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VICE-REGAL. ...' '"' ' Their Excellencies the GovernorGeneral and xjady Alice Fcrgusson left by the Napier express this mornimr • for Hastings and Napier, where they have a number of engagements to fulfil. They will return to Wellington on • Friday. Their Excellencies tho Governor-Gen-eral and Lady Alice Fergusson will attend at St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral on. Sunday morning next tho thanksgiving service for the recovery of His Maiesty tho King. •■-.". Mr. A. Bell, ex-M.P. for Bay of-Is-, lands, leaves to-morrow for the North. ■ . Mr. J. Kennedy, Mayor of■ G*sborn<3, was a passenger on the Marama, whicft arrived from Sydney this morning. Mr. H. H. Sterling,' General" Manager of Bailways, will be a passenger' by the Ulimaroa, which arrives at Auckland from Sydney on Tueedsr next. ....'.■■ ■..-.-/.■ ... : Mr. H. Valentine, accountant in the ; Eailway Department, Wellington,':: Srrived from Sydney by the Marama thi» morning. ■.. :: ; . ...:..:,',; .;..,.- Major T. M. Wilkes, s M.C.,'Dfrector/ of Air Services, left'by last night's Limited express for Auckland, where he" will inspect the Auckland rAero Club's trainees. He will return'to Wellington probably on Friday. The date of his departure for England has not yet been fixed. ■ ■ '■ :: ' Bishop Sprott, in his address at the opening of the Diocesan Synod to-day, . alluded to the death of Mr. Robert Wilberfoss, who, ho said, had been a synodsman for thirty years. On be-, half of members of the-synod,. Bishop' Sprott tendered to Mr. Wilberfoss' , family their most respectful sympathy;. The Eev. G^ Y. Woodward, vicar: of Karori, has been.appointed to succeedCanon W. Fancourt as vicar of All Saints', Palmerston North. ..Mr. Woodward was educated at Lincoln Theblogical College, and was ordained priest in 1904. His first curacy -wa».in .- AU Saints' parish under Archdeacon XL ' GiHarper, and he was vicar of Foxton for seven years. In 1914 he was appointed vicar of the, parish of. KarorL ■-; .j■:, , The late Mr. Eeginald Pye-Smith, whose death occurred at Nelson IkttFriday, was an old Wellington resident. He joined the railway service in 189t > and becama chief draughtsman'in 1905, retiring on superannuation on attaining the age of .60 years in 1015. -During his period of service with the Department he was engaged in the designing . of a number of locomotiverandcar*nd wagon stock now in service. In private life he had many friends," and--took a keen interest in sport, being partieu- •■ larly associated with the ■ old Swift* ■ Football Club. He'- was ah enthnsiastic philatelist; and a member' of the New Zealand Philatelic Society; Heleaves, two sons, Messrs. JiH: and:P. Pye-Smith, and one daughter, Mrs. John DonaW, of Auckland. : Another son was killed at the warr .;•-■••

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PERSONAL ITEMS, Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 2, 2 July 1929

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PERSONAL ITEMS Evening Post, Volume CVIII, Issue 2, 2 July 1929