PASSING OF Mrs. LOUISA SHARP
The passing away, on Sunday last of Mrs. Louisa Sharp, relict of the late Henry Sharp, at her residence, Barkly street, Camperdown, has re moved one of the oldest district pioneers. Born in Westminster, Eng land, 84 years ago, she arrived in Vic toria at the age of eighteen months. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, almost immediately made their way to Darlington by the only means of transport, a bullock dray. Later the family came to Old Timboon, and Mr. Brown worked on the erection of the Old Timboon House.
The late Mrs. Sharp was married at the age of 20 years in the Wesleyan Church, Terang. Her husband, who pre-deceased her in 1916, was a mason and quarryman, having worked on most of the district homesteads, in eluding Meningoort, Wiridgil, Tan darook, Chocolyn, Renny Hill, Poli golet, and also the Camperdown State school. Her sons, known throughout the district as Sharp Bros., were quarrymen and now are contractors in concrete construction. Deceased resided for over 64 years in Barkly street, and, as typical of the pioneers, was well known for her neighborly qualities. Of a happy dis position she possessed perfect health which enabled her to continue her household duties until within a fort night of her demise. The family com prised five sons and four daughters, and were William, John, Ernest, Les lie, Edward, Frances (Mrs. Briggs), Ethel (deceased), Myrtle, Mrs. Fisher, New South Wales), and Ivy (Mrs. Cations). The funeral took place on Tuesday the remains being placed in the Cam perdown Cemetery. There was a good attendance of sorrowing friends, amongst whom were some of her early day acquaintances. The coffin bearers were Messrs. J. Sharp, R. Sharp. A. Brings, W. Briggs, L. Reilly and H. Reilly, and the pall-bearers. Messrs. W. Jones, J. McCrae F. Bal linger, M. Kane, R. O'Neill. W. Ste phenson, E. Bain and T. Webster. A large number of beautiful wreaths were placed upon the grave. The Rev. P H. Widmer, of the Presby terian Church, conducted services at the home and the graveside. Messrs. Collie and Brennan were in charge of the funeral arrangements.
Mr.. JAMES CODY, COLAC Not a few old friends and old -asso ciates will be sorry to learn that Mr. ■•Jim" Cody, as he had been known affectionately for many years -an Colac had answered the final call. He passed away early on Friday morning U the age of 57 years. It may be said of Mr. Cody that he was one of hose modest sonls who du good by stealth and blushed to hndi t fame. Mr Cody was ever ready t? help in any cause that had tor its objectoje,; the advancement of the town. Foi miny vears he worked zealously as cominltteemaii and as president of he Colac Turf Club to make the race meeting at Colac outstanding fixtures "tne world of sport. It wa>ion y.on account of his illness that he at ?bt •olinquishod active association with I Though laid f aside for some time he bore his suffering with ■m- SlaWe courage ?nd t. the end wan brisht and cheerful. Mr. Cody,.w?is born ntDnnstown, near Ballaral. and n 1 been in the hotel business .foi JSiyyWm. Hi? first ho^c was Ui L clen Hotel CobdenAbom^ years ago he took over he Commei chl Hotel. Colac, from the late Miss 'ial hostelry until his death.
During his long residence in Colac he took much interest in many direc tions, and until two years ago, when he resigned owing to failing health, Mr. Cody was president of the Colac Turf Club and representative on the South-Western Victorian Racing Asso ciation. He was formerly a promin ent member of the Colac Gun Club and was also on the committee of the Corangamite Racing Club. He leaves a widow, two sons (Frank and Pat rick) and a daughter (Agnes), to whom sincere sympathy is extended.
The death occurred on Christina" morning, after a protracted illness, ol Mr William Carew. a highly respect ed resident of Knvack. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Carew.,and was born at Cam perdown, taking up bis residence at Euraclc 37 years ago. His death at a comparatively early age will be re gretted by a wide circle of mends. The deceased was a man of steriin? character, a devoted member ot Ins church, and one who was ever veail> to assist any charitable cause. Ihe deepest sympathy will be extended to his widow and young family in their .bereavement. The remains were in terred at the Beeac cemetery on bun day the cortege moving from bis late residence. The members of the Beeac branch of the H.A.C.B. Society march od in front of the cortege to the place of interment, and formed a guard of honour at the graveside. The large assemblage was evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Amongst the .floral tributes were wreaths from the H.ACB so ciety and the Barpinba Cricket Club.