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Anniversaries, special stories and news from the team at Penrose Funerals.

  • January anniversaries

    With the arrival of 2016, we also take a moment to remember the families of the following whose anniversaries occur in January:

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  • Farewell Sadie

    On Thursday 7 January 2016, Sadie Muriel Diprose was farewelled at Grenfell Uniting Church. Sadie had reached the milestone of 100 years just a day before she passed away. She was born in the family home "Glenview" at Greenethorpe and to this day, her brother Ken still lives there. Sadie's sister Hilda passed away only hours before her. At her Funeral Service, her son Ralph Diprose explained that Sadie joined the volunteer brigade very early in her life. She loved to be involved in the community and was an active member of the Church and CWA to name a few. Her cooking, he said " was like eating in a restaurant." Sadie was an amazing woman and she will be sadly missed by her children and all those who knew her

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  • Vale John Smith

    John Smith lived his entire life in the Euardrie Valley. He was recently farewelled at the age of 91. A large Guard of Honour, comprising ex-service personnel and Rotary members acknowledged this innovative farmer who was passionate about farming; but also loved restoring old cars and engines. Eldest son, Clyde paid tribute to John's wife, Norma for her unwavering commitment and loyalty over their 66 year marriage. May he Rest in Peace

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  • Bowling the last over

    Lester Watt loved his cricket and last week, the guests at his funeral service heard many stories about how he shared this passion with his children. Lester was a also man of the land. His father died when he was only 20, so he took over the reins of running the family farm at Greenethorpe. His children, Sue and Richard shared many memories of their dads love of reading and Britsh comedy; and how he taught them to count playing poker with matchsticks. Lester is survived by his wife Helen, their two children and families. Rest in peace Lester

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  • A time to remember

    We remember those whose anniversaries occur in December: Darkie Butt, Rita Curry, Nancy Griffith, Milica Cupic, Gloria McSpadden, Frank Plummer, Ted Ryan and Colleen Drayton. Rest in Peace

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  • A final tribute

    Today Michael Laundess was laid to rest in his home town of Grenfell. Close friend, Donna Anderson wrote the following poem in his honour:

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  • A garden to remember

    Its always lovely for us to hear from families who have allowed us to walk with them when they lose a loved one. Today, we were thrilled when Col Drayton popped in. Col lost his lovely wife, Colleen at the end of last year. They were great caravanners, visiting Darwin every year. Col decided he would go again this year, even though he had to make the long trek on his own. He found great comfort in the wonderful friends they caught up with every year and this time he built a garden at the park. This is a place that everyone who knew Colleen from her travelling days could come and visit. Thanks so much for sharing your story Col

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