Western Leader : November 30th 2010
2 WESTERN LEADER, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 NEWS Call our friendly staff today about your child's needs 0-6 years 18, 20 & 25 Wolverton St Avondale Ph: 828 9083 Web Page: www.kiwicarepreschool.co.nz Email: email@example.com sudoku THE NUMBER PLACING GAME Fill the grid so that every column, every row and every 3x3 box contains the digits1-9 SOLUTION TO W230 Office Ph 837 0340 Fax 837 1760 Editor Claire Haynes email: edwl@snl co nz Sales Manager Julie Cooper email: julie cooper@snl co nz Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: delivery@snl co nz Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 66,735 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Tuesday*/Thursday/ Friday to Avondale, Blockhouse Bay, Glen Eden, Glendene, Green Bay, Harbour View, Henderson, Henderson Valley, Herald Island, Hobsonville, Kelston, Laingholm, Massey, Massey East, Massey North, New Lynn, Palm Heights, Ranui, Sunnyvale, Swanson, Te Atatu Peninsula, Te Atatu Sth, Titirangi, Waima, Waimanu Bay, Waitakere, Western Heights, Westgate, West Harbour, Whenuapai, Woodlands Park. *Every 4th Tuesday 'Waitakere Ranges Edition' includes: Huia, Little Huia, Cornwallis, Parau, Laingholm, Oratia, Scenic Drive, Carter Road, Waiatarua, Henderson Valley, Swanson North, Piha Rd, Henderson RD1 & 2, RD Redhills, RD Waitakere. 2 Waipareira Ave, Henderson. P.O. Box 21167. 2949824AC www.metlifecare.co.nz REV4777 OPEN TO VIEW Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th December 10am to 4pm 66 Avonleigh Road, Titirangi Start the New Year with a new lifestyle. A selection of apartments and villas available now. Metlifecare Pinesong is a retirement lifestyle village encompassing resort living at its very best, so why not make the move this summer! This friendly village community is set among eight hectares of native bush and boasts breathtaking views of the Manukau Harbour. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful setting or join fellow residents in a wide variety of social activities. Without question, this is one of Auckland's finest retirement lifestyles and now is the perfect time to experience it for yourself. Need more info? Talk to one of our friendly team on 09 817 0464. A family's tragic ending Sad legacy: The Bartley family was torn apart by a series of tragedies. Photo: MATTHEW GRAY By MATTHEW GRAY Schoolboy Walter Ray- mond Bartley was obvi- ously in a hurry to get to class. But his efforts to leap off his bus before it was fully stopped had tragic results. Walter boarded the Tramway Company ve- hicle driven by William Kirkwood at Ponsonby on September 22, 1902. Hewasonhiswayto college and was first at the door ready to alight as the conductor blew his whistle and the bus started to slow down. But the 15-year-old jumped off a few seconds too soon at the corner of Pitt St and Karangahape Rd in Newton. He had probably done the same thing on numerous occasions pre- viously with no prob- lems. But this time his over- coat and schoolbag caught on the body work of the bus and he was dragged backwards and under the wheels. A fellow passenger applied first aid but the boy's head injuries were horrific and beyond repair. A passing doctor con- firmed everyone's worst suspicions -- Walter had stopped breathing al- most immediately and could not be resus- citated. The sad news was reported back to the teenager's parents. His father, also named Walter, and mother Alice were no strangers to loss. A daughter, Eleanor, was just four when she died in 1887 and a son named Edgar had barely turned one when he too was interred at Waiku- mete Cemetery. The younger Walter was laid to rest with them in a family grave two days after the ter- rible accident that cut his life short. Walter senior and Alice were left with just one child from their orig- inal brood of four. The boy, Gordon Wil- fred, was eight years old and the only glint of hope they had left. He left home as a young man to work as a farmer and eventually settled in Whangarei. But his life also ended prematurely after an accident on December 3, 1923. His mother and father stood graveside at Waikumete one final time as the last of their offspring was lowered into the ground. Alice lived another eight years before her death on March 16, 1931. Walter senior died a year later. Both are buried with their children.
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