Etc. -- Laura Kelly, Mrs. Archie M. Collver's 1934  obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 22 Feb 1934 Waterford Star newspaper.

mrs. archie m. collver

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Archie M. Collver of Windham township, will deeply regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Collver, which occurred at the home of her son Roy Collver in Townsend on Saturday.

Four weeks ago Mrs. Collver was stricken with a slight stroke and her immediate recovery was anticipated, but another stroke followed, after which her condition gradually became worse, death occurring while she slept.

She was the youngest daughter (Laura) of the late 
Rev. D. W. and Mrs. Kelly and was born in Windham 
on 25 Feb 1867. For several years she lived with her parents near Brantford during her father's pastorate of the Grand River Mission.

In September 1892 Mr. and Mrs. Collver were married and during the past 41 years she had been a continual resident of Windham.

Besides her husband she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Russell Gage of Toronto and Mrs. Stanley Hyndman of Norwich; three sons, Ross Collver of Fort William, Roy Collver of Townsend, and Hugh Collver of Clinton; one sister, Mrs. Harvey Vandeburg of Norwich, and a brother, Rev. S. J. Kelly of London.

The funeral, which was private, was conducted on Monday afternoon from the home of her son, Roy Collver, and was very largely attended by relatives from Clinton, Toronto, Norwich, Brantford, London, Buffalo and other distant points.

Rev. J. W. Oliver, pastor of Old Windham Church, of which the deceased was a life-long member, officiated. Rev. J. M. Haith of Norwich and Rev. S. B. Stokes of Aldershot, both former pastors at Old Windham, assisted in the service, along with Rev. G. K. Bradshaw, pastor of St. James United Church in Simcoe.

The floral bearers were Andrew Dobie and James Sharp. Pall bearers were: Roy W. Collver, Hugh Collver, 
Stanley Hyndman, Russell Gage, Arthur Kent, and 
Henry Crayston. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Among the floral tributes were the following: cut flowers from the family; sprays from
Uncle Judson and family
Ladies' Aid of Old Windham Church,
Old Windham Sunday School,
Miss Hilda Booth,
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Collver and family,
Mr. and Mrs. Ashton Somers and Mildred,
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Falls,
Arthur Oliver and cousins,
Aunt Maude and Uncle Delbert,
Aunt Pearl, Lenore and Arthur,
Bank of Montreal staff, Simcoe,
Ontario street Dramatic Club, Clinton.,
Manager and Staff of Clinton Bank of Montreal,
United Church Choir, Clinton.


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