Jane, beloved wife of Jas. McDonald of Middleton, passed away on Monday
morning last, in her 67th year, after an illness from cancer of the
liver, extending over a period of two years.
The late Mrs.
McDonald, was born in East Goshen, a daughter of T. B. Ronson, one of
the pioneers of this district, and spent all her life in her native
township. About 48 years ago she was married to James McDonald and for
over 40 years resided on the farm on which she died.
home has always been noted for its hospitality and no one who applied
there for relief was ever turned away empty-handed. Being of a genial
disposition, free and open-handed, she was greatly beloved by all who
knew her, and she will be greatly missed in the community.
husband, she is survived by four sons and one daughter, as follows:
McDonald of Detroit; John A. of Radison, Sask.; Frank of Windsor; Vernon
on the homestead; and Mrs. John McQueen of Courtland, all of them being
present at the funeral except John A., who was unable to get
She also leaves
four brothers: John W. Ronson of Corinth; James of Toronto; T.B. of
Goshen, and Chas. of Windsor. Also four sisters: Mrs. D. W. White of
Courtland; Mrs. J. W. Hawkins of Los Angeles; Mrs. George Dimmick of
Cleveland; and Mrs. Jas. Howe of Toronto.
The funeral took
place on Wednesday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Moore of Eden conducting the
service, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Trueblood of Courtland. The
pall-bearers were M. Ostrander, W. Shepherd, Orren and Oscar Oatman, M.
Condie and R. W. Dick. Many beautiful floral offerings were received.
Interment took place in the Courtland Methodist cemetery. -- Tillsonburg