LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA
At St. Joseph's Health Care Centre on Wednesday, December 9, 1992, VELMA LEOTA (SIS) ARMSTRONG, nee Cunnigham, age 79 of Sarnia, beloved wife, of the late David A. Armstrong (1991), dear mother of Charlene Shepherd and her husband David of Greenbank, Ontario, grandmother of Sarah, Matthew and Joanna, sister-in-law of Kathleen King of Merlin, aunt of Joy King and Patricia Hawley. Predeceased by sisters Laurene and Shirley. Mrs. Armstrong was a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Central United Church. Complete funeral services will be held from the Chapel of The D.J. Robb Funeral Home on Friday, December 11th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Lakeview Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Society would be appreciated by the family.
VELMA LEOTA "SIS" (CUNINGHAM) ARMSTRONG Funeral and committal services for Velma Leota "Sis' (Cunningham) Armstrong, 79, were held Dec.. 11 in the chapel of the D.J. Robb, Funeral Hoine with Rev. Don Lockett of Central United Church officiating. The eulogy was given by Mrs. Armstrong's son-in- law, David Shepherd. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery. Mrs. Armstrong, who died Dec. 9 at St. Joseph's Health Centre, was a member of the Sarnia Golf and Curling Club and Central United Church. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene Shepherd and her husband David; grandchidren, Sarah, Matthew and Joanna; sister-in-law, Kathleen King; and nieces, Joy King and Patricia Hawley. Predeceased by her husband, David A. Armstrong, in 1991; and sisters, Laurene and Shirley.
At C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Monday, January 16, 1995,ETHEL APPS (nee PERRY) , 85 years of RR 3, Oil Springs. Beloved wife of the late William. Apps (1950). Dear mother of Frank Apps of RR 3 Oil Springs, Mrs. Marjorie Alderman of Glencoe, Mrs. Madeline Tunks of Oakville, Ross and Charlene Apps of Brantford, Donald Apps of RR 3 Oil Springs, Hazel and Jim Gibbons of RR 3 Petrolia and the late Anne (1963) and Russell (1943). Special grandmother of Cathy and David Shaver of Lyn, Ontario, and 14 other grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by a sister Beatrice Perry (1926). No visitation. The funeral service will be held at the NEEDHAM- JAY FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia, on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Robert Whalls officiating. Inter- ment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressiion of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the C.E.E. Hosptial Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. (Sarnia Observer Newspaper).
ETHEL APPS Funeral for Ethel Apps 85, of RR 3, Oil Springs was held Jan. 18 at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, with Rev. Robert Whalls officiating. Burial was at Alvinston Cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank, Ross and Donald Apps, David Shaver, Jim Johnson and Bill Dobbin. Mrs. Apps, who died Jan. 16, 1995 at CEE Hospital in Petrolia, is survived by her children, Frank Apps, Marjorie Alderman, Madeline Tunks, Ross and Charlene Apps, Donald Apps, and Hazel and Jim Gibbons; special granddaughter, Cathy Shaver and her husband David; 14 other grandchildren; and .17 great- grandchildren. Predeceased by her husband, William, in 1950; daughter, Anne; son, Russell; and sister, Beatrice Perry. (Sarnia Observer)
JOSEPHINE APP (nee Schneiter) of 508 Wellington St. Petrolia passed away at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Tuesday, February 9, 1988 in her 94th year. She was the beloved wife of the late George APP (1952) and dear nother of the late Robert App (1975) and the late Check App (1925). Dear grandmother of Robert of Waterloo, and Bill and Judy App, both of R.R. # 7, Alvinston. Also survived by six great- grandchildren. A private funeral service was held at the Needham Jay Fun- eral Horng, Petrolia. Cremation with interment of cremains in Roseland Park Cemetery, Detroit. As expresions of sympathy donations may be made to C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.
At Egerton Private Hospital on Wednesday. Dec. 4, .1968. Miss Cora Elizabeth Atkinson. of 31 Oxford St. W.. In her 90th year. Dear sister of Mrs. AlexIa Flynn and Mrs. Leslie (Ada) David both of London. Resting at the Needham Memorial Chapel. 520 Dundas St.. where the funeral service will be condected on Saturday Dec. 7., 1968, at 2 p.m. Rev. Cyril E. Ladds of St. George's Anglican Church will officiate. Inernment in St. James Cemetery, Clandeboye. (London Free Press).
At Lambton Meodowview Villa, Petrolia, on Friday, February 24, 1995, Monna Armstrong (nee Maddock) 84, years, formerly of Innwood. Beloved wife of the late Leslie Armstrong (1979). Dear mother of Edna and Edward Braithwaite of R.R.2 Camlachie. Dear grandmother of Steven and Suzanne Braithwaite. Dear sister of Laura and Ross Hume of Waford and the late Calvin Maddock (1987) and Berneice Campell (1993). Dear sister-in-law of Dorothy Maddock of Forest. The funeral service will be held at the Lambton Meodowview Villa Chapel on Monday at 2 PM, Rev. Dr. Elwyn Townsend officiating. interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations made to the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Arrangements by the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. (London Free Press).
Suddenly at his residence on Friday, March 29, 1996, CLIFFORD HAROLD ANDERSON of Bayfield and formerly of Sarnia in his 68th year. Cliff will be greatly missed by his wife Grace and by his children Margaret Johnson and her husband Rodger of Newmarket, Vel Evans and her husband Jeff of Newmarket, Marie Anderson of Sarnia and Jim Anderson and his wife Marilyn of Aurora. Also loved dearly by his 8 grandchildren, Trish and Brian Johnson, Darren, Lauren and Lesley Anderson and Kate, Craig and James Evans. Also survived by his sister Fern Minielly of Willowdale and by his brother Wilbur Anderson of Wyoming. Memorial service will be held today, April 1st at St. Andrew's United Church, Bayfield at 2 o'clock. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Food Grains Bank would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Beattie-Falconer Funeral Homes, Clinton. (Sarnia Observer Paper).
Mr. Anderson came from Scotland In early life with his young family, and made his home in Ottawa for many years. Later he resided with his daughter, Jean (Mrs. Douglas T. Hume) of London. He also leaves one son, Mr. Tom Anderson of Ottawa. A frequent visitor in Watford, he made many firm friends in this vicinity.Burial was in Ottawa last week, after the arrival, by plane from Scotland of his'daughter-in-law, the former Mrs. Hope Anderson. (Watford Guide Advocate Paper).
The death of Orville F. ADAMS, 69, of Princess St., Petrolia, occurred at his home on Tuesday after a lengthy illness. A son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. Adams, he was born near Inwood where he operated a farm for several years. Twenty-five years ago he moved to Petrolia and worked at the carpentry trade. He was a First World War veteran and he is survived by his wife Jennie (Stewart) Adams who operates the Adams Nursing Home in Petrolia. He is also survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Kelly of Brooke Township, Mrs. Harold (Bernice) Coke of Petrolia, Mrs. Frank (Orma) Andricchi of Toronto; a son Ennes, predeceased him. There are two brothers Richard of Oil Springs and Victor of Inwood, a sister, Mrs. Glen (Lula) Swarts of Inwood, 11 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The body is at the William Jay Funeral home, Petrolia, where funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. K. Heron of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be at Shetland Cemetery. (Petrolia Paper 6 August 1964).
At the C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Saturday 15 January 1966, Jennie (STEWART) ADAMS age 62 years. Widow of Orville Adams. Dear mother of Mrs. Robert (Pauline) Kelly of Brooke Township, Mrs. Harold (Bernice) Coke of Petrolia, Mrs. Frank (Orma) Andricchi of Toronto; sister of Ivan Stewart of Toronto; Mrs. John (Vinnie) Gruber of Windsor, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren also survive. Resting at the William Jay funeral home Petrolia whre the service will he held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with interment in Shetland Cemetery.(London Free Press Paper).
Suddenly at his late residence, Egermont Road, Plympton Township, life long resident Morris Revintgon ARMSTRONG in his 61st year on Wednesday 21 June 1967. Beloved husband of the former Elizabeth Alice WILKINS and dear father of Mrs. Howard (Marian) HELPS of RR1, Wyoming; Mrs. Thomas (Alice) Dellow of Forest, David and Donald of Forest, 16 grandchildren; dear brother of Murray RR2 Camlachie, William of Sarnia, Robert of Florida and Edward (predeceased). Resting at McKay-White Funeral Home, Wyoming, Ont., until Friday 23 June where funeral service will be held at 2;20 p.m. Interment Wyoming Cemetery. Rev. Dwight Hinton of Wyoming United Church in charge. (London, Ont., Free Press Paper).
At the West Middlesex General Hospital, Strathroy on Thursday 29 June 1967, Bella May CAMPBELL in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Charles Alderman of Glencoe. Dear mother of Mrs. George (Edith) Switzer of London, Neil, Harold, Mary and Alice of Glencoel 7 grandchildren. Resting at the Gough Funeral Home, Glencoe for service on Saturday 1 July at 2.p.m. with interment in Alvinston Cemetery.( London Free Press Paper).
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 APRIL 1898
Another of Lambton's Pioneers Gone to Rest Every year reduces the rapidly thinning ranks of the hardy band of pioneers, who reclaimed Western Ontario from the forest and made it one of the fairest and most prosperous sections of the British Empire. On Saturday last, another link connecting the past with the present was severed by the death of Mr. Alexander Kelly, one of Warwick's early settlers, who passed away on Saturday 9th April, in his 88th year at the residence of his daughter, Mr. John Bambridge, of Watford.The subject of this sketch was born in Bellagrany, County Monaghan, Ireland, on 11th January 1811. When a young man, he was employed for a time as coachman for Arch-deacon Russell. He came to Canada in 1837, the year of the McKenzie Rebellion, coming by way of New York, on a sailing vessel which required three months to cross the Atlantic. When he landed, his cash consisted of two shillings and six pence. He made his way to Long Point, and engaged with Mr. VanNorman, who owned a furnace business. He remained in his employ for some time, working himself up to the position of foreman of the establishment. He came West in 1844 and purchased Lot 21, Con. 6, S.E.R., Warwick, where he continued to reside up until the last year or so when he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Bambridge, in Watford. In 1847, he was married to Mary Mitchell, of Warwick, Rev. Mr. Mockrigde, incumbent of the Church of England, performed the ceremony, and by their united energy, honesty and industry, made a comfortable home for themselves in what was then the virgin forest. They lived happily together until October, 1863, when Mrs. Kelly was called home at the age of 37 years. Mr. Kelly continued to live with his sons until his removal to Watford, where he spent the balance of his days. Four sons and two daughters survive him viz; William and Daniel of Brooke; Robert J. of Enniskillen; Alexander of Sarnia; Mrs. Lucas of Brooke and Mrs. J. Bambridge of Watford. In politics, he was always a staunch Conservative. He owned the first horse in this part of the county, and it was in great demand on funeral occasions, it having conveyed twenty-one bodies to their last resting place. Wolves were very numerous in the early days and the farmers had to lock up their sheep at nights to prevent them from being destroyed by these prowling beasts. On one occasion, Mr. Kelly had a lamb killed in broad daylight by these savage marauders. He built a saw mill on Brown's Creek, which runs through the farm, the ruins of whichd were visible until a few years ago. The log house he erected when he came to Warwick, still stands on the old homestead, one of the few remaining landmarks of the county. His was the largest house in the neighbourhood, and as there were no churches in the district in those days, the Rev. M. Mockridge frequently held service there. Mr. Kelly also had the honor of having the first stove used in these parts, which he made himself while employed at Long Point. On his way to Warwick, his party came across a peculiar looking object crossing the trail, which they managed to kill. It proved to be a rattlesnake, with nine rattles, and which was as long as Mr. Thomas Shirley who was present. As they were all from the land from which snakes were banished, the snake was a great curiosity to them. The funeral on Monday afternoon was very largely attended by relatived, old friends and neighbours, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. Downie, B.D.. Pall bearers were John and Alex Bryce, William, James, George and Francis Kelly. Interment at the English Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 11 JANUARY 1932
JOHANNA (Reid) KELLY
Mrs. Johanna Reid Kelly, wife of William Kelly, of the sixth line of Brooke township, died Saturday morning in her 78th year. The funeral was held today at 2 o'clock from the family residence. Interment was made in St. James Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE SEPTEMBER 1932
William Kelly, a life-long resident of the Brooke and Warwick townline, passed away at his home on Wednesday, 31st August, in his 85th year. Deceased was the eldest son of the late Alexander Kelly and Mary Mitchell, who were among the very first settlers of this part of our county. He was born in January, 1848, in the township of Brooke, on the farm now owned by Wm. Greer. His younger days were spent on the old home stead, still owned by his brother, Daniel Kelly. About sixty years ago he took possession of the farm where he died, lot 9 concession 14, Brooke. This farm was at that time all woods, and he experienced all the hard work and hardships of pioneer life. Fifty-five years ago he married Johanna Reid, who predeceased him in January of this year. He is survived by two brothers, Daniel of Warwick, and Robert of Sarnia, and one sister, Mrs. A. Lucas of Watford. Also a family of three sons and one daughter are left to mourn the loss of their father: Walter of Brooke, Melvin of Warwick and Edwin and Mabel ar home. Some years ago he served on the Brooke township council. He was a member of that body continuously for a period of twelve years. He was a charter member of Court Pearl No. 306, C.O.F., organized forty-one years ago. The funeral service was conducted at St. James church on Friday 2nd Sept., by Rev. J.H. Hosford with interment in St. James Cemetery. His body was born to the grave by five grandsons, Grant, Jack, Austin, Walter and Robert Kelly and John T. Kelly, a nephew.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1958
MARY (Grant) KELLY
A resident of Watford and district for most of her life-time, Mrs. Walter Kelly, formerly Mary Isabella Grant, passed away at her home on Brooke-Warwick townline west of Watford on Sunday last, in her 81st year. As a young woman she resided in Watford and Amherstburg, where her father operated shoe stores for many years. Surviving are her husband and a family of four sons, Grant and John of Warwick, Robert of Brooke and Walter Jr., of Tillsonburg high school staff; also 10 grandchildren, and four sisters; Mrs. Liscombe of Windsor, Mrs. Jamieson of Sarnia, Mrs. Coburn of Kitchener, and Mrs. Davidson of Westfield, N.J. The body rested at Harper Funeral Home, where service was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. R.A.C. Mills and interment was in St. James church cemetery. Pallbearers were three nephews, John Liscombe of Windsor, John Jamieson of Sarnia, Austin Kelly of Warwick, also Lloyd Moffatt, John T. Kelly and Clifford Lucas all of Warwick. Flowerbearers were grandchildren; Joyce, Dan, Vivian, Kathleen and Barbara Kelly and a nephew, Carman Gunness.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 19 JUNE 1963
Alexander Walter Kelly, 84, husband of the late Mary Isabella Grant, died today in Adams Nursing Home, Petrolia. A former school teacher in Brooke Township, he was the father of Grant and Jack Kelly of Warwick Township, Walter of Tillsonburg and Bob of Brooke Twp., and had 11 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held from Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Friday at 1:30 p.m., with burial in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke Township.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 20 JUNE 1963
A. WALTER KELLY
Alexander Walter Kelly, 84, a native of Brooke-Warwick townline, west of Watford, and an outstanding elementary school principal until his redtirement, passed away in the Adams Nursing Home, Petrolia, this Wednesday morning, where he had been a bed patient for the past month. For many years he was principal of Courtright public school, later returning to his home section where he taught until his retirement. His wife, formerly Mary Isabella Grant, daughter of a pioneer Watford merchant, predeceased him five years ago. Surviving are four sons; Grant, Jack, Robert all of Watford area, Walter of Tillsonburge; and 11 grandchildren. He was a member of Havelock Lodge, AF &AM, Watford, and a faithful church warden of St. James Anglican church for many years. Resting at Harper Funeral Home, where service will be conducted on Friday at 1:30 p.m. by Rev. William Mercer. Interment in St. James Churchyard Brooke township.
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LOIS MURIEL FRASER
At University Hospital, London, Ontario on Wednesday, 19 November 1986, Lois Muriel (Kelly) Fraser, aged 34, of Templeton Cresc., Courtright, Ontario. Mrs. Fraser was an employee of the Ontario Hydro Generating Station in Courtright. Beloved wife of Barry Fraser. Dear mother of Grant and Kelly Lynne at home. Daughter of Grant and Esther Kelly of Watford. Survived by a sister Vivian and her husband Bob Coristine and their children Vicki and Lori, and sister Kathleen and her husband John Peace and their son Michael. Also survived by her father and mother-in-law Robert and Francis Fraser. The funeral service will be held on Saturday 22 November 1986 at 2:00 p.m. at the Watford United Church, Watford. Friends will be received at the Smith Funeral Home, 1576 London Road (Hwy 7) Sarnia, on Thursday evening 7-9 and Friday afternoon 2-4 and 7-9. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Watford.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE NOVEMBER 1986
Lois Muriel (Kelly) Fraser of 143 Templeton Crescent, Courtright passed away in University Hospital London on Wednesday 19 Nevember 1986 age 34 years. She was the beloved wife of Barry Fraser and dear mother of Grant and Kelly Lynne at home. Dear daughter of Grant and Esther Kelly of Watford. Also survived by a sister Vivian and her husband Bob Coristine and their children Vicki and Lori, and sister Kathleen, her husband John Peace and their son Michael. Also survived by her father and mother-in-law Robert and Frances Fraser. The funeral service was held at the Watford United Church on Saturday afternoon. The Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia was in charge of arrangements. Donations to the Ontario Heart Foundation would be appreciated. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twp.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 26 SEPTEMBER 1970
JOHN A. KELLY
John Alexander Kelly, 60, of RR 5, Watford, died Friday in his home. He is survived by his wife the former Wilma Hyatt, a son, Tom and a daughter Jean, both at home and three brothers, Grant of Warwick, Robert of Petrolia and Walter of Tillsonburg. Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from Harper Funeral Home, Watford. Burial will be in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery, Brooke Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE SEPTEMBER 1980
ROBERT EDWIN KELLY
Robert (Bob) Kelly, of 514 Wellington St., Petrolia passed away on Saturday 13 Septbemer 1980 at Sarnia General Hospital. He was 64 years of age. Born in Amherstburg, Ontario, the son of the late Alexander and Minnie Kelly. Mr. Kelly farmed in Brooke Twp., for many years. After he retired from farming, he became the van driver at Twilight Haven for 11 years. Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, the former Pauline Adams, two sons, Dan of Ottawa and Dennis of Wanstead, and three daughters. Rev. Joyce McCardell (Ron) of Honeywood, Judy (Mrs. Charles Duncan) of Watford and Debbie (Mrs. Wayne Dupuis) of RR #1 Petrolia. He is also survived by two brothers, Grant of Watford and Walter of Tillsonburg and nine grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother Jack in 1970. Funeral service were held from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia on Monday 15 September at 1:30 p.m. Rev. George Menzies officiated. The pallbearers were Ed Currah, Jim Churchill, Jack Druiett, Elwood Capes, Doug Acton and Ross McGill. Expressions of sympathy are being made by donations to the Lambton County Lung Association or the Canadian Cancer Society. Interment was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JUNE 1963
Thomas Edwin Kelly, 77, lifelong resident of the Brooke-Warwick Townline west of Watford, passed away at the Adams Nursing Home, Petrolia, on Saturday, 1st June, where he had been a patient for the past year. He was a son of the late William Kelly and Hannah Reid, and never married. Surviving is one brother, A. Walter Kelly of Brooke, also five nephews and a niece. Rested at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where service was conducted on Monday by Rev. William Mercer, and interment was in St. James Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Clifford Lucas, John T. Kelly, Hiram Moffatt, Don Shea, Lloyd Moffat and Arthur Henderson.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1 APRIL 1935
One of the oldest and most esteemed residents of this district, Daniel Kelly died at his home on the 6th line on Saturday last, in his 84th year. He had been in failing health for the past seven years, but his final illness lasted only three weeks. Dan Kelly was an ardent churchman, and his record of service in St. James church will be long remembered. He was an active member of the building committee, when the church was erected in 1904, and for the past twenty years has served continuously as church warden. Mr. Kelly was born on the same farm where he has lived his entire lifetime of 84 years. His father, Alexander Kelly settled on the Warwick side of the Nauvoo road in 1837, two years after his brother John, settled on the Brooke side of the same road on 5th March 1835. His mother was formerly Mary Mitchell, born here in Canada, and died in 1863. Of the original family, three brothers and one sister predeceased him: William, Alex and baby John who died in infancy 80 years ago, and Mrs. John Bambridge formerly of Watford. Surviving are one brother, Robert in Sarnia, and one sister, Mrs. Absolom Lucas, of Watford. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon, with service in St. James church, following a short family service at his late home, conducted by his rector, Rev. J.H. Hosford. The church was filled with sympathizing friends and relatived, who sought to pay tribute to one who through his long lifetime served his community well. The pallbearers were six nephews; A.B. Lucas of Chatham, Melvin Lucas of Windsor, Clifford Lucas of Warwick, John Bambridge of Dutton, Edward and Walter Kelly of Brooke.
JOHN (JACK) BOYD
Robert John (Jack) Boyd of Forest passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 7th, 1998 in his 71st year. Jack had just retired as the editor and publisher of the Forest Standard Newspaper. He was the loving husband of Patricia (Bannister) Boyd, and caring father of Leigh and Scott Matheson of Port Colborne, Greg and Mary Boyd of Belle River, Terry and Kevin Macaulay of Forest, Jody and Rick McKee of Onoway, Alberta, Brad and Julie Boyd of Forest, and Andrea and Fred Wessels of Forest. Cherished papa of 11 grandchildren. Dear son of Clara Boyd of Port Franks and the late R.A. Bruce Boyd. and dear brother of Bob and Aileen Boyd of Forest, Kay and Barry Chamberlain of Port Colborne, and Hugh Boyd of Sarnia. Predeceased by one brother William. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. from Forest United Church. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family. Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, Forest in charge of arrangement. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery.
RHEA ELIZABETH BURDON
Rhea Elizabeth Burdon, 88, of the Babcock Rest Home and formerly of Cairo, Ontario, died Wednesday 20 September 1989 at Four Counties General Hospital, Newbury. Wife of the late Fred Burdon (1964). Mother of Beth Rolston of R.2 Bothwell. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Special grandmother to Donald and Marilyn Rolston of Bothwell. Great grandmother of Heather, Colleen, Jennifer and Darcy Jr. Rolston. Predeceased by one son Ray (1964) and one grandson Darcy (1978). Relatives and friends were received at the Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston where the service was held Friday 22 September with Rev. Willie Ziegler officiating. Donations to FCGH, Newbury would be appreciated. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.
LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1968
MABEL THEMLA (Brooks) BAKER
At the CEE Hospital Petrolia, on Monday 8 April 1968, Mrs. Mabel Thelma (Brooks) Baker, in her 66th year. Beloved wife of the late William John Baker. Dear mother of Mrs. Charles (Elaine) Leaslee, Mrs. James (Marion) Wilson both of Petrolia and John of London; sister of George Brooks, Plank Road Sarnia; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. Resting at the D.M. Bradley Funeral Home, Petrolia where funeral service will be held on Thursday 11 April at 3 p.m. Memorial service by Ladies Auziliary, Canadian Legion No. 216 Wednesday 8 p.m. Sympathy may be expressed by donations to Canadian Cancer Society. Interment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
LONDON FREE PRESS AUGUST 1996
ESTHER MAY (Kersey) BRANDON
At the North Lambton Rest Home, Forest on Saturday, August 31, 1996, Esther May (Kersey) Brandon, in her 87th year. Loved wife of James V. Brandon and loving mother of Lorne and Nancy Brandon of Ipperwash, Alan and Sue Brandon of Sunset Acres. Cherished grandmother of Vicki, Doug, Norman, Peter and Nicole, great grandson of Brandon. Sister of Hugh Kersey of Bosonquet and Alva Falconer of Forest. Rested at the Glipin Funeral Chapel, Forest on Monday. Funeral service at the Lakeshore Gospel Hall, County Rd. 7 on Tuesday, September 3 at 2 PM, Norman Crawford officiating. Interment Ravenswood Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke gratefully acknowledged.
LONDON FREE PRESS FEBRUARY 1995
HASEL IRENE (Stonehouse) BRANDON
At University Hospital, on Monday, February 20, 1995 Hazel Irene Brandon, aged 68 years. Beloved wife ol Robert Jaames Brandon, 11 Ann Street, Forest, formerly Warwick Township; loving mother of Jim and Mary Brandon of Warwick Township and Nancy and Denis Lemieux of liderton. Cherished grandmother of Jimmy Lee and Rachel Brandon, Jen and Don Lemieux. Predeceased by her Parents Clare and Margaret (Sparling) Stonehouse, her sister Mildred Logan and her grandson Joseph Brandon. Resting at the Ronn E. Dodge Funeral Home, McFarlane Chapel, James at Watt Street, Forest, where funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, February 23, 1995 at 1:30 PM with Rev. Don Hudson officiating. Interment Pethel Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9. Donations to University Hospital Foundation Coronary Care Unit, Ontario Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Cancer Society appreciated. (Checks only Please). A tree will be planted as living memorial to Mrs. Brandon.
SARNIA OBSERVER 14 MAY 1993
ROBERTA ADELLE (BURDAN) LANE
Funeral for Robera Adelle (Burdan) Lane, 65, of Courtright, has taken place May 12 in the Memorial Chapel of Steadman Bros. Funeral Home, Brigden, with Rev. Brenda Woodall of Courtright United Church officiating. During the service, The Old Rugged Crosso was played. Burial was at Moore Union Cemetery, Mooretown. The pallbearers were Jan Prozorowicz, Steve Fournie, Morris Lester, Wayne Rabideau, Donald Wheeler and Stanley Wheeler. Mrs. Lane, who died 10 May 1993 at Sarnia General Hospital she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Hazel (Mitchell) Burdan. The is survived by her children, Kenneth Bullock and his wife Linda of Ottawa, Christine MacDonald and her husband David of Corunna, and Carl Bullock and his wife Pamela of RR 1, Sombra grandchildren, Leigh and Jill Bullock, Jennifer MacDonald, and Lisa and Christopher Bullock; brothers, Bill Burdan of London, Jim Burdan of West Virginia, and Oscar Burdan of Moore Township; and sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. Ernest Wheeler) of Holyrood, Rose (Mrs. Clarence Wheeler) of Forest, and Barbara Burdan of Toronto. Predeceased by her husband, Harry Lane in 1993 and her husband Marvin Bullock in 1983.
GWENDOLYN GEORGINA (Annett) BURR
Gwendolyn Georgina Burr of R.R. 4, Alvinston passed away peacefully in C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia on Saturday, November 1 st, 1997, in her 92nd year. She was born in Brooke Township, the daughter of the late Welfington and Blanche (Shrugg) Annett. Beloved wife of Alvin Burr of 69 years, and dear, mother of Kay Campbell of R.R. 2, Alvinston, and Shirley and Jack Douglas, and Beverly and Francis Lewis, all of R.R. 1, Petrolia. Cherished grandmother of seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Kathleen Winter of Strathroy, Charlie Annett of R.R. 2, Alvinston, and Patricia Roberts of Toronto. Predeceased by a son- in-law Ken Campbell, grand-daughter Karen Douglas, sister Geraldine, and brothers, Harold and Ralph Annett. The funeral service was held on Monday, November 3rd at 1:30 p.m. from the Arn Funeral Home Alvinston Chapel. Interment in Aughrim Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to St. John's Anglican Church, Aughrim, or the charity of one's choice would be appreciated by the family.
Peacefully at CEE Hospital, Petrolia on Wednesday. November 19, 1997 Alvin Lee Burr of RR 4 Alvinston in his 93rd year. Born in Euphemia Twp. Son of the late J. Abner and Mary (Dodge) Burr. Beloved husband of 69 years of the late Gwendolyn (Annett) Burr (1 November 1, 1997). Dear father of Kay Campbell of RR2 Alvinston, Shirley and Jack Douglas, Beverly and Francis Lewis all of RR 1 Petrolia. Beloved grandfather of seven grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren, Dear brother- in-law of Geraldine Burr of Alvinston, Kathleen Winter of Strathroy, Charlie Annett of Alvinston. Patricia Roberts of Toronto, Doris Copeland of London and Marge Annett of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Predeceased by son-in-law Ken Campbell (1979), granddaughter Karen Douglas (1975) and brother Perry Burr (1984). Relatives and friends were received at the Alvinston Chapel, 3232 River St., Alvinston on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service was held Friday, November 21 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Don Altchison officiating. Interment in Aughrim Cemetery, Euphemia Twp. Pallbearers were grandsons Donald Campbell, Raymond and Wayne Lewis. Allen Douglas, Robert Mair and Chris Dacey. Flower bearers were Tom Lawson. Lloyd McConnick and Calvin Hands. Donations to St. John's Anglican Church, Aughrim or a charity of choice would be appreciated. Arrangements by Arn Funeral Homes 287-2831.
ILA (Worts) LAWES
lla (Worts) Lawes, formerly of Inwood, passed away in Lambton Meadowview Villa, Petrolia, on Tuesday, October 21st, 1997, in her 96th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry Lawes, and dear mother of Ruth and the late Wray Patterson of Alvinston, Charlie and Ruth Lawes of Inwood, Shirley and Jack Snell of Mooretown, Karen and Ed Walsh of Petrolia, and the late Geraldine Herd and her husband George Herd of West Lorne. Dear grandmother of 22 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and four great- great-grandchildren. Dear sister of Erna Springstead of Petrolia. Predeceased by her sisters, Florence Campbell, Jennie Fraser, and Edith Barber, a brother Charlie Worts, a grandson, Murray Lawes, and a great-great-granddaughter, Racquel Pavey. The funeral service was held on Thursday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. from the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Mrs. Jessie Dobbyn of Inwood United Church officiating. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the Adjuvent Fund at Meadowview Villa would be appreciated by the family.
ERMA GRACE (Perry) LEHRBASS
Erma Grace Lehrbass of R.R. 4, Alvinston passed away peacefully in Four Counties General Hospital, Newbury on Monday, August 25th, 1997, in her 55th year. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Lehrbass (1995), and dear mother of Franz and Lesley, Kevin, Robert and Michelle, Janna and Steve, Krista and Tim, and Lloyd. Dear daughter of Wilfred and Pearl Perry of Wallaceburg, and dear sister of Cleo and Donna Perry, Joyce and Glen Workman, and Clyde and Andrea Perry. The funeral service was held on Thursday, August 28th at 1:30 p.m. from the Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston, with Pastor Irving Hale and Rev. Frank Swoboda officiating. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations tothe Gideon Bible Society or Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.
FLOSSIE (Zavitz) LAKER
Flossie Genieve (Zavitz) Laker, 84, formerly of Alvinston, died on Wednesday 17 June 1992 at Strathroy Middlesex Hospital. Predeceased by her husband George Laker, daughter Eva, sisters Pearl and Mary and three grandsons. Mother of Melvin and Ray. Sister of Gordon and Orville Zavitz and Reta McKay. Grandmother of eleven, greatgrandmother of twenty. The funeral service was held on 20 June at St. John's Anglican Church in Strathroy. Donations to the charity of your choice. Interment is Alvinston Cemetery.
Wilbert George (Bert) Lightfoot of R.R. #2, Alvinston, passed away suddenly at C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Friday, August 3, 1990, in his 79th year. He was the beloved husband of Grace (Patterson) Lightfoot and dear father of Shirley and her husband Vince Robbins of Toronto and Brenda and her husband Arthur Pelton of Mount Royal. Also survived by a granddaughter and four grandsons. Predeceased by two sisters and two brothers. The funeral service was held at the Arn Funeral Home, Alvinston, on Monday afternoon with Rev. David Steadman officiating. Interment was in Alvinston Cemetery.
ANDREW JAMES LANE
On tuesday 23 March 1971, Andrew James Lane, age 73 years of RR3 Watford. Beloved husband of Elizabeth (Nelson) dear father of Cecil, Russell and Lloyd all of RR3 Watford, George and Jack of RR7 Watford, Mrs. Eric (Sudrey) Foster of RR7 Alvinston. , Doris and Opal both at home. Brother of Melvin and Mrs. John (Ethel) Hopper of Durham and Mrs. Alex (Bertha) McCannell of Milton. 16 grandchildren also survive. Funeral service at William Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, Friday at 2 p.m. Interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Township.
LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1989
ELIZABETH (Nelson) LANE
Elizabeth Lane, 95, of R3, Watford died Sunday 9 April 1989 at her residence. Wife of the late Andrew Lane (1971). Mother of Cecil, Russell, Lloyd, Doris and Opal all of R3 Watford, George and Jack both of R7, Watford and Audrey (Mrs. Eric Foster) of R7 Alvinston. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one brother and two sisters. Visitors were received on Monday and Tuesday at the Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia where the funeral service was held on Wednesday at 1.30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on Ontario or the C.E.E. Hospital Foundation. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Brooke Twp.
PETROLIA PAPER 3 JUNE 1920
EVA JANE LOOSEMORE
Wednesday morning 26 May about 11 o'clock one of Brook's most highly respected ladies met a horrible death from burning, she was 41 years of age. From a few vague particulars which are to hand, the unfortunate victim, Mrs. William G. Loosemore, lot 7 con 7 Brooke, was in the act of starting the fire with coal oil when her dress became ignited. No one was in the house at the time of the accident, except a year old bacy, and from indications about the house the above is what was presumed to have happened. Mr. Loosemore was working in the field nearby and saw smoke but thought she was burning rubbish and paid no further heed to it. Shortly after 12 o'clock he came to the house for dinner and was horrified to find his wife lying on the ground near the house dead, her clothes smoldering and her body charred and disfigured. Undoubtedly she ran out of the house when her clothes were lighted and was overcome with the flames. Her death must have been of a most terrible nature and untold agonies. Within the house the little baby sat cooing upon the bed, totally unaware of the calamity which had overcome its mother. Mr. Loosemore has the sympathy of the community in his hour of deep affliction. The funeral was held to the Alvinston Cemetery Thursday.
PETROLIA PAPER SEPTEMBER 1964
PATRICK DEAN LOOSEMORE
A funeral service was held on Monday 28 September for Patrick Dean Loosemore, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Loosemore of Inwood. Rev. G.K. Menzies of Christ Anglican Church officiated. The baby was born in the CEE Hospital, Petrolia on Saturday. He is survived by his parents, a brother and grandparents, Mr. Ernest Loosemore, Petrolia and Mr. and Mrs. Higgins of Sarnia. Interment was in Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.
LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1966
KATE (Lawes) LOOSEMORE
At her late residence Lot 6 Con 7 Brooke Township on Friday 15 April 1966, Kate Lawes beloved wife of the late Samuel H. Loosemore. Dear mother of Mrs. Edgar (Emily) Watson of Brooke Township; Mrs. Howard (Vera) Styles and Mrs. John M. (Elizabeth) Oddie of Warren, Michigan; John of Brooke, Ernest of Petrolia and Wilfred of Warren, Michigan. Dear sister of Mrs. A.E. Loosemore of Inwood, Mrs. Ada McMillan of Brooke; Mrs. T. DeLano of North Dakota, and Henry Lawes of Inwood. Also survived by fourteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren. Resting at the J.N. Black Funeral Home, Alvinston where service will be held on Monday 18 April at 2 p.m. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.
LONDON FREE PRESS SEPTEMBER 1996
WILLIAM ARTHUR LOOSEMORE
Peacefully at Chateau Gardens Nursing Home, London, on Wednesday, September 13, 1995, William Arthur Loosemore, in his 94th Year. Dedicated employee of the Ford Motor Company, Windsor for over 40 years. Life member of the Inwood Masonic Lodge #503 A.F. & A.M. Dear father of Bill Loosemore Jr. of London, Joe Loosemore of Hamilton. Dear grandfather of ten grandchildren and several greatgrandchildren. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Logan Chapel of Furtney Funeral Homes Ltd., 371 Dundas Street Friday, September 15 from 12-1 p.m. Funeral service will commence at 1 p.m. in the chapel with Rev. Peter Wall of Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church officiating. Interment to follow Alvinston Cemetery. Those friends wishing to make memorial donations may do so to The Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation.
SARNIA OBSERVER NOVEMBER 1996
Howard Lochner of Inwood passed away in C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Monday, November 4th, 1996, in his 69th year. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen (Kelly) Lochner, and dear father of Brian Lochner of Inwood, Annette and David Curlew of Sarnia, and Mark and Angela Lochner of Wyoming. Loving grandfather of Kelly, Sarah, Brett, and Erica. Dear son of Gladys Lochner of Inwood and the late Ernest Lochner. (1964). The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00 p.m. from the Needham- Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia, with Mrs. Jessie Dobbyn of Inwood United Church officiating. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to the V.0.N. or the March of Dimes would be gratefully acknowledged.
LONDON FREE PRESS JANUARY 1997
EDWARD HUGH LOGAN
Edward Hugh Logan passed away at Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, January 22, 1997, following a brief illness. A resident of Chatham for the past 25 years, born February 5, 1910 to Thomas and Rebecca Logan at Watford. Predeceased by his sisters, Mrs. Meryol Meikie and Euialie Logan and his brothers Earl and Reginald. He is survived by his step-nieces Margaret McArthur and Jean Baker of St. Catharines and friends Romain ahd Madeline Cosier of Ridgetown. Mr. Logan was a retired school teacher and principal, having taught in Dresden and Merlin Secondary Schools. In the Masonic Realm, he was a Past Master of Century Lodge #457 A.F. & A.M., Merlin; Past First Principal of Wellington-McNabb Chapter #47 R.A.M., Chatham; Past Grand Superintendent of St. Clair District #1, Past Preceptor of Kent #20 Knights Templar, Chatham; Past Provincial Grand Prior, London District; Past High Priest of Thames Tabernacle #108; Past Thrice Illustrious Master, Babylon Council #11, Chatham; Past Grand Master of the Grand Council of Royal & select Masters of Ontario; Grand Treasurer of the Grand, Council, R. & S.M. of Ontario; Charter Member of Ontario Council of Thrice illustrious Masters, Order: of the Silver Trowel; Past Prior of Ontario Priory #49 London, Nights of the York Cross of Honour; Past Sovereign Master, Chatharn Council #143, Allied Masonic Degrees; Past Governor, Windsor York Rite College 9, Chatham; Recipient of the "Order of the Purple Cross" of the York Rite Sovereign College of North America; Past Celebrant of Mount Abiegnos College, Chatham of the Rosicucian Society of Freemasons; Past Mont. Puissant Sovereign of St. John Conclave #11, Windsor of the Grand Imperial Conclave of Canada; 50 year member of Mocha Temple A.A.0.N.M.S., London; Past President of Ahcom Shrine, Club, Chatham; Member of Chatham Lodge of Perfection 14 and Kent Chapter, Rose Croix 18; Past Recorder for Chatham Valley Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite; Member Moore Sovereign Consistory 32, Hamilton, coronated Honourarv Inspector. General 33, 1974; Member Royal Order of Scotland, Hamilton; Post Director of London Court #56, Royal Order of Jesters. The family of Mr. Logan will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Sunday 2;00- 4:30 and 7:00-9:00 PM. Masonic Service Will be conducted by Century Lodge #457 A.F. & A.M. at the Funeral Home on Sunday, January 26, 1997 at 7;00 PM, Funeral Service at the Funeral Home on Monday at 11:00 AM with The Rev. Canon Kenneth Anderson of Christ Church Anglican officiating. Interment in St. James Anglican Cemetery, near Watford, on Monday at 2:30 PM. Donations to Charity of Choice appreciated.
LONDON FREE PRESS FEBRUARY 1970
MILDRED (Stonehouse) LOGAN
In Sarnia General Hospital on Saturday 28 February 1970, Mildred Stonehouse, in her 46th year. Beloved wife of Donald Logan of the 6th line, Warwick. Dear mother of Norma, Paul and Marion all at home. Dear daughter of Clare Stonehouse of Forest. Sister of Mrs. James (Hazel) Brandon of Warwick. Resting at the McFarlane Funeral Home, James Street South, Forest from where funeral services will he held on Wednesday 4 March at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery.
LONDON FREE PRESS MAY 1967
MINNIE (Stien) LOGAN
At Sarnia General Hospital on Monday 15 May 1967, Minnie Stien, in her 74th year. Widow of the late David Logan of Warwick. Dear mother of Donald Logan of Warwick, Mrs. George (Olive) Simpson of Clandeboye; Mrs. Ralph (Freeda) Lougheed of Forest; Mrs. Don (Hazel) Burns of Royal Oak, Michigan and Floyd Logan of Forest. Also survived by 3 brothers. Walter Stien of Center Line, Michigan; Albert and Paul Stien of Capac, Michigan; 1 sister Mrs. Anna Beinke of Detroit predeceased. Resting at the McFarlane Funeral Home, James St. South, Forest from where funeral services will he held on Wednesday 17 May at 2 p.m. Interment in Beechwood Cemetery, Forest.
SARNIA OBSERVER APRIL 1996
NEIL DONALD LEITCH
Quietly on Wednesday, April 24, 199 at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital. Neil Donald Leitch, age 69 of Brooke. Township. Beloved husband of Nathley Mae (Dowling). Father of Kenton, Cameron, Melanie Pilon and her husband Joe, all of Alvinston. Specially loved grandpa of Kalli. Survived by sister Mary Leitch of Glencoe; brothers Archie and his wife Marie of Alvinston, John and his friend Fran Ryan of London. Predeceased by his parents Dugald and Jessie (McVicar) and 1 daughter Natalie Jane (1956). Mr. Leitch was a well known and respected farmer in Brooke Township for many years. Visitation will be held at Steadman Brothers Memorial Chapel, Brigden, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Saturday April 27 at 11 a.m. Interment Alvinston Cemetery, Brooke Towship. The family requests so that Neils death be not in vain, donations to the Victoria Hospital Foundation - Cardiac Research will be accepted in lieu of flowers. Masonic memorial service Friday at 7 p.m.
LONDON FREE PRESS JANUARY 1989
Suddenly in Four Counties hospital, Newbury on Wednesday, 18 January 1989 Oswald Leitch of 251 Center Street, Alvinston in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Clara Giles. Dear father of Carol (Mrs. Earl Bailey) of Mississouga. Dear grandfather of Julie and Steaffon. Predeceased by 1 brother Melvin. Resting of the Harper Fueral Home, Watford where Private funeral service will be held on Friday, January 20th of 11 AM with Rev. Douglas Robinson of Presbyterian Church, Alvinston officiating; Complete funeral services at the funeral home with interment in the Alvinston Cemetery.Visitation Thursday evening from 7-9 p.m. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
LONDON FREE PRESS SEPTEMBER 1966
In Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Monday 26 September 1966, John Leitch in his 82nd year, formerly of Brooke Township. Beloved husband of the late Mary Greer. Son of the late Hugh Leitch and Janet McAlpine. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home Watford, where service will he held on Wednesday 28 September at 2 p.m. Interment in St. James Church Cemetery, Brooke Township.
BARBARA ELLA LEITCH
Suddenly at Strathroy on Saturday 9 September 1968, Barbara Ella Leitch in her 76th year of 83 North St., Strathroy. Daughter of the late Alexander and Annie (McEachern) Leitch and dear sister of Miss M. Annie Leitch of 23 Overhill Road, Scarsdale, New York. Resting at the Denning Bros Funeral Home, Strathroy where funeral service will he held on Tuesday 12 November at 3.30 p.m. An Eastern Star memorial service will he held at the funeral home Monday evening at 8.30 p.m. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.
SARNIA OBSERVER SEPTEMBER 1961
Edward Charles Levitt, 75, husband of the late Laude (Henderson) Levitt, of 205 Victoria north, died in St. Joseph's Hospital today. (30 September 1961). Born at Enniskillen, Mr. Levitt was a resident of Sarnia since 1918. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. George (Emma) Coull, Mt. Clemens, and Mrs. Elgin (Blanche) Fleming, Sarnia; four sons, William A., and Orville R. both of Sarnia, James Clayton, Petrolia, and Earl H. Port Huron: 11 grand- children and 12 great grandchildren, and seven brothers, Bert and George, of Glen Rae, Fred of Alvinston, Albert of Watford, Thomas of Chatham. Harvey of Petrolia, and David, of Florida. The body is at D. J. Robb Funeral Home where service will be held Monday at .1:30, p.m. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery.
PETROLIA PAPER 6 SEPTEMBER 1962
MURIEL (Leach) MATER
Mrs. Murtel E. Mater, of lot 28, concession 10 Dawn Township, passed away suddenly at her residence on Wednesday morning September 5, at the age of 76 years. She was born in Dawn Township a daughter of the late David and Mary Anne (Delve) Leach. She was a member of the 0akdale United Church and the Oakdale United Church Women. Her husband Lawrence Levi Mater predeceased her in 1956. She is survived by four daughters: Mrs. Zack (Edna) Moore of Dawn Township; Mrs. Walter (I1a) Burnham of Sombra Township; Mrs. Wilfred, (Viola) Smale of Enniskillen Township. Mrs. Gordon (Doria). Barnes ok Dawn Township; five sons, Waiter, Alwood, Orlo and Llewellyn Mater all of Dawn Township, and Lloyd of Bright's Grove; twenty-five grand- children and seven great grandchildren. Two brothers Clarence Leach of Dresden and George of Saskatchewan also survive. A sister Millie predeceased her. Friends will be recieved at the Grass Funeral Home, Dresden, where the funeral service will be held on Saturday Sept. 8 at 2 p.m D.S.T with Rev.Richard Clarke officiating. Interment will be made in the Shetland Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 31 OCTOBER 1961
JOHN IRWIN LOGAN
John Irwin Logan, 83 died Monday in St. Joseph's Hospital. Born and raised in Brooke township, he farmed in the area all his life until retirement. He was of the Anglican faith. The body is at Stewart Funeral Home where service will be held Thursday at 1.30 p.m. with the Ven. Archdeacon Alford Abraham of St. George Anglician Church officiating. Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Watford. Mr. Logan is survived by several nieces and nephews' Mrs. Wallace (Sadie) MacGregor of Watford; Mrs. Ray (Reta) McSween of Leamington; Mrs. George (Maria) Jamieson of Sarnia; Mrs. William (Meryl) Meikle of St. Catharines; Mrs. F.C. (Margaret) Carter of London; Miss Eulalie Logan of Windsor; Clarence Purser of Calgary; Earl Logan of Strathroy and Edward Logan of Dresden.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 23 FEBRUARY 1927
EMMA JANE LOGAN
Emma Jane Logan, daughter of the late Thomas Logan and Margaret Gibson died at her home on the 6th line of Warwick on Monday aged 54 years. She had been in poor health for over a year. Her parents came to Canada from the North of Ireland in the early fifties and after remaining for a short time in New York moved to Elgin County, Ontario where she was born. A few years later they moved to Brooke and eleven years ago to Warwick. Surviving are two sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Thomas Purser of Sarnia; Margaret, Andrew and John at home and Thomas in Sarnia. She was a devoted member of St. James Anglican Church Brooke. The funeral service was held at her late resodence this afternoon and was in charge of Rev. J.H. Hosford. Interment was made in St. James Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE DECEMBER 1950
Andrew Logan at his late residence 215 north Front Stree on Saturday 23 December 1950. aged 85 years. Brother of John Logan of Sarnia. Resting at the Stewart Funeral Home 254 George Street (at College Ave) until Sunday afternoon; thence to the Harper Funeral Home Watford from where the funeral will be held on Tuesday 26 December at 1.30 p.m. Interment St. James Cemetery Brooke Township.
Thomas Logan, a former resident of Watford, who has resided with his family in Sarnia for the past fifteen years died quite suddenly early Wednesday forning at the home of his daughter Mr. Meikle in St. Catherines where he had been visiting for a few weeks. At aged 70 years. Although he had been in poor health for several menths, death was due to an attack of pneumonia. During his residence in Sarnia he has been an employee of Imperial Oil Co., and was retired on pension just last December. Thomas Logan lived the most of his lifetime before moving to Sarnia in the Watford district and many old friends will regret his passing. Surviving are his widow, formerly Rebecca Greer of Brooke and a family of two daughters; Mrs. W. A. Meikle (Meryl) of St. Catherines; Miss Eulalle a teacher in Windsor and two sons, Earl of Outlook, Sask., and Edward attending Toronto University. A third son Reginald died in Toledo, Ohio a year ago (1934 at age 27 years). There are also two brothers, Andrew and John and two sisters, Miss Margaret and Mrs. Purser all of Sarnia. Funeral service will be held in St. James Church, Brooke, this Saturday at 3 p.m., with interment in St. James Cemetery.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE JUNE 1993
Earl Logan, formerly of RR7, Strathroy passed away in Strathmere Lodge, Strathroy on Sunday 30 May 1993 in his 93rd year. He was the dear brother of Meryol Meilke of RR7 Strathroy and Edward Logan of Chatham. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Rebecca (Greer) Logan, sisters Eulalie and Gladys Logan and a brother Reginald. The funeral service will be held at the Denning Brothers Funeral Home, Strathroy on Wednesday afternoon at 1.30 p.m. Donations to the Strathroy Hospital Foundation or Strathmere Lodge would be apprecaited by the family. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.
DEATH 4 FEBRUAY 1915
MRS. WILLIAM (Tiffin) LOGAN
On Thursday 4 February there passed away to her eternal rest in the person of Mrs. William Logan one of the oldest residents of thle neighborhood in the 96th year of her age. The said event took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alice Hodge, of Oi1 Springs. Her death was due to old age although hastened by a tall which happened to her about eight weeks ago. The funeral took place on Sunday, Feb. 7. The service being conducted In the Anglican Church Oi1, Springs, by Rev. C. F. Ferrill, of Alvinston, after which the remains were Interred in the Oil Springs Cemetery. The funeral was very largely attended. The deceased was born near Croton in the year 1819, her parents being Thomas and Eliza Tiffin, who lived to the ages of 106 and 96 respectively. She was the eldest of 14 children and with the exception of one brother, (J. B. Tiffin, of British Columbia.) in the last member of her lamily. She resided with her Parents till the age of 23, when she married William Logan who died in 1884. Just after their marriage they moved to the State of Illinois where they resided for 5 years, after which they returned and settled at Wabash where they, lived for twenty-five years, when they moved to Oil Springs, where her husband died, and where Mrs. Logan resided up to the time of her death. The following family are left to mourn her loss; Thomas, of Sank.; Geo. of Morgan Hill, Calif; Mrs. Ida, Woodhouse, of Phillips, Wis; Mrs. Bates of Battle,Creek, Mich. ; Hugh of Croton and Mrs. Hodges at home. Deceased was a sister of Thomas Tiffin of Croton and the late Mrs. Kimmerly, of Dresden and the late Mrs. Jane Deacon of Camden.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 3 AUGUST 1923
MARY ANN (Logan) LOGAN
Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Thomas A. Logan, passed away at her home, Huron mreet, on Friday morning, 27 July aged 64 years. Deceaseed was a daughler of the late George Logan of Thorndale. She was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church and a much valued neighbor in the community, and had many warm friends. She ss survived by her husband, who is in poor health, and by three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Hyde of St. Marys; Mrs. Sylvester DeWitte of Napinka, Man.; and Mrs. Tuft, also of Napinka. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon and was largely attended. In the absence of her pastor through illness the services were conducted at the family residence and the grave by Rev. T. D. Rayner of the Conregational church, assisted by Rev. E. H. Sawers of Watford and Rev.J. Hall Woods of Petrolea. Interment was made in St. James church cemetery Brooke, Six nephews of the deceased acting as pallbearers. namely, John and Harold Roan of Brigden, Allan and Gordon Logan of Sarnia, Clare Logan or Brooke and William Logan of Thorndale. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were, : Mr. and Mrs. Darling, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Logan, Mr. and Mrs. William Logan, Mr. and Mrs. John Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Webb, Mr. and Mrs. Urkardt, Mr. Harry Logan, and Miss Ina Logan, Mr. and Mrs. Walters, Mr. Fred Walters all of Thorndale; Mrs. and Grs. Gladstone Paul of California; Mr. and Mrs. John R. Mogan. Mr. and Mrs. William Logan, Mrs. George Mormon, Mrs. Robert Logan of Sarnia, Mr. and Mrs. Findley Logan of Forest, Mrs. Mathews of Camlachie; Messrs Thomas and William Roan of Bridgen.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE OCTOBER 1930
WILLIAM GEORGE LOGAN
Watford 25 October 1930; William George Logan, a highly respected farmer of Brooke Township, died at his home Friday afternoon. He was in his 70th year. Mr. Logan was the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Logan who came from Ireland. The deceased lived all his life in Brooke Township and died on the farm where he was born. Surviving are his widow and one son, Clare at home and one daughter, Mrs. Leander Foster of Brooke Township; one brother John R. Logan, a lawyer of Sarnia and six sisters; Mrs. William Darling and Miss Logan of Watford; Mrs. William Logan of Sarnia; Mrs. William Lamb of Ohio; and Mrs. William Sisson of Moose Jaw, Sask. The funeral was held from his residence sixth line of Brooke Township Sunday at 2 o'clock Rev. R.V. William Presbyterian Minister will have charge of the service assisted by Rev. Mr. Hosford. Interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Township.
WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 12 JULY 1950
RACHEL (Logan) DARLING
Mrs. Rachel Darling, 93 wife of Richard Darling, died at Watford yesterday. Private funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at 2.30 p.m. at the family residence, Victoria Street and interment made in St. James Church Cemetery.