Etc. -- Theresa (Bannister) McKerlie's 1917 In Memoriam
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 10 article in the 2 Aug 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

In Memoriam

Theresa Fredericka Bannister, daughter of Charles and Ann Bannister, wife of William McKerlie of Townsend, was born 19 Mar 1867 and passed away 19 Jul 1917.

She was educated in the Wilsonville school, Simcoe High and Model Schools, Hamilton Collegiate Institute and Richmond College, Quebec.

After teaching for a short time, she entered upon the larger and still [.....] responsible duties of wife and mother, making a home remarkable for its harmony and happiness. "Her children rise up and call her blessed, her husband also and he praiseth her." Gentle, sociable, large hearted, she everywhere gained many friends and retained them.

After a brief prayer at the house, Sunday, 22 Jul 1917, she was laid to rest in Wilsonville Cemetery. A service was held in the church adjoining, in charge of the pastor, 
Rev. Mr. Rogers, assisted by Rev. Earl Dale of Boston, a cousin of the deceased. A solo was rendered by Mr. Frank Atkins of Burlington, a nephew, and a duet by Mr. Atkins and Miss Annie Bannister of California, a niece.

Converted early in years, Mrs. McKerlie was a life long member of Wilsonville Methodist Church and will be greatly missed in church circles.

Besides her husband she leaves five children: 
Alice S., a teacher in Waterford school, 
Albert E., W. Gordon, John E. and Beatrice H.

The youngest daughter of a large family of seven daughters and five sons, she is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Geo. D. Bannister of Townsend, 
Albert W. Bannister of Lordsburg, Cal., 
Mrs. E. B. Freeland of Freeman, and 
Mrs. E. A. Elliott of Springfield, Mass.

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die." --Waterford Star.

 
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