Williams and the surrounding community have been called to sorrow
through the death of Miss Maude Price, daughter of the late A.
The widowed mother, Mrs. H.
M. Price, two sisters, Mrs. Bruce Huyck of St. Williams, and Stewart
Price of Glenside, Sask., have the deepest sympathy of the whole
community; but as we extend to them the hand of sympathy, we feel
also that ours too is a great loss.
Miss Price had been
principal of the St. Williams public school since 1 Jan 1914. Prior
to taking this position she taught in the junior division of the
school, also at "The Union," Unger's and Allanburg.
She was forced to quit
teaching at noon, 8 Jan 1917. Her health had been failing for about
two years. The direct cause of death was a stroke.
Always faithful in the
discharge of her duties, she was an inspiration to her pupils and
was a living example of the truest and noblest in young womanhood.
The letters from former
pupils telling of lives moulded, faults conquered, and characters
strengthened, received by Miss Price during her last illness all
bear testimony to her sterling qualities.
She was one of the most
successful teachers in Norfolk, was held in very high esteem by her
fellow teachers who honored her only a few years ago by electing her
president of the Norfolk Teachers' Institute.
She united with the
Methodist Church early in life, was a consistent, strong supported
of all that was best in the neighborhood, most energetic in
patriotic work, and through her example and strong leadership every
pupil in the public school became most enthusiastic.
As long as health would
permit, her spare hours were spent in knitting for the soldiers, her
ambition being to remember with a pair of sox of her own knitting
each of her former pupils now with the overseas forces.
The funeral was conducted by
the Rev. A. J. Crighton of Paisley, assisted by Rev. J. A. Jewitt of
Port Rowan. The text was I. Cor.15:22. Mrs. A. A. Ferris, a former
pupil, sang a solo, "The Way I Take."
The floral tributes were
many and beautiful: [from]
Pupils and ex-pupils
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Price
Mr. and Mrs. Hanson Ferris
Arthur and Vernon Ferris
Mrs. W. McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Price
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fick
Mrs. Esli Woodward
Miss Melinda Price
Mrs. James Price
Mrs. Jessie Johnson
Capt. and Mrs. Price and Miss Martin
Mrs. J. L. Helmer
Mrs. W. Helmer
Mrs. Lee Brandow
Mrs. Ed. Hathway, and