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Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths (b. 08 Oct 1936)Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths (daughter of Ivor Henry Griffiths and Alberta (Berta) Mabel Ware) was born 08 Oct 1936 in Melbourne Vic.She married (1) Harold JOHN Barby on 30 Aug 1958 in Ashby Methodist West Geelong Victoria, son of Harold Gordon Barby and Florence LEONA Lucas.She married (2) Kevin Hercus on 16 Dec 2007 in The Rose Gardens East Geelong.
Notes for Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths:
Elaine was 15 when she moved with the family from Coonooer Bridge to Geelong - 1951
Completed Domestic Arts course at Gordon Institute in Geelong and became a secondary school teacher at a number of Geelong secondary schools.Her fine embroidery, cake decorating and flower arranging saw her win several prizes at the Melbourne Show and other local exhibitions.Her needlecraft skills have been on show in the numerous wedding gowns and bridal party frocks that she has made over the years.
Lucy Shaw, Principal of Morongo PGC described Elaine as "conscientious in her work and reliable in every way," Louis T Bandt Supt.. Ashby Methodist Sunday School "...she has been punctual and cooperative and her relationships with scholars and staff are excellent...heartily commend her dependability W Thom, Mayor City of Geelong West "...a young lady of excellent character and pleasing personality C H Poxon, Minister Manifold Heights Methodist Church "...found her to be of excellent character, cheerful and of attractive disposition...I would recommend her with confidence..."
Cake Decorator, Floral Art, Embroidery, Jewellery, Candlewick, tennis at Ashby Methodist and Herne Hill Methodist Teams
Sunday School Teacher, Choir, Ladies Guild, Comrades (teenage girls for girls of the church), School Canteen
Teacher at The Hermitage (6 years), Morongo, Matthew Flinders Girls High School and Adult Education Classes (23 years), Norland High School (6 years)
She and husband John bought a house in Bell Post Hill and later in St Cloud Court, Highton.
Elaine and John were active bowlers in retirement until John's death of lung cancer in 2003.
In Jan 2008, Elaine married Kevin Hercus of Geelong who had also been a teacher, deputy principal and store Keeper atMoriac ?Elaine sold her house at Highton, overlooking theQueens Park parklands and golf course and together they moved to a new beginning at Port Macquarie, NSW..
More About Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths and Harold JOHN Barby:
Marriage: 30 Aug 1958, Ashby Methodist West Geelong Victoria.
More About Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths and Kevin Hercus:
Marriage: 16 Dec 2007, The Rose Gardens East Geelong.
Children of Dorothy ELAINE Griffiths and Harold JOHN Barby are:
- +Lucinda Jane (Cindy) Barby, b. 14 Apr 1962, Geelong Victoria Australia.
- +Darren John Barby, b. 21 Jun 1964, Geelong Victoria Australia.