LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA
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
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
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, 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
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
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
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
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.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, 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
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 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 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
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
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
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, 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
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 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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