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KING, Betty Irene

KING, Betty Irene

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  • Name KING, Betty Irene 
    Nickname Marjorie Rose FREEMAN 
    Born 27 Nov 1921  26 Jolimont road, Jolimont ward, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth certificate of Betty Irene KING
    Birth certificate of Betty Irene KING
    (Marjorie Rose FREEMAN)
    27 Nov 1921
    Gender Female 
    Adopted 21 Oct 1923  Powelltown, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Adoption record of Betty Irene KING
    Adoption record of Betty Irene KING
    (Marjorie Rose FREEMAN)
    Newspaper article 3 Feb 1936  Warragul, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Jindivick Young Farmers 
    Jindivick Young Farmers
    Jindivick Young Farmers
    The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957)
    3 Feb 1936
    Page 7
    Election 1949  Fox Street, Warragul, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    home duties 
    1949 election at Cranbourne
    1949 election at Cranbourne
    (CANOBIE)
    Election 1954  38 Ross street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    home duties 
    1954 election at Dandenong
    1954 election at Dandenong
    (CANOBIE)
    Election 1954  Roland Park, Narre Warren North road, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    home duties 
    1954 election at Cranbourne
    1954 election at Cranbourne
    (CANOBIE)
    Died 22 Oct 2010  Shepparton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried R-35; Shepparton Public Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Headstone for Marjorie and Rolly CANOBIE
    Headstone for Marjorie and Rolly CANOBIE
    In Loving Memory
    Marjorie Rose Canobie
    27.11.1921 22.19.2010
    Loved wife for 69 1/2 Years of
    James Roland Canobie
    14.3.1916 9.9.2016
    Parents of
    Rosalie, Allen, Ray, Max, Ian
    Plot: R-35
    Notes 
    • Marjorie Rose Canobie’s Eulogy

      Marjorie Rose Canobie was born on the November 27th 1921. As an only child, her early childhood and teen years were spent on the family farm in Gippsland with her parents Tom and Ruby Freeman. She loved the country life, particularly horse riding, and did all the usual country things, even setting rabbit traps to raise money to buy her first piano. As a schoolgirl, she showed her enthusiasm for animals when she rode her horse, and led a calf for three miles, to attend the local school pet show. She attended Sunday School and later became a member of ‘Young Farmers’. She began a lifelong love of music and completed all her London College of Music certificates.

      At the age of eighteen she met a young man at the local Jindivick dance. Marj and Roly Canobie were married on March 22nd, 1941. Starting their married life in Jindivick, they had several moves over the years around Gippsland and ending in the Shepparton area in 1966. Their first child, Rosalie, joined the family in Jindivick in 1943. Allen, Ray and Max were all born after they moved to a property near Warragul, with Ian being born in 1960 at Narre Warren. Over the years the family has grown to include fifteen grandchildren and fourteen (and counting) great grandchildren.

      Her love for music saw Marj play the organ at the local church from the age of sixteen, something she continued wherever she lived. She taught many local children to play the piano, as well as all five of her own children. Ray excelled with piano studies, and Max enjoyed playing the drums. She was particularly pleased to see many of her grandchildren continue her love of music. In contrast to her skills as an acclaimed classical pianist, Marj formed her own dance band called ‘The Timekeepers’. She played for fifteen years in the Gippsland area providing wonderful toe tapping music. During this time she was awarded a life membership of the Masonic Homes.

      As a young mother, Marj took on the posts of President and Secretary of Narre Warren State School Council and Mothers’ Club, and was the First Brown Owl for the Narre Warren North Girl Guides.

      Marj enjoyed her garden, her embroidery, cooking and knitting. Roly received a new jumper most years. Marj’s skills in painting are renowned amongst the family, with her children now admitting that Mum completed their art homework for them. Roly still treasures a painting of a West Jindivick scene that Marj painted in her early years.

      As dairy farmers, Marj and Roly were very involved with the Ayrshire Cattle Society, and exhibited their cattle at shows around Australia. Marj was as interested in the cattle as Roly, accompanying him both interstate and overseas for cattle judging. They attended two World Ayrshire Cattle Conferences, making many friends. Marj received a life membership from the Shepparton Agricultural Show for her ongoing involvement and assistance.

      During her middle years, ongoing illness eventually led to a diagnosis of coeliac disease. Monitoring her diet became necessary. This illness led Marj to discover that she had been adopted.

      A few years ago a whole new chapter in her life began. She visited Warrnambool and uncovered details of her biological family history. The meeting with nieces in Surrey Hills created much excitement and joy for her. In recent years, meeting the children of her brother Ivan and sister Norma gave her great pleasure.

      Marj and Roly retired into Shepparton in 1985, where she played and enjoyed carpet bowls. Their home for the past three years has been at the Shepparton Villages. They have been so fortunate to have developed such wonderful friendships with the residents and staff.

      She was a lady with a great sense of humour who enjoyed a joke, she was always welcome company in the many groups that she was part of throughout her life. Marjorie will be sadly missed by all who loved and knew her.

      Marj and Roly’s five children and their respective families have special memories of their Mother, Nan and Nanny. As I read out these qualities the grandchildren will come forward and place her favourite flower - a rose - with Marjorie.

      The eldest child Rosalie and her husband Doug, and their families have memories of Nanny having a great interest and love of the family - always inquiring as to what members of the family were doing. She never missed a birthday - even telling Pop to send out birthday cards to great grandchildren in her last few days

      Beverley, Ian and Robyn will pay their respects.

      Allen and Margaret and their families recall Mum’s great hospitality to the many visitors that came to her home; in particular members of the Ayrshire Cattle Society from all over the world. There was always a cup of tea, a meal and many stayed overnight. The many friends, and of course family were always readily welcomed.

      Julie, Kerry and Scott will pay their respects.

      Ray and Dianne and their families recall Nan’s great love of music. The excitement of the band practices, singing rehearsals, and playing and singing with Ray. She loved music with a beat, particularly when her dance band played a Foxtrot. For Ray, music remained an unbroken common denominator in an unbreakable bond.

      Michelle is absent today as she is expecting the arrival of a baby any time.
      Brett will pay their respects.

      Max and Sharyn and their family have memories of Nanny having a great love of animals, particularly horses, cats and of course cattle. They remember her ability to select a good cow and Marj’s involvement in selecting the cattle show teams, and the fact that she also judged at country shows.

      Heath, Jack, Jaidyn, Deeana and Kallym will pay their respects.

      Ian and Vicki and their sons recall how much Nanny loved her garden. Wherever she lived she created a wonderful haven of vibrant flowers, shrubs and vegetables. She was constantly propagating plants that she shared with family friends and neighbours. Whenever they see a beautiful garden or rose bushes in bloom they think of Nanny.

      Rick and Cameron will pay their respects.




      Gail

      I was wondering whether the following could be said after the final blessing prior to the Recessional Music being played.



      As today’s service concludes, we will hear a tune first released in the year Marj was born - 1921. The tune, which became an all time jazz classic was entitled, “Marjie” and often known as “I’m always thinking of you Marjie”. When her signature tune is played, you might like to join the family in thinking how Marj would have revelled in the chance to kick up her heels, sing and dance along.
      Music gave her a zest for life.
    Person ID I1781  We 4 Kings
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2015 

    Father PHILLIPS, Herbert Henry .,   b. 26 Aug 1871, Russell's Creek, Wangoom, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1927, Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother KING, Clytie Irene May .,   b. 10 Feb 1891, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1943, North Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married NOT MARRIED 
    Family ID F707  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father FREEMAN, Thomas Allen,   b. 2 Apr 1886, West Grimstead, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945, Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Mother TOWNSEND, Ruby Constant,   b. 1886, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971, Noble park, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Adopted 
    Married 10 Jul 1920  71 North Road, Gardenvale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Marriage certificate of Thomas Allen FREEMAN to Ruby Constance TOWNSEND
    Marriage certificate of Thomas Allen FREEMAN to Ruby Constance TOWNSEND
    10 Jul 1820
    Family ID F739  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CANOBIE, James Roland,   b. 14 Mar 1916, Korumburra, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 2016, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 100 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1941  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
     5. Living
    Family ID F718  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1921 - 26 Jolimont road, Jolimont ward, East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAdopted - 21 Oct 1923 - Powelltown, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper article - Jindivick Young Farmers - 3 Feb 1936 - Warragul, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Mar 1941 - Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElection - home duties - 1949 - Fox Street, Warragul, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElection - home duties - 1954 - 38 Ross street, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsElection - home duties - 1954 - Roland Park, Narre Warren North road, Narre Warren, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 2010 - Shepparton, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - R-35; Shepparton Public Cemetery, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Betty Irene CANOBIE
    Betty Irene CANOBIE
    (nee FREEMAN / KING)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Birth Certificate.
      SECOND SCHEDULE

      BIRTHS in the District of: MELBOURNE EAST
      in the State of Victoria
      Registered by: E H Clarke

      CHILD
      When born: 27th Novrmber 1921
      Where born: 26 Jolimont Road Jolimont Ward East Melbourne
      County of Bourke
      U.R. Warrnambool

      See central space

      Name: Betty Irene
      Whether present or not: Not
      Sex: female

      PARENTS
      FATHER
      Name and Surname: -
      Rank or Profession: -
      Age: -
      Birth place: -

      When married: -
      Where married: -
      Issue, Living and Deceased: -

      MOTHER
      Name: Irene May King
      Maiden surname:
      Age: 30
      Birthplace: Warrnambool Victoria

      --------------
      ADOPTED
      Family Council Melbourne
      29-9-1940
      --------------

      INFORMANT
      Signature: Ivy Jackson
      Description: Aunt
      Residence: 298 Victoria St Nth Richmond

      WITNESSES
      Accoucheur: Cyril MacGillicuddy
      Nurse by whom Certified: Miss Meacle
      Names of Occupiers or other Witness: Nil

      When registered: 29th November 1921
      Where: Melbourne East
      Signature of Registrar: E.H. Clarke

    2. [S83] Adoption record.
      Date of Adoption: 3327 21.8.23
      Name of Child: Betty Irene King
      Date of Birth: 27.11.21
      -----------------------------
      Parents' Names
      Father: Herbert Phillips 45 Washington St Essendon
      Mother: Irene May King Russells Creek Warrnambool
      -----------------------------
      Persons by whom adopted
      Names: Ruby Constauh Freeman
      Address: Powell Town
      Occupation: Bush Worker
      Remarks: Arranged by

    3. [S93] Newspaper Article, Page 7, 2 Apr 1936.
      Jindivick Young Farmers
      WARRAGUL, Wednesday, - At the annual social of the Jindivick Young Farmers' Club the following cups were awarded: - Hogarth Scott cup for highest aggregate for five years Joan Goodwin, won two years in succession, most successful exhibitor, Marjorie Freeman; Councillor Petschack's trophies most successful in cookery and sewing. Lorna Pretty and Marion McKenzie, club trophy for best reared and presented animal Phyllis Goodwin, best bird. Harold Peel; champion and reserve champion ribbons. Joan Goodwin (Illawarra Shorthorn) and H. Mapleson (Jersey cow); champion rider Phyllis Kydd, Illawaira Shorthorn trophy, J Goodwin; Friesian bull, R. Anderson; best aggregate in cookery class. Drouin group, Lorna Pretty.

    4. [S70] Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1980, Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]. , (Microform mc N 451-mc N 457. National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.), 1949.
      SUBDIVISION OF DANDENONG
      2191 Canobie, James Roland, Fox st., farmer, M
      2192 Canobie, Marjorie Rose, Fox st., h.d.. F
      (CANOBIE)

    5. [S70] Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1980, Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]. , (Microform mc N 451-mc N 457. National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.), 1954.
      SUBDIVISION OF DANDENONG
      2191 Canobie, James Roland, 38 Ross st., farmer, M
      2192 Canobie, Marjorie Rose, 38 Ross st., home duties. F
      (CANOBIE)~~

    6. [S70] Australian Electoral Rolls, 1901-1980, Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]. , (Microform mc N 451-mc N 457. National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.), 1954.
      SUBDIVISION OF CRANBOURNE
      1917 Canobie, James Roland, Roland Park, Narre W. N. rd. N. W. frmr., M
      1918 Canobie, Marjorie Rose, Roland Park, Narre W. N. rd. N. W. h.d. F
      (CANOBIE)

    7. [S105] Tombstone Inscription.
      In Loving Memory
      Marjorie Rose Canobie
      27.11.1921 22.19.2010
      Loved wife for 69 Years of
      James Roland Canobie
      14.3.1916
      Parents of
      Rosalie, Allen, Ray, Max, Ian

    8. [S22] Certificate of Marriage.
      Fourth schedule

      CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

      Year 1920
      Parish of: Gardenvale, Elsternwick
      Denomination: Presbyterian
      (1) --------------
      No. in Register: 187
      (2) --------------
      When: 1920, July 18th
      where Married: at the house, 71 North Rd., Gardenvale
      (3) --------------
      Name and Surname of each Party.
      H: Thomas Allen Freeman
      W: Ruby Constance Townsend
      (4) --------------
      Conjugal Condition, also date
      of Deceased of each former spouse (if widiwed),
      or date of Order Absolute (if Divorced).
      H: Bachelor
      W: Spinster
      --------------
      Children by each former marriage:
      (5) Living
      H: -
      W: -
      (6) Dead
      H: -
      W: -
      (7) --------------
      Birthplace.
      H: West Grimstead, Sussex, England
      W: Geelong, Vic.
      (8) --------------
      Occupation.
      H: Farmer
      W: Home Duties
      (9) --------------
      Ages in years (last birthday).
      H: 34
      W: 34
      --------------
      Residence
      (10) Present
      H: 93 Murphy st., Gardenvale, Elsternwick
      W: 111 South Road, Brighton Beach
      (11) Usual
      H: ""
      W: ""
      --------------
      Parents Names
      (12) Farther. (Also occupation.)
      H: Walter Freeman (Farmer)
      W: Frances Walter Townsend (Coach builder - deceased)
      --------------
      (13) Mother (Full Maiden Name.)
      H: Rose Baker
      W: Annie Patterson (Deceased)
      --------------
      We declare that the above is a true statement of the Particulars relating to each of us respectively; and that Marriage: after notice
      was solemnized between us on the date at the place mentioned, according to: the rites of the Presbyterian church of Victoria.

      Signatures of: Thomas Allen Freeman, Ruby Constance Townsend.
      witnesses: William Charles Wawdy, Catherine Littlewood.

      I, Robert Wilson Macanlay, B.A. being: minister of the North Road Presbyterian Church, Gardenvale, Elsternwwick, do hereby certify that I have, this day, duly celebrated Marriage between the above-named parties, after notice
      and after declaration duly made as by law required.

      Dated this: Tenth day of July, 1920

      Signature of Minister, Registrar-General, or other Officer: R. Wilson Macanlay, B.a.

    9. [S38] Great War Index. Victoria 1914-1920, Victoria. Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, (Macbeth Geanological Services P/L), 9317, 1920.
      Surname: TOWNSEND
      Given Names: Ruby Constance
      Event: M
      Sex:
      Spouse Surname/Father: FREEMAN
      Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Thos Allen
      Age:
      Age Code:
      Birth Place:
      Death Place:
      Year: 1920
      Reg. Number: 9317

    10. [S156] Marriage index, Victoria 1921-1942, (Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria), 2717, 1941.
      Family Name: CANOBIE
      Given Name: Jas Roland
      Spouse Family Name: FREEMAN
      Spouse Given Name: Marjorie Rose
      Registration Year: 1941
      Registration Number: 2717
      Re-registration Year:
      Event Year:
      Registration Type:
      Event: M


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