Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of William Eggleton

Notes - Page 10

Sidney J Woodland

The Late Mr. Sid. Woodland
As the result of a.serious develop ment of a latent trouble, Mr. Sidney H. J. Woodland, of Red Cow Hotel, Pen rith, was taken to Nepean District Hospital on the evening of Tuesday, 1st inst., and underwent an operation. He passed away on the afternoon of the 3rd inst., at the age of 47 years. His death, which came quite unexpectedly to numerous friends, is deeply regretted in the district, in which he was highly esteemed.
Ma Woodland was born In Penrith, being the youngest son of the late James and Margaret Woodland. He spent all his life in his nntive town. He managed the business of the Red Cow Hotel for the late Mrs. Lack since 1820, and took over the licence on the passing of that estimable lady twelve years ago, he married Irene, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lack, who, with daughter, Joan, survives him.  He also leaves two brothers and a sister —Leslie (Henry Street, Penrith), Claude and Violet (Lethbridge Street, Penrith). Mr. Sid Woodalnd took an interest in various town movements, particularly in sport. He was for some time president of Penrith Football Club, and a vice-president of the Nepean Rowing Club. His part in encouraging good clean sport among the young men of the district was much appreciated by them. His practical help was always forthcoming. He was also a supporter of the local show.
It was unmistakable evidence of the high esteem in which the deceased was held, and of sympathy for the bereaved, that the funeral on Friday, 4th inst., was one of the largest in Penrith in recent years.  St. Stephen's Church, where a service was conducted by the Rector, Rev. R. S. Chappie, was packed practically to capacity with mourners. Many came from the city and long distances.  An impressive address was given by the Rector relative to the appropriate passage of Scripture that had been read and to the theme "In the midst of life we are in death." In his kindly way he spoke words of comfort to the bereaved. Many sections of the community and many local organisations were repre sented in the large gathering. The cortege, which proceeded to Penrith general cemetery, C. of E. portion, wac very lengthy, and Included 'over fifty cars. The service at the grave side was also conducted by Rev. R. S. Chappie. Many beautiful wreaths were forwarded, and these included tributes from Penrith Football Club, St. Marys Fcetball Club, Penrith Manchester Unity Lodge, the Buffaloes Lodge,, Penrith C.W.A., Nepean Rowing Club, Nepean A.H. & I. Society, and a number of Sydney and other firms.

Source: Nepean Times 10 Jan 1946