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Whalan, Glyndwr (1847–1922)

from Bathurst Times (NSW)

A very highly esteemed and widely known resident of Bathurst in the person of Mr. Glyndwr Whalan died at his residence, 195 Lambert-street, this morning at the age of 75 years. Mr Whalan had been in failing health for some time and his demise was not unexpected. It was characteristic of the man to show fortitude and patience in illness, for during his long and honorable pilgrimage on earth his faith in the Christian religion as the chief healing influence in life was unceasing and unalterable. There was no better known or respected member of the Methodist congregation than Glyndwr Whalan, and the good work he did in Church, Sunday School and as a local preacher can best be appreciated by his co-workers and others who came in contact with him. In fact, promulgating from the pulpit the faith that was in him might be described as the ruling passion of his life. He saw the light and his fervent desire was that others should see it, and with this end in view, personal inconvenience counted as nothing in the great work of setting others on the right path.

The late Mr. Whalan's active part in Church work started with his boyhood and later he became a member of the Church Trust and Quarterly Board, both of which he was associated with for many years. He was also a church steward. In each and every one of these positions he worked hard for the advancement of his Church and always emphasised the importance of its spiritual welfare. His fervent devotion and wise counsel will be among the sweet reflections of those who learned to esteem and honor him.

Mr. Whalan was a native of Oberon and was a son of the late Mr. Charles Whalan, who carried on grazing pursuits in the district. He early came to Bathurst, and learned the printing trade in the old "Free Press" office. After he had started in business on his own account, he conducted for several years the Excelsior Printing Works under the School of Arts. Later on he purchased the Keppel-street business and about sixteen years ago sold out the printing portion and thereafter, until he retired, carried on the establishment as a stationery concern, only.

The family left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father are the widow and two sons and three daughters, who have widespread and wholehearted sympathy in their bereavement. The sons are Mr. Eric Whalan (Kelso), and the Rev. Harold Whalan, while the daughters are Mrs. Cadwell, Miss Edith Whalan, who is a teacher at the Bathurst State School, and Miss May Whalan.

The funeral will leave the deceased's late residence at 11 o'clock to-morrow morning.

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'Whalan, Glyndwr (1847–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/whalan-glyndwr-27226/text34744, accessed 7 December 2019.

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