Lillian Mary Clair B÷ttcher

Lillian Mary Clair B÷ttcher

Female 1916 - 2014  (97 years)

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  • Name Lillian Mary Clair B÷ttcher 
    Born 30 Mar 1916  20 Foucart St, Roselle/Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 24 Feb 2014  Wyong Hospital, Wyong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Lillian passed away in hospital at 06:02pm on Monday 24 February 2014.
    Death and Funeral Notice - Lillian Mary Fitzgerald (n. Bottcher)
    Death and Funeral Notice - Lillian Mary Fitzgerald (n. Bottcher)
    Lillian's death and funeral notice was published in the Daily Telegraph Newspaper, Sydney, New South Wales on 26 February 2014.
    Funeral Service 28 Feb 2014  St Mary's Catholic Church, Main Rd, Noraville New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Julie and I attended Lillian's Funeral Service at St Mary's Catholic Church, Noraville, New South Wales, Australia on Friday 28 Feb 2014, at 12:00 Midday. 
    Order of Service - Lillian Mary Fitzgerald (n. Bottcher)
    Order of Service - Lillian Mary Fitzgerald (n. Bottcher)
    Order of Service, Funeral, Lillian Mary Fitzgerald (n. Bottcher),
    Requiem Mass held at St Mary's Catholic Church Noraville, New South Wales at 12 pm 28th February 2014 and on completed the funeral procession moved off to The Palmdale Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale Road, Palmdale where a burial service was conducted at 2:00pm, where Lillian buried beside her late husband Colin.
    Buried 28 Feb 2014  Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale Road, Palmdale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Julie and I attended Lillians Funeral 28 February 2014. A Requiem Mass was held at St Mary's Catholic Church at 12:00 noon and the funeral proceeded to the Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale, New South Wales, Australia where a burial service was conducted and she was buried beside her late husband Colin.
    Notes 
    • Lillian Mary Clair Bottcher was the second child of Frederick and Ellen Bottcher (n, Foran). She was born on 30 March 1916 at home at 20 Faucart Street Roselle.
      Lillian attended the infants schools at Newtown and Enmore Primary.
      She remembers visiting some relatives with her father and mother. When they took her and Dorothy to visit Uncle Will (William Butcher) and his wife Ellen at their home in Denison Rd, Dulwich Hill, she played dolls with their daughter Dulcie.
      Once her father took her to see Grandfather (Wilhelm Bottcher) in the Auburn Cottage Hospital. Lillian was about seven years old (1923) and he told her, "Learn all you can, because Education makes a Nation".
      Another time they were going to Smithfield to help paint her grandfather and Adelaide's house, young Adelbert (Bertie) was there (he was about Lillian's age)he pulled her hair and chased her. The men started the painting, but Lillian upset things when she took a bite of an Arum Lilly and burnt her tongue. She was about 9 years old when they moved to Auburn (1925), where she went to the Auburn Primary School.
      She left school when she was 13, after she pestered her mother to leave. her mother tried to persuade her to stay, spoke to her father about it. He reasoned that if she didn't like school, she wouldn't learn anything, so they let her leave school (1929), this was the year the depression started.
      She wanted to work with her sister Dorothy (3 years older)at the Hub, a small department store in Pitt Street, Sydney, which was opposite Snow's Department Store. She put her age to 14 and the Lady in charge at The Hub employed her on a trial basis and she began work in the Perfumery department.
      Her next job was in a hand bag store in Newtown with a lady her mother knew. The family was living at Lidcombe and to get to work she would catch the train from Lidcombe station to the City.
      In 1934 at the age of 18, Lillian went to work with a book binder in Kent Street Sydney, where she was trained and stayed until she was married in 1942. She met her future husband Colin Fitzgerald through people she worked with.
      Lillian and Colin were Married on the 27th Dec 1942.
      In 2004 Lillian had a cancer operation on her face and neck, she went through 26 days of radiation therapy, but it didn't alter her beautiful, cheerful nature.
      Lillian held the position of treasurer in the Toukley District of the ALP up until May 2006.
      Lillian celebrated her 90th birthday in 2006 and received letters from the Prime Minister John Howard, the Opposition leader Mr Kim Beasley and from her local member of Parliament. She still enjoys dancing, joking and has a wonderful outlook on life in general.
      Lillian went to Tasmania in February 2008 for the wedding of he granddaughter Jessica. She danced until 12:30 in the morning with her son in laws, grandsons and other guests. It was a very special time as the whole family came together.
    • Lillian Mary Clair Bottcher was the second child of Frederick and Ellen Bottcher (n, Foran). She was born on 30 March 1916 at home at 20 Faucart Street Roselle.
      Lillian attended the infants schools at Newtown and Enmore Primary.
      She remembers visiting some relatives with her father and mother. When they took her and Dorothy to visit Uncle Will (William Butcher) and his wife Ellen at their home in Denison Rd, Dulwich Hill, she played dolls with their daughter Dulcie.
      Once her father took her to see Grandfather (Wilhelm Bottcher) in the Auburn Cottage Hospital. Lillian was about seven years old (1923) and he told her, "Learn all you can, because Education makes a Nation".
      Another time they were going to Smithfield to help paint her grandfather and Adelaide's house, young Adelbert (Bertie) was there (he was about Lillian's age)he pulled her hair and chased her. The men started the painting, but Lillian upset things when she took a bite of an Arum Lilly and burnt her tongue. She was about 9 years old when they moved to Auburn (1925), where she went to the Auburn Primary School.
      She left school when she was 13, after she pestered her mother to leave. her mother tried to persuade her to stay, spoke to her father about it. He reasoned that if she didn't like school, she wouldn't learn anything, so they let her leave school (1929), this was the year the depression started.
      She wanted to work with her sister Dorothy (3 years older)at the Hub, a small department store in Pitt Street, Sydney, which was opposite Snow's Department Store. She put her age to 14 and the Lady in charge at The Hub employed her on a trial basis and she began work in the Perfumery department.
      Her next job was in a hand bag store in Newtown with a lady her mother knew. The family was living at Lidcombe and to get to work she would catch the train from Lidcombe station to the City.
      In 1934 at the age of 18, Lillian went to work with a book binder in Kent Street Sydney, where she was trained and stayed until she was married in 1942. She met her future husband Colin Fitzgerald through people she worked with.
      Lillian and Colin were Married on the 27th Dec 1942.
      In 2004 Lillian had a cancer operation on her face and neck, she went through 26 days of radiation therapy, but it didn't alter her beautiful, cheerful nature.
      Lillian held the position of treasurer in the Toukley District of the ALP up until May 2006.
      Lillian celebrated her 90th birthday in 2006 and received letters from the Prime Minister John Howard, the Opposition leader Mr Kim Beasley and from her local member of Parliament. She still enjoys dancing, joking and has a wonderful outlook on life in general.
      Lillian went to Tasmania in February 2008 for the wedding of he granddaughter Jessica. She danced until 12:30 in the morning with her son in laws, grandsons and other guests. It was a very special time as the whole family came together.
    Person ID I6242  Tucker Family Tree | Bottcher family tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2014 

    Father Frederick William B÷ttcher,   b. 20 Jul 1892, 8 Campbell St Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1979, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Helen Foran,   b. 1880, Campbells River, via Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1974, 50 Helena St Auburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1912  Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Colin Daniel Fitzgerald,   b. 14 May 1916, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1988, Toukley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1942  Auburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Brian Fitzgerald,   b. 1944
    +2. Kevin Fitzgerald,   b. 1949
    +3. J. Fitzgerald
    Last Modified 1 Aug 2008 
    Family ID F1929  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Lillian Fitzgerald and Brian Fitzgerald at the Bottcher Family Reunion
    Lillian Fitzgerald and Brian Fitzgerald at the Bottcher Family Reunion
    Lillian Fitzgerald and her son Brian Fitzgerald at the Bottcher Family Reunion 13/01/2007 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Lillian Mary Bottcher
    Lillian Mary Bottcher
    Lillian Mary Bottcher daughter of Fredrick William Bottcher and Ellen Foran
    Lillian Mary Bottcher and Dorothy Ellen Bottcher
    Lillian Mary Bottcher and Dorothy Ellen Bottcher
    Lillian Mary Bottcher and Dorothy Ellen Bottcher
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    Bottcher Family Reunion - 13th January 2007
    Bottcher Family Reunion - 13th January 2007
    Lillian Fitzgerald (nee Bottcher)
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    Lillian  Fitzgerald and Her Son Brian Fitzgerald
    Lillian Fitzgerald and Her Son Brian Fitzgerald
    They are dancing at the wedding reception of their Grand Daughter and Niece Clare Wilson.
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  • Sources 
    1. [S233] Lillian Bottcher (Reliability: 3), 30 Mar 1916.
      I was born on 30 Mar 1916 at 20 Foucart Street Balmain (now Roselle), New South Wales,

    2. [S232] Brian Fitzgerald (Reliability: 3), 24 Feb 2014.

    3. [S88] John Robert Tucker (Reliability: 3), 28 Feb 2014.
      Julie and I attended Lillians Requiem Mass (Funeral Service) at St Mary's Catholic Church, Main Rd, Noraville New South Wales

    4. [S234] John Robert Tucker (Reliability: 3), 28 Feb 2014.
      Julie and I attended Lillians Funeral and burial on Friday 28 Feb 2014 at 2:00pm . She was buried alongside her husband Colin at Palmdale Lawn Cemetery and Memorial Park, Palmdale Road, Palmdale NSW at 02:


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