McALPINE, Kevin Archibald

Born on May 2, 1938. Passed away September 8, 2020.

Passed away peacefully at the Leongatha Hospital, aged 82.
Dearly loved and treasured husband of Joan for 60 wonderful years.
Dearly loved father of Barry, Christine and Robert and their partners.
Loved Pop of 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Brother to Mary and Peter Marson and family.

God looked around his garden
and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon the Earth,
and saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
and lifted you to rest.
With the help of all his angels
He flew you to your place.

Funeral Notice
  1. Rip,In such a short time of getting to know you,you welcome me into your home with open arms,very humorous funny man lots of laughs, Now spread those wings and get down the paddock .. my condolences and hugs and kisses go to Joan and family xxTanya CCC

    Tanya weaver September 10, 2020
  2. Our love and best wishes to you Joan on the loss of Kevin. You were our wonderful, caring neighbors for 16 years. We didn’t ever need a clock as the cows would regularly wander home to be milked at the same time each day. Much amusement was had by us when things didn’t quite go to plan and the mostly obedient dog didn’t do as he was told and he was referred to by his less commonly used name by Kevin’s booming voice. Happy times. His gentle nature will be greatly missed. Our love and thoughts are with you. XX

    Steve. Deb, Jared and Nathan Lovie and families. September 10, 2020
  3. Rip to a truly amazing well loved and respected man you was always getting around leongatha with a happy smile on your face you always said hello no matter were leongatha is going to be at a major loss without you so I want to send all our love and condolences to your beautiful wife Joan and loving family RIP Kevin xxx

    Colin and Doris suckling September 11, 2020
  4. My love of the land is all due to the wonderful holidays I spent on the farm. Out in the dark rounding up the cows standing by your side milking the cows. You taught me to drive how to ride a motorbike and so much more. You were so kind caring and fun to be around. Thankyou for opening your home and heart to me you will forever hold a special place in my heart. Rip Kev. All my love Catherine Harrigan nee McGain

    Catherine Harrigan September 11, 2020
  5. To Joan and family. I have very happy memories from childhood being able to come out to the farm to help Kevin milk the cows. Guy Fawkes night was always the best night of the year with the biggest bonfire being built in the paddock and fire works being set off.
    Very special memories also of Kevin and Joan picking me up and driving me to my Deb ball in their beautiful Mercedes.
    Rest In Peace and Gooooooo Pies!!!

    Robyn Salisbury (nee Misson) September 11, 2020
  6. Rip poppy Kev you were such a kind soul, you will missed by so many, sending all my love to you and the family xx

    Jae Beavis September 11, 2020
  7. My love and best wishes to Joan and family in this sad time . Kev was the most gentle man I ever knew ,So many fond memories of the farm and car rides . 💞💞

    Kerry Martin September 11, 2020
  8. Dad time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will always stay in my heart. Until we meet again. Christine Busana

    Christine Busana September 11, 2020
  9. Dad time may pass and fade away, but memories of you will always stay in my heart until we meet again.

    Christine Busana September 11, 2020
  10. Deepest sympathy to Joan and your family. So sorry to hear of Kevs death but he is not suffering any more. Many memories of growing up on the next door farm, working together and spending many happy times with the McAlpine family. Our thoughts are with you all.

    Lois & Graham Young September 12, 2020
  11. A wonderful man with a beautiful soul. One of a kind. Condolences to Joan and families. RIP Kevin.

    Rob and Sil Brown September 12, 2020
  12. While you weren’t my pop by blood you were my adopted pop i love you so much you gave me so much support will miss you the shit you used to give me and I used to give you RIP will never be forgotten

    adrian brown September 12, 2020
  13. Kev you were such a kind and loving man. My love of the land comes from the wonderful holidays I spent on the farm milking the cows, feeding calf’s, riding quadbikes and driving the cruiser. You always called me the black sheep of my family but opened your arms and your heart to me. Thankyou for all the wonderful memories. You have a special place in my heart. RIP Kev. Al my love Catherine Harrigan nee McGain

    Catherine Harrigan September 12, 2020
  14. 💜 huge hugs and much love xxx

    Janine and Peter Milkins and family. September 12, 2020
  15. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all and sending my love. ❤️❤️❤️

    Cheryl Smith September 12, 2020
  16. Deepest sympathy to you Joan and families. I have many happy memories. 💖💖

    Anja Stockdale September 12, 2020
  17. RIP Kevin, you will be truly missed, all my love to Joan and family. Laureen xxxx

    Laureen Hardiman September 13, 2020
  18. Kev my love for the land comes from the wonderful holidays I had at the farm. You taught me to drive in the cruiser how to ride a motorbike and milk the cows. You were so kind generous and fun to be around. You will always have a special place in my heart. My deepest sympathy to Joan and the family. All my love Catherine

    Catherine Harrigan September 13, 2020
  19. Days and years will pass but good memories of the past will remain. RIP
    Barry and Janene, Travis, Tash and Bailee, Andrew and Meagan, Scott (in heaven), Sophie, Chris, Tay and Mia

    Barry McAlpine September 14, 2020
  20. Dear Joan and family, Memories of Kevin are yours to treasure and keep. My memories of you Joan, and Kevin go back to my single days back from 1958. Condolences to all family members, and my dear friend Mary.. Margaret(Garvey) and John Glasscock.

    Margaret Glasscock nee Garvey September 14, 2020
  21. Joan, Barry, Christine & Rob and families. thinking of you at this sad time. The memories that I have of the times I spent on the farm with you all will be with me always. I will always remember the chats with Kevin and when we would be out in the paddock feeding out the hay. John Bentvelzen

    John Bentvelzen September 15, 2020
  22. It’s hard to even find the words that I really want to say, because no amount of words will ever be enough for you.
    In your lifetime you have had so many titles. Son, brother, uncle, husband, father the list goes on. For me my favorite is great grandfather. People can go a lifetime and not even make this title. This title so special to me.

    When I think of all the funny things that have happened in my life there have been so many with you. The best would have to be the day we went to Mt Ekals so you could teach me to drive, we were on this dirt track and you got me to do a 3 point turn. We bunny hopped, stalled and almost crashed. We were both in fits of laughter and you looked at me and said whatever you do don’t bloody tell Joany were I made you drive. I have kept this a secret until today. Pop, still to this day I have not done a 3 point turn up a hill on a dirt road.
    When it comes to love I really don’t think anyone loved as much as you did. The love for your Farm, the love for your animals and the love for your wife and family. It takes hard work to stay with one person for over 60 years but you and nan did it. You never gave up when things got to hard and you both always stuck by each other no matter what the situation. Most people now adays give up very quickly but not you. I think this is why today makes everything so much harder. Watching the love of your life have her heart broken. I can promise you one thing we will all look after Nan and make sure that she gets through this.
    After reading all the tributes it just goes to show what an amazing man you were. You have definitely left your mark in the community, and in our hearts. Your are the true definition of a gentleman.
    So with all that said it is now time to say I’ll see you soon because saying good bye it just to hard to do.
    Rest in Peace Pop I love you with all my heart

    Laura Corbett September 15, 2020
  23. A lovely lovely gentleman who adored his family. Kevin I will miss our chats.
    All my love to Joan, Steph and the McAlpine family. Kelle Simpson GSHS RN1

    Kelle Simpson September 17, 2020