Obituary - Mr. William John Masters

27 January 1948 The Tumut and Adelong Times

The death occurred at the Tumut District Hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning last of Mr. William John Masters, eldest son of Mrs. Annie Masters and the late William Masters, of Tumut, at the age of 68 years.

About ten years ago the subject of this obituary developed a serious heart condition (angina pectoris) and was compelled to relinquish his occupation, that of a painter. 

During the intervening years he has endured much pain and suffering, particularly over the past eight or nine months when the attacks became more severe.

Following a serious seizure on3rd January he was confined to bed at home till the following Wednesday, when it was deemed advisable to have hospital treatment and he was conveyed to the Tumut District Hospital.

Every care and attention possible was bestowed on him by his doctor and the Matron and nursing staff, but he passed away, as stated, on January 20. 

The late Mr. Masters was a bachelor and resided with his mother and sisters at the family home in Capper Street. 

Of a quiet disposition, he was held in very high esteem by his friends, to whom he was always known as 'Burneigh'. 

Amongst his many nieces and nephews he was a great favourite.

He was a keen follower of the turf and a member of the Tumut Club for many years; greatly interested in fishing (being an expert angler for trout) and, in his earlier days, game hunting and shooting. 

Deceased is survived by his mother (now aged 96 years), six sisters, Flo, Maggie, Millie (Mrs. M. Cruise), of Tumut, Ethel (Mrs. E. Herring, Randwick), Edith and Nellie (Mrs. Bradford, Batlow), and two brothers, George and Rupert.

 One brother, Herbert, predeceased him at a very early age many years ago. 

Unfortunately, his brother George, who is at present in Lismore, could not reach home in time for the funeral. Following a service conducted by Rev. Father Bartley (Cootamundra), who also officiated at the graveside, the funeral left the Church of the Immaculate Coneption for the Catholic portion of the Tumut New Cemetery, where interment took place on Wednesday morning last. 

Pall-bearers were six nephews of the deceased, Messrs. Frank, Jack, Reg. and Pat. Cruise, Jack Masters and Neil Masters.

Messrs. W. W. Beavan and Son had charge of the mortuary arrangements. 

Floral tributes were sent by the following: - Mother, Flo and Edie; Maggie and Billy; Cis, Mart and Marie; George, Ted and Nance, Bob and Eileen; Rupe and Ruby; Ethel and Eric; Neil and 'Brick'; the Cruise boys and families; Enid; Neil and Gerald; Connie, Sid. and Peter; Gena, Jack and boys; Peg., Ray, John and Susan; Jack, Daphne and family'; Bill, Norma and Larry; Nell, Lou and family: Neil Cochran; Mr. and Mrs. M. Barbour; Ian Barbour; Mrs. Mrs. L. Edwards and family; Kay, Jean and Bevin, Ross and Darcy Crampton; Mr. and Mrs. Herb. Crampton and family; Herb, and Ethel James; George, Mrs. Bates and Marge; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Watson and family; W. and Mrs. Thomas and Miss McLaren; Mr. and Mrs. J. Newman: Stan, and Mrs. Baseman and girls; Mr. and Mrs. A. Cameron and family; Dick and Jessie Beck, Ruby and Jimmy: Jack and Laura Marzol and family: Matt. Downing, Mrs. Downing and Matt, jnr.; Beauty and Bill and family; Mr. and Mrs. Tom Dunn and family; Mrs. D. McGrath and family; Bert and Jessie Kitto; Mr. and Mrs. D. Phillips; Ted Quirk; Stitt family; King and Mrs. Allatt; the Carr family; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hargreaves and family; Vera Delany; Mr. and Mrs. George Wyburn; Mr. and Mrs. Jack McAlister and family; the Lynch family; Mrs. Wilson, Jacob and family; Bill Bridle; Mr. and Mrs. Cheney, Pearl and Leo; Mrs. Eva Davy and family; Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Arentz, Pat. and Peg.: Mick, Thelma and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. F.   McAlister and Alf.; Mr. and Mrs. H. Engelman; Mr. and Mrs. H. Munt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Stanfield and family; Sergeant and Mrs. Hickson and family; Harry and Mrs. Baker; Isobel and Archie Macadam; W. Beavan and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. Malone and family: Mr. and Mrs. J. Venables; Mr. and Mrs. D. Herron and family; Lance Wren; Mr. and Mrs. P. Andrews; Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Brainard; Mr. and Mrs. Eustace.