Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1924


Source: National Library of Canada - N258 Reel #

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July 24, p.3: Peter Blair - Oldtime friends and neighbors hereabouts will be sorry to learn of the death of Mr. Peter Blair, who passed away at his home in Rosemont a week ago Monday after an illness of only one hour from acute indigestion. Deceased, who was a nephew of the late Arch. McBride, of Orangeville, was in his 64th year. He was proprietor fo the Rosemont telephone system. He is survived by a widow. The funeral took place on Wednesday, July 16th.

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July 24, p.3: T.C. Glassford - Orangeville and Caledon friends and there were many of them were deeply grieved to learn of the death of Thomas Clarke Glassford, who passed away at his home in Queen St., west, Brampton, on Saturday, July 12th, after an illness of about two weeks. While his last illness was brief Mr. Glassford had not enjoyed good health for the last couple of years and this was the reason that led him to dispose of his farm on the 2nd line, east, Caledon and move to Brampton last May. Deceased was a son of the late Thomas Glassford and a member of one of the oldest families in Caledon Township. He was born a short distance from the village of Caledon and had resided in that neighborhood until he removed to Brampton. Deceased was a quiet, unassuming man, genial and companionable in his ways and had a host of friends in his home community. He was a staunch Conservative, a member of Warnoch, L.O.L. No. 250, Caledon, and an elder in Knox Presbyterian Church, Caledon, as his father had been before him. He is survived by his wife, one brother, Mr. W.E. Glassford, Caledon and one sister, Mrs. E.E. Wilson, Caledon village. Deceased was in his 46th year. Rev.M. McArthur, of Brampton, held a short service at the bereaved home on Monday, July 14th. Following the service the remains were conveyed to Orangeville by motor, interment taking place in the family plot in the Forst Lawn Cemetery. The remains were interred with full Orange honours, members of Warnock. L.O.L. and neighboring lodges being present in regalia. Rev. T.W. Mills, of Caledon had charge of the the service and Bros. J .R. Hillyard and Meredith McKim read the burial service of the Orange Order. The pallbearers were Messrs. W.J. Warnock, Jos. Nebitt, Chester Glassford, Gilbert VanWyck, Cecil Dodds and Jas. R. Hillyard.


July 24, p.3: Elizabeth (Avison) Holmes - Mrs. Robert Holmes, an old resident of Orangeville and Mono, passed away very unexpectedly at her old home near Relessey early on Friday morning, July 11th. Mrs. Holmes had gone to make a short visit to her son, Chester, who lives on the homestead, lot 22, con.5, east, Mono. She was as well as usual on Thursday evening, but succumbed to a sudden heart seizure during the night. Her death came as a shock to a wide circle of friends and neighbors here and in Mono. Deceased, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Avison, was 69 years and three months of age. She was born in Mono and always lived in that township until the beginning of 1924, when she and her husband gave up farming life and came to Orangevile to enjoy a well-earned respite from their labours. Mrs. Holmes was a women of fine Christian character, who took an active interest in the work of her church and the betterment of the community at large. She was for many years an active member of Relessey Methodist Church and had been identified with the Methodist Church here since coming to Orangeville. Her loss is mouned (sic) by her husband and family of two sons, Cecil, of Alton, and Chester, of Relessey. She is also survived be three brothes and two sisters namely, William Avison, of Heath, Alta., John Avison, Orangeville, George Avison and Mrs. J.H. Simpson, Toronto, and Mrs. Adam Halbert of Shelburne. The funeral, which was largely attended by friends and old neighbors of the family was held from her late home on Second St., to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, July 13th. Rev. F.W. Mahaffy conducted the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. John Avison, John Waller, E.J. Arthur, John Bower, Richard Holmes and Wm. J . Coleman. The floral tributes included a pillow from the family an anchor from the brothers, a wreath from the sisters, a wreath from Mr. John Waller and Mrs. W.J. Halbert; sprays., Mr. and Mrs. Abernethy, of Tottenham, Mrs. Margret Lewis and family and Mr. and Mrs. T.S. Little and bouquets from Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Pattullo and Judge and Mrs. W.G. Fisher.

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July 24, p.2.:Thomas T. Lewis -

July 24, p.5: Winston A. Peacock - The angel of death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Peacock, Rosemont, on Saturday evening, June 28th, and claimed their little son, Winston A., at the early age of of fourteen years. The little boy had been an invalid for a number of years, but was able to go about until last November. He was a patient little sufferer and of cheerful disposition, with a sunny smile for all. His father and mother, three brothers, Wilfred, of Vancouver, Elmer at home, and Stanley, of Barrie; and three sisters, Gertrude, Hazel and Olive, mourn the loss of a loving son and brother. The many beautiful floral tributes expressed the love which his many friends had for Winston. The funeral was held on Monday afternoon to Thompson's church cemetery, and service was conducted by Rev. C. Forth, of Rosemont - Alliston Herald

November 6, p?:Mary (Henry) Widdis - At the remarkable age of 101 years Mrs. Mary Widdis, relict of the late Thomas Widdis of this town, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Scott of Brantford on Tuesday, the 28th ult. Deceased had resided in town until about 15 year ago, when she went to live with her daughter at Brantford. The late Mrs. Widdis was born in Caledon, being a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry, pioneer settlers. She spent most of her life in this district. Mrs. Widdis was of a kindly nature and those who knew her held her in the highest esteem. She was a lIfe-long member of the Anglican church. A family of two sons and five daughters are left to mourn her death -- Mrs. Scott and Thos. A. Widdis, Brantford; Mrs. Ben Price and Mrs. Jas. Hammond of Toronto; Mrs. Henry Allen and Mrs. Geo. Dermott of Glencross, and Mrs. Adam Widdis of the town. She is also survived by 29 grandchildren and no less than 46 grandchildren (sic). The remains were brought to Orangeville for burial, the funeral taking p lace from the home of her son, Adam, East Broadway, to the Forest Lawn cemetery, at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct.30. In the absence of Rev. J.W. McDonald, Rev. W.H. Hartley, of Shelburne, conducted the services at the house and grave. The pallbearers were Messrs. Norman, Ed. and Lorne Widdis and Bert, Fred and Elgin Hammond. The floral tributes included a wreath from Wm. Widdis and family; Brantford; a wreath from Mrs. Richards and family, and grandchildren, a wreath from St. Jude's Church Ladies Guild, Brantford, and sprays from Mrs. Cummings, Mrs. William Harnkess, Mr. and Mrs. Nolan and Mr. and Mrs. Lemon, all of Brantford.

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