27.09.1925 – 06.10.2023, aged 98 years.

Dear & Loved Mum of Barry (Dec), Ronnie & Kris; Denise (Dec), Mary, Valerie (Dec), Cathie, Pam & Philip. Devoted Nan, Great Nan & Great Great Nan to all her loving Family & Friends.

A very Resilient, Strong & Loving Lady

The Funeral for Joan will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday October 16th 2023 commencing at 1pm followed by a committal at the Chewton Cemetery. To view the Service via Live Stream, please visit:


30.06.1934 – 02.10.2023, aged 89 years.

Dear and loved Wife of Doug (Dec). Loving Mother of Glenda & Shane; Judy & Ron; Graham ‘Franko’, Sharon & Dook. Devoted Nanna to Jason, Rhiannon, Luke, Kristie, Emma, Matt & Sarah. Great Nanna to Dray, Kade, Jobe, Charlie, Maddie, Noah, Indie, Hunter, Emella, Ryker, Scarlett and their families.

~ Mum and Dad together again ~

The Funeral Service for June will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday, 9th October at 2pm. A committal will follow at the Castlemaine Cemetery. To view this Service via Live stream, please visit:

BLAKELEY, Mavis Jean

17.10.1926 – 24.09.2023, aged 96 years.

Loving Mother of Neil & Dianne (Dec). Mother-in-law of Sonya & Stephen. Pama & Gargy to Jason & Danni, David & Kate, Jonathon & Laura. Great Grandma to Levi, Zali & Frankie. Our heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff of Ellery House.

Don’t be sad that I have gone, be happy that I was here.

A Private Funeral was held for Mavis in accordance with her wishes. She was peacefully laid to rest at the Harcourt Cemetery.

28/10/1930 – 25/09/2023.

Loved Mother and Mother-in–law to Roger and Annie. Loved Nanny to Jodie and Shane, Troy and Jackie. Loved Great Nanny to Bradley, Rachelle, Maisie, Brodie, Sarah and Kadesha. Special thank you to Dr Louisa Hope and the wonderful staff at Ellery House. Love you Mum. Roger x

Sleep peacefully Joy. Love Annie x

Peacefully on Monday 25th September, 2023. Dearly loved Mother & Mother-in-law of Gary & Jenny. A cherished Nannie Joy. Grandmother & Grandmother-in-law of Matthew & Shona, Kimberley & Andrew & Great Grandmother of Lola, Eva, Ashton & Alita. Forever in our Hearts.

Much loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Kathleen and Kevin. Adored Nannie to Kylie, Christie, Brad and Kel. Treasured Great Nannie Joy of Remi, Tyler and Hailey. Forever in our hearts.

Nanny Joy, so many special memories. Such a strong woman. Courageous, caring and bloody stubborn. You loved us all so much. We were your whole world. We loved you so much also. No more parties with you, you’ll have to listen from above, you always loved a party with us and you were always one of the last to leave. Nanny, 92 years you had on this earth and 51 years of them I had loving you. We remember all the fun times and special treats you always had for us. Loved and adored Nannie to Shane (Big fella), Maisie (Your beautiful girl) and Brodie (Your handsome man). Nannie I will love and miss you always. Your loving No; 1 Girl. Jodie xox

How do we say goodbye to someone who is loved so much? How do we say goodbye to someone who has been such an important person in our lives? How do we say goodbye to our Grandmother and Great-Grandmother? Nannie Joy, you were the first to arrive at our parties and the last to leave, you would quietly sit there and take in all the shenanigans with so much joy and laughter. You were the ultimate Grandmother and Great-Grandmother, every Sunday you came for dinner with a package for each of us, everyone’s favourite chocolate block, a bag of lollies, and a chocolate bar. You were not only our Nannie Joy but you were known to all our extended family and friends as simply Nannie Joy, everyone’s Nannie.  Watch over us Nannie, protect and love us as we learn to live without you and on the days that our grief is overwhelming help us remember what this represents, help us remember that grief has come to us because love came first.

Nannie, you came into my life 29 years ago and it did not take long for you to become my favourite person. Thank you for loving me, thank you for always being there for me, thank you for being the best Great Grandmother to my children and for spoiling them always. I will miss hearing your stories, painting your nails and brushing your hair. You kept your promise, thank you for waiting for me. Love you always Jackie xx

I am going to miss that “Hey darl, what you been up to? Is that truck loaded?” I love you and you will always forever be in my heart.  Love Troy xx

Nannie, I love you very much and am going to miss you. Love always Bradley xx

Nannie, I am going to miss your cheeky sense of humour and your smile or laugh that always followed. I feel so privileged to have been your Great-Granddaughter. I owe my love for fresh flowers and chocolate to you. I love you forever, be good won’t you. Love Shelley xx

I’ll miss the way your entire face lit up when I entered the room and the way you always asked how my basketball was going and I would reply, “It’s netball Nannie”. I’ll miss the way that you would flick through the TV channels to find the one I liked, even though all I cared about was your word searches and fascinated by how quickly you could knit. But most of all I’ll miss your presence. Love your baby girl xx

Nannie Joy, you loved me like one of your own, you filled my life with boundless joy. Your love, your contagious laugh and your kindness will forever remain in my heart. I am so grateful for the beautiful memories I got to share with you. May you rest in peace. Love you more than ever Kadesha xx

A Graveside Funeral Service to celebrate Joy’s life will be held at the Castlemaine Cemetery on Monday, 2nd October 2023 commencing at 1.30pm.

12.5.1925 – 22.9. 2023, aged 98 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Shirley. Loving Dad of Kim & Wayne, Michael & Janet. Devoted Fa to Kristen, Rachelle, Amelia & Brodie. Great Fa to Liam & Kayla.

One of Nature’s True Gentlemen

The Funeral Service for Frank will be held at the Baptist Church, Templeton Street, Maldon on Friday, 29th September 2023, commencing at 11am. Frank will be Privately Cremated.

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19.07.1974 – 11.09.2023, aged 49 years.

Friends, family & Wes Anderson fans are welcome to celebrate Lok’s life. His interment, a natural burial, will take place on Sunday 24th September, 2023 at 2pm at the Chewton Cemetery – Bushland’s area. Those present will be invited to participate if so desired, by being in a group photo, bringing along and putting a paper note to Lok in the grave, filling the grave – spades provided – and by leaving a flower on the mound (natural materials only).

The Exit Party will take place at the Waldorf Astoria (erstwhile Northern Arts Hotel) 359 Barker Street, Castlemaine. There will be refreshments, stories, music and visuals until 7.30pm.

HALL, Jess

28.04.1931 – 17.09.2023, aged 92 years.

Beloved Wife of William Thomas “Bill” (Dec). Devoted and Loving Mother to Susan, Elizabeth, Janis, Stephen, Peter (Dec) and their loving families. Passed away peacefully at Penhall, Castlemaine Health.

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Gardener, Cook, Potter, Avid Reader. A wonderful soul.

Privately Cremated.

05.03.1939 – 04.09.2023. Beloved and loving Wife of Norman. Loved & loving Mother & Mother-in-law of Nathan & Margie, Ruth & Peter, Simon & Meredith, Sarai & Stephen. Loved & loving ‘Grandma on the Farm’ to Acacia, James, Emily, Joel, Jacob, Isaac, Tiana, Zane and Laura.

Dedicated & much respected Teacher & special educator. A Teacher takes a hand, opens a mind & touches a heart.

May the sun shine warm upon your face, may the rains fall upon your fields, and may God hold you in the hollow of his hand

The Funeral Service to honour Diane’s life will be held at the Uniting Church, Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine on Friday, September 15th 2023 commencing at 11am. A Committal Service will follow at the Maldon Cemetery. To view this Service via Live Stream, please visit:

17.02.1942 – 30.08.2023, aged 81 years.

Dear & Loved Husband of Aileen (Dec) & Emilia. A very loving Dad to Karon, Darren, Stephen, Craig & their families.

The Long Road Ends

A Funeral Mass for Wally will be held on Friday, September 8th 2023 commencing at 12 noon in the Chapel at Yan Yean Cemetery, 2265 Plenty Road, Yan Yean followed by a Committal Service at the Yan Yean Cemetery.

ROBINSON, Neville Raymond

04.07.1947 – 12.08.2023, aged 76 years.

Loved Father of Sharon, Kevin & Melissa. Dear Pa of Ruby & Aleira. Loving Partner of Joy Forte. Uncle to Sandra, Linda & Pam.

Always in our hearts

The Funeral Service for Neville will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Thursday, 31st August 2023 commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the Service, a Committal Service will follow at the Chewton Cemetery where Neville will be peacefully and respectfully laid to rest.