Etc. -- Charles McGilvery's 1920 obituaries (two reports)
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A lightly edited page 1 article in the 10 Jun 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 

Death of Charles McGilvery

The death occurred this morning at four o'clock of Mr. Charles McGilvery, at the family home, Talbot Street south.

Deceased was in his 61st year, and for a number of years had carried on a successful boot and shoe business.

Although not enjoying good health for some time he was only confined to the house for two weeks.

The funeral will be held  from the late residence on Saturday at 2.30 o'clock to Oakwood Cemetery. Service at the house.

A lightly edited page 1 article in the 17 Jun 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper. 


After being confined to his bed for two weeks, which he bore with patience, Mr. Charles McGilvery passed peacefully away at the family home, 24 Talbot Street south, on Thursday morning, 10 Jun 1920, at four o'clock from pernicious apaemia.

Deceased was first stricken some seven years ago, but the loving care his son, Dr. McGilvery, and the attention of other members of the family helped him to be comfortable.

Truly a good man dies, honorable and upright, whose home life was one of happiness for 33 years.

For several years deceased had carried on successfully a business as boot and shoe merchant. 

He was a faithful member of the Methodist Church in good standing, and prominently connected with the Canadian Order of Home Circles. 

For a number of years he has served the town as chairman of the Board of Health.

Years ago the late Charles McGilvery belonged to the old 39th Band, under the leadership of the late John Williamson. He was also choirmaster for 11 years in the Methodist Church at Port Rowan, and for a number of years was superintendent of the Sunday School.

There are left to mourn his loss his wife, Mary Beachem McGilvery of Simcoe, one daughter, Mrs. A. T. Carter of Orillia, two sisters, Mrs. Bigelow and Mrs. W. A. Mabee, two brothers, Daniel of Little Current, and W. E. of New York.

He has simply passed from death unto life.

The funeral on Saturday to Oakwood Cemetery was largely attended and many were the friends at the house to pay their last respects to a citizen of such sterling worth. The services at the house and graveside were conducted by the Rev. D. A. Moir, music being rendered to the St. James male quartette.

The pallbearers were Frank Stevenson, a boyhood chum and groomsman at deceased's wedding;  Edward Bagley of Port Dover, a lifelong friend; J. L. Buck of Port Rowan; and H. S. Macpherson, H. F. Cook and R. Edmonds of Simcoe.

The floral tributes were many and beautiful.

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