(preferred name - John)


Born at: Blagoveshschensk, Siberia on: 21 Feb 1919

Occupation: Retired Cabinet Maker

Spouse's Name: Julia Goulevitch (nee Bell)

Married at: St. Christophers Ch., Albion, Brisbane, QLD on: 30 Aug 1941

Children: John, Ian, Kay, June

Died on: 24 Dec 1994 at RSL Nursing Home at Rowes Bay, in Townsville

Buried at: Belgian Gardens Cemetery, Townsville

Father: Basil Goulevitch

Mother: Josephine Goulevitch (nee Katsuba)

Brothers: Albert (Ted), Felix

Sisters: Joyce Mary, Katherine

Jan's parent's lived in Ayr, in his early years. They lived in Standard Flats at one stage.

Jan played the double bass in St. Francis's School Band in Ayr. In later years he continued to play in bands including the Townsville RSL Band.

Jan was a cabinet maker and carpenter. He built many homes in Ayr, Mount Isa and Townsville. He once made coffins for Lear and Blumson Funeral Directors which were located near the present Mansfield Hotel in Townsville. He also built his own home at 7 Evans Street, Belgian Gardens. When he built the home it was originally numbered as 5 Evans Street. When he died, his daughter June found the original house plans that he used to build their home amongst his personal papers.

John Goulevitch often led
the Anzac Day Parade
in Townsville

John went for a holiday to Darwin in October 1992 where he stayed with his son John and his family.

On 6 June 1993 John advised his family that he had sold his home at 7 Evans Street, Belgian Gardens. After selling his house, John initially moved in with his son Ian and his family at Bushland Beach. On Tuesday 14 September 1993 he moved to Flat 5, 104 Mitchell St., North Ward in Townsville. The people who bought his house in Evans Street, used to visit John from time to time.

John was due to enter a Unit at The RSL home at Pallarenda in Townsville. He fell ill with suspected Gall Bladder problems until it was pointed out that he had already had his Gall Bladder removed. He went into hospital on 6 Nov 1994 and had two bad falls in hospital hurting his arms.

Jan died in his sleep on Christmas Eve 1994. He had lost a considerable amount of weight in recent months and was about to be shifted into the hospital or an infirmary. He had only recently just moved into Unit 101 at the R.S.L. War Veteran's Home at 9 Havana St., Rowes Bay, QLD 4810.

His Death Certificate (QLD 95/50480) states that he died on 24 Dec 1995 from Myocardial Infarct and Bronchopneumonia.

TOWNSVILLE DAILY BULLETIN Wednesday 28 December 1994
FUNERAL NOTICES GOULEVITCH, JOHN (JAN) (SNR), D.F.C. 414019 FLYING OFFICER, late of R.S.L. War Veterans Home, Rowes Bay and formerly of North Ward and Belgian Gardens. The relatives and friends of June and Michael Horner and family, Kay and Peter Dunn and family (Brisbane), John and Marilyn Goulevitch and family (Darwin), Ian and Margaret Goulevitch and family, Kath and Noel Kichler and family, Ted Goulevitch and Joyce and Clem Lesyszyn and family are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service of their beloved Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law, Uncle, and Friend, JOHN (JAN) GOULEVITCH (SNR) D.F.C., which will commence at 10 o'clock TOMORROW THURSDAY MORNING (29/12/94), at the Woongarra Crematorium Chapel.

Dearness Street,
Phones Office Hours: 79 4744
After Hours 79 2794

R.S.L. OF A. TOWNSVILLE SUB BRANCH Members of the above are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service of their late Comrade-in-arms, JOHN (JAN) GOULEVITCH (SNR.) D.F.C. 414019 Flying Officer (460 Squadron) which will commence as above.

C. Titmarsh Sec.



DEATH NOTICE GOULEVITCH, John (Jan) (Snr.) D.F.C. 414019 Flying Officer, Late of R.S.L. War veterans Home, Rowes Bay. In Townsville, Sunday 25th December, 1994. Cremated in Townsville, Thursday 29th December, 1994.

MORLEYS FUNERALS Q.F.D.A. Townsville (077) 794 744


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