WESTAWAY, Gavin James

Born on July 1, 1960. Passed away December 19, 2020.

Gavin James Westaway
1.7.1960 – 19.12.2020
Passed away suddenly.
Loved son of Peter & Shirley (both dec)
Loving and devoted husband of Andrea,
Cherished father & father in law of Zara & Rowan; Sam & Felicity.
Proud Grandfather of Percy, known as ‘old Gav’ to Rhapsody & Charlotte.

Loved brother of Mark and Paul, brother in law of Lynne and Alanna, Uncle of Britt and Niam, Jonti and Pia.

Beautiful memories of a gorgeous man we all loved so dearly.

Funeral Notice
Please note: Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID 19 protocols the Funeral Service for Mr Gavin James Westaway will now be a private family service. A recording of the service will be uploaded onto our website at a later time. Private Cremation.    
  1. Sincere condolences to the family. A sad loss and certainly taken too soon. Many great memories and of course our tennis premiership was a special moment! We will raise a glass at our next reunion.

    Thelma and Peter Woods December 21, 2020
  2. Sincere condolences to Andrea, Sam and Zara. So very sorry to hear of Gav’s passing. A gentle, kind man who will be missed greatly in the community.

    Kerry Spokes and Michael Lester December 23, 2020
  3. My sincerest condolences go to Andrea, Sam and Zara.

    Gav, you were the ultimate good guy. You will be sorely missed, mate. Loved working with you. Your artistic ‘streak’ was a mile wide and you never failed to put other people first.

    Matt Dunn December 23, 2020
  4. Deepest sympathy to Gavin’s family – I only knew him for a short while through his creative work and his recently published book but an extremely talented genuine person taken too soon.
    Glenda Paragreen

    Glenda Paragreen December 23, 2020
  5. Our thoughts are with you Andrea, Zara & Sam. We were deeply saddened to hear of Gavin’s passing. We will miss him very much.

    Bruce & Leanne Hall

    Bruce Hall December 23, 2020
  6. Sincere condolences to Andrea and family. Will miss him very much.

    Chris Wilson

    Chris & Jo Wilson December 23, 2020
  7. Condolences. So sorry to hear this news Andrea. I just found that your mum has recently passed also.
    Much love to you and the family as Mum, Mary White, would have wished. Xoxox

    Leila Wilson December 24, 2020
  8. What shocking news ..deeply saddened for the gapping hole left. My sincerely thoughts to Andrea, Zara and Sam. Kim wherrett

    kim wherrett December 25, 2020
  9. Such very sad news. We are in disbelief almost. So so sorry for your loss Bubbles, Sam and Zara. Please feel the support of your family and friends during this very difficult time. So many memories for us of Waratah Bay, Foster, Fish Creek and the Prom. RIP Gavin.

    Monica Brockhoff and Richard Liddle. December 27, 2020
  10. Such a huge loss. Thoughts with Andrea and family.

    Merrin Stephenson December 28, 2020
  11. We send our condolences to Andrea (Bubbles), Zara and Sam, so sorry to hear of your loss. Laurie and June Marlin, Bairnsdale

    Laurie Marlin December 29, 2020
  12. Gavin was a workmate at the Sentinel Times in Korumburra. Such a lovely guy. Deepest sympathy to his family.

    Jenny Moss nee Salmon December 29, 2020
  13. To Bubbles, Zara, Sam and the Westaway family, we were so sad to hear of Gavin’s passing and are thinking of you at this difficult time. The memories of Gavin and his love for his family, mates and music go back many years. RIP Gav.

    Louise Eggleston, Lee Muddle & Gemma Henderson

    Louise Eggleston December 29, 2020
  14. Condolences to Andrea, Sam and Zara on the passing of Gav it was an honour to know you and you will be missed by everyone that knew you and it was a pleasure to jam with you RIP MATE til we meet again

    George and Glenda Moro

    George Moro December 30, 2020
  15. Beautiful Gav 😔❤️🌈
    I hope Andrea and Family are ok ❤️

    Bruce and Beverley Rayner December 30, 2020
  16. Condolences to Andrea, Zara, Sam and families. Devestated by your passing. I will miss our phone conversations. Honoured to have had you as a friend for so long. Love you and Andrea heaps. Love Craig.

    Craig Cherry December 30, 2020
  17. A shock to everyone on the passing of Gavin. Gone to soon. Our thoughts are with Andrea and families at this sad time.

    Alan & Janice Pell December 30, 2020
  18. Shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Gavin to the Fish Creek community.Praying for comfort and strength for Andrea Sam and Zara.

    Frances Grimes December 31, 2020
  19. Dearest Andrea, Zara, Sam and families.
    We are thinking of you all at such a sad time. He was one of a kind and we are grateful to have had him in so many facets of our lives.

    Greg & Brenda Thompson

    Brenda Thompson December 31, 2020
  20. As a fellow high school student, Gavin was a calming force for us all. Reconnecting 10 years ago Gav summed up our history with our new found friendships with of course writing a beautiful song & he posted our pics (past & present) on YouTube. That’s what Gav did. His heart was in everything. He had the biggest heart. A beautiful man taken way, way too early. We are all shocked & we will miss you Gav. Thanks for the treasure you gave us. Our deepest sympathies go to Andrea & all the extended families.
    From all your friends from Mount Waverley High School.

    Cindy Rae January 1, 2021
  21. We are so very sad about this news. We will miss Gav and our conversations greatly. Sending all our love to Bubbles, Zara, Sam and families.

    Steve and Megan Vuillermin January 1, 2021
  22. Condolences to the Westaway family.I may not have seen you for a long time but remember you well as a good friend at Mount Waverley High School. And later at Waratah Bay. Seems to me you lived a good life and are much loved by family and friends. What more could a man hope for? May you Rest In Peace…

    Grant Kennelly January 4, 2021
  23. To Sam and Felicity, our son in law and daughter, our love always.
    To Charlotte and Rhapsody may you be told many stories about “old Gav” in the coming years so he remains in your hearts forever.
    To all of Gavin Westaway’s family and friends our deepest condolences
    Lynn and Alan Lovelace

    Lynn January 4, 2021
  24. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andrea and family at this very sad time. Special thoughts to brothers Mark and Paul.

    Arthur and Judith Moule January 5, 2021
  25. Condolences to all the family
    Hard to believe he’s not around ,
    such a sweet caring man how did amazing work for us all !we will really miss him .
    We remember all those songs he used to play along with his band who will miss him for sure he loved playing music it was emanating from him .
    Love rosie and Jeff lyons

    Rosie January 5, 2021
  26. We add our condolences to family and friends of Gavin and remember him forever young and carefree by a camp fire playing guitar
    Cathy and Elly Mc Donald

    Catherine Amy McDonald January 5, 2021
  27. To the lovely Andrea, Zara and Sam,
    My heart breaks for your loss,
    A truly beautiful man, kind,generous,loyal,creative,
    Articulate, and a quirky sense of humour.
    I will remember “Young Gav” ❤️
    Love of Lots Jen

    Jenni De Vries January 5, 2021
  28. To Andrea Zara and Sam. Please accept my sympathies for the loss of Gavin. Have played at gigs along side of him and I know he will be sorely missed by his fellow musos. We can’t be there on Thursday but I’m thinking of you all at this very sad time.

    Carrick Barter January 6, 2021
  29. Dear Bubbles Zara and Sam.
    Thinking of you all at this very sad time.
    Gav was one of a kind, a true friend who always made us smile. He Will be truly missed.
    Debbie Dodd 💕

    Debbie Dodd January 6, 2021
  30. gav …always encouraging.. always supportive..and fun to be around …thank you ..love n light to bubbles zara n sam

    dave pearse January 6, 2021
  31. Our condolences Andrea, Zara and Sam.
    Rest In Peace my friend.

    Rod and Priscilla May

    Rod May January 6, 2021
  32. Shocked to hear the news of Gav’s passing,
    May his song remain in your hearts and bring you
    fond joyful memories.
    Best wishes John n Jacqueline Taylor

    John Taylor January 6, 2021
  33. A man who still had a lot to do . Condolences to all those who loved him. Viv Stuart Waratah.

    Viv Stuart January 7, 2021
  34. He would light up any room he entered. Always had something interesting to add to any conversation. Had a song ready for any occasion. The family has lost a great husband and father. We all have lost a great man and raconteur. Condolences and rest in peace.

    Grant and Colleen Williams January 7, 2021
  35. Farewell Gavin. You will be missed in Fishy. Glad your book came out. What a great effort and beautiful result. A wonderful legacy for your community.

    Tracey Rayner andMichael Pitts January 7, 2021
  36. Very sad news to hear, after not having seen him for a few years. A good man.

    Condolences to Bubbles, and to the kids.

    John Elordieta January 11, 2021