Page 9, 2nd February 1940

2nd February 1940
Page 9
Page 9, 2nd February 1940 — Fr. Dunstan Rickards, O.F.M.

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Fr. Dunstan Rickards, O.F.M.

DIES ON INDIAN MISSION AT EARLY AGE OF 34 A cable from India laet week to the Franciscan Fathers at Forest Gate announced the death from typhoid, after a short illness, of Fr, Dunstan Rickards, on January 27.

The second son of Major and Mrs Rickards, Fr. Rickards was born at Gloucester in 1906. He was educated at the Oratory School, and in 1925 he joined the Franciscans. After the usual course of studies he was ordained priest In 1932.

For several years he was On the parechial staff of The Friary, Woodford Green, where he endeared himself to all by his unselfish devotedneee tri his work and his radiantly cheerful disposition.

in /938 be. volunteered for work in that part of the Indian mission field entrusted to the English Franciscan Province: and in the late autumn of that year sailed for Bombay.

The greater part of the. few remaining menthe were spent in the little Catholic centre at Mudgal, in the Bellary district, where, as in England, he worked hard and will be much missed.

The Hon. L. A. Cannon, LL.D.

JUDGE OF THE SUPREME COURT 'The death of Mr Justice Lawrence Arthur Cannon, LL.D., loses to Canada one of a distinguished

family of lawyers, several of whom became members of the Bench. Since 1930 Dr. Cannon was a Pusine Judge of the Canadian Supreme Court.

The late judge, born in the Quebec Province in 1877, was the son of the Hon. Lawrence John Cannon, Judge of the Quebec Superior Court, and Aurilie Dumoulin; a younger brother is the Hon. Lucien Cannon, P.C., formerly Dominion Solicitor-General. His education was received at Quebec Seminary and at Laval University.

Upwards of thirty years ago, Justice Cannon wets already prominent in the public life of the City of Quebec as an Alderman and Leader of the Council. From 1916 until 1923 he sat in the Quebec Legislative Assembly; he was 134fmtnisr of the Quebec Bar in 1924-6; and in 1927 he was raised to the Bench as a Puisne Judge of the Court of King's Bench for the Province. Elevation to the Supreme cCoruere rtwas the last stage in a noteworthy a

Justice Cannon married, in 1904, Miss Corinne Fitzpatrick, daughter of the Right Hon. Sir Charles Fitzpatrick., G.C.M.G., P.C., formerly Chief Justice and Deputy Governor-General of Canada.

Miss E. Austen-Leigh

A LINK WITH JANE AUSTEN A Requiem Mass al. the Church of Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane, W.C., preceded the funeral, last

Monday, of Miss Emma Austen-Leigh, who died suddenly on January 25, at Queen Anne's Mansions, S.W., aged 71.

Miss Austen-Leigh was the second daughter of the late Mr Cholineley Austen-Leigh, and great-great-niece to Jane Austen, the novelist. Of that author she had written two small books: Jane Austen and Bath and Jane Austen and Steventon.

In the latter town, where the novelist was born and lived until the family removed to Bath, Miss Austen-Leigh was instrumental a few years ago in having a plague erected in the perish church as a memorial to her great-great-aunt.

Mr S. Woulfe Flanagan


Mr Stephen Woulfe Flanagan died on Sunday last at his residence at Rosemount, Milltown, Co. Dublin, in his eighty-sixth year. He was the second son of the Right Hon. Stephen Woulfe Flanagan, of Rathtermon, Co. Roscommon, by Mary, daughter of John It Corbett's, Q.C., of Rosemeunt, Co. Dublin.

An old Oecotian, Mr Woulfe Flanagan went from the English college to Trinity College, Dublin. He was formerly a magistrate for Co. Sligo.

Colonel Richard Woulfe Flanagan, D.S.O., and Lieut.-Colonel Edward Woulfe Flanagan, D.S.O., are his younger brothers.

Mr R. Cardis


The death occurred on Friday of Mr Richard Cardis, a prominent parishioner of Mount St. Mary's, Leeds, where he had been actively associated with the S.V.P., of which he was the first president, and the C.Y.M.S.

He was one of the first members of the Bishop's New Missions Fund Committee and the Leeds Catenian Circle.

The remains were received at Mount St. Mary's Church on Monday and Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday morning. He leaves a widow and daughter.

Mr H. O'Connor

Following a long period of poor health Mr Hugh O'Conaor died at the age of GO at his home Elm Street, Jarrow, last week-end.

A native of Tyneside, Mr O'Connor was at one time associated with his brother, the late Terence O'Connor, ex-Mayor of Jarrow, in the provision trade, and later occupied a post in the Relieving Office at Jarrow.

A Requiem MASS was offered in St. Bede's, Jarrow.

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