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Passing of the Ploneers. By the death of Mrs Jane Heaney, relict of the late Mr Robert Heaney, of Condab, which sad event occurred at St Ronan's private Hospital, Hamil. ton, on Tuursday last, says the " Spec tator." one of the o'dest and most re. spected residents of the Londah district has been removed. The late Mrs Hl:aney was born at Enoiskillen, County Fermanagh. Ireland, in 1830, and had, .herefore, reached the venerable age of 89 years. She arrived with her husband at Portland to 1856 by the sailing ship General Hewitt, After a short sojourn at the seaside town the young couple remloved to Heywood, where they re. sided for nearly ten years, finally estab lishing their home near the Condab Swamp, where the subject of this notice resided for 52 years on the property known as Rich View, Condab. The late Mr Heaney, who w s a fine, public. spirited man, and who was clos-ly iden. tified with all progressive movements, especially with the reclamation of that large and valuable area of agricultural and grazing land known as Oond?h Swamp, but which is better known now under the name of Wallacedale, prede. ceased his wife by some thirty years. I'he family consisted of three boys and three girls, the eldest of the former being Mr William Heaney, who is so well and favorably known in business circles in Portland and Hamilton. The second son, Mr Robert Heaney, died about ten years ago, and the third son, Mr John C, Heaney, manages the home property. The daughters are Miss H-Ieaney, Mrs Wallis, of Korumburra, and Mrs Jas Roscoe, of Stawell, The late Mrs Heaney was of a kindly and generous disposition, and was highly esteemed by those who bad known her for years, as well as by those of more recent acquaintance, She enjoyed ro. bust health up to a short time ago, and her illness was of short duration, follow. Ing an operation, which she went through successfully, Widespread sympathy is expressed for the bereaved family.