Re: Obit (1923) - Roderick SIMPSON

John Seldon Sullivan, died 1960 in New Glasgow, Pictou County
Item can be found in Registration Year: 1960 - Page: 4298

Julia Edna S. Sullivan, died 1954 in Pictou, Pictou County
Item can be found in Registration Year: 1954 - Page: 3471


MacDonald, Jessie Illean - 76, Marshdale, Pictou Co., passed away Sunday, August 19, 2001, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow. Born in Oxford, she was a daughter of the late John Seldon and Julia Edna (Simpson) Sullivan. In her earlier years in Pictou, she was a member of Pictou Lionetts and Emergency Measures organization. She owned a grocery store in Victory Heights for over 20 years. After moving to the country, she was employed at Riverton Residential Centre, where through her efforts on a provincial tribunal, she was able to instigate the implementation of equal wages for women's in the 1970's at the centre. Serving are her children, Arthur Ashley, Marshdale; Juliann (Richard) Thompson, Island East River; John (Leigh) MacDonald, Hamilton, Ont.; Sandy (Kate) MacDonald, Glengarry; Bonnie (Blaine) Dunbar, Halifax; grandchildren Cathy (Greg) Burgess, Ottawa; Lorie Ashley, Ottawa; Tia Ashley (Michael Barron) Marshdale; Dylan and Thomas MacDonald, Glengarry; Amy and Chad Thompson, Island East River; nephews, David (Martha) Sullivan, Edmonton; Michael (Cheryl) Sullivan, Vancouver Island; niece, Illean (Eric and Patrick), Essex, Portsmouth, England; sister-in-law, Shela Sullivan, Sidney, B.C.; friend "Lou-Lou". Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brother, George Sullivan (Sidney, B.C.); daughter-in-law, Sharran Anne Ashley (Marshdale). At the request of the deceased, her remains have been donated to Dalhousie University Medical Science. There will be no visitation. A public memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, in Springsville Presbyterian Church, Springville, Pictou Co., Rev. Don Shepard officiating. Burial of shes will take place at a later date in Haliburton Cemetery. A reception will follow the memorial service in the church hall. Family flowers only please. Donations in memory of Jessie may be made to the Intensive Care Unit Education Fund of Aberdeen Hospital, East River Road, New Glasgow or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of H. C. MacQuarrie Funeral Home, Stellarton.
(Halifax Herald - 20 August 2001)

--- In, Gerry Mattinson <gmattins@...> wrote:
> The 1923 obituary for Roderick Simpson (below) lists a daughter, Mrs. Seldon Sutherland of Oxford.  That is probably Julia Edna Simpson (born 10-Nov-1897), but does anyone know who Seldon Sutherland is... or what happened to Seldon and Julia?
> June 7, 1923 Oxford Journal:
> The Journal last week stated in brief the passing away as the result of an accident of Mr. Roderick Simpson, a well-known resident of Mount Pleasant.  Dr. E. P. Atkinson the attending physician gives us further particulars of the sad occurrence.  On Wednesday, June 6th the deceased was ripping an ask plank on his twin circular saws run by gasoline engine, inn order to make a table for sawing laths.  The saws struck a knot in the plank, hurling the timber against Mr. Simpson’s abdomen, knocking him back to an adjoining wall.  The blow injured him seriously internally and he suffered much pain, notwithstanding skillful treatment and passed away in less than 24 hours after the accident.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. G.R. Kyle of Oxford on Saturday afternoon, a large number gathering for the occasion and thus showed their sympathy for the bereaved family.  The surviving relatives, his wife, who was a Miss Mattinson, five daughters, Mrs. Cameron
> of Tatamagouche, Mrs. Clarence Kennedy of Port Philip, ***Mrs. Seldon Sutherland*** and Viola of Oxford, Rossie at home and two sons, Ernest in British Columbia, by a former marriage; Renforth at home.
> Thank you for your thoughts,
> Gerry