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Item 19653 - Metcalfe, John obituary

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Metcalfe, John obituary


  • 1958-09-10 (Creation)

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Bradford Witness

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Event Date : Wednesday, September 03, 1958
Event Type : Death

Description : John Metcalfe had never felt in quite his former good health since a seizure overcame him near his home in Bradford about a couple of years ago, yet he had been about and appeared to be a remarkably well man for his age. Recently he had been with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Metcalfe, on the farm adjoining Bradford, and he was in Bradford on Tuesday afternoon, September 2. A few hours after returning home he became ill and passed away the following day. Born on the old Metcalfe homestead in West Gwillimbury, in the Hollows district, Mr. Metcalfe had spent his entire life in the township and Bradford. In 1905 he moved from The Hollows to the Scotch Settlement and in 1920 purchased the farm on which his son, Ivan, now resides. He married the former Charlotte Tindall at Tottenham, who survives him, as do two sons and four daughters, namely, Mrs. Wm. Jelly (Lila), R.R. 2, Bradford; Ivan, Bradford; Misses Pearl, Ruby and Laura Metcalfe of Toronto; and Clarence of R.R 1, Bradford. Mr. Metcalfe is also survived by one brother, Herbert R. Metcalfe of Cambray, Ontario. He was predeceased by three brothers and two sisters, namely, Dave, William, and Bolton Metcalfe, Hannah (Mrs. T. McAfee) and Elizabeth (Mrs. George Bell). Mr. Metcalfe farmed in the township until his retirement to Bradford in 1937. He was in his 89th year, and was a member of the United Church. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon from the Lathangue-Kilkenny Funeral Home in Bradford. Rev. F. G. MacTavish conducted the services and interment was in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.Six grandsons acted as pallbearers, namely, Lorne, Earl, Edgar, Allan and Donald Metcalfe and Murray Jelly.

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The Bradford Witness
Wednesday, September 10, 1958
Vol. 93, No. 37
Page 4
Microfilm Reel # 81

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