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SCAMMELL, Isabella [Dunbar]
Mrs. John L. Scammell
The death occurred Sunday evening of Mrs. John L. Scammell, after several month's illness. She was born February 17, 1868, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Dunbar, of Abercrombie, Pictou County. Following her marriage in the United States in 1901, she came with her husband to Island, East River, and in 1911 to Pictou, where she had since resided. A good wife and mother, and devoted to her church, she will have many friends who will mourn her passing. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and active in the work of the Missionary Society.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Dr. Harold L. Scammell of Halifax. She also leaves two brothers and two sisters, William Dunbar, Cranbrook, B.C.; John, of Winnipeg; Miss Margaret Dunbar on the old homestead at Abercrombie; and Mrs. Alex Matheson, Abercrombie. Her eldest brother, Robert, and her youngest brother, Alexander, predeceased her.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from her late home, with her pastor, Rev. Donald A. Campbell, officiating; assited by Rev. Donald Gordon of Reserve, C.B., an old school friend of Dr. Scammell. The hymns sung were "The Shepherd's Psalm", and "Jesus Lover of My Soul". Interment was made at Abercrombie, where both Mr. Campbell and Mr. Gordon took part in the service at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Andrew Fraser, T.G. Thompson, W.E. Harris, E.M. MacDonald Jr., and James Morrison.

[Pictou Advocate, November 30,1939]

Compiled by: Bill Dunbar

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