MRS ANN BOYCE.
(From "The Colonist," March 4.)
The death occurred at Motueka op Friday last of Mrs Ann Boyce, relict of the late Wm. Boyce, at the ripe old age of 87 years. Deceased1, who was born at Sj'dnsy in 1827, came to New Zealand in 1837, and for several years resided at Port Underwood, where she was married to the late Mr William Boyce by the Rev. S. Ironside. She was then a girl of 16 .years of age, her husband being in charge of a whaling station there. Mr and Mrs Boyce came to Nelson in 1847, and for four years lived near the Saltwater br< ig©. They then removed to Motueka. Deceased's husband died 19 years ago, and since then she has resided with her son, Mr William Boyce, Borough Clerk of Motueka. They had a family of thirteen children, ten of whom are living. They are Mrs Staples (Levin), Mrs Nelson (Nelson), Mrs G. Calinan (Wanganui), Mrs J. Burns (Wellington), Mrs W. George (Wellington), Mrs J. Kircher (Wellington), Messrs George and William Boyce (Motueka), Edward Boyee^ (Nelson), and Frederick Boyce (Auckland,). There are 56 grand-children, 65 great-grand-children, and two great-great-grand-children. The remains of deceased were interred in the-Motueka cemetery on Sunday last, the funeral service being road by Mr W. Wortley French (Presbyterian minister), in the absence of the Rev. J. McArthur (Wesleyan). There was a representative attendance, the deceased having been highly resected in the district.
The death occurred at Blenheim on Thursday last of Mrs Winstanley, relict of "the late Mr Thomas Francis Winstanley, and mother of Mr J. S. Wiin&tanloy, of the Kelson Telegraph Office. Deceased was well known in the Nelson district, and her relatives will have the sympathy of many in their bereavement.
The death occurred yesterday morning of Mr Frederick Spear, at bis resi : dence, Ngatiawa street. Deceased arrived in Nelson in the year 1865, and lias resided here practically ever sinco. He leaves a widow, and family of seven sons and four daughters, who will have the pincers sympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement.
The death of Mrs. Emily Jane Shannon will be received with wide-spread regret (says the "Feilding Star")., for she was a well-known personage in the southern portion of this Island particularly. Mrs. Shannon, who had not enjoyed robust health for some time, had been ailing, to an alarming extent during the last four months, so that her end was not wholly unexpected. Mrs. Shannon, who was born in Dublin, was the daughter of Lieutenant Hewitt, R.N., and after her marriage to Mr. 6. V. Shannon, came to New Zealand and settled in Nelson for ten years. Mr. and Mrs. Shannon and family then removed to Wellington, where they resided for 14 years, before removing to "The Totaras," their splendid farm and homestead, near Eeilding. Mrs. Shannon, who was one of the" original settlers in this district, settling here in 1877, returned to Wellington, when her husband was appointed Chief Customs Expert, and for 21 years she travelled over the Dominion with him, and on Mr. Shannon's retirement, five years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Shannon returned to "The- Totaras," and had resided there continually since. Mrs. Shannon leaves a husband and grown-up family of six daughters and two sons: Mrs. S. Williamson (Waituna), Mrs. (Dr.) Smith (Hunterville), Mrs. Robert Mcßeth (Kimbolton), Mrs. Harold Redmayne (Halcombe), Mrs. H. T. Richardson (Wellington), and Miss Shannon (who resides with her parents). The sons are Mr. Wm. Shannon. (Makino), and Mr. Trevor Shannon (Waituna).
At last, night's annual meetinc of the Nelson chamber of Commerce, the president, Mr W. W. Snodgrass, moved a motion of condolence to Mrs W. Houlker and family in the death of Mr W Houlker, who had for many years been a, practical member of the chamber and its council. The motion Avas seconded and spoken to by Mr H. Baigent, and carried, the members standing.