MR GEORGE KAY.
After an illness extending over
several months, Mr George Kay, of the well-known firm of Kay and Co., Stawell Foundry, passed away to his last rest on Thursday evening at his
residence Skene Street. The deceased
gentleman was 49 years of age, the eldest son of the late Mr
George Kay and Mrs Kay, and his
genial nature had won for him many friends, who will deeply regret his
The late Mr Kay was a native of Stawell, and practically the whole of his life was spent here. In his early years he was apprenticed to the Sta-
well Foundry, with which the family's name has been successfully con- nected for so many years. He took
up the engineering branch of the work,
and achieved a very high standard in
his profession. Mr Kay eventually became a partner in the firm of Kay and Co., Stawell Foundry, and con- tinued in this position until his demise. His engineering abilities were well- known throughout the district, and when mining was in full swing his thorough knowledge of machinery, etc., caused his services to be greatly sought after by mining companies. The late Mr Kay was the inventor of the judg- ing machine which has been used with great success by the Stawell Athletic Club for many years past. This intri- cate piece of work his been admired and commented on in flattering terms by visitors and runners, and Mr Kay received many congratulations on this piece of work, and the State Governor on the occasion of his visit was loud in his praise at the working of the
By the death ol Mr Kay, the Sta- well Rifle Club has lost a valuable member and a consistent shot. He captained the club at many times, and was always amongst the best shots, whilst he was ever ready to place his knowledge of the rifle at the disposal of young shots, many of whom rose to a high state of proficiency as a result.
Mr Kay also took a great interest in angling, and many other organisa- tions he at times took a keen interest in. He was a member of the Pride of Wimmera Lodge, G.U.I.O.O.F.
Sincere sympathy has been expressed for his widow and two daughters in
their sad bereavement, and also to his
The funeral is appointed to leave deceased's late residence, Skene-street, at 3.30 o'clock this afternoon, and the members of the Pride of Wimmera Lodge, G.U.I.O.O.F. and Stawell Rifle
Club are invited to attend.