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Rest easy sergeant: Farewell to Ken O’Brien OAM

HISTORIAN, businessman, serviceman, community worker and family man Ken O’Brien died this morning in his 101st year. Born at Oatlands in 1923, he came to New Norfolk as an infant and lived here his whole life other than his war service years and until moving into care two years ago.

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Hundreds paid their respects to Dr Peters

ABOUT 350 people attended the funeral of Dr Ralph Peters earlier this week, with a similar number watching the service online. St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk was full for the funeral service, with additional seating provided outside and in the church hall. The service was conducted by the

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VIDEO: Tributes flow for Dr Ralph Peters

HUNDREDS of tributes to Dr Ralph Peters OAM have been posted on social media in the week since his passing last Sunday afternoon. Messages of condolences and thanks have been publicly expressed, as well as memories and anecdotes from Dr Peters’ long life of community service in the Derwent Valley.

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Community mourns passing of revered medical man

A FUNERAL service will be held at St Matthew’s Anglican Church next week to farewell and celebrate the life of Dr Ralph Peters OAM who served the Derwent Valley as a general practitioner and community worker for more than 50 years. Dr Peters, 96, died on January 14 after a

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Farewell to George Rumley after a life of service

A FUNERAL celebrating the life of George Rumley BEM will be held at The Valley Sports Bar in Norfolk at 11am this Wednesday (January 10). Born in 1934, Mr Rumley died on December 22, aged 89. Mr Rumley lived a life of service to the Derwent Valley, in particular in

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Farewell to former Eagles coach Ricky Graham

A RESPECTED and popular coach of the New Norfolk Eagles died in Queensland last month. Ricky Graham and his former wife Rhonda are fondly remembered in the Derwent Valley, where they still have many friends. Mr Graham, 77, died on November 16 from prostate cancer. His funeral was held on

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Service of thanksgiving for teacher Christine

A SERVICE of thanksgiving will be held on Monday at St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk to celebrate the life of respected local educator Christine Woolley. Mrs Woolley died at her home in New Norfolk on November 4 after a brief illness. The well-known teacher was one of the

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Loved community members farewelled

THE Derwent Valley is a poorer place following the deaths of a number of citizens in the last fortnight. Significant losses have been experienced across the community. New Norfolk and Derwent Valley News also acknowledges the passing of others not named here. We extend our sympathies to bereaved family and

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Farewell Greg Batchelor

A FUNERAL celebrating the life of Greg Batchelor will be held at St Peter’s Catholic Church in New Norfolk at 11am tomorrow (Friday, March 31). Mr Batchelor died on March 24, aged 77. A returned serviceman, he was the town’s Anzac Day parade marshal for many years. In a tribute,

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Obituary: Betty Beament gave back in spades

Elisabeth (Betty) Beament (nee Sneiders)8 February 1927 to 21 February 2023.BETTY was born in Brussels, Belgium in 1927, the second child of four. She spent her childhood with her parents, sister and two brothers in a rural area just south of Brussels where her enduring love of the country and

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Community farewell for Betty Beament

A MEMORIAL service will be held for the late Betty Beament at her beloved Molesworth Community Hall on Saturday, March 18. An active member of the Derwent Valley community for more than 60 years and an icon of the Girl Guide movement, Betty died in Hobart on February 21, aged

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Farewell to ‘Jimmy’ of The Roost

RETIRED New Norfolk businessman Dimitrios Samaras has died in his 80th year, following a long illness. Mr Samaras – known to everyone as Jimmy – was well known as the former owner of the town’s most popular chicken shop, The Roost. The family operated the High St institution for 35

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