Etc. -- Orrie M. (Burtch) Quance's 1944 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 18 article from 10 Aug 1944 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Mrs. Orrie M. Quance

The death of Orrie Mae Burtch, 67, widow of George Albert Quance, 24 Talbot Street south, Simcoe, occurred following a severe heart attack at the Norfolk General Hospital on Thursday evening, 27 July 1944.

Mrs. Quance was a daughter of the late Matthew and Hannah Burtch, pioneer residents of Windham Township, where she was born 22 Feb 1877.

Following her marriage she resided south of Delhi for more than 30 years. Following the death of her husband on 7 Aug 1937, she took up residence at 24 Talbot Street south.

Mrs. Quance was a highly respected resident of this town and was well and favorably known in Norfolk County. 
She was a valued member of St. James United Church.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. George Gehring of Middleton and Mrs. J. A. Hillier of Delhi.

Mrs. Quance rested at the H. H. MacGregor Funeral Home until Saturday morning, 29 Jul 1944, when she was taken to the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hillier, Delhi, where the funeral was held on Sunday, 30 Jul 1944 at 2.30 p.m.

Rev. W. H. Howard of Mount Hamilton Baptist Church, formerly pastor of Delhi Baptist Church, was in charge of the service. He was assisted by Rev. J. S. Wright of 
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Simcoe, and 
Rev. W. H. Killam of Delhi Baptist Church.

During the service Hensler and Aubrey Swayze of Fenwick sang two numbers, "The City Foursquare" and "Some Day He'll Make It Plain." The floral bearers were George Haviland, Arthur Peachey, Herbert Axford, George Ryder, William MacGregor and Dana Wilson. 
The pallbearers were six nephews: Richard Quance, Stanley Gehring, Frank Quance, Harry Gehring, 
Wilton Carroll and Irvine Gehring.

The many beautiful floral tributes and the large number of friends and relatives in attendance evidenced the high esteem in which deceased was held over a wide area. In addition to many from all parts  of Norfolk, others came from Ridgeville, Tillsonburg, Otterville, Fonthill, Hamilton, Fort Erie, Norwich, Fenwick, Binbrook and many other distant points.

Among the floral tributes were tokens from The 
Women's Association of St. James United Church, Simcoe, The Neighbors, and Delhi Baptist Church. 

Interment was made in Delhi Cemetery. 


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