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OBITUARY

MR. WILLIAM E. AREY ■ AUCKLAND BUSINESS MAN ! INTEREST IN BOWLING A wcll-knqwn figure in tho Auckland business community and a prominent bowler, Mr. William Ewbank Arey, died at his home, 20 Owens Road, Epsom, on Sunday, aged 71 years. A son of tho late Mr. W. S. Arey, ho was born at Grimsby, and was brought to New Zealand by his parents when he was an infant. He Bpent tho greater part of his life in Auckland. Educated at tho Berosford School, Mr. Arey went to Christchurch as a young man, and was employed by Whitcombo and Tombs, Limited. On his return to Auckland some years later he joined the staff of tho firm of booksellers and i stationers that ultimately became Wildman and Aroy. From his extreme youth to the time of his death, Mr. Arey took a keen interest in all branches of sport. While in Christchurch ho was captain of tho Pioneer Cycling Club, and in 1894, when he was taking an active part in cricket in Auckland, he was one of those responsible for'the formation of a cricket ground in Ponsonby. Three years later he was a member of the committee of the Ponsonby Cricket Club, and a delegate to the Auckland Cricket Association. As an older man Mr. Arey became a prominent bowler and for 20 year? was secretary of the Carlton Club. He was elected a life member of the club and was also presented with a gold medal in recognition of his long service. Mr. Arey took part in various contests in Australia and was secretary of tho largo party of bowlers which toured the world under the leadership of the late Mr. J. W. Hardley seven years ago. After being associated for about 40 years with the firm in which he was a partner, Mr. Arey retired about three years ago. Ho became ill while visiting England last year with Mrs. Arey, and although temporarily improved in health after a period in hospital, ho never fully recovered. Mr. Arey was throughout his life a great admirer of Dickens, and joined the Dickens' Fellowship when it was formed in London in 1902. Ho was one of the founders of tho Auckland branch in 1926, and was secretary at the time of his death. Mr. Arev is survived by his wife, who | was formerly Miss M. G. Carrigan, and two daughters, Mrs. W. W. Dillicar and Mrs. R. Braithwaite, both of Hamilton. Mrs. E. James, of Pirongia, and Miss L. H. Arey and Miss S. Arey, of Auckland, are sisters. PROFESSOR J. M. E. GARROW [BY TELEGRAPH—PRESS ASSOCIATION] NELSON, Monday. The death has occurred of Professor J, M. E. Garrow, who has been living in Nelson in retirement for some years. He was formerly professor of English and international law at Victoria University College, Wellington. [Professor Garrow was born in Scotland in 1860 and came to New Zealand as a child. He graduated bachelor of arts at Otago University in 1897 and eight years later he took tho degree of bachelor of laws. For some years he was in business in Dunedin prior to becoming registrar of Otago University. He was a professor at Victoria University College, Wellington, from 1911 until his retirement seven years ago. From 1916 until 1918 he was a member of tho college council.]

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OBITUARY, New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22234, 8 October 1935

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OBITUARY New Zealand Herald, Volume LXXII, Issue 22234, 8 October 1935

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