The remains of the late Mrs. Kelly,
wife of Rev. Judson Kelly, pastor of the Colborne Street
Methodist Church in London, arrived here on Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Kelly, aged 56
years, died quite suddenly on Saturday, 8 Nov 1919.
Her maiden name was Jennie
Slaght, and she was the daughter of the late Hiram Slaght, a
brother of the late Israel Slaght, a resident of Waterford for
Mr. Kelly was pastor of
Waterford Methodist Church at one time and they have a host of
friends in this vicinity.
The body was taken to the
home of William Lewis, a cousin of the deceased, and the funeral
took place from there on Wednesday, 12 Nov 1919 at 2 p.m.
Service was held in the
Methodist Church with Rev. Mr. Moir of Simcoe presiding.
Many other clergymen and
laymen were present to offer their testimony regarding the
sterling worth and nobility of character of the deceased. Among
Rev. James Wright, a former pastor here,
Rev. Ray Smith of Brantford;
Rev. Mr. Albright of Millgrove;
Dr. Davey of Hamilton;
Mr. Elliott of Colborne Methodist Church, London.
Countless floral tributes
bore testimony to the high esteem in which the late Mrs. Kelly was
The deceased is survived
by a sorrowing husband, two daughters, Mrs. Albright, B.A. of
Calgary, who was recently called to the bar; Mrs. (Dr.) Ritchie of
the Military Hospital, Toronto, and two sisters, Mrs. Fleet and
Mrs. Geo. Towell of Cambridge. All except Mrs. Towell were at the
Others who attended from a
Dr. Ritchie of Toronto,
Mr. Wyatt of London,
Mrs. Vandeburg of Norwich,
Mrs. Archie Culver of Windham,
Mrs. Webster Kelly, son and daughter of Simcoe.
The sorrowing relatives
have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends. Interment
took place in Greenwood Cemetery.