Death of David Gunn (b. Mar 31 1934, d. May 9 2017)
David’s family is documented on p. 231 of the Gunn Family Book. An obituary was published in the Adelaide Advertiser and can be downloaded here.
Death of Mac Waters (b. Aug 16 1932, d. March 2 2016)
Death of Bernard Thompson (b. May 4 1928, d. Nov 23 2015)
Death of Mary Popplewell (1929 – 2015)
Mary Popplewell, Tim Gunn’s mother (p. 160 – 161 of the family book), passed away on Friday March 13, 2015 . More…
Death of Jane Elizabeth Gunn (20.4.1955 – 20.10.2013)
Jane Elizabeth Gunn (born 20 April 1955), the daughter of Keith and Faye Gunn, died on 20 October 2013, after a long illness.
After leaving Blackwood High School, Jane trained as an English teacher, but her strong humanitarian concerns led her to live for a time in countries as diverse as Greece (during the rule of the military junta) and the Philippines, where she was active in various (non-violent) liberation and feminist movements.
After returning to Australia, Jane resumed her teaching career and became an active member of the local Semaphore (SA) community, where she lived for many years – coincidentally just around the corner from a block of terrace houses built by her paternal great-grandfather Archibald Gray. She later became a teacher of English as a second language, and specialised in teaching and mentoring refugees from many troubled parts of the world, especially the Middle East.
Jane was diagnosed with cancer in the mid 2000s. She underwent several operations, and many bouts of radiotherapy, but lived with relatively stable health until the last year or so of her life. She and her partner Jan visited many parts of the world, living in France for some time, as well as indulging in their love of the outdoors. However her health began to deteriorate in 2012, and she eventually died as a result of many secondary tumours.
Jane will be lovingly remembered by all her family and friends, for her quiet strength and commitment to justice for her fellow human beings. She will be missed by her mother Faye & brother Peter, and especially by her partner Jan and her daughter Phoebe Gunn.