Ada Jane Giffin

Posted on Tuesday, 1 May, 2012 by [email protected]

OBITUARY  MISS A. J. GIFFIN  30 April 1943

A well known and highly esteemed resident of the district, Miss Ada Jane Giffin, died at Nurse Brown’s Private Hospital on Monday morning.

The late Miss Giffin was a native of Sydney and was 79 years of age.

She came to Manildra upward of 50 years ago, and entered the employ of the late G. W. Griffith, who at the time conducted the I.X.L. Store in old Manildra.

Up till a few days ago she took a keen interest in town activities, being closely associated with the C.W.A. and the School of Arts, and every movement that tendered towards the advancement of the town and district. She was also an active worker in every patriotic movement, particularly during WWI. She was in a great measure responsible for the erection of the Memorial Hall, which was opened practically free of debt. The deceased was a devoted member of the Church of England, and was connected with the Sunday School for a number of years.

The late Miss Giffin was the possessor of a genial disposition and was loved by a large circle of friends.

Her only sister, Mrs Alex Giffin, predeceased her by 12 months. She is survived by her nephew Mr Geoff Giffin and two nieces, Misses Eileen and Enid Giffin.
For further information see Manildra Memories folder at Manildra Library