There passed away at her
late residence, "Helbon Farm," Townsend, on 13 Jan 1917,
Lydia Ann Hambly, wife of the late John W. Lee, who predeceased her
only six weeks and five days.
Mr. Lee's death came as a
terrible shock to her family and the community. He complained of not
feeling very well, the family doctor was at once summoned, but
before his arrival there suddenly came that eternal rest from all
earthly labor. Mr. Lee was in his 71st year, and was the son of
Thomas M. Lee and Mary Heath Culver Lee.
Mrs. Lee bore her grief very
silently for the sake of her children, but her loved ones could see
it was weighing her down, and after an illness of one week she
calmly and peacefully entered into rest in her 65th year. She was
the second daugther of the late William Hambly, and was married 8
To them were born nine
children, eight of whom are living, one having died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee were
converted in the year 1880.
They leave to mourn their
loss two sons, William at home and Frederick of Bay City, and six
Mrs. W. H. Fairchild of Galt
Mrs. F. L. Morris of Cass City, Mich.
Grace, Mary, Lydia and Myrtle at home;
and six grandchildren, her aged mother, two brothers, Thomas and
William, and two sisters, Mrs. S. Potts and Mrs. A. Irwin.
Both funeral services were
conducted by Mr. Charles Innes of Toronto, assisted by Mr. E. Lundy
of Brantford, and were largely attended by sympathizing friends from
far and near. Their remains were laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery.