My Family History

Lynda Carol Whimpey – The sister I never knew

Lynda Carol Whimpey was born 17 January 1957 at the Royal Women’s Hospital, in Carlton, Victoria, Australia[1]. She was the third daughter born to Ivon Walter Whimpey and Edith Jean Marr.  She also had 2 half-sisters, from her father’s first marriage.

Lynda Carol Whimpey birth notice
Family Notices (1957, January 19). The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 – 1957), p. 24. Retrieved September 21, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article71777074

Her family were living at 5 Power Street, Balwyn, when Lynda was admitted to the Royal Children’s Hospital, suffering from congenital heart disease.  She died on the 31st May 1957[2].

Lynda’s funeral was held at the Lewis Parlor, at 154 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia, and she was buried at the Box Hill Cemetery, at Location M-199A-0022 (a map of the location can be found on the Box Hill Cemetery website).

The following funeral notice was found in The Sun, Sat June 1 1957 (I didn’t make a note of the page and column numbers when I found this article).

WHIMPEY – The funeral of baby Lynda Carol Whimpey will leave the Lewis Parlor 154 Johnston-st Fitzroy on MONDAY after service commencing at 1.15 pm for the Box Hill Cemetery J. R. Lewis JA1066

Sources of information

[1] Victoria, Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Birth certificate 3042/1957 (1957), Lynda Carol Whimpey; Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Melbourne.

[2] Victoria, Australia Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, death certificate 6605 (1957), Lynda Carol Whimpey; Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Melbourne.

Background image is a photo from Unsplash – https://unsplash.com/photos/BlMj6RYy3c0 Photo by Quino Al
 

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