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Obituary. - - Mrs. W. J. Dunne. The death occurred at Coburg, on Wednesday last,, of Mrs. W. J. Dunne, an old Portland resident for many years. Deceased, who was a dnughter of the late Joseph and Mary Stevenson, of West Portland, was horn at Merino Downs 75 years ago. Her father, at that time, was in the employ of the llentys at Muntham. Lnter on the parents re moved to Portland, and took up their residence for many years in lIenty street west, where they reared a family of sons and daughters, two of -whom are still living here. The de ceased was later married to MIr. William James Dunne, of Ararat, and after residing in that town for several years, they removed to Bal larat, where they have remained uti til a few weeks ago, when, owing to failing health, it was thought advis able to be nearer her daughter, and she was taken to AMelbourn'+e. IIer death cinme rather suddenly at the end. The deceased bore her suffer ings stoically, and was quite cheer ful to the Inst. Whilst residing at Portland she made many friends, with whom she kept in touch practically all her life time, and 'she met mnany of these when on a'return visit to the town during the Centenary cele brations. Two daughters (Blanche and Florric), and one son (Walter), predeceased their mother, but two sons and a daughter, William (Port Innd) Joseph (Cordonbong, Sydney), and Mary (Mrs. It. Iloward, Coburg) together with her husband, are left to mourn a loving wife andt parent. Mrs. It. Clarke, of South Portland, is 1S sister of the deceased, tied her only surviving brother, IMr. Alex. Stevenson, resides oni the original homestead site on the Bridgewal.er road. The sympathy of aI wide cir cle of friends is extended to the be reaved relatives.