THE LATE CHAS.
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
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
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