Michael William Tims
|BIRTH||16 Mar 1864|
|DEATH||19 Feb 1923 (aged 58)|
|BURIAL||Saint Peter Celestine Roman Catholic CemeteryPakenham, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
The influenza epidemic has left tragedy at the home of the Tims family on the 11th line of Pakenham. The father, mother and eldest son have died of Tuberculosis and the three remaining children are all ill. Michael Tims, head of the household died on Monday of last week.
He was ill for only a few days with the flu and then he was impacted by a cold which developed pneumonia, causing his sudden demise. He was a native of Ramsay, but for over twenty years had been a well-known resident of Pakenham. When he moved to Pakenham he married Miss Mary Farrell, daughter of the late Thomas Farrell
The funeral took place on Wednesday and another sad feature was that Michael Tims, his aged father who lives in Ramsay, was unable through illness to ‘be present. Indeed none could attend owing to illness. When Mr. Tims died his wife and children were also seriously ill. Their eldest son Thomas, a lad of seventeen, had pneumonia. He died on Thursday, and the funeral took place on Saturday.
On Sunday morning Mrs.Tims passed away, pneumonia also being the cause. She was 53 years of age. The pallbearers at the funeral were:
Messrs. P. B. Farrell P. J. Farrell, Thomas and Dan Herrick, W . Doyle and A. Nugent.
Three children remain: Monica, Basil and Willie. One of then is in the hospital and the other two are being cared for by Rev. Father O’Toole of Pakenham. The whole community was shocked when the news came of the death of the three members of this family, and the very deepest sympathy goes out to the sorrowing ones who are left.
March 1923 Almonte Gazette
What Happened to the children?
Mary became a nun and Basil was a waiter in Renfrew and he spelled his name with two mm’s (Timms). I could not find Willie at all.
One of the children the oldest sister became a nun.
Sr Mary Monica “Mary Gervase” Tims
|BIRTH||25 Dec 1904Pakenham, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada|
|DEATH||21 Jun 1995 (aged 90)Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada|
|BURIAL||Saint Mary’s Roman Catholic CemeteryKingston, Frontenac County, Ontario, Canada Show Map|
|MEMORIAL ID||203997981 · View Source|