1007. Verdi Roy Collits
MR. V. R. COLLITS
Mr. Verdi Roy Collits, of 'Foxwood, Mendooran, died at the Dubbo Base Hospital on Sunday night, aged 42. He was born at Forbes and for many years has been in the Gilgandra, Tooraweenah and Baradine districts. He is survived by a wife and the following family, Barry, Robin, Colin, Jeffrey and Joy. The funeral took place this morning from the Gilgandra Church of England to the Gilgandra cemetery. Messrs. C. Shakespeare and Son had charge of the arrangements.
Source: The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate 20 Nov 1951
1084. Edward Joseph Field
There were people all over the west who were grieved to learn on Monday last that Edward Joseph Field, stationmaster at Narromine, had passed away. He was 54 years of age. He spent 37 years in the service of the railways, practically all that time being spent in the west. He was born at Nyngan and when he joined the railways department he went on to the relieving staff, being stationed at many points from Orange west. His personality, his work and his high conception of the meaning of the word service made him popular wherever he went. After some years of relieving, he was stationed for varying periods at Coonabarabran, Wauchope, Nyngan, Gilgandra, Parkes, and finally at Narromine. Wherever he went he made friends, as a railway officer, a citizen, a churchman and a sport. A lover of all kinds of sport, he played cricket, golf, tennis and bowls. He took an interest in the administrative side of the clubs to which he belongs, occupying executive positions on several occasions. At Narromine, as at Parkes, Gilgandra and Coonabarabran he was a warden of the Church iof England. Although only a relaticely short time a citizen of Narromine he made many friends - as he did wherever he went. It was in the late 1920's that he married Miss Kathleen Bernasconi at Millthorpe. There are two daughters, Lonza Loretta a member of the staff of a bank at Bourke and Wendy Elizabeth. He was one of a family of twelve. His brothers are Rutland, Ernest and Albert of Sydney and Thomas of Nyngan. The sisters are Gertrude (Mrs Hart) Marie (Mrs Green) Millie (Mrs Dwyer) Edna (Mrs Evans) Phyllis (Mrs Langford) and Ena (Mrs Brown), all who live in Sydney and Lavinia Hamilton of Broken Hill. St Mary's Church of England was filled with friends when the funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon and the cortege was a long one. The services were conducted by the Rev. G. N. B. Leonard, the Masonic Service that followed was given by V. W. Bro, J. W. B. Whittle. There are any who will miss the friendly helpfulness of Ted Field, and who will join in extending sympathy to those who have been bereaved by his passing from our midst.
Source: Narromine News and Trangie Advocate Oct 1952