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Family News 2013


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14 Jan

Congratulations to Donna Kearvell, originally from New Zealand, and her husband Neil Odell on the birth of their first child, Quinn Walker. Quinn was born 5 weeks early on 14 Dec 2012 in London England but is  progressing well.

16 Feb

Sad news to report the death of John Hoad Kearvell who passed away peacefully on 4 February 2013 at Crowborough, Sussex England. John was aged 92 years and we send our sincere condolences to his wife and children.

20 Feb

Ben Kearvell from Adelaide, Australia has his first novel “The Meaning of Manuel” published. More information is available on ben’s website at www.benkearvell.com


The Meaning of Manuel is an error of comedies and a comedy of errors. A group of artists in a small town find Manuel, who has not read shakespeare and does not understand poetry. Tell the story, let the story tell you.

Inspired by Amedeo Modigliani's Portrait of the Painter Manuel Humbert, The Meaning of Manuel explores notions of creativity, identity, language and misunderstanding.


27 Mar

Congratulations to Kerry Kearvell from South Australia and her partner, Wayne Andrew Taylor, on the birth of Liam Michael Taylor at Lyell McEwin Hospital, Elizabeth Vale, South Australia on 26th March.

8 May

Family Article - Gordon William Kearvell (1914- 1964 ) and his involvement in the  Pottery Industry in the ‘Black Country’.

30 Jun

I have been notified by his son, Keven, of the death of Edward George Kearvell, aged 84 , on 24th April 2013 in East Sussex. Edward George was the son of Beatrice May Kearvell (1893-1977) and William Gurr (1928-2013).

11 Aug

Congratulations to Ashley and Melinda Kearvell on the birth of their second child Adelle Amelia yesterday at Women and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia. The birth was some 9 ½ weeks early and Adelle weighed 3.3 pounds. I understand that mother and daughter are doing well and we hope it is not too long before the whole family are together again at home.

3 Sep

Congratulations to Nicholas Kearvell and his partner, Victoria Martin, on the birth of their first child, daughter Isabella Rose. Born 14 July 2013 in Watford, Herts, England, baby and mother are doing well.

18 Oct

John, my younger brother, and his wife Mabel Kearvell from Wantage Oxfordshire  first left UK for NZ in mid 1990’s. John secured employment with Department of Conservation and they lived near Rangiora. Nearly 10  years later they returned to UK.  And another 2 years on they returned to NZ. Still not sure they returned again to UK in 2004. For a third time they went to NZ in 2007 and now, this month, have returned “for good”!