McCORMACK, Angus Phillips

Born on November 6, 1932. Passed away April 11, 2020.

Late of ‘Abshot’ Ranceby and Korumburra.
Much loved husband and partner of Janet (dec.) for 61 years.
Loved father and father-in-law of Julie and Phillip, Susan and Ron, Jennifer and partner John, Peter and Jenny.
Loved Grumps of Laura and Hilary; Stephanie and Courtney; Tristan and Leah; Bradley, Shelley and Craig; and their partners.
Great Grumps of seven.

‘Abshot’ is your legacy.


Whenever we would head off somewhere,
whether it be back home, or weekends away or overseas,
The words were always the same from you
“See you later or see you in Heaven, whichever comes first”

So…. see you in Heaven, have the kettle on.
Miss you already Dad

Love Julie and Phillip


Angus Phillips McCormack
6th November 1932 – 11th April 2020

The door was always open
When I came to visit you
And when I left I always said
“See you later Dad”
But this time that’s not true
So it’s Goodbye but not forever
And Goodbyes are not the end
They simply mean I’ll miss you
Until we meet again

“I’ll see you in Heaven”

Loved & Remembered
Susan & Ron


Dad, I did not see you close your eyes,
Or hear your last faint sigh,
I only heard that you were gone,
Too late to say goodbye.
See you in heaven dad.
Miss you already.

Love, Jennifer and John



We were so privileged to have grown up with you on the farm.
You could always be found in the grain shed during milking, the worn handle on the shovel left behind, is a testament to your frugal nature.
You taught us many lessons that will stick with us for life.
Bradley: “the palm of your hand is not a hammer”
Shelley: “patience is a virtue”
Craig: “stand by the woman that stands by you”

You will always be in our hearts and minds.
Since we can’t see you now, we will see you in heaven.

Bradley, Shelley and Craig.



To my Father, my mentor, my tormentor.

My first memories of us at Abshot was camped out in the lounge room on  a stretcher bed, while Mum and my sisters where still milking at the Bass farm.

Little did I know that we would be in partnership for 30 plus years, later in life.

No more knocks at the kitchen window “Where’s Peter”; anymore.

Now it is left up to me and no longer can I come to you for advise.

Our time around the kitchen table for yarns and lots of laughs, while having Sunday roast together, will be greatly missed!


I met a man who taught me a lot about myself and life on the farm.

Thanks for your support over the years.

Your wisdom and intuition has inspired me and you will never be forgotten.

Since we can’t see you now, we will see you in heaven.

Greatly missed.

Love Peter and Jenny.




To our dear Grumps,

We will always treasure our holidays spent with you and Gran.

Your home is one of our favourite places, especially your kitchen table. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and this couldn’t be more true for your home.

Baking our special family recipes to enjoy together with a cuppa. Sharing a beautiful, home cooked meal at lunchtime. Laughing at the things you’d mishear without your hearing aid and people watching out onto Radovick Street.

In the afternoon, a nap and some honeycomb or a barley sugar or two, another cuppa tea, the best cups of tea.

Watching ABC news, having something light for dinner and moving to the lounge room to watch English mysteries together, you and Gran on your recliners.

We are so grateful for everything that you taught us. Our family is a testament to you.

God made little green apples. He also made us the best Grumps we could have wished for.

See you in heaven, ‘Grumble-butt’!

All our love,

‘Long, lanky, skinny and cranky’ and ‘Becky’
Stephanie and Courtney



Our Grumps,
Our one of a kind grandpa – as I think back on the memories at your house, I have laughed as much as I have cried.
Thank you for passing on your wisdom of finance, investing, and the rewarding feeling of saving.
Thank you for your advice in my projects and how you always had a tale that would relate.
I will miss a cup of tea, and a jam billy button or cheese scone whilst gossiping about the neighbours or who called you that day.
Wish there was more time as I have so much to tell you…
I have immense peace in my mind that you are now with your love, Our Gran, and that you can watch upon us together in new recliners!
See you soon, missing you


Dear Grumps,
We have so many lovely memories of visiting you and Gran at both the farm and Radovick St, always being treated with cups of tea, billy buttons or chocolate peppermint slice. We will miss you, and will keep passing the wonderful stories of playing at your house as children growing up to Olivia and Xavier.
Thank you to you and Gran for being such loving Grandparents.
Laura and Hilary

Funeral Notice
  1. Our sincere sympathy to the McCormack family, great memories of our time with Angus over the many years we were in business.
    Mick, Ann & Brett Charlton

    Ann Charlton April 15, 2020
  2. One of the cheekiest smiles, greatest humour ,biggest hoarder and true gentleman I’ve ever known. Will be greatly missed .

    Bradley westaway April 17, 2020
  3. A fine gentleman and with his wife Janet are remembered enduringly as members of the Arawata Landcare Group

    Syd Whyte April 17, 2020
  4. A tall man, a gruff voice and a big friendly smile
    A kind neighbor for over 50 years still looking down on us.
    Sunday afternoon cuppas and yarns will not be the same without you.
    Donald , Judith, Brett and Chris.

    Donald and Judith Peters April 19, 2020
  5. Loved brother, and brother -in -law of Heather and Graham, Graham, Dorothy (and Max), Winton and Robyn.
    The family tree has been broken beyond repair.

    Heather Corbett April 19, 2020
  6. Loved brother of Heather, brother-in-law of Graham, uncle and great uncle to nieces and nephews.
    It seems the perch was no longer strong enough to hold you, as you slipped away.

    Heather Corbett April 19, 2020
  7. The special times we shared and the good times we had are truly unforgettable. For there’s no one quite like you. The memories are dear to my heart and I could never stop missing you. Without you, nothing is quite the same. You’re a brother who could never be replaced. You occupied a very special place and left memories that could never be erased. Death may have taken you out of sight, but nothing can take my treasured memories of you.
    Your brother, Graham.

    Graham McCormack April 20, 2020
  8. A neighbour of the Rowe’s for over 50 years.
    A proud, hard working man that loved a chat.
    Lots of memories.
    He loved giving out a bag of minties for special occasion!
    With a cheeky smile & the caption of “It moments like these you need a minty”
    Rest In Peace with your wife Janet.
    Ted & Mary (deceased) Allan & Jenny

    Allan & Jenny Rowe April 23, 2020