JONES, Christopher Michael

30/09/1976 – 02/01/2021, 44 Years Young.

Passed away peacefully at home. Much loved Partner of 20 years to Kerry Harris. Adored Father of Achaia & Nathaniel. Loyal Brother-in-law to Belinda, Adrian & Ali, Vanessa & Greg. Proud Uncle to Dylan (Phew) & Cee & Great Uncle (Gruncle) to Athena. Son-in-law to Jeff & Jeng and Jan (Dec) & Rod. Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened – Dr Suess.

Christopher Michael Jones, 1976-2021. Much Loved & Cherished Son of Patricia Webb & Michael Jones, & loved Stepson of Phillip. Dearly loved Brother of Duane, Britt & Aden. Loved by all his Nieces and Nephews. Life isn’t always beautiful but it’s a beautiful ride & what a ride you had. – Lovingly Mother Dear.

Christopher Michael Jones, 30.09.1976 – 02.01.2021. Dearly loved & loving Son of Michael & Patricia. Devoted Partner of Kerry. Awesome Father to Achaia & Nathaniel. Brother-in-law to Belinda & Uncle to Dylan. Loved Brother of Kelly, Adam, Megan, Mikaela, Duane & Brittany. We’ll see you again one day my Son, in a land of banished pain, where love, peace & happiness will forever reign. Eternally, Dad.

Dearly loved Grandson of Kevin & Gloria Jones. Loved Nephew of Rodney, Gus, Tanya & Alan. Awesome Cousin of Mark, Melanie, Arron, Jason, Courtney, Cameron, Keiran & Maddi. Lives are like rivers: they go where they must, not where we want them to. Rest In Peace our beautiful and cherished boy.

Christopher Michael Jones. Dearly loved Grandson of Marion & Eric (dec). Much loved Nephew of Stephen & Ian.

Those who knew Christopher knew of his passion & devotion to family & animals. He has left us with a legacy of memories & stories to tell his children as they grow older. Alison & Dean Curtis, Vicki & Josh Kerin with Tai, Charlie & Oliver; Catherine & Patrick Walsh with Mabel & Verena; & Michael Curtis extend their sympathy to Kerry who showed unconditional love to Christopher, also to Belinda, Achaia, Nathaniel, Dylan, Athena & other family members.

Christopher Michael Jones (Jonesy, Boxhead, Cris), 30.09.1976 – 02.01.2021. Passed away peacefully at home. I would like to thank the entire KI community for the love and support you gave him. He loved his Rock, his Footy and the Bush. – Sincerely Kerry and family.

A Private Cremation will respectfully be held.


20.07.1931 – 27.12.2020, aged 89 years. Husband of 60 years to Eileen. Father to David, Robert, Lawrence, Peter, Trevor and Helen. Grandfather to 19, Father-in-law to 6, Great Grandfather to 4.

Beloved by his family; beekeeper extraordinaire; pillar of the communities he served.

A Service celebrating Bob’s life will be held at the Community Centre, 45 Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek on Monday, January 4th 2021 commencing at 2pm.

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21.02.1940 – 14.12.2020, aged 80 years.

Passed away peacefully at Echuca. Wife of Les (dec). Much loved Mother of Kerry, Kelvin & Jacqui. Dear Nana to her Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren. Forever in our hearts.

The Funeral Service to honour Fay’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday, 29th December 2020 commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the Service, Fay will be privately Cremated.

SYMES, John Peter

14.04.1954 – 12.12.2020.

Treasured youngest Son of the late Kathleen & Rex Symes of Harcourt. Cherished Brother of Daryl (dec), Kenneth (dec), Jillian & Greg.

You made life beautiful by unselfish deeds, generous thoughts for other’s needs, happy, smiling, always content & respected wherever you went. R.I.P


Very dearly loved & loving partner of Gail for 24 wonderful years. Proud & Devoted Dad to Dean & Shawn. Stepdad to Jason & Shannyn, & their families.

A man in a million, loved with a love, beyond all telling, missed with a grief, beyond all tears.


Dad, I should never have to explain to you how much you meant to me. Every day in your presence was an absolute pleasure. You are without a doubt the best part of me and I could never repay you for that and will love you always Dad. Take care and look forward to seeing you again. 
– In loving memory by Dean, Eve, Jake, Luca & Lily.

Precious memories woven in gold, these are the moments I will forever hold. In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still, in my heart you hold a place, no one could ever fill. Remembering you will be easy, I will do it every day. Missing you is the heartache, that will never go away. Everything you have taught me, I will forever treasure, my father I love you beyond words, I will miss you beyond measure.

Love ya Dad
Loving Father-in-law to Kelly & Grandfather to Jake, Ty and Charlotte.


A smiling face, a heart of gold, the dearest Brother this world could hold. On earth you toiled, in heaven you rest, God bless you baby Brother; you were the best.

-Heartbroken Sister, Jillian.


So long John (Crash), you put up a tremendous fight now it’s time to rest. Will miss you every minute, my go to mate for a chat. Will meet you again one day in that big rest area in the sky.

-Love always Jan, Greg & family.


Uncle Crash, thank you for being so loving and caring to all of us. We could always rely on you to give us the right advice. We are going to miss you. Keep on truckin’ up there xx

-Deanna, Glen, Bailey, Shania, Shelby and Cooper.


Much loved Uncle. Dearly missed. Forever in our hearts and memories.

-Daniel, Donna, Brad, Caitlin, and Breanna.


Uncle Crash, in our hearts and our minds always and forever.

-Kellie, Dale, Lyla and Max.


Uncle Crash, I will always cherish the memories of the days in the Service Station. You were a great mentor. We will be telling many stories of our time together.

-Mick, Latitia, Jack, Lily, Harry, Jessica, Ebony and Emma.


A special one of a kind person with a heart of gold. Beautiful memories of all the happy times we have had together over the years. Such a loyal and happy friend. Thank you for just being yourself. Our lives have been richer for having known you. Treasured Memories.

-Pauline, Geoff, Rick, Scott, Melissa Jones & Family.


The Funeral Service to honour John’s life will be held at the Community Centre, 45 Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek on Saturday, 19th December 2020, commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the Service, John will take his final ride to the Harcourt Cemetery where he will be laid to rest.

BROAD, Noel Kelvin Harold

09.04.1945 – 14.12.2020, aged 75 years. Husband of Christine (dec). Father of Rachel, Kristen & Bradley. Father-in-law of Natalie. Pa of Brayden, Taitlin, Joshua, Isaiah, Reagan & Eli.

A Private Funeral Service for Noel will be held on Friday December 18th, 2020 commencing at 1pm. You are invited to watch via livestream at

21.08.1939 – 09.12.2020, aged 81 years. On Wednesday 9th December, suddenly & unexpected. Loved Husband of Val. Loved & Loving Father of Stephen & Jennie, Jason, Allyson & Alistair. Adored & loving Pa of Ashley, Jessica, William & Michael, Rylee & Danni, Lachlan, Bella, Joshua, Alesha & Tara.

He simply lived for those he loved & those he loved remember. Now chasing cows in heaven.

Dad, so many things I still want to tell you. So many questions I’ll never get to ask you. Rest easy Dad.

‘O lord it’s hard to be humble, when you are perfect in every way’ – Love you, Stephen.

Loved Father to Stephen & Wife Jennie. Pa to Ashley, Will, Jess & Michael. Taken tragically. Will be greatly missed.

‘Herding his cows in Heaven…’

The Funeral Service to honour Reg’s life will be held at the Community Centre, 45 Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek on Monday, 21st December 2020, commencing at 1.30pm. At the conclusion of the Service, Reg will be privately Cremated.

10/07/1927 – 23/11/2020, aged 93 years. Passed away peacefully at Eltham, Monday evening. Much adored and loved Husband of Adele (dec). Treasured Father of Louise, Bruce and Jenny. Cherished Father-in-law and friend of Michael, Angela and David. Adored Pa to Darcy, Grace, Tom, Jim and Billy Rodgerson, and Jack, Jesse and Jordi Dunlop. Great Pa to Kaylea, Luca and Lexi Rodgerson. Very cherished Brother of Mary.

A Private Funeral Service for Bruce will be held.

OATS, Richard

Formerly of McFarlane Ave, Maldon. Passed away peacefully on 22nd November 2020. Much adored Grandfather of Dylan, Noa and Louie. Father of Helen & Nick. Devoted Husband of Dorothy (Dec).

Dearly missed. Rest in Peace.

In accordance with his wish, Privately Cremated.

VICKERS, Albert John

21.06.1948 – 23.10.2020, aged 72 years.

Our beloved Father Albert John Vickers passed away on Friday 23.10.2020. Father to Ruth, Linda and Owen. Father-in-law to Brian and Jolene. Grandfather to Zoe, Trinity, Rahni, Taylor and Jesse.

He will be missed by family and all in the community who knew him. Hope you are kicking goals from the backline!

Due to the current restrictions, a Private Funeral Service for Albert will be held.

17.09.1928 – 21.10.2020, aged 92 years.

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 21 October at Ellery House, aged 92. Devoted wife of Vernon (dec). Loved Mother of Graeme and Cathryn (dec). Mother-in-law to Coral and Rob. Loved and respected Grandmother of Brooke, Elise, Melissa, Kristy and Nathan. Friend of Nelson, Heath, Rick and Sharna. Loved Great Grandma to Aria, Rafael and Serena.

Treasured memories of a wonderful woman. Rest in peace.

A Private Funeral Service for Ailsa will be held.