Category Archives for Upcoming Funeral Services

Tunsted, Moya Kathleen

Moya Kathleen Tunsted nee' Meany

  04.03.1932 - 25.10.2021

In loving memory ... Moya Kathleen Tunsted nee' Meany

Late of Banora Point

Formerly of Upper Crystal Creek

Passed away peacefully on Monday 25th October 2021.

Aged 89 Years.

Former wife of Pat Tunsted,

Loved mother and mother-in-law of Kathy, Patrick, Mary (dec’d) & Brian, Bernard & Barbara, and Laurence.

Cherished grandmother of Dane, Jenna, Zac, Jason, Aaron, Joseph, Joshua, Luke, Morgan, Megan, Jacob, Sarah, Jessica, and Sam & their Partners.

Loved great-grandmother of Jayce, Hayley, Atlas, Violet, Skyla, Hamish, Jasmine, Eleanor, Connor, Austin, Lincoln, Leah, Jackson, and Isla.

Loved sister of Frank, Ann (dec’d), Tessie, Pat, Nora (dec’d) and Monica and their respective partners.

"Cherished also by extensive extended family and will be dearly missed "

Family and Friends are warmly invited to Moya’s Funeral Service to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday, 5th November 2021 at 11am. After the service the cortege will leave for the Murwillumbah Lawn Cemetery.

To keep in line with the COVID 19 restrictions ALL ATTENDEES must be double Vaccinated and be able to show proof of Vaccination.

This service can be viewed at:

https://www.facebook.com/Funeral-Livestreaming-Northern-Rivers-114680690225347

Funeral Details

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
143 Murwillumbah Street
Murwillumbah NSW 2484 [map]


Douglas, Colin Bruce

Colin Bruce Douglas

 14.12.1952  - 15.10.2021

In loving memory ... Colin Bruce Douglas

Late of Murwillumbah.

Passed away suddenly on Friday 15th October 2021.

Aged 68 years.

Dearly loved Husband of Keryn.

Much Loved father and father-in-law of Shaun & Nicole and

Luke & Sam.

Son of the late Bill and Betty.

Son-in-law of Jim and Rhonda Sharman.

Loved Poppy of Brady, Hunter, Jett, Annie, Kenzie and Piper.

Loved brother and brother-in-law of Lynne & Pat Roche, Denise & Rodney Jenkins, Julie Story, Leanne & John (dec'd) Wise.

Due to Covid restrictions a private service will be held.

You can view this service:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1c5uAvUCdAoxkdLluVmkk3NgLKQ1McF2_/view?usp=sharing


Kibblewhite, Antony James

Antony James Kibblewhite

25.11.1932 - 07.10.2021

In loving memory ... Antony James Kibblewhite 

Formerly of Goonellabah, Tintenbah, and Newrybar passed away peacefully after a short illness on Thursday 7 October aged 88.

Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Elise and Andrew, and Janine and Simon. Cherished grandfather of Jameson and Callista, and loved uncle of Greg, Alison, Denise, Wendy and Kim.

Tony led a full life and was an active member of his community serving in the local RSL, Legacy, and the Airforce Associations, singing in the All-Saints Choir, and friend to many.

His memorial service has been delayed until family and friends can come together to celebrate his life. Family and friends are warmly invited to memorial service that will be held on January 14, 2022 at 11am at All Saints, Bangalow followed by a reception at a nearby venue. 

Contact McGuiness Funerals Murwillumbah for further details (02) 6672 2144

Rowlands, Irene

Irene Rowlands 

16.04.1941 - 28.09.2021

In loving memory ... Irene Rowlands

Late of Dunbilbe

Passed away Peacefully on Tuesday 28th September.

Aged 80 Years.

A private service has been held in memory of Irene.


Shortis, Bede

Bede Shortis

30.06.1935 - 30.09.2021

In loving memory ... Bede Shortis

Late of Tweed Heads South.

Formerly of Murwillumbah.

Passed away peacefully on Thursday 30th September 2021.

Aged 86 Years.

Dearly loved husband of Elizabeth Anne (dec'd).

Much loved father and father-in-Law of John & Sharon, Liz & Lindsey, Jane & Rod, Margaret & Sam, David (dec'd) & Nikki.

Cherished Grandfather of Josh, Jessica, Alex, Zac, Tai, Natalie, Courtney, Chris, Jaye, Charles and Maycee.

Loving Great-Grandfather of Hemi, Taika and Ngawai.

Family and Friends will be celebrating Bede's Life commencing with Requiem Mass to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Friday 15th October 2021 at 11am (NSW time).

After the service, the cortege will leave for Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery.

Due to COVID19 Restrictions on attendees Bede's service will be live streamed on www.fwhlive.com/bbs.

Funeral Details

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
143 Murwillumbah Street
Murwillumbah NSW 2484 [map]

Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery
813-871 Eviron Road
Eviron NSW 2484 [map]

Backo, Kenneth Shaun

Kenneth Shaun Backo

05.04.1962  - 17.09.2021

In loving memory of.... Kenneth Shaun Backo.

Born Mullumbimby 05.04.1961. Passed away 17.09.2021.

Cherished son of Kenneth (dec) and Coral (dec) Backo.

Loving father to Kenny, Sheldon, Rachel, Molly, Liam, Lily, Ochre and Isabella.

Poppy to Seth, Natalia, Kiara, Wahnita, Ashanti, Ciannah, Kiah Honey and Sayla Blaze.

Great Poppy to Naia.

Brother to Paul (dec), Karen (dec), Leith (dec and Jolanda and best friend to Josephine.

Summersell, Rex Hayward

Rex Hayward Summersell

05.03.1934 - 24.09.2021

In loving memory ... Rex Hayward Summersell

Late of Kielvale.

Passed away peacefully on Friday, 24th September 2021

Aged 87 Years

Dearly loved Husband of Dawn (dec’d)

Loved Father and Father-in-law of Ross & Cath, Rosalie & Kym, Peter & Cathy, Lorraine & Peter

Loving Grandpa of Colin, Nikki, Sarah & Adrian, Caleb, Jasmine, Isabelle, Jonah, Harvey, Jonathon and Esther

Loving Great-Grandpa of Alyssa, Milan and Giana

Most dearly loved Brother of Pamela. Loved Brother-in-law of Walter, Lorna & Doug and their families.

In accordance with current COVID restrictions, a Private Burial Service with limited attendees will be conducted on Friday, 1st October 2021 at the Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery.

All guests will be required to check in using the Service NSW App for contact tracing purposes. Please attend with a suitable mobile phone and ability or support to comply with this requirement.

Mourners must ensure social distancing is maintained.

Attendees will be required to wear masks as per current legislation.


Funeral Details

Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery
813-871 Eviron Road
Eviron NSW 2484 [map]

McNamara, Elizabeth May

Elizabeth “Betty” May McNamara

04.08.1936 - 09.08.2021

In loving memory ... Elizabeth May McNamara

Late of Bupa Pottsville Beach

Formerly of Murwillumbah.

Passed away peacefully on Monday 9th August 2021.

Aged 85 Years.

Dearly loved Wife of Ken.
Loved Mother of Cheryl & Carl (dec'd) and Susan (dec'd) & Mark

Cherished Grandmother of Melissa, Paul, Renee, Carliha, Samantha, Sarah, Timothy and Jayden

Loving Great-Grandmother of Lachlan, Rhiley, Madison, Charli, Abbie, Alex, Tully, Meela, Emmy, Nate, Sienna, Toby, Brooklyn, Benjamin, Ava and Mia.

Loving sister of Fay, Marie, June, Lewis and Gail.

A private Service was held on the 23rd August 2021

Carver, Margaret McGhie

Margaret McGhie Carver

08.06.1922 - 09.08.2021

In loving memory ... Margaret McGhie Carver

Late of Murwillumbah.

Passed away peacefully on Tuesday 9th August 2021.

Aged 99 Years.

Dearly loved Wife of George.

Much Loved Mother & Mother-In-Law of Lynette & Robert Field, Jim Carver and Ian Carver (dec'd).

Cherished Grandmother of Wayne & Susan, Robyne & Steven and Mark & Charmaine.

Adored Great-grandmother of Ben, Jimmy, Joe, Miley and Zoe.

Dear Friend of Merlene.

A private Funeral Service has been held for Margaret as per the families wishes.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Dundon and William ‘Mick’ Dundon

Elizabeth 'Betty' Dundon and William 'Mick' Dundon

In loving memory ... Elizabeth and William Dundon

Late of Kingscliff.

Passed away peacefully aged 89 Elizabeth 22.03.202 and aged 96 William 28.07.2021.

Dearly Loved parents of Tony, Damian, Simon and their Wives.

Cherished Grandparents of Anne-Louise, Christopher, Bridget, Gabrielle, Scott, Tammy and Jacob.

Loving Great-Grandparents of six.

Loved brother and sister-in-law of Molly Miller.

Family and Friends are warmly invited to attend a graveside service on Friday 13.08.2021 at 11:30am at Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery.

"The gates of Heaven opened wide our Much Loved Parents walked inside"

All guests will be required to check in using the Service NSW App for contact tracing purposes. Please attend with a suitable mobile phone and ability or support to comply with this requirement.

Mourners must ensure social distancing is maintained.

Attendees will be required to wear masks as per current legislation.

Funeral Details

Tweed Valley Lawn Cemetery
813-871 Eviron Road
Eviron NSW 2484 [map]

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