Paul Francis Walsh
Wednesday 6th June 2012 at Crick Chapel - Fawkner Crematorium & Mem Park, 1187 Sydney Rd, Fawkner, VIC
Craig Evans Funerals
0407 043 182
RIP 2 June 2012
Lifelong partner of the late Tim Penhall
Lately of Castlemaine and formerly Seddon, Footscray and Albert Park
Sadly missed by family and many, many friends
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Les & Usanee Thrush
January 31st, 2013 at 12:22 pm
As one of the first customers (December 2009)of our new business venture: lusanbidets.com.au, we were saddened to read today in an old (disused) email account of Paul's passing. A man who has evidently left a lasting legacy of human goodwill & kindness to all who knew him.
Jean Christophe Sozza
June 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
Paul, you gave all your best to your friends, even for the ones like me so far away in France. I will keep with me our funny arguments about french cuisine you liked so much. Thank you to have given me the opportunity to host Tim in Paris. The
June 9th, 2012 at 6:53 pm
I believe anyone who knew the real Paul will miss him greatly and will know how sweet and loving he was. I suppose we are lucky at least we had for the short time we did. I only had him in my life for 20 short years. Love ya
June 8th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
I was priviledged to know Paul for only a short while, he welcomed me to my new neighbourhood in Castlemaine in 2010, and was very generous with his hospitality. A conversation with Paul was a real pleasure - always fizzing and bubbling with wit, wisdom and life stories. Our little community is the poorer without him. R.I.P.
June 6th, 2012 at 9:55 am
Paul, your idiosyncrasies and eccentricities both merged and divided a wide array of friends and acquaintances but your underlying vivacity, generosity and enthusiasm always stood out. The innumerable dinners at Barnet Street and corresponding intellectual debate will be the enduring memory of your household, but I am eternally in debt to you and Tim for your support and friendship in time of need. My family will be the poorer for your passing. Be in peace my friend. Simon
Glenda and John Armstrong
June 5th, 2012 at 7:02 pm
We were privilege to have Paul as our wonderful neighbour for the last three years here in Castlemaine. It was a joy to share in his delight of his interior decorating skills. To enjoy his Sherry and many cups of tea and also the joy of walking around his garden of which he was so proud. We will miss you Paul. Your lights were a comforting sign each night but now your house is in darkness. Rest easy dear friend. You are with your beloved Tim.
June 5th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
Paul, I have so many memories of happy times shared with you and Tim in your Seddon home, furnished with treasures that told the story of your life together. You shared your gracious hospitality as well as your strong opinions with your wide circle of loving friends - it was always a joy to spend time with you. Vale, dear Paul.
June 5th, 2012 at 12:06 pm
Dearest Paul,I feel so lucky to have had a friendship with you. You are one in a trillion. I loved our banter, your humour, your sparkle, your continued interest and thirst for information and joy at discovering some new thing or sharing some new thing with me. Never will I look at an Enoki mushroom, a fish lifter, a duck l'orange, a kedgeree, a paulownia tree or a bossy bitch without fond memories of you. You will be sorely missed and thought of often. Big love, Rochelle
Sarah Newstead & Vicky Kapo
June 5th, 2012 at 11:15 am
Paul - to a rare breed of man; you are now with your north your south your east your west. Our blessings. Thanks for sharing your intellect, jam scones, vulnerabilities and acceptance. With much love, Vicky and Sarah
June 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am
You were one of my dearest friends. I loved our special market weekends, the many amusing stories & wealth of information. I could listen to you forever. I miss you so very much & no one will ever fill this void that I now feel in my heart. May your soul rest in eternal peace & give Tim a hug for me. All my love, Pearl xxx
June 4th, 2012 at 10:48 am
I knew Paul and Tim when they lived in Melbourne together. To say I knew them is an overstatement. I wish I could have spent more time with them. And in the end, I was unable to see Tim before he passed away. And now again, I haven't had a chance to see Paul. I will always remember their company. Warm, spirited and with humanity. They will always have a warm glowing spot in my heart.
June 4th, 2012 at 10:24 am
Dear Paul,I feel so honoured to have been a part of your life here in Castlemaine. It is strange not to have your voice wafting over the fences from your back verandah. Memories of afternoon tea, market adventures, late long dinners, botanical advice. Thanks for your generosity, care and interest in others, your humour, conversation and thoughtfulness - a true friend, missed greatly.
June 3rd, 2012 at 2:59 pm
A dinner with Paul and Tim was a tale of most willing endurance as the endless freeway of cutlery advised coffee would be served at dawn. I always envied Paul's robust telling of his many firm convictions but, above all, I shall miss his deep gentleness.
£anncybabe (a.k.a. "Miss Knickers"
June 3rd, 2012 at 1:51 pm
Incomprehensible. A lasting memory of our luncheon and afternoon last Tuesday will live for ever. Miss you mate - many happy memories of the time we knew each other (and Tim too, of course). Love your nickname for me "Miss Knickers" - hundreds of times better than "Lancybaby" which is all the footballers can come up with. Rest in Peace dear friend - say "G'day" to Tim for me (and all of us). £x.
June 3rd, 2012 at 1:46 pm (edited)
Whether I saw you or not, you have always been a loyal, kind and open friend. Hospitable to a fault, unique in so many ways and you have played a most important part in my life. I shall miss you.
June 2nd, 2012 at 8:32 pm (edited)
I met Paul in 1969 in Sydney. We became good friends after he moved to Melbourne, but really became close while he was living in London and I in Surrey in the late 70's. We travelled a lot together and got into many scrapes, Always good company and will be missed.
June 2nd, 2012 at 7:57 pm
My dear friend you are already greatly missed though you have shared a thousand memories that will never be forgotten. Thankyou for your humour, conversations, kindness and hospitality. No one will ever do outrageous indignation as well as you! Reunited with Tim at last! Love always!
June 2nd, 2012 at 2:09 pm
It is deeply painful to accept the fact that Paul is not going to intellectually comment on so many topics we always discussed; that his always generous dinner tables with tasty foods and interesting discussions are to be missed forever; that his very unique perspective of life and politics is not shared with us anymore; that his passion about literature and vocabulary no longer teaches us how to correctly use and pronounce English words. RIP my dear Paul. You will be madly missed.
John Dunham & Beh Kim Un
June 2nd, 2012 at 6:57 am
Paul set himself high standards of friendship, hospitality and intellectual honesty. He revelled in what he liked to call his "tribal" loyalties, sharing a bountiful sense of humour, a generous table, and a welcoming home in localities he invested with real living values. Above all his understanding of, and total support for, loving partnerships of whatever gender have made his life of deep value to us all.
Terry Laidler & John Lee
June 2nd, 2012 at 1:50 am
We were shocked when we heard the news of Paul's death yesterday afternoon. A uniquely deep and yet intriguing man, he had been a true and loyal friend with whom we had shared many of the memorable events of his & Tim's and our lives. We will miss him greatly.