bob. A lovely man and great neighbor, will miss him .

    Lorraine July 1, 2021
  13. Deepest sympathy to Jan and family. Wonderful and caring Doctor and friend of Lisa (dec) and the Stockdale family.

    Anja Stockdale. July 1, 2021
  14. A caring man gone to heaven. I own my life to Dr Birrell. My prayers and thoughts go to Jan and Henry family.

    Joanna Lomagno July 1, 2021
  15. Dear Jan and family, our sadness is mixed with love of a dedicated man who chose to reside in Leongatha. The number of families Bob helped through many a medical crisis we may never know. Our appreciation of a wonderful man supported by his loving family will live on in our community. Sincere sympathy and love Elaine and Graham Fixter

    Elaine Fixter July 2, 2021
  16. A fine gentleman and caring doctor to all
    Will be sadly missed by all who knew him but now comforted by many memories

    Helen Barrow July 2, 2021
  17. A wonderful Dr who helped so many parents during a stressful time. Thank you.
    Our sympathy to Jan and family
    Rod and Irene Holm

    Irene Holm July 2, 2021
  18. Dear Jan & Family.
    Sad to hear of Bob’s passing, he was a true gentleman & a beautiful human being.
    Love to all.
    Lyn & Barry Davidson.

    Barry Davidson July 2, 2021
  19. I worked for Dr. Birrell many years ago. My respect to him: many regards to all family.

    Alison. November 16, 2021