Obituary - Mrs. Sophia D. Johnstone

11 July 1950 The Tumut and Adelong Times 

The death occurred in her sleep at 3.30 a.m on Sunday following a heart attack at 5.30 p.m. the previous day of Mrs. Sophia Dorothy Johnstone, of Capper Street Tumut, widow of the late Mr. Eric R. Johnstone.

Deceased had suffered a stroke in 1941 which had left her with a weak heart and slightly incapacitated. She had suffered slight attacks since.

The late Mrs. Johnstone was born at North Sydney and was the daughter of the late Mr. land Mrs. C Stuart.

After her marriage to Mr. E. R Johnstone they resided at Windsor where Mr. Johnstone followed farming pursuits, before coming to the Tumut district in 1930, acquiring a property a few miles from town on the Gilmore road.

They moved into Tumut to reside just before Mr. Johnstone passed away in 1942. 

Prior to her slight incapacitation the late Mrs. Johnstone took a keen interest in C.W.A. affairs. 

The family surviving are: Amy and Mary (Sydney), Irwin (Tumut) and Selwyn (Trangie).

Two sons, George and James, predeceased her. There, are also two brothers Irwin Stuart (Windsor) and Douglas Stuart (Gunnedah) and three sisters, Frances (Sydney), Mary and Nellie (Goulburn) surviving. One brother Donald predeceased her. 

The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, interment being made in the Presbyterian portion of the Tumut New Cemetery after a service at St. Stephen's.

Rev. R. S. Woodger, officiated at the graveside and W. Beavan and Son had charge of the mortuary arrangements.

Pallbearers were Messrs. J. Bruce, H. Piper, J. Lockeridgc, C. Withers, Irwin and Douglas Stuart.