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Wednesday   4 December 1912

Obituary  -       Mr S.P. STEVENS. 
The death occurred yesterday at his residence, Riccarton, of Mr S.P. Stevens, who was for several years Chief Postmaster at Christchurch. 
The late Mr Stevens joined the Postal Department in Dunedin 1865.  He left the service for a time, but returned, and was appointed chief clerk at Timaru. 
He became accountant of the Money Order and Savings Bank Department at Dunedin,   and was then promoted to Christchurch as chief clerk,
subsequently becoming Assistant Inspector of Post Offices for the Dominion.    Afterwards he went to Thames as Chief Postmaster, and from there was transferred
to Nelson as Chief Postmaster,   and in 1906 was appointed to the charge of the Christchurch office, retiring in July of last year on superannuation, on account of ill-health.    The late Mr Stevens was a most efficient officer, and an excellent disciplinarian, and possessed many friends in the Department.  He was an enthusiastic bowler, and held office as president of the United Bowling Club.

Beverley Evans
Christchurch  NZ

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