OBITUARY -x- As briefly stated in our last issue, the death occurred at "Burswood," Portand, on Wednesday morning, of Mrs. Lillian Caine, wife of Mr. Fran cis C. Caine, the owner of "Cam- mais," Sandford. With her hus- band when he purchased "Cammais" in August, 1939, she came to live on the property, and about seven months ago Mr. Caine purchased "Burswood," Portland, where they have since resided. Prior to com- ing to the Casterton district, Mr. Caine owned and lived at "Mona Park," Kongorong, near Mount Gambier, where Mrs. Caine, who was of a cheerful and so- ciable disposition, was an active church worker till prevented by fail- ing health, and even in later years she was a regular attend- ant at the morning service at the Casterton Methodist Church. She was very accom- plished, and many beautiful paint ings of hers adorn the walls at "Cammais" and remain as silent re winders of her artistic skill, as well sa memorials of a fine Christian woman. Deceased, who was about 60 years of age, is survived by her husband, but there is no family. Since her health failed, her husband has been unremitting in his care and attention, and all possible comforts were provided. The funeral took place at Mt. Gambier, many old friends paying their last tribute of respect. Born in a little house on the banks of the Glenelg river at Caster- ton 79 years ago, when the town consisted of a few business houses and scattered residences, Mrs. Agnes Sarah Sylvester died early on Sun- day morning at the Casterton hos pital, where she had been a patient since early in December. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Cook. Mrs. Sylvester was a well-known identity of the town, well conversant with its past history, and who took a delight in entertain- ing friends with forecasts of the future. Her husband, Mr. Robert Sylvester, died in the Casterton hospital nearly two years ago, but surviving her is a family of two sons and two daughters.-"News." The death occurred at the Caster ton hospital at 10.30 p.m. on Sun day of Mrs. Helen Perry, wife of Mr. Frederick Perry, of Peachey St., Casterton, formerly of Sandford and Digby. Deceased had reached the ripe old age of 90 years, having been born at sea on 11th September, 1862, when her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gull, were coming to Victoria in the ship Helen, after which they named their daughter. The family landed at Portland, and became well-known and highly re- spected pioneers of the Western district, members of the family still bearing an honored name in the dis- trict. Deceased was married in the Church of England, Digby, to Mr. Frederick Perry, on March 11th, 1876, the late Rev. W. Kennedy Broadrib, who then resided at the Vicarage, Wannon (formerly Red- ruth), performing the ceremony. With her husband, deceased resided on Rifle Downs, Digby; at Runny mede, Sandford ; and at Digby, where for some years Mr. Perry was the honored host at the Digby hotel, and of late years at Peachey street, Cas- terton. In addition to her devoted husband, who unfortunately for the last few years has lost his eyesight, deceased is survived by three sons Frederick and James, of Sandford. and Charles, of Casterton. There are two surviving daughters-Stella (Mrs. R. H. Tait) and Irene (Mrs. D. McLaukhlin), both of East Brunswick. One son, William, and two daughters, Josephine (Mrs. C. T. Murrell) and Helen (Mrs. G. Sharpe), well known in this district, are deceased, and three other chil- dren died in infancy.-"News." Mr. Michael Brennan, aged 67 years, a well-known Hamilton resi- dent, has died. For nearly 30 years he was associated with the staff of the Hamilton "Spectator," until ill-health caused his retirement some years ago. Before the Great War he was well-known in the foot ball field as a central umpire.