Death of Mrs. Harry Sawkins

28 June 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times 

News of the death of Mrs. Harry Sawkins which occurred in Gloucester House, Sydney, last Saturday morning caused a great shock to her many friends throughout the Tumut district.

A member of the Myers family, of West Blowering, she was a popular young woman and was well-known in this and surrounding centres. 

Only meagre information was available yesterday but it is understood deceased was admitted to Nowra Hospital early last week and when her condition did not improve she was moved to Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney and then to Gloucester House.

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers, of West Blowering, were, called to her bedside on Monday of last week. 

The late Mrs. Sawkins was born 32 years ago and resided in the Blowering district all her life until a few months ago.

She married Mr. Harry Sawkins, of "Numeralla", East Blowering, where the latter successfully carried on dairying and general farming.

Two years ago he purchased another property 'Jomaro' at West Blowering where they made their home until recently when the two properties were sold and they moved to Nowra where another farm was purchased.

Besides the sorrowing parents and husband, there are three young children surviving: John, Margaret and Robert. 

Brothers are Messrs Leo and Colin Myers (West Blowering) and AlexMyers (Tumut). 

The heartfelt sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved in the sad loss they have sustained. The funeral took place in Sydney yesterday.