Death of Miss Edna Sanderson

29 March 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times

As was previously mentioned in our columns, the death of the late Miss Edna Jane Sanderson occurred in the Goulburn District Hospital on Sunday, 13th March, 1949, after a brief illness extending over six weeks.

The subject of this obituary had been training as a mental nurse at Kenmore, Goulburn for the past twelve months and was extremely popular with all her mates at the Kenmore Hospital and also at Kunama, Batlow and Tumut. 

She was the only daughter of Mrs. E. G. Stockwell, of Kunama, and was 18 years of age.

She was born at Wagga Wagga, her mother being a native of the Yarrangobilly and Tumut districts and her father was Mr. Fred. Sanderson, also a native of Tumut district. 

The aunts are Nellie (Mrs. J. Martin, Tumut), Miss Lizzie (Tumut), Maud (Mrs. Jack Dunn, Yarrangobilly Caves), May (Mrs. Charlie Dunn, of Ganmain). Messrs. Bert and Harry Sanderson, of Newtown, are uncles.   

The casket was brought by train from Goulburn to Tumut on Tuesday, 15th March.

The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Mrs. Craig, of Goulburn, and on arrival at Tumut was placed in All Saints' C. of E. The funeral at Tumut was conducted by W. W. Beavan & Son after a short service by Rev. Broadfoot.

Later the remains were laid to rest in the C. of E. portion of the new cemetery, the service being read by Rev. S. Broadfoot, who had christened and confirmed her. 

The pallbearers were Messrs. Tom Martin, Victor Giddings, Ken Wilson, Don. McKenzie, Fred. Peel and Harry ("Pop") Peel. 

Floral tributes were sent by the following:-

Loving mother and step father; Nellie, Jack and family; Jim and Les; Auntie Lizzie; May, Charlie and family; Freda and Dorris; loving aunts; Maud, Jack and family; the Moorhead family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Quinn and family; Mr. and Mrs. Mick Barbour; Ian and Jean Crampton; Mrs. Julia Feint and Roy; Ossie, Dot and family; Jack and Sarah Wortz; Bill, Millie and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Gilchrist and family; Tom and Elsie Edwards and family; Tom and Hazel Dunn and family; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McGrath and family; Mr. and Mrs W. J. Oddy and family; the Sheather family: Freddie and Kathleen; Edith and Victor Passlow and family; Thea, Tom and family; Elsie and Mervyn Power; Freda and George; Victor and Cassie Giddings and family; Mrs. Fred. Feint and family; Joe and Rene Stubbs and family: Mrs Ida Harris and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Thatcher; Pearl and Arthur Shelley; Terry and John; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brown and family (Mrs. Brown snr.); Leo and Alice Hoad, Bruce and Colin; C.W.A. Yarrangobilly Branch,: Allan and Ivy Lawson and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. Gilchrist and family; Bob Hughes, Peggy, Dick and family; Mrs. Woodbridge and family; the Wilson family, Kunama); the Kunama Box Co.; the Matron, Sisters and nurses of Ken- more Mental Hospital: Kenmore Mental Hospital Amenities Association; Betty, "Bumper," Marshall, Gwen, Pat, and Doreen: Mrs. Barber and Dia and Mr. E. H. Shallick.