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Daphne Myrtle Heiner

Daphne Myrtle Heiner was born on 21st November, 1931 and passed away on 28th June, 2019.

Aged 87 years. Late of Gracehaven Nursing Home and formerly of Wainwright Street, Svensson Heights. Passed away peacefully at Gracehaven on June 28,2019. Beloved wife of John. Dearly loved mother & mother-in-law of Ian & Di, Ross & Allison, Susan and loving grandmother of 6 grandchildren.

“At Rest”

Relatives and friends of Daphne and her family are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral Service to be held at the Chapel, ‘Branyan Gardens’, Cummins Road, Branyan, WEDNESDAY, July 3, 2019 at 10:00am.

One Reply to “Daphne Myrtle Heiner”

  1. So sorry to hear of Daph’s death.
    I just sent this message to the members of Bundaberg vPottery Club.
    Anne Druitt
    President Bundaberg Pottery Club

    The death notice of Daph Heiner in in this morning’s paper.
    Her funeral is next Wednesday July 3rd at the Branyan Gardens, Cummins Road at10:00am.

    Daph was one of Bundaberg’s leading potters in 1980s & 1990s. She was great mates with Jess Nobel and the two of them held pottery classes in their back yards. They were responsible for fostering a terrific interest in pottery in Bundaberg. The Bundaberg Pottery Club also owes a lot to Daph’s efforts, especially in the organisation of workshops with some of Australia’s leading potters through the “Flying Arts School’.

    Daph, along with Janet Hurwood (deceased), were the lectures at the Bundaberg TAFE for Studio Ceramics, a 3 year accredited course, that I, along with Joan Gray, completed in 1989. Daph, Jess & Joan were regular attendees of the McGregor Summer School, held each year at USQ in Toowoomba. It was here that they gained an extensive knowledge of all aspects of ceramics and were able to form networks with potters in SE Queensland & beyond.
    Daph was always so willing to share her very extensive pottery knowledge & instilled in her students an appreciation for the joy & wonder that can be gained through the working with clay & the creation of something beautiful. She was a patient & encouraging tutor who, no matter how out of shape & grotesque a piece that you produced was, would have something positive to say about it. She instilled in us the value of good work habits & if the unmentionable happened such a glaze on the base of pots, or a great wash of clay down her sink, she would give us a firm but always friendly reminder.
    I personally owe a lot to Daph’s instruction in pottery as it has enabled me to have a satisfying & engrossing retirement hobby.

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