Mrs Pierce was discharged from Perth Public Hospital some months previously, with no hope being held out for her, though it was stated that a change to a warmer climate might be beneficial. Her son took her to Sandstone but after being there a short time, she had a seizure, resulting in her left side being paralysed. She was admitted to the hospital and in July she appeared to improve, regaining the partial use of her leg. She appeared to be making improvement when she suffered another stroke on the Wednesday and passed away. The late Mr. W. B. and Mrs. Pierce were pioneers of Mt Magnet and, with their daughter and son, were well-known residents of Mt. Magnet over a quarter of a century ago. Mr. Pierce was at that time a member of the firm of Pierce, Goble and Salmon, proprietors of the Mt. Magnet Hotel in its palmy days when it was considered the leading hotel there. When Nunngarra broke out the family left Mt. Magnet for the new field, and Mr. Pierce died there 6 October 1903. Since that time, Mrs Pierce and her son resided in the Sandstone district. Elizabeth is buried in the Church of England section of the cemetery, in plot number 35.