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In Memoriam – Kalju Palmoja

It is with great sadness I share the news that my adored father left us on Wednesday. He led an extraordinary life beginning with a magical childhood in Estonia, challenging war years followed by a long & happy life in Australia! He enjoyed his professional life as an architect leaving a legacy in the built […]

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In Memoriam – August Sirkel

5 April, 1921 – 17 September, 2020 August Sirkel was an active member of the Estonian House and the Estonian Society in Melbourne. August, being a spirited singer, was a member of the Melbourne Estonian Men’s Choir. He was famous for baking traditional Estonian meat pies (pirukad) for the weekly choir rehearsals, and for many […]

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In Memoriam – Johannes Olup

19 May 1924, Paide, Estonia 3 September 2020, Thirlmere, Australia Although Johannes experienced troubles throughout his life, particularly in having to leave the country of his birth at age 20, he was really one of the lucky ones. Many who tried to escape and many who stayed behind did not survive the war or its […]

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In Memoriam: Indrek Porm

Vale Uno ‘Indrek’ Porm  It is with great sadness that we share news that Uno ‘Indrek’ Porm passed away in Melbourne on 13 August 2020, age 76. In light of current restrictions, the family will come together at 11am on Friday 28 August for a closed funeral service. We would be honoured if his friends […]

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In Memorium – Aime Kampus (nee Meipalu)

Death Notice: Aime Kampus (nee Meipalu) 6.10.1934 -29.5.2020 Aime was born in Paide Estonia and arrived in Fremantle Australia in 1949 with her parents and brother, before moving to Sydney, marrying Ulo Kampus in 1967 and establishing her life here. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Anne Barratt + husband Michael Barratt, her […]

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In Memoriam, Salme Soobik

Salme Soobik was born Salme Valja, on 3rd August 1918 and passed away 22nd May 2020 aged 101. She came to Australia in 1948, spent time at the Bathurst migrant camp and then settled in Orange. She is survived by her 2 children, Rein and Reet, who also live in Orange.

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In Memoriam, Reet Vallak

Reet Vallak Died 01 May 2020 Canberra Born 30 August 1936 Parnu, Estonia. Trekker, Bushwalker, Cross Country Skier, Folk Dancer, Painter, Photographer, Potter, Astronomer, Traveller, Translator, Conservationist & Botanist. Daughter of Mari & Evald Sister to Rein & Endel Aunt to Staeven & Brendan Cousin to Lauri & Viiu Beloved of friends worldwide. Such a […]

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In Memoriam LING, Leilli

LING, Leille 24th April 2020Aged 92 years Dearly loved wife of 70 years of Daniel (dec). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Heino and Alexanrda, Hillar and Vera, Harry and Fiona. Very much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. A faithful servant of her Lord