The Tinonee community is mourning the passing of a highly-respected and much-loved former resident, Neita June Middlemiss. Mrs Middlemiss passed away peacefully at Storm Village, Taree on April 11 aged 89 years, just a few weeks short of her 90th birthday.
Neita was the only daughter of Mr and Mrs Wilfred Sawyer and was predeceased by her brothers Lloyd and Athol Sawyer. Neita married John Raymond Middlemiss, member of another well known Tinonee family, who predeceased her and from this union three daughters were born – Dianne (Mrs Richard Alley) Kaye (Mrs Jim Meehan) and Jan (Mrs Paul Dyson who predeceased her mum in 2008). Neita was a devoted grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother and a special lady in the lives of her extended family and many friends.
Neita’s graveside funeral service was held at Tinonee Cemetery on April 18 at 11am with the wake following at the Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall. Neita was a member for over 70 years and Patron of Tinonee Red Cross Branch and donations in lieu of flowers were accepted for the work of Australian Red Cross in memory of Neita.
Muriel Adair’s birthday celebrations
Former resident Mrs Muriel Adair, now of Old Bar, was guest of honour at a special 90th birthday celebration attended by family and friends at Tinonee Memorial School of Arts Hall on Saturday April 8. Congratulations Muriel, what a wonderful achievement, may you enjoy many more.
Historical society news
President Jenny Cherry and member Jan Hayden greeted some 35 members of Wingham Probus Club on April 12 at Horace Dean Park, Tinonee for morning tea and a talk on the local history of the village which in days gone by was a thriving township on the Manning River. The Society will be holding their next meeting on Thursday evening April 27 at the Museum. All welcome.
The April meeting of Tinonee Red Cross has been postponed until May 2, 10am at Tinonee Hall.