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OBITUARIES

LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA

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SARNIA OBSERVER 30 AUGUST 1939
JOHN J. GILLATLY

The  funeral will be held from McKay and White funeral home at  2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon of John J. Gillatly, 76 years old  resident of Plympton Township, who died yesterday after a two weeks illness.  Mr.  Gillatly  was born in Plympton Township and was  a  well  known farmer. Fifty years ago he married Wilemina Jardine who survives  him. Other  survivors include two daughters; Mrs. Alton Anderson of  Plympton;  Mrs.  Harker of British Columbia; four sons, John  of  Plympton, Walter of Sarnia, Alexander and George of Plympton; two sisters,  Mrs. Joseph  Lowrie  of Camlachie and Mrs. Frank Merriam  of  Alberta.  Mr. Gillatly was a member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wyoming. The  remains will rest at the family residence, lot 16 concession  6 until tomorrow morning. Interment will be in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 18 APRIL 1945
WILHEMINA  GILLATLY

Mrs. Wilhemina Gillatly, 79 year old resident of Plympton Township near Camlachie. Born at Aberardern, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jardine, Mrs., Gillatly resided on the sixth concession of Plympton for more than half a century. She was well known throughout the Township and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Members of the surviving family include two daughters; Mrs. Alton Anderson of Plympton and Mrs. T.H. Saul in Alberta; four sons, Walter of Sarnia, Stewart in Plympton and John and Alex at home; three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Brown of London, Mrs. D.S. Douglas of Plympton, and Mrs. Duncan Ferguson of Plympton and a brother William B. Jardine of Plympton. Her husband died five years ago. The remains are at the family residence Lot 15 Con 6 Plympton and the funeral will be held from the McKay and White Funeral Home at Wyoming on Friday afternoon at 2.30 o’clock. Interment will be at Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 2 JANUARY 1959
JOHN L. GILLATLY

John Lester Gillatly, 75, formerly of Plympton Township, died Monday in Petrolia. (30 Dec 1968). He was a retired farmer, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs/ John J. Gillatly. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Jean Anderson of Wanstead and Mrs. Mattie Saul of Forest and one brother, Stewart Gillatly of Plympton. He was predeceased by two brothers Walter and Alec. Funeral services will be held from McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming at 2 p.m. on Friday with Rev. Hugh Nugent officiating. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 26 JUNE 1967
WALTER GILLATLY

Walter J. Gillatly, 68, of 417 Wellington Street, died in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sunday. Born in Camlachie, he has resided in this area most of his life. Previous to his retirement he was employed as a die maker with the Prestolite Co., for some 19 years. He was of Presbyterian faith. Surviving besides his wife the former Vera Wills, are one daughter, Mrs. James A. (Elaine) Daley of Pontiac, Mich., and two grandchildren Richard J., and Christine Daley also two sisters Mrs. Elton Anderson of Wyoming and Mrs. Mattie Saul, of Forest. Funeral service will be held at the Stewart Funeral Home, Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Hugh Nugent of Wyoming Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

SARNIA OBSERVER 11 MARCH 1974
VERA GILLATLY

At St. Joseph’s Hospital on Sunday 10 March 1974, Vera Winnifred (Wills) Gillatly, aged 75 years, of 417 Wellington Street, Sarnia, beloved with of the late Walter J. Gillatly. Dear mother of Mrs. Jams A. (Elaine) Daley of Pontiac, Mich., grandmother of Mrs. Robin (Christine) McIlroy of Pontiac and Richard J. Daley of Holly, Mich., greatgrandmother of Angela Daley. Resting at the Stewart Funeral Home (George and College) where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 o’clock. Interment , Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia, Ont.

LONDON FREE PRESS MARCH 1968
ALTON ANDERSON

At  the  C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, Ont., on Monday 25  March  1968, Alton  Cameron Anderson, age 68 years of RR#1, Wanstead. Beloved  husband  of Jean B. Gillatly. Dear father of Kenneth, RR3  Wyoming,  Mrs. William  (Helen) Cuthberton and Mrs. Calvin (Dorothy) Hartley both  of Petrolia and Mrs. Daniel (Grace) Bailie, Walkerton; 10  grandchildren. Dear  brother  of Mrs. Ila Brereton of Watford; Mrs.  Irene  Acton  of Sarnia; Mrs. Walter (Ruby) Jardine, Wyoming; Rev. Russell Anderson  of Toronto;  Hyman and Crossley of Sarnia; and Cal of Wanstead and  Hazen of British Columbia. Resting at McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming, Ont., where funeral service will be held on Thursday 28 March at 3 p.m. Memorial  Masonic service will be held on Wednesday evening  at  the funeral  home at 8 p.m. by Burns Lodge 183 AF & AM. Interment  Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 4 JULY 1959
ALEXANDER GILLATLY

In Forest on Friday 3 July, Alexander L. Gillatly, beloved husband of Dorothy Bell, and dear brother of Mrs. Alton Anderson of Wyoming and Mrs. Mattie Saul of Forest; John L., Walter and Stewart of Plympton Township in his 53rd year. Resting at the McFarlane Funeral Home, James St., South, Forest, where services will be held on Monday 6 July at 2 p.m. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest.

SARNIA OBSERVER AUGUST 1995
DAVID GILLATLY

At  St. Joseph's Health Centre on Monday 3 July 1995,  David  Lawson Gillatly, aged 38 years of Sarnia and formerly of Forest. Beloved  son of the late Alex and Dorothy Gillatly, dear brother  of Donald of Sarnia. Also survived by two aunts and cousins. Visitation  at  the  Stewart Funeral Home  (George  at  College)  on Wednesday  from  12:30 to 1:30 where funeral service will be  held  at 1:30  o'clock with Chaplain Elaine Walker of St. Joseph's Health  Centre, Pastoral Care officiating. As an expression of sympathy  memorial donations to Sarnia Lambton Head Injury Association would be  appreciated by the family. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Forest.

LONDON FREE PRESS 27 AUGUST 1990
STEWART GILLATLY

After  a lengthy illness, at St. Joseph's Hospital, 26 August  1990, G.  Stewart  Gillatly, aged 79 years, of 41 Morris  Street,  formerly Plympton Township. Beloved husband of Gertrude (Preece) Gillatly. Loved by one  sister, Mattie V. Saul, Forest and family, Stewart, Pauline, Richard, Jim  and Janet Saul. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased  by his first wife Myrtle L. (Fisher)  Gillatly  (1984), their  infant  daughter (1943), as well as sister Jean  Anderson,  and brothers Walter, John L., and Alexander. Resting  at the Ron E. Dodge Funeral Home, McFarlane Chapel,  James at  Watt Street, Forest, where the funeral service will  be  conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Visitation  Monday afternoon and evening 2-4 and 7-9.  Donations  to the Canadian Cancer Society. Interment Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 2 AUGUST 1934
BESSIE (Lowrie)  GILLATLY

Mrs.  David  Gillatly, sixth line of Plympton died at  her  home  on Wednesday  afternoon.  She had been ailing for a few months,  but  her condition became critical a short time ago. Her maiden name was Bessie Lowrie and she was born at Aberarder, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Lowrie. Forty years ago she married David Gillatly and went to reside at her late residence. She was a Presbyterian and attended the Wyoming Church and was a woman well beloved by all who knew her. Surviving are her husband, two daughters and two sons; Mrs.  Wilbert McFarlane  of  Forest, Mrs. Barrett Forbes of Kertch.  Roy  and  David (Mac) at home. Two children Ada and John predeceased her. Also  surviving are four sisters; Mrs. Wesley Park of  Sarnia,  Mrs. George  Ironside of Point Edward; Mrs. William Wright of Flint,  Mich; and Miss Kate Lowrie in Inwood; and three brothers, Andrew, Joseph and George Lowrie all of Plympton. The  funeral  will be held on Friday with service at the home  at  2 p.m. and interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNAI OBSERVER 7 OCTOBER 1976
ROY LOWRIE GILLATLY

At Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday 6 October 1976, Roy Lowrie Gillatly, age 68 years of R.R. 2 Wyoming. Son of David and Bessie Gillatly. Beloved husband of Mae (Fraser) Gillatly, step-father of Ron Gillatly. Dear brother of Mrs. Wilbert (Georgina) McFarlane, Mrs. Barrett (Rae) Forbes both of Forest. Also survived by 3 grandchildren. Janice, David and Dwayne. Predeceased by two brothers John and Mac and one sister Ada. He was a life-long resident of Plympton Township and was an elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Wyoming. He was past president of the Plympton-Wyoming Fair Board. Resting at McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming, from where funeral service will be held Saturday 9 October at 2 p.m. Rev Hugh Nugent officiating. Sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Cancer Fund or any charity of your choice. Burial Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 28 OCTOBER 1957
DAVID GILLATLY

David "Mac" Gillatly, 44, of R.R. 2, Wyoming, Plympton Township a farmer all his life died Sunday following a heart seizure at this home. He was the husband of the former Lorina Mae Fraser of Sarnia and Camlachie. Surviving besides his widow, is a son, Ronald at home, two sisters, Mrs. W.J. McFarlane of Forest and Mrs. Barrett Forbes and a brother Roy, both of Plympton Township. Mrs. Gillatly if The Observer’s county correspondent for the Matlock district in Plympton Township. Funeral will be held from McKay and White Funeral Home on Tuesday at 2.30 p.m. Burial in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER MAY 1996
MAE GILLATLY

At her residence on Wednesday 1 May 1996, Mae Gillatly, (nee  Fraser)  of  R.R. #2, Wyoming in her 80th year. Beloved wife of  the  late David (Mac) Gillatly (1957) and Roy Gillatly (1976). Greatly  missed by her son Ron and Vanita Gillatly, R.R.#1,  Camlachie, her grandchildren, Janice and Steve Parker of Forest, David  and Nancy Gillatly of Camlachie and Dwayne Gillatly of R.R.#1,  Camlachie, her great grandchildren, Riley and Randa Gillatly and Sean and  Jordyn Parker. A step-sister, Gladys Ferguson of Rochester, New York. Mrs. Gillatly  was also predeceased by a sister, Elizabeth Campbell,  a  brother, Gordon Fraser and a step-sister, Bessie McGregor. Visitors will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway Street, Wyoming. The funeral service will be held  at St.  Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wyoming on Saturday at 1 p.m.  Rev. Jeremy Ashton officiating. As  expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to  the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Canadian Diabetes  Association. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 19 FEBRUARY 1929
JAMES GILLATLY

The funeral of James Gillatly of the Sixth line of Plympton took place on Saturday February 16 the service was conducted by the Rev. M. G. Court, at the family residence. A male quartet consisting of George Dewar, Charles Smith, Arthur Brittain and Robert Dewar, of Wyoming, rendered the music. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful and a large number of people attended the funeral. The pallbearers were Duncan Ferguson, James Lockie, Roy Wright, Newell Wright, David Shea and Edgar Fleming, all beighbors of the deceased. Interment was made in Wyoming Cemetery.

 SARNIA OBSERVER 30 MARCH 1959
ANNIE GILLATLY

Died Saturday 28 March 1959 in the Sarnia General Hospital, Mrs. Andrew M. Gillatly R.R. 2 Wyoming, the former Annie Belle Shea in her 57th year, beloved wife of Madrew M. Gillatly, beloved mother of Mrs. Donald McColl (June) of Plympton Township. Resting at the McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming untill Tuesday 31st March, when funeral service will be conducted at 2.30 p.m. by the Reverend Robert Bruce of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. Please omit flowers and donate to the Cander Fund.  Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 1 MAY 1976
ANDREW GILLATLY

Mr. Andrew Gillatly, 873 Main Street, Forest, Ontario, passed away Friday 30 April 1976 in Sarnia General Hospital, in his 73rd year. Born in Plympton Township, son of the late James and Mary Gillatly. Predeceased by his wife Annie Belle. (1959). Dear father of Mrs. Donald (June) McColl of Forest, dear brother of Mrs. Lloyd (Ivadell) Stewardson of Wyoming. Also survived by four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Resting at the McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming. Funeral service Monday 3rd May at 2.00 p.m. with Rev hugh Nugent officiating. Visition to commence Saturday evening. Sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Interment Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 7 FEBRUARY 1951
MARGARET GILLATLY

At the home of her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Blake, Sarnia, Tuesday 6 February Margaret Murray (Armstrong) 71, widow of Thomas Gillatly. Resting at the home of her son Kenneth Gillatly, Concession 6 Plympton until Friday 9 February when the funeral will be held from McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER NOVEMBER 1994
KENNETH GILLATLY

At  C.E.E.  Hospital Petrolia on Friday, 4  November  1994,  Kenneth Gillatly of R.R. #2 Wyoming in his 87th year. Beloved  husband of Louise (nee Fisher). Dear father of  Mareta  and Wayne  Walker of Thedford. Dear grandfather of Julie and Paul  Walker. Dear great-grandfather of Dustin and Clint Walker.  Dear brother of Edythe and Wilbur Johnson of R.R. #2 Wyoming and the late John Gillatly and Mabel Spencer. Mr.  Gillatly  was  an Oddfellow for 66 years and an  Elder  at  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wyoming for over 50 years. Visitors  will be received at the Wyoming Chapel, 650 Broadway  St., Wyoming  on  Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with the Royal Oak  Chapter  #108 I.O.O.F. conducting a Memorial Service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral  service will be held at St. Andrew's  Presbyterian  Church, Wyoming on Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jeremy Ashton officiating. As  expressions  of sympathy memorial donations may be made  to  the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church.  Burial in Wyoming Cemetery. Arrangements by the Needham-Jay  Funeral Home.

Funeral for Kenneth Gillatly of RR2 Wyoming, was held Nov. 7 at  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Wyoming with Rev. Jeremy Ashton  officiating.   Pallbearers were; Murray Whitely, Wayne King, Murray Wright, Richard Summerville, Bob Beswick and Lorne Burley. Flowerbearers were Larry Johnson, George Hawkins and Duncan Gordon. Burial was at Wyoming Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 6 APRIL 1977
JOHN GILLATLY

Mr. John Gillatly, age 66 of R.R. 2, Wyoming passed away at his residence 5 April 1977. Born in Plympton Township. son the the late Thomas and Margaret Gillatly. Beloved husband of Margaret (Ferguson) Gillatly. Dear father of Mrs. Lawrence (Yvonne) Whitely of Wyoming and Mrs. Jim (Beverly) Richardson of Sarnia. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Kenneth Gillatly and Mrs. Wilbur (Edith) Johnson both of Wyoming. Predeceased by one sister Mabel. Mr Gillatly was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Wyoming. Resting at the McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming. Funeral and committal services Friday 8th April at 2:30 p.m. Sympaty may be expressed by donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. Burial Grandview Memorial Gardenr, Sarnia.

SARNIA OBSERVER 1 DECEMBER 1984
MARGARET GILLATLY

Margaret Winnifred (Ferguson) Gillatly, 75, of Twilight Haven Nursing Home in Petrolia, died Friday, 30 November at Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital. Formerly of Wyoming, Mrs. Gillatly was a member of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Wyoming. She was predeceased by her husband John Gillatly. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Lawrence (Yvonne) Whitely of Wyoming, and Mrs. Jim (Beverly) Richardson of Sarnia, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Brother Archie Ferguson of Wyoming, sisters Mildred Thompson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Edith Monteith of Sarnia, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held from the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Rd., Monday at 2 p.m. Friends will be received at the funeral home today from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon and evening. Sympathy may be rxpressed through donations to the Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Fund or charity of choice. Burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens.

 SARNIA OBSERVER 27 APRIL 1957
ELLEN LOWRIE

Died at her late residence, Camlachie, Friday 26th April 1957,  Mrs. Ellen Lowrie, beloved wife of Joseph William Lowrie, in her 76th year. Resting at her late residence, Park St., Camlachie until Monday when the  funeral service will be held from McKay and White  Funeral  Home, Wyoming at 2.30 p.m. Interment Wyoming Cemetery.

FOREST STANDARD NEWSPAPER 10 AUGUST 1917
MORIAH MURRAY ROSS

The death of Mrs. William Ross, of this town, occurred last Thursday in  Winnipeg where she had gone over two months ago, on the advice  of her physician and friends, in hopes a change would prove beneficial to her health, but unexpected complications took place and two weeks  ago her condition became serious and her husband was sent for. He  arrived in Winnipeg, Sunday 29th July, and found her improved, but a few  days later she became suddenly worse and died on 2nd August. The remains were brought here Monday accompanied by Mr. Ross and the deceased's sister, Mr. J.T. Cairns, of Kelloe, Manitoba. The  funeral  took place from the family residence,  Albert  Street, Tuesday  afternoon to Beechwood Cemetery. Rev. J.R. Laverie  officiating. The  pallbearers were: James Broughton, J.R. Brush, D.  Coultis,  T. Daly, R.R. McFarlane, H.B. Stoddart. Her  husband,  four sons and six daughters survive  her:  Milton  of Winnipeg;  Orville of Earon, Colo; Pte. William Ross, now  in  England with Lambton 149; Cecil at home; Mrs. Harry Totten, of Bosanquet; Mrs. John  Kee; Mrs. B.C. Culley, wife of R.M. Serg Culley,  also  overseas with the 149th; Bertie, Winnie and Jean at home. She  is  also survived by five brothers and two  sisters:  David  of Battle Creek, Mich; Adam of Vancouver; William of Port Huron; James of New  Westminster, B.C.; John of Calgary; Mrs. J.T. Cairns, of  Kelloe, Man; and Mrs. G.E. McIntosh of Forest. Mrs. Cairns, David and  William attended the funeral.  The  deceased whose maiden name was Moriah Murray was a daughter  of the late Mr. and Mrs. Adam Murray, who lived on the 8th concession  of Plympton.  Mrs.  Murray moving to Forest after  her  husband's  death. After their marriage in 1887, Mrs. and Mrs. Ross lived in Oil  Springs for a few years and then came to Forest where they have since resided.

FOREST STANDARD NEWSPAPER FEBRUARY 1927
WILLIAM ROSS

William  Ross, well known Forest citizen, died on Thursday night  at the  home of his daughter, Mrs. H.D. Totten, Lake Road, Bosanquet,  in his  66th year. He had been in poor health for several years  and  had grown worse recently. For  many years he had been well known in the district as  a  cement contractor  and had done much work for the municipality of Forest.  In his earlier years he was a prominent athlete and took a great interest in the town's sporting events throughout his life. The  late Mr. Ross was born on the 12th Concession of Plympton,  the son  the the late Robert and Eliza (Benson) Ross. He kept a  store  in Camlachie  for about two years before his marriage to Maria Murray  of Plympton,  at Camlachie 40 years ago. They then moved to  Oil  Springs and came to Forest 35 years ago. Mrs. Ross died nine years ago. He  is survived by 10 children: Mrs. H.D. Totten of Bosanquet; Mrs. J.B.  Kee of  Sarnia;  Mrs. L. McIntyre of Pontiac, Mich; Mrs.  V.R. Maylor  of Ottawa;  Mrs. B.C. Culley and Miss Jean of Orillia; Milton  of  Miami, Florida;  Orville of Colorado; Cecil of Vancouver and William  of  Detroit;  one brother, Samuel Ross of Plympton, and five  sisters;  Mrs. Joseph  Cairns, Camlachie; Mrs. Charles McLean, Mrs. Dora  Lang,  Mrs. James Gilmore, and Mrs. John Douglas all of Forest. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, from the residence of  his son-in-law, H.D. Totten, to Beechwood Cemetery for interment. The service was conducted by Rev. A.C. Ristoul and the bearers were; John  Watson,  Alex Whyte, William Douglas,  Duncan  Smith,  Theodore Wilson and David Coultis.

SARNIA OBSERVER 13 JULY 1938
HARRY D. TOTTEN

The  death  occurred at his home here yesterday of  Harry  D.  (Doc) Totten,  aged  55 years, well known resident of the district.  He  was provincial  fruit inspector for 15 years, serving Sarnia,  Forest  and surrounding  districts.  His death came as a shock  to  the  community although he has been in failing health for several months. Mr. Tottedn is survived by his wife and three children; Madeline  in Ottawa,  Margaret  and Osborne at home. A sister  Mrs.  Gilbert,  died several years ago. He  was  born at Paris, Ontario and when a young man came  with  his parents.  Dr. O. Totten and Mrs. Totten, to Forest. He farmed  on  the lake road in Bosanquet Township. In  1910  he married Edna Ross, daughter of the late  Mr.  and  Mrs. William  Ross of Forest. He was a member of the Ancient Free  and  Accepted Masons Lodge number, 263 at Forest. He was a charter member  of Forest  Chapter,  Order  of Eastern Star and aurdent  worker  for  the organization. The  funeral  will  be held from the family  residence  on  Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be made at Beechwood cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 17 JUNE 1950
JOHN B. KEE

John  B. Kee, aged 57, a former resident of Sarnia and Forest,  died yesterday at his home in London, Ont. Mr. Kee was for many years one of the best known hardware  travelers in Western Ontario. He moved to London eight years ago. Surviving besides his wife, are a son, Murray of London and 3 daughters;  Mrs. Frank Connor and Miss Edna both of London and Mrs.  Milton Helman of Ottawa. The funeral will be held at Forest at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with  service at the McFarlane Funeral Home. Interment will be at Beechwood Cemetery, Forest.

 SARNIA OBSERVER 27 OCTOBER 1927
JOHN PAGE

The death occurred on Wednesday  afternoon of  John  Page, aged 86 years, one of the oldest  and  most  respected residents  of this community. The late Mr. Page had been  confined  to his bed for the past three years. He  was born in Fifeshire, Scotland, coming to Canada when 16  years of age. He was a resident of Bosanquet township until forty-two  years ago.  He then moved to a farm in Enniskillen, and eighteen  years  ago moved  to  Wyoming. For the past nine years he has resided with  his daughter, Mrs. Andrew Lunam, 8th line of Plympton. He was a  Presbyterian until the formation of the United Church of Canada, and in  politics was a liberal. He was married to his second wife, formerly Janet Lunam, pre-deceasing him by nine years. Surviving are the following sons and daughters; Danid  of  Basswood, Man; Mrs. Charles Kelman of  Nelson,  B.C.;  Mrs. James  Williamson and Thomas both of Train B.C.; Mrs. Andrew Lunam  of Plympton; Alexander of Rockland, B.C.; Andrew and Mrs. Oscar  Saunders of  Enniskillen and John of London. There are also  twelve  grandchildren. The funeral will be held from the Lunam home tomorrow at 2 o'clock.

SARNIA OBSERVER 5 AUGUST 1971
OSCAR SAUNDERS

Oscar Saunders, of R.R.1 Petrolia, died Wednesday in Twilight Haves, Nursing  Home. He was born in Brooke Township and was the son  of  the late  Mr.  and Mrs. William Saunders. He worked in oil  production  at Marthaville, prior to taking up residence on 12th concession of Enniskillen where he farmed for the past 20 years. He was a member of  St. Andrew's B and E United Church. Surviving  is his wife the former Elizabeth Page, a  daughter,  Mrs. Ken Drope, of R.R.1 Petrolia; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Funeral service will take place Saturday at 3 p.m. from William  Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia with Rev. J. Barnard officiating. Burial  will  be in Hillsdale Cemetery. Sympathy  may  be  expressed through donations to the Ontario Heart Fund.

SARNIA OBSERVER FEBRUARY 1978
ELIZABETH (PAGE) SAUNDERS

At  C.E.E.  Hospital, Petrolia on Wednesday 8  Feb  1978,  Elizabeth (Page)  Saunders, age 88 of R.R. 1 Petrolia. Beloved wife of the  late Oscar  Saunders. Dear mother of Margaret (Mrs. Ken Drope),  Petrolia. Sister  of  Tom Page of Trail, B.C. Also  survived  by  grandchildren, Helen  (Mrs. Carl Annett) of Wyoming, Keith Drope, R.R.1 Petrolia  and seven great grandchildren. Resting  at  the  Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia  after  7  p.m. Thursday. Funeral Friday at 3:30 p.m. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Building Fund.

SARNIA OBSERVER AUGUST 1995
MARGARET DROPE

At C.E.E. Hospital Petrolia on Monday 21 August 1995, Margaret Drope (nee  Saunders),  80 years of Fiddicks's Nursing  Home,  Petrolia  and formerly  of R.R.1, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Kenneth  Drope, (25 June 1995). Dear mother of Helen and Carl Annett of R.R.2 wyoming, Keith  and Marjorie Drope of R.R.1 Petrolia and the late Murray  Drope (1974). Dear mother in law of Janet Drope of Petrolia. Dear grandmother  of Mark and Angela Annett, Debbra and Brian Allen, Len  and  Larry Annett,  Darlene and Darren Kirwen, David Drope and Jennifer  and  Rod Tramble. Also  survived by 7 great grandchildren and  a  nephew  Bill Drope. Visitors  will  be  received on Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9  p.m.  at  the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will  be held Thursday at 1 p.m. Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating. As  expressions  of sympathy memorial donations may be made  to  the C.E.E.  Hospital  Foundation  or the Heart and  Stroke  Foundation  of Ontario. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1995
GLADYS McFARLANE

At  her  late  residence Kettle Point, on Saturday  15  April  1995, Gladys Fern (Lunam) McFarlane, in her 69th year. Beloved  wife  of  the late Huron McFarlane and  Eli  Henry.  Loving mother of Raymond and Victoria Henry of Kettle Point and Rita and  Joe Borhi of London. Also survived by 7 grandchildren and 14 great  grandchildren. Dear sister of Mervin, Raymond, Lyle and Delores (Mrs. Dale  George) all of Kettle Point and Clayton of Muncey. Resting at the family residence, Kettle Point, for visitation, hence to Kettle Point United Church for service on Wednesday, 19th April  at 1 p.m. Gilpin Funeral Chapel Forest, 786-4964. Interment Kettle Point Cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS MAY 1997
WILFRED F. LUNHAM

At   the  North Lambton Rest Home, Forest on Tuesday  13  May  1997, Wilfred F. Lunham of Kettle Point in his 80th year. Loving  brother  of  Jean George of Kettle  Point.  Predeceased  by brothers  David,  Bill, Howard and Walter. Also  survived  by  several nieces and nephews. Resting  at the residence of his sister Jean George,  Kettle  Point until  Saturday  17 May 1997, thence to St.  John's  Anglican  Church, Kettle Point for service at 11:00 A.M. Interment Kettle Point Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER JULY 1933
FRANCES D. BRYDGES

PETROLIA 5 July: While playing with a number of other children  at her  home on Centre Street, last evening, Frances Dorothy Brydges,  14 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brydges, was electrocuted. It  is  believed that the child was seeking a place in  a  tree  in which  to hang a swing and after climbing to the height of  the  wires became tired and sat down. It was then that she touched the live  high tension lines. The other children noticed the accident immediately and summoned the girl's father who removed her from the tree. The  family  had moved to Petrolia early in June, coming  from  the Enniskillen-Plympton  townline. Frances was a fourth book  student  at S.S.  No.23 Enniskillen township before coming to Petrolia and  making an excellent showing in her work. The  parents,  two sisters and seven brothers survive, as  well  as Mrs. E. Beebe 292 Confederation street, Sarnia, who is her  grandmother. Alvin Styles and O.K. Milliken, Sarnia township are uncles of  the child. Chief  of Police Frank Knapp investigated and it is  believed  that because of the nature of the fatality no inquest will be necessary. The funeral arrangements had not been completed today.

SARNIA OBSERVER 22 DECEMBER 1977
KATHLEEN (Bridges) JACKSON

Mrs. Kathleen Pearl Jackson, 55, of RR2, Hepworth, Ont., formerly of Wilkesport, Ont., died today at University Hospital, London. Wife  of Calvin, she was born and raised on the Plympton and  Enniskillen  townships townlines. Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.  Burton Bridges. Following her marriage, she was a resident of the Marthaville area. She was a member of the Sombra Rebekah Lodge. She  is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs.  William  (Mary) Card  of Sombra, three sons, Bruce of Wilksport, Edward of Sarnia  and Wilfred  at home, nine grandchildren. She was predeceased by one  son, Cal, in 1953.  Also survived by one sister, Mrs. Norman (Blanche) Wilson of Watford and eight brothers. Arthur of Toronto, Vincent, Ross, Eldon, and  Jack all of Sarnia, Ralph of Ingersoll and Lorne of London. She was a resident of Wilksport for over 20 years where her  husband operated a hardware and electrical business. She resided at  Hepworth, Ont., for the past seven years. The  body is at Steadman Brothers Memorial Chapel, Brigden.  Funeral service  will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. Burial will be at  Wilksport Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER APRIL 1987
CALVIN JACKSON

Calvin  Jackson  age  75, died at Twilight Haven,  24  April  1987, beloved  husband of Kathleen Brydges (1977), formerly  of  Wilkesport, Sauble  Beach,  and Sarnia. Dear father of Bruce of Red  Deer,  Ed  of Sarnia,  Mary  (Mrs. William Card), of Wilkesport, Wilfred  of  Sauble Beach, brother of William, Harvey, June (Mrs. Larry Brennon), Madeline (Mrs. Jack Bailey) all of Sarnia, Marjorie (Mrs. Basil Vandenberge) of London, Ann (Mrs. Earl Considine) of Detroit, 13 grandchildren. Friends  are  received Saturday and Sunday afternoon  and  evening, Steadman  Brothers Memorial Chapel Brigden. Funeral service  conducted on Monday 27th April at 1:30 p.m. Interment Wilkesport Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 28 NOVEMBER 1962
GARY ALLEN BRYDGES

A  six year old Sarnia Township boy lost his life yesterday  afternoon when he tumbled from the back of a farm tractor into the path  of the disk harrow. The  dead  boy is Gary Allen Brydges, son of Mr.  and  Mrs.  Vincent Brydges of Sarnia RR2. The boy together with his five year old brother Robert was riding the back of the tractor when Gary fell off. The tractor was being driven by a close friend of the boy's parents William  Coyne,  2311 Churchill Road, in the township. Mr.  Coyne  was working  on his farm property at the time of the accident. The  harrow was  being towed by the tractor. The little boy fell into the  pathway of the whirling discs when Mr. Coyne started to turn the machinery. Lambton Coroner Dr. R. Douglas MacKinlay pronounced the boy dead at the accident scene. Surviving besides the boy's parents are three sisters, Helen, Linda and  Debra at home; three brothers, Larry, Ronald and Robert at  home, his  grandparents  Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson of Dawn  Township;  a great grandmother, Mrs. Lenora Thompson of Dawn. The  body  is resting at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home  where  service will be held Friday 30 November at 1:30 p.m. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1995
JOHN BRYDGES

At  St.  Joseph's Health Centre, Sarnia on Saturday 15  April  1995, John Dalton Brydges, age 159 years of Sarnia. Beloved husband of Joan (Wilkinson) Brydges. Loved father of Rebecca Lea Brydges of Whitby and Robert Ian Brydges of Camlachie. Dear brother of Alvin of Sarnia, Arthur of Chatham, Lorne of  London and  Blanche  Wilson of Watford. Also survived by several  nieces  and nephews. Predeceased by parents Thomas and Elizabeth Brydges, brothers Edwin, Ralph,  Vincent,  Ross  and Eldon and  sisters  Kathleen  Jackson  and Frances Brydges. Mr. Brydges was a longtime employee of Polymer and an avid sportsman in basketball, baseball and golf (2 holes in one). The  funeral service will be held on Tuesday 18 April 1995  at  1:00 P.M.  from  Laurel Lea-St. Matthews Presbyterian Church,  837  Exmouth Street, Sarnia. Rev. J. Smith officiating. Friends  will  be received at the Smith Funeral  Home,  1576  London Road, (Hwy 7), Sarnia on Monday afternoon 2-4 and 7-9. Sympath through donations to the Canadian Diabetic Association would be appreciated by the family. Cremation to follow the service.

WYOMING ENTERPRISE 18 JUNE 1903
MARY HELPS

By  the death of Mrs. William Helps, this district has lost  another of  its pioneers. Mrs. Helps who was in the 67th year of her age,  was born  in Berwickshire Scotland in 1836 and came to Canada when a  girl of tender years with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Cairns. When  she had reached her sixteenth year, she married Mr. Helps  and the  young couple settled on a bush farm to hew out a home  for  themselves  in the days when everything was a wild wilderness, and  blazed trees were used as guides for roads. Mr. and Mrs. Helps lived on the farm forty-five years, moving  first to the village of Oil Springs where they remained three years,  afterwards coming to Wyoming where they have since resided. Mrs.  Helps  was the mother of thirteen children of whom  there  are five dead. The children still living are, Henry Helps, 4th Concession Plympton,James  and  William of Alpena Michigan, Samuel of  Wyoming,  Mrs.  Wm. Searle of Enniskillen, Mrs. John Polon of Michigan, Mrs. George Lucas, 4th Concession Plympton and Mrs. James Turner of Sarnia. Mrs. Helps had thirty-six grandchildren and one great grandchild  of whom  twenty-nine were present at her funeral which took place to  the Wyoming Cemetery on Saturday. Many  friends of both families were present to witness the last  sad rites. Mrs. Helps has lived a devoted Christian life for years and will  begreatly missed by a large circle of friends with whom she was connected.

WYOMING ENTERPRISE 18 FEB 1909
WILLIAM HELPS

The death of William Helps which took place at the home of his  son, Samuel  Helps  of Sarnia Township on Wednesday evening  the  10th  Feb 1909, removes from our midst another of Lambton's pioneers. Mr. Helps was 77 years of age. When but a child of one year of  age, he came to Canada with his parents. They settled near Camlachie  where the  subject of this sketch grew to manhood. He afterwards settled  on the old home-stead, Lot 5 Con 7 Plympton. Mr. Helps married in the year 1852. To Mr. and Mrs. Helps were  born thirteen children of whom four sons..Henry, William, James and  Samuel and  four  daughters..Mrs.  Wm. Searle, Mrs. John  Polon,  Mrs.  James Turner and Mrs. George Lucas survive. Mr.  Helps for some years resided in our town and while  here,  was one of our most highly esteemed residence. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church, having for several years been a member of the Quarterly and Trustee Boards. The  funeral which was very largely attended by friends who came  to pay their last tribute of respect to the memory of this departed  pioneer,  took  place from the residence of his son,  Mr.  Henry  Helps, London Road on Friday the 12th Feb. A number of friends and relatives were present from Croswell  Michigan, Detroit, St. Thomas and surrounding country. The  Rev.  L.W. Reid assisted by Rev. Fydell, an old pastor  of  the deceased officiated.

SARNIA OBSERVER MARCH 1973
JOHN (JACK) ORMEROD WOLSEY

At St. Petersburg, Florida on Monday 19 March 1973, John (Jack) Ormerod Wolsey, age 62 of 495 Errol Road West, beloved husband of Mae (Norton) Wolsey, dear son of Mrs. Daniel (Ann) Wolsey, brother of Mrs. Alfred (Doris) Addie, both of Sarnia. Resting at the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home, 431 Christina St., north after 2 p.m. Wednesday until Thursday noon when remains will be transferred to Central United Church for service at 1:30 p.m. A Masonic service under the direction of the officers of Liberty Lodge No. 419 A.F. and A.M. will be held at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 9 DECEMBER 1981
CLARA WOLSEY

Clara May Wolsey, of 495 Errol Road West, died Tuesday at Sarnia General Hospital. Born in England, she lived in London, Brantford, Chatham and Sudbury, Ontario, prior to coming to Sarnia 34 years ago. She was a very active member of Central United Church in giving herself for other people. She was the wife of the late John O. Wolsey and sister of Dorothy Robertson of London, Ont., and Richard Norton of Dallas, Texas. Funeral will be held from the McKenzie and Blundy Funeral Home, on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Rev. W.A. Sayers officiating. Visitation at the funeral home, after 2 p.m. today. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish, may send memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, 110 Elgin St., or the charity of choice. Burial in Lakeview Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 2 MAY 1981
ALFRED ADDIE

Alfred Addie, 67, of 1064 Brenchley St., died Thursday at Victoria Hospital in London. He was a retired Polysar Ltd., employee with 30 years service, member of Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club, Glenview Golf and Curling Club, the Sergeant's Mess and the Petrolia Branch 216 of the Royal Canadian Legion. He served overseas with the 4th Field Regiment and is survived by his wife, the former Doris Wolsey, daughters Mrs. David (Linda) McShane and Karen, both of Sarnia, brothers G.A. Addie of Sarnia and Russell of Vancouver. Funeral will be held from the D.J. Robb Funeral Home Monday at 1 p.m. with burial at Grandview Memorial Gardens. Sympathy may be expressed through the Heart Foundation or charity of choice. Visitation is on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.
SARNIA OBSERVER 5 APRIL 1968
WILLIAM MARTIN

William  Martin,  35, of 399 London Road, apartment 7, died  at  his residence today. He was born in Sarnia, and was employed by McKee Construction Company. Surviving is his wife, the former Patricia Spurko, a son, Harold,  a daughter  Kelly;  his father Harold Martin; two brothers,  Donald  and Robert;  two sisters, Marilyn and Mrs. Ronald (Dianne) Turley, all  of Sarnia. Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the D. J. Robb Funeral Home. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER APRIL 1968
WILLIAM MARTIN

Funeral service for William A. Martin was held from D.J. Robb Funeral Home, Saturday. Rev. George Young of Paterson Memorial Presbyterian Church officiated. Pallbearers  were  Jack Guilfoyle, Gordon Neely,  Gary  Cole,  James Crossman, Ronald and Orville Demeray. Husband  of  Patricia (Spurko) Martin. Mr. Martin died at  his  residence, 399 London Road, Apt 7, Wednesday. Burial was in Lakeview Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER - DATE NOT KNOWN
GARY HAROLD MARTIN

Eighteen year-old Gary Harold Martin of 423 Wellington Street,  died in St. Joseph's Hospital, London, from head injuries he suffered in  a car tree crash early Saturday afternoon. The youth, and three companions were injured after their car skidded head-on  into  a  tree on Highway No.22 near Lobo, 10  miles  west  of London. The three others, John Strachan, 19, Patrick McKenna, 16, and Robert Struthers,  16, were released from hospital after treatment  of  minor injuries. Martin  was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin and was  a  former circulation department employee of The Sarnia Observer. The  body  is at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, where service  will  he held  on  Wednesday at 3.30 p.m. with burial  following  at  Primrose, Memorial Gardens, Sarnia Township. Surviving  besides his parents are two sisters, Mrs.  Ronald  Turley (Diane)  of Sarnia and Marilyn at home; three brothers, William A.  in the  Royal Canadian Navy, Donald A. of Sarnia and Robert L.  at home; his  grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Martin, 769 East  Talfour  Street and Mrs. A. Demeray of 226 Napier Street.

SARNIA OBSERVER 10 JULY 1941
LILLIAN MAE STRUCK

Lillian  Mae  Struck, aged 27, wife of Elgin  Struck,  472  Campbell street, died at the Sarnia General Hospital of Wednesday, July 10. The funeral will be held from the home of her parents, Mr. and  Mrs. Fred Martin, East Talford street, on Saturday at 2 p.m., and interment will take place at Lakeview cemetery. The  deceased is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred  Martin, her husband, Elgin; three daughters, Barbara, Nancy and Patsy at  home and one son John Elgin also at home; one brother, Harold Martin, Point Edward.  Mrs. Elgin Struck was born in Sarnia and was a member of the  Devine Street United Church where she had conducted a Sunday school class.

SARNIA OBSERVER 14 JULY 1941
LILLIAN MAY STRUCK

The  funeral of Lillian May Struck was held on Saturday at  2  p.m., from  the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Martin, East  Talford street. A  solo was sung by Mrs. Russell Fulcher, "Abide With Me,"  accompanied  by  Mr. Foster. Pallbearers were: Wesley Lucas,  Raymond  Lucas, Carl Lucas, Cecil Helps, Stuart Kerr, and Edward Mackey. Rev.  A.A.  Mathews officiated and interment was  made  at  Lakeview cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER JANUARY 1988
ELGIN (AL) STRUCK

Elgin (AL) Struck, aged 76, died at St. Joseph's Hospital  Wednesday 6  January 1988. Beloved husband of Amelia Pretty of 269 Finch  Drive, Clearwater. Retired employee with over 30 years at Polysar. Dear  father  of Barbara (Mrs. William Kilbreath) of  Sarnia,  Nancy (Mrs. Charles Roberts) of Wallaceburg, Pat (Mrs. Murray Mills) of  Oil Springs,  Jack  of Corunna, Frances (Mrs. Peter Clarke)  of Winnipeg, Russell and June of Brigden, Dorothy (Mrs. Marcel Gauthier) of  Germany: 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Brother of Charles of Toledo, Nephew of Miss Ann Struck of Toronto. Friends  are received Thursday and Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Steadman Brothers  Memorial Chapel, Brigden. Funeral service will be  conducted on Saturday 9th January at 1:30. Interment Black Creek Cemetery. (Cancer and Arthritic Society).

SARNIA OBSERVER 14 FEBRUARY 1980
NELLIE (LUCAS) LUTTS

In  Miami,  Flordia  on Tuesday, 12th  February  1980  Ellen  Ellenia (Nellie) (Lucas) (Paget) (Holmes) (Haas) Lutts aged 83, wife of Leon Lutts  of 1111 N. West 142 Street Miami, Flordia, grandmother  of  John and  Michael  Paget, Gayelyn and Bonnie Lee Paget  all  of  Cleveland, great grandmother of Nicholas and Annmarie Paget of Cleveland.
Funeral  services will be held from the D.J.Robb Funeral  Home  on Friday  15th February at 10:30 a.m. with burial in the family plot  in the Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming Ont. Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Sarnia Chapter 6, O.E.S. Memorial Fund.

NAME OF NEWSPAPER IS NOT KNOWN
WARREN J. JONES

Suddenly,  on  Friday 29 December 1961, at his late  residence,  37 -10th  St.  New Toronto, Warren J. Jones, dearly  beloved  husband  of Myrtle  Lucas  and  loving father of James (Toronto)  and brother of William (Toronto). Orval (Watford), Lloyd (London), Elgeretta (Mrs. J. Campbell), Ferndale, Mich. Resting at the Ridley Funeral Home Ltd., 980 Lake Shore Rd., at 14th St., New Toronto, after 1 p.m. Saturday until 4 p.m. Sunday thence  to the  McKay and White funeral home, Wyoming, Ont., for funeral  service on Tuesday, 2 January at 2 p.m. Interment Wyoming Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE OCTOBER 1899
GEORGE SHIRLEY, ESQUIRE

The funeral of the late George Shirley, Esq., who died on Wednesday 25th October in his 76th year, took place on Friday afternoon from the family residence, St. Clair St., to St. James Cemetery, Brooke. Notwithstanding the inclement weather a large number turned out  to pay  the  last tribute of respect to an old and honored  citizen.  The funeral service was conducted by the Rev. J. Downie, B.D., assisted by the  Rev. W.G.H. McAlister, M.A., and Rev. R. Haddow, B.D.  The  pallbearers  were  George  R. Shirley, John Shirley,  R.  Alexander,  J.R. Logan, Paul Kingston and Wm. Kelly. The  deceased  was  twice married and leaves a family  of  2  sons, George  R.,  of Brooke; and E.J., of Watford; and  4  daughters,  Miss Sarah; Mrs. Paul Kingston of Brooke; Mrs. Robert Alexander of Warwick; and Mrs. John R. Logan of Sarnia, by his 1st wife, who was Miss Margaret King. In  October 1891, he was married to Mrs. McCaw of  Brockville,  who survives him. Mrs. Willoughby of Watford and Mrs. Duncan of Lanark are the only surviving sisters. The  late Mr. Shirley was born in the Township of  Drummond,  Lanark County,  in 1823, and was a son of William Shirley, of that place.  He came  west  about 1846, settling in the Township of Brooke,  where  he continued  to  reside until 10 years ago when he removed  to  Watford.   Being a man of superior ability and thorough knowledge of municipal and political affairs he speedily came into prominence and filled many positions  of trust and responsibility, among others, Clerk and  Reeve of  Brooke, for a number of years, Warden of Lambton, County  Auditor, Reeve  of  Watford for 2 terms, Justice of the  Peace,  President  and Treasurer  of the East Lambton Liberal Conservative  Association,  Returning  Officer,  and at the time of his death was a  member  of  the Watford Council.  He took an active and leading part in politics and in 1879 was  the Conservative  candidate  in  East Lambton against  Peter  Graham,  the latter winning by a narrow majority. Few  men were better informed on the issues of the day, or had  the faculty of presenting their views more clearly or forcibly. In  his death, Lambton loses one of its most prominent  and  ablest citizens, whose work has left its impress on the history of the  county. (Private  services were held in the house previous to interment,  as some of the relatives feared to face the heavy downpour of rain. His sister, Mrs. Duncan, resides in the County of Leeds instead  of Lanark,  and his nephew, W.G. Willoughby, was one of the  pallbearers, the name of Mr. Kelly being mentioned mistakenly.)

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE MAY 1925
  SARAH ANN SHIRLEY

The death of Miss Sarah Ann Shirley occurred after a brief illness, at  the  home of her sister, Mrs. John R. Logan, 298  Wellington  St., Sarnia, on Sunday 17th May 1925. The  deceased was in her 75th year and was the eldest  daughter  of the late George Shirley and had spent her entire life in this community. Miss  Shirley  won for herself many true friends  by  her  sterling character and integrity. She leaves to mourn her loss 2 sisters,  Mrs. John  R.  Logan of Sarnia and Mrs. Paul Kingston of  Watford,  also  2 brothers George of Watford and Edward James of Oshawa. On  Monday, after a short service at the home of her  sister,  Mrs. Logan, conducted by Rev. F.G. Newton, the body was brought to  Trinity Church,  Watford. The service which was largely attended by  relatives and friends was very ably conducted by Rev. J.H. Hosford, assisted  by the choir. The pallbearers were; John R. Logan, W.E. Fitzgerald, John Carroll, Roland  King,  George F, Kingston and Paul S. Kingston.  Friends  from Oshawa, Sarnia and Brantford attended the funeral. Interment was made in St. James Cemetery, Brooke.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 13 MARCH 1928
PAUL KINGSTON

The death occurred at his home on Wall Street Monday morning of Mr. Paul  Kingston, a well known resident of Brooke and Watford,  after  a lengthy  illness. He had been in poor health for some time,  but  suffered a stroke on Friday, from which he did not regain consciousness. He was married in 1885 to Elizabeth Shirley, who with a family of 1 daughter and 3 sons, survive him. His 1 daughter Mrs. Ernest  Campbell of  Brantford;  Fred and George in Sarnia and Paul on  the  homestead. Also  4 sisters; Mrs. J. Coke of Watford; Mrs. L.W. Guy  of  Leclaire, Sask., and Misses Eliza and Ann Jane Kingston of Watford. He  was born in Toronto, the son of Paul Kingston and Martha  Johnson, both of whom came from Ireland, and he was the 15th Paul Kingston in his family line. Mr.  Kingston was a like long member of the Orange Order, and  also served a number of years on Brooke Municipal Council. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, service being conducted  in  Trinity Church by his rector, Rev. J.H. Hosford,  following  a short family service at the home, and interment was made in St.  James Church Cemetery, Brooke. The  pallbearers were: James K. Kelly, Alex Kelly,  Clarence  Coke, Walter W. Edwards, Lachlan McLean and Dan McDonald. Among those from a distance who were here for the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Campbell and 2 children, Shirley and Doris Pauline  of Brantford;  Mr. and Mrs. George F. Kingston and Mr. F.B.  Kingston  of Sarnia;  Mr.  and  Mrs. John E. Bailey of Wyoming; Mrs.  L.W.  Guy  of Leclaire,  Sask; Mrs. John R. Logan, Mr. Gordon Logan, Mrs.  Wm.  Lawrence and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Guy of Sarnia.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE APRIL 1960
 PAUL KINGSTON

In Toronto General Hospital on Friday 15 April 1960, Paul  Kingston in  his 75th year. Brother of George of Sarnia, Fred of Warwick  Township and Mrs. Kathleen Campbell of Brantford. Remains  resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford  until  Monday noon.  Service  will be held at St. James Church, Brooke  Township  on Monday  18 April at 2 p.m. Masonic Service at the Funeral Home  Sunday night at 8:30. Interment in St. James Church Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER FEBRUARY 1967
 FREDERICK B. KINGSTON

At Sarnia General Hospital on Tuesday 31 January 1967, Frederick B. Kingston,  age  78, beloved husband of Gertrude A. Ryckman of  171  S. Mitton Street.  Dear  father of Mrs. Ronald (Mary) Mansfield of Sarnia, Miss  Florence,  William  and  Thomas all at home, Paul of  R.R.  #1  Camlachie, George and Robert of R.R. #4, Petrolia, brother of Mrs. Ernest  (Kathleen)  Campbell  of Brantford and George of Sarnia,  10  grandchildren also survive. The  late  Mr. Kingston is resting at the D.J.  Robb  Funeral  Home where service will be held Friday, 3rd February at 1:00 p.m. Interment St. James Cemetery, Brooke.

SARNIA OBSERVER MARCH 1974
 GEORGE FRANKLIN KINGSTON

In  Lambton  Twilight  Haven, Petrolia on Saturday  9  March  1974, George Franklin Kingston, in his 84th year. A former Sarnia  businessman. Dear  husband of the late Florence M. Willoughby. Dear  brother  of Mrs.  Ernest Campbell (Kathleen) of Toronto, also survived by  several nieces and nephews. Resting  at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford where service will  be held on Tuesday 12th March at 2 p.m. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.


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