Passed away suddenly on 1st October, aged 84. Loved and loving son of John and Alice (both dec). Cherished younger brother of Barbara, brother-in-law and great friend of Ron (Robertson). Dearly loved husband and soulmate of Wendy (dec). Adored and loving father and father -in-law of Trudy and Peter, Nicholas and Leah, Kym and Michael. Much loved and respected grandfather of Dylan and Bridget, Jace, Tyler and Kristen, Lochie and Harley and fond friend of Geordie. Adored and doting great grandfather of Amelia and Harvey. Loved uncle of Lee, Kerry and Gayle.

Our dear Dad- taken from us before conversations were finished, projects completed and new adventures commenced, but relieved that you are now reunited with ‘ the girl at the pool’ whom you haven’t stopped loving and have missed so dearly. Your bravery, strength and dignity were on display to the end and have left us with inspiring memories and a history that we will treasure – your loving children Trudy, Nick and Kym.

We, his family, extend an invitation to join us in celebrating his remarkable life at a memorial to be held at the Campbells Creek Community Centre at 2pm on Friday 11th October. Thanks to the nursing and oncology staff at Bendigo Health for their care and support. Many thanks to Peter Thompson of Thompson Family Funerals for his guidance and caring attention at this time.

HEAP (Baxter), Jean

Passed away at the Austin Hospital on September 28th 2019. Aged 88 years. Dearly loved wife of John. Loving Mother of Dianne & Philip; & Karen. Devoted & Loved Nan of Sarah, James, Jessica, Courtney, David, William & Isabelle. Great Nan of Jack, Ruby, Billy, Max, Chloe & Ashton. Much loved. Forever in our hearts

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Jean Heap will be held in Tobin Brothers Chapel, 816 Doncaster Road, Doncaster on Monday (October 7th, 2019) commencing at 2pm. A Committal Service will follow on Tuesday (October 8th, 2019) commencing at 12noon at the Maldon General Cemetery.

COLE, Melva Dawn

Passed away peacefully at Thompson House with her family by her side. Much loved Wife of Neil. Much loved Mum of Terry, Greg & Vikki. Loved Mum-in-law of Sue, Heather & Damian. Loved Nan to Glenn, Lissa, Jillian, Douglas, Philip, Theresa, Carina, Sharlene, Nikita & Partners. Great Nan to Jacinda, Isabelle, Chloe, Giselle, Chelsea, Vada-Rose, Hope, Aliza, Izak, Taylor, Levi, Acacia, Harley, Jyilan, Hunter, Archer, Jason, Isaiah, Ace & Seth.

Forever in our hearts. Loved forever. May you rest in peace. A special thankyou to all the staff at Thompson House for the care and dedication to our Mum Melva, so very much appreciated.

The Funeral Service to honour Melva’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Parlor, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday (October 4th, 2019) commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the service the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery.

McSHANAG, Keith Francis

21.09.1931 – 23.09.2019. Loving Husband of Virginia Fay McShanag. Loving Father of Lynn, Paul, Tru, Amanda, Clare and Lloyd. Loving Grandfather of Jade, Aaron, Shayn, Neil, West, Noah, Ochra, Eden, Charlie and Cleo. Loving Great-Grandfather of Hunter. Loving Father-in-law of John, David, Robert and Alicia. Loving Grandfather-in-law of Marina, Holly, Sophie, Tracey, Tori and Jordan.

 Oh dear passionate joyous man you gave us your all. Your generous spirit, your zest for life, your stories, your love, your laughter. The songs for your beloved have been heard and you are now with her. Singing with the angels.

 A Requiem Mass for the repose of Keith’s soul and Funeral will be offered at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine on Thursday (October 3rd, 2019) commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of Mass, the Cortege will leave for the Guildford Cemetery. Rosary will be held prior to Mass commencing at 10-30am.

WOOD, Keryn Heather

Keryn Heather Wood, formerly of Warrandyte, Eltham and North Ringwood died Friday morning the 20th of September at her home in Elphinstone, Central Victoria surrounded by her partner and family. Keryn was tenderly loved by Graham Dodsworth, son Alastair Matcott, brother Denis Wood and sisters Joanne and Robyn Wood. Preceded by her parents, Joan and Bill Wood, she sadly leaves behind her neices and nephews, Felix, Amy, Ella, Bill, Daniel and Katrina and many cousins including Alexandra Wood. Keryn has had a lasting impact on family, friends and colleagues throughout her life which will hopefully continue for many years to come.

Those wishing to join us in celebration of her life, may do so at 3pm on the 1st of October, at the Warrandyte Mechanics Hall, Yarra Street, Warrandyte. Please bring a favourite bottle of something. Refreshments will be provided. Enquiries to Graham – 0448 294 222.

Passed peacefully at Bendigo on September 15th 2019. Aged 89 years. Dearly loved Wife of Bob for 65 years. Loving Mother to Colleen (Dec), John, Pam, Brett, Wayne, Brendan and their families. Always loved, Forever missed. Rest in peace.

A Graveside Service and Prayers will be offered for Mrs. Mary Thelma Garlepp on Friday September 20th, 2019 commencing at 1-30pm at the Kangaroo Flat Cemetery, Helm Street, Kangaroo Flat.


Wife to Bill. Mother to Karyn and Bill. Grandmother to Caitlin, Liam, Kalhan and Connor. Great Grandmother to Harrison, Oliver and Eliana. In accordance with Winsom’s wish, a Private Funeral was held in Castlemaine.

Peacefully at Castlemaine on September 7th, 2019 in her 100th year. Beloved Wife of Turpie (Dec). Loving Mother of Janice. Dear Gran to Wendy & Alan; Stewart & Sal. Great Gran Castlemaine to Kelly & Shane; Stacey & Ricky. Great, Great Gran to Brock, Shanae, Riley, Callum, Blake & Hope and her adopted families whom she loved, and Honey.

– A wonderful life, a beautiful lady –

Dear Gran & Great Gran to Rick, Natalie, Zeb & Emmie.

A Thanksgiving Service to honour Vera will be held at the Thompson Memorial Parlor, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Wednesday (September 11th, 2019) commencing at 1-30pm. A committal will follow at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

RASMUSSEN, Allan George

Formerly of Elmore & Castlemaine. Peacefully at BUPA Bendigo. Husband of Rita (Nankervis) & Doris (Woodward). Father of Dawn (O’Haire), Stanley, Lois (Boyes) & Geoffrey. Father in law of Lyn & Bill. Stepfather of Des. Stepfather-In-Law of Barb. Grandfather and Great Grandfather of his loving extended family.

The Funeral Service to honour Allan’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Parlor, 123 Mostyn Street Castlemaine on Friday (September 13th, 2019) commencing at 1.30pm. At the conclusion of the Service, the Cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery where Allan will be laid to rest.

Passed suddenly at her home on 30th August 2019. Dear & Loved Mother of Darren & Lyndel.

Family & friends are invited to share reflection on Twiggy’s life at the Thompson Memorial Parlor, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday (September 10th, 2019) commencing at 1pm. Casual & colourful clothing would be preferred. A private cremation will follow.