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EVERIST, Robert Allan

EVERIST, Robert Alan

Known as “Bob” “AIF QX 44442”

Late of North Street, Childers. Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, aged 97 years.

Loving Husband of Ina (dec’d). Father and Step-father of Allan, Norma, Ian and Jackie, Keith, Colleen and Rodney. Grandfather, Great-grandfather and Great-great-grandfather to their families.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Graveside Service to celebrate Bob’s life to be held at the Childers Lawn Cemetery, Huxley Road, Childers on Tuesday, 22 November 2016, commencing at 10 am.

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DALLY, Noelene Madge

Noelene Madge Dally late of Forest View Childers, passed away peacefully on 26th October 2016 aged 85 years. Devoted wife of Allan, much loved mother of Lesley, Michael, Trevor and Sheryl. Noelene was a well respected member of the Burman Cat Club in New Zealand. A service will be held to celebrate Noelene’s life at the Wesleyan Church in Childers on Monday 31st October 2016 commencing at 1100am.

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The Meaning of Life

I recently came across this reading and wanted to share this with you:


“Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with. However blessed we are by fate with different abilities and strengths, we should try to develop them to the fullest, rather than allow them to atrophy and decay. We all know individuals who did not fulfill the promise they showed in childhood. Many of them became haunted by the image of what they might have become. Instead of blaming fate, I think we should accept ourselves as we are and try to fulfill whatever dreams are within our capability.

Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment and work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide.”
Michio Kaku

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The Sound of the Sea

The Sound of the Sea

Here is another good book to help children deal with death and the grieving process:

The Sound of the Sea

Jacqueline Harvey & Warren Crossett 

Sam Sullivan remembers the precious times he spent with his mother before she became ill and went away.  With the love and support of his grandparents, he gradually overcomes his anger, bewilderment and grief and begins to understand that, although his mother is gone, she will always be with him.

Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book in 2006

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Badger’s Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

Badgers Parting GiftsHave you experienced a death in the family which has resulted in children experiencing a sense of grief?  If so, then maybe you need to borrow the book “Badger’s Parting Gifts” by Susan Varley.

In this book, Badger’s friends learn to come to terms with his death in one of the most enduring picture books of all time.  Please feel free to contact our Office if you would like to borrow this or any of the other books we offer.

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Celebrating Life

We all should wake up every day and be thankful to see the sun shining in the sky. No matter what is going on in your life, you must celebrate and find beauty in each moment. It’s a miracle to be living, breathing and taking in every minute of every day. Treat your life as the wonder it is. Live in every moment, don’t take anything for granted and never have regrets. You only have one shot to live life to the fullest. Don’t waste it on the trivial.

Because we care about you and your family, we want to help you celebrate life by sharing the following inspirational quotes:

 “Life is what you celebrate. All of it. Even its end.” – Joanne Harris

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

 “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Gerard Way

 “There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.” – Douglas MacAurthur

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” – Ashley Smith

 “The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Believe in yourselves. Dream. Try. Do good.” – Mr. Feeny of Boy Meets World

“If we are ever to enjoy life, now is the time, not tomorrow or next year…Today should always be our most wonderful day.” – Thomas Dreier.

 “A day without a laugh is a wasted day.” – Charles Chaplin

 “Throw your hands up in the air and celebrate life.” – Steven Tyler

“There is always, always, always something to be thankful for.” – Unknown

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey

Use these quotes to celebrate each day!

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