The late Mrs. William Nelson.
Another true gentlewoman has just passed away in the person of Mrs. William Nelson, of “Waikoko,” Tomoana, after a very short illness, at the ripe age of 75. She has been a rare help-meet to her husband, and they have “grown old together” in a very beautiful way. A rich ancestry on both sides made for a perfect union, and each seemed the fitting complement of the other. All the uplifting causes in the world had her sympathy and help, especially the great English Bible Society, for which she was such an indefatigable collector. To see her moving quietly and unobstrusively [unobtrusively] about, one could almost imagine her descended from the fine old Quaker stock of other days, with its wonderful sweetness and gentleness and overwhelming sense of service.
There was no long, lingering illness for her. With both her hands full of service to those around her, she has been gathered “as a shock of corn fully ripe” into the beyond, where age and weariness are unknown.
She leaves the world better for her life and all she has made of it, and we know nothing greater to say than that she has been a good woman, a true wife and a perfect mother. “Her memory is indeed blessed.”
We offer our most respectful sympathy to her husband, children, and relatives.
A service was held at St. Matthew’s Church, Hastings, on Tuesday afternoon, and largely attended by a very sincere congregation. The interment took place at Havelock North.