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Our deepest Sympathy and thoughts are with Trevor and family,

on the passing of our esteemed member, friend and Past President.




CHANDLER, Leonard (Len)


CHANDLER. Leonard (Len). 20.8.1930 - 8.11.2015 Loved and adored father, grandad and great-grandad. Your memory and love are in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace Member Pakenham Probus.


Published in Herald Sun on 12/11/2015


Members will be saddened to hear of Len’s passing.   He was a Foundation Member of Pakenham East Probus Club and very actively involved during his years of membership.  Len is pictured with the 2011 President Laurie Hudgson, receiving a Certificate of Appreciation for his service, fellowship and friendship.


After he left the district, contact was lost and we have only just learnt of his death.     Len was very dear to us and we trust that this news, even though very sad, will bring back happy memories of your association with him.




BLACKLEY. Alan William. 27.9.1940 - 1.5.2016 Dearly loved husband of Elaine. Adored father of Craig, Kirryne, Narelle, Troy and Kristy. Much loved Poppy of Stephen, Brandon, Kristah, Mitchell and Vivi. -

Pakenham East Probus Members are saddened by the death of former member Alan Blackley.   He and his wife Elaine were much appreciated members for many years and during that time, participated fully in club activities.

After a long illness, Alan passed away in the presence of his much loved family.   Our thoughts are with Elaine as she settles into her new residence in Shepparton.



HUYSKENS. Charles Maria (Charlie)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday May 28, 2016 at Jessie McPherson Private Aged 84 years Late of Pakenham South Loving husband of Anna, father of Tonneke, Harry, Charlie, and Stella, father-in-law of Peter, Debbie, Dinah and Tim, grandfather of Simon and Toni, Delia and Tia, Bridget and Matt, Brenton, Tara and Murat, Blake and Nicole, Jess and Travis, Taylor, Ben, Damien and Dani, Brendan. Great grandfather of Brae, Jy, Quade, Ivy, Riley and Kahlan. A true loving gentleman, always in our hearts. Now in God's Care

Pakenham East Probus members were saddened by the death of foundation member Charlie Huyskens.   He and his wife Anna joined the club in 2006 and were entitled to receive a pin marking 10 years membership.  During those ten years, Charlie endeared himself to those around him.  He displayed the true meaning of fun, friendship and fellowship by greeting everyone with a brilliant smile and sharing his gift as a great communicator.   R.I.P. Charlie.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Anna and the family as they come to terms with their loss.




HOWARD. Joan (Minnie).

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on December 23, 2016 Aged 74 years. Beloved wife of Dave (Dec. ). Dearly loved Mum of Graeme and Kerrie, Di and Paul. Proud and devoted Nana of Tim, Casey, John and Bryce. Sweet is the sleep that ended the pain. We would not wake you to suffer again. Forever loved Reunited with Dad.

Joan was a well respected member of Pakenham East Probus Club.   She was one of "the quiet ones" who loved to participate in club outings when possible.  Rest now in peace.  



MORRIS. Max Thomas.


Passed away peacefully on Tuesday Dec. 27, 2016 Aged 87 years Dearly loved husband of Joan. Loved father of Robyn, Tracey, Daryl and their partners Greg and Dale. Cherished Poppa of Kirsty, Adam, Emma, Jamey, Sarah and extended families. Always in our hearts.

Max always had a smile and cheery greeting when he was able to attend the club meetings and activities.  He will be greatly missed by all who came to know him.   Rest in peace.




HICKS, Joy Lorraine

Passed away peacefully but suddenly on Friday, 13 April, 2018 aged 76 years.   Joy was a much loved member of our Club for over 10 years.  Her wonderful spirit will live on in our hearts.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to her husband John and the immediate family.  Rest in peace.





Passed away peacefully on Friday, 8th June 2018 at the Casey Hospital in Berwick.  Bill was a Foundation Member of our Club, joining in 2006.  During the passed twelve years, he and his much loved wife Judy have been staunch members.

Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to his wife Judy and the immediate family.  Rest in peace.



ANNA HUYSKENS  (pictured above in June 2016 receiving her "ten year" pin from Graeme Begg.

It is with deep sadness that  members of Pakenham East Probus are notified of the passing of esteemed foundation member, Anna Huyskens. 

Anna and her husband Charley (who predeceased her) were very supportive of the club and activities since its inauguration in 2006. Daughter Stella (Miller) has been a wonderful support for her mother and made sure that Anna attended Probus meetings and outings whenever she was well enough.  Through failing health for more than a year now, this was no longer possible.  Anna had been suffering from dementia but thank God, she still knew the family when they visited.

After suffering a recent fall, her condition deteriorated even further and she passed away on, Friday, 17 August.