Etc. -- J. K. McMichael's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column from page 2 of the 12 Jul 1917 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.


One of the pioneer settlers of this county, in the person of J. K. McMichael of Townsend Township, departed this life Friday morning about 7 o'clock.

The deceased,  who had reached the ripe old age  of 82 years, was of a very quiet and reserved disposition, a noble type of manhood, a Christian gentleman and a most devoted and loving father.

Although naturally declining in health for some time, Mr. McMichael was not confined to bed much over five or six weeks.

By his demise the Baptist Church, of which he was for years a member and a deacon, loses a very valuable and influential member, and this community a most highly respected and exemplary citizen.

The funeral took place on Monday at 2:30 p.m. from his late residence. The services were conducted by Rev. E. R. Fitch, assisted by Elder Moore and Elder F. C. Elliott, former pastors of the deceased.

The pall bearers were deacons A, M. Little of Vancouver, W. E. Mason, R. D. Gibson, F. L. Culver, A. Hellyer and Dr. O. H. Duncombe. Interment took place in the family plot in Greenwood Cemetery.

Besides an aged and sorrowing widow, the deceased leaves a daughter, Mrs. T. D. Duncombe, and two sons, 
J. H., a farmer across the road from the homestead and 
L. B., at home, to mourn his loss.

To these the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended.

Copyright 2014 John Cardiff