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Mervyn William Dowrick

Mervyn William Dowrick

7th December 1946 - 30th March 2024


Mervyn passed away suddenly at home aged 77 years.   

Dearly loved father of Adam and Jason, father-in-law of Emily and grandfather of Jonathan.

Much loved brother of Geraldine and Geoff,

fond Uncle Merv of Natasha and Ed, Jarrod and Kelly, Mikaela and Charlie

and their children Tya (dec), Jaala, Yarraan; Riley, Kate; Olivia, Freida.

A hard working man, talented architect and helpful friend to many.

No time for farewells but lots of precious memories to keep in our hearts. 

All his jobs done, his last match played and won, time to rest at last. 


A Funeral Service will be held for Mervyn in the Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine

on Monday 15th April at 1.30pm.

Private cremation to follow.


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10 responses to “Mervyn William Dowrick”

  1. Philip Benstead says:

    So shocked and saddened with the sudden passing of Merv. I have many yesteryear memories of times spent with Merv, school, work at the SEC, football and Saturday nights, not at least bulldog clips at the SEC. Only Merv and I understand that. Very disappointed at not being able to attend Merv’s service on Monday,
    but my thoughts will be there farewelling him.
    Philip Benstead (Benno to Merv)

  2. Lesley breakwell says:

    My condolences to Geraldine and her family, so shocked and saddened to read of the passing of Merv, many memories over the years, my sympathy again to all.
    Lesley Breakwell and family

  3. Barb Huthnance says:

    Condolences Geraldine & all the Families on the sad passing of Merv.
    Thinking of times past.
    Barb Huthnance (Warner)

  4. Jan Smith says:

    So sad to hear that Merv has passed away. We were fortunate in getting to know him as we worked together on the renovations of two homes.
    He had a wonderful vision for the use of space and we still live in one of the homes. Sending our condolences to his family.
    Jan & Barry Smith

  5. Bev Pearce says:

    Deepest sympathy to all Merv ‘s family.
    Merv was a generous and kind friend.
    We have fond memories and fun times with Merv at regular Castlmaine Jazz Jams at the Maurocco Bar Castlemaine and Church on the Hill in Bendigo.
    Merv volunteered at Castlemaine Jazz Festival most years.
    We also caught up with Merv most Friday nights at Belmont Hotel Bendigo for dinner and music and numerous other music venues from time to time.
    Fly high Merv
    Love The Bendigo Jazzabelles
    Barb, Julie, Elle and Bev

  6. Hallpike Cathryn says:

    To Merv ,
    Sorry to hear of your sudden passing Merv. You will be missed at the Veterans tennis on a Monday morning at Fosterville Gold, Lake Weeroona.
    You were a great tennis player.
    My condolences to Geraldine & your family.
    Kind thoughts to everyone,
    Cathryn Hallpike.

  7. Margaret Dowrick says:

    Thinking of you all at this time.
    We have all got wonderful, loving memories of Merv and he truly shall be missed by so many.
    We are so blessed to have these recollections,
    Praying these give you comfort in your time of grief.
    His cousin, Margaret.

  8. Sue Vallance says:

    A beautiful farewell to my handsome, clever, multi-talented cousin, Merv.
    Deepest sympathy to Ged and family and Merv’s boys and families.
    Treasure your wonderful memories…Sue ❤️

  9. Merilyn Cummins says:

    What a beautiful service and wonderful tribute to a very special man.
    So proud to claim you as my cousin, Merv.
    You’ve been called Home.
    May your spirit fill with peace.

  10. Christa Broad says:

    Condolences to the Dowrick family.
    My late husband David was mates with Merv, and kept in contact regularly.
    Rest in peace!
    Christa Broad

Funeral Details

Castlemaine Church of Christ
66 Blakeley Road

15th April 2024 at 1:30 PM

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