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DEATH OF THE REV. CANON ROBIN. ♦ We regret to announce the death of." the Rev. Canon Philip R. Robin, rector of Woodchurch, Birkenhead, which occurred at the Rectory, on Wednesday. He had been in failing health for many months, but bore up bravely until the exigencies of his ailment, and advancing years forced him to relinquish to the care of others his ministerial work. The late Canon was in hts eighty-third year. All his life he had been active and painstaking, and those who knew him felt that, notwith- standing his calm and gentle manner, he possessed an ardent and energetic spirit,. which was unflagging in the interests of the cause or object he took up. For many years he was a member of the Wirral Board of Guardians, and his services in connection with the administration of the poor-law in Wirral were highly appre- ciated. He had been rector of Woodchurch since 1861. He graduated at Brasenose College, Oxford, receiving the degree of B.A. in 1837, and of M.A. in 1840. He was ordained deacon in 1839, and priest in 1840 by the then Bishop of Chester. From 1843 to 1847 he held a curacy in Southampton, leaving there to become per- petual curate of Christ Church, Portswood, Hants, where he remained till 1852. He was. made an honorary canon of Chester Cathedral in 1885. THE FUNERAL took place at Woodchurch on Saturday. The officiating clergymen were the Rev. Canon Feilden (rector of Bebington) and the Rev. E. Elmer Harding (principal of St. Aidan's Col- lege, Birkenhead). The musical portion of the service was rendered by the choir of St. Saviour's, Oxton, Dr. Dalepresidingat the organ. Prior to the service a muffled peal was rung. The chief mourners were Mrs. Robin (widow),. the Rev. P. C. Robin (son), Miss E. F. Robin, Mrs. Houghton, and Miss S. Robin (daughters), Mrs. Cumming and Miss Robin- (sisters), Miss Grace Robin, Miss Monica Robin, and Master Bryan Robin (grandchildren), Col. and Mrs. Rennard, Col. Cummings, Mrs. H. Gray, Mr. M. A. Houghton, and Dr. and Mrs. Pollock. Among others present were Messrs. Edmund Taylor, Charles Bushell, Reginald Bushell, Thomas Brocklebank, Meadows Frost, J. E. Gray, Hill, W.Jackson (Noctorum), J. E. S. Ollive, A. M. Robinson, Thos. Davies (Upton), J. Lunard, F. Gregory, M. Quirk, G. W. Ziegler, T. Johnson, R. Johnson, Joseph Gerkey, T. H, Hickman, Edward Gittins, Frank Thomas, C. Hancock, H. Marsh, John B. Clarke, H. A. Heywood, H. Stewart, D. Whiteway, William. Palin, James Smith (Arrowe), Ralph Robinson,. W. Crowhurst, William Maddock (Irby), Lionel Peel, G. M. Medley, A. Leaf, E. Bebbington, Peter Caton, Joseph Royden, George Dawson, James Barton, H. Clarke, J. H. Welsford, E. C. Kendall, C. N. Irving Hamilton Gair, W. G. Wrigley, Alfred Thompson, Edward Rae, R. F. Burgess, S. Scholes, and T. Dixon. Among the clergy present were the Revs. Canon Upperton, T. H. May (Heswall), H. Segar (New Ferry), Walsham Postance (vicar of Willaston), F. Sanders (Hoylake), H. E. Glenn (Barnston), and J. Holt. A large number of floral tributes were sent by members of the family and friends.

HAWARDEN FESTIVAL. <♦>

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