About Ivy Irene Pratt
The Daily News Monday 14 March 1927
LATE MISS I. BURGESS. The funeral of the late Miss Ivy Irene Burgess took place on the afternoon of March 8, and was largely attended by friends and members of the nursing fraternity. Deceased, who had just entered on the best, part of her life, was well known in hospital work at Bunbury, where her cheerful, parent and kindly characteristics endeared her to all. Latterly her services were given to the Claremont Hospital for Insane, After a term she took a trip to Broome, but was stricken down with fever, and passed peacefully away. Her remains were conveyed to Fremantle by the m.s. Koolinda. The cortege moved from the private mortuary of Messrs, C. H., Smith and Co., and proceeded to the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Karrakatta, where her remains were interred, the Rev. Father Foal officiating. The pall-bearers were: Dr. Bentley (Inspector-General for Insane), Messrs. Tur ner (Metropolitan Railway Employes Union). Maddigan (secretary. Hospital Employes' Union), Jones, O'Brien, Nurses East. Bennisson, Pridmore, and Thorn. The chief mourners were: Mrs. A. R. Burgess (mother), Mr. A. R. Burgess (step- father), Mr. and Mrs. Gale, Mrs. and Mr. Cousins (sisters and brothers-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. H. Pratt, Mr. and Mrs. W. Pratt (brothers and sisters-in-law). Mr. T. Pratt Mr. and Mrs. Beckley (friends), E.. W. , J. and A. Burgess, Mrs. H. Burgess, Mrs H. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. M. Clune. Mr. and Mrs. H. Pratt. Mr. and Mrs. F. Sands, Mrs. Grigg (relations). A large number of beautiful floral tri butes were placed on the grave. Numerous telegrams, letters, cards and personal expressions of sympathy were received by the bereaved family. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Messrs. C. H. Smith and Co., of 281 Newcastle-street, Perth.