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Mr Hamish Boyd McLachlan   View service


Mr Hamish Boyd McLachlan


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Died suddenly on 21st December 2020
Aged 53 years

Devoted partner of Samantha and adored father of Dougal

Much loved son of Malcolm and Sandy

Supporting and caring brother of Alastair and wife Toni
and proud uncle of Isabel and Fergus

If you wish, a donation to Heart Research would be appreciated, at www.hri.org.au/give

Due to current restrictions, Hamish's Funeral will be live-streamed (and is also available to view following its conclusion)
on MONDAY 18 January 2021 at 1:00pm.

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"Heartfelt sympathy and love to all the family.
From the Mould family"
Mary Mould
18th Jan 2021

"A beautiful service for Hamish. Lovely tribute from his brother to his parents and Sam and Dougal. Rip dear Hamish"
18th Jan 2021

"I always loved seeing Hamish at regattas with his infectious smiles and eagerness to hear the latest news from WA. Nick Garratt used to tell stories of how powerful he was on the ergo! We are sending all our love and support to the McLachlan family from WA. Lots of love, Stuart, Vanessa, Olive, Hamish and Banjo."
Stuart Reside
18th Jan 2021

"Dearest Sam & Dougal,
Our love and thoughts are with you and the entire McLachlan family. Hamish was such a warm, kind-hearted gentleman. We will very much miss his welcoming smile and entertaining chats at swim carnivals, footy and around PAC.
Much love to you all,
Loo, Brad, Isaac & Fergus Keighran xxx"
Loo Keighran
18th Jan 2021

"Sincere condolences to Hamish’s Family and Friends. He was a friendly bloke and will be missed.
Matt, Donna,Taite and Mayci."
Donna McIntosh Brook
18th Jan 2021

"Our sincere condolences to the entire family for your loss. Our thoughts are with you."
Ned and Margot Draydon
18th Jan 2021

"We attended Hamish's funeral online today and were touched by how beautifully Alastair spoke about his brother.
We will always remember how supportive and encouraging Hamish was of our boys when they started playing cricket.
We will miss his generous nature, his big laugh and his endless enthusiasm.
Our condolences and love to your family.
Shaun, Kylie, Anderson & Lucas xxxx"
Grant Family
18th Jan 2021

"Thoughts to the family ❤️"
Rosemary Popa
18th Jan 2021

"My Condolences to Sam, Douglas and the whole McLachlan family. The Norwood Swimming Family send all their love."
Shaun Curtis
18th Jan 2021

"Although we lived in Perth, and only saw Hamish every few years at our family gatherings in Adelaide, it was a pleasure to know Hamish. He achieved much in his life, and I know his family are so proud of him. We send our heartfelt condolences to Sam and Dougal, Sandy and Malcolm, Alastair, Toni, Isabel and Fergus.
best wishes,
Kellie, Brett, Aidan and Ella."
Kellie McCrum
18th Jan 2021

"Easy Oar mate. A life taken too soon. I'll remember fondly our last conversation..."
Barnaby Eaton
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Sam, Dougall, Malcolm, Sandy, Alastair and Toni,
Sincerest condolences to you all.
Hamish will forever be remembered as a great father, son, competitor, crewmate and the most loyal and dearest good friend.
He is gone too soon and so very sadly missed.
Best wishes and love,
Dave and Jen Greenslade"
Dave and Jen Greenslade
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Sam and Dougal,

Our deepest condolences to you - we are thinking of you at this difficult time. We so enjoyed spending some time with you all in Adelaide over recent years. Hamish made us feel so welcome and he has gone far too soon. RIP.

Lucy and Warren"
Lucy Siebert
18th Jan 2021

"Best wishes & condolences at this very sad time.
Great memories of times around the rowing club with Hamish, his cheer and character.
Gone too soon, but always remembered.
Take care
Mark Logan"
Mark Logan
18th Jan 2021

"Condolences to entire family. So sad and far too young."
Hamish Mould
18th Jan 2021

"Hamish there haven’t been too many days since you left us that I haven’t thought about the great times we shared playing cricket and footy from grade 6 at Princes, to water skiing at Silver Sands, to messing about at Scott’s Creek. Still remember the day you said you were getting in to rowing, well I suppose that worked out ok. You will not be forgotten.
Sandy, Malcolm, Alastair, Sam and Dougal, the Hosking family’s thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sam & Susannah, Tricia, Marg, Richard & Helen Hosking."
Sam Hosking
18th Jan 2021

"The McLachlan family my thoughts are with you at this sad time. I’ve wanted to catch up with Hamish for a long time now and think of him often. Dougal your dad shared many stories with me and I was fortunate to learn from them. I have great respect for your dad and would of loved to of thanked him for our time together. He has gone far to soon and will not be forgotten.
Best wishes
Stuart Johnston"
Stuart Johnston
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Sam and Dougal,
Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
Barb Kelly on behalf of all the family in Melbourne."
Barbara Kelly
18th Jan 2021

"Condolences to all the family. Such a loss, a great person."
Don Bensted
18th Jan 2021

"Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Hamish's friends and all of the Mclachlan family at this unimaginably difficult time.
His passing gives us the gift of reflection, which is a blessing.
I'm sure he would want us to live our lives to the fullest, whether it be long or short, keeping his spirit in our hearts in peace, health and love.
May he RIP and his memory always make us smile :P
The Popa Family xoxox"
Sue Chapman-Popa
18th Jan 2021

"So sad. To the McLachlans, I am thinking of you all."
Nick Reid
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Malcolm, Sandy, Alastair and family, we were deeply saddened to hear about Hamish's passing. Condolences on your loss. We will always have fond memories of Hamish, a champion athlete and terrific bloke. Alistair, Gwyn, Jose and the Morgan family."
Alistair Morgan
18th Jan 2021

"There was a surprise announcement one morning as we gathered for another morning training row as part of the 1987/88 AIS men’s heavyweight squad. A re-election of the pair combinations effective immediately. I was a new kid on the block, tall, skinny and in need of building strength. I was to row with Hamish - already seasoned and from memory the strongest rower in the country. From the first stroke it felt amazing. All I had to do was follow Hamish from the bow seat and not allow his strength to pull the bow around with his power. I was like a jockey, making calls for efforts that he could and would just respond to. An amazing feeling in a boat that I loved and reflect on regularly. Loved rowing with you Hamish. Always hoped I’d catch up with you again some day. Sad that I won’t."
David Fogarty
18th Jan 2021

"We are so saddened for your loss. Sam and Dougal, know that our arms are wrapped around you during this time (albeit from a distance). Always in our thoughts. Stacey, Damien, Austin, Taylor & Hayleigh xx"
Stacey & Damien Leddra
18th Jan 2021

"We are deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of Hamish. Sending our most sincere condolences from Claire and Fiona Rowlands."
Fiona Rowlands
18th Jan 2021

"Very sad news, and my thoughts and best wishes go to the family,
I will remember him as a fantastic competitor and team mate, whom housed plenty of power and determination, and inspired me to improve. Always good bloke to be around and will be sadly missed.
James Tomkins
Seoul '88 crewmates"
James Tomkins
18th Jan 2021

"Three memories of Hamish stand out. One, when he and bunk-mates at a Scots Creek Camp shaved my eyebrow when I was asleep. Makes me wonder why he had a shaver at a school camp. Two, after a regatta in the family ski boat at 90 km/h-plus on the Murray, at the wheel with a look of delight when scaring his crew-mates, at least me, as the boat maintained an unhealthy lurch from side-to-side. Three, well that one is really just for the people that were there on that night. One of the best! With love to the McLachlan Family."
Mike McLeish
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Samantha and Dougal, Malcolm and Sandy, Alastair, Toni, Isabel and Fergus.
Hamish will be greatly missed and never forgotten, my thoughts are with you all. He was taken far too soon."
Malcolm Turner
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Sam and Hamish,
My heart and thoughts are with you at this very difficult time. I will always remember Hamish as a gentle and kind man and super devoted father who loved talking about his family with lots of pride - I will miss the early morning chats at school."
Erna Berberyan
18th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy, Malcolm, Alastair, Toni, Isabel and Fergus, Samantha and Dougal, my sincere condolences. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Take care, Hamma"
Jaime Fernandez
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Samantha and Dougal,
I rowed with Hamish in the 80's in Canberra and overseas. A highlight of this time was winning the national coxless 4 in Adelaide, making all of SA rowing rightly very proud.
In all the time I raced with Hamish and against him, I never heard him say a bad word against his crew or competitors. This is a true and remarkable reflection on what a great athlete and person he was.
He was a tough racer and a kind person, gone too soon.
Deepest Condolence
Mal Batten
AIS 87- 88"
Mal Batten
17th Jan 2021

"Hamish, you were my cool "adopted" older brother and an inspiration. That laugh; that was a super power!
We are thinking of Sam, Dougal, Sandy, Malcolm, Al and Toni and the greater family. We hope you find solace and peace.
We are better for knowing him.
Chris, Anne and all the Days."
Christopher Day
17th Jan 2021

"Our thoughts are with Sam and Dougal and the greater McLachlan clan on the day of Hamish's funeral. The infrequent times that we in South Africa managed to meet up with Hamish, Sam and Dougal and some of the McLachlan family were infrequent but we have wonderful memories nevertheless.
From the Siebert connection-John and Jay, Stephen and Heidi, Susan and Damon, and James and Joanne."
John Siebert
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy, Malcom, Alastair and Toni and family.
My heart goes out to you all for the sudden loss of Hamish. My sincere condolences.
Hamish was a gentle giant and will be sadly missed.
Kent, Maddison & Brooklyn."
Kent Willis
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Malcolm and Sandy,
My heart aches for you and your family following the loss of Hamish.
I am thinking of you and share your pain of losing a son
Shirley Roach"
Shirley Roach
17th Jan 2021

"Malcolm and Sandy,
Condolences on your loss .. have great memories Hamish in his younger years as did my father Michael ..
Andrew, Rhea and Alexander, William, Sarah, Nathan and Peter Kennett"
Andrew kennett
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy, Malcolm & all the Family,
Our love & thoughts are with you all at this difficult & sad time.
with much love from us all."
Rosemary, Christobel, Cliff & Bob
17th Jan 2021

"RIP. What a presence you had. Colorful, complex but hugely caring and what a fabulous Partner and Dad. You will be missed dear brother-in-law. Sandy, Liz, and Geoff will be so glad to welcome you. Sincere condolences to Malcolm, Sandy, Alistair, Toni, Fergus and Izzy. We are so, so sad to say goodbye this soon."
Louise Willson
17th Jan 2021

"So sad to hear of your loss. I shared a house with Hamish in the late 1980’s and have very fond memories of this time. I had seen him around PAC in the past couple of years and was so happy he was enjoying his son’s time at his school.
Much love
Sally Cameron"
Sally Cameron
17th Jan 2021

"Dearest Sam and Dougal,
Our hearts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. Take comfort in the knowledge that he will be with many loved ones and that he will always be with you. He will live forever in your heart and memory.
Prayers to Hamish friends and family 🙏

Gone too soon Hamish but you will never be forgotten. We had a super time with you on your last visit. I think of you at the soccer festival. Rest easy Hamish.

Lots of Love
Carroll, Andy, Amber, Shaun and Jade
🙏 ❤"
Carroll, Andy, Amber and Jade Harrison
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy and Malcolm, Thinking of you, so sad to loose a very special son who has achieved so much. I know as a family you will all pull together to support each other remembering happy times and watching Dougal grow into a young man, Best wishes and love, Margie"
Margie Phillipps
17th Jan 2021

"All our love and prayers for the service and always. Our Sympathy and blessings .
Helen , Chris and family ."
Helen Hancock
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy, Malcolm and family, my thoughts of you all losing special Hamish. Love Judy"
Judy Connor
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sam and Dougal,
Our heartfelt thoughts as you cope with the passing of your much loved Hamish... way too soon. Wishing you strength, from the Wotherspoon family."
John Wotherspoon
17th Jan 2021

"We all have great memories of Hamish throughout his life.
He will be sadly missed by all.
The Kennett Family."
Tim , Simon and Delia Kennett
17th Jan 2021

"Dear Sandy, Malcolm and family, my thoughts are with you and I'm so sorry you have lost special Hamish. Love Judy"
Judy Connor
17th Jan 2021

"Sam and Dougal,
Out deepest condolences to you both. We have fond memories of Hamish and his passion for our boys as they played cricket together. He will be missed. All our love
Anna and Dante"
Anna Mercorella
16th Jan 2021

"Sandy & Malcom,
To lose a child is something parents should not have to go through and to lose a wonderful son such as Hamish is a tragedy. Our thoughts are with you all.
Jan & Murray Willis and family."
Jan & Murray Willis
16th Jan 2021

"Only a week prior I chatted with Hamish reminiscing on our rowing days in the middle of Foodland, he will be missed. My thoughts are with you in this tragic time."
Philip Grudnoff
16th Jan 2021

"My love and thoughts are with Sam, Dougal, Sandi, Malcolm, Al, Toni, Isabel and Fergus.
A strong, larger than life man who has been taken far too soon.
You will always be remembered.
Row light, Hamish
Marnie X"
Marnie Rowden
16th Jan 2021

"Vale Hamish - You will be missed "396" and the rowing community is poorer for your passing. My deepest condolences to Samantha, Douglas, Alistair, Toni, Isabel and Ferg."
Richard Powell
16th Jan 2021

"Our love and thoughts are with the McLachlan family. Hamish was larger than life with a heart filled with love. Cherish the many incredible memories. The Escotts x"
Jodie Escott
16th Jan 2021

"I am so sorry for your loss,. One less light in our world. Our hearts are with you. Charles Luckman and Pattie Pinkerton"
Pattie Pinkerton
16th Jan 2021

"To Dear Sandi and Malcolm and family,
I am thinking of you during this terrible time.
Philip Chisholm and Family"
Philip Chisholm
16th Jan 2021

"Sincere condolences to Malcolm, Sandy, Alastair and family. Fond memories of Hamish - a true gentleman. Taken far too soon. Much love, Sally Grundy (Chapman)"
Sally Grundy
15th Jan 2021

"He will be greatly missed. Legend. Thoughts are with you all. DC"
David Cameron
15th Jan 2021

"Sam, Dougal, Alastair, Toni and family. Our sincere condolences for you all at this difficult time. Hamish will be sorely missed but never forgotten. Best wishes from the Ujvary family."
George Ujvary
15th Jan 2021

"Sam and Dougal,
We are thinking of you both at this tragic time xx love to you both
Devin, Michelle, Henry and Edward Zippel"
Michelle Zippel
15th Jan 2021

"Dear Alistair and Toni, thinking of you both and sending love
JB x"
Jacki Bressington
15th Jan 2021