Etc. -- Miss Sophia Chandler's 1965 obituary
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An lightly edited transcription of a page 4 article in the 1 Nov 1965 issue of the Simcoe Reformer

Simcoe Woman Passes at 105

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 life here. 
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, Va.

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.

Miss Chandler
Image from microfilm

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