HORSBURGH, James Alfred Robert (Jim)

Born on August 15, 1922. Passed away July 4, 2020.

Much loved and adored husband of Doreen for 72 years.
Loved father of Barry, Elaine and Wilbur, Malcolm and Lydia, Ash and Lisa, and much loved friend to Mary. Adored Pop to his 11 Grandchildren, and Little Pop to his 13 Great Grandchildren.
Mentor, role model, a loved and respected gentleman to all.

Loved father of Elaine, father in law of Wilbur, Pop of Sam, Casey, Jacki, Andrew and Erin, Little Pop of Ethan, Kobe, Phoebe, Linc, Courtney, Max, Harry and Sebbi.
May you dance in the sky to the sound of your own music
May you scatter the petals of your own garden
May you bowl a few maiden overs and finally belt a few elusive hundreds
May you kick a few goals and drop all the minties down on the grandies
Open your eyes young Jimmy, there’s a new beginning to be had
St. Peter will stand aside for your cheeky humour and interesting stories.
And the angels will have no hope in straightening that halo of yours!!
Fond fair thee well.

Funeral Notice
A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. James Alfred Robert (Jim) Horsburgh will be live streamed on THURSDAY (July 9, 2020) commencing at 1.30pm. To view the live stream, click here
Tributes
  1. On behalf of Debbie, Albert, Olive & everyone associated with the Longwarry Dances, we send our sincere condolences to Doreen, Elaine, Ash & the other Horsburgh family members. Our thoughts are with you all at this time. Jim was a long time friend & dancing partner to many at the district dances & will be greatly missed by all. May you RIP Jim.

    Leanne Bateson July 6, 2020
  2. To dear Doreen and family Our heart goes out to you all Such a lovely man who gave so much to us all in the dance family. Take your music with you and when we see the stars bouncing around in the sky we will know what you are up. Love to all Pam. Noel ❤️💕💐

    Pam. Ireland July 7, 2020
  3. Condolences to Doreen. Many Happy memories of all the dances over many years .

    Tom Mumford July 8, 2020
  4. To dear Doreen & family,
    so sorry to hear your sad news. We have many happy memories of Jim, especially that cheeky grin of his and his bright & bubbly personality, and his never say die attitude. Not only do we remember him for his great love of camellias but also for his love of ballroom dancing. A lovely man and a” life well lived.”
    Sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you Doreen.
    Lynne & Jim Rochford

    Lynne & Jim Rochford July 8, 2020
  5. Dear Doreen & family,
    on behalf of Camellias Gippsland please accept our sincerest condolences. Jim was a much loved and respected member and contributed greatly to the Camellia world. He was always generous in sharing his knowledge with other Camellia enthusiasts, and produced many wonderful seedlings from his own garden. We have many happy memories of visits to your garden and will treasure them always.
    Farewell Jim from the members of Camellias Gippsland.

    Camellias Gippsland July 8, 2020
  6. My love & sympathy to Mrs Horsburgh, Barry, Elaine, Malcolm & Ashley and families. My thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. RIP Jim

    Liz Beach (nee Glover) July 9, 2020
  7. To Ash, Doreen and families our love and thoughts are with you during this sad time. We enjoyed James stories and company at Christmas and family gatherings. A great pumpkin and flower grower, a dancer, farmer and family man. Rest peacefully x Luana, Pete Dan & Claire and Sasi X

    Luana Brock July 9, 2020
  8. Dorle Harris and Norm Gray condolences to the family.

    Handley Funeral Services July 9, 2020
  9. Our condolences to Doreen and family and our thoughts are will you all.
    Anne Sorrel, John Sparks and Jan Norton

    Jan Norton July 9, 2020
  10. JIM WAS AN INTERESTING AND NICE GENTLEMAN TO KNOW. HE WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK FOR AND I ENJOYED OUR MANY CHATS AND CUPPAS TOGETHER.

    GAIL HANCE July 9, 2020
  11. Sincere condolences to Mrs Horsburgh, Barry, Elaine and Wilbur, Malcolm and Lydia, Ash and Lisa and families, our thoughts are with you especially thru these tough times.
    Kaye & Graham Laing

    K&Graham Laing July 9, 2020
  12. Condolences to Doreen Elaine and families mum and dad are having a dance together again with Jim all those years at the Koo wee rup dances rod and Diane Norton

    Rod and Diane Norton July 9, 2020
  13. Our love and thoughts to you Doreen on the passing of your beloved Jim….. Jim & Shirley Seabrook

    Jim & Shirley Seabrook July 10, 2020
  14. Condolences to Doreen and family
    Many fond memories of our dancing days spent together at the Tynong dances.
    Thanks for supplying flowers for the supper tables.
    Thinking of you all
    Regards Bev and the late Stan Henwood Tynong

    Bev Henwood July 11, 2020
  15. James Alfred Robert (Jim) Horsburgh, of Nyora, South Gippsland, in his 98th year. Loved son of Jim and Mirrie Horsburgh, late of Nyora and Rye, loved brother of Mim, Beryl, Nifty, Bub, and Adie, all deceased, loved husband of Doreen for 72 years. Jimmy, you’ll be doing your yarning over a different back fence now. Your very proud and loving son and daughter in law, Mal and Lydia.

    Malcolm Horsburgh July 12, 2020
  16. To Dear Doreen, Elaine and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Jim will be missed dearly, RIP Jim Love Jennifer & David Webb. (dancing friends)

    Jennifer Webb July 13, 2020