Etc. -- Charles A. Turvey's 1938 obituary and funeral (2 articles)
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A lightly edited transcript of a page 1 article in the 23 May 1938 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Chas. Turvey Suffers Fatal 
Heart Attack

was native of walsh

Stricken with a heart attack while attending divine service at Simcoe Baptist Church yesterday morning in company with members of Simcoe Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., Charles A. Turvey, well-known local resident, died almost instantly.

He suffered the attack shortly after reaching the church. He was taken to the front of the church by a number of brethren and medical aid called but he passed away without reviving.

The late Mr. Turvey was born in Charlotteville and was in his 71st year. 

As a young man he carried on farming and in 1903 he and his brother, William Turvey, started in the grocery business in Walsh.

The following year they disposed of the business and purchased the Silver Hill general store, dissolving partnership a few years later. He then took his son Roy in business with him and continued business there until 1919.

He then sold the business and came to Simcoe where he and his son carried on a grocery business for 19 years, going out of business last November.

In the death of Mr. Turvey, Simcoe lost an enterprising citizen. He was continuously interested in residential and business real estate and acquired many properties about town which he improved continually.

He was a member of the United Church and of Simcoe Lodge, No. 161, I.O.O.F., for almost 30 years, receiving his 25-year jewel about two years ago.

Besides his wife and son Roy, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Walter Rowlings [sic] and Mrs. Etta Stitt of Simcoe, and one brother, William Turvey of Vittoria.

The funeral will be conducted from his late residence, 125 Colborne Street north, on Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock. The service will be under auspices of Simcoe Lodge, I.O.O.F., and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


A lightly edited transcript of a page 3 article in the 26 May 1938 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

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 Norfolk County.

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 
Mr. and Mrs. Odous Bennett, of Ancaster; 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Turvey, Vittoria; 
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Turvey, Burford; 
Mrs. Alice Turvey and daughter, 
Miss W. Turvey, Mt. Elgin; 
Mrs. McCraig, Windsor; 
Mr. Charles Sills and 
Miss Alice Sills, Brantford; 
Mr. Charles Schilz, Dunkirk, N.Y.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Misener, 
Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Miss L. Misener and Mrs. Ben Tisdale, Port Dover; 
Mr. Jessie Misener and 
Mr. Ford Ottis, Sandusky, Mich.;
Dr. Thos. Green, London, a former pastor of the deceased; 
Mrs. Charles Walsh, Port Royal; 
Mr. Clark Vail of Oakland; 
Mr. and Mrs. Wray Messecar, Glen Meyer; 
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: 
The Fern Rebeka Lodge, Simcoe; 
The Women's Institute, Simcoe; and 
the I.O.O.F. Lodge, No. 161, Simcoe.

The floral bearers were William Bowyer, John Boughner, William Davis and 
George Jones. 

The pallbearers were six nephews of the deceased, namely: Gordon Turvey, 
Ottis Bennett, Charles Stitt, Craig Aitken, Howard Turvey and Walter Stitt. 
Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

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