The death of the Venerable Archdeacon David Ruddock, of Napier Terrace, Napier, took place yesterday afternoon. The late Archdeacon Ruddock, who was Archdeacon ot Hawke's Bay from 1907 to 1918, was educated at Lichfield Theological College and St. Catherine's College, Cambridge. He was ordained a aeacon in 1878 by the Bishop of Lichfield (Bishop Selwyn) for work in Melanesia, where he served from 1879 to 1884. From 1885 to 1887 hj» was in New South Wales, and 1887. 88 was priest in charge at Rock, hampton. For the next five yean he was vicar of WooUoom-Gabba, and in ISO 3 returned to England, where he performed deputation work with the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel. From 1900 was curate of Shelford Magna, Cambridge, and the following year returned to New Zealand, being vicar of Wairoa until 1907. In that year he came to Hawke's Bay as Archdeacon and Mission Chaplain. The late Archdeacon Ruddock was for several years editor and manager of the Waiapu Church Gazette, which he conducted with conspicuous, ability. He leaves a wife and four daughters to mourn their loss. His two sons were both killed at the front, the, shock ot which being one of the chief causes of his death.
The late Archdeacon was well known all 'over New Zealand, and many friends inside as well as outside the Dominion will feel the lost of a true Christian who was much beloved.
The late Archdeacon's life was largely spent in the Islands, as the outline of dates shew. It was while in these places, assisting the cause to which he devoted his life, that he contracted the trread Malarca ■fever, which was at the root of the Aiuse of his death, at an age when most healthy people have yet many years to enjoy the fruits of their labours.
FUNERAL LARGELY .ATTENDED. In spite of the ah art notice the funeral this afternoon was largely attended. It left his late residence in Napier Terrace, at 1 p.m.. and stopped at the Napier Cathedral, where a service was conducted by the Bishop of Waiapu and the Rev. J. Hobbs. After this, the cortege followed the body to the Haveiock North cemetery, where the remains were laid to their last rest. The Bishop of "Waiapu officiated.
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OBITUARY., Hastings Standard, Volume X, Issue 41, 31 January 1920
OBITUARY. Hastings Standard, Volume X, Issue 41, 31 January 1920
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