Saturday, 3 October 1992

Uncle Peter passes away

On the 3rd of October 1992 Peter Edward Thomsen passed away at around 3pm on a Saturday afternoon in the Royal Darwin Hospital.  He had his loving family around him.

In 1988 he was diagnosed with bowel cancer and had to go to Adelaide for emergency surgery.  It took some time to recover from that but he was eventually given the "all clear" - however the cancer did return and he eventually lost his battle with it.  He was about 50 at the time and left behind his wife Wendy, and children Brett, Peter, Naree, Charles (adopted) and Jason.   Paul was aged nearly 25 at the time.  Uncle Peter was like another father to Paul and his death affected him significantly also.

Paul's Uncle Peter and Aunty Wendy

Wednesday, 6 May 1992

Rosanna is born

Gwenny with her precious little bundle at Church
Rosanna May Thomsen (now Beath) was born on Wednesday the 6th of May, 1992.  Paul and Gwenny were living in Fanny Bay renting a unit at the time.

She is Paul and Gwenny's first born and also the first grandchild of Paul's parents.  Paul and Gwenny were aged 23 (Gwenny would turn 24 in a week) and Paul's parents were aged 43 when they became grandparents.

More info to come.