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Dawn Angliss (Ellis)

Dawn Angliss (Ellis)


Dawn died peacefully at Castlemaine Hospital on November 1, 2020 aged 83 years,

after a short illness.

Much loved by her family and friends.


Due to current restrictions, a private family service was held for Dawn on Friday 6th November

at the Sandon Catholic Cemetery.

If you wish to watch Dawn's service, it has been placed below on this tribute page. 


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22 responses to “Dawn Angliss (Ellis)”

  1. Jill Bant says:

    Dawn, we did not have the opportunity to say goodbye, may we now, with great respect, bid you farewell and thank you for your friendship.

    May your family find solace in the memories of their dear mum and grandmama.

    Rest peacefully.
    Jill & Bob Bant.

  2. Patrick Kavanagh says:

    Dawn was a active member of the Newstead Landcare Group and of the broader Newstead community.

    She loved our local bush as well as Newstead’s heritage.

    We will miss her.

    Newstead Landcare Group

  3. Gail Cox says:

    Condolences to Dawn’s family.

    Fondly remembered by my parents Cec & Margaret Browning from golfing days when she lived in Torquay.

    Rest In Peace Dawn
    Gail Cox

  4. Giselle Neall says:

    Dawn, we are saddened to hear of your passing.
    Condolences to your family.

    John & Giselle Neall.

  5. Carolyn Haas says:

    Thank you Dawn for your friendship and kindness

  6. Darryl O'Bryan says:

    A lovely woman and I was lucky to share part of her journey.

  7. Lorraine Bott says:

    Dawn, we were saddened to hear of your passing.
    Always a wave and a friendly smile when you drove past. You will be missed dearly.
    Rest peacefully
    Lorraine and Noel Bott

  8. Chris and Carol Hampton-Chubb says:

    Dawn, A beloved grandmama, mother and mother in-law, you will be sadly missed by many. Condolences to Michael, Peter, Martin and their families.

  9. Jo Ellis says:

    It’s hard to know where to start when leaving a tribute to my aunt, Dawn. I have always treasured Dawn’s intelligence, humour and quickness to laugh. I can hear it now! Dawn was always teaching me something new, maybe about family history, plants found around her place, or what her grandkids were up to. It is wonderful to think of how much Dawn achieved since moving to her beloved Newstead back when I was a teenager in the 90s … building her own amazing home, being so involved in the local historical society, golfing, travelling to France and Turkey, and being a big part of her friend’s and family’s lives. Growing up, I have so many memories of Dawn! It was a delight to see Dawn coming past Grandma’s window on Sunday mornings, carrying her sponge: vanilla, usually with cream and icing, occasionally dusted with icing sugar. In later years, another treat from Dawn’s kitchen appeared each Christmas, croissants – I think they too a couple of days from start to finish! I have many treasured memories of Christmas afternoons and evenings at Dawn’s house in Glynn Street, Belmont. If I was lucky, I got to be one of the three Santas who handed out the presents! I remember Dawn’s role as a volunteer to refugees, who became firm friends. Dawn’s kindness, strength and values touched many people’s lives, most importantly of course her three fantastic sons, her daughters-in-law and grandkids. Vale Dawn Angliss!

  10. Karen Mitchell says:

    Wonderful memories of a beautiful lady.
    Sympathy to all the Ellis family.
    The Mitchell family Belmont

  11. Joan Sartori says:

    Dawn, my friend and fellow member of Newstead & District Historical Society, a quiet lady who didn’t like the spotlight ,but was always there when she was needed, quietly working away and supporting us all. The phone calls, conversations,and her presence will be so missed. There are no words to express the sadness and loss.
    Rest in peace beautiful lady. Condolences to Dawns family. Joan Sartori.

  12. Anne Perkins, George and Robert Ryan says:

    Dawn was a core member of the Catholic communities of St Anne’s Newstead and St Laurence O’Toole Sandon and will be sadly missed. We shared many meals with her after mass, enjoying a glass of wine and a slice of her delicious sponge cake. Dawn’s knowledge of local history and the local bush was amazing. We learnt so much from her. Walking with her in the Muckleford forest is a happy memory. When we visit the sticky Boronia enclosures or “Dawn’s patch”, we will always remember her. We were sorry we never got the chance to say goodbye in person, but will keep her in our prayers.

  13. Len Millar says:

    Farewell, wonderful neighbour! It was always a delight to talk with you about family, Newstead, Victoria, Australia and the world over a cup of tea and a slice of your special cakes! I will miss you very, very much! I was honoured to be able to attend the ceremony at Sandon, to hear your proud sons talk about your life and excellent attributes and to enjoy the photographs of you, your parents, your sons and your friends. Your pain and suffering are at an end, Dawn. Rest forever in peace!

  14. Jean Ramm says:

    Dawn was our neighbour when she lived in Glynn Street, Belmont.
    Her boys and mine grew up together.
    She was more than a neighbour, she was a friend who showed great kindness to this family of ten pound poms.
    She was one of the people who helped make Australia home.
    The Ramm family send their sincere condolences to Michael, Peter and Martin and their families.
    A very special lady.

  15. Heather Braid and Pam MacGregor says:

    Farewell our friend Dawn. We will always remember our many memories on the Castlemaine Golf Course, and the cupped after. The times we spent working on the handicapping, when paperworks the only way. Thanks for your friendship.
    – Heather Braid and Pam McGregor

  16. Margaret Hampton-Chubb says:

    We remember Dawn as a cheerful, engaging person and it was so good to have her as “the other” grandparent to Felicity and Gillian.
    Condolences to Michael, Peter, Martin their families and all Dawn’s family.
    – Myles and Margaret Hampton-Chubb

  17. Joy Bromley and Pam Wilson Belmont says:

    It is with fondness and sadness that we farewell our very gentle friend Dawn.

    Our hockey playing days leave wonderful memories of hard fought games against each other locally, but very enjoyable ones too when we represented Geelong together.

    Many pleasant evenings were spent with Dawn at Glynn St as we played 500, and sampled her baking delights.

    We considered Dawn a very special lady, extremely competent in many skills, always helpful and thoughtful and with a positive, cheerful view on life.
    We well remember sons Michael, Peter and Martin whom we knew as lads, and who were well nurtured and loved by Dawn.

    Our sincere condolences to the three of you and your families.
    We treasure our special relationship with Dawn.

    Rest in peace dear friend.

    – Joy Bromley and Pam Wilson Belmont

  18. Maritsa Gronda says:

    Thank you Dawn for introducing me to golf and your patience and encouragement for me to play.
    I will always remember your discipline and calm attitude in everything you did.
    Rest in peace dear Dawn.
    My sincere condolences to your family.

    – Maritsa Gronda

  19. Debbie Worland says:

    I am saddened to hear of Dawn’s passing, she will be sadly missed. I used to love catching up with her at the Golf Course and us chatting about all the birds and plants we had seen. RIP.

    – Debbie Worland

  20. Cheryl Warrior says:

    Fond memories of our time spent playing hockey for Geelong Ladies Hockey Club (Royals). Representing Geelong at Country Weekends away.

    Playing golf we always managed to invite one and other to Curlewis and Torquay for special days. Our last day playing together was with hockey players Valda Connelly and Sheryl Mackie. Great times and memories. I still have on my book shelf the 21st birthday present from Dawn a Royal Dalton dish so special (51 years ago).

    Dawn loved being back at Newstead and her beloved boys.

    Rest in Peace Dawn a Life well lived.

    – Cheryl Warrior

  21. Chris Johnston says:

    Dawn was a local legend – I heard about her when I first moved to Green Gully more than 15 years ago, and we connected on bush walks, history and books – both being lovers of the mystery!

    As a newbie, Dawn welcomed me with warmth, something I really appreciated. Dawn was both smart and wise. She knew a lot about our environment and history and shared without preaching: a wonderful quality. She encouraged curiosity and engagement.

    I will miss her welcoming smile, her energy and her wisdom. And I will treasure the last swapped book – a careful COVID swap! Farewell dearest Dawn.

    I will miss you – our whole community will miss you.

  22. Cherie Lawton says:

    Dear Dawn, John and I were very saddened to hear of your loss. How will Newstead manage now?
    Many thanks for your help and support over the years. Love Cherie Lawton

Funeral Details

At the request of the family, a private service was held.