Death of Mr. Charles Edward Weeden  

Fine Businessman Passes

10 December 1948 The Burrowa News 

Boorowa lost a fine businessman and townsman by the death of Mr. Charles E. Weeden, which took place in the Boorowa District Hospital early last Saturday evening, at the age of 75 years. 

The late Mr. Weeden, who had been in failing health for the past five months, was admitted to Boorowa District Hospital on the Wednesday previous, and although every medical skill was administered him he bore his illness with Christian fortitude and passed peacefully away as stated above. 

The late Mr. Weeden came to Boorowa some 22 years ago and acquired the general store known as Stevenson's Store on the east end of Boorowa.

Later he moved to West Boorowa and took over the emporium known as Cronin's Store, one of the best-known business houses in Boorowa, which he successfully and actively conducted until July last, when his health began to fail. 

The passing of the late Mr. Weeden removes a member of a well-known and highly respected family.

He was the son of the late Mr. John Weeden, of Tumut, where he was born. During his association in Boorowa he took a particularly keen interest in the welfare of the town's progress.

He was a member of the Boorowa Mechanics' Institute and a Director of the District Hospital Board, to which he rendered valuable service.

He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, to which he was organist for several years. 

Being a staunch adherent of his faith his work in the interest of his church was always of a most generous nature.

His death will be universally regretted by a large circle of friends throughout the district. 

The late Mr. Weeden was twice married. His first wife. Miss Anne Davies, of Wollongong, predeceased him in 1911, and his second wife, Miss Jessie Browne, of Sydney, predeceased him in 1934.

From the first marriage there were three children - two sons and one daughter - namely W. J. Weeden (Elizabeth Bay), Charles H. (Boorowa). and daughter, Mrs. W. Alford (Coogee).

He also leaves one brother, Harold (Tumut) and five sisters - Mrs. Harman (Manly), Mrs. Storey (Junee), Mrs. Maitland (Tumut), Cis (Guilford) and Mona (Sydney), to whom sympathy is extended in their sad bereavement.

Five grandchildren also survive. 

He is also predeceased by two brothers - William, of Young; and Fred, of Tumut. 

There were no issues from the deceased's second marriage.   

The funeral took place on Monday afternoon last, when service was conducted by the Rev. A. T. Newton, of the Methodist Church, when feeling references were made to deceased's fine character and as a citizen.

The funeral was largely attended by sympathisers who paid their last respects to one whose kindly and unassuming nature was one of his most endearing characteristics. 

The service at the graveside, which took place in the Methodist portion of the Boorowa cemetery, was again conducted by Rev. Newton.

The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. O. J. Stuart, of Boorowa. 

The pall-bearers were members of the store staff, namely Messrs. M. Wood, N. Sheperd, A. Malone and R. Grosvenor. 

Many beautiful floral tributes covered the casket and these were for warded by: His Loving Family; Jack, Irene (Elizabeth Bay); Les, Lil and family (Junee); Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Maitland (Tumut); The Staff; Jake, Sybyl and family; Mr. and Mrs. F. X. O'Donnell; Barney and Isabel; Mr. J. Southwell and family, and Mrs. Milne; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Halls and family; Lance, Iris and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bowler and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. Poole and family; Ethel and Harry Wright and family; John Pappas and Con Parris; Mrs. Ryan, Margaret and Tick; Mr. R. J. Riles. Colin. John and Mary; Stan. Mrs. Karrell and family; Muffie and Alan; Pritehard family; Mervyn and Ethel Wood; All at "Congera Hills";   V. and W. Noble and P. Beer; Mr. and Mrs. Keith Halls; Mr. and Mrs. J. Comerford and family; Ena and Billy Palmer; Les. Mavis. Arch and Marie Timms; W. M. Dwyer and Co.; Ern and Clarry Forsberg; Mrs. Shepherd, Ben and Neil; the Callan family; Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Sams; H. L. and A. Malone and family; Mr. and Mrs. M. Donlan and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. Conquest and family; Austin, Mrs, Adams and family; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Halls and family.