On Saturday morning, Dec.
3rd, after a few hours of intense suffering, Mrs. Boyt was suddenly
called into the presence of the Lord. An ideal mother, a faithful
Sunday School teachers, and a consistent Church member, Mrs. Boyt
will be sadly missed, not only at home, but also in the life of the
Church, and of the community.
Mrs. Boyt, whose maiden name
was Agnes Lowrie, was born in Scotland in 1871. Coming to Canada as
a young woman, she was married in Oct. 1898, to Geo. Boyt, at St.
Catharines, where they made their home for some years. Later the
family moved to Boston where they have won many friends who now
sorrow with them in their great loss.
Two sons, Arthur and Howard,
and one daughter, Leta, at home, and three married daughters, Mrs.
Russell Harvey and Mrs. Clifford Johnson, of Boston, and Mrs. Thomas
Cribb of North Bay, with their father, Geo. Boyt, mourn the loss of
a devoted loved one.
The funeral service was held
on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the home, conducted by the
pastor, Rev. A. J. Loveday, whose message of comfort was based upon
the text in Deut. 13, 12, "The beloved of the Lord through
faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour, in whom we have redemption through
His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His
grace, Eph. 1, 17. Only then can we dwell in safety by Him.
During the service two
favorite hymns of Mrs. Boyt were sung "Under His Wings I am
Safely Abiding," and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," and
Mrs. Glenford Campbell sang the solo "Hold Thou my Hand, so
Weak I am and Helpless," by special request of Mrs. Boyt.
The pallbearers were Thomas
Cribb, Clifford Johnson, Russell Havey, Frank Boyt, Sydney Boyt, and
In sure and certain hope of
resurrection we laid her body to rest in Greenwood Cemetery, until
the day break and the shadows flee away.