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MISS M. V. GIBSON.

THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Miss Marv Victoria Gibson was held vesterdav afternoon, leaving "Raugi-ruru,"' 59 Hewitt's road, Merivale, for the Waiinairi Cemetery. The unusually large attendance of representative citizens showed that the great work done by Miss Gibson during her lifetime of devoted service in the cause of education was appreciated by all sections of t~e community. Amongst the many members of the High School Old Girls' Association who attended were ex-pupils of varying ages, representative of each of the thirty years during which Miss Gibson held the position of Lady Principal of the High School. Archdeacon P. B. Haggitt conducted a short service at "Rangi-ruru" and also officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were:—Dr. F. G. Gibson, Mr T. F. Gibson (brothers), Mrs F. Talbot (Auckland). Misses Helen, Ethel, Ruth, and Winifred Gibson (sisters). The pall-bearers were:—Messrs T. F. M. Gibson, J. H. Watherston, E. Eutherford, F. Eutherford, E. Talbot, and J. M. Eeid.

Among those who attended were:— Bishop West-Watson, Dean J. A. Julius, Mrs Maginness (president), Mrs S. C. Owen (vice-president), and Mrs E. Crawshaw (secretary), of the High School Old Girls' Association), the Principal and Prefects of the Girls' High School, Mesdames W. H. Jakins, Barker, Edwin Hamilton, T. H. Williams, Milnes, W. H. Clark (Board of C vernors), Evans, D. Barker; Misses Ethel Wood, Chaplin, V. Hooper, E. Hall, Evans (2), Dougall (2), Barbara Jones, Beryl Bigg-Wither, Agnes Satchell, Naare Hooper, Olive Cooper, Trerise, J. L. Black, J. Bull, N. Clibborn, Kathleen Hutton, M. Seymour, I. Wilson, B. Rhodes, K. North, E. Hall, M. Hall, L. Gates, K. Harrop, N. Partridge, R. Favill, P. Hollander, E. Forrester, Milnes, M. A. Bain, Burns, Hardie, Hurle, Margaret Gibson, Iris Gunderson, and Rona Anderson; Dr. J. Hight (Rector, Canterbury College), Messrs M. McLeod (senior inspector of the Canterbury Education Board), and G. Penlington (architect), J. E. Purchase, Professor Macmillan Brown, Messrs A. E. Flower, W. M. Hamilton (Board of Governors), E. Evans, M. Gresson, G. T. Weston (Board of Governors), J. G. L. Vernon, A. Mathias, J. W. Woodhouse, L. B. Wood, C. C. Kemp, C. T. Aschman (Board of Governors), H. D. Acland (Board of Governors), A. J. Bradshaw, G. B. Whitcombe, G. Maginness, S. D. Bain, Professor C. C. Parr, Professor Arnold Wall, Captain F. Farthing, Messrs F. H. Farthing, H. D. Broadhead (president of the Classical Association), and D. C Turnbnll and R. G. Metcalfe (A. H. Turnbull and Co.). Wreaths were sent by the following:—Waitaki Girls' High School pupils, Waitaki Girls' High School staff and prefects, Mrs E. Holdswortb (Heathcote Valley), Mrs and the Misses Acton-Adams, Ronald', Connie, and Neil, Vie. and Annette Turnbull, Dr. and Mrs T. L. Crooke, directors of Messrs Whitcombe and Tombs, Professor Arnold Wall, Waitaki, High School Old Girls' Association, Joan A'Court, Florence Pratt, Mrs' Rhodes and Berthea, Mrs A. H. Turnbull, Mrs W. Chapman and Kathleen, Vera Turnbull, Mrs Bevan Brown and Dr. F. V. Bevan Brown, Miss Higgins (70 Aikman's road), Mrs J. H. Kirk, Mrs H. T. Little, Miss Martin, the girls of the Sixth Upper, 1927, girls, Amuri and Emily Rutherford, Avonside staff and sfirls, Mr and Mrs T. W. Cane, Miss Gresson, Mrs J. G. L. Holmes (59 Hanson's road), Mrs Edwin Hamilton, Mr and Mrs J. Stokes, Miss Dorothy Bone. Leila and Toby, "Haydon Downs," Mr and Mrs Leslie Rutherford's family, Dr. and Mrs Talbot (Auckland), the Misses Hewitt, Phyllis, Kathleen, and Norah Ho'land, Miss Katherine Biss, "Ashbrook" (Mr T. F. Gibson's family), Miss Evelyn Thomas, Miss Anne F. Ironside, Mr and Mrs H. McLennan, Lilian Gates, Old Girls' Association, Miss Peake, little Mary, Violette and Mina Balkind, Rev. and Mrs Stephen Parr, Mr and Mrs H. D. Acland, Miss Acland, Betty L. Scott, Mr and Mrs Hurst Seager, Professorial Board of Canterbury College, Rangiruru Old Girls' Association, Mr and Mrs Osmond Smith, Mr, Mrs, and Miss Anderson, Mrs J. F. Eeid and Miss Reid (Oamaru), D. and M. Chapman, Mr and Mrs J. M. Reid (Culverden), Mrs Clark, Mr and Mrs J. C. Seymour and family, and Mr and Mrs George Weston.

AN APPRECIATION. Reference to the death of Miss Mary Victoria Gibson was made by Bishop West-Watson at the conference of Religious Education yesterday morning. Miss Gibson was, he said, for many years a devoted headmistress of the Girls' High School, and a member of the Church of England, for which she did g-eat work. At a gathering such as this it was right and proper to mention one who had rendered to the Church and to the Dominion such a great service. The Mayor (Mr J. K. Archer), who was present to extend a civic welcome tothe delegates, paid a tribrte to Miss Gibson on behalf of the citizens of Christchurch and himself. "We realise that Miss Gibson was not only a great educationist and a great church worker," he said, "but also a great citizen. The whole of Christchurch laments her unexpected death. We had hoped that she would be spared many years to enjoy a long retirement." The Conference honoured Miss Gibson 's memory by standing in silence for a few moments.

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MISS M. V. GIBSON., Press, Volume LXV, Issue 19715, 4 September 1929

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MISS M. V. GIBSON. Press, Volume LXV, Issue 19715, 4 September 1929

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