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, _ JJ A t . „.; Letters received giving particularsoi; her deat.h state. tliat..Mi"3 Charges Redwood's '^teust illness' was a sfaosfc one, and to those in New. Zealand vrh& had not heard that she wa^ ill the news came as an unusually" heajry shock. Mrs Redwood's parents. ■roes© amongst the first settlers in New Zealand, and she was horn in 1844' lift Auckland. Later on the family jsesided in Wellington.' Mrs Redwood's early married life was spent in Bleaheim (Riverlands), where she was fcun ideal hostess, and one who, by her Jaetiring and cheerful influence, maSeguests and those by whom . ahe was surrounded welcome the privilege |>f her society. In, many phases of life her unselfishness and usefulness wiH be missed, but in none more than in connection with her association with the Catholic Church. The. eausje iv 33 miss her, »and the poor in her, h&Y& lost a kind and charitable; frieiui. Among her many charities one 5n particular is worthy of remembra-njee- ■ She nursed- with motherly^ care in' vhW owno home, one of sTew / pioneer priests, the saintly Bey. Jo&» Stephen, Pezant, ; whio died after a long illness atißi^er lands in ISBBL In acknowledgment of this beautiftlT act of charity and devotion,, the 3ate Pope L^o XIII. sent Mrs Redwoo3_Ta. valuably crucifix with special blessingsj attached to it. The Supen«FGeneralj oi; .the '• Marist. Order sjssx showed his grateful appreciation .Jap another valuable gift. These HSxsBedwood "prized most highly, ari3 they will be preciou^ heirlooms io succeeding generations. • Mrs Redwood had fifteen children, twelve, of whom survive her, aifct thirty grand-childi'cn. She' was sisbw-in-law to Archbishoii Redwood, soffit sister' to Mrs Thomas Redwood pf Blenheim, Mrs .Waddy, also of Jsjfi&a--heim, and Mr Leonard Grimstoue, manager of the. New Zealand Bank in Waitara. Much sincere sympathy has been felt; for Mr Charles Reawpod and family, most of whom xyeftb with their parents to Toowoomba about sixteen years ago. Thos© sti?l in New Zealand areT Sister Mstry" Bernard, her eldest daughter, a im~ ligious of St. Mary's Convent, "Wellington, and now in charge of the Preparatory College, "Star .of £h** Sea," Seatoun; Mrs Maurice MoGrath, Seatoun; Mrs J. R. Cloieston, Matawai; and Mr G. H./Rssß--wood, Woodvillc; f

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THE LATE MRS CHARLES REDWOOD., Marlborough Express, Volume XLVI, Issue 287, 3 December 1912

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THE LATE MRS CHARLES REDWOOD. Marlborough Express, Volume XLVI, Issue 287, 3 December 1912