DEATH OF MR GEORGE GALBRAITH.
It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Mr George Galbraith at his residence in Tauranga last Saturday morning, from bronchitis and failure of the heart's action, after a short illness of three days, although for some years the deceased was in a most precarious state of health, and was only kept alive by careful nursing. The deceased gentleman was 78 years of age. He was born in Greenock, Scotland ; and for over 40 years was chief accountant of the Caledonian Railway Company at Glasgow, Scotland. About 18 years ago he retired on an annuity and came with his family to Tauranga and invested >his savings in farming at Te Pake, with but poor results, for want of a market such as Waihi will won become. He was an able and conscientious man of business, an affectionate husband and fatht , and a pious Christian. He w'. of a ret'ring disposition, and too.: no part in local or general politics, except on rare occasions when his sense of justice induced him to depart from his u&ual habit. He was attended in his last illness by Dr Porter, whg. had to be sum" moned by telegram from Waihi, and who did all that could be donjß to relieve his sufferings, so that' his end was comparatively peaceful. . He leaves behind him four daughters, and one son, James, (formerly Editor of this paper and now Editor of the I Waihi Miner), a nephew and adopted son, John, (now farming at Papamoa), and ninegrand-ohildren. The funeral, which took place to-day, was largely attended. The service was impressively conducted by the Rev. Mr Scott, an intimate personal friend of the deceased.
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