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WCS. 23 December 1958. Ceduna. Ace collector for the local branch of the Fathers Association, Mr. H B Smith has broken all previous records. His figures for the year show increases of 100 lbs of dressed poultry and 62 pounds in cash donations – the poultry and fish are sent to war ex-service personnel hospitals and convalescent homes in Adelaide – The secretary Mr. G Burnett, said that members could not find words to express their thanks to Mr. Smith who had been a power in the branch ever since its formation. The honour of life membership conferred on him in the last year was truly earned. Dad Smith invariably gives all the credit to his public for their most generous support.
WCS. 26 June 1957. Ceduna. Mrs. Edith Sarah Smith of Ceduna, who suffered a heart collapse several weeks ago, died last Monday – She was 77 years old. Born at Euralia, near Quorn, Mrs. Smith was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Price, of Tallala. As a young woman, she spent some time in Streaky with the late Mrs. Tom Mudge, at the Flinders Hotel and” first met her husband, Mr. H B Smith. With her husband and family, the late lady lived most of her married life on the land in the Hd Goode. Some years ago Mr. and Mrs. Smith retired to Ceduna. A selfless woman of fine character, Mrs. Smith spent a lifetime in service to the members of her family to whom she was most devoted. She enjoyed in return the fullest measure of their love and esteem. A large crowd of people who attended the service in the Ceduna Church of England and the burial service at the Ceduna cemetery afterward was a tribute to the popularity of the deceased lady. Rev Brooks officiated and the pallbearers were Mrs. Smith s sons, Ray, Mort, Max and Phil, and Messrs C M Beck and J Betts. Both daughters, Jess, (Beck) and Margaret were also at the graveside.
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