14 August 1923 – 8 September 2020

The Chief left us on Tuesday 8 September. It could not have been more peaceful. At 97 it was, as he’d say, ‘ a great innings’. He’d lived in Sydney for the past four years but spent most of his adult life in his beloved Cooma, firstly as head of the Property Office at the Snowy Mountains Authority in charge, among other things, of moving the townships of Adaminaby and Jindabyne. He was always a most active contributor to the Cooma community. He had a big hand in the development of the Sir William Hudson and Yallambee nursing homes and spent several years as Deputy Mayor. Dad was also a grazier and land-valuer, familiar with every backroad across the district. Above all, he was a loved and respected man, adored by many including his dear friend Dort Tynan. His wife Sonia predeceased him and they leave three children Steven, Vivienne and Roslyn, their grandchildren Daniel, Christopher, Tom, Georgina, Sam, Alex, Ellen and Ben and great-grandchildren Chase and Phillipa.

Goodbye dear friend.

George William BENSON (Bill)

Passed away peacefully in his home on Saturday 22nd August aged 94. Dearly loved husband of Gwen, father & father in law of Jen & Bill Ian & Di, Rob & Rose, Alison & Rick. Adored Poppa to Nicki & James, Rachel & Shannon, Michelle & Sardy Shane, Matthew & Jo, Brett, Sinead, Patrick & Jasmine. Great Poppa to Archie, Harry, Alice, Lily & Will. Service at Norwood Park Crematorium on Tuesday 1st September @ 12 noon. (Numbers are restricted, please call Jen on 0417 657 716.)

JAMIESON, David Alexander Stephen

Passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17th 2020at Queanbeyan Hospital, formerly of “Glendale”, Cooma.
Aged 83 years.
Dearly loved brother of Vi (DEC), Lelia (DEC) and Marion.Uncle to Gary, John, Steph and Diane. Great Uncle to Nichols,Jackson, Mack, Tim, Rosanna, Helen and Isobel.
A service for David was held onWednesday 26th August at All Saints Berridale
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LETTE, Norman Anthony (Tony)

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday August 18th 2020 at Cooma Hospital, formerly of Rockwell Rd, Berridale. Aged 90 years. Dearly loved husband of Mary, Father of and Father in-law to Catherine and Peter, Peter and Jayne, David and Lisa. Adored Pa to Anthony and Liz, Laura and Caleb, Cade, Jamie and Isabella. Great Grand Pa to Tyler. A private burial was held for Tony.

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Passed away peacefully on Friday, August 21st 2020 at Bombala Hospital, Bombala, formerly of High St Bombala. Aged 80 years. Dearly loved husband of Dorothy. Brother to Kalvin Rex and Sybil. The relatives and friends of the late GORDON CLYDE RALPHS are invited to attend his funeral service to be held by the graveside at the Bombala Lawn Cemetery at 11:00 am on Wednesday September 2nd 2020.

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In loving memories of my son James who passed away 27/08/2000 – aged 33.

The golden gates stood open twenty years ago today. Farewells were left unspoken when you were called away.

Love you always, Mum


19/11/1966 – 27/08/2000

Twenty years since you were taken suddenly from us. We never got to say goodbye. Miss you dear Brother, Uncle and Great Uncle.

Miss you, love always, Doris, Owen, Todd & Jack

Dudley James Bolton (James)

19/11/1966 – 27/08/2000
In loving memory of our dear Brother, Uncle and Great Uncle who is sadly missed and always in our hearts.
From sister Maureen, nephews and nieces

Lesley Jill Sands (nee Locker)

25 March 1935 – 15 August 2020 – 85 years

It is with sadness that we announce the death of our mother Jill who quietly passed away on Saturday 15 August 2020 at Jindalee Aged Care Residence, Canberra. Formally of “Roseleigh” Cooma and Kiparra Drive Berridale. Loving wife of Anthony (Tony) (deceased), loving mother of Yvonne and Linda and grandmother of Phoebe. Sister of Betty Brown (deceased), Diana Chinnock and Neville Locker. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private cremation will be held. A memorial service will be held at a later time when restrictions ease.




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