FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1948
of Ontario - N258
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Jan.1,p.8:Sarah Ann (Trimble) Whaley -
Mrs. Thomas Whaley, of Laurel, one of the oldest residents of the township of
Amaranth, died in Lord Dufferin Hospital on Friday, December 19th, in her 88th
Before her marriage, Mrs. Whaley was Sarah Ann Lanktree, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Thomas Lanktree, early residents of Amaranth. Born on the west half of lot
7, con.4, she spent most of her earlier life in the vicinity of Bowling Green
on the David Menary homestead, later moving with her parents to Keppel township
in Grey county. She was first married to Robert Ewing, who later became Reeve
of Amaranth. The young couple settled in what was at the time known as the Klondike
settlement north of Laurel, and later moved to Drumheller, Alta, where they farmed
for a number of years. Returing to Ontario, they settled in the city of Hamilton,
where her husband died a number of years ago. About five years ago she was married
to Thomas Whaley, of Laurel.
The late Mrs. Whaley was a quiet industrious woman, whose ready sympathies responded
quickly to those in sorrow or trouble. She was a member of Laurel Unitee Church.
Left to mourn are her aged husband, now in his 87th year, one son, Jimmy, living
in Hamilton, and a brother and sister in Manitoulin Island.
The funeral service, which was attended by a large nubmer of neighbors and friends,
was held in Laurel United Church on Saturday, December 20th, at 2 p.m. and was
conducted by the Rev. E.V. Warren. Interment followed in Laurel cemetery.
The pallbearers were John and Cecil Ering, Willianm and Earl Lanktree, William
and Oliver Ewing and the flowerbearers were Myrna Fife, Audrey Porterfield, Mary
Lanktree, Edith de St. Aubyn, Herbert and John Ricahrdson, Bobby Brown and Roy
de St. Aubyn. Lovely flowers expressed the sympathy of relatives and neighbors.
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