29 March 2015

Sunday's Obituary: Emma Fredrick Chalmers

The obituary below is for Emma Louise Fredrick Chalmers, my grand aunt.  Emma was the daughter of J. August Fredrick and Louise Zastrow Fredrick.  The obituary was given to me by Emma's granddaughter, Mari.


Many friends were saddened to learn last week of the death of Mrs. James B. Chalmers, for, although she had been in ill health for some time, her passing was sudden.  Mrs. Chalmers lived in Acton for the past 32 years, coming here with her family from Durham.  She came to Canada in 1905 from Manistee, Michigan as a bride and married in Toronto.  Her husband survives.

She was a member of Knox Presbyterian church and before her illness was active in the Ladies' Aid and Missionary Society.

Rev. Armstrong conducted the funeral service at the Rumley funeral home on Wednesday, March 2. Pallbears were Tom Watson, Frank Jones, Lorne Norton, Grant Withers, Earl Cooper and Ollie Stapleton.  Interment was in Fairview cemetery.

Left with Mr. Chalmers to mourn her loss are five daughters and one son, Mrs. Catherine Bell, Guelph; Robert J. Blyth; Miss Mary Chalmers, Toronto; Mrs. Oral Norton and Mrs. Audrey Grischow, Acton; Mrs. Margaret Valby, Winnepeg; brothers William Frederick, Grand Rapids, Mich; Otto Fredericks, Brethern, Mich; Leonard Frederick, Grand Rapids and a sister Mary Bruce, Grand Rapids, Mich

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