Important Events in My Life (2021)


This “timeline” lists some of the key events in Max’s life and the life of his family.

Max discovered that creating a “family timeline” was an incredibly useful thing to have and claiming to have a  poor memory (disputed by all that knew him) it provides a useful reference for family birthdays, anniversaries and other key events.

Note: You can filter the list: By entering words like “born”, “marry” or “move” etc…  to only show matching events.

YearAgeTimeline of Significant Events in Max’s Life
19220Born to Richard & Evelyn Pengelley in Berri, SA - 3 Jun 1922
19275Started School at Kilburn, SA
193917Left Home for work
194220Joined the Army
194523Served Overseas until end of WW2
194624Discharged from the Army
194725Began a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!
194927Studied for ministry at Moore Theological College (3 Years)
195129Married Lilian Alice Power at St Silas, Waterloo, NSW (10 Feb)
195230Ordained as Deacon - Sale, Gippsland
195230Moved to Neerim South, Victoria - 1st Parish (2 Years)
195331Ordained as Priest - Sale, Gippsland
195533Moved to Toora, Victoria - 2nd Parish (4 Years)
195634John Born (1st Child)
195937Ruth Born (2nd Child)
196038Moved to Omeo, Victoria - 3rd Parish (6 Years)
196644Moved to Boolarra, Victoria - 4th Parish (4 Years)
197149Long Service Leave
197149Moved to Roelands Village, WA (5 Years)
197553Moved to Bunbury, WA - Welder / Patio builder
197654Started Donnybrook Ministry - Last Parish (14 Years)
197957John & Chris Marry - 28 April 1979
198058Ruth & Gabriel Marry - 20 Sep 1980
198058David born to J&C (1st Grand Child) - 29 Dec
198159Sandra Ayodele born to R&G (2nd Grand Child) - 18 Jun
198664Peter born to R&G (3rd Grand Child)
198765Luke born to J&C (4th Grand Child) - 27 Jan
199068Retired from Parish ministry - remains active in God’s work
199068Marked Retirement with Bus Trip Around Australia
199270Joshua born to R&G (5th Grand Child) - 15 Sep
199371Registrar of Australian National Institute of Higher Ed
199472Went to TAFE and completed a SQL Administrators Course
199674Moved to Perth; Joined the St Anselm’s church family
200179Max & Lil celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary! - 10 Feb 51
200179Learning to live with Macular Degeneration
200280Lil went to her Heavenly Home (18 Jul 1914 to 7 May 2002)
200280Max’s 80th Birthday; Later in year declared ‘Legally Blind’
200583Joined the “Living Longer, Living Stronger” Gym program
200684David & Angela Marry - 22 Dec 2006
200987Ayodele & Jonathan Marry - 11 July 2009
201088Re-located his park-home to Cherokee Village
201189Charlie Phoenix born to D&A (1st Great Grand Child) - 11 Feb 2011
201189Luke & Chantal Marry - 12 Nov 2011
201189Trip to Sydney to Meet and Baptise Charlie
20129090th Birthday — Praise the Lord!
201391Isabelle Margaret Elli born to Luke & Chantal - 9 Jan 2013
201391Trip to SA - Visit Family
201492Trip to SA - Sister Ethel's 80th
201492Georgia Skye born to David and Angela - 25 Sep 2014
201795Major Surgery to remove cancerous growth - 95th Birthday in Hosp
201795Baptised Georgia at St Anselm’s - 16 Jul 2017
201896Houston Hope Mayowa born to Ayodele and Jon - 31 Jan 2018
201896Evelynne Zelda Rose born to Luke & Chantal - 29 Mar 2018
201896Ruth & Gabriel Return to Perth from overseas
202198Max went to his Heavenly Home - 14 April 2021 (98.9 years old)
202198.9Celebration for Max's Life - 7 May (Same date Lilian passed in 2002)
A few of the more significant events in my life (or the life of my family) in chronological order
My sincerest thanks to for his Great “tablepress” Plug-In made freely available.
A quick "visual aid" as to the locations mentioned in the "timeline" (WA Excluded)
A quick “visual aid” as to the locations mentioned in the “timeline” (WA Excluded)


  • Liz Stephens says:

    Hi from Neerim South. Extraordinary that you were here for only two years; I can still recite the Apostle’s Creed from your RE lessons! You, and Lil of course, meant so much to Mum and Dad; it was special that you were around to take Dad’s graveside service.

    It’s great to have the news of your 90th birthday and see you looking so well.

    Every blessing in Christ, Liz Stephens (nee Cowden)

    • john says:

      Hi Liz.
      Reading your comment and the timeline made me realise just how poor my Geographical knowledge of the places I grew up was and so after finding Neerim South on the map, I’ve looked up all the other places we’ve lived and added them as well. Time permitting, I might redo the map in Google Earth so for each place we can zoom in, walk down the street and stare at the house.

      I’ve added the last 5 years, tidied up the wording to be more consistent and put a filter on the “timeline. Now you can enter a word like “Move”, Born” or “marry” etc, and just see those events.

      Thanks for your emails of support to Dad; I know he appreciates your messages and all the best for 2018 to you and your expanding family..

      Kindest Regards
      John Pengelley

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