Etc. -- Ameila (McMichael) Duncombe's 1933 obituary
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A transcription of a page 1 article in the 22 Jun 1933 Waterford Star.

mrs. t. d. duncombe

A very wide circle of relatives and friends mourn the passing of Mrs. T. D. Duncombe, who died at her home in Waterford on Wednesday evening, June 14th, after a months' [sic] illness with heart trouble and pneumonia.

Mrs. Duncombe was Amelia, only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. K. McMichael and was born in July, 1867 on the farm north-east of Waterford, now owned by her brother, Mr. Leamon B. McMichael.

She was married 45 years ago to Mr. T. D. Duncombe, who survives her, and came to Waterford residing for a number of years in the house now occupied by 
Dr. and Mrs. G. K. Shirton.

In 1921 they moved into the palatial home built by 
Mr. Duncombe's father, the late Dr. A. C. Duncombe, which Mr. and Mrs. Duncombe greatly beautified, also the gardens which slope to the Nanticoke filled with exquisite flowers, including hundreds of rare roses just now in full bloom.

Unbounded hospitality was ever found both within the home and in the gardens and was only one of 
Mrs. Duncombe's kindly characteristics which made her beloved by everyone. Roses from her garden for the sick, bushels of good things for the poor or unfortunate were the tokens of a love for others which outpoured in helpful service.

In the Baptist Church, of which she was an active 
member, she was for many years president of the 
Mission Circle, an officer in the Ladies' Aid, a teacher 
in the Sunday School and a faithful attendant at all services including the prayer meeting, and in all of 
these her knowledge of God's word and her deep spiritually were most evident.

She was at one time a student at Woodstock College, where she especially studied art, a gift which she continued to develop and enjoy even in recent years.

Mrs. Duncombe was greatly interested in W.C.T.U. work and was for some years president of the local branch, her home being ever open for its meetings as well as for those of the women's organizations of the chuch [sic].

There was an exceptionally large attendance at the funeral which was held on Saturday at 2.30, from her late residence. Rev. H. E. Bridge, pastor of the Baptist Church, conducted the services, Rev. H. Wilkins led in prayer and Rev. F. C. Elliott of Ingersoll, a former pastor, and close friend of the family, preached the sermon from the text "I am the resurrection and the Life," dwelling on the doctrine of Christ's seconding coming, which was a precious hope with Mrs. Duncombe. Mrs. F. C. Elliott sang a beautiful solo, "The Christian's Good-night," and the hynn "Jesus Lover of My Soul" was sung.

Nearly 50 handsome floral tributes borne fragrant testimony to the affection and esteem of many friends. 
the bearers were Messrs. R. D. Gibson, R. M. Beemer, 
Dr. A. D. MacPherson and J. E. Forbes of Waterford, 
Mr. E. D. Heath of Delhi, and Mr. Safford Hitchen of Bloomsburg.

Besides her husband Mrs. Duncombe leaves one son, 
Dr. K. L. Duncombe of Downer's Grove, Ill., and two daughters, Mrs. (Rev.) J. C. Macaulay of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and Katharine, a teacher on the staff of the Dundas High School, also two brothers, Messrs. J. H. McMichael and L. B. McMichael. There are also two granddaughters, Jean and Jane Duncombe of Downer's Grove. One son, Gordon, died six years ago.

Interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery, Waterford.

Among those from a distance present at the funeral services were Mrs. C. Lewis and nephews, 
Mr. and Mrs. Fetzer of Toledo, and Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Knight and Mrs. James Griffith of Niagara Falls.

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