Laurie Carn

In loving Memory of Laurie Carn

Laurie Carn

17/8/1929 - 15/7/2021

Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Mr Laurence Barry (Laurie) Carn will be offered Thursday (July 22) commencing at 11 a.m.

Rosary will be recited 30 minutes prior to Mass.

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Laurie's friends and family invite you to leave tributes and share memories below.



  1. My memories are of a great bloke, a wonderful person and a brilliant boss. As an old Flemington Policewoman we used to fight over who would be his Duty Officer driver for the week, knowing that we were treated with respect, would learn so much about General policing from him and would laugh almost non stop all week! He was a much loved “father figure” to us and Jan was his beautiful, sweet, long suffering wife, who welcomed us into their home and lives. I’m so sorry that I missed the opportunity to tell him of our deep affection for him before he passed away. My deepest sympathies are with the entire Carn family. I sincerely hope that he is resting in peace.

  2. I remember Laurie as a wonderful gentleman who was very knowledgeable and always respectful of others. He was a great role model for younger and junior members of VicPol. Laurie was one of the few bosses we would invite for a night shift roast when he was the Duty Officer. He was a good and fair boss. He was what we called a “white” man and would look after the troops where he could. Laurie will surely be sadly missed. Condolences to his family. RIP Laurie. You might be gone but I will never forget you.

  3. Farewell to a true gentleman. His sense of humour at Vinnies at Ascot Vale will be remembered. My thoughts and love are with you Jan and family at this sad time.

  4. Condolences to the family. Stephen your eulogy did your dad proud. Truly a great policeman. R.I.P🙏

  5. Farewell Laurie, it was a pleasure to have worked with you at Vinnies Ascot Vale. My thoughts are with Jan and family at this time.

  6. I will always remember when you played a massive father role in my life when I was a kid. When it was Father’s Day and we would all come to your house for a BBQ lunch, there was a tradition where whoever’s kid accidentally hit a ball over the fence or roof, their father had to get it and you always got mine, Rhys and Jake’s for us ❤️
    Your magical ice crushing machine which I always thought was the best thing ❤️
    Your bungalow out the back completely stocked full of food and other awesome goodies. Highlight would always be when you would say “Did you want to come to the bungalow for a quick shop before you go sweet ? ❤️
    Your poppy cuddles. Especially when you would do squeezies and make noises to make me laugh ❤️
    Your famous and delicious home-made tomato sauce and chutney ❤️
    When you came to my primary school to talk to my entire class about Ned Kelly for my Grade 4 assignment about the infamous gang ❤️
    Your dad jokes and silly things you made up when I would come with you to deliver food to the poor people, “Around the johnny horner and up the frog and toad ❤️
    Your infectious laugh and your god awful loud sneezes 😂 that would always make me jump !
    Your absolutely loud as snoring to the point where it sounded like an airplane about to land 😂
    The way you loved nanna was the best and most beautiful example to set for any couple I know ❤️
    Pulling out your dentures any time to make us all laugh ❤️
    School holidays my brother and I would spend with you and nanna going to the Aquarium, Fairy Park, Smorgys (when it was still around) to name a few ❤️
    Our last day we spent catching up for a nice lunch outing at Flannigans and holding my hand walking me to my car afterwards and chit chatting about life and making sure I was ok and happy ❤️
    You were truly one of a kind, Poppy and I will always love you and cherish every single memory I have with and of you forever ❤️
    I will always love you and will miss you so much as I had secretly planned to come up and surprise you and nanna with a visit once lockdown was over :'(
    I still can’t believe you’re gone 😭
    You truly were one of a kind, a gentle generous soul who would give anyone the shirt off your back if they needed it ❤️
    I wish I got to say goodbye 💔
    R.I.P my beautiful sweet Poppy. 💜 You will always and forever be in my heart 💔💜❤️

  7. RIP Laurie. It was a great pleasure to have worked under you during your time at Yarraville. A really good and fair boss. It was also great to have caught up with you last year and have a great chat about life in general.
    I hope you are enjoying a beer and reflecting on a life well lived. Deepest sympathy to Jan and the family.

  8. Farewell dear friend of many years. Such a kind and thoughtful man. From the times you drove my father home to the laughs we had over playing cards and for always being there.

  9. Rest peacefully my beautiful poppy.
    Around the Johnny Horner and up the frog and toad ! I will never forget those trips around town helping you deliver food to the less fortunate and you would give the shirt off your back to anyone who needed it, no questions asked.
    Our fun drives around town in Duggie, then Dennis lol.
    Your ‘famous’ deep fried chips as you would call it when we were kids lol and your awesome ice crushing machine.
    Your delicious home-made tomato sauce and chutneys and overall your beautiful, kind and generous soul ❤️
    You will be forever missed, forever loved and forever in all our hearts.

  10. Such a lovely service today.
    Thinking of you all Auntie Jan and family during this very sad time.
    Uncle Laurie you shall be sadly missed.

    Rest In Peace.

  11. Laurie, you were a true gentleman, Thought of memories, way back when, at events with tennis umpire crew, ( mum, dad and kids, ) lots of laughs, bbq in back yard, umpire night during Aussie open,
    Steven your eulogy today, gave everyone that little more inside to your dad,
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all,
    Carnie he was a gem,
    Sleepy 🙏💕

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