Ivor Victor Winney was born on 25 June 1897 at Kempsey, the son of James Arthur Winney and Milicent Wilson. He was working as a civil servant and residing at Lane Cove in 1925.
Ivor married Lili Muire Granger Campbell on 11 July 1925 at St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, North Sydney.
Lili Muire Granger Campbell was the daughter of Bruce McGregor Campbell and Lilian Grace Walter and was born on 28 January 1900 at her parent’s residence in Albert Street, Willoughby. Known as Marie, she attended Roseville College, which had been recently established in the forest ranger’s residence “Hinemoa”. An “old girl” recollecting her early years at Hinemoa mentioned that:
Sometimes after school I used to go home with Marie Campbell, whose home was on Boundary St. We would put the reins on her pony and both get on the back and trot through the bush, sometimes meeting the baker, who gave us a cheery greeting.
Ivor and Marie had two children: Ivor Kenneth (c1927) and Jeanette Muire (1931).
The Winneys were residing at “Carinya” in Ferncourt Ave, Chatswood when Jeanette was born in 1931, Ivor being recorded as a civil servant at that time. Their residence was described as 2 Ferncourt Ave, Chatswood in 1945 when Ivor signed his last will and testament on 5 October. He described himself as a bank officer and left his whole estate to his “dear wife” Lili Muire Grainger Winney. The witnesses were two bank officers.
Ivor died on 28 July 1951. Probate was granted to his wife on 9 November 1951, his estate being valued at £4420, although unspecified deductions of £355 reduced the value to £4064. A “statutory exemption” of £1764 brought the value assessable for death duty purposes to £2270, requiring a payment of £68.2.0 in death duties. Marie was residing at Unit 4, “Glencourt”, 2A Shirley Road, Roseville when she signed her last will and testament on 30 June 1968. She appointed her two children as executors of her estate, bequeathing to her daughter Jeanette all her personal effects and jewellery, to each of her surviving grandchildren the sum of $200, and the residue of her estate to be divided equally between her two children. The witnesses were William R. and Mary Marshall, both of 32 Golfers Pde, Pymble, neighbours of her daughter Jeanette.
Marie had just turned 80 when she died on Wednesday 13 February 1980 at her residence in Shirley Road, Roseville. Twelve hours previously she had suffered a coronary ischaemia, and this was followed by a coronary occlusion two minutes before her death.
Death and funeral notices in the Sydney Morning Herald recorded the following:
Winney, Lili Muire Granger (Marie) – February 13, 1980 (suddenly), at her home, Roseville, loved wife of the late Ivor, beloved mother and mother-in-law of Ken and Joan, Jeanette and John (Bradley), and loved “Mimi” of Judy, Lyn, Janelle, David and Mark.
The relatives and friends of the late Lili Muire Grainger (Marie) Winney, late of Roseville, are invited to attend her funeral service, to be held at St Matthew’s Anglican Church, West Pymble … this day (Friday), February 15, 1980 appointed to commence at 11 a.m.
Marie was cremated on 15 February 1980 at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium. Gregory Carr Funeral Directors were responsible for the Funeral arrangements which totalled $1086.
G7. Family of Ivor and Marie Winney
1. Ivor Kenneth Winney (Ken)
- Born 14 Jan 1927 Northbridge NSW
- Married 10 Oct 1953 Epping NSW to Joan Margaret Dibley
- Died 15 Nov 2007 Carlingford NSW
- Had issue: Judith Margaret (1953), Lynette Marie (1955), David Kenneth (1960).
2. Jeanette Muire Winney
- Born 25 March 1931, “Bel-Air” Private Hospital, Chatswood NSW.
- Private Secretary residing at 2 Ferncourt St, Chatswood in 1954.
- Married 16 October 1954 St Barnabas CE, Chatswood to John Albert Bradley (Industrial Chemist, 23 Daltry St, Chatswood).
- Had issue: Janelle Louise (1960), Mark Campbell (1962)