26/09/1949 – 09/04/2021, aged 71 years.

Loving Partner of Peter. Cherished Mother of Justin, Brett (dec.) and Adam. Stepmother of Robert (dec.) and Bradley. Much loved Mother-in-law of Leah, Amanda and Amber. Adored Nan of Jasmine, Declan, Kyle, Tahlyshia, Bree, Ryan, Crystal, Sarah, Zoe and Bodie. Great Nan to Ashton and Rylen.

A strong lady with a heart of gold.  Her unconditional love and kindness will stay with us forever.

Goodbyes are not forever, Goodbyes are not the end – They simply mean we’ll miss you, until we meet again.


To the love of my life Carol,

The moment that you left me,
my heart was split in two.
One side filled with memories,
the other with gratitude.

I thank you for your kindness
and the times we shared together.
All our special memories
that I’ll cherish now forever.

I’ll hold these memories in my heart,
as there they shall remain.
Though life goes on without you,
our bond will never wane.

Babe, my heart is truly broken, never to heal again. I love you always Carol.

– Pete xoxoxo

Mum/Nan, there are no words to describe the pain we currently feel. You loved us all unconditionally and were a constant support in our lives. We have so many cherished memories of good times spent at racetracks, Declan’s biggest fan cheering him along. The phone calls that started with “Hey Fred” or “Hey Darl”, and those that ended in a “love ya Poss”; we are going to miss the sound of your voice more than you will ever know, but will listen out for those kookaburra laughs that tell us you’re close by. There are no goodbyes from us, because wherever you are, you will forever be in our hearts.

Love always, Justin, Leah, Jaz and Dec.


Loving Mother & Mother-in-Law to Adam & Amanda, Nan to Kyle & Tahlyshia, Friend to Charlie and Shannon, Great Nan to Ashton. Forever loved, Sadly missed, No longer in pain, no longer suffering, Rest now Nan… We love you so much, Reunited with her beloved son Brett after 27 Years.

Carol, thank you so dearly for everything you did for me, without you I would not have had a mum to turn to growing up. Time may pass and fade away, but the memory of you will forever stay.

Forever in our hearts, your loving stepson Brad, Amber, Crystal and Sarah.

The Funeral Service for Carol will be held with Prayers on Friday April 16, 2021 commencing at 1:30pm at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Hargraves Street, Castlemaine followed by words of Committal at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

Funeral Service Video


12/06/1944 – 06/04/2021, aged 76 years.

Loved Wife of Laurie. Loving Mother of John & Kylie, Peter & Naomi. Cherished Grandmother of Brianna, Tylin, Jonathon, Isabella, Kasey & Bianca and Great Grandmother of Jamie, Oliver & Axel.

The Funeral Service to honour Margaret’s life will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Saturday, April 17th 2021, commencing at 11am.

A Private Cremation will follow.

16.11.1927 – 10.04.2021, aged 93 years.

Late of Baringhup. Dear & loved Husband of Mary. Loving Dad to Merrice & Eso. Devoted Doody to Tesa, Sarah & Monique. Great Doody to Billie.

So many wonderful memories.

The Funeral Service to honour Maurie’s life will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday, April 19th 2021, commencing at 11am. Refreshments will follow, after which Maurie will be interred at the Maldon Cemetery at 2pm.

08.05.1932– 22.03.2021, aged 88 years.

Adoring Husband of Kathleen Cecilia Bond (Dec). Loved Father of Susan and Andrew. Stepfather to Dianne and David. Loving Grandfather to Cristopher, Zach, Jason, Lacey and Duncan.

Those we love don’t ever go away,
They always walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
So loved, so missed, but very dear.

Friends and family are invited to share stories and say our goodbyes at a gathering at the Trades Hall, 127 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Friday April 30th, 2021 commencing at 11.30am. A light lunch will be provided. Blue was Merlyn’s favourite colour so feel free not to wear black.

A Private Cremation will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Merlyn to Castlemaine Goldfields Football Club would be appreciated. Envelopes will be provided at the gathering.

27.10.1937– 01.04.2021, aged 83 years.

Passed suddenly and peacefully on Thursday morning 01.04.2021, wearing Chanel No5. Forever Loved, Carol, Bruce, Kylie, Jordyn, Bob, Mitchell, Gage, Astrid and Baby Shay.

Family & Friends are invited to share in a tribute to Beverley on Friday, April 9th 2021 commencing at 12 Noon at the Maldon General Cemetery.

McGrail, Mary Annette

29.05.1936 – 27.03.2021.

The Funeral Service to honour Mary’s life will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 commencing at 1.30pm. A Private Cremation will follow.

20/03/1946 – 24/03/2021. Passed away on March 24th, 2021. Aged 75 years.

Mother to Rick, Kim & Colin. Sister to Ray (dec), Vera (dec), Merv, Dennis & Lesley. Aunty to their families.

In accordance with Kelly’s wish, a Private Funeral has been held.

10/07/1923 – 22/03/2021. Passed very peacefully at Castlemaine on March 22nd 2021, aged 97 years.

Devoted Wife of Archie (dec). Loving Mum to Tony & Tim. Loved Gran to Alesha, Daniel & James

Our Mum & Dad are reunited. Always in our hearts.

A Graveside Service for Phyllis will be held on Monday 29th March 2021, commencing at 11.30am at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

19/09/1934 – 15/03/2021. Passed away peacefully at Thompson House, Castlemaine, aged 86 years. Dearly loved Wife of Brian (dec). Loved Mother and Mother-in-law of Greg & Brenda, Rodney & Jody, Gavan & Wendy, Colin & Tony, Darren & Jenny. Loved Gran of nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

Rest peacefully, forever in our hearts.

Special thanks to Dr. Rebecca Dale and all the staff at Thompson House for the wonderful care and support they provided to mum and to our family.

The Funeral Service to honour Doreen’s life will be held in the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the Service, the cortege will leave for the Castlemaine Cemetery where Doreen will be peacefully laid to rest.

Born Bendigo 18/07/1946. Passed away peacefully, Tuesday Evening, St John of God Hospital, Bendigo. Loved Daughter of Harold & Edith Exell (Both Dec). Loving Wife of Jim. Loving Mother to Julian, Roger & Simon. Loved Sister of Jill & Kaye.

Always Treasured

The Funeral Service to honour Robyn’s life will be held at the Community Centre, Elizabeth Street, Campbells Creek on Thursday, March 25th 2021, commencing at 11.30am. At the conclusion of the Service, Robyn will be laid to rest at the Castlemaine Cemetery.