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Jean Margaret COLLIS (1911-2008)

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Jean on her wedding day

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Jean Owen (nee Collis)

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Jean Margaret Collis

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Frank on his Wedding Day

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Frank Owen

Jean Margaret COLLIS1 was born on 7 April 1911 at the BDM District in Kogarah, NSW.2,3,4 Jean's parents were 'Col' Stanley Edward COLLIS (d. 29 July 1954 aged 66 Years) and Alice Mary COLLIS** (d. 10 June 1968 Aged 75 Years). They are both buried in Woronora Cemetery at Sutherland NSW.5,6,7,8

Jean married Francis Charles OWEN in 1939 at the BDM District in Hurstville, NSW.9

between 1939 and 1968 they lived at 63 St Georges Pde in Hurstville. Frank and Jean were there for most of their married life. They did live at at least one other residence in Hurstville before acquiring this house but that location is not known.1

In 1970, three years after Frank's death, Jean met and then married James SPRY. Sergeant William James SPRY (known as Jim) was an engineer with the Australian Army and shared Jean's love of photography. Jim had never been married before. She lived with him at 63 St Georges Pde, Hurstville, NSW and outlived him.1,3

her interests included tennis, painting and photography. She was so good with the photography that she received a couple of commissions.10

Jean died (aged 97) on 2 October 2008 at St George District Hospital in Hurstville. The time of death was aprroximately 1.05pm.1 She was buried on 9 October 2008 in Sect 3B, Plot 495 in Woronora cemetery in Sutherland, NSW. A service was held in the Woronora West Chapel at 2.30pm prior to internment and then a wake was held at the "Forget Me Not Cottage" at the cemetery.1,11

 

She had an identical twin sister Isabel nicknamed Toss who was the elder of the two by about fifteen minutes. Toss outlived her by a couple of years.1

 

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Francis Charles OWEN1 (known as 'Frank') was the son of John OWEN (1879-1970) and Rachel Elizabeth BURLEY (1883-1963). He and Jean Margaret COLLIS had the following children:

 

Margarette Daphne OWEN

Frances Valerie OWEN

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1{S0156}, Verbal ( Personal Knowlege) : OWEN, Margarette Daphne (0763). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
2{S0064}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Births (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Births Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: 6 April 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 16977 / 1911
3{S0340}, Eulogy : To SPRY (previously OWEN nee COLLIS), Jean Margaret (0142) / Ceremony Guide. Cit. Date: 31 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
4{S0156}, Verbal ( Personal Knowlege) : OWEN, Margarette Daphne (0763). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Unreliable.
5{S0066}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Deaths (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Deaths Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no : 22033 / 1968
6{S0294}, Headstone : COLLIS, Stanley Edward and Alice Mary. Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
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The headstone of Jean's parents Stanley and Alice Collis at Woronora cemetery

7{S0630}, Memorial Card : COLLIS, Stanley Edward (0000), father of COLLIS, Jean Margaret (0142). Cit. Date: 17 September 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Stanley Edward Collis Passed away 26th July 1954 Aged 66 years"
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Front of Stanley Collis' memorial card

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Inside of Stanley Collis' memorial card

8{S0631}, Memorial Card : COLLIS, Alice Mary (0000), Mother of COLLIS, Jean Margaret (0142). Cit. Date: 17 September 2012. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: "Alice Mary Collis Passed away 10th June, 1968 In her 75th year"
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Front of Alice Collis' memorial card

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Inside of Alice Collis' memorial card

9{S0065}, BDM (NSW) Online Indexs : Marriages (NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Marriages Index : http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bin/Index/IndexingOrder.cgi/search?SessionID=&event=...). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Registration no. 3008 / 1939
10{S0021}, Researcher : OWEN, John Edward (0001). Cit. Date: before 1 July 2009. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
11{S0553}, Cemetery : Woronora : SPRY (nee COLLIS), Jean (0142). Cit. Date: 6 April 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.

Compiler of this family history is : John Owen

              

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Updated : 23 August 2014