G-Funeral Notices & Obituaries
Fri 4 Aug 1905 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Pearl, the 11 year-old daughter
of Isaac Gallenger died of consumption at their home near Silver Creek. The funeral took place to Gillies Cemetery on Wednesday.
Fri 10 Feb 1911 Port arthur Daily News
Beatrice, the two and a half year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Gallinger of Hymers, died yesterday afternoon at 126 River Street. The body will be interred this afternoon in the vault
at Riverside Cemetery, the funeral taking place from Collin Wood's undertaking Parlors.
Tues 15 Mar 1927 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Isaac Gallinger, well known farmer of the
Hymers District, died this morning in St. Joseph's Hospital, following a lengthy illness. He was sixty-three years old, and is survived by his wife and a
family of several children. Relatives are expected to arrive in the city today to complete the funeral arrangements.
Gallinger, Isaac Thurs 17 Mar 1927 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of Isaac Gallinger, of Hymers,
who died Wednesday, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Sargeant's Mortuary to Riverside Cemetery. Rev. Andrew Roddan conducting the services. Besides
his wife he is survived by three sons, William of McIntyre; Norman of Port Arthur; Rey of Flint; and five daughters, Mrs. Heyder, McIntyre; Mrs. Fred Sitch,
Hymers; Mrs. F. Wright and Mrs. A. Gower, of Toronto; and Myrtle of Stanley.
Galvin, Thomas Sat 9 June 1951 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Galvin, Thomas Fri 15 June 1951 McCreary Times, McCreary, Manitoba*****
Funeral services for the late Mr.
Tom Galvin who passed away at the home of his daughter on Friday was held on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. in St. John's Church, Rev. F.H. White officiating.
Deceased was 86 years of age and was born in England. He had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Wetherill for the past six years. He leaves to mourn his
passing, one daughter Mrs. A. Wetherill of Kelwood, and three sons; Bill of Fort William, Ronald of Vancouver; and Alf of Atikokan; also 9 grand children,
to whom we extend sincere sympathy. Interment was made in the local cemetery. J. Neill was in charge of the funeral arrangements. Pallbearers were Messrs B.
Potick, J. Brodie, F. Macdonald, F. Murphy, R. Storrie, and Mr. Whightson.
Sat 6 Jan 1979 The Chronicle Journal
Mr Archie Gamble, aged 79 of Pearson Township
passed away in hospital
Thursday Jan 4, 1979 following a lengthly illness. Predeceased by wife
Frances Mary (Williams) Dec., 1970 survived by daughters Audrey, (Mrs.
Spencer (Jack) Gillis, RR#1 South Gillies, Crystal (Mrs. Elchuk) 151 N.
Court St. and son Keith, Walsh Road, Thunder Bay, eight grandchildren and
seven great-grandchildren. Sister Mrs. Isabella Gamble, Thunder Bay and
brother Walter, Moosejaw. Born in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, Jan 7
1899, son of Walter and Emily Gamble, the family came to Canada in 1901,
settling in Dorion in 1902, moving to Port Arthur in 1937. He was employed
at Canada Car during World War II. Mr. Gamble worked as a prospector for
many years in Northwestern Ontario, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, and
B.C., retiring in 1972. Predeceased by his parents, sister Elizabeth (Mrs.
Joe Arthur) Emily, (Mrs. Sam Arthur), Margaret (Mrs. George Jones) Jasper,
Alta., and brother Ernest, Vancouver. Funeral services for the late Mr.
Archie Gamble will be held Monday Jan 8, 1979 at 1:30 p.m. in the Sargent
and Sons Funeral Chapel 21 N. Court Street. Conducted by Ven. Archdeacon E.
Roy Haddon. Interment in Riverside Cemetery. If friends so desire,
donations may be made to the Ontario Heart Foundation, or other charity of
your choice. Visitations from noon Sunday
Gammond, Glen M.
Sat 11 July 1959 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services under the auspices
of Unit 257, ANAF Veterans, will be held Monday at 1:45 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral home for Glen M. Gammond, 39, Broadway Avenue, Vickers Heights, who died
Friday. Services will be conducted by Rev. D.M. Burns of First Church United. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mon 27 Mar 1978 The Chronicle Journal
Garbutt, Charles Oliver
Mon 17 May 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A pioneer O'Connor Township farmer,
councillor and school trustee, Charles Oliver Garbutt of Kakabeka Falls died in hospital this morning at the age of 87 years. Although in poor health the past month
he had been hospitalized only a week prior to his death. The late Mr. Garbutt came to O'Connor township as a homesteader in 1901 and farmed until he moved to Kakabeka
Falls and retired in 1947.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he moved to Hamilton as a child with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. David Garbutt. Raised and educated in the Steel City, he joined the
Royal Canadian Northwest Mounted Police in 1888 and saw service on the Prairies, spending considerable time at Willow Creek, near Lethbridge, Alberta. In 1893 he
left the Mounties and came to the Lakehead area, where he was employed on construction jobs in bush camps for eight years before taking out a permit to homestead
in O'Connor. Married to the former Miss Mary Anderson, at Campbellford, Ontario, in 1907, he is survived by his wife and four sons. They are Alex of O'Connor township;
David of Stevens; Howard of Dog River; and Chester at Kakabeka Falls. A sister, Mrs. H. Crestmount, of Montreal and six grandchildren also survive. Two daughters
predeceased him in infancy. The late Mr. Garbutt's home and family were always his main interests but for many years he took an active part in the affairs of
O'Connor township and served on the township council and school board for a number of years. He was a member of the United Church. The body is resting at Jenkens
Funeral Home pending funeral arrangements.
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Wed 25 Aug 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred yesterday afternoon at
four o'clock of Bernard Garrett, four years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Garrett of South Gillies. The little boy had been ill only for a few days. The funeral will
be held tomorrow from the Jenkens' Undertaking Parlors to Mountain View Cemetery, the Rev. J. Hancock conducting the ceremonies.
Garrett, Bernard Sat 28 Aug 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Garrett, Frederick George
Much sympathy extended to Mr. and Mrs. H.
Garrett in the loss of their little son Bernard who died in McKellar Hospital on Tuesday.
Tues 11 June 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Frederick George Garrett,
64, of 283 East Mary Street, died Monday following a lengthy illness. Born and educated in Maryland, U.S.A., he came to Canada with his parents, the late Mr.
and Mrs. Amos Garrett, as a young man, residing in the Moose Jaw area where he farmed for a number of years. He married Miss Lea Forrest 1917. She predeceased
him at Mitchellton, Sask. Mr. Garrett came to the district 27 years ago, farming at South Gillies until last year when he came to Fort William to reside
with his daughter. He was well-known throughout the district and was an adherent of the United Church. Surviving is one daughter, Nellie (Mrs. George Couch)
of 283 East Mary Street; and two grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Delbert of Lethbridge, and Harry of South Gillies; and three sisters,
Grace (Mrs. F. Arthur) of Cloquet, Minn., Catherine (Mrs. M. Chant) and Cary (Mrs. A . Johnson) both of Moose Jaw. Nephews and nieces also survive.
Funeral services for Mr. Garrett will be held at 2.pm. Wednesday in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Miss Geraldine Dearing of the United Church will officiate.
Interment will be in Mountain View Cemetery.
Garrett, Frederick G. Thurs 13 June 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal*****
Funeral services for Frederick G.
Garrett, 64, of 283 East Mary Street who died Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Services were conducted by Miss Geraldine Dearing,
deaconess of United Church Missions. Two hymns, What A friend We Have In Jesus and Abide With Me were sang. Services were largely attended by many family friends of
the district. Many beautiful floral tributes were received. In offering words of comfort to the family, Miss Dearing spoke of Mr. Garrett's retiring nature and the
esteem in which he was held. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clarence Inman, Frank Mitchell, Alton Fraser, William Barrett, Edward Hymers
and Joseph Holmes.
Thurs 20 Aug 1931 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred Wednesday afternoon,
following a brief illness, of Mrs. Genieva Garrett, at the home of her son in South Gillies Township. A resident of the district for one year, the late Mrs. Garrett
was 78 years old. Born in Wisconsin, she removed with her family to Saskatchewan 20 years. Two sons, Fred and Harry of a family of nine children, came to Fort William
district and established farms and Mrs. Garrett came here to reside with them last year. The funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jenkens'
Funeral Parlors to Moutnain View Cemetery. Rev. J.T. Marshall will conduct the funeral service.
Sat 2 Nov 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Garrett, Richard Mon 4 Nov 1957 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Garrity, John A.
Tues 24 June 1930 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of the late John A. Garrity, who died Saturday, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, South Neebing. Rev. D. McIvor, of the First Church United will officiate and interment will be made in Mountain View Cemtery. The body will be removed from the Blake Funeral Chapel tomorrow morning.
Wed 14 Oct 1964 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Mrs. Lorena Garrity, age 85 years, widow of John A.
Garrity, long-time resident of the district, died in hospital Tuesday, October 13, 1964. Came to Fort William 68 years ago and was married shortly after to Mr.
Garrity. Survived by three sons, Hammond of Kincardine (enroute), Ralph, Scott Highway, Arden R.R. No 2, Port Arthur; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren;
two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Grace McMichael, Van Norman Street, Port Arthur. Mrs. Maude McMichael, Burnaby B.C.; other relatives also survive. Predeceased by husband John
in 1930; daughter Grace in 1960 as well as six brothers and three sisters. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:45 p.m. in George E. Blake Funeral
Chapel. Rev. Donald Ross of Pinegrove United Church officiating. Interment in family plot, Mountain View Cemetery.
29 Nov 1899 Fort William Journal
James Gavin, the young man who was injured so badly on the
farm of I.U. Bonin, near Murillo last week that he died from the effect, had a particularly unfortunate death. His foot was completely amputated in the hay press
but to a strong man that does not necessarily mean death. The loss of blood was not so great in the case of the young Gavin either, but the shock to his nervous
system was more than he could bear and he died next day. He was eighteen years old and was well known in the vicinity of Murillo. The particularly sad features
of his death are his mother's illness and his father's absence from home. It is sad at any time for a mother to lose a son but especially so when the boy is
in the first years of his manhood and the mother is just learning to look to him for support and comfort. Mrs. Gavin was confined to her bed by a serious
illness and Mr. Gavin was away at the mines, and up to Monday had not, so far as anybody knew, heard of the death of his son. Funeral services were held
for the remains of the young man by revs. King and Wooton and on Sunday Rev. J.L. King preached an impressive funeral sermon.
Tues 1 May 1962 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Tues 29 June 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mike Genoski, the six-year-old
boy who was drowned in the Kam River Saturday was held yestersay afternoon at four o'clock from the residence of his Uncle, 201 Heron Street to the Ruthenian Catholic Church
thence to the Ruthenian Cemetery. The Parish Priest conducted the service. Four young girls, friends of the deceased boy, acted as pallbearers.
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17 Mar 1975 The Chronicle Journal
Thurs 19 Jan 1928 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Tribute to one of Thunder Bay District's pioneer farmers was paid by throngs of rural and urban residents who attended impressive funeral services conducted yesterday afternoon for the late Duncan Gillespie of Slate River Valley. Obsequies were conducted at the First Church United, the edifice being crowded with people from all walks of life who came to pay last respects to the late pioneer. The funeral was one of the largest ever held from the Church. The cortege proceeded from the Jenkens' Funeral Parlors to the Church where the services were held at two o'clock in the afternoon. Rev. D. McIvor officiated, assisted by Rev. Robt. Dewar. Rev. Mr. McIvor spoke of the career of the late Mr. Gillespie and paid high tribute to him as a pioneer, a man, and a community builder. The casket was banked high with floral tributes. Two favorite hymns were sung. From the church the funeral procession passed slowly out of the city to Mountain View Cemetery where interment was made in the family plot. The pallbearers were four sons and two nephews of the deceased, Leslie, Stanley, Glenn, Thomas, Donald and Charles.
11 Oct 1977 The Chronicle Journal
Gillies, Campbell Earl
Fri 29 Dec 2006 The Chronicle Journal
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28 Mar 1978 The Chronicle Journal
Mrs Alex Gillies, aged 61 years, former resident of 709 Dease Street died in hospital Tuesday evening, March 28th, 1978 following a lengthy illness. Born in Huron County, Ontario she was the former Miss Eleanor Wamsley, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William George Wamsley. She was married to Herman Bell in 1915 and he predeceased her in 1936. She was remarried to Alex Gillies in 1945 and they farmed in Slate River, later lived on the Rosslyn Road till moving to Dease Street. Mr. Gillies predeceased her here in 1977. Member of the First Church United, honorary member of the Pearson Womans Institute. She is survived by son Aubrey Bell, daughters Jennie, Mrs Tom Craig. Norine, Mrs. Gordon Rahmer. Jean, Mrs. George Blake, all of Thunder Bay. Winnie, Mrs. Bert Oakley of B.C., step sons, John and Campbell of Thunder Bay and Russell with the Canadian Armed Forces in Egypt. Step daughter Maureen, Mrs. Herbert Schmidt of S. Gillies. There are 67 grandchildren, 80 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Besides her husbands, she was predeceased by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 brothers and one sister. Services will be held Friday at 1:45 p.m. in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. Kenneth Moffat will officiate and interment will be in the Sunset Memorial Gardens. Should friends desire, memorials to the Ontario Heart Fund or the Diabetic Association would be appreciated
Gillies, Lloyd Archibald
Sun 8 Aug 1982 The Chronicle Journal
Tues 16 Mar 1926 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death occurred this morning of Mrs. John Gillies, Arthur Street Road, at the age of 66 years following a long illness. Mrs. Gillies came to the head of the lakes two years ago from Melita, Manitoba, where she had resided many years. She was born at Scarboro Junction, Ont., and her husband and family moved to the west more than 25 years ago. Her husband conducted a successful farm at Melita. Surviving her are her widower, six sons and daughters. They are Archibald and Alexander of Arthur Street; William, Gore Street, Fort William; Margaret, Mrs. Rooks, Swan River, Man.; Sarah, Mrs. Melville Mays, Arthur Street. Three children predeceased her. Four brothers and two sisters are also left to mourn her loss. They are William Doherty, Toronto, Dr. Alexander Doherty,
Agincourt; Hugh Doherty, Scarboro; Professor John Doherty of St. Michael's College, Toronto; Miss Agnes Doherty and Miss Sarah Doherty of Scarboro. The time of the funeral has not been decided upon but services will be conducted later at Blake and Henderson's parlors following which the remains will be taken to Melita, Man. for interment.
Gillies, Michael Jeffery
10 Oct 1991 The Chronicle Journal
Gillies, Norman Wesley
Wed 19 Aug 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Attended by a large number of friends of the family, impressive funeral services for the late Norman Wesley Gillies, 2, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Gillies, North Neebing were held yesterday afternoon. Norman was injured fatally on Sunday night when run over by a truck at the home of his parents. The funeral was held at 2 o'clock from the Blake Funeral Chapel. Rev. D. McIvor of First Church United, West Fort William, officiated. He spoke feelingly of the loss to the family and words of comfort to the bereaved members of the family. Many beautiful floral tributes adorned the little white casket. One hymn "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" was sung. Mrs. R.M.Boyd presided at the organ. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Gillies, William John
Sat 3 Jan 1976 The Chronicle Journal
Gillis, Audrey Wyona(Gamble)
Mon 18 Oct 2004 The Chronicle Journal
Tues 18 June 1985 The Chronicle Journal
Funeral services for Mr. Spencer (Jack) Gillis age 67 of Pearson township, who passed away June 8, 1985 were held Tuesday June 11, 1985 2:00 at Sargent and Son Funeral Chapel with Rev. L. Weaver officiating. Pallbearers attending Bob Gillis, Jerry Stirrup, John Stirrup, Hector Gervais, James Gamble, Keith Gamble.
13 Dec 1969 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Mrs. Bert (Anna) Gilmore, aged 60 years, resident of 1312 Cameron Street died in hospital late Friday morning, December 12th, 1969, following a lengthy illness, member of the Baptist Church, surviving husband Bert at home; son James of 220 Gordon Street, FW; daughters Hazel, Mrs. R. Virr, 440 Empire Avenue; Violet, Mrs. B. Vanginkel of RR No. 3 Fort William; six grandchildren; brothers George, Charles and Wilbert Liddicoat of Western Canada; nephews, nieces and other relatives, services at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Jenkens Funeral Home. Rev. A. L. Bennett officiating. Interment, Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Mon 21 Aug 1922 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Fred Gleagan, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gleagan, of Blake Township, who died on Sunday, August 13, was interred in the Cloud Bay Cemetery on August 15.
Godick, Bertha Eileen (Illson)
Tues 22 Nov 2005 The Chronicle Journal
Sat 17 Feb 1996 Chronicle Journal
Mrs. Margarete Johanne Julie Goertz died at Hogarth Westmount Hospital in Thunder Bay, Ontario in her 96th year on February 14, 1996. Born March 31, 1900 in Schattern, County of Memel, East Prussia, Germany, she was the daughter of Julius and Johanne Friederike Louise Schukat (nee Pichler) who predeceased her in 1918 and 1945 respectively. She was married to Paul Gerhard Goerttz-Powarben in 1927. He predeceased her in a Russian prisoner of war camp in May of 1945. Also predeceased by son Peter Goertz in July 1992. Surviving are sons Dr. Adalbert E. Goertz and his wife Barbel, 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren in Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Johann Goertz and his wife Janet and three children in Thunder Bay, daughter Ida Laschutza and her husband Helmuth of Freiburg, Germany as well as other relatives in the USA and Germany. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. A private family burial will be held at Leepers Cemetery, Nolalu. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. Everest Funeral Chapel in care of arrangements.
Mon 31 May 2004 The Chronicle Journal
Golphy, John Francis
29 Mar 1980 The Chronicle Journal
Gordon, Dolores Nadia
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Gordon, Iris Margaret
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Sat 23 Feb 1946 Fort William Daily Times Journal
A pioneer resident
of Oliver Township and well known in the lakehead district, Albert Gorton died yesterday afternoon at about 2 o'clock at the family home.
He was 80 years of age. Although in poor health for the last five months Mr. Gorton was cheerful at all times. His death came quietly in
the presence of his wife. News of his death, although not entirely unexpected, caused deep regret in a wide circle of friends in the district.
Born at Simcoe, Ont., Mr. Gorton was a former railroad conductor on the Michigan Central Railway and was employed with that railway for
20 years prior to coming to this district in 1905. Coming here he obtained a homestead in Oliver Township and from the thick bushland hewed
himself and family's home and farm. Today the Gorton farm is one of the best known in the district. Active in the welfare of the community,
Mr. Gorton was a former councillor on Oliver Council. He was a former member of the L.O.B.A.; Independent Order of Foresters; Brotherhood
of the Railway Trainmen. He was a member of the Murillo United Church. He is survived by his wife, three sons and one daughter. Mr. and Mrs.
Gorton would of celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 15, 1946. The sons are Leonard, St. Thomas; Jack and Ray, living at home.
The daughter is Rita, Mrs. C. H. Scott, 226 Brunswick Avenue. There are three grandchildren, one living in St. Thomas and two in the district.
Several nieces and nephews live in the district and in the east. The funeral will be held Monday afternoon from the Blake Funeral Chapel to
the family home for a short private service at 2 o'clock. The cortege then will proceed to Murillo United Church where a public service will
be held at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. M.J.V. Shaver will officiate and burial will be in the family plot, Stanley Hill Cemetery.
Gorton, Eliza A.
Mon 22 Feb 1954 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza A. Gorton, 88, of Oliver Township, widow of the late Charles Gorton, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the George
E. Blake Chapel to the family plot, Stanley Cemetery. She died Thursday. The largely attended services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Parsons
of Murillo, with Mrs. Jean McMichael at the organ for the hymns "What A Friend" and "Abide With Me." Pallbearers were Fred Boulter, Raymond
Gorton, Cecil Scott, Fletcher McNally, Harvey McNally and Roy Bingham.
Tues 4 Sept 1945 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Samuel
Goyan, 75, pioneer resident of Blake Township, who died in hospital Saturday morning, was held yesterday morning, leaving the Blake Funeral
Chapel at ten o'clock for services at the Ukrainian Church of the Transfiguration at 10:30 which were conducted by Rev. Father R.J. Chyz,
parish priest. Among the large throngs who came to pay their last respects to this old time resident were numbered many friends from the Fort
William, Port Arthur and the Blake township district. There were many floral tributes. Interment was in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Pallbearers
were, N. Mintenko, W. Huculak, P. Osipenko, J. Bezboridka, J. Balokymuk and J.W. Rychliwsky.
Goyan, Samuel Tues 4 Sept 1945 Port Arthur News Chronicle*****
The funeral of Samuel Goyan, 75, of Blake
Township, who died Friday, was held yesterday morning from the Chapel, 200 South May street, to the Ukrainian Church of Transfiguration at 10:30. Rev.
Father R.J. Chyz officiated. Burial was in St. Andrew's Cemetery. Pallbearers were N. Mintenko, W. Haculak, P.Osipenko, J. Balokymuk and J.W. Rychliwsky.
18 June 1907 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Robert Grainger of Oliver
died this morning in St. Joseph's Hospital Port Arthur, aged 52 years. The deceased was one of the old residents of Oliver Township and was
very well known in both city and country. He has been in poor health for sometime. The body is now at the undertaking rooms of Dawson & Thompson
where it will be held until Thursday morning. The funeral will be held at the Knox Church, Murillo on Thursday at 1 o'clock. Interment will be
at Stanley. The deceased leaves two sisters and one brother. The sisters are Mrs. Frank G. Green, living in Michigan, and Mrs. Roderick McDonald
of Oliver. Stephen Grainger of this city is a brother.
Mon 8 June 1936 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of Peter Grant
was held at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the funeral home, 21 Court Street North, Port Arthur. Dryden Heavysage, assistant minister
at Bay Street United Church officiated, The service was attended largely, especially by persons connected with the timber industry in the
district. Pallbearers were; Alex Grant, Dr. T. McGillivary, Dr. R.A. Caldwell, J. McDonnell, C.H. Moors and W.H. Robinson. Interment was
in Riverside Cemetery.
Sat 15 Aug 1925 Port Arthur News Chronicle
William Grant, about forty years old,
O'Connor township farmer, locked himself in the barn on his homestead about 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon, set fire to the hay, and refusing to leave
the burning structure, when called by his father-in-law, Sam Barton, was burned to death. The charred bones were found when the fire had burned itself out.
The barn, all the farm implements and a calf were destroyed. Neighbors formed a brigade and saved the home and other buildings. Provincial Police are investigating.
Dr. Boyd, Coroner, of Fort William, visited the farm last night, and decided that an inquest was unnecessary. Grant who was married to Dora Barton, daughter
of Samuel Barton, a citizen of the district for many years, is survived by his wife and two sons, Murray five years old, and Colin three years. Grant has for
the past two weeks been attending a series of religious meetings held in the township. Yesterday he asked his wife to attend a meeting in the evening. She
pleaded a headache, whereupon Grant is said to have shown displeasure. His wife left the home and proceeded to a neighboring homestead, occupied by a family
named Killins. She left her father and one son in the house. About 5:30 Mr. Barton noticed smoke coming from the barn. He had previously seen Grant going
towards the barn. He hurried to the burning building and attempted to throw open the door but found it locked. Then he called to Grant to come out. According
to reports there was no answer. Neighbors, in the meanwhile, attracted to the scene, formed a bucket brigade and everything possible was done to reach Grant
but they were driven back by the flames. They succeeded in saving the home and other out buildings. The Provincial Police and Dr. Boyd were notified and left
shortly after six o'clock for the farm, which is located near Flint Siding. This morning they again visitied the farm. The charred remains are being brought
into Fort William this afternoon.
Thurs 14 Aug 1941 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Frederick Gratz, 56, widely-known resident
of Paipoonge Township, died Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. Born in Poland, Mr. Gratz went to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1901. After living there a short time
he came to this district 28 years ago and had lived here ever since. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Helen, of Toronto; Annie, at home; three sons, Walter,
of Longlac; Michael and Thomas, at home; one sister, Mrs. John Novak, Wyndotte, Mich., and a brother John, of Remus, Mich. The funeral service will be held Friday
at 3:30 p.m. in the George E. Blake Funeral Chapel and burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery. Rev. A.S. Roblin, of Slate River Baptist Church, of which Mr.
Gratz was a member, will officiate.
Green, Elizabeth Jane
Thurs 9 Nov 1933 Fort William Times Journal
The death occurred last
night in hospital, following a short illness of Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Green, 70, widow of the late Hugh Green of Slate River. Mr. Green died in 1912.
The late Mrs. Green was born on the Isle of Man, coming to this district to settle 25 years ago. During her lengthy residence in the district she
had resided part of the time in Fort William. She is survived by seven sons, six of whom enlisted and went overseas, while five saw service in France.
The sons are; William, Ogden Street; Hugh, Stirling, Scotland; James, Caroline Street; Stanley of Montreal; and John, David and Matthew of Slate River.
Two daughters; Margaret, Mrs. John Cheal, 517 East Mary Street; and Elizabeth, Mrs. Edward D. Agombar, 713 Catherine Street survive also. A daughter,
Mrs. W. Patterson died about two years ago. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. J. Cheal, 517 East Mary
Street. Rev. D. McIvor will officiate and interment will be in the family plot, Mountain View cemetery.
Green, Mrs. Bert
Fri 13 Aug 1937 Port Arthur News Chronicle
Following a visit in Fort William
yesterday, Mrs. Bert Green returned to her home at Shebandowan and while partaking of an evening meal collapsed, dying a few minutes later. An ambulance
from Port Arthur was summoned to Shebandowan and the body was taken to the Funeral Chapel, 21 North Court Street to await burial arrangements, awaiting
word from a son at Beardmore. Mrs. Green was born in Vermont, USA and had lived thirty-three years in the district, twenty-three of which were spent
at Shebandowan. Besides her husband, her sons Leon and Donald of Shebandowan, and Roy of Beardmore, survive.
Greer, Baby Girl
Sat 5 Jan 1901 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Born-On Saturday the 29th, inst, to Mr. and Mrs. Jas Greer, a daughter, Still born.
Thurs 7 Dec 1944 Fort William Daily Times Journal
Funeral services for the late
Frank Granlund, 64, resident of Pearson Township, who died suddenly Sunday, were held at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Jenkens and Son Funeral Chapel.
The Rev. R.W. Heikkinen of the Finnish Lutheran Church officiated and interment was in Mountain View Cemetery. THe funeral was largely attended by friends
drawn from the surrounding district and the two cities. Two hymns were sung in Finnish with Miss A. Rantanen at the organ. Pallbearers were; Arvi Jutila,
Alfred Olsen, Elis Johnson, Albert Salo, George Maki and Emil Wirta.
Fri 23 June 1916 Port Arthur News Chronicle
The funeral took place in Fort William today
of Mrs. John Groves, of Silver Mountain, who died on Tuesday in her sixty-fifth year. She was the wife of John Groves, proprietor of the Half-Way house at Summer
Mountain, and has been a resident of this district for about seventeen years. She is survived by a husband, three daughters and one son.
Groves, John W
Tues 8 Nov 1955 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The funeral of John W. Groves, 76,
of Cloud Bay, who died Friday, was held at 11 a.m Monday from the George E. Blake Chapel to the family plot, Mountain View cemetery. Rev. D.M. Burns o
f First Church United conducted the largely attended services and offered condolences to the bereaved. The deceased had been employed in district farm
work for many years and formerly was a commercial fisherman and guide in the Sioux Lookout area. Pallbearers were Fred Stoppel, Henry Nelson, William
Garton, George Randall, Thomas Logan, and William Brewer. W. Buchan, ATCM, was the organist for the hymn "Unto The Hills" Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Groves,
brother and sister-in-law of Clarkdon, Ont., attended the last rites.
Tues 15 Jan 1935 Fort William Daily Times Journal
The death of Mrs. Lena Groves, wife of John Groves, of Silver Mountain, occurred in St. Joseph's Hospital early this morning after s short illness.
She was 47 years old. She is survived by her husband. The late Mrs. Groves had lived at Silver Mountain for the past 21 years. She was well known
in Port Arthur, Fort William and district. The funeral will be held on Thursday morning from the residence of Mrs. E. Suddaby, Algoma Street South
to St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church. Interment will take place in St. Andrew's Cemetery.
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