|Mrs. Ellen Francis Foster of Warwick, relict of the late Mr. Henry Lamb
Foster, died last Wednesday in the Mater Misericordiae Private Hospital, Brisbane. The deceased had been
ailing for about two years from weakness of the heart and about a fortnight before her death complications
set in. The remains were removed to Warwick by the mail train on Thursday, and were thence conveyed to
St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, which had been draped for the occasion.
The body was placed on a catafalque while prayers were read. Mr. J. Foster, a son of deceased, who is a member of the choir sang "Nearer my God to Thee" as the procession entered the church and as it left the building the Dead March was played on the organ. During the progress of the funeral the bells of St. Mark's Church of England. St. Mary's Church, and St. Mary's Convent tolled a funeral dirge. A large and representative gathering followed the hearse to the cemetery where the last rites were performed by the Rev. Father Potter. The coffin was covered with beautiful wreaths sent by sympathisers. The deceased, who was born in Donickmore, Middleton, County Cork, Ireland in 1849, came to Queensland with her three brothers (Inspector Ahern and Messrs. William and Denis Ahern).
She arrived in Warwick with her late husband about twenty-six years ago and has resided there ever since. Mr. H. Foster, Miss Foster and Mr. C. A. Ball are at present in America in connection with a legacy left to Mrs. and Miss Foster by Dr. Terence a'Heron, Deceased's brother. Mrs. Foster's other two sons (Messrs. J. and W. Foster) were present with their mother at the time of her death. Telegrams of sympathy were received by the Messrs. Foster from all parts of Queensland.
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