Tony and Christine Blackwell with Sheila Blackwell
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Sheila’s century of caring

A CENTURY of caring for her family was reflected in loving tributes for Sheila Blackwell following her death at age 100 on August 1. Mrs Blackwell passed away at her nursing home three weeks after celebrating her 100th birthday and receiving congratulatory letters from the Queen, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Governor

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Noel and Julie Browning's wedding
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Obituary: Noel Browning built for the future

FUTURE generations will have master builder Noel Browning to thank for the preservation of many of the Derwent Valley’s most significant homes and buildings. During his funeral service at historic St Matthew’s Anglican Church in New Norfolk last March, Noel’s daughter Natalie said it was fitting that this had been

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The late Len Blaclwell
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Obituary: Len Blackwell lived life to the full

THE Jimmy Barnes anthem Working Class Man played at the funeral of Len Blackwell, perfectly summing up the life and times of the well-known New Norfolk man. The former businessman and councillor had lived life to the full, finally succumbing to injuries sustained in a bush accident. At the funeral

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Lion of the Derwent Valley passes away

Leon O’Donnell in his navy days. THE Derwent Valley lost one of its most passionate advocates with the death of Leon O’Donnell last weekend, aged 80. Born in 1939, he lived his early years in Maydena, served in the Royal Australian Navy and worked at Australian Newsprint Mills for many

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Remembering Barry Gittus

Barry Gittus. MAYDENA lost a well-known and loved local identity with the recent passing of Barry Gittus, who died at home on May 9. Born in December 1943, he was the elder son of Cecil Gittus and Ruby Marshall, members of two prominent Derwent Valley families. The family, including siblings

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Remembering Michael Excell

ANOTHER connection with the Derwent Valley’s past was severed last month with the passing of Michael Excell at the age of 81. Born on July 15, 1938, he was a son of Sally and Allan Excell who had a well-known bakery in Burnett St, New Norfolk. He attended primary school

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Vale John Tribolet

John Tribolet. FORMER Derwent Valley farmer John Wesley Tribolet will be farewelled at a memorial service at the Oatlands Uniting Church tomorrow (Monday). Mr Tribolet, 82, died in a farming accident on his property at Swanston, about 50km east of Oatlands, last Tuesday afternoon. “Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Tuesday,

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Farewell John Bradley

FORMER Derwent Valley Council accountant John Bradley died in Hobart at the weekend. Mr Bradley was a long-serving senior member of the council staff, often serving as acting general manager. Although not a local resident, Mr Bradley was involved in community activities in the Derwent Valley. He acted as treasurer

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Farewell to Edna “Gillem” Reid

Edna “Gillem” Reid in 1996 with her painting Garden of Cosmos. THE life of New Norfolk artist Edna “Gillem” Reid will be celebrated and fondly remembered at her funeral at St Matthew’s Anglican Church on Monday. Originally from New South Wales, Mrs Reid moved to New Norfolk as a girl

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The remarkable life of Tony Hazi

Tony Hazi as a young man. A LARGE gathering of family and friends attended the funeral service of long-time New Norfolk resident Antal (Tony) Hazi late last month. Conducted by local celebrant Rodney Bester at Graham Family Funerals in New Town, the service celebrated a remarkable journey that started with Tony’s

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Roy Garwood farewelled

THE life of former New Norfolk businessman Roy Garwood was celebrated at St Matthew’s Anglican Church this morning. The funeral service conducted by the Reverend Celia Hooker was largely attended. Roy Walter Garwood, Junior, was born at New Norfolk in 1939 and died last Wednesday, in his 80th year. He

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Farewell Barry Lathey

Barry Lathey A FUNERAL will be held this Friday to farewell former Derwent Valley deputy mayor Barry Lathey who has died this week in his 85th year. Mr Lathey, who served as a Derwent Valley councillor for 19 years, also had a long connection with the New Norfolk Fire Brigade,

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