Etc. -- Miss Ina Rutherford's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 1 article in the 16 Jan 1919 Simcoe Reformer.

Miss Ina M. Rutherford

A gloom was cast over the village of Walsh and vicinity early Saturday morning when the sad news was received that Miss Ina Rutherford had departed this life at the home of her sister in Toronto of that dreaded disease influenza-pneumonia.

Ina, who was the youngest child of the late James and Mrs. Rutherford, had spent the past summer in New York State, assisting her brother on the farm. She returned home for Christmas, and two weeks ago was summoned to the bedside of her sister, who was suffering with influenza. She herself contracted the disease three days later, and notwithstanding everything medical skill and loving hands could do to save her, she passed peacefully away Friday, 10 Jan at 7 p.m.

Her remains were brought homee Saturday evening. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at the Methodist church Sunday afternoon. She was laid to rest by the side of her father. The service was conducted by her pastor, Mr. MacGown, who took for his text Mark 14:8-9, which was very appropriate for the occasion. The many floral tributes were beautiful.

She leaves to mourn her loss a mother, five brothers, Charles of Port Dalhousie, Theodore of Vancouver, 
John of Wyoming N.Y., Wallace of Calgary, 
Melbourne at home and three sisters, 
Mrs. H. Tyson (Lizzie) of Cainsville, 
Mrs. H. Watson (Edith) of Toronto, and Miss Olive, also at home. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved ones.

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