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  • Harold Stanley Heslop (Ned) OAM, JP

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Harold Stanley Heslop (Ned) OAM, JP

Harold Stanley Heslop (Ned) OAM, JP

Harold passed away peacefully in his sleep.

On March 10, 2024, aged 78 years.

Dearly loved and loving husband of Darlene.

Loved father of Rohan (Dec)

Special Mate to Jamie & Lisa, Anthony & Kym, Jack & Tim; Royston.

Loved brother and brother in-law of Pauline & Roger, Bruce (Dec), Brian, Robert (Dec),

John (Dec) & Gerald (Dec)


Harold, you never failed to do your best,

you heart was true and tender.

You simply lived for those you loved

and those you loved remember.

Funeral Notice

A funeral service to celebrate the amazing life of

Harold (Ned) Heslop

Will be held at The Grain Shed, Church of Christ.

2 King St Swan Hill on

Friday March 22, 2024 commencing at 10.30 am

At the conclusion of the service the cortege

will proceed to the Swan Hill Memorial Park

Lawn D Garden East.


In lieu of flowers a gold coin donation to the Swan Hill Legacy Group would be appreciated.

Those wishing to view Harold's service please click on the link below.

View The Webcast


So sorry to hear of the passing of “H” from Shorty & Cecilia McCaig

Garry McCaig

I have only just become aware of Harold's passing and very saddened to be advised of his death being in Hospital myself. This was a very caring man whose welfare work for veterans was extensive and U always found him to be a wonderful advocate for veterans. May I offer my heartfelt condolences to all his family.

John Forrest, Former Member for Mallee

To Darlene and family our thoughts are with you all and I was shocked to hear of “H “ passing. H was the one that got me into umpiring in both football and cricket when I arrived in Swan Hill in 1982. We were both involved in the R.S.L. Shadvic in the beginning and also the Vietnam Vets. I am a bit upset that I couldn’t make the funeral as being up in Cairns was a bit much for me. H was only 12 months older than me and I find it a bit hard to believe he has gone. God bless Darlene and the family. You have a lot of good friends in the Vietnam Veterans Family. Take care. Barry and Lyn Townley

Barry Townley

Sincere condolences to all the family. I served with Ned in Bcoy 6 RAR Vietnam 66/67 RIP My old mate. gone but never forgotten.

Morris Goodman

Harold has been a constant presence in my life and that of my family since I can remember. A great mate and family friend of the Loveridge family for around half a century. Harold was a leader in the community and would always step up and lead from the front in any community involvement or endeavour that he chose to become inolved in. Hard and gruff at times, although his huge heart and undeniable ability to show fairness and kindness to those deserving of such always shone through. Rest in Peace 'H' you will always be remembered as a Great Man, mate and mentor to the Loveridge family.

Tony Loveridge and the Loveridge Family

Peace at last Harold will be missed by many our sincere condolences go to these and of course Darlene from Frank Marg Scott & Allan Ansell

Frank Ansell

Farewell my old school buddy, we had some terrific experiences and fun times growing up in Bendigo. I joined the Navy and Ned went off to the army, and we lost contact. We reunited after we both joined Legacy, myself in Cairns. We would meet it each other in either Swan Hill or Bendigo when my wife and I would travel down from our tropical paradise.. My sincere condolences to Darlene, his lovely wife,and Pauline, his sister and her family on the loss of such a great person, and great mate

Robert Hall

HAROLD HESLOP Harold will be remembered always by his cousins. “A Life Well Lived” Sincere condolences to Darlene, Pauline & their families. R. I. P. “Harold” on behalf the Heslop Families. Love Shirley Delmenico

Shirley Delmenico

Deepest condolences to the Heslop family and all friends of Harold. Just remember that a life lived with greatness should be remembered with memories of happiness. Thank you for your service to ensuring the freedom of all Australians and rest in peace Uncle Harold. Love Margaret, Robert and Mathew Edwards and families

Jacqueline Edwards

sorry to hear the passing of Harold our thoughts are with his family and friends Claudette and peter Delaney

claudette delaney

Our thoughts are with you Pauline and Roger and family Love from the Arnett cousins Carol Diane Kay and Harold xx

Carol Mulvenna

Darlene and family, "Ned" will be remembered by all as one who gave more to the community and in general the veteran military establishment over the years since discharge of his obligation on active service. Your B Company 6 RAR mates from those days remember a fine soldier of cheerful disposition whatever the situation. The "Ode" is now more strikingly appropriate, "We Will Remember Them" in this case "Ned" will be in our thoughts! Rest In Peace old soldier, DUTY DONE.

David Thomas

Thanks Harold for being our friend in need and your support for the veteran community. May you rest in peace with some of your mates from 6 Battalion RAR. Sincere condolences from the President, Committee and members of the Kyneton RSL Sub-Branch.

Michael Gretton

On behalf of the Swan Hill Legacy Group, RIP Legatee Harold Heslop OAM JP. Condolences to Darlene, family and friends on this sad occasion. Harold was a dedicated and hard-working active Legatee, mentor & office bearer. Inducted into the Local Legacy Group on 04/08/1990 and gave all in looking after our beneficiaries. ‘Lest We Forget’. Wonderful man will be sadly missed by all. Stand-down mate, your duty is done. THE CHARTER OF LEGACY The Spirit of Legacy is Service" "The care of dependants of comrades who served their country in war and who gave their lives or health affords a field of service. "Safeguarding the interest of children is a service worth rendering, and their interests included their mental, moral, vocational and physical welfare. Personal effort is the main essential. Inasmuch as these are the activities of Legacy it is your privilege to accept the Legacy of fallen comrades." THE BADGE OF LEGACY The Badge of Legacy symbolises in its torch the undying flame of Service and Sacrifice handed to us by our comrades in War who have passed on. In its wreath of laurel, with its points inverted in remembrance is the guerdon of honour; that is the meed of those who gave their lives for their country.


On behalf of the Swan Hill & Region branch of the Royal Victorian Association of Honorary Justices ,I hereby offer our condolences to Darlene and Families. Harold was a dedicated JP and provided a diligent service to those who needed it. He and Darlene attended our many functions and always involved contributed as needed Harold served his country when required and on his return served this region in a broad and effective manner. A True gentleman at rest but not forgotten.

John Van Heumen JP. BJ Ret. FRVAHJ. Branch Chairman

I will miss his big smile every time we met. Harold always thought about others first and never failed when a veteran or veterans family was in need of help. God bless you mate. John Methven VVAA

John Methven

Very sad to hear about Harold passing away. He will be sadly missed by the community and all the people he helped like my parents. Rest in peace. Rob and Julie Whateley

Julie Whateley

Will never forget Harold and the help & assistance he gave my parents. Very caring man deepest sympathy to his family.

Ann Moorfield

Sending our condolences to all the family on this sad occasion

Peter Fisher

Sad to hear about Harold passing. One of the first guys I met when we came to Swan Hill in 1974. A champion bloke and a stalwart of our cricket club. I have many funny recollections of exploits with him. Condolences to the family. RIP mate. Marg and Owen Holleran

Owen Holleran

RIP Harold thank you for the work you did in every facet of your life

Margaret Treseder

Sincere Condolences to the Heslop Family on the passing of Ned. I served with Ned in B COY 6RAR in SVN in 1966-67. You served your country well and those that came home. Rest in Peace Mate your work is done. Joe Nikolajew 6Platoon B Coy 6RAR 66-67. Don't think of Ned as gone his journey has only just begun. Life holds so many facets and this world is only one of them. Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears. In a place that is all of warmth and comfort and no days or years. Thinks how his is wishing that we could know today. How nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched. for nothing loved is ever lost and he was loved so much. LEST WE FORGET. Joe Nikolajew. B Coy 6RAR 1966-67

Joseph Nikolajew

So sorry to hear about the passing of Harold-our deepest sympathy to his family and veteran friends. We will always remember the connection he had with our father Henry Cadd with the RSL and Legacy

Suzanne Fulford & Neville Cadd

I Served in Vietnam 1966/67 with 6 RAR a dedicated, hard working soldier who never once shirked any task that was given to him. I was his platoon Sergeant for his time in 6 RAR.  Lest we forget.

Henry Chisholm

I wish to pass on my condolences to Ned’s family he was a first class soldier and a great mate.l served with Ned in B coy in 66-67. Rest In Peace Ned . Nicko.

Michael Nichols.

RIP Harold. Rest peacefully knowing you gave all for the country you loved Sincere condolences to all the families that will miss you most of all Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy

To.all of Harold's family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What an amazing life he was heavily involved in so much community work he will be sadly missed sorry we can't be with you as we have moved to west Australia

Glenys perris

RIP H. Rugged and rollicking but a genuine guy with a heart of gold who devoted so much of his life to helping others. Condolences Darlene and the extended Heslop families. Cheryl and Graham Muir

Graham Muir

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