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OBITUARIES

LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA

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DEATH 21 OCTOBER 1998
JAMES F. ELLIOT
James F. Elliot of Stoney Creek, passed away in Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, on Wednesday, October 21st, 1998, in his 75th year. He was the beloved husband of  Maxine (Bid) (Cooper) Elliot, and dear father of Sharon and Al MacPherson of Stoney Creek, and Barry and Beth Elliot of Calgary, Alberta. Dear grandfather of Lisa and Allan Coombs, Sheri Kelly, Allan and Vicki MacPherson of Stoney Creek, and James and Nickalas Elliot of Calgary, and dear great-grandfather of Branden and Mathew Coombs of Stoney Creek. Also survived by his five sisters Mary Millar of London, Margaret Elliot, Lillian Doyle, and Fran Hollingsworth, all of Watford, and Dorothy Elliot of Sebring, Florida. Predeceased by his parents Alex and Maude Elliot, and two brothers, Dick and Dee Elliot. Cremation.  A graveside service with interment of ashes in the family plot in Bethel Cemetery, Warwick Township, will be held on Friday, October 30th at 1:00 p.m.

LONDON FREE PRESS OCTOBER 1996
BILL ELLIOTT
In Brooke Township, on Saturday, October 19, 1996. Bill Elliott, 32 years of Watford. Beloved son of Barbara Eillott of Alvinston.  Dear brother of Darryl and Brenda Elliott and Kelly and Dave Charron all of Alvinston. Sadly missed by his nieces and nephews, Ashley, Brittany, Tiffany, Jamie and Kyle. Dear nephew of Bill and Kathy Brown, Gus and Norma Arthurs, Jean and John Morwood, Shirley King and Carolyn and Wayne Minielly. Visitors will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM Rev. Bert de Roo of Trinity Baptist Church, Petrolia officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. As expressions of sympathy,  memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 26 AUGUST 1965
ALEXANDER DIXON ELLIOT
Another of Watford's well known native sons, Alexander D. Elliott, 77 passed on in St. Joseph's Hospital, London on Tuesday morning 24 August 1965, after a brief hospitalization. He had been in failing health in recent months at home. Son of pioneer Watford and Warwick parents, Alex was born in Watford, lived in the West for a few brief years, then returned to the home town and operated the Cameron Family Grocery and Footwear for nearly 50 years until it closed two weeks ago. Surviving are his wife, formerly Maude Cameron and a family of five daughters and three sons; Mrs. Hanley Millar (Marg) of St. Thomas; Miss Dorothy, a Detroit Nurse; Miss Margaret; Mrs. Alvin Doyle (Lillian) and Mrs. Russell Hollingsworth (Frances) all of Watford; Dick and A.D. of London; Jim of Stoney Creek; also  19 grandchildren and one great grandchild; also a sister, Miss Kathleen and sister-in-law, Miss Lottie Cameron. Resting at Harper Funeral Home, where service will be conducted on Friday at two p.m. by Rev. Ross Cumming, of Watford United and Rev. George Slater of Bryon United Church, with interment in the family plot at Bethel Church Cemetery, Warwick Township. Pallbearers will be Lorne Henderson MLA Lambton East, Keith and Don Moffatt, Robert Dobson, J. Russell McCormick of London and Alex Piggott.

DEATH 13 MAY 1989
ELDON EDGAR 
Eldon Stanley Edgar, 61, of R7, Alvinston died Saturday, May 13, 1989, at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia. Husband of the late Mabel Elizabeth (Werden) Edgar (1980). Son of Mrs. Mary Edgar of Alvinston and the late Clare Edgar  (1987). Father of James and his wife, Sherry, of Alvinston and Doris of R7, Alvinston. Also survived by two grandchildren, Michael and Brittney and one brother, Douglas, of  Alvinston. Relatives and friends were received at the Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston. The funeral service was held in Hope United Church of which Mr. Edgar was a member of the Session, Tuesday, May 16 at 1:30 pm with Rev. David Stedman officiating.  Donation to the Hope United Church or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Interment Alvinston Cemetery.

DEATH 1951
WINNIE (VANNATTER) EDGAR
Mrs. Robert Edgar, a lifelong resident of the 10th, con. Brooke, passed away at her home on Wednesday, in her 60th year. She was formerly Winnie R. Varnnatter. Surviving are her  husband and a family of four sons: Richard and Eric, at home; William and Murray, of Sarnia; two daughters, Mrs. Philip Palmer [Ruth] and Mrs. Ralph Lee [Marion] also of Sarnia;  also her aged mother Mrs. Sophia Vannatter, and two sisters, Mrs. Russell Kerr Seaforth, Mrs. Lillian Brown Lee, Sarnia.  The   body rested at Harper funeral home, Watford  where service will be conducted this Friday afternoon at two pm. by Rev. Edward Lacey, of Erie st. church, with   interment in Alvinston cemetery.

DEATH 19 DECEMBER 1991
RICHARD EDGAR
Richard James Edgar, 74, of Milton, formerly of Brooke Twp., died on Thursday 19 December 1991 at Milton District Hospital. Husband of Violet. Stepfather of   Bob, Milton and Wayne of Toronto. Grandfather of two. Brother of William of Wyoming, Murry of Sarnia, Eric of Nova Scotia, Ruth Palmer and Marion Lee both of Sarnia. The funeral service was held at the Arn Funeral Home in Alvinston on December 21 with Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 1977
MARY (EDGAR) WATCHER
At Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Wednesday 7 December 1977, Mary B. (Edgar) beloved wife of the late Louis V. Watcher. Predeceased by one son William and dear sister of Allan Edgar of RR7 Alvinston, Mrs. Stanley (Ina) Lucas of London, Clare Edgar of Alvinston, Mrs. Allie Higgins of Watford and Clifford Edgar of Sarnia. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Denning Brothers Funeral Home, Strathroy from 2 pm Friday 9 December. Funeral service will be held on Saturday 10 December at 1.30 p.m. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER  25 APRIL 1995
RICHARD EDGAR
In CEE Hospital. Petrolia on Tuesday. April 25, 1995,  Richard Chester  Edgar of  RR 7 Alvinston. Beloved husband of the late Cora Pearl Ormerod in his 95th year. Dear father of Lloyd and his wife Dorothea Edgar of Lake Havasu City. Arizona and Jack and his wife Shirley Edgar of RR 7 Alvinston. Also surviving are eight grandchildren. 14 great -grand children, one great-great-granddaughter and brother George and his wife Ruby Edgar of Sarnia. Predeceased by one Infant daughter, two brothers, Val and Robert. and one sister Jenny. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford. where funeral service was held on Thursday. April 27 at 2:00 p.m. with Mrs. Jessie Dobbyn of St. Andrew's B & E United Church officiating. Mrs. Cathy Edgar was soloist and Mrs. Margaret King was organist. Internment in Alvinston Cemetery. Visitation started Wednesday 3:30-5 and 7-9. Pallbearers were Dave Milliken, Bob Edgar, Jim Teskey. John Lucas, Ken Campbell and Doug Higgins. Flowerbearers were Bobble Lynn, Beeky and Ann Parker and Kari and Heather Edgar. Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.

LONDON FREE PRESS  JUNE 1965
CORA PEARL (ORMEROD) EDGAR
In CEE Hospital Petrolia on Sunday 13 June 1965, Cora Pearl Ormerod, beloved wife of Richard Chester Edgar, in her 63rd year. Dear mother of Lloyd of St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Jack of Brooke Township and eight grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert of Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. Alex McLachlan (Flossie) of Alvinston; Mrs. Jim Bowie (Lena ) of West Lorne;  Mrs. John Bowie (Gladys) of Alvinston. Resting at the Harper funeral home, Watford, where service will be held on Wednesday 16 June at 2.00 p.m. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.

DEATH 14 AUGUST 1987
IVAN CLARE EDGAR
Ivan Clare Edgar, of 559 River Street, Alvinston, passed away on Friday, August 14, 1987 at the C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, in his 86th year. He is survived by his wife Mary (McLachlan) Edgar; sons Douglas and Eldon, of R.R. 7, Alvinston; one granddaughter; five grandsons and five great- grandchildren as well as one sister. Mrs. Alice Higgins, of Petrolia and two brothers Allan of Petrolia and Clifford of Sarnia. He was predeceased by one brother and five sisters. Funeral services were conducted on Monday, August 17, at Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. Mr. Edgar was a member of Brooke Council serving six years as counsellor (1939-1944); two years as Deputy-Reeve (1945-1946) and five years as Reeve (1947-1951) as Reeve as well as director of Lambton Mutual (1960-1977) and for many years a well known farmer and drover.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE SEPTEMBER 1991
MARY BELLE (McLACHLAN) EDGAR
Mary Belle (McLachlan) Edgar passed away in C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Sunday, September 29, 1991, in her 92nd year. She was the beloved wife of the late Clare (1987) and dear mother of Douglas and his wife Evelyn of Alvinston, and the late Eldon Edgar and his wife Mabel. Fondly remembered by six grandchildren: Gord of Brooke Twp., Don and his wife Sue of Waterloo, Jerry of Golden, B.C., Jim and his wife Sherry of Alvinston, Bob and his wife Shari of Brooke Twp., and Doris of London; six great- grandchildren: Debbie and Joe Edgar of Watford, Nick Edgar of Waterloo, Jeannie Edgar of Waterloo, Mike Edgar of Alvinston and Britney Edgar of Alvinston. Dear sister-in-law of Lottie McLachlan of Watford and Doris Edgar of London. Predeceased by one brother Stanley. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, at 2 p.m. from the Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston, with Rev. Jim Breen officiating. Interment will follow in the Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Hope United Church of C.E.E. Hospital would be appreciated by the family.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 3 JANUARY 1961
GEORGE HERBERT EDGAR
Funeral of George Herbert Edgar, 77, husband of Lily May Brown who died in Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital Saturday 31 December 1960, was held today from Harper Funeral Home. Mr. Edgar is survived by a son, Harold and three daughters, Mrs. Clare Cran (Vera) of Brooke Township, Mrs. Arnold Barbour (Freda) of London and Mrs. Myrtle Mitchell of Windsor; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Routley and Mrs. Blanche MacLachlan of Watford. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 JANUARY 1967
LILY MAY (BROWN) EDGAR
Funeral service was held Friday afternoon from the Harper Funeral Home here for Mrs. George Herbert Edgar,  Brooke township, who died Wednesday in Sunnyhaven Rest Home, Strathroy. The former Lily May Brown was predeceased by her husband. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. Clare (Vera) Cran, Brooke township; Mrs. Arnold (Freida) Barbour, Windsor; and Mrs. Myrtle Mitchell, Cooksville; a son Harold also of Brooke Twp., a brother J. L. Brown of Nobel and a sister,  Mrs.. Albert (Elsie) Dick of London. Rev. Wm. D. Mercer officiated with burial in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke Twp. Pallbearers were John   Cran, Gerrard Cowan, John McNeil, Graham Woods, R.V. and Clayton Davidson.

LONDON FREE PRESS DECEMBER 1990
HAROLD GEORGE EDGAR
Suddenly in Strathroy Middlesex Hospital on Monday 10 December 1990, Harold George Edgar of RR7 Watford in his 78th year. Beloved husband of Edith Mitchell. Dear father and father-in-law of Ronald and Donna Edgar of Watford. Dear brother of Mrs. Freda Barbour and Mrs. Sam Hughes (Myrtle) of Windsor. Predeceased by one son Raymond and one sister Vera Cran. resting at the Harper Funeral Home Watford until Friday 14 December where funeral service will be held at 2.00 pm., with Rev. Robert Towler officiating. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township. Visitation starting Wednesday evening 7-9, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9. Donations to the Charity of your choice or Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family.

LONDON FREE PRESS MAY 1969
MABEL JANE  (EDGAR) McGUGAN
In Four Counties Hospital, Newbury on Tuesday 13 May 1969, Mabel Jane Edgar of Lot 15 Con 9 Brooke Township. Beloved wife of the late Donald A. McGugan; dear mother of Mrs. William MacDougall (Margaret) of Brooke Twp; Mrs. Luth Mabel McAbe  of Croton and J.D. of Brooke Twp; also predeceased by one son Gordon; dear sister of Mrs. Lou Mae Watcher of Strathroy; Mrs. Stanley Ina Lucas of London; Mrs. Edward Allie Higgins of Watford; Allan and Clare Edgar of Brooke and Clifford Edgar of Sarnia; Also survived by 23 grandchildren and 15 great- grandchildren. Resting at the J.N. Black Funeral Home, Alvinston where service will be held on Thursday 15 May at 2 p.m. Interment in the Alvinston Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE FEBRUARY 1924
LEWELLA (MILLER) EDGAR
The death took place in Warwick on Thusday 7th February 1924, of Lewella Miller, beloved wife of Robert G. Edgar, aged 67 years, 11 months and 17 days. Deceased was a daughter of the late John and Emily Miller and had lived practically all her life in her home neighborhood. She had been in failing health for some time but on Sunday suffered a paralytic stroke from which she succumbed on Thursday.  Deceased is survived by her husband and two daughters; Mrs. George Routley of Watford and Mrs. Malcolm McLachlan of Brooke, and one son George of Brooke, also two sisters; Mrs. W. Robson of Inwood and Mrs. John Doan of Kerwood and one brother Albert Miller of Blythewood, Ont. The funeral took place on Saturday 9th February from the family residence, lot 28 con 6 S.E.R. at 2.30 p.m. The service which was in the church was conducted by Rev. J.H. Hosford, rector of St. James Church, Brooke. Interment was made in St. James Cemetery. The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased. Athelstan Ethelford, Allan, Valerus Edgar, Gardiner Robinson and Edgar Watson. Friends were present from Sarnia and London.

LONDON FREE PRESS JANUARY 1970
LLOYD RAYMOND EDGAR
Suddenly as a result of an accident in Brooke Township on Thursday 29 January 1970, Lloyd Raymond Edgar, dear son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Edgar of Brooke Twp., in his 23rd year. Dear finance of Miss Pat Chambers, Watford, dear brother of Ron of Watford. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford where service will be held on Monday 2 February at 2 p.m. Interment in St. James Church Cemetery, Brooke Township.

LONDON FREE PRESS JULY 1989
CLIFFORD EDGAR
At the Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday 26 July 1989, Clifford Edgar, aged 81 years. Husband of Jean (Soper) Edgar. Father of James and his wife Deanna and Mrs. Joan Glabb, both of Sarnia and Mrs. Charles (Judy) Hamilton of Calgary, Alberta. Also survived by seven grandchildren and a sister-in-law Mrs. Mary Edgar of Alvinston. Predeceased by three sisters and five brothers. Mr. Edgar was born in Brooke township and has resided in Sarnia since 1929. He was retired from Imperial Oil Lts with 35 years of service. He was a member of Parker Street United Church. Funeral will be held from Parker Street United Church on Friday 28 July with interment in Alvinston Cemetery.

PETROLIA TOPIC FEBRUARY 2001

MARLENE (McCorkindale) BLACKSTOCK

Marlene Blackstock (Nee McCorkindale), 60 years of Petrolia died at the Lambton Hospitals Group CEE Hospital, Petrolia on Tuesday 30 January 2001. Born in Wyoming, the daughter of the late John and Ila McCorkindale (nee Melton), Mrs. Blackstock worked at Glenview Golf Club and the Petrolia Legion for many years. She is survived by her husband, Bruce, two daughters, Cindy and Dave Vandenberghe and Debra Blackstock all of Petrolia, three grandsons, Jason, Jeremy and Justin, sisters, Katherine McDonald, Ila Saqwyer, Isabelle Barnes, Patricia McLachlan and Laura and Tom Barnes, June Shepherd and brothers, Allan, Archie and Norris McCorkindale. She was predeceased by brothers John, Lorne, Milton and Christie. The funeral service for Mrs. Blackstock was held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Friday 2 February 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Philip Wilson officiating. Mrs. Donna Dobbin sang "In The Garden" during the service. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The pallbearers were; Justin, Jason and Jeremy Vandenberghe, Harold McLachlan, Ted Barnes and Junior McDonald. The flowerbearers were; Michelle Mitchel, Nina Klazko and Kaitlyn Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 216 Ladies Auziliary provided an honor guard at the funeral home. The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 216 Ladies Auziniary held a memorial service on Thursday at 7;00 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donationsmay be made in Mrs. Blackstock's memory to the CEE Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

PETROLIA TOPIC FEBRUARY 2001

EDITH MAUD (Rice) CORBETT

Edith Maud Corbett (Nee Rice), formerly of Wyoming, passed away quietly, early in the morning, on Wednesday 31 January 2001, at her residence. Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia, in her 86th year. Born in Wyoming, she was the daughter of the late Frank Edward Rice and Lillian Mayford Gustin. She was the wife of the late Burton Corbett (1960). She will be remembered by her sons, Robert Corbett and his wife Arlene of Wyoming and Wayne Corbett and his wife Mary of Woodstock, her grandchildren, Adam Corbett and his wife Pam of Edmontin, Kelly (Corbett) Smith of Wyoming, Tim Corbett and his wife Fiona Somerset of London and Tammy Corbett of London and a great granddaughter, Kaitlynn Smith. Also survived by a brother, Jone Rice of Wyoming. Predeceased by her siblings, Edward and Lloyd Rice, Lillian Montgomery, Frances Hay, Laura Pauline and Ruth Roberts. Cremation has taken place. A private service of rememberance was held at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway St. Wyoming, with interment of her cremated remains in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association and may be arranged by calling the Needham-Jay Funeral Home at 882-0100.

PETROLIA TOPIC FEBRUARY 2001

ELMA (Bridges) WATSON

Elma Watson (nee Bridges) of Oil Springs, died at the CEE Hosptial, Petrolia on Monday 29 January 2001, in her 74th year. Born in Enniskillen Twp., the daughter of the late Wallace and Clara Bridges, Mrs. Watson was a partner with her husband in Matson's Machine Shop in Oil Springs. Mrs. Watson was a long time member and organist at Oil Springs United Church, an accomplished square dancer and round dancer, a cuer leader of the Swinging 8's (Sarnia) and the Hi Neighbours (Chatham) and a member of the Bluewater Rolling Squares Camping and Square Dance Club. She was also a member of the Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge No.337 (Oil Springs). Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband, George, two sons, Larry and Sharon Watson of Oil Springs and Murray and Maxine Watson of Watford, her grandchildren, Tina and Greg Bernetic of Fort McMurray, Gary and Melanie Watson of Sarnia and Dale and Wade Watson of Watford, great grandchildren, Misty and Alycia Watson, a sister, Aileen Cox of Petrolia and a sister-in-law, Kathryn Bridges of Oil Springs. She was predeceased by a sister Rheta Lamb (2000) and a brother, Claire Bridges (1992). The funeral service for Mrs. Watson was held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, on Wednesday, 31 January 2001 at 1;00 p.m. with Rev. Cathy Collins-Barker officiating. Interment was in Oil Springs Cemetery. The pallbearers were; Gary, Dale, Wade and Eric Watson, Larry Morningstar and Jim Cox. The flowerbearers were; Ted Stover, Danny Howlett, Roberta Spencer and Frank Sheeler. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Diabets Association, the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. The Lady Washington Rebekah Lodge No.337 held a memorial service on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

PETROLIA TOPIC FEBRUARY 2001

MILDRED LORETTA (Morningstar) SAUNDERS

Funeral for Mildred Loretta (Morningstar) Saunders, age 84, of R.R. 2 Oil Springs has taken place on Monday 5 February 2001 from Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapel, Brigden with Rev. Cathy Collins-Barker of Oil Springs United Church officiating. During the service "The Old Rugged Cross" and "In The Garden" was played. Interment at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. Mildred Saunders passed away Saturday 3 Februay 2001, at CEE Hospital, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Earl Saunders (1983). Dear friend and companion of the late Cecil McDonald (1982). Dear mother of Ken and Evelyne, Oil Springs; Bettie and Don Hartley, Calgary Alberta; Charlie of Oil Springs; Don and Mary, Oil Springs; Ethel and Gary Sitzes, Petrolia; Doug and Judy, Oil Springs; Reta and Melvin Croucher, Eddys Mills; 15 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by granddaughter Cathy Saunders and brother Arthur Morningstar. Pallbearers were; Mike and Ronnie Saunders, Jeff and Mark Sitzes, Brad Elliott and Dave Martin. Flowerbearers were; Janie Martin, Kathleen Saunders, Darlene Lovell and Michell Elliott. Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapel Brigden.

PETROLIA TOPIC FEBRUARY 2001   

MARY JANE (Neely) RAWSON

Mary Jane Rawson (nee Neely), 86 years, formerly of Wyoming, died at Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia on Wednesday 31 January 2001. Born in County Dunegal, Ireland, Mrs. Rawson and her husband farmed on Churchill Line for many years. Mrs. Rawson was predeceased by her husband Lyle Rawson (1988) and two brothers David (1977) and Sam Neely (1989). She is survived by numerous cousins. The funeral service for Mrs. Rawson was held at the Wyoming Chapel, Broadway St., Wyoming, on Friday 2 February 2001 at 11;00 a.m. Rev. Doug Wright of Wyomig United Church officiated. Interment was in Wyoming Cemetery. The pallbearers were; Walter Robb, Sam Neely, Jim Neely, Mark Baxter, Joe Baxter and Ross Maw. Asd expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Rawson's memory to the CEE Hospital Foundation or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were by the Needham-Jay Funeral Home.


Record # 007131
Name and Surname of Deceased: Anna Atwell
When Died: 8th July 1880
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 22 days
Rank or Profession: Child
Where Born: Tp Dawn Ont
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Whooping cough Two Weeks
Name of Physician, if any: M Davison M.D.
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn Wm Atwell
When Registered: 10 July 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: --
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 007132
Name and Surname of Deceased: Joseph Joyce
When Died: Aug 3rd 1880
Sex - Male or Female: Male
Age: 74 yrs
Rank or Profession: Farmer
Where Born: Co Norfolk England
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Two Weeks  Diarrhoea
Name of Physician, if any: M Davison M.D.
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn Rev. G. W.
Racey, by mail
When Registered: 6th Aug 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: English Church
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 007133
Name and Surname of Deceased: Nancy Emery
When Died: 5th Aug1880
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 79 yrs
Rank or Profession: Widow
Where Born: --
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Old Age about one year
Name of Physician, if any: Dr. Laylor [possibly Tayor ?]
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn John F. Stone
When Registered: 7th Aug 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Episcopalian
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 007134
Name and Surname of Deceased: Margaret Burns
When Died: 23rd July 1880
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 5 years 4 months
Rank or Profession: Child
Where Born: Tp Dawn Ont
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Erysipales Two Weeks
Name of Physician, if any: Dr. Davison
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn Thomas Burns
When Registered: Aug 9th 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: R.C.
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 007135
Name and Surname of Deceased: John Hawgood
When Died: 14th Aug 1880
Sex - Male or Female: Male
Age: 2 yrs 10 months
Rank or Profession: Child
Where Born: Tp Dawn Ont
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Spinal and Brain
Disease  About 2 years
Name of Physician, if any: Dr. Davision
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn William Hawgood
When Registered: Aug 21st 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: --
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 007136
Name and Surname of Deceased: Janet Sinclair
When Died: 24th August 1880
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 65 years
Rank or Profession: Farmer's Wife
Where Born: Dunfirmland [sic] Scotland
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Some Months Ulceration
(?) of the stomache
Name of Physician, if any: M Davison M.D.
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: Tp Dawn George Sinclair
When Registered: August 26th 1880
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Presbyterian
Signature of Registrar: H. N. Roberts
Remarks:
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Record # 008438
Name and Surname of Deceased: James Coote
When Died: Jan 12th 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Male
Age: 68 years
Rank or Profession: Farmer
Where Born: Cotonno (?) Ireland
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Killed by the fall of
[a --?]
Name of Physician, if any: Dr. [Truedie?] Dresden
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: John H. [Hunter?]
Dawn Con 4
When Registered: Jan 18th 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Presbyterian
Signature of Registrar: G. [A. ?] Thomson
Remarks: [??]
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Record # 008439
Name and Surname of Deceased: Vista Ann Dixon
When Died: February 7th 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 31 years
Rank or Profession: Farmer's wife
Where Born: Windom in County Norfolk
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Inflamation of [liver
?] ill ten days
Name of Physician, if any: Drs. Bullis Holmes
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: John Dixon
When Registered: February 27th 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased:Baptist
Signature of Registrar: Jonah M. Webster
Remarks:
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Record # 008440
Name and Surname of Deceased: Pearl Beatrice Simms [Timms ?]
When Died: Jan 21st 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age:17 yrs 5 mos 22 days
Rank or Profession: Saw mill owner's daughter
Where Born: Dawn
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Diptheria 2 weeks
Name of Physician, if any: Dr. Davison
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: George Simms
[Timms?] Dawn
When Registered: Feb 27th 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Baptist
Signature of Registrar: J. M. Webster
Remarks:
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Record # 008441
Name and Surname of Deceased: Emma Miller Bell
When Died: March 16th 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 6 yrs 8 months
Rank or Profession: Farmer's daughter
Where Born: Dawn
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Drowned
Name of Physician, if any: ----
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: William Bell Dawn
When Registered: April 10th 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Presbyterian
Signature of Registrar: J. M. Webster
Remarks:
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Record # 008442
Name and Surname of Deceased: Mrs. Daniel Quigley
When Died: May 3d 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 56 yrs
Rank or Profession: farmer's wife
Where Born:
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Appoplexy
Name of Physician, if any: M. Davison M. D.
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: M. Davison
When Registered: May 22nd 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Methodist
Signature of Registrar: J. M. Webster
Remarks:
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Record # 008443
Name and Surname of Deceased: Barbara Ann Atwell
When Died: June 3d 1886
Sex - Male or Female: Female
Age: 2 months 5 dys
Rank or Profession: --
Where Born: Dawn
Certified cause of Death and duration of Illness: Whooping cough
Name of Physician, if any: --
Signature, Description and Resisdence of Informant: William Atwell Dawn
When Registered: June 15th 1886
Religious Denomination of Deceased: Presbyterian
Signature of Registrar: J. M. Webster
Remarks:
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DEATH 19 MARCH 2001

MARY (Cairns) ABELL

ABELL AT North Lamton Rest Home, Lamton Shores (Forest) on Saturday, March 17, 2001, MARY EVA MILDRED (Cairns) ABELL passed away in her 103rd year. Beloved wife of the late Gordon Abell (1979). Auntie Mary is survived by niece Edyth (Mrs. Reg Frayne) of Forest; nieces-in-law Dorothy 'Dottie' Belle (Mrs. Douglas Cairns) of Washington State and Jean (Mrs. Ernest Kalbol) of Windsor; several great and great great nieces and nephews. Auntie Mary, who formerly lived at 17 James St. S. Forest and Plympton Township, was the youngest daughter and last living child of the late James and Eva (West) Cairns. She was a member of the Tri-Centennial Club, having lived in three centuries. Predeceased by brothers Anson, Armond, Newton, Wilfrid and Joseph; sisters Samantha (Mrs. Sherman Symington) and Miss Cecelia (Jean) Cairns. The family will receive relatives, friends, and residents of N.L.R.H. at North Lambton Rest Home, Forest for visitation on Tuesday, March 20 from 12 noonuntil time of Funeral service at 2 p.m. Interment Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. Sympathy donations to Canadian Diabetes Association, Gideon Bibles or charity of choice would be appreciated. (Cheques only please). Arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapels, Brigden.

Funerals (03/26/01)

MARY EVA MILDRED (CAIRNS) ABELL Funeral for Mary Eva Mildred (Cairns) Abell, in her 103rd year, of Lambton Shores (Forest), formerly of Plympton Township, has taken place on Tuesday, March 20, 2001, at North Lambton Rest Home, Forest, with Alex Craig officiating assisted by Rev. L. Morris and Rev. G. Campbell. During the service the congregation sang 'How Great Thou Art' and 'Softly and Tenderly' with Pirjo Turnbull at the organ. Burial was in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest. The Pallbearers were Leo Blais, Bruce Frayne, Dean Anderson, Paul Campbell, Jim Cates and Byron Sparling. The Flower bearer was Lyle Rawlings. Mrs. Abell passed away peacefully at North Lambton Rest Home, Forest on Saturday, March 17, 2001. Auntie Mary belonged to the Three Century Club. She is survived by niece Edith (Mrs. Reg Frayne) of Forest; nieces-in-law Dottie Belle (Mrs. Dougas Cairns) of Washington State and Jean (Mrs. Ernest Kalbol) of Windsor; several great and great-great nieces andnephews. Predeceased by her husband Gordon Abell (1979); brothers Anson, Armond, Newton, Wilfrid and Joseph Cairns; sisters Samantha (Mrs. Sherman Symington) and Miss Jean Cairns. Arrangements entrusted to Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapels, Brigden.

PETROLIA TROPIC NEWSPAPER

McRAE - At the London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital Campus, on Monday, April 2, 2001, James Duncan McRae, of R.R. 7, Alvinston, in his 67th year. Beloved husband of 42 years to Ann (nee Harris). Loving father to Shari and Jim McPhail of Petrolia, Alfred and Joan McRae of Alvinston, Lori and Bob Boyd of Petrolia, Lois and Wayne McPhail of Watford and Tracey McRae of Alvinston. Much loved by his grandchildren, Jim, Chris, Jason and Sarah McPhail, Matthew and Jonathan McRae, Joel, Ashley, Paige and Joshua Boyd and Lacey, Cody and Lakyn McPhail. Dear brother of Betty Van Arkel and Sandra and Jim Durrant all of Petrolia. Predeceased by his parents Duncan (1971) and Violet McRae (2000) and sisters, Doris Johnson (1992) and Joyce McLachlan (1997). Visitors were received on Tuesday from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service was held on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. Rev. Sandra Durrant officiating. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. The pallbearers were: Joel Boyd, James Jr. and Christopher McPhail, Scott McLachlan, Robert McRae and Shawn MacRae. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

PETROLIA TOPIC NEWSPAPER

MARDLIN - Myrtle Mardlin (nee Learn), 92 years, of Petrolia, died at the Lambton Hospitals Group - Sarnia General Hospital, on Wednesday, April 18, 2001. Born in Alvinston, the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Learn, Mrs. Mardlin had worked as a rural mail delivery person and in the laundry at Twilight Haven. Mrs. Mardlin is survived by her son, Ed Mardlin and Brenda Frayne of R.R. 4, Dresden, a grandson, Jason Mardlin, sisters Jean Hammond of Petrolia and Evelyn Wardell of Sudbury, her step mother Edith Learn and half sister Carol and Mike Lyon all of Redbridge and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mardlin was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Gray Mardlin (1994) and sisters, Gladys Routley and Helen Loxton. The funeral service for Myrtle Mardlin was held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating. Interment was in Oil Springs Cemetery. During the service, the hymn 'Beyond The Sunset' was played. The pallbearers were: John Hammond, Douglas Hammond, Donald Hammond, Robert Hammond, Bill Riley and Greg Brown. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made in Mrs. Mardlin's memory to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.

PETROLIA TOPIC NEWSPAPER

EVES - Suddenly on Sunday, April 22, 2001 at the London Health Sciences Centre - University Campus. Douglas Alvin Eves age 66 years of Brigden. Beloved husband of Janet (Tye) Eves. Dear father of Patricia Trevail and her husband Bob, of London and Doug Eves and his wife, Jackelynne of Brigden. Dearly loved grandfather of Jocelyn, McKayla, Amy and Sarah. Also survived by his brother Ralph Eves and his wife Jo-Anne, of Sarnia, his mother-in-law Janet Tye of Meadowview Villa and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Bruce (1980) and Vera (1993) Eves, his brother Norman (1985) and by his father-in-law Kenneth K. Tye (1966). Douglas was a member of Leopold Lodge No. 397 - Brigden. Friends will be received at the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Leopold Lodge No. 397 will conduct a Masonic Service at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel of the Knight Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, with Elder Barry White officiating. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy friends who wish may send memorial donations to the Dialysis Unit at University Hospital in London. Knight - 862-2845.

PETROLIA TOPIC NEWSPAPER

DOMAN - Vera May (Barrett) 82, Bothwell. Beloved wife of the late Arnold Doman at Four Counties Health Services, Newbury, Friday, April 20, 2001. Lovingly remembered by her children Ken and Ann Doman, Chatham, Bill and Bev Doman, Miramichi, N.B., Linda Racher, Bothwell, Alex (Skip) and Cheryl Ronyson, Bothwell and Betty and Bob Krisza, Chatham; 17 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren and sisters Mary, Mrs. Russ Munro, Inwood and Hilda (Armstrong) Bodkin, Petrolia. Predeceased by a daughter Nancy Ronyson, 2 sisters and 5 brothers. The Doman family received friends at the Badder & Robinson Funeral Home, 230 Elm St., Bothwell on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service was on Monday, April 23, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Alex Gray of Bothwell officiating. Interment Bothwell Cemetery. Donations to Four Counties Health Services Foundation would be appreciated by the family. 'A tree will be planted in memory of Vera Doman in the Badder & Robinson Memorial Forest, Mosa Twp.'
RAWSON - Eric Rawson, 84 years, of Petrolia, died at the C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Sunday, April 22, 2001. Born in Manitoba, Mr. Rawson worked as a pipe fitter with Local 663 in Sarnia. Mr. Rawson was a member of St. Paul's United Church, Petrolia and a member of Washington Masonic Lodge No. 260 A.F. & A.M. Mr. Rawson is survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee Irwin), a daughter, Mona and Paul Gudjurgis of Brampton, brothers, Earl and Audrey Rawson of Goderich and Kenneth and Marg Rawson of Newmarket, a sister, Beatrice (Saladis) and Don Williams of Sarnia, sisters-in-law, Ruby Rawson and Jackie Rawson both of Petrolia and Aldean Burgess of Sarnia and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Rawson was predeceased by his parents, William J. and Annie Rawson (nee Currah), his father and mother-in-law, Foster and Florence Irwin (nee Blackstock), a sister, Frances Brain, brothers Ray, Cliff, Bill and Harold Rawson, sisters-in-law, June Rawson Wade, Nora Rawson and Muriel Rawson and brothers-in-law, Ray Brain, Nick Saladis and Jack Burgess. The funeral service for Mr. Rawson was held at St. Paul's United Church, Petrolia on Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 1:00 p.m., with Rev. Blair Corcoran officiating. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Ted Saladis, Robert Rawson, Richard VanStratten, Edwin Burgess, Errol Burgess and Clayton Rawson. The flowerbearers were: Jason Bishop, Graham Bishop, Fraser Burgess and Bryan Burgess. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation or Lambton Elderly Outreach. Arrangements were by the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia.

PETROLIA TOPIC NEWSPAPER

PEDERSEN - Annie Pedersen (nee O'Hara), 92 years, of Petrolia, died at the C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Wednesday, April 18, 2001. Born in Enniskillen Twp., Mrs. Pedersen and her late husband farmed on the 6th Line of Enniskillen for many years. Mrs. Pedersen was a member of St. Paul's United and the Senior Friendship Club. Mrs. Pedersen is survived by her sons, James and Glenda Pedersen and Wesley and Edith Pedersen all of Petrolia, five grandsons, Larry, Wayne, Kevin, Steven and Christian and two great grandchildren, Tova and Krista and by a sister-in-law June O'Hara of Sarnia. Mrs. Pedersen was predeceased by her husband, Christian (Chris) Pedersen (1983), a brother Bud O'Hara and sisters Elsie MacDonald, Elaine Mathers and Laura Wright. The funeral service for Mrs. Pedersen was held at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Friday, April 20, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Blair Corcoran of St. Paul's United Church officiating. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. During the service, two hymns were played: 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus' and 'When the Roll is Called Up Yonder.' The pallbearers were: Larry Pedersen, Wayne Pedersen, Kevin Pedersen, Steven Pedersen, Christian Pedersen and John Druiett. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to the Senior Friendship Club.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 26 JULY 1935

ELIZA ANN (Cowan) CORNELL

The death of Eliza Ann Cornell, widow of the late Dr. S.A. Cornell of Rapid City and Boissevain, Man., occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.F. Ruby, Smith's Falls, Ont., on Thurdsay last 12 July 1935. Burial was made Saturday afternoon 20 July in the family plot of St. James Churchyard, Brooke, Rev. J. H. Hosford, Rector conducting the service. The pallbearers were old friends of the family in this district; Isaac Hastings, George Mitchell, Edward J. Carroll of Watford, Ernest Cowan, Roland King and Howard Shirley of Brooke. Mrs. Corness was born 22 June 1852 in Warwick Township, the daughter of William Cowan and Ann King, his wife, both of whom were born in Ireland. After her marriage, she accompanied her husband to Manitoba, living first at Rapid City and later at Boissevain, where Dr. Cornell died. After his death, the amily returned to Watford in 1905. They removed to Winnipeg, where Mrs. Cornell lived until two years ago when failing health inducted her to make her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ruby in Smith's Falls. Besides Mrs. Ruby, two other daughters, Mrs. R.S. Twining of Victoria B.C. and Miss A. Carolyn Corness of Winnipeg survive. A son and a daughter, Frederick Cowan and Irene Margaret predeceased her. Two brothers and a sister,W. E. Cowan of Deloraine, Man., and George H. Cowan K.C. of Vancouver and Mrs. J.W. Maguire of Edmonton survive. Two brothers and a sister Isaac J. Cowan, Watford, John A. Cowan, Winnipeg and Mrs. R.F. Nie, Toronto having predeceased her. Mrs. Cornell's family has been intimately connected with the life of St. James Church, her grandfather Isaac Cowan being one of the founders. She, herself was the first organist.

PETROLIA NEWSPAPER 18 AUGUST 1938

ISABELLA A. (Kennedy) COWAN

The death of Isabella A. Kennedy aged 79 years, widow of Isaac J. Cowan, took place at Queen's Private Hospital, London on Thursday 11 Aug 1938. A year ago Mrs. Cowan had a fall from which she never recovered. She had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Kenton Mitchell for the past eleven years. Mrs. Cowan was born in Brooke Township and taught school at Watford for a number of years. Mr. Cowan predeceased her eleven years ago.  Surviving members are two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Lucas and Mrs. Kenton Mitchell of Warwick, one sister, Mrs. A.P. Chalmers of Toronto, and one brother W.H. Kennedy, barrister of Whitby. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with a short service at the home of Mrs. K. Mitchell, followed by a service in St. James Church with Rev. J.H. Hosford in charge. The pallbearers were Clarence Case, Thomas a Woods, Alexander Westgate, E.J. Carroll, Ernest Cowan, Roland J. King. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke.

SARNIA OBSERVER 29 JULY 1946

LILA (Gilroy) COWAN

Following an illness of several years Mrs. Lila Gilroy  Cowan of Alvinston, died in Petrolia on Sunday. The funeral will be held from the  family residence at Alvinston at 2 p.m. Wednesday, with interment in St. James' Cemetery, Watford. Born in   Port, Hope, Ont., on July 10, 1870, Mrs. Cowan spent  the early years of   her life at her  home in Alvinston, where she was married to E. J. Cowan in 1896. They went to Japan together where they resided for a number of years. In 1906 they returned to America and resided ; in Sarnia, New York and Alvinston. Following the death of her husband Mrs. Cowan continued to reside in the village where she took an active part in the work  of the Anglican Church and was much interested in all community projects. Surviving  are  three children, Mrs. John Thoen of Ponca City, Okla.,   Edward Hayden of Denver, Col.. and Miss Helen of Detroit. A brother Harry of Alvinston  and four  grandchildren also survive.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 31 MAY 1929

ELIZA (Cowan) POWELL

Mrs. Henry Powell, a well known resident of Sarnia, died on 24 May 1929 in her 67th year. Although born in Brooke Township Mrs. Powell had resided in Sarnia practically all her life and was actively connected with the work of St. George's Anglican Church. Mrs. Powell was a daughter of the late Alexander Cowan of Watford. Mrs Powell's husband predeceased her some time ago. She is survived by one daughter, Pauline and three sisters, Mrs. A.J. Kelly of Watford, Mrs. (Dr) H.N. McCordick of Edson, Alta, Mrs. (Dr) R.K. Anderson of Milton and a brother E.J. Cowan of Alvinston. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence Monday afternoon. Interment was made in Bothwell Cemetery.

PETROLIA PAPER 27 APRIL 1939

JOHN ALEXANDER COWAN

Death occurred at his home on North St. about eight o'clock this morning of John Alexander Cowan, a well known life long  resident of this district   following  brief illness from Influenza.  Mr. Cowan had not been in robust health for the past few years  but been able to take care of his service station business up to a week ago when he was taken down with the flu. His dernise was not expected and came as a shock to his relatives and friends. The late Mr. Cowan born of a pioneer family in Brooke township  when timbering was the principal industry in the district. As a young man he helped clear his father's farm and then secured a   position in the stave mill then operating at Weidman where he learned to be an expert operative of the stave cutting machines which manufactured the materials for the barrel industry of the time. During  this period of pioneer settlement Mr. Cowan lived through  many stirring times and could vividly recall numerous fights to clear the settlement of outlaws and a settlement of negroes who had located near Weidman. Mr. Cowan came to Petrolia about 1895  to take a position in the then thriving ash business of Newell Healey in which the wood ashes were collected under a barter system and manufactured  into soap and other products. Mr.  Healey was succeded .by John Joynt who later sold out to Mr. Cowan, he having conducted this business up to about twelve years ago. For the past three years Mr. Cowan had worked at the service station   in the Normandy block which he was conducting in partnership with his son, Alex Cowan at the time of  his death. Mr. Cowan was twice married, his first wife   having heen Miss Louise Smith, who predeceased him by more that forty years.   In 1900 he was married to Miss Katharine Osborne, who survives. Deceased is survived by five  daughters and  two sons, Mrs. William Bailey of Enniskillen, Mrs. Herb Smith of London, Alex Cowan of Petrolia, Miss Agnes Cowan at home; Harry Cowan of Brownsville; Mrs. Bert Goodie (Edith) of Wyoming and Miss Gertrude at home. One brother Samuel Cowan of the 6th line Enniskillen also survives. Deceased was a member of the Petrolia Baptist Church and had been for some years a member of the Petrolia Fire Department. The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon with services at his late resicence at 2.00 o'clockm conducted by Rev. J.W. Hisey of the Petrolia Baptist Church. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.

SARNIA OBSERVER APRIL 1939

JOHN A. COWAN

Petrolda, April 27.-(Special)- John Alexander Cowan died at his   home  early today following a brief  illness. Born in Brooke Township he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs.. William Cowan. For many years he lived near Inwood   and came to Petrolia 46 years ago where he was employed by the Newel Healey Ash Company until it ceased operation so years ago.  He was  a former member of   the  Petrolia, volunteer fire brigade. He  married twice and his first wife, whom he married in 1889, predeceased him about 40 years ago. In 1901  he   married  Catherine Osbourne, of Petrolia who survives along with two daughters by his first marriage.  Mrs.  William. Bailey of  Enniskillen Township and Mrs. Herbert Smith of London, three daughters by second marriage, Agnes and Gertrude Cowan at home and Mrs. Bert Goudie of Wyoming; two sons Alex and Harry of Petrolia and a brother Samuel Cowan of Enniskillen. The funeral will be held from his residence North Street on Saturday afternoon at 1.30 o'clock. The Rev. J.W. Hisey of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Hillsdale Cemetery.

PETROLIA PAPER SEPTEMBER 1980

JOHN HENRY (Harry) COWAN

Mr. John Henry (Harry) Cowan age 73 of North Street, Petrolia, (Retired employee of Shell Oil) passed away at Victoria Hospital on 1 September 1980. Dear brother of Misses Agnes and Gertrude and Mrs. Orville Gould all of Petrolia, Mrs. Bert Goudie (Edith) of Wyoming. Predeceased by brother Alex (1975). Resting at Steadman Brothers Memorial Chapel, Brigden. Funeral service will be held Thuesday 4 September at 2.00 p.m. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery Petrolia. Visitation starting this evening.

LONDON FREE PRESS JANUARY 1970

ALBERT LORNE (Bert) GOUDIE

Albert Lorne (Bert) Goudie, Brook Street, Wyoming, age 60 years passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Sarnia on Friday 9 January 1970. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Goudie. Beloved husband of the former Edith Cowan. Dear father of Gerald Albert at home. Beloved brother of Mrs. J.A. (Rae) Sackett of Calgary. An employee of the C.N.R. Resting at McKay and White Funeral Home, Wyoming until Monday 12 January where funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment Wyoming Cemetery, Reverene C.C. Dolby, Wyoming Baptist Church officiating. Memorial service under the auspices of Burns Lodge 153 AF and AM of which he was Past Master will be held at the Funeral Home on Sunday evening at 9 o'clock.

LONDON FREE PRESS FEBRUARY 1970

ORVAL ALEXANDER GOULD

Suddenly at Imperial Oil Company, Sarnia on Monday 10 February 1970 Orval Alexander Gould, of Chestnut Street age 57 years. Beloved husband of Mrs. Gertrude (Cowan) Gould. Dear father of Gordon, Jim and Bobby all at home. Dear brother of Mrs. Clarence (Anne) Brooks of Brooke Twp., and Albert R.R. 4 Petrolia. Predeceased by one sister Mrs. Betty Newman and brother Charles. Funeral service will be held on Thursday 19 February at 3 p.m. Interment in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

SARNIA OBSERVER MAY 1991

MARY (Graham) COWAN

At C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Wednesday, 11 May  1994, MARY COWAN, (nee Graham), 81 years of Fiddick's Nursing Home, Petrolia. Beloved wife of the late Alex (1975). Dear mother of Alex and Mildred of Whitney, Ont. Dear grandmother of John and Laurie Cowan of R.R. #1 Wyoming, Jane and Mark Teskey and Tom and Carol Cowan all of Petrolia and the late Ronald Cowan (1978). Dear great-grand- mother of Angela, Amanda and Tommy Cowan, Christina and Melissa Teskey and the late Douglas Teskey (1989). Dear half sister of Ralph (Mike) Graham. of Ailsa Craig and Alice Hansford of Mississauga. Predeceased by 2 sisters Irene and Rose. Visitors will be received on Thursday 7 - 9 p.m. at The Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, where the funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. Interment in Wyoming Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.


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