Luigi Palmas Oakdale Funeral Directors Melbourne

 Lou (Luigi) Palmas

22/9/1949  -  12/9/2020

Born in Perdasdefogu (Nuoro), Sardinia, Italy and passed away in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Luigi's family are saddened to advise that he passed away just shy of his 71st birthday.

Luigi was a loyal friend to many and was a lover of pool and poker, gaining many friends over the years, as well as many winnings.

Luigi was at ease with his culinary skills, and worked in many restaurants worldwide, gaining many friends along the way, as well as having the privilege to cook for many famous and high profile people. We always loved seeing him infuse his olive oils with herbs from his garden, and he still enjoyed to cook at home, especially if for us. 

Luigi was a much loved and solid member of the Watson family, having the roles of Father, Grandfather, Friend and companion for over 30 years since meeting our mother in the late 1980's and entering our lives.  We couldn't imagine our family without Lou.  We have lost a great member of our family and will always love and appreciate our dear Lou.  He will be greatly missed.

A small service will be held at 1pm on Tuesday 22nd of September and will be live streamed for his many friends to join due to the current restrictions. 

Lou will be laid to rest at Kangaroo Ground Cemetery following the service. 

Please click on the link below for access to Lou's service 

Forever in our Hearts


  1. Jason Williams on 17 September 2020 at 7:13 pm

    I first met Lui at the Mansion when I started in 2000, then again from 2008. He was such a social person who loved pool and poker. Having worked with him on many functions, he had such a great work ethic, his passion for working, and the social interaction with his work colleagues madr everyone’s day brighter.

    My news of his passing has left me saddened but as long as he’s no longer in pain, may he fly with the angels.

    Luigi, you truly were the best, love ya buddy.

    • Kelly Watson on 24 September 2020 at 2:21 am

      Thank you for your kind words and reflection Jason. It’s nice to know so many were so fond of Lou.

  2. Wayne dellas on 21 September 2020 at 8:41 am

    Louie I am sad you pass away I am going miss you so much you was beautiful person at hoppers club pool comp since I started playing in 2006 I couldn’t beat you and last 2 years I got chance to beat you like a champion player your beautiful smile and face will be miss by all of northern western pool league and hoppers crossing club send my deepest sympathies condolences to club and family Rlp Louie

    • Kelly Watson on 24 September 2020 at 2:22 am

      Thank you, Wayne. It’s nice hearing the memories of everyone’s friendship.

  3. David Sandford on 21 September 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Everyone privileged enough to know Luigi will have great memories of him and he is sadly missed by his family and friends. He worked hard and was very knowledgeable about many things. He was a good friend and we played many games of pool and l will miss him dearly.

    • Kelly Watson on 24 September 2020 at 2:24 am

      Thank you for your kind words and reflection, David. We know many friends will miss Lou, and is sad they all couldn’t attend in person.

  4. Al Brophy Hoppers Crossing Club Pool President on 22 September 2020 at 10:14 am

    Lou had been a member of the pool fraternity for many years. I first met Lou when I started playing pool for the Hoppers Club back in the day when we played in the Footscray Pool League and he had always been a revered adversary. You knew you had to be playing your best if you had any chance to beat him. Over the years Lou had played in many teams from The Altona Sports Club and the Hoppers Club and although he was a tough opponent he always he always played the game in good spirit wether victorious or not and always would be keen to pass on his knowledge and prowess to others. He will be sadly missed by all his pool mates but his memories will live on.
    RIP Lou

    • Kelly Watson on 24 September 2020 at 2:26 am

      Thank you for your nice reflection of your connection with Lou. I’m glad he made many memories to be shared.