1915 - 2004
Helga Adeline Jans
1920 - 1991
Parents of June, Marie,
Maxwell, & Barry Hollis
WILLIAM1) was born 08 Aug 1915 in
Woodstock Capetown South Africa, the son of Edward Arthur
Hollis and Emma Alice Elizabeth nee Reid formally Koopman.
He was aged ten when his parents and siblings sailed from
Cape Town for Australia in 1925 aboard the ship S.S.
Vedic. His family went went to live in the Silvan-Monbulk
area of Victoria where his father had come from prior to
him going to the Boer War and settling in Cape Town.
was the daughter
of HARRY JANS and HENRIETTA COSHAM. She was born 01 Aug
1920 in Warburton Victoria Australia. Helga lived with her
parents on the land previously owned by her grandparents
at the big peninsula where the Yarra River was one
and the McMahons Creek to Warburton Road was the other.
Locals of the area may remember this property by the big
old oak trees which John Jans planted in 1890. Helga
attended East Warburton and Silvan schools.
Marriage: Charlie and Helga married at St. Johns
Church Lilydale Victoria.
After their marriage
Charlie and Helga made their home at Silvan. Charlie
worked in the timber industry and the family lived at
Healesville, Cumberland and Stratford. He also worked at
the milk factory in Sale and the Sale Council. Whilst living at
Stratford Charlie and Helga went their separate ways but
never divorced. Helga worked at Kew Cottages and was
housekeeper to a doctors family for quite some years.
Deaths: Helga died 02 Jan 1991 in
Prince Charles Hospital Chirmside Qld. Aust. She is buried
at Casino Cemetery NSW
Charlie died 05 December 2004 in Latrobe Regional Hospital
Victoria Australia. His ashes were sprinkled on his
mothers grave at Lilydale and Silvan football ground where
he had played many a match.
Charlie & Helga Hollis Family
1. DOROTHY JUNE HOLLIS, b.
Lilydale Hospital Vic. Married Graham Baker. Family: Craig & Julie
2. MARIE LYNETTE HOLLIS,
b. Royal Womans Hosp. Melb. Married 1. Campbell McPherson, 2.
Cedric Hohrman. Family Justin & Sophie McPherson.
3. MAXWELL CHARLES WILLIAM HOLLIS,
b.1944, Avonne Hospital Belgrave Vic Aust. Married Barbara Hort
formally Snowdon. Family: Kellie & Cristie Hollis & Joanne & Wendy Snowdon aka Hollis.
4. BARRY EDWARD HOLLIS, b. Queen Victoria Hospital Melb..
Dates & Details of the
above families have been with held owing to the Privacy Act Laws.
Maxwell Charles & Barbara Joan