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Farewell Mike Berry

A SERVICE will be held at Graham Family Funerals at 10am this Wednesday (February 8) to farewell New Norfolk resident Mike Berry who died last week after a short illness. A retired police officer, he was also a long-time member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk, which has extended

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Celebrating the life of Pat Freund

PAT Freund was insistent the old version of Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd, would be read at her funeral. The old version had the right words, such as leadeath and maketh. The modernised words weren’t for her. Pat Freund, who died a year ago on November 12, 2021,

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Obituary: Eagles coach Noel Clark remembered

NOEL Arthur Clarke, one of the greatest forwards Tasmanian football has produced, died peacefully at Glenview Nursing Home, Glenorchy on August 7. Appointed coach of New Norfolk in the TFL in 1958, Clarke led the Eagles to their first grand-final appearance in 1959 when the team was no match for

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Obituary: George Ackers’ life well lived

FORMER soldier, mechanic and psychiatric nurse George Ackers was farewelled at a graveside funeral service at the Malbina Cemetery earlier this year. George Lance Ackers was born in April 1938 to John and Molly Ackers. He grew up in the grounds of the Lachlan Park Hospital (later known as Royal

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New Norfolk Lions pay tribute to the late Sam Wilton

A GRAVESIDE service will be held at the Malbina Cemetery tomorrow (Thursday) to farewell former New Norfolk resident Sam Wilton who has died in his 96th year. He was a long-time member of the Lions Club of New Norfolk, which has extended its condolences to his family. David “Sam” Wilton

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Farewell Col Bailey, thylacine true believer

THE life of renowned Tasmanian tiger researcher, hunter and true believer Colin Bailey will be celebrated at his funeral service in New Norfolk this Thursday. Mr Bailey, of New Norfolk, died last Friday after a long illness. The author and newspaper columnist’s death in Hobart came less than a month

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Farewell to The Geordie

THE local community radio DJ known as “The Geordie” has passed away after a short illness, aged 78. Known off-air as Spencer Tracy, he died in the Royal Hobart Hospital in the early hours of Monday this week. Mr Tracy was associated with Tyga-FM from its earliest days and presented

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Caroline lived life to the full

THERE was no better choice than Here Comes the Sun, by the Beatles, for the funeral of Caroline Walker in Western Australia two months ago. Known throughout the Derwent Valley and Central Highlands, Caroline was loyal, determined and full of life. After several local government and community roles from the

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Stanley Cordwell
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Farewell to Stan Cordwell

LOCAL historian Stanley Cordwell passed away earlier this week, after a long illness. Stan, who recently published his latest book, was aged 87. His final book, Boyer and the Peg Factory, has been a runaway success. A long-time Lachlan resident, Stan also had a long connection with the New Norfolk

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Donna Bratt
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Fond farewell to ‘Dazzling Donna’

THE death notice for New Norfolk’s Donna Bratt said it all: “Dazzling Donna the diving damsel, golfer, gardener, cake decorator extraordinaire and a dab hand at poker.” Born at Hobart in 1929, Donna was the daughter of Olive and Keith Anders, and grew up at South Hobart and Sandy Bay.

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Layton Hodgetts
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The day the music died: farewell Layton Hodgetts

FAMILY, friends and the wider community are today mourning the passing of Layton Hodgetts after a long struggle with cancer. A true leader in our community, Layton was known far and wide as the founding father of the Derwent Valley Concert Band, and closer to home he will be remembered

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Elsie Rayner
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Elsie Rayner fought the good fight

FAMILY and friends have recently celebrated the life of one of the Derwent Valley’s leading campaigners in the fight against cancer. Elsie Rayner spent several decades raising funds for the Cancer Council, through Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea and the Relay for Life. She was also a stalwart of the local

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