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
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,
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.