New Zealand 60th Wedding Anniversary

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The 20th November 2008 saw the 60th Wedding Anniversary of Mary Voyle (nee Kearvell) and her husband Albert Voyle. The couple live at Cambridge, New Zealand and are pictured here with their five children.


Mary is the daughter of Leslie Kearvell (1901-1985) and Florence Jones (1903-1992) and, as a boy, her father had emigrated in 1909 from Maidenhead, England with his sister and parents to a new life in New Zealand.


L to r, Dianne, Albert, Mary, Ian, Wendy, Christine and Thomas

Mary has kindly supplied us with another interesting photograph on the right.. It was taken in South Africa at Xmas 1962 and shows the family of Mary’s Grand Aunt, Grace Amelia Kearvell  (1882-1971) who was born at Easthampstead, Berkshire, trained as a Nurse and sailed to South Africa in February 1914. Grace was one of the three daughters of Francis Kearvell’s (1845-1928) 1st marriage to Charlotte Sparks (1848-1884). Grace married in South Africa to John Brown who died in 1947. They had three children, Frank, Joyce and Ruth.


L to r  back, Bonnie, wife of Frank

Next row  l to r, Barbara - dau of Joyce, Tim - husband of Joyce, Frank - son of Grace, Ossie - husband of Ruth, Michael - son of Ruth.

Next row l to r, Judy - dau of Joyce, Joyce - dau of Grace, Grace, Ruth - dau of Grace.

Front row l to r, David - son of Joyce, Beverley - dau of Frank, Shirley - dau of Frank, Sharon - dau of Frank, Jenny - dau of Ruth