HALL, Brenda Mary

26.06.1943 – 05.02.2022, aged 78 years.

Passed peacefully in Melbourne. Late of Harcourt.

Dear & loved Wife of Kevin (Dec). Loving Sister of Barry, Jeff, Ken, Archie, Merna (Dec) & their families.

Always loved, always remembered

The Funeral Service for Brenda will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 commencing at 1.30pm. At the conclusion of the Service, Brenda’s Burial Service will be held at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

AKA Michael Julian Francis Xavier O’Connor.

18/04/1948 – 29/01/2022, aged 73 years.

Hilarious and amazing dad to Gabby and Tim, pirate grandfather to Ruby, Theo, Beau and Tommy – a.k.a Bumper Mickey and #1 son of June and Tom O’Connor. Best friend to many.

Legendary Australian Hammond Organ and keyboard player. Musical glue as he used to call it.

Also an accomplished: press and medical photographer, camera operator, session musician, documentary maker, salesman of antiques and waterbeds, screen printer, painter, model maker, kitchen hand, dish washer (underwater ceramics technician/pearl diver), courier, warehouse worker and more.

He taught us so much. And the stories he could tell. A curious book worm, animal lover and most generous person.

Mick is leaving a massive gap in so many lives. We will miss you so much Mick.

No funeral service as that was not his thing. A tribute gig is in the planning. TBC.

Gabby and Tim would like to extend their thanks to all who have shown kindness. Sending love out there to all who were mates with Mick. To all the musos and lovers of music, friends and the chosen family. Thanks for being our village.

Please share your stories below.

WILLIAMS, Glenys Fay

22/04/1942 – 26/01/2022, aged 79 years.

Beloved Wife of Frank (Dec). Loving Mother of Steve & Julie, Mother-in-law of Christine. Dear Nan to her 7 Grandchildren & 18 Great Grandchildren.

Forever in our hearts

The Funeral Service for Glenys will be held on Monday, 7th February 2022, commencing at 11am at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine. A Private Cremation will follow.

No flowers please, Donations to the Cancer Council would be appreciated.

07/08/1933 – 25/01/2022, Aged 88 years.

Passed away peacefully in Woodend. Loving Mother and Grandmother.

A Memorial Service to honour Florence’s life will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Monday, 31st January, 2022 commencing at 4pm.

A Private Burial will be held prior.

HARVEY, Ross Johnson

09/10/1938 – 30/12/2021, aged 83 years.

Passed away peacefully in Bendigo, aged 83 years. Loved and cherished Husband to Beverley (Dec). Loved Father of Leanne and Jeanette (Dec) and Father-in-law of Peter and Malcolm. Beloved Grandfather of Teagan, Jemma, Adam, Thomas and Maya.

Reunited with Mum, forever in our hearts.


Loved Son of Ken & Isabel (Both Dec). Loved Brother and Brother-in-law of Ann & Graham. Uncle of Stephanie, Joanna, Matthew and families.

Always in our hearts.

The Funeral Service to honour Ross will be held at the Thompson Memorial Chapel, 123 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine on Wednesday, January 5th commencing at 11am. At the conclusion of the Service, Ross will be Privately Cremated.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Ross to Cancer Research. Envelopes will be available at the Service, or you can donate directly to: Australian Cancer Research Foundation, Reply Paid 9989, Sydney, NSW 2001.

29/07/1930– 17/12/2021, aged 91 years.

The Funeral Service for Mrs. Patricia Dalrymple Thomas will be held on Thursday, December 23rd 2021 commencing at 10.30am in the Michael Crawford Funeral Chapel, 226 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.

A Private Cremation will follow.

ARCHER, Malcolm

18.11.1935 – 14.12.2021, aged 86 years.

Passed away peacefully. Loved & loving Husband of Margaret (dec). Dearly loved Dad of Michael, Peter & Lee-Anne. Father-in-law to Peter & Sue. Pa to Jacquelyn, Huon, Dannielle, Luke, Brooke (dec), Dylan, Jenna, Tayla, Rhys & Teneal. Great Pa to Poppy, Lincoln & Jaxon.

Another journey begins

A Graveside Service to honour Malcolm’s life will be held on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021 commencing at 11am at the Castlemaine Cemetery.

COKER, Andrew Emanuel

10.01.1949 – 08.12.2021, aged 72 years.

Now at peace, fought until the end. Loved Father of Tania, Linda, Lauren & Paul (Dec). Adored Grandfather of Molly, Brady, Zoe, Sam & Evie. Dear close friend & Mother to his children, Alana.

‘See ya when I see ya’

The Funeral Service for Andrew will be held at the Football-Netball Clubrooms, Victoria Park, Ballan-Daylesford Road, Daylesford on Monday, December 20th, 2021 commencing at 1.30pm, followed by refreshments prior to his Burial at the Daylesford Cemetery.

TAYLOR, Alec Laurence

29.01.1932 – 03.12.2021, aged 89 years.

Son of the late Fredrick and Amy Taylor. Brother of Ivy Douglas and Gladys Douglas (dec). Brother-in-law of Neil Douglas (dec) and Alan Douglas (dec).

Passed away peacefully at Mountview Maldon Hospital. Dearly loved Husband of Betty. Loving Father of David and Janet, and Father-in-law of Rosalie and Graham. Much loved Grandfather of Robert and Stephanie, Peter and Emily, Cameron and Lachlan.

A Graveside Funeral Service for Alec will be held at the Maldon General Cemetery, 80 Maldon-Shelbourne Rd, Maldon on Thursday, December 9th, 2021 commencing at 1.30pm. Due to current covid restrictions, proof of full vaccination must be shown to attend.


22.08.1947 – 02.12.2021, aged 74 years.

Son of Kevin Sr. & Brenda (Both dec), Brother of Kevin, Terry, Dennis (Dec), Brian and Kathy. Husband of Jan, Father of Todd and Lisa, Father-in-Law of Andrea, Pa of Kailen, Sammy, Darcy and Jordy.

My beloved husband, so selfless, giving, loving and true is how I will always remember you. Soulmates for over 50 years, I will forever love and miss you. Until we meet again. Jan.

Dad, your strength, wisdom and heart of gold will always be admired. You will continue to be loved and remembered for the devotion you gave to your family. Thank you for your endless love and support. Todd and Andrea.

Micky Pa, you will always be our number one fan. We will miss you so much. Love Kailen, Sammy & Darcy.

Dad, you were one of a kind, so gentle and giving. Your strength and determination was beyond words. Now you can rest and although we are sad, I will forever be proud to call you my Dad. ‘Guiding us from above’. Lisa.

I love you PaPa. Thank you for being my guiding light, I will never forget you. Love Jordy “Go Blues”

In accordance with Mick’s wish, a Private Funeral will be held.