Obituaries from the Orangeville Banner for 1934


Source: Archives of Ontario - N258 Reel

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April 26,p.:Wallace Lundy - Following an illness of two months, William Wallace Lundy, of 118 Concord Ave., Toronto, passed away in the Western Hospital on Monday, April 16th, in his 71st year. Mr. Lundy contracted pneumonia following an operation the previous Thursday and failed to rally.
Deceased was born in Mono township in 1864, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Lundy. When sixteen years of age he went to North Dakota, where he farmed very successfully for about twenty-two years. On his return to Canada he married Margaret Skelton, of Toronto, formerly of Caledon. He had resided in Toronto for the past thirty-three years. For the last ten years he had been associated with the Dominion Envelope Company.
Mr. Lundy attended Chalmer's Presbyterian Church for many years and after union joined West United Church. He was a member of the session of his church for twenty-seven years, and was known as a faithful and untiring worker in the cause of the church. He was a man of high principle and was loved and esteemed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Harvey, and two grandchildren. Another son, Bryan, predeceased his father five years ago. Five brothers, Joseph, David and Robert Lundy, of North Dakota, Alexander Lundy, of Palgrave, and John Lundy, of Toronto, and one sister, Mrs. T.J. Robinson, of Orangeville, survive.
A largely attended service was held at his late residence Thursday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. R.S. Johnston, of Hamilton, formerly of West United Church, Toronto, Rev. Addison, of Centennial United Church, and Rev. Mumford, of West United Church. There were many beautiful floral tributes. Six elders of West United Church acted as the pallbearers. Interment took place in Prospect Cemetery.

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December 20,p.1:Russell Martin - Mr. Russell E. Martin, more familiarly known as Roger martin, passed away in the Memorial Hospital last night, Wednesday December 12, 1934, following a critical illness of a little over two weeks, he having suffered a stroke on Tuesday November 27, while en route to Milverton in his car. Little hope was held for his recovery during this period.
Mr. Martin had been a salesman for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for the past twenty-two years, nineteen of which have been in this district and he is well and favorably known throughout the territory.
Born in Orangeville, January 16th, 1892, Mr. Martin resided there until he was seven years of age, when he moved with his parents to Toronto. He lived in that city until he moved to Listowel nearly three years ago. On Oct. 6th, 1920, he was united in marriage to Bessie Watson, of Brampton, who along with one small daughter Marilyn survives. He is also survived by his mother and one sister, Mrs. C.A. Smith, both of Toronto.
The deceased was an active member and official of the Baptist church, serving as treasurer of the local church for more than a year. He was a member of the Masonic Order. The funeral will be held on Saturday, December 15, with public service in the Baptist church at noon. Interment will take place in Greenwood cemetery, Orangeville, at approximately three o'clock --- Listowel Banner.
The late Mr. Martin was a cousin of Mrs. (Dr.) P.W. Spence, of Orton. The service at the graveside in Greenwood cemetery was taken by the Baptist Minster at Listowel, assisted by Dr. Spence. Members of Harris Masonic Lodge were in attendance at the wish of the Listowel lodge and took charge of the Masonic burial service.

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January 11,p.:Jane Elizabeth (Duke) Whitten - Old times friends and neighbours in the Orangeville district were grieved to learn of the death of Mrs. Thomas Whitten, which took place quite suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Newman, west half lot 8, conc.1, O.S., Melancthon, on Wednesday, January 3rd. Mrs. Whitten, who was in her 64th year, was Jane Elizabeth Duke, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Duke, lot 10, Prince of Wales Raod, Mono, where she was born in 1870. In 1897 she was married to Thomas Whitten, 2nd line, Amaranth, where she resided until 1920, moving from the farm to Shelburne, where her husband died at Christmas of 1926. Since his death Mrs. Whitten had lived with members of her family. Deceased was a quiet, industrious woman, devoted to her home life and family and was held in high esteem as a neighbour. Her demise is mourned by one son, Edward, living on the homestead near Whittington, three daughters, Mrs. Milton Hare, Lisle, Ont., Mrs. Edward Newman, Horning Mills, and Mrs. John Boyce, of Brackenrig, Muskoka, one brother, Mrs. Thos. J. Duke, Prince of Wales Road, Mono, and the following sisters: Mrs. W.T. leader, Orangeville; Mrs. Robert J. Armstrong, Caledon, Mrs. Jos. Kendrew, Camilla, Mrs. W.J. Bower, Orangeville, Mrs. W.J. Overland, Cataract, and Mrs. Ernest Smith, Brampton, Mrs. Whitten was predeceased by two brothers Joseph Duke, Shelburne and George Duke, Mono, and two sisters, Mrs. John Stavely and Mrs. Fred Newton.
The funeral, which was attended by many friends and relatives, was held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Newman, to Shelburne cmeetery on Friday afternoon, January 5th. Services were conducted at the home by Mr. A. Blair and in the cemetery chapel by Mr. A.E. Moore. The pallbearers wre Messrs. Thos. Duke, Wm. Manning, Herbert McCague, Thos. McClelland, Thomas Leader and J ames Service. Among the friends present from a distance were: Mrs. Ernest Smith, Brampton; Mrs. W.J. Overland, Cataract; Mr. and Mrs. John Boyce, Brackenrig; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Hare, Lisle; Mrs. R.G. Armstrong, Caledon; Mr and Mrs. W.J. Bower and Mrs. Will White, Orangeville.

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