It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Libbie Currie

Perth Courier Obituaries

supplied by Christine M. Spencer of Northwestern University, Evanston, Il., USA.

Perth Courier, March 23, 1888

It is our melancholy duty to record the death of Libbie Currie, wife of Mr. J. L. Currie which took place at Park River on the 17th Feb.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson of Park River , Dakota.  She was born and brought up at Oliver’s Ferry until 19 years of age when she removed to Dakota with her sister Mrs. Thomas Smith.  She was married about six years ago and leaves a kind husband and three children.  Last winter Mrs. Currie came east on a visit to her friends at the Ferry and brought her little Florence with her, aged 2.  Her husband came for her in March, bringing with him Archie, aged 4.  A few days before she died she said to her mother using her own words:  “Mother, if I die baby will be yours won’t she?”  Mrs. Currie suffered very much the last few hours every breath they thought would be her last.  Her sister writes that at the last it was so solemn to hear her sing “Praise God from whom all blessings flow”.  There were nine of the Thompson family Libbie being the middle one.  Her little brother next to her, at one and a half years old drank a  mouthful of lye which caused his death so she was twice the baby.  She was the pet of the family and next to her brother William who died four months before her.  Now they are laid side by side on the lonely prairie three miles from Park River .  She was 27 years of age.

We regret to learn of the death in Minneapolis , Minnesota of Charles Q. Chamberlain, which occurred on Saturday last from typhoid fever.  The deceased was a son-in-law of Mr. Robert Stone of Perth, chief constable and some years ago clerked in the store of Mr. G. A. Gamsby in this town.  He was born in the town of Napanee about 35 years ago.

Perth Courier, March 30, 1888

Bowes—Died, at Perth on Tuesday, 27th March, Mr. Joshua Bowes, aged 54.

Miller—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 22nd March, Mr. George Miller, Sr., 3rd Concession Bathurst, aged 74.

McIntyre—Died, at Douglas on Sunday, 18th March, Agnes McIntyre, beloved wife of Mr. John McIntyre, aged 26.

Warren—Died, on Tuesday, 20th March, Charles L. Warren, Jr., son of Mr. Charles Warren, Esq., Allumette Island, aged 21.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  We regret to learn of the death of Mr. Charles L. Warren, at his home on Allumette Island on Tuesday last at the early age of 21 years.  Mr. Warren was well known in Arnprior having at one time been a clerk in the employment of Mr. A.M. Dougherty, Variety Hall.  He was a very popular young man and his death is deeply regretted by a large circle of friends.

Stewart—Died, at Douglas on Sunday, 18th March, Jennie Stewart, second daughter of Mr. John Stewart, merchant, aged 20 (?) 29 (?).

Ferguson —Died, at Drummond on Wed., 28th March, Ann McLean Ferguson, relict of the late Mr. Henry Ferguson, aged 65 (?).

McCann—Died, on Friday, 23rd March, Ann Fitzpatrick McCann, relict of the late Mr. Patrick McCann, South Burgess, County Leeds, and mother of Mr. John McCann of Perth, aged 66.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Friday last passed away from this life Mrs. Patrick McCann, one of the oldest and most respected settlers in this part of the country.  By her kind and affable manners she endeared herself to all with whom she came into contact and her loss will be felt not only by her sorrowing children but by all those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.  She was the daughter of the late Mr. John Fitzpatrick, Laurel Hill, County Monaghan, Ireland and came to this country 42 years ago and settled with her husband in the County of Leeds where she remained until her death.  Of a family of 13 children she bore, nine survive.

Almonte:  Mrs. McPhee, an old resident of Pakenham, died at the residence of her daughter in Drummond on Sunday aged 87.  The deceased was born in Ireland and came to Canada in 1848 and settled in Pakenham.  Her maiden name was Mary Harris but about 1820 she married Mr. James McPhee who died about 1845 leaving her with 11 children, six of whom are numbered with the blessed.  The remaining five are doing well.  They are as follows:  Mrs. Sl - - - er and Mrs. Shaw of Kincardine, Ontario; Mrs. George McFarlane of Drummond; Mrs. Ed Bennett of Carleton Place and Mrs. Jas. Phee of Pakenham.  The deceased lady in spite of her age was quite smart and going round the house up to a day or so before her death but on Sunday morning God saw fit to call her over to the silent majority.  She had about 50 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren most of whom are still living.  The funeral, which took place from her daughter’s residence in Drummond on Tuesday had to be postponed on account of the storm and so did not take place until Thursday when the remains were entered in the English Church Cemetery in Pakenham.

After a lingering and painful illness extending over a period of 12 years, our townsman Mr. Joshua Brown, druggist, died at his residence on Craig Street on Tuesday morning with a pang or struggle.  He had been confined to the house nearly all winter and to his room for the past 3 or 4 weeks and latterly had been greatly reduced in strength and body.  His ailment was consumption to which was added other complaints culminating in intense headaches which made his life a burden.  Last summer he took a trip to Manitoba in quest of better health but it did him little good and he continued to sink under the weight of his infirmities.  When the end came Tuesday he was quite prepared for it and had no fears of death.  He was a good citizen and estimable Christian.  The deceased was born in the Township of Camden, County Addington of U. E. Loyalist ancestry 54 years ago. He was in the drug business in Newburg and Napanee but removed to Perth in 1873 buying out the drug business of Mr. Freeman Lane. He was one of the best druggists in this part of Ontario and was very successful at his calling; his trade being spread over a large district.  He married Miss Duncan of Camden Township who with 8 sons and daughters survive him. He was an exemplary member of the Methodist Church and one of its office bearers here.  His funeral was largely attended yesterday afternoon to Elmwood Cemetery .

Perth Courier, April 6, 1888

Smith—Died, at Almonte on the 31st March, Miss Jane Smith, in her 73rd year.

Gillis—Died, at Franktown on the 23rd March, Mr. Archibald Gillis, aged 46.

McDermott—Died, at Almonte on the 3rd April, Mrs. T. W. McDermontt, aged 33 (?) 35 (?).

Creighton—Died, at Lanark Township on the 17th March, Mrs. William Creighton, Sr., aged 74.

Troke—Died, at Perth on Monday, 2nd April, Elizabeth Stella Troke, infant daughter of Mr. William Troke, aged 7 months.

Nairn—Died, at his residence in the Township of Dalhousie on the 18th March, Mr. Archibald Nairn, in the 72nd year of his life.

James—Died, at Drummond on Thursday morning, 6th April, Mary Ann Conn James, wife of Mr. Thomas James, Drummond, aged 50 (?).

Scott—Died, on Thursday, 29th March at his home in Derry , Beckwith, after an illness of 13 hours, of congestion of the lungs, Mr. Robert Scott, aged 65 (?)

Sarah Smith McDonald, wife of Mr. W. J. McDonald and mother of Mrs. W. J. Christie of Ottawa , died on the 28th March, after suffering several months from nervous prostration.  She was born in the vicinity of Perth 17th March, 1837 and married on 23rd June, 1863 .  She was a daughter of the late Mr. Robert Smith of Bathurst

Perth Courier, April 13, 1888

Cameron—Died, at Perth on Friday, 6th April, Miss Mary Cameron, aged 65.

Ferrier—Died, at Bathurst on Wed., 11th April, Martha Jane Wilson Ferrier, wife of Mr. Abraham Ferrier, Jr., Scotch Line, 30 years.

Smith—Died, at Almonte on Saturday morning, 31st March, at the home of her niece, Mrs. George Wilson, Jean Smith, 72 years, a native of Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Moore—Died, at the residence of her son, Mr. Thomas B. Moore of Drummond on Thursday, 12th April, Anne Buell Moore, relict of the late Mr. William Moore, aged 91.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  Yesterday the oldest settler in the Perth district passed away in the person of Mrs. William Moore, mother of Mr. Thomas B. Moore, clerk of the township of Drummond , at the age of 91 years.  The deceased was born in the U.S. and after the close of the Revolution came with her father Mr. Buell, an uncle of the late Mr. W. O. Buell to Brockville .  In the year 1816, having married Mr. Moore, the two came to Perth shortly afterwards settling on the farm near Perth .  Mrs. Moore was among the first pioneer settlers of this district and lived in this vicinity for 72 years, dying full of years and honors.

Perth Courier, April 20, 1888

Burrows—Died, at Perth on Sat., 7th April, Emeline Daw Burrows, wife of Mr. W. H. F. Burrows, aged 42.

Andison—Died, at Perth on Wednesday, 18th April, Jennie Anderson Andison, wife of Mr. Nicholas Andison, aged 48.

Conlon—Died, on Wednesday, 28th March, Patrick Conlon, Kearns’ Corners, Bathurst, aged 28 years, 11 months.  Deceased had for the past few years the contract of carrying the mails between Perth and Glen Tay.

Perth Courier, April 27, 1888

Ferguson —Died, at Carleton Place on the 23rd April, Mr. Peter Ferguson, aged 22.

Adams —Died, at Carleton Place on the 18th April, Mr. William Henry Adams, aged 55.

Poole —Died, at Drummond on Sunday, 22nd April, Mr. Henry Poole, aged 44.

McLean —Died, on the 9th April, Sarah McLean, McDonald’s Corners, Dalhousie, aged 70.

Silverstone—Died, at Montreal on Thursday, 5th April, Soloman Silverstone, aged 34.

Campbell —Died, at Stewartville on the 14th April, Messie Smith Campbell, relict of the late Mr. Duncan Campbell, aged 51.

McGregor—Died, at McNab, on the 14th inst., Janet Fisher McGregor, wife of the late Mr. John McGregor, aged 67.

Brown—Died, on the 27th March, Mary A. Charles Brown, wife of Mr. Robert A. Brown, North Elmsley , aged 28.

McCann—Died, at Perth on Monday, 23rd April, John Leonard McCann, eldest son of Mr. John McCann, aged 8 years and 5 months.

Cameron—Died, at Beckwith, 7th Line, on the 12th inst., Mrs. Sarah Cameron (mother of Mr. Robert Cameron, Almonte), aged (illegible, maybe 56?).

Allan—Died, at Bathurst, on Wed., 25th  April, Elizabeth Drysdale Allan, relict of the late Mr. John Allan, aged 88 years and 4 months.

Vancourtlandt—Died, at Arnprior on the morning of the 16th April, N - - ma (not Norma) Vancourtlandt, aged 31, wife of Mr. Claude Vancourtlandt.

James—Died at Perth on Wednesday, 25th April. Elie Gertrude James, third daughter of Mr. Charles James, aged 10 years and 11 months.

Perth Courier, May 4, 1888

McFadden—Died, at Arnprior on the 22nd April, Mary McFadden Banning, wife of Mr. Alexander Banning, aged 32 (?) 33 (?).

McPhee—Died, at Arnprior on the 23rd April, Mary Cameron McPhee, relict of the late Mr. Ronald McPhee, aged 67.

Beggy—Died, at Chicago on the 22nd April, John William Beggy, son of Mr. John Beggy, aged 3 years and 8 months.

Douglas—Died, at Shelburne, County Dufferin, Ontario on the 30th April, Percy Shelburne Douglas, youngest son of Major J. W. Douglas, aged 8 months and 22 days.

Perth Courier, May 4, 1888

Jackson —Died, at Innisville on the 28th (?) April, Mr. James Jackson, aged 63.

Patterson—Died, at Bathurst , on Sunday, 6th May, Miss Annie Patterson (aged illegible).

Poole —Died, at North Elmsley on Tuesday, 8th May, Alice White Poole, wife of Mr. John Poole, aged 57 (?).

Smith—Died, at Davenport, Iowa at his residence 228 E. 5th St., on the 6th April, Mr. Robert Smith, aged 88 years and 6 months, an old resident of N. Sherbrooke.

Hulbert—Died, at Deer River , N.Y. on the 25th (?) April, E. L. Hulbert, in his 68th year.  The deceased was a brother-in-law of Mrs. E. Morrison, formerly of Perth and an uncle to Mrs. W. H. Munro of Renfrew.

Stanley—Died, on the 1st May, at the residence of her daughter Mrs. James Ryan, Mrs. Bridget Stanley, aged 71 years and 3 months, after a lingering illness which she bore with Christian fortitude.

Crosbie—Died, on Thursday, 10th May, John Crosbie, Perth , aged 80.

Mrs. Webster, wife of Mr. Robert Webster, Newboro, died on the 22nd April.  She was married on the 14th Jan., 1842 and lived from that time until her death in the Township of Bastard and the village of Newboro .  She had six children of whom only two are living, Mr. William Webster, merchant, Westport , and the other D. H.. Webster, physician, Michigan .  The deceased was kindly cared for by friends and neighbors during her illness.  Her pastor Rev. David Y. Ross, M.A.., attended her faithfully until the end.  Those acquainted with the deceased feel that a very estimable woman full of years and piety has gone to her reward.  Her age was 72.  Record

Perth Courier, May 18, 1888

Stewart—Died, at Bathurst on Saturday, 12th May, Mr. Alexander Stewart, aged 75.

McPhee—Died, at Arnprior on Monday, 23rd April, Mary Cameron McPhee, relict of the late Mr. Ronald McPhee, aged 67 (?) 87?).

The sad news reached us on Sunday morning that Hugh Ferguson, carpenter, formerly of this place, and son of the late Alexander Ferguson of the Derry (in Beckwith) was dead.  Full particulars are not in hand but from the report it appears that Mr. Ferguson, who was a car foreman at Screiber, was out collecting cars that had been derailed some time previous on Saturday night or Sunday and by some means fell between the cars of a passing train and had a leg taken off.  He was picked up and conveyed to Port Arthur where he was immediately placed in the charge of the physician of the hospital but the loss of blood and shock to the system were too great and he died in a few hours.  Mr. Ferguson was a young man about 32 years of age, unmarried, and of good habits, he was highly respected and well spoken of by all who knew him and his untimely end is deeply mourned.  His six brothers and three sisters in this section have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in their sorrow.  The body is expected here by tomorrow’s Pacific Express.  C.P. Herald

Almonte:  We deeply regret to have to chronicle the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. John Hanover of Portland , Oregon .  He was the eldest son of the late Mr. George Hanover, Esq., of Pakenham.  It will be remembered that the deceased had been in failing health for the past year and spent last summer here in his native air and part of the winter he passed in southern California hoping thereby to recuperate his health but to no avail and on Tuesday morning, 2nd inst., he succumbed to that fatal trouble organic heart disease and dropsy in the 50th year of his age.  Gazette

Almonte:  Another of the old pioneers of the Township of Ramsay passed away in the person of Mr. Jas. Rae in his 74th year.  He came to Canada from the north of Ireland in the year 1825 and was one of a family of 9.  the family settled on the 8th Line Ramsay, the present homestead where the deceased resided continuously for the long period of 63 years.  He was a member of the Methodist Church for one half a century and for over 40 years he was a class leader.  In the cause of education he always took a keen interest and served for 27 years on the public school board.  He was also tax collector for the township for 11 years.  He leaves his family in comfortable circumstances.  The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon to the 8th Line Cemetery and was largely attended.  Times.

Perth Courier, May 25, 1888

Cochrane—Died, at McNab on Sat., 7th April, Mr. James Cochrane, aged 31.

Nicholson—Died, at Bristol on Wed., 28th March, Mr. John Nicholson, son of the late Mr. Alexander Nicholson, Ramsay, 67.

Richardson —Died, on Monday, 21st May, Mr. James Richardson, 12th Concession Drummond, aged 65.

Lanark Links:  We regret to have to record the death of Mr. Jas. Richardson, Drummond, the sad event occurred on Sunday last.  The cause of death was that fatal disease consumption which had been ravaging his constitution for a number of years, slowly working its way towards a fatal end.  Mr. Richardson was a man of quiet and retiring disposition but a staunch advocate of Christianity and the right.  He was for many years a deacon in the Congregational Church and as long as his health permitted, he was a regular attendant and an earnest worker.  Now he has gone to a better land to receive his reward and to hear the words of the Master “Well done my good and faithful servant” enter thou into the joy of the Lord.

Another obit, same man, same paper:

An old resident of this county, Mr. James Richardson, died on Monday morning after a lingering illness from heart disease and bronchitis.  The deceased was 65 years of age.  He was a native of Glasgow , Scotland but came to this country when quite young settling with his parents on the First Line Drummond near Perth .  When a young man he entered the store of Boyd Caldwell as a clerk, where he remained 16 years but his health failed him and he bought a farm on the 12th Concession Drummond where he resided until his death.

Perth Courier, June 1, 1888

Wilson—Died, on Sunday morning, 27th May, Mr. John Wilson, 1st Concession Drummond, aged 61.

Perth Courier, June 8, 1888

Rathwell—Died, at Drummond on the 3rd June, Mr. Thomas Rathwell, aged 86.

Crawford—Died, of inflammation of the bowels, on the 2nd June, Mr. David Crawford, Dalhousie, aged 24.

Playfair—Died, at Perth on Wednesday morning, 6th June, Andrew William Playfair, in the 63rd year of his age.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Wednesday morning, an old and respected resident of Perth , Mr. Andrew William Playfair, died at his residence on Herriott Street at the age of 63 years.  For many years he had been employed in the store of the late Hon. R. Matheson and later Shaw and Matheson and was always the same gentlemanly clerk, popular with all customers.  For many years he held the position of church warden at St. James.

Mrs. Adam Bell, McDonald’s Corners, Dalhousie, died on Sunday last of cancer of the mouth.

Perth Courier, June 15, 1888

Devlin—Died, at Perth on Sunday, 10th June, Mr. John Devlin, aged 25.

Devlin—Died, on Tuesday afternoon, 12th June, Mr. Thomas Devlin, Perth , aged 75.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  An old resident of this county, Thomas Devlin, passed away on Tuesday last from the effects of a paralytic stroke at the age of 75.  He was a native of Castlebar, County Mayo , Ireland but came to this country when a young man, settling in Drummond.  For the past few years he had been a resident of Perth .

Byrne—Died, at the residence of her father, Edward Byrne, North Burgess, on the 7th June, Jane Ann Byrne, aged 24.

Perth Courier, June 22, 1888

Rathwell—Died, at Drummond on the 3rd June, Mrs. Dr .(?) Thomas Rathwell, aged 86.

(note, not at all sure this was “ Mrs. Dr .”)

Ferguson—Died, at Renfrew on the 8th June, Duncan Ferguson, brother of Mrs. John Stevenson of Lanark.

Publow—Died, on Tuesday, 15th May, Miss Annie Publow, daughter of Mr. Francis Publow, Bathurst , aged 19.

Deacon—Died, at Toronto on Wed. 20th June, Edwin Deacon, second son of Mr. Joseph Deacon, Esq., Brockville, in the 20th year of his age.

Newman—Died, on the 16th June, at 55 (?) Hunter St. West , Hamilton , Maitland Newman, youngest son of Maitland and Annie Newman, aged 6 years and 8 months.

Boyd—Died, at Crosshull (?), Ontario , on Sunday, 17th June, Rev. James Boyd, aged 73 years.  He was 42 years a Presbyterian minister in Canada , a native of Pollakshaws, near Glasgow , Scotland , brother of David and William Boyd, Dalhousie and Mrs. Machan of Lanark , Ontario .

It is our painful duty this week to chronicle the death of Mr. George Gourlay, Sr., which sad event took place at the residence of his son in Carleton Place on Friday last surrounded by his family.  Mr. Gourlay had been ailing for the past three years with an affliction of heart disease caused by an attack of inflammatory rheumatism some years ago.  About three weeks ago he undertook to visit relatives in Ottawa , Brockville , Ogdensburg and Carleton Place but while in Ogdensburg he took sick and returned as far as Carleton Place when death ended his sufferings a few days after he arrived.  The deceased was born in the city of Glasgow , Scotland in the year 1813 and when but three weeks old immigrated to Canada with his parents, who settled in the County of Lanark .  In the year 1860 he came to the village of Eganville and engaged in the tannery business which he carried on successfully until about 3 years ago when he retired from active life.  Mr. Gourlay was a good man, widely known and highly respected and his cheery presence will be sadly missed in our village.  The remains of the deceased were brought to Eganville Saturday morning and the funeral took place from his late residence on Sunday afternoon to Melville Presbyterian Church, from thence to the Presbyterian Cemetery followed by an immense concourse of sorrowing relatives and family.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. Paterson.  The deceased was 67 years of age and leaves a large grown up family.  Mrs. Gourlay, wife of the deceased, died about two weeks ago.  Enterprise .

Gazette:  We regret to announce the death of an old friend and one of Ramsay’s most highly respected residents Mr. David Aikenhead who passed peacefully away on Monday morning last after an illness of about three or four months from an affliction of the kidneys and heart.  Death was no doubt accelerated by a paralytic stroke he received a few weeks ago.  He was within three years of life’s allotted span and up to within the last year was always hardy and vigorous.  The deceased was born near Glasgow , Scotland in 1820 and was brought to Canada by his parents who came in 1821.  They settled on the 3rd Line Ramsay near Clayton the same year and lived there about 20 years.  At the end of that time the deceased married Janet McFarlane, daughter of Mr. Matthew McFarlane and purchased the latter’s (?) farm on which he remained continually until he died.  Mrs. Aikenhead died 8 years ago.  The fruit of their marriage consisted of 8 children, three of whom survive.  They are Mrs. Jas. Brunton and Messrs. John and Matthew Aikenhead.

Perth Courier, July 6, 1888

Smith—Died, on the 3rd May, Mr. James Smith, of Perth , aged 80, a native of Westmeath County , Ireland .

Cuddie—Died, at N. Keppel, County Grey, on Sat., 30th June, Mrs. Thomas Cuddie, aged 99 years and 2 months.

Mr. Archibald McLaren of Pilot Mound, Manitoba died at the residence of Mr. R. Blackburn, Jr., farmer, near that village on Monday, 25th June.  He was a brother of Mr. Donald McLaren of Drummond.  He was a farmer, unmarried and about 45 years of age.

We regret to announce the death of Mr. John Larkin, of Perth , which occurred on Thursday, 28th June at the age of 35 years.  The deceased was some 4 months ago seized with fever from which his mind became deranged.  He was removed to Rockwood Asylum, Kingston , where he remained until his death.  For some time he seemed to be improving but this, as has been shown in so many other cases, was but a stage of the disease before death.  The funeral on Friday from the C.P.R. station, Perth , was largely attended by the many friends he had made throughout the town and country.  He leaves a wife and three small children who now have lost a good and kind husband and father.

We have received word of a series of bereavements in the family of Mr. Robert Barr, Lavant, all of which took place in the month of June just past.  Four of the children died of that deadly disease diphtheria within a week of one another while the father only a fortnight before had been taken away by inflammation.  The sad list is given as follows:  Robert Barr, who died in Lavant on the 5th June, at the age of 65 years after a painful illness of inflammation, which he bore with patience.  Also four of the family died if diphtheria—Willie Barr died on 19th June, 15 years; Lloyd Barr died on the 23rd June, 3 years; Albert James Barr died on the 26th June, 12 years; Janet Barr died on the 26th June, 10 years.

Perth Courier, July 13, 1888

Donald—Died, at Dalhousie, on Wed., 27th June, James Norman McDonald, infant son of Mr. Matthew Donald, aged 2 months.

The Oldest Resident Gone—On Wednesday evening 4th inst., a day noted in history because upon it the famous declaration of independence gave to the U.S. their independence, Mrs. Sarah Morphy, relict of the late Mr. William Morphy, passed to her eternal rest.  Mrs. Morphy had attained the ripe old age of 85 years.  She was a sister of Mr. George Willis, Sr., and during her lifetime has seen Carleton Place grow from a dense uncultivated forest into a large and thriving town of almost 4,000 people.  William Morphy, her husband, died in 1837.  Of their children, three are still living, one son and two daughters—George Morphy of this town, Mrs. Watchorn of Merrickville and Mrs. Fitzgerald of Duncanville .  The deceased lady was very retired in her habits of life and during the past few years seldom left her house.  She had laid by quite a considerable sum of money and held some valuable property.  Messrs William Duncan and Robert McDonald are well known merchants and grandchildren of the deceased.  Her funeral took place on Friday morning to St. James Church and thence to Crain’s Cemetery.  The pall bearers were Messrs. C. Sinclair, D. McNabb, J. L. Morphy, W. Willoughby , P. Garvin and Mr. Dulmage of Appleton .  Quite a number of our citizens were present to pay the last tokens of respect to one who has seen so many changes in her lifetime, the last but one (Edmund Morphy who resides in western Canada) of the noted family who first settled in Carleton Place.  Carleton Place Herald

Perth Courier, July 20, 1888  

Riddell—Died, at Almonte on the 17th July, Mr. William Riddell, aged 63.

Dickson—Drowned at Selkirk, Manitoba on the 5th July, Mr. William E. Dickson, brother of Mr. James Dickson, Esq., Carleton Place aged 23 (?) 25 (?).

MacDonald—Died, at Kingston on the 7th July, Ann MacDonald, daughter of the late Sgt. Alexander McDonald of the Glengarry Fencibles, late of Perth.

Mr. Henry Patterson, well known for many years as a constable of Almonte, died at the hospital in Ottawa on Monday after a lingering illness due primarily to rheumatism and then paralysis.  The remains were taken to Almonte the same day.  Mrs. Patterson has been an invalid for several years  C.C.

A sad accident occurred in Montague last Friday whereby Mr. D. McIntyre lost his life.  It appears that Mr. McIntyre had been engaged in hauling hay when his team became frightened at something and ran away upsetting the wagon hay and all and throwing the driver head first on a pile of stones, breaking his neck.  Death was almost instantaneous.  The deceased was at Carleton Place on Thursday and is a cousin of Mrs. Richard Dowdall of this town.  He was buried on Saturday.  C.P. Herald

Elsewhere in the same paper:  Port Elmsley News—On Friday morning of last week, Findlay and Thomas McIntyre were drawing in hay and the horses became frightened and ran away across the field, jumping the fence and Thomas who was on the wagon, was thrown to the ground and dragged for several yards and when his brother Findlay reached the spot he found him insensible.  He breathed only a few minutes and passed away.

Mitchell—Died, at Perth on Tuesday, 10th July, Miss Annie Rose Mitchell, aged 32.

The Leesburg, Florida , Commercial of the 28th June, contains the following account of the death of Miss Jennie Mitchell, daughter of our former townsman, George Mitchell:  “Miss Jennie Mitchell, an excellent young lady about 20 years old, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the residence of her parents two miles east of town.  Her death was remotely caused from a spinal injury received from a fall from a horse at Fruitland Park some three weeks ago.  Since then she has had a fever which caused her to decline in spite of every effort to arrest its progress until she died as stated.  She was buried in the Lone Park Cemetery at 4:00 p.m. Monday and her remains were followed to the grave by a large number of sorrowing friends.  The deceased taught school last term at Lone Park where she won many friends who will deeply lament her loss.  Her father, Mr. George Mitchell, removed here with his family from Perth , Canada some three years ago.  Miss Mitchell was a devoted member of the Episcopal Church and she died in the full assurance of a happy life beyond the grave.”

Perth Courier, July 27, 1888

Magillivray—Died, at Collingwood on the 15th (?) July, Isabella Magillivray, beloved wife of Mr. John Magillivray and mother of Rev. M. Magillivray, formerly of Perth , aged 66.

Smith’s Falls:  last Saturday morning the remains of the late Mr. Joseph McCormick were carried to McVean’s burying ground in Montague for interment.  The deceased was an old resident of this locality and a much respected member of the Methodist Church .  Mr. McCormick died suddenly last Thursday morning of heart disease in the 77th year of his age.  The funeral was largely attended.  Independent

Smith’s Falls:  On Sunday evening last Mr. William B. Vandusen departed this life aged 54 years and 6 months.  The deceased had been a resident of Smith’s Falls nearly all of his life and was employed in Mr. Bartlett’s furniture store.  Although Mr. Vandusen had been in poor health for a long time, his sudden demise was unexpected.  Independent

Almonte:  Among the oldest residents of the county who have been removed by death, was Mrs. Jas. Burns of Darling Township who died on the 30th June, at the advanced age of 74 years and 6 months.  The deceased was a native of Dumbartonshire, Scotland from where she emigrated in 1842 and has since been a resident of this county.  She was buried in the Hopetown Cemetery and was followed to her last resting place by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.  The deceased lady was a sister of the wife of our townsman William Gilmour.  Gazette

On Saturday, 7th inst., at Stonewall, Manitoba , Mr. Peter McEwen passed quietly over to the great majority at the advanced age of 80 years.  The deceased was the grandfather of Mr. W. P. McEwen of this paper and was born in Breadalbane, Perthshire , Scotland on 1st May, 1808 and came to Canada with his wife and children in 1851, settling in Perth the same year.  He carried on business as a tailor there for a couple of years; afterward came to Almonte and later on removed to Lanark where for a quarter century or more he continued in the tailoring business.  He went to Manitoba several years ago.  His wife survives him and resides in Stonewall.

A highly esteemed ex-Almonter passed from the earthy scenes at the Winnipeg Hospital on the 4th June in the person of Mr. Archibald McKechnie, brother of Mr. John McKechnie.  The deceased was a former livery keeper here and went to Manitoba several years ago.  He had a farm near Cartwright and was doing well.  Last winter he was caught in a blizzard and badly frozen.  The results were such that it was deemed advisable to take him to the hospital which was done.  Everything that medical science could do was done for him but in vain and the dread destroyer completed his fell work on the 4th inst.  Mr. McKechnie was about 50 years of age and leaves a widow and four children to mourn his loss.

On Friday, 13th inst., Mr. Pepper, Sr., aged 88 years, was laid to rest in Lanark Village .  The deceased was the father of Mr. Jas. Pepper, formerly of Carleton Place and of William Pepper of the 2nd Line with whom he spent his declining years.  He was a native of Wexford, Ireland.  Gazette

Perth Courier, Aug. 3, 1888

Jordan —Died, on Monday, 23rd July, Mr. Thomas Jordan of Perth , aged 55.

Elsewhere in the same newspaper:  After a protracted and painful illness, Thomas Jordan, manager of Hick’s House, died at his residence, Perth , at the age of 55 years. He was formerly proprietor of the Allan House in this town and was much respected and esteemed by the traveling community.

Armstrong—Died, on the 20th July, Mr. Henry Armstrong, North Elmsley , aged 61.

Wilson—Died, on Friday, 27th July, Mr. John Wilson, Sr., Scotch Line, North Burgess, in his 86th year.

Elsewhere in the same paper:  On Friday last Mr. John Wilson, Sr., died at his residence after a long illness at the age of 85 years.  His death was caused by heart disease and dropsy and for the last few weeks his sufferings were very severe.  Mr. Wilson was one of the last surviving settlers of the Perth district.  He was born in Dunfrieshire , Scotland in the year 1802 and came with his parents to the wilds of this country in the spring of 1816 (?).  When they arrived there had not bee a tree cut on the ground where the town of Perth now stands, the forest primeval covering the whole country round.  The family went at once to the location assigned to them which proved to be an excellent farm but the labor of clearing, building, and planting in those early days when implements were few and rude and provisions scarce as gold was severe and almost beyond belief at the present luxurious period.  However, Mr. Wilson outlasted these hardships and was blessed with a length of years of prosperity and a large family most of whom are still living.  His venerable widow survives him.  He died at the homestead and was buried in the upper Scotch Line Cemetery opposite the residence of his son Gilbert Wilson, a short distance away.  The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Mr. Craig acting minister of St. Andrew’s Church, Perth , and the remains were followed to their last resting place by a very large concourse of friends and acquaintances from Burgess, Bathurst , Elmsley, Drummond and Lanark.  The deceased was a staunch Reformer and a devoted member of the Presbyterian Church.

Perth Courier, August 10, 1888

Caldwell —Died, at his residence in Lanark Village on Thursday, 9th Aug., Mr. Boyd Caldwell, Esq., in the 70th year of his age.

Moore —Died, at Kingston on Tuesday, 7th August, Nathaniel Moore, Drummond, aged 63.

Binks—Died, at Ottawa on Sunday, 5th Aug., Eliza S. Binks, wife of Mr. James Binks, aged 32.

Campbell —Died, at Ompah, County Frontenac , on the 1st August, Mr. Neil Campbell, formerly of Perth , aged 66.

On Thursday last the sad intelligence reached Carleton Place of the death of Mr. George D. Cram, son of our respected townsman Mr. Daniel Cram, Esq. and brother of our conductor Robert Cram of the C.P.R., who died at Alemeda Assiniboia on Sat. 28 July of sunstroke.  A few weeks previous Mr. Cram, who was a medical student at Queen’s in his last year and very popular among his fellow students as he was in fact with all who knew him, left for the Northwest being in delicate health after a session of hard study thinking the change would be beneficial to his constitution but an all wise Providence deemed otherwise and a few days after the fatal stroke the young man’s spirit was called hence.  Mr. John Sinclair, nephew of the deceased, missionary in that section, was with him to the last and writes a very feeling and consoling letter to the bereaved parents.  The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.  The young man was but 23 years of age.  C.P. Herald

Perth Courier, August 17, 1888

Last week we briefly mentioned the death of Boyd Caldwell, Esq., of Lanark, which occurred at his residence in that village on Thursday, 9th inst.  This week we enlarge these remarks as fitting in the case of so prominent a man as the deceased undoubtedly was.    The late Boyd Caldwell was born 31 October, 1818 in Lockwinnoch, Perthshire , Scotland and was brought by his parents to Canada in 1821.  The family settled in Lanark Township above Hopetown and engaged in farming to which was added lumbering as a supplementary occupation.  At the age of 16 Boyd and his brother Alex turned their attention specially to lumbering and prospered.  They dissolved their partnership in 1857 but continued in that business to the last day of their lives.  The subject of this sketch was eminently fitted to control and guide a large undertaking of this nature.  His grasp of business was large, his vigilance in matters of detail keen and his enterprise, energy and shrewdness were alike pre-eminent as shown in the smooth and systematic way his affairs in the store, lumbering camp, or mills went on; in the number and variety of his lumbering industries and the success which attended them.  His lumbering business was of course his chief occupation and this was fed from his extensive limits on the Ottawa tributaries and the Mississippi River .  In connection with this were his mammoth steam sawmill at Carleton Place   and his smaller one on the Kingston and Pembroke Railway.  For many years back to the present time, his well known store at Lanark was one of the chief mercantile establishments back of Perth ; but the one of the most benefit to his adopted village was the large and well equipped woolen factory now in existence there and started by him about 1867.  This occupies what was once the Mair block, an extensive building originally but since greatly enlarged by Mr. Caldwell.  Then his iron ore mines, his farms and other real estate property all under this and adjoining counties showed the varied and complex character of his business.  It is calculated that the value of the whole of this vast property will not fall short of one million dollars.  In 1851 Mr. Caldwell married Dinah Waugh, who survives him.  The sons and daughters now living are William Caldwell, who was a partner with his father in the lumber and timber business; Thomas B. Caldwell, who became his partner in the woolen factory branch; Mrs. Dr. Grant of Perth; and Misses Rebecca and Margaret Caldwell.  About a year ago Mr. Caldwell was taken ill with some trouble of the head and accompanied by his daughter Rebecca Caldwell, took a trip to the Pacific Coast but without finding relief.  Soon after this he became confined to the house and from this time his complaint gradually but surely grew upon him despite the advise and treatment of the best physicians.  Finally, as a last resort, he was taken to the seaside at Kennebunk Port , Maine by which it was thought he might make a turn for the better.  This turned out to be partially the case for his appetite and vigor both came back in a measure when unfortunately the disease took another turn.  He was taken with a stroke of paralysis and his family all of whom were now present with him, saw too surely the beginning of the end.  With all care, he was brought back to Lanark again and a few days after, in the presence of his household and other near friends who had long and assiduously waited on him and cared for him, he passed away.  The once joyous and social home, formerly so happy of itself and so hospitable to strangers, was now a house of mourning.  The deceased was a man of fine social qualities full of life, of unstained moral character and a fond and indulgent husband and father.  He was a consistent member of the Congregational Church for the past 35 years and a very liberal supporter of that denomination.  In politics he was a Reformer.  The funeral took place last Saturday and was well attended by an immense concourse of people from all over the country.  The last solemn services were held in the church and conducted by Pastor Rev. Mr. Day, and it was touching and appropriate and embodied a vital lesson for those present who were yet to die.  The remains at the close were taken to the village cemetery and laid near those of his brother Alexander and his sister Mrs. Colton.  Their only surviving brother, John Caldwell of Montreal and his sister Mrs. McIlraith of Lanark Township were present at the funeral.

Gillies—Died, at Carleton Place on the 11th August, Mr. John Gillies, Esq., in his 78th year.  Elsewhere in the same paper:  Carleton Place Herald:  Mr. John Gillies, Esq., died at his residence at Carleton Place 20 minutes after 12:00 Saturday morning.  Mr. Gillies, like Mr. Caldwell, was one of the pioneer lumbermen of this country and also came from Scotland and very nearly at the same time.  He was born at Kilayth, Sterlingshire County , Scotland in April of 1811 and came to Canada with his father James Gillies and one sister and brother in 1822 the other members of the family coming out the following year.  He located a few miles above Lanark Village and in that section the family lived until after the death of the old pioneer.  In 1839 John married Mary Cullin Bain, who survives him.  She was a daughter of the late William Bain who came out about 1825.  In those early days there were no roadways and many were the hardships the settlers were obliged to undergo.  In 1840 he built his first sawmill.  It was on the Clyde River three miles from Lanark.  It was small at first but by degrees was enlarged until it became of good dimensions.  He also built a grist mill and oatmeal mill and a carding mill at that place and things going well with him, he went more extensively into lumbering and the manufacturing of square timber.  Mr. Peter McLaren (who lately sold his mills at this place) was at this time a foreman for Mr. Gillies and about 1834 or 1835 was taken into partnership.  The firm prospered and in 1866 he leased the property now owned by the Canada Lumber Co.  It was but a small mill with a circular at that time.  Afterwards he put up a big mill and until 1874 did a large business.  Mr. Gillies moved with his family to Carleton Place in 1871 and has resided here since.  In 1874 he sold his interest in the limits, etc., on the Mississippi to Mr. McLaren for $300,000 and retired.  But he could not remain idle.  The following year (1875) he built the machine shops and foundry here and equipped them with the best machinery obtainable.  Mr. Beyer was taken into partnership as the practical man.  The firm succeeded for a while and then dissolved.  The shops have since been leased by one or two firms and are just now operated by John Gillies & Co.  In 1882 he purchased the woolen mill of Mr. Archibald McArthur on the opposite side of the river from the machine shop and his name is still identified with this establishment also.  Mr. Gillies was a man possessed of wonderful strength and energy and many a story is related of his hardiness in early days.  He would think nothing of walking from his home in Lanark to Brockville —a distance of 55 miles—one day and back the next, carrying his parcels with him.  The heat and cold he did not heed and perhaps it was to this needless exposure of himself to the elements in his early days that brought on the rheumatism from which he suffered a great deal later.  For several years he had been troubled with an internal disorder of some kind and it was to this disease he finally succumbed early on Friday morning.  He was conscious until the last and knew the end was approaching.  All his children were able to be nearby when the vital spark expired.  He was married on the 4th Jan., 1839 and had he lived five months longer would have been able to celebrate with his wife their golden wedding anniversary.  Nine children were born to them all of whom are living except Alexander, the youngest, who was drowned up the lake about ten years ago.  The sons are:  James Gillies, John Gillies, William Gillies, David Gillies and George Gillies.  The daughters are Mrs. McEvoy of L’Orignal; Mrs. Dr. McEwen and Miss Lizzie Gillies.  Mr.  Gillies was a man of retiring disposition and would never accept public office although often pressed to do so.  The only time he did any public service was in the Rebellion of 1837-38 when he went to the front with the volunteers.  In politics he was a staunch Reformer.  Although he had amassed considerable of this world’s goods, he was never but  liberal.  To all his sons he dealt bountifully.  He was a Presbyterian and to his church and its schemes he contributed largely.  To the new St. Andrew’s Church, opened last winter, he gave no only the land upon which it was built but also subscribed liberally to the building fund as well.  Queen’s College, Kingston , has always received large sums from his pockets the last contribution being $1,500.  We need not say any more.  His deeds speak for themselves.  He was well known and his death is deeply regretted.  His funeral took place on Monday afternoon to Cram’s Cemetery and although the day was damp and chilly, it having rained continuously from early morning, still the cortege was a very large one.  The pall bearers were:  Messrs John McDonald, John Brown, D. Breckenridge, David Cram, James Kennedy and William Kelly.  45 rigs were in the procession besides a large number of people on foot.  Rev. D. McDonald conducted the services at the house and the grave.

Perth Courier, Aug. 24, 1888

Ferland—Died, at Calgary , Alberta , on the 9th inst., Severia Ferland, Sr., formerly of Perth , aged 68.

Moore—Died, at New Glasgow, N. S., on the 18th (?) inst., Charlotte Elizabeth Moore, eldest daughter of the late Captain Bell, Royal Navy and beloved wife of Mr. Joseph B. Moore.

Kirkham—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 23rd Aug., Thomas James Kirkham, infant son of Mr. William J. Kirkham, 10 months and 8 days.

Perth Courier, Sept. 7, 1888

Stewart—Died, at Ashton on the 1st Sept. Mr. Neil Stewart, Esq., aged 62.

Moodie—Died, at the Scotch Line on Mon., 3rd Sept. Bertha May Moody, infant daughter of Mr. James Moodie, aged 1 year and four months.

Hart—Died, at Winnipeg on the 1st Sept. Beatrice Isabel Hart, youngest daughter of Rev. Prof. Hart, aged 11 years, 4 months and 2 days.

Perth Courier, Sept. 14, 1888

Boyd—Died, at Lanark, on Tuesday, 4th Sept. Mrs. John Boyd, aged 51.

Clarke—Died, at Smith’s Falls, on Friday, 7th Sept., Mr. Hugh Clarke, aged 70.

McMillan—Died, at Drummond, Sunday, 12th Aug., Miss Maggie McMillan, aged 48.

Moodie—Died, at the Scotch Line on Monday, 3rd Sept. Bertha May Moodie, infant daughter of Mr. James Moodie, aged 1 year and 4 months.

Burns—Died, at the residence of her son-in-law Edward Gibson, in the township of Ross, Mrs. Mary Burns, aged 76, widow of the late Mr. John Burns of the township of Drummond, after an illness of six months which she bore with Christian patience.  

Smiths Falls—One of the pioneers of this county, John Ferguson, father of Mayor Ferguson, passed away on Friday last after a lingering illness of several months.  Mr. Ferguson was 77 years of age and had lived in Lanark County since he was 23 having come here from Perthshire, Scotland in 1834.  He lived in Perth for a time in his early years but the greater part of his life was spent in Montague where he was a successful farmer.  About five years ago he moved into town and has since lived a quiet retiring life, enjoying the friendships of those with whom he had made friends with in his younger and more active days.  He was a Highlander, of sturdy and sterling worth, a staunch Presbyterian, a life long Liberal, a good neighbor, and an unfailing friend.  His funeral took place on Sunday and was largely attended.

Almonte—Died, at Prospect on the 25th Aug., William Burrows, 55 years of age, eldest son of the late Mr. James Burrows, Franktown, and brother of Mr. Andrew Burrows of Brockville and cousin to Mr. Thomas Murray, M.P.P., Pembroke.  Deceased had been for 30 years postmaster, which position he held with credit to himself and satisfaction to the entire community with whom he had lived for so long.  The funeral took place on the following Wednesday and was one of the largest ever seen in this part of the country.

Perth Courier, Sept. 21, 1888

Drew—Died, at Lena , Illinois , on Monday, 17th Sept., Caroline Smith Drew, wife of Mr. Elisha Drew, aged 68 years and 11 months, a former resident of Perth .

McGeough—Died, at Perth on Monday, 10th Sept., Mrs. James McGeough, aged 22.  (note, unsure of this surname.)

Salter—Died, at his residence in Montague on Thursday, 13th Sept. Mr. Peter Salter, aged 58 (?).

Pierce—Died, at his residence in Franktown on Wed., 12th Sept., Mr. Thomas Pierce, aged 50.

Perth Courier, September 28, 1888

Gray—Died, at Kingston on the 16th Sept., Jane Gray, eldest daughter of the late Captain Gray of the Ceylon Rifles. 

Perth Courier, October 19, 1888

Francis—Died, at Pakenham on the 7th Oct., Mr. Jonathan Francis, Esq., aged 69.

O’Brien—Died, at Cobden, Renfrew on the 2nd October, Mr. John O’Brien, aged 75.

Anderson —Died, at Carleton Place on the 4th Oct., Mr. Robert Anderson, formerly of Hopetown, aged 33 (?).

Thompson—Died, at Carleton Place on Friday, 12th Oct., Mr. Andrew Thompson, late of the Scotch Line, aged 38.

The Almonte Gazette of last week contains a lengthy obituary notice of the late Mr. Jonathan Francis of Pakenham Village which took place on Sunday last at the age of 68 years.  The deceased was a native of Wexford Township , Grenville County and came to Pakenham forty years ago engaging in a successful lumbering business there.  He married Margaret Carswell and had five children all of whom are still living.  He was a strict Presbyterian and a staunch Reformer.  The funeral was a large one.

On Monday afternoon at 4:00 a gloom was case over the community when it was learned that Mr. Thomas Greig had passed away.  Twelve days previous Mr. Greig had been taken ill but it was not thought serious until symptoms of typhoid became manifest.  Then everything possible was done to bring him through and on Sunday morning last the fever had abated, the bowels had all be restored to their normal condition and the doctor had good hopes of the speedy recovery of his patient but towards evening inflammation of the lungs and kidneys set in and within 24 hours he had passed away.  Thomas Greig was the son of the James Greig.  He was born in the township of Ramsay in 1839 and so was 49 years of age at his death.  He was a graduate of Toronto University and first commenced the practice of his profession in Kingston with lawyer Ryan now Judge Ryan at Manitoba .  He came to Carleton Place about 18 years ago where he has since lived.  He was married in 1873 to Miss Laughton who it will be remembered, died very suddenly four years ago.  Two sons, Willie and Harry are left to mourn the loss of a loving and indulgent parent.  Mr. Greig’s career has been a most successful one.  He has prospered all along the line.  He was a man whose word was considered his bond and was esteemed and trusted by everybody.  Although of a retiring disposition still he was widely known and his sudden death will be regretted by a very large circle of acquaintances and friends.  The only public office he ever held was that of municipal councilor.  His aged mother who resides here feels deeply the loss of her son and to her and other members of the bereaved family we extend the heartfelt sympathy of the community in their hour of trial.  There are five brothers living:  A.M. Greig, Mayor, Almonte; Peter Greig, who is at home here; Andrew Greig on the homestead in Ramsay; James Grieg in Iowa ; Robert Greig in Oregon .  There are four sisters:  Mrs. Donaldson, Almonte; Mrs. James Cram, Pilot Mound; Mrs. Templeman, Almonte; Miss Grieg who is at home with her mother.  Carleton Place Herald

During the last week the angel of death has claimed another old settler of this district in the person of John Robertson, Sr., Lanark Township, who passed to his reward after a long and honorable career.  The deceased was born in Glasgow, Scotland, Feb. 20, 1810 and came to Canada with his parents in 1821, settling with them in Lanark Township.  In 1832 he married Janet Dow of Darling and shortly after settled on the farm on which he died. Of the union 11 children were born, 9 of whom besides the mother survive (the latter now being in her 80th year).  The deceased always enjoyed good health until about a year ago when an affliction of the heart rendered his case serious enough for a time.  However, he finally recovered and was hale and hearty until three months ago when a second attack prostrated him and weakened by the infirmities of old age he gradually sank until Sunday last when the end came.  In politics he was a consistent Reformer and in religion a Methodist.  Among the children still living are Rev. A.G. Robertson of Cobden and James Y. Robertson on the homestead.  Gazette

Mr. John Oliver, one of the early settlers of Lanark Township and later on a resident of Darling on Saturday last was called to join the great majority at the ripe old age of 82.  The deceased was a native of Scotland and was highly esteemed by all who knew him for the integrity which pervaded his entire life with his fellow man.  Gazette

Mr. M. O’Brennan, formerly a well known teacher in the upper townships and once principal of the Perth Separate School , died at Eganville last week.  He had been an invalid for some years.

Perth Courier, Nov. 2, 1888

Cameron—Died, at Perth on Wed., 24th Oct., Mr. Ewen Cameron, aged 75.

Robertson—Died, at Lanark Township on the 11th Oct., Mr. John Robertson, Sr., in the 79th year of his age. 

Tippins—Died, at Perth on Wed. evening, 24th Oct., Mary Tippins, wife of Mr. William Tippins, aged (illegible).

McKerracher—Died, at Perth on Thursday, 25th Oct., Hazel McKerracher, youngest daughter of Mr. J. H. McKerracher, aged 6 (?) 8 (?) months and 8 days.

Smith’s Falls:  A sad gloom was cast over the community in Smith’s Falls on Sunday last being the sudden death of Miss Maggie Conlin, formerly of Perth.  Until a few days before her death, she was in perfect health.  The funeral on Tuesday was well attended.

Posted: 24 November, 2003