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Turnbull, Willie Dunston (1874–1946)

It is our sad duty to record the passing of another old and esteemed district resident in Mr. Willie Dunston Turnbull, of Wilberforce, whose death took place suddenly on Wednesday last, at the age of 72 years.

A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Turnbull, of Wilberforce, the deceased had lived all his life in that centre, and as a farmer — his lifelong occupation — had earned an enviable reputation for industry and a practical knowledge which he was always ready to share with others who sought his advice.

As a citizen, the late Mr. Turnbull, being of a retiring disposition, did not play an active part in public life, but was one of those without whose loyal support the efforts of those who take leading parts would be valueless.

Helpful and considerate to all, he was held in affectionate esteem by the community in which he lived, as well as a wide circle of friends throughout the Hawkesbury district, and the news of his passing has been received with general expressions of keen regret.

He is survived by his wife (there were no children of the marriage) and seven sisters, Mesdames Fred. Greentree (Manly), Macgregor (Strathfield), Ronald Hall (Wilberforce), Arthur Bootle (Pitt Town) and Poidevin (Wollongong), and Misses Edith and Gladys Turnbull (Wilberforce), to all of whom the condolences of old district friends are offered in their sad loss.

The largely-attended funeral took place in the Church of England cemetery at Wilberforce on Thursday, the Rev. Taplin conducting the last rites. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Chandler, Windsor.

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'Turnbull, Willie Dunston (1874–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/turnbull-willie-dunston-17236/text29022, accessed 12 December 2019.

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