Thursday, October 2nd, 1952 Mrs. A.M. Sheppard Mourned at Ferguson’s Falls
The home of Alex M. Sheppard, Ferguson’s Falls, was saddened by the loss of his wife, who died on Sunday, September 21st, after a lingering illness. Deceased, whose maiden name was Eleanor May Rothwell, was born near Ferguson’s Falls, the daughter of Mrs. Rothwell, of Carleton Place, and the late Thomas A. Rothwell. She was married to Mr. Sheppard on August 27th, 1917, and the intervening years were productive of many strong friendships, which will live in memory. She was fond of company and made her visitors feel welcome and at home. In social ways, in business and in church life, she came in contact with many and it is only mete to say that she will long be remembered for her geniality and consideration of others. She was a charter member, and had been made a life member of the Women’s Institute. A member of the Women’s Auxiliary and the Women’s Guild of St. John’s church, and her helping hand will be missed in these organizations. All that medical skill and careful nursing could do was accorded, but it availed naught and death came very peacefully with her family all around her. The funeral on Wednesday was very largely attended with friends from Hamilton, Toronto, Kingston, Renfrew, Arnprior, Pakenham and Ottawa present. Funeral service at the house and church was conducted by the Rev. E. Allsopp. The hymns sung were, “Nearer My God to Thee,” “Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee,” “Where the Light Forever Shineth,” and “For Ever With the Lord.” The pallbearers were James Sheppard, Robert Sheppard, S. J. Rothwell, 0. E. Rothwell, 0. H. Dezell and John C. Ebbs. She leaves to mourn her loss besides her husband, two daughters, Blanche, of Ottawa; and, Elena, Mrs. Art. McCall, of Boyd’s, and one grandchild, Ruth Eleanor; her aged mother, two brothers, Harold, of Ottawa; William G. of Carleton Place; and one sister, Susie, now in Ottawa. The floral tributes were: a Broken Circle, the family; Pillow; Mabel, Mary K. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Dezell, Joan and Robert; Wreaths: mother, Susie, Harold and Gertie, William G. and Mabel; Livingston and family; L.O.L. No. 7, Drummond; Sprays: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell, Manitoba: Officers and members of St. John’s W. A.; principal and staff members of Lisgar Collegiate:; Mr. and Mrs. William McCall and Ross; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Woods; Willingdon and Keith Munro; Mr. and Mrs. Hilliard Ebbs and Katherine; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Command; John and Harold Steele, Mr. and Mrs. A. Badour, Hon. G. H. Doucett, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Graham, Dorothy Armstrong and Lorraine Berkley; Mildred Stead, Mr. and Mrs. Ted. Duffy, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson; Mrs. Ida McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr, and Mrs. T. Hansen, Mr. and Mrs. Jack White, Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs. John C. Ebbs, Thomas and Kate Warren, Lanark and Ramsay Telephone Co., Ferguson’s Falls Women’s Institute; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hollinger and family; Thomas Hollinger. Baskets: Mrs. Mary Graham, John Graham and Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. George Graham and family; Mrs. Annie Smith and the Graham family; Mrs. Margaret Sheppard, Margaret, Robert, Jim and Iva; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. James Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Graham Sheppard; Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Sheppard; Katie and Ella Sheppard, Mr. and Mrs. Roy McEwen; Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Rothwell and family; Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rothwell and Douglas; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Delaine, Mr and Mrs. John James and family, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Rothwell, Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Rothwell and family. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bowland, Mr. and Mrs. W. Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bowland and Byron Bowland; The A.M.C. Steno Pool and Duplicating Pool; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Millar, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Drummond, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Cummings, Miss Mary Cummings, Mr. and Mrs. W. Kilfoyle; Mrs. Adelard Chartrand and family; Art. Sheppard, Wilf. Sheppard and Mrs. Mary Grant; Mr and Mrs. Glen Stafford, Mr and Mrs. Bert. Anderson, Mrs. Marie Sheppard, Eleanor Sheppard; the Davidson family; Boyd’s United Church W. A.; Gladys and Harry O’Boyle; Mrs. Scales and Mr. and Mrs. G. Williams; Miss Audrey Chambers; Corsage: Ruth Eleanor McCall.