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Edith Mary Guppy (1885–1950)

Mrs. Edith Mary Guppy, one of the finest types of Australian mothers and wives, who died in Bunbury suddenly on July 11, was widely mourned by her family and large numbers of friends.

Aged 62 Mrs Guppy was the wife of Mr. R. W. Guppy, well-known secretary of the Bunbury Waterside Workers' Union. She had lived in Bunbury for the past 45 years. Although Mrs. Guppy had been ill for some months, her death came as a great shock to her family. She came to Bunbury from England as a very young girl.

Despite the fact that Mrs. Guppy did not live a very active life, she was well-known in Bunbury, and held in high esteem by all those with whom she came in contact. Her principal interest in life was her home and her family.

Mrs. Guppy is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. W. Moyle and Mrs. A. Braithwaite (Collie) and sons Len and Doug.

The funeral took place in the Church of England portion of the Bunbury cemetery on Thursday, July 13. The Rev. B. L. Somner officiated at the graveside.

The pall bearers were Messrs. F. Guthrie, M.L.A., and J. Bourke (A.L.P.); W. E. McKenna (Harbour Board); C. Webber and D. M. Higgon (Waterside Workers); F. J. Withers; L. W. Stotter (Stevedoring Industry); J. Welsh (Tally Clerks' Union); R. Braund (Shop Assistants); and W. E. McEwan (Shipping Companies).

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'Guppy, Edith Mary (1885–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 February 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Cole, Edith Mary

Kent, England


11 July, 1950 (aged ~ 65)
Bunbury, Western Australia, Australia

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