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The Arnprior Chronicle, Feb. 2, 1939

J. Melanson Dies Following Illness

The death occurred here on Sunday of Joseph Melanson a highly respected resident of this community for over 50 years. The deceased died at his late residence 60 Tierney Street in his 77th year after an illness of about 10 days. He was born in McNab Township, a son of the late Alexander Melanson, one-time resident of Bathurst, N.B. Forty-eight years ago he was married in Arnprior to the former Amelia BOUDRIA who survives to mourn his loss together with five sons, Howard of Ottawa; Gordon, Victor and Percy of Rochester, N.Y.; and Weldon of Arnprior. Two daughters also survive, Mable, Mrs. C.T. LANDRY of Rochester and Mildred, Mrs. J.P. CALLAHAN of Arnprior, as do one brother, Alexander of Pakenham Township and one sister Mrs. J. CONNERY also of Pakenham Township.

The funeral was held from St. John Chrysostom's Church on Wednesday morning at nine o'clock with internment in the R.C. Cemetery.

Obsequies were conducted at 9 a.m. by Rev. Father J.E. AUSTIN. The pallbearers were Messrs. George GUILMETTE, Thomas CHARBONNEAU, S. LEVECQUE, William ODBURN, R.J. CARDIFF and William ESSEX.

There were many floral and other tributes testifying to the high place the deceased held in the life of the community.

The deceased was a member of the Forresters and will be sadly missed in fraternal circles as well as in the community life of Arnprior. For many years he was employed at McLachlin Mills.

submitted by: Mary Margaret Melanson Angelidis

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