Obituary - John Gibbons
8 February 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times
The late John Gibbons, the victim of the sad drowning fatality in the Tumut river on Wednesday, February 2, was born at Shepparton, Victoria, on June 8, 1932, and was thus in his seventeenth year.
After living in Shepparton for a while, Wagga became his next home and here John passed his school days.
He then went to Junee for twelve months and had been in Tumut about another year, residing with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sutton, and being employed by Moses Bros, and later by the Oxford Furnishing Co., where he was at the time of his untimely demise.
A quiet, steady, conscientious lad John was liked by all who knew him and very sincere regret was expressed that a boy of his type should be cut-off in the very beginning of his young manhood.
He is survived by his father, Mr. John Gibbons, of Batlow, his step-mother, two brothers and a sister, Robert Leslie and Jan, and a step-sister and three step brothers, Joan, John, Colin and Ray.The funeral moved from the Catholic Church Tumut on Thursday afternoon, Rev. Fr. Commins officiating both in the church and at the graveside in the New Cemetery.
Messrs. W. W, Beavan and Son had charge of the arrangements.
The pall-bearers were Merrs. F. Sutton, J. Gibbons, H. Dunn, A. Dunn, A. Sutton and V. McDonell.
Beautiful flowers were placed on the casket from; Mum, Dad, sisters and brothers; Pop and Nan; Bren., Viv., Max arid Ross; Allan, Kath and Ronald; Arthur, Kath, Dad and family; Auntie Mona, Harold and family; Harry and Jim Anderson and Ken Frost; Jan, Harold, Albert and Phoebe; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Domingnez; Mrs. Neddrie & family; Wren family; Oxford Furnishing Co. and staff; Mr. & Mrs. Keith Coles; Mr. and Mrs Moses & family; Mrs. Hibbens; Mrs. Jeffrey & family; Mr and Mrs. S. T. Piper & family; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Sanderson. & Betty; Mrs. M. A. Crampton & family; Mrs.Snowden, Thelmu & Leo; the camping area; W. Beavan & Son,