Etc. -- John Blayney's 1900 obituary
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A lightly edited page 1 article in the 19 Apr 1900 issue of the Waterford Star newspaper.

Sudden Death

Mr. John Blayney died very suddenly at his home in Windham, on Thu 5 Apr 1900.

Mrs. Blayney had a quilting the afternoon previous and it was remarked that Mr. Blayney never appeared in better shape and spirits. He ate a hearty supper and retired.

About 3 o'clock Mrs. Blayney awoke and thought she heard her husband breathing heavily. She touched him and found that he was cold. She hastily called her son Harry, and when he arrived at his father's bedside it was discovered that he was dead.

The shock to the wife and son was very great and much sympathy is expressed for the family in their sudden bereavement.

It is only a little over a month since deceased's youngest daughter, Miss Eda Blayney, died after a few days illness at the home of her sister in Tillsonburg.

Mr. Blayney was born in the Province of Quebec and has bee a resident of Windham, where he owned 600 acres of land, over 40 years, holding during that time several prominent positions.

He was very highly respected and took an active interest in the cheese and butter business, often assisting in the conventions held in the interest of that industry. He was a loved and honored member of the Methodist church and always took a deep interest in the work of that Church.

A wife and six children survive him. The children are: Ambrose of Vancouver, B.C., who immediately started East upon receiving the message apprising him of his father's death and arrived home on Tuesday evening; John of Michigan; Oscar and Edward of Windham; Harry at home, and Mrs. Chas. Burkholder of Tillsonburg.

The funeral took place on Wednesday and was one of the largest ever seen in that section.

After the burial, a most impressive memorial service was held in the Lynnville Methodist church, which was packed to the door, the Rev. Mr. Bell preaching a most eloquent and touching sermon.


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