On Thursday, 3 Jun 1943, there
passed away at her home, 1503 Angus Drive, Vancouver, B.C., Mrs. Minerva
Ellis Crosbie, widow of Charles A. Crosbie, formerly supervisor of the
Royal Bank at Vancouver, and previously head accountant of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce at Simcoe.
Her demise follows closely upon
that of her husband who passed away in March of this year.
Mrs. Crosbie was a daughter of
the late Frank Gordon, partner in the firm of Gordon and Ellis, for many
years popular hardware merchants in Simcoe.
The hardware store of Gordon and
Ellis was housed in a building built by Duncan Campbell on the site now
occupied by the furniture store of W. W. Walsh and Son and the hardware
store of H. H. Prelipp.
The hardware businesss here was
first conducted by Mr. Hebblewhite, who sold out to Frank Gordon and A.
D. Ellis, from whom, after many years, it was taken over by Charles E.
Boyd. In 1921 it was taken over by William Davidson, who, two years
later, disposed of it to the present proprietor, H. F. Prelipp.
To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gordon
were born three daughters of whom the late Mrs. C. A. Crosbie was the
eldest. One daughter, Miss Louise Gordon of Vancouver, survives.
During their residence in Simcoe
Mr. and Mrs. Crosbie formed a wide circle of friends and will be mourned
by those of that circle who survive.
They were deeply attached to one
another, and the shock of her husband's death left Mrs. Crosbie in a
weakened condition. In this condition she contracted pneumonia, which
found her with insufficient strength to battle with it, and her death
was finally due to heart failure.
The funeral took place last
Monday and was conducted by the Rev. Elbert Paul, D.D., and interment
was made in Ocean View Burial Park, Vancouver.