Obit23 Lambton Co.

 

OBITUARIES

LAMBTON COUNTY, ONTARIO, CANADA

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WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE  8 FEBRUARY 1929

MRS. EMMA (Chittick) MCLELLAN DIES IN DECKERVILLE

Mrs. Emma Jane McLellan, widow of the late Samuel McLellan, and well-known resident of Brooke Tp., throughout her life-time, died on Friday morning at Deckerville, Michigan, at the home of her brother, Cris. Chittick. She has been visiting since New Year’s with her two brothers, Cris. and Joseph, in Deckerville. Mrs. McLellan, who was in her 70th year, was ill only two days with a severe attack of asthma from which she had suffered for many years, and her heart was too weak to combat the strain. Surviving are her four sons: Herman of Detroit, and Samuel, Norman and Chester at home on the 12th line, Brooke; also three brothers and four sisters: Chris and Joseph of Deckerville; William Chittick of Flint; Mrs. Neve (Tillie) of Los Angeles; Mrs. Trestrian (Lucy) of Detroit; Mrs. Lethbridge (Sarah) of Glencoe; and Mrs. Thompson (Minnie), of Forrester, Michigan. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, a family service being held at the home on lot 27, con. 13, Brooke, followed by service in St. James’ church, Brooke, conducted by her former rector, Rev. S.P. Irwin, of Kingsville, and the present rector, Rev. J. H. Hosford. Interment was made in St. James’ churchyard, with six old neighbors serving as pallbearers: Harry and Peter Watson, John King, Sherman Hair, Gilbert Woods, and Isaac Foster. Among those from a distance who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Herman McLellan, Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Chittick, and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Chittick and Gerald, Deckerville, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. John Thompson, Forrester; George McFarlane, Toronto; Wm. Chittick, Flint; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Chittick, Flint; Mr. and Mrs. F. Langley, Flint; Robt. Somerville, St. Mary’s; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chittick, St. Mary’s; Mrs. Louise Brooks, Windsor; Dr. and Mrs. C.R. Brooks, Detroit.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 21 MARCH 1963

SAM McLELLAN DIES ALONE AT HOME

Samuel McLellan, 83, life-long resident of lot 28, con. 13, Brooke twsp., passed away some time last Wednesday evening. His brother, Chester, on a nearby farm found his body Thursday morning. Despite the urging of relatives and friends he should seek care in a home, he refused to leave his home of a life-time, insisting he preferred to die there. The body rested at Denning Funeral Home, Strathroy, where service was conducted on Saturday afternoon by Rev. Wm. Mercer, of Watford, with interment in St. James church cemetery, Brooke. Pallbearers were longtime neighbours: Winston Sifton, Clarence Lewis, Alex. McLean, John Searson, Henry Van Dinther and Harold Hair.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1 JANUARY 1944

NORMAN McLELLAN

Norman McLellan, a lifelong resident of the 12th con., Brooke,died on Friday last at the home of his brother, Chester McLellan, after a week’s illness from pneumonia. He had reached his 62nd birthday only the day before. Mr. McLellan had many friends throughout the district and as he was never married he had lived alone since the passing of his mother some fifteen years ago. His father died about 35 years ago. Surviving are two brothers, Samuel and Chester McLellan, both on neighboring farms. A third brother, Herman, died in Detroit five years ago. The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chester McLellan on Monday afternoon by Rev. James Hosford and interment was in St. James church cemetery. The pallbearers were six friends and neighbors: John Hair, Peter Watson, John King, Winston Sifton, Clarence Lewis, Melvin Powell.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 20 AUGUST 1937

HERMAN McLELLAN DIES IN DETROIT

Herman McLellan, who was born and raised on the 12th con. Brooke, and a frequent visitor to his old home here, died at his home in Detroit, on Sunday afternoon, after several weeks of critical illness from pernicious anemia. He was 57 years of age and had been engaged as building contractor for many years. Surviving are his widow, formerly of Windsor, and three brothers, Sam., Norman and Chester, all of Brooke. The funeral was held at his late residence on Tuesday afternoon, with interment in Windsor.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 27 AUGUST 1937

WILLIAM HERMAN McLELLAN

Funeral services for William Herman McLellan, building contractor, who died Sunday in Women’s Hospital after a long illness, were held Wednesday last in the Rigley mortuary, 12712 Livernois avenue, with Masonic burial services following, in Windsor Grove Cemetery, Windsor. Mr. McLellan, who was 53 years old, was born in Ontario. He was connected with the Standard Paint & Varnish Co., Windsor, for six years before entering the contracting business. He was a past master of Tyrian Lodge, No. 500, A.F. & A.M. His home was at 5059 Whitefield avenue. He leaves his wife, Ethel Brooks McLellan, and three brothers, Samuel, Norman, and Chester, all of Watford. Six past masters of the Lodge acted as pallbearers.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 3 APRIL 1903

ELLEN (McLellan) LEACOCK

The following from last week’s Alvinston Free Press, will be read with regret by the old friends of deceased in this vicinity, where she was well known:

Mrs. Ellen Leacock, a well-known and highly respected resident of this place, died at the Revere House Tuesday, March 24th, after a week’s illness, death resulting from pneumonia and blood poisoning. Some time ago Mrs. Leacock contracted a severe cold, and it is thought she came out too soon. About a week ago pneumonia set in, and this was aggravated by blood poisoning caused from a sliver that pierced her hand some days ago. Her daughter, Mrs. Lachlan McNeil, assisted by Mrs. F.J. Benner, and the most attentive medical aid, did everything possible to alleviate her sufferings. Deceased was loved by all who knew her, and her death has caused profound regret. She leaves to mourn her loss one son, William J., and two daughters, Mrs. Lachlin McNeil, of Brooke, and Mrs. Geo. Hedden, of Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. S. McLellan of Brooke, is a brother. The funeral took place to the 6th line cemetery, Brooke, at 10 o’clock a.m. Thursday.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 2 NOVEMBER 1961

WILLIAM J. LEACOCK

William J. Leacock, 88, Kerwood’s veteran blacksmith, passed away in Strathroy hospital on Monday. His wife predeceased him, and he retired in 1950. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William Burdon (Anna) of Kerwood, and a son, George, of Aylmer; one sister, Mrs. Laura Hedden, of Buffalo, and two grandchildren. Service was conducted at Denning Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Wednesday afternoon with interment in Strathroy cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS 15 MAY 1997

WILLIAM GEORGE LEACOCK

At St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital on Tuesday, May 13, 1997, William George Leacock of 216 Sydenham Street East, Aylmer, and formerly of Kerwood, Ontario, in his 75th year. Beloved husband of Lillian (Bulloch) Leacock. Dear father of Jane Graydon of London and Stephen Leacock and wife Florence of Dorchester. Loving grandfather of Allison Haldenby and husband Gary of Aylmer, Stephen Leacock of Tillsonburg, Jessica, Emily and James Houlachan all of London. Great grandfather of Haley and Olivia Haldenby of Aylmer. Predeceased by his sister, Anna Burdon. Mr. Leacock was cremated. At his request there will be no funeral service or visitation. Donations to St. Paul’s United Church or the Victorian Order of Nurses would be greatly appreciated.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 26 JULY 1889

NANCY (Whitcraft) NEWELL

"Mrs. Nancy Newell, wife of John Newell, 6th con. S.E.R., died on Sunday last after a short illness at the good old age of 78. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended by friends and relatives"

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 13 APRIL 1894

JOHN NEWELL

"Death has removed another of the old landmarks of Warwick in the person of Mr. John Newell, 6th con. S.E.R., who departed this life on Saturday at the ripe old age of 87 years. Deceased resided in Warwick for about 50 years. He was an enthusiastic Orangeman, having been a member of that order for over 69 years. His was a familiar figure at every Orange demonstration, and neither weather nor illness prevented him from participating in the annual parade on July 12th. The funeral on Monday to the English Cemetery was largely attended. The Rev. J. Downie conducted the church service, and a large number of the Orange brethren paid the last tribute of respect to the old veteran."

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 5 JUNE 1931

WILLIAM KADEY

William Kadey, 77 years old, who had been an invalid for the past ten years, died suddenly on May 24, 1931 at his home, 2716 Gratiot Ave., Port Huron, after a short illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Caroline Oak Kadey, and two sons, Rev. P. H. Kadey, evangelist, Flint; and Basil H. Kadey, of Port Huron; four brothers, George Kadey, Calgary; Wesley Kadey, Okotoks, Alta.; Reuben Kadey and John W. Kadey, Vancouver, B.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Jackson, Calgary; and Mrs. Joseph McLean, Hamiota, Man. Mr. Kadey was a retired employee of the Ford Motor Co., and had lived eight years in Port Huron. He was born in Warwick, Ont., July 29th, 1854

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 29 JUNE 1923

ISAAC J. KADEY

On Tuesday of last week death removed from our midst a well and favorable known resident in the person of Mr. Isaac Jas. Kadey, whose farm lies just east of the village. Mr. Kadey was born on the sixth line, Warwick, on Oct. 28th, 1856, being the second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kadey, and spent his entire life in the community. During the early autumn of last year the deceased met with a tragic accident while endeavoring to gain entrance into the barn mow of a neighbor, where he was helping at the threshing, when a brace to which he trusted his weight came loose, precipitating him to the cement floor below, a distance of some twenty-two feet. While he suffered minor injuries, the spine was seriously affected, and on medical advice he was removed to Victoria Hospital, London, where he remained several weeks, but without any permanent relief, his lower extremities continuing paralyzed. After undergoing trying agonies for over eight months, which he bore with wonderful cheerfulness and Christian fortitude, his sufferings came to an end and he passed peacefully away on June 12, 1923. Deceased was a man of sterling qualities who had a host of friends and in his removal the community is deprived of a valuable and worthy neighbor. He was married to Mary A. Rivers of Warwick, who during the long and tedious months he was compelled to lie on his bed, proved a faithful and comforting helpmate. He is survived by his sorrowing widow and a family of seven, Mrs. Gordon Newell, Springfield; Mrs. Jay Kitchen, Port Dover; Miss M. Olivia, of the Central School staff, Galt; Fred L., of the Bank of Montreal staff, Toronto; Lawrence R., H. Clifford and Charlotte G., at home; also two sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Chas. Jackson, Calgary; Mrs. Jos. McLean, Hamiota, Man.; J.W. and R.W., of Vancouver, T.W., of Okotoks, Alta.; George of Calgary and Wm., of Pt. Huron, the latter of whom spent the last few days with his brother, and along with his wife attended the funeral.

The funeral was held from the family residence on Thursday, June 14th, to the Watford cemetery and was largely attended. Services were conducted by Revs. W.K. Hager and J.H. Hosford, the bearers being Hy. Williamson, D. Cameron, Jas. Harrower, Russel Ward, Frank Ward, and John Saunders, all adjoining neighbors of deceased. Among the floral tributes received was one from the Brethren of Court Lorne No. 17, O.O.F., and one sent from the Public School teaching staff in the City of Galt. "Gone to be with Christ, which is much better".

LONDON FREE PRESS 20 APRIL 1983

CHARLOTTE (Lottie) (Kadey) PERRY

PERRY - In St. Joseph’s Hospital, Sarnia, on Monday, April 18, 1983, Charlotte Kadey of 554 Ontario St., Watford; dear wife of the late Malcolm Perry. Mrs. Perry is the last of seven children born to Isaac and Marion Kadey. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Resting at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, where complete funeral and committal service will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Interment Watford Cemetery. Visitation starting Wednesday 2 - 4, and 7 - 9 p.m.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 29 OCTOBER 1920

ISAAC NEWELL

One more of the old settlers of the S.E.R. Warwick, has passed away, in the person of Isaac Newell, in his 84th year. He was born on the 9th concession of Malahide township on June 26, 1837, and in the year 1850 came with his parents to Warwick township, where he spent the rest of his days. He was a Fenian Raid veteran, a Conservative in politics and an Anglican in religion. He was made an Orangeman in 1855 and at the time of his death was an honorary member of the Order. In 1861 he was married to Nancy Leacock, of Brooke. Besides his wife who survives are two sons and five daughters - John T., farmer, in Alberta; Isaac H., blacksmith, Watford; Mrs. Warren A. Woolley, Strathroy; Nancy J., registered nurse, Toledo; Emma F., of London; L. Ethel, of Strathroy; and M. Victoria, at home. Two sisters also survive, Miss Margaret Newell of Warwick and Mrs. Hastings of Windsor. The funeral took place on Wednesday, October 20th, from the family residence, lot 22, con. 6, to St. James’ church cemetery, the Rev. S.P. Irwin conducting the service. The pall bearers were Isaac and Thos. Foster, Isaac Kadey, Isaac Hastings, Thos. Newell and S. McLellan.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 25 AUGUST 1933

NANCY (Leacock) NEWELL

MRS. NANCY NEWELL PASSED IN 95TH YEAR

Pioneer Resident of Watford District Over 80 Years

After being confined to her bed for the past five years, and only seriously ill for the past three months, death came peacefully early Monday morning of this week to Mrs. Nancy Newell, 6th line east, who was in her 95th year. A continuous resident of the Watford district for over 80 years, Mrs. Newell was known and beloved by each succeeding generation in the entire district and distant friends will learn of her passing with regret. Born in Pittsburg, Pa., she left there with her parents when seven years of age, and after living for short time in Toronto and London, the family came to Watford district in 1853, settling on the 6th line west on the farm known for fourscore years as the Leacock homestead. Of this pioneer family of nine sons and two daughters, David Leacock, on the family homestead, is the surviving member. The deceased’s only sister, Mrs. Wm. Lucas died in Louisiana, on July 8th, in her 97th year. Since her marriage to Isaac Newell, who predeceased her in 1920, Mrs. Newell has resided further east on the 6th line. Her surviving family include two sons and five daughters: John T., in East Coulee, Alberta; Isaac in Sarnia; Mrs. Woolley, of Strathroy; Miss Jane, R.N., of Toledo; Misses Victoria and Emma at home; Mrs. S. J. McLellan, of Brooke; also eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral conducted her her rector, Rev. J.H. Hosford, who returned from vacation in Guelph, was held on Wednesday afternoon, with service in St. James’ church. A profusion of beautiful floral tokens and a large gathering of friends of the district marked the high esteem of the community. The pall bearers were Messrs. Will Leacock of Kerwood, Will Leacock of Hamilton, Hamilton Leacock of Bridgen, Will Greer, Brooke, Will Berdan, Strathroy, and Isaac Hastings of Watford. Among relatives from a distance who were present were: Wm. Leacock of Hamilton, Hamilton Leacock and sisters: Miss Bertie of Brigden, and Miss Amelia of Torotno; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reid and two children and Miss Gertrude Newell of Toledo; Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Heath and two children of Sarnia; Miss Gladys Newell, Karl and Robert, of Sarnia; Mrs. Angus Gillespie and son, Malcolm, of Thamesville.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 16 MARCH 1961

JOHN T. NEWELL

John T. Newell, native of Watford district, who moved west in the early days, passed away in Camrose, Alberta, hospital on Saturday, March 4th, after a short illness from pneumonia. His wife, formerly Lillian Hunt, of Warwick, predeceased him in February, 1959. Surviving are one daughter, Miss Ethel May, at home, and one son, LaVerne of Edmonton; also one brother, Isaac Newell, Point Edward, and four sisters, Misses Jane, Victoria, Emma, and Mrs. Emma McLellan, all of Watford. Another sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Woolley, died in 1944

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 22 DECEMBER 1944

ELIZABETH (Newell) WOOLLEY

The death occurred at the family residence on the 6th Line east of Watford on Sunday evening of Mrs. Elizabeth Newell Woolley, who had been in failing health for some months. Her husband, the late Warren Woolley, died 26 years ago, and for many years she has again resided in the family home with her sisters, Misses Jane, Victoria and Emma Newell. Also surviving are a fourth sister and two brothers: Mrs. Ethel McLellan and John Newell of East Coulee, Alberta, and Isaac Newell, of Sarnia. The funeral service was conducted in St. James’ Church, Brooke, on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. by her rector, Rev. James Hosford, with interment in St. James churchyard.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE  14 MARCH 1963

NANCY JANE NEWELL, 93

Miss Nancy Jane Newell, member of a pioneer family of Warwick twp. and a resident of Watford in recent years passed away at the family home on Rachel St. on Saturday. Surviving are one brother, Isaac of Point Edward, and three sisters, Misses Victoria and Emma, and Mrs. Ethel McLellan, Watford. Rested at the Harper Funeral home until Monday, when service was conducted in St. James church, Brooke, at two p.m., by the rector, Rev. Wm. Mercer, and interment was in St. James Church cemetery. Pallbearers were Harold Greer, Ivan and Ross King, Norman Wilson, of Watford, Harry Greer, Sarnia, and Robert Newell, Point Edward.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 15 OCTOBER 1964

MARIA VICTORIA NEWELL

Miss Maria Victoria Newell, 93, member of a pioneer Warwick twp. family who resided on the Warwick-Brooke townline until their removal to Watford a few years ago, passed away at her home on West. St. on Friday last. Surviving are one brother, Isaac H. Newell, of Point Edward, and two sisters, Mrs. Ethel McLellan and Miss Emma, with whom she resided. Rested at Harper Funeral Home, until Saturday afternoon, when service was conducted in St. James’ church, Brooke twp. by the rector, Rev. W.D. Mercer, and interment was in the family plot in St. James churchyard. Pallbearers were lifelong district neighbors: Clifford Lucas, Ivan King, Harold Greer, Kenneth Sifton, Norman Wilson and Jack Heath.

SARNIA OBSERVER 21 DECEMBER 1972

ISAAV HENRY NEWELL

NEWELL - At Sarnia General Hospital on Wednesday, December 20, 1972, Isaac Henry Newell, age 98, husband of the late Annie (Salisbury) Newell, of 402 St. Clair Street, Point Edward, father of Mrs. Ray (Isobel) Reed, of Lambertville, Michigan; Mrs. Wilfred (Eva) Chapple, Mrs. Ernest (Gladys) Tracy, Bob and Henry Newell, all of Sarnia; and Karl Newell of Charlotte, Michigan; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held from the D.J. Ross Funeral Home, Friday, December 22nd at 2:30 p.m. Interment Grandview Memorial Gardens.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 28 OCTOBER 1971

EMMA NEWELL, 93

Rev. Claude Root, of Trinity Anglican Church officiated at the funeral service of Miss Emma Newell, former Watford resident, at the Harper Funeral Home, on Monday afternoon. Miss Newell died last Saturday at the New Pioneer Nursing Home, Sarnia, and is survived by a brother Isaac, of Pt. Edward, as well as several nieces and nephews. Burial was in St. James Cemetery, Brooke Twsp. Pallbearers included Ivan King, Ken Sifton, Harold Greer, Norman Wilson, Leander Foster and Clifford Lucas.

SARNIA OBSERVER 20 JULY 1965

LAURA ETHEL (Newell) McLELLAN

Laura Ethel (Newell) McLellan, 83, Watford, died Monday in Pioneer Nursing Home, Sarnia. She is survived by her brother Isaac Newell of Point Edward, her sister Miss Emma F. Newell of Watford, and several nieces and nephews. The body is at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, until 12 noon Wednesday, thence to St. James Anglican Church, Brooke township, for funeral service at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in St. James Church cemetery, Brooke township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 29 JULY 1965

ETHEL (Newell)  McLELLAN

Mrs. Laura Ethel Newell McLellan, 83, native of Brooke twsp., passed away in Pioneer Nursing Home, Sarnia, on Monday of last week. Surviving are one brother, Isaac, of Point Edward, and a sister, Miss Emma F. Newell, Watford.Rested at Harper Funeral Home, Watford, and funeral service was conducted on Wednesday in St. James Anglican Church, Brooke twsp., by Rev. Howard Steinburg, rector of Warwick Village, in the absence in England of Rev. William D. Mercer, of Watford and Brooke Anglican churches.Pallbearers were former neighbors: Ross and Ivan King, Harold Greer, Kenneth Sifton, Clifford Lucas, Norman Wilson.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 2 DECEMBER 1921

MARY (Newell) HASTINGS

At the residence of her son, John Hastings, Windsor, there passed away on Tuesday, November 22, a former resident of Brooke township in the person of Mary Newell, relict of the late Joseph Hastings, in her 80th year. She had been enjoying excellent health up to about two weeks before she passed peacefully away. The remains were brought from Windsor on the 12.44 train, Thursday. The funeral was from the G.T.R. station to St. James Church, of which church the deceased was a member, where the service was conducted by the rector, Rev. S.P. Irwin. She was laid to rest in the family plot in St. James Cemetery. Two daughters and three sons survive, namely: Mrs. Holleran, Sarnia; Mrs. Lowry, Aylmer; Thomas, Enniskillen; Isaac, Watford; and John of Windsor. A daughter, Mrs. Bell of Windsor, predeceased her about two years ago. The pallbearers were: Isaac Foster, Thomas Foster, Isaac Kadey, Arthur Newell, Sam McLellan and Dan Kelly.

PETROLIA ADVERTISER-TOPIC 8 JUNE 1939

THOMAS HASTINGS

The funeral of Thomas Hastings, a well known and esteemed Lambton County farmer, was held on Friday afternoon last from the residence of his grandson, Ervin Dempsey, Queen Street, Petrolia. The service was conducted by Rev. W. H. Roberts of Christ Anglican Church. Interment took place in Hillsdale Cemetery. The late Mr. Hastings was born in Brooke Township over eighty years ago and had been a resident of Lambton County all his life. He first farmed in Brooke and later on the eighth concession of Enniskillen. Six years ago he moved to Petrolia. He leaves his wife, formerly Amelia Stephenson, one daughter, Mrs. James Dempsey, concession 8, Enniskillen; and three sons, Ben of Plympton, Joseph of Sarnia, and Orval of Detroit; and one brother, Isaac, of Watford. The pall bearers were six old neighbours, Joseph and Robert Styles, William Rundle, Albert Freer, James and Byron Moore.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 6 JUNE 1947

ISAAC HASTINGS

SHIPPED SLEIGHS TO NORTHLAND, WAGONS TO MEXICO

Isaac James Hastings, a Watford wagon and sleigh maker for 50 years, passed away at his home on Wall street on Friday evening in his 82nd year. Born and raised in Brooke twsp., he and his elder brother Thomas moved to Enniskillen township, and sixty years ago in 1887 he commenced the building of wagons and sleighs, for which he became well known throughout the country. Fifty years ago next year, in 1898, he built the Hastings block on Main street, Watford, and for a time Hastings sleighs were shipped in quantities to the Northland and special army wagons were constructed for the Mexican Government. To this day district farmers are still using his wagons and sleighs constructed many years ago. He was a wood craftsman, and his skill and knowledge of woodworking was retained through the years until his retirement in 1943. Surviving are his widow, formerly Rebecca Jane King, who has been an invalid for the past twelve years, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Way (Evelyn), who with her husband flew home on Sunday from Los Angeles, Calif.; and one son, Melvin, at home; also one sister, Mrs. Charles Lowry, of Aylmer. Two daughters, Irene and Reta, died many years ago in childhood. The body rested at Harper Funeral Home until Wednesday morning. A private funeral service was conducted at the family residence Wednesday afternoon at three o’clock by Rev. John Graham of Trinity Anglican Church, and interment was in St. James church cemetery, Brooke. Pallbearers were his six nephews: Joseph Hastings and Benjamin Hastings, of Sarnia; Russell B. Hastings, Guelph; Jack Hastings, Windsor; Clarence Bell, Windsor; and Godfrey Jackson, Plymouth, Michigan.

JANE (Jenny) (Hastings) LOWRY

Mrs. Jane Lowry, formerly of 88 South Street East, Aylmer, died in St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital 24 March 1971 after a lengthy illness. Born in Watford, Ontario on Jan. 4, 1880, Mrs. Lowry was in her 91st year. She had lived in Aylmer the past 41 years and in Windsor for 20 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s United Church. Her husband, Charles, died in 1962. Surviving is one son, Norman Lowry, of London and a number of nieces a nephews. The body is at the H. A. Kebbel Funeral Home for service at 2 p.m. Friday. Interment in Aylmer Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 4 MARCH 1932

JOHN R. HASTINGS

John R. Hastings, former well-known Watford and Petrolia resident for many years, died at his home in Windsor on Tuesday evening, after an illness that has extended over several years. Mr. Hastings will be remembered by many as an old Brooke and Watford boy and has renewed friendships here many times during past years. Surviving are his widow, who was formerly Leila Spalding of Brooke, and a family of two daughters, Mrs. J. Jackson (Irene), of Detroit, and Mrs. A. Vincent (Nita), Windsor; and two sons Borden R., of Guelph, and Jack, at home. An elder son, Newell, was killed in action in France in 1918. There are also two sisters, Mrs. Halloran of Sarnia, and Mrs. Lowery, Aylmer, and two brothers, Thomas Hastings of Enniskillen township and I. J. Hastings, of Watford. The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon, with service in St. James Church, Brooke, at 2:30. Rev. J. H. Hosford, rector, will officiate.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 19 SEPTEMBER 1913

ANN NEWELL

Miss Ann Newell, 6th line, S.E.R., passed to the great beyond on Monday night last after about a week’s illness. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Newell, and came to Brooke with the family many years ago. She was a life-long and consistent member of the Anglican church and took considerable interest in all matters pertaining to St. James Church, which she regularly attended and supported liberally. In the sick room she was invaluable, being sympathetic, kind, generous and ever ready to help and extend comfort to those in need, and never tired in her efforts to help others. She is survived by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Kadey, Vancouver, B.C.; Mrs. Hastings, Toronto; Miss Margaret, at home; and Isaac, 6th line. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon to St. James Church, where service was held by the rector, Rev. S.P. Irwin. The remains were placed to rest in St. James Cemetery. The pallbearers were Isaac Hastings, John Hastings, Isaac Newell, Gunne Newell, Claude Newell, Clifford Lucas. The cortege was one of the largest seen in this district for some time.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 24 SEPTEMBER 1937

MISS MARGARET NEWELL

AGED WARWICK RESIDENT 88 YEARS ON SAME FARM

Death of Miss Margaret Newell Leaves One Sister as Survivor of Large Pioneer Family. Miss Margaret Newell, a lifelong resident of the 6th line, east of Watford, passed away last Thursday at the age of 88 years. Miss Newell, who reached her 88th birthday the last day of August, was born in Malahide township, Elgin County, and came to the 6th line when only seven months old, with her pioneer parents, John and Nancy Newell, of whom she was the fourth daughter. She has lived throughout her long lifetime at the family homestead with her sister, Miss Emma, who is now the last survivor. Deceased are three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Jane Kadey, Mrs. Mary Hastings, Miss Anne Newell, Isaac Newell Sr., and Thomas Newell. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon with service in St. James’ Anglican church, where she was for many years an active member of the church and Sunday School. The rector, Rev. J.H. Hosford, officiated, and interment was in St. James’ churchyard. The pallbearers were Isaac Hastings, Watford; Borden Hastings, Guelph; Isaac Newell, Sarnia; Claude Newell, Windsor; Malcolm Gillespie, Thamesville; and Clifford Lucas, a Warwick neighbor. Relatives and friends were present from Toledo, Detroit, Windsor, Thamesville, Sarnia, Guelph, Alvinston and Strathroy.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 26 SEPTEMBER 1952

MISS EMMA NEWELL

Miss Emma Newell, a life-long resident of the 6th line, and last surviving member of the pioneer family of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Newell, passed away on Monday at the Parker Nursing Home, in her 89th year. Throughout her lifetime she was a faithful member of St. James church. The body rested at Harper Funeral Home, and service was conducted in St. James on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. H. R. Montgomery. Pallbearers were Clifford Lucas, Harold Greer, Clare Logan, 6th line; Borden Hastings, Clarence Bell, and Claude Newell, Windsor.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 16 JUNE 1922

MARGARET (Whitcraft) FOSTER

After a short illness there passed peacefully away on Friday, June 9th, probably the oldest resident of this part of Ontario, in the person of Mrs. Thomas Foster of Metcalfe who had passed her 103rd birthday. She was a native of Ireland, being born in Monaghan County in 1819. Her maiden name was Margaret Whitcraft and she was married in Ireland to the late Thomas Foster. Several years afterwards she came to Canada settling with her husband in Hog’s Hollow, Little York, now part of the city of Toronto, coming to Metcalfe about 70 years ago, when the township was largely bush. She underwent all the hardships peculiar to a pioneer life in the early days of Ontario. Her husband predeceased her in 1876 and she leaves one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Smith of Alvinston, and two sons, Isaac J., of Brooke and J.T., who lives on the homestead, also eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. Another daughter, Mrs. James Patterson predeceased her. In her death we lose one of the grand old links which couples the past with the present. Mrs. Foster was devout Christian woman of sterling character and quiet and loving disposition and exerted a good influence upon all who were privileged to be her friends. She was a staunch member of the Church of England and in her younger days was identified with its activities and ever ready to give a helping hand to assist in its progress; and as long as she was able was a regular attendant at its services. As a neighbor she was kind and generous and her passing is deeply mourned by all who knew her. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, the remains being laid beside those of her husband in St. James’ Cemetery, Brooke. It was largely attended, many old friends wishing to pay their last respects. The impressive service was held in St. James’ Church, conducted by Rev. H.R. Diehl, rector of Kerwood. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Wm. Patterson, Foster Patterson, Thomas Patterson, Leander Foster, Foster Smith, and Gordon Smith.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 OCTOBER 1921

MARGARET JANE (Foster) PATTERSON

The death occurred on Thursday, Oct. 6, at the family residence, Dunsdale Farm, of a highly esteemed resident of Metcalfe, in the person of Margaret Jane Foster, beloved wife of James W. Patterson, in her 71st year. The deceased had been in failing health for some years and her death was not unlooked for. Besides her husband she leaves to mourn her loss five sons and one daughter, viz., William, Foster and Isaac of Alvinston, Clarence on the old homestead, Thomas and Margaret at home, also her aged mother who is 103 years old, two brothers, Thomas and Isaac of Brooke, and one sisters, Mrs. J.W. Smith of Alvinston. Mrs. Patterson was of a kind and loving disposition and a good neighbor and when in health always ready and willing to help any good cause, and her many deeds of kindness coupled with her genial disposition won for her a host of friends. Her long illness was borne with true Christian fortitude. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon, and notwithstanding the inclement weather was very largely attended. The service, held in St. James’ church, Brooke, was conducted by Rev. H.R. Deihl, assisted by Rev. S.P. Irwin. Interment was made in St. James’ cemetery. The pallbearers were Foster, Gordon, and Roy Smith, James Haight, Leander Foster and Ben Patterson. The flower bearers were Misses Lefae and Doris Smith, Vera Patterson, Ethel Newell, Maggie Foster and Mrs. Leander Foster.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 1 JUNE 1956

WILLIAM W. PATTERSON

William Wesley Patterson, former Brooke Twsp. farmer, and a resident of Erie St., Watford, since the death of Mrs. Patterson, 15 years ago, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home Tuesday morning, aged 81 years. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leonard Annett (Vera), of Alvinston, and Mrs. E. H. Dudley (Jean), of Windsor; also two brothers, Clarence of Watford, and Isaac of Brooke Twsp. The body rested at the J. N. Black Funeral Chapel, Alvinston, where service was conducted on Thursday afternoon, by Rev. A. W. Gardiner, of Alvinston United Church, with a nephew, Rev. Lester Patterson, of Chatham, assisting. Interment was in Alvinston cemetery, and pallbearers were John Caley and Milton Williamson, of Watford, Wesley Werden, Chester and Clinton Armstrong, of South Brooke, and Wm. McVicar, of Alvinston.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 JANUARY 1955

FOSTER PATTERSON

Mr. Foster Irwin Patterson, a lifelong resident of Brooke Twsp., passed away on Tuesday at his home in Alvinston, in his 79th year. Mr. Patterson was born and raised on the Brooke-Warwick townline east of Watford, but moved to south Brooke as a young man, and farmed there until his retirement to Alvinston a few years ago. Surviving are his widow, formerly Chrisite M. McLean and a family of two daughters and five sons: Mrs. W. Lightfoot (Grace), Brooke; Mrs. Rae Armstrong (Donna), Corunna; Neil, James, Miles, Rae and Raymond, Brooke Twsp.; also three brothers, William and Clarence, Watford, and Isaac of Brooke Twsp. The body rested at the family home, and service will be conducted this Friday afternoon at two at the J. N. Black funeral chapel, with interment in Alvinston cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 7 FEBRUARY 1958

CLARENCE W. PATTERSON

Clarence W. Patterson, 78, a lifelong resident of Metcalfe township until he moved to Watford five years ago, collapsed and died in a sudden coronary at his home on Huron St. early Saturday evening. Surviving are his widow, formerly Annie L. Freer, and a family of one daughter and two sons, Mrs. Earl Chambers (Mary) of Windsor, Rev. Lester Patterson, of Woodstock, and Clare on the home farm in Metcalfe; also one surviving brother, Isaac Patterson, of Alvinston. The body rested at Harper Funeral Home, where service was conducted on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Robert Mills, of Trinity Anglican Church, with interment in St. James Church cemetery, Brooke. Pallbearers were nephews: Raymond, Morris, Neil and James Patterson, Orville Tedball and Henry Freer.

TRANSCRIPT AND FREE PRESS 15 APRIL 1971

ISAAC PATTERSON

PATTERSON - In the C.E.E. Hospital, Petrolia, on Friday, April 9, 1971, Isaac Henry Patterson of lot 12, concession 6, Brooke twsp., passed away in his 89th year. He was the beloved husband of the late Jessie McLean; and dear father of Maurice and Raymond Patterson, both of Brooke township. Also surviving are six grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the J. N. Black Funeral Home, Alvinston, on Monday, April 12. Interment in Alvinston Cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 APRIL 1950

MARGARET BELL (Patterson)  McINTOSH

Margaret Bell Patterson, beloved wife of John R. McIntosh, Strathroy jeweller, died at her home there on Tuesday, in her 61st year. She was raised in the Kerwood district and had many friends and relatives in Watford district.

SARNIA OBSERVER 10 NOVEMBER 1936

MARGARET E (Smith) KEY

Alvinston, Nov. 10 - The funeral of Mrs. John S. Key, who died in Toronto, on Saturday, at the age of 54 years, was held on Monday afternoon from the residence of her mother, Mrs. J.W. Smith, Centre street. Interment was in Alvinston cemetery. Mrs. Key had been ill for two weeks. She was born and raised in Brooke township but had resided in Toronto for some years. The surviving relatives include her husband, two sons in Toronto, mother, Mrs. J. W. Smith, of Alvinston, and two brothers, Foster and Gordon Smith, of Brooke township.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 16 SEPTEMBER 1949

FOSTER SMITH

Foster W. Smith, 64, well-known Inwood district farmer, died at his home in Brooke township on Monday of last week after an illness of two days. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John W. Smith, and lived most of his live in the community. He was raised on the Duncan farm west of Watford and moved to Inwood district with his parents as a child. As a church worker in Inwood United, he took a leading part in all its organizations. He was also the senior elder of the church. He was a past master of Inwood Masonic Lodge and past first principal and Scribe E. Of Vimy Royal Arch Chapter, Inwood; a past county master of the Orange Lodge; a director of the Brooke Municipal Telephone System for many years, and a school trustee. Surviving are his wife, two daughters; Mrs. P. Darocher, Windsor; Donna, at home; two sons, Douglas, at home, and Royden, Inwood. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon under Masonic auspices, at Inwood United Church, the service being conducted by Rev. W.P. Newman, Inwood. Interment was in Alvinston cemetery.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 9 JUNE 1933

ISAAC FOSTER

Isaac Foster, well known farmer of the 6th line east, died suddenly at his home on 27 sideroad this (Thursday) afternoon, after suffering a severe heart attack about 2:30 p.m. Mr. Foster, who was about 75 years of age, had resided alone since the death of Mrs. Foster about two years ago, and when seized with a severe heart attack, was able to telephone his doctor for aid. He lived only about one hour. Surviving are one son, Leonard, on the homestead, and one daughter, Mrs. Peter Munro, of Glencoe district.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 20 MARCH 1975

LEANDER GORDON FOSTER

Leander Gordon Foster passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 20, 1975, in his 80th year, in Strathroy Middlesex Hospital. He was the husband of Mabel Logan and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Currie McVicar (Doris) and three grandchildren, as well as four great grandchildren. The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home on Saturday, March 22, at 2 p.m. with interment in St. James Cemetery, Brooke township. The following people served as pallbearers: Clayton Davidson, Winston Sifton, Clare Patterson, Clare Cran, Melvin Squires, Ross Saunders. Rev. Root officiated for the service.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE MAY 1932

JOHN THOMAS FOSTER

The sudden death of J. Thomas Foster, well-known and highly respected farmer of the sixth line east, near Kerwood, occurred from a heart attack. Mr. Foster, who had been about his duties as usual, was found dead by his nephew, Thomas Patterson, Monday evening. Mr. Foster, who lived alone, was the son of the late Thomas Foster and Margaret Whitcraft and was in his 70th year. Deceased is survived bya sister, Mrs. Smith, of Alvinston; a brother Isaac, of Brooke. The funeral was held from his late residence, sixth line of Metcalfe, to St. James’ church where interment was made on Wednesday afternoon in St. James’cemetery, Brooke.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 28 AUGUST 1908

ELIZABETH (Eliza) (Whitcraft) CRAIG

The late Mrs. Smith, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Whitcraft, was born in the county of Monaghan, Ireland, and with her younger brother Thomas, immigrated to Quebec in the year 1840. After over a year’s residence in the lower province she came west by the Batteau stage route, and partly on foot, to the township of Warwick. While walking westward on the London road, between 21 and 24 sideroads, she saw an elderly woman approaching her and on coming closer she was greatly surprised to meet her own mother. The meeting between mother and daughter can better be imagined than described. The old lady with her other two sons, had arrived in Warwick some weeks before. The usual trials of pioneer life were hers. She taught school on the 2nd line north, lot 24, for over a year, and was employed in the county town of Sarnia and other places. She was twice married, to her and her late husband, the late Jas. Craig, one son, James, survives with whom she lived up to her death. She was a consistent member of the Church of England and died with a sure hope of eternal life.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 13 JULY 1900

ANNE (Sadler) CRAIG

Anne, beloved wife of James Craig, 4th line S.E.R., died on Saturday last. Deceased who was in her 48th year, had been an invalid for over seven years. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon for the Watford cemetery and was largely attended. The service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. McAlister. A husband and family of three young girls are left to mourn their loss.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 8 JANUARY 1926

JAMES CRAIG

The funeral of the late James Craig, Warwick street, (whose death occurred in Strathroy Hospital on Thursday last in the closing hour of 1925, after a lengthy illness at his home here) was held from his late residence on Monday afternoon. A private service was conducted by Rev. S.J. Thompson, pastor of Erie St. United Church and interment was made in Watford cemetery. The pall-bearers were six of his old friends and neighbors: - William Pike, of London; Sidney Smith, David Skillen, Dan McTavish, John Carroll and John Stanger. Friends who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr.and Mrs. Williams of Port Huron; Mrs. Barber of Wyoming; Mrs. McIntosh, Strathroy; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison and daughter, St. Thomas; Mr. Hoover and daughter, London; Mr. Tom Maxwell, Birmingham; and Mr. Frank Maxwell, Flint, Mich. Mr. Craig, who was in his 80th year, had been in failing health for several months. He was a native of Warwick Twp., being born on October 5, 1846, the son of James Craig Sr. and Eliza Whitcraft, and in his younger days was widely known as a framer and many of the township’s most substantial barns and buildings stand a product of his handiwork. On Sept. 28, 1881, he was married to Miss Rebecca A. Sadler, of Dorchester, who died in 1900, leaving three daughters, Miss Carrie, who died in 1924; Mrs. Delbert Hoover, of Bothwell, who died in 1924, and Mrs. Harry Hollingsworth, Huron St., Watford, who survives. His second wife, formerly Mrs. Ruth Petterson, whom he married in 1913, also survives, and four grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind grandfather. He was a man full of love for the woods and fields and possessed a great knowledge of natural history. His keen mind retained all his impressions and remembrances of Watford and the surrounding countryside in the early days, and many of his reminiscences and stories of local history have been published from time to time in The Guide-Advocate.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 NOVEMBER 1913

CAROLINE LUCINDA CRAIG

Miss Carrie L. Craig passed peacefully away at Victoria Hospital, London, on Wednesday morning, aged 31 years. Miss Craig has been a helpless invalid for many months, having been injured by being thrown out of a rig. She bore her long illness with great patience, cheerfulness and Christian resignation. The funeral will be held from the residence of her father, Mr. James Craig, Warwick street, Watford, on Saturday next, at 1:30 o’clock to the Watford cemetery.

BOTHWELL TIMES 17 APRIL 1924

MARIAN ALMA (Craig) HOOVER

A deep gloom was cast over this town and community on Thursday morning, when it became known that Mrs. D.G. Hoover had died in the General Hospital at Chatham, about 2 a.m., April 10th, through the effects of an operation performed the day before. The remains were brought to her home in Bothwell Thursday morning. On Saturday at 2 p.m., a very impressive service was held in the Methodist church, Rev. C.L.L. Couzens officiating, assisted by Rev. J.M. Beill,of the Presbyterian church, and Rev. J.C. Nethercott. The service was exceptionally impressive and floral tributes were beautiful consisting of beautiful wreaths from the Bothwell Chapter O.E.S., Wide-Awake Bible Class, Ladies’ Aid, the Methodist choir, Bothwell; Clachan Women’s Institute, Bothwell Women’s Institute, Excell Class of Bothwell Methodist S.S., Star of the East Lodge No. 422 A.F. & A.M., Bothwell High School, Dent Bros, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Beaton, Mr. and Mrs.Omar Howard, Wallaceburg. Appropriate music ws rendered by a male quartette and the choir and Rev. Couzens preached an inspiring sermon. The funeral was very largely attended. The members of the Eastern Star directed the ceremony at the grave. The late Mrs. Hoover, although only a resident of Bothwell for about twelve years, had endeared herself to a wide circle of friends. She was an active member of the Methodist church, serving faithfully in several organizations. She was also a member of the Women’s Institute and the Bothwell Chapter O.E.S., No. 87. She is survived by a husband and daughter Hilda, an aged father and sister, of Watford. Before her marriage, Mrs. Hoover was a public school teacher, having taught at Cashmere. Deceased was 39 years, 7 months and 26 days old, when death came.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 8 JULY 1927

CORA LENA (Craig) HOLLINGSWORTH

The entire community was shocked to learn of the sudden death of Sunday afternoon of Mrs. Harry Hollingsworth of Huron Street, Watford. With her husband and family, she had motored for an afternoon visit at the home of Mr. Samuel Kerr, Sarnia Townline, and within an hour of their arrival, suddenly collapsed from heart trouble and expired also immediately. Mrs. Hollingsworth had not been in the best of health, but had appeared to be improving steadily, and such a sudden passing was a distinct shock to the bereaved family. Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves a family of three sons, Cecil, Keith and Carman, the youngest of whom is only nine years of age. Mrs. Hollingsworth before her marriage was Cora Lena Craig, a daughter of the late James Craig, one of Watford’s earliest settlers, and she was the last surviving member of the family. The funeral, which was held from the family residence on Huron Street on Tuesday afternoon was very largely attended by relatives and sympathizing friends of the community. Service was conducted by Rev. S. J. Thompson, pastor of Erie St. United Church, of which deceased had been a devout member for many years, assisted by Rev. S. Quinn. Interment was made in Watford cemetery, the pallbearers being five brothers of the bereaved husband: Gordon, Russell, Clarence, Roy, and William Hollingsworth, and Mr. Samuel Kerr, Sarnia Townline south.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 8 OCTOBER 1880

THOMAS WHITCRAFT

 "Thomas Whitcraft was interred in the 6th line cemetery on Tuesday last, by the Orangemen of Brooke Lodge. Deceased was a shoemaker, and formerly resided on the 12th line, Brooke, where he was well known. He had moved into the Township of Enniskillen about a year ago."

LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1982

MABLE VIVIAN (Whitcroft) (Johnston) McLATCHIE

McLATCHIE - At St. Joseph’s Hospital, London on Thursday, April 22, 1982, Mable V. (Whitcroft) McLatchie of 212-564 Mornington Avenue, in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of William McLatchie. Dear mother of Mrs. James (Georgina) Airey of St. Petersburg, Florida. Dear sister of Blake Whitcroft of London, Mrs. Dorothy Hudson of Belmont, Mrs. Ralph (Maude) Clifford of Kingston and predeceased by her sister Mrs. Audrey Trim. Also loved by her three grandsons and her six great-grandchildren. Friends will be received by the family at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South from 7-9 p.m. Friday. A complete funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Evan H. Jones, Chaplain of Veteran’s Services officiating. Cremation.

LONDON FREE PRESS 6 SEPTEMBER 1994

BLAKE LOUIS WHITCROFT

WHITCROFT - Blake, at Parkwood Hospital, on Saturday, September 3, 1994, Blake L. Whitcroft of London in his 91st year. Beloved husband of the late Viola Whittaker and the late Dorothy Williams. Loving father of Harvey and his wife Betty of Red Bay and Darrel of London. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Thom and his wife Mary Lou, Peter, Diane and Douglas, and two great grandchildren. He is survived by two sisters Dorothy Hudson and Maude Clifford. He will be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews and many friends. Visitation at Carrothers Funeral Home, 843 Dundas St., Tuesday morning from 10 o’clock, followed by the funeral service at 11 o’clock. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery. A Masonic service was conducted Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. by the Acadia Lodge #580. Memorial contributions to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

LONDON FREE PRESS 28 JANUARY 2000

DARRELL LAUGHLAND WHITCROFT

At London Health Sciences Centre, on Wednesday January 26, 2000, Darrel Loughland Whitcroft of London in his 59th year. Dear father of Douglas Whitcroft of Toronto, dear brother of Harvey Whitcroft of Wiarton, dear cousin of Jack and Thelma Hudson of St. Thomas. Dear companion of Judy McCarty of London. Predeceased by his parents Blake and Dorothy Whitcroft. A memorial service will be held at the Evans Chapel, Furtney Funeral Homes, 648 Hamilton Road, on Saturday January 29th at 1 p.m. with Rev. Farquhar MacKinnon officiating. Visitation 12 to 1 pm on Saturday. Cremation has taken place at Woodland Crematorium. Friends who wish may made donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Darrel Whitcroft.

LONDON FREE PRESS 29 MARCH 1997

DOROTHY H. (Whitcroft) HUDSON

At Country Terrace Nursing Home, Komoka on Monday March 24, 1997. Dorothy H. (Whitcroft) Hudson of Belmont in her 91st year. Wife of the late Everett E. Hudson (1976). Predeceased by a daughter Beatrice A. Pastorius (1985). Dear mother of Jack Hudson and his wife Thelma of St. Thomas and Keith Hudson and his wife Mildred of London. Loving grandmother of Diane Smith of Etobicoke, Laurraine Pastorius and Douglas Hudson both of London, Paul and John Hudson both of St. Thomas, Raymond Hudson of Whitby, Brenda Swan of Australia and Pat Hudson of Florida. Loving great-grandmother of 13 great grandchildren. Predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters. Friends will be received at the Bieman Funeral Home, 3970 Hamilton Road, Dorchester where the funeral and committal service will be conducted on Saturday March 29 at 2 p.m. Rev. Lloyd Brown of Belmont United Church officiating. Interment Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Belmont United Church, Canadian Cancer Society or to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. A Memorial Service under the direction of the Monta Rebekah Lodge #239 Belmont will be held in the Funeral home Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m.

LONDON FREE PRESS 31 AUGUST 1999

MARGARET ANN (St.Clair) MORIARTY

Tragically at Grand Falls, New Brunswick, on Sunday, August 22, 1999, Margaret Ann (St. Clair), dear wife of the late Daniel Moriarty, in hr 68th year. Dear mother of Michael and his wife Rosi, Andrew and his wife Barb, Lynn Hathaway and her husband Clinton. Dear grandmother of David, Peter, Esther, Steven, Beckey, Danny and Rosi Moriarty; Philip, Nathan and Kristin Hathaway. Dear sister of Edith Tisdale. Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street on Wednesday, Sept. 1st from 10 o’clock until the time of the funeral service in the chapel at 11 o’clock. Entombment in Holy Family Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1976

CORA BEATRICE (Whitcroft) COLE

COLE - Suddenly at her residence, 162 Merrett St., Ingersoll, on Saturday, April 10th, 1976, Cora Beatrice Whitcroft, widow of Gordon Cole (March 6th, 1976). Dear mother of G. M. Cole, Clare, Douglas and Donald, Ingersoll; Mrs. Carl Summers (Doris), Dorchester. Dear sister of Mrs. Estella Steinhoff, Ingersoll; Mrs. Eva McIntyre and Mrs. Scotty Laidlaw (Helen), Aylmer; Wallace Whitcroft, London. Also survived by 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by one son Max (1975), in her 77th year. Friends will be received at the McBeath Funeral Home, 246 Thames St. South, Ingersoll, where service will be held Tuesday, April 13th at 2 p.m., Rev. Tom Griffin officiating. Interment Ingersoll Rural Cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS 9 AUGUST 1980

STELLA (Whitcroft) STEINHOFF

STEINHOFF - At University Hospital, London, on Thursday, August 7, 1980, Stella Whitcroft, age 78, of 521 Thames Street North, Ingersoll. Widow of Clarence Steinhoff (1960). Dear mother of Mrs. Jack Chisnall (Dorothy), Ingersoll; Helen Daniel, Ingersoll; Jennie Donmover, Woodstock; Reg, Barrie; Eugene, St. Thomas; Morris, Ingersoll. Dear sister of Eva McIntyre, Aylmer, also survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the McBeath Funeral Home, 246 Thames Street South, Ingersoll after 7 p.m. Saturday where service will be held on Monday, August 11th at 2 p.m., Rev. Hugh Moorehouse officiating. Interment Harris Street Cemetery. Remembrances to the Heart Fund may be arranged for at the funeral home.

LONDON FREE PRESS APRIL 1952

GEORGINA JANE (Whitcroft) DAWSON

DAWSON - At Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, on Sunday, April 13, 1952, Jean J. Whitcroft, beloved wife of Wilford J. Dawson, of Huntsville, Ont., and mother of Robert J. Dawson, of London, in her 46th year. Resting at the Keeler and Johnstone Funeral Home, 125 Duke Street, Ingersoll, where funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. C. D. Daniel officiating. Interment in Woodland cemetery, London.

LONDON FREE PRESS 7 MARCH 1997

MARION WINNIFRED (Raven) WHITCROFT

WHITCROFT - Marion Winnifred, of Extendicare Port Stanley and formerly of St. Thomas, on Thursday, March 6, 1997 at her late residence in her 88th year. Beloved wife of the late Oliver H. Whitcroft (1968) and dear sister-in-law of Mary Raven, Marilyn Raven and Edna Whitcroft. Predeceased by two brothers, E. Forbes Raven and D. Charles Raven, and a sister, A. Catherine King. Dear aunt of Chuck and his wife Liz Raven, Mary Jane and her husband Jon Dawson, and Cathy, Cameron, Melissa and Ian Raven, Jane Ricketts and Gretchen Code. Also survived by several great nieces and nephews. Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas, where funeral service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m., Rev. Dr. H. S. Rodney officiating. Interment St. Thomas cemetery. Visitation Friday from 2 - 4 p.m. Remembrances may be made to the charity of choice.

LONDON FREE PRESS DECEMBER 1972

JESSIE JOREEN (Whitcroft) WEST

WEST - In London, on Tuesday, December 5th, 1972, Jessie Joreen (Whitcroft) West, of 23 Briscoe Street West, London, in her 63rd year. Beloved wife of Ernest F. West. Dear mother of Robert F., William E., Ernest R., all of London, and Mrs. Clifford )Carole) Russ, of Homestead, Florida. Dear daughter of Mrs. Ethel Dezeng of Sparta. Dear sister of Ralph Whitcroft of Sparta. Also survived by eighteen grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Resting at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. South, after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Friday, December 8th at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. R.B. Cumming officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

LONDON FREE PRESS NOVEMBER 1999

ROBERT FRANKLIN ROLFE WEST

WEST - Peacefully at Sarnia General Hospital on Friday, October 29, 1999, Mr. Robert Franklin Rolfe West of Mooretown and formerly of Elgin County in his 67th year went to be with the Lord. Beloved son of the late Ernest and Jessie West (nee Whitcroft). Dear father of Robert, Kelly, Louise and Yolanda. Predeceased by his brother William and his sister Carole. Survived by brother Ernie and his wife Dorothy. Fondly remembered by his son Jesse and his wife Carla and his good friend Barbara. Bob had been employed with Union Gas until his retirement and was a pioneer in his own right. He will be truly missed, a man of many talents. Visitation will be held at the Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North (two blocks north of Oxford street) on Tuesday, November 2nd, 1999 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 3rd at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Victor Brown officiating. Interment to follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers kindly contribute to the London Regional Cancer Center for the relief of others.

LONDON FREE PRESS 4 OCTOBER 1991

CAROLE ANN (West) RUSS

RUSS - Carole (West), after a lengthy illness, passed away in Miami, Florida on Tuesday, October 1, 1991, leaving her children Vicky Reahl, Sandra Clapton, Cliff, Laurie, Tim, Mike and Chris Russ all of Florida and her six grandchildren. Dear sister of Robert and Ernie West both of London. Predeceased by her parents Ernest & Jessie West and her brother William West. Friends will be received by the family from 3 - 5 and 7 - 9 p.m. Friday at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout St. S., where the funeral service will be conducted in the chapel on Saturday, October 5, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Ralph J. Cummings officiating. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

FLINT NEWSPAPER 20 OCTOBER 1925

WILLIAM H. WHITCRAFT

WHITCRAFT - William H. Whitcraft, 78 years old, died yesterday at University Hospital, Ann Arbor, from a complication of diseases, after a six months’ illness. He was born in Warwick, Ontario, March 8, 1847, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Whitcraft. He had lived in Flint for the last 40 years. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. W.B. Haskins of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Lottie Kile, of Flint; two sons Harvey of Flint; Clifford of Chicago; one brother Thomas of Warwick, Ontario, and four grandchildren.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 23 OCTOBER 1925

WILLIAM WHITCRAFT

 "Mrs. J.E. Callahan has received word of the death of her uncle, Mr. Wm. H. Whitcraft, which occurred on Oct. 19th, at his home in Flint, Mich. at the age of 78 years. He had been in his usual good health until six weeks ago. He was a resident of this vicinity in his early years."

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 6 JULY 1934

THOMAS NEWELL

The death occurred at noon on Friday of last week, at his residence, Huron Street, Watford, of Mr. Thos. Newell, beloved husband of Sarah Carson, in his 82nd year. Mr. Newell had been confined to his home for the past nine years, following injuries received when a team hof horses he was driving ran away, throwing him from the wagon. He had lived in Watford for many years, after retiring from the farm near Warwick village, where he had spent the most of his lifetime. Surviving are his widow, one son Claude, of Sandwich, and one daughter, Miss Anna, at home. Two sons pre-deceased him: Gunne Newell enlisted at Watford with his brother, Claude, in the 1st Canadian contingent in August, 1914, and was killed in action in France in 1915; Arthur, was killed in a highway accident near Chatham about five years ago. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon, with service at his late residence, being conducted by Rev. J.H. Hosford, rector of Trinity church, with interment in St. James church cemetery, Brooke. The pallbearers were Samuel and Chester McLellan, Sterling Saunders, I.J. Hastings, Melvin McCormick, all of Watford district, and I. Newell, of Pt. Edward. Friends and relatives were present from Thamesville, Mt. Brydges, Pt. Edward, Sarnia, Alvinston, Windsor, Paris, and Warwick.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 25 MAY 1945

SARAH ANN (Carson) NEWELL

 The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Newell, one of the best known residents of Watford and district, was held last Tuesday afternoon at the family residence. Interment was at St. James’ church cemetery, Watford. Mrs. Newell died late Sunday, May 13th, at her residence on Huron street, Watford, at the age of 90 years. Born in Adelaide township, she resided at Watford and at Warwick village most of her life. She moved back to Watford in 1919 where her husband, Thomas Newell, died eleven years ago. She was active in the Red Cross Society and in church affairs. An elder son, Sergeant-Major L. Gunne Newell, was killed in action in France in 1915 and on each Remembrance Day since then she has had the honor of placing the Ontario government wreath on the cenotaph at Watford.Mrs. Newell is survived by a son, Claude of Windsor, and a daughter, Miss Anna, at home.

OBITUARY

ARTHUR NEWELL

Arthur W. Newell, well-known Watford citizen, died suddenly in Chatham General Hospital on Tuesday afternoon from injuries received in a motor tragedy which occurred five miles east of Tilbury about two o’clock. He died without regaining consciousness at 5:20 shortly after Mrs. Newell had arrived from Watford. Mr. Newell was a passenger in a light truck driven by Fred Perry of Windsor. They were headed towards the border, followed by Cecil Webb of Sandwich street, Ford City, driving alone in his car. The thrree men are employed by Merlo & Ray, contractors of Ford City, and were returning to the border from Watford. Proceeding in the opposite direction was the car owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shaw, and driven by their son John. According to the best information so far obtained, the driver of the light truck suddenly applied his brake. Webb’s car, following in the wake, struck it in the rear, sending the truck into the ditch. The car slewed sideways in the road, and collided with that driven by Shaw, the American tourist. The latter had applied his brake, causing his machine to slew, the two meeting broadside. The injured were rushed to the General Hospital. Mr. Newell was found to be suffering from a fractured skull, broken ribs and a pierced lung. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw sustained multiple bruises. Perry, the driver of the truck, escaped with injuries to his chest. He was not detained at the hospital. Webb and Shaw, drivers of the cars, were badly shaken, but not hurt. Dr. McPherson of Tilbury, and Dr. Coulter of Tilbury, attended the injured. Webb was detained by Traffic Officer Clark Russell on a reckless driving charge. His bail was fixed at $1,000. It is expected an inquest will be held. The funeral will be held in Watford this (Thursday) afternoon, service being conducted at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newell, Huron street, at two o’clock with interment in St. James’ cemetery, Brooke. L.O.L. 505 the Watford lodge of the Orange order, will have charge of the service. Besides his widow, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Newell, one brother, Claude, of Windsor, and one sister, Miss Anna, at home.  For many years Mr. Newell has resided on St. Clair street west, working as a teamster in this district, and during the pouring of concrete here on the London Road has been employed by Merlo, Merlo & Ray. He was accompanying the other two Merlo employees to the Border cities when the tragedy occurred.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 14 MAY 1915

Gunn Newell died of wounds received at the battle of Langemarck in the First World War. He was a Sergeant in the 1st Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment), and was the first soldier from Lambton County to give his live in the Great War. He is buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. A marker was erected for him at St. James Cemetery inscribed: "He died for Freedom & Honor". His obituary, including a photo in uniform, appeared in the Watford Guide-Advocate, May 14, 1915:

MILITARY MEMORIAL SERVICE

In Commemoration of Color-Sergeant Newell of the St. Clair Borderers

Sunday last was a solemn and impressive day in the Village of Warwick, when the first military memorial service in this district was held in St. Mary’s church, attended by the Warwick Home Guard, in uniform, 50 strong, and many officers and men of the 27th Regt. The service was in commemoration of the death of Color-Sergeant Gunn Newell who died from wounds received in the battle of Langemarck. He is the first member of the St. Clair Borderes to meet death at the front. The service was held at 10:30, and although the church is a large one it could not hold one half of the immense crowd that had gathered to pay their last respects to a brave and efficient soldier and hero. A procession was formed by the Warwick Home Guard in charge of Sergt. Davies, of Watford, followed by the Orangemen of the district. Among the military men taking part in the procession were Lieut.-Col. Kelly, Lieut.-Col. Kenward, Capts. Irwin and McLaren, Lieuts. Connolly, Matthews, Brown, Osborne and Smyth, Watford; Capt. Waddell and Lieut. Campbell, of Petrolia; Capt. Smith, Forest; and Lieut. Williams, Arkona. The service was conducted by Rev. W. Murton Shore, rector of the parish, assisted by Rev. S.P. Irwin, recotr of Watford, and chaplain of the 27th Regt. It consisted of the burial service without the committal, and the special war prayers authorized by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Rev. W.M. Shore took for his text II Samuel 1:25-26, "How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle," "I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathon, ", and II Timothy 4:7, "I have fought the good fight". Mr. Shore spoke very feelingly of the dead soldier, saying that he knew Sergt. Newell would be in the van, as he was a soldier through and through. They would miss him in many ways, in church and in sports, for Sergt. Newell ws always prominent in all local activities. He had a high sense of duty and in giving his life for King and country it could be said "he had fought the good fight", he had finished his course, and henceforth there was laid up for him a crown of life". The Chaplain, Rev. S.P. Irwin, also made a touching address, in which he said that Sergt. Newell had brought peculiar honor to Lambton and the 27th Regt., as he ws the first one from this county to give his life in this world-wide war. The Chaplain trusted that other young men would be inspired to come forward and fill the gap caused by the taking away of one they mourned today. In conclusion, Mr. Irwin, on behalf of the officers, extended to the bereaved family their sincere sympathy. The late Sergt. Newell was 29 years old. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newell, of Warwick village. He was a good citizen and an expert soldier and his death is deplored by the whole countryside. Deep and sincere sympathy is felt by all for his bereaved family.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 3 JANUARY 1958

FRANCIS "CLAUDE" CARSON NEWELL

Francis Claude Newell, brother of Mrs. Anna McKercher of Watford, and son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newell, passed away suddenly from a coronary at his home in Windsor, on Thursday evening, December 19th. He was a veteran of World War I and had resided in Windsor for many years. His wife and sister are sole survivors. Service was conducted on Monday, December 23rd, at Anderson Funeral Home, Windsor, and burial was at Kingsville cemetery. Mrs. McKercher has remained in Windsor since her brother’s sudden death.

WATFORD GUIDE ADVOCATE 23 FEBRUARY 1983

ANNA VICTORIA (Newell) MCKERCHER

Anna Victoria (Newell) McKercher passed away in Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, February 17, 1983, in her 88th year. She was the wife of the late Arthur Edward McKercher and dear stepmother of Annette (Mrs. Don Heimrich) of Stratford, Eleanor (Mrs. Ivan Lucas) of Lambeth and Jack of Orangeville.Twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. Predeceased by brothers Arthur, Gunne, and Claude Newell. The funeral service was held at the Harper Funeral Home, Watford, on Saturday afternoon with Rev. Hofland officiating. Interment was in Watford cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Rick and Larry Lucas, Doug Caley, Jamie Heimrich, Frank Little and Bob Hall.

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