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Placid Talia on 21 January, 2022 at 12:59pm

From the time we spent as family to the the many years we worked together, I will treasure those moments forever. A brother, mentor and a beautiful generous person, I light a candle to you every day. I miss you so much. Love you always, I'll see you in my dreams.. Love and condolence to Pamala and family from Placid & Giovanna.

Sam Richards on 14 December, 2021 at 10:13am

Joe was one of life's 'givers'. He made our journey easier, more edifying and enjoyable. Thank you, Joe.


James Southam on 14 December, 2021 at 9:33am

Joe was such an incredible man to meet and his mind and personality was so passionate and inspiring. He was so willing to teach and show me everything he knew and was so excited about anything I was passionate about. I just wish I could have known Joe for longer.
My deepest condolences to Mel and Joe's Family.

Robyn Schrader and Carole Staley on 14 December, 2021 at 9:27am

Dear Pamela,
Carole and I were both saddened by the news of Joe's death. He was a generous, caring man. May your fond memories of him stay with you. Our condolences at this very sad time.
Take Care Robyn and Carole

Megan and Marty on 14 December, 2021 at 8:05am

Dear Pamela and family
Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time.
Joe was such a lovely man and he will be missed by all who knew him.
Love from Megan and Marty xxx

Rachael Kim on 13 December, 2021 at 10:36am

Dear Joe, Pamela, Mel and Karen,
I’m so saddened to hear about Papa Joe’s passing. From time to time his name would come up in conversation in reference to his audio-technical brilliance and general status of legend, and I would be reminded of his beautiful, kind smiling face that was always so welcoming to me. I send you my deepest condolences and best wishes, With love from Rachael

Natalie Banet on 11 December, 2021 at 8:46am

Hello to Karen and your whole family from your friend in America. Though I never knew your father, I know that you spoke of him so lovingly and that his spirit and kindness shine through you every day. I wish you all peace in this time of grief.

Jan Fry (Coward) on 10 December, 2021 at 2:05pm

Joe was a wonderful, caring and generous colleague and friend. I feel blessed and privileged to have known him. Joe made such a difference to people’s lives, the World was lucky to have him. Much love to Pamela, Karen, Melanie, Joseph and families at this sad time.

John & Chris Boagey on 9 December, 2021 at 9:06pm

Dear Pam and family, we have lost a dear friend who we have known since our first week in Australia , over 50 years ago! Our friendship grew over the years and we loved our stays at the 2 dogs ranch and later in Alexandra. We will remember Joe for his welcome , kindness, laugh and friendship. Thinking of you all and love to you all John & Chris

Horst & Suzanne Retschko on 9 December, 2021 at 6:30pm

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Tania Family at this sad time.
Rest in Peace Joe.

Mike and Steffie George on 9 December, 2021 at 7:11am

Joe has been a very dear friend of ours for many years, and we look back with great affection on all those wonderful times we spent together and count ourselves extremely fortunate to have known him. He was such a beautiful spirit who brought so much joy to all those who came into contact with him. Farewell Joe until our spirits meet again.

Elisha May on 8 December, 2021 at 7:48pm

Dear Mel, Pamela, Karen, Joe, Randy, Audrey and April.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all xx

Pans on Fire Steelband on 8 December, 2021 at 2:26pm

Joe Talia was a great friend of the Pans on Fire steelband. He recorded and edited the tracks for our first two CDs (Recovery and Stand by Me), and played guitar on the Recovery CD and at the launch of the CD in Marysville in December 2012. We were in awe of his technical and musical abilities, and blessed by his generosity of spirit and his unending patience with an amateur bunch of "musicians". This video is our everlasting tribute to the Amazing Joe Talia.

Peter A. D. Fogarty. on 8 December, 2021 at 1:00pm

I was saddened to hear (Via Mike and Steffie George) of the passing of Joe. Please express my condolences to all the family - Peter.

Ned Collette on 7 December, 2021 at 11:23pm

To the whole family, Pam, Karen, Melanie and Joe, our deepest sympathies. Was of course in touch with younger Joe throughout and terribly sad to hear on the weekend of "Papa" Joe's final journey. As I said to Joe, there are so many memories and processes and things that will always remind me of him... His help and interest in the albums we made in his studio, tracks featuring specific guitars of his, all the gear he fixed for us! (I really do think of him every time I plug in the guitar whose electronics he managed to resurrect, against all odds). And also just the countless easy evenings chatting around the dinner table. He was much loved in our circle and always fondly spoken of. A lovely man with a generous spirit, go well.

Jenni & Dave LOUTIT on 7 December, 2021 at 7:14pm

Remembering Joe as a very gentle soul.
A long friendship over many years.
Our hearts go out to you Pam, Karen, Melanie & Joseph & Families.
Thinking of you all …

Brenda Galey & Kate Nolan on 7 December, 2021 at 6:29pm

His gentle soul, beautiful smile and wonderful music will be greatly missed. Joe was one of the best men I e ever known. Love and condolences to you all.

Di, Scott, Casey & Matty on 7 December, 2021 at 4:46pm

Dear Pamela, Mel, Randy, Audrey, April and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all at this time. x

Frank Nicolaci on 7 December, 2021 at 3:20pm

To Pamela and family, my deepest condolences to you on Joe's passing. The industry he went on to serve so well, and the friends he made in it will miss him dearly. One of the true legends and pioneers of broadcast technology who was never short of an idea or a solution. Always prepared to lend an ear and give it his best shot. A truly wonderful human being. RIP Joe.
Sincerely, Frank Nicolaci

Carol Hopkins on 7 December, 2021 at 6:14am

I am shocked and saddened to learn that Joe is no longer with us. I will greatly miss his wonderful music and his gentle, amiable presence around our town. His passing is a great loss to us all.

Tony and Kim Pammer on 6 December, 2021 at 8:24pm

Joe, I will so miss seeing you at Grant St Grocer. Thankyou for being a warm and wonderful human being.

Condolences to Pamela, Mel and all the family.

Pamela Phillips & Gregory Cherry on 6 December, 2021 at 5:55pm

Wonderful memories of Joe and his music...
Such a sad time and such a loss ... much love to Pam and all the family.
Pam&Greg xx

Gerry and Jane Laws on 6 December, 2021 at 4:48pm

We remember Joe for many talents, but especially his music. His gift was a joy to everyone who heard his playing. I am privileged to have played with him on several occasions and will value his counsel and his willingness to share his vast knowledge. Condolences to Pamela and family. RIP Joe, the circle will be unbroken, my friend..

Jeremy Walgers on 6 December, 2021 at 2:19pm

To all the family, very sincere condolences and heartfelt care to all of you at this time.
Best regards,
Jeremy (& Lani) Walgers

Mandy Valsinger on 6 December, 2021 at 2:14pm

I am so sad to hear of Joe’s passing. I didn’t know him at all but used to see him around town (Grant Street Grocer) and thought he seemed such a very nice man. In this world there are people who give and people who take and I think he was a giver….I think he added to the plus side of life.

Dallas on 6 December, 2021 at 1:39pm

Dear Melanie
My most heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your dad was such a kind man, I really was happy to have met him and your mom.
Huge hugs to you all

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