02.11.1941 – 23.07 2021, aged 79 years.

Passed away peacefully. Loved Father and Father-in-law to Ricky, Kylee and Leisa. Grandpa to Taylan, Bayley and Amber. Rest peacefully GPa we miss you.

Cold cans and tight lines.

Dearly loved close friend of Ken (dec) & Miriam for over 60 years. He will be greatly missed. He supported Miriam through the highs and lows of life after the passing of his best mate, Ken. Now both off fishing.

Considered part of the family to Ken (Jnr) & Vanessa, Leanne, Jade, Mitch, Tegan, Emily & Leshae.

Forever in our hearts.

The Funeral Service for Jim will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday, 2nd August 2021 commencing at 2pm. You may also choose to watch this service via livestream at https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming. A Private Cremation will follow.

16.01.1928 – 21.07.2021, aged 93 years.

Peacefully at Ballarat, late of Daylesford. Dear & loved partner of Ted Hockey (dec). Loving Mother & Mother-in-law of Steve & Dora. So dear to Michael & Carman Hockey.

Loved by all their families.

A Service to honour Ursula will be available via livestream at https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming from 11am on Thursday, 29th July 2021.

16th November 1929 – 15th July 2021.

Passed away peacefully at Bethlehem Aged Care, Bendigo. Deeply loved Husband of Elizabeth (Betty) (dec). Loved Father of Doug and Cheryl, Gary and Tracey, Neale (dec), Sandra and Dave, Rodney and Wendy. Adored Friend of Pam. Devoted Pop/Poppy to 8 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren.


WATSON, John Trevor (Jack).

You fought hard to stay with us. Loving Father to Doug and Cheryl. Loved Poppy of Simone and Ben, Dani and Kosta, Nikki and Mark. Adored Poppy Jack of Steph, Indy, Maddie, Allana, Charli, Alexandra, Marley, Lucy and Caleb.

Forever in our hearts


WATSON, John Trevor (Jack).

Much loved Father of Gary and Tracey and Pop to John, Ross and Ebony. Jack, you were always there for family. You loved your football – as a player and supporter of Nullawil and Carlton football clubs. We will miss your visits and Pop jokes.


WATSON, John Trevor (Jack).

Passed peacefully on 15th July 2021.

Much loved Father of Sandra and Dave, and adored Pop of Felix and Monty. Dad, we will cherish the memories and time we had together. With our deepest love and gratitude, always.


WATSON, John Trevor (Jack).

Sadly missed today

Forever, we remember

Not in grief and sorrow

But in our hearts forever

Rest peacefully.
Rod, Wendy and Nathan.

A private Memorial Service to honour Jack’s life will be held on Friday, July 30th 2021, commencing at 11am. To view this Service via livestream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

BARNES, Phyllis Jean

04.12.1935 – 09.07.2021, aged 85 years.

Beloved Daughter of Albert & Elizabeth Sinclair. Sister of Les, Stan, Colin, Girlie, Lillian, Evelyn Bill, Reg & Micky (All Dec).

Loving Wife & Soulmate of Clarrie (Dec) for 56 years. Loved Mum of Jen & Leigh (Cutlack); & Peter. Devoted Gran to Brant & Katey; Chris & Nicole; & Ryan.

Our Mum & Dad, have never been far apart, now reunited together forever and will always be in our heart.

A Mother’s a special gift, and one you think will stay, you never dream the day will come, when she will go away. For those who have a Mother, cherish her while you may, because I would give the world, to have my Mother here today. Reunited with Dad. Loving Mum and best friend. Love, your heartbroken Daughter, Jen.

My dear Mother-in-law, you meant the world to me. It’s hard to believe you are gone. You were always by our side, through thick and thin you helped us. Now you’re gone, our life is hard to live without, and it’s hard to think about anything but you. Even though your love will shine in us forever, it’s still hard not to look for your hand to hold. Even though you’re not here with us in the flesh, we still have you in our hearts and in our memories. Thank you for giving me a replica of you in my Wife. Love you forever, your favourite Son-in-law, Leigh.

My Beautiful Mum, so loving, so loved, your confusion and pain is over. Reunited with Dad. Your partner and soulmate. Now resting peacefully together. You will always be close to my heart and thoughts. Your loving Son, Peter.

My loving Gran, you have left a place no one can fill. We will never forget you. The love and memories you have given me, means so much. You and Pa are together forever. Love always, Brant and Katey.

You were a special Gran, too special for words to say. I will love you forever and always, even though you had to go away. You may not be there for me to see, but I will feel you in my heart, and as long as I feel this way, we are never far away. Loving Gran of Chris and Nicole.

Your presence I miss, your memory I treasure, loving you always, forgetting you never. Loving you forever, Ryan.

A huge thank-you to Dr. Dale, Castlemaine Health and Thompson House for the care they gave our Mum.


Due to the current restrictions as of 11.59pm tonight (15.07.2021), the Funeral Service for the late Mrs. Phyllis Jean Barnes will now be strictly private, with only immediate family members in attendance. To view this Service via livestream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

15.06.1950 – 27.06.2021, aged 71 years.

Good Mate of Phil Mune.

The Funeral Service for Bob will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday, 13th July 2021 commencing at 2.30pm. A Private Cremation will follow.

25.10.1939 – 26.06.2021, aged 81 years.

Funeral Prayers will be offered for Dennis at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Thursday, July 8th, 2021 commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the Service, the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery.

28.05.1940 – 24.05.2021, aged 80 years.

Family and Friends are invited to join in honouring Col’s life at the Trades Hall, 127 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Sunday, 11th July 2021 commencing at 11am. Refreshments will be provided, along with memories and stories shared.

28.02.1959 – 28.06.2021, aged 62 years.

Much loved Dad of Chanel & Harrison Langdon.

You will be remembered and your memory quietly kept. There are no words needed as we will never forget.

Beloved Son of Frank & Valda (both dec). Brother to Julie.

Forever Loved

The Funeral Service to honour Vern’s life will be held at the Anglican Church, 8 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday, July 9th 2021 commencing at 1pm. At the conclusion of the Service, the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery where Vern will be respectfully laid to rest.

04.12.1947 – 27.06.2021, aged 73 years.

Dear & loved Wife of Ian. Loving Mum to Cynthia, James, Christopher, Benjamin, Ian & Nathan. Devoted Gran to her 11 Grandchildren & 3 Great Grandchildren.

So loved by all of her family

The Funeral Service to honour Carol’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday July 5th, 2021 commencing at 11am. A Private Burial will follow at the Maldon Cemetery.

A thanksgiving celebration for the life and work of Rev. Ron Croxford will be held at the Uniting Church, 24 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine on Monday, July 5th, 2021 commencing at 1pm.

Live streaming can be viewed at http://www.thompsonsfunerals.com.au