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Well Known Local Resident   
Buried Friday
Mrs. Jack Grimoldby, well known Owen Sounder, was laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery on Friday afternoon, after a most impressive funeral service had been conducted at her residence, 1135 2nd Ave. East. Rev. G. Bombay, pastor of the Pentecostal Church, spoke very feelingly and left a comforting message to those bereft.
   There were many floral tributes, which together with the large funeral showed the high esteem in which deceased was held by a host of friends. Melville Barber and Mrs. G. Bombay delivered beautiful solos.
  Pall bearers were Pte. Howard Murphy, Pte. Garnet Murphy, William Murphy, Garfield Murphy, Clinton Keeling, and George Sword.


Whose death occurred at her home, 1135 2nd Ave. East, on Tuesday evening. A native of Allenford, she had resided in Owen Sound since childhood and leaves many friends in this city.


GRIMOLDBY - in Owen Sound on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1940. Margaret May Partridge, beloved wife of Mr. John Grimoldby, age 46. Remains resting at her late residence, 1135 2nd Ave East, until Friday afternoon. Funeral service at 2:30 o’clock. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


Death Comes Suddenly After   
Lengthy Period of Ill Health
Death came very suddenly to a well known resident of this city when Mrs. John Edward Grimoldby passed away on Tuesday evening at her home, 1135 2nd avenue east. Deceased, who was only 45 years of age, had been in poor health for the past twelve years, but her final illness last only a couple of hours. A native of Allenford, she had lived in Owen Sound since girlhood and leaves a host of friends to mourn her passing.
   The late Mrs. Grimoldby, whose maiden name was Margaret May Partridge, was a daughter of the late William Partridge. She was united in marriage to John Edward Grimoldby on Christmas Day, 1912. Her sorrowing husband survives to mourn her passing, together with two sons. Clifford of Galt and Britton at home, and one daughter, Mildred, Mrs. John D. Brown, of this city. The late Mrs. Grimoldby also leaves to mourn her loss one brother, William Partridge, of Owen Sound, and one sister, Elizabeth, Mrs. W. A. Murphy, also of Owen Sound. Her death was the third in family this year, her mother, who married again and whose name was Mrs. James Cross, and a sister, Mrs. John Jones, both of Owen Sound, dying on Feb. 21 and Aug. 3 of this year respectively. Another sister, Martha, was drowned at Allenford while still a child and a brother, Pte. George Partridge, gave his life for his country in the First Great War.
   In religion the late Mrs. Grimoldby was a member of the Pentecostal Church here.

Source: newspapers unknown as the articles found in a scrapbook. Possibly either the Owen Sound Sun-Times and/or Wiarton Echo.

Submitted by: G Thompson

Transcribed by: Gerald Dunnill

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