18.11.1932 – 10.07.2020. Passed away peacefully at Castlemaine. Daughter of Edward & Mary Jacobs. Sister to Nellie, Fred, Laurie, Eddie, Ellen, Jack (all dec) & Shirley. Loving Aunt to her many nieces & nephews.

Rest in Peace.

The Funeral Service to honour Valda’s life will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 commencing at 11am. Valda will be laid to rest at 3pm, at the Maryborough Public Cemetery, 1 Wright Street, Maryborough.

Passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, July 1st 2020. Aged 79 years. Much loved Husband of June (dec). Loving Brother of Joy, Jessie (dec), Dos (dec) & Neil (dec). Loved Father of Amanda, Cindy, Jodie & Doug. Loved Grandfather of 7 & Great Grandfather of 6.

Always loved. 

 A Private Funeral Service for Ron will be held.

21.08.1947 – 01.07.2020.

Dearly loved Daughter of Wal & Bess (both dec). Adored Sister of Lyn & David (dec). Respected Sister-in-law of Kevin Maple & Christine Boyd. Dear friend of George (dec). Treasured Aunt of Chris & Faith, Jodie & Shaun, & their families.

 In accordance with her wish, Privately Cremated. A Celebration of Bev’s life will be held at a later date.

Suddenly passed at Moulamein on June 8th, 2020. Late of Campbells Creek. Loved Husband of Rhonda. Loving Dad of Raymond & Melinda. Devoting Pop of Maddy.

 Gone Fishin’ – “Go the Doggies”

A Private Funeral for Kevin will be held with a Burial to follow at the Guildford Cemetery.

SMITH, Jake Darren

1995 – 2020. Beloved Son of Jamie Smith and Leanne Davey. Brother to Trent, Tyson (dec) and Matt. Uncle to Tahlia, Tyler, Lexi and Darci. Extended family of Lisa, Ricci, Kylie, Zach and Lily.

Forever in our hearts, we will always miss you.

“Too fast to live, too young to die.”

A Private Funeral Service will be held at the Werribee Mansion.


Dear and loved Wife of John. Loving Mum to Jason, Shireen & Gary; Kirsty & Shane. Devoted Nanna to Brodie, Jessica, Jye, Madalyn, Zoie, Tayla & Quinn. Great Nanna to Arli & Nate. Dearest friend to James & Tanya.

 Always loved and forever in our hearts.

 A Private Funeral will be held.

30.12.1931 – 25.05.2020. The consummate artist, painter, poet, musician, philosopher and so much more. Beloved Husband, Father, Stepfather and Grandfather. A significant contributor to the fabric of Australian art. Died peacefully after a short illness in Bendigo Hospital, bathed in love.

A Memorial and Celebration of John’s life will be arranged when circumstances permit.

Late of Harcourt. Dearly loved Wife of David (dec). Loving Mother & Mother in law of Pauline & Geoff; Gary & Cheryl; Neil, Daryl & Cindy; Wendy & John. Devoted Nanna to her 8 Grandchildren & 14 Great Grandchildren.

 A long day ends. Forever in our hearts.

 A Private Funeral for Joan will be held, followed by a Burial at the Harcourt Cemetery.

Passed away the morning of Monday, May 25th after a long battle with illness. Devoted Daughter of Reginald and Vera, and Sister of John, Max and Frank (all dec). Loving, loyal and caring Wife of 64 years to Laurie (Bill). Loving and steadfastly devoted Mother to Karen (and John), Jason (and Alison). Doting Grandmother to Thea (and Luke), Jesse (and Kim), Wil and Gus.

Warm hearted friend to many in the community. Sadly missed, but fondly remembered by all that knew her.

 A Private Funeral Service will be held for Patricia, followed by a public Celebration of her life later in the year when circumstances allow.

Late of Epsom, passed away peacefully on 21st May 2020, aged 80 years. Born in Te Kuiti, New Zealand; to Walter and Mavis Horne, with sisters Leonie, Shirley, Lorraine and brother Neville. Beverley moved to Australia in 1978 and to Victoria in 1984. Beverley was devoted to her family and was actively involved in her community.

Beverley, you will be missed deeply by your much loved husband of 62 years, Ian. Loving children Wayne, Gaylene, Robyn and Grant and their partners; Julie, Marcus, Mark and Carla. 14 adoring grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Sister Leonie, friends and other family in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA.

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday 27th May in Castlemaine. Should you wish to commemorate Beverley’s life, rather than flowers or gifts to the family, please consider a contribution to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (nbcf.org.au).