On 25 March 1896, the Macleay Argus announced the death of Catherine Walsh:
Death in the Hospital–On Thursday last Mrs Catherine Walsh, wife of Mr F. Walsh, J.P. of Morton’s Creek, died in the Macleay District Hospital. The deceased lady, who resided some years ago in Kempsey, was the daughter of the late Captain Jas. Barrie, and only sister of Mr John Barrie, of East Kempsey. Mrs Walsh was 50 years old at the time of her death. She had thirteen children in all, nine of whom are living, the youngest being between one and two years old. Much sympathy has been expressed for Mr Walsh and his family in their sad bereavement. The remains were interred in the East Kempsey Cemetery on Friday last, the Rev. Father Buggy performing the last sad rites.