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in memory of

Betty Henchman

Betty Henchman

27th January 1926 - 11th March 2021


Passionate writer, photographer, artist and gardener. 
Worked as a local physiotherapist.

Daughter of Rex Raymond Neal and Muriel Marrison, sister of John Neal. 

Mother of Julie, Grandmother of Katharine, Allan and Rebecca. Great grandmother of Artemis and Franklin.

Active Anglican. Founding member of U3A. Fiercely independent.
Passed away in her own home.


A Service of Thanksgiving for Betty's life will be held in Christ Church Anglican Church,

Corner Mostyn and Kennedy Streets, Castlemaine on Friday (March 19) commencing at 1.30pm.

A private cremation will follow.

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9 responses to “Betty Henchman”

  1. Susannah Austin says:

    Dear Betty,
    My wonderful next door neighbour of twelve years.
    I will miss our little chats out the front of your unit.
    You were such a bright and interesting person.
    Lots of love

  2. ann lodge says:

    A friend indeed for many years

  3. Marcia Dean says:

    Sending my love and condolences to Julie and family.
    Betty was a strong, intelligent, interesting and interested woman.
    Marcia Dean ox

  4. Christine King says:

    Thank you for being such a great neighbour, for your laugh and your sense of humour, for teaching me how to prune roses properly, for being a gardening-guru to so many of us!
    I will miss seeing you sitting on your front porch or pottering in your garden.
    You were a gem.

    – Christine King

  5. Jill Brennan says:

    Dear Betty,
    You have always been part of the fabric of Agitation Hill and the church. I have already missed your presence at church meetings and will miss you at study groups. I shall miss you running, then supervising the plant stall at the fete. You were always just there at Crawford Close. Rest in Peace

  6. Ronder Clayton says:

    Condolences to Betty’s family. Fascinating lady,adventurous and knowledgeable. A great loss. Regards. Ronder Clayton (taxi driver)

  7. Grace McCaughey says:

    Sad to hear Betty has died, while I was away. So sorry Julie and family.
    Betty was one of those wonderful local intellects, always ready for a chat, no holds barred, short and to the point. A very strong woman, unafraid to speak her mind on a wide range of topics.
    Castlemaine will miss her deeply.

  8. Julie Henchman says:

    I will always love you mum.
    Thank you for everything. For life itself!
    Thank you for your deep faith in the Divine, your trust in goodness and Love.
    Showing a true respect for Beauty and Nature.
    You chose your words carefully and spoke clearly.
    You connected with people, learning and teaching.
    We carry your memories.
    You showed us Love.

  9. B Gamble says:

    Some of my best childhood memories were doing a ‘bob-a-job’ around her house or stopping in after I finished work at Bailes Chemist and a lot of weekends most people would have got tired of all of us kids always being there. She is the most amazing woman I think I ever came across. I think back on those days and smile to myself. Thank you Betty. Hope you are doing well Julie.
    Brett Gamble

Funeral Details

Christ Church Anglican Church
8 Mostyn Street

19th March 2021 at 1:30 PM

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