OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1917

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #37

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ARMSTRONG | DELANEY | LAIDLAW

Sept.13,p.2:Francis Armstrong - Mr. Francis Armstrong, an old and highly respected resident of this district, passed away at the home of his son, Mr. W.J. Armstrong, lot 2, 2nd line, east, Mono early on Monday morning. Mr. Armstrong was apparently in his usual health when he arose. He walked out of the back door and a few minutes later his daughter-in-law, noticed that he was sitting on the step with his head in his hand. She sent her daughter out to ask if he was feeling alright. As soon as the little girl appeared Mr. Armstrong asked to call her mother. Hastening to the old gentleman's side, Mrs. Armstrong found he had fallen partly over and was unconscious. She quickly summoned her husband from the barn but the vital spark fled before the son was able to move his father. Death was caused by heart collapse. The late Mr. Armstrong was born on lot 7, 7th line, Mono 76 years ago. After his marriage to Miss Annie Henry, daughter of the late William Henry, he settled on lot 6 on the 7th line , where he resided for a few years. From this place he moved to lot 2, 2nd line, east, where he farmed until he came to Orangeville to live retired after the death of his wife about three years ago. He is survived by one brother, Mr. John Armstrong, 7th line, Mono, one son, W.J. Armstrong, and three daughters, Mrs. Fred Reid, of Reston, Man., Mrs. John White, of Blount, and Mrs. White, graduate nurse, of Orangeville. Deceased was an old member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a conservative, in politics and belonged to Orangeville Council No. 85, C-O. C.F. He was a quiet, industrious man, honorable in all his dealings, and was highly thought of as a neighbor. The sympathy of many friends goes out to the family in their bereavement. The funeral was held to the Forest Lawn Cemetery at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rev. W.M. Morris was the officiating clergyman.

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Nov.8,p.4:James Delaney -The death occurred at Port Credit recently of James Delaney, aged 77 years, who had been forty years a resident of the village. Twenty-seven years ago he retired from the active life of a seaman on the Great Lakes.
He was a native of Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, where he served his apprenticeship. Afterwards going to the southern seas, in those days a three years' voyage. He was shipwrecked off the English coast, and again off the coast of Anticosti, after 25 years of seafaring. He came to Canada and sailed the Great Lakes. He was connected with the "Queen of the Lakes," "Mary Grover," the barge "Cecillia," and the schooner "Dundee."
He is survived by his widow, one son, W.M. Delaney, and a daughter, Mrs. H.R. Hodgson, of Port Credit. Interment took place at Clarksons on Monday of last week.

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Oct.4,p.?: John Laidlaw - John Laidlaw, an old and respected resident of Mono township died at his home near Primrose on Friday, Sept. 21st. Deceased was a native of the township and was born at Mono Centre nearly 81 years ago and resided at the latter place all his life and at the farm where he died. He is survived by his widow, three sons and two daughters. The sons are Wm. Laidlaw, at home; James Laidlaw, Flesherton, and Thos. Laidlaw, Rainy River. The daughters are Mrs. Alex. Anderson, Killarney, Man., and Miss Bell Laidlaw of Hamilton. The latter is a graduate nurse and she carefully attended her father all through his last illness and was unremitting in her attention to his wants. The funeral was held Sudnay afternoon to Shelburne cemetery and was largely attended. The services at the house and grave were conducted by the Rev. A. E. Thornley, M .A., pastor of the Knox Presbyterian church, Shelburne. --- Free Press

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