Darby Ivan Munro

Family & Friends are respectfully invited to attend Darby's  Celebration of Life Service.

 

Darby Ivan Munro

Tributes

# Darren Cadh Monday, 18 November 2019
I knew Darby when I was a youngster, a lovely character.. a genuinely caring gentleman. To Darbies family my thoughts and prayers for you during your time of grief.. Fly high Darby you have earned your wings my friend...
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# Stan Carr Monday, 18 November 2019
I met Darby in Collinsville at my big mate Kerry Walls Town & Country Hotel, in 1988. Kerry & Lesley bought the T&C that year & I went to Collinsville to give my mate a hand. Helping the pub rock along on the weekends & New Year's Eve. I met Darby at the pub & found him to be a real Aussie Larakin. What a great bloke. He will be missed. RIP Darby.
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# Warren BUTTERWORTHTb Monday, 18 November 2019
This great man was also a great6 friend when we lived in Collinsville in the early 1950s. Along with by Cousin, Edward (Ted) BUTTEWORTH and Darby we knocked around together and created some fantastic memories.

I remember on one occasion, my Grandmother, Maud ASHLEY (of Pelican Street) was celebrating her birthday and not being a heavy drinker, she had a few and ended up dancing on the table with her dress tucked into her bloomers, do the highland Fling. Darby, Ted and myself were under the verandah calling out to her to stop and letting off Double Happy crackers.

R.I.P. my friend. You will feel no pain anymore. You will always be in my heart and memories.
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# Ron Mcphee Monday, 18 November 2019
I am saddened by the loss of a genuine all round good man. Darby was one of my mentors who guided me through my apprenticeship and first years as a tradesmen. A better person you will likely never met. My condolences to Darbys family.
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# Speedie Sahariv Tuesday, 19 November 2019
At 2PM today, 13th November 2019,an event occurred which took one of my best mates to the Lords Realm to join another of his (and)my best mates Bert Hagel OAM. For those who knew him, you would understand my words: for those who did not I will sum this man up in as few words as possible. "Darby Munro was a Soldier Sapper, a National Serviceman who served our Nation with out question, he was a coal miner, a poet, a man of honour yet a man who spoke his mind, a loyal mate and confidant and friend to many. In brief, he will always be remembered as the quintessential Australian, Miner, bushman, cattleman and mate". To Misha his children and his grandchildren and family, to all those who knew him; I offer my condolences to one of the best mates a man could wish for. Rest in peace until we meet again Darby old mate! Speedie
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# Peter Chapman Monday, 25 November 2019
A true blue, aussie, good bloke. The country needs more like Darby.
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# Graeme Inglis Monday, 25 November 2019
I served with Darby in 55, was a privilege to have met him, a great bloke, Darby will be missed, you have earned your rest mate.
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# Brian Hurlock Monday, 25 November 2019
“I only had the privilege of meeting Darby on 2 occasions. The first was at the Victor Harbour SA, Reunion, and then again at the recent Forbes NSW, Reunion. What a great effort it was by Darby to get to that last Reunion with his mates of many years. At Forbes, we were told of Darby’s condition, so oh! how we lied as we farewelled Darb on the Saturday night, saying almost to a man and woman, “See you in Batemans in 2 years, Darb!”. And I wonder how much Darby really knew when he answered with a smile and a handshake or wave, “Yeah! see you in 2 years!”?I read somewhere the following little prayer:“Say not in grief that he is no more But in thankfulness that he was”.
Hooroo 4 now,
“Say not in grief that he is no more
But in thankfulness that he was”.
Brian H.
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# Ken & Judy Le Mesuri Monday, 25 November 2019
we only new Darby for a short time ,a true ozzy will never be forgotten cheers Darby see you in the next life
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# Mo Mulholland Monday, 25 November 2019
Rest in Peace, Digger your work here is done.
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# Michael Frost Wednesday, 27 November 2019
Please pass on my condolences to Darby's' family. I am honoured and have been privileged to have met Darby who was a true blue Aussie and gentleman. Thank you Darby for being a friend. Rest in peace mate.
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