180. Arthur Athelstan Arndell
ARTHUR ATHELSTAN ARNDELL
As briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death took place at his home, 'Caddie,' on 13th inst., of Mr. Arthur Athelstan Arndell, of Cattai, at the age of 68 years. The news was received with the most sincere regret by all who knew him, for throughout his life his gentlemanly bearing, unaffected manners and consideration for others earned him the firm respect of all whom he met, and the wholehearted allegiance of a large circle of personal friends. Born in the Broke district, near Singleton, deceased was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Arndell, who later came to reside at Cattai, where they spent the remainder of their days, their son carrying on the historic old 'Caddie' property after they had passed on. The subject of this notice proved himself a young man of unusual capabilities on be coming a member of the Bank of New South Wales staff, and spent the greater portion of his life in ad ministrative posts at the head office of that institution. For some twenty years he was Chief Security Officer, later becoming a staff inspector, and finally being appointed Secretary, a position he occupied for some twelve years, prior to his retirement. As a cricketer the late Mr. Arndell was widely popular among district sportsmen, and for some years captained the Cattai team when it was a regular entrant in the district competitions. Later he took his umpire's certificate, and became a popular member of the district Umpires' Association, his fair and unbiased rulings doing nothing to lessen his popularity. It is not to be wondered at, then, that the news of his loss to the community has been received with such general expressions of regret and of condolences to the bereaved family. Deceased is survived by one sister, Miss Laura Arndell, of Beecroft, and also a wife and family of three sons — Thomas, Geoffrey (A.I.F.) and James ('Bill') — and one daughter, Jean.
The representative funeral took place on the following day, after a service in the Presbyterian Church, Windsor, the interment being con ducted in the Presbyterian cemetery, Ebenezer, the Rev. R. W. Wannan officiating. The mortuary arrangements were conducted by Mr. Chandler, of Windsor.
Source: Richmond and Windsor Gazette 22 Dec 1943
362. Clarissa Maude Arndell
CLARISSA MAUDE ARNDELL
FAMILY friends throughout the Hawkesbury heard with the deepest sorrow on Friday of the passing of a .widely popular young Cattai lady, in Miss Clarissa Maude Arndell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DR.. A. Arndell, whose death took place in a Sydney private hospital, after a prolonged; illness, at the tragically early age of 30 years.
A native of Cattai, where she had resided with her parents all her life, the deceased had, by her quiet and unassuming disposition and never-failing cheerfulness, earned the genuine regard of all with whom she had come in contact, this being strengthened by the high order of courage she displayed in the final stages of her fatal illness, even after being informed that her chances of recovery were almost negligible. That such a bright and affectionate personality1 should be lost to the community at such an early age ?is a matter for general sadness among those who have heard of the circumstances, and; . sincere condolences are offered to the bereaved family in their sorrow. . In addition to her parents, the late Miss Arndell is survived by one brother, Clive (Casino) and two sisters, Joyce (Mrs. G. Ruddock, Taree) and Marie (Cattai). A large gathering of residents attended to pay their last respects at the funeral, which took place on Saturday, the interment, after a service in the old Ebenezer Church being conducted in the Presbyterian, cemetery at Ebenezer, the Rev. F. R. Charman performing the last rites. A profusion of beautiful wreaths was mute testimony1 of the general regard in which the deceased had been held throughout the community. The mortuary arrangements were conducted by Mr. Chandler, of Windsor.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 30 May 1941
365. Marie Isabel Winifred Arndell
Two of our oldest families were joined in a popular wedding which took place at the Parramatta Presbyterian Church on. October 23, when Marie, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Arndell, of 'Hope Farm,' Cattai, was married to Peter, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Johnston, of 'Percy Place,' Pitt /Town. The Rev. F. R. Charman, B.A., of Gladesville, a friend of both families, attended especially to officiate on the happy occasion. Entering the church, which was artistically decorated for the occasion by friends, the bride was escorted by her father, and was attired in a frock of reseda green crepe with brown trimmings, relieved with, a shoulder spray of slipper orchids. A small white hat, trimmed with cut tulle and camellias, with white accessories, completed a most attractive ensemble, an interesting feature being the 'something old' carried by the bride — a handkerchief which, had belonged to her grandmother. The bridesmaid, Miss Joyce Graham, chose dove-grey suede silk with shoulder posy of pink roses and lilac, and a pink toque, with black accessories. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Jack Moses. During the signing of the register, 'I'll Walk Beside You' was beautifully sung by a cousin of the bride, Miss F. N. Arndell, of Killara. At the subsequent reception at 'Coraleon Hall,' Parramatta, the guests were received by the bride's mother, whose floral frock was covered with a coat of silver grey, with a shoulder spray of mauve tonings, and grey accessories. She was assisted by Mrs. Johnston, who selected a navy coat to cover her floral frock, her shoulder posy being of pink carnations and blue delphiniums, the accessories being in matching navy tones. The Rev. Charman presided at the reception, at which the customary toast list was honoured, the popular young couple being showered with good wishes for a happy future. At the conclusion of the proceedings they left for Ettalong, where the honeymoon is being spent. The future home of Mi', and Mrs. Johnston will be at Pitt Town.
Source: Windsor and Richmond Gazette 3 Nov 1943