Event Date : Saturday, May 29, 1954
Event Type : Death
Municipality : Saskatchewan
Description : A resident of Saskatchewan for 44 years, Mrs. Susanna Garrett died Saturday, May 29, at her home. She was 94 years of age. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the Saskatoon Funeral Home with the Rev. Rex. Dolan officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Garrett was the widow of Edmund Garrett, former long-time publisher of the Watrous Signal who died in 1946. She was born at Bradford, Ont., in 1860 and spent her childhood near Thornbury, Ont. Returning to Bradford she completed her education and taught school there. Her husband was publisher of The Witness for 34 years and the members of their family were all born in Bradford. She and her husband moved to Watrous in 1910 and came to Saskatoon 17 years ago. Mrs. Garrett was active in church work, especially in the Sunday school and in the WMS of which she was a life member. She was a member of Westminster United Church. Surviving are four sons, George of Toronto; Harold and Leon of Vancouver; Roland of Ottawa; five daughters, Mrs. E. M. Collins of Tacoma, Wash., Mrs. C. H. Jackson and Mrs. A. J. Heide of Vancouver, Mrs. J. J. Colwell of Langdon, Alta., and Olive of Saskatoon. Mrs. Jean Stewart, Saskatoon, is a granddaughter and Mrs. M. Schafer and Gail Stewart are great-granddaughters. A sister, Miss Bella Goodfellow, returned missionary from India, also survives.