Etc. -- Russell Collings' 1919 obituary
Introduction | Source Documents | Other Sources | Photocopies | Back 

A lightly edited partial transcription of the Wyecombe column on page 6 of the 24 Jul 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

The home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Collings, who live near Wyecombe, was clouded by sorrow last Sunday, 20 Jul 1919, when their youngest son, Russell, met an untimely death from drowning in Big Creek, where he had gone to bathe, and getting beyond his depth, sank before assistance could get to him.

Russell was a bright, cheerful lad, loved by all for his sunny disposition. The passing of so promising a young life fills our hearts with sadness, and many there are who will miss Russell in the days that are to come.

The funeral was held Tuesday, 22 Jul 1919, service being held in the Wyecombe church, conducted by the Rev. Alfred S. Trueblood, who spoke from Ecclesiastics xii:1. 

The church choir assisted in the service. Beautiful floral designs paid fitting tribute to the memory of our deceased young friend.

Mr. and Mrs. Collings have the sympathy of the entire community in their tragic bereavement.

Copyright 2016 John Cardiff