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From: "Goltz" <>
Subject: [Ont] Newspaper Clippings Simcoe County
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 14:31:28 -0500

I have borrowed, from one of my aunts, a book of newspaper articles that my
g-grandmother saved and will be posting them to his site. My g-grandmother,
Elizabeth (Covey) Edwards was raised in Midland and spent her married life
in Vasey (about 20 minutes north of Barrie in Simcoe County). Hope these
help someone.

Joanne Goltz
Belleville ON
A resident of Moonstone for more than 50 years, Helen Miller (Digby)
Cumming died at her home, Feb. 26, as the result of a coronary thrombosis.
Born in 1872 in Whitechurch Township, She attended school in Hobart, In
1897 she was married at Hobart to Robert Cumming, who survives.
Mrs. Cumming had lived for more than 50 years in the same house in
Moonstone. She was a member of the United Church, of Eady Woman's
Association, and of Moonstone WI. Cultivating flowers was her hobby.
During the war her home was the depot for the Medonte branch of the Red
Cross, and Mrs. Cumming was in charge of supplies and attended to the
shipping of articles.
Surviving besides her husband are two daughters, Mrs. John Buchanan
(Annie), Moonstone, and Mrs. Cecil Atkinson (Hazel), Schomberg and one son,
Ernest of Toronto. There are six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Also three sisters and one brother, Mrs. John Stapley, Orillia; Mrs. E.
Bell, Windsor; Mrs. George Barr, Hillsdale, and James Digby of Toronto. One
son, Andrew, predeceased her in 1920.
Funeral service was conducted from the family home, March 1, by Rev. R.A.
Cumming, with interment in Vasey Cemetery. Pallbearers were A. Burt, J.
Drury, H. Robinson, J. Teskey, K. Dunlop, P. Shannon. Out-of-town
relatives and friends attending the service came from Guelph, North Bay,
Schomberg, Toronto, Barrie, Midland, Orillia, St. George's Lake, Cannington,
and the surrounding district.
Following a lengthy illness, Annie (Burnett) Johnston, wife, of Mr. T.J.
Johnston of Midland, passed away Monday night in St. Andrews Hospital.
Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. J.L. Self, Thursday at 2 p.m.
from the funeral home of A. Barrie and Sons. Temporary interment will be in
Lakeview Cemetery Chapel.
Robert D. Shields, 75, one of Coldwater's best known residents, died
Tuesday night following a brief illness.
Mr. Shields took a leading part in several village organizations, including
the volunteer fire brigade and the rink commission. He was president of the
latter body at the time of his death.
Operator of a pool room and barber shop in Coldwater for many years, Mr.
Shields was also a cottager on the Severn River for a long period.
A bachelor, he is survived by one brother, Jack Shields, of Medonte

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