Viola Gertrude Lillias Garrett

F, #19897, b. 11 Aug 1918, d. 29 Feb 2012
Married NameGason. 
Birth*11 Aug 1918 
Marriage*30 Dec 1939 Spouse: Rev Patrick Edward Duff Gason. Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, VIC, Australia, #M13525.1
Widow7 Dec 1968Viola Gertrude Lillias Garrett became a widow upon the death of her husband Rev Patrick Edward Duff Gason.2 
Death*29 Feb 2012 


  • St John's Church Memorial Garden, Upper Beaconsfield, VIC, Australia3,4


  • 30 Dec 1939: MANY NEW YEAR'S EVE MARRIAGES. Bride Wears Mother's Gown.
    Pink larkspurs and carnations were arranged with delphiniums in the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel, this afternoon, when the marriage was celebrated of Miss Viola Gertrude Lillias Garrett and Mr Patrick Edward Duff Gason, the bride wearing the gown which her mother wore on her wedding day.
    The Rev. P. St. J. Wilson officiated at the ceremony, and the bride was given away by her father. She is the only child of Mr and Mrs P. T. Garrett, Raleigh Street, Essendon, and the bridegroom the younger son of Mrs Gason, of Armadale, and the late Rev. E. I. Gason, formerly of Mornington.
    Of Edwardian Inspiration, the bridal gown was of cream satin and Brussels lace, and the long court
    train was embroidered with pearl horseshoes and lovers' knots and cream roses.
    A picture frock of delphinium blue marquisette was worn by the brides maid, Miss Jean Stewart.
    Two little trainbearers, Ann Garrett (cousin of the bride) and Jill Dynson, were in similar frocks, Mr David Staley was best man and Messrs. Mervyn Cook and Hugh Allnutt ushers. Rev Patrick Edward Duff Gason5
  • 1 Jan 1940: GASON-GARRETT
    Her mother's wedding gown of cream ? and ? ?with a ? train embroidered with flowers ? and horse shoes of pearls was worn by Miss Garrett at her marriage
    at the Melbourne Grammar School Chapel on Saturday.
    The bride who is the only child of Mr and Mrs P ? Garrett of ? ? Street Essendon was attended by Miss Jean Steward and Jill D? and Ann Garrett.
    The bridegroom who is the younger son of Mrs Ga? formerly of ? ... Rev Patrick Edward Duff Gason6
  • 1 Jan 1941: GASON (nee Viola Garrett).—On October 27, at Epworth Hospital, Richmond, to Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gason, of 3 Raleigh street, Essendon —a son. Rev Patrick Edward Duff Gason7


  1. [S22] Victorian Government. BDM Index Victoria (online).
  2. [S5] Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages Death Index Victoria 1921-1985.
  3. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Patrick Edward Duff GASON Former Vicar of this parish born 3 Mar 1916 died 7 Dec 1968.
  4. [S352] St John's Church, St John's Memorial Book, Viola Getrude Lillias Gason
    wife of former Vicar of this Parish Patrick Gason
    born 11 Aug 1918 died 29 Feb 2012.
  5. [S14] Newspaper - The Herald (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 30 Dec 1939, p8
  6. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Mon 1 Jan 1940, p6
  7. [S11] Newspaper - The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), Sat 1 Nov 1941, p4
Last Edited25 May 2018

The Modern Permanent Building and Investment Society

?, #19906
Land-UBeac*14 Jul 1884 PAK-59C. Transfer from John Robert Wilson to The Modern Permanent Building and Investment Society. 86a 2r 18p.1 
Land-UBeac30 Jul 1888 PAK-59C. Transfer from The Modern Permanent Building and Investment Society to John Robert Wilson. 86a 2r 18p.2 


  1. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1550-878 - The Modern Permanent Building and Investment Society - C/T 1640-920.
  2. [S185] Property Titles ; PROV (Public Records Office Victoria), C/T 1640-920 - John Robert Wilson of Berwick Labourer.
Last Edited30 May 2018


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