Miss Lydia Williams
The death occurred at Napier yesterday of Miss Lydia Williams, aged 84, says a “Dominion” Special Service message. She was the eldest daughter of the late Archdeacon Samuel Williams, and the only surviving member of his family.
Although blind, Miss Williams took an active interest in foreign missions and, indeed, in all good causes. With the use of a Braille typewriter she conducted her own correspondence. She was also a skilled knitter. She inherited from her father good judgement which, together with a bright and cheerful disposition, made her popular with a wide circle of friends and a real inspiration to all with whom she came into contact. Until about two months ago Miss Williams had been in good health. She was a well-known figure at Hastings and Napier, sitting patiently in her car while her friends did business for her.