Obituary - Mr. Michael Healy

29 November 1949 The Tumut and Adelong Times 

As briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death occurred at the Old Men's Home at Young on Wednesday last of Mr. William Healy, a native of the Tumut district, at the age of 76 years. 

The late Mr. Healv was born at Lacmalac, being a son of the late Mr. Thomas Healy, an Irish immigrant, who selected land in that part of the Tumut district. Deceased was a member of a family of nine, none of whom married.

There is only one brother, John (who resides with Mr. and Mrs. T. Harris, of Lacmalac) surviving. With his brothers, John and William, the late Mr. Michael Healy carried on the property at Lacmalac for many years after the death of their parents.

Deceased conducted the orchard section of the property, transporting the fruit crop to Tumut for sale each season.

At one time he managed a drapery business for a short period.

He was a thorough gentleman and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

Eight years ago, owing to advancing age, the three brothers sold the property to Mr Gordon Kell and came to reside in Russell-Street Tumut. 

Mr. William Healy passed away some time ago. 

Deceased had only been an inmate of the Old Men's Home for a short time prior to his demise. 

The remains were brought back to Tumut for interment and the funeral left from the Catholic Church for the Tumut New Cemetery.

Rev. Fr. O'Brien officiated at the graveside and the funeral arrangements were carried out by W. W. Beavan & Son. 

Pall-bearers were Messrs. Gordon Kell, Tom Harris, W. J. Kell, R. C. Stevenson, H. Kell, G. Kell and Jim Kell snr. 

Floral tributes were sent by Annie and Bob; Bev. and Ron. Kell and family; the Patton family; Harry and Jessie Kell and family; John Ethel Bundock-Kell; N. and I. Lyell; Tom, Ethel and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Gulliford; Jim and Mrs. KellMirrie and Jack Cruise; Mr, and Mrs, J, Drew and family,