The late Bertram ‘Bert’ Ocon will be laid to rest today commencing at 11am at the Altona Memorial Park, Dohertys Rd, Altona North.
Mr Ocon died on 17 June due to kidney complications that resulted in irreparable damage to his lungs, liver, and other organs. He was in his early 60s.
Bert worked for the Departmentt of Immigration and dedicated his life and profession as a competent migration agent helping his kababayans stay and become permanent residents of Australia.
“Due to his passing, any matters regarding Immigration will need to go to the Australian Immigration Office,” Mr Ocon’s autoresponder stated.
Cora Torrefranca of Filoz Toastmasters Club said that Ocon’s death was “so unexpected as I just spoke to Bert like a month ago and he definitely sounded well. What a lesson – Life is so precious!”
“It was really a shock for me to learn that Bert Ocon passed away. He was a dedicated member of Filoz Toastmaster Club. All our heartfelt condolences,” said FCCVI Deputy Chairperson Manny Asuncion.
Filipino Migrants Pastoral Council Chaplain Fr. Loi Viovicente in his email message said, “Please let the family know that they are in my prayers and that I will include Bert in my mass tomorrow.”
“My condolonces to Mrs Kim Ocon and her children for the passing of Mr Bert Ocon. I will include Bert in my prayers,” said former Honorary Consul Maina Walkley who is currently doing missionary work in Ching Mai, Malaysia.
Ocon lives behind his wife Kim and children Pia, Migo and Jaq.
On behalf of her family, Kim Ocon would like to invite everyone at a family gathering following the funeral services at the Melton Community Hall, 323 High Street, Melton from 12 noon to 5 pm.