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Ian Michelmore

Funeral Details

10:00 AM
Friday 12th March 2010 at Simplicity Funerals Chapel, cnr Main South & Beach Rds, Morphett Vale, SA

Simplicity Funerals - Morphett Vale
(08) 8326 5655

 Ian Michelmore,

03/02/1958 - 01/07/2015

Staff at the Water Corporation of Western Australia are shocked and saddened by the passing of much loved friend and colleague.  Our hearts go out to his family and friends in Adelaide and throughout Australia.


Geoff Rees

August 5th, 2015 at 9:01 pm (edited)

Ian, thanks mate for the great working relationship, we had many good project results. Always kept me in line and focussed. God Bless. RIP Mate. Geoff Rees

Michael Pullen

July 22nd, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Mitch thanks firstly for being a friend and guide through the labyrinth of the life and Watercorporation. I miss the wise guidance and smile and laughter. You may be gone but will never be forgotten. Deepest sympathy to family. RIP Michael Pullen

Graeme Poole

July 22nd, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Mitch thanks for being a wise and level headed mentor. I am a better Engineer for having known you, and laughed with you. RIP mate.

Karl Barnett

July 21st, 2015 at 10:33 am

Ian - you were a man so full of life and it is tragic that it has been cut too short. I will miss those quiet coffees, beers and rambling talks we enjoyed. Deepest sympathy to Felice.

Graeme Eade

July 21st, 2015 at 9:34 am

Still cannot believe he has gone. Seems like Ian, Charlie and myself designed and built half the infill sewerage project ourselves over the last fifteen years. Will greatly miss him as a friend and work colleague. My condolences to his family and loved ones.

mario costa

July 20th, 2015 at 10:06 am

A great man, great character and fun to work with. You will be missed by all. RIP.

Ray Thompson

July 19th, 2015 at 11:26 am

A great man, a wonderful human being and even greater Project Manager. Mitch will be surely missed by all those who knew him but we are enriched by having had the opportunity. My condolences to all those grieving his loss. RIP

Kim Peaker

July 17th, 2015 at 10:30 am

It is very sad that Mitch has passed away at such a young age. Mitch was always very cheery, knowledgably and easy to work with. Heaven can now enjoy his humour which we will miss down here.

David Swallow

July 15th, 2015 at 1:09 pm

A life taken to soon, but lived and appreciated by all he touched.

Bruce Franklin

July 15th, 2015 at 11:52 am

I was shocked to hear the news of Ian's passing. We worked together in infill sewerage under Ken Walter for a number of years. Ian is rememberred for his good work, his level head in the face of adversity, his ease in befriending people and his enjoyment of life in general. Taken far too early. RIP. Bruce

Ken Law-Davis

July 15th, 2015 at 11:14 am

Devastated to hear of the passing of Mitch, my friend and colleague from Water Corporation. He was one of a kind, a gifted project manager, a supportive and positive colleague and a wonderful human being taken from us way too early. I will miss him.

Karina Congdon

July 14th, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Mitch I really loved having you in the team, you were an amazing team player and managed a smile and a joke even in tough times. You were a person who reliably got the job done well. I had a little smile to myself when I realised you closed the books spot on the end of the financial year. Project Manager til the end.

Joel McLure

July 14th, 2015 at 7:13 pm

Thank you Mitch for the guidance and mentoring that you gave to me and so many other young engineers. You're approach to solving issues and getting things done will live on through all of us that you helped. Much appreciated and I'm sure you're in a better place now. Condolences to all those grieving a great man. RIP

lorry Used

July 14th, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Mitch gone but not forgotten,It was a pleasure working with Ian for over 10 years in the infill program no matter what the problem or situation was Ian would allways smile and say oh well tomorrow is another day it can only get better , it allways did,Goodbye my friend RIP

Dick E

July 14th, 2015 at 10:52 am

Working with Mich you never knew what would happen next, however you always knew it would be a GREAT time. He had the knack of making each day a friendly, humerous and special experience. Will be sadly missed. See you later old mate.

Peter Moore

July 13th, 2015 at 12:45 pm

A life cut short but a life that assisted so many in so many ways. Thank you for your considerable contribution to the Water Corporation in assisting our customers. RIP You will be missed by us all.

Grace Duca

July 13th, 2015 at 11:59 am

It was always a pleasure working with Mitch. His friendly, no fuss approach to getting work done will be fondly remembered by all that he has left behind. Mitch, you will be missed. May you rest peacefully now. ☺

Chris Traianou

July 13th, 2015 at 8:47 am

I have known and worked with Ian for a long time always found him to be a genuine person of great integrity. Shocked by the news. Condolences to the family we will all miss him greatly.

Jim Ghaswala

July 9th, 2015 at 4:27 pm

Mitch you were an inspiration to all of us. Your ever-present smile and positive attitude to life and work always brightened our day. You will be missed. RIP.

Vincent Ioppolo

July 9th, 2015 at 2:23 pm

I regret not having known Mitch very well nor had the pleasure of working more closely with him…because even from a distance, it was abundantly clear to me that he was a gentleman, a man of integrity, took pride in his work, had time to help anyone in need and went above & beyond the call of duty for the business. A winner in every respect !

Adam Kalinowski

July 8th, 2015 at 6:54 pm

Ian, Thanks for your great contribution to supporting fellow engineers at the Water Corporation during the 2007 EBA Strike. Also for your excellent contribution to scoping the POF Business Case, a task you made look easy where the rest of us struggled. Never a harsh word, always a smile to brighten the Program Managers day. We were sad to see you leave the Water Corporation. All the best to your family, we miss you here. We will all meet again up there one day. Cheers!

Branko Andric

July 8th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

When I think about friendship, humanity and hard work, I will think about Mitch. RIP my friend.

Clive Mariano

July 8th, 2015 at 11:46 am

A wonderful friend and work mate. Ian worked hard but knew how to enjoy life. Will be missed, RIP Ian.


July 7th, 2015 at 7:02 pm

Mitch you always made me laugh and smile. Always quirky, always positive, always looking at things differently, always optimistic. Your presence on this earth will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Mick Flynn

July 7th, 2015 at 3:22 pm

Mitch was a true gentleman and a friendly character. A very good professional and a great work mate.

Hathami Sabiry

July 7th, 2015 at 3:08 pm

A great colleague and a pleasure to know and work with. I am truly saddened by Ian's passing. Mitch you will be missed by all but will always be remembered. RIP Ian Hathami Sabiry

Allan Waugh

July 7th, 2015 at 12:57 pm (edited)

His friends and colleagues at the Infill Sewerage Section of the Water Corporation's Project Management Branch were extremely saddened to learn of Mitch's passing. He will be sadly missed. In taking over just some of Mitch's projects when he moved back to Adelaide, it was confirmed what I knew, that he was a prolific project manager leaving enormous shoes to fill. His friendly outgoing manner and smile always made you feel that it was always going to be okay. Miss you mate. RIP.

Bob Becu

July 7th, 2015 at 12:25 pm

His friends from Water Corporation's Engineering and Construction Services Branch are deeply saddened to hear of Ian's passing. Ian was a greatly respected colleague, with a genuine, open and respectful approach to his work relationships. RIP.

Chris Potulsi

July 7th, 2015 at 11:57 am (edited)

Don't cry because it happened Smile remembering good things that happened Knowing Mitch I am sure that he would prefer to be remembered like this.

John Pidek

July 6th, 2015 at 6:58 pm (edited)

Like many, I am very sorry to hear the unexpected news, my condolences to the family and friends. Mitch had a friendly cooperative manner that always made it a pleasure to work with him for well over 10 years. Ian took ownership of his task in PMB Water Corporation and helped to deliver the right outcome in all the projects that I had the pleasure of being involved with. Mitch you leave a positive legacy in so many ways, RIP. John Pidek.

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