Etc. -- Harry Hunter's 1919 obituaries, plus
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article from the 24 Apr 1919 Simcoe Reformer.

Bright Wyecombe Boy Dies

Wyecombe and surrounding community sustained a shock when, after a very brief illness on one week's duration, Master Harry Hunter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russel Hunter of Wyecombe, passed away.

On Friday 11 Apr 1919, Harry complained before going to school that he did not feel well and on his return in the afternoon he showed signs of serious illness.

A physician was called and it was discovered that the lad had contracted a very severe case of Spanish influenza, which developed into pneumonia. In spite of the very best care and medical skill, this illness succeeded on Saturday evening, 
19 Apr 1919, cutting off a very promising young life.

The funeral services, conducted by Rev. P. Thornton Meek of Lynedoch, were held at his home on Tuesday at 2 o'clock, and interment took place at Tillsonburg Cemetery. 

The many floral tokens were a strong indication of the high esteem in which Harry was held by his schoolmates and friends. The deepest sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved parents and friends.

Lightly edited partial transcriptions of the Wyecombe column on page 15 of the 24 Apr 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


Harry Hunter, aged 13, only child of Mr. and Mrs. R. Hunter, passed away on Saturday evening, 12 Apr 1919. The funeral, which was held on Tuesday following, was largely attended. The floral tributes were numerous and beautiful, among them being a pillow from the school section. Our deepest sympathy goes to the bereaved parents. Interment at Tillsonburg Cemetery.


Mrs. White of Delhi is suffering from tonsilitis at the home of her sister, 
Mrs. R. Hunter.


Mrs. Saunders of Walsingham Centre spent last week with her sister, Mrs. R. Hunter.


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