MRS. F. ROBERTS
MRS. FLORENCE ROBERTS, aged 78 years, a life-long resident of the Scott's Creek district, died after an illness of three months at Surrey Hills, Melbourne, on Wednes- day, November 17. Mrs. Ro- berts was predeceased by her husband, who died in 1945. Mrs. Roberts, who was a Miss Couch, was the last surviving member of a family of 13, whose father was the first pioneer in the Scott's Creek district. When Mrs. Roberts was married, 48 years ago, she and her husband lived in South Africa for two years, then returned to the Scott's Creek district. The Couch family were famous for their ability to handle and break in horses and all were ex- pert riders. Mrs. Roberts took a keen interest in her garden and home life, her church and all organisations in the district. A very large circle of friends will extend their sincere sym- pathy to the members of the family in their loss of a de- voted mother. Members of the family are Robert (Warrnambool), Eil- een (Surrey Hills), Perce (Brucknell), Edna (Surrey Hills), Reg. (Surrey Hills), Tot (Surrey Hills). There are 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild. The funeral left St. Mary's Church of England, Cobden, following a service conducted by Rev. A. S. Nicholas, for the Cobden cemetery, where the Rev. Mr. Nicholas officiated at the graveside. There were many floral tributes, and the funeral was largely attended. Coffin-bearers were Messrs. Perce and Reg Roberts, V. Ed- sall and G. Munroe. Pall bearers were Messrs. C. Lind- quist, W. Andrews, R. Tregea, H. Treagea, Geo. Richards, Cyril Couch, L. Couch, T, Couch. Mr. W. Roberts, of Cobden had charge of the funeral arrangements.