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Obituary: PAINE, Alice Martha


A member of one of the pioneering families of the Clarence River died yesterday in the person of Mrs. Alice Martha Doust, wife of Mr. A. H. Doust, of Oliver street, Grafton. Mrs. Doust was a daughter of the late Mr. James Paine, of Great Marlow. Both she and her husband, who survives her, are natives of the district, and the parents on both sides were pioneers. A family of three survive, Mrs. Colin McPhee, of Lismore, Mrs. Badham, of Maryborough, Queensland, and Mr. B. J. Doust. One son was killed whilst serving his country at the war.

The surviving sisters of the late Mrs. Doust are: Mrs. Pateman, of Yamba; Mrs. Johnston, who resides near Ballina, and Mrs. Lattimer, of Woodford Leigh, Mrs. Edward Apps, another sister, pre?deceased Mrs. Doust. The brothers are: Mr. Walter J. Paine, of Chatsworth, Mr. Frank Paine, of Grafton, and Mr. W. H. Paine, of Great Marlow. Mr. and Mrs. McPhee came over from Lismore to attend the funeral.

The late Mrs. Doust was a great favorite with everyone, possessing a sweet disposition, and the good qualities that go to make a splendid wife and beloved parent, but outside the circle of her own family she was equally popular and her death will be regretted by a very large circle of friends and acquaintances.

The interment took place at the Methodist portion of the Grafton Cemetery yesterday afternoon, and was very largely attended. A short service was held at the house before the cortege proceeded to the cemetery. The Rev. F. R. Swynny conducted this, as well as the service at the graveside, and in a brief address, said that Grafton would be saddened when it heard that there had passed away from amongst the community a very gracious lady - one whose kingdom was her home, and one who there distinguished herself as a good wife, a loving mother and an excellent housekeeper. She was one who had a wide range of friends, who were attracted by the sweetness and brightness of her personality, and their hearts would go out with great sympathy and tenderness to those who were left behind.

There were a large number of floral tributes placed on the grave.


Reprinted from The Daily Examiner, Grafton, issue dated Tuesday January 14, 1930. Ref. AC558

Owner/SourceThe Daily Examiner, Grafton
Date14 Jan 1930
Linked toAlice Martha PAINE

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