Obituary - Mr. Walter W. Hayward

13 January 1948 The Tumut and Adelong Times

The death occurred at the Tumut and District Hospital on Thursday night last of Mr. Walter Wilkins Hayward, an old identity of Tumut, at the age of 70 years.

 Deceased who had been a patient in the institution for a week prior to his demise had been in failing health for some months. 

His wife whose maiden name was Esther Godfrey, predeceased him by 12 months. 

The late Mr. Hayward was born at Batlow and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hayward.

After following farming pursuits at Bombowlee for many years he retired and came to live in Merrivale Street, Tumut.

He was secretary of the Tumut Sons of Temperance Lodge for 52 years and was Church Warden at All Saint's Church for 10 years.

Of recent years he had taken a keen interest in bowls and spent many happy hours on the Tumut Bowling green. 

There is only one son, Mr. Fred Hayward, of Bondi, surviving.

Sisters living are Adeline (Mrs. H. Godfrey, Tumut), Emily (Mrs. W. Whiting, Sharps Creek), Ada (Mrs. Harrison, Batlow). Ettie (Mrs. J. Whiting, Crow's Nest), and Elsie (Mrs. T. Whiting, Adelong).

Two brothers, Messrs. Henry and George Hayward, predeceased him. 

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last leaving from All Saints' Church after a short, service conducted by Rev. S. Broadfoot for the C. of E. portion of the Tumut New Cemetery where interment took place.

Rev. Broadfoot officiated at the graveside and Messrs. W. W. Beavan and Son   had charge of the mortuary arrangements.

The pall-bearers were six nephews of deceased:- Messrs. Allan, Lyle, Norman and Mervyn Harrison, and Harry and Frank Foord

Floral tributes were sent by the following:- Fred and Jean; Allan and Gladys Harrison and family; Ada and family; Harry and Adeline; Elsie, Jim and family; Emily and Will; Harry, Gertie, Ron and Rene; Mrs. Harris and family; Frank and Zillah; Selwyn and Nellie; Ess and family; Bert, Flo and family; P. Foord and family; Len and Alma Sexton; M. Anderson and Una; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Clee; Ashley and Marie; Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Taylor and family; Mr. and Mrs. Bentley, Colin, John, Keith and Joyce; C. Emery & family; Dooley and Mrs. Manns and family; King and Mrs. Allatt; Mr. and Mrs. F. II. Johnson and family; Mr. and Mrs. Powell, Barbara and Richie; W. Beavan and Son; Tumut Young Anglicans; Milton and Maisie: A. J. Clee and family; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Peden.