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in memory of

Joan Katherine Webster OAM

Joan Katherine Webster OAM

27th October 1929 - 19th February 2024


Joan passed away at Castlemaine Hospital on 19th February 2024 in her 95th year.

Mother of Katherine and Claire Seppings, Nanna of Annie Irving and Maya Pearson.

Your dedication to aid others was profound. 

Your presence we miss, your memory we treasure, 

loving you always, forgetting you never.

Your legacy lives on.


A service to celebrate Joan’s life will be held in the Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals,

12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine on Friday 1st March commencing at 11.00am.

Following this service the cortege will leave for the Chewton Cemetery.


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.


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7 responses to “Joan Katherine Webster OAM”

  1. Barry Richardson says:

    Alas, Joan and I never met, but we knew each other well in mind and spirit.
    What an inspiration she was to all who cared about preventing and fighting fires.
    I’ll never forget her.

  2. Karen Lee Devika Bedford says:

    What a woman, Jani! You lived a magnificent life of spirit and courage, sparkling intelligence and a deep feeling for justice and equity.
    Thank you for everything you offered and contributed.
    With love and appreciation,
    Devika Karen Bedford

  3. John Peacock says:

    I was sad to learn of the passing of my friend Joan. My condolences to Joan’s daughters Katherine, Claire, and their families.
    Joan’s ability to gather and compile information regarding fire survival was amazing.
    A legacy she has left for many with the publishing of her Fire Survival Books.
    A wonderful and talented woman who will be sadly missed.
    R.I.P our dear friend Joan.
    John Peacock. Alan Marks and the late Chips Fearon. CFA Selby.

  4. Laura Gordon says:

    What a beautiful service for a woman who managed to fit so much into her life.
    As has already been said, her legacy lives on.
    Sending all of my love to Katherine, Claire, Annie and Maya.
    xx Laura

  5. Helena Stace says:

    Dear Joan, my mother’s Cousin [Joan] herself a twin. It was wonderful being with you in Castlemaine just over three weeks ago.
    Today was a beautiful service that enabled me to know you more. It was a service that educated me about your early life and demonstrated how you stood up for what you believed in, helped many by your Bush Fires Book, and most of all not afraid to be YOU.
    My mother Joan would have enjoyed and valued being closer to her Eastern States Cousin.
    My condolences to Kathrine, Maya, Claire and Annie and her many friends.
    Helena Stace

  6. Tim Huggins says:

    Joan’s lifetime of work in bushfire awareness and preparedness has saved hundreds of lives – our family’s survival on Black Saturday can largely be attributed to the information and education we received from studying Joan’s publications.
    Tim Huggins

  7. Deborah Cathery says:

    My beloved father Donald Edward Hosking was Joan’s Cousin! They were fabulous friends and had regular contact over the years, theirs was a great affection,
    love and respect for each other!
    Deborah Cathery

Funeral Details

Chapel of Mount Alexander Funerals
12 Campbell Street

1st March 2024 at 11:00 AM

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