of Mrs. Perley
Over 400 prominent
citizens and sorrowing friends were in attendance yesterday
afternoon at the funeral of the late Annie Hespelser Perley, wife
of Mr. George H. Perley, M.P. for Argenteuil, and only daughter of
Mr. W. H. Bowlby, K.C. and Mrs. Bowlby, of Berlin.
The cortege left the family
residence, 233 Metcalf Street, at 1.30 o'clock, proceeding to Grace
Anglican Church, where a deeply impressive service was conducted by
the rector, Rev. J. F. Gorman, assisted by Rev. A. W. Mackay.
The service was largely
attended, the sacred edifice being filled to its utmost capacity by
prominent personages, among which was a large deputation from
The obsequies at the grave
were also conducted by Rev. Mr. Gorman, interment taking place in
The chief mourners included
the husband and daughter of the deceased, also her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Bowlby of Berlin.
Noticed in the cortege were:
Hon. William Hespeler of Winnipeg,
Mr. E. P. Clement of Berlin
Mr. Thomas Hilliard of Toronto
Mr. H. S. Perley and his son Gordon
Mrs. C. Berkley Powell, ex-M.L.A.
Mr. R. L. Borden, Col. D. T. Irwin,
Mr. C. J. Jones, Dr. Ewart, K.C.,
Mr. Collingwood Schreiber, Mr. J. R. Booth
Hon. William Paterson, Mr. C. Riordon of Montreal
Mr. F. W. Avery, Mr. W. G. White of New York
Mr. Edward Kidd, M.P. for Carleton County
Messrs. G. E. and G. F. Perley
Dr. Reid, M.P. for Grennville
Senator Edwards, Judge Cassels, and scores of others.
Many friends of the late
Mrs. Perley from Argentenil and also the districts surrounding
Ottawa, in all of which she was extremely popular, were also in
Numerous and beautiful
floral tributes of sympathy and esteem were sent by the following:
-- Their Excellencies, the Governor General and Countess Grey
Women's Guild of Grace Church
president and Committee of Rideau Club
Ottawa Ladies' Golf Club
members of Echo Beach Club
Argentenil Conservation Association
the Ottawa staff of George H. Perley and Company
Rouge Boom Company employees
office staff and employees of Riordan Paper Mills at
St. Jovite and Calumet, Quebec. and many friends.