Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Thomas Keith Tellesson (Dr)

Thomas Keith Tellesson (Dr)

8th July 1927 - 9th August 1986

Keith as he was known to all his friends and family, (except of course to his father, he was always addressed as Thomas) was born to George Robert Tellesson and Ethel May Speechley on the 8th of July 1927 in Ashfield, New South Wales.  He was the middle son, of the three boys born to George & Ethel.


His life was typical of the period, until the day his uncle Tom married in the front room of the modest house at 173 Avoca Street, Randwick, New South Wales.  At the same time, elsewhere in the house George Robert Tellesson, (Keith's father) died after suffering a cerebral haemorrhage [stroke] & arteriosclerosis [hardening of medium and large arteries].

Life was a bit of a struggle for the family after this, but the other family members stepped up and assisted Ethel with raising the three boys.

Keith went on to study medicine at Sydney University and graduated in the early 1950's along with his brother Bill and eventual sister-in-law Patricia Svenson.

Getting engaged in 1950 to Nancy Luchetti, life couldn't have been better! They went on to have three sons and one daughter.

Moving to Cohuna, Keith bought a part of a medical practice and the family went about their business. Eventually, they moved on to Midura. Sadly they split and both Keith and Nancy remarried, Nancy moved to Kangaroo Island with her second husband, Les Giddings. Keith moved to Leopold, near Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula, with his second wife.  He took up running and competed in the famous Melbourne Marathon, from Frankston to Melbourne. When he wasn't working in his General Practice, he was often found Nordic Skiing up in the mountains around Mount Hotham.

Sadly he didn't make it back one day, thirty years ago.  He was killed on Mount Feathertop, 9th August 1986. He is missed and most certainly never forgotten.