Newspaper Obits for Lanark County "Strays"


I have been asked to provide space for newspaper obituaries for Lanark County "Strays" - in other words, People who were born and raised in Lanark County, but died in places other than Lanark County.

 If you have any please send them to me and I will post them.


Victoria Times Colonist - March 14 1954

FOSTER- Lillian Marjorie  (McDiarmid) Foster, of 2618 Blanshard Street, passed away in the Royal Jubilee Hospital on March 12, 1954.  She was born at Prospect, Ontario and resided at Maidstone, Saskatchewan for many years before coming to Victoria in 1943.  She  is survived by her husband; six  daughters, Mrs. J.W. Franko of Edmonton, Mrs. D.C. Hobbs, Mrs. J Crawford and the Misses Lenora, Rosalyn and Wynnona, all of Victoria; one brother, A.G. McDiarmid of Toronto, Ontario, and seven grandchildren. Funeral service will be conducted in Chaplin's Funeral Chapel at 1.30 p.m. on Monday, March 15. Interment in Royal Oak Burial Park. No flowers by request. In lieu of flowers send donations to the Conquer Cancer Fund.


The Lanark Era - Wed May 19th 1897

Malvern, York County, Ontario, on Saturday, Dr. McDiarmid, aged 67 years. A son of the late Angus McDiarmid, and a cousin to William, Duncan, and Robert McDiarmid of Carleton Place .


Thursday March 20 1947 - unknown newspaper

Franktown Native dies at Victoria, B. C.

Maidstone - Another link in the chain of Maidstone pioneers was broken with the death of Mrs. B. McDiarmid, who passed away at St. Joseph's hospital, Victoria B. C. on February 20th at the age of 70 years. The late Mrs. McDiarmid was born Catherine Salter at Franktown.  She came to Maidstone in 1907 with her husband and settled on a farm near the village.  Later they moved into Maidstone, where she lived after the death of her husband, till 1941.  Mrs. McDiarmid worked as a dressmaker.  Her friendly, cheerful manner and her willingness to help those in need, made her a great favorite. Five years ago she made matron of St. Paul's Residential School at Cardsten, Alta., where she remained until early this year.  When she became ill, she moved to Victoria, B. C. to the home of her daughter Mrs. Jas. Foster. A funeral service was held 11 am, Feb 22 at the Curry Funeral Home in Victoria.  Rev. D. Kendall officiated.  The remains were forwarded to Maidstone for interment in the Maidstone Cemetery.  Rev. R. W. Coznes conducted the funeral service from St. Andrew's Anglican Church, in Maidstone on Monday Feb 24.  Mrs. Bennett presided at the organ. Mrs. McDiarmid is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Foester, 2618 Blanchard Street, Victoria; one son A. Gorrell, of Long Beach , Ontario; two brothers, P. P. Salter and E. Salter; four sisters, Mrs. M. Morris, Vancouver; Mrs. A. Gold, Miss N. Salter and Miss M. Salter, near Franktown; also nine grandchildren and two gr grandchildren. Mrs. F. Morris, another sister, died just recently in Ottawa.  Relatives attending the funeral were; Mrs. Jas. Foster, of Victoria, B. C.; Mr. and Mrs. J. Franko, North Battleford; A. G. McDiarmid, of Long Beach, Ont.; and Emerson Anderson.


Above Obits supplied by: Leah Truscott - gopher@primus.ca


PONTIAC, Oakland Co., Michigan, USA - Unknown Local Newspaper…

"WILLIAMS, KATHLEEN E. (HOGAN) - At Warren, Ohio, on Tuesday, September 11, 1984 , in her 82nd year.  Beloved wife of Vene Williams, predeceased by her only son Richard, (1960).  Survived by her sister Mrs. Margaret Dempster and brother Patrick R. Hogan of Hamilton.  Interment in Pontiac, Michigan." (aft 11 Sep 1984, obit found in family bible)


"MRS. MARY D. (Lafrombois) ROSBERRY, 90, of 88 Mechanic St., died at 6:33 p.m. Friday.  Born in Ottawa , Ont., Aug 22, 1862 , she was the daughter of Anthony Lafrombois and Mary Strictfoot Rosberry, and the widow of Samuel Rosberry whom she married in Canada May 20 1880.  Mrs. Rosberry came to Pontiac from Mt. Pleasant 40 years ago.  She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Anna Harris of Pontiac and five grandchildren.  Also surviving are four brothers and two sisters, Xavier, Phillip, Francis, Paul, Mrs. Rose Legault, all in Canada and Mrs. Nora Bellingar of Seattle Wash.   Rosary service will be Monday at 8:30 p.m. in the Voorhees-Siple Funeral Home.  Funeral will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Vincent Church, with burial in Mount Hope Cemetery." (aft 20 Feb 1953, obit found in family bible)


TORONTO, East York Twp., York Co., Ontario, Canada - Unknown Local Newspaper…

"MRS. J.H. MORRIS - A native of Smith's Falls, Mrs. J.H. Morris passed away on Wednesday, April 27, in Toronto, where she had resided for the past 15 years.  She was 51 years of age.  The former Elsie Hogan, she was the daughter of N. F. Hogan and the former Minnie Murphy.  Educated in the public schools and collegiate here, she was married in Smith's Falls to John Hubert Morris, who survives her.  Prior to her marriage, she was on the staff of the Bell Telephone Co.  She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.  Also left to mourn her loss are two sons, Jack, of Toronto, and Robert, of Sept Isles, Que.; a brother, Frank Hogan, of Smith's Falls, and two sisters, Miss Gertrude Hogan, of Ottawa, and Mrs. C. Logan, of Murray Mines, Ont.  The funeral service was conducted on Saturday morning, April 30, in St. Matthew's Church, by Rev. Father Woods.  Interment was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Toronto." (aft 27 Apr 1955, obit found in family bible)


The Globe and Mail Newspaper…

"DROUGHEN, SISTER DOREEN (AGNES OLEDA), C.S.J. - Peacefully, in St. Jospeh's Infirmary, Willowdale, on Friday, February 16, 2001. Daughter of the late Edward Droughen and Ann Dignam.  Predeceased by her sisters Catherine (Mrs. C. Lessard) 1945, Mary (Mrs. J. Murphy) 1951, Elizabeth (Mrs. W. McEwen) 1955, Eva (Mrs. E. Hoover) 1964 and brothers James 1949 and Thomas 1958.  Survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation at St. Joseph's Convent from 2 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2001, for Vigil Service 7:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, February 20th, 2001 at 7:30 p.m.  Interment on Wednesday, February 21, 2001 in Holy Cross Cemetery." ( 19 Feb 2001 )


DORION, Quebec , Canada - Unknown Local Newspaper…

"DROUGHAN, T.P. (KELLY) - At Dorion, at home, on Tuesday, March 16th, 1971.  Kelly Droughan, formerly of Hudson, Que., and Smiths Falls , Ont., retired CPR conductor, beloved husband of Mary Habib, brother of Rose McDermott of Albany, N.Y. and Saidie Droughan of Kingston, Ont.  Funeral from Aubrey and Trudeau Funeral Home, 12 St. Charles Street, Dorion, on Thurs., March 18th, for service at St. Patrick's on the Island, Shamrock Blvd., in Pinecourt at 10:30 a.m., thence Hudson, Que., for burial." (aft 16 Mar 1971, obit found in family bible)


HAMILTON, Barton Twp., Wentworth Co., Ontario. , Canada - Unknown Local Newspaper…

"EDWARD DROUCHEN - Following a lingering illness, the death occurred this morning at his residence, 1014 King Street East, of Edward Drouchen.  The deceased was born in Ireland 79 years ago, but had spent most of his life in this city where he was well known.  He is survived by his wife, formerly Annie Dignan; two sons, James and Thomas, of this city; five daughters, Mrs. J.P. Murphy, Owoosa, Mich.; Mrs. Eric Hoover, Pontiac, Mich.; Mrs. C.P. Lessard and Mrs. W. McQueen, of this city, and Miss Oleida at home.  The funeral will take place Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. McQueen, 473 Wilson Street, to St. Ann's Church for requiem mass at 9 o'clock . Interment will be made in Holy Sepulcher Cemetery." (aft 30 Jun 1932, found in family bible) (McQueen is actually McEwen)


The Hamilton Spectator Newspaper…

"EDWARD FRANCIS DROUGHAN - Last evening Edward Francis Droughan passed away at his residence, 21 Gray street, following a brief illness. Mr. Droughan was 46 years old and had been born in Smith's Falls and for the past seven years had made his home in this city.  He was a member of Holy Name Society and a valued employee of the Dominion Steel Foundries, limited.  Left to mourn his loss besides his widow are three sons, Joseph, John, and Patrick; two daughters, Mary and Betty, all at home; three sisters, Mrs. Joseph McDermott and Miss Minnie Droughan, both of Amsterdam, N.Y., and Miss Sadie Droughan, of Smith's Falls, and one brother, Thomas, of Montreal.  The funeral will take place on Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the above address to St. Ann's church for requiem mass at 9 o'clock , thence to Holy Sepulchre cemetery." ( 4 Dec 1929 )


"DROUGHAN - At his late residence, 21 Gray Street, on Tuesday, December 3, 1929. Edward Francis Droughan, beloved husband of Mary Hagan, (should be Hogan) in his 47th year.  The funeral will take place Friday morning, at 8:30 o'clock , to St. Ann's church for requiem mass at 9 o'clock. Interment in Holy Sepulchre cemetery." ( 4 Dec 1929 )


"DROUGHAN - Yesterday morning the funeral of Edward Francis Droughan was held from his home, 21 Gray street to St. Ann's church, where the remains were met at the church door by Rev. Father Kehoe, who also celebrated requiem mass. Rev. Father Inglert conducted the services at the graveside. Those acting as pallbearers were:  J.J. Tracie, G.H. MacMahon, W.J. Lynch, G.W. Varley, R.H. Baker and E.N. Brown.  Edward Droughan, of Burlington, was a son of the deceased." (6 Dec 1929)  He was actually buried on the day the obituary appeared in the newspaper.


"DROUGHAN - At Hamilton, on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 1929 , Edward F. Droughan, beloved husband of Mary E. Hogan, formerly of Smiths Falls ." (13 Dec 1929)


"DROUGHAN, MARY (MAY) - At St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1975.  Mary Ellen Hogan in her 81st year.  Beloved wife of the late Edward Droughan.  Dear mother of Joseph of Grimsby, Betty (Mrs. Robert Risk) of Winnipeg, Marie (Mrs. Linus Comeau), John and Thomas, all of Hamilton.  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren.  Sister of Mrs. Vene Williams of Florida, Mrs. Andrew Dempster and Patrick Hogan both of Hamilton.  Predeceased by two brothers Earl and Thomas.  Mrs. Droughan was a long time member of the C.W.L. and the Altar Society.  Funeral Friday 9 a.m. from the Dermody-Markey Funeral Home, 7 East Ave. S. to St. Ann's Church for requiem mass at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Thursday evening 8 p.m.   Friends may call from 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9." (17 Dec 1975)


"DROUGHAN - We wish to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to relatives, friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness, floral tributes, cards of sympathy and donations during the loss of a beloved mother and grandmother.  Special thanks to doctors, staff of 3 medical at St. Joseph's and priests, Hamilton-Wentworth Police Dept., pallbearers and Dermody-Markey Funeral Home." (17 Dec 1975)


"HOGAN - At the General Hospital on Thursday, November 13, 1947.  Auralee Laframboise, widow of Thomas Hogan, 10 Fairview Ave. The remains will be conveyed from the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Ave., S., via C.P.R. Friday night at 8 o'clock, to Smith Falls. Funeral Monday morning at 9 o'clock to St. Francis De Sales Church for Requiem Mass. Interment in Perth, Ont." (14 Nov 1947)


"DEMPSTER, MARGARET A. (NEE HOGAN) - Peacefully at the Hamilton Convalescent Centre on Sunday, August 20, 1995. Wife of the late Andrew Dempster (1978). Predeceased by her sisters, Mary Drughan and Kathleen Williams and her brothers, Thomas, Earl and Patrick Hogan. Survived by many nieces and nephews and her sister-in-law, Irene Hogan.  A private family Mass was held at St. Margert Mary Church on Tuesday, August 22, 1995, followed by Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery." (23 Aug 1995)


"HOGAN, PATRICK (BUS) - Peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, August 17th, 1993. Patrick Hogan in his 84th year.  He will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Irene, dear father of Gerrie and Florence, Richard and Susan, Robert and Lynn, Carol and John Stevenson.  Much loved papa of Jackie, Sabrina, Tanya, Paul, Tyler and Ashton Hogan, Alayna and Thomas (T.J.) Stevenson.  Dear brother of Margaret Dempster.  Predeceased by his sisters, Mary Ellen Droughan, Kathleen Williams and brothers, Tom and Earl.  Beloved uncle of the Droughan families and Edward and Lorna Hampson and families.  Mr. Hogan was a retiree of Dofasco (1975) after forty-one years of service.  He was one of the original members of the Dofasco Male Chorus and a member of the Kiwanis Club, Hamilton Central.  Friends may call at the CRESMOUNT FUNERAL HOME, 322 Fennell Avenue East, on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary Thursday, 8:30 p.m. Funeral Liturgy will be Celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church (20 Inglewood Avenue).  Cremation to follow.  Donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family." (18 Aug 1993)


"DROUCHEN - At his late residence, 1014 King Street East; on Thursday, June 30, 1932. Edward Drouchen, beloved husband of Annie Digman, in his 80th year.  Funeral Saturday morning at 8:30 o'clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wallace McEwen, 473 Wilson Street, to St. Ann's Church, for requiem mass at 9 o'clock .  Interment at Holy Sepulchre cemetery." ( 30 Jun 1932 ) (Drouchen is actually Droughan, but this side of the family spelt it differently)


"MRS. EDWARD DROUCHEN - The death of Annie Louise Dignan, widow of Edward Drouchen, occurred yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary Murphy, 25 West Avenue North.  Born at Smith's Falls, Ontario, she had been a resident of Hamilton for the last 45 years.  She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, and of the Catholic Women's League.  Surviving, are two sons, James, and Thomas, at home; four daughters, Sister Mary Doreen, of St. Joseph's Community, Toronto, Mrs. Mary Murphy, and Mrs. Wallace McEwen, both of Hamilton, and Mrs. Eric Hoover of Pontiac, Michigan;  two brothers, James, of Toronto, and Bartley, of Smith's Falls; and one sister, Mrs. John O'Keefe, of Smith's Falls.  Funeral service will be held on Monday morning at 8:30 from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W. McEwen, 473 Wilson Street, to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock.  Interment will be made in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery." (8 Nov 1946)


"MRS. CHARLES P. LESSARD."  (Nee Drouchen) The rest is completely illegible. (19 Apr 1944)


"LESSARD - Suddenly at his residence, 117 Barnesdale Avenue North, on Wednesday, May 13, 1953, Charles P. Lessard, aged 73 years, beloved husband of the late Catherine Drouchen.  Funeral Saturday morning at 8:30, from his late residence, to St. Ann's Church, for Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Friday evening at the residence." (14 May 1953)


"CHARLES P. LESSARD, who retired in 1950 as foreman at the Canadian Westinghouse Company, Limited, died suddenly at his residence, 117 Barnsdale Avenue North, yesterday.  He was in his seventy-third year, and a native of St. Joachim, Quebec.  Mr. Lessard lived in this city 50 years serving with Westinghouse 32 years. He was a member of the Westinghouse Senior Veterans' Association, and active in all phases of work at St. Ann's Roman Catholic Church.  He was a member of Holy Name Society, the Alter Society and the choir of the church.  He belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters.  In 1944 Mr. Lessard was predeceased by his wife, who was Catherine Drouchen.  Surviving are his son, Edmund, and a daughter, Mrs. John Davern, both of Hamilton;  two brothers, Oscar Lessard, in Quebec City, and Adelard, in St. Joachim, Quebec; also a sister, Leda in Montmorency Falls, Quebec.  There are seven grandchildren also surviving.  The funeral cortege will leave the residence, 117 Barnsdale Avenue North at 8:30 o'clock Saturday morning with Requiem Mass celebrated at St. Ann's Church at 9 o'clock.  The burial will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Tomorrow evening at 8:15 o'clock at the residence the Rosary will be recited." (14 May 1953)


"DROUCHEN - At the residence of his sister, Mrs. Mary Murphy, 25 West Avenue North, on Saturday, November 18, 1950, James Drouchen.  Funeral on Wednesday morning at 7:30 o'clock from the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Avenue to St. Patrick's Church for Requiem Mass at 8 o'clock.  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery." (20 Nov 1950)                       


"MCEWEN - Suddenly at her residence 159 Burris Street, on Sunday April 15, 1956 , Elizabeth Anne Drouchen, beloved wife of Wallace McEwen.  Funeral Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock from P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 7 East Avenue South, to St. Ann's Church for Requiem Mass at 9 o'clock .  Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery." (16 Apr 1956)                 


"DROUCHEN - At the residence of his brother in law, Mr. Wallace McEwen, 137 Burris St. on Friday, Dec 3, 1958.  Thomas Drouchen, dear brother of Mrs. Eva Hoover, Pontiac, Michigan, and Rev. Sister Mary Doreen, SJ.  St. Micheals Hospital, Toronto.  Funeral Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock from the P.X. Dermody Funeral Home, 3 East Ave. S, to St. Patrick's Church for requiem mass at 10 o'clock. Interment at Holy Sepulchre." (6 Dec 1958)


Above Obits supplied by: Sylvia Droughan - droughan@execulink.com


The Temiskaming Speaker  - 11 May 1933 - Donald McIntosh

The Speaker has previously referred to the death of one of our highly respected citizens, in the person of the late Donald McIntosh, but as his death took place just as we were going to press we were unable to make much of a reference to the deceased at that time. The late Mr. McIntosh was born in Lanark County in 1841 and was engaged in the lumbering business practically all of his life. In his early years he was connected with the Mossom Boyd interests both in Ontario and British Columbia.  For a period of forty years he was engaged with W. J. Sheppard & Co., and that firm was later purchased by the Spanish River Pulp and Paper Company.  The deceased came to Temiskaming in 1904 and since then has also been engaged in the lumbering business, having purchased immense quantities of raw material throughout these districts. Four sons and one daughter survive their father, as follows: Duncan, of Haliburton; Charles, of Novato, Calif.; Mossom, Cooranbong, Australia; Russell, of Brandon, Man.; Mrs. A. Elstone, of New Liskeard, and one half-brother, Dr. Duncan McIntosh, of Carleton Place. Short services were conducted at the home of Mr. A. Elstone, Lake Shore Road, on Friday, April 28th, Rev. M. N. Omond officiating.  The remains were taken to Haliburton, the New Liskeard pall-bearers being Messrs. W. Plaunt, D. Dunn, J. Mertens, E. Binkley, A. Brown and G. V. Heard. Burial took place in Ingoldsby cemetery on April 29th, Rev. H. Wilkinson conducting the funeral services in the United Church at that place, the pall-bearers being Messrs. C. Hicks, J. Hicks, H. Harrison, C. Minaker, L. Burk and A. Burk. Floral offerings were:  Wreath, Pearl and Anthony; Sprays:  I.O.O.F. 352, New Liskeard; Temiskaming Encampment 92; Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Brown, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs. G. V. Heard; Miss Elsie Arnold, Mrs. G. Wilder.


Above obit supplied by: CoraBunn - cora.bunn@sympatico.ca


Duncan King Fergusson/Ferguson - Turin, New York  February 23rd 1922 
 
Duncan King Ferguson, age 75 years, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.H. Radley of this place.  Mr. Fergusson had been ill for over a year.  He was born in Franktown, Canada, in 1846, and came to this country when about 18 years of age. 
 
In 1868 he married Permelia McGlaughlin of Pinney Settlement.  They at once began housekeeping at that place, where they lived up to the time of his death, with the exception of a few winters spent in the homes of their children.
 
Mr. Fergusson was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church at Pinney Settlement, and was always an earnest Christian worker.  He was a kind and helpful friend and neighbor an will be greatly missed in the community.
 
He is survived by his widow, also five children: E. H. Fergusson of Norfolk, William F. Fergusson of Springfield, Mass,; Mrs. C.W. DeVol of Stockton, Calif., Mrs. J.W. Steenberg of Utica, and Mrs. J.H. Radley of Turin, also 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 
 
Funeral services will be held Saturday 1:30 p.m. from the Port Leyden Methodist Church, rev. Evan Evans and Rev. Reuben Kline of Port Leyden will officiate.

The above obit was submitted by: JoAnn DiDonato of California - jdidonato@pacbell.net


OBITUARY

John A. Houston

John Arthur Houston, M.A., native of Ramsay Township, passed away at Toronto on Nov. 2nd (1935) in his 75th year. He was the son of the late Stewart Houston of the 8th line of Ramsay. He was a high school teacher for some years and principal at Hawkesbury and Smiths Falls. Later he became an inspector of high schools which position he held until his superannuation some years ago.

Mr. Houston was widely know throughout the province and was one of the eldest masons in Ontario, having been a member of the Order for 52 years.  Surviving are one son and two daughters and two brothers. W. F. of Vancouver; J. K. of Winnipeg; and one sister, Mrs. Daniel Cram of Glen Isle. The funeral took place on Tuesday from the residence of his son at Smiths Falls and was conducted by the St. Francis Lodge A. F. and A. M. of Smiths Falls. (Buried in St. John's Anglican Cemetery, Smiths Falls, Ontario)

The above obit was submitted by: Myrna Mackey - mackey@mts.net


Renfrew Mercury Newspaper – 9 December, 1910 .

The telegram to Mr. O. Wright on Thursday last announcing the death of Mr. W. H. Tait at Summerland, B.C., that morning, Dec. 1st, was followed by a letter from Mrs. Tait written on the 26th Nov. which contained the intelligence that her husband had been laid low by an attack of typhoid fever; she herself having been hurriedly summoned back from a visit to friends in Edmonton.  To none of the many friends in Renfrew did the news of Mr. Tait’s death come with greater shock than to the editor of The Mercury; for only a few days previously we had enjoyed his hospitality and spent a delightful day in his company, as he drove us about the fruit prairies lying above Summerland or wandered together over his own fine fruit farm, as he, with the caressing care of the man who delighted in his new life, described the varieties of fruit and the irrigation system by which the land was made fruitful, and the steps that he was taking to add some of the touches of decoration akin to those surrounding the old Eastern home.  Then too we learned something of the depth and the warmth of his feeling towards his old friend and employer, Mr. N. Dean—to whom and Mr. T. Morris we carried back special messages—as well as for the “good old town of Renfrew” which he knew he would never be able to see again.  For though he suffered less from asthma in Summerland, an excursion a short time before to his late Albertan home had convinced him that he must thereafter remain in the warm and higher country.  How little could we foresee as he drove us along to visit every old Renfrewite in the district that even here in that favored spot his pilgrimage was nearly over!  While we were with him he seemed bright and cheerful; yet the disease which was so soon to prove fatal must even then have had its hold upon him.  It developed very rapidly:  with strong hold upon one who was weakened no doubt by the asthma and the severe accident he had had earlier in the year. Mr. Tait was born in Perth 45 years ago, son of Mr. John Tait, now of Chicago.  He came to Renfrew when about 20 years of age, first clerking for Mr. S. McDougall and afterwards for many years with Mr. Dean.  Asthma developing some years ago he was advised to go west, and, starting in business, prospered.  In Content, Alta., one severe winter his asthma again grew virulent, and the doctors told him he could not live there another winter.  Hence he went on to British Columbia. Mr. Tait was married a few years after coming to Renfrew to Miss Addie Buffam:  who, with one daughter, Miss Irene, survives; and who, have the deep sympathy of a host of old friends here in their bereavement, as have also the father, Mr. John Tait; the sisters, Mrs. McDonald of Chicago, and Miss Belle Tait of Fort William; and the brother, Mr. Alex D. Tait, of Eganville, all of whom came to Renfrew for the funeral. On Wednesday of this week, Mrs. Tait and Miss Irene, accompanied by Mr. Russell Wilkinson, who had been associated in business with the deceased in Alberta, arrived in Renfrew with the remains:  and interment was made on Thursday afternoon, with Masonic honors.  Services were conducted from the home of Mr. Orange Wright:  the service being conducted by Rev. J. Day and Rev. W. M. H. Quartermaine.  The funeral was with Masonic honors, the service of that Order being impressively delivered by Rt. Wor. Bro. D. Barr at the graveside. There were many floral remembrances from private friends, as well as from the Masons, the Canadian Foresters and the Ancient Order of United Workmen, with all of which the deceased was connected. The pall-bearers were Bros. David Brownlee and J. M. Plaunt of Ottawa; J. B. McLaren, R. A. McLaren, H. N. Moss and John Anderson.

Submitted: Cora Bunn - cora.bunn@sympatico.ca           


Mrs. W. F. McAllister – The Ottawa Citizen January 3rd, 1944

The former Eleanor “Mina” Walsh, widow of the late W. F. McAllister, died at her home in Vancouver, B. C. on Saturday.

Born at Quyon, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Walsh, she moved to Western Canada at an early age.  She was a member of the United Church of Canada. Her husband predeceased her by a number of years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. Wheeley, Mrs. W. S. Buck and Mrs. C. Woods, all of Vancouver; two sisters, Mrs. A. H. McAdam of Ottawa and Mrs. E. W. Ritchie of Pakenham; a brother, A. D. Walsh of Vancouver, and two grandchildren.  The funeral and interment will take place at Vancouver .


James Story of Smiths Falls – The Ottawa Citizen January 3rd, 1944

A former well known resident of this district, James Story, passed away at Brandon, Man., recently.  He was born on the old Story homestead near Smiths Falls in March, 1857, was the sixth son of the late Gilbert Story and his wife, Mary MacLean.  He went to Western Canada about 37 years ago and farmed at Methven for several years.  For the past few years he had lived a retired life.

The late James Story was unmarried. Surviving are one sister and one brother, Mrs. Malcolm McCallum of Abernethy, Sask., and Albert Story in Vancouver, B. C. Mrs. J. R. Nichol of Smiths Falls is a niece. 

The funeral was held from his late residence at Brandon, to Carberry, Man., where interment was made in the Lyons plot.  Rev. Robert Hunter, an old friend of the family, conducted the funeral service.

 Posted: 19 May, 2004.


January 3rd 1946 – Smiths Falls Record News

Mrs. R. C. Dawson received the sad news of the death of her brother-in-law, Mr. Robert S. Baker, at a Detroit, Mich., Hospital on Saturday after a lingering illness.  The deceased is survived by his widow, the former Miss Everon Blanchard of Smiths Falls, and a little one year old daughter, Jane. The funeral was held at Nashville, Tenn., on Tuesday afternoon.


February 7th 1957 – Smiths Falls Record News

Ambrose Gibbons, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Walker, of Smiths Falls, passed away in St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, on Monday after a lingering illness.  The funeral service was held in Toronto this morning (Thursday) at 9 am.


February 7th 1957 – Smiths Falls Record News

Mrs. James Gregory – Word was received here by relatives of the sudden death in Winnipeg, Man., on January 21st.

The former Etta Baldry, she was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Baldry, formerly of Osgoode Station.  Left to mourn are her husband, James Gregory; two sons, William and Malcolm, of Winnipeg; three sisters, Mrs. Abb Evoy (Mary), and Mrs. George Snowden (Lillie), of Merrickville; Mrs. William Kitchen (Lucy), of Poplar Point, Man., three brothers, George Baldry, of Winnipeg, Allen, in England, and John, of North Gower.

Burial was in the family plot in Winnipeg .


Obit from The Lacombe Globe - Alberta

Here 59 Years, E. Earl Scott Passes Away

Another old-timer was plucked from the town's ranks in the death of Edward Earl Scott, 79, on Saturday, January 17, 1959.  His illness was short.  He was taken to Lacombe municipal hospital early Thursday morning following a stroke, and died two days later.  He has been a resident of Lacombe since 1900.

Rev. B. H. Thackeray conducted funeral rites from Brown and Johnson chapel on Tuesday afternoon, and interment was at the Fairview Cemetery in Lacombe.  Mrs. D. O. Hedlin rendered a solo.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Lawrence, Tom Jackson, Percy Parsons, Pete Swanston, Norman Morrison and Jesse Sowerby.  Active pallbearers were Cyril Fone, Pete Danner, Bill Frizzell, Roy Sturgeon, Jim West and Hugh Thompson.

Born at Carleton Place, Ont., on December 25, 1879, deceased came west in 1899 as a young man to Kenora.  The following year he headed for Calgary, and in July of 1900 opened a barber shop in Lacombe.  His was the oldest shop between Calgary and Edmonton under the same operator when he finally retired in 1956.

On September 10, 1917, he was married in Edmonton to the former Mary Jeanette McDiarmid.  They had one son, Dick, who lost his life in 1945 while serving overseas in the R. C. A. F. in the second world war.

During his long residence here, he was active in sports.  In his curling days, he was president of the old Lacombe Curlers Ltd.  He served for many years as president of the Lacombe and district fish and game association, and was granted an honorary life membership in the Alberta fish and game. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; and five brothers, Fred of Carleton Place, Ben of Renfrew, Ont., Roy in Manitoba, Jack of Kelowna, B. C., and Harry of Belloy, Alberta.


Angelica, Wisconsin, 3 May, 1892 .      

Mary Ann Lashay (nee McQuay) died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman Stanton, April 26th, 1892.  Deceased was born in Ireland, May 10, 1809, making her 89 years, 11 months, and 2 days at time of death.  She emigrated with her husband and one child to Canada in 1829.  She came to Angelica in 1877, where she resided with her daughter, Mrs. Stanton until she died.  She leaves to mourn her 3 daughters: Mrs. Margaret Hamilton, of Ontario, Can; Mrs. Eliza Stanton of Angelica; and Mrs. Sarah Bresse of  Seattle, Wash. There were also 19 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.  Her Christian life was marked by a constant cheerfulness, and a readiness to submit to the inevitable.  She was not confined to her bed for a great while, and retained all of her faculties, recognizing her friends to the last.  Although the summons was quite unexpected, she had long been thoughtfully ready.  She was very much endeared to all friends. "Well done, good and faithful servant."  A large concourse of friends followed her remains to their final rest.


Go To Page Two


Posted: 18 February, 2004                                                           Up-Dated: 20 July, 2004


Feedback and Contact Information:

Return to Lanark County GenWeb Home Page

You are the 14378   person to visit the Lanark County Families page
since 26 September, 2000..