OBITUARIES FROM THE ORANGEVILLE BANNER FOR THE YEAR 1964

Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #46

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AVISON | BRAWLEY | CAMERON | MACDONALD | MONTGOMERY | PARSONS | REILLY | SMITH | STOREY


January 6, p.5:Mary Avison - Mary Avison, former resident of Mono Township, died in St. Mary's Infirmary, Duluth, Minnesota on December 31. She was 93.
Born in Granger, Mono Township, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Avison, who , after their retirement from their farm in Mono, took up residence in Orangeville.
Miss Avison left Mono in 1895 and was in the first graduate class of St. Luke's hospital, Duluth. From 1912 until 1932 she was the secretary of the Traveller's Aid in Duluth.

She returned to visit relatives in and around Orangeville many times, the last time she was in Orangeville was seven years ago.

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January 6p.6:Stanely E. Brawley - Stanley Ernest Brawley died suddenly in his home on Mill Street, Orangeville, on Friday, December 27, aged 55.
Born in Orangeville, he was the son of the late Alfred and Louise Brawley and he was educated in the Orangeville schools.
A splendid athlete and outdoors man, he was an outstanding lacrosse player with Orangeville Dufferins in the 1920's. He was also an ardent hunter, angler and dog breeder. In 1950 he won the championship with his entry in the Central Ontario Foxhunter Association dog trials.
He married Myrtle Lambertus in Corbetton, June 16, 1945 and they resided in Orangeville.
For 38 years he was Canadian Pacific Railway conductor, running out of Orangeville.
He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, the Brotherhood of the Railway Trainmen, Lodge 255, the Canadian Kennel Club, the Ontario Foxhunters Association and the Dufferin-North Peel Anglers and Hunters Association.
He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Lambertus, a stepson, William G. Lambertus, of Orangeville, and a stepdaughter, Betty Anne Coles (Lambertus) of King city, Ont.
He is also survived by three sister, Mrs. Harry Hunt (Jessie), of Hamilton; Mrs. Audrey Marshall, Toronto, and Mrs. Jack Chapman (Margaret), of Fergus and three brothers, Jack of Orangeville, William of Buffalo, N.Y., and Winfield , of Mactler,as well as six grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and and brother, Harvey, and two sisters, Bernetta and Gladys.
A special service was held by the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, Lodge 255 conducted by President Leo McDade, assisted by Field Representative Ken Strickland, prior to the funeral service.
In the Turner Funeral Home, Orangeville, at 2 p.m. , Monday, December 30, Rev. John F. Nute conducted the funeral services and interment was in Forest Lawn Mortuary.
Fellow employees were the pallbearers: George Dodds, Pete Hawke, Bob Bryant, Benny Gooderham, Don Hood of Orangeville, and Bill Matthews of Toronto.

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January 30,p.2:Donald Cameron - At Sault Ste. Marie, Donald Cameron died suddenly, on Thursday, January 16, son of Mrs. Cameron and the late George Cameron of Orangeville. He is survived by h is wife, two daughters and one son. Three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Hibbert (Jean), of Brampton; Mrs. Gayle (Helen), of Pickering; Mrs. Cecil Irvine (Marion), of Grand Valley, Wilson of Stayner, formerly of Orangeville. Funeral Saturday, January 18, 1964.

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January 6,p.7:Roderick J. MacDonald - Robert James MacDonald died suddenly on Decmeber 12, 1963, in hospital in Owen Sound after a heart attack. He was in his 32nd year.
Born in Galt, he was the only son of Mrs. Ivy MacDonald and the late Rev. Charles C. MacDonald. He attended public and high school in Orangeville, Appleby College, Oakville and Waterloo College. After leaving college he interested himself for a time in geo-physical exploration in northern Canada, particularly around Ungava Bay. He then turned to television as his career and was a valued and popular member of staff at CKNX Wingham, Ont., and CJCH, Halifax, Nova Scotia, as Film Editor.
While attending Appleby College he held the badminton championship for two years and achieved 1st class recognition as a Dominion Rifle Marksman. He was a member of the Wright Hargreaves Athletic Association and the Wingham Sportsmen's Association. He was a member of the United church.
Funeral services were held on Monday, December 16, 1963, from Turner's Funeral Chapel, Orangeville. Rev. Le Drew, Westminster United Church and Rev. John Nute, Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, Orangeville , were officiating clergymen.
Pallbearers were William Robb, Alvin Boggs, Kenneth Coutts, Martin Dambeau, John Whitfield and James Welsh, Jr.
Flowerbearers were James and Bryan Ariss, Stnaley Brown, Vade and James Prior.
Entombment was in Forest Lawn Mortuary, Orangeville, interment later in Shelburne cemetery.

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January 6,p.7:Garfield T.H. Montgomery - After a lengthy illness Garfield T.H. Montgomery died at his late residence, Daniel Street, Erin, December 10. He was born on the Fifth line East, Chinguacousy Township, November 30, 1901.
His parents were the late William Montgomery and Mary Gilpin. He spent the major part of his life farming in Toronto Gore. In 1956 he entered municipal affairs and was elected for council and served for 6 years. In 1961 he bought a farm north of Erin and farmed for 1 year. Because of illness he retired to Erin Village.
He is survived by his widow Beatrice Nelson, one daughter, Doris, two sons, Bryan of E. Woodhill, Lawson, R.R. 1. Erin, two sisters, Mrs. Louise Craig and (Mildred) Ms. Melville Shaw, both of Brampton; three brothers John, Brampton, Clewis, Georgetown and Charles, Toronto, and three grandchildren.
Funeral service was held in Erin United Church where the deceased was a member. Rev. E. D. Snelgrove and Rev. Mrs. Elinor K. Leard conducted the service. Interment was in Erin Cemetery under the direction of the David McClure funeral Home, Brampton.
Pallbearers were Richard Hewson, Stuart Carberry, Harvey Gardhouse, W.E. Gibson, W.B. Lane and Howard Sinclair. Flower bearers were Jack and Ross Montgomery, Toronto.

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February 20,p.7:Herbert George Parsons - Herbert George Parsons (Bert) died suddenly at his home on 660 Annette Street, Toronto, February 8. He was the son of the late Ernest A. and Ellen Parson.
He is survived by his wife, Ruby White, three sons, Douglas Herbert of Scarborough, William Robert of Cleveland, Ohio, and James Harold, Vancouver. Also two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Mutch (Marilyn) of Vol Caron, Ont., and Mrs. Klaas Dennys (Sandra-Ann) of Toronto.
Also surviving him is his sister, Mrs. William Lisk (Gwen), of Orangeville.
He was predeceased by his brother, Robert in 1962.
The funeral service was held in the chapel of the Trench and Foster Funeral Home, February 12. Entombment was in the Forest Lawn Mortuary, Orangeville.

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January 30,p.2:Lillian May (Tough) Reilly - Mrs. Norman Reilly, the former Lillian May Tough, died suddenly at her home in Grand Valley in her 83rd year. She was the mother of Earl, of South River, Royce, of Grand Valley, Robert, Grand Valley, Clifford of Willowdale. Funeral from Simes Funeral Home in Grand Valley, Wednesday, January 15, to Grand Valley Union Cemetery.

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January 30,p.2:Sophia Elizabeth (McKitrick) Smith - A respected resident of Orangeville, and a lifelong resident of this district, Mrs. John E. Smith, passed away in Dufferin Area Hospital on Wednesday morning, January 14, after a brief illness.
An active and outgoing person, Mrs. Smith's sudden illness and hospitalization on Christmas day came as a great shock to her family and friends. Her trait of looking young and thinking young, belied her year, and few guessed that she would be 85 on her next birthday.
The former Sophia Elizabeth (Kit) McKitrick was born in East Garafraxa on April 21, 1879, the youngest chid of William John McKitrick and Annie Dunlop, She attended the old stone school on the Broad road,and Orangeville High School, afterwards taking a course in telegraphy. For a n umber of years she operated a telegraph key in the offices of the Orangeville Banner which was edited by her brother, Alex. She left the is position, and, on December 7, 1904, married John Elbert Smith, who carried on a farm implement and, later, car agency in Earl Harrison's present location on the sough side of Broadway.
a staunch and sympathetic friend and an excellent hostess, the Smith home on Zina street was the scene of many happy gatherings. Mrs. Smith was one of the earlier members of Lord Dufferin Chapter, I.O.D.E., who worked so hard for the establishment of a hospital here. She was a past Regent of the Chapter; and a faithful and active member of Westminster United Church. Lawn bowling and bridge were other interests; but it was in the field of human relations that she excelled. Even the younger generation loved to visit "Aunt Kit". Her concern for others, her ready wit, her enjoyment of an unexpected trip or event and her refusal to "grow old" delighted them.
A devoted wife and mother she cared for her h husband through the many months of he long illness prior to his death in January 1952. She will be deeply missed by her son, Gordon, her daughter-in-law, Mary , and her grandson, Douglas, of Port Credit. Her first child, Stuart, died in infancy.
The last ember of family, she was predeceased by one sister and two brothers: Mrs. W.J. McMaster (Jennie) of Hampton; William J. and Alexander D., of Orangeville.
The service at the Turner Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 17, was conducted by Rev. R. LeDrew who emphasized that there should be only joy and thanksgiving at the completion of a full, Christian life of love and service.
Pallbearers were her nephews: Don McKitrick and M l. Williams of Toronto, James McMaster of Millbrook, Charles Naylor of Oshawa, Bob McKitrick of Espanola and Bruce Matheson of Orangeville.
The flowers that were the last tributes of her friends were carried by I.J. Murphy, Eric White and H.P. Darraugh of Orangeville; Clark Rea and John Byers of Waldemar; Adrian McDonald of Shelburne; and two grand-nephews, Sandy and Ian Matheson.
Temporary interment was in Forest Lawn mortuary.

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February 20,p.7:Margaret Maude (Pettit) Storey - Margaret Maude Storey died in Shelburne District Hospital on February 3. She was 79 and had been ill for two years.
Born in the township of Adjala, she was the daughter of the late William and Margaret Pettit. She received her education in Brandon School Adjala.
On March 7, 1906, she married George Robert Storey and they farmed in Adjala until 1919 when they moved to the Seventh Line of Mono where they resided until moving to Hockley 11 years ago.
After moving to Mono, Mrs. Storey became a staunch member of Old St. John's Anglican Church, working with the church guild. When she and her husband moved to Hockely, she became of member of the St. James Anglican Church and of the guild attached to it.

Surviving her are two sons, Jack of Mono, and Wallace of Glen Cross and one daughter, Mrs. Melville Baxter (Jesssie).
She is also survived by one brother, Joseph Pettit of Ajax, 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Her husband, George, and three sons, Chester, Clarence and Peter, predeceased her.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Rathbone, St. Mark's Anglican Church, Orangeville, in the chapel or [sic] the Turner Funeral Home, temporary burial was in Forest Lawn Mortuary, February 5.
Pallbearers were Angus Cole and Fred Baxter of Orangeville, Ted Parker, Joe Varley, Bob Mills and Ross McKenzie of Mono.
Flower bearers were her grandsons, Kenneth Baxter, Willowdale; Brian Storey, Mono, and neighbors, Emerson Proctor, Joe Robbins, Henry Hillock and Randolph Snell of Mono.

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