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O S B O R N E, Arnold William ‘Pat’
Funeral Service to be held Friday 10th April at 2pm.

O S B O R N E, Arnold William ‘Pat’

Late of Nanango passed away after a short illness Friday 27th March 2015.

Aged 72 years

Beloved husband of Mary. Loved father of Helen, Lee, Arnold and son-in-law to Gladys. Cherished grandad and great grandad. Loving brother to Mary, Alan, Yvonne, Bev and cousin to Errol.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Pat’s Graveside Funeral Service, to be held at Nanango Lawn Cemetery, Appin Street, Nanango, Friday 10th April 2015 at 2pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H A R M, Wilhelm Oscar (Bill)
Memorial Service to be held Thursday 9th April at 11.00am.

H A R M, Wilhelm Oscar (Bill)

Late of Carramar Nursing Home Tewantin, formerly of Murgon passed away peacefully Saturday 7th March 2015.

Aged 99 years and 7 months

Beloved husband of Ethel (dec’d). Father of Ray, Valerie (dec’d) and Annette. Father-in-law to Margaret and Col. Cherished grandfather and great grandfather of their families.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to Celebrate Bill’s life to be held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorn Street Murgon, Thursday 9th April at 11.00am.


Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

J O S E P H, David Leopold
Graveside Funeral Service to be held Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 2 pm.

J O S E P H, David Leopold

Late of Kingaroy and formerly of Melbourne, passed away peacefully Thursday 26th March 2015.

Aged 88 years

Loving husband of Gwen (dec’d). Father of Dianne (dec’d), Ron, Cheryl, Wendy (dec’d), Stephen (dec’d) and Janice. Father-in-law, grandfather and great-grandfather to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend David’s Graveside Funeral Service, to be held within the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery, Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy, Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 2 pm.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

K A Y, Donald Sidney Thomas (Don)
Funeral Service to be held Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 10.30 am.

K A Y, Donald Sidney Thomas (Don)

Late of Nanango, passed away peacefully Wednesday 25th March 2015.

Aged 79 years

Loving husband of Catherine (dec’d). Beloved brother of Ada Pryor. Cherished uncle of Paul and friend to many.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Don’s Funeral Service, to be held in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Wednesday 1st April 2015 at 10.30 am.

To be followed by a Private Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H A R V E Y, Claude Kenneth Nelson (Ken)
A private Funeral Service was held on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

H A R V E Y, Claude Kenneth Nelson (Ken)

Late of Blackbutt passed away unexpectedly Thursday 19th March 2015.

Aged 92 years

Beloved husband of Betty. Much loved father and father-in-law to Bevan and Janell, Lester (dec’d), Glenda and Ray, Greg and Angela and Ross. Cherished grandad, great grandad and great great grandad to all his family.

A private Funeral Service was held on Wednesday 25th March 2015.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

D O W D E S W E L L, Joan Doreen (Starkey) nee Zerner
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 11 am.

D O W D E S W E L L, Joan Doreen (Starkey) nee Zerner

Late of Murgon, sadly passed away Monday 23rd March 2015.

Aged 90 years

Youngest daughter of Gus and Annie Zerner. Beloved wife of Albert Dowdeswell (dec’d) of Murgon.

Youngest sibling of four sisters. Gladys (dec’d), Thelma (dec’d), Delphine (dec’d) and Myrtle (dec’d). Loving mother and mother-in-law to Alan (dec’d) and Gwen, Colin and Faye, Margaret, Graeme and Patricia.

Grandmother of Lisa, Jeffrey and Tracie, Kimberley and Troy, Craig and Tanya, Carol and Darryl, Cassandra, Catherine, Christine, John and Patricia, Lynette, Brett and Samantha, Kylie, Cheryl and Ronald, Jodie and Damian.

Great-grandmother of Katie and Alan, Matthew and Peta, Taylah, Timothy, Emma, Sarah, Gus, Shayleigh, Cooper, Bianca, Broyden, Brody, India-Rose, Eden, Madison, Mackenzie, Tammy-lee, Rosslyn, Cody, Sophie, Aaron, Cheyanne, Shay, Raven, Toni-lee, Amanda, Curtis, Christie-Lee, John, Chiquita, Matthew and Tina, Gaibree-Elle, Georgiarna, Juana-Vieve, Thomasina, Bonnie, Jasmine (dec’d), Chill, Ziggy, Joshua, Breanna, Chloe, Bridgette, Jamie-Lee, Nicholas, Joel, Jamie, Luke, Ashleigh and Harrison.

Great-great-grandmother of Maddison, Hunter, Parker, Ava, Seth, Brianna, Maya, Tarliah, Tye, Ethan, Skye, Ahliyah, Bayde, Bailey, Ryder, Leylani, Melitta, Braxton, Ivy, Chace, Kennel and Tiarnie.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joan’s Funeral Service.
To be held in St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorn Street, Murgon, Thursday 2nd April 2015 at 11 am.

To be followed by a Private Cremation Service.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Australia may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

O G I L V I E, Hermina Margaret
Funeral Service to be held Monday 23rd March 2015 at 11 am.

O G I L V I E, Hermina Margaret

Late of Kingaroy and formerly of Bonnie Rock, Western Australia, passed away peacefully Saturday 14th March 2015.

Aged 80 years

Loving wife of Lawrence (dec’d). Beloved mother of Owen (dec’d), Lawrence, Margaret, Gary, Rick, Kevin, Pamela, Christine (dec’d), James (dec’d) and Sheree. Cherished mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Hermina’s Funeral Service, to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 23rd March 2015 at 11 am.

A Service of Committal will be held for family and friends in Kalbarri, Western Australia, with date and time to be confirmed.

A special thank-you to the staff at ‘Forest View’, Wondai, for the wonderful care given to Hermina.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

K E Y S, Selby Verdun
Funeral Service to be held Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 2 pm.

K E Y S, Selby Verdun

Late of Kingaroy, passed away peacefully Tuesday 17th March 2015.

Aged 98 years and 11 months

Loving husband of Edith (dec’d). Father of Robin (dec’d), Valerie, Margaret and Peter. Father-in-law to Daphne, John, Ross and Peta. Cherished grandfather and great-grandfather to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Selby’s Funeral Service, to be held in St John’s Lutheran Church, corner Youngman and Markwell Streets, Kingaroy, Wednesday 25th March 2015 at 2 pm.

To be followed by a Private Cremation. In lieu of flowers, donations to St Mary’s Centacare may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

‘Please wear bright colours in memory of Selby’

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

G I B S O N, Richard Leonard (Dicky)
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 19th March 2015 at 11am.

G I B S O N, Richard Leonard (Dicky)

Late of Yarraman passed away unexpectedly Monday 9th March 2015.

Aged 26 years

Much loved son of Donna, Len and Beth. Beloved partner of Kayla. Loved brother and brother-in-law of Nick and Marienne, Chrystal and Matthew, Michael, Lincholn and Delinah, and Whitney. Loved uncle to Declan, Carl, Isabella and Marcus. A Mate too many.

Family and Friends are invited to attend Richard’s Funeral Service to be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Gladys Street, Blackbutt, Thursday 19th March 2015 at 11am.

To be followed by interment within the Yarraman Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

G U S T A F S O N, Errol Waverley
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 19th March 2015 at 1.30 pm.

G U S T A F S O N, Errol Waverley

Late of Wooroolin, sadly passed away Sunday 15th March 2015.

Aged 76 years

Much loved brother and brother-in-law to Marabelle and Victor Kerkow. Loving uncle to Meredith, Lucas and Tammy, Montana and Jackson and Cathy and David.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Errol’s Funeral Service, to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 19th March 2015 at 1.30 pm.

‘At Rest’

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au


C L O S E, Francis Joseph (Frank)
Funeral Service to be held Friday 20th March 2015 at 11 am.

C L O S E, Francis Joseph (Frank)

Late of West Burleigh and formerly of Murgon, passed away peacefully Monday 16th March 2015.

Aged 82 years

Loving husband of Irma. Beloved father and father-in-law of Michael and Andrea, Susan, Chris and Dianne, Kathi and Glenn and Wendy. Cherished grandfather to eleven, Great-grandfather to sixteen. Brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Funeral Service for Frank, to be held in St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Angel Avenue, Murgon, Friday 20th March 2015 at 11 am. To be followed by interment within the Murgon Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hopewell Hospice (Po Box 1290, Runaway Bay) may be considered with envelopes provided at the service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

G I B S O N, Margaret Scott
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 19th March 2015 at 10.30 am.

G I B S O N, Margaret Scott

Late of Kingaroy and formerly of Caboolture, passed away peacefully Thursday 12th March 2015.

Aged 87 years

Loving Wife of Frederick. Beloved mother of Jim, Mary, Ian, Fred, Margaret, Stewart and Moira (dec’d). Much loved mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Margaret’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 19th March 2015 at 10.30 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H A R M, Wilhelm Oscar (Bill)
Funeral Service to be held Monday 16th March at 11 am.

H A R M, Wilhelm Oscar (Bill)

Late of Carramar Nursing Home Tewantin, formerly of Murgon passed away peacefully Saturday 7th March 2015.

Aged 99 years and 7 months

Beloved husband of Ethel (dec’d). Father of Ray, Valerie (dec’d) and Annette. Father-in-law to Margaret and Col. Cherished grandfather and great grandfather of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to Celebrate Bill’s life to be held at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Thorn Street Murgon at a Date To Be Advised.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

L U M B, Maureen Royna (Royna)
Funeral Service to be held Monday 16th March 2015 at 11 am.

L U M B, Maureen Royna (Royna)

Late of Wilkesdale, passed away peacefully on Tuesday 10th March 2015.

Aged 74 years

Adored wife of Rod. Beloved mother of Debbie, Donna, Darrell and Rick. Cherished mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Service to Celebrate Royna’s Life, to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 16th March 2015 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Olive McMahon Lodge may be considered, with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

H A M S, Peter Winston
Funeral Service to be held Friday 13th March 2015 at 11 am.

H A M S, Peter Winston

Late of Kingaroy and formerly of Nanango, passed away peacefully Friday 6th March 2015.

Aged 69 years

Loving husband of Doreen. Beloved father of Lorraine, Jo-Ann and father-in-law to Jeffrey. Cherished ‘Pop’ to Joshua and Bree, Daniel, Courtney, Maddison, Jack, Amy, Sam and great-grandfather to Chloe.

He will be sadly missed by his extended family and his brother Roy.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Peter’s Funeral Service, to be held in St Anne’s Anglican Church, Burnett Street, Nanango, Friday 13th March 2015 at 11 am.

To be followed by interment within the Nanango Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

F L E M I N G, John Raymond Taylor ‘Ray’
Funeral Service to be held Monday 9th March 2015 at 2pm.

F L E M I N G, John Raymond Taylor ‘Ray’

Late of Nanango passed away peacefully at home Tuesday 3rd March 2015.

Aged 83 Years

Cherished husband of Brenda. Much loved and respected father,
father-in-law and grandfather to Brian and Cathy, Sarah and Jack. Helen and David (dec’d), Brett and Asako, Scott and Glen White. Robert and Helen, Oliver, Hamish and Maya. Great grandfather of Niko. A loved brother, brother-in-law and Uncle to all of his extended family. A friend to many.
Family and friends are invited to attend A Celebration of Ray’s Life to be held at St Anne’s Anglican Church, Burnett Street, Nanango, Monday 9th March at 2pm. To be followed by a private Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council Queensland, may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

D E L E M A R E, Vance Edward
Graveside Funeral Service to be held Monday 9th March 2015 at 11 am.

D E L E M A R E, Vance Edward

Late of Murgon and formerly of Tansey, passed away peacefully Sunday 1st March 2015.

Aged 77 years

Loving husband of Rosemary. Beloved father of Suzanne, Elizabeth and Anthony. Cherished father-in-law to Dean and Brian, and ‘Pop’ to Andrew and Perlena.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Vance’s Graveside Funeral Service, to be held within the Murgon Lawn Cemetery, Monday 9th March 2015 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Murgon Hospital Palliative Care Unit may be considered with envelopes provided at the Service.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

L E N I H A N, James (Jim)
Requiem Mass to be held Friday 6th March at 2.30pm.

L E N I H A N, James (Jim)

Aged 74 Years

Late of Kumbia, died peacefully at home Sunday 1st March 2015.

Beloved son of Mick and Jean (both dec’d), brother and brother-in-law of Brian and Winnie, Bernice and Terry (dec’d), Helen and Kevin. Cherished uncle to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass to celebrate Jim’s life, to be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Albert Street, Kingaroy, Friday 6th March 2015 at 2.30pm.

To be followed by interment within the Taabinga Monumental Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

S C H L O S S, Vera
Graveside Funeral Service to be held Friday 6th March at 11 am.

S C H L O S S, Vera

Aged 88 Years

Beloved sister, sister-in-law and aunt of Ethel (dec’d), Ruby and Adrian, James (dec’d) and Daphne, Marjorie, Eric and Joan, Iris and their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Funeral Service for Vera, to be held within the Yarraman Cemetery, Yarraman-Kooralgin Road, Yarraman, Friday 6th March 2015 at 11 am.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au

G E N T R Y, Barbara Catherine
Requiem Mass to be held Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 10.30 am.

G E N T R Y, Barbara Catherine

Late of Brisbane and formerly of ‘Johnstown’ Goomeri, passed away Tuesday 24th February 2015.

Aged 80 years

Beloved wife of Clem (dec’d). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Madonna, James, Damian and Sharon, Ciaran and Jayne. Cherished grandmother to Gabrielle, Alexander, Benjamin, Harrison and Lucy. Adored sister.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Barbara, to be held in Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 10.30 am.

To be followed by interment within the Nanango Lawn Cemetery.

Virgo Funerals – Kingaroy – Ph: 07 4162 7988
(Inc. South Burnett Funerals and Crematorium Pty Ltd)
www.virgofunerals.com.au