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Deceased Old Boys

Requiescat in Pace 

The list below of deceased Old Boys has been compiled by the current committee from personal and gleaned knowledge and is a "work in progress".

We welcome any information from family members or any reader who may be able to make additions or corrections.

Should we have listed a colleague who has not yet changed his address to Heaven we apologise and will correct the list immediately on receipt of advice.

    

Recently Deceased

The Funeral Mass for James Joseph [Jim] Barron was held at the Kyneton Church of the Holy Rosary on 11 November 2017, and a bumper crowd filled the church and overflowed to the courtyard.

Even without friends and distant relations the immediate family of five children, their spouses and the nineteen [19] grandchildren there was an assured congregation. Amongst those who came to farewell Jim were over forty Marist Brothers Old Boys where Jim gained his education and the commencement of an interesting life. They formed a guard of honour as the lone piper lead the coffin bearers from the church.

During the service where Jim was given the full Catholic farewell service many snippets of Jim and his wife of 52 years Elaine’s life together were revealed. Setting the scene was a procession of grandchildren who placed symbols that summed up Jim Barron in a material sense. Tennis was a passion so a tennis racquet was placed, his global search and collection of stamps was not missed. Apparently the only conflict in the marriage was the homing of white cats. As in any good marriage compromise beats conflict and Jim finally accepted a toy white cat to pet. Gamble responsibly seemed to pass Jim by as his passion for the punt was legendary. The final placement was a stockwhip that reinforced Jim’s understanding and love of the Australian bush and the activities within.

Most were aware of Jim’s failing health over many years which although debilitating did not stop he and Elaine travelling the world. He had amassed many medicines and used a shoe box to hold them and this box travelled wherever they went.

It was no secret that Jim Barron was a hard-nosed negotiator in business undertakings and that fact was mentioned a couple of times during the service. As stated earlier Jim’s education was by the Marist Brothers and these were the men that shaped the lives of all boys that passed through the portal.

A number of Jim’s classmates were on hand to reflect and it became clear that even at school Jim was competitive.  In the year of 1950 Jimmy Barron and Mick Law battled all day at the annual sports event.  Mick was successful in all events they contested with Jimmy being second, but in the under eleven 100 yards race Mick Law broke the school record.  We don’t know the time Jimmy ran to be second, but let’s say within the time between the old and the new! The new record was 13 and three fifths of a second. They competed in the broad jump, cross country, the 100 yards and 220 yards. When the results were in the under eleven championship resulted in Mick Law first, Jimmy Barron second and Ray Evans in third.

One of grandchildren told of Jim’s sometimes exaggeration of how far he walked to school. Barrons lived in Edgecombe Street, the Flemings on a farm beyond and the Halleys on Pipers Creek Road. Mick Halley used to walk over to Flemings where Brian would be finishing off milking the family cow. They would then go across the paddock and collect Jim Barron and from there head for school sometimes collecting the Crowe brothers.

So as the sun beat down on the assembly at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery Jim Barron was laid to rest, the close of his life and a chapter in Kyneton’s history arrived.

BARRON James Joseph It is with great sadness we say our farewell to Jim, who passed away suddenly at home 04.03.1939 - 05.11.2017 78 years

Loving husband of Elaine. Proud father of Christopher, Kym, Shaun, Natalie & Ashley. Loving father- in-law of Robyn, John, Elaine, Colin & Dianne. Loving Pa of Ebony, Jade, Skye, Mia, Taylor, Darby, Regan, Connor, Breanna, Indi, Jake, Matthew, Samuel, Nicolas, Jessica, Tasha, Kane, Claire & Roxie.

  

The angels came from Heaven, they saw you weren't the best. They decided to take you with them, so you could finally rest. You looked so very peaceful, laying as you slept. So we kissed you goodbye and with the angels you left. You are now safe in the arms of the Lord. I will love you and miss you forever. Your loving wife, Elaine (Naine) In God's Care

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We have not previously reported the death of Brian Cushen who died on 26 November 2016 and was buried at Romsey.

Vice President Brian Fleming represented the Old Boys as well as syaing good bye to a former client of Brain Fleming Merchandise.

Brain Cushen farmed at his family holdings at Springfield and was active with the local bowls club.

e-tributes can be found on the T J Scott web site.

  

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BARKER. Raymond Joseph. Entered Eternal Life, suddenly at home on the farm, on Aug. 27, 2017. Aged 88. Loving husband of Monica (dec. ) and much loved Dad to Michael and Lesley, Helen and Ray, Chris and Helen, Marg and Peter. Grandpa to Warren and Rachel, Bridie and Chris, Keiran; and Millie. 'Monica's taken me by the hand and led me home'

Ray's funeral was held on 6 September and he is buried at Woodend.

Many tributes were published in the newspapers indicating that Ray had kept the faith and contributed to the local community.

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DUGGAN James Joseph (Jim) Passed away peacefully on 23rd September 2017 at Westmont Homestead, Baranduda, aged 91 years. Devoted and loving husband to Kath, proud and loved father to Brendan, Christopher, Philip and Iain, respected father in-law to Asfia, Sonya and Deanna. Grandpa and Jimpop to Adam, Jack, Chloe, Stella, Layla and William. Will be sadly missed. A tireless worker for charities and remembered by many local students and teachers. Go with God

Published in The Border Mail on Sept. 27, 2017

  

Jim who ,when at school lived at Gisborne, was one of the young men that attended the school's 21st birthday celebrations in August 1947.At that meeting the Old Boys association was formed.

Frank Hanrahan has been a friend of Jim for many years and will attend the Funeral Mass tomorrow as our representative.

There is a photograph of a Marist Brothers school football team in 1940. Jim Duggan features in it along with others now listed in our deceased old boys roll.

Jack Patterson is [as far as we can determine] the only one of the team still available to pull on the shorts.

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McPHERSON. James William (Jim). Passed away peacefully at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne on August 25, 2017. Aged 64 years.

Dearly loved husband of Rosa. Loved son of the late Mary and Arch McPherson. Loved brother of Laurie (dec. ), Mary (Farrell), Therese (McFarlane), Bernadette, Josephine, Marita and Geraldine (Jackson) and their families. Requiescat in Pace

In accordance with family wishes a Private Funeral was held on 30 August ________________________________________________________________________________

Gary Francis Thorsen was born on 15th January 1953 but unfortunately cancer cut his life short on 22 July 2017. On 26th July over 100 relatives and friends assembled at the Pine Lodge Cemetery near Shepparton were Gary lived.

We learnt that “Uncle Gary” as he demanded to be called could be classified and fitting somewhere between Crocodile Dundee and Harry Cooper. He was a much travelled bushy with birds and animals being a major focus of his life’s enjoyment. A dog was his constant companion, but his big English Sheep Dog called Albert also had a bit of larrikin about it.

Gary did not marry Jenny Ann until 2005 so his family extension was mainly through a very large number of nieces and nephews. His siblings Denise, John, Glen and Frankie together with their children were at the farewell. Daniel, Paul, Simon and Thomas (John) Rory and Bridie [Glen] Michael and David [Denise]

 Some of Uncle’s more memorable escapades were related but may best be left with the congregation, not that they were evil. Devilish is an apt adjective.

Gary is now resting close to his mother Myrtle [Cottingham] and father Frank. The celebrant suggested that friends reflect on the words:-

“My spirit is free but I will never depart, as long as you keep me alive in your heart”

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It is with deep sadness that we advise the passing of Mary Madden the mother of several Old Boys. We reported the death of one of her sons Phillip in February last year.

Mary and her daughter-in -law Moira were guests at our 70th anniversary dinner. Mary and her contemporises were noted reminiscing throughout the day. There was some banter between Mary and Jack Willmott about their respective ages.

President Peter Law stated “she was a very wise woman a great cook like all the mums of her time”.

MADDEN (nee Dwyer), Mary. On June 27, 2017 at R M Begg, Kyneton Loved daughter of the late Patrick and Catherine Dwyer and sister of Bridget, Johanna, Patrick, Michael, Elizabeth, Kath and Gerard (all dec. ). Loved sister-in-law of Graci Dwyer. Dearly loved wife of the late Francis, (dec. ). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Frances and Paul, Helen and Trevor, Mick and Val, Laurie and Debbie, Phillip (dec. ) and Rosa, Christine, Gerard and Cath, Moira and Detlef, Stephen and Pauline. Loved granny and great granny of 22 grandchildren and their partners and 14 great grandchildren. Loved and cherished always

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Also we also have advice of the death of Laurie “Tozza” Bowen on 20th of June. Laurie was buried at Woodend on 27th June.

BOWEN. Laurie 'Tozza'. 8.2.1950 - 20.6.2017 Much loved husband of Judy. Loving father of Tanya and Hayden. Adoring Pa of Darsh, Arden, Lexi and Tash. Big brother to Graeme and Lorena. Loving father-in-law of Anthea and Billy. A selfless, caring and strong man, uniquely hilarious, will be sadly missed and forever in our hearts. Rest in Peace Dearly loved husband of Judy for 43 years I will miss you so much my other half

  

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It is with deep regret that we record the death of our long time member and tireless worker Jack Willmott. Jack was a Life Member and immediate Past Secretary, a position he held for many years.

A photograph of Jack conducting secretarial tasks is included in our photo gallery under Testimonials on the web site.

Jack was one of thirty-seven past pupils that assembled in Kyneton on the first weekend of August 1947 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Marist Brothers coming to Kyneton. It was on this weekend that the Kyneton Marist Brothers Old Boys Association was formed. Jack continued his involvement right up until the time of his death on 8th June 2017.

At our 70th Anniversary reunion luncheon Jack delivered the Alma Mater and reminded the assembly about the good works of the Brothers over the forty years that they taught at Kyneton. He also spoke about the general community benefits derived from catholic education and the ongoing charitable works of the Old Boys. Jack’s last official engagement was to attend the 2017 Annual Reunion Mass on 29 January.

One of Jack’s claims to fame was that he was not only an Old Boy but eligible to be an Old Girl. He commenced his education at the co-ed Convent [long before it became fashionable] but when the Brothers opened the boy’s school he was transferred.

Jack is now in heaven with his dear friend and “pal” Leo Ramsdale. Those two old boys were conspicuous in every community activity in Kyneton over the last several decades. The likes of these “two Musketeers” will not be seen again. But the Old Boys that remain make valiant attempts to be a good as them at sausage sizzles and other activities. 

WILLMOTT John William (Jack)  

Passed away peacefully on June 8, 2017 at Ray M Begg, Kyneton

Dearly loved husband of Eileen (dec.). Loving father of Frances, Patricia and John (dec.)!

Fond father-in-law of Terry (dec.), Peter and Jenny! Loved Pa of Karen and Trevor, Matthew (dec.), Nicole and Phil; Damian and Sam, Belinda and Andy; Kirstie and Ryan, Lisa, Andrew; and Angela.

Great Pa of Rachel; Terry, Ebony, Hannah, Lily and Denver; Bridie and Zara; Matilda, Violet, Harrison and Evie; Lucas, Crystal and Nathan

Loved and remembered always

Requiem Mass will be offered at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Ebden St, Kyneton on June 16, 2017 at 10.30 a.m. Burial at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery will follow.

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The death of Frank Crowe on 10 March 2017 at the age of 78 years and six months was unheralded by the Association save for the Old Boys who reside in Kyneton. Frank was buried on 15 March at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery. His sister Pat and brothers John and Mick are left to mourn his passing.

Recently when the family was sorting through Frankie’s worldly possessions they came across a program for the fifth annual Boxing Tournament held on Tuesday 24 October 1950. The full program lists the then students and their matching for the tournament. [Gerry Bowe is also known to have a memento program]

As expected more than half a century on many of the combatants are deceased but a goodly number are still to go to the neutral corner. It was reported in the Kyneton Guardian “21 exhilarating bouts would have satisfied the most blasé of Melbourne boxing fans”

The reporter went on to fill two columns of the newspaper and covered the evening’s events in a manner that all readers would feel like they were in attendance. “A feature of the boxing bouts was almost the complete absence of clinches”---“From first to last it was a matter of standoff and punch hard”---“each winner had to fight hard for his victory, and the separating margin of all bouts was not more than two or three points”—Patrons appreciated clean good spirited fighting that had no room for “mamby pambys” [lacking energy, strength, or courage; weak or ineffectual].

Frank Crowe weighed in a pound lighter than his opponent John Ryrie who bounced out of the red corner at four stone 13 pounds [31.29kg]. The result is not recorded but the previous year Frank and John Carter drew whilst John Ryrie drew with John Barklem.

The Annual Boxing Tournament was a crowd drawer and pleaser and continued for some years but the last year it was staged is lost in history, however there was one in April 1963. It was reported that the referee on that occasion was unpopular. “Perhaps the greatest rumpus came when the referee awarded a bout to Dan Bowe over Peter Clarke.” “The decision was greeted by well-sustained booing (Wonder why?]

CROWE Frank 2.9.1939 - 10.3.2017 Passed away peacefully at Kyneton Loved brother and brother-in- law of Pat and Max (dec.), John, and Mick. Uncle of Lisa, Donna, Simone, Andrea, Rachel, Melanie and families. Gone Fishing  

CROWE Francis Joseph V58381 3781685 Army The President, Committee and Members of Kyneton RSL mourn the passing of an esteemed Member. Condolences to the family LEST WE FORGET

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We learnt that former committeeman Les Turner’s brother Colin died on April 7th

TURNER Colin Francis died on April 7, 2017 at Albury after a short illness.  Dearly loved eldest son of the late Frances and Colin Turner, loving brother and brother-in- law of Les and Joy, Maureen and Robert Mirrielees, Jennifer and Barry Oddy, Geoff and Paula and their families

Colin’s Funeral Service was held at St Patrick's Church, Albury on April 13th and he was interred at Kyneton the same day.

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John [Chiff] Barklem died on 21 November 2016 after a long battle with cancer.

He was buried in the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery on Monday 28th and a number of Old Boys were present.

President Peter Law and others visited him the week before he died and we gave him answers to his pressing questions.

Our only “good written record” is a compendium of paper clippings made by Brother Boniface during his times at the school.

But true to the “Aussie psychic” [or what drives us] only sporting endeavours are recorded.

In November 1949 [even Bonnie did not date things] at the Boxing and Wrestling tournament John Ryrie [4 stone 7lbs] drew with John Barklem [4 stone 11lbs].

In 1958 John Barklem fronted up for Semi-final of the tennis championship. Unfortunately Dennis Thompson beat him but you probably relished in his defeat in the final by Gerald Fleming.

Do you recall one evening when dad was diving you home from the football in Bendigo our team bus driver decided to overtake your vehicle?

Dad had some difficulty holding it steady and I can still recall the worried looks from the car until we passed.

I know you are in poor health but that you have a coterie of passionate and caring family and friends.  

By all accounts he was most grateful and enjoyed reading the information.

BARKLEM. John Alfred. 28.4.1941 - 21.11.2016 Passed away at home surrounded by his family

Dearly loved husband of Joan for 51 years. Loving father to Julie, Jocelyn and Joseph. Father-in- law to Paul and friend to Brett and Glenda. Adored Pop of Dale, Malkara, Finn, Angus, Chantelle, Brodie-Lee, Jamie and partners Mistral, Steve and Kristian.

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One of unsung heroes of the Old Boys battled some mystery and some defined illnesses over most of the past year. He had several hospital admissions but on Tuesday 15 November in Bendigo Hospital his battle finished.

CLOHESY. Peter Leslie. 29.09.1943 - 15.11.2016

Passed away at Bendigo Much loved husband of Maxine. Best mate and father of Leslie, Craig, Alison and Melinda. Father-in-law of Louise and Frances. Legendary grandfather to his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Peter hosted monthly meetings of the Committee in his man’s shed where the pot belly stove warmed the participants, particularly on the cold winter’s nights.

He was our “kitchen ruler” at our get together in the football clubrooms and particularly at our most successful reunion in January.

The committee had taken a decision to elevate Peter to Life Member to be presented at our forthcoming 2017 reunion.  

In an historic salutation his Life Member plaque will be placed on his coffin during the memorial ceremony.

The Funeral Service for Peter Leslie Clohesy will be held at Quambi, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton (enter via Begg St) on SATURDAY (Nov. 26, 2016) at 11.00 a. m. Private Cremation

  

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Frank McCarthy died on the 16th of September and was buried  in the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery after a Requiem Mass. 

McCARTHY Francis Martin 'Frank' 

Passed away after a short illness at R. M. Begg, Kyneton on Sept. 16, 2016, aged 83 years. 

Much loved and devoted husband of Marg (dec.). 

Loving father and father-in-law of John and Jenny, Brendan and Lynne, Margaret and Michael, Steve and Amanda, Kathryn and Kelvyn, Maurz and Peter! Much loved Pop of Joseph, Jessica; Sarah, Amy and Zoe; Aden, Finn, Mollie; Alex, Madeline; Shae and Mackenzie.

Great friend to his friends at Cobb Haven

We knew the time was coming, when we would have to say goodbye. Our hearts are filled with sadness, but memories will never die. Rest peacefully Frank, in some place green, some place nice, and some place that's called paradise. Reunited with Mum 

 A very special thanks to all the wonderful staff at R. M. Begg for their wonderful care of Frank.

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Laurie [Frizz] and Irene Marshall’s daughter in-law Jan died on 10 August.

  

MARSHALL. Jan. 10.8.1953 - 13.8.2016 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family Much loved wife of Gerrard (Frizz). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Melissa and Daniel; and Adam (dec. ). Cherished Nana of Summer. Sadly Missed Forever in our Hearts

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MAHER. Thomas Edward (Brother Oswald) 22.9.1926 - 24.7.2016 Passed away peacefully at Box Hill Hospital after a short illness Beloved son of Victor James and Anne Catherine, late of Pakenham, brother of Matthew, Sheila, Greg, Patrick (all dec. ) and loved brother of John, Victor and Frances. Marist Brother for 70 years Rest in Peace

Brother Tom was our pastoral adviser for over 25 Years and came down from Bendigo almost every month to attend meetings.

He was a wealth of knowledge and  a true friend.

Tom took the opportunity to move to sunny Queensland around five years ago .

But he still kept in touch.

As recently as two weeks ago Peter Law and Tom had a long chat on the phone!

Please keep Tom in your prayers.

  

A copy of Brither Mark Needham's eulogy to Tom is on the Testimonials page.

  

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Des Dridan died just 16 days after his wife Patricia May [Ramsdale]  to whom he was married for 64 years.

  

DRIDAN. Desmond James. 12.4.1931 - 22.6.2016 Passed away peacefully at R. M. B. Aged Care, Kyneton Dearly loved husband of Pat (dec. ). Adored father of Carole and Vicki. Much loved father-in-law of John and Graham. Loved and treasured Pa of Belinda and Geoff, Glenn, Elisha and Michael, Matthew (in Heaven), Adam and Chen, Luke and Vanessa, Abbie and Keith, and cherished Great Pa Pa of Lola, Will and Bella. After only 16 days of being apart, our beloved Dad has been reunited with the love of his life, Mum. R. I. P. Dad and Mum Now in God's Eternal Care Sincere thanks to Dr Lorna and the wonderful caring staff at R. M. Begg.

  

The Requiem Mass for the Repose of the Soul of Des was offered at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church on July 1, 2016. A burial at the Kyneton Cemetery followed.

Despite the typical Kyneton weather a number of Old boys and Bowls Club members formed a guard of honour.

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Also some information about another deceased Old Boy that has just come to hand.

Message from President Peter Law follows:-

  

At Mick Crowe’s funeral scotty and I met up with  Frank Coman and Terry Howard both old boys who we haven’t seen for years

I enquired to Terry re his younger brother who also attend the school and he informed me of his tragic death 30 odd years ago when he and his motorbike went under the back wheels of a semi.....so could you enter  Peter Howard to the ever growing list....Terry and Peter’s father Jack was the line foreman and my boss when I started on the PMG lines staff....PH

  

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Teddy Clohessy died on Saturday 18 June 2016.

CLOHESY. Edward John 'Ted' Passed away on June 18, 2016 Aged 77 years Loved husband of Gwen, father and father-in-law of Brian (dec. ), Robert and Kadi. Loving Pop to Mitchal and Nate.

 Rest in Peace

  

The coldest day for the year was set down for the funeral service of Ted Clohesy at Maryborough. Even the Kyneton contingent were rugged up against the elements, and each related the temperature when they left home and along the way. Places not many miles away had reasonably heavy snowfalls but rain was all that arrived at Maryborough.

The service was held in St Augustine Church and at the Maryborough Lawn Cemetery. As the congregation assembled in the church those already seated felt the polar blast when the doors were opened. It rained heavily whilst the church service was held but at the cemetery the sky was blue and the sun actually shone.

A comment was made by one lady that she had never seen so many men at a funeral. This is a truism as the work colleagues and other community members who knew Ted turned out in droves to say farewell. His remaining brothers, Mick, Pat and Peter were present to support his widow Gwen, son Robert and the extended family which made three generations.

The celebrant related information about “Ted the Tradesman’ and how he was able to materialise solutions to mechanical problems both in word and action. After starting his working life at the Lincoln Mills in Kyneton, Ted moved to Melbourne for a time, and finally settled at Maryborough where he joined McPherson Printing Group.

Brother Pat, on behalf of the family, related some of the early exploits of the Clohesy family of Mills Street Kyneton. It was quite obvious that the eldest Ted was the ring leader in boyhood exploits that included not only his but other notable Kynetonian families.  

A least fifty cars joined the funeral procession to the cemetery and then onto the Carisbrook Recreation Centre for refreshments. The family was able to chat with people who knew Ted and had stories to tell. It was not only the warmth of the indoors that kept folks in attendance until close to nightfall. As each journeyed home whether near or far they would have their own personal reflections of Ted and none of them would be bad memories.

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CROWE. Bryan Michael. Passed away on June 15, 2016 at Narre Warren South Aged 67 years Loved son of Bryan (dec.) and Joan. Loved brother of Janette, Anthony, Bernadette, Denis, Peter, Eileen, Francis, Margaret and Anne-Marie and their families.  Proud and loving father of Michelle and her family; loving and loved partner of Debbie and proud and loving father of Erin and Bethany. May eternal light shine upon him Rest in Peace

  

A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at the Bendigo Funeral Centre Chapel, 29 Miller St, Bendigo on TUESDAY (June 21, 2016) commencing at 11 a. m. The Funeral Cortege will leave at the conclusion of the Service for the Runnymede Cemetery arriving approximately 12.45 p. m. BENDIGO FUNERALS Simon Mulqueen 5444-0400

  

Brian was awarded a Lifesaving Award in 1961. He [and other awardees] had to swim continuously over 110 yards using, overarm, side stroke, and breast stroke. Also effect releases from three different clutches, dive for an object in six feet of water, tread water for 20 seconds with hands held above the water and finally rescue a person over 20 yards using three different methods.

  

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The battle with dementia came to an end for Des Trewhella on 9 June. Des like many Old Boys joined the then Post Master General and became a telephone linesman. He was a close friend of Gerry Danaher who advised:-

“Peter “Dookie” Doyle was a lifelong friend of Des.  He used to occasionally spend a few days with Des & Flo before ill-health put an end to it. 

Des had been on a downhill slide for some time; with dementia finally bringing his demise.

He spoke highly of Brother Francis (Chubby) who used to visit the Trewhella home in Ebden Street, down in that very leafy area.”

Gerry will represent the Old boys at the funeral on June 17 at Beechworth.

TREWHELLA. Desmond James 25.07.1930 - 9.06.2016 Late of Beechworth passed away peacefully at The Acacias Beechworth Health Service. Loving husband of 62 years to Florence!  Father of Ian, Bernard, Pauline, Neil, Kerry, Catherine (dec.), Helen, Brian and their spouses. Grandfather of 14, Great grandfather of 8! Rest in Peace - miss you forever. Your loving wife Flo. 

  

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We are advised that Frank Buckley attended the school. His late brother Jack is also on our honour roll of deceased Old Boys.

BUCKLEY. Francis Patrick (Frank) 2.9.1931 - 8.6.2016 Passed away at St Vincent's Hospital Loved husband of Jessie for 61 years, dearly loved father of Russell (dec.), Leigh and Joanne. Loved father-in-law of Anne and fond friend of Peter. Son of the late John and Nessie Buckley and brother of Jack (dec.). Brother-in-law of Fred, Hugh and Janet and Ken (dec.) Hyslop. A life well lived A rest well earned

  

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With deep regret we advise the passing of Violet Isabella [Vi] Ramsdale wife of the late Leo and mother of Chris and Paul.

Vi was born on 20th April 1934 to the Mudford family and was sister of Ron who predeceased her.

She wrote a history of the Catholic Church in Kyneton and district entitled St Mary’s Mission Kyneton.

The funeral service details are:-

The Funeral Mass for Violet Isabella Ramsdale will be offered at Our lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Ebden St, Kyneton on FRIDAY (May 20, 2016) at 10.30 a. m. Burial at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery will follow

Our sincere condolences to Chris and Paul together with the extended family

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It is with deep regret we advise of the passing of Terence Peter [Terry] Rahill

Terry passed away at St Vincent's Hospital, Lismore, NSW on Apr. 23, 2016 

Loved eldest son of Gerard and Margaret Rahill (both dec. ) of East Trentham. Dearly loved brother of Peter and Geraldine, fond brother-in- law of Pauline and Colin, adored uncle of Michael, Anne and Jane, and families. 

Funeral Service to be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Brunswick Heads NSW, on FRIDAY (Apr. 29, 2016) commencing at 1.30 p. m.

Terry is mentioned in the sports records having won the under 13 100 and 220 yards in 1953 and placed in most events in 1954.

It is noted that when checking the records how many of Terry’s class mates have also died.

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We also acknowledge  Clare Mary Kelly [O’Brien] 

Passed away on Apr. 15, 2016 Aged 80. Beloved wife of Des  (dec.). Adored mother of Stephen, Anthony, John and Maree. Mother-in-law to Gayle, Belinda, Kym and Greg; Nana to Aaron, Samantha; Bridie, Eliza, Madeline; Mia, Taylor, Darby, Regan; Isabella and Gabriel

Mrs. Kelly’s funeral was held on  Tuesday 26 April at Trentham and was attended by many past and present residents of Trentham and district.

  

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ROWE, Terry Francis - Passed away peacefully at the Mildura Base Hospital, on March 28, 2016, aged 77 years. Loved and loving husband of Beryl. Loving father and father-in-law of Natasha and Warren; Anthony and Kelly. Grandad to Aston, Jensen, Milla, Angus, Aylah and Charlie.

  

Terry's funeral Mass at Mildura on Wednesday 6 April 2016

  

See also Information about our Mates page!!

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PHILLIP MADDEN son of Frank and Mary passed away on February 21st at Mildura.

He is being buried on Monday February 29th from the Chapel of North West Funerals at Mildura.

Service commences 11.00am.

Phillip was 63 years old and attended the school with his brothers Michael, Laurie and Stephen.

His mother Mary was a guest at our 70th anniversary celebration on 24 January.

  

MADDEN. Phillip John. Passed away in Mildura on February 21, 2016 aged 63 years. Husband of Rosa Maria. Father and father in-law of Phil and Sherrin; Vinny and Kate; and Meredith. Poppy of Dustin, Elsie, Violet, Pip and Eddy

  

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Jack Pattison a graduate in 1944 responded to our invitation to the reunion. He advised that Barrie O’Brien was at the school in early 1950s. 

O'BRIEN John Barrie 11.8.1932 - 22.9.2015 Passed away peacefully on Sept. 22, 2015 Aged 83 Years Loving husband of Beverley (dec.). Cherished father of Kim, Peter and Matthew!  Loved grandfather of Rebecca, James, Jordan, Ashleigh, Bonnie and great- grandfather of Sophie!

Barry joined the Victoria Police and served with distinction. Police Command placed this condolence message in the Herald Sun:-

O'BRIEN. John Barrie. Detective Senior Sergeant (Retired).  Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana, Executive Management Team and all members of Crime Command regret the passing of former colleague John Barry O'Brien (83). A valued member of the Homicide Squad who gave many dedicated years of service to Victoria Police! We extend our heartfelt condolences to John's family and friends at this sad time

  

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The long suffering came to an end on 7 December when Kevin Francis Sundblom sucummed to his many cancers that had consumed his body.

SUNDBLOM. Kevin Francis (Sunny) 9.10.1932 - 7.12.2015 Loving husband of Jarlath for 58 years. Very proud father of Ann and Gary, Susan, Fiona and Bruce, Lisa and Stephen, Owen and Vicki and friend to Peter. Cherished Poppy Kev to 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. 'Is that you Sunny?' 

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It has come to notice that Jim Bowe died in Adelaide  in September 2015:-

BOWE. James Francis (Jim). Passed away peacefully in Adelaide, aged 85 Eldest son of James and Frances (both dec. ). Brother to Jack, Tom (dec. ), Mary, Terry, Brian, Gerald ,Carmel [dec],Sheila, Margaret and Danny

NB Carmel  was a sister not Gerry's wife.

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It is with deep regret that we advise that Leo Law died on 3rd May 2015

  

The church was overflowing and St Marys Hall to where the service was relayed and played live on screens was also packed.

His family members gave fond recollections of his life and participated in the community parts of the service.

Leo had requested a private cremation so when the funeral directors departed the venue changed to the Bowling Club.

Due to a failure of the audio system the planned speakers were unable to continue. But there was plenty of time to mingle and talk about Leo. Darkness had arrived before the venue was being vacated.

Leo Law joined the Old Boys not long after leaving school. He remained a stalwart and was always willing to volunteer for any jobs asked of the Old Boys.

He never took up an executive position on the Old Boys but was an avid supporter. Whether rebuilding father’s trailer or being camp cook at Torrumbarry his hand was first to be raised! Only recently Faye and Leo hosted a monthly committee meeting. 

One memorable episode that he often recalled was at school. Brother Paul came in to the room and handed back our English Composition homework books.

He remarked “Leo Law gets ten out of ten” ‘One for ingenuity and nine for Mick Halley who wrote it”.

In the records we have Leo first comes to prominence at the Annual Sports Day in 1950 when he was the Under 8 Champion. To achieve this he won the High and Broad Jumps, the Cross Country and both the 75 and 220 yard sprints. Bernie Kelly and Mick Clohesy filled the minor places in the Championship

In November 1951 Leo broke records in the Under 8 high jump by clearing 3 foot 5 inches [1.041 metres] and the Broad Jump of twelve feet [3.657metres]. He was also under 10 Champion in 1952.

The Old Boys acknowledge the school motto “Servabo Fidem”. The phrase translates to “I will keep the faith”. It is called divine faith when the one believed is God and human faith when the persons believed are human beings.

 Leo had divine faith and spread human faith across the community. Many of the community will have personal knowledge of Leo keeping the faith. As people entered the church they walked on an example.  Leo took on the task to replace the carpet, and what a marvellous job it is.

So in Leo’s memory let us all consider how we may personally keep the faith! 

Rest in peace mate!!

  

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Laurie [Laurence Joseph] Hart died at Merbein on 16 April 2015 in his seventy-fifth year. His wife

Patricia predeceased him. Our condolences are extended to his three children and extended family.

  

Laurie was a fine athlete and was the champion in the under 13 team in 1953.

He won the 100 and 440 yard races. He obviously trained off as in 1954 he could only manage a second in the cross country. The late Jim Dwyer was the winner and Frank Crowe filled the minor place.

  

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At the AGM on 25 January 2015 we were advised that Brother John Driscoll had recently died in his 100th year.

  

He was and Old Boy having attended the school in its very early days before taking up his vocation.

  

Gerald Daly whose father was a cousin of John Driscoll [Brother Ablel advised that the information provided was incorrect.

John actually passed away 17 January 1991 one day short of his 77th birthday. (DOB 18 January 1915 at Kyneton!). 

 He died at Orange Airport NSW after visiting Gerald Daly’s sister in Parkes NSW; he was on his way home to Somerton Park in South Australia where he had retired after many years at Red Bend Catholic College in Forbes NSW. 

He is buried in the Marist section of Kilmore Cemetery.

  

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A few years ago, John Chalmers (formerly Brother Victor) advised that he was very much alive and residing at Torquay, although listed as deceased.  He had married Margaret after leaving the order.   Margaret advised that after a long illness his life ended on 2nd December.

  

Margaret advised the he was very pleased when advice about Kyneton and the Old Boys was received.

  

Brother Victor was Principal in 1958 along with Brothers Ambrose and Francis Clark.

  

Gerry Danaher and John corresponded by email. Gerry advised: -

 “The day I visited, he was not at home and I spoke with his wife Margaret for several minutes”. “I would have attended his funeral on Saturday 6th December but I was at Corowa.”

  

Here is an extract from one of John’s letters to Gerry:-

  

I loved being at Kyneton and I have absolutely no doubt it was the Old Boys and their wonderful spirit that kept me going. They provided me with all the background that I needed and they were so supportive in every way.

  

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The deaths occurred at the end of November of two Old Boys who attended the school in the early 1940s.

Raymond Joseph [Joe] Tyndall died on the 24th in the Kyneton Hospital. Around the same time Frank Thorsen who has lived at Shepparton for many years died of a sudden heart attack. 

Both were close relatives of Judy Law [nee Boyer]. Joe was cousin and Frank an uncle by marriage to her aunty Myrtle [Cottingham]

In the sparse records of the school we find that in 1940 Joe Tyndall was the under 10 Champion at the Annual Sports day. He won the 50 yards sprint, the high jump at 3 foot 4 inches and the broad jump at 11 foot 6 inches. Frank Thorsen is mentioned several times in the write up of the football matches held in Bendigo against the local brothers school team. Sixty boys travelled by train to the city of Bendigo. Best not to record the results! An interesting comment about the home weekday matches. “Games will continue in the third term as long as the weather remains cold”.

Joe Tyndall was the winner of the Rawson Juvenile Cup for 1942. [Rawsons was one of three drapery stores in Kyneton]. On October 10th the annual sports day at Barkly Square the mile even was run. It was recorded that “Francis Thorsen was also not hard pressed in the under 14 division.” In 5 minutes 52 seconds he was ahead of E Walsh and B Ramsdale.

  

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We were advised that Anthony [Tog] Moloney had died in early September 2014 but had requested a private funeral which was conducted soon after his passing.

  

Tog was one of the large family of Dennis [Dinny] and was predeceased by his brothers Kevin and Bernie also Old Boys. Tog inherited his nickname form his mother who was from the Tognolini family at Castlemeine.

  

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Brother Arnold [Leo McVeigh] passed away at 4am on 22 June 2014 in hospital in Adelaide. Paul Gilchrist and other Brothers had been with him till after midnight.

Leo told them "I think I'll be going to God tonight." And he did. May he rest in peace.

  

Brother taught at Kyneton for a total of five years. First stint 1955 and 56 with Brothers Paul and Francis! He returned as Principal in 1965 and remained until 1967 when the school closed.

The eulogy delivered by Brother Mark  O'Connor is available on request. _______________________________________________________________

  

 Our esteemed colleague Leo Ramsdale OAM died overnight on 15 June 2014

The church of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary was filled to overflowing as the Mass of Thanksgiving was con celebrated by a plethora of Priests who supported Father Joe Rhys the Parish Priest.

The graveside was surrounded by more people than sometimes attended the Western Oval in support of the Bulldogs Leo's favourite team!

  

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Dianne Tresidder died after a prolonged illness. Dianne was a continued supporter of the Old Boys after Kevin died.

Dianne was the daughter of Reg Costello [one of Kyneton’s butchers] and sister of Ray. She and Kevin had three children and retired to Malmsbury some years ago.

She died on 6 May 2014 and was buried at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery on the twelfth.

  

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Wayne Allan “Bluey” Marshall died on 25th March 2014 at the young age of 59.

  

The funeral Service to celebrate his life will be held at the Kyneton Town Hall (129 Mollison St) on MONDAY (March 31) at 1.30 p. m.

  

A burial at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery will follow

  

Family bereavement notice and tribute is in the Herald Sun today [Friday 28th March 2013]

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At the 2014 AGM advice was received Ron Bowyer died in America recently. {as yet unconfirmed]

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Our mate Ken Roberts know at school as Marble Head died in September at the age of 74 and was cremated after a funeral service on the 26th. Ken’s brother Norm also an Old Boy died quite some time ago. His wife June predeceased him but their four children and ten grandchildren live onto remember one of our true characters.

  

Ken achieved some notoriety back in the late fifties when he lost in denture at the old swimming weir on the Campaspe River. Some of his friends decided overnight to drain the weir. This brought much adversity to the town but the denture was never found.

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Frank McInerny died on 17 December 2013 after battling prostate cancer. His funeral was held on Monday 23 December.

Frank is mentioned in the 1960 records of the school sporting events and in particular when a sports meeting was held at Assumption College Kilmore. Kyneton won 144 to 127 points.  

Frank was overshadowed by his late elder brother Kevin who is mentioned on many occasions as a champion athlete  

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Advice was received that three Old Boys had died recently and remembrances were made by those who knew details. “Paddy” Walsh died on 25 August, Kevin Dempsey on 23 July and Eddie Clarke back in May. Eddie was a cousin of Arthur but as he was overseas at the time the passing of Eddie was missed

WALSH. Patrick Joseph. 14.02.1941 - 25.08.2013 Loving husband of 50 years to Nancy. Cherished father and father-in-law of Cathy and Ross, Sue and David, Anne and Dale. Adored Pop of Jessica, Belinda, Kara, Patrick, Erin, Stephanie and Chelsea, and Grandpop of Johnathan, Brandan, Joshua and Malakai One of life's great men, loved by all Silent thoughts of times together hold memories that will last forever. Nancy. Thanks PJ, love you always. Cathy and Ross. A good life well lived by a good bloke well loved. Sue and David. Patrick, PJ, Irish, Paddy - an incredible man who is many things to many people, but to us he is simply our hero who filled our lives with joy. Anne and Dale

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DEMPSEY. Kevin Thomas. Passed away peacefully Tuesday July 23, 2013. Aged 84 years. R. I. P

His funeral was held at the Kyneton Lawn Cemetery, on WEDNESDAY, July 31, 2013 with a Graveside Service. 

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CLARKE. Edmond Henry (Eddie/ Ted)27.6.1922 - 24.5.2013 Devoted husband of Josie (dec. ). Loving father of Barbara, Pauline and Herman, Robin and Sue, Graham and Cindy. Requiescat in Pace

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We are sad to advise that Father Shane Hoctor an Old Boy and has brothers and sisters suffered the loss of their father Jim on 22 August 2013.

His funeral was celebrated at Kyneton on 29 August.

The family notice from the Herald Sun is repeated:-  

HOCTOR. James Michael (Jim/Jiddy) Loving husband of Marie Patricia (dec. ) and loved father of Fr Shane, Gerrard, Jacinta and Mark, Veronica and Brenden and loved grandfather of Laura and Kell, Nicholas, Tess, David, Cassie and Jude and brother-in-law of Carmel Brown. May he rest in peace Reunited with Mum and all his loved ones

  

The Junior Football/Netball Club also mentioned Jim is their Newsletter: -

Jim is a long standing Life Member of the Kyneton Football Netball Club. He spent many years, time keeping, marking the ground, old time dance, catering, bingo, cleaning & much much more. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

  

Our sincere condolences are passed to the family.

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We had advice some time ago that that an Old Boy Des O’Brien tragically drowned in a boating accident in Western Australia but held off advising folks until we had some confirmation.

Unfortunately the death has been confirmed: -

Desmond John O'BRIEN

O'BRIEN. Desmond John.14.12.1952 - 20.6.2013 Loved son of Des and Nora (both dec. ). Much loved brother of Kathy and David, Bernie, Shirley and Rod. Adored uncle to his nieces and nephews. We remember with love the great times we all shared with you. You will be sadly missed and never forgotten. Funeral was held in Albany W. A. Sunday, June 30, 2013

  

  

Two boys named Des O’Brien attended the school 10 years apart. The elder is recalled to have been a tall bloke with jet black hair from Gisborne whilst the younger had reddish hair and lived possibly at Trentham.

Gerry Danaher advised “In fact he was the school’s tallest boy during his final year there, i.e.1958.  Tall Des hailed from Woodend.  His brother, a year or two younger, is officially named Gerard but since those days has been known only as Tim.   He has an accountancy firm in the Woodend CBD.  I have spoken with him a few times at Kyneton races.”

 PS” A stunning announcement:-  Deceased past-student Father Ray Beare baptised me at Little River in 1946.”

The annuals of the sporting records are very much a testimonial to both, but the recently departed Des was the under 12 champion after the sporting calendar closed in 1964.

  

The annuals of the sporting records are very much a testimonial to both, but the recently departed Des was the under 12 champion after the sporting calendar closed in 1964.

In the lead up to the win he set a new record for the 100 yards and also won the 220 yards in 31.8 seconds. Des together with Gary Thorsen and Gary Sheppard completed the cross country [2.6miles] in less than 30 minutes.

Our thoughts are with the family.

  

  

Ian McCormack died on May 27 and was buried on Friday 31st from the church at Kyneton after a Requiem Mass. The family notice in the Herald Sun read in part {Ian Charles passed away on May 27, 2013 at "Maylands", Spring Hill. Loved brother of Jean O'Sullivan and Jim!  Brother-in-law of Brian --deceased} 

Ian is mentioned in the sports records for 1957 and was apparently quite an athlete but ended up in second place in the Open Championship to Robert Morton 55 points and before Denis Thompson 31 points.

This carried him into later life as he played a lot of Golf. Ian was the person who lit the heaters in the church before the 10.30am Mass each Sunday.

His brother Jim also attended that Marist Brothers college. A number of Old Boys attended his farewell mass.

  

We became aware in early March that Jim Beck had died. It has been revealed that he had requested a private funeral so no notices have been published. During discussion it was also reveled that his brother Clive had died last year but had gone unnoticed by us.

Both are mentioned in the annuals of our sporting records if any reader wishes the information please send a request.

  

Know to us as Bill ---Neil William Trewhella died recently and will be buried after a Funeral Mass on Thursday 7 March 2013.

Bill competed in most sports at school and although he was defeated by Brian Green at the 1948 boxing tournament he excelled in running. Two years later he was the Under 12 athletic Champion defeating Peter Main who also recently died and Brian Fleming. Championship points amassed as follows 2nd high jump, 2nd cross country, 1st 100 and 220 yards. He was second to Peter Main in the mile.

  

At the 2013 reunion two members advised that Peter Cull died some two or three years ago.

Advice was received in early December that Bill Fraser died a few years ago. No further details are known but his funeral was confirmed.

  

We learnt that Peter Main died on 5 November 2012. Frank Hanrahan provided this remembrance.....Thank you for your e-mail regarding the passing of Peter Main.Percy, as we called him at school was a mate of mine,and I thought a lot of him.Although I did not keep up with his whereabouts  later in life,he was on my mind often. I would like to thank for your efforts regarding sending his family a letter from the Old Boys .

  

Myrtle Thorsen passed away in early May after a long a debilitating fight with cancer. Myrtle was one of the Cottingham girls and with Frank lived in Kyneton in the formative years of their family. There are four sons and one daughter. Gary attended our school. Denise, John, Glen and Frank Jnr were born in Kyneton.

Myrtle was laid to rest at Shepparton on 9 May 2012

   

  

It is with deep regret that we advise of the passing of Gladys [Glad] Sheppard on the 4th of April.

Glad was a staunch worker for the Marist Brothers Old Boys, and the Brothers in general.

Her mother along with other female family members of Old Boys for many years catered for the sit down breakfast at the reunion.

Glad and husband Les were at all the dances that the Old Boys conducted.

Their family of 4 boys Brian, Kevin, Dennis and Brendan all attended the school.

Dennis and Brendan both served on the committee with Dennis being Secretary for a number of terms.

This is truly a family with a deep understanding of our Catholic upbringing, the Marist Brothers mission, and the undertakings of the Old Boys Association.

We ask that you keep them in your prayers.

  

We were represented at the funeral service for Paul Bevans who died on 19 March 2012. Paul is the second son of the late Eddie and Pat Bevans....his brothers are Terry,Kevin and John.

Des Kelly passed away at Kyneton Hospital on 11 March 2012 and will be interred at Trentham Cemetery after requiem mass at The Church of the Holy Rosary on Friday 16 March. The family also lost Kevin recently. Kevin did not attend the Marist Brothers but was well known to many.

Ken O’Meara also passed away in early march and was farewelled by a number of association members.

At the 2012 AGM Gerry Danaher advised that Barry Young and Kieran Fahey both Old Boys had died but were not on our list. Advice was confirmed at the march general meeting and list updated. 

  

Advice was received in November 2011 that John Chapman who lived in Bendigo passed away recently.

We learned that Lawerance Sheraman died in September. Members at the October meeting spoke highly of an unasuming person who dedicated mush of his time to community efforts.

Tom and Jack O'Dea and their sisters and extended family bade farewell to their mother on 29 September 2011. An interment at Kyneton was followed by a memorial requiem mass at Trentham.

We were represented at the Requiem Mass for Gerald David Leahy who died on 8 July 2011

Joe Fleming of Carlsrhue died in May. Brian Fleming attended the service and reported to the Committee. Joe was a regular attendee at reunions over many years.

Leon Fallon's uncle Laurie Muir died on 1 March 2011. A family funeral was held.

Nick Adams ,a committee member ,lost his mother Delia who most will know was one of the Clohesy children. Delia passed away suddenly in mid February. Her requiem mass was celebrated by Father Johnson on 25 February. The service was held at Sacred Heart College where the hall was packed to the rafters.

Leonard Michael Connors of Lancefield passed away on 27 December 2010.

Len was born in 1942 so would have been at the school in the fifties. A Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was offered at St Mary's Catholic Church, Chauncey St, Lancefield on Dec. 31, 2010

  

It is with regret that we advise the passing of Noel Patrick Muir better known to us as “Kaiser”.

[It was actually his father’s nickname that he inherited.]

Noel had been bedridden since early 2005 after falling from a roof. He got an infection and died as a result on December 2nd. 2010 [Advice from Frank Hanrahan]    

Our thoughts are with Judy and family.

  

After a prolonged illness Stan Plowman passed away on Sunday 26 September 2010.

His funeral service was held on Friday 1 October at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Kyneton and like the Rosary event the evening before was an "overflow" event.

Stan was a founder member of the Old Boys and dedicated much time to the cause over the last six plus decades.

No easy access to our history is available but this is a memory of Stan: -

In September 1948 a boxing tournament was held in the Shire Hall at Kyneton when boys from Brunswick came up to oppose the Kyneton Boys.

The Guardian write up included: -

“Tuesday night attracted a “bumper” house and there was not a dull moment from the opening bout. The youthful boxers revealed that they had been well trained in the art of “fisticuffs” and though the Kyneton boys had been schooled in the aggressive style, those from Brunswick were more inclined to spar for an opening as is seen with professionals, and the hurricane tactics of their opponents at times had them bewildered but they stood their ground gamely and exchanged punch for punch, with the audience loudly applauding each bout.” [Kyneton and Brunswick won three bouts each]

  

The Guardian reported the address by Brother Bernard the President of the organising committee in detail which included: -

Mr S. G. Plowman as secretary was responsible for most of the organising and to his energetic, self effacing, but efficient work, most of the credit for the highly successful show must go. His efforts had not been confined to the night, but had been going on for some time past ,and was rendered more difficult by the fact that the assisting artists were widely distributed and the Marist Brothers expressed their thanks to him.

  

  

Messages of Condolence received via Old Boys web site.    

FATHER JOHN HEGERTY IN CHILE  

Many thanks for the news on Stan. We have certainly lost a great personality. He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.

 BROTHER KEVIN HOARE  

Thanks for letting me know of Stan's death. Please pass on to Mrs Plowman my sympathy and promise of my prayers; both she and Stan were very supportive of the school when I taught there in the Brothers last few years.

RAHILL FAMILY IN QUEENSLAND

Thank you for letting us know the sad new of Stan Plowman's passing. The Rahill family (especially our father, Gerard) has fond memories of times shared with Stan.

We are sorry to be so far away. Please express our condolences to family members.

          

Kindest Regards - Terry & Bev Rahill

  

Brian "packa" Clohesy.... died in the Austin Hospital Sunday the 1st August and was buried from Sacred Heart Collage stadium Friday 6th August...the stadium was used as none of the churches in Kyneton could cater for the estimated 800 who attended the service. “Packa” was christened Julian Richard Clohesy. His respiratory system failed due to effects of long time cigarette smoking.

It is with deep regret that we also report the death of John Michael Willmott.

He died on Monday 12 July 2010 and was buried on 19 July at Kyneton Lawn Cemetery 

John was a past Secretary of the Old Boys.

  

We were advised that Vin Larkin passed away early in January 2010

James Henry [Jim] Ramsdale passed away on 10 December 2009 he had been a resident at Thomas Hogan Nursing Home for the last seven years and reached the age of 86.  

Jack Ramsdale a committee member of long standing and a stalwart of the Old Boys is youngest son of Jim and Kath.

  

  • John Moloney son of the late Kevin, passed away at Kyneton Hospital on Saturday 7 November 2009. He had battled cancer for a number of years but fought until the very end.  John is a past president and long term committee member.
  • Reverend Father John Welch who lived in Lauriston Street when at school,died recently [advice in May 2009] 
  • Barry O'Connor died in early February 2009
  • Leo Molone formerly of Lancefield and classmate of Peter Law and John Scott passed away in early November.
  • Kevin Tresidder the immediate past president of the Association died suddenly on Saturday 19 July. Kevin a native of Trentham was a boarder at Rosary House during his schooling. Kevin was interred at Kyneton Lawn Cemetery on 23 July after a Requiem Mass at Our Lady of the Rosary church celebrated by Fr. Tony McCarthy. The church was packed to overflowing and included sixty of his school mates and other past pupils of the Kyneton Marist Brothers school. In keeping with tradition they formed a GUARD of HONOUR as the casket was carried from the church.
  • Vale Kevin October 16 1938 to July 19 2008
  • It is with regret that we also announce the death of Bernie Moloney who was interred at Kyneton Cemetery on 15 July. Bernie had been living at Sea Lake but came "home" to be interred at Kyneton.

  

Surname                 Christian  

A

 Ackland Barry

Ackland Bob

Ackland Jack

Armitage  Andy 

Askew Jim  

B

Bailey Bill

Barker Des

Barker Jack

Barker Peter

Barker Ray  27 August 2017

Barklem John Alfred [Chiff] 21 November 2016

Barron Jimmy 4 November 2017

Barron  Terry

Beck Clive

Beck Jim

Beer Alan [Whisky] late 2015

Beer  Maurice 

Beare Ray [Rev Father]

Bevans Eddie

Bevans Paul 19 March 2012

Biddlestone John

Borella   Francis

Boswell   Barry

Boswell Brian  

Boswell Brian

Boswell Frank

Boswell Jack

Boswell Kevin

Bourke Bernie

Bourke Frank

Bourke Jack

Bourke Jim

Bourke Joe

Bourke Leslie John

Bourke Noel

Bourke Phil

Bowe James Francis 2 Sept 2015

Bowe Tom

Bowen Laurie 20 June 2017

Bowyer Ron 2013 in USA [unconfirmed]

Boyer Adrian

Brady Lou

Brendan Brother was an Old Boy

Brown Gerard

Brown Gordon Late 2015

Brown Michael

Brown Peter 

Buckley Bob

Buckley Dennis

Buckley Francis 8 June 2016

Buckley Jack

Buckley Richard

Buckley Shane

Buckley Ted

Byrne Bernard  

C

Cairns Des

Chapman John [November 2011]

Chapman Keith

Clarke Eddie [24 May 2013]

Clarke Joe

Clohesy Julian Richard {Brian Packa}

Clohesy Teddy 18 June 2016

Clohesy Peter Leslie 15 Nov 2016

Coffey Thomas William

Collery Dennis

Conlan Mark

Coman Ernest

Coman Kieran [ Brother Benedict]

Crosswaite Graham

Crowe Brain Michael 15 June 2016

Vrowe Fran 10 March 2017

Cull Peter

Cuddihy Jack

Cusack Jimmy

Cushen Brian 26 November 2016

D

Dempsey Brian

Dempsey Gerry

Dempsey Kevin [23 July 2013]

Deverall Mick

Donovan Hugh

Doyle Barry

Doyle Richard

Dridan Des 22 June 2106

Dridan Greg

Driscoll John [Brother Abel]

Duffy Maurice

Duggan Jim at Wodonga 23 September 2017

Dwyer James

Dwyer Maurice

E

Edmonds Brian

Edmonds Gill

Edmondston Bill

Edmondston Brian

Elderfield George

Elderfield Peter

Elliott Frank

Evans Jimmy

F

Fahey Kieran

Fallon Brendan

Fleming Gerald

Fleming Tom

Flynn Tim

G

Gaston Eddie

Gellion Jack

Gellion Noel

Gellion George

Gilmore Bob  

Gilmore Brian

Green Brian

Green John

Green Ron

Green Vin

H

Halloran Danny

Halloran Frank

Halloran Joe

Hart Laurie [Laurence Joseph]  16 April 2015

Hart Peter

Harris Kenneth [Brother Kenneth]

Haslett Ken

Hassed Joe

Healy Douglas

Healy Graham

Healy Terence 

Higgins George

Hineman Len

Howard Peter circa 1986 motor accident

Hubber Frank

Hughes Frank

Hughes Jim

Hughes Jack

Hyke Bish [ Zbiss Hryc]

K

Kelly Bernie

Kelly Des [11 March 2012]

Kelly Jim [16 June 1998]

L   

Larkin Vin .....Jan2010

Law Leo [3 May 2015]

Leahy Des

Leahy Jim

Leahy Gerald David 8 July 2011

Leahy John August 2012

Lee Toby

Loughran Gerald [Dr]

Loughran L

Lumsden Des

Lynch Frank

Lynch Jack

M

MaddenPhillip John 21 Feb 2016

MaddenMary 27 June 2017

Main Kevin

Main Peter 5 November 2012

Maloney Bill

Maloney Kevin

Maloney Noel

Marshall Wayne Allan "Bluey" 23 /03/2014

McCarthy Frank 16 September 2016

McCarthy Joe

McCarthy Ronald Joseph

McCormack Ian [27 May 2013]

McGirr Bill

McGrath John

McGrath Vin

McGuane John

McInerny Frank 17 December 2013

McInerny Kevin

McKenna Fred

McKenna Gerald

McKenna John

McKenna Len [Rev Father]

McPherson James William 25 August 2017

McPherson Laurence

Merton John

Molloy Cliff

Molone Leo ........Nov 2008

Moloney Anthony [Tog] Sept 2014

Moloney Bill

Moloney Bernie .....July 2008

Moloney Brian [Peter]

Moloney John....7 November 2009

Moloney John

Moloney Kevin

Moloney Noel

Moloney William

Mudford Bill

Muir Laurie 1 March 2011

Muir Noel Patrick [Kaiser] 2 December 2010

Murray Vin

Murphy P

Myers Jack

N

Noble One

Noble Two

Noble Three

O

O'Brien Des

O'Brien Des [20 June 2013]

O'Brien Eddie

O'Brien John Barrie

O'Connor Barry  February 2009

O'Donnell Denis

O'Gorman Frank

O'Mera Gerry

O'Meara  Ken [Early March 2012]

O'Meara Ray

O'Reilly Frank

O'Reilly John

O'Rourke Frank

O'Sullivan Michael

P

Pattison Tom

Plowman Gordon

Plowman Stan 26 Sept 2010

Q

Quigg Robert

Quinn Vin

R

Rahill Terence Peter 23 April 2016

Rahill William

Ramsdale Brian

Ramsdale Douglas

Ramsdale Francis

Ramsdale Jim 10 December 2009

Ramsdale John

Ramsdale Leo [Pal] 16 June 2014

Ramsdale Ronald

Riordan Clarrie

Ritchie David

Reardon Vinnie

Roberts Ken [September 2013]

Roberts Norman

Rowe Barry

Rowe Jack

Rowe Laurie

Rowe Terry Francis 26 March 2016

Rutter Desmond Francis

Rutter Len

Ryan Jack

S

Sexton Barry

Schwerdfeger Ernie

Shannon Leo

Shearman Laurie [Sept 2011]

Sheppard Frank

Sheppard George

Sheppard Les 

Skehill Ray [Rev Father]

Skehill Bill

Skehill Gerald

Shilliday Bernie [Benefactor]

Shilliday Jim [Benefactor]

Skillicorn Des

Smith Gerald

Smith Joe

Smith Maurice

Sundblom Kevin Francis [Sunny] 7 December 2015

  

T

Tacey Peter

Thompson Kevin

Thompson Jim

Thorneycroft Daryl

Thorsen Daryl

Thorsen Gary Francis 22 July 2017

Thorsen Frank Nov 2014

Thorsen Patrick

Thorsen William [Bonnie]

Tresidder Kevin 19 July 2008

Trewhella Bernie

Trewhella Des 9 June 2016

Trewhella Neil William [Bill] February 2013

Turner Colin 7 April 2017

Tyndall Kevin Joseph [Joe] 24 Nov 2014

V

Verekker Clement Cyprian

Verekker Francis James

Verekker Gerald

Verekker Ian Lawrence

Verekker Martin Hubert

W

Walsh Eddie

Walsh John

Walsh Lahl

Walsh Leo

Walsh Patrick Joseph aka Paddy [25 August 2013]

Walsh Vince

Welch John [Reverend Father]

Welch Ronald

Welsh Des

White Gerald 28 December 2010

Willmott Jack 8 June 2017

Willmott John

Willmott John Michael 12 July 2010

Willmott Joe

Willmott Leo

Y

Young Barry

  

  

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