Etc. -- Annie H. (Bowlby) Perley's 1910 obituary and funeral (2 reports)
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A lightly edited transcript of an article on page 1 of the 25 Aug 1910 issue of Waterford Star.

Death of Mrs. G. H. Perley
(Berlin Telegraph)

Mr. Ward H. Bowlby received a cablegram from London, England, on Monday conveying the sad news of the death of his only daughter, Annie Hespeler, wife of Mr. George H. Perley, M.P., of Ottawa. The cause of death was heart failure.

Deceased was born on 7 Mar 1863, and was therefore in her 49th year. As soon as arrangements can be made, the body will be brought to Ottawa, where the funeral will take place.

Mr. and Mrs. Perley had been in the north of Scotland playing golf, while Ethel Perley, their only daughter, had been visiting school friends in London. Both Mr. and Miss Perley were at the bedside when the death took place.

(Mrs. Perley was a niece of Dr. A. Bowlby of Waterford.)

A lightly edited transcript of an article on page 5 of the 15 Sep 1910 issue of Waterford Star:

Funeral of Mrs. Perley
(Ottawa Citizen)

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 Argentenil County,

The obsequies at the grave were also conducted by Rev. Mr. Gorman, interment taking place in Beechwood Cemetery.

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 attendance.

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.

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