Etc. -- Ruth (Waddle) Porritt's 1917 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 4 of the 13 Dec 1917 issue of  Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

On Thursday, 16th inst. [sic] Ruth Waddle, wife of William Porritt, departed this life in her 71st year.

She had been in failing health for some time due to cancer of the stomach, and bore her sufferings with the patience which has characterized her whole life, being attended to the last by her daughters.

The funeral services were held on Monday, and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. Robertson. The large number of friends and relatives who attended the services spoke volumes for the respect in which deceased was held.

Ruth Waddle was the only daughter of the late Robert Waddle and Frances McBride. 

Nine brothers survive her, six of whom, Robert of Simcoe, John of Brantford, Richard and William of Hamilton, Walker of Woodhouse, George of Kalamazoo Mich., and David at the Central Hospital in Hamilton, were unable to be present.

Besides the husband, there are five children left to mourn the loss of a fond mother:  Mrs. Ivy Butler of London, Mrs. J. E. Aitken of Owossa Mich., Cleveland of Toronto, and Garfield and Mrs. Robt. Cromwell at home. All the family except Mrs. Aitken were here for the funeral.

Two daughters, Frances Eleanor and Lydia, and one son, Hanlan Morgan, predeceased her by several years.

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