Winifred Isabel FRITZ

Female 1934 - 2005  (70 years)


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  • Name Winifred Isabel FRITZ 
    Born 5 Dec 1934  Nanango, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Oct 2005  Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cremated 24 Oct 2005  Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Cooloola Coast Crematorium, 236 Brisbane Road, Gympie
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    • Eulogy

      Winifred Isabel Brighton was born at Nanango on the 5th December 1934.

      She was the eighth child of Walter and Warril Fritz. The family moved to Murgon when she was a baby.

      Her father had been crippled from a fall from a horse and as she was brought up as one of ten children on an invalid pension, her childhood was somewhat deprived. There was always plenty of food however, as her mother had a house cow and maintained a large vegetable garden.

      Win grew up during the Second World War, so some food and clothes needed Ration Coupons as well as the money to purchase them.

      She was educated at Murgon State School. She loved school but had to leave at 14 years of age to go to work as a Shop Assistant.

      At 16 she married Clive Brighton and they moved to Byee where Clive worked at building the weir. Their daughter Kristine was born while there. They moved to Proston where two sons Gregory and Peter were born.

      Win loved to sew and knit and made most of her children's clothes. Later knitting baby clothes and jumpers for grandchildren.

      They tried share farming and when Kristine was twelve years old they moved to Melawondi near Gympie to work in the pineapples.

      When the children grew up and went to Brisbane to work she went bean picking and grew beans and cucumbers with Clive.

      She never liked living in the country and was overjoyed when she and Clive bought a house in Gympie.

      Here she had a big garden and did some dressmaking. She added tapestry and crochet to her hand crafts.

      She did volunteer work at the Cystic Fibrosis Op shop and Meals on Wheels.

      In retirement she and Clive travelled over most of Australia by coach which they enjoyed, and they researched the Brighton family tree.

      She was never happier than when she had a good book to read and loved Australian stories and poetry.
    Person ID I1790  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2013 

    Father Walter Johannes FRITZ,   b. 3 Dec 1891, Plainland, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1970, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Warril Wilhelmine ROSSOW,   b. 21 Apr 1896, Blantyre, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1954, Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1916  Calvert, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F59  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Dec 1934 - Nanango, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Oct 2005 - Gympie, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - 24 Oct 2005 - Gympie, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S192] Gympie Times, 22 October 2005.