Edwin Keith Turner

Edwin Keith TURNER

Name: Edwin Keith Turner

Date of Birth: 19 June 1921

Birth Location: Capel, Western Australia

Also Known As: Keith

Age at Burial: 72 Years

Date of Death: 29 September 1993

Death Location: Bunbury, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 5 October 1993

Denomination: Anglican “C”

Row/Grave: Row 4 Grave # 31

Grave Transcription:

TREASURED MEMORIES OF

KEITH TURNER

LOVING HUSBAND OF BETTY

DEVOTED FATHER AND GRANDFATHER OF

ERROL, DEDRIC, DEAN & FAMILIES

19 – 6 – 21 – 29 – 9 – 1993

A WONDERFUL HUSBAND AND FATHER AT REST

ALSO

BETTY

HIS BELOVED WIFE AND OUR LOVING MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER

4 – 5 – 1922 – 26- 4 – 1997

WONDERFUL PARENTS PEACEFULLY SLEEPING

FOR EACH AND ALL THEY DID THEIR BEST

REUNITED

Father: Frederick Henry Turner.  Born 10 November 1885, Lockville, Western Australia.  Died 2 October 1947, Capel, Western Australia.  Aged 62 years.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican B Section Row 8 Grave #105.

Mother: Fanny Turner (nee Shortland).  Born 29 March 1888, Greta, New South Wales.  Died 8 December 1962, Capel, Western Australia.  Aged 74 years.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican B Section Row 8 Grave #104.

Grandparents (father): James Henry Turner (5 February 1843 – 6 June 1912) Aged 70 years.  Buried at Capel Cemetery –  Anglican B Section Row 8 Grave #107.  Emma Turner (nee Dilley)(1 September 1858 – 12 July 1936).  Aged 77.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican B Section Row 8 Grave #106

Grandparents (mother): Charles George Shortland (11 June 1865 – 4 November 1924) Aged 59. Buried at the Capel Cemetery Anglican D Section Row 1 Grave #5.  Jennet Shortland (nee Burns) (19 May 1869 – 27 May 1927) Aged 58.  Buried at Karrakatta Cemetery Grave #0218

Siblings:

James Henry Turner (Jamsie) Born 1912 – Died 2005.  Buried at Bunbury. Married Lily Vickery

Fanny Henrietta Turner (Ettie) Born 1913 – Died 2004.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican Section D, Row 1 Grave #3.  Married Headly Fyfe Taylor

Charles Frederick Turner (Charlie). Born 1915 – Died 2004.  Cremated – Niche wall at Karrakatta Cemetery.  Married Edith Lillan Tucker.

Arthur Algernon Turner.  Born 8.9.1916 – Died 12.9.1916 – 4 Days.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican Section B, Row 8 Grave #104 (memorial only)

Clarence William Turner (Clarrie).  Born 1917 – Died 2006.  Cremated – Niche Wall at Capel. Married Grace Ramsey Murnane.

Marjorie Turner (Marj). Born 1919 – Died 1993.  Buried at Busselton.  Married Charles Allen Oates.

Raymond George Turner (George).  Born 14.4.1923 – Died 9.10.1987. Buried Capel Cemetery – Anglican Section C, Row 2 Grave #13.  Married Pauline May Mckay

Mavis Irene Turner (Mavis).  Born 1927 – Died 2012.  Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican Section C, Row 4 Grave #30.  Married Colin John Forrest

Brian Turner (stillborn 1930) – Buried at Capel Cemetery – Anglican Section D, Row 1 Grave #5.

Spouse: Beatrice May Chapman. 74. Buried at Capel Cemetery, Anglican Section C, Row 4 Grave #31

Children:

Errol Edwin Turner

Cedric Neil Turner

Dean John Turner

Occupation: Butcher/Slaughter Man

Military Service: WX25991.  Gunner.  Enlisted at Greenmount W.A

Their Story

Keith was born in Capel on the family farm on the 19 June 1921.  His parents were Frederick and Fanny Turner (nee Shortland).  In October 1921 the family moved to the house (now Colroy Tearooms) opposite the Capel Hotel.  He attended Capel school, graduating in 1937.  He then went to Narrogin Agricultural School, returning home in 1940.

He then enlisted in the Australian Army as a Gunner.  In 1943 he married Beatrice May Chapman (Betty) who worked at the Roberts Store.  In 1945 he was discharged form the army and moved back to Capel, moving into a house on Bussell Highway.  He also became a father when his first son, Errol Edwin was born on the 2 July 1945, followed by Cedric Neil on the 19 December 1949 and Dean John on 6 October 1959.

In 1945 he worked with his father, Frederick Henry Turner, at the Abattoir, until his father passed away in October 1947.

In 1969 he gained his first daughter in law when Errol married Dixie Williams on 13 September.  In early December 1975 he became a Grandfather with the birth of Tracey Nicole who was followed by Brendon Wade in March 1978.  Dean’s marriage to Karen Cole also produced three more Granddaughters – Bree, Aimee and Jade.

In 1977 he commenced work at Ross Payne’s Butchering Shop.  He also played Hockey with Stratham with his older brother, Clarrie.  He also participated in football for Capel.  Dean played football for East Perth in the WAFL where Keith was called Coke Bottle due to his thick glasses.  Cedric was also a trainer for East Perth.  In 1987 Dean played in the inaugural squad for the West Coast Eagles as they joined the AFL.  He had previously left East Perth to play for Fitzroy in the VFL.  Keith enjoyed watching the games from the grandstands.

In 1980 he retired onto an Invalid Pension due to his poor eyesight.  In 1988 he surrendered his driver’s licence due to his vision issues.

In June 1993 Keith and Beatrice celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary.  On 29 September 1993 he passed away in Bunbury St John of God Hospital after a battle with cancer.  He was buried in the Capel Cemetery.

Keith lived for his family.

 

His story was supplied by his eldest son Errol.

 

TROVE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES (Click on link to read article)

Southern Times Newspaper – Tuesday 17 Oct 1911 – Turner + Shortland Wedding

SWT – Thursday 17 Sept 1925 – Children’s Fancy Dress Ball – Keith Turner – Magpie

The West Australian – Sat 26 Dec 1942 – Engagement Chapman + Turner

Harvey Murray Times – Thur 8 June 1944 – Patriotic Ball

SWT – Thursday 12 July 1945 – Arrival of son

SWT – Thursday 12 July 1945 – Birth Notice

SWT – Thursday 30 Sept 1948 – Family Notice – Turner Frederick Henry

SWT – Thursday 9 July 1953 – Errol’s 8 Birthday Party

SWT – Thursday 22 April 1954 – Family Holiday Dunsborough

Information and Story Compiled by Researcher GT  (CDCP Team Member)

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Keiith and Betty Turner Headstone
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