23/10/1930 – 19/02/2021. Passed away peacefully, aged 90 years. Beloved Wife of Douglas (dec), Phillip (dec) & Mother to Anthony, Graeme (dec), Bruce, Trevor & families. Cherished by so many & will be forever in our hearts.

Rest In Peace.

The Funeral Service to honour the life of Mrs. Shirley Constance Chamberlain will be held in the Joyce Chapel, Fawkner Memorial Park, 1187 Sydney Road, Fawkner on Monday, March 1st, 2021 commencing at 11:45am. Please contact Thompson Family Funerals for livestream details. In lieu of flowers, a donation to Dementia Australia in Shirley’s honour would be appreciated. You can donate directly at: www.dementia.org.au/make-donation

01/04/1939 – 22/02/2021.

Passed away peacefully in Bendigo, aged 82 years. Loved and cherished Wife to Ross of 58 years. Loved Mother of Leanne and Jeanette (dec) and Mother-in-law of Peter and Malcolm. Beloved Grandmother of Teagan, Jemma, Adam, Thomas and Maya.

Rest peacefully now, forever in our hearts.

HARVEY (BATTERHAM), Beverley Elizabeth

Loved Daughter of Agnes and Norm. Loved Sister and Sister-in-law of Howard and Ronnie. Aunty of Justin, Clinton and families.

Always in our hearts.

The Funeral Service to honour Beverley’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday, February 26th, 2021 commencing at 1.30PM. At the conclusion of the Service, Beverley will be Privately Cremated.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Beverley to Cancer Research. Envelopes will be available at the Service, or you can donate directly to: Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Reply Paid 9989, Sydney, NSW 2001.

Beverley’s Service will be Live Streamed on February 26th at 1:20pm. To view, please visit the ‘Live Stream’ page located on our website.

23/12/1936 – 15/02/2021.

Son of Alvan Henry & Hilda Frances Golding. Brother of Bill & Frank. Proud Father of Suzanne, Shane & Timothy. Very Proud Grandfather of Timothy & Cassandra. Father-in-law of Mark & Elleni. Caring & supportive very dear friend of Margery Crawford.

The Funeral Service for Mr. Robert Alvan ‘Bob’ Golding will be held at the Baptist Church, Templeton Street, Maldon on Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 commencing at 1:30pm. A Private Cremation will follow.


Passed away on January 30th, 2021 at Castlemaine. Aged 79 years. Brother to Vera (dec), Shirley, Merv, Dennis & Lesley. Uncle to their families.

In accordance with Ray’s wish, a private Funeral has been held.

17/02/1955 – 29/01/2021.

The Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Jane Mitchell will be held at the Peace Monument, Nuggety School Road, Nuggety on Friday, February 12th 2021 commencing at 7pm, followed by the burial at the Maldon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Jane to Birdlife Australia. Envelopes will be available at the Service, or you can donate directly at: https://support.birdlife.org.au/donate.

To watch Jane’s Funeral Service, please visit: https://youtu.be/dPSJZMq3YBM

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.

Funeral Service Video Link: https://youtu.be/Je9L7GU3bAs


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 http://www.thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-stream.