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Catherine Davey Barnes Masonic Lodge
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Davey, William Charles obituary

Event Date : Wednesday, November 11, 1953
Event Type : Death

Description : Died suddenly at the hunting camp in his 90th year. Beloved husband of the late Margaret McAuley, and dear father of Mrs. J. H. Lukes (Leona) of Midland; Mrs. Grant Barnes (Catherine) of Merrickville; Margaret, Oswald, Minto, Gordon, Mac and Archie. Rested at the T. Kilkenny & Son Funeral Home, Simcoe St., Bradford. Funeral service on Saturday at 3 p.m. Interment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bradford. (Masonic Service).

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William C. Davey dies at Davey Hunt Club Camp

Event date: November 11, 1953
Event date: Death

Description: One of the happiest occasions in Mr. William C. Davey's life was the 50th anniversary of the forming of the Hunt Club which bore his name, the Davey Hunt Club. The half-century mark in that club was reached in 1947 and the anniversary was marked by an honorary banquet for the veteran head of the club. At that time many thought the ambition to reach the fifty years as an active member of the club had spurred the elderly man to keep going, but 1948 found him back in camp as he has been each intervening year. Last Wednesday, November 11, a message came from the hunt camp, located near Burwash, Mileage 98, that the Club's leader would hunt no more. Among his most cherished friends, including his own sons, and amid the scenes he had always enjoyed, the old man suffered a heart seizure and passed on within a few minutes. He was in his 90th year." ...

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