Etc. -- 1916 obituary of Mrs. Melvin Wardell
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A partial transcription of the Kelvin Personals column on page 2 of the 21 Sep 1916 Simcoe Reformer newspaper. [Paragraph breaks inserted by the transcriber, the original being a single paragraph] 


There passed away on Tuesday afternoon after many years of suffering, at her late residence, Mrs. Melvin Wardell.

Deceased met with a sad accident about thirty six years ago, by having her dress catch on fire, and before assistance arrived she was severely burned, and in spite of all that loving hands and her physician could do the wound never healed, which affected the spine.

During all those years of suffering she never murmured, but bore it with Christian patience and fortitude, trusting in Jesus.

She was a gentle, kind and obliging neighbor and friend.

A short time ago she realized that her days on earth were nearly ended, and she chose the passage of scripture that should be read at her funeral and also the pall-bearers.

The funeral on Thursday afternoon was very largely attended and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Zimmerman, after which the remains were laid at rest in the Kelvin Cemetery.

Deceased leaves to mourn her demise a sorrowing husband and three daughters, Mrs. Ernest Smith of Teeterville, Mrs. R. Hare of Port Dover, and Mrs. Geo. Burton of Wilsonville, and two great grandchildren, all of who have the deepest sympathy of the community in their hour of sadness.

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