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Owen Sound Native Dies After   
Lengthy Illness; 67 Years of Age
After a lengthy illness, death came early on Tuesday morning to Mrs. Edward Croft, at her residence, 1835 3rd Ave West. Deceased, who was 67 years old, was born in this city on May 30th, 1873, a daughter of the late John Warrilow and Annie Wilson.
   The late Mrs. Croft, was a very faithful attendant of First United Church in Owen Sound North. Very well known in this city, her passing will cause sincere regret to her many friends. On July 14th, 1907, she was united in marriage to Edward Croft, who is left to survive.
   Besides her husband, there are surviving, two sons, Wilfred of Owen Sound and Thos. E. of Toronto; three daughters, Edna, Mrs. Ray L Morris of Hollywood, California, Helen, Mrs. Roy A. Taylor of this city and Victoria Croft at home; one brother Thos. Warrilow of Owen Sound; three sisters, Miss Dina Warrilow of Owen Sound, Mrs. Walter Veitch of Leith and Mrs. Thos. Firth of Dawson, Yukon Territory.
   One brother, Joshua Warrilow and two sisters, Mrs. S. J. Wallace of Warren, Penn., and Mrs. Edgar Peters of Vancouver, B.C. predeceased their sister.


CROFT -- In Owen Sound, Tuesday, Dec. 10th, Florence N. Warrilow, beloved wife of Edward Croft, in her 68th year. Service will be held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Taylor, 1683 4th Ave. West, on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

CROFT --- In loving memory of our dear mother, Mrs. Edward Croft, who passed away Dec 10, 1940.
If all the world were ours to give,
We’d give it, yes and more
To see her loving smile again
And to greet her at the door
--- Ever remembered by Wilfred and Myrtle.

CROFT --- In loving memory of our dear mother, Mrs. Edward Croft, who passed away Dec 10, 1940.
Today recalls sad memories
Of a dear mother gone to rest;
And the ones who think of her today
Are the ones who loved her best.
--- Lovingly remembered by daughters Helen and Victoria, and son-in-law, Roy.

Source: newspapers unknown - articles found in a scrapbook

Submitted by: G Thompson

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