Etc. -- John W. Lee and Lydia Ann Hambly's 1917 obituaries
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 6 article in the 25 Jan 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

In Memoriam

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 daughter of the late William Hambly, and was married 8 Nov 1871.

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 daughters:
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.

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