25.07.1933 – 19.08.2020.

Loving Wife of Bob (Dec). Beloved Mother to Robert & Rhonda. Mother-in-law to Lee-Ann. Grand Ma to Laurinda, Rohan & Nathan. Great Grand Ma to Lucan & Tabitha.

Our Mum & Dad together again.

In accordance with Heather’s wish, privately & respectfully Cremated.


Late of Epsom & Castlemaine, passed away peacefully on 13th August 2020, aged 82 years. Born in Te Kuiti, New Zealand; to Neil & Ida Gernhoefer, Ian moved to Australia in 1978 and to Victoria in 1984. Ian was devoted to his family and was actively involved in his community. Ian is reunited with his beloved Wife Beverley of 62 years.
Ian, you will be missed deeply by your loving children Wayne, Gaylene, Robyn and Grant and their partners; Julie, Marcus, Mark and Carla. 14 adoring grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Friends and other family in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the USA.

A Private Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, 20th August in Castlemaine. Should you wish to commemorate Ian’s life, rather than flowers or gifts to the family, please consider a contribution to the Cancer Council.

Peacefully at his home, Castlemaine on August 5th, 2020. Brother of Bob & Margaret, Jean & Tom, Alan, Shirley, Dorothy, Jim, Roy (dec), Jack (dec) & their families.

So many loving memories.

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

17/06/1919 – 01/08/2020. Late of Newstead, formerly of Joyces Creek and Sandon. Passed peacefully at Bethlehem, Golden Square. Daughter of the late Herbert Harold and Catherine Williamson, and youngest Sister to Catherine Edith, Evelyn Maude and John George (all dec). Dearly loved and loving Wife of Albert Ernest (dec). Much loved Mother of Ronald Ernest (dec) and Ian David (dec). Mother-in-law to Ruth and Cheryl. Dearly loved Nan to Rebekah, Michelle and James; Scott, Ricky and Luke. Nan-in-law to Ken, Crystal and Jess. Great Nan to Emma, Jack, and Nicholas; Kobe; Frankie and Leni; Bebe and Bowie.

Thanks to Mercy Health Bethlehem for exceptional caring and cooperative attention through this difficult time.

Matriarch of Newstead. Nan to all. Loved by all who knew her for her unconditional love and strength of faith.

‘Well done, good and faithful servant; … enter thou into the joy of thy lord.’ Matthew 25:23.

In accordance with Elsie’s wish, COVID restrictions and considerations, a private Graveside Service has been held.

16/02/1932 – 29/07/2020. Passed away in Bendigo on 29th July 2020. Loved Husband of Phyl. Loved Father, Father-in-law & Pa of Alf (dec), Rob & Lynda, Kev & Jenny, Ian & Belinda & their families. His beloved dog Conner joined him at the same time and day.

A life lived well, a well lived life. The long day closes after a long battle with ill health. Sleep peacefully my mate, until we meet again. Love you always.

Dad was an honest hard-working man. Always first to help in the community. A busy man who loved all of his family and always made time for them. Our thanks and love to the special man that you have been in all our lives. Rob & Lynda, Shawn & Emma, Grace, Darcy, Bec & Will, Patrick, (dec) Elliette, Fletcher.

Father to Ian, Father-in-law to Belinda. Pa to Tika & Nick, Blasi & Ben, Zambri & Steve, Brae & Ellen. Great Pa to Elwood, Marlowe, Dawson, Sullivan & Baby, Quinn & Pippa. Dad, you were always watching over me, I hope I have made you proud. Your legacy lives on. Ian. Fond memories of times spent with you in your veggie garden and waiting for the strawberries to sprout, and we loved seeing all of the little lambs. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, loved and remembered every day.

In accordance with George’s wish, a Private Graveside Service has been held.


BROWN, Joan Mary

Passed away peacefully at Bupa Kyneton on 27th July 2020, aged 96 years. Beloved Wife of Ken (dec). Loving Mother of Sherryn & Noel. Mother-in-law of Alan & Derene. Grandmother of Leif, Tonille, Kristy & Melissa. Grandmother-in-law of Yolanda. Great-grandmother of Miles, Amelia, Parker & Charlie.

You are home now in peace. You will be sadly missed.

 In accordance with Joan’s wish, a Private Funeral will be held. Respectfully Cremated.

24.09.1984 – 19.07.2020. Daughter of Terry Cole & Christine Smith.

Rest in Peace

Privately Cremated.

21.04.1986 – 22.07.2020. Beloved Son of Helen Margaret Trotter & Robert Frances Paterson. Brother of Luke & Owen Paterson. Uncle of April, Ebonie & Benjamin Paterson.

 Will always be loved and missed. Rest in Peace Bro.

 A Private Funeral for Tom will be held.

06.10.1939 – 21.07.2020. Passed away peacefully at Castlemaine. Loving Mother to Jennifer Cappy. Devoted Grandmother to Lauren & Paul. Sincere thanks to Thompson House staff & Dr. Rebecca Dale for their loving care & support. Thank you to Peter & Shanae of Thompson Family Funerals for the support through the many loved ones they have guided and comforted us through.

In accordance with her wish, Patricia will be Privately Cremated.

12.11.1930 – 20.07.2020. Loved Wife to Max for 66 years. Adored Mum to Michael (dec), Peter, Gary, Roger (dec), Barbara and Brian. Beloved Mother-in-law to Cindy, Sherrie, Russell and Kelly. Special Grandma to Isabella, Mila, Georgia and Alexander. Sister, Sister-in-law and Aunty Lo to Robert, Janet and Jessica.

A kind, humble, courageous lady until the end – loved by her family and will be sadly missed by all.

‘Somewhere over the rainbow’

Lois will be lovingly remembered at Buda on July 24th at a Private Memorial Service.