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MIrS. AGNES CECIL COSTER Daughter of pioneer Family in ',,,, Victoria. The following' is taken front a Nelson (N.Z.) publication; and should be of more than ol:dinarl'y. local Interest, as the subject ." was the last living of the original Hienty families. She was an aunt ofu Mr.. i. S. Bree, of Tyrendarrn East. The death . of Mrs.' A.gnes Cecil Coster.occured suddenly, at her home, 89 Alton street, (Nelson, onit the 30th October. Although in her 961th year, Mrs. Coster had been I)letied with wonderful ' health and vitality and took a great interest in Ipeople and local '.and national affairs; aind \vas a :. beluved personality among hler imany :friends and relatives. Born at. Itichmond Cottage, ourt land; Bay, Victoraia onl the 6th .May, 1850, . Mrs.; Coster was tfhe 'lixth daughter of the Hon'.i Stephen George Henty, 3[.L.C., and. Jne- lienty, ilaneer settlers Of Victoruia, wliose family numbered I , On 13th 'l"ebru ary,' 1077. she its married aT (Slotwa, Christchuirch New 'Zeolantd, by the MRe.: Mr. Cholmondley, to tEdward Staffor'd Coster, who , was" bold at Castle: Carey, Somie rset, England, in 1943;' They made their homrne at "'Somer'ton,": ,South Rlakalu,? CUanter buriy, itd iy there': brough'TuV ' .u their family of one soil and seven daughi ,,In lu90' thej famnily eimoved to NeIl' son; whero'tiyrs.r coatcr spentAthe iCe malndei' of her life. -She wiis ipre deceased by her hIusband in Decem bler, . 1014. Iler onlly son, Lewis 1ld wVttI'd Custer, and lihei- daiughter, Norn, also 'predeceatsed her. Ini October, 193.1, Mrs. Coster, nc colnpanled by lMies Inn Coster, left tor Australia to attend tile centuenar'y ceelbrations lin Victuria, where, as the only relnitning daughter of Steplhen Georgo Henty siho was a splecial guest. Mrs. Coster was theiu 84. On' several occasions shle w?Ins presented to the Duke of .lloucester, the lpresent Ctovelrnor'G'enteral of AuH tralilt, who was then oil nt specilul visit to the Commonweaulth for the centetnury celebrations. Mrs. Coster is survived by Six dlugllters-Mkl's, MFlora .'Itnte Agnles W\olsteln, of Wakefield, Nelson; .Mrs. Annie Letitia Cing,' Kelbulrn, Welling ton, wildow of Lt.,-Colonel George August Klin,, D).S.O. anlld ha'., Cl'roix de Guet'rre, who was killed in .nctil, in 1917:. atiss Itn Nellie .Coster Nel son. Iwho was i. nurllsing slster 'ii-the lGreat \rVar and a dsuiiot'b of the Mtarquette which was torpedoed and tunk off Glrecce ont the 23rd Octo bor', .1915: Mrt. Marly Edith ' 13oni fint, of c[hristchurch: . IIH. Julli LoniL 'Tatton, Nelsoll: and Mrs. Vio lot Octavli Wasiney, Nelson: who ilso did witri work In England,. Mrs. Coster nlso leaves 26 grandchlldren, ton of whom served overseals in World War I.--Plt.-Lleuit. E. G. cing, R.,N,Z.AF.; Sister Nancy King, N.Z.A.N. S. (Wellington), Brl godler Tant Bonlfant. D.S.O. and lint (Christcihur'h): Pat lonlfant (Ash utrton) and Flt.-Liout. Titlnn ITonl runt: 2nd Lieutl. D. 'Tatton, aind Staln antd nre Tstton (Air Force), IIll 'astney (Air Force) and (tleorge Wltostney (Merchant Navy). T'here are 15' great grand-children'. MrS. Coster loved her grrdlen Iin its lovely settln"t alongsaide the Brook and pnased away while walking round it In the evening. The symlpatthy of many friends was extended to MISs Irtn Cosnter, who hldd devoted muany years of her life to her mother. The' sudden death of Mr'. Fred Lorgthorn took place at his resi lence. South Portland, on Thursday Ilet. The deceased was well known in fishing circles, and dlid much to pirotntte the ltterests of the induls Iry. Iti' was a returned soldller fronl Wolld War No. 1, and leaves it wife and famlily to mourn their loss. The funoral on Saturday tif ternoon was largely attendetl and iI Returned Soldiers' service was Im pressively conlducted at tile grave side.