Obituary - Mr. John Healy

29 November 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times

Following on the death of his brother Michael, which occurred last week at Young, Mr. John Healy, well-known Lacmalac identity, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. Harris at Lacmalac on Sunday afternoon. 

The late Mr. Healy was his usual self on Sunday morning and passed away peacefully whilst sitting in a chair after lunch. 

As mentioned in our obituary of the late Mr. Michael Healy elsewhere in this issue, deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Healy and was born at Lacmalac.

With his two brothers, William and Michael, he followed grazing pursuits all his life in that part of the Tumut district until his retirement eight years ago.

For many years, also, he was in the employ of the late Mr. F. Halloran on his Lacmalac property and during the latter's absence in America he undertook the management. 

The late Mr. Healy was held in high esteem, as were his brothers and sisters.

He was the last of his family, those predeceasing him be- ing Edward, Thomas, James, William, Michael, Mary, Ellen, Kate and Annie.

As none of them married there are no living relatives in Australia.

Deceased had been cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Harris at Lacmalac for some time past. 

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, the cortege leaving from the Catholic Church for the Tumut New Cemetery at 2 p.m. 

Floral tributes were sent by:- Ethel, Tom and family; Ella and Bill Kell; Jim and Mrs. Kell snr.; Wal. and Mary; N. and I. Lyell; Claude, Joan and Boy; Herlihy family; Patton family; Don., Mervis and Ralph Kell; Annie and Bob; Ron. and Bev. Kell and family; Lou and Muriel Kell and family; George and Dot Kell and family; Mirrie and Jack Cruise; Mr. and Mrs. Herb. Buckley and family; Lillie and Charlie Clout; Belle and Lisle.

The pall-bearers wore Messrs.. J. Kell snr., W. J. Kell, Lou Kell, Gordon Kell, Tom Harris and Rob, Halloran,