One of Waterford's well-known and
highly esteemed residents, in the person of Robert Gardner, passed away
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 2½
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.