SEYS, Hank (Dennis) William

Born on August 21, 1941. Passed away July 23, 2021.

Beloved husband of Kaye for 58 years.
Adored father of Leigh, Kerrin and Jodie.
Poppa to 9 and great poppa to 7.

Will be sadly missed.
Forever in our hearts.

Funeral Notice
A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Mr. Hank William Seys will be held on Friday July 30th, 2021 commencing at 11.30am. Due to current restrictions this Service will be private. The Service will be recorded and uploaded following its conclusion. To view the Service please click here
Tributes
  1. The handsome one will be very very missed. The fun the stirring forever remembered. Thoughts are with all the family. Helen

    Helen Hudson Koorooman July 26, 2021
  2. My Dad …words cant explain the emptiness I feel the loss the pain the thought of knowing I’m never going to see you again I cant even say goodbye to my beautiful dad but please take my love with you and keep it close …stand easy now soldier

    Leigh Viskaal July 27, 2021
  3. My heart breaks for you Aunty Kaye, Jodie, Leigh and Kerrin and your families. I bet he was a wonderful, funny and loving Poppa. He was certainly an inspiring Uncle to me. I will certainly keep him in my heart forever.

    Lauren July 27, 2021
  4. Dear Kaye sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing Special thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time
    Terri Burns (Menzies)

    Terri Burns July 28, 2021
  5. Respected big brother, sorry distance and current events kept us from seeing you often. Our love and thoughts go out to all the family. There will be some great reunion going on upstairs. Love you Ilona, Colin,Aaron,Gareth,Royston,Shanna and families xo

    Ilona Jarman July 28, 2021
  6. Rest In Peace soldier, will miss our Anzac days. My memories will keep me strong until we catch up again. Special thoughts to Kaye and all the family. Although I can’t be there to say goodbye, know I’m with you in thought love Ian and Sandra xx

    Ian seys July 28, 2021
  7. To my beautiful Grandfather, I couldn’t possibly thank you enough for being such a wonderful part of my childhood, sharing stories, letters, songs and memories with you will forever be in my mind and heart, you taught me lessons in life I will always cherish. I’m so unbelievably proud to call you my Poppa. You’re my hero.

    Kate Viskaal July 28, 2021
  8. D.W. Denny (Hank) Seys, We’re all going to miss you buddy. You were our big brother and who do we ring for advice now. Anyway Rest in Peace and we’ll keep looking for that jacket ha ha! Love Ian & Sandra, Bip, Wayne, Lyn and the whole dang gang. xoxo A Salute to you!

    Jeff Seys July 28, 2021
  9. You’re more than a father in law, you’re my mate. You taught me a lot about life and about family. We will be having a drink for you, until we meet again. Love you, Rest In Peace

    John Viskaal July 28, 2021
  10. To my beautiful dad, we shared a special bond you were my everything,I just don’t know what I’m going to do without you my heart is broken, I love and will always love you until we meet again your youngest daughter Jodie Roy xxx

    Jodie Turnbull July 28, 2021
  11. My most wonderful, beautiful father, I am at a loss, I cannot believe I will never squeeze or kiss that gorgeous face again, we all love you so much, we will think of you always you will forever be in our hearts.
    Love you always, Your daughter Kerrin

    Kerrin Horstra July 29, 2021
  12. RIP Bud, I will always think of you when I am having a beer in my shed, you were a great father in law more my mate, will miss you. Terry

    Terry Horstra July 29, 2021
  13. Poppa, Great pop!

    You’re etched in my memories old man.

    The travelling, the bus, the shed, those letters. You know I still have them all (some 25 years old!) you know what, I’ve even got the ones you sent my babies!

    Combat and bubba! You were never able to write to little Dot Dot, but I’ve got photos from that first meeting and that smile Pop!

    Oh the pride and love you had for your great grand babies, your Grandson in-law, my little family left me loving you all the more!

    Pop we will miss you! So bloody much! I Promise I’ll keep sending Nan postcards!

    We love you!

    Rebecca, Daniel, Bruce, Evelyn & Dorothy Cleave July 29, 2021
  14. To my first pair of football boots to the last letter you sent me nothing will ever be forgotten my man, you were the father I didn’t have in my early days and the best Poppa any of us grandkids could have asked for. Sitting in Poppas den was and always will be one of my favourite things to do. Kills me to know Parker James will never meet my hero but once he is old enough he will know the man you were and if I can be half the man Hank Seys was I know I’ll be alright.

    “ I don’t stuffin care if you sell a million dollar mansion or a 10c bolt from Bunnings I just want to know my grandson cares about me”

    You have know idea how much I care and love you cobba this is truly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.

    Love ya mate

    Jesse watson July 30, 2021
  15. Well big fella, todays the day… the day our family farewells you forever, Im struggling to accept that you fave left us physically but also empowered to know that your now with us in spirit and in memory, you guided me through the early years with your wisdom, whit, love and generosity, the impression you left on me and the hard working, caring and respectful qualities you have instilled on me will be passed on to your great grandchildren insuring our family morals, values and standards hold up for years to come, Im truly saddened by your passing poppa, would have loved to have sat with you one last time, You’re a stuffen national bloody hero and your legacy will live on!! Love you soooo much mate, RIP Poppa, LEST WE FORGET ❤️

    Matt Seys July 30, 2021
  16. To my Poppa, you were always such a big part of our lives and it makes me so happy to know that you got to be apart of some of my biggest moments, getting to have you at my March out day is something that I will never forget and getting to spend your last Anzac Day together is something that I will remember forever.
    I love you mate. Rest In Peace

    Michael Turnbull July 30, 2021
  17. Dennis, it was a pleasure to call you my brother in law. You will be sadly missed by everyone, that cheeky smile, the two fingered eyebrow salute that I remember as a kid. You will always leave fond memories in the hearts of all who knew you.

    Ruth James July 30, 2021
  18. D.W Hank Seys
    Poppa to say you were a hero or an idol of mine would be an understatement. Growing up you could be a tough man but hiding behind that was the biggest teddy bear. You were definitely at your happiest when we were sitting in the shed having a drink talking about god knows what whether it was what I was doing at work or talking about your army days or even going through the books and books worth of saved letters that all us kids sent you that meant so much to you. Then we would get up In the morning and head into town to buy some bait and go for a fish you with your man purse pink leash and little dog. As far as I can remember we never caught much and I think you spent most of your time re baiting our hooks or re tying on sinkers and hooks after we got our lines snagged or tangled but that didn’t bother you all that you cared about is that you were with your boys

    A story that I will always remember is when we were all younger and you took us fishing on Kayden in south Australia. We didn’t have fishing rods we were given hand reels I remember telling you Poppa I’ve got a fish you looked over and said no you don’t after a few minutes I again said Poppa I have a fish again you said no you don’t finally again I said Poppa I think I have a fish finally you came over grabbed my line and told me no you don’t while winding in my line only to find a red fin flapping about on the end. I am pretty sure I was the only person to catch a fish on that boat.

    Then 3 years ago I got a call from mum at work asking me to call you because she thought something didn’t seem right so I gave you a call and we had a little chat afterwards I called mum right back and left work and made our way to lakes entrance. When we got there we were devastated to find you had suffered a stroke. The next three years were hard to see my strong independent pop now forced into a home. But still every time I walking in that door and saw you to visit your face lit up like a Christmas tree and you still always pulled me into a big hug. Then after you had finished your Maccas that mum and I smuggled in for you and mum gave you your special coffee with just a tiny little bit of scotch in it. You still always took the time to ask about what I was up to and how work was going. You were always my number one fan mate. You were always there for me and if you could you would always help me out. I really will miss you Cobba more then you will know. I love you mate!

    Jordan Turnbull July 30, 2021
  19. Uncle Hank
    Missing you already, you leave a giant hole in the lives of all you touched. Your sense of humour and massive smile. My fondest memories all have you in them.
    Love ya cobber
    Nathan Allan

    Nathan Allan July 30, 2021
  20. Hank I am so sorry to hear of your passing. Condolences to the family you will be sadly missed and always remembered
    Philip Worden

    Philip Worden August 4, 2021