funeral services of Mrs. Thos. L. Roberts, who died on Wednesday
last after a lingering illness, the result of an attack of
influenza-pneumonia, were held at her late residence, on Friday,
the 15th inst.
The services were
conducted by Rev. Mr. Moir of St. James Church, and the burial
took place in Oakwood Cemetery. The pallbearer were Messrs. Hugh
H. S. Falls, Dr. W. Tisdale, Geo. Luscombe,
W. P. Price, and H. S. Macpherson.
Death took place after a
brave fight of many weeks, during which time a loving family
administered with constant devotion.
The parting of Mrs.
Roberts is deeply regretted by a wide circle of very admiring
friends, and removes from earthly activities a personality deeply
endowed with the physical and mental energies which so endeared
her to a large number of acquaintances. The late Mrs. Roberts has
always been zealous in the causes of the Methodist and all
churches, and her hospitable and kindly heart has been a solace to
many in affliction.
The deceased was born in
Sutherlandshire, Scotland, the daughter of the late Angus MacKay,
and was in her 79th year.
She is survived by a
husband, Thomas L. Roberts of this town, and by four sons and three
daughters, as follows:
Henry H. of Jamestown, N.Y.,
William M. and Arthur of Zealandia, Sask.,
and Dr. E. I. Roberts
Miss Mary of New York,
Mrs. H. M. Lancaster of Toronto, and Mrs. Annie Wilson at home.