George Albert Prolongeau

VX144268 Late 2 AIF 15th Field Ambulance

Peacefully at Nazareth House on November 14, 2020.

Dearly loved husband of Winifred (Joy) Loving father of Merlene and Albert, father in law of Grant and Aileen and grandfather and great grandfather of their families.


George’s funeral service may be viewed via livestream on Friday the 20th November 2020 at 11.00 a.m. Click on the link




Funeral Notice

  1. Wonderful words for a very interesting and amazing man. His faith shone through. I have just today learned of his going home for his heavenly reward.

    Anne Main June 7, 2021
  2. To Joy and your family. I knew George for nearly 40 years through Olivet Christian College and have many fond memories of his visits and chats. He sometimes sent his poetry too. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and we knew he prayed for the College each day. We were truly blessed in knowing George.
    ‘A good name is more desirable than great riches to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Proverbs 22:1

    Cheryl Donaldson (née Giles) a former teacher at Olivet Christian College November 21, 2020
  3. George was a great friend to the Napoleons and District Historical Society. At our Community Carols each December George would come and recite a poem that he had written about Christmas and the Napoleons/Cambrian Hill district. Everyone looked forward to George’s item. It was only the last time that George came two years ago that George said he may have to refer to his notes but every other time George recited the poem he had written, by memory.
    Thank you George for your contribution and friendship over the years. We will miss you.
    Les George
    Napoleons and District Historical Society

    Leslie George November 20, 2020
  4. Joy our prayers are with you Noel is going to miss his chats he had with George and we will both miss the hospitality. Thank you

    Noel and Dalveena Quilliam November 20, 2020
  5. Special memories of ‘Uncle’George at Ballarat & Boort.
    Bev(Moresi) father Wally Moresi 🙏🙏

    Bev Wescombe(nee Moresi) November 20, 2020
  6. You always gave us a laugh whenever we caught up with you. Will miss the many stories you shared with us.
    You were such a gentleman and will be sorely missed.
    RIP Pa
    Love Des & Anne

    Anne & Des Honicke November 20, 2020
  7. We will miss you loads Pa. Loved to hear your stories and it is an honor to be a part of the family and even more special that you were here to enjoy your great grandchildren in New Zealand. We will hold on to those dear memories forever.
    God bless xoxo

    Darrion & Sharlene Forsyth November 20, 2020
  8. It was an honour to have known George – a man of great Christian faith. He will be remembered as an enthusiastic , optimistic man with great writing skills. He was an inspiration with a great humour. George wrote a lovely poem for our older daughter when she was born. We are ever so grateful to have known George over the years. Our thoughts and prayers with Joyce and the family.
    Sam and Swapnali Gazula.

    Sam and Swapnali Gazula November 20, 2020
  9. We will miss you Mr George. You had a good life and are having an even better life with the Lord Jesus in Heaven. Aunty Joyce, we will look after you and sit next to you in church.
    Love Emily (10yrs) and Anna (8yrs)

    Emily and Anna Morrison November 20, 2020
  10. Always enjoyed his interesting stories, his faith in God always shone out. Sympathies to the family.

    Paul & Denise Saward November 19, 2020
  11. It is with some sadness that we read of George’s passing. George was a long-time supporter of Olivet Christian College in Campbells Creek near Castlemaine. Not only was he a hands-on helper during the College’s early working bees, but throughout the years George faithfully attended our annual general meetings and also, probably more importantly, prayed daily for all of the staff and students at the College. He was a man of great faith and was always ready to give public testimony to his Lord and Saviour. We could always count on George telling us the most interesting stories from his own life, always with a twinkle in his eye. He would recount his life’s many interesting experiences from his gold mining as a young man, to his war service, and experiences in later adult life. He would often share some of his poetry with us. We remember George speaking at our ANZAC Day Service in 2015 where he helped plant a Gallipoli commemorative Oaktree. Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with his wife Joyce and family at this time.

    Steven Nicholas – Principal

    Steven Nicholas November 19, 2020
  12. Joyce my prayers are with you and the family at this time.
    George was a generous and faithful friend all the years I knew him.
    I will miss being able to drop in and see his happy face and his great and wise poetry.

    Rod Heape November 18, 2020
  13. From the Board, Management, and Volunteers at MMM Australia (Mobile Mission Maintenance).
    George was a shining example of commitment and dedication. A faithful servant who served with MMM for many years through the 1980’s and 1990’s. George never stopped praying for the volunteers and work of MMM Australia.

    His poetry inspired many and his encouragement lifted everyone who met him. He will be greatly missed.

    Our sincere condolences to Joyce, Merlene, Albert, and the wider family.

    A faithful servant who finished the race.

    Terrence Baxter - CEO MMM Australia November 18, 2020

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