Valerie May CAPEWELL

Name: Valerie May Capewell

Date of Birth: 1932

Birth Location: Sussex District, Western Australia

Age at Burial: 2 years 9 months

Date of Death: 24 July 1935

Death Location: Bunbury Hospital

Date of Burial: 26 July 1935

Denomination: Anglican

Row/Grave: Unknown

Father: Frederick William Capewell; Born 5 November 1893, Fremantle, Western Australia.  Died 8 August 1981, Busselton, Western Australia.  Buried Busselton Cemetery.

Mother: Gleness Susan House; Born 1898, South Bunbury, Western Australia. Died 21 December 1971, Busselton, Western Australia.  Buried Busselton Cemetery

Grandparents (father):

Frederick Pritchard Capewell; born 1867, Fremantle, Western Australia, died 4 December 1893, Perth, Western Australia.   Buried Skinner Cemetery, Church of England, Fremantle, Western Australia

Married 1890, Fremantle, Western Australia

Mary Ann Jackson; born 1869, Western Australia, died 22 July 1960, buried Capel Cemetery Anglican B, Row 11, Grave 136 (Mary Ann Payne). Mary Ann’s second marriage was to George William Frederick Payne in 1897.   She was the daughter of Thomas Pavia Jackson and Catherine Lyons

Grandparents (mother):

Charles Henry House; born 9 July 1848, Wonnerup, Western Australia, died 2 June 1929. Claremont, Western Australia. Buried Capel Cemetery, Unknown Grave.  He was the son of William House and Martha Higgins.

Married 1872, Bunbury Western Australia.

Gertrude Mary Wright; born 1853, Bunbury, Western Australia, died 3 October 1944, Palgarup, Western Australia, Buried Capel Cemetery, Anglican B, Row 8, Grave 95. She was the daughter of Thomas Wright and Maria Dawson


Arthur Frederick Capewell;  born 1915, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Died 1915, Bunbury, Western Australia

Frederick George Capewell; born 1916, Midland Junction, Western Australia.  Died 9 January 1991, Busselton, Western Australia.  Buried Busselton Cemetery.  Married Marjorie May Thomas.

Gladys Vivian Capewell; born 1919, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Died 27 June 1988, New South Wales.  Married Gordon Frances Semmens.

Olive Mavis Capewell; born 1922, Bunbury, Western Australia.  Died 15 November 2008, Busselton, Western Australia.  Married Milton James Kirk.

Laurel Thora Capewell; born 1923, Yarloop, Western Australia.  Died 5 September 1923, (6 weeks old) Buried Cookernup Cemetery, Western Australia, Section S, Number 14.

Ronald Keith Capewell; born 19 March 1926, Wellington District, Western Australia.  Died 8 July 2002, Cremated Bunbury Cemetery.  Married Claire Ethel Brook

Norma Beatrice Capewell; born 1929, Sussex District, Western Australia.  Died 2008.  Married John Bruce

Edna Laurel Capewell; born 1931, Wellington District, Western Australia.  Died March 2020, Busselton, Western Australia.  Married Louis Colombera.


Their Story

Trove Newspaper Article – 10 August 1935 – Valarie May Capewell Obituary

VALARIE MAY CAPEWELL – South Western Times (Bunbury) page 10.

The death occured at the Bunbury District Hospital on July 24, of Valarie May Capewell, aged 2 years 9 months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred. Capewell of Tuttunup, and later of Capel.  Death followed a short illness of four days, the victim succumbing to meningitis.

The Funeral took place on July 26, leaving the Anglican Church, Capel, at 11am, after a service by the Rev. Mr. Lerpiniere.

The remains were interred in the Anglican portion of the Capel Cemetery.

The pall bearers were Messrs. J Lodge, W. F Roberts, F. G Roberts, and A. Downes.

Wreaths were received from the following: – Mother and father, sisters and brothers; Connie and little Max; Ernie and Aggie and family; Mr. and Mrs F. H. Turner and family; Mr. and Mrs. D. Williams and family; Mr. and Mrs. Somerset and family; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bentley and family; mother and family; all at Pinegrove; Tuttunup School; Mr. and Mrs. W. Hutton and family; George, Len, Guy, Olly and Amy; Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Dwyer; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. House and Beryl; Uncle Ted., Aunty Alice and Loma; Uncle Charley; Aunty Fances and family; Mrs. Maitland and Edna; Mr and Mrs C. L. Reynolds and family; Mrs. Green and family; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Felix Roberts; Mr. and Mrs. Oats and family; Mr. and Mrs. Radford and Family; Rex and Laura; Muriel, Wally and children; Mr. and Mrs. Steve Williams; Mr. and Mrs. Downes and family; Walter, Evie and family; Mr. and Mrs. McLeod, Tuttunup; Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Roberts; Beatrice, Arthur and family; Mr. and Mrs J. L. Bentley.


Information and research compiled by researcher PP (member of the CDCP volunteer team).

This story is under construction.

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