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Interesting talk: Rod Spicer receives a thank you gift from THS president Jenny Cherry. The Tinonee landscape artist was guest speaker at the THS’s 14th AGM.

Interesting talk: Rod Spicer receives a thank you gift from THS president Jenny Cherry. The Tinonee landscape artist was guest speaker at the THS’s 14th AGM.

Vale Robert Langdown

Robert Harold Langdown, known to all as Bob, passed away Thursday, July 27, at the age of 93, having celebrated his birthday on July 8.

Born in Dorset, UK, he came to Australia with his parents and siblings when he was four and a half.

He served in the CMF and the AIF, from 1945-1947 in the Medical Corp and working on the hospital ship Manunda repatriating Australian servicemen from Papua New Guinea and Japan. 

Bob met and married Marie Dundon, who sadly passed away in October 2016, after sharing 58 years of married life.

In mourning are children Peter and wife Sue, Julie and husband, Catherine and husband, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and his surviving siblings Peggy and Mary.

Bob’s service on August 4, was conducted by celebrant David Freeman, a close friend through the Anglican Church at Cundletown and Taree. Bob was honoured with an RSL service officiated by Dennis Lawrence of Taree RSL. 

RSL members formed a guard of honour during the service and as the family left Manning Great Lakes Memorial Chapel. Rest in peace Bob with your beloved Marie. Lest We Forget.

Tinonee Historical Society AGM

The museum received 18 visitors from BaptistCare Kularoo last Friday.

The group were delightful and loved seeing the old treasures on show. It brought back so many memories to them. President Jenny, and members Ray, Pam and Lois welcomed them during their stay. 

The society’s 14th AGM was on Saturday afternoon. President Jenny welcomed all, and a minute’s silence was observed for the passing of patron Neita Middlemiss and former members Bob and Marie Langdown.

A report on the year’s activities was given by president Jenny and the audited financial report by treasurer Jan Hayden.

Judy Cluss, president of Tinonee Red Cross, conducted the election of officers and all outgoing members were returned unopposed. Judy congratulated the members on their work during the year. 

Guest speaker was well known Tinonee artist Rod Spicer, who recently exhibited his All Summer Long work at Artarmon Galleries. 

St Luke’s visitors

St Luke’s Anglican Church welcomed two lady visitors on Sunday, from Gympie Qld and Wamberal, who were in town to attend the Johnston Reunion at Taree over the weekend.

The church has a much loved wardrobe which is no longer required and would love it to go to a good home for free. If anyone would like it, please contact myself on 6553 1055 or Leigh on 6553 1201 for details.