Etc. -- Robert Gardner's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 4 Sep 1919 issue 
of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

One of Waterford's well-known and highly esteemed residents, in the person of Robert Gardner, passed away last week.

The late Mr. Gardner, who was in his 80th year, had been quite poorly for some time and his death, after much suffering lately, was not unlooked for.

It was known Saturday that it was only a matter of a very short time, so the members of the family were sent for and he passed away Monday.

The deceased was born at Mt. Pleasant and after a time settled on the Gardner homestead, about 2 miles east of Townsend Centre, where he resided until coming to Waterford about 15 years ago.

The late Mr. Gardner was a life-long devoted member of the Methodist Church, and a very quiet, unassuming and worthy citizen.

He is survived by his sorrowing widow, three daughters: 
Mrs. B. W. Smith of Flushing, Michigan,
Mrs. A. McGunner of Owosso, Mich., and
Mrs. J. J. McDonald of London, Ont., 
and one son, Walter, of Brantford, 
all of whom attended the funeral..

To these sorrowing relatives the sympathy of their many friends is extended.

The funeral took place Thursday afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock. Rev. H. Wilkins conducted the services. Interment took place in Greenwood Cemetery. Many beautiful floral tributes expressed the high esteem in which the deceased was held.


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