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Lefroy, Mary Bruce (Maidie) (1882–1899)

The friends of the Minister of Mines (Mr. H. B. Lefroy will regret to near of the death of his daughter, Miss Mary (Maidie) Bruce Lefroy, which took place at her father's residence. 'Melford' Mount-street, on Saturday morning. Miss Lefroy, who was only 17 years of age, had not completely recovered from a paralytic shock which she received some four years ago, and for which she was treated in England. On Saturday Mr. Lefroy left the city for his country residence, and when at Gingin he received a telegram announcing that his daughter had been seized with a sudden attack. Mr. Lefroy caught the train from Geraldton, and returned to Perth, but his daughter had expired. Dr. Horrocks was the medical attendant.

The funeral of the deceased young lady took place in the Anglican portion of the Perth Cemetery yesterday morning, when there was a large attendance. Bishop Riley officiated, and he was assisted by Dean Goldsmith. The chief mourners were: — Mr. H. B. Lefroy (father), Masters Edward and Frank Lefroy (brothers), and Messrs. F. Wittenoom and A. H. Williams (uncles). The pall-bearers were Sir John Forrest and Messrs. F. H. Piesse. R. W. Pennefather, G. Randell, J. W. Hackett, and J. Percy; and among those who also attended were: — Sir George Shenton, Sir A. C. Onslow, Messrs. A. Forrest, C. Harper, B. C. Wood, S. Burt. G. Parker, B. H. Sholl, H. S. King, 0. P. Stables. F. G. Faulkner, F. Stafford, and Gresham, Colonel G. B. Phillips and Dr. Hope. Wreaths were sent by Mr., Mrs., and Miss Muirhead, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Parker, the Misses Parker, Mr. and Mrs. Faulkner, Mr. E. T. Hooley, Sir G. Shenton, Mr. and Mrs. E. Ledger, Sir A., C. and Lady Onslow, the Misses Moore, Mrs. and Miss A. G. Hassell, Mrs. Williams, Miss Tonkin, Messrs. Tetbridge and Hyde, Mr. and Mrs. Purkiss, Mrs. Whitehead, Mrs. R. Taylor, Mrs. S. Burt, Mrs. Hardwick, Colonel and Mrs. Phillips, Sir John and Lady Forrest, Mrs. and Miss Percy, Mr. and Mrs. Hearman, Miss Burges, Mrs. E. T. Darlot, Mr. and Mrs. W. Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Pennefather, Miss Girdlestone, Mr. and Mrs. Verdon, Mrs. and Miss Ferguson, Mrs. T. P. Draper, and Mr. J. H. and Mrs. Cooper. The coffin was of polished jarrah, with heavy black mountings, and the funeral arrangements were supervised by Messrs. Bowra and O’Dea.

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'Lefroy, Mary Bruce (Maidie) (1882–1899)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/lefroy-mary-bruce-maidie-18159/text29729, accessed 22 September 2019.

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