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Edith Lavinia Cameron

Born: 1875; Died: 1951; Married: Kilby

Obituary - Mrs Evan Cameron

The death occurred suddenly at her home in Ainslie on Tuesday of Mrs. Evan Cameron, who had lived for 75 years continuously at Land's End, Weetangera. The late Mrs. Cameron is believed to be the oldest Weetangera resident who had lived continuously in the district.

On Sunday last, a farewell was tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Cameron by the Minister and members of the Weetangera Methodist Church which stands on the Land's End holding. In making a presentation, Rev. E. V. Newman paid a tribute to the hospitality which Mrs. Cameron had offered to worshippers after the monthly services during the past 25 years.

The late Mrs. Cameron was the youngest daughter of Robert Kilby who came to the district during the sixties and farmed at Emu Bank prior to selecting Land's End in 1870. The late Mrs. Cameron lived on Land's End from her birth until a few weeks ago.

She was christened at St. Ninian's Presbyterian Church and married Mr. Evan Cameron in 1905.
Mr. S. W. Kilby (brother) of Westridge and Mrs. H. Vest (sister) of Queanbeyan, survive her, and she leaves a family of two sons, Robert and Ewan, and three daughters, Thelma (Mrs. D. T. Tully), Freda (Mrs. O. H. Dixon) and Heather.

The funeral service will be held at St. Andrew's Church, Forrest, this morning, prior to interment in the Canberra cemetery.

[Canberra Times, Thursday 10 May 1951, page 4]

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