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OBITUARY. I AIR. Ii. C. WILLW!AIISON. The sudden death, due to Ita halrt atitck, of Mr. I.Ienry C, \Villiamson, at his honle in Piecy street, came as at complete. sursprrljb to the com; munity on Tuesday. !last and cast quite a gloom over :the touvn. Al' though not in robust health for somel time, his death in'sqch tragic ci; cunmtances wac ex6 'ci eeted, and to his sorrolvirig 'ydldvw autd family goes out the' debpcrit' sympathy of their many friends. The late Kgentlennma caIe to oPort land in early manhood, and with his two brothers, William J. and Frank (deceased) 'set out to pioneer the frult-growiva industry,, and with such zeal did they wrorik that it was not long before virgin land in the Gorno district was brought into rich production, and soon the district had r. Commonwealth-wide name for its high quality apples. Later the in dustry was further developed by these gentlemen's efforts by the or-' ection of cool stores at Corni, which to-day are a highly profitable con cern, On retirement from active life deceased erected a modern villa at theo corner of Otway .and Percy streets and there, resided up to the time of his death. Ho was actively, associated with Wesley Church; .and wan a most devout member,.. being a regu lar attendant at the services each Sunday. ' ie was a keen bowler and chief, amongst his pubic activi ties was the P. & A. Society, of which he was the last original foun dation member. His' services to the Society were widely recognised, and to him it owed much of its success. The funeral on Thursday aftter noon was largely attended, the re mains being laid to rest in the South cemetery. The Rev. E. W. Barre-n conducted services at the house andi graveside.in the presence of a large concourse of mourners, who took the opportunity of paying their lost respects to one who had played his part nobly amongst them..