Bert Thom Culinary Genius – Mary Cook News Archives 1980

Bert Thom Culinary Genius – Mary Cook News Archives 1980

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The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
03 Sep 1980, Wed  •  Page 3





Entered into rest at the residence, of her daughter, Mrs. George W. Jones, 321 Ottawa St., Almonte, Ontario, on Tuesday, November 21, 1972, Edith Ethel Thompson, widow of David Munro. Born in Lanark Township on August 13, 1884, she was the last surviving member of the family of John Thompson and Mary Bain. Deceased sisters and brothers were; Martha Jane, Thomas, Daniel John, James, Welland, Laura, (Mrs. James Affleck) and Hilton. Endowed with a beautiful voice, she was a member of the Rosetta Church choir, while her sister Laura played the organ. On September 29, 1909, Edith married David Munro; they farmed on the third line of Ramsay Township. Mrs. Munro was an active member of the W.I. Her faith and outlook in living a life were such that she was always aware of others and anxious to render assistance in times of distress beyond the call of personal duty. Upon retirement in the Spring of 1952. Mr. and Mrs. Munro moved to the farm of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Thom. From 1962 on, she spent her remaining years with her daughter Ila. She is survived by daughters Ila (Mrs. George W. Jones), Almonte; Kathleen (Mrs. Gordon Thom), R.R. 2, Almonte; and Lottie (Mrs. Wilbert Belford), Pakenham; and one son, D. Raymond, Toronto; also seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Her husband and one son, Hilton Elswood, predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R. V. Brown, Almonte Baptist Church, from the Comba Funeral Home, with Mr. Charles Tate rendering the solo “How great thou art.” Interment Clayton United Cemetery. Pallbearers were five grandsons; Bill Belford, David Thom, Donald Thom, Mac Thom and Bert Thom, and a former neighbour’s son, Charles Rath. The messages of sympathy, floral tributes and donations to the Bible Society and Heart Fund were an expression of the esteem in which she was held.

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