Etc. -- Sarah (McInally) De Field's 1917 obituary
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An lightly edited partial transcript of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 19 Jul 1917 
Simcoe Reformer

Again the Grim Reaper has come into our midst and removed another of our oldest residents, Mrs. Sarah 
De Fields, who departed this life on Monday, 9 Jul, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Terry of Waterford.

The deceased, whose privilege it was to reach the remarkable age of 93 years 11 months and 24 days, was the daughter of the late Bernard and Adelaide McInally.

In the year 1841 she was united in marriage to the late Joseph De Fields. This union was blessed by a family of four sons, Chas E. of Waterford, Joseph W. of Buffalo, 
R. H. of North Tonawanda, John B. Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and three daughters, one of whom died in infancy; 
Emma died in 1873, and Mrs. John Terry of Waterford.

The late Mrs. De Fields accepted Christ as her saviour many years ago, and lived a consistent and exemplary Christian life all those years. 

She had proved her love for her Master and her patient submission to His holy will by always being contented and satisfied with her lot in life and by never murmuring or complaining because in late years, she had lost both sight and hearing.

Her affliction deprived her of enjoying Divine worship in the House of God, but she always enjoyed a visit from her pastor. 

There are many who can testify to her nobility of character, for she was ever ready to extend a helping hand and sympathy to those in affliction or sorrow.

Her youngest son, J. B. of Niagara Falls spent the Saturday before her death at the bedside of his mother, but had to return home Sunday. On Monday, in response to the message announcing her death, he, in company with his brothers, Jos. W. and R. H. returned to Waterford.

The sincere sympathy of their many friends is extended to the bereaved family.

The funeral took place Thursday at 2:30 p.m., interment being made in Greenwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R. Caldwell, assisted by Rev. J. B. Moore. A number were present from Simcoe, Brantford and Windsor, besides her sons from the American side.

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