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in memory of

George Arthur Broadway

George Arthur Broadway

13th April 1934 - 2nd January 2024


Beloved husband of Phee.

Much loved and respected father and father in law of Prue and Steve, Meg and Kim, James and Pippa.

Adored Papa of Caillin, Alex, Lachy and Lucy, Kira and Toby, Caitlin, Lily and Tom.

Proud Great Papa of Lily and Max, Ned and Mia.

Loved brother of  Val.


A service to celebrate George's life will be held in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine

on Thursday 11th January commencing at 11.00am.

After the service you are warmly invited to join Phee and her family

for light refreshments in the Botanical Gardens Tearooms.


If you wish to join us at the service via livestream
please return to the home page of this website and click on the livestream button.
The service will be live approximately 5 -10 minutes prior to commencing.


A private cremation will be will held for George following the service.

Funeral Livestream


38 responses to “George Arthur Broadway”

  1. Louse Smith says:

    Dear Phee and family
    My loving thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
    George was such a great man and tremendous help and worker for our Kaweka group.
    He will be sadly missed.
    Louise Smith

  2. Judith Tregear says:

    Thinking of you and your family Phee.
    All of the members of the Kaweka Wildflower Reserve committee are very sad to hear of the death of George.
    He was an invaluable and generous fount of knowledge about the plants and creatures of the natural world, knowledge which he shared with kindness,
    patience and good humour.
    He was a great worker, right up until his death, and was an admired and esteemed member of the committee, which he had been on for decades.
    He was always pleasant and enjoyable company and was held in great affection.
    George will be greatly missed.
    Judith Tregear

  3. Pat & Tony Millar says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    Our deepest sympathy.
    We are thinking of you at this heartbreaking time.
    George was such a sweetheart.
    A kind and gentle man who will be sadly missed by us all.
    Love....Pat & Tony Millar

  4. Ken and Yvonne McKimmie says:

    Phee and family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of George. He was one of the first staff members I met when we arrived at Castlemaine High School,
    and I enjoyed and appreciated the time we spent together on staff.
    Unfortunately, because of prearranged medical treatment we will not be able to attend the funeral.
    Our thoughts are with you.
    Ken and Yvonne McKimmie

  5. Kerry Anderson says:

    Dear Mrs Broadway, Prue and family,
    So sorry to hear your sad news. Mr Broadway was such a gentle soul who I will remember with fondness.
    Kerry Anderson

  6. Lynette Hall says:

    My sincere condolences to Mrs Broadway and family. Another legend of our lovely Castlemaine has passed.
    RIP Mr Broadway.
    Lynette Hall

  7. Barb Lepsoe says:

    Dear Phee (Mrs. B), Prue, Meg and James,
    A wonderful man has left your lives physically but may his spirit always be with you. George (Mr. B) was such a sweet and gentle soul with a quick sense of wit. So glad he brought you all to Canada and that we all became lifetime friends. I’m so glad to have known him. He will be missed. I’ll be at the service virtually and will be sending you comforting thoughts.
    Barb Lepsoe

  8. Jill Peters says:

    To Mrs Broadway, Prue, Meg and James,
    My condolences to you and your families. I have such wonderful memories of Mr Broadway teaching me and how very welcome I was always made
    when coming to your home to play all those years ago. Hold the wonderful memories you have close.
    Jill Peters (Siede)

  9. Elizabeth Beck says:

    Fond memories of George
    Sincere condolences to Phee and family
    A great loss
    Such a privilege to have met George as he willingly shared his great love of nature
    Elizabeth Beck

  10. Deb Worland says:

    To Phee and family, my deepest condolences to you all. George was a fantastic person in every way, I hope he has gone to visit my beloved Swifties way up high.
    Love Deb Worland

  11. Lois Callister ann Ben Vigilante says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    George was a gentleman to work and to converse with. He was knowledgeable, sincere and possessed a wicked sense of humour.
    The bush has lost a guardian; he will be missed.
    Lois and Ben.

  12. Brian Thornbury says:

    To the Broadway Family. While l played up as a student in the 70’s l did appreciate the staff once an adult and looking back. I did year 12 when in my 40’s and studied horticulture at Melbourne University while working at Melbourne Zoo. I think Mr Broadway would have appreciated the way l transformed in my adulthood. I was informed of Mr Broadway’s passing via the Castlemaine Field Naturalists updates having been a member before moving to the city. My thoughts are with family and everyone close to
    Mr Broadway. A fantastic gentleman.
    Brian Thornbury

  13. Christine Kilmartin says:

    Dear Phee and family
    Castlemaine Landcare Group sends condolences and thanks for the contribution that George made to our work. It was always a pleasure to see him appear because he knew what needed to be done and got straight into it. Even in more recent years, he was the one to hop down the steep slope and start planting in the rocky creek bed and then quietly disappear for other duties of a full day. His knowledge and love of the environment was deep and his charming but unassuming demeanour made him a special human being who will truly be missed.

  14. Jim Connelly says:

    I remember George as a quiet and unassuming member of our Education Department hostel in Victoria Street, Carlton, in the early ‘fifties.
    It is wonderful to read these tributes showing what a great life he enjoyed and how he influenced so many.
    I send my sympathy to everyone in his family.
    Jim Connelly

  15. Helen Loch (Wellock) says:

    Dear Phee and family
    I am so so sorry for your loss. George was such a kind and loving man.
    I had the privilege to get to know George and Phee whilst living with you for six months. I was welcomed with open arms and made to feel part of the family and I remember that time with great fondness. Mum and Dad often regaled us with tales of their time with you and the Matthews and I know they treasured your friendship.
    I also know in my heart that Dad would be deeply saddened by the loss of a true friend.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Phee and family, particularly on the 11th.
    I am so sorry I can’t be there in person but I will be with you online.
    Lots and lots of love Helen, Peter, Lochy and family. xxxx

  16. Trudy Woods says:

    Dear Broadway Family,
    So saddened to hear of the passing of George.
    Long time family friend, teacher and colleague.
    Heartfelt condolences to Phee, Prue, Meg and James and their families.
    Many memories of behind the scenes festival moments shared with us.
    Love from Trudy Woods and the O’Halloran Family

  17. Katherine Earl says:

    Dear Auntie Phee & family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Georges passing.
    I have very fond memories of you all with our family. George was always an approachable man, kind & such a dedicated family man.
    My condolences to YOU ALL. Peter, my dad would be so sad to hear of his good friend passing.
    Love Kathy & family xoxo

  18. Justin and Faye Shortal says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    We’ve lost a true gent.
    Our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time.
    Justin & Faye Shortal

  19. Wendy Rowlands says:

    Dearest Phee and family,
    My thoughts are with you in this sad time.
    With love
    Wendy Rowlands

  20. Margaret Seedsman says:

    George was a much admired long term member of our local Wine Group.
    We will long remember George and his company at enjoyable events with our organisation.
    Always a valuable participant over many years.
    Condolences to Phee and family.
    Castlemaine Wine and Food Group

  21. Sue Anderson says:

    My sincere sympathy to you Phee and your family on the passing of George.
    I always remember him as being polite, knowledgeable and a gentleman.
    Sue Anderson

  22. Stephanie and Alex Miller says:

    Alex and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of George.
    He was always a gentleman with a lovely dry sense of humour.
    Our thoughts are with you Phee.
    With love, Stephanie and Alex Miller

  23. Ron and ilze Green says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    We are saddened to hear of George’s passing. A true gentleman and friend.
    Our thoughts are with you and the family.
    Love from Ron and Ilze Green

  24. Karin, Adrian, Maddie and Lize White says:

    Condolences to all on the sad loss of a great man.
    Karin, Adrian, Maddie and Lize White

  25. Maree and Spencer Bock says:

    Dear Phee
    We have warm memories of the happy times we shared with yourself and George over many years
    Our thoughts are reflecting those memories today.
    Love Maree & Spencer Bock

  26. Rhonda McKay says:

    Dear Phee and family.
    Our hearts and thoughts are with you on the passing of George.
    We fondly remember him.
    McKay family

  27. Geoff Austerberry says:

    I started teaching in Castlemaine in 1974.
    I remember George being so supportive of me and after he retired he was always interested in what I was doing.
    Thinking of you Phee and your family.
    Geoff Austerberry

  28. Lisa says:

    Dear Prue & family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad.
    Sending love and thoughts during this very difficult time.
    I hope fond memories bring comfort.

    Lisa Gillies

  29. Robert Symons says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    I remember George and Phee well from my student days at Warrnambool High School. George’s parents and sister Valerie were well known to my family.
    Other people’s tributes to George ring very true to me despite my memories being of more than six decades ago.
    On behalf of the Symons family I offer condolences.
    Robert Symons

  30. Nigel and Anne Harland says:

    Dear Phee,
    One of the first things we did when we arrived in Castlemaine in 1990 was join the Field Naturalists Club. George immediately made us feel very much at home.
    We are sure that the Field Naturalists Club will continue as a vibrant part of the community, largely because of the warmth, knowledge and expertise of George Broadway.
    Our deepest sympathies.
    Anne and Nigel Harland

  31. Mandy Grinblat says:

    Condolences to you Phee and your family.
    George was a very special man.
    Mandy Grinblat

  32. Joan Ledwich says:

    Dear Phee and family,
    Thinking of you today celebrating George’s wonderful long life of kindness and caring for others, especially during his very successful teaching career. A life well lived.
    What more can we aspire to. Wonderful eulogies today.
    With love and care,
    Joan Ledwich.

  33. Eliza Tree says:

    Dearest Phee and family,
    Sending huge love to you all at this sad time. George was an inspiration to so many.
    Much love,
    Eliza Tree

  34. Tim, Sandra, Jacob & Elisha Ralston says:

    We are deeply sorry on the passing of Uncle George. Losing a loved one is never easy, and our thoughts are with Auntie Phee and family during this difficult time.
    Uncle George was a true gentleman and it’s clear that he will be greatly missed. The impact of such a loss is profound not just on the family but also the community.

    Now is the time for reflecting on his life and the memories we shared with him, while we take this opportunity to celebrate his life and the positive influence he had on those around him.

    It’s with mixed emotions, from sadness to fondness and even laughter that we all recall the moments shared as we cherish the time spent.

    Though Uncle George may no longer be physically present, his impact and influence will continue to live on through those lives he has touched.
    Remembering the valuable lessons he imparted, the values he stood for and the legacy he has left.

    A true gentleman in every sense of the word, he will be sadly missed.
    Tim, Sandra, Jacob and Elisha Ralston

  35. Philip and Judy Hopley says:

    Dear Phee and family, our condolences on the passing of George. Although we only met George a few years ago we enjoyed his company at CFNC meetings and outings and very quickly realised that he had a wealth of knowledge about the flora and fauna of our wonderful area. We often use the index that he created and maintained for the CFNC newsletter. It was extremely moving to listen to the tributes from family and friends at yesterday’s service and to listen to the wonderful music chosen and so beautifully played. Thinking of you at this sad time.
    Philip and Judy Hopley

  36. Stephen Carthew says:

    Dear Phee and family, we’re saddened at the death of George. The tributes were a lovely testament to a full, thoughtful, active and loving life.
    Steve Carthew and Kathleen Gray.

  37. Heather Morrison says:

    Dear Phee,
    I am so sad to hear that George is no longer with us. He was such a kind & gentle man who will be greatly missed.
    My thoughts are with you,
    Heather Morrison.

  38. Chris Edwards says:

    Our thoughts and sympathies go out to Phee and the Broadway family with the loss of George.
    A true gentleman and full of decency.
    Great friends of our mum.
    The Edwards family

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Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

11th January 2024 at 11:00 AM

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