Obit (1945) - Frank Everett MATTINSON

I don't think the following obituary has been posted before:

Feb. 8, 1945 Oxford Journal:
   This community was saddened when it became known that Frank Everett Mattinson had passed away on Jan. 31st, at his home at South Oxford.  Although not in good health he was able to be about as usual until eight weeks ago.  Since then he gradually weakened until his passing last Wednesday morning at about 11 o'clock.
   The late Mr. Mattinson was 62 years old, having been born at Beckwith in January, 1883, a son of the late John and Celia Mattinson.  After a few years spent in United States he married Ida Purdy of Westchester Station 32 years ago and they have since made their home in Oxford.  For many years he was a faithful employee of the Oxford Furniture Co., and previous to that was employed with the Oxford Foundry & Machine Co. Ltd.  Of a just and upright character he was a highly respected citizen of this town and enjoyed the friendship of a wide circle of friends who learn of his passing with deep regret.
   He is survived by his widow, four sisters (Flora) Mrs. George Chappell, (Bessie) Mrs. Clayton Knight, Oxford; (Etta) Mrs. David Lockhart, and Mrs. Hattie Hollis, both of Amherst; and two brothers, Arthur of Beckwith and Harlan of Yarmouth.
   The funeral was held from his late home on Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m., and was conducted by Rev. L.B. Estabrooks, pastor of Oxford Baptist Church.  Hymns sung were "What a Friend we Have in Jesus" and "In the Sweet Bye and Bye".
   Burial took place at Pine Grove Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Bliss Brownell, Gordon Wood, Ivan Doncaster and Allan Dixon.
   The floral tributes were beautiful and gave silent testimony to the esteem in which the departed was held by a wide circle of friends.
   [A listing of floral tributes followed.]

And here is the obituary for his wife (Ida Gay PURDY) from the Apr 4, 1952 Amherst Daily News (previously posted by Kathryn Jeffers):
Mrs. Ida Mattinson, widow of Frank E. Mattinson, passed away at her home in Oxford on March 30th, 1952.  Mr. Mattinson predeceased her 7 years ago.

Mrs. Mattinson has been an esteemed resident of Oxford since her marriage in 1912.  She was the daughter of the late Clifford and Deliah Thompson Purdy of Westchester, N.S., where she was born 73 years ago.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Douglas Black, three brothers, Lawrence A., Fairview, Alberta; Miner I. of Moncton, and H. Linton of Newburyport, Mass., also several nieces and nephews.

The funeral, which was largely attended, took place from her home here at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 1st.  The service was conducted by Rev. A.G. McGlare, pastor of the United Baptist Church.  Two favorite hymns of the deceased, "Lead Kindly Light" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" were sung by the church choir.  The poem, "Crossing the Bar," also a favorite of Mrs. Mattinson, was read by the pastor at the close of his remarks.

The pallbearers were nephews, Charles, Lawrence, Paul and Donald Black, Hedley Stewart and Howard Higgs.

The beautiful floral tributes testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.  Burial too place at Pine Grove Cemetery, Oxford.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Black, Amherst, Mr. and Mrs. Miner Purdy, Moncton, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Black, Halifax, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Purdy, Chas. T. Purdy, Westchester, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schurman, Annie Purdy, Mrs. Hattie Hollis, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Mattinson, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Chapman, Springhill; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Froshner, Wallace; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Higgs and sons, Edgar Purdy, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Mackay, Donald Black, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Black, Amherst; Mr. and Mrs. H. Ward, Sackville, Miss Esther Black, Fredericton; Mrs. George Chappell, Tidnish Bridge, and Paul Black, Moncton.

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