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Pease, Thomas (Bookie) (1863–1927)

The death occurred at his late residence, Teralba-road, on Thursday night of Mr. Thomas Pease, an old and respected citizen of the district, who was stricken down with illness three months ago while following his occupation as shiftman at Durham Colliery. Notwithstanding his illness he was able to move about, and took a delight in visiting another invalid friend. His death came suddenly as he was sitting in his chair reading ten minutes prior to his death. He was 63 years of age, and was born in Durham, England, and had resided in this country 43 years, many years at Greta, the last 26 years being spent in Adamstown. Of a quiet nature, he was highly respected, was always ready to assist the sick and distressed of the municipality, and took a keen interest in the social functions of the town. He took an active part in Lodge Star of the West (Masonic), where he occupied the position of tyler, having recently been elected to that position. He was also an old member of Star of Adamstown Lodge, I.O.O.F. Prior to working at Durham Colliery, the deceased was employed at Walsh Island. He is survived by widow, two sons (who saw active service), and two daughters, and one brother. The funeral, which left his late residence on Saturday, was largely attended, the interment being in the Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate, Rev. G. K. Tucker officiating. The Masonic service was rendered by Wor. Master Bro. R. Jackson, assisted by Wor. Bro. J. Usher. The brethren of Lodge Star in the West preceded the hearse, and there was a large representation of the members of the I.O.O.F. Lodge and Durham miners. The chief mourners were the widow, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Pease and Joseph Pease (sons and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. A. Ure and Miss Elsie Pease (daughters and son-in-law), and Mr. and Mrs. J. Pease (brother and sister-in-law). The pall-bearers were six brethren of Lodge Star in the West, viz., Messrs. T. Filby, J. Rutherford, E. Taylor, J. Pugh, D. Blakemore, and E. Jenkins. The family received many messages of sympathy, and wreaths were sent by wife, Annie and Arthur. Tom, Grace, and boys, Joe and Elsie, Uncle, Auntie and family, Norman and Jean, Mr. and Mrs. J. Batey, Mr. and Mrs. R. Naylor (Abermain), Mr. and Mrs. W. Connors, Mrs. Houston and Mary, Mr. and Mrs. W. Jackson, Rene and Harry, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jackson, Mr. W. Bradford and family, Mrs. Hatfield, Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Brewster, Mr. and Mrs. F. Kimber and Frank, Mr. and Mrs. J. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs. G. Warburton, the Carpenter family, Mr. and Mrs. E. Naylor, Mr. and Mrs. C. Keenan, Mr. and Mrs. J. Champion, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fenwick.

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'Pease, Thomas (Bookie) (1863–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 31 March 2023.

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