ORCHARD, Leonard John

Born on July 6, 1961. Passed away August 25, 2021.

Loving partner of Veronica.
Adored father of Joel, Brandon and Blake.
Father in law to Jasmine and Lily.
Loving poppy to Kai and Nyla.
Loving stepfather to Nioka, Riley, Ella and James.
Step pop to Bonnie and Chasey.
Adored brother and brother in law to Debbie, Ray, Adrian and Chung.
Loving uncle to Renee, Jackson, Lauren, Ruby and Mae.

Forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice
The Funeral Service for Mr. Leonard John Orchard will be held on Monday, September 6th, 2021 commencing at 11.30am.  Due to current restrictions this Service will be private and by invitation only.  The Service will be livestreamed, to view please click here.
  1. Much loved by Grandpa Mac (dec) and Grandma Pat (dec) and loved nephew of Ken and Margaret, Ian and Christine.
    Always remembered Lenny

    Christine McMullan August 31, 2021
  2. It was good to meet over a beer the last few years Lenny. Sorry it won’t happen again.
    You will be missed.

    Jules McMullan September 1, 2021
  3. Best time of my life was working with Lenny, great man better friend. Haven’t stopped thinking about him since and that won’t change. Love ya mate xxx

    Jarrod Mckenzie September 2, 2021
  4. Big heart and an even greater sense of humour, I’ll miss going fishing with ya buddy. Wishing you were here.

    Joe Zhou September 2, 2021
  5. Thank you Lenny for being a awesome teacher.Im going to miss our little chats and your yummy chips thanks for helping me go through my hard time with Nana. Deepest condolences to his family always here if you need anything ox

    Stacey jones September 2, 2021
  6. So sad to hear of the passing of my nephew. He was a caring and sensitive person who was always loyal to his friends and family. Great memories of our camping hiking and fishing trips when we were young. Uncle Rob.

    Rob Schmode September 3, 2021
  7. We will miss you so much Lenny . Thanks for being such a great stepdad and always spoiling Bonnie and Chasey . You will be forever in our hearts ♥️

    Ella Rushton September 3, 2021
  8. Cooking skills, first lessons of driving, swimming and golf club,these all you taught me.It’s an unforgettable time with you in my life.Miss your big hug,love you Lenny.

    Will Weng September 3, 2021
  9. Lenny, you were one of a kind. Have many funny memories in the kitchen that we shared. You will be truly missed. Sending love to Veronica and family. X

    Chantelle September 4, 2021
  10. I have very warm memories growing with school and Scouting, and some times later as well. Life does take you on different paths, but your heart is there and you never stop being friends.

    David Semmens September 4, 2021
  11. Lenny, dressed in drag – with lemon end nipples – off to the Union with Veronica – a vision I will never forget, its changed the way I look at lemons, all these years after. Vale Lenny

    Abigail Arbuthnott September 4, 2021
  12. Fly high Lenny you were a good bloke glad to have meet you and spend some time with you Rest In Peace big fella xo

    Dion galea September 4, 2021
  13. Rest peacefully Lenny, a very kind, funny and caring man. Sending all of my love and healing to Veronica, Nioka and the rest of your wonderful family. You will live on through memories and be missed greatly xo

    Molly Bliss September 4, 2021
  14. Rest In Peace Brother. You’re probably not the best chef of Australia, but you’re the one with the greatest sense of humour. We always had so much fun when you were around. You will be missed dearly.

    Chung Le September 4, 2021
  15. – For the first time in our life we are lost for words
    – Such a beautiful person, loving nature with a fantastic sense of humour
    – Your passing has left a big hole in our hearts
    – You are now resting with Mum and Dad
    – You are now our angel looking down on us
    Miss you brother
    Rest in peace
    Love Debbie and Adrian xxx

    Debbie Webster and Adrian Orchard September 5, 2021
  16. Hey Lenny,
    Mate alot of great memories of our bike riding days, (you were a gun) and our weekends away to Denny, plenty of laughs, and great times.
    RIP mate.
    Matt Burke

    Matt Burke September 5, 2021
  17. We love you so so much Uncle Lenny….
    I still cannot believe you are no longer with us.
    It was just 2 months back that we were sitting around the fire and enjoying some relaxing family time :(
    It’s just not fair.
    Your energy, laugh, big smile and loving heart will be strongly missed and something we will cherish forever.
    I take peace in knowing that you are with Pop and Nanna watching down on all of us. (Hanging shit on all of us I’m sure)
    I just want you to know that you are a beautiful soul and we love you so so much.
    Love you always,
    Loz, Dan and Cal xx

    Lauren, Daniel and Callum September 5, 2021
  18. Lenny – one of the best chefs I’ve worked with with a sense of humour second to none I already miss you in the kitchen as do we all. You are always in our thoughts and your antics are and will always live on in our kitchen love you forever x your Toora kitchen family
    We only met 4 years ago but you have left a lasting impression on my heart lots of laughs and beautiful conversations and we became great friends, I will miss you dearly, I’m so glad that the last time I saw you was your birthday and I got to hug and kiss you sorry for the zero cans haha should of been VB 😉 rest easy my friend you will never be forgotten
    Love always Kym

    Kym Beaton September 6, 2021
  19. A shock and saddened to hear this news. I fondly remember Lenny from my early primary school days through to our bike racing and training period. Condolences especially to Debbie and Adrian who I recall quite well. Lenny was often in my thoughts all these years. RIP.

    Graham O'Gorman September 6, 2021
  20. Watching you has been such an inspiration to me uncle Lenny on compassion and humility, you never judge and never thought yourself greater than another. I am so proud of your persistence in life and your consistent willingness to overcome the struggles you face. I also hope that my kids may experience the humor you brought into my life, but I know they won’t as you were one of a kind. Love you, uncle Lenny.

    Jaxon Calder September 6, 2021
  21. Lenny am sure your kicking back by a river rod stuck in sand beers on hand..
    I know you will be deeply missed by those who loved you.
    Condolences to your family and especially to Veronica.
    RIP Lenny

    Deb Chanesman September 6, 2021
  22. Hey Lenny you are a great guy you were always so full of life and fun to be around.I always enjoyed working with you and wish that I had the opportunity to go fishing with you again. Rest in peace all who know you will miss you. From Dylan Chalmers

    Dylan Chalmers September 6, 2021
  23. Condolences to Veronica and family. Very fond memories of Lenny’s wittiness and cheery personality. A man with a big heart and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Kevin and Karyn September 6, 2021
  24. The Service for Len was beautiful, a tribute to a great person and mate.
    With much sadness in our hearts we send our sincere condolences to Lenny’s families, & to Debbie Adrian and their families, beautiful words and memories by you all.
    To Tracey, Joel ,Brandon & Jasmine and Blake, take care of each other, you will need each others support.
    It was a great honour to be part of your wedding and part of your life, all the great times we had in our younger years and just as many as we aged together.
    We will miss your laugh, your humour, your sensitivity and your compassion.
    So many fond memories we thank you for, the cake you made for Johnny Mac’s 50th was a classic.
    Adrian you’re not alone in bearing Len’s practical jokes. I can remember Len and I getting stranded at the Nullabor roadhouse and spending our first 2 nights sleeping on the restaurant floor, only to wake to people having breakfast around us, we eventually got a room as we just couldn’t get a bus or a lift out of there, so I left Len in the bar that night n went to bed exhausted, Len must’ve made some friends with the locals as he managed to bring at least 8 Aboriginal males back to our room and had them all surround my bed and all lean over me, then he woke me up, bloody hell I jumped that high in fright I hit the roof, and I remember Lenny rolling around in a fit of laughter, such a wonderful memory and one of many we had together. He got me good. LoL.
    Special Man we will always remember and hold dear in our hearts.
    Keith and Gayle Liddle.
    Vale Lenny.

    Keith Liddle September 6, 2021
  25. I miss you every day Lenny. I was so lucky to have you as my step dad and to grow up with you. You where so funny and accepting. Wish you were here ❤️

    Nioka Brown July 2, 2023