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George Allen
B: 1921-11-22
D: 2020-03-30
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Allen, George
John McLachlan
B: 1949-08-12
D: 2020-03-28
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McLachlan, John
George Metcalfe
B: 1945-08-13
D: 2020-03-22
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Metcalfe, George
William Bonney
B: 1953-05-08
D: 2020-03-21
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Bonney, William
Jerome Kempa
B: 1944-02-02
D: 2020-03-21
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Kempa, Jerome
Anna Sokoloski
B: 1924-06-12
D: 2020-03-19
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Sokoloski, Anna
Catherine Pedley
B: 1949-05-05
D: 2020-03-16
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Pedley, Catherine
Enid Stuart
B: 1927-02-10
D: 2020-03-13
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Stuart, Enid
William Readings
B: 1940-08-27
D: 2020-03-09
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Readings, William
Marjorie Schofield
B: 1927-12-07
D: 2020-03-08
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Schofield, Marjorie
Richard Treleaven
B: 1943-05-13
D: 2020-02-21
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Treleaven, Richard
Mark Biehn
B: 1967-10-11
D: 2020-02-20
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Biehn, Mark
Mabel Hopkins
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2020-02-18
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Hopkins, Mabel
Marjorie Robbins
B: 1924-07-14
D: 2020-02-18
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Robbins, Marjorie
Susan Lawlor
B: 1953-03-10
D: 2020-02-10
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Lawlor, Susan
Delmar Brock
B: 1944-07-23
D: 2020-02-08
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Brock, Delmar
Jose Lopes
B: 1967-05-17
D: 2020-02-06
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Lopes, Jose
Padiann Georgian
B: 1938-04-27
D: 2020-02-05
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Georgian, Padiann
Sonja Rudek
B: 1927-11-18
D: 2020-02-04
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Rudek, Sonja
Carol Force
B: 1942-11-19
D: 2020-01-30
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Force, Carol
Nigel March
B: 1938-04-09
D: 2020-01-21
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March, Nigel

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