Simcoe Woman Passes
Miss Sophia Chandler, formerly of
36 Stanley St., Simcoe, who celebrated her 105th birthday 7 Aug 1965, died
Saturday at the Colborne Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. She was
Simcoe and district's oldest resident.
Daughter of the late George
Chandler and Mary Ann Hart, she was born in Simcoe and spent most of her
For many years she worked as a seamstress but had been retired since 1920.
Miss Chandler was a member of St.
James United Church and active in church work for more than 60 years. She
used her sewing skills to assist in projects of women's organizations of
the church, and also with sewing done by the IODE during World War I. She
was active in quilting for her mission circle until she was almost 100
years old. Miss Chandler was a life member of the United Church Women.
Only survivors are two cousins,
Mrs. A. H. Robinson of Ocean Grove, N.J., and Leigh Brearley of Roanoke,
Resting at the George W. Baldock
Funeral Home for service Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. W. G. Leck
officiating and burial in Oakwood Cemetery.