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LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA

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WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 3 APRIL 1930
ALEXANDER J. KELLY

The death occurred today in the Ontario hospital, London, of Alexander J. Kelly, husband of Martha Cowan, at the age of 77 years, following an illness for the past year. Mr.  Kelly  was formerly a resident of Sarnia and for 24  years  the superintendent of the house of refuge in Sarnia. Surviving  relatives include his wife, two sons, Harry A.  Kelly  of Edgerton, Alta., and Arthur H. Kelly of Calgary, Alta., and one daughter, Mrs. J.W. McLaren of Watford. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock  from the residence of his daughter, Mr. J.W. McLaren, Watford.    Interment will be in St. James Cemetery, Brooke.

SARNIA OBSERVER 1 APRIL 1940
MARTHA JANE (Cowan)  KELLY

 At Watford  Mrs. Alex J. Kelly, former resident of Sarnia, who served as  matron of  the  Lambton County House of refuge in Sarnia for 24  years  until retirement in 1927, died early today at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. McLaren. Mrs. Kelly, who was 84 years of age, had been in failing health  for a year, but had only been confined to her home for six weeks. She  was  born  on the Brooke townline and  resided  in  Enniskellen Township after her marriage and prior to becoming matron of the  House of  Refuge. Her husband served as superintendent for the same  period. Mr. Kelly died in 1930. The surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. McLaren of Watford, two  sons, Harry of Edgerton, Alta., and Arthur who has been with  his mother  since New Years, two sisters, Mrs. R.K. McCordick  of  Toronto and Mrs. R.K. Anderson of Milton. There are also seven grandchildren. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1 APRIL 1940
MARTHA (Cowan) KELLY

In  Watford,  on  1st April, Martha Jane Cowan, widow  of  the  late Alexander J. Kelly, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.W. McLaren. Mrs.  Kelly, a duaghter of the late Alexander Cowan and Martha  King Cowan,  is  survived by her daughter Adelaide (Mrs. McLaren)  and  two sons,  Arthur H. of Calgary, Alberta and Harold of  Edgerton,  Alberta and seven grandchildren; also two sisters, Mr. R.K. Anderson of Milton and Mrs. H.N. McCordic of Toronto. Mrs. Kelly was a faithful member of Trinity church, Watford. The  funeral  was held Wednesday, 3rd April at  St.  James'  church, Brooke,  service  conducted  by Rev. J.W. Hosford;  interment  in  St. James' cemetery. Mrs. Kelly was in her 82nd year.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 19 FEBRUARY 1936
CHARLES R. KELLY

The death of Charles Richard Kelly, aged 68 years, took place  early on Tuesday morning at his home on the sixth line of Warwick. Mr. Kelly had been in poor health for the past seven years but  just seriously ill for the last two weeks. He is survived by five sisters; Mrs. Thomas Higgins of Sarnia,  Mrs. William Henderson of London, Mrs. R. J. Lucas of 12 sideroad, Mrs.  W. Greer of 6th line, Miss Sarah Kelly, 6th line, and one brother, George Kelly, 6th line. A  private  service  will be held at the home of  William  Greer  on Friday  afternoon followed by a public service in St. James'  Anglican church,  Brooke. The Rev. J.H. Hosford will be in charge of the  service.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 25 AUGUST 1942
SUSANNA KELLY

Mrs. Susanna McClure Kelly, widow of Francis Kelly, who died twenty years  ago, passed away Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.  John W. Hawes, at Watford in her 81st year. Mrs. Kelly had enjoyed fairly good health until a week ago when  she was  stricken  with paralysis. She was a lifelong resident  of  Brooke Township. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J.W. Hawes and Mrs. Pearl McGregor of  Watford, a granddaughter, Mrs. Horace Delmage, of Camlachie;  also one sister Mrs. Maria Willis of Warwick. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at  the home of her daughter. Interment in St. James Church Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 15 JUNE 1968
AMELIA HAWES

Mrs.  Amelia  Hawes, 88, died today in Strathroy  Middlesex  General Hospital. She lived in Watford most of her life. The former Amelia Ann Kelly, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Pearl MacGregor of Watford. Funeral  service  will  he held from Harper  Funeral  Home,  Watford Monday at 2 P.M. Burial  will be in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke  Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE (DATE NOT KNOWN)
ROY McGREGOR

Roy  McGregor, well known farmer on the 12th line and  Nauvoo  Road, answered  a  sudden call of death on Saturday afternoon, when  he  was seized by a stroke of paralysis, while at Wallis' garage in Watford. He received immediate medical attention, but nothing could be  done. Lapsing into unconsciousness, he died within an hour after being taken to his home. Mr.  McGregor  had  been in failing health  throughout  the  winter months, but friends and relatives were in hopes that he was on the way to  recovery,  so that his sudden passing was a severe  shock  to  the whole community. Mr. McGregor was born 11th September 1885, in Brooke Township, a son of  Alpine and Charlotte McGregor. In 1908, he married Pearl Kelly  of the same township, and after marriage settled east of the 10th line of Brooke, where they resided for 21 years. For a brief period they lived in  Strathroy, before moving, five years ago to their present home  on the 12th line. There  is  left to mourn his loss besides his widow,  one  daughter, Greta  Ferne, and two brothers, Milton McGregor of Stratford and  Wallace McGregor on the Nauvoo Road. An  elder daughter predeceased him twelve years ago, also two  sons, who died in infancy. A sister Mrs. Gordon Doan of Biggar, Sask.,  also predeceased him. Mr.  McGregor was a member and faithful attendent and  supporter  of the Erie Street United Church, Watford, and will be greatly missed  in the congregation. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, with service at his  late residence, conducted by Rev. E.W. Hart, of Erie Street United  Church, Watford. The service was very largely attended by sympathizing friends of the family. The  pallbearers  were  six neighbors;  Ray  Smith,  John  McIntyre, Charles Hick, Albert Rundle, William Smith and Donald McVicar. Six  young  men  served as flower bearers.  Horace  Delmage,  Morley McGregor, Cecil Dolbear, Donald McVicar and Gordon Lucas. Interment was in Alvinston, Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JANUARY 1930
JAMES L. KELLY

Mr.  James L. Kelly, a life long resident of the 12th line,  Brooke, passed  away on Sunday the 26th, after a short illness of a couple  of weeks duration. Mr.  Kelly, who was in his 81st year, was the last surviving  member of  the  family of the late William Kelly, one  of  Brooke  Township's early pioneers. He was born on the family homestead over 80 years ago, and lived on the same farm all his life. In February 1880, he married Frances Martha Kingston, a daughter  of another  Brooke pioneer family, and she predeceased him  twelve  years ago in February 1918. Surviving  is a family of four daughters and three sons; Mrs.  Edith Watson, Mrs. Ed. H. Lucas, and Alex. J. Kelly all residing on the 12th line, Brooke; William J. Kelly supervisor on the public schools  staff in the Border Cities; James K. and Misses Nora and Nina at home. The  funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, service being  conducted at the family residence by their rector, Rev. J.H. Hosford, and interment made in the family plot in St. James Church Cemetery, Brooke. The  pallbearers  were  Messars. R.J. Lucas,  George  Lucas,  Walter Annett, David Whitehead, Gordon A. Oakes and George Higgins.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 13 APRIL 1959
MRS. WALLACE WATSON

Funeral of Mrs. Wallace Watson, 78 the former Edith Kelly, was  held from  Harper  Funeral  Home, Saturday. Rev. R.A.C.  Mills  of  Trinity Anglican Church Watford officiated. Mrs. Watson had been a life long resident of Brooke Township and her husband died some years ago. She was a member of St. James Anglican Church Brooke Township.  Mrs. Watson is survived by two sons, Fred and Clarence of Brooke  Township; three daughters, Mrs. John Lucas (Margaret) and Mrs. Fred Kidd (Verna) of  Brooke and Mrs. A. McQueen (Ethel) of London; three sisters,  Mrs. Edward Lucas and Misses Nina and Nora Kelly all of Brooke Township;  a brother William of Toronto. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE
JOHN ALEX KELLY

John  Alexander Kelly, life long resident of the 12th line,  Brooke,    passed  away  at his home on Tuesday evening, aged 68  years.  He  had suffered several strokes during the past three weeks. Surviving  are his widow, formerly Margaret Elizabeth  Simpson,  one daughter  (Meryl)  and two grandchildren; also two brothers  and  four sisters: William of Toronto, James, Misses Nora and Nina at home, Mrs. Wallace Watson and Mrs. Edward Lucas, all of Brooke Township. The body rests at Harper funeral home until Friday at noon.  Service will be in St. James Anglican Church, Brooke, at 2 p.m. by the rector, Rev. H. Reid Montgomery. Pallbearers were Gordon Sutton, Calvin Dolbear, Williard  Coristine, Calvin Annett, Ed Higgins, Ernest Lucas.Flowerbearers  were; Walter Thrower, Fred Copeland, Fred  and  Clair Watson, Gordon and Tom Lucas, David Christie and Don McVicar. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 18 MAY 1956
JAMES K. KELLY

Funeral  service  was held today for James K. Kelly, 68,  of  Brooke Township. Mr. Kelly is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Wallace Watson  (Edith), Mrs.  Edward  Lucas (Ethel) living on adjoining farms and  the  Misses Nora and Nina both at home and a brother William J. Kelly of Toronto. Mr.  Kelly spent his lifetime on the homestead and was a  member  of St. James Anglican Church.  Funeral  service was conducted by the Rev. H.R. Montgomery  of  Wallaceburg, formerly of Watford, from the Harper Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Fred and Clare Watson, Tom and Gordon Lucas, Calvin Annett and Gordon Sutton. Burial was in St. James Cemetery Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 4 JANUARY 1967
NORA KELLY

Funeral  service for Miss Nora Kelly was held Monday afternoon  from St.  James Anglican Church, Watford. Rev William D. Mercer  officiated and burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers  were  Mervin Mansfield, Tom and  Gordon  Lucas,  Harold Sutton, Clare and Fred Watson. Surviving  are two sisters, Miss Nina Kelly and Mrs. Edward  (Ethel) Lucas, both of Brooke Township. Miss Kelly, who was a resident of Brooke Township, died Saturday  in the Sarnia General Hospital.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE OCTOBER 1974
NINA KELLY

In Strathroy Hospital on Monday 7 October 1974, Nina Kelly of  Strathroy  and formerly of Brooke Township. Daughter of the late  Mr.  and Mrs.  James Kelly. Dear sister of Mrs. Ethel Lucas of Brooke  Township and survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting  at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where service will  be held  on Thursday 10th October at 2 p.m. Interment in St. James  Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 1915
LIEUT.-COL. KELLY DIES AT WATFORD

Scarcely  a week after his appointment as commanding officer of  the 149th  Battalion, C.E.F., Lieut. Col. R.G.C. Kelly dropped  dead  last night of heart failure. As  a physician he was one of the most widely known men  in  Lambton County,  and he proved his worth as a military man by the  reorganization  of the 27th Lambton Militia Regiment some years ago. He was  one of Watford's big men, and flage all over the town are at half mast out of respect to the doctor's memory. Col., Kelly was found dead beside his automobile in the garage about 1:30  o'clock  this  morning. It is believed he had been  dead  for  a couple  of  hours when found. The engine of the car was  running,  but Col. Kelly had not reached the side of the machine when death overtook him. In  a  chat  with  Mrs.  Kelly early in  the  day,  Col.  Kelly  had complained  of slight dizziness, but otherwise had apparently  enjoyed good health. He would have been 46 years old on Christmas day, but his  strenuous career  as  a medical practitioner during the last score of  years  is believed to have been too great a strain for even his staunch  constitution. At 11:30 last night, Col. Kelly was called from a conversation  with his  wife by a message from the country. Thought he had abandoned  his practice  a week ago, the doctor agreed to undertake the  journey  and left  the house. When the farmer called up an hour later,  Mrs.  Kelly told  him  the doctor was on his way. In still another  hour  the  man appeared at the Kelly residence and hearing the engine running in  the garage,  investigated,  to find Dr. Kelly stretched out  dead  on  the floor. Major MacVicar, second in command of the 149th Battalion, and  Capt. Merrison, adjutant of the 149th both of Sarnia, came to Watford  today    to look after the work of the Battalion which had been assumed by Col. Kelly. The question of a successor to the position of commanding officer is undecided.  Major  MacVicar, who is senior major of the  27th  militia regiment;  Captain Merrison, who offered to raise a mounted  corps  in Lambton and others are among those mentioned. Arrangements  are being made to provide a military funeral for  Col. Kelly.  It  is probable that it will take place on  Thursday,  thought interment  may  be deferred on account of the fact that  two  brothers live in the west. Col.  Kelly came of a military family and was proud of  the  connection.  His grandfather, Major Campbell, was a famous soldier, and  two uncles also spent some time in the army. Mrs. Kelly and four children, the youngest of which is three  months old survive. Col. Kelly, was a Conservative and a member of the Anglican Church.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JANUARY 1963
FLORENCE KELLY

Mrs.  Susan  Florence  Kelly, former resident of  Watford  for  many years,  and widow of the late Dr. R.G.C. Kelly, who died  suddenly  in December  1915,  shortly after his appointment at  Lieut.  Colonel  to organize  the Lambton County 149th Battalion for overseas  service  in World  War  I,  passed away in St.  Michael's  Hospital,  Toronto,  on Christmas Day. Her death was not reported to the Guide-Advocate due to no publication the week between Christman and New Years. Long-time residents of Watford remember Mrs. Kelly coming to Watford as  a bride after service in a Montreal hospital, and with her  family moved to Toronto in 1926.  While in Watford she was a member of Trintity Anglican church,  sang in  the  choir  for several years, and was an  active  member  of  the Watford chapter, Daughters of the Empire. Surviving are her family: Dr. R.G.C. Kelly (Gordon), Mrs. James Ross (Constance)  both of Toronto, Mrs. F.G. Fenton (Doris)  of  Melbourne,  Australia and Fred W. Kelly of Calgary. Interment  was in St. James Church Cemetery, Brooke,  the  following Thursday. Pallbearers  were Edward and Clifford Lucas, Earl and Edward  Logan, John T. Kelly of Watford and Harry Greer of Sarnia.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 19 JUNE 1958
REBECCA (Greer)  LOGAN

A  lifelong  resident of Watford and Strathroy, Mrs.  Thomas  Logan, formerly  Rebecca Jane Greer, passed away in Strathroy  hospital  last Wednesday, 11 June in her 93rd year.   Born  on the Brooke-Warwick townline, she was a lifelong  member  of the  three Anglican churches, St. James, Brooke; Trinity, Watford  and St.  John's  Strathroy, since she moved to Strathroy some  years  ago, after the death of her husband. Surviving  are two sons; Earl of Strathroy, Edward of  Dresden;  two daughters; Mrs. W.A. Meike (Meryl) of St. Catharines; Miss Eulalic  of Windsor. Two brothers, Edward Greer of Imperial Sask., Harry of Sarnia and three sisters; Mrs. B.A. Richardson of Kerwood; Mr. W.L. Clark  of Byron and Mrs. L.C. Price of Cleveland. The  body  rested at Harper Funeral Home, Watford,  until  Saturday, when  service was conducted in St. James church, Brooke, at 2 p.m.  by her rector, Rev. E.S. Wells of Strathroy and Rev. Mills of watford. The  pallbearers  were Harold, Jack and Edward Greer,  Clare  Logan, Clifford Lucas and Bruce Richardson. Interment was in St. James Churchyard.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JANUARY 1964
ESSIE (Greer)  RICHARDSON

Mrs.  Essie Letitia Richardson died Friday 27 December in  Strathroy hospital after a short illness of three weeks. She was 94 years old. Mrs.  Richardson and her husband Mr. Benjamin Alexander  Richardson, resided  the past few years with their daughter; Mr.  DeLloyd  Wright;    bewteen  Kerrwood  and Strathroy. Mr. Richardson is now a  patient  in Whitmore's Nursing Home, Strathroy. Before  living with their daughter, the coupld were  lifelong  residents of Brooke Twp., east of Watford. The  deceased was born in Warwick, the daughter of the late Mr.  and Mrs. William Greer nee Sarah Kelly. She  leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. DeLloyd Wright  (Gretta) of  Kerrwood; two sons, Gordon of Ottawa and Clare of Strathroy;  also two sisters; Mrs. Annie S. Clark of London and Mrs. Maude S. Price  of Toledo, Ohio and one brother, Harry M. Greer of Sarnia. She  rested in Harper Funeral Home, Watford. Service was Monday,  30 December  at  2 p.m., in St. James Anglican Church,  Brooke  Twp.,  of  which Mrs. Richardson was a life member. Rev. Ripley of Kerrwood,  and Rev. W.D. Mercer of Watford, officiated. Pallbearers were John T. Kelly, Harold Greer both of Brooke,  Edward and  Earl  Logan of Strathroy, Clifford Lucas of  Warwick  and  Edward Greer, of Sarnia. Interment was in St. James Church Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 6 FEBRUARY 1964
BENJAMIN A. RICHARDSON

Benjamin  Alexander Richardson, lifelong resident of  Brooke-Warwick townline, east of Watford, passed away in Strathroy Middlesex hospital last friday, aged 95 years. Mrs.  Richardson, formerly Essie Letitia Greer, predeceased  him  on the 27th December 1963. He was an ardent sports fan and in his younger years was a member of  Watford's famous Baseball Club, a district winner for many years. Surviving  are one daughter, Mrs. DeLloyd Wright (Gretta)  of  Kerrwood; two sons, Claire of Strathroy and Gordon of Ottawa; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Parker of Watford; Mrs. Laura Scott of Galt; and two grandchildren. Rested at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, until Monday noon, thence to St.  James  Anglican church, Brooke, where he and his  wife  had  been  members since childhood. Service was conducted by the rector, Rev. Wm. D. Mercer, of Watford, assisted  by  Rev. Ripley, of Kerrwood, with interment  in  St.  James Churchyard. Pallbearers  were Clifford Lucas, John T. Kelly of St. James;  Wayne Richardson,  Jack  and Grant Walker of Sarnia and  Clarence  Matthews, Kerrwood.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 29 SEPTEMBER 1966
JOHN LEITCH

Funeral service for John Leitch formerly of Brooke Township was held on Wednesday from Harper Funeral Home. Mr.  Leitch  died  Monday in Strathroy Middlesex  Hospital.  He  was predeceased by his wife the former Mary Greer. Rev.  W.D. Mercer of this village officiated.  Pallbearers  included Hugh Leitch, Archie Campbell, Harold Greer, Andrew Walker, George Dean and Edward Logan. Interment St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke Twp.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 15 NOVEMBER 1946
WILLIAM L. CLARK

William L. Clark who was raised in Watford district as a young  man, died  at  his  home in Strathroy on Wednesday, after  many  months  of illness, in his 71st year. For  many years, he was in the lumber business in Northern  Ontario, later moving to Toronto, and more recently to Strathroy. His  widow,  who was formerly Annie Sarah Greer of  Brooke  and  two daughters survive. Funeral  service was conducted today in St. James Church  Brooke  at 2:30 P.M.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE
ANNIE (Greer)  CLARK

Mrs.  William  Clark, formerly Annie Sarah Greer,  of  Brooke  twp., passed  away  at Mason Villa Hospital, London on Tuesday in  her  90th year. Surviving  are  two daughters, Mrs. Mary Murday of Carp,  Ont.,  and Mrs.  Sara Simmons of London; one sister, Mrs. Maude Price  of  Toledo and one brother, Harry M. Greer of Sarnia. Resting at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, until thursday, when  service  will be conducted at St. James church, Brooke at 2 p.m., by  Rev. Wm. D. Mercer, rector. Interment in St. James Churchyard.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE MARCH 1969
HARRY M. GREER

At the Sarnia General Hospital on Saturday 1st March 1969. Harry  M. Greer, aged 82, husband of Erie Preasey of 201 Cameron St., and father of  Miss Clara Greer of London, Mrs. Alex (Helen) Kerr  of  Downsview,   Mrs.  Ronald (Mildred) MacGregor of Kippen, Thomas in England,  Edward and  John  (Jack) of Sarnia. Brother of Mrs. Maude  Price  of  Toledo, Ohio. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Resting at the D.J. Robb Funeral Home, where service will be held on the 14th March at 1 p.m. Interment at St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE
R.D. CORISTINE:

R.Dillon Coristine, well known resident of Brooke Twp., passed  away in St. Joseph's hospital, Sarnia on Sunday last in his 74th year. Surviving are his widow, formerly Annie Black, one son Lloyd, on the home  farm 12th line; also four sisters, Mrs. Arthur Swan  of  Brooke, Mrs. David Thom of Regina, Mrs. Esther Braun of Edmonton, and Mrs. Roy Lynch, Fairview Alberta. The body rested at Harper Funeral Home, where service was  conducted Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J.H. Hosford of Toronto. Pallbearers  were nephews; Jack, Gerald, Elmer, Gordon  and  William Swan, Harry Coristine. Flowerbearers; Lyle and Ralph Lougheed,  Arden, Henry and Donald Freer.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE
ARTHUR SWAN

Arthur  Swan,  aged  56 years, a farmer on the  10th  concession  of Brooke Twp., was found dead in his car which was parked on the side of the road near his home last evening. Death was due to a heart seizure. Mr.  Swan  ate a hearty supper at his home and about 7  o'clock  got into his car to call for his wife who was visiting at the home of  her sister, Mrs. Dillon Corestine, on the 12th concession of Brooke, later neighbors  saw his car parked at the north side of the road about  100 yards from his home and at the edge of the ditch. They took a  lantern and  looked around the car and failed to see Mr. Swan  slumped  behind the  wheel and almost out of sight. Later W.W. Rayner of Petrolia  and Joseph Dunn were driving past the spot and stopped their car and found the driver dead. He was the son the the late Mr. and Mrs. George Swan and is survived by  his wife formerly Rebecca Corestine and five sons, Gerald,  Elmer, John,  Gordon  and William all at home and two  sisters,  Mrs.  George Stephenson and Mrs. Hannah Edgar. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 22 DECEMBER 1966
REBECCA (Corestine) SWAN

Mrs.  Arthur  John Swan passed away on Sunday  in  C.E.E.  Hospital, Petrolia in her 85th year.   Mrs.  Swan was the former Rebecca Jane Corestine and is survived  by five  sons; Gerald and Elmer of Inwood, John and Gordon of Sarnia  and  William  of Watford. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and 11  great grandchildren. Funeral  was  held this Wednesday afternoon at  St.  James  Anglican Church,  Brooke Twp. Rev. Wm., D. Mercer officiated  with  pallbearers being Keith Howden, Chester Lucas, Chester and Douglas Edgar,  Raymond Trotechaud and Lloyd Coristine. Burial in St. James Church Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE FEBRUARY 1949
MISS MARY JANE KELLY

Miss Mary Jane Kelly, a lifelong resident of Watford district and an only  daughter of the mate Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly,  pioneer  Brooke townline  settlers near Watford, passed away in Strathroy hospital  on Monday after a week's illness from pneumonia. Miss Kelly throughout her lifetime was an active member of St. James Anglican church whicdh has been largely sustained throughout the years by  succeeding generations of the Kelly families and in  recent  years she had been compiling an early history of the 6th line community  one mile  south of Watford which was established and thrived  long  before there was any settlement at Watford.  She  was past president of the Guild and W.A., a decoted  Red  Cross worker through the two great wars, and a past matron as well as  charter member of the Eastern Star chapter. Surviving  is  one brother, John T., with whom she  resided  on  the family homestead. Another brother, Daniel died in Toronto in 1927. The  body rested at Harper Funeral Home, until  Wednesday  afternoon when  public service was conducted in St. James church by her  rector, Rev. John Graham, with interment in St. James churchyard. The pallbearers were two Eastern Star members, Frank Lucas and  John W. Gault, two cousins, James L. Kelly and Walter Kelly and two  neighbors, George King and Max Mitchell.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JULY 1966
JOHN T. KELLY

Funeral  service  for John T. Kelly was held on  Saturday  afternoon from Harper Funeral Home. John  died at his residence on the Brooke-Warwick townline a  little over a mile south of Watford last Thursday and was 79 years old. He  will be greatly missed by his many friends who enjoyed his  frequent  visits into the village for a pleasant chat about current  happenings. The son of the late Thomas Kelly and Ellen Reid, he was  predeceased by a brother Daniel in 1927 and a sister Mary in 1949. Rev.  Wm. D. Mercer officiated with burial being made in  St.  James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke Twp. Pallbearers were Harvey Johnson, George King, Jacob Huizinga, Grant Kelly, Wilfred Leach and Austin Kelly.

SARNIA OBSERVER 6 SEPTEMBER 1990
MARGARET JEAN OAKES

Margaret Jean Oakes, suddenly at her home in Toronto on 4  September 1990.  Margaret (Leach) Oakes, beloved wife of Bert and loving  mother of  John and his wife Helen and Anne and her husband  Richard  Burton; fondly  remembered  by granddaughters Heather and  Shelley  and great grandson Michael. Survived by sisters Anna Thompson, Alma McKercher and Irene Salkeld. Friends  may  call  at the Harper Funeral  Home,  Watford,  on  Friday evening for visitation from 7-9, where funeral service will be held on Saturday  8th  September at 2 PM with Rev. Alymer  Smith  officiating. Interment  in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Township. Donations  to  the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated.

SARNIA OBSERVER 28 MARCH 1960
WILLIAM SMITH

In  Brooke Township, on Saturday 26th March 1960, William W.  Smith, beloved husband of Lulu May Oakes, in his 73rd year. Father of  Grant, Sarnia, George, Windsor, Mrs. David Christie (Mary), Brooke. Remains  resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where  service will be held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 22 DECEMBER 1937
MARY (Warren) LUCAS

The death occurred at her home in Brooke yesterday, of Mrs.  William Lucas, aged 77 years. The deceased whose maiden name was Mary Warren, came to Brooke as  a child and died on the farm to which she came as a bride 54 years ago. Surviving  are her husband and 6 daughters. Mrs. Walter  Bradley  of Brooke;  Mrs.  A. Culverson of Toronto; Mrs. William Hodgins  of  Rock Island,  Indiana; Mrs. Leo Durham; Mrs. D. Broughton and  Mrs.  Harold King, of Detroit. Interment will be made in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery on Wednesday.

 LONDON FREE PRESS DECEMBER 1988
GARFIELD NICHOLSON

Garfield  at the Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital  on  Thursday, 29th  December  1988. Garfield Nicholson of Parkhill and  formerly  of West Williams Twp., in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Edna F. (Bradley) Nicholson. Dear father of Karen and  Gerald Gooding of Parkhill, Stephen and Wayne Nicholson at  home. Grandfather  of  Keith,  Sherri and Brian. Brother of  Mary Hough of Clinton. Resting at the M. Box & Son Funeral Home, Parkhill, where the funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, 31 December at 1:30 o'clock. Rev. William McCosh and Rev. Raymond Lindsay will officiate. A Parkhill I.O.O.F. and Rebekah memorial funeral service at 7:30  PM Friday at the funeral home. Interment in West Williams Cemetery, Sylvan. Donations to the Sylvan United Church Memorial Fund, the Canadian Diabetes Association or  the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 24 DECEMBER 1954
RENA (Lucas) CULVERSON

Mrs.  Rena May Culverson born in Brooke township, a daughter of  the late  Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Lucas, 10th line, died suddenly from a  heart attack in St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto on Sunday. Surviving is her husband, Arthur Clarence Culverson; two  daughters; Mrs. J. Lennox, Mrs. J. Sullivan; one son, Frederick Wright of  Toronto,  also  5  sisters; Mrs. Florence Bradley of  Parkhill, Mrs.  Mary Hodgson  of  Indianapolis  Ind., Mrs. Maude Durham  of  Detroit,  Mrs. Estelle Broughton  (whose  husband passed away last  week)  and  Mrs. Blanche King of Brooke Twp. The body rested in the Sherrin Funeral Home Toronto, where  services were  held  Monday night after which it was taken to  Watford  to  the Harper Funeral Home where services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Interment was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Township. Pallbearers were  Russell Dolbear, Garfield Nicholson, Jack Durham,  Ed.  Caudell, Jack Tompkins, Bob App.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 1980
ARTHUR CULVERSON

Arthur  Culverson  passed away at Riverdale  Hospital,  Toronto,  on Thursday 25 December 1980, in his 93rd year. He was the husband of the late Rena (Lucas) Culverson and the father of  Fred, Mrs. Audrey Brooks, and Mrs. Jack  (Dorothy)  Sullivan  of Toronto. Surviving as well are 1 granddaughter, Sharon and 2 great-grandchildren, Dawn and Glen of Aylmer. The  funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, on  Monday with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Township. Serving as pallbearers were Russell Dolbear, Robert and Bill App and Charles Warnock.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 1954
DEAN BROUGHTON

After a week in a coma in Sarnia hospital, following a stroke at his home in Brooke, death came on Monday morning to Dean Broughton, 60,  a resident of 12 sideroad, Brooke in recent years. Born in United States, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Roderrick Broughton  he was an expert lithographer in Detroit until his  retirement. Surviving  are  his wife, formerly Estelle Lucas, and  one  daughter (Ruth)  Mrs.  Russell Dolbear of Brooke, and two granddaughters and three grandsons. The body rested at Harper funeral home, where service was  conducted on Wednesday by Rev. Don Cameron of Central United Church, with interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, 12th concession. Pallbearers  were six nephews, Bob App, Billie Durham,  Ed.  Cadell, Fred Culverson, Garfield Nicholson and Bill Ashley.

SARNIA OBSERVER 9 OCTOBER 1956
ESTELLE (Lucas)  BROUGHTON

Funeral  service was held Monday at Harper  Funeral  Home here, for Mrs. Douglas Dean Broughton who died in Petrolia Hospital in her 63rd year. The  Rev. P.D. Cameron of Central United Church  officiated.  Burial was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Township. The  former  Estelle Lucas, Mrs. Broughton was the daughter  of  the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Lucas and was born in Brooke Township. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russell Dolbear of Brooke Township, 5  grandchildren, 4 sisters: Mrs. W. Bradley of Parkhill, Mrs.  Minnie Hodgson  of  Indianapolis  Ind., Mrs. L. Durham of  Detroit  and  Mrs. Harold King of Brooke Township.

 WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 25 MAY 1972
HAROLD E. KING

Harold  E.  King,  of R.R. 7 Alvinston died in  C.E.E.  Hospital  on Sunday.  Prominent  in municipal circles during his life  he  formerly owned  and established the present Flower Shop in Watford operated  by Mrs. Walter Thrower. His  wife formerly Blanche Lucas and one daughter Mrs. Robert  (Delphine)  App,  of Petrolia is left to mourn the loss as well  as  three grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Funeral  service  was held Tuesday afternoon at the  Harper  Funeral Home  with  Rev. George Menzies, of Christ Anglican  Church,  Petrolia officiating. Interment was in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Twp. Pallbearers were Ray  Swartz, Eric Foster, Jack Edgar, Cecil Maddock, Lorne  Edgar  and John Robinson.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JUNE 1980
BLANCHE (LUCAS) KING

Blanche  (Lucas) King of Brooke Twp., passed away at  CEE  Hospital, Petrolia, on Sunday 15 June 1980 in her 80th year. She was the wife of the late Harold Edward King and the  grandmother of  Bob, Bill and Judy all of RR#7, Alvinston, 6  great  grandchildren survive  as well. Predeceased by one daughter Delphine and  son-in-law Robert. The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford  on Monday with interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Twp. Service  as  pallbearers were: Cecil Maddock, Eric  Foster,  Raymond Swartz,  Russell  Dolbear, Jack Edgar and  Garfield  Nicholson.  Rev. George Menzies of Petrolia took charge of the service.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 16 JANUARY 1975
ROBERT APP

About  6  p.m. Monday a collision at the corner  of  Lambton  County Roads 4 and 8 took the lives of 4 people. Bob  App,  57,  and his wife Del, 50 of  RR7  Alvinston  and  Victor Charles  St.  Jean, 20, of 126 Martin St., Sarnia, and  Gary  Clarence Lewis, 17 RR1, Mooretown, were all killed. Two were injured and  taken to Sarnia General Hospital with head injuries. Mr.  and Mrs. App operated King's Flowers in Petrolia for more  than 20  years. In 1963 they opened a flower shop in Watford,  operated  by Mrs. App's mother, Mrs. Blanche King, until 1967. Bob  App came to Watford in 1967 and operated the business until  he sold it to Mrs. Phylis Thrower in 1970. Cpl. Thomas McKenna, of Petrolia OPP detachment said the App Van was struck broadside by a car carrying 4 Sarnia area youths - two of  whom died later in Sarnia General Hospital. The van was travelling east on Lambton County Rd. 4 when it collided with the southbound car at County Rd 8. The  car  veered off the road, struck the  Brook-Enniskillen  United Church and hit a tree. The van rolled over into a ditch. Mr.  and Mrs. App are survived by 2 sons and a daughter,  Bob,  Bill and Judy, all of RR 7 Alvinston.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1 DECEMBER 1905
JOHN KIDD

It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of an old and much respected citizen, in the person of Mr. John Kidd of Brooke, which sad event occurred about 3 a.m. on Tuesday 28 Nov. The deceased, who enjoyed his usual good health up to last  Friday night, sat up for a few minutes reading after the rest of the family had retired, and had scarcely done so when the attention of his faithful wife was attracted by a peculiar rattling in his throat as if he was choking, but she was unable to arouse him. Dr. Gibson was hastily called and pronounced him suffering from a paralytic stroke, and  held out no hope of his recovery. The  late Mr. Kidd was born in the township of Beckwith, County of Lanark, in April 1834, and was consequently in his 72nd year. He came to Brooke in the year 1866 and purchased Lot 9, in the 12 Con in 1868. In  1872 he married Hannah Lucas, daughter of the late John  Lucas, one of the first settlers of the township and settled on his farm where he has since resided. His well directed efforts and industry met the reward that comes to such and he established a good home and a prosperous farm. The  deceased is survived by his widow and a family of 8 children. Mrs. Styles of Brooke, George of Manitoba, Thomas of the G.T.R.  Sarnia,  John, Edward and Frederick, and Missess Ellen and Anna at  home. One  brother  Thomas of Smith Falls, sister Mrs.  David  Gilliland  of Brooke and 3 other sisters in the Ottawa valley, also survive. In  those  early times the young men of Ontario did not  make  their start in life under such favorable auspices as now, and the subject of our  sketch had little of the world's goods to assist him on the  way. He had, however, what is far more valuable, namely, a rugged constitution  and a stout physique, together with the good example  of  worthy parents, who did not fail to impress in him the principles of integrity, intelligence and industry. For  many years he was engaged in the lumber woods, mostly with  the late Mr. McLaren, of Rivers and Streams Bill fame, who always regarded him as a trusted and faithful employee. Mr. Kidd always weighed carefully any subject requiring his consideration, and after having arrived at his conclusions he was not easily dissuaded therefrom. He  was  loyal to his friends and faithful to any trust reposed in him. For many years he was Sec-Treasurer of the school board, and so dilligently did he perform his duties that his fellow trustees were content to leave matters wholly in his hands. About 3 years ago he retired, owing to advancing years and it is a matter of note that things have not gone so smoothly in the section since. In religion the deceased was an adherent of the English Church, and in politics a Conservative, though never a blind partizan. The  funeral  will take place on Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. to St. James Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 28 MARCH 1930
JOHANNAH (Lucas)  KIDD

In Brooke, on Tuesday 25 March 1930, Johannah Lucas, widow of the late John Kidd, in her 83rd year. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon with service in St. James Church and interment in St. James Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER 24 APRIL 1962
ANN JANE KELLY

Funeral was held Saturday from Christ Church,  Sutorville, for  Mrs. Melvin Kelly, 76, who died at her Brooke Township home.  She was  the  former  Ann Jane Kidd and had been a lifetime  resident  in Brooke  Township. Rev. R.A.C. Mills officiated and burial was  in  St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke. Survivors include one son, Austin, at home; one daughter Mrs. Clarence (Myra) Albert of London; one sister Mrs. Gordon Oakes of  Alvinston and three brothers, George of London, John of Watford and  Edward of Sarnia.

SARNIA OBSERVER APRIL 1994
AUSTIN LYLE KELLY

Austin  Lyle  Kelly, aged 84, of Mooretown, died at  Sarnia  General Hospital  on  Thurdsay 21 April 1994. Son of the late Melvin  and  Ann Jane  (Kidd) Kelly. Dear uncle of Carman Guinness and his wife  Nelda, and great-nephews William and Scott all of Mooretown. Predeceased by a sister Myra (Mrs. Clarence Albert). Friends  are  received  Steadman Brother  Memorial  Chapel,  Brigden Friday  7-9 and Saturday 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Funeral service  conducted  on Sunday  24th April at 2:30 p.m. Donations to Heart and Stroke  Foundation would be apprecaited. Interment St. James Cemetery, Watford. Funeral for Austin Lyle Kelly, 84, of Mooretown, has taken place  on Sunday  from  the Memorial Chapel at Steadman  Bros.,  Funeral  Home, Brigden with Father Gary Parker of Christ Church, Corunna officiating. During  the  service  "Just a Closer Walk with Thee"  and  "The  Old Rugged  Cross"  was played. Mrs. Peggie Rodey a member  of  the  Moore Seniors, gave an eulogy and read a poem. Burial  was in the family plot in St. James Cemetery,  Watford.  The pallbearers were Scott Guniness, Lorne Wheeler, Bob Hume, Lloyd  Shea, Ferg Murphy and Gary O'Dell. The flower bearer was Bill Gunness. Mr. Kelly who died April 21 at Sarnia General Hospital, was the  son of the late Melvin (1953) and Ann Jane (Kidd) (1962) Kelly. He is survived by nephew Carman Gunness and his wife Nelda of Mooretown;  great  nephews William and Scott Gunness of  Mooretown.  Predeceased by a sister Myra (Mrs. Clarence Albert). The  Moore Seniors formed a guard at the funeral home  and  cemetery including Harold and Peggie Rodey, Abby Strachan, Dorothy Harrold, Eva O'Hara,  Marjorie  Abrams,  Betty Quinn, Mae Webster,  Clarice  Ball, Phylis Crow and Mabel Bell.

SARNIA OBSERVER 3 SEPTEMBER 1964
MARY (Lamb) LUCAS

Mrs.  Lucas,  the former Mary Gladys Lamb died Monday in  the  Strathroy, Middlesex Hospital. Funeral  services for Mrs. Sterling Lucas, 66, of Watford  was  held Wednesday from Harper Funeral Home, Watford with Rev. Ross Cumming  of Watford officiating.  Pallbearers were George, Ken and Ray  Morris, Gordon,  Tom and Ralph Lucas. Burial was in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery. There are no immediate survivors, her husband having died in 1957.

LONDON FREE PRESS NOVEMBER 1985
STANLEY GORDON LUCAS

Stanley  Gordon  Lucas of the Watford Nursing Home and  formerly  of London, passed away in Strathroy Hospital on Friday, 8th November 1985 in his 88th year. He was the beloved husband of Ina Edgar and dear father of Ralph  of London.  Dear grandfather of David of Sarnia, Julie and John of  Wawa. Great  grandfather of David. Also survived by two sisters  Weda  Lucas and Verlie Patterson, both of London. The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Douglas Fuller officiating. Interment  was  in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.  Serving  as pallbearers were Lorne, Eldon and Douglas Edgar, Bruce Higgins, Gordon Lucas and Ian McVicar.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JANUARY 1986
INA (EDGAR) LUCAS

Ina  (Edgar) Lucas, formerly of London, passed away in  the  Watford Nursing Home on Sunday 29th December 1985 in her 86th year. She  was the beloved wife of the late Stanley Lucas and dear  mother of Ralph of London. Also survived by 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson, as well as  3 brothers,  Allan of Petrolia, Clare of Alvinston, Clifford  of  Sarnia and a sister Mrs. Allie Higgins of Watford. Predeceased by 3 sisters, Berna, Mabel and Mae and a brother Gordon. The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford  on Friday  afternoon  with Rev. Douglas Fuller  officiating.  Serving  as pallbearers  were  Bruce Higgins, Lorne, Eldon and Douglas  Edgar  and Gordon Lucas. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

SARNIA OBSERVER 21 JUNE 1982
EVELYN (Crich) LUCAS

Evelyn  Lucas  at Victoria Hospital, South  Street  Campus,  London, Ontario on Sunday 20 June 1982, Mrs. Evelyn Lyn (Crich) Lucas, of 1101 Sunset Ave., London in her 57th year. Beloved  wife of Ralph E. Lucas and dear mother of David of  Sarnia, Julie  and John Beaver of Toronto. Dear sister of Lawrence  Crich  and Mrs.  Fred  (Abbie) Ovens both of Sarnia. Mrs. Margaret  Rutledge  of Goderich,  Mrs. Ada Bell of Woodstock, Donald Crich and  Joseph  Crich both of London, and dear daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Lucas of London. Friends may call on Monday from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2-5 and 7-9  p.m. at the Jas. A. Harris Funeral Home, Richmond Street  at  St. James, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on  Wednesday, 23 June at 1 p.m. by Canon H.E.A. Peach of St. Luke's  Broughdale Anglican Church and Bishop W.A. Townshend. Interment  St.  James Cemetery, Watford. Memorial donations  to  the Canadian Cancer Society gratefully acknowledged.

LONDON FREE PRESS SEPTEMBER 1996
RALPH LUCAS

Ralph, suddenly as the result of an accident in Simcoe on  Saturday 31 August 1996, Ralph Edgar Lucas of Simcoe, formerly of Mt. Elgin and London,  in his 70th year. Beloved husband of the late  Evelyn  "Lynn" (Crich)  Lucas. Dear father and grandfather of David, Holly  and  Jana Lucas of Mt. Elgin and Julie, John, David, Andree and Daniel Beaver of Simcoe. Friends  may call on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the James  A. Harris  Funeral Home, Richmond Street at St. James, where the  funeral service will be conducted on Thursday 5 September at 1:00 PM by  Archdeacon Terry Dance and Rev. William R.C. Craven.  Memorial  contributions  to the Canadian Cancer Society or  to  the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatefully acknowledged. Interment St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

 SARNIA OBSERVER 23 JULY 1991
ALICE LUCAS

In  Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Monday 22 July 1991, Alice  Weda Murlean Lucas of Watford Nursing Home, and formerly of Brooke Township and  London. Daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Bowlby)  Lucas, in  her 90th year. Dear sister of Mrs. (Verlie) Leonard Patterson  of London. Survived  by nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Edward, Mac,  David, Ernest, Sterling and Stanley. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford,  where funeral service will be held Wednesday 24th July at  2:00 p.m. with Rev. Robert Towler officiating. Visitation starting  Tuesday 2-4  and  7-9 p.m. Donations to the charity of your  choice  would  be appreciated by the family. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JULY 1991
ALICE WEDA MURLEAN LUCAS

Alice  Weda Murlean Lucas of the Watford Nursing Home, and  formerly of Brooke Twp., and London passes away in Strathroy Middlesex  General Hospital on Monday 22 July 1991 in her 90th year. She  was the dear daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret  (Bowlby) and  dear  sister of Mrs. (Verlie) Leonard Patterson of  London.  Also survived  by  nieces and nephews. Predeceased by Edward,  Mac,  David, Ernest, Sterling and Stanley. The funeral service was held on Wednesday 24 July at 2 p.m. from the Harper Funeral Home, Watford with Rev. Robert Towler officiating. Memorial donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Interment followed in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE OCTOBER 1996
VERLIE (LUCAS) PATTERSON

Verlie  (Lucas) Patterson, formerly of London, passed away  in  the Watford Nursing Home on Monday 21st October 1996 in her 93rd year. She was the beloved wife of Leonard Patterson, and dear  stepmother of  Phyllis  Doyle of London. Loving grandmother of Rick,  Nancy,  and Julie.  Great-grandmother of seven great grand children. Also  survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased  by  her parents, Thomas and Margaret  (Bowlby)  Lucas, five  brothers,  Edward, David, Ernest, Sterling and Stanley  and  two sisters, Mrs. Mae Kidd and Weda. The funeral service was held on Wednesday 23rd October at 2:00 p.m. from the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, with Rev. Peter Leonard officiating and Mrs. Ethel Edwards as organist. Service  as pallbearers were Ray Morgan, Neil Werden, David  Lucas, Rick Doyle, Lee MacArthus and Aaron McCall. As  expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the  charity  of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

LONDON FREE PRESS OCTOBER 1996
VERLIE (Lucas) PATTERSON

In  the  Watford  Nursing Home on Monday 21  October  1996,  Verlie Lucas,  beloved wife of Leonard Patterson, formerly of London  in  her 93rd year. Step-mother of Phyllis Doyle of London; grandmother of Rick,  Nancy and  Julie and 7 great grandchildren. Survived by several nieces  and nephews. Predeceased  by her parents Thomas and Margaret (Bowlby)  Lucas,  5 brothers;  Edward, David, Ernest, Sterling and Stanley and 2  sisters; Mrs. Mae Kidd and Weda. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where funeral  service will  be held on Wednesday 23 October at 2 PM with Rev  Peter  Leonard officiating.  Visitation starting Tuesday evening from 7-9 PM and  one hour  prior to funeral service on Wednesday. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Interment in St. James Cemetery Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE MARCH 1997
LEONARD ANGUS PATTERSON

Leonard Angus Patterson passed away in the Watford Nursing Home, on Monday 24th March 1997 in his 95th year. He  was  the beloved husband of the late  Susan  (Adams)  Patterson (1940)  and the late Verlie (Lucas) (Davis) Patterson. Dear father  of Phyllis Doyle of London. Dear grandfather of Richard Doyle of  Thamesford,  Julie McCall of London, and Nancy MacArthur of Brampton. Also  survived by seven great-grandchildren. Visitation Wednesday afternoon and evening, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 27th March, with Rev. Peter Leonard officiating. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp., Ont.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 29 NOVEMBER 1935
WALTER LUCAS

Walter  H. Lucas, a native of Brooke Township and a former  railroad man  who retired a few years ago and settled at Waterford, Ont.,  died at  his home there last Wednesday, aged 68 years, after an illness  of nine weeks. He was born in Brooke Township, where brothers still reside. Surviving are his widow, two daughters and one son, all of Waterford, also 3 brothers,  Thomas  of  Sutorville, Alsolom of Watford  and  Edward  of Sarnia. Another brother Robert predeceased him only a few months ago.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE NOVEMBER 1983
LEE ELMER LEGGETT

Lee Elmer Leggett of Arkona passed away in Strathroy General  Hospital on Thursday 24 November 1983 in his 92nd year. He was the beloved husband of the late Aveleen Lucas (1968).  Predeceased by a son Walter in 1972 and a daughter Mary Christman in 1978. He  was the dear grandfather of Mary (Mrs. John Stevenson)  of  Kerwood,  Eleanor  (Mrs. Charles Steffen) of Arkona,  Ruth  (Mrs.  Gordon Whitehead)  of Simcoe and Russell Leggett of Dryden. Also survived  by 10 great-grandchildren. The  funeral  service was held in the chapel of the  Gilpin  Funeral Home, Thedford on Sunday afternoon with Miss Leona Barber officiating. Interment  was  in Farringdon Burial Grounds,  Brantford  on  Monday afternoon.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 15 MARCH 1978
MARY AVELEEN CHRISTMAS

Mrs. Mary Aveleen Christmas, of Arkona, passed away on Thursday  the 9th March at University Hospital, London, in her 64th year. She  is  survived by two daughters, Mary (Mrs. John  Stephenson)  of Warwick  Twp., and Eleanor, of Arkona, her father Mr. Lee  Leggett  of Arkona  and one granddaughter, Toni-Lynn. She was predeceased  by  her husband Walter and one brother Walter. Funeral services were held on Sunday, 12 March at the Gilpin Funeral Home, Thedford, with interment on Monday in Brantford.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 22 MARCH 1978
VELMA JANE (LUCAS) GALLOWAY

Velma Jane (Lucas) Galloway, of Arkona, passed away suddenly at  her residence, on Thursday, 16th March 1978, in her 82nd year. She  was  the  wife  of  the late  Edward  C.  Galloway  (1962)  and sister-in-law of Mr. Lee Leggett of Arkona and Mrs. Dorothy Lucas,  of Brantford. The  funeral  service was held in the Chapel of the  Gilpin  Funeral Home, Thedford, on Saturday 18th March, with interment in White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Hamilton.

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