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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Death of Denis Warner

Denis Warner NOTED New Norfolk journalist Denis Warner has died in Melbourne, aged 94. He was a veteran war correspondent who also served in the Australian Army during World War 2. Born in 1917, Denis Ashton Warner was the son of Mr and Mrs H.A. Warner of Valleyfield. He was

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Farewell Barrie

WELL-KNOWN New Norfolk man Barrie Bremner died in Hobart earlier this week. Mr Bremner was a long-serving and high-ranking member of the Lions Club at local, state and national level and will long be remembered for his key involvement in community affairs. Mr Bremner served several terms as president of

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Vale Joe McKenzie

RACING writer Peter Staples has paid tribute to Derwent Valley harness racing identity Joe McKenzie who has died after suffered a head injury as the result of a fall last Tuesday (October 11) while tending a horse at Triabunna. The funeral service will be held at St Peters Church, New

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Maydena pioneer farewelled

THERE was a large congregation at the funeral of Maydena pioneer Mona Cannan at St Matthew’s Church in New Norfolk yesterday morning. Born at Westbury in 1926, Mrs Cannan lived a long life of community service and will be sorely missed in many parts of the Derwent Valley. Mrs Cannan’s

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RIP Mrs Peters

A FUNERAL will be held in Melbourne tomorrow morning (Thursday) for former New Norfolk resident Sybil Peters, wife of local doctor Ralph Peters. Mrs Peters, 78, died on Tuesday. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations to the Women’s Cancer Foundation. Mrs Peters is survived by her husband,

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Vale Michael Whitehead

NEW Norfolk veteran Michael Whitehead has died after a long illness, passing away yesterday afternoon at the New Norfolk Hospital. Mr Whitehead, 81, was a Londoner who went to war as a 15-year-old with the British Merchant Navy. He served as a gunner aboard the “Liberty Ships” that plied the

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Death of New Norfolk businessman

THE New Norfolk business and sporting community has been saddened by the death of well-known businessman Wayne Perkins last weekend. Mr Perkins had been the proprietor of Wigston’s Sports since early 1998. Condolences are extended to Mr Perkins’ family and friends.

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Noted New Norfolk woman dies

A FORMER New Norfolk woman referred to as the “Lady of the Air Force” has died in Victoria, aged 88. Gloria Gwendolyn Grace was born at New Norfolk in 1920 and came to fame as a result of her service during World War II. She and her younger sister Marcia

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Death of emergency services volunteer

SEVERAL of the Derwent Valley’s emergency services organisations are this week mourning the death of volunteer worker Margaret Goss after a long illness. Mrs Goss, of Bushy Park, was also a nurse’s aide at the Ouse District Hospital. For more than 20 years, Mrs Goss was a member of the

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Death of historian Rita Cox

NOTED Derwent Valley historian Rita Cox has died, aged in her 80s. A long-time resident of Magra, her books on the history of New Norfolk and districts can be found in libraries throughout Tasmania. Her works included New Norfolk Pioneers and Homes, Series I (1981) and Series II (1982), New

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