12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Gwenda passed away peacefully at Penhall Hostel Castlemaine on 18th September 2021.
Born 8th July 1928 to loving parents Jessie Mary and Edward Beare.
Loving and cherished sister of Margaret Grace (Harris) and loved sister in law of Alan (dec).
Much loved special Auntie and Great Auntie Gwenda to
Joan and Neil (dec),
Corey, Joel and Sheri,
Cody, Xander, Bryce and Angus.
Bill and Maureen
David, Bradley, Giselle, Anita, Samantha and Josephine,
Chelsea, Max, Abel, Hugo, Yolanda, Orla, Freddie, Luna, Winter and Frida.
Libby and Geoff
Nikola and Catherine,
Will, Oliver, Jonah, Finn and Nicholas.
Marilyn and Ted
Phoebe and Nicholas,
Harrison, Eleanor, Oscar and Poppy.
Ron and Julie
Daniel, Sally and Phillipa,
Zara, Jack, Indigo, Charlie, Billie, Darcy and Hunter.
Memories cast their gentle glow,
to grace our days and light our paths always.
Blessed are we for she loved us so.
A Service of Thanksgiving for Gwenda's life will be held in Castlemaine on Monday 27th September commencing at 11.00am.
Due to the current covid restrictions, the service will be private and attendance is by invitation only.
You may however like to join us at the service via livestream.
To do this, 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.
27th September 2021 at 11:00 AM
To Margaret & families..sad to hear Gwenda has passed away..I always remember great matches when we played Church of England Tennis Teams..
Gwenda was a great friend to the office staff at Thompsons. Her career spanned the transition from word-perfect typing with up to seven carbon copies (you just didn’t make mistakes when you had seven carbon copies) through golf-ball typewriters to word processing. Her bosses relied upon Gwenda, from Mr. Todd (Sales Director) to Joe Cox (General Manager). Many happy memories come at this time, of Gwenda’s high personal standards, her mentoring, her enjoyment of her overseas travels, her important involvement with the 1975 Centenary of Thompsons Engineering Works and, of course, of her care for Miss Field.
A loyal, faithful employee and friend. May she rest in peace.
As a child, I grew up always enjoying stories at bedtime or subjects that interest me from stories from my late departed Papa, to my own parents wild adventures across Europe, to learning of my own father getting us lost in Tasmania when I was just tender enough to be called Tazzie devil or perhaps Tazzie Tiger bait. But I was always (as I’m sure all my cousins who were blessed with our beautiful Great auntie Gwenda at Christmas time), super excited to see her turn up with a huge wicker basket full of gifts. As exciting as the sight of gifts were for any giddy child, I can say the excitement of knowing the gift would come with a story of a land or place I hadn’t been, was extra special and would spend many hours picturing myself with her in that place in time.
Knowing that I and our whole large family always had her for a hug a chuckle or needed her opinion and 2 cents worth on being such a wealth of knowledge in many travels contemplated will be hard to not be able to have in our lives for the moment till we all eventually meet again. But the warmth in having someone so special in my life and others is living on each and everyday and forever cherished.