STOKES.-In loving memory of my dear husband, Henry Stokes, who passed away at Laidley, on November 15th, 1911.
T'is one sad year ago, to-day,
With aching heart I stood Beside my dear husband's bed,
To keep him if I could. Long days and nights he bore in pain;
To wait for care was all in vain;
But God alone, Who thought it best,
Did ease his pain, and gave him rest.
I often sit and think of him,
When I am all alone:
For memory is the only friend
That grief can call its own.
(Inserted by his loving wife, Laidley.)
STOKES.--In loving memory of our dear father, Henry Stokes, who departed this life on November 15th, 1911.
We saw him suffering day by day;
It caused us bitter grief
To see him slowly pine away,
And could not give relief.
Not dead to us we loved so dear,
Not lost but gone before;
He lives with us in memory still and will forever more.
(Inserted by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. Watson Ipswich.)
STOKES.--In fond and loving memory of our dear father, Henry Stokes, who died at Laidley, on November 15, 1911.
'Tis just one year ago to-day,
Since our dear father was called away;
The parting was hard, But we'll not complain,
But trust in God to meet again.
You are not forgotten, father dear,
Nor ever will you be: As long as life and memory lasts,
We will remember thee.
(Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Emily Stokes.)
STOKES.-In loving memory of our dear father Henry Stokes, who passed away, at Laidley, on November 15, 1911.
Dear is the grave where my dear father is laid;
Sweet is the memory that never will fade;
Roses may wither, flowers may die,
If others forget you, never will we.
You loved your cross, and bore it well,
But what you suffered none can tell.
(Inserted by his loving sons and daughters.)
STOKES.-In loving memory of Henry Stokes, who departed this life, at Laidley, on November 15, 1911.
Father is gone, but not forgotten,
Nor is the good advice he gave;
Sweetest thoughts shall ever linger
Around our darling father's grace.
Long days and nights he bore in pain;
T'o wait for cure was all in vain;
But God alone, who thought it best,
Did ease his pain and gave him rest.
(Inserted by his loving son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W. Stokes.)
Family Notices. (1912, November 15). Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4 Edition: DAILY. Link to TROVE
On the 10 th April, at the Roman Catholic Church, by the Rev. P. Tissot, and at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Maryborough, by the Rev. D. Danvers, Henry, second son of W. H. Gordon, Esq., P.F. (Crown Prosecutor of Banffshire,Scotland), Durn House, near Portsoy, Banffshire, N.B„ to Charlotta, widow of be late W. I. Inman Esq.
Family Notices. (1871, April 11). Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), p. 2. Link to TROVE