Chas. A. Turvey
The funeral of the late
Charles A. Turvey, one of Simcoe's most highly respected residents, whose
death occurred very suddenly while attending divine service with fellow
members of Simcoe Oddfellow Lodge on Sunday morning, May 22nd, in his 71st year, was conducted on Wednesday afternoon from his late residence,
125 Colborne street north, at 2.30 p.m.
The large numbers of friends
present from Silver Hill, Walsh, Port Dover and Vittoria and the large
representation of Simcoe friends was well as relatives from distant points
signified the very high esteem in which deceased was held throughout
In the unavoidable absence of
his pastor, Rev. T. R. Todd, Rev. R. Murray Simmons, pastor of First
Baptist Church, Simcoe, officiated and was assisted by Rev. R. Colin Todd,
pastor of Vittoria United Church.
Among those present from a
distance were Miss Ethel Stitt, Toronto;
Mr. Charles Bennett and
Mrs. Odous Bennett, of Ancaster;
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Turvey, Vittoria;
and Mrs. Howard Turvey, Burford;
Mrs. Alice Turvey and daughter,
Turvey, Mt. Elgin;
Mrs. McCraig, Windsor;
Mr. Charles Sills and
Mr. Charles Schilz, Dunkirk, N.Y.;
Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Miss L. Misener and Mrs. Ben Tisdale,
Mr. Jessie Misener and
Mr. Ford Ottis, Sandusky, Mich.;
Thos. Green, London, a former pastor of the deceased;
Mrs. Charles Walsh,
Mr. Clark Vail of Oakland;
Mr. and Mrs. Wray Messecar, Glen
and many from Silver Hill, Walsh and other points.
The very large number of
beautiful floral tributes were expressive of deep sympathy for the
bereaved wife and family, among which were sprays from the following:
Fern Rebeka Lodge, Simcoe;
The Women's Institute, Simcoe; and
Lodge, No. 161, Simcoe.
The floral bearers were
William Bowyer, John Boughner, William Davis and
pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased, namely: Gordon Turvey,
Bennett, Charles Stitt, Craig Aitken, Howard Turvey and Walter Stitt.
Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.