GEARY, James Frank (Jim)

Born on July 23, 1927. Passed away March 31, 2022.

Aged 94 years, Much loved husband of Beryl (dec.)
Loved Dad of Norm & Barry (dec.)
Loved Father in Law of Sandy, and Jen.
Cherished Grandfather of Kim, Andrew & Glenn(dec.);
Joanne, Belinda, Angela & Prue(dec.)

Devoted and loved Dad of Norm,
Respected and loved father-in-law of Sandy
Cherished Grandfather of Kim, Andrew & Anita
& Glenn(dec.)
Loved Great grandfather of 11.

A wonderful family man, who shared his time with
Family and the many organisations he was in,
Always loved and Never forgotten.


Funeral Notice
St Peters Anglican Church 2 Bruce Street, LeongathaView Map

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of James Frank (Jim) Geary will be held at St. Peters Anglican Church 2 Bruce Street, Leongatha on Monday April 11, 2022 at 11:15am.

A Service for burial will precede the above Memorial at the Leongatha Cemetery commencing at 10:00am. All welcome.

Members of the many Community Organisations of which Jim was a member are requested to form a guard of honour at the Cemetery.

If desired, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Council of Australia, envelopes will be available at the Service.

Jim’s Memorial Service will be livestreamed to view please click here

  1. To Norm and Sandy and families, Jenny and families, sorry to hear of the passing of Jim, he was a family friend, a true gentleman and will be sadly missed, sorry I cannot be there with you all.

    Arthur Van Boven April 1, 2022
  2. To Norm and our warmest thoughts and our deepest sympathy 💐 to you all at this sad time,on the passing of a beautiful man.
    Love 💕 and thoughts are with you all.
    Peter and Jo-ann

    Peter Eddy April 2, 2022
  3. To Andrew and family, our deepest sympathy 💐 to you at this sad time on the passing of the beautiful man. Jim. Our thoughts are with you.
    Peter and Jo-ann

    Peter Eddy April 2, 2022
  4. All the men at the Leongatha Mens Shed send heartfelt condolences to all of Jim’s family and to everyone who knew and loved Jim. He was a unique man who will be missed. Our hearts and minds will be full of many memories of our times spent with an amazing man called Jim. A strong willed, determined, loving, skilled man who left an impact on all who he met in his long life .

    David Brereton April 3, 2022
  5. My love and sympathy to all the Geary family on the loss of Jim. He was part of the extended Moss family and a very respected cousin of Les and Muriel Moss (dec’d) ex Warragul. Thinking of you all at this sad time
    Heather Price (Moss) Adelaide

    Heather Price April 3, 2022
  6. Dear Norm Sandy Kim Andrew and Families, our thoughts and sympathy are with you all at this very sad time .
    The Moscript Family

    Moscript Family April 3, 2022
  7. Our thoughts are with you Norm, Sandy, Kim, Andrew and families. On the sad passing of Jim. We have happy memories over many many years. Rest In Peace Jim. 😌 Best wishes Stephen, Judy and family 🚴

    Wilson family April 3, 2022
  8. Norm, Sandy and family. Thinking of you all. Remembering my first aid duties with Jim, a great teacher with an avid pupil.
    Mari Slee

    Mari slee April 4, 2022
  9. Sincere condolences to all Jim’s extended Family. Jim was a very valuable, loyal and hardworking member of many local community groups from when he was a young police officer in Leongatha. We may not know how long life will last but we can be sure Jim’s long life well lived will be long remembered.

    Glenice Emmerson April 4, 2022
  10. Deepest Sympathy Jenny & family on Jim’s passing. A lovely man & very talented. He will be missed by you all.

    Lyn Shaw April 4, 2022
  11. Late of Leongatha
    Dearly beloved Father, Father in law, Grandpa Jim and Pa Jim of Barry (dec.), Jenny, Joanne, Belinda, Angela & Prudence (dec.) and their families, including 8 great grandchildren.

    Thank you for a lifetime of memories, for your love, kindness, help and encouragement.

    A gentle nature, A heart of gold, these are the memories we will hold, forever in our hearts.

    You can tinker again in “Grumpy’s Shed”, working with your woodwork and enjoy talking “farm” with Barry.

    Handley Funeral Services April 4, 2022
  12. Grandpa your heart was always kind, volunteering to help others, your
    knowledge you were happy to share. You were an amazing role model mentor and
    friend to all that knew you. You leave us hundreds of cherished memories of
    your visits to Rainbow and of our visits home to Leongatha, enjoy your cuppa
    and catch up with Nana & her scones. Dearly cherished by your granddaughter
    Joanne; Mark, Sophie, Matthew and Lucy.

    Handley Funeral Services April 4, 2022
  13. At a time where a highly respected person has been taken from a very close family.
    You are all in my thoughts.
    Claudio Marino.

    Claudio Marino April 4, 2022
  14. The Leongatha Cycling Club wish to express there sympathy to the Geary families on the sad passing of Jim. A life member involved in the club since 1959.A handicapper and helped with the running of races over many years. We all have happy and funny memories of you Jim may you now rest. 😌. 🚴

    Leongatha Cycling Club. 🚴 April 4, 2022
  15. Jim was such a lovely man I first remember meeting through my first aid training course in the early 1990’s. I went home from the first evening and told my Dad who the leading trainer was. He chuckled and said “He was in the job, too”. When I mentioned this comment to Jim the following week and disclosed my family details, he had many funny stories to tell about my Dad as a young bloke and, my grandfather during his teaching career.

    A man much admired, liked and respected by several generations of my family, particularly my Dad and paternal Grandfather. In their memory and, recalling my own time with Jim, I wish to extend our sympathies to the extended Geary family.

    Joanne Britt (Palmer) April 4, 2022
  16. South Gippsland Woodworkers offer sincere condolences to Norm, Sandy, Jenny and families on the passing of Jim, a wonderful woodworker. His fabulous sense of humour, fine scroll work, and a hardworking member of the group will be greatly missed.

    Eric Miles April 5, 2022
  17. To Norm, Sandy, Jenny and families our heartfelt condolences on the loss of Jim. We remember his stunning scroll work, his wonderful sense of humour, love of the community, and love of properly iced and creamed sponges. It was privilege to have known him. Eric and Sue Miles

    Sue Miles April 5, 2022
  18. Deepest Sympathy to Norm, Sandi , Jenny and families.
    Leongatha was the winner when you stayed and became part of a lot of organizations. I was grateful for Jim’s advice and guidance with the Cycling Club and umpiring Basketball.
    Sorry I can not be there on Monday

    Silas Warren April 6, 2022
  19. To Norm, Sandy and family

    Sorry to hear the Passing of Norm’s father James (Jim) one of life’s Gentlemen gone

    From Ian, Julie And Sandra Sheilds

    Sandra sheilds April 6, 2022
  20. Jim and Beryl were great friends of my late parents, Basil and Eileen (Tilly) Moss. Kind and interested, strong community contributors as shown by the notices above. Including to the local hospital Board I recall.
    Best wishes to the family.
    Donald & Sharon Moss, Ballarat

    Don Moss April 6, 2022
  21. The Members Brethren of the Commonwealth Lodge 186 Mirboo North convey sincere condolences to the Geary family for their loss in the passing of our esteemed Brother James F. Geary. PJGW.

    Handley Funeral Services April 8, 2022
  22. As a long time member of the Leongatha Probus Club, Jim was a very involved and great contributor in every way. Jim really cared about people and wanted to help wherever he could. He was a wonderful friend to many. Jim’s impish sense of humour leaves us with many happy memories. A true gentleman and a life well lived. We are the richer for knowing Jim. Vale Jim. Rest peacefully.

    Merilyn Scott April 8, 2022
  23. You may be gone from my sight but you are never gone from my heart.
    Love you with great memories forever kind and cheerful gentleman….JIM.

    Xiumei (Koorooman House DT)

    Xiumei April 10, 2022
  24. Fond memories of Gentleman Jim. Condolences to all his family members. Remembered with a smile,
    Keith and Pat Kuhne.

    Keith and Pat KUHNE April 10, 2022
  25. Our sincere sympathy to Norm, Sandy & family. We missed Jim’s visit for morning coffee. Fred & Cynthia.

    Fred Bellingham April 11, 2022
  26. To Norm, Sandy and Family.
    Deepest condolences for the passing of Jim . Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Joe and Stella Cannata ❤️

    Stella Cannata April 11, 2022