Gregory Michael ‘Greg’ HOLIEN

It is with great sadness that we let you know our strong, determined and fun loving Greg, who is remembered as the beautiful husband to Kay, Dad to Cindy and Pete, Kerrie, Scott and Zoe, Grandpa to Georgia, Mason, Max, Tyla, Sunny and Xave………. ‘The Leader of our Pack’ passed away on the 9th of October 2021 aged 69 years.

He is now at peace and in no more pain.
We have no doubt he will be watching over us and will be with us wherever we go.

Funeral Notice


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  1. To Kaye,Cindy,Kerrie,Scott & Family, We were saddened to hear that Greg had passed away. He was our Supervisor at Target in the Invoice Processing Dept and was such a lovely guy and we enjoyed working with him. May all the memories that you shared together be a comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you. Jenny Muller & Julie Shirley

    Jenny Muller October 20 2021
  2. Condolences to Kay and family. Agree with all the comments above. Hold onto the memories and the overwhelming love he had for you.

    RIP Greg

    Jones Leanne October 19 2021
  3. Dear Kay and family,
    Our condolences on Greg’s passing.
    Greg was not only a giant of the Holien family, but a giant of Australian business.
    His work ethic, eye for detail and ability to lead was legendary.
    With his incredible talents, it was inevitable that he would rise to the most senior levels at Target.
    Greg was one of the most unique human beings,I ever met.
    His moral compass was remarkable. His honesty,determination to be fair in his dealings with people and build long and mutually beneficial partnerships was remarkable
    We spent countless hours travelling the world together enjoying hard work, discussing new products, new opportunities, discussing the world, Kay and his beautiful children and dining and drinking together.
    Over the years, our relationship grew from business, to acquaintance to friend and we remained friends for 30 years.
    When business ended after the Target years, our friendship continued as always.
    Greg faced his bouts of cancer like a brave lion.
    As his strength declined he faced the end with incredible dignity and poise.
    Greg leaves behind a tremendous legacy.
    We also wish we could attend the funeral, but will attend virtually.
    We were privileged to have Greg in our life.
    We will miss his intelligence, love of life,quirky smile and humour, but most of all the loss of a respected and trusted friend.
    Rest in peace.
    Best wishes,
    Michele and Robert Selby

    Robert and Michele Selby October 18 2021
  4. To all the Holiens,
    Sending you lots of love and sympathy today as you remember Greg – a wonderful, husband, father and grandpa. He will be missed. Wish we could be there to celebrate his life with you.
    Lucy, Alex, Genevieve and Thea xx

    Lucy Knowles October 18 2021
  5. Absolutely Beautiful,
    An Amazing,Proud Family
    Love Gess and Doug Xx

    Gess Spaeth October 18 2021
  6. What a lovely service. Greggy, you will be so missed. Thinking of everyone at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
    Alyssa, Vince, Elijah, Kobe and Liliana xxx

    Alyssa October 18 2021
  7. RIP Greg. Gone too soon. Gentleman. Family Man. Great company. My thoughts are with Kay and Family…Phil Barrett

    Phil Barrett October 18 2021
  8. Rip uncle Greg, will miss our caravan chats at Christmas and family catch-ups.

    Kerry and Ow October 18 2021
  9. To dear Kay Cindy Kerrie Scott and all the Holien family ,
    Greg was such a beautiful man , always with a smile and a true gentleman.
    Rest in Peace , and free of all pain.
    Deepest sympathies ,thinking of you all.
    Merrill and family

    Merrill Dargue October 18 2021
  10. To Kaye and Family

    Whilst due to distance we were not very close but we still feel the sorrow that you and your family are going through at this time with the lose of your darling husband.

    Please accept our condolences in the lose of Greg and may he rest in peace

    God Bless

    John & Joan Cotter

    John Cotter October 18 2021
  11. We are so sad that we can’t be there to farewell an amazing mate, hubby and Dad!!
    Celebrate Greg’s life in style everyone – we’ll be raising a glass or two here in his honour!! Greg & Kerry

    Kerry & Greg Tucker October 18 2021
  12. Sending love and strength to you all today and always as you remember your precious husband, father and grandfather, Greggy. A beautiful family man who was so highly spoken of.
    Keep those precious memories close to your hearts and smile as you remember how much he loved you all. Big hugs Kez. Love Sal, Kieron, Noah and Remi xx

    Sally Moore October 18 2021
  13. To the beautiful Holien family.
    Sending you our most heartfelt condolences on the passing of your beloved Greg. We wish we could be there with you in person to share the memories, tears, laughs and a beer or two. He will always be so fondly remembered.
    Much love and hugs, Shelley & Ben xx

    Shelley Hammond October 18 2021
  14. So sad, so sad.
    We were mates from our first meeting and while business was always business I learned so much from Greg and always enjoyed his company wherever we were across the globe.
    Glenda and I are heartbroken and wish you, Kay and the family much love and peace at this time and know that we are here.
    Lots of love Glenda and Essex

    Essex Rosenberg October 18 2021
  15. Deepest Sympathy to Kay and the Holien family on the passing of Greg.
    We have fond memories of a loyal family man and fun loving person who achieved so much in his life and work career.
    Rest In Peace

    Andrew and Michelle Clark

    Andrew Clark October 18 2021
  16. Uncle Greg was a great man loved by all and a mentor of many. He’s had a rough trot over the last 10 years with many illnesses but still maintained his dignity, humour and humility
    Our love love goes out to Kay, Cindy, Kerrie, scott and all of their families. Our thoughts are also with Maree, Kaye, Chris, butch and their families who are mourning the loss a brother and mate

    Love the Goette’s

    Ben goette October 17 2021
  17. Deepest Sympathy to Kay and family. We are so sorry to hear Greg has passed away. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
    Peter and Nikki Lester.

    Peter Lester October 17 2021
  18. Dear Kay, Candy, Kerrie, Scott and families.
    Ian and l send our condolences on the passing of such a great man. Greg was always so engaging with everyone and left a lasting impression of a true gentleman and friend. Our thoughts are with you all at this time and always.
    With much love
    Gaby & Ian Collins xx

    Gaby and Ian Collins October 17 2021
  19. To dear Kay,Cindy, Kerrie, Scott and family, with all my heartfelt sympathy on the sad loss of your husband , father and grandfather. May Greg now rest in peace .love and friendship Julie and Rod Sunderland xx

    Julie Sunderland October 17 2021
  20. To dear Kay, Cindy,Kerrie, Scott and Families,
    Our condolences at the passing of Greg. We have treasured memories of deep and meaningful discussions with Greg along with his sense of humor, shared jokes, ready smile and laughter. Surely now in a special place.
    Elisabeth, Bryan and Greg

    Bryan Southall October 17 2021
  21. Our Deepest sympathy to Kay, Kerrie, Cindy, Scott and families. Greg loved you all so much.
    Greg was one of the toughest bosses I have ever worked for, he was also one of the fairest.
    He worked passionately for Target, sadly not many are left there to carry on his brilliant work ethic.
    Greg you will be missed by many….thank you for sharing your knowledge, your work ethic and your ability to also be the fun guy.
    Lesley and Buster Herman

    Lesley Herman October 17 2021
  22. Dearest Kay and Families,
    Hoping that the many memories you have and the good times you spent with Greg help your hearts to mend at this sad time.

    Shane and Sue Pearce October 17 2021
  23. So sad to hear of Greg’s passing. He was an outstanding person, a great work colleague, and was someone who put value and heart into everything he did.
    Sincere sympathy to Kay and family .
    Garry and Lyn Laver.

    Garry Laver October 16 2021
  24. Greg we were mates for over 50 years,from basketball to running to the odd sambuca and setting me up in Hong Kong are memories that are still vivid today. Your help during my loss was a testament to the great man you were and your courageous battle was an inspiration to all. Rest easy now your out of pain and say g’day to H.
    Condolences to all the family.
    From, Ian and the Harris family.

    Ian Harris October 16 2021
  25. Our condolences to Kay, Cindy, Kerry, Scott and their beautiful families

    Uncle Greg will leave such a gap in our family at the head of the table
    The perfect example of a family man, who’s door was always open with an ear to lend.

    You will be greatly missed and memories forever cherished
    Hope, Nic, Quinn & Elliott

    Hope johnson October 16 2021
  26. Our deepest condolences to Kay and family on the sad passing of Greg. We admired his calm, thoughtful and fun-loving manner.
    Yvonne & Rob Casey

    Rob Casey October 16 2021
  27. Sending my thoughts to you Kay and family at this very sad time. Hoping that with time, peace will heal and comfort your heart.

    Sue and Bernie (dec) Johnson October 15 2021
  28. Condolences to Kay and families.Thinking of you during this time of mourning.

    Joyce and Martin van Doren

    Martin van Doren October 15 2021
  29. The battle is over, you fought it so valiantly.
    It is impossible to put 50 plus years of friendship, fun and laughter into words.
    Greggie, it was so easy and such an honor to be your friend.
    Rest easy now
    Lyn and Rod Swan
    Carly, Olan and Katie Emond

    Lyn SWAN October 15 2021
  30. Dear Kay & family. Sending you our deepest sympathies and condolences on Greg’s passing. He will always be remembered with deep affection for the many happy times we spent together. Now is the time to celebrate his life as he is now on another journey.
    Much love Kaye & Jim

    Kaye & Jim Plamantouras October 15 2021
  31. Dearest Kay, Cindy, Kerrie, Scott and families! Sending you lots of love at this sad time. Greg was a wonderful man and will be missed by all ❤️
    Christine and Paul Whittington

    Christine Whittington October 14 2021
  32. Greggie – My Hero

    Today is full of memories of a brother laid to rest
    and every single one of them is filled with happiness.
    For you were someone special and there was pain to let you go.
    That’s why this special message is sent to heaven above.
    For the angels to take care of you and give you all my love

    Always in my heart,
    Love always

    Maree Barrett October 14 2021
  33. To Kay and all your family,our thoughts are with you at this time on your loss of Greg.Barry and Ros Surkitt

    Ros Surkitt October 14 2021
  34. Deepest sympathy to Kay and the Holien family
    Such a sad time for all with the loss of Greg – a wonderful and true mate over the years of our friendship – caravanning, fishing, golf and just chatting about everything – they were great times.
    Rest In Peace
    Neville McPherson and family

    Neville McPherson October 13 2021
  35. Dear Uncle Greg,
    how lucky are we to have been part of your amazing family. You welcomed us with open arms and your big beautiful heart. So many treasured memories of Christmas, birthdays and the fun times of travelling the world with you.
    So many stories so many adventures.
    Rest now uncle Greg, no more pain. You take care of mum up there
    Much love to Aunty Kay, Cindy, Kez, Scotty and Families
    Cheryl, Gav Harry and Charlie XX

    Cheryl Mahoney October 13 2021
  36. Dear Uncle Greg,
    how lucky are we to have been part of your amazing family. You welcomed us with open arms and your big beautiful heart. So many treasured memories of Christmas, birthdays and the fun times of travelling the world with you.
    So many stories so many adventures.
    Rest now uncle Greg, no more pain. You take care of mum up there
    Much love to Aunty Kay, Cindy, Kez, Scotty and Families
    Cheryl, Gav Harry and Charlie XX

    Cheryl Mahoney October 13 2021
  37. To Dear Kay & family, we are sorry to hear about your loss of your husband & best friend Greg, Dad & Grandpa. He is now free from pain & he will be by your side helping you all get through this very hard time. Sending hugs Jude & Ron

    Judith Wiley October 13 2021
  38. Deepest Sympathy to the Holien Family on the passing of Greg he was a wonderful family man and made this world a better place his smile and generous nature will be remembered
    Rest Peacefully
    Shane and Christine Hurley

    Shane Hurley October 13 2021
  39. To my beautiful Dad and the most amazing Grandpa to Max and Tyla.
    My heart breaks to think that I will not be able to sit and chat to you, to ask your advise and listen to your wise words. You were always fair and pragmatic, when i was highly strung and feeling anxious.
    You supported me for such a long time, when I struggled with life and single parenting, you and Mum were always there.
    Max, Tyla and I are forever grateful for your love and support. Laughs and Jokes. like you, we all now think we’re the funniest… Thanks for passing on that crazy sense of humour Xx

    Kerrie Holien October 12 2021
  40. You followed me into the fold to start the family tree
    Following on from us were Chris Michael and Maree
    You turned into the godfather, once our parents passed
    All my memories of you, they will forever last
    A family man from early on in your life
    You did your best and took the task, to keep me out of strife
    You were always there to share your love through my many years
    The last few day I shared with you, your pain they caused me tears
    You are at peace my Greg and peace you’ve rightly earned
    Your courage and your character, many heads they have turned
    You’ve left behind a lovely wife and children, you should be so proud
    When people speak about you the accolades are loud
    No one can ever replace the love we had
    As you leave this world I am so very sad
    We will come back together when I make the final trip
    Until then my loving brother relax and have a sip
    Rest In Peace Greggie
    Your loving sister Kay, brother in law Bryan and loved uncle of Alyssa and Vinnie, Trent, Meagan and Andy.
    Great uncle to Elijah Kobe Lilianna Brodie and Macey

    Tolra October 12 2021
  41. Your fight is finally over for you my loving brother
    Now head upstairs and have a chat with our father and our mother
    Your family that is left behind we,ll care for be assured
    Your rightful place is waiting right beside the lord
    You had a big impression on everyone you know
    And when I hear them speak of you my face it surely glows
    The memories you have left behind can never be erased
    Your courage and determination had all of us amazed
    We will miss that loving smile that sat upon your face
    But be forever humble that we sat within your grace
    No more pain Greggy you are now at peace
    All our love Butch and Jenni

    Michael holien October 12 2021