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Martin Gibson
Martin Gibson
Obituaries | Jun 20th 2011
Vale Martin Gibson: 1942 - 2011
Magnetic Islanders and his many friends throughout the world will be greatly saddened at the news, just to hand, that Mr Martin Gibson of Nelly Bay, a retired logistics engineer, has died.
Obituaries | Mar 11th 2010
Rex had a favourite spot at Cockle Bay
Rex had a favourite spot at Cockle Bay
Farewell Spotty and Rex
In the last few weeks two much loved Magnetic Islanders and former residents of Picnic Bay, Roy Spottiswood and Rex Millett have passed away.
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Obituaries | Oct 20th 2009
Les Carpenter Snr
Les Carpenter Snr
Vale Les Carpenter Snr 1929 - 2009
Les Carpenter Snr 4/3/1929-15/10/2009 passed away peacefully in the Pallative Care Unit at Townsville Hospital. This date was 7 years and 1 day after his beloved wife Isabelle passed away suddenly.
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Obituaries | Jun 27th 2009
James Edward Bell
James Edward Bell
James Edward Bell: 31 January 1964 – 14 June 2009
On 14 June 2009, James Edward Bell “Jim” beloved husband to Danielle and father of beautiful daughters, Stefanie, Bianca, Luisa and Renata, passed away in the palliative care unit of the Mayo Clinic hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, after a courageous four month battle against an ugly strain of cancer.
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Obituaries | Jun 20th 2009
Noel OBrien
Noel OBrien
Vale Noel John O'Brien, 1942-2009
On Sunday 28 June at 3pm a memorial service will be held on Geoffrey Bay beach to remember Noel O'Brien who died on 17 May 2009. He was 66. In the following article we trace some of Noel's achievements as related to us by his partner of thirty years, Patricia McQueen.
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Obituaries | Feb 22nd 2008
Remembering Brad Morris
Following is a short reflection on Brad Morris who died on Magnetic Island in 2004 by his mother Lindsay Wright.
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Obituaries | Apr 5th 2006
Hilary Freeman
Hilary Freeman
Vale: Hilary Freeman 1949 - 2006
News has filtered back to Magnetic Island of the sad passing of Hilary Freeman, formerly of Horseshoe Bay, who died in Mackay on Wednesday March 22.
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Obituaries | Dec 15th 2005
Sylvia at 15 in mourning for her father
Sylvia at 15 in mourning for her father
Vale Mabel Sylvia Clarke (nee Bright) 1900 - 2005
On November 20, aged 105, Mabel Sylvia Clarke, the neice of Nelly Bay's first permanent European settler, William Bright, passed away at her home in Bristol England. Following is Islander Charlie McColl's obituary to Sylvia which shows that although she lived so far away her heart was always close to Magnetic Island.
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Obituaries | Jul 21st 2005
Graham Hicks
Graham Hicks
Vale Graham Hicks
Magnetic Islanders who knew the flamboyant if ailing, former lawyer, Graham Hicks will be saddened to learn that Graham passed away last Wednesday (13 July) at Townsville Hospital.
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Obituaries | Jul 31st 2004
Brian Robinson demonstrates an eclipse
Brian Robinson demonstrates an eclipse
Vale Brian Robinson: A great Australian
Magnetic Times received the sad news recently that a great friend of Magnetic Island, a man who lived on the Island with his wife Jill in the winter months of the 1990s, had passed away last week. He was Brian Robinson and, as you will read, he was an exceptional Australian whose astonishing contribution to science cannot be over estimated. In 2000 Magnetic Times produced a Community Close-Up story about Brain and his extraordinary life. In memory of Brian we have reproduced that story.
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Richard Power: a legacy not forgotten
Townsville Enterprise Chief Executive Richard Power passed away peacefully at home early this morning, 14 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer [ read more ]
Obituary: Robert Francis Smith (1936 - 2003)
Bob Smith, Magnetic Island's first (Charter) President of the recently formed Island Rotary Club, died last week from cancer [ read more ]
Isabelle Carpenter (1926 - 2002)
Isabelle Carpenter passed away unexpectedly on October 14 and is lovingly remembered by the many far flung Carpenters who have come together on Magnetic Island in her memory over the past week [ read more ]
Thomas Horatio Pye (1922 - 2002)
When Tom Pye said, "Let's go fishing", you could assume that he meant a trip to West Point and you'd be pulling the net [ read more ]
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Readers comments
suemac In reply to Fair raises $15,000 for school
Well done everyone! Once again our fabulous community had a great day out and raised funds for a deserving cause - pat on back to all.
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