Born on July 12, 1947.

Passed away suddenly at home on April 17, 2023.

Aged 75 years.


Loving and devoted husband and best friend of Heather.

Cherished father of Kelly and father-in-law of Alex.

Adoring Papa Sean of James and Chloe.


Loved brother of Peter, Mark and Pauline,

and brother-in-law of Jenny, Lorraine, Steve, Heather, Ron, and Anita.

Treasured uncle of Dylan, Ashley, Maddison, Courtney, and Sophie.


May the road rise to meet you, the wind be always at your back;

may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields,

and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Forever in our Hearts

Sean’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated in

St Paul of the Cross Catholic Church (The Monastery),

15 Cross Road, Urrbrae, on TUESDAY, May 2, 2023, commencing at 11:30 a.m.


The Committal will then follow in the Catholic A Section of

the Centennial Park Cemetery, 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena.


No flowers please at the family’s request.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart Foundation


the Leukaemia Foundation would be appreciated.

Donation envelopes will be available at the Funeral.

Message Board

The Seal Family -

Our deepest sympathies to Heather, Kelly & Family we can’t believe that Sean has left us so suddenly he was a wonderful loyal friend for nearly 50 years & will be sadly missed by all of us. RIP Sean Regards Tim, Jane & Family xxx

Tom & Karen Halloran -

Thinking of you all at this very sad time. A lifetime of fond memories from our SA family. Our deepest sympathies to you all. RIP Sean, from Tom & Karen. Buninyong, Victoria, 3357.

Margot Lovener -

Dear Sean you will always live in our hearts. We never forget you. You were kind and always there to help people. Rest in Peace Love Margot and Emilt

wendy -

A very good friend of John Ranger, Sean was a great person we met in Adelaide many years ago always remembered with pleasure.

Maura T. Haughney -

Our deep sympathy to Heather, Kelley, all the Kiernan & extended family on the loss of our very dear cousin, Sean, R.I.P. We have many happy memories of the visits here over the years. With love.

Mark Kiernan -

To my big brother Sean, whom I always loved, respected and admired. You took me to many sporting events over the years and looked after me growing up as a young lad. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace Sean Deepest Condolences to Heather, Kelly and family Love Always Mark and Anita xx

Dylan Kiernan -

As a child, my Uncle Sean was like a superhero; a larger-than-life figure who raced motorbikes, travelled the world, and always had a captivating story to tell. I still admire and idolise him to this day and always will. His love for food, wine, travel, David Bowie, boxing, and, above all, his friends and family, is something I will always admire and strive to embody in my own life. Sadly, life isn't always fair, and those we love often leave us too soon. Despite how heartbreaking this may be, I feel incredibly honoured and grateful to have had Sean in my life. Rest easy, great man, and please say hi to Bowie for me. Until we meet again, my friend, remember, "we can be heroes, just for one day."

Bianca Doolan, Simone Parker & Ziggy -

Mrs Kiernan, we are saddened to hear the loss of your wonderful husband. We know the pain all too well. Our thoughts are with you now and in the coming days, months and years. Find peace in knowing that you had a wonderful journey together and a beautiful daughter in Kelly. Keep on keeping on for Sean. All our love.

Jordan Harrison -

Sean, I will remember your trips coming from Australia to Washington state and San Francisco, California to visit my family on my mom’s side in Washington state and San Francisco in California for my mom, my dad and I. I will miss you so much!! Big hugs!

Greg & Pam Johnston -

Fond memories of good times, laughs and sharing many bevvies. A great family man. "Clear left" and on you go. Love and condolences to the family. Pam & Greg, Goolwa.

Jilll O'Connor (nee Schiller) -

Dear Heather, I am extremely sad to learn of Sean's passing. He was such a kind and generous person who will be sadly missed by so many. Sean was like a big brother to me and so supportive over many years. Rest easy darling big man with whom I shared so many good times and memories. Sincere condolences to you Heather, Kelly and family. Love Jill and Paul

Margo Kellett -

You and the family are in my thoughts at this sad time. I will be there for you when you need a cry or chat. Xxxx Margo

Wolfgang Ulrike Flo und Max -

Wir werden Sean als lieben Freund und großartigen Menschen für immer in Erinnerung behalten. Gerne erinnern wir uns daran als er mit unseren Söhnen Flo und Max auf dem Sofa geduldig immer wieder den gleichen Film Cap und Capper ansah. Unser tiefes Mitgefühl gilt Heather, Kelly und Familie

Graeme & Rhonda Earl -

So blessed to share your 70th Heather with Sean. So shocked to hear of his passing so suddenly afterwards. Our loving thought and prayers as you celebrate his life and may you sense the loving arms of Jesus holding you not only today but through every day ahead. love u and all the family. Graeme & Rhonda Earl Sorry not there in person but certainly in spirit watching on line.

Pauline Kiernan -

Rest in Peace Big Brother Sean...My GodFather You will be missed by so many.... "You went away so suddenly, no time to say Goodbye, but Family can't be parted as precious memories never die". I will always remember Sean teaching me to drive in the red Torana SLR5000, Sat arvo in the K-Mart carpark. Oh the power! Not the Port variety..whom he so loved. Know you are loved dear Brother, rest in peace and dream your sweet dreams. Your Loving Sister, Pauline xx Condolences, Love and Prayers to Heather and Kelly..Peter and Mark With Love from Pauline and Ron..

Lorna and Sue Kennedy-Andrews -

Our love and prayers to you all! RIP Sean xxx

Sean Noonan -

Thinking of all of you, rest in peace xxx

Julie Andrewartha -

Beautiful farewell rest in peace cuz, love to all the family xx

Peta Sargent -

Dear Heather, Kelly and family, sending my thoughts and best wishes to you all a this very sad time. I'm sorry I could not be there in person, the service was a touching and lovely tribute to Sean. Rest In Peace

Chris & Connie Blackman - Melbourne -

Although we only met Sean a few times he was always very kind, generous and interested in knowing about others. He set a great example of personal diligence and application in his work, all while living his life to the fullest possible extent. He lived life large, and loved his family large too. We were sorry could not be there today, but glad we were able to learn more about Sean's earlier life and exploits through his online memorial service. We can all be heroes just for one day - but Sean was heroic for his family his whole life. Farewell Sean, and big hugs to Heather and Kelly next time we're in Adelaide.

Kate Watts -

Dear Heather, Kelly and family, The Ranger/Watts family’s were so saddened to hear of Sean’s sudden passing. We have grown up with stories of Sean and Dad’s adventures at home and abroad. Who could forget the running of the bulls story - we remember a black and white photo of Sean pride of place at home. He was such a dear, life long friend to our Dad, John Ranger. For that he will always be in our hearts. Love from Kate, George, Harriet, Emmett and Maggie Watts

Maria Yates and family -

Our deepest sympathies to you both Heather and Kelly. Sean was a very special and caring man. He wasn’t just a boss he was a friend. My boys will always remember the day he organised for a car to pick them up and bring them to the office so we could go to an event organised by the insurance company. James will alway remember his work experience and the special lunches that week with Sean. He loved his football but most of all he loved his family. He will be so greatly missed by all. Rest in peace Sean. Love Maria, Roy, James ,Ryan and Dylan xx

Maureen Griffith -

In the 70"s My Mom Kathleen Kiernan said she was bringing cousin to my home for sometimes the "Relatives"were not our in our Sean arrived so tall so handsome just knew he was Family ...started years of love and will be missed !

Moira Lemay -

Thinking of you all!!! I remember when I came to Australia after high school and I got to meet everyone for the first time. I will never forget how welcoming everyone was to my older brother and I. I remember going to the winery and walking the vineyards. The drive home was so crazy and I was amazed at how well Sean took every turn. You all have made me want to come back one day. I love and miss you all

Joe Bivone -

My Sincere condolences to Heather and Family for their loss of Sean Kiernan. I have fond memories of Sean and Heather dating back to Salisbury North West Primary School in the mid 1970's and rekindled at Walkerville Primary School in recent years. I valued Sean's life long friendship and wicked sense of humour. Gone too soon mate.

Hans van santen -

So close from afar... and now time seemed wasted , will miss you friend, but not forget. Much strength to Heather and do family. hans