Eleanor Caroline BUNNY
- Born: 1860
- Marriage: Edward Joshua RIDDIFORD Esq. on 3 Oct 1878 in Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand
- Died: 14 Jun 1938, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. at age 78
Cause of her death was Struck by a vehicle.
Evening Post, Volume CXXV, Issue 139, 15 June 1938, Page 13
STRUCK BY VAN
MRS. E. C. RIPDIFORD KILLED While crossing the road to her home at 74 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt, at about 5.40 p.m. yesterday, Mrs. Eleanor Caroline Riddiford, widow of Mr. Edward Joshua Riddiford, was knocked down by a butcher's van driven by Robert Richmond Southorn, of. White's Line, Lower. Hutt. Mrs. Riddiford, who was. unconscious when picked up, jwas attended to by a doctor, but died at her home two hours later without regaining consciousness.
Mrs. Hiddiford was formerly Miss Eleanor Caroline Bunny, daughter of a, very early resident in. Wellington, her father, Mr. Henry Bunny, being well known and highly respected as a politician, being member for the Wairarapa at one time, and' secretary and deputy superintendent of Wellington Province;.
Mrs. Riddiford was born in 1861. She was married to Mr. E. J. Riddiford in 1879, and, with the exception of some years spent in England, lived most of her life at Lower Hutt, where her charming home iti Woburn Road 'was the centre of a great deal of hospitality. In many ways, besides that of hospitality, Mrs. Riddiford showed her great kindliness and love of humanity. During the war period she was one of those who regularly helped at the Soldiers' Hospital at Walton-on-Thames. She was also a good worker for her church, St. James, Lower Hutt, while her private kindnesses were many. Her disposition was charming and generous, and she made and kept life-long friends, and will be much missed. Mrs. Riddiford is survived' by her brother, Mr. E. P. Bunny, Lower Hutt, and by three, half-brothers, Mr. Erie Bunny (Dannevirke). Mri Oliver Bunny and Mr. William Bunny (Masterton), and was pre-deceased by another brother, Mr.. Bertram Bunny: Her children included Mrs. Lindsay (Scotland), Mr. Eric Riddiford (Orongorongo), Mrs. Liddiard (England), Mrs. Dudley Kettle i Napier); and Mr. Daniel Riddiford (Featherston). Two sons, Mr. Vivian and Mr. Lionel Riddiford, predeceased her. Much sympathy will be felt with Mrs. Riddifbrd's relatives in their sad and sudden bereavement.
The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from St. James' Church at 2 o'clock.
Eleanor married Edward Joshua RIDDIFORD Esq. on 3 Oct 1878 in Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand. (Edward Joshua RIDDIFORD Esq. was born circa 1843 and died in 1911 in Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand..)