Passed away suddenly at Costa House, Lara on Monday 29th March 2021,
aged 77.
Much loved and devoted husband of Joy (dec).
Loved father of Alan, Jodie and Emma.
Father-in-law to Paul.
Adored grandfather of Stacey and Luke, Matthew and Sarah, Darcy, and
Great grandfather of Ava and Grayson.

“Ever in our hearts.”

Funeral Notice

ServiceApril 9, 2021 - 10:30 am90 Kees Road Lara, VIC View MapVenue: St. Anthony's Catholic Church

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Funeral Prayers for Mr Les Thurgood-Dove will be held at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 90 Kees Road, Lara on FRIDAY (9th April) at 10.30am, prior to a private cremation. Donations in memory of Les may be made to Dementia Australia. Envelopes will be available at the church.


  1. Jodie,Emma my thoughts are with you all at this time, I have so many good memories growing up thinking of you all at this sad time 💔

    Lynette main April 9 2021
  2. To Alan, Matron, Emmie and families

    We are very sorry for the loss of Uncle Les.
    We have known the Dove family since Jodie was 2, which would make it about 55 years. I think that Is right (Jodie do wees) isn’t it?
    We lived beside each other in Laverton and it started there.

    Uncle Les taught his number one daughter Leesa to walk.

    We got posted to Kingswood 3 months later and you all headed to Sydney. Always together (weekends) after that we where posted back to Sunshine and the Doves to Laverton and then we moved to Lara. We were still in contact …. Camping trips to Walhalla when all the kids were little.

    We then headed to Lara and the Dove family came down for many dinners. The Dove kids started throwing peas at our kids during these many meals only when no one was watching and Leesa always said it was the Dove mids who started it. After we got a transfer to Townsville, the Doves decided to call Lara home. But we still kept in touch, as we do today with the kids.

    We have had many happy trips with Joy and Les around the place and enjoyed every moment. Even when Les and Mum started to go down hill we still went out and enjoyed our selves.

    Les will be missed by everyone in his family and second kids who’s photo he carried around in his wallet …. The Anderson kids not his own from 1972 and I guess it’s still in his wallet now.

    I am sorry we are not there for you all, but we saw Les two weeks ago when we were there.

    Lots of Love to you all and kind regards .

    Love The Anderson Family Townsville

    PS… I didn’t mention the maggots in the chicken while camping.

    Richard Anderson April 7 2021
  3. Dear Alan Emma and Jodie My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I pray for extra strength for you all at this trying time. Love Philip Scates

    Philip Scates April 4 2021
  4. Dear Jodie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    I have many memories of Les and Joy from working at St Anthony’s.
    He will be sadly missed when you go for coffee and Friday fish & chips.
    Unfortunately I cannot be there Friday to say goodbye.
    Take care. Love Tricia 💙🙏🏼💙

    Patricia Williamson April 1 2021