12.12.1939 – 05.04.2022, aged 82 years.

Elva passed peacefully surrounded by love. Loving wife for 61 years to Brian.

Loved mother and mother-in-law to: Kaylene and Tony McMeel, Kelvin and Chelle Dingwall, and Leonie and Brett Wallace. Loved Grandy to: Jenna, Claire, George, Gus, Sullivan and Mitchell.

Elva was an extraordinary woman who was determined to prevent Parkinson’s Disease from slowing her down until it became a fight she could no longer win.

A Graveside Funeral Service to honour Elva’s life will be held on Monday 11th April, 2022 commencing at 11.30am at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

FRY, Peter Brian

03/03/1974 – 30/03/2022, aged 48 years.

Dear Son of Lyn. Loving Father of Connor, Lara and Kayla (Chooky).

Got my bowls, got my fishing rod, the musics playing and I’ll catch ya later. Forever 48.

The Funeral Service for Peter will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday, April 8th 2022 commencing at 2pm. At the conclusion of the Service, a Private Cremation will be held. To view this Service via Live Stream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

In lieu of flowers, donations to assist Peter’s family would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the Service.


15/05/1930 – 18/03/2022, aged 91 years.

In loving memory of Carlo. Eldest Son of Anna and Giacomo. Brother to Franco, Julio & Maria of Messina in Italy. Husband to Patricia nee; Bradfield. Papa to Wayne, Carla, Gregory & Oliver. Uncle Carl to Jennifer. Grandfather to many. Brother-in-law to Cecil. Father-in-Law to Mark.

Will be sadly missed by all

Carlo Cubeta passed away peacefully on the 18th March 2022. Papa of Carla, Mark, Linden and Aiden. In heaven with Mum now.

Carlo Cubeta, beloved Papa of Gregory and Oliver, Father in law to Wenna, Grandfather to Leigh, Ben and Shannan.

Gone but not forgotten.

A Private Funeral for Carlo was held at Fryerstown on March 26th, 2022.


The Funeral Service for Jareen will be held at the Werribee Park Mansion, K Road, Werribee South on Wednesday, March 30th 2022 commencing at 12pm.

To view Jareen’s Service via Live Stream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

JENKINS, Neville James

20.05.1963 – 18.03.2022, aged 58 years.

The Funeral Service for Mr. Neville James Jenkins will be held on Tuesday, 29th March 2022, commencing at 2pm at the Bendigo Community of Christ, 60 Havlin Street West, Quarry Hill.

At the conlcusion of the Service, Neville will be Privately Cremated.

GRIMES, Kenneth Rex

20/01/1930 – 26/02/2022, aged 92 years.

Passed away peacefully on the 26th February 2022. Dearly loved husband of Eileen (dec.). Much loved father of Robyn, Jen (dec) and Ken, and father-in-law of Harry. Adored grandfather of Luke, Shane, Adam, Stacey, Samuel and Amy, and his 13 great grandchildren.

A long and rich life, always providing care, love and support to his family. So dearly loved and sadly missed.

A strong, loving, hard working man that was a role model for the family. To have the respect of everyone tells it all. Cherished Memories. Ken, Samuel, Jayne, Poppy, Amy, Mannix and Harper.

A true gentleman, together again with the ones he loved. Many memories and forever missed. Shane, Sam, Deegan, Lexi, Bodhi, Stacey, Joel, Charlie and George.

We shall keep close to our hearts a lifetime of treasured memories and always remember his strength of character, love and support. Robyn, Harry, Luke, Kelly, Tom, Jack, Ben, Adam, Lauren, Levi and Xavier.

A Graveside Funeral Service for Kenneth will be held at the Castlemaine Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Campbells Creek on Tuesday, March 8th 2022, commencing at 11am. To view this Service via livestream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

23/03/1955 – 12/02/2022, aged 66 years.

Dear & loved partner of Paul Frost. Loving Mother of Bronwyn, Renèe, Paul & Melanie. Devoted Na to Alwyn & Edric. Aunty Sue to a collection of Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews.

A Beautiful life, filled with so many memories.

A celebration for Sue will be held in the Hepburn Football/Netball Clubrooms, Laurie Sullivan Oval, Twentieth Street, Hepburn on Monday, 7th March 2022 commencing at 2pm. A Private Burial will follow.

Please wear something Orange for Sue.

To view this Service via livestream, please visit: https://thompsonsfunerals.com.au/live-streaming

HALLIWELL, Verna Kathleen

07/07/1926 – 22/02/2022, aged 95 years.

Verna passed away peacefully at Ellery House in Castlemaine. Now reunited with her loving Husband Albert Neil Halliwell. Loving Mother of Judy (Dec), Trevor (Dec), Leslie, Ken (Dec), Lorraine, Greg & Craig. Loving Grandmother, Great Grandmother & Great-Great Grandmother to many.

Mum/Nan, memories are ours to keep. Reunited with Gramps. Loved always by Greg & Marita xx Melissa, Sarah, Kerrie, Mat, Jono, Ayden & her loving Great Grandchildren. Always in our hearts xx.

Mum, you will be sadly missed and will always be with us. Les & Lynn xx.

Much loved Nan of Cindy & Luke, friend of Alice and Jason, and Nan-Nan to Tahlia, Noah, Imogen, Amali, Ned & Henry. We all promise not to go bed with wet hair ever again.

Mum, thanks for the last fifty seven years. You will be sadly missed by us every day. Love Craig, Leanne & Locky xx.

Miss you already Mum. Another angel in heaven. Dearly loved Mother of Lorraine, Mother in law of Ray. Much loved Grandmother of Jason, Lisa & Stephanie. Great Grandmother of Tara, Guy, Emily, Sophia, Sienna & Valentino. Rest In Peace.

Loving and amazing Nan of Jenelle, John, Melissa, Daniel, Mark, Courtney & Claire, 9 great grandkids and 3 great great grandkids. Your smile and your generous soul will continue to shine in those you left behind. Our heart is full having had you in our lives. 

Loving great Nan and great great nan of Jess, Emily, Grant and Oliver.

The Funeral Service for Verna will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022 commencing at 1.30pm. At the conclusion of the Service, Verna will be privately Cremated.

19.05.1927 – 17.02.2022, aged 94 years.

Passed away peacefully at Castlemaine Hospital on February 17th 2022.

Dearly loved Wife of Fred (Dec). Married for 60 years. Loving Mum of Faye and Mother in Law of Jack (Hards). Adored Grandma of Luke and Katey and Joel and Kate. Daughter of the late Albert and Ada Jenkin. Sister of Olive, Alf, Edward, Stanley, Harold, Wilfred, Elsie, Ron (all Dec) and Dorothy (Dot), another link in the family chain is broken.

Peacefully sleeping where no shadows fall, in perfect peace she waits us all and God will link the broken chain, as one by one we meet again.

The Funeral Service to honour Thelma’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday, February 21st 2022 commencing at 2pm. A Private Burial will be held prior.

WILLIAMS, John Charles

02.01.1945 – 13.02.2022, aged 77 years.

Passed away at his home on 13th February 2022.

My dear John, thank you for the best 52 years of my life with you. You will always be in my heart, how can I ever forget you. Your loving Wife, Maria & Daughter Melinda. Love you so much always, you can rest now.

John will always be remembered by his Brother Bob, Sister Joan, Brother’s-in-law Steve & Nigel, Sister’s-in-law Sophia, Krys & Pat, Nieces Carol & Katrina, Nephews Michael (Dec), Alex & Marcus.

John’s wish is to be Privately Cremated.