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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

ANDRESS, John Birch
Funeral Service to be held Monday 2nd March 2015 at 11am.

ANDRESS, John Birch

Late of Nanango passed away peacefully Monday 23rd February 2015 after a short illness.

Aged 79 years

Beloved husband of Gwen. Much loved father and father-in-law to Greg, Julie, Robert and Tania. Cherished Pa to Taisha, Jack, Tony and Doug.

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend a celebration of John's life to be held in the Uniting Church, Gipps Street Nanango, Monday 2nd March 2015 at 11am. 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

SOMERVILLE, Mary Ellen (Nell)
Funeral Service to be held Monday 2nd March 2015 at 2pm.

SOMERVILLE, Mary Ellen (Nell)

Late of Canowindra Aged Care Facility, formerly of Dangore Mountain passed away peacefully Sunday 22nd February 2015.

Aged 77 years

Beloved wife of John (dec’d). Loving mother and mother-in-law to Kym and Stewart, Greg and Melissa, Annette and Jon. Cherished Grandma, Sister, Sister-in-law and Aunt to all her family.

Family and friends are invited to attend Nell’s Funeral Service to be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Albert Street, Kingaroy, Monday 2nd March 2015 at 2.00pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes 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

L A B U S C H E W S K I, Winniefred (Win)
Funeral Service to be held Saturday 21st February 2015 at 11 am.

L A B U S C H E W S K I, Winniefred (Win)

Late of Chermside and formerly of Murgon, passed away peacefully Sunday 15th February 2015 at the Prince Charles Hospital, Chermside.

Aged 86 years

Loving wife of Leonard (dec’d). Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Denise and Keith, Gary and Narelle. Loving grandmother to Seith and Amanda, Sophia and Jeffrey, Jason and Arwen, Dwain, Hayley and Henry, Kristen and Christy, and Kurt. Cherished great-grandmother to Tazmyn, Lincoln and Elizabeth.

Relatives and friends are warmly invited to attend a Celebration of Win’s Life, to be held in the Christ Church, Anglican Church, Taylor Street, Murgon, Saturday 21st February 2015 at 11 am.

To be followed by interment within the Wondai Monumental Cemetery.

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

C L O G A N, Kris William
Funeral Service to be held Friday 20th February 2015 at 1.30 pm.

C L O G A N, Kris William

Late of Murgon, unexpectedly passed away at home Friday 6th February 2015.

34 years young

Son to Maryann (dec’d) and Bill Clogan. Grandson to Violet Clogan (dec’d).

‘Taken to soon, but now at peace’

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Kris’ Funeral Service, to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 20th February 2015 at 1.30 pm.

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

S L E E M A N, Diane Hazel
Funeral Service to be held Friday 20th February 2015 at 10.30am.

S L E E M A N, Diane Hazel

11th December 1952 ~ 12th February 2015

Passed away peacefully at Toowoomba Hospice in the presence of her loving and devoted husband Greg.

Loved eldest daughter of Mary and the late John Geiger. Treasured sister and sister-in-law to Ken and Chris, Peter and Maree, Janette and John, Leanne and Graeme; Malcolm and Elaine Sleeman, Lyndsay Sleeman, Ian and Noelene Sleeman. Adored Aunt and great Aunt to their families.
Fondly remembered niece and cousin.

Family and friends are invited to attend Diane’s Graveside Funeral Service to be held at the Murgon Lawn Cemetery, Bunya Highway, Murgon, Friday 20th February 2015 at 10.30am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toowoomba Hospice Association
would be appreciated, 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

P U M P A, William Kenil (Bill)
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 19th February 2015 at 10 am.

P U M P A, William Kenil (Bill)

Late of Kingaroy and formerly of Barcaldine, passed away suddenly Tuesday 10th February 2015.

Aged 63 years

Loving husband of Eunice. Beloved father and father-in-law of Tracy and Gregg, Amanda and Shane and Kent. Cherished ‘Poppy’ to Alex, Lara, Jorga and Jordan-Kane. A wonderful ‘mate’ and brother to ‘Ric’ and Murray.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bill’s Funeral Service, to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 19th February 2015 at 10 am.

To be followed by interment within the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

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

G R A H A M, Patricia Doreen (Pat)
Funeral Service to be held Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 9.30 am.

G R A H A M, Patricia Doreen (Pat)

Late of Nanango, sadly passed away Saturday 7th February 2015.

Aged 87 years

Loving mother of Greg, Mary and her husband Mark. Cherished ‘Nanna Pat’ to her grandchildren Christopher, Kylie, Michael, Lisa, Brendan and to her great-grandchildren Josh, Nate and Hayden.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Pat’s Funeral Service, to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Tuesday 17th February 2015 at 9.30 am.

To be followed by a Committal Service, to take place within the Beenleigh Lawn Cemetery, Brigade Drive, Eagleby at 2.30 pm.

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

H A R C H, Charles William
Requiem Mass to be held Friday 13th February 2015 at 10 am.

H A R C H, Charles William

Late of ‘Danarla Brahmans’ Wondai, sadly passed away Friday 6th February 2015.

Aged 78 years

Loving husband of Helen (dec’d). Beloved father of David, Susan and Carla. Cherished father-in-law and grandfather to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Charles, to be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Albert Street, Kingaroy, Friday 13th February 2015 at 10 am.

To be followed by interment within the Wondai Lawn Cemetery.

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

W I E D E N, Winifred Elizabeth (Betty)
Funeral Service to be held Monday 16th February 2015 at 11 am.

W I E D E N, Winifred Elizabeth (Betty)

Late of Kingaroy, passed away peacefully Thursday 5th February 2015.

Aged 93 years

Loving wife of Bill (dec’d). Beloved mother of Kay (dec’d), Ted, Lynne, Mark, Glenda, Sandra, Penny and Barbara. Cherished mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Betty’s Funeral Service, to be held in Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 16th February 2015 at 11 am.

To be followed by interment within the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

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

H A U R I T Z, Paul Gerard
Funeral Service to be held Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 11.00am.

H A U R I T Z, Paul Gerard

Late of Kingaroy, sadly passed away after a courageous battle with cancer, on Thursday 5th February 2015.

Aged 53 years

Beloved husband of Leanne. Much loved father and father-in-law to Shaun and Bec, Danny and Alice. Dearest ‘Poppy’ to Ashleigh, Isaac, and Tahnie. Treasured brother of Jimmy (dec’d), Kaye, Garry (dec’d), Terry, Phil, Rob and Anne. Loved uncle to their families.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Paul’s Funeral Service, to be held in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Albert St Kingaroy, Wednesday 11th February 2015 at 11.00am. To be followed by interment within the Taabinga Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cancer Council ‘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