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(Contributed.) 1 THE LATE MRS STRATFORD. On Sunday in St. Mark’s (Methodist Church, Oanvastown, ■ which was suitably adorned for the occasion, the Rev. J. F. Jack held a memorial service for the late Mrs Edmund Hill Stratford, who passed to rest on Monday morning, September Ist, deeply regretted by all who were so privileged as to come in contact with her. The late Mrs Stratford was born in Montreal, Canada (her father, who was a soldier in a Scottish regiment, being quartered there at the time), on April 23rd, 1865. After her mother’s death she left Dundee, Scotland, and came to Wellington and then to Blenheim, where she married and where all but one of her children were born. Twenty-two years ago she came with her husband and family to the Wabamarina Village, near Canvastown, where she resided until her death, and where her kindly disposition gained her many friends. She leaves a widower, seven sons and two daughters, besides three grandchildren to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother, a good Christian, and a faithful friend.

The sons are Messrs Alphonse Stratford (Kaituna), George (Mahakipawa), Henry (Wellington), and Herbert, Horace, and Lancelot (Canvastown). and Clarence (Bonga Valley). The daughters are Miss Coralie Stratford (Canvastown), and Mrs W. G. MoNabb, Grail Bay. The late Mrs Stratford was a staunch supporter of the Methodist Church, and will be much missed by tbe church connection throughout this district for her ever ready and willing assistance in all matters appertaining to charitable bazaars and every branch of church work. The service was attended by all the worshippers in the vicinity.

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Pelorus Guardian and Miners' Advocate, Pelorus Guardian and Miners' Advocate., Volume 31, Issue 73, 19 September 1919

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CANVASTOWN NOTES. Pelorus Guardian and Miners' Advocate., Volume 31, Issue 73, 19 September 1919