721 kms Southeast of Perth

Once again, many thanks to Renae @ the Shire of Esperance for additional information.

Please note: Spelling of names, number of children, etc vary on documentation.  Where possible corrections have been made but only if it was an obvious mistake.

Memorials as a rule do not have a plot numbers.

Address: Windich Street Esperance WA 6450
Postal Address:
PO Box 507 Esperance WA 6450
Telephone: (08) 9071 0666
Facsimilie: (08) 9071 0600



denotes  a Headstone or plaque is present


All graves have been photographed. Contact for a copy (no charge)


Jill Bickmore 15 August 2009









Lawn 1829

O’BRIEN, John  (Jack) Timothy


Inscription: ‘Beloved husband of Betty. Devoted father of  Steven, Suzanne, Sandra, Glyn and families’


RC 73

O’CONNOR, Michael Joseph

21-07-1905 aged 29 years @ Dalyup Road, Esperance

Burial: 22-07-1905  Minister: E; J. McCarthy, J. McDonald, G. Saunders

Funeral Director: James Burman

Occupation: Farmer & Contractor

Born: Cropley, Victoria. 26 years in Victoria & 3 years in W.A.

Father: Michael (farmer)

Mother: Eliza (nee Tobin).

Spouse: Annie Elizabeth (nee Barry) m: Perth 1903

Issue: Patrick Joseph born 1905

Marriage Reg: 1358

Death Reg: 879


Anglican 994

O’DEA, (female baby)

17-12-198017-12-1980 stillborn

Burial: 22-12-1980 Minister: Father A. Gibbons

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral Undertakers

Place of Birth & Death: Esperance Hospital

Father: John Robert (truck labourer)

Mother: Rose Sandra (nee Bradburn)


Lawn 1128

O’DEA, Thomas Francis


Burial: 01-09-1984 Minister: Rev. R. Foster

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral & Monumental Services

Place of Birth: Brokenhill, NSW; 50 years in WA

Place of Death: Lot 43 Norseman Road, Esperance, WA aged 63 years

Father: John Thomas (underground mine manager)

Mother: Katherine Veronica (nee Stagatich)

Spouse: Norma Isabella (Marston) m: 11-07-1942 Kalgoorlie, WA


O’DEA, Norma Isobel


Inscription: ‘In Loving Memory of Dad and Mum Thomas Francis O’Dea 18-10-1920 -  30-08-1984 Norma Isobel O’Dea 29-11-192225-3-2008


Uniting 142

ODGERS, Matthew James

28-06-1925 aged  56 years @ Esperance

Burial: 29-06-1925 Minister: Rev. A. S. Cracknell, Hancock Dempster.

Funeral Director: W. G. Hearne

26 years in WA.


Anglican 799/1273

OGLEY, Harry

1938 – 17-07-1975

Burial: 22-07-1975 Minister: Rev. B. West

Funeral Director: Hearn Bros.

Place of Birth: Worsborough, England; 9 years in WA

Place of Death: Esperance, WA aged 36 years

Father: Frederick (engine driver)

Mother: Eliza (nee Turton)

Spouse: Barbara (Kinchenton) m: 15-08-1957 Hemsworth, Yorkshire, England

Issue: Alma, Sheldon & Keith

Inscription: ‘Loved husband of Barbara Father of Alma, Sheldon & Keith’


OGLEY, Sheldon

1965 - 1988

Inscription: ‘Now at Rest with his Father –Harry- Loved son of Barbara Brother of Alma Brother of Keith’.


Anglican 604

O’HARE, John James

21-09-1968 aged 42 years

Burial: 24-09-1968 Minister: Rev. B. Griffiths

Funeral Director: Hearn Bros.

Occupation: labourer

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Cheshire, England; 19 years in WA

Place of Death: Esperance, WA


Lawn 1559

OLAH, Gyula (George)


Inscription: ‘From his friends in the fellowship and his countrymen’


Anglican 1181/1216

OLIVER, Arthur Phillip

28-08-1985 aged 72 years


OLIVER, Roma Olive

20-05-1986 aged 66 years

Inscription: ‘Devoted & respected parents of Errol, Barry & Kerrie. Loved by their grandchildren. Resting in God’s Care’


Anglican  1645

OLIVER, Barry Ross


Inscription: ‘Much loved Dad of Debbie, John & Richard. Brother of Errol & Kerrie. Grandad to Jemma, Josh, Jasmine & Rebecca. Friend to All. ‘On the Road Again’. Ollie’


**Lawn 1653/2044

OLIVER, Jeannie Denis Christie

11-03-1996 (stillborn)

Inscription: ‘Baby of Alan & Naomi. Tiny sister of Stacey, Calais & Mackie. God picked our sweet flower to grow with him’


PRIESTLEY, Stephen John


Burial: 27-12-2002

Funeral Directors: Esperance Funeral Services

Minister: Kevin Pittard


Lawn 1730 & 2325

OLIVER, Lina Elizabeth Barbara

1930 – 06-08-1997

Burial: 11-08-1997 Minister: Father S. Bendkowski

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral Services

Place of Death: Esperance Hospital aged 67 years

Inscription: ‘Beloved wife of Rex. Loving mother of Wendy, Lynette, Alan, Janice & Peter’


OLIVER, Rex Beverly George

24-11-1926 - 14-09-2007

Burial:  29-09-2007

Funeral Directors: Esperance Funeral Services

Service Minister: Rev. Rob Dummermuth

Place of Birth: Meckering, WA

Place of Death: 22 Panorama Place, Esperance, WA

Spouse: Lina

Issue: Wendy, Lyn, Alan, Janice, Peter.

Inscription: ‘OLIVER Treasured Memories of LINA 1930-1997 Beloved wife of Rex REX 1926-2007 Loving husband of Lina Loving Mother and Father of Wendy, Lynette, Alan, Janice & Peter’


Aboriginal Section  177

ONEMAN, Georgie

28-07-1930 aged 40 years missing from Twilight Beach 19-07-1930. Found 28th.

Burial: 29-07-1930 Minister: Russell, Hearne

Funeral Director: W. G. Hearne (Govt  contract burial)

Place of Birth: Thomas River

Father: Oben

Mother: Nutie


RC 812

ORFEI, Luigi

05-10-1975 aged 71 years

Burial: 07-10-1975 Minister: Rev. W. K. Glover

Funeral Director: Hearn Bros.

Occupation: retired railway worker

Place of Birth: Genga, Allicona, Italy; 5 years in Qld; 40 years in WA

Place of Death: Esperance Hospital

Father: Antonia (labourer)

Mother: Vingine (nee Orfei)


Pioneer 85

ORR, Alexander Bransom

13-03-1910 aged 6 years 

Burial: 14-03-1910 C/E  Minister: Thomas Henry (Lay Reader)

Funeral Director: J. Burman.

Place of Death: Grace Darling Hotel, Esperance aged 5 years 11 months

Father: Thomas Russell (farmer

Mother: Florence (nee Bransome)

Birth Reg: 2238

Inscription: ‘In Loving Memory of…..died….’


**Pioneer  206/213

ORR, Thomas Russell

16-02-1936 in his 75th year

Burial: 17-02-1936 Minister: Rev. E. Burbridge, Wegner & Chambers.

Funeral Director: W.G.Hearne

Occupation: retired storekeeper

Place of Birth: Junction, Qld;  40 years in WA

Place of Death: Dempster Street, Esperance (shire has aged 73 years)

Father: James Brown Orr (metallurgist)

Mother: Margaret (nee Horne)

Spouse: Florence (nee Bramson) m: Ipswich, Qld.

Issue: James, William, Clem, Florence, Lucy + 2 m children (dec).


ORR, Florence

28/09/1936 in her 65th years

Burial: 30/09/1936 Minister: L.Daw & W. Wegner

Funeral Director: Hearn Bros.

Status: Widow

41 years in WA


Mother: Elizabeth (nee Hanson)

Inscription: ‘In loving memory of our dear parents…’


REITZE, Lucy Elizabeth

03-04-1906  - 20-06-1996

Inscription: ‘2nd  daughter of Thomas & Florence Orr By Husband Neil and sons Clem, Max, Roger and their families”


Old Methodist 445/Mem only


22-11-1959 aged 51 years

Inscription: ‘A Loving Husband and Father Erected by his wife and children’


OSBORNE, E. M. (Effie)


Inscription: ‘A loving mother. Erected by her children’

Effie is memorialized @ Salmon Gums for her work with the C.W.A.


Lawn 2360

OSCHAR, Simon Robert

29-07-197718-04-2008 aged 30 years

Burial: 02-05-2008

Funeral Directors: Esperance Funeral Services

Service: Funeral Home Chapel. Minister: Jillian Beale

Occupation: Cellar Hand

Place of Birth: Esperance, WA

Small plaque: ‘Simon Oschar Remembered by his workmates at Wolf Blass Winery, Nuriootra, SA’

‘Loved son of David & Lynda. Brother of Allan & Darren (dec) Twin brother of Lisa. Loving father of Rhianna & Mikaylay. Reunited with Darren forever’


RC 720

O’SHANNASSY, Thomas Patrick

24-08-1972 aged 52 years


Lawn 1763

O’SULLIVAN, James Peter

05-05-1998 aged 74 years

Burial: 05-05-1998


Pioneer 107

OTTREY, Thelma Mary

17-11-1915 aged 20 months

Burial: 19-11-1915 Minister: W. J. McLean (Lay Reader).

Funeral Director: W. G. Hearne.

Father: Frederick (farmer)

Mother: Mary (nee Harvey).

Born: Esperance.

Inscription: ‘Dearly beloved daughter of F. & M. Ottrey


Lawn 2048

OVANS, Olive Anne ‘Ollie’


Burial: 22-01-2003 Minister: Dr. Graeme Jacobs

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral Services

Inscription: ‘Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend. Resting in his Grace 2 Cor. 12.9’


RC 833

OVENS, John George

01-06-1976 aged 57 years


Loved husband of Lillian, beloved father of Pamela, Rhonda and Moira’


Anglican 1026

OVERHEU, Richard James

29-08-198129-08-1981 aged 10 hours

Burial: 31-08-1981 Minister: Father Gibbons

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral Undertakers

Place of Birth & Death: Esperance Hospital


Anglican 1814/681

OVERSBY, Margaret Lloyd



OVERSBY, Charles


Inscription: ‘Love, Trust & Fortitude’


Lawn 2186

OVERSBY, Suellen


Burial: 19-04-2005 

Funeral Director: Esperance Funeral Services

Service held in St. Andrew's Anglican Church by the Rev. Sally Buckley

Place of Birth: Sydney, NSW

Place of Death: Esperance District Hospital

Inscription: ‘ In Loving Memory of…Dearly loved wife of Bob. Loving mother & nana to Chris, Graeme, Ian, Brad, Megan & families. Our Guiding Light & Companion. Loved & Cherished By All’






See also: Grass Patch & Salmon Gums for further burials in Esperance Shire.





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