OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1963

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #45 (June 6 - Oct. 24) and 46 (Oct. 31 - Dec 31)

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ALLEN | BABE | BARBOUR | BRAIDEN | BROWN | BUTTERWORTH | CAMERON | CAMPBELL | CARSON | COOKE | COTTON | DAVISON | EVANS | EWING | FAIRBAIRN | GAULT | GOODEVE | GRAY | HAIRE | HILLIARD | JAMIESON | KYLES | LIMBEER | MCBRIDE | MCRITCHIE | MOOTE | PARKER | PORTERFIELD | REID | RINTOUL | RITCHIE | SANDERSON | SCOTT | SIMPSON | WATSON | WILKINSON | WOLFE


December 12,p.8:Sarah Vena Allen - In Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville Ontario, on Sunday, December 8, 1963, Sarah Vena beloved wife of the late William Stanley Allen, dear mother of George of Toronto, in her 66th year. Resting at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, December 10th at 2 p.m. Entombment at Forest Law Cemetery.

December 12,p.8:Clara Viola (Lewis) Babe- In Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Wednesday, December 11, 1963, Clara Viola Lewis, beloved wife of George Babe, dear mother of Harry, Eileen (Mrs. Donald Hawthorne), Dorothy (Mrs. Kenneth Haws), Bertha (Mrs. Randal McCann), Doris (Mrs. Orval Shevalier), Nancy, Lorraine (Mrs. David Haines), George and Paul, in her 53rd year. Resting at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Friday, December 13th at 3 p.m. Entombment in Forest Lawn Mortuary.

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June 10, p.12:William Barbour - William J. Barbour, a well known citizen, passed away in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Barbour had been in failing health for some time but was in hospital for only six weeks.
He was born on the 10th line of Erin township, the son of Thomas Barbour and Elizabeth Walker. He received his education at Erin public school on the 9th line.
He had a keen interest in sports and affairs of his community including church activities.
He was married in Hillsburgh Presbyterian Chruch on April 11, 1917 to Lillian Appleby. Following their marriage they made their home in Hillsburgh, Fergus, Mansfield and later retired in Orangeville in 1943.
Mr. Barbour was a carpenter and builder until 1934. From then until retirement in 1943 he was keeper of the general store and postmaster at Mansfield.
At time of death, he was a member of Westminster United Church, Orangeville, and attended regularly.
He is survived by his wife, Lillian Appleby; two daughters, Mrs. Wm. Bates (Lavina), Mansfield, and Mrs. Donald Patterson (Margaret), of Orangeville, also six grandchildren.
He was the last surviver of a family of nine with three brothers and five sisters.
Services were held from the chapel of the Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville, on Friday, June 7th, with Rev. J.F. Nute assisted by Rev. Charles Townsley of Mansfield, Presbyterian chruch, officiating.
Internment was in Huxley Cemetery in Hillsburgh.
Pallbearers were: nephews, William Barbour, Guelph; Wallace Young, Guelph; Clarence Barbour, Orangeville; Archie McGill, Erin, Roy Heath, Toronto and Elmer Torrance of Caledon.
Flowerbearers were grandchildren: Bill Bates Jr., Carol Bates, Kathy Bates, David Patterson, Jane Patterson, Robert Pattterson and newphers, Gar Lacey, Stan Thompson, Bill Jackson, Bert Thacker and Ken Lean.

July 18,p.11:Elizabeth Gertrude (Smith) Braiden - Following a short illness Elizabeth Gertrude Braiden passed away on June 20, 1963 at the General Hospital, Guelph in her 78th year.
Born in East Garafraxa Twp, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Smith.
In 1910 Elizabeth Gertrude Smith was united in marriage to the late John Andrew Braiden. Following their marriage they moved to Alberta, where they resided for fourteen years. Later they returned to Ontario and settled in Garafraxa Township, moving to Erin eighteen years ago.
She is survived by one son Lloyd, and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Braiden was predeceased by her husband, two sons, two daughters, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral service was held from the Weddell Funeral home, with Rev. E.D. Snelgrove officiating, interment was in Greenwood Cemetery Orangeville. Pallbeares were Clarence Smith, Chester Smith, R.D. Graham, Edgar Armstrong, Cecil Chambers, Dalton Gillespie.
The beautiful flora tributes were carried by Rudi Kwirant, Harold Hebden, Bob Gillespie, Doug Armstrong, Glenn Smith and Bruce Braiden.

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August 29,p.3:Mary E. Brown - Mary Elizabeth Brown passed away in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, after an illness of six weeks. She died August 16, 1963.
She was born in Amaranth Twosnhip, the daughter of Samuel J. Brown and Mary Frances Johnston. She received her education at Farmington public school. She was in her 86th year.
Mary Brown was a gentle, warm-hearted woman who spent much of her life attending to the needs of those around her. Her father died in 1916 and she remained on the family farm until 1920 when she and her mother moved to Orangeville.
Following her mother's death in 1928 she moved to Farmington where she lived with her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Golden.
These were busy, happy years which she devoted to her family and friends, helping wherever she was needed.
In 1945 she came to Orangeville where she and her sister shared an apartment until her sister's death in 1958.
Although she did not enjoy good health for the last few years, she remained cheerful and complained little.
Her friends ranged from the very young for whom she had a special fondness to the old friends of her youth, all of whom mourn her passing.
At the time of her death Miss Brown was a member of Westminster United church.
She is survived by her two brothers, Geo. B. Brown, Orangeville,and Jas. Brown of Laurel. She was predeceased by her sister, June (Mrs.Thomas Bryan ), Ruth (Mrs. W.S. Golden) and Victoria and by three brothers, John William and Stanley.
Services were held from the chapel of the Dods Funeral Home, Orangeville. Rev. Frank Sullivan was the officiating clergyman.
Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Horald Bryan, Harry Brown, Elmer Brown, Fraser Brown and Rob Brown, all nephews and Jack Walker of Orangeville.
Flowerbearers were Bruce Brown and Bill Young, grand nephews and Hugh Maxwell, Leonard Bramble, Clarence Trimble and Aldrich Bowen, neighbors from Farmington.

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August 15,p. 12:Nellie (Nuttall) Butterworth - At Greenacres, Newmarket, on Saturday, August 3, 1963, Ellen Nuttall, wife of James Butterworth, in her 78th year; dear mother of Brenda (Mrs. Wm. H. Edwards), dear sister of Mrs. Annie Lord, both of Toronto.
Rested at the Turner Funeral home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Monday, August 5th, at 2 p.m. Interment in Price's Corners Cemetery, Marsville.

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August 29, p.12:George Edgar Cameron - At Dufferin Area Hosptial, Orenageville, on Monday, August 26, 1963, George Edgard Cameon, beloved husband of Edna Bowles, dear father of Donald, Mrs. Jean Hibbert, Wilson, Marion (Mrs. Cecil Irvine), and Helen (Mrs. Gayle Honey), dear brother of Mrs. Blanche Holmes.
Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, August 28th at 2:30 p.m. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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August 1, section3 (unnumbered):Caroline Ida (Ritchie) Campbell - Caroline Ida Campbell died in the Martin Manor Nursing Home, Newmarket, on Friday, July 12, 1963 at the age of 83 years.
Born in Mulmur Township on December 25, 1879, she was the daughter of Hercules and Jane Ritchie.
On March 20, 1901 Caroline Ida Ritchie and W. R. Campbell were united in marriage at Terra Nova. Following their marriage they resided at Shelburne, Orangeville and later made their home in Newmarket.
Mrs. Campbell was a member of Newmarket United Church. She held office of Past Mistress of LOBA and was a charter member of the Shelburne LOBA.
She is survived by two sons, Ivan of Toronto; Maurice, Marathon; two daughters, Mrs. Zella Whaley and Mrs. Verna Henderson of Newmarket; one brother, Egerton Ritchie, Terra Nova; four daughters (sic)(sisters??) Mrs. James N. Taylor, Grand Valley; Mrs. William Palmer, Orangeville; Mrs. William McMullen, Alliston; Mrs. John Leisk of Collingwood, also six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from the Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville on Monday, July 15 Rev. Norman Pick, Newmarket, officiated. Interment was in Shelburne Cemery.
Pallbearers were: Alan Ritchie, Creemore; Wilbert Ritchie, Creemore; Caral Ritchie, Port Credit; William Warring, Belleville; Harold Palmer, Orangeville; and John Baker, Stratford.
Members of Orangeville LOBA held a Memorial service at the funeral home on Sunday evening.

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August 15,p.:Joseph Carson - Died in Maple Creek Union Hospital, Saskatchewan on Wednesday, July 24. Joseph S. Carson, 83, well known pioneer of the Murraydale district.
Joe Carson was born in Mono Township and attended Blount School. His first trip west was in 1900, when he came out on a harvest excursion.
He was taken up with this frontier land and tried his hand at various jobs in the west, including a stint at logging in British Columbia.
In 1902 he settled on a piece of land near High River, Alberta.
Three years later he returned to Orangeville to wed the former Lilly Nicholson of that community.
He brought his bride back to the farm at High River, where they resided until 1909 when they sold their holdings and went on an extended trip to England and Ireland.
In 1910, Mr. and Mrs. Carson returned to the West, homesteading in the Murraydale district southeast of Maple Creek.
Joe Carson was what old timers referred to as a "good neighbor". He took part in all community affairs, serving on school boards and most other community organizations.
In the era when transportation was slow, he opened a store on the farm for the convenience of neigbors, and also became the local postmaster; with the result that the Carson residence was the hub of community activity.
Ill health forced Mr and Mrs Carson to retire to Maple Creek in 1939. Mrs. Carson passed away in 1958, and Mr. Carson has since that time made his home with either of his two daughters resident there. Mrs. Jas. D. Dowkes and Mrs. Walter Migowsky.
He was predeceased by one son, George, and two daughtesr, Ellen and Beatrice.
He is survived by two sons, Henry of Pentiction, B.C. and Jack of Agassiz, B.C. and three daughters, Mrs. George (Rennie) Fenwick of Agassiz, B.C., Mrs. Water (Gertie) Migowsky of Maple Creek. There are 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and one brother, Dr. Geroge Carson of Calagary, Alberta.
Funeral services were held from St. Mary's Anglican Chruch, Maple Creek on Friday, July 26 with Rev. W.B. Neatby officiating. Interment was made in the family plot in the Maple Creek Cemetery.

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June 17, p.10:Cyrus L. Cooke - Cyrus L. Cooke of 6 York Street, Orangeville, passed away suddenly in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville on Friday, June 7, 1963.
He was born in Rocklyn, Ontario, the son of Jane and James Cooke.
The marriage of Ann Jane Cook and Cyrus L. Cooke was perforemd at Islington in December 1913. They made their home in Rocklyn where they farmed until 1929. Moving to Oakville he was employed with Glassco Jam Co. Ltd. for 26 years.
He retired to Orangeville in 1953 where he was a member of Westminster United Chruch.
He is survived by his wife, Ann Jane Cook, and one son, James L. Cooke, of Orangeville; also two grandchildren, James L. jJr. and Catherine Jane Cooke.
He was predeceased by a son Flight Sgt Jackson Chartis Cooke, CGM, who was reported missing overseas in 1944.
Funeral services for the late Cyrus Cooke were conducted by Rev. John Nute in the chapel of the Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville. Interment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville.
Pallbearers were: nephrews, Mervyn Cook, Georgetown; Emerson Cook, Rocklyn; Hal Prentice, Orillia; Elmer Jerry, Creemore; Alan Cook, Cooksville, and Donald Cook of Cookstown.
Flower bearers were: Gordon Wilson, Floyd Treanor, Norman Synnott, Ken Martin, Grant McDonald, Walter Clayton, Marlin Clayton and Harold Gilmour.

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September 26,p.3:Ellen Adeline (Newton) Cotton - After a very short illness, Ellen Adeline Cotton died in the Dufferin Area Hospital on September 2, 1963.
She was a twin daughter of the late William and Sarah Ann (Marshall) Newton. She and her twin sister were born in April 1886, the youngest of five boys and four girls. All have predeceased her.
She was born and lived on Newton Farm, now occupied by her nephew, Maurice Newton, until her marriage in December 1908, to Joseph Lewis Cotton. They resided one lot south of the Newton farm, and Bill Cotton, her son, lives there now.
Mr. and Mrs. Cotton farmed there until they moved to Wellington Street, Orangeville, 14 years ago.
She was of Anglican faith, first belonging to St. Matthew's Church, Mono, the St. Luke's Church, Rosemont, and then associating with St. Mark's Church, Orangeville.
Surviving her are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Geroge Collins (Martha), Mrs. Leonard Boyt (Bessie), and Mrs. Ernest Burton (Bernice) of Shelburne and four sons, William and Howard of Mono, Elgin, North Bay, and Donald, Brussels.
She is also survived by 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
The funeral services were held in the Gamble Funeral Home on September 5, 1963, and conducted by Rev. J.M. Dobson. Interment was in Shelburne Cemetery.
Pallbearers were six grandsons: John and Bill Burton, Harold and Laverne Cotton and Herb and Robert Collins.

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November 28,p.1: Maude (Cunningham) Davison - Maude Davison, wife of the late Norman W. Davison, and mother of Vernon Davison, clerk of Caledon Township, Stewart Davison of Hamilton and Jean (Mrs. R.B. McGee) of Orangeville, died suddenly in her home, 238 Broadway, Orangeville, Tuesday, November 26.
Before her marriage, she was Maude Cunningham of Shelburne. For a time she and her husband farmed in Saskatchewan, coming to Caledon in 1917. When they retired in 1950, they took up residence in Orangeville.
Her husband predeceased her in April this year, when he died while they were holidaying (sic) in Tampa, Florida. He was 81 years of age, and had been born in Orangeville.
The funeral service, conducted by Rev. R.G. LeDrew, Westminster United Church, will be held in the Turner funeral Home, West Broadway on Friday, November 28, at 2 p.m.

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June 13, p5. :Betsy (Carter) Evans - The death of Betsy Carter took place in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Monday, May 27th, 1963. She was the widow of the late Hiram E. Evans of Waldemar.
She had been in failing health for some time. The deceased was born on Lot 4, concession 8, Amaranth Township on July 1st, 1890, eldest daughter of the late Henry Carter and Margaret J. Glassford.
She is survived by one son, Robert, three grandchildren, Edward and Louise at home, and Glen of the Ontario Hospital at Orillia; three sisters, Mrs. A. Graves of Waldemar, Mrs. W. West and Mrs. J. Warnock of GrandValley and one brother, Clarence of Grand Valley.
Three brothers predeceased her, George Henry in 1899, Robert in 1935 and John in 1961.
The body rested at Simes Funeral Home, Grand Valley, until Wednesday , May 29th where public service was held at 2:30 p.m. This was conducted by Mr. V. Turner of Knox Presbyterian Church of Grand Valley. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville.
Pallbearers were nephers; Donald Warnock, Reg. Carter, Maurice Carter, Earl Graves, Mervin and Ralph West.
Flower bearers were grandchildren, Edward and Louise Evans and neighbors William Wolfe and John Hunter.

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December 12,p.8:William Herbert Ewing - At his home, Mono Centre, Ont. on Friday, December 6, 1963, William Herbert Ewing, beloved husband of Ida May Allen and dear father of Mrs. James Burke (May) Grand Valley, and Mrs. Ray Sacerty (Doreen) of Mono Centre, in his 82nd year. Rested at the Dods Funeral Home, First Street and Second Avenue, Orangeville Service was held in the Chapel on Monday at 2 p.m. Entombment Forest Lawn Mortuary.

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January 6 (1964), p.5:William Herbert Ewing - William Herbert Ewing died at his home in Mono Centre on Friday, December 6, aged 81. He had been ill for two years.
Born in Mono Township, he was the son of William Ewing and Mary Ann Penelton Ewing.
In February, 1913, he married Ida May Allen in Mono Township, and they resided on lot 3, Concession 4, Mono, the farm where Mr. Ewing and been born and raised.
He retired from farming 12 years ago, and for the past nine years, up until the time of his death, he resided in Mono Centre village.
He was also a school trustee for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife, Ida May Allen and two daughters, Mrs. Jim Burke (May) of Grand Valley and Mrs. Ray Sacerty (Doreen) of Mono Centre. He is also survived by seven grandchildren.
H was predeceased by four sisters, Mrs. Robert Lewis (Mary), Mrs. Melvin Tinsdale (Lavina), Mrs. Cambridge Martin (Margaret) and Mrs. Herman Forsyth (Emma).
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Downer and Rev. David Kaye in the chapel of Dods Funeral Home, Orangeville, on December 9. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Mortuary.
Pallbearers were Errol Lewis, nephew; Joe Penelton, cousin; Gordon Kidnie; Kernell Hall; Lawrence Wilson and Robert Holmes, neighbors.
Grandchildren, Land, Jane and Dwight Burke and John and Ann Sacerty, were flower bearers.

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February 14,p.?: Mrs. M.A. Fairbairn - Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 6, 1963, for Mrs. M. A. Fairbairn, 99 years, of 10747-104th Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Mrs. Fairbairn was born in Orangeville, in 1863 and moved to Edmonton with her husband the late Robert Fairbairn in 1893. She lived in Edmonton for five years before moving to Wetaskewin where her husband owned and operated the local flour mill for four years then moved to Vegreville where he owned and operated another flour mill until his death. She had resided with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Kirkwood in Edmonton since 1938. Mrs. Fairbairn was an active member of the Central United Church Women's Auxiliary Circle 5 and of the Silver Cross Mothers Association. She is survived by Mrs. Kirkwood of Edmonton, eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. The funeral service was held at Howard and McBride funeral chapel with the Rev. James E. McNeil officiating; burial was made in Edmonton cemetery. Her husband and three sons predeceased her. Mrs. Fairbairn had subscribed for The Banner paper even since it began and enjoyed receiving it every week until her death.

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June 20, p.6:William Gault - At Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Wednesday, June 12, 1963, William Gault, beloved husband of Ethel M. Gordon, 54 First Ave., Orangeville and dear father of Gordon, David and Joyce of Toronto, brother of Robert of Winnipeg, in his 86th year.
Rested at the Dods Funeral Home, First St., and Second Avenue, Orangeville, until 10 p.m. on Thursday evening. At the Trull Funeral Home 1111 Danforth Ave., Toronto, after 2 p.m. on Friday, where service was held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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June 20, p.6: Robert Thomas Goodeve - At Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Friday, June 14, 1963, Robert Thomas Goodeve, formerly of Hockley, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodeve and dear cousin of Mrs. Fred Silk (Annice) in his 88th year.
Rested at the Dods Funeral Home, First St. and Second Ave, Orangeville, until Monday at 1:30 p.m. Service was held in Old St. John's Church, Mono, at 2 p.m. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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June 17,p.12:John Wilson Gray - John Wilson Gray died at his home at 47 William Street, Orangeville, on Sunday, June 9th, 1963, following a lingering illness. He was in his 85th year.
Born in Mono Township, he was the son of Annie Barnes and Robert Gray. H e received his education in Mono.
John Wilson Gray and Minnie Lamb were married in the Methodist Parsonage, Orangeville, on September 17, 1927, and made their home in Orangeville.
Mr. Wilson had been retired for 15 years. He was a member of the Presbyterian Chruch.
The only survivor is his wife Annie Lamb.
Funeral service were conducted by Rev. J .F. Nute, from the chapel of the Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville, on Tuesday, June 11, 1963. Interment was in Mono Centre Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Derald Cudney, Douglas Speers, Roy Calver, Hamilton Rennick, all of Orangeville; James Heaslip, and Bert Gray both of Glen Cross.

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August 29, p.12:Mona Corrine (Bagnell) Haire - At Wellesley Hosptial on Monday, August 19th, 1963, Mona Corrine Bagnell beloved wife of Joseph Martin Haire, 91 Memorial Park Ave., dear mother of Joanne and Wayne, sister of Vera (Mrs. Earl Black), Eva(Mrs. Cecil Smith), Ruth Bagnell, Hazel (Mrs. Clive Rawn), Cecil, Clinton, Wilbert and Mervin Bagnell.
Rested at theTrull Funeral Home, 1111 Danforth Ave. Service was on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m Interment Pine Hills Cemetery.

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July 4, p.13:Mary Ellen (Hubbard) Hilliard - Following an illness of three months, Mary Ellen Hilliard passed away on June 2, 1963, in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville. Mrs. Hilliard had made her home at 20 William Street, Orangeville, and was in her 73rd year.
Born in Orangeville, she was the daughter of John Hubbard and Nancy Towne.
In 1908 at Whitby, Mary Ellen Hubbard was united in marriage to David Hunter and they resided in East Garafraxa until his demise in October 1933. In 1935, she was married to James Hilliard who predeceased her in September 1943.
She is survived by five sons, Harold Hunter, Kenneth Hunter and Norman Hunter of Orangeville, and Bert Hunter of Stewartown; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Crago (Margaret) of Owen Sound; and three sisters, Mrs. Susan Conley, Guelph; Mrs. Delos Booth of Florida and Mrs. Emily Strutt of Whitby; also 22 grandchildren and three great grand-children.
Funeral service was from Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville with Rev. J.L. Coyle officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville.
Pallbearers were: Art Hunter, Keith Conley, Leonard Bradley, Wilbert May, Harold Crisp and Harvey Bryan. Honorary pallbearers were : Albert Thompson, Clifford Rennicks, Wilson Henry and William Lawson.
Flower bearers were: Paul Ronald, Bill and Bruce Hunter, David Crago, David and Roy Hunter, Aubrey Henry, Michael Barry and Ricky Hunter.

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July 11,p. 7:Wilfrid George Jamieson - A shadow was cast over the Rosemont district on Monday, June 17th, 1963, when it was learned that Wilfrid George Jamieson had passed away in Stevenson Memorial Hospital, Alliston, after being in ill health for several months.
Mr. Jamieson was born on lot 28, concession eight, Mono Township, on June 23, 1901. At the age of six years he, with his parents, moved to lot 32, concession one, Adjala, where he spent his remaining years.
Wilfrid was a very prominent figure in the municipal life of his community and took a keen interest in his work. In his younger days he was tax collector for Adjala Township and for the past 18 years served the Township as its Clerk, a position he held at the time of his death. He was also president of the Conservative Associatoin of Adjala Township.
From childhood he attended Rosemont Unied Chuch, and being a man of sincere religious faith he took a deep interest in all branches of church work. In early manhood he was superintendent of the Sunday School, a member of the church choir, and steward on the church board. At the time of his death he was serving as a church elder.
He is survived by his wife the former Marjoire Chadwick, whom he married on September 11, 1937; a son, Douglas, and a daughter, Sharon, both at home; also one brother, Herman of Rosemont and one sister, Mrs. Sydney Litte (Ella) of Alliston.
He was predeceased by two brothers, Harry of Alliston and Vernon of Windsor.
The funeral service was held in Rosemont United Church on Thursday, June 20, and was largely attended by his many relatives and friends.
Rev. H. W. Dahlin of Rosemont United Church was the officiating clergyman, assisted by Rev. H. Mactaggart of Corbetton, and Rev. C. Thomas of St. Luke's Church, Rosemont.
The pallbearers were John Small, Sydney Knight, Alvin Woolner, Sydney Little, Ross Avison and Peter Rowland.
The many beautiful floral and memorial tributes expressed the high esteem in which Wilfrid was held by the friends of the Rosemont district . Among the floral tributes were those from Adjala Township council and Officials. Rosemont United church and Rosemont Neighbors.
Memorial donations were given to the Memorial Organ fund by Rosemont United Church Women and the Rosemont United Church choir: to the Alliston Hospital Fund by the Women's Institute, and to the Canadian Cancer Society by the Seventh Line Neighbors.
Relatives were present from Ottawa, Peterborough, Owen Sound, Meaford, Markham, Richmond Hilll, Unionville and Toronto. Interment was in Alliston Union Cemetery.

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Oct. 24, p.11:Dr. Ernest Albert Kyles (picture) - Dr. Earnest Albert Kyles, M.D., on one Orangeville's most prominent and popular citizens, died September 25 1963, in Dufferin Area Hospital after a brief illness.
Dr. Kyles was born the son of James Kyles and Barbara Neil, Mono Township pioneers, on the family homestead, lot 20, Prince of Wales Road. He was one of a family of eleven.
He obtained his education in Camilla Public School, the Orangeville High School, and the University of Toronto where he received his doctorate of medicine in 1907. He postgraduated from New York City Hospital in 1926 as a specialist in gynecology.
Dr. Kyles was married in Camilla Presbyterian Church in 1909 to Lucy Victoria Curry the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Curry of Camilla.
After graduating from the University of Toronto, Dr. Kyles first served for five years as a physician and surgeon, on the staff of a hospital in Buffalo New York.
He then moved to Saskatoon where he became one of that city's best known physicians. He practiced there until his retirement in 1938, due to reason of health. He then came back to his native area, Orangeville, where he lived on First Ave.
Dr. Kyles entered actively into the community life of Orangeville. He was M.O.H. during World War II.
He served on the High School Board and on the Public School Board, as well as the Library Board. He was census commissioner for Dufferin-Simcoe in 1951.
Dr. Kyles was an enthusiastic Rotarian, being chariman of the Orangeville Club's crippled children's fund for more than 20 yeasr. Members of that club attended the funeral parlor in a body to pay him tribute.
He was a member of the Westminster United Church the pastor of which, Rev. R.G. LeDrew, officiated at the funeral on Saturday, September 28.
Dr. Kyles is survived by his widow, Lucy, by one brother, William, of Grand Valley, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Trimble, Orangeville.
The funeral was from Dods Funeral Home, with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were six nephews: Dr. N. Bruce Kyles, Goldsboro, North Carolina; Dr. John N . Kyles, Hamilton; J.D. Kyles, Hamilton; John Trimble, Camilla; Dr. Garth Bracken, Belleville; and L.D. Kyles, Hamilton.
Honorary pallbearers were Messrs. Maurice Cline, Harold Darraugh, Frank Anderson, Fred Lloyd, Jack Aiken, Allan Marshall, Norman Warlaw, James Small, Dr. R.J. McBurney, Leslie Galbraith, James Cancilla and Orme Sharpe.
Friends were in attendance at the funeral from North Carolina, Niagara Falls, N.Y., Sarnia, Detroit, Windsor, Stratford, London, Toronto, Ottawa, Thorold, Hamilton, Greensville, Dundas, Grand Valley.

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July 4, p.13: Clayton Harold Limbeer - Clayton Harold Limebeer died suddenly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. McDougall, fourth line West, Caledon, on Monday, June 17th, 1963. He was in his 75th year and made his home at R.R. 1, Alton.
He was born on December 31, 1888, on the first line of West Caledon, the son of William J. Limebeer and Marjorie Cameron.
He received his education at Alton Public School and Orangeville High School. He was a member of the Caledon Dramatic Society.
On July 11, 1923 Clayton Harold Limebeer and Leona Jean Pattullo were married in Caledon and made their home there.
He had been retired for the past three years. Mr. Limebeer was a member of Knox United Church, Caledon.
He is survived by a son, Donald, R.R. 2, Caledon; a daughter, Mrs. Fred McDougall (Marjorie) R.R. 1, Alton, a sister, Mrs. Leslie McKinnon (Stella), of Guelph, and six grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. Stiles from the chapel of the Dods Funeral Home, Orangeville. Interment was in Alton Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Charles Tribble, Marshall Freeburg, Russell Jenkins, John Teeter, Douglas Pattullo and Elgin Laughlin all of Caledon.
Flower bearers were: Bruce and Neil Pattullo, Bill Hillock, Bryan Pattulo, Lloyd Limebeer, Bill McKinnon and Warren Giffen.

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June 20, p.6: Clayton Harold Limbeer - At the home of his daughter, RR No. 1, Alton, on June 17, 1963, Clayton Harold Limebeer, husband of the late Leona Jean Pattullo and dear father of Donald and Mrs. Fred McDougall (Marjorie) in his 75th year.
Rested at the Dods Funeral Home, First St. and Second Ave., Orangeville. Service was held in the chapel on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Interment in Alton Public Cemetery.

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July 18, p.7:Mary Ellen (Byers) McBride - A well known resident of East Garafraxa in the person of Mrs. Joseph McBride, passed away in Dufferin Area Hospital Orangeville on Sunday, June 16th, 1963, in her 92nd year.
She has been confined to the hospital for two wekes.
Mrs. McBride was a daughter of the late John Byers and Elizabeth Ferguson and was born near Greenwood June 27, 1871. She came at an early age with her parents to the Marsville district.
On June 15, 1898, she married Joseph McBride who predeceased her November 22, 1941.
She was for many years a member fo Waldemar Presbyterian Church and later of Knox Presbyterian. She was devoted to her family and was always interested in them and her neighbors.
She leaves to mourn her loss one daughter Elizabeth (Mrs. Ross West) Toronto, two sons, Garfield and Delbert of East Garafraxa. One daughter Hazel predecassed her a number of years ago; ten grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Funeral service was held from Sime's Funeral Home on June 18, and was conducted by Mr. V. Turner of Knox Presbyterian Church. Interment was in Price's Corners Cemetery.
Pallbearers were five nephews and a grandson, Mercer Nodwell, John Byers, Glen West, John Moffit, Percy May and Eldon McBride.
The flowerbearers were grandchildren Hazel Prior, Dorothy Rolston, Orma Prentice, Jean Farrelly, Wallace McBride, Wayne McBride and Ron West a great grandson.

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August 15, p.6:Velma Jane (McCague) McRitchie - Mrs. Roy McRitichie, a well-known and esteemed Maple Hill resident (R.R. 2, Walkerton), passed away at Hanover Memorial Hospital on Thursday, July 11th, 1963, following two month's illness. Deceased was in her sixty-seventh year.
The late Ms. McRitchie was born in Mono Township, Dufferin County, on February 1st, 1897. She was a daughter, Velma Jane, of the late William McCague and Margaret Jane Dermott McCague.
On April 25th, 1923, she married Mr. Roy McRitchie at Beeeton, Ont., who survives with two sons and two daughters, Bruce McRitchie of R.R. 2, Walkerton, Oliver at home, (Fern) Mrs. Chesley Strickland of Toronto and Miss Muriel McRitchie at home.
Five grandchildren and three sister also survive, Mrs. Arthur Kirkpatrick, Mrs. John Fines and Mrs. Harry Service of Shelburne. Two brothers and three sister are predeceased.
The late Mrs. Ritchie was a member of the General Assembly and Church of The First Born.
The remains rested at the Richardson Funeral Home until Sunday, where funeral services were conducted by Mr. Carson Cowan and Mrs. Andrew Blair, both of Toronto.
Messrs. Alex Schwartz of Hanover, Howard Richardson of R.R. 1 Walkerton, Fred Keller of Durham, Peter Witzke, Joseph Straba and Albert Zimmerman, all of Chesley, acted as casket bearers, and Brian and Ivan Richardson and Herman Ahrens carrried the floral tributes.
Interment took place in Hanover Cemetery.
Friends and relatives attended the funeral from Toronto, Shelburne, Clinton, Kincardine, Tiverton, Detroit, Dutton, Windsor, Owen Sound, Kitchener, Breslau, Guelph,London, Sarnia and the surrounding area.

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August 15, p. 12: Lucy Ann Moote - In Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Monday, August 12, 1963, Lucy Ann Moote, beloved daughter of the late Christina and George Moote, dear sister of Alex of RR No. 2, Orangeville. In her 88th year.
Resting at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Wednesday, August 11th at 2 p.m. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

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August 12,p.6:Joseph Kearns Parker - Funeral services for Joseph Kearns Parker, a former Reeve of Adjala Township were held in Dods Funeral Home, Orangeville, on Thursday, August 1st, 1963. Mr Parker died in the Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on July 29th, 1963 at the age of 70.
Mr. Parker was born in Mono township and his parents were the late James and Mary Parker. His first wife was the late Eliza Hipanthe Arlow and he later married Sarah Jane Lyness.
Mr. Parker farmed until he retired five years ago. He was a member of the St. John's Anglican Church, Mono Mills, and also of the LOL No. 192, Mono Mills.
For four years Mr. Parker served as the reeve of Adjala Township.
He is survived by his wife Sarah Jane Lyness and two sons, James Parker of Orangeville and Elwood J. Parker, of Caledon East. Also surviving him are four daughters Mrs. Ina Patterson, Islington; Mrs. Ernest Patterson (Doreen), Caledon East, Mrs. Grant Marshall (Leone), Richmond Hill, and Mrs. Alex Blais (Wilma) Rexdale.
His is also survived by two brothers, Theodore Parker of Mono Mills and Stnaley Parker of Orangeville and one sister, Mrs. Jack Doran (Grace) of Orangeville, and 18 grandchildren.
Rev. R. Sinclair conducted the funeral services and the interment was in Caledon East Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Gordon Kidd, Caledon East; Gault Kidd, Palgrave; Grant Williams, Palgrave; Edgar Moon, Calaedon East and William Arlow and Ross McKenzie of Mono Mills.
The flower bearers were John Parker, John Doran, Andrew Doran, Harold Duller, Garry Stoddart, Barry Parker, Gerald Armstrong, Ron Warnoch, Harold Swaffled and Alan McCracken.

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August 15, p. 12 Sarah Naomia (McKinney) Porterfield - Mrs. Sarah Naomia Porterfield, wife of the late Alexander Ernest Porterfield, and a former resident of the Orangeville district, passed away at her home, 52 Glen Stewart Cres., Toronto 13, on Friday, August 2, 1963 in her 85th year. Due to a stroke she had been an invalid for a number of years.
Mrs. Porterfield, whose maiden name was Sarah Naomia McKinney, wa a daughter of the late William McKinney and J ane Maharg.
She was married to Alexander Ernest Porterfield November 28, 1900. They farmed in the Camilla district and later on Lot 11, Prince of Wales Road. The family moved to Toronto December 1, 1924.
While in the Orangeville distrct they were members of Herald Angel Anglican Chruch, West Mono, and since their removal to Toronto have attended St. John's Anglican Church, Norway.
Mrs. Porterfield was a member of the Women's Auxiliary and had been active in Mono College Women's Institute.
She is survived by two daughters, Gertrude and Beatrice.
The funeral service was held at Giffen-Mack Chapel, 2570 Danforth Ave., on Tuesday August 6th at one o'clock and was conducted by Ven. F.R. Bagley and Rev. W.L. Shape of the St. John's Church, Norway.
The funeral was by motor to the Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rev.W.L. Sharpe was in charge at the graveside.
The pallbearers in Toronto and Orangeville were: Stanley Steele, Frank Smith, Howard Reynolds, Donald Jackson, James Wood, Jack McKinney, Elgin Sawden, Wesley Porterfield and William Wolfe.
Many floral tributes bore evidence of the esteem in which she was held.

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December 12,p.8:Mary Elizabeth (Duke) Reid - At Barrie, on Wednesday, December 4, 1963, Mary Elizabeth Duke, beloved wife of the late Charles Richard Reid, dear mother of Clarence of Orangeville and Kathleen (Mrs. Leslie Gray) of Barrie; dear sister of Wilson Duke of Cooksville and Mrs. Ettie Bridgeford of Toronto. In her 87th year. Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Saturday at 3.30 p.m. Entombment in Forest Lawn Mortuary.

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January 2 (1964),p.7:Mary Elizabeth (Duke) Reid - Mary Elizabeth Reid died in Inniswood Private Hospital, Barrie, Ont., on Wednesday , December 4, she was 87.
Born in Hanover, Ont. she was the daughter of James and Mary Allen Duke. She was raised in the Mono Mills district and attended Mono Mills School.
She married the late Charles Richard Reid in Orangeville and they farmed at Purple Hill until 15 years ago. They then took up residence at 74 East Broadway, Orangeville.
She was a member of the Westminster United Church.
She is survived by one son, Clarence E. Reid and one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Gray (Kathleen) of Barrie, a sister Mrs. Ettie Bridgeford of Toronto and a brother, Wilson Duke of Cooksville, Ont. She is also survived by four grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The funeral services were held on December 7 at the Turner Funeral Home chapel. Rev. R. LeDrew officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronald Lindsay, Harold Moffit, Norman Flatt, Carl Reid, Alfred McEwan and Hector Brown.
Flower bearers were Jim and Barry Gray, grandson, Franklin Reid and Jim Jacques.

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July 18,p. 16:Thomas Morton Rintoul - After a long and trying illness, Thomas Morton Rintoul passed peacefully away in Shelburne District Hospital, on Saturday afternoon, June 15, 1963. He was the son of the late William Rintoul and Margaret Currie, and was born October 9,1899.
On December 26, 1918, he married Florence Cooper at Orangeville and the couple farmed at Black's Corners until he became ill two years ago.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Elgin, United Church minister at Norwich, Ont., and Arthur of Laurel, and six grandchildren, Margaret, Ruth and Jean or Norwich and John, Robert and David of Laurel. Surviving also are his siter Ellen (Mrs. J.H. Cruikshank) and his brother Gordon.
His sister Jean (Mrs. Jas. Rintoul) died on Jan.1, 1952.
Morton was an accomplisehd violinist and was gifted with a rich bass voice. These talents he used freely to enrich the lives of those around him.
He was well know throughout Amaranth, having assessed the township eleven times. He served for many years as secretary-treasurer of Black's Corners school prior to the formation of the Township School Board.
His main service, however, was in his church. He was an honorary elder of Laurel United Church at the time of his death and the members of session were honorary pallbearers. He sang in the church choir from boyhood until his last illness.
He was superintendent of the Sunday School at Whittington, and later at Black's Corners, and the boys, who, through the years attended the Laurel Sunday School remember him as their beloved teacher.
Robert Peirce, minster of Laurel United Church, conducted the funeral service which was held from the Gamble Funeral chapel to Shelburne Cemetery on Tuesday, June 18.
He was carried to his last resting place by six nephews, Orval Rintoul, Wallace Rintoul, Bill Cruikshank, Robert Cruikshank, Clifford Woolner and Bruce Robinson.
The beautiful floral tributes were carried by William Farnell, Nelson Rintoul, Harold Alexander, Russell Rintoul, Herb Kinsley, James Buchanan and Irvin McLaren.

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August 15,p.12:Mabel (Louttit) Sanderson - In Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Saturday, August 10th, 1963, Mabel Louttit, beloved wife of J. Edgar Sanderson., dear mother of Lillian (Mrs. Russell Peterson), Mabel (Mrs. Victor Sharp), Helen (Mrs. Donald Robb) and Jean (Mrs. Ward Thiele); dear sister of Mrs. Edith Ritchie, Margaret (Mrs. John Pearce), Albert and Ernest Louttit.
Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Tuesday, August 13, at 2 p.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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December 12,p.8:Sara Lavina (Sherman) Scott - In Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, on Monday, December , 1963, Sarah Lavina Sherman, beloved wife of David A. Scott, dear mother of Sherman of Pickering, Charles of Guelph, George of Toronto and Robert of Mono Centre; dear sister of Mrs. Nellie Gardiner of Georgetown, in her 82nd year. Resting at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service in the chapel on Thursday, December 12, at 2 p.m. Interment in Burns Cemetery, Mono Centre.

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December 12,p.8:Tena Jane (Small) Simpson - Suddenly in Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville Ontario, on Thursday, December 5th, 1963, Tena Jane Small, beloved wife of Herbert Simpson, dear mother of Cecil and Glenn, grandmother of Creola and Dianne, dear sister of John Small. In her 81st year. Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville Service in the chapel on Saturday, December 7th at 1.30 p.m. Entombment in Forest Lawn Mortuary.

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December 26,p.9:Tena Jane (Small) Simpson - Tena Jane Simpson died suddenly on December 5 in the Dufferin Area Hospital. She was 81.
She was born in East Luther Township, the daughter of the late Robert Small and Mary Sime. She received her early education in East Luther, and took active part in community affairs.
In December 1906, she married Herbert Simpson and they resided on the Simpson Farm on the 14th line of East Garafraxa. She became a member of Bethel Presbyterian Church and was a diligent worker for it.
She and her husband retired from the farm in 1948 and moved to Mill Street, Orangeville, where she resided until her death. While there, she became of a member of Tweedsmuir Church. She was a kindly woman, interested in her home and family.
She is survived by h er husband Herbert, two sons, Cecil of Orangeville, and Glenn of Grand Valley, two grand children, Creola and Diane Simpson and one brother, John Small, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She was predeceased by one brother and two sisters.
The funeral services were held in the chapel of the Turner Funeral Home, and conducted by Rev. John Nute of Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, on Saturday, December 7. Entombment was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Six nephews, Gordon Simpson, Howard Simpson, ?, Irwin Campbell, ? Hopkins, and Jim ?.
The floral tributes were carried by Bill Simpson, Harry ?, Arthur Simpson, ?, Frank Gamble, ? Mrs. Simpson.

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December 5,p.12:Robert Charles Watson - Robert Charles Watson, a life long resident of Adjala Township died suddenly at his home, lot 8, Con. 4, on Friday, November 1. He was 86, and h ad been born in the same house where he died.
He was the youngest son of the late James Watson and Ann Jane Cotton and was the last remaining member of a family of seven, two girls and five boys.
He was a member of Adjala United Church and had been an elder for 50 years.
He was twice married. In 1910 he married Ida Hetherington, who predeceased him in 1923.
He is survived by his widow, formerly Irene Hamilton, two daughters Mrs. Walter McLean (Bessie), Schomberg, and Mrs. Arthur Bittle (Jean) Willowdale, and a son, Clare, at home. He is also survived by five grandchildren. Another son, Donald, predeceased him in 1920.
The funeral service, conducted by Rev. Bruce McIntyre, took place in Adjala United church, Monday, November 4. Mr. McIntyre was assisted by Rev. A.E. Willis of Angus, a former pastor. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Six nephews were pallbearers. Russell McElwain, Bill Watson, Harold Watson, Vernon Watson, Robert Watson and Hamilton Watson.
The many floral tributes were carried by neighbors and friends.

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June 20, p.3:Selma (MacDonald) Watson - After a lengthy illness, Selma (MacDonald) Watson died Juen 4th, 1963, at Dufferin Area Hospital, Orangeville, where she had been hospitalized many months.
She was born February 9th, 1899, in Grand Valley, third daughter of the late D.P. MacDonald and Lily Keats Brown. She spent all her girlhood days in Grand Valley.
On April 16th, 1919, she was married to William H. Watson and early in their marriage they were in business in Acton and Streetsville, returning to Grand Valley in 1929.
The late Mrs. Watson is survived by her husband W.H. Watson. She was mother of Pauline (Mrs. D.W. Pallett), Cooksville and the late Flying Officer W.D. Watson. Grand mother of Bill and Sandra Barber, Cooksville, sister of Gertrude (Mrs. McCulloch), Regina; Ruby (Mrs. D. Henderson), Buffalo, N.Y.; Grant and Ralph, Orangeville; Ross and Wilbert, deceased.
The late Selma Watson was a faithful member of her church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, but she enjoyed her home most of all. Being of a very artistic nature and very generous with her gifts, the church and every occasion in the village had flower arrangements from her garden.
She is mourned by her family, neighbors and a host of friends.
The late Mrs. Watson rested at the Sime Funeral Home, Grand Valley, until Thursday, June 6th, when funeral services were held in Trinity United Church and were conducted by Rev. A.R. Wedderspoon; Mrs. G. Wanless presided at the organ. Interment was in Union Cemetery, Grand Valley.
The casket bearers were Albert Dunn, Orangeville, Carman Grieg, Arthur; Paul Anderson, Georgetown; Wilfred Honsberger, Waterloo; William Depew, Toronto; Joe Ritchie, Grand Valley.
Flower bearers were Alan MacDonald and Mr. and Mrs. Murray MacDonald, Toronto, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Holmes, Acton.,
Friends and relatives were present from Buffalo, N.Y., Dixie, Bracebridge, Gore's Landing, Saskatoon, Toronto, Welland, Fergus, Brantford, Galt, Waterloo, Arthur, Shelburne and Orangeville.

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October 31,p.7:Margaret Isobel (Huston) Wilkinson - Suddenly at her home, Mono Township, on Saturday, October 26, 1963 Margaret Huston, beloved wife of William Wilkinson, dear mother of Ann (Mrs. Kenneth Haddock), Robert and Joan (Mrs. Daniel Webb), dear daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Huston, dear sister of Mrs. Mabel Ramsey, George Huston, and Mary (Mrs. Charles Sinclair). Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service int he chapel Monday, at 2 p.m. Interment in Boston Mills Cemetery.

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August 29,p.12:Sarah Jane (McKitrick) Wolfe - In Marquard Nursing Home, Orangeville, on Friday, August 16, 1963, Sarah Jane Wolfe, beloved wife of the late Charles Wolfe, dear mother of Samuel, George, Annie (Mrs. Wilfred Duke), Sarah (Mrs. Marshall Lanktree), Abraham, Lewis, Robert, Clifford, and Mary (Mrs. Jackson Hamilton), in her 85th year.
Rested at the Turner Funeral Home, West Broadway, Orangeville. Service was held in the chapel on Monday, August 19th at 3:30 p.m.

 

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