Remembering Brenda Triffitt

Brenda Triffitt. CONTINUING the special series of articles by Steve Balmforth, remembering three local identities who have passed away in recent months: George Menzie, Noel Taylor and Brenda Triffitt. Earlier this week we had the life story of George Menzie. Today’s feature recalls the life of Brenda Triffitt, to be

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Stalwarts of the Valley remembered

George Menzie. IN recent months the Derwent Valley has lost a number of well-known local identities, including George Menzie, Noel Taylor and Brenda Triffitt, all of whom played important roles in the local community. The local links of these three in particular are synonymous with a close-knit community like the

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Queen’s honour for local nurse

Kerry Reid-Searl with one of herPup-Ed mannequins. A NURSE whose ground-breaking teaching methods are used around the world was recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Kerry Reid-Searl has been made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her  significant service to nurse education. Professor Reid-Searl grew

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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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Fond farewell to the Valley’s ‘Old MacDonald’

“Old MacDonald” Keith Clark on the front page of theDerwent Valley Gazette in 1996. A FUNERAL will be held on Monday for the man known to a generation of children as the Derwent Valley’s “Old MacDonald.” Keith Clark, originally from Ellendale, passed away at his home at Macquarie Plains on

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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

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Harris brothers still remembered after 100 years

Rose and Kevin Harwick with their daughter Jackie Slyp andmaster chainsaw carver Eddie Freeman in front of the newsculptures at Magra this morning. TREE carvings in memory of two Derwent Valley soldiers were unveiled at Magra this morning. The result of several years’ work, the memorial pays tribute to brothers

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Citizens of the Year for 2019

Alesha Moles and Martyn Evans FORMER Derwent Valley mayor Martyn Evans has been named the local Australia Day Citizen of the Year for 2019. The award was announced by mayor Ben Shaw at the local Australia Day celebration at the Derwent Esplanade on Saturday. Councillor Shaw said Mr Evans had

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Australia Day honour for Phil Pyke

GRANTON resident Phil Pyke has today been named as one of several Tasmanians who will receive the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). Mr Pyke, previously of Lachlan, has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours List for his service to the community. A member of the Lachlan Fire

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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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Geoff Goss’ life of service

Geoff Goss (picture fromRotary Club of ClaremontFacebook 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 Telecom (now

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