Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1926


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel #42

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May 21,p.3:Maria (McGuire) Alexander - Mrs. Maria Alexander, widow of the late Joseph Alexander, of Chatham, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.A. Menary, Orangeville, about one o'clock on Sunday morning. Her death was due to heart trouble. Deceased who was in her 87th year had been living with her daughter here for the last two years. Born in Ireland, the late Mrs. Alexander came to Canada with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. James McGuire, when a young girl. The family settled near Georgetown, where they lived for a number of years. Here Mr. McGuire died and some years later his widow married the late William Waldick, of Hillsburg and afterwards of Orangeville. Mrs. Alexander is survived by a family of two daughters and five sons, namely, Miss Marjorie Alexander, Philadelphia; Mrs. Menary, Orangeville; Jos. Alexander, Detroit; James, of Thamesville, Ont.; David, Lancaster, Ohio; Jack, Toronto, and Reg., Syracuse, N.Y. Mrs. Adam Widdis, Orangeville, is a half-sister. The funeral was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Menary to the C.P.R. station on Tuesday morning, the remains being conveyed to Chatham, where interment took place at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. The sympathy of their Orangeville friends is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Menary and the other members of the family.

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May 21,p.3:Bertha Dodds - It was with a feeling of deepest sorrow that this community received the announcement of the death on Friday morning of Miss Bertha Dodds, who passed away at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dodds, Princess Street, Orangeville, following an illness of two years. Deceased, who was in her twenty-fifth year, had resided here all her life, and was highly thought of by a large circle of friends. She was a member of the Methodist Church choir, and had been a teacher in the Sunday School for several years, and an enthusiastic worker in the Epworth League and the Girls' Circle. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held to the Forest Lawn Cemetery on Sunday afternoon. Rev. H.L Partridge was the officiating minister.

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May 21,p.3:W.P. Gordon - There passed away at his home in Belwood on Saturday, May 9, 1925, on e of the oldest and most highly esteemed [sic] citizens of Belwood, in the person of Mr. Wm. P. Gordon.

Born in Hamilton on Sept. 9th, 1850, he,on February 25th 1873, married Isabella Patterson, of Caledon, to whom were born five daughters and two sons, namely; lily Maude (deceased), Mrs. Jas. Golden, of Weston; Mrs. Benj. Boggs, Marsville; Mrs. W.K. Hutchinson, Fergus; Mrs. Wm. Jackson, Erin; Mrs. Arthur Borden, Toronto; Wm.J. Gordon, of Hillsburg, and David G. Gordon, of Canton, Ohio. There are also 25 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
Two years last February Mr. and Mrs. Gordon celebrated their golden wedding. They have resided in Belwood for 42 years.

Mr. Gordon was a good mechanic. His career as a workman was wide, erecting many prominent buildings; some of which were the county buildings in Orangeville, the old school in Erin and many home in East and West Garafraxa.

The funeral took place on Tuesday to McKee's cemetery and was largely attended, being conducted by Rev. Mr. Booth, of Belwood, three brothers-in-law and three sons-in-law being pallbearers.
To the widow and children the sympathy of the community is extended - Fergus News-Record.

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May 21,p.3:Ethel (Thompson) Milne - Mrs. Milne, wife of Mr. T.F. Milne, Clerk of the city of Port Arthur, died suddenly in the General Hospital in Port Arthur about five o'clock on Sunday evening. Eight days previous to her death, while attending a social function held at the home of Mrs. H.A. Raney in honor of Mrs. R.F. McWilliams, of Winnipeg. Mrs. Milne slipped and fell on the polished floor, fracturing her hip. She was at once taken to the hospital, but another complication developed. Her death was due to cardiac trouble. Mrs. Milne was quite prominent among women's organizations in Port Arthur and was a Past President of the Central Council of Home and School clubs.

Prior to her marriage Mrs. Milne was Miss Ethel Thompson of Orangeville, and was educated in the Orangeville Public and High Schools. Her husband was also a teacher in the Orangeville Business College at one time and was afterwards engaged in the insurance business here for some years. Mr. Milne has the sympathy of Orangeville friends in his bereavement.

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