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THE LATE SIR CHARLES BOWEN.

THE FUNERAL. ill sections of the community were intpd at tho funeral of the late Hon 6 Sir Charles C. Bowen, which tvok 2aco vestcrday afternoon Despite Z boisterous weather which came suddenly from tbe south about noon. L attendance was very large, and al- ♦ filled St. Peter s Church, RicTarton, where the burial service >.t.3 oAnclllCtcd • * i The chief mourners wore: Lady Ttowen, Miss Bowen, Mrs Croasdaiio Rowen, Mrs J. Awdry Julius (Waimato) Mr Gprakl BoWen ' and I>r °" feasor R. -T. Hoou. The bearers were old residents and old friends of Sir Charles. The casket was draped with 3 purple pall, upon tho top of winch „as a cross of white flowers. j funeral procession formed at "Midnloton Grange." and went via Hanson's « rt d to the Iticcarton churchyard, at Ihe entrance to which the cortege v as mot bv iiia Lordship Bishop Julius and the Rev H. T. York, vicar of Riccaron who conducted the service m the church and at the graveside. Mr \\ Tunn was at the organ, and at -ho conclusion of the service played tie -Dead March ' from saul. The .n----terment was in the eastern portion ot the churchyard, Sir Charles s gi « hf>inir alongside that ol las eldest daughter, the late Mrs R. J. Scott. The only other graves in this portion nt the churchyard are those of the Ven. Archdeacon Croasdaile Bowen and the Rev. C. S. Bowden, both tormer vicars of Riccarton. Tho funeral procession was u Icncthy one. His Excellency tho Governor-General (who was absent .u "Wanganui) was represented by his private secretary, Mr Gavin M. Hamilton. Amongst others present thoie were: Representing the Legislative Council, the Hon. C A C.Hardj, 1ILO.; rcprcsentina: tho N .L. Shipping Company, Sir George Clifford, AllArthur E. G. Rhodes, Mr John cnderson, Mr George Gould (directors); Mr A W. Bennett, Mr G. Callender, Mr Huntly Eliott (staff); representing the Chris'tchurch Domains Board, Air H J Beswick, Mr W. H. Cooper, MiGeorge Harper, Mr C. D. Morns; itpresenting the Lytte ton Harbour Board, Mr A. Ivayo (chairman), Mr Cyrus J. li- Williams (secretary); 10presenting tho Canterbury Education Board, Mr C. H. Opie, Mr J. Grimmond, and Mr 11. C. Lane (secretary); representing the Canterbury A. and P. Association, Mr John Deans, Mr R W. Lochhead, Mr H. Overton, Mr W. I. Robinson, and Mr O. B. Pombertou; representing Canterbury Col ego, Mr J O. Adams, Mr H. D. Acland, Mr I, B Wood, Mr Geo. T. Booth, Mr A. E. riower,' Mr L. M. Isitt, M.l'. (members of the Board of Governors), Professor C. Salmond (chairman of Professorial Board), Dr. C. C to Dr. C Chilton, Mr P. 11. Powell (teaching staff), Mr F. 1. Cowlishaw (College solicitor), and Mr G. H. Mason (registrar)- representing the Canterbury Law Society, Mr S. G. Raymond, K.C., Mr J. J. Dougall, Mr I'. Iv. Hunt, and Mr M. J. Gresson; representing tho Christqhurch City Council, Mr H. Holland (Mayor), and Mr H. 11. Smith (Town Clerk); representing governing body of Christ's College, Rev. P. J. Cocks, Mr J. C. N. Grigg, Mr T. W. Rowe, Mr H. IJ. Pitman, Mr H. P. Hill, and Mr E. R. Webb (bursar); Hon. R. Moore, Hon. J. Barr, M.L.C. (representing Sir F. D. Boll), Mr H. F. AVigram, Mr 11. G. Ell, M.P., Mr G. Witty, M.P., Mr A. Bo vie, Mr E. Cuthbcrt, Mr T. H. Davey, Mr W. J. Moore, Mr Alex. Ferguson, Mr H. H. Loughnan Dean Harper, Dean Carrington, Rev. Hugh Mathias, Mr W. H. Triggs, Mr E. J. Ross, Mr R. 11. Harman, Mr H. B. Lane, Mr T. Kincaid, Mr G. Hanmer, Dr. Courtney Nedwill, Mr L. Ryan, Mr G. R. Malin", Mr F. D. Kesteven, Mr R. A. Joseph, Dr. W. Irving, Mr F. H. Brittan, Mr W. Sheat, sen., Mr J. Sheat, Mr R. C. Bishop, Mr R. English, Mr Wm. Wood, Mr Hy. Wood, Mr J. J. Kingey (Consul for Belgium, representing the Cunard and Commonwealth Lines), Mr Cyril R. J. Ward (representing the Federal, Shire, and Huddart Parker Lines), Mr H. M. Cotton, Mr J. B. Beckett, Mr H. D. Andrews, Mr W. Ballantyne, Mr J. Ballantyne, Mr J. ■jC. Helmore, Mr A. J. Hawdon (Peel Forest). Mr F. H. Barker (Timaru), Mr T. Teschemaker, Professor J. Macmillan Brown, Dr. J. Hight, Mr J. E. Hanson, Mr W. T. D. Harman, Mill. S. Hobday, Mr H. M. Reeves, Mr Gilbert Reeves, Mr H. W. Bridge, Mr J. J. .Thomson, Colonel R. A. Chaffey, Major Morrison, Major Northcote, Mill H. Hamilton, Mr F. J. Hamilton, Mr D. Swanston (Middleton), and Mr A. Freeman. Many beautiful wreaths were sent by personal friends of the late Sir Charles Bowen. There were also floral 'tributes from the Earl and Cbuntess of Liverpool, Sir Jamos Allen, the Canterbury branch of the Educational Institute, the committee of the Upper Riccarton Red Cross, the officers and choir of St. Peter's, Riccarton, the New Zealand Shipping Co., and the Canterbury A. and P. Association. While tho funeral was in progress a muffled peal was rune from the Cathedral tower'by the Bellringers' Society. A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church to-morrow morning, at 11 o'clock. At the breaking-up of the Rangiora High School yesterday, a motion of sympathy with the relatives of the lato Sir Charles Bowen was carried in silence. At the Technical College prize-giving yesterday, Mr George Scott asked all present to riso and stand for a few minutes in silence, as a mark of respect to the memory of the late Sir Charles Bowen, tho honoured colonist who had done euch great work, and whoso funeral was even then taking place. . His request was forthwith complied with. Later, Mr George Witty, M.P., while addressing tho pupils, referred to tho death of Sir Charles Bowen, describing him «s one of the finest men with r«fc. {pird to education who had ever heen m New Zealand. He was really the foiinder of their educational system, for which they had so much to be thankful.

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THE LATE SIR CHARLES BOWEN., Press, Volume LIII, Issue 16085, 15 December 1917

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