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Item: 196516
Surname: Grime (obit.,)
First Name: Rev. Sydney Calvert Jackson
Ship: -
Date: 20 January 1917
Place: Newcastle
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury
Details: The death occurred at Pipitea Pah Private Hospital on Friday morning of the Rev. Sydney Calvert Jackson Grime, Minor Canon of Newcastle Cathedral. The deceased clergyman, who was in his 65th year was born at Norfolk Island. His end came rather suddenly after a very short illness. The first intimation that anything was wrong was on Wednesday evening, when he was not in his usual place at Evening song at the Cathedral. On Thursday morning he had contracted a slight attack of cerebral haemorrhage and Dr. Hickson and Dr. Beeston, who were called in, ordered his removal to Pipitea Pah from the Grand Hotel, where he lived. At five o clock on the same afternoon the Very Rev. H.K. Archdall, the Dean of Newcastle, administered the Blessed Sacrament. The end was near, and Minor Canon Grime passed away peacefully at two o clock on the following morning. Educated at St. Augustine s College, Canterbury, he left there in 1873. He was ordained to the diaconate by the Bishop of Auckland (New Zealand) in 1878 and to the priesthood by the Bishop of Dunedin (New Zealand) in 1880. He served as curate in the parish of Oamaru Otago NZ in 1878-9 and was incumbent of Riverton from 1879-84. Shortly after that year he came to Newcastle where he was curate of the Cathedral parish of Christ church up to year 1895. After an interval he was appointed Minor Canon to the Cathedral in 1909 which position he filled up to the day of his death. He was very well liked by all who knew him and his death will be regretted by his many friends. He was married in Invercargill, New Zealand, to a daughter of Mr. William Croasdill, formerly an officer of the A.A. Company, and she predeceased him on January 16 1904. He has left a daughter Ruth who resided in Sussex England and four sons. Messrs Augustine, Cyril, Edward, and Claude. The first three mentioned sons are at the front and the last-mentioned saw service at Gallipoli, where he lost an eye through a shrapnel wound