Jane Jackson, widow of John F.
McCool passed away at the family home, Market Street, on Friday, October
31st, in her 86th year. Deceased had been in poor health for several
weeks, but was able to be around her room, only being confined to her
bed for one week. The cause of death was secondary anaemia.
The late Mrs. McCool was a
daughter of the late George
Jackson, of Simcoe, of Scotch parentage,
born at sea, en route to Canada. Her husband predeceased her six years
ago last January. She leaves to mourn her loss six children, four
daughters and two sons: Miss Pauline, recently retired from the staff of
teachers at the public school after a long service; Mrs. Kate McKerlie,
at home; Miss Eleanor J., of the Technical School, Toronto; Mrs. Ben
Abbott, of Port Rowan; Dan B., of Hamilton, and George J. of Vanessa.
The funeral was held on Monday,
the services at the residence and grave being conducted by the Rev.
Duncan E. Foster of St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, assisted by Rev. Dr.
W. J. Dey. During the service at the home Rev. Dey referred to the
passing of Mrs. McCool as follows:
"Mrs. McCool lived the long
life of 85 years and was thus a connecting link with Simcoe's pioneers;
her life was full of activities and it had its share of the joys and
cares that come from bringing up a large family; sorrows too, she bore;
but her declining years were full of comfort and happiness in the midst
of her devoted and affectionate children, who anticipated her every
want: she had been dedicated to God by baptism and carefully brought up,
and on March 8th, 1857, made her public profession of faith in Christ,
and was received as a communicant into St. Paul's Presbyterian Church,
of which she was a member continuously till her death, sixty-two years
and eight months later. For some years lately she could not take part in
the church activities of her earlier life, but her interest in the
church was unabated, and she gave the church her hearty support till the
end. She has gone to her Master, whom she loved. Her children may
well rejoice in the memory of such a mother."
The pall-bearers were all nephews
of the deceased, as follows: Messrs. George J. McKiee, E. H.
B. Jackson, George Weston of Toronto, Harry Weston, and Dr. Wm.
Relatives and friends at the
funeral were Mr. Geo. Weston, Toronto; Mrs. S. Sinden, Tillsonburg; Mr.
Geo. Parker, Hawtrey; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pick, Delhi; Mrs. John
Crysler, Delhi; Mrs. A. Jackson, Pt. Rowan; Mrs. Herschel Glover,
Waterford; Mrs. Fletcher, Paris; Mrs. Thompson, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs.
Hilliard, Hawtrey; Mrs. Scott, Hamilton."