TOMKINS, Daniel Norris (Danny)

28.06.1946 – 26.11.2019
Dearly loved and sadly missed husband of Elwyn.
Much loved father and father-in-law of Shane and Laura, Cathy, Michelle and Jeremy, Erin and Carrie.
Adored Grandad of Andrew and David; Aidan and Lucas; Oliver and Sophia.
Always in our hearts.
‘Til we meet again.

Funeral Notice

ServiceDecember 9, 2019 - 11:45 amGeelong West,


  1. In the writing group we knew Danny as a creative, helpful person, a friend to all. Sad we didn’t have more time. We miss him.

    Dan Vasey December 7 2019
  2. Danny would have to been one the cheeriest chaps I have ever met in the U3A. He joined the Creative Writing class after it had moved from Portarlington to Geelong in 2015. He always had a pleasant “hello” for members of the class. As an enthusiastic class member he would add to the appreciation of other people’s work with positive remarks and comments of his own. One of his favourite questions after someone had read their homework was “Is that true?”, usually said in jest but often with relevance to the story itself. He was a good at taking the class as well. Sharing the load of teaching has been common practice in the Creative Writing class and when it was Danny’s turn he would enliven the agenda sheet with coloured pictures of cartoon characters. He was always good for a laugh, often a loud laugh and his presence in the class will be sorely missed.
    John Craig

    John Craig December 6 2019
  3. I will sadly miss my brief and entertaining morning and afternoon chats with Danny every working day – always with a smile, always genuine and kept us all safe. My condolences to his family.

    Barb December 6 2019
  4. Vale Danny. Some people come into your life for a reason. You were a warm considerate friend, who had the knack of making me laugh. Can’t believe you’re gone. Keep writing mate, wherever you are. Condolences to your family.
    Jan Wansbrough, ex U3 class and work colleague.

    Jan Wansbrough December 3 2019
  5. Sadly missed – couldn’t believe the news when I heard.
    You were the first and last person I’d speak to, each working day and I always had a smile on my face when we spoke.
    Vale Danny

    Rob December 3 2019
  6. Sadly missed friend of all those in the U3A Creative Writing Class. Your imagination, thoughtful comments and encouragement were always appreciated.

    David Bridge November 30 2019