Obituary - Mr. Charles Piper

7 June 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times

As briefly referred to in a recent issue the death occurred at the Tumut District Hospital on May 27, of Mr. Charles Piper, a well-known resident of Bombowlee Creek, at   the age of 75 years. 

Born at Bombowlee the late Mr. Piper was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Piper and spent practically all his life in the district, being employed in general station   work, dealing and droving in his younger days. 

He was on Wyangle Station for more than twenty years and afterwards with the late Mr. Colin Armstrong   on his property at Wyangle for some years. 

In 1945 he was a patient in District Hospital for some months - the first occasion that he had ever to seek the services of a doctor or hospital treatment, & on his discharge from hospital he retired from active work and resided with his brother, Mr. William Piper, at Bombowlee Creek. 

Some weeks ago it was apparent he was failing and on being admitted to hospital passed away nine days after, despite every care and attention. 

Surviving members of the family are the brother William and two sisters Mrs. Baily (Sydney) and Mrs. W. Haydon (Tumut).

Those who predeceased their brotherCharles are Messrs. Thomas, George, James and John Piper, Mrs. Crichton, Mrs. Withers, Misses. Margaret and Bridget Piper. 

The funeral left the Catholic Church on the afternoon of May 28 for the new cemetery. Rev. Fr.  Casey officiated at the Church and the graveside, Messrs. W. W. Beavan and Son had charge, of the arrangements and the pall-bearers were Messrs. W. Haydon, Fred Crichton, Jack Withers, Stewart Piper (nephews) Claude and Allan Piper. 

Floral tributes were noted from: Clara, Dick and Billy; brother Bill, Emilv and family; Bridget, Jack and family; Bill, Ciss and family; Stan, Mabel and family; Jack, Bill and Fred Crichton; Cecil Piper and family; Stewart, Tilly and family; Myrtle, Billy and family; Mr. And Mrs Bert Lowther and family; Hazel and girls; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brumby and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Stokes, Charles, Jean, Daisy; Tom, Margaret and Miss Morton; Mr and Mrs. A. Dodd and family; Don Burt and family; Mr. and Mrs.F. Johnson and family; Jack and Iyy Morris and family.