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Wolfe Island Obits 17

Transcriptions of obituaries for Wolfe Island.





Submitted by Wilf Garrah
Kingston WHig Standard
KEYES, Elsie
Peacefully at Fairfield Manor East on Saturday, October 23, 2004. Elsie Allum, in her 108th year. Predeceased by her husband John Keyes (1972). Lovingly remembered by her children Winn McKnight (Russell, 1974), Arthur (Geneva), Ken (Carr ie), and Lorne (Riggie), many grandchildren, great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Predeceased by her brothers Nelson and Leslie Allum. Resting at the James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel (Counter Street at Highway 2) on Monday fro m 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service in Wolfe Island United Church on Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at 11 a.m., followed by interment at Point Alexandra Cemetery. Terry Wood officiating. For those desiring, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wolfe Island United Church or the charity of your choice. Transportation to the church will be provided from the winter dock off the 10:30 ferry. James Reid Cataraqui Chapel 150 years of Family Tradition www.jamesreidfuneralhome.com - 10/25/2004 - ID5076274


Transcribed by Jerry Vaugn
FRASSO, Gerald Leo
Longtime resident of Wolfe Island
Peacefully at home on Thursday February 13, 2003. Gerald, loving husband of 49 years to June. Beloved father of Wayne (Celina), David (Janet), Cynthia (Barry) Yott, Carl (Christina Loverock). Predeceased by his daughter Pauline Murphy, son Paul Frasso, grandchildren Jeff and Kerri-Lynn. Dear grandfather of Patrick, Michael, Christine, Paul, Kyle and Keri-Lynn; brother of Joe (Mildred) and the late Vincent (Frances); sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Central Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 49 Colborne St. (at Clergy) on Sunday February 16 from 2-4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in our chapel Monday at 11:30 a.m. Donations for those wishing may be made to Wolfe Island Volunteer Ambulance Service.
IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, CENTRAL CHAPEL, 546-5454. GFTOMPKINS-CENTRAL.CA


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
MacDonald
- died on Wolfe Island on Oct 27, 1926, Miss Nellie MacDonald, sister of Capt. A. MacDonald. Funeral will leave her late residence on Friday morning at 9:45 to the Church of the Sacred Heart, Wolfe Island, where a solemn requiem mass will be sung at 10 o'clock for the repose of her soul. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited to attend.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
MacDonald -
At the Hotel Dieu Hospital, on Tuesday, January 7, 1958, Helen Higgins beloved wife of the late Archie MacDonald, in her 87th year. Resting at the Robert J. Reid and Son Funeral Home, corner of Barrie and Johnson Streets. Solemn requiem mass will be sung at the Sacred Heart of Mary Church, Wolfe Island on Thursday, January 9, at 9:30 am. Interment Wolfe Island.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
Late A.R.McDonald
- Wolfe Island, On June 3, 1914 R McDonald passed peacefully to rest at his famiy residence, where he had spent the greater part of his life, aged sixty-eight years. His friends and neighbors will miss one whom they respected for being honest and upright in all his dealngs, and a friend in need. His wife and family mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. One sister, Mrs W. Scott, his wife, who was Elizabeth Mozier, and eleven children survive: Mrs Frederick Staley, Mrs William Dignem and Francis and Stella, Louis, of Kingston; Vincent and Duncan, of Watertown, N.Y.; James, John, Leonard and Austin, of Wolfe Island. The funeral on Friday was largely attended to the Church of the Sacred Heart, where high mass was sung by Rev. Fr. Meagher, after which the remains were placed in the vault-to await interment. Deceased's six eldest sons were pallbearers.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
Late Mrs A.R.McDONALD
- The Passing of a Respected Lady of Wolfe Island. Wolfe Island, March 30 1926- The many relatives and friends of Mrs A.R. McDonald were saddened to learn that on March 24th this highly respected resident of Wolfe Island has passed away, at the advanced age of seventy-eight years, after an illness of one week. The deceased, who was formerly Elizabeth Mosier, and whose husband predeceased her twelve years ago, was a women of a quiet and loving nature, who devoted her life to her religion and the welfare of her family, of eleven children, and had the great consolation at the hour of death to have them all at her bed side to bid them farewell.
She leaves to mourn her loss four daughters, Mrs Fred Staley, Mrs William Dignum, Mrs Frank Yott, Mrs Walter Yott, also seven sons, Louis, Kingston; Duncan, Watertown NY, Vincent, Binghamton NY and James, John, Austin and Leonard, Wolfe Island.
The funeral on Friday morning was attended by kind neighbors. The six eldest sons of the deceased were pall bearers. At the church of the Scared Heart, of which she was a member, a high mass was sung by Rev. Father McKemin for the happy repose of her soul. The spiritual and floral offerings were many. After the funeral ceremony the remains were placed in the vault to await interment in the family plot.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
James Francis Dawson
-March 25, 1926 James Francis Dawson, a very well known and popular resident of Wolfe Island, passed away at the Hotel Dieu Hospital on Wednesday after an illness of some time in his fifty-fourth year. The deceased had been in ill health over a year and taking sick on the street on Wolfe Island, was removed to the Hotel Dieu on Monday.
The late Mr Dawson was born on Wolfe Island and lived there for the greater part of his life, being a very prominant and active resident. He was a Roman Catholic in religion and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by two sisters, Miss MInnie Dawson, and Mrs Duncan McRae, both of Wolfe Island, and one brother, Richard of Bay City, Michigan. The deceased was a son of the late Mr and Mrs John Dawson, and a nephew of the ex-Sheriff Dawson.
The funeral will take place on Friday from his late residence, Wolfe Island, to the Church of the Sacred Heart, where a solemn requiem mass will be sung.


Submitted by AM Benson
From Kingston Whig
James Dawson
- Wolfe Island March 29 - the funeral of the late James Francis Dawson took place on Friday morning from his late residence to the Church of the Sacred Heart, where a solemn requiem mass was sung for the happy repose of his soul. The deceased was formerly a member ofthe staff of the Canadian Locomotive Company. He had been ill for some months with Bright's disease and on Sunday last became worse, passing away at the Hotel Diew Hospital on Wednesday. He was a son of the Late Mr and Mrs John Dawson of Wolfe Island and a nephew of ex Sheriff Dawson. He is survived by two sisters, Miss M Dawson and Mrs Duncan McRae of Wolfe Island and two brothres, Dr Harry Dawson Capte Vincent NY and Richard Dawson Bay City Michigan.


Kingston Whig
11/3/2004
PUTMAN, FRANCES PEFF
Frances Peff Putman, 86, a long time resident of Maplewood, NJ and Wolfe Island, Ontario, died Saturday, October 30, 2004. Born in 1918, she grew-up in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. She was the eldest daughter of Adeline McKean and Joseph L. Pfeifer, M.D. Chief of Surgery at St. Catherine's Hospital, Brooklyn and a US Congressman from Brooklyn from 1935 to 1951. Mrs. Putman graduated from Saint Savior High School and entered Barnard College at the age of 15, graduati ng with Honours in the class of 1937 with a major in Chemistry. Although accepted to NYU Medical School, she was deferred because of her young age. She pursued a career teaching science and subsequently married Peter Peff in 1945. Widowed in 1952, sh e assumed the Presidency of her husband's company, Superior Air Products Company of Newark, NJ, (Supairco) which specialized in building low temperature apparatus and complete plants to produce oxygen and other gases. Her company was at the forefront of the production of lightweight liquid oxygen `vacuum bottles' for aircraft crews at high altitude. In 1962 she married the late Laurel E. Putman, a cyrogenics engineer, and together they ran the company until its sale in the mid 80's. Mrs. Putman was featured in multiple trade magazines during her career, highlighting her role as one of the few women in the field. Her business acumen was recognized internationally in her selection as a delegate to the China Trade Mission in 1979 and she was a n active member of the Independent Oxygen Manufacturers Association. She served on the Board of Directors of the Maplewood Bank and Trust Company for many years. She was a member of the American Horticultural Society. Preceded in death by two brother s, Thomas and Joseph Pfeifer, she is survived by three sisters, Monica Clapper, Loretta Grainger and Anne Farley; five children, Thomas Peff, MD, Peter Peff, MD, and Peter, Miles and Mary Putman; and 15 grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 4 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in South Orange, NJ. Friends and family may call from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Preston Funeral Home, S. Orange, NJ. Interment is private. The family suggests that in lieu of flowe rs a donation be made to Maplewood Memorial Library, Maplewood, NJ or the Wolfe Island Library, Wolfe Is., Ontario.


From George Halliday
The Kingston Whig Standard
October 10, 2003
DEATH (Wolfe Island)
McNAMEE, Veronica "Bonnie"
After a brief illness at the Kingston General Hospital on Tuesday, October 7, 2003. Veronica (Taggart) "Bonnie", beloved wife for 58 years to Al McNamee. Loving mother of Shirley Tripp (Ted). Cherished grandmother of Jay and Leah. Dear sister of Ralph Taggart (Mary) and Carmel Priest (Don). Dearly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive (Waterloo Village) on Thursday , October 9 from 7-9 p.m. Liturgy of the Word Service in Our Chapel on Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. Rite of Committal with prayers in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Wolfe Island. For those wishing, memorial donations to the NeoNatal Unit of the Kingston Gen eral Hospital would be appreciated by her family. IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, TOWNSHIP CHAPEL WATERLOO VILLAGE 546-5150 gftompkins-township.ca


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
ARMADA FARMER, 86, DIES ON OLD FARM HOMESTEAD
Thursday, April 14, 1924
Armada - Henry L. Wilder
, 86, died at his home southwest of the village, Tuesday afternoon.
Henry L., son of John and Mary Harvey Wilder, was born at Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He came with his parents to Wales, Michigan at the age of 19, later that year coming to the farm on which he died. He married Minerva Carter in 1863 and three children were born, Bert C., Frank and Elizabeth. Mrs. Wilder died in 1873 and he was married to Matilda Freeman. To this union one daughter was born, Stella A. Mrs. Wilder died in 1907. He leaves his four children, four brothers and one sister, Jonas, Artemus and Albert of Romeo, Samuel of Marlette and Mrs. Garvin of Saginaw. Funeral service will be held from the home Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Meeker officiating with burial in the Willow Grove cemetery.
(note: family lived on wolfe island)


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
PROMINENT ARMADA FARMER IS BURIED
Armada, April 25 - Funeral services for Henry L. Wilder
, 86 years old, were held at the home southwest of the village this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Charles Meeker of the Congregational Church officiated and burial was in the Willow Grove cemetery. Death came Tuesday afternoon.
Henry L., son of John and Mary Harvey Wilder was born at Kingston, Ont. Can. January 13, 1838. He came to Wales Mich. with his parents when 19 years of age. Later that year he came to the farm on which he has always made his home.
He was united in marriage to Minerva Carter on March 29, 1863. Three children were born: Bert C., Frank and Elizabeth. His wife died March 5, 1873 after 10 years of married life. He was then united in marriage to Matilda Freeman on February 3, 1874. One daughter was born, Stella A. Mrs. Wilder died April 14, 1907.
The dead man leaves to mourn his loss four children; Bert of Detroit; Frank, Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards and Stella of Armada; four brothers, Jonas, Artemus and Albert, of Romeo, and Samuel of Mariette; also one sister, Mrs. Garvin of Saginaw.
(Lived on Island)


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. CATHERINE GARVIN

Catherine H. Maver Garvin, eldest daughter of John and Mary (Harvey) Wilder, was born Dec. 2nd, 1839, at Wolfe Island, Ont., Canada, and came to Armada, Michigan in 1857 with her parents and lived on the farm two and one-half miles southwest of Armada, now owned by O.C. Hagans. She was twice married. In 1856 she was married to John Maver of Wolfe Island. To this union, one son, John Austin Maver who is well and favourably known in this locality, was born.
In 1889 she was married to Jay Garvin of Oxford, Michigan. After Mr. Garvin’s death, which occurred in 1906, she continued to live in Oxford until nine years ago when she became an invalid and was taken to the home of her son in Saginaw where she was lovingly and tenderly cared for during the remainder of her life. Although she never walked again after she was stricken down, she never complained of her lot and was always cheerful and happy. Her greatest delight was to have her friends gathered about her as she sat in her chair.
She entered into her rest at the close of day, Thursday, June 17, 1926, at the home of her son.
She is survived by her son, John A. Maver of Saginaw, two brothers, Jonas W. and Albert P. Wilder, of Romeo, many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
The many beautiful flowers “silent tokens of love,” attest to the high esteem in which she was held.
The funeral was held at the Congregational Church in Armada, Saturday, June 19, 1926, in Armada, at 2 o’clock. Rev. Charles H. Meeker officiating with burial in the Willow Grove cemetery.


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. MARY E. WILDER

Holly, July 26,1933- Mrs. Mary E. Wilder died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. Lee Montgomery, at 6:40 this morning. She had been since suffering a stroke Dec. 27. Mrs. Wilder came here in 1926 to make her home with Mrs. Montgomery, from Marlette where she had lived since 1882. Her husband, Samuel A. Wilder, died April 6, 1926. Since then she has lived with her daughter.
She was born at Almont, May 16, 1853. Surviving are four children: Neil O., Grand Rapids; Clarence L., Pontiac; Mrs. Bessie L. Richards, Flint and Mrs. Montgomery. There are several grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday from the Dyer Funeral Home with burial in Lakeside Cemetery here.
(note: wife of islander)


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. MARY E. WILDER

Mrs. Mary E. Wilder, 80, died on Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Lee Montgomerey, in Holly, following a long sickness: she suffered a stroke on December 27 last, and has since been confined to her bed. The funeral will be at 2 o’clock Friday from the Dryer funereal home, Rev. Fulcomer officiating: burial in Lakeside.
She was born at Almont on May 16, 1853, and was married to Samuel S. Wilder. From 1882 to 1926 they lived in and near Marlette. Since Mr. Wilder’s death on April 5, 1926, she has lived with her daughter here. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters: Neil O. Wilder of Grand Rapids; Clarence L. Wilder of Pontiac; Mrs. Bessie L Richards of Flint; and Mrs. Metta G. Montgomerey of Holly; also several grandchildren.
(note: wife of islander)


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
DEATH OF MRS. JOHN MAVER
Mrs. John Maver died at her home on Burke Street, Monday, Nov. 14. The funeral was held Wednesday from the house Rev. J. G. Clutterbuck conducting the service with burial at Willow Grove cemetery. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends and the floral offerings were especially beautiful. Relatives from out of town who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong Reed, and Mrs. Wellington Harvey, of Fenton; Mr. and Mrs. Omar Stone, of Washington, Will McFall and wife, John McFall and wife, Mrs. Bert Grey and Mrs. Albert Messmore, of Detroit, Mrs. Kate Garvin of Oxford and many relatives from Romeo. Mr. Maver wishes to express his sincere thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted during the sickness and death of his wife, and to the Cong’l Aid Society, and individuals, for the beautiful flowers furnished.
(Note: Catherine Wilder- born Wolfe Island)


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
SAMUEL S. WILDER

Samuel S. Wilder, son of John and Mary Wilder, was born on Wolfe Island, Canada, Sept. 25th, 1847. Died April 5th, 1926 and buried at Holly, Mich. Was married to Mary Russell of Almont, Mich. Surviving him his wife, and four children, Neil Wilder of Grand Rapids, Mrs. Bessie Richards of Clare, Mr. Clarence Wilder of Pontiac, Mich. and Mrs. Metta Montgomery of Holly, Mich.


Submitted by Beverly Straub Watkins & Joan Baker
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
WILDER, SAMUEL

4 -5-1926
Samuel Wilder, 79, died Monday at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. Lee Montgomery in this village. He was a resident of Marlette, Mr. and Mrs. Wilder coming here a few months ago to spend the winter. Besides his widow, Mr. Wilder leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters: C. L. Wilder of Pontiac; Neil Wilder of Grand Rapids; Mrs. J. W. Richards of Clare; and Mrs. J. L. Montgomery of Holly. The funeral was held Wednesday from the Montgomery home, Rev. Ogle officiating; burial in Lakeside.


Kingston Whig
11/19/2004
HAWLEY, Mary Theresa (nee Hulton)
Peacefully, at the St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital, on Thursday, November 18, 2004 in her 60th year. Adored mother of Doug (Helen), Kent (Kelly) and Jay (Shelley). Cherished grandmother to Ty, Reagan, Jamey Sue, Chas e, Tanner and Ben. Loving daughter of Agnes Hulton. Predeceased by her father Norman Hulton and brothers Lorne and Laverne Hulton. Mary is survived by her brothers Jim (Julia), Wayne (Lola), Craig (Joyce), sister Eileen Coffey (Brian) and sisters-in- law Theresa and Sharon. Much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Homes, 435 Davis Drive, on Friday, November 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Paul the Apostle Church, Taylor Kidd Blvd. on Saturday, November 20 at 10:00 a.m. Rite of Committal with prayers at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, Wolfe Island. For those wishing, memorial donations to P.C.C.C. St. Mary's of the Lake Palliative Care Unit or Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, would be greatly appreciated by Mary's family. IN THE CARE OF THE GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOMES, TOWNSHIP CHAPEL WATERLOO VILLAGE 546-5150 Relatives and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolences at: gf tompkins-township.ca - - ID5239108


Submitted by AM Benson
March 28 1900 Kingston Whig
Died on wolfe island
Allen, Wolfe Island, March 27,-- Miss Cathrine McDonald passed peacefully away on 23rd isnt. after a lingering illness. Her funeral on Monday to St. Mary's Church, Marysville, was one of the largest seen for years. A requiem mass was celebrated by Rev.Father Spratt, after which the libera was sung by his grace archbishop Gauthier, relative of the deceased, assisted by Revs. Father Mcaghar and Father Collins, Kingston. Her remains were afterwards placed in St. Mary's vault. The family has teh sympathy of the entire community. Miss MInnie O'Brien has returned from Marysville, where she was visiting friends. Mrs. William Rattray, an old resident of this section, departed this life on Sunday, the 25th. Her funeral on Tuesday, largely attended, was conducted at the Methodist church by Rev. Mr. Weese. Rev. Father Spratt passed through on Tuesday on his way to James O'Brien's, St. Lawrence, where he held a station for the people in that part of his mission. Allan McDonald and bride arrived home last week from their wedding tour, and have taken up their residence here. Mrs. D. McDonald, Buffalo, N.Y., arrived here on Saturday to attend the funeral of her sister, Miss Marion Moran is visiting her cousin, Maggie Hogan.


Submitted by AM Benson
March 26 1900 Kinston Whig
RATTARY-- At St. Lawrence, Wolfe Island, on Sunday march 25th Catherine, wife of William Rattary, aged sixty-three years five months. Funeral from her late residence at two o'clock, Tuesday March 27th Friends and acquantances are respectfully invited to attend.


m Stuart Keill
The Vancouver Sun, Tuesday, February 26, 1946
SHERIFF FRANK KEILL Collapses, Dies.
Sheriff Dies Suddenly in Court House, Complained of Illness But Stuck to Job.
Sheriff Frank Keill collapsed in his office in the Vancouver Court House this afternoon and died within a few minutes.
Dr. K.D. Panton, police surgeon, pronounced him dead.
The Sheriff had been the central figure in an eviction probe, which is still befor a commission. This morning Sheriff Keill complained of being ill but stuck to his job until 1:30 p.m. At tha time arrangements were underway to take him homewhenhesuddenlycollapsed.
SHERIFF10YEARS
Sheriff Keill had spent 10 years in office and had carried out the duties of his office at 25 assize court sittings. He leaves his wife, 2117 West Forty-fifth, two sons and three daughters all in Vancouver. One son, Dick, aged 21, had returned from overseas only 10 days ago where he served with the RCAF. Another son, Bob 24, was a flying instructor with the RCAF in Canada.
REALLY A SOFTIE
The three daughters are Mary and Joan, both of whom are married and Barbara, at home. A kindly family man, Frank Keill never resembled the Hollywood conception of a sheriff. Small in stature, he wora a conservative blue suit and spectacles, through which his blue eyes twinkled.
He was 60, but looked younger. He often told reporters "I'm really a softie at heart." He was happy to see it rain because he would not have to carry out an eviction. Before taking the sheriff job, Frank Keill was for 15 years a barrister in Vancouver.
(Note father b. Wolfe Island)


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. CLARA MURPHY
January 23, 1933
At her home on Wolfe Island this morning there passed away one of the Island’s most beloved residents in the person of Mrs. Clara Murphy, widow of the late Jerry Murphy. Deceased, who was formerly Clara Morgan, was born on Howe Island but lived practically all her life on Wolfe Island. She was seventy years of age. Mrs. Murphy was known by practically all the residents of the Island and held in the very warmest regard by them. She was a member of the congregation of the Church of the Sacred Heart, a member of the League of the Sacred Heart and of the Altar Society. Mrs. Murphy had been ill only four days.
Surviving are her three daughters, Mrs. T. O’Shea and Mrs. Frank Hogan of Wolfe Island, and Mrs. Arnold Clancy of Kingston; two sons, Howard and George Murphy of Wolfe Island; two brothers, James Morgan of Buffalo, N.Y. and Bernard Morgan of Hurley, Wis., and three sisters Mrs. Fred Sutherland of Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Elizabeth Reddick of New York and Miss Mabel Morgan of New York.
The funeral will be held from her late residence to the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, on Monday morning to the Sacred Heart Church where requiem mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Carey.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
HAWLEY, MARY THERESA (nee HULTON)
Peacefully, at the St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, on Thursday, November 18, 2004 in her 60th year. Adored mother of Doug (Helen), Kent (Kelly) and Jay (Shelly). Cherished grandmother to Ty, Reagan, Jamey Sue, Chase, Tanner and Ben. Loving daughter of Agnes Hulton. Predeceased by her father Norman Hulton and brothers Lorne and Laverne Hulton. Mary is survived by her brothers Jim (Julia), Wayne (Lola), Craig (Joyce), sister Eileen Coffey (Brian) and sisters-in-law Theresa and Sharon. Much loved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Township Chapel of the Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home, 435 Davis Drive, on Friday, November 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Paul the Apostle Church, Taylor Kidd Blvd., on Saturday November 20 at 10:00 a.m. Rite of Committal with prayers at Sacred Heart of Mary Cemetery, Wolfe Island. For those wishing, memorial donations to P.C.C.C. St. Mary’s of the Lake Palliative Care Unit or Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, would be greatly appreciated by Mary’s family.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. JOHN GIBSON
1941
Melita, Man. - Charlotte Holiday, age 86, of Elva, Man., wife of the late John Gibson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Shannon, Feb. 26, following an illness of several months. Born at Wolfe Island, Ont., she married J. Gibson in the year 1881. After a residence of several years in Napanee, they came to Elva district in 1898, where they took up farming. Mrs. Gibson was an active member of Holy Trinity church at Elva for many years. Surviving are five sons, Charles at Flint, Mich.; Wallace, of Fordwich, Ont.; Leon and Orion, of Kingsford, Sask.; Jack, of Elva; three daughters, Mrs. John Wilson, Kingsford, Mrs. James Shannon, Elva, and Mrs. William Shannon, Elva. Funeral service was held at the home of Mr. William Shannon, Elva, March 2, Rev. T. W. Bailey of Melita, officiating. Interment in family plot Melita cemetery.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
W.G.WOODMAN
18 March 1933

Wolfe Island - The passing of W. G. Woodman on Monday morning, March 13, was a great shock to the younger as well as the older Wolfe Islanders for he was a general favourite. He was only ill one week with pneumonia. Of United Empire Loyalist stock, Mr. Woodman enjoyed the remarkable experience of having been born and lived on Wolfe Island for the whole of his 78 years.
He was born February 25, 1855, and was married in 1881 to Miss Mary Dixon to them were born four children, Miss Lillie A. George W. Stanley L. and Minnie E. (The latter died in 1903). Mr. Woodman began his life at St. Lawrence Farm at the foot of the Island, which was given him by his father. Twenty years ago he moved to Marysville where he as since resided. There he carried on a coal and hay business until 1923 when he retired from active life. He was a member of the Masonic Order from his young manhood and a Methodist from birth. At the time of Church Union he became a member of the United Church. He has been a member of the Board of Managers and has faithfully served his church in other capacities. His funeral which took place on Wednesday, was largely attended and profuse and numerous floral offerings were laid on the casket. His body was laid in the Trinity vault for future interment. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J. L. Caswell, who preached a very sympathetic and feeling sermon, assisted by Rev. Mr. Leigh of Kingston, a former pastor. The pall-bearers were: John Keyes, Herbert Dawson, John Cleary, Craig Russell, Richard Berry and J. S. Briceland. The flower-bearers were: Raymond S. Woodman, Howard Abbot, Wellington Payne, Robert Gillespie, Robert Bullis and Stanley Woodman.
Mr. Woodman leaves one sister, Mrs. William Gillespie and one brother Elmer Woodman, both of Kingston. His wife predeceased him just one year ago. Mr. Woodman was of a genial nature a kindly and neighbourly man and was held in high esteem by all his neighbours. He will be greatly missed by his church and family.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
WILLIAM JAMES BOLTON
At the Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, on Saturday, December 16, 1944, William James Bolton, beloved husband of Margaret O’Brien, in his 59th year. Funeral from his late residence, Wolfe Island, Tuesday morning to the Sacred Heart Church where a requiem high mass will be sung at 10 o’clock for the happy repose of his soul. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
WILLIAM E. HORNE
1943
Funeral of William Erskine Horne, 84, of Wolfe Island, who died Saturday at the Kingston General Hospital after an illness of two weeks, was held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. A. C. Bates, Wolfe Island, to the United Church. Interment was at Horne’s Point Cemetery. Rev. L. Shorten officiated.
The late Mr. Horne was born on Wolfe Island and was educated there and at Cape Vincent, N.Y. For years he was in charge of the ferry boat running from Wolfe Island to Cape Vincent. Up to six years ago he was a customs officer, later retiring. He was a member of the United Church. For over 50 years he was secretary-treasurer for School Section 5. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Harriet Horne, three sons, Fred Horne, Perth; William E. Horne, Wolfe Island; Darrell Horne, stationed with the RCAF in Dartmouth, N.S.; five daughters, Mrs. H. Vanalstyne, Bath; Mrs. E. Horne, Bath; Mrs. D. A Grant, Hamilton; Mrs. J. O’Flynn, Belfast, Ireland; and Mrs. A. C. Bates, Wolfe Island; one brother, Bruce Horne, Wolfe Island, and three sisters, Mrs. Olivia Morris, Oberlin, Ohio; Mrs. M. Ball, Watertown, N.Y., and Mrs. L. Berow, Watertown, N.Y.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
ELLEN MURPHY
June 9, 1933
The death of Ellen Murphy which occurred on Saturday morning, June 3, following a very brief illness, came as a shock to relatives and friends who regarded her as one of the Island’s most esteemed and respected residents.
Deceased was born in Portsmouth eighty years ago and when five years old went to Wolfe Island with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Murphy, where she has since resided. She is the last of a family of six children who predeceased her several years ago.
She was a member of the League of the Sacred Heart and the Altar Society. The funeral, which was largely attended by relatives and friends, was held from her home to the Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, where a Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Carey. The pallbearers were her six nephews, George and Thomas Casey, Howard and George Murphy, Austin and Earle Payne.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. SUSAN A. DAVIS
1940
Mrs. Susan Ann Davis, Pittsburg, wife of Harry Davis and aunt of Rupert Davis, an employee at the City Buildings, Kingston, died Wednesday morning at the Kingston General Hospital after an illness of one week. She was in her 85th year.
The late Mrs. Davis was born at Garden Island and educated at Wolfe Island. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John McCall. After leaving Wolfe Island she moved to Pittsburg and had been residing there for the past 34 years. She was a member of the Church of England and of the Women’s Guild in Pittsburg.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Wilson Ellis (Cora) Omemee; Mrs. Nelson Holland (Eliza) Portsmouth, and one son, Jack Davis, Pittsburg. One son, Fred Davis, predeceased her in the First Great War. Funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock from the funeral home of Wilfred J. Franke, 49 Colborne Street, with Rev. S. E. Harrington, officiating. Interment will be made at Wolfe Island Cemetery.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. JEREMIAH MURPHY
January 23, 1933
The funeral of the late Mrs. J. Murphy took place from her residence Monday morning at 10 o’clock to Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, where Rev. F. Carey chanted the requiem mass for the happy repose of her soul. Afterwards the remains were placed beside those of her late husband and sons in the family plot. Many spiritual and flora offerings were mute evidence of the deceased’s hosts of relatives and friends. Surviving are her two sons, Howard and George, and three daughters, Mrs. O’Shea and Mrs. Hogan of Wolfe Island, and Mrs. Arnold Clancy of Kingston. Her husband, the late Jeremiah Murphy, predeceased her in 1916, and the eldest sons, John and Stuart, passed away suddenly in 1930.
The pall-bearers were her six grandsons, William and Jery Murphy, Gerald and Jack O’Shea, Jerome Murphy and Harry Hogan.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
EDITH BULLIS
May 20, 1933
Wolfe Island suffered the loss of a life-long resident on Thursday morning, May 18, in the person of Mrs. Edith Abbott, widow of William Bullis.
Mrs. Bullis was ill for some time but was thought to be on the road to recovery when the end came.
She was born September 11, 1869 on the old Abbott farm now occupied by John Johnson. She was married in 1891 to William Bullis and from this union three children were born - Robert and George and Elsie who died in infancy. Mr. Bullis predeceased his wife eight years last October. Deceased was a life-long member of Trinity Anglican Church. She always had a cheery word and a happy smile for her friends and in her home was an unselfish devoted wife and mother. Her love of flowers was well known.
Besides her two sons, she leaves a brother, John Abbott, of Wolfe Island and four grandchildren who mourn her loss.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. Her funeral was held to Trinity Church Saturday morning, May 20, and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Dawes, who spoke very highly of Mrs. Bullis and the loss the neighbours had sustained and extended sympathy to the family. Interment was made in Trinity Cemetery. The pall-bearers were: Harry Boyd, Lloyd Doyle, Daniel Watts, William Hogan, Monty Fawcett and Stanley Woodman. The flower-bearers were: Norman Horne, Sanford Kyle, Hubert Bullis and Howard Abbott.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
WILLIAM HALL
September 5, 1933
One of Wolfe Island’s most highly esteemed residents passed away on Tuesday in the person of William Hall at the age of seventy-one years. Deceased was a life-long resident of the Island and had one of the best kept farms here. The funeral took place Tuesday at one o’clock to the Anglican Church where Rev. Mr. Dawe conducted the service after which the remains were placed in the family plot beside those of his wife who pre-deceased him. The late Mr. Hall leaves one son, Henry, who lives on the homestead and three brothers, John and Charles of the Island, and George in Syracuse and two sisters, Mrs. Philo Cummings of Watertown and Mrs. Allen Davis of the Island. The pall-bearers were Robert Horne, John Cleary, William Hogan, Ace Hough, J. D. Cosgrove and J. S. Briceland. The flower-bearers were Herb Leakey, Allen Keyes, Nelson Allison, Lloyd Doyle.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MRS. JOHN MURPHY
1944
Funeral of Mrs. John Murphy, R.R.1, Kingston, was held Thursday morning from her residence to St. Mary’s Cathedral where requiem mass was sung at 10 o’clock by Rev. A. J. Welsh. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Death occurred at her home on Monday. Born on Wolfe Island, daughter of the late James Morgan and Winnifred Buggie, she was educated at the separate school there and did not move to her late residence until five years ago. She was a member of the Catholic Women’s League and the League of the Sacred Heart.
Surviving are her husband, five sons, Richard of Wolfe Island, John of Kingston, Harvey, Cecil and Raymond at home; three daughters, Mrs. James Stenson of Toronto, Mrs. Carl Goodfriend of Howe Island, Shirley at home; two brothers, Vincent and Wilfred of Wolfe Island, and one sister, Mrs. Robert Boyd of Wolfe Island.
Pallbearers were four sons, Cecil, Richard, Harvey, John, a brother Vincent, and a son-in-law, James Stenson.


Submitted by AM Benson
Transcribed by Peter Rogers
MARY PATRICIA MCALLISTER
May 8, 1933

Wolfe Island - Mr. and Mrs. James T. McAllister are mourning the death of their eight year old daughter, Mary Patricia, who succumbed on April 27 at Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston, of septic myelitus. The little child was taken suddenly ill and although given the best medical and surgical treatment, passed away. She was active, kind, obedient and ambitious and her sudden death was a great shock not only to her parents and relatives but to her school-mates and the entire community in which she was known. The flag on the school house was flown at half mast as a mark of respect.
In addition to her parents, the deceased child is survived by four sisters and four brothers; Elaine of Peterboro Normal School; Oleta of Notre Dame Convent, Kingston; Rose, Clare, Florine, James, Carey and George at home.
Solemn requiem mass was sung by Rev. Father Carey at Sacred Heart Church, Wolfe Island, and the remains were interred in the cemetery there. Six little playmates, Eugene Hulton, Edward O’Reilly, Anson Mosier, Francis O’Reilly, and Ross and Flemming White, carried the casket to the grave.


Submitted by AM Benson
Monday March 23, 1931 -death notice - Duncan McDonald
- a very sad death occurred on Wolfe Island this morning in the passing of Duncan McDonald, son of Mr and Mrs Austin McDonald, aged thirteen years. He had been ill for some time. The funeral was held this morning to Sacred Heart Cemetery.


Submitted by AM Benson
January 5, 1933
- the death occurred on Friday afternoon of Miss Hattie Livingstone, who passed away after several weeks of illness. Deceased was held in very high esteem by her many friends. The funeral was held on Sunday at one o'clock to the Anglican Church, where Rev Mr Dawe conducted the service. The pall-bearers were Stanley Woodman, Henry Hall, Stan Stevenson, Arthur Hall, John Cleary and Craig Russell. Following the service, interment took place in the family plot.


From Harriett Morley
"The Gananoque Reporter" Saturday July 22, 1876
Drowned
On Wednesday last a boy named Henderson, Son of Capt. Wm. Henderson of Hay Island, while in bathing went out of his depth and was drowned. He was buried on Thursday.
(note: boy is William Warner Henderson)


Submitted by George Halladay
The Whig - Standard. Kingston, Ont.
: Mar 3, 1988. pg. 18
Obituary (Wolfe I.)
LEEMAN, Ellen

Ellen Marie Leeman, 74, of 94 Wright Cres., who died recently at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital following a four-month illness, was buried at St. Patrick's Cemetery at Railton.
She was born at Perth Road, Ont., a daughter of the late Albert Koen and his wife, the former Margaret Donoghue, but had spent practically all her lifetime here.
Upon completing her training in Ottawa as a teacher, she returned to this area to accept teaching duties at Missouri School in Perth Road. She retired nine years ago.
Mrs. Leeman attended St. Joseph's Church where she was a member of the Catholic Women's League.
She was also a member of the Genealogy Society and various bridge clubs. Surviving are her husband, Edward J. Leeman, whom she married in 1936; five daughters, Mrs. John H. (Connie) Foley and Mrs. Gerald (Dorothy) Jonas of Toronto, Mrs. Michael (Dianne) Whitmarsh of Oxbridge, Mrs. Elsa (Nona) Mariotti of Agincourt, and Mrs. Allan (Rhonda) Taylor of Bolton; two sons, Edward of Kingston and Glenn of Wolfe Island; and a sister, Mrs. D.J. (Carmel) Greenwood of Wolfe Island.
Additional survivors are 14 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. Pallbearers were seven grandsons, Danny and David Whitmarsh, Marco and Marcello Mariotti, Dominique, Christopher and Jory Leeman.


Submitted by George Halladay
The Kingston Whig - Standard. Kingston, Ont.
: Dec 21, 1994. pg. 11
Obituary (Wolfe I.)
GREENWOOD, Reg

While Reg Greenwood will be remembered in the Kingston business community as a man who could combine work and play, his son will remember his father as a provider.
"When we grew up, all of us never had to worry about having the things we needed," said Tom Greenwood. "I can't say Reg was a family man, but he certainly provided well for our family."
After suffering for several months from declining health, Reg Greenwood died on Sunday at the age of 65. An autopsy to determine the cause of death will be performed.
Mr. Greenwood, a longtime Kingston businessman, was born and raised on Wolfe Island. It was there that he worked first as a farmer and then discovered a love for flying.
"Reg always remembered where he came from," said his son Tom. "I remember at home builders' meetings that he would introduce himself as a farmer."
Mr. Greenwood continued farming until the family's barn burned down in 1963. Before the fire, the family made newspaper headlines when one of their cows gave birth to a two-headed calf.
But Mr. Greenwood will be remembered more as a businessman and land developer than a farmer. He was involved with the local, provincial and Canadian Chamber of Commerce, of where he served as director. Other business involvements included a stint as vice-chairman of the Kingston Industrial Commission.
In 1954, Mr. Greenwood - once called "the dean of Pittsburgh developers" - developed land near Highway 15, leading to the birth of the Greenwood Park subdivision in Pittsburgh Township.
He also owned Amey's Taxi.
"His knowledge of history of the taxi business in the city is lost with his passing," said Arnold Adams, a former member and chairman of the Kingston Area Taxi Commission and the deputy-reeve of Ernestown Township. "I found him very sincere and dedicated in his work."
Paul Kennedy was a long-time friend and business associate of his. "I worked with Reg since we met in 1947 or '48," he said. "He was a super-sharp businessman but at the same time he had the ability to combine work and fun."
Most of the time, fun meant flying, a hobby Mr. Greenwood first took up in the late 1940s on Wolfe Island.
"I remember being told that one time when I was about four, I opened the door of the plane when we were up in the air," said Tom. "I guess it was a real panic situation."
Robert Hamilton remembers Mr. Greenwood as an astute businessman. "He had the interests of Kingston at heart," said Hamilton. "He wanted to see Kingston develop."
Mr. Greenwood is survived by his son, Tom, his daughter Paula, close companion Sheila Almas, siblings Lillian Stanley, May Hastler and Francis and Joe Greenwood. He is predeceased by a son, Bart, and brothers Glenn and Freeman.


Submitted by George Halladay
The Whig - Standard. Kingston, Ont.
: Sep 25, 1990. pg. 12
Obituary (Wolfe I.)
GREENWOOD, Richard

Richard N. Greenwood died recently at his home on Wolfe Island after a two-year illness. He was 52.
An area office supervisor for Ontario Hydro, Mr. Greenwood was born on Wolfe Island and was a life-long resident of the Kingston area. He attended Sacred Heart School on Wolfe Island and later Regiopolis High School in Kingston. He also was a member of Sacred Heart Church on Wolfe Island and the parish council.
Mr. Greenwood is survived by his wife Nadine (nee Hawkins), son C. Brad Greenwood, daughter Tracey (Mrs. Roy DaSilva), brothers Gordon and Carl and mother Elma Russell.
He is predeceased by his father Norman Greenwood.
Father J. Appelman officiated at his funeral and Msgr. D. Clement and fathers J. Gardin, V. Quinn and Todd Laverty assisted. The pallbearers were Archie Staley, Ronald Bolton, George McAllister, Colin Windsor, Bill McKenna and Rob Greenwood.
Honorary pallbearers were R.F. Fawcett, Dr. A. McBride, Tim O'Shea, Dennis Lynch, Andy Rixten, Bob Robinson, Don Hawkins and Don Greenwood. Mr. Greenwood was interred at Sacred Heart Cemetery on Wolfe Island.


Submitted by George Halladay
The Whig - Standard. Kingston, Ont.
: Feb 3, 1990.
Obituary (Wolfe I.)
GREENWOOD, Oliver

Oliver Louis Greenwood, 84, who died recently in his Wolfe Island home, was buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery on the island.
Mr. Greenwood was a farmer. Born on Wolfe Island, the son of John Greenwood Sr. and the former Henrietta Staley, he lived there his entire life. He had been ill for the past six years.
Prior to his illness, he was active in his community but his main interests were his family and home. He loved horses and owned several, both driving and farm horses.
He also attended Sacred Heart Church and was involved in church affairs. Mr. Greenwood was the last surviving member of his generation of his family. His grandfather was one of the first French to settle on Wolfe Island and when he arrived the family name was "Bois Vert". After settling in an English-speaking community they translated their name to Greenwood.
Surviving are Mr. Greenwood's wife, the former Kathleen Hulton; four sons and their wives, Bob and Marilyn of Loughborough, Ben and Myrna of Amherstview, Lee and Sandra of Wolfe Island and John and Sue of Sydenham; three daughters and their husbands, Colleen and Vincent Macdonald, Doreen and Des Pitts, and Kathy and Dennis Mosier, all of Wolfe Island.
Mr. Greenwood is also survived by 19 grandchildren -- Lynda and Leath Greenwood of Loughborough, Mrs. Tony (Valerie) Hunt, Tanya and Dan Greenwood of Amherstview; Gary, Keith, Pam and Debbie Greenwood of Wolfe Island; Tara and Blake Greenwood of Sydenham; Shannyn, Duff and Jade Macdonald of Wolfe Island; Craig, Ruth and Mark Pitts of Wolfe Island; and Trent and Nicole Mosier of Wolfe Island.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Raymond and Fred Greenwood, and four sisters, Nora Taggart, Alphy Casey, Marie Hogan and Inez Louriv. Pallbearers were Mr. Greenwood's grandsons, Gary, Keith, Dan and Leath Greenwood, Craig and Mark Pitts, Duff Macdonald and Trent Mosier. Honorary pallbearers were Ed Flynn, Joe Greenwood, Jim Hulton, Tim O'Shea, Gene Hulton, Ralph Taggart and George Casey.





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