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OBITUARY The unexpected death of Mr John Kelly, one of the oldest and most respected pio neers of the Port F?airy and Yambuk dis tricts, occurred at an early hour on Sun day morning, at St Helens, at the resi dence of one of his daughters (Mrs Hind haugh). Although the deceased had reached the ripe old age of almost 83 years, he was in his usual good health when he went to bed. Mrs Hindhaugh visited his room on Sunday morning and found the old gentleman had passed peace fully away in his sleep. At an inquiry on Sunday afternoon, Mrs Hindhaugh and her daughter gave evidence, and Dr Pern testified that death was due to heart fail ure. Deceased was a native of Tasmania and came to Melbourne with his parents when he was 3 years old. He was, there fore, a colonist of 79 years' standing. His wife predeceased him 41 years ago. He resided at Casterton, then at Peter's pass (near Port Fairy), and for many years he kept a general store on land in Yambuk township. Until recently he lived near the Eumeralla river, but latterly resided with Mrs Hindhaugh. He was upright in all his. dealings, and was highly esteemed. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon, leaving Mr Hindhaugh's resi dence at 2 o'clock for the Yambuk ceme tery. The surviving members of his family are :-Four sous-John (Swan Hill), Albert W. (N S. Wales), Reuben and George (Lalbert). The others are Mrs Hindhaugh (St. Helens), Mrs Lewis (Noorat), Mrs Cain (Mortlake), Mrs Hood (Ballarat), Misses Barbara (Noorat) and Catherine (Geelong). The announcement of the collapse and sudden death of Mr Thomas Sinnott, at Caulfield, on Saturday, was received here yesterday with deep regret. Deceased was the eldest son of Mr Michael Sin nott, Yambuk, and the remains were brought from Melbourne this afternoon for interment.