Newspaper Article 1918 – Hilda Cotterill Death

The many friends in Wellington of Mrs. George Cotterill will be grieved to hear of her death at the early age of 29 years. Mrs. Cotterill (Hilda Margaret) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Nelson of Tomoana, Hastings, and sister of Mr. Lionel Nelson of Karori, Wellington. The deceased lady was of a singularly sweet disposition. She spent her life in doing kind and thoughtful deeds and endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. Her death was due to complications arising after an operation. All that human skill would do was done, but she passed away at midnight on Sunday. A large and representative gathering of friends and sympathisers attended the funeral, and numerous beautiful wreaths and crosses were sent. A short service was held in St. Mathew’s Church, Hastings and the last funeral rites were conducted at the graveside in the Hastings Cemetery by the Rev. J. B. Brocklehurst.

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July 1918

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