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
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
Mrs. Quance was a highly
respected resident of this town and was well and favorably known in
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
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
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