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FORD. Patricia Colleen.

2-6-1942  –  18-2-2024

Beloved wife of David. Much loved mother and mother in law of Tony and Alice, Craig, Damien and Louise. Gran of Madeleine, Amelia, Annabelle, Charlotte, Taylor and Sharna. Great Gran of Maisie and Reuben.

A funeral service for Patricia will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on FRIDAY (Feb 23rd) commencing at 1:00pm. A committal will follow at the Ararat Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Fiona Elsey Cancer Research.

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JOHNSON. Damon Edward.

HEMOATA – TE – WHENUANUI

Beloved husband of Janice. Much loved and loving father of Jess and Gita (dec). Pa of Jose, Mihiorangi, Zac, Brock and Ty. A funeral service for Damon will be held in the Kingdom Hall Jehova’s Witness Church, 2 Gordon St, on MONDAY (Feb 19) at 1:00pm. A private cremation will follow.

 

 

 

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MORRISON (nee Davis). Sheila.

5-11-1934  –  6-2-2024

Eldest daughter of the late George and Kathleen. Sister to Joyce, Jack (dec) and Patrick (dec). Wife of the late Alexander (Sandy) Morrison. Loving mum of Peter and Barry.

Gone to Eternal rest.

A funeral service for Sheila will be held at John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on MONDAY (Feb 12) at 10:30am. A burial will be held in the Ararat Cemetery.

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ROSS. Wolfgang.

11-3-1944  –  15-1-2024

Beloved husband of Beverley. Much loved and loving father, father-in-law and Grandfather. A private cremation will be held. Friends will be invited for refreshments and a chance to celebrate his life at a later date. 

 

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DUNSTER. Gary.

5-10-1965  –  20-1-2024

Much loved father of Daniel (dec) and Megan. Father-in-law of Daniel. Adored brother of Brian and Suzanne. Cherished friend of Ross and Leonie McLoughlan. Enjoy being on the road with Molly and Missy. A funeral service for Gary will be held in the Ararat Town Hall, 193 Barkly St, on WEDNESDAY (Jan 31) at 2:00pm. A private cremation will follow.

 

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PILGRIM. Gwenda Janice.

Passed away peacefully on 22nd Jan, 2024. Dearly loved wife of Mark. Dearest mother of Andrew, Tricia and Lisa. Fond mother-in-law of Lisa and Dan. Loved Mumma of Tom and Deanne, Sam, Jake and Maddi, Amy. Great Mumma of Dulcie, Oscar and Jasper. Forever in Our Hearts. A memorial service for the late Gwenda Pilgrim will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel at 9 Campbell St, Ararat on TUESDAY (Jan 30) at 2:00pm. A private burial will precede.

 

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POPLAWSKI. (Josie) Jozefa.

4-5-1934  –  18-1-2024

Passed away in Ararat. Much loved and loving mother of Frank. Adored sister of John.

POPLAWSKI. A funeral service for Josie will be held at Ararat Seventh-day Adventist Church

39 Albert St on MONDAY (Jan 29) at 1:00pm. A burial will be held in the Ararat Cemetery.

 

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SPINKS. Maxwell John

24-12-1938  –  13-1-2024

Dearly beloved husband of the late Jillian and loving father, father-in-law and grandfather of Rod and Jill, Geoff and Karolyn, Richard, Robert, Henry and Eugene. His good-natured banter will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A funeral service for Max will be held at John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on MONDAY (Jan 29) at 10:30am. A burial will be held in the Cathcart Cemetery followed by refreshments.

 

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WESTIN. Janice Lillian.

6-6-1940  –  30-12-2023

Dearly loved sister of Max, Heather (dec), Marion and Rodney. Loving Auntie of 11. Forever in our Hearts. Dearly loved sister of Marion and Robert (dec). Auntie of Andrew, Shane and Nadene. A funeral service for Janice will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on FRIDAY (Jan 12) at 11:00am. A burial will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

 

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FLAVELL. Allen James.

7-5-1940  –  3-1-2024

Beloved husband of Angela. Much loved father and father-in-law of Christine and Andrew, Robert and Carla. Grandfather of Elizabeth, Grace, James, Ari and Asher. A funeral service for Allen James Flavell will be held in the St. Thomas Anglican Church, 119-121 Synnot Street, Werribee on WEDNESDAY (Jan 10) at 2:00pm. A burial will then be held on THURSDAY (Jan 11) at 2:00pm in the Moyston Cemetery

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HOUSE. Ethel mavis.

25-4-1924  –  5-1-2024

Much loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Colleen and John, Jennifer (dec), Peter and Tanya. Nan of Jodie, Larissa, Anthony, Brett, Ben and Bill. Adored by her great and great, great grandchildren. A funeral service for Mavis will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on TUESDAY (Jan 9) at 2:00pm. A burial will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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NORTH. Robert John.

25-1-1967  –  1-1-2024

Much loved son of Malcolm. Loving brother of Campbell. Father is waiting with arms wide open. 

A funeral service for Robert will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on MONDAY (Jan 8) at 11:00am. A burial will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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SPALDING. Kingsley Moore.

22-9-1924  –  26-12-2023

Beloved husband of Val. Much loved and loving father of Peter, Kate, Michael and Robert and their families.

A private service will be held.

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Mc CALLUM. (Ian) Patrick Ian.

24-4-1935  –  18-12-2023

Beloved husband of the late Thelma. Much loved and loving father of Debbie. Step father of Glenda, Sally and their partners. Pa of Kelly, Drew, Brendan, Ben, Jess, Matt, Emily (dec) and Kathie. Great Pa of 9.5 great grandchildren. A funeral service for Ian will be held in the Sovereign Chapel at Ballarat Cemetery, 1250 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat on FRIDAY (Jan5 2024) at 11:00am.

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MCGEOCH. Robert (Bob). Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday the 21st of December. He was a much-loved husband to Margaret, and loving father to Daniel, Michael, Mary, James & Patrick, and a loving father in law, and grandfather. The Memorial & Prayer Service for the soul of Robert McGeoch will be held at John Dunn’s Memorial Chapel (9 Campbell St Ararat), Tuesday 2nd of January at 10am, followed by his cremation in Ballarat. We will then be gathering to remember his life at the Western Hotel, 1221 Sturt Street Ballarat at 1pm. A light lunch will be provided. In lieu of flowers donate to cancer council.

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RACHINGER. Lt Col (Retd), Russell Albert, AAM.

22.11.1932 – 14.12.2023

Passed away peacefully at Gorrin Village, Ararat, aged 91. Dearly beloved husband of Grace for 68 years and much-loved father of Jenene and Michelle and their families. Russell lived an active life of service to the community and a career encompassing the Army, Antarctic Expeditioner leader, Ararat Regional Development Board, and Wool Grower. A mentor and inspiration to many and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends. A funeral service for Russell will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church 32 View Point St, Ararat on THURSDAY (Dec 28) at 11:00am. A burial will follow in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Legacy Ararat via their website or envelopes at the church.

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RIDD/DRAKE. Doreen June.

A graveside service for the late Doreen will be held in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery on Thursday (Dec 21) commencing at 2:00pm.

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NEULIST. Franz (Frank).

9-3-1932  –  8-12-2023

Beloved husband of the late Christel. Much loved fathter of Gabriella, Walter, Monica, Andrea and Corina. Opa of 10 and Old Opa of 7. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Frank Neulist will be held in the St. Pauls Lutheran Church, 112 High St, Ararat on WENESDAY (Dec 20) at 1:30pm. A burial  will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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HURD. Noel John.

29-11-1954  –  13-12-2023

Beloved husband of Lynne. Muchloved father and father in law of Ashleigh and David, Jacqui and Phil. Poppy Hurd to Sienna and Willow. A funeral service to celebrate the life of Noel will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on MONDAY (Dec 18) at 11:00am. A burial will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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MASON. Trevor John.

24-10-1934  –  10-12-2023

Much loved and loving father of Annice, Jackie, Charles and Andrea and their families. Gone to visit caryards in the sky. A private cremation was held as he requested.

 

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SHALDERS. Ian Alexander.

A funeral service for Ian will be held in John Dunn Memorial Chapel on THURSDAY (Dec 7) at 11:00am. A committal will follow in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery.

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WAKEFIELD. Thomas Lindsay.

5-7-1953  –  23-11-2023

Beloved husband of Barbara. Much loved father and father in law of Colin and Mel, Kevin and Michelle. Adored Pop of Rory, Jackson, Natalie, Olivia and Evelyn.

A funeral service for Thomas will be held in John Dunn Memorial Chapel on TUESDAY (Dec 5) at 2:00pm. A committal will follow in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery.

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PRESTON. Joan Beryl. (nee Campbell)

8-5-1929  –  25-11-2023

Loved wife of Lindsay (dec).  Dearly loved mother, mother in law, Nana and Great Nana. Your love and kindness to your family will always be treasured. Our time spent together will be forever in our hearts. Reunited with Dad. 

Jenny and Ian, Russell, Carol and Neil, Bianca, Rebecca, Brooke, Chloe, Tim and Jess, Rachael and Zac, Linden and Courtney, Peyton, Sage, Clayton, Linkin and Spencer.

Rest In Peace.

A funeral service for Joan will be held in the Elmhurst Mechanics Institute on MONDAY (Dec 4) at 2:00pm. A committal will follow in the Elmhurst Lawn Cemetery.

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O’BRIEN. Michael Leonard.

Beloved husband of Lorraine. Much loved father of Lynda, Danny, David, Raylene, Kathryn and Tim. A funeral service for Michael will be held in the Alexandra Gardens on FRIDAY (Dec 1st) at 2:00pm. A committal will follow in the Ararat Lawn Cemetery.

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SHALDERS. June Lillian

Dearly loved wife of Merv (dec). Much loved and loving mother of Sheryl, Debrah, Barbara, Jane, John and Scott. A funeral service for June will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St Ararat on WEDNESDAY (29th Nov) at 11:00 am. A committal will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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SHALDERS. June Lillian

Dearly loved wife of Merv (dec). Much loved and loving mother of Sheryl, Debrah, Barbara, Jane, John and Scott. A funeral service for June will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St Ararat on WEDNESDAY (29th Nov) at 11:00 am. A committal will follow in the Ararat Cemetery.

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DRIDAN. Yvonne Marion.

29-10-1945 –  21-11-2023

Dearly loved wife of Alex (dec). Much loved and loving mother of Merryn, Glenn, Bradley and Dale. Fond mother-in-law of Malcolm and Carmen. Adored grandma of Jack, James, Nic, Jas, Alex, Joseph, Bailey, and Ethan. Great grandma of Hunter and Shelby. Treasured memories are ours to keep. A funeral service for Yvonne will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St Ararat on TUESDAY (28th Nov) at 11:00 am. A committal will follow in the Elmhurst Cemetery.

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PRICE. Herbert.

11-2-1942 – 20-11-2023

Much loved father, grandfather and father-in-law. May you rest in peace with your beautiful wife Norma (Nee Pickering). Kylie & Greg, Scott & Janine, Aimee, Caitlyn, William, Nathan, Charli, Dylan & Lizi. A funeral service for Herbert Price will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church 32 View-Point St, Ararat on MONDAY (Nov 27) at 11:00am. A private cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Cancer Council.

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HALVORSEN. Jean Gerrand (Sue)

10-06-1938 – 30-10-2023

Jean passed away peacefully in hospital on October 30th, 2023 surrounded by family. Loved wife of Eddie (dec). Much loved Mum and mother-in-law of Lise and Greg (dec) and Kirsten and Iain. Perfect Nan of Alexander, Madeline, Daisy, Grace and John and adored Great Nan of Winnie.

Already missed beyond words. A funeral service for Jean will be held in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 32 View-Point St Ararat on MONDAY (13th Nov) at 2:00 pm. A committal will follow in the Ararat cemetery.

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HEARD. Dorothy.

Wife of Col (dec). Much loved mother and mother-in-law of Heather and Bill, Anne and Lloyd and Ian and Sue. Gran of 7 and great gran of 7. Loved sister of twins Keith and Jack (dec).

A private burial will be held.

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BENNETT. Maxwell John.

4-1-1966  –  17-10-2023

Partner of Karen. Much loved father of Kristy and Shayne, Danielle and Erin, Stacey and Adam, Ashlee and Austin, Michael and Kiera and Riley. Pa of 11 grandchildren. A funeral service for Max will be held in the John Dunn Memorial Chapel, 9 Campbell St, Ararat on FRIDAY (Oct 27) at 11:00am. A private cremation will follow.

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CLARK. Eileen Mary.

28-1-1927  –  14-10-2023

Beloved wife of the late Lesley. Much loved and loving mother and mother-in-law of Julie and Garry. Adored Nan of Breeanne and Mick. Great Nan of Stella and Henry. A requiem mass for Eileen Clark will be held in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 304 Barkly St, Ararat on FRIDAY (Oct 20) at 4:00pm. A private burial will precede.

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