Geoff Goss’ life of service

Geoff Goss (picture from Rotary Club of Claremont Facebook page). THERE was big attendance at the funeral last week of respected local community member Geoff Goss. Born in 1936, he died at the New Norfolk District Hospital on December 17, aged 82. Before retiring, the father of four worked for

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Farewell Errol Walsh

MAYDENA identity Errol Walsh will be farewelled at a funeral service at Glenorchy this Thursday, December 13. The former Maydena Community Association president died last Friday at the New Norfolk District Hospital, aged 77. He is survived by his wife Jenny and their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service

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Farewell Ellen Sweet

A THANKSGIVING service of Holy Communion will be held for Mrs Ellen Sweet at St Matthew’s Anglican Church in Bathurst St, New Norfolk, at 10.30 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. A highly regarded former nursing sister at the New Norfolk District Hospital and a member of the leadership team at St Matthew’s

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Vale Sheila Maxfield

FORMER teacher Sheila Maxfield is being remembered by generations of grateful students following her death at New Norfolk yesterday. A long-serving educator, artist and community worker, Mrs Maxfield passed away at Corumbene Nursing Home, aged 89. Best remembered as an art teacher at New Norfolk High School, she also turned

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Vale Peter Birchall

Peter Birchall receiving his Bothwell Lions Club life membership last year. WELL-KNOWN former Derwent Valley and Central Highlands police officer and community worker Peter Birchall died earlier this week, aged 73. A long-serving policeman at New Norfolk and Bothwell, his bravery was officially recognised by Tasmania Police after he and

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Vale Belle Pearson, 1923-2018

LOCAL musician and educator Belle Pearson has died in her 95th year. Well known to generations of Derwent Valley residents through her work in local schools, in her retirement Mrs Pearson was one of the founders and key supporters of the Derwent Valley Concert Band. Mrs Pearson arrived in New

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Remembering dressmaker Elaine O’Neil

Bridesmaids Helena O’Neill, left, and Edna Gill, 9, with 19-year-old bride Elaine Gill. AT the first anniversary of the passing of Elaine O’Neill (nee Gill), her sister the well known local artist Edna “Gillem” Reid wonders know how many people living in the Derwent Valley and surrounds may have memories

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Vale Ron Miles OAM

LARGER than life for most of his years, well-known New Norfolk sportsman and ex-serviceman Ron Miles has died this week, aged 95. A resident of Corumbene Nursing Home for the last few years, Ron passed away on September 17. He is survived by his wife June and their children Kym

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Farewell Charlie Cawthorn

THE life of former New Norfolk businessman Charlie Cawthorn was celebrated at a largely attended funeral service at St Matthew’s Anglican Church today. Born in 1923, Mr Cawthorn died at New Norfolk last Friday after a lifetime of service to the Derwent Valley community. In addition to running his business

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Farewell Charlie Gilbert

THE life of the Derwent Valley’s best known Salvation Army man will be commemorated at the funeral of Charles Henry Gilbert later this week. Always a familiar site with his collecting tin in High St and at the football, Charlie Gilbert died on Saturday, aged 86, after a lifetime of

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Boyer pioneer Alan Pearson farewelled

OBITUARY – Alan John Pearson OAM July 21, 1922 – July 2, 2013 ALAN Pearson was one of small band of scientists who unlocked the secret of successfully making paper from Tasmanian hardwoods. He came to New Norfolk in 1944 to work as a research chemist and stayed for the

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Norfolk family founder dies

Derek Bickford-Smith THE founder of the global network of places named Norfolk or Norwich has died in England, aged 85. Derek Bickford-Smith established the Norfolk and Norwich World Family 20 years ago, eventually linking up about 60 communities around the world, including New Norfolk and Norfolk Island. Norwich is the

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