Kenneth Dalby

At Ballarat on March 26, 2020.

Dearly loved husband of Anne. Loving father of Julie, Kenneth, Alan (dec), Rachel, Jason and their partners.

Dearly loved grandfather and great grandfather.


My beloved husband of 63 and a half years.

There’s a place in my heart

That is yours alone.

A piece in my life that no other can own.

The tears in my eyes I can wipe away.

But the memories of you will forever stay.

Your forever loving wife Anne.

Reunited with our son Alan.


A private funeral for Ken will be held. Details of a memorial service will be advised at a later date.

Funeral Notice

  1. I have too many words and none…except to say..”all our love to you all at this time”….

    Lisa and Ken & Family April 12, 2020

    ALAN FRANCIS April 10, 2020
  3. My love to you all..I have no words

    Lisa and Ken Dunkinson April 9, 2020
  4. Sincere condolences to the The Dalby Family. Thinking of you all at this sad time. Love Dellice & Darrell Hoban

    Dellice Hoban April 5, 2020
  5. To my “Aunty Anne”,
    I was so saddened, to just hear of the loss of my “Uncle Ken”.
    He was a wonderful genuine man, whose booming voice used to ovewhelm me as a kid.
    I was never one to wear shoes, but if I had, I would have been shaking in them.
    I had to get a little older before I realized it was all bark!

    He was to me, such a caring man, and loved his family to bits.

    My deepest condolences to Anuty Anne, Julie, Rachel, Jason and Kenny, and your respective families, and my thoughts are with you all.

    Grayham Bottomley

    Grayham Bottomley April 5, 2020
  6. To my dear sister Anne and family, please accept my condolences for the loss of your husband And brother in law Ken. Wishing you and your family strength and peace. From your loving brother Billy.Bi

    Brother Billy.Dorothy April 2, 2020
  7. To Auntie Anne and family. A very sad day today for you all. Uncle Ken was a great man and I am so sorry for your loss. Take comfort that he is now at peace with Alan by his side.

    Sadly missed along life’s way
    quietly remembered every day
    No longer in our life to share
    But in our hearts, you’re always there

    Rest in peace Uncle Ken x

    Peter & Joanne O’Brien

    Peter O'Brien March 31, 2020
  8. My dear sister Anne and family during this sad time no words can convey what we feel for you. May your pain and emptiness soon ease and the precious memories you hold remain in your heart forever . With our love always Jean Norman and family

    Jean March 31, 2020
  9. Dear Anne Kenny Kelly Savannah Bentley & families. Ken was a man of good values and loved his family Ken loved to tell a story & everyone loved to listen I am thinking of you all at this sad time. Love Kerrie Joey & co ❤️❤️💙

    Kerrie Cooke March 31, 2020
  10. To my dearest cousen Anne and family , iam so sad to hear that ken has passed away after his long illness, iam sure you will agree with me Anne and share the relief, that ken is finally free from pain ,and is at peace now .
    Me and my family send all our love to you , my beautiful cousen ,and your beautiful family . We love you very much
    Cousen Elsie xxx

    Elsie matthews March 31, 2020
  11. Sincere Condolences to my dear sister Anne and her loving family. It is hard to understand why people are taken away from us, but please find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-loved life.wishing you and your family strength and

    Dorothy March 30, 2020
  12. Dear Aunty Ann and family, so sad at the heartbreaking loss of uncle Ken. Mum was so pleased to have seen him before she went home. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Lots of love Lynn, Joe, Thomas & Ellie xxxx

    Lynn Wright March 30, 2020
  13. To Jason, Dani, Jake & Alex

    Thinking of you at this time, along with your family Jason.

    May the memories of your dad and grand dad bring a peacefulness as you recall the memories you hold dear.

    Love A Maree, James, Belinda, Mark & families.

    Maree Beaton March 30, 2020
  14. Grandad I love you and you were the best grandad someone like me could ever have.

    I love you endlessly.


    Jake Dalby March 29, 2020
  15. Dear Grandad

    It broke my heart to hear you’d gone to another world. My heart fell apart even though you may not hear this but in the inside I was sad.

    Every time I came to stay at your place it was because I wanted to spend as much time with you as I could.

    Love your Grandson

    Alex Dalby March 29, 2020
  16. Dearest Ken, I have so many fond memories over the past 15 years, and I knew I was part of the family from the moment you told me ‘your feet are under the table’ many years ago.

    From family times together, our holiday in Thailand, Thursday night dinners, and most recently the treasured cheeseburger lunches we shared since your move to BUPA. Even when you were really sick Ken, sometimes the treat of a Macca’s cheeseburger was the only food you would eat.

    Whilst I am deeply saddened that you are no longer here with us, I am somewhat comforted that you are no longer in pain and finally at peace.

    Rest Peacefully Ken

    Bentley sends his greatly missed Grandad, lots of love, cuddles & kisses

    Kelly Dalby March 29, 2020
  17. Grandad, I will never forget the art lessons you gave me (I didn’t know there were so many shades); the many talks at the dinner table and the performance’s that I’d do at the end of dinner. I knew I was a bad dancer but when you were cheering me on I felt like I could be the best dancer in the world!
    Your smile was bright enough to lighten my day.
    I will love and miss you forever Grandad.
    With love always Savannah 💕

    Savannah Dalby March 29, 2020
  18. I will never forget the first time I met you when I was 16, you told me to ‘speak up and be confident’ or I wouldn’t survive in the family. How true that advice was and also very rare for a man to advice a young lady to speak up in this world.

    I have so many great memories of you from singing at our wedding, our art talks and your stories about your family and England.

    Rest In Peace Ken

    Danielle Dalby March 29, 2020
  19. Deepest sympathy to Anne and family on the passing of a true gentleman. Our thoughts and love are with you all at this sad time.
    Rex, Kath (dec.) Sharon, Aaron and Family.

    Ken, thanks for the chats, laughs and being a great neighbour for many years. -Rex

    Sharon Hunt March 29, 2020
  20. Dear Anne and family,

    Sending our deepest condolences for your loss of a wonderful man.

    Much love
    Sam, Dylan and Jeremy

    Samantha l kotz March 29, 2020
  21. Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to you all. Reflect on all of the wonderful times and beautiful memories. Sending all our love. Jeff, Andrea, Angus and Xavier.xxxx

    Andrea Herd March 28, 2020
  22. Dear Anne Jason Dani and family
    Sharing in your sadness, my heart aches for you
    I will always remember Ken as larger than life with a kind heart filled with love for you all
    May your cherished memories and strength as a family give you all comfort
    He will never be forgotten
    I’m here for support, a shoulder, an ear or anything else I can to help
    Thinking of you with love and hugs
    Bev Lachlan and Keenan xx

    Bev McNab March 28, 2020
  23. To Anne, Julie, Kenny, Rachel, Jason and families. Our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Ken. He was one very unique talented man. We will miss him dearly and miss our long chats.
    Love to you all Jase, Ange and family.
    Ken I will cherish our chats and your history of Man Utd. RED DEVILS FOREVER❤ Jase

    Angela Spilsbury March 28, 2020
  24. To Anne, Julie, Kenny, Rachel, Jason and families. Our deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Ken. He was a very unique talented man and we will miss our long chats.
    Love Jase Ange & Family

    Ange March 28, 2020
  25. Dear Anne and the entire Dalby Family especially Kenny and Kelly and children. We send our deepest and most sincere condolences at this sad time in your life. May he Rest in Peace.
    With Love ♡♡♡♡
    Darren Ellis, xx Tanya, Holly and Max Ellis

    DARREN ELLIS March 27, 2020
  26. My hands are shaking, no words will make this better, my heart is broken into a million pieces 💔 you’re my favourite human. I’ll miss you, your stories, our chats and our laughs. I’ll have our memories forever.

    Just like a father, grandfathers are a girls first love.

    Rest in peace Grandad

    Rachel Rowe March 27, 2020
  27. Dear Kenny, Kelly and family
    Our thoughts are with you with this tragic loss.
    The influence one has had on those left behind is the greatest legacy.

    Straw, Denise, Alex & Matt.
    As well as for all Adelaide MSMC

    David Malcolm March 27, 2020
  28. Condolences to Anne & all the Dalby family. Ken, a perfect gentleman, never a moment without a smile on his dial. A pleasure to have called you a family friend.
    RIP. Ken.
    Neil, Carol & all the Clohesy Clan.

    Neil Clohesy March 27, 2020
  29. To Dear Anne and all of the Dalby family, our sincere and deepest condolences to you on the passing of Ken Snr. Be comforted by your beautiful memories of life with him.
    With love,
    Steve and Sally Tobin

    Steve and Sally Tobin March 27, 2020
  30. Sending our deepest sympathies to the Dalby Family.
    With love and the greatest respect

    The Ashby Family

    Penny Ashby March 27, 2020
  31. To a great and funny man who loved his family and loved his garden and later on his painting. I will always remember his loud laugh and huge grin.
    As kids growing up we never got anything past big Huggy bear , he was always 3 steps in front of us! My deepest condolences to Anne and the whole Dalby family xxx
    Leon Megan And the Johnsons 😭

    Leon Johnson March 27, 2020
  32. For our dear Grandad Poppy
    will be sorely missed his warm
    Laughter and love always remain us. If there was any body as big as a bear and it’s loving as an angel it was our Grandad .Will surely be mist and love always in our hearts

    Matthew Charles Dalli March 26, 2020
  33. Nothing can ever take away
    The love a heart holds dear,
    Fond memories linger everyday,
    Remembrance keeps him near.

    All our love
    Colin & Ailsa xxx

    Colin Francis March 26, 2020
  34. My grandad , the strongest , toughest man I’ve ever know. You were the definition of what a man should be and I’ll always remember you for that. The endless love you had for nanna and the whole family will never be forgotten . From your cheeky grin to you quick whitted responses , you will be truly missed . With a tear in my eye I hold my head held high knowing you’re at peace now. Love you always and forever

    Lachlan dalby March 26, 2020

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