Re: Slack - Johnston Marriage

Eric & Kathryn:

Thanks. I had a copy of the obit but no source. Too bad the 6 children
weren't listed in the obit.


On 28/09/11 12:39 AM, "keysie" <keysie@...> wrote:

> The first Mrs Slack's obit:
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> Oxford Journal, December 7, 1922
> OBIT - Mrs. Alvord SLACK
> At Folleigh Lake Nov 8th after four days illness of a malignant type of
> flu, Ella Maud, beloved wife of Alvord SLACK. Mrs. SLACK was born in
> Roslin, Cumberland Co. on the 28th of May 1883, the youngest daughter of
> Mr. & Mrs. Charles COVE. Six years later, at the death of her mother,
> she became the adopted daughter of the late Rev. W. S. DARRAGH, at whose
> home she happily lived until her marriage with Mr. SLACK on July 7th,
> 1908. At the early age of 15 years she united with the Presbyterian
> Church at Linden. First as a scholar, later as a teacher in the Sabbath
> school, an active member of the Christian Endeavor Society and a regular
> attendant at prayer meeting during the 18 years she spent in Linden. She
> leaves to mourn her loss a bereaved husband, six children, the youngest
> only three months old, four brothers, Wylie COVE of U.S. A. Charles and
> Willis of Oxford and Daniel of Londonderry; one sister, Mrs. Mary GORDON
> of U.S., four foster sisters and one brother besides a host of friends
> too numerous to mention. The funeral was largely attended. Rev. Mr.
> LOCKE of Londonderry conducted the services and spoke feelingly and
> sympathetically from the 63rd chapter of Isaiah, 9th verse. The floral
> tributes were beautiful, showing the high esteem in which she was held.
> Mr. & Mrs. I. J. SLACK and Suther SLACK, bouquet of roses and vines. Mr.
> & Mrs. James DONKIN and Miss Janie DONKIN, cut flowers, with vine
> entwined Mr. & Mrs. S.J. FIELDS, cut flowers Mr. & Mrs. J. I. CAMPBELL,
> cut flowers Mrs. BOYD and family and Miss CHISHOLM, wreath of white
> lilies Mr. and D. COVE, ferns and cut flowers.
> This excellent woman¹s sudden and unexpected death has filled the home
> with profound grief. There are many hearts to mourn her early demise.
> Not only in the household, as devoted wife and mother, not only in the
> community in which she lived, but also in other places will her loss be
> sincerely mourned and her memory tenderly cherished. God gave her a
> generous heart, full of quick and tender sympathies, a warm natural
> social delight in the society of friends, and a most attractive and
> winning manner. Her influence was felt equally by the young and old, one
> among the very best who ever lived. Now she is gathered home to her
> eternal rest, her work on earth is done.
> [Source: Kathryn Jeffers, undated]
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> On 27/09/2011 8:52 PM, David Winter wrote:
>> Chronicle Herald, Wednesday, July 23, 1980; Reel #6128, PANS, N.S.
>> Mrs. A. Emma Slack
>> Londonderry Station - Mrs. A. Emma Slack, 75, of Londonderry Station, died
>> Tuesday at her home. Born in Apple River, Cumberland County, she was a
>> daughter of the late William and Martha (Copp) Atkinson. She had been a
>> resident of Londonderry Station for the past 30 years. She was a member of
>> the United Church and a member of Acadian Rebekah Lodge. She is survived by
>> a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Barnes, Charlottetown; three sons, ***Morton,
>> Minto, N.B.***; Wylie, Toronto; Lewis, Glasgow, Scotland; three sisters, Ida
>> (Mrs. Sylvester Dalton, Saint John; Bernice (Mrs. George Morgan), Browns
>> Flats, N.B.; Mrs. Millie Spicer, Parrsboro; a brother, Willard, Advocate, 17
>> grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She
>> was predeceased by her husband, Albert. The body is in the McCulloch and
>> Patriquin Funeral home, Great Village. Funeral service will be held 2 p.m.
>> in the Community Church, Londonderry Station, Rev. Lloyd P. Burrows
>> officiating. Burial will be in Folly Mountain Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
>> donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Londonderry
>> station Community Church.
>> Source: Dave Winter , 27 Sep 2011
>> Note: Albert is a typo for Alvord/Alvard; Morton would be her step-son.
>> Avord/Alvard's m/1, Ella Maude Cove didn't die until 8 Nov 1922 - Morton was
>> born about 1920.
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