Catherine Lee (nee McGregor) was my great grandmother. She features in my last post on the Ladies of the McGregor Family.
CLYDE RIVER PIONEER PASSES ON
We regret to have to report the passing of yet another of the Bateman’s Bay district pioneers in the person of Mrs Catherine Lee of Nelligen, widow of the late George Lee, who predeceased her by nine years. Mrs Lee, who was 79 years, maintained all her faculties to the end, and passed peacefully away in the early morning of Sunday last at the home of her daughter, Mrs Lionel Carriage, at Milton.
The deceased had lived 56 years on the Clyde River, and was ever keen to offer old-time hospitality to the infrequent stranger who would call at the farm on which she lived. She leaves a family of five daughters and four sons to mourn their loss. Of the sons, Clyde, Jim and Norman live in or near Sydney the two former being in the Police Force. George lives on the Clyde River. Of the daughters Florrie married Mr. A. Rixon, Jessie married Mr E. Rixon, Mona is Mrs F. Shepherd, Christina is Mrs L. Carriage and Eunice is Mrs Sanders.
There was a large gathering at the funeral, and the ceremony was performed in the Methodist portion of the Milton cemetery, the many wreaths ands sprays of flowers being vivid testimony of the general high regard in which the deceased was held by all who knew her. We extend our sympathy to the family in their irreparable loss – Milton Times.
Sydney Morning Herald Monday 13 August, 1945, page 10
Lee- August 12, 1945. Catherine dearly beloved wife of the late George Lee of Nelligen, mother of Clyde, James, Norman, George, Florry (Mrs A. Rixon), Jessie (Mrs E. Rixon), Mona (Mrs L. Shepherd), Christina (Mrs L. Carriage) and Eunice (Mrs F. Saunders) sons and daughters aged 79 years.**
|Catherine Lee (nee McGregor) Mollymook Cemetery NSW|
* 1945 'CLYDE RIVER PIONEER PASSES ON.', The Braidwood Dispatch and Mining Journal (NSW : 1888 - 1954), 24 August, p. 2, viewed 29 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article119346644
** 1945 'Family Notices.', The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954), 13 August, p. 10, viewed 29 December, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article17949827