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Funeral Notices
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S T E R N B E C K, Ernest Ray (Ray)
Funeral Service being held Saturday 2nd November 2013 at 1 pm.

S T E R N B E C K, Ernest Ray (Ray)

Late of Brooklands

Passed away peacefully Wednesday 30th October 2013

Aged 81 years

Beloved husband of Angela, loving father of Elizabeth, Kay and Kerry, loved father-in-law and grandfather.

Family and friends are invited to attend Ray’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Saturday 2nd November 2013 at 1 pm.

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

A L M O N D, Leslie Charles (Les)
Funeral Service to be held Friday 8th November 2013 at 11 am.

A L M O N D, Leslie Charles (Les)

Late of Blackbutt, passed away peacefully Monday 28th October 2013.

Aged 89 years

Wonderful husband of Edna. Adored father and father-in-law of Ian and Jan, Jennifer and Hoppy. Grandfather of 5 and great-grandfather (Pa) to 13. Loving brother, brother-in-law and uncle.

Truly loved and deeply missed by all who knew him.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Les’s Funeral Service, to be held at St John’s Anglican Church, Gladys Street, Blackbutt, Friday 8th November 2013 at 11 am.

To be followed by interment within the Blackbutt Lawn Cemetery.

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

J E S S E N, Ian John
Funeral Service to be held Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 11 am.

J E S S E N, Ian John

Late of Wooroolin

Passed away peacefully Tuesday 29th October 2013

Aged 69 years

Much loved husband of Pam, adored father of Grant and Kellie, and poppy of Lachlan, Luke and Kye. Brother of Allan Jessen and Jeanie Fiedler.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Ian’s Life to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy, (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 11 am.

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

G E N R I C H, Gustav Edwin (Gus)
Funeral service to held Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 11 am

G E N R I C H, Gustav Edwin (Gus)

Late of Orana Lutheran Nursing Home, Kingaroy, formerly of Nanango and Blackbutt. Passed away peacefully surrounded by family, Tuesday 29th October 2013.

Aged 84 years

Beloved husband of Marguerite. Dearly loved father and father-in-law to Christine and Trevor, Laurence and Liz, Miriam and Michael, Roderick (Dec'd), Rosalind and Donald.

Much loved grandfather to Francine and Greg, Graham and Belinda, Ian, Matthew, Sarah, Emma and Scot, Daniel, Krystal, Joshua and Rebecca. Cherished great-grandfather to William, Cameron, Hailey, Cooper and John.

Family and friends are invited to attend Gus' Funeral Service to be held at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Drayton Street, Nanango, Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 11 am. To be followed by interment within the Nanango Lawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Cancer Council of Queensland, with envelopes available at the service.

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

S M E R D O N, Russell James
Funeral Service being held Monday 4th November 2013 at 1 pm

S M E R D O N, Russell James

Late of Kingaroy, formerly Murgon and North Qld.

Passed away peacefully Tuesday 29th October 2013

Aged 66 years

Loving father of Kylie, Lisa, Tracey and Alaina and proud grandfather to Natasha, Nicholas, Aiden, Zara, Shannon and Tenaiah. Husband of Sylvie, step-father of Sylvie, Max and John. Adored baby brother of Daphne Howard, Neville Smerden, Bevan and Leslie Smerden (Dec’d) and Evelyn McKnight.

Family and friends are invited to attend Russell’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 4th November 2013 at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations to Epilepsy Qld Inc would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

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

D O W S E T T, Linda Janelle
Funeral Service to be held Monday 4th November 2013 at 10 am.

D O W S E T T, Linda Janelle

Late of Nanango, sadly passed away Sunday 20th October 2013.

Aged 47 years

Loving mother of Storm and Ethan. Beloved sister to Dean.

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Family and friends are invited to attend Linda’s Funeral Service, to be held at Virgo’s Funeral Home Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Monday 4th November 2013 at 10 am.

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

S C H M I D T (formerly McAllister), Doris Ellen
Funeral Service to be held Thursday 31st October 2013 at 11 am.

S C H M I D T (formerly McAllister), Doris Ellen

Late of Wondai, passed away at St Andrew’s Hospital, Brisbane, Thursday 24th October 2013.

Aged 88 years

Loving wife of Vic Schmidt (dec’d) and Hugh McAllister (dec’d). Cherished mother and mother-in-law of Joy and Des, Audrey and Glenn. Beloved step-mother to Owen, Ron, Elaine, Kevin, Trevor, Pam and Colin. Adored Nana and great grand-mother to their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Doris’ Funeral Service, to be held at the Uniting Church, 56 Pring Street, Wondai, Thursday 31st October 2013 at 11 am. To be followed by interment within the Wondai Monumental Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Cancer Council Queensland would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

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

B R I L L, Peter Hinchelwood
Funeral Service being held Thursday 31st October 2013 at 11.30 am.

B R I L L, Peter Hinchelwood

Late of Wondai

Passed away peacefully, Sunday 27th October 2013.

Aged 93 years

Loved Step-father. Loving uncle of the Bradbury Family. Cherished Cousin of the Brill Family.

Family and friends are invited to attend Peter’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 31st October 2013 at 11.30 am.

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

D I T C H B U R N, Lindsay William
Funeral Service to be held Friday 1st November 2013 at 1 pm.

D I T C H B U R N, Lindsay William

Late of Nanango, sadly passed away Friday 25th October 2013.

Aged 66 years

Loving husband of Elvie. Beloved father, step-father, father-in-law and grandfather.

Family and friends are invited to attend Lindsay’s Funeral Service, to be held at St Anne’s Anglican Church, Burnett Street, Nanango, Friday 1st November 2013 at 1 pm.

To be followed by a Private Cremation.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lions Medical Research Foundation may be considered with envelopes provided at the service.

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

W E S T, Samantha Lollena
Funeral Service to be held Friday 25th October 2013 at 1pm.

W E S T, Samantha Lollena

Late of Brisbane and formerly of Cherbourg, sadly passed away Thursday 10th October 2013.

Aged 37 years

Loving daughter of Stephanie and Jason. Beloved mother to Steven, Davina, Derek, Matthew, Jason, Philip and Elisabeth. Grandmother to Yulara, Nikyah and Dre.

Samantha's Funeral Service will be held at St Peter Claver Catholic Church, Broadway Street, Cherbourg, Friday 25th October 2013 at 1 pm.

To be followed by interment within the Cherbourg Cemetery.

S A N D E R S, Gayle Michelle
Funeral Service to be held Friday 25th October 2013 at 11 am.

S A N D E R S, Gayle Michelle

Late of Nanango, passed away peacefully Sunday 13th October 2013, in her 49th Year.

Loving wife of James (Jim). Beloved mother and mother-in-law of Amy and Steve, Tennille and Nick, Melita and Aaron, Tara, and Tristan. Much loved daughter of Edward (Ted) and Rose, and daughter-in-law of Rita. Treasured sister to Jocelyn, Russell, Peter, Graham, Reg and Midge.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Gayle’s life at a Funeral Service, to be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Friday 25th October 2013 at 11am. To be followed by interment within the Nanango Lawn Cemetery.

The family asks you wear bright colours, in respect for Gayle’s love of life.

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

M U R P H Y, Eric Francis
Funeral service being held Tuesday 22nd October 2013

M U R P H Y, Eric Francis

Late of Nanango. Passed away peacefully, Friday 11th October 2013.

Aged 82 years

Much loved husband to Marion. Beloved father and father-in-law to Vernice and Robert, Paul and Sharon. Loving Poppy to their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend Eric’s Funeral Service to be held at the Mt Thompson Memorial Gardens & Crematorium, 329 Nursery Road, Holland Park, Tuesday 22nd October 2013 at 12 noon.

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

C R O N I N, Paul James (Bear)
Funeral to be held Friday 18th October 2013 at 1.30 pm.

C R O N I N, Paul James (Bear)

Late of Brisbane and formerly of Nanango, passed away peacefully at the QE II Jubilee Hospital Wednesday 9th October 2013.

Aged 51 years

Beloved father of Joshua and Rebecca. Loving son of Terry and Joan. Cherished brother and brother-in-law to Chris and Andrea, Cathy and Brian, Maree and Barry, Jacqui and Bob, Terry and Naomi, Bryan and Charlie, James (Skip), Joey and Kate, Michelle and Tim, Rosie and Mark, Sonia and Scott, and adored uncle to their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Requiem Mass for Paul to be held at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Friday 18th October 2013 at 1.30 pm.

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

S A L T E R, Noel John Moffat
Funeral Service being held Thursday 17th October 2013 at 11 am.

S A L T E R, Noel John Moffat

Late of Kingaroy. Passed away peacefully Friday 11th October 2013

Aged 79

Beloved husband of Shirley. Loved brother and brother-in-law to Lyle and
Betty, and Aub. Loving uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend Noel’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Thursday 17th October 2013 at 11 am.

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

Q U I L T Y, Gina (Hilda)
Funeral Service being held Saturday 19th October 2013 at 1 pm.

Q U I L T Y, Gina (Hilda)

Passed away at Canowindra Blue Care Nursing Home, Kingaroy, Friday 11th October 2013.

Aged 92 years

Pre-deceased by husband Ellis. Loved mother of Christopher (Dec'd), Peter, and Timothy (Dec'd). Sister to Christopher (Dec'd), Joan, Betty (Elizabeth) and John. Nan and great-grandmother to her family.

Family and friends are invited to attend Gina's Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Saturday 19th October 2013 at 1 pm.

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

N I T T M A N N, Maria Josefa
Funeral Service to be held Friday 11th October at 10.30 am.

N I T T M A N N, Maria Josefa

Late of Brooklands, sadly passed away Saturday 5th October 2013.

Aged 83 years

Family and friends are invited to attend Maria’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy (adjacent to the Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 11th October at 10.30 am.

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

S T U M E R, Lester William
Funeral Service to be held Friday 11th October 2013 at 1 pm.

S T U M E R, Lester William

Late of Hervey Bay and formerly of Home Creek, Wooroolin, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, Saturday 5th October 2013.

Aged 61 years

Beloved son of Frank (dec’d) and May (dec’d). Loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great-uncle to Barry, Allan, Margaret and Peter Lewis and family, Joan and John Crumpton and family.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Lester’s Funeral Service to be held at the Wooroolin Memorial Hall, Bunya Highway, Wooroolin, Friday 11th October 2013 at 1 pm. To be followed by interment within the Tingoora Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Queensland 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

R O B I N S O N, Lynette Anne
Funeral Service being held Thursday 3rd October 2013 at 1 pm.

R O B I N S O N, Lynette Anne

Late of Cushnie. Passed away peacefully Friday 27th September 2013.

Aged 64 years

Loving wife of Kevin. Mother and mother-in-law of Sharon and Michael, Graham and Verlene, Craig and Netty, Rachel and Tony. Much loved grandmother to 15 grandchildren and 3 cherished great-grandchildren.

Family and friends are invited to attend Lynette’s Funeral Service to be held at St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Pring Street, Wondai, Thursday 3rd October 2013 at 1 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Leukaemia Foundation, Sunland Clem Jones Leukaemia Village, Coopers Plains, would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

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

W E S S L I N G, Violet May (May)
Funeral Service being held Friday 4th October 2013 at 11 am.

W E S S L I N G, Violet May (May)

Late of Wondai. Passed away peacefully Saturday 28th September 2013

Aged 94 years

Beloved wife of Wilf (Dec’d), loved mother and mother-in-law of Fay and Percy, Enid and Ron, Carol and John, Sheryl and Ike (Dec’d), Sue and Doug, Greg and Beth, loving grandmother and great-grandmother of their families.

Family and friends are invited to attend May’s Funeral Service to be held in the South Burnett Crematorium Chapel, 24 Pioneer Avenue, Kingaroy, (adjacent to Taabinga Cemetery), Friday 4th October 2013 at 11 am.

In lieu of flowers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated with envelopes available at the service.

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

G R E E N S L A D E, Mary Veronica
Funeral Service being held Friday 4th October 2013 at 11 am.

G R E E N S L A D E, Mary Veronica

Late of Nanango.

Passed away peacefully in the Hervey Bay Hospital, Monday 30th September 2013.

Aged 68 years

Beloved wife of Barry (Dec’d), loved mother and mother-in-law of Tony and Helen, Danny and Alison, loving Nanna to Char-Lee, Mikaela, Lacy and Zoe.

Family and friends are invited to attend Requiem Mass for Mary to be held at Our Lady of Help Christians Catholic Church, Gipps Street, Nanango, Friday 4th October 2013 at 11 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