Wilson Neil Thomsen

Male 1937 - 2013  (75 years)


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  • Name Wilson Neil Thomsen 
    Born 1 Sep 1937  Biggenden Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Apr 2013  Maryborough Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 11 Apr 2013  Fraser Coast Chronicle, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THOMSEN, Wilson Neil
    Of Maryborough.
    Gone in peace to his Lord on April 10, 2013. Aged 75 years. Cherished husband of Narelle. Loving father and father-in-law to Karleila and Mark and Kimberley and Scott. Adored Poppy to Eldon, Matilda and Lincoln. Brother-in-law to Kerry. Brother and brother-in-law to Clyde and Pam and the late Ivan, Nora and Hazel. Uncle to many and Godfather to Deanne.
    Soaring with his beloved wedge tailed eagles
    Relatives and friends of Wilson are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at St Stephen's Uniting Church, Sussex Street, Maryborough on Monday, April 15 at 10.30am, prior to private interment.
    Published in Fraser Coast Chronicle on April 11, 2013 
    Funeral 16 Apr 2013  Fraser Coast Chronicle Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hundreds say farewell to one of the Coast's true gentlemen
    PHOTOGRAPHY, poetry, nature, horses-Wilson Thomsen was a man of many passions.

    But most of all he was a man who loved his community and adored his family, and that was evident on Monday as hundreds of family and friends gathered at Maryborough's St Stephen's Church to say their final farewells.

    Born on September 1, 1937 to Brooweena cattle farmers Noble and Jessie Thomsen, Wilson was a brother to Clyde, Ivan, Nora and Hazel.

    His interest in photography began at a young age and his first darkroom was set up in his bedroom at Brooweena.

    At age 25 he met Narelle, the woman who would soon become his wife, the love of his life, and go on to be the mother of their two daughters Karleila and Kimberley.

    All the while his passion and flair for photography grew and he was doing more and more photography jobs for people, eventually resulting in Wilson and Narelle leaving the land to establish Thomsen's Photographic Gallery in Maryborough.

    He was incredibly proud when, after his retirement, Kimberly continued the business under the same name.

    Wilson was an active member of the Lions Club of Maryborough and a regular at working bees, sausage sizzles and the Driver Revivers. After decades of service he had well and truly earned his life membership.

    He was among those who fought the government- and won-from building the Traveston Dam on the Mary River. He loved his poetry and learning new writing skills.

    But above all he was a devoted family man-he loved and protected his "three girls"-Narelle, Karleila and Kimberly- and doted on his three grandchildren Eldon, Matilda and Lincoln.

    He was a cherished son, son-in-law, brother, brother-in-law and uncle and, of course, a friend.

    Wilson died peacefully, surrounded by his beloved family, last Wednesday.
    Published in Fraser Coast Chronicle on April 16, 2013 
    Notes 
    • Of Maryborough. Gone in peace to his Lord on April 10, 2013. Aged 75 years. Cherished husband of Narelle. Loving father and father-in-law to Karleila and Mark and Kimberley and Scott. Adored Poppy to Eldon, Matilda and Lincoln. Brother-in-law to Kerry. Brother and brother-in-law to Clyde and Pam and the late Ivan, Nora and Hazel. Uncle to many and Godfather to Deanne.
      "Soaring with his beloved wedge tail eagles"
      Relatives and friends of Wilson are invited to attend his funeral service to be held at St Stephen's Uniting Church, Sussex Street, Maryborough on Monday, April 15 at 10.30am, prior to private interment.
      No flowers by request, in lieu donations preferred to Blue Care.
    Person ID I8856  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen | Thomsen
    Last Modified 1 Jul 2014 

    Father Noble Thomsen,   b. 9 Aug 1896, Tiaro, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1967, Howard, Queensland, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jessie Maud Wilson,   b. 7 Oct 1905, Race View, Ipswich, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1987, Maryborough, Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 22 Jun 1927  The Brisbane Courier, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THOMSEN-WILSON.
    The first wedding to take place in the Kirkdale Methodist Church was solemnised on June 6, when Mr. Noble Thomsen (third son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomson, of Brooweena) was married to Miss Jessie Maud Wilson (sixth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, of Birkdale). The Rev. A. C. Tempest (Redland Bay), who officiated, handed to the bride and bridegroom a Bible as a token of the first wedding to be celebrated in the church. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a cream brocaded silk frock with straight bodice, revealing a deep vest of silk lace, and petalled skirt with underflounce of rich silk. Her veil of hand embroidered silk tulle was held in place with a coronet of orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of white roses and arum lilies tied with tulle streamers. Miss Marion Wilson, who attended her sister as bridesmaid, was frocked in deep cream , brocaded silk, with shirred skirt and coatee bodice ornamented with silk braid. She carried a bouquet of white roses and daisies, tied with tulle streamers. Little Miss Myrtle Williams (niece of the bride), who attended as maid of honour, wore a cream silk frock inlet with silk insertion. Her hair was arranged with ribbon and tiny lace flowers, and she carried a bouquet of sweet peas tied with tulle streamers. Master Nesbit Silcock (the bride's nephew) was the small page boy. The bride's mother wore a black crepe de Chine gown, fashioned in bolero effect with vest of mastic crepe de Chine, and hat to match. The bridegroom's mother was also gowned in black crepe de Chine, with vest of mastic lace, and a hat to harmonise. Mr. Dick Thomsen carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony, the bride's parents entertained about 45 guests at their residence at Birkdale.

    On leaving for Hinesville (Murgon district) Mrs. Thomsen wore a travelling frock of wedgwood blue wool Marocain, with coatee and pleated skirt, braided with mastic and worn with a mastic hat. The dresses worn by the bridal party were the work of Mrs. W. O. Williams, of Booval (the sister of the bride).
    The Brisbane Courier, Queensland, Wednesday, 22 June 1927 
    Married 06 Jul 1927  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864-1933) Wednesday 22 June 1927
      THOMSEN-WILSON.
      The first wedding to take place in the Kirkdale Methodist Church was solemnised on June 6, when Mr. Noble Thomsen (third son of Mr. aud Mrs, Thomson, Brooweena) was married to Miss Jessie Maud Wilson (sixth daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, of Birkdale). The Rev. A. C. Tempest (Redland Bay), who, officiated, handed to the bride and bridegroom a Bible as a token of the first wedding to be celebrated in the church. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a cream brocaded silk frock with straight bodice, revealing a deep vest of silk lace, and petalled skirt with underflounce of rich Silk. Her veil of hand embroidered silk tulle was held in place with a coronet of orange blossoms, and she carried a bouquet of white roses and arum lilies tied with tulle streamers. Miss Marion Wilson, who attended her sister as bridesmaid, was frocked in deep cream , brocadcd silk, with shirred skirt and coatee bodice ornamented with silk braid. . She carried a bouquet of white roses and daisies, tied with tulle streamers. Little Miss Myrtle Williams (niece of the bride), who attended as maid of honour, wore a cream silk frock inlet with silk insertion. Her hair was arranged with ribbon and tiny lace flowers, and she carried a bouquet of sweet peas tied with tulle streamers. Master Nesbit Silcock (thee bride's nephew) was the small page boy. The bride's mother wore a black crepe de Chine gown, fashioned in bolero effect with vest of mastic crepe de Chine and hat to match. The bridegroom's mother was also gowned in black crepe de Chine, with vest of mastic lace, and a hat to harmonise. Mr. Dick Thomsen carried out the duties of best man. After the ceremony, the bride's parents entertained about 45 guests at their residence at Birkdale. On leaving for Hinesville (Murgon district) Mrs. Thomsen wore a travelling frock of wedgwood blue wool Marocain, with coatee and pleated skirt, braided with mastic and worn with a mastic hat. The dresses worn by the bridal parly were the work of Mrs. W. 0. Williams, of Booval (the sister of the bride).
    Family ID F1210  Group Sheet

    Family Narelle Kunst 
    Children 
     1. Kareila Joy Thomsen,   b. 25 Jun 1969
     2. Kimberly Jane Thomsen,   b. 8 Oct 1974
    Last Modified 14 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F3394  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [s12] Qld Birth, Deaths and Marriages.


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