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OBITUARY

MR C. E. TORLESSE The death occurred in Timaru recently of Mr Charles Edward Torlesse at the age of 74 years. Mr Torlesse was the second son of the Rev. Henry Torlesse and Elizabeth Henrietta Torlesse, of Rangiora. His grandmother was Catherine Gurney Torlesse, wife of the Rev. Charles Martin Torlesse, of Stoke by Nayland, Suffolk, England, and a sister of Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Mr Torlesse was educated at Christs College, where he was a pupil from 1878 to 1882. On- leaving college he joined the staff of the Union Bank of Australia, and after serving in various branches was appointed manager of the branch of the Bank at Hastings in 1906. Subsequently he was manager at Waimate and Timaru. retiring from the latter branch in 1927. In his younger days Mr Torlesse was a keen Rugby footballer, being a member of the Canterbury Club and he had the honour to represent Canterbury against Hawke’s Bay, Auckland, and Wellington in 1887. He also took an interest in volunteering and held a commission in the Rangiora Rifles and the Lyttelton Navals. In later years Mr Torlesse took up golf and bowls, and he retained his interest in these sports throughout the remainder of his life. Mr Torlesse married in 1900 Florence Edith, eldest daughter of the late Mr William C. Chatfield, of Island Bay, Wellington. Mrs Torlesse died in June, 1931. and in 1938 Mr Torlesse married Miss Margaret, Aslin, of Wanganui, who survives him. He is Ms® survived by four children of his first marriage, Mrs H. E. Wright (Mayfield), Miss Susan Torlesse 'Timaru), Mr J. H. Torlesse (Wellington), and Mr R. C. Torlesse (Hunterville). MR T. M. LEWINGTON The death occurred recently of Mr Thomas Martin Lewington, who was well known throughout New Zealand in overseas shipping services, having been for more than 40 years employed by the New Zealand Shipping Company as foreman carpenter for New Zealand. „ r ~. _ During the Boer War and the Great War Mr Lewington was responsible for the fitting up of all the company s steamers as transports for troops and horses proceeding overseas, and was at the time of his retirement in 1923 one of the company’s oldest servants, having served in its employ before coming to New Zealand m 1885. Mr Lewington lived in Lyttelton for many years, and during that time took a keen interest in the affairs of the port. He was a Past Master of the Unanimity Masonic Lodge. He was an active member of the Church of England, and for many years was a vestryman of the Holy Trinity Church. Lyttelton, St Mark’s Church, Opawa, and St. Michael’s Church. . . - The funeral was at the Waimain cemetery, the pall-bearers being members of the staff of the local office of the New Zealand Shipping Company Mr Lewington is survived by his widow. Mrs S. A. Lewington, two daughters. Mrs A. Mcßean, of Spnngston South, and Mrs F. D. Trewern. of Lower Hutt, and two sons, Messrs H. C. and E. W. Lewington, of Christchurch. MR JAMES TURNBULL The death occurred recently of Mr James Turnbull; of Christchurch, at the age of 81 years. He was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John James Turnbull, who came to New Zealand in the Charlotte Jane, one of the First Four Ships to arrive in v Lyttelton, his mother (nee Elizabeth R. Lewis) having the distinction of being the first woman to step ashore from that vessel. Mr Turnbull was born in Lyttelton in 1859 and was educated at St. Michael s Church School, and later for some years was a member of St. Michael s church choir. Leaving Lyttelton, Mr Turnbull was for some time in business in Christchurch as a cabinetmaker, but later, received the appointment of chief bailiff at the Magistrate s Court, Christchurch \yhich position he held for 25 years, and subsequently was an officer of the Supreme Court until his retirement .some , years ago. For some years he occupied the position of librarian to the Canterbury District Law Society. . Mr Turnbull w§s a man of wide interests, and was for many years a member of the Independent Order 01 Oddfellows (Ridgely Lodge). Being a keen bowler, he was a member of the Canterbury champion rink in 1913-14, and in 1920 was New Zealand pairs champion. ... Mr Turnbull was married at St. John’s Church, Christchurch, to Miss Matilda M. Berry, in 1883, and fs survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs F. W. Deighton and Mrs C. E. St. John, both of Christchprch, Mrs E. Barrett, of Dunedin, three sons, Messrs S. V. Turnbull, M. J. Turnbull, and L. A. Turnbull, all of Christchurch, and also 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. His funeral was attended by a large number of relatives and friends including, fellow lodge members, and short services were conducted at the graveside by the Rev. E. A. Osmers and officers of the Ring ely f^dee).

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OBITUARY, Press, Volume LXXVI, Issue 22970, 15 March 1940

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OBITUARY Press, Volume LXXVI, Issue 22970, 15 March 1940

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