Icy Teale Blanche Durrington (1896 – 1978)

Icy was born on 11/11/1896 in Lower Portland. On New Years Day 1921 she married in Windsor to Clement Joseph Lavender, born in North Richmond on 25/07/1893.

Clements Lavender 1

 

Clement served in Belgium and France with the 13th Australian Infantry Battalion.
Disembarked in Melbourne from France per Hired transport “BOONAH” on 20.10.1918
Discharged in Sydney 13.12.1918.
Decorations, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Lavender Clement and Icie with children

Out of this marriage 6 children (4 girls and 2 boys) were born:

  • Lavina Maisie Lavender (1922 – 2010)

  • Dorothy Lavender (1925 – 1992)

  • Josephine Teale Lavender (1928 – 2003)

  • Eileen Blanche Lavender (1931 –   ?  )

  • Emanuel Durrington Lavender (1934 – 1996)

  • John Andrew Lavender (1936 –   ?  )

Icy died in Liverpool NSW on 27/06/1978.
Clement died in Mount Druitt on 19/06/1985.


Both are buried at Macquarie Park Ryde.

Lavina Maisie Lavender (1922 – 2010)

Lavina was born in Windsor on 30/05/1922.


She married to Mervyn Samuel Best in 1944 in North Sydney. Mervyn was born in Bellingen on 31/08/1913.
He was married before (in 1934) to Eileen May Walsh (1913 – 2000).

Lavina and Mervyn had 2 children:

  • Graham Best (1947 –       )

  • Barry Best (1951 –       )

Mervyn died in Sydney on 26/03/2000.

Lavina died on 17/07/2010 in Terry Hills.

Dorothy Lavender (1925 – 1992)

Dorothy was born in 1925.

She married to Ernest Frederick R Thompson in Chatswood in 1948.
Ernest was born on 28/03/1919.

They had 2 daughters:

  • Judith Thompson (1950 –       )

  • Diana Thompson (1953 –       )

Dorothy died in 1992 in Mount Druitt.

Ernest died in  Kogarah on 16/06/2007.

Josephine Teale Lavender (1928 – 2003)

Josephine was born on 25/02/1928.

She married to William James Edward Purvis in North Sydney on 10/02/1945.
William was born in Bunyip VIC on 04/10/1915.

They had 7 children:

  • Valerie Dorothy Purvis (1945 – 1950)

  • Neville John Purvis (1947 – 1947)

  • Peter Robert Purvis (1951 – 1982)

  • 4 Private Purvis

William died in Mount Pritchard on 12/07/1968.

Josephine died on 30/05/2003 in Goulburn.

Eileen Blanche Lavender (1931 –        )

Eileen was born in 1931.

She married to Levin/Lenin/Leonard E Robson in 1952 in Chatswood.
Lenin was born in Sydney on 17/07/1920.

Levin was married in 1942 in Chatswood to Betty E Worsley (1922-2008). They had 3 or 4 children.

It is unknown if Eileen and Levin had children.

Levin died on 11/02/2003 in Eastwood.

Emanuel Durrington Lavender (1934 – 1996)

Mick, as he was known, was born on 17/11/1934.

He never married and died on 27/08/1996 in Willoughby.

John Andrew Lavender (1936 –        )

John was born in 1936.

He married to Judith Ann Flood in 1961 in Chatswood.

They have 1 son and 1 daughter.